bbPress has seen some pretty interesting development over the past weeks. Just to keep people in the know, and since many were expecting bbPress 0.80 to come out a couple weeks ago (we’re still learning here 🙂 ), here’s a short list of some new features that will be in the next release.
- Better support for right-to-left languages.
- Some better backend support for search queries.
- Removal of the
topic_resolvedcolumn from the database. No more “this topic is not a support question” strangeness for forums that aren’t support forums. Those people that want to keep such functionality around will be very pleased with Aditya’s Support Forum plugin.
- The ability to delete forums. (No!) Yes!
- Tags that are multibyte aware (you’ll be able to tag in Japanese).
- Multiple theme support. You’ll be able to upload a bunch of themes and select which one you want from the Admin panels.
- A more pluggable database class and user system.
- Anywhere-you-want-them plugins directory, templates directory, and
config.php. This is pretty nice; you’ll be able install a completely “clean” copy of bbPress in, for example, a directory named
public_html/forums/and have your templates stored in
public_html/templates/, your plugins stored in
public_html/config.php. None of your custom stuff ever has to be in bbPress’
public_html/forums/directory, so upgrades will be a snap.
Of course, we’re still working out some bugs and have a few more important things to get done before the next release, but that’s a preview of things to come.
Looking forward to the new features! Thanks for keeping us up-to-date (and letting us know you folks are still alive – and hard at work!)
I’m very curiouse about it realese, since Id love to start my adventure with BBPress from upcoming version! Best regards!
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Cool cool cool, Great job people !
I hope that upgrading existing forums to all this new functionality will stay as easy as it was..
Keep up the good work…
Will it be easy to update from the current version? of do we need a new install?
Upgrading should be as straightforward as always.
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