YaBB 2.7 Strict - Intro
Yet another Bulletin Board 2.7.00
Download: YaBB 2.7.0 SVN Download (get 'snapshot')
What's New in 2.7
New and Enhanced Features:
- Adheres to the Perl strict pragma
- UTF-8 only - allows for full multi-language support (as far as UTF-8 supports full multi-language)
- Multi-language news and maintenance notices.
- Multi-language new member welcome messages.
- Guest PM notice: Allows the admin to add a notice on the Guest PM page for additional instructions. Multi-language.
- Advanced Backup - forum is completely locked down during backup.
- Advanced Template and Style editors - template graphics can be uploaded from within YaBB.
- New Referrer Settings - better item descriptions and shorter, more logical list of allowed-from-outside actions.
- New Global Moderator settings - Gmod can now do backups, if allowed.
- Advanced Version Details - gives the Revision number of Language files, Help files, and template files. Also lists the mods added to each file if the mod includes it.
- Admin choice for Print permissions
- YabMod - install mods from within YaBB.
- SEO friendly option for RSS feeds and 'guest-facing' internal links.
- Code fixes for Password protected boards with subboards and/or polls
- Improved Event Calendar/Birthday list integration
- Errorlog Page: IPs listed with incident counts, IP ban and IP block links
- 'Under the hood': Most lists that got converted to hashes or used tabs as data delimiters are now stored as hashes. (Note: many of these changes in how data is stored is in anticipation of YaBB's future move to using mySQL for data storage. For those not conversant with Perl: a hash is a type of list where the items in the list [whether a single item or another list] is associated with a unique 'key' - in mySQL that list is called a 'table' and the unique key is called an 'index'.)
Easy conversion from earlier versions of YaBB - no more 'copy this and that file to here and there and edit them'. Just copy your old data files into the appropriate Convert folders (or, if the old data files are on the same server, point the Converter to where the old data files are stored) and YaBB does it for you, including transferring your old settings to your new forum.