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XF 1.5 Miscellaneous improvements

Discussion in 'Have You Seen...?' started by Chris D, Jun 16, 2015.

  1. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Today we'll be talking about some smaller improvements that we have made in XF 1.5 which have been heavily requested.

    Ability to disable trophies globally
    The above option appears below the Trophy list in the Admin CP and in the User Options option group which makes it easy to switch off the Trophy system.

    When disabled, trophies will no longer be awarded, nor will the UI display anything that mentions trophy points. The "User Title Ladder Field" will automatically switch to "Messages" if trophies are disabled.

    No "Most Points" tab on the Notable Members page.

    No Trophy Points stat on the visitor panel...

    ...or the member card.

    Threads with the latest posts in the sidebar
    In XenForo 1.4 we introduced the "New Profile Posts" sidebar block, this time around we're introducing something very similar in the form of a "New Posts" block:

    You can control the number of threads shown in the list with this (Node & Forum List) option:

    Setting it to 5 would display the 5 threads which have most recently been posted in ordered by last post date. Of course, should you not want to display this block, you can set this value to 0.

    Clicking the thread title will take you to the first unread post in the thread. Clicking the date will take you to the latest post in the thread.

    Independent language selector for the Admin CP
    Should your forum have multiple languages installed, your admins will now be able to independently choose which language should be used in the Admin CP:

    The current language is displayed in the footer and clicking on the language name opens the language selector:

    Changing the language in the front end doesn't affect the choice you made in the back end and vice versa, though you can quickly revert to forum default by clicking "Use forum language preference".

    Resend a user's email confirmation from the Admin CP
    From the User edit page in the Admin CP if a user is awaiting email confirmation then you can resend that confirmation to them:

    Once resent, any previous confirmation emails will become invalid and only the new one they receive will work. The user can already do this themselves from the front end but sometimes it is useful for us to be able to do it on their behalf.

    Additional Moderator Log logging

    We now log a couple of additional actions in the Moderator Log. Specifically when a user is spam cleaned or when a user is warned.

    Bulk add-on toggle
    When things go wrong, a common troubleshooting step is to disable all add-ons. Up until now this has been done one of two ways. Either you disable each add-on one by one, or you disable event listeners in config.php.

    Both methods are usually effective but disabling each add-on manually can take time and disabling event listeners doesn't actually disable things like template modifications.

    So, we've added a Disable All Add-Ons button to the Add-on List:

    Notice that at least one add-on is already disabled, so when we click Disable All Add-ons we can disable the rest of them:

    When we do this we cache the list of add-ons which are currently enabled. This gives us the ability to be able to only re-enable the list of add-ons which were not already disabled (these are checked by default):

    That's all for today. Still plenty more to show though, so until next time... :)

    Just a reminder: Please do not post suggestions in this thread (even if you feel they are related). Use the dedicated suggestion forum so they can be tracked; suggestions made in this thread are unlikely to be implemented.
  2. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    Great Stuff Again! :)
  3. TheBigK

    TheBigK Well-Known Member



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  4. Creaky

    Creaky Active Member

    Another great update :)
  5. Arty

    Arty Well-Known Member

    Nice. Well done!
  6. Sami Jalal

    Sami Jalal Well-Known Member

  7. Max

    Max Active Member

    Great Keep it up
  8. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    I love this!
  9. Sami Jalal

    Sami Jalal Well-Known Member

    Summary of all new features: (XF 1.5)
    1. Responsive admin control panel
    2. Profile post comments can now be reported
    3. Soft deleting profile post comments
    4. They can be undeleted (if soft deleted)
    5. The Ability to like profile post comments
    6. The Ability to search profile post comments
    7. They also appear in the news feed
    8. They can be approved/unapproved
    9. Profile post comments have always been subject to spam checks, but now they have support for the moderation queue rather than blocked completely.
    10. Moderator actions on profile post comments are now logged in the Moderator Log
    11. Warnings can be issued on comments
    12. And you can trigger the spam cleaner from a comment and the comments can be soft deleted (and restored) via the spam clean process.
    13. Ability to disable trophies globally
    14. Threads with the latest posts in the sidebar
    15. Independent language selector for the Admin CP
    16. Resend a user's email confirmation from the Admin CP
    17. Additional Moderator Log logging
    18. Bulk add-on toggle
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2015
  10. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    That list is missing a few things. The ability to soft delete profile post comments isn't mentioned, nor is the ability to like them and search for them. They also appear in the news feed.
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  11. BassMan

    BassMan Well-Known Member

    Great improvements! Can't wait.
  12. Sami Jalal

    Sami Jalal Well-Known Member

    Added... Now its 18 new features in 3 HYS only :)
  13. 51463

    51463 Well-Known Member

    Still going to need the add-on.

    "Excluded forums" would've of made this perfect

  14. Hillbilly

    Hillbilly Member

    Well done guys and happy to see a release before 2.0. I think 1.5 is going to turn out great and people will probably be using it for a looooong time after 2.0 is stable because they'll have so many add-ons or custom styles. :)

    Soon as 1.5 comes out I'm buying a new license and opening up my new forum. I can't wait. :D
  15. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Suggestions can be made and discussed in the appropriate place.
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  16. ŽivaAkcija

    ŽivaAkcija Well-Known Member

    great job, thank you for disabling Trophy
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2015
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  17. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

  18. batpool52!

    batpool52! Well-Known Member

    Mama (XenForo 1.0.0) would be so proud.
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  19. Myke623

    Myke623 Active Member

    Will there be an option to specify which forums to include/exclude with this feature?

    Does it observe permissions such that threads appearing in a 'secret' forum only appear in New Posts for users that are able to view that 'secret' forum?
  20. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Absolutely it adheres to permissions. It has to, really, we wouldn't have it any other way :)

    The block will also ignore threads that are in forums which you have specified shouldn't appear in "New Posts":

    Thinking about it, @joey_tbf does that work for you instead of a per forum exclude?
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