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Forum Plugin Version 2.5 Release

  • Sunday, October 02 2005 @ 05:39 pm EDT
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I have just released a test candidate of the GL Native Forum plugin version 2.5. This is the same code that I have been running on my site www.portalparts.com for the past 6 months or so. It's a completely re-vamped look and feel using CSS based buttons instead of images for a cleaner look but also should be a lot easlier to theme for different color schemes.

This is a release for testing so don't use it on a live site unless you are comfortable and able to restore or back out the changes. I've used it for months on my site but there can stll be many conditions that I have still not received enough testing. I will release another version once it has completed sufficient testing. Please post your feedback on my site or here in the plugins support forum.

Besides the change in the look, this version was a major rewrite of the core plugin and added many new features. For a summary of the new features - read on:

  • New BBCode support for tags like [i], [b],[url],[img] - demo site here
  • Enhanced online admin - now includes some 40 odd settings
  • Support for READONLY forums
  • Support for HIDDEN forums
  • Support for RSS/RDF Feeds
  • Rewrite of the Moderator admin - able to now add moderation rights to a group
  • New moderator feature to split a topic
  • New CODE formatting feature using the geshi library
  • Centerblock enhancements
  • New option to not receive multiple notifications of updates to topics until you visit the topic
  • Support to now jump to a particular post in a topic - or last post
  • Improvided Notification Admin
  • Improved Member listing page
  • Improved Message Admin page
  • New Edit time limit feature so that a member can not edit posts after a defined time set in the forum settings. Moderator can still edit as before.
  • Support for autotags within the forum to other forum posts

Download the plugin release here