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Since the beginning of the year we have been relentlessly adding features and features and more features to b2evolution v4. All the while not producing a packaged release! If you wnated to use them, you had to dig into CVS...
Ok, this has been going on for far too long now!
We have stopped adding features until we make a 4.0 release! Below, you will find the final list of features that made it into the next 4.0.0-alpha release.
No new features, means we are now focusing on cleaning up some of the code that doesn't seem quite right and then we'll release the alpha. (Don't ask, I'm not giving dates any more, even if this time I can actually feel the release )
This alpha release will be functional as advertised but the UI may not be polished everywhere it should. We'll do some extra polishing for the beta and stable versions.
Watch out, this is a massive release!! There is a lot of extra power and new stuff under the hood! Here's the list:
Some great features for me:
- Comments can now display avatars
- Adsense plugin now has ‘per blog’ settings
- SQL optimizations
- Debug mode can be turned on & off through the URL
Thanks to all developpers for their work !
For future consideration, it would be useful to have the ability to restrict commenting only to registered users. I do this on my blog to fight spam. As I am not proficient in coding, I am currently doing this by forcing a captcha plugin for less than a certain user level and using non compliant fonts like wingdings to avoid unregistered users. Registration uses a different plugin for captcha.
Also, I’d like to see a more mobile-optimized skin, which is probably best suited for one of the skin wizards.
Looks like a good release, can’t wait to try it out!
This looks great! I could have used the mass posting feature when I first transferred over to b2evo. :D
Eric, both are on the todo list for a future version.
I’m using the CVS version on my local server and it’s working great (though, upgrading the database did produce some errors), but I’m too much of a wuss to upload it to my main, hosted server. Certainly, these features are great. I’m excited about the per-blog adsense settings.
Wow! (Some of) My prayers have been answered! Category creation on the fly… check. Better handling of attached images… check. AdSense flexibility… check. Backup system… check. Sensible multiblog navigation… seemingly underway. ;)
I can’t wait to get it rolling! And start evangelizing again! :))
Kudos for the FG and all the team!
PS (And don’t drop PHP4 support yet, I’m stuck with a slow-adopting hosting provider.) ;)
One feature that this system does not have, that I kinda feel is really important, is an option for a user to delete their account. We have private messages but can’t delete the account?
Really strong, function also more and more perfect。
What about a method for visitors subscripcion by email like wp ’suscribe2′ or ‘post notification’?
Great work till now. Only thing I’m missing, is the possibility to create userdefined tabs, linked to another internal blog, having the same configuration as the main blog.
Maybe there is such function and I just don’t find it?
Mhh no Twitter over oAuth.
The Standard Auth with User and Password will be disabled in 2 Days!!!
Only oAuth will be available than!
Yes, virtualmarc, a twitter plugin with OAuth is included in version 4.0.1.
sounds like a great mix, wish i could get it on my other site and lose wp, cant wait for the release, and thanks for all your effort
In future versions where you’re considering a mobile-optimized skin, is there going to be anything in the programming to automatically detect the mobile browser and implement that skin?
Built in support for Google’s recaptcha would be awesome. I have a major problem with spammers on my b2evo blog and thus have had to completely disable new users and comments. But I’d like a blog where I can offer new users their own blog without worrying about spammers….
Thanks and I look forward to upcoming releases! :)
I have the same problem with spam. I ended up having to load captcha and recaptcha on my blog. Captcha has wingdings and webdings for fonts, and only renders for comments from people who are not signed in, forcing them to have to sign up to post. Then, I have to go in and approve each new user. As you can guess, people don’t register on my blog any more, because it’s too involved.
All this is a real pain in the rear, but it keeps spam off my site because no one can guess what wingding letters are being put in the captcha.
The ReCaptcha only kicks in when someone registers, further slowing the sign up process.
I’ve also spent the last month trying to get Disqus to work on another blog. Disqus would at least handle the antispam and registration process for me. But Disqus doesn’t render properly on any blog I’ve tested it on, making it mostly useless.
B2Evo needs some serious spam upgrades, in my opinion.