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Codoforum V5.0 Released

After months of development and testing and your valuable feedback, we are very pleased to announce the release of new version of our forum, Codoforum V5.0
Our primary focus for this release has been the internal framework itself and a whole host of new features.


Here are some of the major changes:


Highlight to Quote:


Now you can easily quote while replying to topics by simply highlighting any part of the text and clicking the quote button.
https://www.youtube.com/embed/MfCFHH4MgfE?rel=0


Badges:


Now easily assign badges and make your members feel special.


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You can also upload your own badges from the control panel


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Sticky topic without permission


This is really useful when you want your categories to be private but would want the sticky topic to be visible to users who do not have permission to view the category. This can be toggled from the Global Settings in the Control Panel.


Login as any user


Note: This feature is for admin users to help debug any issues and hence you are responsible to uphold any privacy laws that are prevalent in your country. This can be accessed from Manage users -> Edit a user, and you should see a button to login as that user.


Replace Limonade with FastRoute Router


We have been using the Limonade framework for over 6 years now and the framework isn't being maintained and is not compatible with new version of PHP (PHP7.4 and above), Hence we switched to FastRoute, It is written by Nikita Popov, one of the current principal contributors to PHP, Apart from being fast, it is also used as a base for many other frameworks out there.


Global search feature


We have centralized both the topics and category search into one unified interface with advanced filters and sorting options.
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Other Features:


  • Responsive videos for mobiles
  • Backend options for infinite and hide topic messages
  • Libraries moved to composer
  • Added vBulletin Importer
  • New plugin for Azure Active Directory support
  • Faster email batching and dequeue

We have made a couple of performance improvements as well as fixed many bugs.

List of changes:

  • Cyrillic characters fixed
  • Excerpt updated for better performance and view
  • Mentions not working properly fixed
  • Title split fixed
  • Permission fixes and aggregator fixes
  • Made save button responsive in all pages
  • Added non-ssl mail support
  • Fixed digest bugs
  • Infinite scrolling not working fixed
  • Fixed responsive theme issues
  • More prominent create/reply buttons
  • Password fix for PHP 7.4
  • Poll edit bug fixed
  • BBcode multiline not working fixed
  • Added missing translations when infinite scroll in topic
  • Delete post bug fixed
  • Many Editor UI fixes
  • Closed topic permission fix
  • Image preview fix
  • Template bug fixes

Preparing for PHP 8 and Codoforum 6


Codoforum so far has maintained strict backwards compatibility, this means you could upgrade from the oldest version of Codoforum to v5 without any major issues. The plugins written for v1 would still work for v5. This ofcourse comes at a price, The price being a lot of bloat to maintain backwards compatibility and a lot of time spent in regression tests. Codoforum v5 removes a lot of bloat and is almost a major rewrite, but as we are tied to PHP 7.3, we still cannot use the new PHP features like, Typed class properties, JIT, Attributes, Null safe operator, named arguments etc which make the code a lot cleaner, faster and easier to maintain.


Hence, we have decided that going forward, the next major release would target PHP 8, Yes, we know PHP 8 isn't out yet and is a few months away but we have already started making preparations for it.


What would this mean for you?
Likely nothing to worry about, you will be able to upgrade from V5.x to v6 from the control panel, If your plugins and themes target v5, they will mostly work as they do. If there are issues, we will help you through the upgrade process.


After months of development and testing and your valuable feedback, we are very pleased to announce the release of new version of our forum, **Codoforum V5.0** Our primary focus for this release has been the internal framework itself and a whole host of new features. Here are some of the major changes: ### Highlight to Quote: Now you can easily quote while replying to topics by simply highlighting any part of the text and clicking the quote button. https://www.youtube.com/embed/MfCFHH4MgfE?rel=0 ### Badges: Now easily assign badges and make your members feel special. ![5f5e72d2350a4](serve/attachment&path=5f5e72d2350a4) ![5f5e72e655976](serve/attachment&path=5f5e72e655976) You can also upload your own badges from the control panel ![5f5e73000cbef](serve/attachment&path=5f5e73000cbef) --- ### Sticky topic without permission This is really useful when you want your categories to be private but would want the sticky topic to be visible to users who do not have permission to view the category. This can be toggled from the Global Settings in the Control Panel. ### Login as any user Note: This feature is for admin users to help debug any issues and hence you are responsible to uphold any privacy laws that are prevalent in your country. This can be accessed from Manage users -> Edit a user, and you should see a button to login as that user. ### Replace Limonade with FastRoute Router We have been using the Limonade framework for over 6 years now and the framework isn't being maintained and is not compatible with new version of PHP (PHP7.4 and above), Hence we switched to FastRoute, It is written by Nikita Popov, one of the current principal contributors to PHP, Apart from being fast, it is also used as a base for many other frameworks out there. ### Global search feature We have centralized both the topics and category search into one unified interface with advanced filters and sorting options. ![5f5e731dcfb24](serve/attachment&path=5f5e731dcfb24) ### Other Features: - Responsive videos for mobiles - Backend options for infinite and hide topic messages - Libraries moved to composer - Added vBulletin Importer - New plugin for Azure Active Directory support - Faster email batching and dequeue * * * We have made a couple of performance improvements as well as fixed many bugs. ### List of changes: * Cyrillic characters fixed * Excerpt updated for better performance and view * Mentions not working properly fixed * Title split fixed * Permission fixes and aggregator fixes * Made save button responsive in all pages * Added non-ssl mail support * Fixed digest bugs * Infinite scrolling not working fixed * Fixed responsive theme issues * More prominent create/reply buttons * Password fix for PHP 7.4 * Poll edit bug fixed * BBcode multiline not working fixed * Added missing translations when infinite scroll in topic * Delete post bug fixed * Many Editor UI fixes * Closed topic permission fix * Image preview fix * Template bug fixes ### Preparing for PHP 8 and Codoforum 6 Codoforum so far has maintained strict backwards compatibility, this means you could upgrade from the oldest version of Codoforum to v5 without any major issues. The plugins written for v1 would still work for v5. This ofcourse comes at a price, The price being a lot of bloat to maintain backwards compatibility and a lot of time spent in regression tests. Codoforum v5 removes a lot of bloat and is almost a major rewrite, but as we are tied to PHP 7.3, we still cannot use the new PHP features like, Typed class properties, JIT, Attributes, Null safe operator, named arguments etc which make the code a lot cleaner, faster and easier to maintain. Hence, we have decided that going forward, the next major release would target PHP 8, Yes, we know PHP 8 isn't out yet and is a few months away but we have already started making preparations for it. **What would this mean for you?** Likely nothing to worry about, you will be able to upgrade from V5.x to v6 from the control panel, If your plugins and themes target v5, they will mostly work as they do. If there are issues, we will help you through the upgrade process.
Necessity is the mother of all inventions!
edited Sep 13 at 9:02 pm

Wow the last couple of weeks it was really quiet here at the forum, hardly any support requests etc. I was wondering what was going on. smile


And now the big bang - Codoforum 5.0 smile that went faster than expected. It's great what you've done, the new features all make sense and I'm very happy about them. The Search feature is a great invention and also the new quote system is a fantastic solution.


The only little thing I would have missed would be "cover / header images" in the user profiles, but that can wait.


Your thoughts on CF 6 and PHP8 are also very interesting. I'm really looking forward to the future of CF.


I wonder so much how you have accomplished so much in such a short time - are you actually human beings? smilesmile


Thank you for your work - you are great!


Kind regards, Andy smile


P.S.: Ohhhh thanks for the nice Badge You gave me smile I feel honored smile


Wow the last couple of weeks it was really quiet here at the forum, hardly any support requests etc. I was wondering what was going on. :) And now the big bang -** Codoforum 5.0** :) that went faster than expected. It's great what you've done, the new features all make sense and I'm very happy about them. The Search feature is a great invention and also the new quote system is a fantastic solution. The only little thing I would have missed would be "cover / header images" in the user profiles, but that can wait. Your thoughts on **CF 6 and PHP8** are also very interesting. I'm really looking forward to the future of CF. I wonder so much how you have accomplished so much in such a short time - **are you actually human beings**? 8) :D **Thank you for your work - you are great!** Kind regards, Andy :) P.S.: Ohhhh thanks for the nice Badge You gave me :) I feel honored ;)
edited Sep 13 at 10:37 pm

i have just updated mine. Thanks for the good work. smile


i have just updated mine. Thanks for the good work. :)

Awesome! It's super nice to see the new features and back end changes.


There's a small typo in the upgrade process:


>Unpacking contents Completed.
>Ungrading schema
>
Upgrading Schema Completed.

How dare you ungrade my schema.


Awesome! It's super nice to see the new features and back end changes. There's a small typo in the upgrade process: ```` >Unpacking contents Completed. >Ungrading schema > Upgrading Schema Completed. ```` How dare you ungrade my schema.

Oops. Thanks for pointing that out smile


We will fix that.


Oops. Thanks for pointing that out :P We will fix that.
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