Community Builder 2.6.1 Release!

Community Builder 2.6.1 can be freely downloaded by all registered members


We just released Community Builder 2.6.1 with 11 new features and 20 bug fixes!

The main new features (full CB 2.6.1 changelog) include:

  • Modernized rating fields
  • Massively improved speed in front-end and mainly in administration back-end thanks to rewritten Javascript
  • Improved integrated private messaging with message read date indication
  • better MySQL 8.0 and PHP 8.0 support
  • Client-side image resizing for PNG, WEBP and AVIF images
  • Improved Joomla 4.0 RC6 support
  • Updated advanced warning for obsolete (and soon incompatible) PHP, MySQL and Joomla versions

Community Builder 2.6.1 is a recommended upgrade for all CB sites.

Our demo website has already been updated to Community Builder 2.6.1, so you can see it in action along will all our Joomlapolis add-ons.

As always, you should first test on a cloned environment before upgrading your production site.

Looking ahead to Community Builder 2.7 and 3.0!

Our next release, Community Builder 2.7, will be released shortly after Joomla 3.10 and 4.0 Stable releases, due August 17th. We have already started modernizing our code-base for CB 3.0 as you will see in next CB 2.7 release. This modernization effort will use new features that PHP 7.4 supports. This means that the obsolete PHP 5.6 to 7.3 versions will no longer be supported starting with the next CB 2.7 stable release. The CB 2.7 upgrade/install process will be checking the PHP version as a prerequisite for completion. Similar checking will apply to over 10 years old MySQL versions prior to MySQL 5.6 (revised down from 5 years old expected 5.7.8 version) and to Joomla versions prior to Joomla 3.9.0, released 3 years ago. To avoid any surprises, we have added PHP, MySQL and Joomla obsolete version warnings since CB 2.6.0.

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The changelog is as follows:

11 New features:
8645 Revert MySQL 5.7 minimum notice
8633 Update rateit usage to use CSS based stars
8623 Improve jQuery data lookup for various jQuery plugins
8616 Redesign initial tab HTML structure to output as the final structure
8615 Implement read date in read indicator tooltip
8614 Rewrite core JS
8612 Implement backend pre-conditioning IF showhide
8542 Database ugrader MySQL 8.0 support: bigint and smallint do not have real sizes
8539 Review default setting for "Emails Sent From" and possible no-reply@ third choice
8538 Implement PNG, WEBP, and AVIF client side resizing
8521 Improve password reset redirect to be plugin and ajax aware

20 bug-fixes:
8655 Date and datetime calendar popups do not work
8629 outputCbJs caching not working correctly
8613 Joomla 4.0 RC3: Deprecation warning at login redirect: "CAUGHT EXCEPTION: Joomla\CMS\Factory::getUser() is deprecated"
8610 Make sure that all indexes are less than 1000 bytes long in case of utf8mb4 on MyISAM MySQL 5.7.33 engine
8608 Email linebreaks sent as non-HTML in an HTML email
8606 PMS: from substitution links to users own profile instead of the actual from profile
8605 PMS: skip converting linebreaks if an editor is used
8595 Backport PHPMailer security fixes (not exploitable in CB and add-ons)
8583 CBuser usages returning null when object is expected
8565 CB Select multiselect inputs won't let you remove all selections
8557 Guzzle declaring optional parameters before required parameters
8544 Client side resizing isn't strictly checking allowed extensions
8543 Very old unconfirmed accounts cannot be confirmed with the old confirm link
8541 Database checker: Minor regex improvement and fatal error substitution fix
8536 Uninstalling plugin with file permissions error results in fatal php exception error instead of displaying the warnings
8522 Nightly regression: CB admin configuration planel not loading Imagick version test missing a namespace backslash in the Imagick::GetVersion() call
8520 Safari transparent issue with tab navigation more button
8518 PHP 8 has a few compatibility issues due to deprecated behavior
8510 Bootstrap 3 collapse class conflicts with new navbar usage
8509 PMS avatars not sized correctly

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