For years, I've been trying to get people to STOP using the auto-promote setting. I've been telling people how much of a strain on server resources it was, and how it would affect performance of the addon. People didn't listen. Well with XenPorta 2 for XF2, I will NOT be bringing this feature back. HOWEVER, I have included a new "secret" page in the administration section which will help people out.
If you've been using the auto-promote feature in the past, with XF2, you may now find your article list empty. This is because this version of XenPorta will no longer fetch threads that do not have article entities. What I've done is created a secret page at admin.php?ewr-porta/promote. Going to this page will allow you to run a scrape which will automatically create article entities for all threads in a selected forum.
Some basic code cleanup and performance improvements