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XF 1.5 Welcome to XenForo 1.5 / Assorted Improvements

Mike

XenForo developer
Staff member
#1
Welcome to XenForo 1.5. We're now ready to upgrade XenForo.com and start putting the new code through its paces. Following this, we will start the public beta process. All customers with active licenses will be able to download and test the new version. However, please be aware that beta versions are not supported and should not be installed on production sites.

There are still some other assorted improvements coming in XenForo 1.5 that we haven't covered yet, so let's look at those...

Link title conversion

When a post is made, links can automatically be converted to show the title of the page they link to. If enabled, a "simple" link like this:
Code:
[URL]https://xenforo.com/community/[/URL]
Would be automatically converted to:
Code:
[URL="https://xenforo.com/community/"]XenForo Community[/URL]
This process is similar to automatic media embedding. If a link uses something other than the URL as the anchor text, it will not be converted.

Proxy referral tracking

The link and image proxies now log aggregated referrer information:

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This can be used to determine where a particular image or link has been embedded or where it is most popular.

There is one entry per referral URL per image or link URL. This data can be maintained for a shorter amount of time than the base image/link proxy logs:

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Post and profile post edit alerts

XenForo 1.4 introduced author alerts to various post- and thread-related actions. We have already expanded this to similar actions with profile posts in 1.5, but we have also expanded this to cover post and profile post editing:

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These both work similarly to the existing author alert systems.

Bypass spam check permission

Configuring XenForo's content-based spam prevention systems can help cut down on the amount of spam you receive, but they can be triggered by legitimate users. There is now a permission called Bypass spam check that allows you to exempt users from being checked against spam options or databases when they're creating content, regardless of the number of messages they have posted.

This is useful if you have an external or clear signal that the user is legitimate. For example, on XenForo.com, when a user associates their account with their license, we can be pretty sure they're not a spammer.



That sums up the big changes coming in XenForo 1.5. We'll be making tweaks over time based on the feedback we receive. If you have any specific suggestions, please post in the suggestions forum so it can be properly tracked. If you notice any bugs here since the upgrade to XenForo in 1.5, please post in the bugs forum.
 

Liam W

Well-known member
#12
Nice!

Already set up two factor :)

Like the look of that floating notification there...

Now we just need something to test tags with ;)

Liam
 

RobParker

Well-known member
#19
See the "Notice Improvements" HYS thread.
Nice :)

For some reason I didn't get the forum watch alert for that one (suspect you're posting them too quick :p).

Does that basically replace your notification addon?

Edit: Read the thread now, looks like it's not going to be that useful at all :-( Hopefully in the future the rest of the functionality is added.
 

Chris D

XenForo developer
Staff member
#20
That'd be up to you to decide. It's not an exact replacement, feature wise. Floating notices are optional and they are in addition to block notices, so you don't have to use them and the Notifications add-on will still work.