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irowiki
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phpbb 3.1

Post by irowiki » Mon Jan 12, 2015 2:55 pm

I have successfully upgraded the forum to phpBB 3.1 - here's what you can expect:
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.
Contact Page
Visitors, including guests, can now get in touch with the board administrator by using the built-in contact page.
Unmatched Security

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.

For users:

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:
AJAX
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.
Soft Delete
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.
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Re: phpbb 3.1

Post by irowiki » Mon Jan 12, 2015 3:10 pm

New posts etc are under the "quick links" at the top left.
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Re: phpbb 3.1

Post by Vienna » Mon Jan 12, 2015 3:43 pm

As a note the search function as well as "view new posts" etc which rely on it might not be working right now. We're indexing the site to improve the seachability. Should be available soon

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Re: phpbb 3.1

Post by snephi11 » Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:15 pm

Keep up the work! It much appreciated!

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Re: phpbb 3.1

Post by Vienna » Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:19 pm

Apparently indexing caused the site to hit a "resource cap" and we had a small down time. We're working on getting things figured out and will update everyone shortly.

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