At long last! We are proud to announce the release of Flarum v0.1.0-beta.6 today. This is another release on the road to stability, containing a healthy batch of improvements and bug fixes.
New Admin Conveniences
Finally, you can now easily upload a logo to be displayed in your forum's header, straight from your administration panel. You can also upload a favicon for your site, and set custom HTML to be displayed above the header for better integration with your main site's layout. No custom extensions required!
You can also thank @datitisev for the ability to configure SMTP settings in the admin panel, without having to install a custom extension or enter them manually into the database.
And @Davis implemented the ability for moderators to view the IP address each post was made by, visible in the post's meta information box:
Contextual Quote Button
When you highlight text in a post, Flarum will show a convenient Quote button next to the mouse. Click it to pop up the reply box with the text you've selected already pasted in as a quote. Thanks to @sijad for the slick work on this one.
And Much More
- New "Start discussions without approval" permission to supplement the existing "Reply to discussions without approval" permission
php flarum cache:clear command for easy cache clearing
- Add an API endpoint for listing tags (
- Many other minor tweaks and fixes
See the full release notes for all of the details.
Updating from Beta 5
- Disable 3rd party extensions prior to upgrading.
- Run the following command at the root of your Flarum installation:
- Navigate to yourforum.com/admin, enter your database password, and sit tight!
- Run the command
php flarum cache:clear (or manually delete .js and .css files in the assets directory).
If you run into trouble, please start a new discussion in the Support tag and we'll do our best to help you!
We're currently pushing towards a stable version as the highest priority. This will involve some further updates to the extension API, but after that things will finally settle down so devs can write their extensions with confidence. A web installer is also planned for the stable release.
Please understand that we don’t provide release dates for Flarum. We’re still an open source project and are relying on the time of our developers and your contributions to define the development pace. That said, we are expecting the pace to pick up a bit in the coming months as I finish my end-of-year examinations. Stay tuned!
Thanks to all of the contributors for this release: Davis, datitisev, JoshyPHP, augiwan, bmalex88, poush, KazeFlame, nielstholenaar, sijad, and anyone else who I've missed!
Thank you to the Flarum staff (@jordanjay29, @Luceos, @Dominion, @Kulga, @digital) who have been moderating and managing the community, despite the lapse in development activity. You guys rock!
Finally, thank you for your ongoing support, donations, and enthusiasm that keeps us going.