More than a year has been passed in miniBB "durable" version development, but that only means we didn't find a lot of things to improve. All our top customers report their boards are just working fine - what else could we expect in terms of providing a perfect software for your website's masses?..
Anyway, with the help of our greatest contributor, Polish Forums
, now miniBB made another step forward, providing the Archiving feature for big and long-term forums.
What does it mean to archive forums
? When your forum starts to have more than 200,000 of messages, and it may become slow on a shared or virtual hosting, older posts and topics could be moved to standalone tables, freeing up the space and resources for the 'live' forum, at the time they will be still available for studying and reading. That way you may keep running a high quality forum with millions of messages, but without deep impact on mySQL resources, and actually will be limited only to the mySQL server's capability.
Yes! Now it means miniBB is prepared for millionaires
Check for more detailed description
of this feature. By now, you may upgrade your miniBB to this latest version
and prepare for making it even better.
Other features include allowing moderators to ban users; more specific error reporting when user tries to post a topic without Subject or an empty Message; formatting function for large numbers; small bug fixes and security fixes; compatibility issues with the latest PHP version 5.3.x.Moving replies
and Merging topics
add-on were also upgraded to support this miniBB release. File Upload add-on
's options file needs a fix for compatibility with the Archived forums.
Enjoy :-) and feel free to make your bug reports, if they will come.