HTML5 & CSS3 Enhancements
We're now using the HTML5 doctype and CSS3 to modernize the codebase, reduce the number of requests made to the server, and speed up page load times.
Visitors, including guests, can now get in touch with the board administrator by using the built-in contact page.
Nothing is more important than keeping your data safe, and our record speaks for itself. In the past four years, there have been no reported vulnerabilities in the phpBB software. Meanwhile SMF, vBulletin, IPB, and MyBB have had an average of 10, and as many as 16. That's an average of 10 more reasons to choose phpBB. And just to make sure, we hired a professional security company to audit the entire phpBB 3.1 codebase.
Mobile device theme!
Revamped notification system
OAuth support (log in with your google, facebook, etc accounts) (may not be turned on right away)
For moderators and admins:
Traditionally with phpBB, even simple operations like deleting a post or reordering forums have involved multiple requests and full page loads, which was slow and heavy on bandwidth. We've added AJAX functionality to a lot of these simple operations, making them faster and easier to do.
Posts and topics can now be removed from public view without being permanently deleted. You can determine this behaviour per user or group.
We're going to try this for a while and see how it works. As always, let me know if something is broken.