Added a widget position for "XenPorta > Articles list: After article". This widget position will allow you to place widgets after each article in your articles list. In addition to this, you could use the included context to limit the widget from appearing based on the iteration of the article. For instance, you could have a widget appear after every third article, etc... Check the FAQ for more information.
Added special RSS feeds for article lists.
Changed some entity relations to help avoid collisions with other addons.
Added an option to auto-fill the custom excerpt text field with the first post message, instead of it just being a placeholder.
Authors can now be created without names/bylines/status. This change was made for compatibility when importing from the old XF1 version.
The included importers now use XF2's built-in step-runner system. That means if you have an extremely large forum, you should no longer get memory time-outs when importing articles and features from the old version.
Major fixes to install/upgrade procedures for those who are upgrading from the XF1 version... I'm honestly amazed that no one has complained about issues till now. But I guess if things have been working out for everybody; its fine...
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