XenForo 1.0.3


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Today, we are pleased to announce the release of XenForo 1.0.3, the third maintenance version of our forum software. This version contains primarily bug fixes and tweaks, but also includes a few nuggets of new functionality where appropriate. Details are below.

All licensed customers may now download XenForo 1.0.3 from the customer area.

How Tedious are Script Kiddies?

It has come to our attention that various sites running XenForo are being targeted by script kiddies who are repeatedly visiting a page that results in an email being sent to a member, sometimes resulting in dozens of emails arriving in your inbox. This action can not result in secure information being leaked, or compromise the security of the system but it certainly is annoying if your inbox starts to fill up. To combat this, we have added two systems that should put a stop to the tedious antics.

More Stable

This release of XenForo 1.0.3 follows our principle that third-point (x.x.X) releases should always be more stable than the preceding version, so for the most part you will not find new features in 1.0.3. Major new features will be reserved for second point versions (x.X.x).

Installation and Upgrade Instructions

Full details for how to install and upgrade XenForo can be found in the XenForo Manual.


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File Health Check

Over the past few months of delivering technical support for XenForo, we have found that problems are very frequently due to customers not having completely uploaded all the files associated with a version, resulting in a mismatch of code.

With 1.0.3, we debut the File Health Check system, which allows you to run a check with just a few clicks to see if all the appropriate files are in place and contain the correct contents. If any problems are detected, you will be alerted to the error.

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Of course, being XenForo, the File Health Check system provides a code event to allow add-on authors to add their own code into the health check so that they too can benefit from knowing that all their files have been successfully uploaded.


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Google +1 (Plus One) Button

I'll let Google explain this one:
Google said:
The +1 button is shorthand for "this is pretty cool" or "you should check this out."

Click +1 to publicly give something your stamp of approval. Your +1's can help friends, contacts, and others on the web find the best stuff when they search.
XenForo 1.0.3 now allows you to include Google +1 buttons in the same places as the existing Facebook Like and Tweet buttons.

Thread View:
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Forum List:
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By default, XenForo ships with +1 disabled, as it has proven to be rather heavy on HTTP requests for such a simple button, but it's there if you want it. Just go to the SEO options section of the Admin Control Panel and enable it if you wish to do so.
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ImageMagick Image Handler

If you have the PECL imagick extension available on your server, you may now opt to use it as the image manipulation library for XenForo.


This can have several advantages, the most important of which is the ability to maintain animation in GIF files when resizing.

To switch to use imagick, change the option in the Attachments section of the Admin Control Panel options.

Our thanks to Scott for providing XenForo_Image_ImageMagick_Pecl.


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Log Out Confirmation

The main log-out link at the far right of the navigation bar now prompts for confirmation before logging you out in order to prevent annoying accidental log outs. The log out link within the username menu does not prompt for confirmation, as it is much more difficult to hit unintentionally.


If you want to change the behavior of either of these links, copy the code from the other.


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Templates Changed Since 1.0.2

The following templates have been modified since their release in XenForo 1.0.2.

General Template Changes
The following changes provide functional improvements and fixes or cosmetic enhancements. We recommend that all users integrate these changes into their own templates if they have previously customized them by using the 'revert' controls. If you have not customized these templates, the changes will be automatically integrated when you upgrade to 1.0.3:


Alterations to force the main log-out link to show a confirmation dialog​

Changes to hasNew handling (remove the check for !{$visitor.user_id})​

Typo fix - update {$showBoardClosedNoticed} to {$showBoardClosedNotice}​

Add class 'overlayScroll' to the block in order to prevent overflows.​

Fix typo in timezone code: {xenif $fields.timezoneAuto should read {xen:if $fields.timezoneAuto​

Add support for Google +1​

Show forum description when creating a new thread​

Force Firefox to display broken images​

Removed redundant 'embedded' parameter from attachment links​

Added a little extra space above hints in list items​

Generally larger text​

Add a little more padding for text in form overlays​

Template Hook-Only Changes
The following changes relate to template hooks only. If you do not run any add-ons, and you do not intend to do so, you may ignore the following changes:

Fixed broken template hooks​

Add template hooks​

Translation-Related Changes
If you are running an entirely English-based forum and your templates are not intended for use elsewhere, you may ignore the following changes:

Increased width​

Changed phrases to avoid ambiguity in some non-English languages​


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the File Health Check system provides a code event to allow add-on authors to add their own code into the health check so that they too can benefit from knowing that all their files have been successfully uploaded.
If you want to generate hashes for your add-on, you need to run hashDirectory() from XenForo_Helper_Hash, provided with XenForo 1.0.3. The function is fairly self-explanatory.


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Following what appears to be an undocumented change in the Google +1 API in the past few days, the XenForo implementation currently fails to operate correctly when clicked. We are aware of this problem, and are actively seeking a solution.

There is a bug report concerning the +1 issues that we will update as we have any further news:
Google +1 issues