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🎉 Your Ultimate Social Experience is About to Get Even Better! 🥳

 

We are thrilled to announce the release of CB Activity 6.0 Beta 1 and Community Builder 2.8.2, a monumental update that promises to redefine your social networking experience.

CB Activity 6.0 Beta 1: A Sneak Peek into the Future

The highly-anticipated CB Activity 6.0 Beta 1 is here, and it's packed with a staggering 110 new features, stunning redesigns, and unmatched functionality. While this is a beta release, it's a tantalizing glimpse into the future of CB Activity.

What's New in CB Activity 6.0 Beta 1?

This release introduces a first set of main highlights, including

Redesigned Look and Feel: The new post window has undergone a makeover, with larger buttons and a mobile-friendly design.

Reactions: Express yourself using Tenor or Giphy reactions, complete with search, favorites, and recently used options.

Emoji Overhaul: The emoji selector has been completely redesigned, featuring native emoji, categorization, multiple emoji colors, and a convenient recently used emoji bar.

Introducing Stickers: Stickers are a brand-new addition, replacing the old emote system. Customize them with CSS, image files, videos, and HTML. You can even control access to reward subscribers with unique stickers.

Themes: Themes now come with improved previews and full customization options, including custom CSS classes and access controls.

Actions/Moods: Say goodbye to the old dropdown select. Enjoy an accessible and keyboard-navigable action selection with autocomplete options for each action.

Locations Made Easy: Users can now effortlessly select locations using maps from OSM or Google Maps. No more manual input.

Automated Links: Forget the link button; links are now automated. Simply add a link to your post, and it will be processed automatically, complete with image and media previews.

Rich Text Editing: The text editor has been upgraded to a rich editor that can convert supported usages into HTML. Enjoy live previews of reactions, emoji, and stickers, as well as autocomplete for @mentions and #hashtags.

Enhanced Sharing with Privacy: Easily share activity posts with various external services while keeping your privacy intact, thanks to our cookie-free approach.

Robust Filtering: Streams now offer advanced filtering options, including pre-defined filters and various search criteria.

Like Types: Likes now have meaning, with a type count and filtering options in the updated likes window.

And that's just the tip of the iceberg! This impressive list is just the beginning! CB Activity 6.0 Beta 1 is brimming with new functionality, making it the ultimate social stream experience. Stay tuned for additional highlights with upcoming betas

Explore Kyle's blog post for even deeper insights into CB Activity 6.0 Beta 1.

For more details on the journey from 5.0.0 to 6.0.0, check out this forum post.

For a complete list of changes in CB Activity 6.0, including 110 new features, explore our CB Activity change log.

And for CB 2.8.2, the 2 compatibility changes are in this CB change log.

How to Get CB Activity 6.0 Beta 1

To access CB Activity 6.0 Beta 1 and be among the first to experience these incredible features, you'll need a Professional or Developer membership, one of the benefits of our memberships. Please note that direct upgrades from CB Activity 5.0 to 6.0 Beta 1 are currently unavailable. CB Activity 6.0 Beta 1 requires CB 2.8.2, and CB 2.8.2 performs compatibility checks. Upgrades will be possible when CB Activity 6.0 reaches RC1, implementing CB Activity 5.0 migration code for existing CB Activity 5.0 sites.

Get Involved, Support the Community

Help shape the future of Community Builder and CB Activity by becoming a Professional or Developer member. Your support enables us to continue developing these amazing tools that enhance your online community experience. To get started and access CB Activity 6.0 Beta 1, join us today!

Calling for Early Feedback

We're thrilled to receive early feedback from our dedicated community members. Your insights and suggestions play a vital role in shaping the future of CB Activity. Join us in celebrating the release of CB Activity 6.0 Beta 1 and CB 2.8.2, and discover a world of possibilities for your online community.