XF 2.1 Welcome to XenForo 2.1 / Assorted improvements

Martok

Well-known member
Some fabulous additions here, thanks! :D

I had hoped that some of @Chris D's Xen Notices add-on would sneak into this list (such as automatic notice reset, today's birthdays, additional tokens for replacement inside notices). I guess I'll have to hope that Chris brings his add-on to XenForo 2.1.
 

Mian Shahid

Well-known member
Rounded avatars by default

XF 2.1 introduces round avatars by default. They are a bit more aesthetically pleasing:


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This explains the new online indicator 😉
That said, some people may prefer non-round avatars and if that's the case you can use this new style property to make them square again:

Changing this value to 2px will give them the same appearance as XF 2.0.
ha ha ha , I just restored this value to default 0% few days ago, now this 50% is set as default, nice change 👍
 

DragonByte Tech

Well-known member
There is no markdown editor. We just parse some Markdown elements:

Code:
There is no markdown editor. We just *parse* `some` __Markdown__ elements.
In danger of sounding like I'm trying to disparage the efforts to support MD, I wish there was a standard.

Slack uses a slightly different format to Discord, XF 2.1 uses yet another different format.

It makes crossposting content when it comes to Markdown a lot more difficult.

Slack:
Code:
*bold*
_italics_
~strike~
`icode`
```multi-line code```
>quote
Discord:
Code:
*italics*
_italics_
**bold**
__underline__
~~strike~~
`icode`
```multi-line code```
(quote not supported???)

Github:
Code:
*italics*
**bold**
~~strike~~
`icode`
```multi-line code```
>quote
(underline not supported???)

Literally nowhere I've ever used is two underscores bold, other than XF 2.1.


Fillip
 

Chris D

XenForo developer
Staff member
I see, I wasn't able to find that in their docs so I assumed they didn't use double underscore.


Fillip
Worth noting as well that Slack doesn’t actually profess to support Markdown and basically it isn’t. It’s just a simplified formatting syntax rather than any attempt to adhere to any particular spec.
 

DragonByte Tech

Well-known member
Worth noting as well that Slack doesn’t actually profess to support Markdown and basically it isn’t. It’s just a simplified formatting syntax rather than any attempt to adhere to any particular spec.
I see, I didn't know that either.

I also just tested the change log entries that Robo.li generates and they parse near perfectly (only thing it didn't parse was #### v3.1.0rc1 as a sub-header) so that works well enough for me :)

No more manually converting those lists to BBCode for when I'm releasing updates :D


Fillip
 

JulianD

Well-known member
Is there an option to replace the header's bookmark button with the what's new button? I find myself always hitting that button in order to find the latest content and now that I don't have it I feel lost.
 
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