First, welcome to XenForo 1.3. As the first step to releasing a beta, we are running it here on XenForo.com. Once we are happy with the state of it, we will release a beta to all customers with active licenses.
So with that, we're going to look at some more assorted improvements coming in 1.3. While we expect this to be the last Have You Seen for 1.3, over time, you may discover some other changes and tweaks that we haven't explicitly mentioned here.
This thread is still a Have You Seen thread and posts should relate to the features discussed below. Other types of posts will be removed. There is a separate thread for discussion 1.3 in general.
All IP logging and management systems have been adjusted to support IPv4 and IPv6...
Here are a handful of new 1.3 features neatly packaged up into a single video for your viewing entertainment...
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Update, Jan 15 - Case Sensitivity 101
There have been various questions about what case sensitive searching means in the video...
In a nutshell, without case sensitivity, searching for 'Foo' would return all results containing any combination of uppercase and lowercase letters spelling 'foo', such as 'foo', 'fOo', 'foO' and 'Foo'.
However, with case sensitivity enabled, searching for 'Foo' would only return results that contain exactly 'Foo', while other combinations of uppercase and lowercase letters would be ignored.
Let's look at a few more features coming in XenForo 1.3.
Google+ and Twitter Registration/Login
Like the Facebook registration/login that we've had, XenForo 1.3 will now support registering via Google+ or Twitter:
The first time a user clicks one of those buttons, they'll be taken to the correct service to validate the request. They will then be redirected back to the forum. If they have already registered, they will be logged in automatically; otherwise, they will have the option to complete the registration or associate with an existing account.
Like with the existing Facebook integration, to use Twitter and Google+ registration, you will need to create the necessary "app" with their services and enter the public and private...
Some of you may have spotted this in a previous Have You Seen, but today we're going to look at XenForo 1.3's custom BB code support in detail.
At a high level, custom BB codes let you define BB codes to fit your site's needs. This allows you to give your users more options for mark up, without opening up arbitrary HTML and the various issues (security and otherwise) that come with that. A BB code may take an "option" parameter if needed, such as in ....
Let's look at the main BB code creation form. It's a biggie:
This is just the "basic" fields. We'll get into the advanced stuff in a bit.
Many of these fields should be self explanatory. The title/description mostly relate to the help page, as well the example...
XenForo 1.3 also contains a number of changes and improvements to help moderators. Let's look at some of them...
Reporting a User
While this isn't related to an action a moderator would take themselves, users can now be reported directly from their profile. This can be used for users that haven't posted any content, but may have an inappropriate avatar, signature, or other value.
Thread Moderator Action History
Moderators can now view all moderator-level actions taken in a thread from a new option in the Thread Tools menu:
This will display an overlay like this:
Moving Posts to an Existing Thread
When moving posts via inline moderation, they can now be moved to an existing thread by simply providing the URL to that thread...
Welcome to the first Have you seen... for XenForo 1.3!
In this video, I demonstrate the significant improvements and new features we've added to make the management of smilies easier, faster and more flexible.
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... update, Dec 11th - a follow-up video :)
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