Codoforum 5 Released

Admin on the 12 Sep 2020 in update

We are pleased to announce the release of new version of our forum, Codoforum V5.0
Our primary focus for this release has been the internal framework itself and a whole host of new features.
Here are some of the major changes:

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Badges: Now easily assign badges and make your members feel special,

You can also upload your own badges from the control panel

Sticky topic without permission This is really useful when you want your categories to be private but would want the sticky topic to be visible to users who do not have permission to view the category. This can be toggled from the Global Settings in the Control Panel. Login as any user Note: This feature is for admin users to help debug any issues and hence you are responsible to uphold any privacy laws that are prevalent in your country. This can be accessed from Manage users -> Edit a user, and you should see a button to login as that user. Replace Limonade with FastRoute Router We have been using the Limonade framework for over 6 years now and the framework isn't being maintained and is not compatible with new version of PHP (PHP7.4 and above), Hence we switched to FastRoute, It is written by Nikita Popov, one of the current principal contributors to PHP, Apart from being fast, it is also used as a base for many other frameworks out there.

Global search feature

Other Features: responsive videos backend options for infinite and hide topic messages Libraries moved to composer vBulletin Importer added Azure Active Directory support

We have made a couple of performance improvements as well as fixed many bugs. List of changes: Cyrillic chars fix excerpt updated mentions fix title split fix permission fix and aggregator fix save button responsive fix improve mail dequeue fix digest bugs Infinite scroll fix Fix responsive theme issues More prominent create/reply buttons Password fix for PHP 7.4 Poll edit bug fix Bbcode multiline fix Add missing translation when inifnite scroll in topic Delete post bug Editor UI fixes closed topic permission fix image preview fix template bug fixes

Preparing for PHP 8 and Codoforum 6

Codoforum so far has maintained strict backwards compatibility, this means you could upgrade from the oldest version of Codoforum to v5 without any major issues. The plugins written for v1 would still work for v5. This ofcourse comes at a price, The price being a lot of bloat to maintain backwards compatibility and a lot of time spent in regression tests. Codoforum v5 removes a lot of bloat and is almost a major rewrite, but as we are tied to PHP 7.3, we still cannot use the new PHP features like, Typed class properties, JIT, Attributes, Null safe operator, named arguments etc which make the code a lot cleaner, faster and easier to maintain.

Hence, we have decided that going forward, the next major release would target PHP 8, Yes, we know PHP 8 isn't out yet and is a few months away but we have already started making preparations for it.

What would this mean for you?
Likely nothing to worry about, you will be able to upgrade from V5.x to v6 from the control panel, If your plugins and themes target v5, they will mostly work as they do. If there are issues, we will help you through the upgrade process.

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Valentine's Day Surprise

Adesh D' Silva on the 14 Feb 2017 in update

A little surprise, We are going to release v.4.0 with a huge list of features.

Polls Ever requested sitemaps & Logo upload Gamification & Badges Intuitive user profile Reply to topics directly from emails Highlight to quote support Better private messaging Completely overhauled design

Note: The API compatibility will be maintained so all your plugins from v.3x will work without issues.
Release Date: To be announced soon.

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Codoforum v.3.2 released

Adesh D' Silva on the 09 Mar 2015 in update

We are very happy to announce the release of a new version of Codoforum.

Many of the bugs that were found in V3.1 have been fixed and some interesting new features are added in this release.

One of the most important feature in this new release is our smart spam filter which is based on machine learning.

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Codoforum v.3.0 released

Adesh D' Silva on the 04 Jan 2015 in update

We are pleased to announce the release of new version of our forum Codoforum V3.0

Our primary focus for this release was the permission system.

Here are some of the major changes:

Slide in menu for mobile

The mobile menu that used to drag from the top has been replaced with a beautiful slide in menu that offscreens content when opened for better focus on the menu.

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Codoforum v.2.5 released

Adesh D' Silva on the 14 Nov 2014 in update

Its been almost a month since our last release.
With immense joy, we announce the release of new version of our forum Codoforum V2.5

Our primary focus for this release was usability, UI & performance.

Here is whats new

One click update

One of the most difficult things in managing your community is upgrading the forum software which can sometimes turn out to be a nightmare with the smallest mistakes.

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Choosing a theme for your forum

Ashish Shrivastava on the 26 Oct 2014 in a few words

In my last article, we saw how to manage your forum, now concentrating more on the forums niche, we will see more articles regarding things that will help you create an effective forum.

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Codoforum v.2.4 released

Adesh D' Silva on the 15 Oct 2014 in update

Its a pleasure to announce the release of new version of our forum Codoforum V.2.4

Our primary focus for this release was bug fixes and SEO improvements.

Some of the new notable features in this version are:

Gmail like avatars
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Managing a forum

Ashish Shrivastava on the 11 Oct 2014 in a few words

Forums are the new status symbols and are in trend now-a-days in the world of internet savvy users, The web is quite literally littered with forums but mostly the forum owners are those people who are just starting to feel their way into this mystique and divine and at times ruthless world of internet, hence the result is that quite often we see forums starting off like a bazooka and soon tapering off like a water balloon projectile.

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About Forum Software

Avinash D' Silva on the 02 Oct 2014 in a few words

In this article we will cover how a traditional forum software works and see how codoforum is diffrent from it.

According to Wikipedia, An message board or an Internet forum is an online site for discussions where people can have group conversations by posting messages in the form of text or various other media. Various forum softwares can be used for this purpose.

They differ from chat rooms in a way that message content is usully more longer than one line of text, and are permanently archived in most cases. Also, depending on the access level of a user or the way the forum software set-up, a posted message might need to be approved by an administrator or moderator before it becomes available to the public.

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Codoforum v.2.3 released

Adesh D' Silva on the 28 Sep 2014 in update

Its been more than 20 days of continous development and its result is the long awaited
Codoforum V2.3

It includes one of the most important features that every active forum must have
subscriptions & notifications

There is a lot of improvement with many features added in V2.3, it predominantly includes the following features:

Improved user profile
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Codoforum v.2.2 released

Adesh D' Silva on the 05 Sep 2014 in update

Today, we’re delighted to announce our new release of codoforum V2.2

Noticable changes

Enhanced BBCode

We have added BBCode parser support inside the Codoforum importer .
Now you can import posts from other forums that use BBCode for parsing .

forum bbcode new tags editor
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Codoforum v.2.1 released

Adesh D' Silva on the 18 Aug 2014 in update

After 2 weeks of continuous development and testing , we are very pleased to announce the release of the new version of codoforum V.2.1

Our primary focus in this version was extensibility .
Codoforum now supports child themes and a very powerful block system .

A brief overview of the changes:

Revamped backend codoforum backend dashboard
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Codoforum v.2.0 released

Adesh D' Silva on the 29 Jul 2014 in update

We are very happy to announce the release of new version of Codoforum v.2.0

with this new forum, we have a new plugin called codoPM, which allows you to exchange messages and files privately.

Private Message Inbox Forum Message inbox

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Codoforum v.1.5 released

Adesh D' Silva on the 23 Jun 2014 in update

We are very happy to announce the release of new version of Codoforum v.1.5

Codoforum v.1.5 marks the beginning of our new plugin system and API

Here are the awesome features packed with this version:

Unread message tracking system

Codoforum now shows all new topics created , with a label marked as "new" . It also counts number of new replies made to a particular topic .

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Codoforum V 1.4 released

Adesh D' Silva on the 13 Jun 2014 in update

After two weeks of continuous development, we are excited to announce the release of the new version of codoforum V1.4

Although, V1.3 was released in between these two weeks, it was mainly a bug-fix release with some performance improvements but did not include any new features .

Some of the notable feature in our new release:

User ban system
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Codoforum - Post reputation system

Adesh D' Silva on the 10 Jun 2014 in a few words

The concept of reputation in the world of forum first started with member ranks which was based on number of points earned by them . They were given member title, badges or awards based on these reputation points .

We thought that this reputation system should also be applicable to the content posted by the users . Although the system of vote up / vote down exists this does not completely describe the reputation of a post .

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Codoforum V 1.2 released

Avinash D' Silva on the 01 Jun 2014 in update

Today, after weeks of development and testing, we are proud to announce the release of the new version of codoforum V 1.2

After completing the basic features of a forum, we are now moving on to add some advanced features.

One of them is our new search feature .

Advanced Search

Basic search parameters

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Added markdown inline image uploads

Avinash D' Silva on the 22 May 2014 in update

Remember the old forum days, when you had to attach images with each post.

now you can directly upload and inline them within your post text

forum markdown image inline upload

you have the ability to either select or simply drag and drop multiple images within your post. After uploading the image, you may set the image title directly by editing the markdown.

stay tuned for more interesting updates.

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Mission to build the most awesome forum

Avinash D' Silva on the 16 May 2014 in a few words

Hello everyone, we are on a mission, a mission to build the most awesome PHP based forum script.

There are hundreds if not thousands of forums already available, each of them having their own unique set of features.

we ourselves have used quite a few of them,

So, why build another forum? because we wanted,

a forum which gives importance to the end user and his experience. a forum which will help build a community and enhance engagement. a forum which gives importance to content rather than structure and statistics.
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