miniBB 3.3 v2 (release candidate #2) is now released and is available to download
. This version is mostly about improving of the Mobile/responsive mode templates and CSS; also contains a few of little bugfixes not related to security, and W3C-validation fixes.
The most important functional change is about different algorithm of splitting large words, based on the $post_word_maxlength
setting. In bb_func_txt.php script, there is introduced a new experimental function wrapText
(the older one is still kept as wrapTextOld
for making it possible to get back at anytime). The new function is more simpler and it also takes care about UTF-8 chars, splitting them properly, in opposite to the older one; also as a splitting element, it uses <wbr> in opposite to earlier space. From now, the $post_word_maxlength
setting will also have the value of 30. While developing the mobile version, I've concluded it's so far the most universal way of splitting large words on screens and mobile devices at once, following the same algorithm. Later, I will also release the script, which converts all older posts to split the character following the new chunking value, in the case whoever needs it. Currently, all posts on miniBB forums were updated using this script, and I hope now they finally look completed on any mobile screen.
With this release, the update of miniBB website and miniBB forums with all add-ons is finally completed. Now all our pages should be 100% mobile-friendly
and also fully W3C-valid
The following add-on-packages now are also updated with the same codes as on the miniBB forums (except specially mentioned, all changes mostly affect the Mobile layout and no basic functionality, so they could be still compatible with the older versions of miniBB, and the currentl stable version):
- Human Authorization (CAPTCHA)
- Forums Checker
- File Bank
- in addition to Mobile mode changes, this add-on is heavily updated with the uploading algorithm change, new settings for allowed files, security improvements, file-checking types and sizes on the uploading form, and a few more things, which later will be also brought to the File Uploads addon.
- Moving Replies
- Who's Online
The next step of updates is working out all add-ons, Premium first, then Free, making them compatible with the Mobile template and so making them to work on any Mobile device by default. The job will be continued next week. I'll try to update the miniBB demo
first, and will start improving all add-ons step-by-step. After all this being completed, the Mobile template should go on the official release and in the Compiler; this should complete the biggest miniBB workout in its history.
By now, the older Mobile layout add-on is completely removed from minibb.com. m.minibb.com will no longer be available. Your phone or mobile device, if recognized, should automatically switch to the Mobile layout when entering the default domain i.e. minibb.com or minibb.com/forums. If you problems with this switch and you see just a default desktop layout with no chance to switch to Mobile, try to locate your mobile browser to this URL:https://www.minibb.com/yd.php
You should see the headers your device sends to the server. Report your headers, and we'll add your device to the recognizable mobile devices. The code to recognize the mobile device is now also included in miniBB 3.3 -> setup_options.php by default; explanations are given in the Manual
As usually, you could study the changes of process in the Updating History file; but you still don't need to hurry to update your current forum with the new version, until the stable and finished packaged is released.
Stay tuned! :)