Posts by Alexander Ebert

    If I recall, I can safely rebuild at anytime, though it’ll slow down my forum a bit?

    I'm not exactly sure, but I think you can get away with skipping posts + post search index entirely, conversations + their search index should also work without a rebuild. There might be some other tasks that you could skip, but this would require a lot of digging to figure that one out and I'm positive that the other tasks aren't that much of an issue, even at your scale.


    You can try to rebuild the data while the site is live, however, we do neither guarantee this to work nor do we recommend it. I'm somewhat positive that you can skip the aforementioned tasks and the remaining pieces shouldn't take too long, therefore I recommend that you take the site down (or at least enable the maintenance mode) while you run them.

    I don't see that much of a problem, besides the usual concerns when it comes to the database migrations. There's a new column added to the user table and a key added to each the post and thread table, which could take a while to rebuild.


    On the bright side, the upcoming version 5.2 will ship new PHP based database migrations that explicitly allow you to perform changes ahead of time, which are then detected and skipped automatically.

    The correct phrase shows up for a split of the second and then gets replaced by the raw syntax inside the language phrase.

    The JavaScript template engine is very limited compared to the server-side engine. As a side effect, the language class will attempt to evaluate the phrase and will return the raw phrase on error. Things like {assign} and {counter} are not supported in the JavaScript template engine.


    Supported functions:

    • if, else, else if and elseif
    • {lang}
    • {implode}
    • {foreach} and {foreachelse}
    • Implicit HTML encoding of variables.
    • Raw HTML output via @ and number formatting via #.

    Hello,


    The license includes the most recent version at the time of purchase, which is currently WoltLab Suite Forum 5.1. You can download and use earlier versions such as 4.1 and 5.0 too at your own discretion, but not in parallel. Upgrade prices are usually priced at around 50% of a new license, the pricing will be announced before a new version is released.


    Ticket support is included for as long as the version is actively supported by us, for example, Burning Board 4.1 reaches end-of-life in January 11th, 2020.

    It's not a file, but a phrase that is part of your translation. Please open your admin panel and navigate to: Customization > Languages > Phrases. Select your language and in the field "Name" enter wbb.post.summary, click on the item in the result list to open the dialog with the content.

    Introducing WoltLab Suite 5.2, the next big step in the history of community and forum solutions and successor of the previous WoltLab Suite 3 series.

    System Requirements

    WoltLab Suite 5.2 requires the following prerequisites to install and run the software:

    • Webserver with PHP 7.0.22 or newer (PHP 7.3+ recommended)
    • MySQL 5.5.35 (or newer) / MariaDB 5.5.47 (or newer) / MariaDB 10.0.22 (or newer)
    • 20 MB free disk space
    • Current Webbrowser (Chrome 76+, Firefox 68+, Safari 12+, Microsoft Edge 44+ [EdgeHTML 18+])

    Installation Guide

    1. Download the installation archive onto your computer.
    2. Extract the archive.
    3. Upload the files install.php, test.php and WCFSetup.tar.gz onto your webserver.
    4. Start the installation by navigating with your webbrowser to the test.php.

    Updating from earlier versions

    This beta version explicitly does not support updating from WoltLab Suite 3.x, update support will be added with future releases.

    Usage and Support

    This evaluation version is not suitable for use in production environments, doing so is entirely at your own risk. An update from WoltLab Suite 5.2 Beta 3 to future versions is not guaranteed. You may use the apps until January 6th, 2020, if you would like to continue using this software past this date, you'll have obtain a valid product license.


    We're looking forward to hear your feedback and report of possible issues in this forum.

    Version Number Changes

    The forum app historically used a much higher version number, which wasn't ideal at all times. Starting with this release, all our products have been bumped up to version 5.2.



    Download WoltLab Suite Forum 5.2 Beta 3

    Download WoltLab Suite Blog 5.2 Beta 3

    Download WoltLab Suite Calendar 5.2 Beta 3

    Download WoltLab Suite Gallery 5.2 Beta 3

    Download WoltLab Suite Filebase 5.2 Beta 3

    Only significant changes are included in the list below, minor fixes and typos are left out.


    WoltLab Suite Blog

    • Some links in emails were incorrectly encoded and could point to the wrong environment. 3.1

    WoltLab Suite Calendar

    • Events can now repeated up until January 1st 2038. 3.1
    • The iCal import now ignores events whose date exceeds the 32bit integer range (Y2K38). 3.1
    • Some links in emails were incorrectly encoded and could point to the wrong environment. 3.1

    WoltLab Suite Filebase

    • Some links in emails were incorrectly encoded and could point to the wrong environment. 3.1

    WoltLab Suite Forum

    • Copying boards with custom icons did not reset the style cache. 5.1
    • Boards acting as an external link could break the user group permission form. 5.1
    • Some links in emails were incorrectly encoded and could point to the wrong environment. 5.1

    WoltLab Suite Gallery

    • Some text formatting could interfere with embedded albums. 3.1
    • Some links in emails were incorrectly encoded and could point to the wrong environment. 3.1

    WoltLab Suite Core: Conversations

    • Renaming a user did not update the cached username of participants. 3.1
    • Improved the performance of the rebuild worker for conversation messages. 3.1
    • Some links in emails were incorrectly encoded and could point to the wrong environment. 3.1

    WoltLab Suite Core: Exporter

    • SMF 2.x
      • Added support for legacy thumbnails that use a different format. 3.1
    • WoltLab Burning Board 4.x, WoltLab Suite Forum 5.x
      • Smiley categories were imported twice. 3.1
    • XenForo 2.x
      • Added support for XenForo 2.1. 3.1

    WoltLab Suite Core: Moderated User Groups

    • Missing meta data for the sidebar boxes caused an incorrect behavior on mobile devices. 3.1
    • Some links in emails were incorrectly encoded and could point to the wrong environment. 3.1

    WoltLab Suite Core

    • Double-clicking on edit buttons with drop-down menus did not always open the extended edit option. 3.1
    • Removed the "birthday" and "location" scope from the Facebook login. 3.1
    • Resizing the browser window sometimes did not correctly update the visuals of open dialog overlays. 3.1
    • Adjusted the HTML markup of breadcrumbs to reflect a recent change to Google's search recommendations. 3.1
    • Rebuilding users with an "About Me" text but without a signature could corrupt the HTML by double encoding it. 3.1
    • Pasting as plain text did not correctly strip some formatting. 3.1
    • Some links in emails were incorrectly encoded and could point to the wrong environment. 3.1

    Updating an existing installation (recommended)

    Open your Administration Control Panel and navigate to Configuration > Packages > List Packages. Please click on the button Search for Updates located in the right corner above the package list.

    Updating an existing installation (alternative)

    Navigate to the downloads section in the customer's area, select the appropriate version and click on the Download Update button. Open your Administration Control Panel and navigate to Configuration > Packages > List Packages. Click on the tab Upload package and select the previously downloaded files and upload them one by one, the order does not matter.

    We have just released new versions of our products:

    • WoltLab Suite Blog 3.1.11
    • WoltLab Suite Calendar 3.1.11
    • WoltLab Suite Core 3.1.11
    • WoltLab Suite Filebase 3.1.11
    • WoltLab Suite Forum 5.1.11

    Stability releases (also known as "minor releases") aim to solve existing problems in the current version. Like every stability release, they do not introduce new features; It is strongly recommended to apply these updates.