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Robert
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We just released wpForo 1.6.0 middle version.

 

Important Update Notes

  • This version brings dozens of new features, therefore there are some changes in database. If your forum has less than 100K posts it'll update all changes in database during the plugin update process, if your forum has more than 100K posts you'll get a Dashboard Message with further instruction. Please follow them to complete this middle version update.
  • Forum template files are modified. If you have an old customized copies of forum template files in your WP theme /wpforo/ folder please update them.
  • If you have Advanced Attachments and Ads Manager addons installed please update those once the wpForo is updated.
  • To load your customized colors please refresh (press Ctrl+F5) forum front-end page twice.
  • If you have a Cache Plugin, please delete all caches after wpForo update.
  • If you use CDN and found some issue please purge it.

 

Main Changes

 

1. Threaded Forum Layout

This layout brings totally different forum usage experience. This is a new generation of forums and communities. You can use this layout for any kind of discussions, especially for support forums, support tickets, product reviewing discussions and thread oriented forums (small number of categories and forums, even just one forum). As usual the threaded layout can be used with other forum layouts.

  • Added: Threaded Layout | Topics list under threaded layout category
  • Added: Threaded Layout | AJAX powered Load More Topics button under thread list
  • Added: Threaded Layout | Topic Filters (hottest, solved, unsolved)
  • Added: Threaded Layout | Ability to add new topic directly from forum list
  • Added: Threaded Layout | Nested (threaded) Replies with levels depth in Topics
  • Added: Threaded Layout | Opens editor under each post on reply button click
  • Added: Threaded Layout | Displays thread breadcrumb (replying tree) of each reply
  • Added: Threaded Layout | Lots of options to manage layout specific things

 

 

2. Q&A Forum Layout is fully Improved

  • Added: Q&A Layout | Stick question on all pages, separate answers section
  • Added: Q&A Layout | Answers sorting options, by default "most voted"
  • Added: Q&A Layout | Comments of answers are grouped, "see all comments" button
  • Added: Q&A Layout | Either display Answer editor or Answer button (click to open)
  • Added: Q&A Layout | Add Comment button moved under each answer below comments
  • Added: Q&A Layout | Opens editor under each answer on Add Comment button click
  • Added: Q&A Layout | Visual and Text editor types for comments. Text by default
  • Added: Q&A Layout | New options to manage layout specific things

 

 

3. Visual and Text Editors for Q&A Layout comments and Threaded Layout Replies.

By default Q&A comment editor is Text. Threaded layout reply editor is Visual. You can manage these editor types in Dashboard  > Forums > Settings > Topics & Posts tab.

 

4. Improved: Recent Topics and Posts Widgets

  • Added: Option filter by forums
  • Added: Option autofilter topics and posts by current forum
  • Added: Option Display posts per topic for Recent Posts widget

 

 

5. Filter Dropdown on Recent Posts page (Recent, Unread, Solved...)

 

6. Forum Layout Previews on Edit Forum Screen

 

7. Database Checker, Problem Reporter and Fixer

This tool is located in Dashboard > Forums > Tools > Debug > Tables tab. We recommend navigate there and check database issues after each version update. If you have more than 100K posts, once you updated to 1.6.0 you should navigate to this admin page and create "root" field and key in wp_wpforo_posts table using the [Solve database problems] button. If you have a large forum (millions of posts) it may take dozens of minutes, even one hour.

 

8. Posts must be Manually Approved option for New Registered Users

If this option is enabled, all new topics and posts of New Users (who has less than X posts) will be set unapproved and require admin/moderator approval. This will not affect other users.

 

Changelog:

 

  • Added: Threaded Forum Layout
  • Added: Threaded Layout | Topics list under threaded layout category
  • Added: Threaded Layout | AJAX powered Load More Topics button under thread list
  • Added: Threaded Layout | Topic Filters (hottest, solved, unsolved)
  • Added: Threaded Layout | Ability to add new topic directly from forum list
  • Added: Threaded Layout | Nested (threaded) Replies with levels depth in Topics
  • Added: Threaded Layout | Opens editor under each post on reply button click
  • Added: Threaded Layout | Displays thread breadcrumb (replying tree) of each reply
  • Added: Threaded Layout | Lots of options to manage layout specific things
  • Improved: Q&A Layout is fully improved
  • Added: Q&A Layout | Stick question on all pages, separate answers section
  • Added: Q&A Layout | Answers sorting options, by default "most voted"
  • Added: Q&A Layout | Comments of answers are grouped, "see all comments" button
  • Added: Q&A Layout | Either display Answer editor or Answer button (click to open)
  • Added: Q&A Layout | Add Comment button moved under each answer below comments
  • Added: Q&A Layout | Opens editor under each answer on Add Comment button click
  • Added: Q&A Layout | Visual and Text editor types for comments. Text by default
  • Added: Q&A Layout | New options to manage layout specific things
  • Improved: Recent Topics and Posts Widgets
  • Added: Option filter by forums
  • Added: Option autofilter topics and posts by current forum
  • Added: Option Display posts per topic for Recent Posts widget
  • Added: Spam Control - Don't allow frequent posting
  • Added: Disable submit button to prevent multi submissions
  • Added: Posts Must be Manually Approved option for new registered users
  • Added: Problem fixer section for color changing issues in Styles tab
  • Added: Option to stick first post on all topic pages (for all layouts)
  • Added: Filter dropdown on Recent Posts page (Recent, Unread, Solved...)
  • Added: Filter hook 'wpforo_avatar_upload_max_filesize'
  • Added: Filter hook 'wpforo_signature_length' (manage signature length)
  • Added: Filter hook 'wpforo_editor_settings' (manage editor buttons)
  • Added: Forum layout previews on edit forum screen
  • Added: Reset Options button on all Settings and Tools tabs
  • Added: Database Checker, Problem Reporter and Fixer in Tools > Debug > Tables tab
  • Updated: Forum icons updated to FontAwesome 5.7.0
  • Changed: Hide banned users count on dashboard menu when Auto-ban is disabled
  • Optimization: SQL queries. Less queries more data processing
  • Fixed Bug: Remove subscriptions when topics is removed
  • Fixed Bug: Database error related to duplicated data in subscribers table
  • Fixed Bug: Dynamic user role changing with Membership Plugins
  • Fixed Bug: Enable "Can view replies" permission in Forum Accesses
  • Fixed Bug: Missing Phrases
  • Fixed Bug: Lots of minor bugs...

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Posted : 01/03/2019 6:47 pm
CrisW, Adrien, Anonymous20 and 2 people reacted
Wendell
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WOO HOO!

I'm so excited for this update. When I first started my forum, I used a script called MyLittleForum because it offered threaded discussions. My users were very sad when the day came that I needed to move us to xenForo because MyLittleForum couldn't handle the traffic. They will be so happy to have threaded discussions back again. 🙂

THANK YOU very much for all of your hard work. Looking forward to upgrading tomorrow, which is my slowest traffic day. 🙂

 
Posted : 02/03/2019 3:03 am
netvilox, Adrien, BlackRaz and 2 people reacted
Robert
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Thank you @wendell,

I'd recommend backup your database before updating. Your forum has a big database.

Also, I'd recommend change one small category to threaded layout, check it, test it for few days and make sure people love it. Then change other categories if you want.

 

Update to 1.6.0 Tips!

As far as I know your forum has more than 100K posts. After the update you'll get such a message in dashboard:

Click on the [Go to Database Troubleshooter >>] button and find the new fields and keys that have not been added during the update process.  Then do either:

 

>> Click on the [Solve database problems] and wait for 1 - 30 minutes:

 

>> OR execute this SQL command in your Hosting service cPanel > phpMyAdmin Database Manager > WordPress Database > SQL Tab

SET AUTOCOMMIT = 0;
ALTER TABLE `wp_wpforo_posts` ADD `root` BIGINT NULL DEFAULT NULL, ADD KEY `root` (`root`);
SET AUTOCOMMIT = 1;

 

 

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We'd really appreciate and be thankful if you leave a good review on plugin page. This is the best way to say thank you to this project and support team.

 
Posted : 02/03/2019 8:21 am
VereK
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A plethora of fantastic improvements and additions, well done Robert and team.  👍 

Things looking okay on my dev board so far. Only one minor bug in the recent posts and topics widget which auto selects "Display with Avatars" and cannot be deselected.

 
Posted : 02/03/2019 8:25 am
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Robert
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Posted by: VereK

A plethora of fantastic improvements and additions, well done Robert and team.  👍 

Things looking okay on my dev board so far. Only one minor bug in the recent posts and topics widget which auto selects "Display with Avatars" and cannot be deselected.

Thank you VereK, we'll fix this issue very soon.

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Posted : 02/03/2019 8:40 am
Wendell
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Thanks Robert. I've backed up the database and upgraded. The database update has been running for about an hour so far. I have nearly 500k posts.

 
Posted : 02/03/2019 8:54 am
Robert
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Posted by: Wendell

Thanks Robert. I've backed up the database and upgraded. The database update has been running for about an hour so far.

Great! We see all is updated correctly.

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Posted : 02/03/2019 9:00 am
Wendell
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Thanks! Should the database update be taking this long?

 
Posted : 02/03/2019 9:06 am
Robert
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Posted by: Wendell

Thanks! Should the database update be taking this long?

Yes, sure. It may take even more than one hour if you have 0.5M or more posts. It adds new "root" field in wp_wpforo_posts table, this is a very long process.

In case you want to say thank you !)
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Posted : 02/03/2019 9:10 am
Wendell
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Ok, thanks for the clarification. 🙂

 
Posted : 02/03/2019 9:17 am
Florian
(@florian)
Posts: 92
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Great update, thanks for the continuous improvements! Looking forward to using this plugin for the upcoming years!

 
Posted : 02/03/2019 10:31 am
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Florian
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When I paste the URL of an image into the editor now, it automatically embeds the image. I think that hasn't been the case before. Is there a way to avoid this and just display the URL instead?

 
Posted : 02/03/2019 10:54 am
Robert
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Posted by: Florian

When I paste the URL of an image into the editor now, it automatically embeds the image. I think that hasn't been the case before. Is there a way to avoid this and just display the URL instead?

This doesn't have any relation to 1.6.0 and even to wpForo. I noticed in recent versions of WordPress TinyMCE automatically chances image URL to image. When I copy image URL and paste in editor it replaces URL to image (img html) immediately. I have to do Ctrl+Z to change it to original image URL. Here is a gif example. This is the core WordPress editor behavior, wpForo uses WordPress editor:

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Posted : 02/03/2019 11:13 am
Florian
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Thank you for the explanation, then I know where I have to look for a solution!

 
Posted : 02/03/2019 11:15 am
Anonymous20
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Is that during the initial update or something else ?

 

 

[02-Mar-2019 10:00:01 UTC] WordPress database error Unknown column 'root' in 'field list' for query UPDATE `wp_wpforo_posts` SET `root` = 239 WHERE `postid` IN(240) made by do_action('wp_ajax_wpforo_delete_ajax'), WP_Hook->do_action, WP_Hook->apply_filters, wpf_delete, wpForoPost->delete, wpForoTopic->rebuild_threads

 

[02-Mar-2019 10:00:01 UTC] WordPress database error Unknown column 'root' in 'field list' for query UPDATE `wp_wpforo_posts` SET `root` = 0 WHERE `postid` = 239 made by do_action('wp_ajax_wpforo_delete_ajax'), WP_Hook->do_action, WP_Hook->apply_filters, wpf_delete, wpForoPost->delete, wpForoTopic->rebuild_threads

 
Posted : 02/03/2019 11:36 am
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