We are happy to announce the final release of miniBB 2.0
! More than 20 months passed since we've released first release candidate of 2.x series, and a lot of work has been done. New features and fixes are neverending story, but this is the release we would like to stop on, and bring it as carefully proven and tested program for any size online communities and web-projects.
Latest release candidates already may be called "stable", so we are happy many users are using them already. Welcome to upgrade, if you want to use new important features in this final version:
a) More cares about anonymous users, and saving posted data. There could be many reasons, when you can lose what you've typed: anti-spam protection message; topic was moved to another forum or deleted; your access to forums was limited while you've posted; incorrectly entered login/password; message posted anonymously under nickname which is already taken, etc. This version of miniBB introduces "post-hold" algorithm, which is allowing to not lose your posted data, it will be available on error screen, and you will be able to re-submit it, or copy and save it. In the best traditions of miniBB, one algorithm module is widely used for all errors.
b) Improved IMG tag BB code - now you are forced to type not just URL to an image, but also ALT (alternative) text, which is a good addition for spiders. "Nofollow" attribute for [URL] links now will be automatically removed from all URLs pointing to internal forum pages, which makes our software even more Google-friendly.
c) XSS fix in registration form - not really a security issue, but good manner of checking the data improved now.
Welcome to miniBB 2.0 - as always, your feedback is most desired. In the nearest time, we will also release powerful Captcha addon, which already may be seen on our boards; also as File Storage addon, which will be an alternative and simplified version of our premium File Upload plugin, and will extend our own forums. Both addons will be offered for a very small fee.
If somebody celebrates a birthday today - we wish you a lot of health; if somebody celebrates Independence Day - we wish you a good celebration; if somebody remembers about holocaust vistims today - let them never forget; but if somebody celebrates our second final release - let it be secure, stable and fitting almost everyone's needs :-)
We thank all of you a lot for your support - your suggestions, notices and impressions are always welcome!
Upgrade tutorial from latest Release Candidate, as usual, may be found in our Update History file
, as much as complete update history from the very first release candidate, followed after 1.x series releases.