Posted by Simon Goodchild at June 29th, 2012
Release code name: Cliff Clavin
Change layout of Mail page to use tabs
As per this discussion (among others) changed the Mail page to use tabs instead of the radio buttons.
When new forum topics are posted, email notification were sent separately to avoid a delay. This hadn’t been implemented on replies, but has with this release. More noticeable on sites with a large number of members and/or slow sites.
Reply on forum remaining
Seems that with Firefox the reply you posted on the forums was staying after a refresh. This has been duly squashed. As per this discussion.
As a start, more to come, a new widget to make the profile page more personal. “Symposium: Friends Status” is like “Symposium: Recent Activity” but just for your friends. I use it on the WPS site. Use a plugin like Display Widgets to choose what is shown on which page.
Forum post submit button
The please wait message was showing after the database had been updated, meaning feedback to the user could be delayed on slower sites. It’s been moved to show after clicking on the reply button so the user knows not to double post.
All users as friends (Bronze, Profile Plus)
Added an option to automatically make new users friends with all current users. Provides a way to update all users on the site. This is available via the Profile Plus admin page.
Note, if you want to reset your site to make everyone friends to everyone else, that’s what the second option is for.
Styles admin page
Removed the use of a 3rd party script, and use internal WordPress color picker instead. Reduces the extra unnecessary load of extra scripts.
WPS Permalinks (BETA)
Added support for the forum permalinks to forum search, favourites, etc and to some widgets that can support them, and previously used URL parameters.
Member permalinks remain in testing via the Installation page, but getting feedback on compatibility! :)
Profile Activity/Status Images (Bronze, Profile Plus)
Still not finished, but working on modern and good browsers (Chrome, Firefox – not IE!) that support certain features of HTML5. But the intention is to get it working with all, with a backup method for older browsers.
Instead of using galleries, you can now quickly add an image when you add to your activity/type a status for your profile page.
What to quickly show a photo on your profile, or a friend’s profile? That’s what it’s for.
On the Profile Plus admin screen, you can switch the feature on/off, and choose whether to display an upgrade notice to those users on older browsers.
For those interested in such things, the other reason this is important to try out is that it is using plupload instead of uploadify. It’s the script used by, and provided with, WordPress. So uploadify can then be removed. It should support HTML5, Flash, Silverlight, Gears and HTML4 – and provide the method appropriate to your browser. But at the moment it’s not switching from HTML5, so browsers that don’t support all HTML5 standards (eg. Microsoft Internet Explorer, grrr….) currently can’t use the feature (a little polite warning is shown instead at the moment to change to a decent browser!). Work in progress, but currently ok with Chrome and FireFox for example. Any ideas? I’ve got a StackOverflow thread started.