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admin posted Sep 13 at 8:36 pm

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.


Now easily assign badges and make your members feel special.


You can also upload your own badges from the control panel


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.

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.

recent by admin  ·  Sep 17 at 1:42 pm
WebCrew posted Aug 30 '19 at 1:03 am

Hallo Community

because there is no dark theme (style) for Codoforum I created one for myself and I share the result now with the Codo community.

I am not a professional webdesign artist or developer. It is one of my hobbies and even if I love webdesign and already created a lot of projects, I`m sure the theme is far from perfect but it is ready to use.

If You like it or download it give me a thumbs up or leave a comment.

I try to update the theme from time to time and maybe I will integrate some new features too.

Here is the download link:

Kind Regards, Andy


recent by WebCrew  ·  Sep 14 at 5:30 pm

Hallo @admin @adesh ,

It would make sense to make CF better known to get a much larger community and customer base. In addition, the number of third-party developers would also increase.

I know this is a bit of work, but it would definitely be worth it!

Here are some top places to present Codoforum:

Well worth the effort. It would be enough if you write one good article / review and then simply post it on the above addresses.

Kind regards, Andy smile


You have been in the field for more than 10 years. Quasi one of the founding fathers of the whole community forum area. Many others have taken an example from you and your idea, benefited from you and, because of your ideas and efforts, now sometimes they got better places at the rankings than CF and thats unfair. Do not allow that any further, I am addressing your ambition. You are excellent developers with great ideas, show the others your fists and work out the place you should have earned for a long time. Codoforum should be named along with WBB, vBulletin, SimpleMachines and not just cover a humble niche role. Codoforum is good, fun, easy to understand and has a great development team - there is no reason to hide any longer. smile If I can help in any way let me know it, I`m ready smile

Ohh and by the way, do you know these bad guys? They benefit from blaming Codoforum smile I would threaten them with legal actions. These are unfair advertising measures and, at least in Germany, forbidden by law.


recent by admin  ·  6 days ago at 12:15 pm
MorAreMan posted Oct 19 at 11:20 am

Notice: Trying to get property 'name' of non-object in /codoforum/sys/CODOF/User/Register.php on line 184

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /codoforum/sys/CODOF/User/Register.php:184) in /codoforum/sys/Controller/user.php on line 319

recent by admin  ·  6 days ago at 12:07 pm

Hello loyal Codoforum community,

Like you, I'm a very simple user of Codoforum and FreiChat and I think it's great what Codologic has created for us over the years.

Let us give them a little thank you and help to create more awareness for Codoforum, people should know about Codoforum and its awesome features.

Don't be lazy, two minutes of work helps a lot. Just share a few positive words about Codoforum on Twitter or other social networks. You can also share the following image:


Share it !

share it !

share it !

share it !

At the end of the day, we all benefit from this because more theme and plugin developers can find us.

You can also follow Codologic at Twitter:

Thank you very very much, kind regards,

Andy smile

recent by admin  ·  Sep 28 at 1:05 pm
ALCHEM; posted Sep 18 at 4:13 pm

Since CodoForum 5 is here I've started working on a new theme.
Probably I'll update Velux too.

Here's a "sneak peak", if you have suggestions, i'll be glad to hear them.
This is just a concept, major changes will come.


recent by ALCHEM;  ·  Sep 21 at 12:26 pm

Hi Community smile

Today I was sorting out older projects from me and I found a very early try of a Codoforum theme I did some years ago. I updated it to work with latest Codoforum version 5.0.2+

It is a black & white (kind a like) theme with a bit more contrast as the default one - thats why I named the theme "Contrast". Other then that it is nothing special.

You can download the theme at my GitHub repository. It would be awesome if you leave a star rating for me - thx mates!


I will further update the theme.

Kind regards, Andy smile

recent by WebCrew  ·  Sep 19 at 12:42 pm

Hallo @admin

would you be so kind and help me and tell me what to do to solve my issue please?

I think it is something wrong or missing with the Less compiler, but I can be wrong. I know only CSS3 and HTML5 but as good as no Less or PHP.

I got the following error message:

Fatal error: Uncaught Less_Exception_Compiler: variable @badgeRewardedBorderColor is undefined in file anonymous-file-0.less in anonymous-file-0.less in /var/www/web24746577/html/nw/board/sys/vendor/wikimedia/less.php/lib/Less/Tree/Variable.php:49 Stack trace: #0 /var/www/web24746577/html/nw/board/sys/vendor/wikimedia/less.php/lib/Less/Tree/Expression.php(52): Less_Tree_Variable->compile(Object(Less_Environment)) #1 /var/www/web24746577/html/nw/board/sys/vendor/wikimedia/less.php/lib/Less/Tree/Value.php(27): Less_Tree_Expression->compile(Object(Less_Environment)) #2 /var/www/web24746577/html/nw/board/sys/vendor/wikimedia/less.php/lib/Less/Tree/Rule.php(75): Less_Tree_Value->compile(Object(Less_Environment)) #3 /var/www/web24746577/html/nw/board/sys/vendor/wikimedia/less.php/lib/Less/Tree/Ruleset.php(94): Less_Tree_Rule->compile(Object(Less_Environment)) #4 /var/www/web24746577/html/nw/board/sys/vendor/wikimedia/less.php/lib/Less/Tree/Ruleset.php(94): Less_Tree_Ruleset->compile(Object(Less_Environment)) #5 /var/www/web2474 in /var/www/web24746577/html/nw/board/sys/vendor/wikimedia/less.php/lib/Less/Tree/Variable.php on line 49

Fatal error: Uncaught Less_Exception_Compiler: variable @badgeRewardedBorderColor is undefined in file anonymous-file-0.less in anonymous-file-0.less in anonymous-file-0.less in /var/www/web24746577/html/nw/board/sys/vendor/wikimedia/less.php/lib/Less/Tree/Mixin/Call.php:130 Stack trace: #0 /var/www/web24746577/html/nw/board/sys/vendor/wikimedia/less.php/lib/Less/Tree/Ruleset.php(147): Less_Tree_Mixin_Call->compile(Object(Less_Environment)) #1 /var/www/web24746577/html/nw/board/sys/vendor/wikimedia/less.php/lib/Less/Tree/Ruleset.php(88): Less_Tree_Ruleset->EvalMixinCalls(Object(Less_Tree_Ruleset), Object(Less_Environment), 2) #2 /var/www/web24746577/html/nw/board/sys/vendor/wikimedia/less.php/lib/Less/Tree/Ruleset.php(94): Less_Tree_Ruleset->compile(Object(Less_Environment)) #3 /var/www/web24746577/html/nw/board/sys/vendor/wikimedia/less.php/lib/Less/Parser.php(199): Less_Tree_Ruleset->compile(Object(Less_Environment)) #4 /var/www/web24746577/html/nw/board/sys/CODOF/Asset/Stream.php(409): Less_Parser->getCss() #5 /var/www in /var/www/web24746577/html/nw/board/sys/vendor/wikimedia/less.php/lib/Less/Tree/Mixin/Call.php on line 130
  • further the Profile page is not working and the "read more - full topic page" too

  • also I can not find the page or feature to give members some badgets.

Kind regards, Andy smile

recent by WebCrew  ·  Sep 14 at 4:51 pm
blockgaming posted Sep 8 at 1:36 am


I am wondering if it is possible to embed HTML inside of emails sent by Codoforum's installation? I know that my main CMS let's us do this however can't figure out if it is possible with codoforum, being it just sends the HTML code instead of it. I know it is possible to do just plane text.

Also, there is a issue where daily digests just send a single file called "noname" containing code for said email. Which again, works fine on our CMS with same email configuration so I think it's a codoforum issue. Any known fixes?

recent by admin  ·  Sep 8 at 2:15 pm
NFG posted Sep 5 at 12:51 am

I'm setting up CF for the first time and trying to get the SMTP email to work with my setup. For several reasons my emailer is a Windows box on the local LAN. It uses self-signed certs which may or may not be part of the problem here, but I want to do a non-SSL connection (because it's local I'm not worried about security) but port 465 is assumed SSL by my server. When connecting to 465 it times out, and my server reports SSL direct-connect failure.

When I change the port to either of the valid non-SSL ports on my server (25 or 125) the forum crashes hard upon save, complaining about incorrect strings. No email is sent.

Fatal error: Uncaught PDOException: SQLSTATE[HY000]: General error: 1366 Incorrect string value: '\xC0\x06\xE7\xD4\x9Cc...' for column 'trace' at row 1 in /var/www/forum/sys/CODOF/Log.php:89

Suggestions welcomed.

recent by admin  ·  Sep 6 at 7:36 pm

Hallo @admin Joel wrote me (via chat) something about some security issues. I dont know if you already informed about it and if it got already fixed or not, thats why I post his info here again.

He wrote me:

Its me Joel Aviad Ossi
Are you here
Stored XSS Affecting admins!

This is not a vulnerability in codofurm but codologic central
it creates user in database without sanitization

This is very dangerous because there is still no httponly on the session cookie, attackers can steal your session and hijack admin accounts!

Kind regards, Andy smile

recent by admin  ·  Sep 4 at 10:06 am
Bullet_23421 posted Aug 26 at 8:09 am

Bonjour. Et bien voici mon problème: lorsque je navigue sur mon site "" avec Google Chrome et parfois j'obtiens toujours ce message d'erreur "ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED". Le problème se produit également avec d'autres navigateurs tels que Firefox. Cela est-il causé par des logiciels malveillants ou des paramètres de navigateur? J'ai besoin de ton aide!

Si vous pouvez même visiter mon site, j'aimerais savoir si le problème est également visible sur votre navigateur.

Merci d'avance.

recent by WebCrew  ·  Aug 26 at 11:53 pm
Tango posted Aug 7 at 4:27 pm

@admin @adesh Please note that I'm getting an error when I try to add a Poll to a topic.

Way to replicate it:

  1. Create a new topic and add a Poll to it.
  2. Edit the topic and make it sticky (without the poll).
  3. Edit the topic again and try to add the Poll.
  4. Result: 5f2d7171337a9

Also, if you need an example of how a standard v4.9.4 forum looks like, please have a look at .
Do you see something out of the ordinary? (like every closed topic appears on top of other normal topics regardless of the post date!).
Basically a closed topic acts like a sticky one...

Probably this is the change that broke it:

We really need a new version, as there are too many bugs...

recent by admin  ·  Aug 8 at 11:08 pm


So I've been trying to reach out to the support team to get my new installation going, but haven't had much luck in getting a response.

I believe my website (using PhpBB) is experiencing jquery issues. I've followed the instructions in their SOLUTIONS, but still no luck. Also most of the buttons in the chat box do not actually function as intended. See examples below:

  1. I cleared the chat history, then I refreshed the page and the original chat history is still there.
  2. I sent a video chat request to a test user on my other PC and never received the request. I performed this test on both computers.
  3. The only button that works is the 'Save chat history' button.

If anyone has any suggestions or recommendations on how to resolve these issues, then I would greatly appreciate it!!

recent by WebCrew  ·  Aug 8 at 12:55 am
pupsik posted Jul 29 at 2:39 pm

Got a maybe a silly idea for some time in the future.

When user posts a new topic, it will go to a section called "New Topics"smile not the index page). So, users can vote on it. If, lets say topic gets "5" upvotes, it will than gets to be displayed in a main page under category person created a topic under. If not, it gets burried without showing up. - Sort of, let users moderate whats gets displayed on site according to their needs.

recent by WebCrew  ·  Aug 8 at 12:42 am
westfield posted Aug 1 at 4:42 am

I'm trying to create a new theme and was following the documentation. However I noticed that in my install I don't have a so called blue theme but rather a default theme, vintage, 2k18 and ignis. So since I wish to hopefully edit some of the HTML as well, I copied the default theme and renamed it. I then went into the admin panel was happy to to see the new theme here (even though it is just a copy of the default folder - theme). But once I activate this new theme I get a few errors

Warning: require....theme.php. I noticed that the default folder doesn't have a theme.php but rather an ITheme.php. Also a Fatal Error : require.... CODOF/Smarty/Layout.php on line 22

From the admin when I put back the original theme, everything works. Not sure what I'm missing. What is the difference between the theme.php and the ITheme.php files

Thank you

recent by WebCrew  ·  Aug 6 at 9:14 pm

I read the very short Terms of Service and judging by this line

You agree not to modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, transfer, create derivate work from, sell or re-sell any content or information obtained from or through the Site.

(which derivative is misspelled btw)

This software is not open-source? Correct?

recent by WebCrew  ·  Aug 2 at 4:26 pm
pupsik posted Aug 1 at 4:00 am

When browsing topic, and you want to reply to it quick, you have to scroll all the way up to post a comment. Not so great.

If i get some free time or what not, im going to try to add it. Not sure how its set up, opens up in java script? Sucks being out of town, i cant code on my phone.

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