User Essentials

User Essentials 4.0.7

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  • Show old username in "previous usernames" admin list to be more useful
  • Fix bug username change alerts notifications being blocked by an error
  • Fix that moderators would be unexpectedly emailed about other username changes instead of just alerting
Note; this is an XF2.2+ only update
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  • Fix that admincp wasn't showing non-visible user name changes as expected
  • Fix the username change requests in a pending state did not capture the logged IP for display. XF was still logging the IP
  • For XF2.1 support, see v3.9.x
  • Support XF2.2, drop XF2.1 support

Recommended upgrade instructions;
  1. If site is on XF2.1; disable add-on or update to latest v3.9.x
  2. Upgrade site to XF2.2
  3. Upgrade add-on
  4. If disabled, enable the add-on
  • For XF2.2 support, see v4.0.x+
  • Fix error when an outstanding pending user disable exists for a user which has been deleted
  • Fix that manually completing a pending user disable would not work
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  • Ensure old user disable reminder jobs are disabled and prevented from running
This update does not yet support XF2.2, it is however being worked on!

  • Improve reliability of user self-disable feature at triggering user disables on-time
  • Fix error when deleting a user with rename
  • Rework "thread edit time limits" feature to better match XF2 behaviour.
    • Remove option "Separate thread title and post edit time limits", this poorly fits XF2.1+ editing flow
    • Rename permission "[UserEss] Time limit on editing own thread title" to "[UserEss] Time limit on editing own thread"
    • Use "[UserEss] Time limit on editing own thread" instead of "Time limit on editing own post" for 'can edit thread' checks
  • Does not support XF2.2. yet.
  • Fix "Allow re-use of old user names" option not being read correctly
  • Fix username change validation error not linking to the input field
  • Tweak "Edit any thread" permission to apply more reliably
  • Avoid creating a user name change record when a moderator approves a username change
  • Fully remove dependency on old SV\Utils folder (would cause errors for new installs)
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  • Requires XenForo 2.1+
  • Requires php 7.0+
  • Now depends on Standard Library by Xon (v1.1.0+)
  • Consistently use boardTitle instead of board_title for in phrases for various email templates
  • Fix capturing non-admincp username changes, these are marked as private and do not apply a title change. Compatibility fix with add-ons which allow username changes.
  • Add "Account self-disable" feature
    • Staff can not self-disable
    • User-group permission controlled
    • Force an (optional) grace period between requesting the disable & applying it, with support to sending a reminder. During this period the account is soft-disabled.
    • Support cancelling a self-disable request, with a minimum time between attempts
    • Various options around how to cleanup an self-disabled account
      • Anonymize/rename username
      • Ban/remove email
      • Remove password
      • Remove location/Date-of-birth/about/website/custom fields
      • Update privacy restrictions to most restrictive
      • Add the user to a user-group
  • Implement change logging for user profile tags
  • When "Username changes require a user note" option is enabled, add "required" phrase to the relevant UI element.
  • Fix URL used in admincp when editing a username change record to mark it as private
  • Initial XF2.2 compatibility work, while not supported in XF2.2 it should at least avoid breaking the site
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