SPF V4.1 Beta 2 Now Available

As previously announced, Simple:Press Forum Version 4.1 has reached Beta status. Thus far, we have had about 500 downloads of the Beta 1 version and things have gone quite well!

Today, we have released Beta 2 of 4.1 for testing. This updated beta version does not include any major fixes but does include some minor bug fixes and tweaks. Among the changes included in 4.1 Beta 2 are:

  • Ability to add new custom message for each group. This is a companion to the custom forum message that was added in 4.1
  • Corrected error message some users were seeing when logging out
  • Installer now sets default values for the custom logout url and block admin url properly
  • Corrected access denied message on front page if there weren’t any defined Groups
  • Corrected some spelling errors in text labels/messages
  • Further extended the new profile API for other plugins/themes to take advantage of
  • Corrected error message on forum page if javascript was disabled
  • Reverted localization to be required under the plugin directory. WP just doesnt like it outside the plugin directory
  • Corrected erroneous error message in upgrader if block admin was enabled
  • Corrected error where search form couldn’t be displayed it top search form and top quicklinks were turned off
  • Corrected avatar option initializations on fresh installs
  • Corrected issue with online identities potentially be wrong in the profile
  • Corrected a couple of divide by zero errors
  • Changed Admins to not be limited to the PM message count option
  • Cleaned up and corrected some of the online help
  • FINALLY figured out and corrected the annoying ‘Insufficient Permissions’ error some folks were still seeing on upgrading
  • Closed loophole where spam bots could a use the questionable post report feature to spam admins
  • Corrected bug where the option for admins to upgrade from the front end wasn’t displaying
  • Corrected bug in the url generation that was causing an extra 301 redirect for forum pages
  • Added new form to allow global enabling/disabling or rss feeds and for external rss feed url for the all rss button
  • Corrected bug where the avatar shown for members using spf default avatars would be the guest avatar in the PM inbox
  • Corrected appearance of the fixed admin bar
  • Corrected an image uploader permissions checking bug and updated the plugin to the latest version
  • Some css styling cleanups

If you have downloaded Beta 1, we suggest you grab a version of Beta 2. If you come across any issues, please report them in the 4.1 Beta Support Forum. If you grab the beta 2 and its working for you, please let us know too so we can judge when 4.1 is ready for Gold Release.

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