vBulletin 3.5 Gold - upgrade done
We have successfully upgraded forum engine to vBulletin 3.5 Gold.
There are many changes, from which I can emphasize completely new subengine for our moderators. Now it's even easy to moderate! Also message editor is now completely rewritten.
Here is the small change log.
[LIST][*]Product/Plugin system with over 550 'hook' locations strategically placed in the code. Allows modification and extension of vBulletin without physical alteration of the vBulletin PHP scripts.[*]Inline moderation allows multiple threads or posts to be have moderation actions performed without a visit to the admin or moderator control panels[*]Completely rewritten message editor with ability to instantly switch between standard and WYSIWYG modes[*]Thread title editing on forumdisplay via AJAX[*]Thread opening and closing on forumdisplay via AJAX[*]Super-Quick Reply on showthread via AJAX[*]Inline post edit on showthread via AJAX[*]Username suggestion for PM recipients and search by user via AJAX[*]Data manipulation APIs (Data Manager) for centralized data saving[*]Template History & Comparison for easy tracking of changes[*]Database-based thread and forum read marking[*]MySQL Full Text Search[*]Additional Datastore Storage Methods[*]SMTP Mail Wrapper[*]MySQLi Wrapper[*]PHPDoc'd Source Code[*]Moderator log language abstraction[*]Webkit support for style manager color picker[*]ImageMagick 6 Support (alternative to GD)[*]Calendar events support start/end times[*]Custom avatar and profile picture resizing[*]Profile pictures can be saved to filesystem[*]Statistics ordering[*]Each attachment image type can be individually set to generate thumbnails or not[*]Each attachment image type can be individually set to open in a new window or not[*]Moderated posts and threads do not contribute to post count until approved[*]Language chooser in footer[*]New bbcode parser now corrects invalid tag nesting to ensure valid HTML[*]New [attach] bbcode tag for placing attachments inline with messages[*]New [noparse] bbcode tag for disabling bbcode parsing within[*]Word wrap excludes contents of PHP/CODE/HTML blocks[*]Search engine spider configuration via XML file[*]New 'Can View Thread Content' permission[*]New 'Can Upload Animated GIF' permission[*]Attachment upload via URL in addition to local upload[*]New (hopefully foolproof) method for setting cookiepath/cookiedomain[*]Forum description field no longer limited to 250 characters[*]Completely rewritten Paid Subscriptions system - now known as Payment APIs. New support for 2checkout, Worldpay and Authorize.net[*]'Always Moderate Group Posts' permission replaced with more logical 'Follow Forum Moderation Rules' permission[*]Threads containing posts awaiting moderation have indicator icon on forumdisplay for moderators[*]Right-to-left language support improved[*]Additional 'Execute SQL' auto-queries added[*]Image verification for sendmessage to avoid spam issues[*]Improved registration image verification to out-fox those pesky bots[*]Control panel navigation controlled by XML for easier addition of links[*]Upgrade system now imports styles/languages/options only after upgrade complete rather than after each script[*]Ability to preview signature edits[*]Calendar event email reminders[*]And of course, numerous bugs and annoyances resolved.[/LIST]As this version is released only yesterday, I'm assuming there still could be some small bugs, so please bear this a little bit, all problems will be solved soon. Concerning old skins - they are not compatible with current engine version. As soon as I modify them, they will be available. I will post here any news regarding further modifications and fixes.
Added First Post stick plugin and enabled for testing on:
History and Politics
More sections will be added soon after short testing.