XenForo & Add-ons 2.3.0 Beta 1 Released (Unsupported)

We are delighted to announce that XenForo 2.3.0 Beta 1 is now available to all customers with active self-hosted licenses. XenForo 2.3 includes a large number of new features and improvements, including:
You can read more about the above in the Have you seen...? forum.

This is beta software. It is not officially supported.
We do not recommend running it in production.

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 would like to leave us feedback about your experience with XenForo 2.3 we recommend you do that here. From today, should you find any bugs, they should be reported in the Bug reports forum.

Add-ons and custom styles may be broken after upgrading to 2.3. You must test your add-ons thoroughly or look for updates. Be especially careful with add-ons that cover similar features to ones that are added to 2.3; these may conflict with the core XenForo data. If data conflicts are found, they will need to be resolved in a new add-on release or by removing the add-on before upgrading to 2.3.

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. If in doubt, always do a test upgrade on a copy of your production data.

All customers with active self-hosted licenses may now download the new version from the customer area.

Download XenForo 2.3.0 Beta 1

From the licensed customer area

Alongside the release of XenForo 2.3.0 Beta 1, we are also releasing updated versions of each of our official add-ons:
  • XenForo Media Gallery 2.3.0 Beta 1
  • XenForo Resource Manager 2.3.0 Beta 1
  • XenForo Enhanced Search 2.3.0 Beta 1
As we talk about in today's Have you seen...? thread, the changes in the official add-ons is currently minimal. There is additional functionality in development which will be added in a future Beta release.

Customers with active self-hosted licenses for these add-ons may download the new versions from their customer area.

Download official add-ons

From the Licensed Customer Area


The following are minimum requirements:
  • PHP 7.2.0 or newer (PHP 8.3 recommended)
  • MySQL 5.7 or newer
  • Enhanced Search requires at least Elasticsearch 7.0
  • All of the add-ons listed here require XenForo 2.3
Note: Please pay particular attention to the points above in bold as they represent changes to the minimum or planned increases!

Installation and upgrade instructions

Full details for how to install and upgrade XenForo can be found in the XenForo manual. One-click upgrades from XF 2.2 are possible, but you must uncheck the "Only check for stable upgrades" option in Options > Basic options. Once the XF 2.3 upgrade has been complete, the official add-ons should be upgraded as well.

Please remember that this is beta/preview software. It contains known bugs and incomplete functionality. We do not recommend or support running beta software in a production environment. Support for beta releases is limited to questions here on the community forums.

A note about style variations​

If you are upgrading an existing XenForo site to XenForo 2.3, style variations for existing styles are disabled by default. This is the case even for the "Default style" even if you have never modified it.

To enable variations (dark mode) you would need to go to Admin CP > Appearance > Styles and click the style you wish to enable variations for and click "Enable variations".

This will then make available various style properties which support alternate variations (typically light/dark).
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