XenForo 1.1.0 Beta 3 Released


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After another round of bug fixes and feature implementations following user feedback, the time has come to release the third beta version of XenForo 1.1.0.

Lots of bugs have been fixed in Beta 3, and there are a selection of new features too, all of which have come directly from suggestions and feedback made by customers here on XenForo.com. While there have been a huge number of tweaks and improvements throughout the system, we've listed a few that might spark your interest below.

We recommend that all customers running previous 1.1 beta versions now upgrade to Beta 3.

All licensed customers may now download the new version from the customer area.

This is Beta Software

Please remember that this is beta software. It contains known bugs and incomplete functionality. We do not recommend running beta software in a production environment, and support is limited at this time to questions here on the community forums.

If you choose to run beta software, it is your responsibility to ensure that you make a backup of your data. We recommend you do this before attempting an upgrade.

Installation and Upgrade Instructions

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


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Warning System Changes

The warning system has been updated to allow the following new features:
  1. Ability to send a 'locked' conversation to the user being warned, so they can not reply
  2. Ability to allow the warning conversation recipient to add extra participants to the conversation, or not
  3. Ability to delete the content for which the user is being warned, rather than posting a public warning
The warning form has also been divided into separate tabs, to make it easier to manage.

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Apologies to those being warned in these screenshots - your posts were just in the right place at the right time!


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Date Criteria

The criteria system now has the ability to match the current date and time. It's possible to use just date or just time in order to create a periodic or repeating criteria. Options for 'date is after' and 'date is before' are provided. These abilities extend to Notices, Trophies and User Group Promotions.

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Templates as Files

For those who want the ultimate in performance, it's now possible to have the XenForo front-end fetch its templates directly from the file system, rather than the database. This allows opcode caches such as APC and XCache to speed up the template rendering process. Templates fetched as files can still be edited with the admin control panel template editor, or via WebDAV as before.

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Note that to be of benefit, you must have an opcode cache (ACP, XCache, eAccelerator etc.) installed on your server.

Edit: 'not possible' corrected to 'now possible'.