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XF 1.2 Even More New Stuff

Discussion in 'Have You Seen...?' started by Mike, Jun 2, 2013.

  1. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Even a Sunday doesn't stop the new features coming in 1.2. However, this is likely to be the last HYS for XF 1.2, so take that as you wish. :)

    User preference to disable Flash uploader
    Some users have run into problems where Flash is enabled but Flash-based uploads would fail. Individual users can now turn off the Flash uploader even if the admin has enabled it.

    Robot identification in online visitors
    The online visitors lists now distinguishes guests from robots based on user agent and counts them separately.

    When viewing the list of online users, robots will be displayed differently, showing you a bit of information about the robot. The online users list can now be filtered to just members, guests, or robots.

    Command-line upgrader
    For larger forums, particularly ones concerned with time outs from modifications to large tables, 1.2 adds a simple command-line-based upgrade system (library/XenForo/Install/run-upgrade.php).

    Note that this doesn't handle replacing files. It simply substitutes running the <url>/install/ portion.

    Attachment thumbnail rebuild
    Attachment thumbnails can now be rebuild via Tools > Rebuild Caches. This is generally only needed if you change the attachment thumb size.

    Per forum option to require a prefix
    Individual forums can now require a prefix to be selected before a thread can be created. Note that this (intentionally) only applies to threads being created there. Moderators moving threads or taking similar actions are exempt.

    Page nodes are searchable
    If you have page nodes with content in them, they will now be indexed and displayed in search results. (Note that if you are upgrading, you will need to rebuild the page search index for them to become searchable.)

    Sub-forum popup menu can be disabled
    You can now use a style property to disable the sub-forum popup menu and simply display the forums in a small list below the forum.


    Quote height limited
    There is now default CSS to prevent quotes from dominating messages by setting a max-height. Embedded media and images with the quotes will be further shrunk as well. Quoted images can still be clicked to be viewed full size.

    Support for tabs on new content pages
    For add-on developers, there is now a new system to add tabs to the top of new content pages (such as "new threads"). This will make it easier for users to find updates to non-thread/post content.
  2. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    On a Sunday!!!

    Oh yes!!!! I've still got thousands of smaller thumbnails from my initial conversion
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  3. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member


    Much looking forward to CLI upgrades, should speed things up I hope considerably.
    Exceptional and Shelley like this.
  4. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Last HYS before 1.2... hmm... :D

    Great work Mike :)
    Mike Edge likes this.
  5. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    I've just had to edit my post to show how excited I am about the thumbnail rebuild!
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  6. xf_phantom

    xf_phantom Well-Known Member

    What's a "new content page" ? The "what's new" page?
  7. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    I'm guessing it's like what Chris has done with XenMediaGallery
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  8. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    I believe it will function similarly to how my Gallery works.


    So there will be tabs along the top of the find-new pages that we can hook into and then just extend the find-new controller to add our own actions.
  9. AlexT

    AlexT Well-Known Member

    (y) (y) (y)
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  10. ZeWildGuy

    ZeWildGuy Member

    Well, 1.2 is going to more amazing than ever! :D
  11. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    How does the attachment thumbnail rebuild work in the context of non-default attachment types?

    Xen Media Gallery has a custom function that creates thumbnails (crops and resizes them to squares) to a custom size defined in the add-on, and I have written my own cache rebuilder to rebuild them.

    Will the new rebuild only affect the default attachment types?
  12. Lee

    Lee Well-Known Member

    Looking forward to searchable page nodes :)
  13. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Thumbnail generation isn't a function of attachment type as it's associated with the general attachment data. I'd guess that you just created another type of thumbnail, so this won't touch that.
  14. Dinh Thanh

    Dinh Thanh Well-Known Member

    Don't need anything else, can't wait 1.2
    napy8gen likes this.
  15. emc2

    emc2 Active Member

    Great work again mike.
  16. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    Nice update Mike !
  17. Abracadaniel

    Abracadaniel Member

    I'm speechless.
    It's something we sure not expected, and it's very very awesome! Our users would be so glad :love:
    MichaelDance likes this.
  18. principia

    principia Well-Known Member

    Great. I hoped - and it comes.
    Ji2myTran likes this.
  19. Allan

    Allan Well-Known Member

    Sub-forum popup menu can be disabled (y)
  20. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    Another great selection of improvements. :D

    Will it be possible to display the discussions and messages counts below the sub-forums rather than above? These counts apply to the sub-forums as well as the main forum and this is how I've got it styled on my site. Also, can the sub-forums be prefixed by say a bullet point or even an image (e.g. a mini version of the main forum 'speech bubbles'?

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