The wait is over! The totally rewritten and super feature-richCB Activity 4.0 add-on is here and ready for prime time.
We have already installed it on our demo site, so feel free to preview it on us before you install it on your website.
Kyle has already blogged twice about this new release and its new features. Announcements, emotions, places, actions, tags, comments, likes, mentions, links, article discussions, notifications and many more awesome features will make your Community Builder website come alive. From a technical perspective, CB Activity 4.0 is a masterpiece! It looks awesome on all viewing devices (desktops, tablets and smart-phones) and it auto-streams as soon as new happenings take place. And as CB Activity 4.0 is a total rewrite, it has an improved API that can now be taken advantage of by other add-ons.
This is why along with the new CB Activity 4.0 build, we have also released the following:
To make things easier to upgrade we have created a single CB Package Builder powered install package (with these new releases and the latest CB) that all paid members (Professional / Developers) can download and install in a single pass. It is highly recommended all 4 are installed at once to ensure CB Activity compatibility between plugins. Additionally as with all major upgrades always backup your site first.
Joomla 3.7 Alpha 2 has been released for testing and it has some impressive new features!
Already since the Alpha 1 release, the 3.7 series has rolled out for testing the new Custom Fields feature and the new URL Routing feature.
There are two more interesting features worth mentioning in this Alpha 2 build:
Multilingual Association Manager This allows you to make translations from content into another language using one interface making things simpler for multilanguage websites. You can read the detailed tracker description to learn more.
Backend Admin Menu Manager With this feature you can create and use a custom admin menu that exists beside the preset admin menu. This will make rolling out new backend admin menus easier and the end result should be a much more friendly interface for special administrative groups. More information about this can be found in the feature tracker item.
Just one month after our feature rich Community Builder 2.1 release, we are proud to release Community Builder 2.1.1 which is primarily a compatibility, maintenance and security-hardenings release. We are also celebrating our 1234th merge request since CB 2.0. !
The detailed list of new features and bug fixes is included in our discussion thread. The main features worth mentioning are:
Language override user interface improvements lets you search for language strings and easily create your own override strings.
Updated fontawesome library to 4.7.0 to give you even more icons that you can easily take advantage of on your websites.
Improved PHP 7.1 compatibility - this way you can take advantage of the latest PHP framework.
CB 2.1.1 further strengthens the legendary security of Community Builder. Third party libraries have been updated (Guzzle, PHPMailer) and additional security-checks have been added. Also the update channel, version checks and the newsfeed now all use https!