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What's new in XenForo 2.0

twhiting9275

Well-known member
I just got the opportunity to unpack and play with XF2. Let me say great work , seriously!
The Admin UI is way, way better (v1 was just ok, but v2 is great)
Installing addons, just great
Managing addons, freaking awesome
I've still got a ton of experimenting to do with this, but just great work gang!
 
The Admin UI is way, way better
Another aspect I really like, when doing a task in the ACP, the 'Save' button is "stickied" to the bottom of the screen. No more scrolling to reach it. Absolutely brilliant.

Actually, the same can be said for the navigation bar on the forums. It's great that it is always visible at the top.
 

ibrian

Well-known member
It's possibly 2.1 I'm looking forward to most - the widget addon isn't being developed for XF2 because the functionality is apparently already built in, plus Brogan has mentioned not porting his featured threads addon to XF2 for the same reason.

That means I'm expecting some exciting new features coming to XF2 after a few releases for bug fixes - it's just a question of when. But, if not, I'll just have to stick to XF1 and feel a little disappointed!
 

snoopy5

Well-known member
There is indeed reasonable talk about newsletters generally, though a lot of them are in the context of a couple of newsletter related add-ons. There's definitely a number of customers who want it, would use it and use it well. I don't, however, think that represents the majority. I suspect that most people would just use the "Email users" function in the Admin CP and that would be ok for their needs.

In terms of analysing the perceived demand for it, we'd go by the Suggestion thread that is open for it:
https://xenforo.com/community/threads/newsletter-function.713/

This doesn't currently indicate that there's a big call for it. Though it certainly is a valid suggestion, and it will be considered in the future, but as it stands it doesn't currently paint a picture of it being a priority.

It appears half way down page 10 when viewing the forum based on first message likes:

https://xenforo.com/community/forum...page-10?order=first_post_likes&direction=desc
Come on! What kind of argumentation is that?

Maybe you should send out an email to all members and make a poll. If you can inform us about new software updates, you can also raise a poll for this feature and inform everybody about it by email. Not hidden in a corner ;)

But to argument, that there is no significant interest in a newsletter feature by showing an almost hidden old thread is ridiculus. Scan my postings and you will see many postings about this feature request. Scan for "phplist", "mandrill", "sendmail" etc. and you will find more from other users. This is no accident, that people ask for this in your forum and that there are even addons for this.

A professional newsletter feature is a lot more importat for ALL your customers than new emoticons in XF2.0!

Since 8 years (!) we are akking for this feature. Why XF is ignoring this? If that sound like I am pi..., it is because I am pi..., sorry.

If you are unsure, send out an email to all of us and kae a poll. But then you have also to live with the votes. And it is for sure, that at least 70-80% of your customers wants to have it.
 

RobParker

Well-known member
Hmm I think most people would put "newsletter" low down the list of what people want XF to focus on. There's absolutely no way that 80% of people want a newsletter addon, and certainly not above some of the other more popular requested addons.
 

snoopy5

Well-known member
Hmm I think most people would put "newsletter" low down the list of what people want XF to focus on. There's absolutely no way that 80% of people want a newsletter addon, and certainly not above some of the other more popular requested addons.
Maybe these people do not understand how important it is to get in regular email contact to their members to motivate them to come back agan and again?
Maybe they do not know how the normal "email to users" feature is not reaching all members, because of the settings and the way it is sent out or blacklisted?
Maybe those people love to pay hundred of $$ each month for external providers, instead of having it free in the core?
Maybe they just did not think yet about it seriously?

Maybe we just should ask the people instead of guessing for 8 years?

;)