Released on May 15th, 2016.
This is a stable release and is recommended for all users.
This release includes fixes for bugs that have been reported on version 6.6.8 as well as a few small improvements.
Also available on GitHub.
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Our easy Installation Guide will provide step by step instructions to get you started with b2evolution.
If you're running version 5.1.0 or later, feel free to use the Auto-Upgrade Procedure for a quick and automated upgrade.
In any case, all the upgrade options are outlined here: Upgrading an existing installation.
- If you have been using previous v6 beta versions, you should delete the
boostrap_*skin folders before installing this version. Otherwise you will have old files interfering with the new ones.
- Many root files are no longer needed in this version and should ideally be deleted from your web server.
- You should use the provided tool to convert your database to UTF-8. Please check Upgrade to b2evolution version 6.x for instructions.
In addition to features of version 6.6.8-stable:
- Better display of dates and user names in the Bootstrap Forums skin.
GeoIP.datcan be auto-update if just this one file has write permissions (instead of a whole directory)
- Better compatibility with PHP version 5.2 (especially in the upgrade script). (Note: for PHP 7 compatibility, please use b2evo v 6.7+)
- Suppressed some annoying warnings on some hosts that have PHP
- Fixed block caching for Item specific widgets.
- User interface polishing (read: we fixed some dirty CSS ;)
- Stability improvements (read: we fixed some bugs that should have fixed a long time ago already ;)