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vBulletin Mobile Suite 2.7 is available.

vBulletin Mobile Suite 2.7 Changes


Mobile Suite 2.7 is available to be built via the Mobile Publisher. Mobile Suite 2.7 adds support for Group Channels and content.


Note: You might receive a Warning ITMS-90901 when uploading the iOS app. Please ignore this warning since it does not prohibit the submission of your iOS app.


Group Support


Mobile Suite 2.7 supports the participation in vBulletin's Group channels. Users can create new topics, replies, and comments within existing groups. Group Owners/Moderators can moderate content from within the apps.


Resolved Issues

Added a setting to request account deletion
Search - The blank page with no data appears on the search results page.
Some text not translated to Spanish in Apps
Improved the Share feature
Blogs Page- Clicking on avatar should open the correct user profile
Moderation - Error message popups during operations multiple replies.
Add settings to change the default start screen.
Long private messages are truncated in mobile suite 2.6
Number page displayed is not correct
New Article Page - Clicking back button should keep the original option selected.
Translations


If the Mobile Suite is not available in your language, you can help by providing translations. In order to do this, please see this topic in the vBulletin Support forums.



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Tue, 25 Jan 2022 00:23:19 GMT

vBulletin Connect 5.6.6 is available for download.

vBulletin 5.6.6 is available for all download customers. vBulletin Cloud customers will be automatically scheduled to be upgraded soon. vBulletin Cloud customers will be emailed before their site upgrade starts.


Front End Changes


Photo Gallery


When uploading images to a Photo Gallery topic, users can now enter a title for each image as well as the image description. This will enhance the searchability of images within these topics.


Note: There is a known issue that you cannot add a title when uploading images during the creation of a new Photo Album within the user profile. You can edit the Photo Album and add titles as a workaround.


User Name Cards


To facilitate upcoming functionality, a new optional name card can be shown when clicking or tapping on a user's name in most locations throughout the system. The name card currently shows the user's name, avatar, a link to their profile, and a link to search for their posts. This name card can be enabled in the AdminCP Settings under Options > User Profile Options.


Additional Issues

Attachments will now show in the Latest Activity streams when using the Web Client.
Resolved an issue that could prevent deleting topics if the author has been deleted.
Users could edit their status if they did not have permission to edit their profile. This has been corrected.
Users without permission to edit their profile could not update their settings. This has been corrected.
Resolved an issue with username links in Pinned Topic Answer posts. These links would not work properly on subdomains.
Resolved an issue where clicking "More Smilies" in the editor would result in smilie selection disappearing.


Back End / AdminCP Changes


Imagemagick 6


The option to directly call the Imagemagick 6 executables for image processing has been removed. Similar functionality is available through the IMagick PECL class now. If you were using the ImageMagick 6 library, the system will switch to GD as the default. If you have Imagick installed, you can switch to this under Settings > Options > Image Options. If you were previously using ImageMagick 6, no further configuration should be needed in vBulletin. If you wish to use IMagick and do not have ImageMagick installed on your server, you will need to contact your hosting provider for assistance.


PHP 8.1


vBulletin has been updated to support PHP 8.1.


PHP Warnings


A significant number of PHP Warnings that were being logged as a result of using PHP 8/8.1 have been resolved. The number of messages logged should be reduced on most systems. Please note that custom code and templates can still create these warnings if the variables are not initialized correctly.


Additional Issues

The install/upgrade routines have been updated to show more friendly error messages if a connection to the database cannot be made.
Resolved an issue in the Node Tools where the last post date was not being calculated properly.
Remove Guest Users from the Move / Prune User tools.
Updated the Trending Minimum Lifetime variable name so that it is now correct and will be used by the system.
The Instant Notification queue for vBulletin Mobile is no longer processed when not needed.
Resolved an issue that would prevent the site from operating if you stored templates as files.
Removed legacy bootstrap code from the system.


Deprecated


PHP 7.3


PHP 7.3 has reached End of Life status on December 6th, 2021. It is recommended to upgrade your server to PHP 7.4 or higher.


MySQL 5.6.X


MySQL 5.6 has reached End of Life. The MariaDB equivalent is 10.0. Make sure to upgrade your server to MySQL 5.7 or higher (MariaDB 10.2 or higher) as soon as possible.




Additional Information


Install / Upgrade

Installation Instructions
Upgrade Instructions
File Cleanup


After upgrading your vBulletin system, you should delete any possible obsolete files. You can obtain more information on why this is needed and instructions on how to do this in this topic within the vBulletin 5 Installs & Upgrades forum.


Rebuild Search


To enable new search filters for Answered topics, you will need to rebuild your search index.


System Requirements


Minimum System Requirements

PHP Version: 7.3.0
MySQL Version: 5.6.10
MariaDB Version: 10.1.0
Recommended System Requirements

PHP Version: 7.4 or higher
MySQL Version: 8.0 or higher
MariaDB Version: 10.6+
For more information see: vBulletin Connect System Requirements.


Current Version Support Schedule

Active Version - 5.6.6
Security Patch - 5.6.5
Security Patch - 5.6.5
No Patch Release - 5.6.3 and earlier
Discussion


If you have any questions about these changes you may discuss them here: https://forum.vbulletin.com/node/0


If you find an issue with the software or wish to place a feature request please visit our tracker.


To receive support for your vBulletin Product please visit our community forums.



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Tue, 11 Jan 2022 20:45:30 GMT

vBulletin 5.6.6 Release Candidate is available for download.

The preview version of vBulletin 5.6.6 Release Candidate is now available for download. Preview versions should not be used on production servers and are released for testing purposes only.


Front End Changes


Photo Gallery


When uploading images to a Photo Gallery topic, users can now enter a title for each image as well as the image description. This will enhance the searchability of images within these topics.


User Name Cards


To facilitate upcoming functionality, a new optional name card can be shown when clicking or tapping on a user's name in most locations throughout the system. The name card currently shows the user's name, avatar, a link to their profile, and a link to search for their posts. This name card can be enabled in the AdminCP Settings under Options > User Profile Options.


Additional Issues

Attachments will now show in the Latest Activity streams when using the Web Client.
Resolved an issue that could prevent deleting topics if the author has been deleted.
Users could edit their status if they did not have permission to edit their profile. This has been corrected.
Users without permission to edit their profile could not update their settings. This has been corrected.
Resolved an issue with username links in Pinned Topic Answer posts. These links would not work properly on subdomains.
Resolved an issue where clicking "More Smilies" in the editor would result in smilie selection disappearing.

Back End / AdminCP Changes


Imagemagick 6


The option to directly call the Imagemagick 6 executables for image processing has been removed. Similar functionality is available through the IMagick PECL class now. If you were using the ImageMagick 6 library, the system will switch to GD as the default. If you have Imagick installed, you can switch to this under Settings > Options > Image Options. If you were previously using ImageMagick 6, no further configuration should be needed in vBulletin. If you wish to use IMagick and do not have ImageMagick installed on your server, you will need to contact your hosting provider for assistance.


PHP 8.1


vBulletin has been updated to support PHP 8.1.


PHP Warnings


A significant number of PHP Warnings that were being logged as a result of using PHP 8/8.1 have been resolved. The number of messages logged should be reduced on most systems. Please note that custom code and templates can still create these warnings if the variables are not initialized correctly.


Additional Issues

The install/upgrade routines have been updated to show more friendly error messages if a connection to the database cannot be made.
Resolved an issue in the Node Tools where the last post date was not being calculated properly.
Remove Guest Users from the Move / Prune User tools.
Updated the Trending Minimum Lifetime variable name so that it is now correct and will be used by the system.
The Instant Notification queue for vBulletin Mobile is no longer processed when not needed.
Resolved an issue that would prevent the site from operating if you stored templates as files.
Removed legacy bootstrap code from the system.

Deprecated


PHP 7.3


PHP 7.3 has reached End of Life status on December 6th, 2021. It is recommended to upgrade your server to PHP 7.4 or higher.


MySQL 5.6.X


MySQL 5.6 has reached End of Life. The MariaDB equivalent is 10.0. Make sure to upgrade your server to MySQL 5.7 or higher (MariaDB 10.2 or higher) as soon as possible.



Additional Information


Install / Upgrade

Installation Instructions
Upgrade Instructions
File Cleanup


After upgrading your vBulletin system, you should delete any possible obsolete files. You can obtain more information on why this is needed and instructions on how to do this in this topic within the vBulletin 5 Installs & Upgrades forum.


Rebuild Search


To enable new search filters for Answered topics, you will need to rebuild your search index.


System Requirements


Minimum System Requirements

PHP Version: 7.3.0
MySQL Version: 5.6.10
MariaDB Version: 10.1.0
Recommended System Requirements

PHP Version: 7.4 or higher
MySQL Version: 8.0 or higher
MariaDB Version: 10.6+
For more information see: vBulletin Connect System Requirements.


Current Version Support Schedule

Active Version - 5.6.5
Security Patch - 5.6.4
Security Patch - 5.6.3
No Patch Release - 5.6.2 and earlier
Discussion


If you have any questions about these changes you may discuss them here: https://forum.vbulletin.com/node/4464710


If you find an issue with the software or wish to place a feature request please visit our tracker.


To receive support for your vBulletin Product please visit our community forums.



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Wed, 05 Jan 2022 21:35:39 GMT

vBulletin 5.6.6 Alpha is available for download.

The preview version of vBulletin 5.6.6 Alpha is now available for download. Preview versions should not be used on production servers and are released for testing purposes only.


Front End Changes


Photo Gallery


When uploading images to a Photo Gallery topic, users can now enter a title for each image as well as the image description. This will enhance the searchability of images within these topics.


User Name Cards


To facilitate upcoming functionality, a new optional name card can be shown when clicking or tapping on a user's name in most locations throughout the system. The name card currently shows the user's name, avatar, a link to their profile, and a link to search for their posts. This name card can be enabled in the AdminCP Settings under Options > User Profile Options.


Additional Issues

Attachments will now show in the Latest Activity streams when using the Web Client.
Resolved an issue that could prevent deleting topics if the author has been deleted.
Users could edit their status if they did not have permission to edit their profile. This has been corrected.
Users without permission to edit their profile could not update their settings. This has been corrected.
Resolved an issue with username links in Pinned Topic Answer posts. These links would not work properly on subdomains.
Resolved an issue where clicking "More Smilies" in the editor would result in smilie selection disappearing.

Back End / AdminCP Changes


Imagemagick 6


The option to directly call the Imagemagick 6 executables for image processing has been removed. Similar functionality is available through the IMagick PECL class now. If you were using the ImageMagick 6 library, the system will switch to GD as the default. If you have Imagick installed, you can switch to this under Settings > Options > Image Options. If you were previously using ImageMagick 6, no further configuration should be needed in vBulletin. If you wish to use IMagick and do not have ImageMagick installed on your server, you will need to contact your hosting provider for assistance.


PHP 8.1


vBulletin has been updated to support PHP 8.1.


PHP Warnings


A significant number of PHP Warnings that were being logged as a result of using PHP 8/8.1 have been resolved. The number of messages logged should be reduced on most systems. Please note that custom code and templates can still create these warnings if the variables are not initialized correctly.


Additional Issues

The install/upgrade routines have been updated to show more friendly error messages if a connection to the database cannot be made.
Resolved an issue in the Node Tools where the last post date was not being calculated properly.
Remove Guest Users from the Move / Prune User tools.
Updated the Trending Minimum Lifetime variable name so that it is now correct and will be used by the system.
The Instant Notification queue for vBulletin Mobile is no longer processed when not needed.
Resolved an issue that would prevent the site from operating if you stored templates as files.
Removed legacy bootstrap code from the system.

Deprecated


PHP 7.3


PHP 7.3 has reached End of Life status on December 6th, 2021. It is recommended to upgrade your server to PHP 7.4 or higher.


MySQL 5.6.X


MySQL 5.6 has reached End of Life. The MariaDB equivalent is 10.0. Make sure to upgrade your server to MySQL 5.7 or higher (MariaDB 10.2 or higher) as soon as possible.



Additional Information


Install / Upgrade

Installation Instructions
Upgrade Instructions
File Cleanup


After upgrading your vBulletin system, you should delete any possible obsolete files. You can obtain more information on why this is needed and instructions on how to do this in this topic within the vBulletin 5 Installs & Upgrades forum.


Rebuild Search


To enable new search filters for Answered topics, you will need to rebuild your search index.


System Requirements


Minimum System Requirements

PHP Version: 7.3.0
MySQL Version: 5.6.10
MariaDB Version: 10.1.0
Recommended System Requirements

PHP Version: 7.4 or higher
MySQL Version: 8.0 or higher
MariaDB Version: 10.6+
For more information see: vBulletin Connect System Requirements.


Current Version Support Schedule

Active Version - 5.6.5
Security Patch - 5.6.4
Security Patch - 5.6.3
No Patch Release - 5.6.2 and earlier
Discussion


If you have any questions about these changes you may discuss them here: /node/4464710


If you find an issue with the software or wish to place a feature request please visit our tracker.


To receive support for your vBulletin Product please visit our community forums.




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Fri, 17 Dec 2021 19:33:54 GMT

vBulletin 5.6.5 is available for download.

vBulletin 5.6.5 Changes and Updates


vBulletin 5.6.5 is now available for download. vBulletin Cloud sites will be scheduled for automatic updates in the coming days.


Front End Changes


Answered Topics


Topics can now be marked as "Answered." This is a special status applied to a specific post within the topic. The post that is marked as the Answer will be highlighted and show directly under the starting post in the topic. The ability to mark posts as the Answer in a topic is controlled by permissions. There are three different permissions to control this. Usergroup and Channel Permissions both support the "Can Set Answer" permission. Within Channel Permissions, there is also a "Can Set Answer on Own Topics" permission. The last permission is under Moderator Permissions to control which moderators can set answers. After upgrading, all of these permissions will be set to No. If you leave the permissions in this state, the feature will be disabled.


The Channel Display module has been updated to allow users to filter by answered status.


Photo Gallery


The ability to manually re-order images uploaded in a photo gallery topic has been added to the system. This can be accomplished by drag and drop when editing the images during upload.


Additional Issues

Resolved several filter issues with Blogs.
Users with custom HTML titles can update their settings without breaking their titles.
vB Messenger should load new messages quicker. However, the update rate will slow down with inactivity.
Tag searches are no longer case sensitive.
Users no longer need permission to post to create flag reports.
When uploading a new site logo in Site Builder, it can now be properly applied to all styles.
If the site is configured so that the user's birthday is optional, it is no longer required when updating the user settings.
Information from inline images should no longer appear in the meta description of a page.

Back End / AdminCP Changes


PHP 8


vBulletin has been updated to support PHP 8.0. Extensive work has been undertaken to update legacy code in the system to support PHP 8.0. This covers all areas of the product. If you encounter issues when using PHP 8.0, please report them in the forums.


Error Reporting


In previous versions of vBulletin, the system would override PHP's system error reporting settings. This behavior is increasingly problematic with newer versions of PHP. It is being removed to improve development, testing, and providing support. In rare cases, this could allow production servers to display warnings and notices at the top of the rendered page. To disable these edit your php.ini and set these variables:


display_errors = Off
log_errors = On
error_reporting = E_ALL & ~E_NOTICE & ~E_WARNING

For testing servers, you can turn display_errors to On and error_reporting to E_ALL.


If you do not know how to edit your php.ini file, please contact your hosting provider for support.


Infraction Groups


Infraction Group permissions should take additional priority over other permissions now. All Infraction Groups work similarly to banned usergroups now. This change will allow Infraction

Group bans to work properly on individual channels on your forums.


Additional Issues

The Quick Channel Permissions tool (Usergroups -> Channel Permissions) will only permissions that are changed will be updated in the database.
The User Moderation page now includes pagination.
Ignored Users - Cache changes have been implemented to show content from ignored users less.
Can Upload Attachments permission - This duplicate permission has been removed.
Resolved an issue with Memcached and improper key deletion. If you use Memcached, please make sure that you have a proper Memcached key prefix set in your /core/includes/config.php file.

Deprecated


ImageMagick


Calling the ImageMagick executable directly has been deprecated in favor of using the imagick PECL library. We will remove direct support for ImageMagick in the next release. The imagick library functionality was added in vBulletin 5.5.4. We suggest updating your PHP installation to support imagick. You can find instructions on doing this in the PHP Documentation. If you do not switch to imagick, your image processing library will change to GD with the next release of vBulletin.


PHP 7.2


PHP 7.2.X has reached end of life. Due to this, bugs specific to this version will not be fixed in the future. The solution is to upgrade your server to PHP 7.3 or higher. PHP 7.2.X will not be supported in the next version of vBulletin.


MySQL 5.6.X


MySQL 5.6 has reached End of Life. The MariaDB equivalent is 10.0. It is recommended that you have your server upgraded to 5.7 or higher (MariaDB 10.2 or higher) as soon as possible. Future versions of vBulletin can use features made available in newer versions of MySQL.



Additional Information


"Long Step" Warning


This upgrade adds fields to the node table in your database. On large sites, this process can take a while to process. Please be patient.


Install / Upgrade


Along with the PHP 8 changes, several upgrade steps have been updated to be more efficient.

Installation Instructions
Upgrade Instructions
File Cleanup


After upgrading your vBulletin system, you should delete any possible obsolete files. You can obtain more information on why this is needed and instructions on how to do this in this topic in the vBulletin 5 Installs & Upgrades forum.


Rebuild Search


To enable new search filters for Answered topics, you will need to rebuild your search index.


Database Search


You can rebuild your search index while the site is live using the tool available in the AdminCP under Maintenance -> General Update Tools. Large sites can use do_not_upload/searchindex.php from the command line.


Sphinx Search


If you use Sphinx Search on your site, you will need up update your vbulletin-sphinx.php file with the new version in the download package and rebuild your search index.


System Requirements


Minimum System Requirements

PHP Version: 7.2.0
MySQL Version: 5.6.10
MariaDB Version: 10.1.0
Recommended System Requirements

PHP Version: 7.3 or higher
MySQL Version: 8.0 or higher
MariaDB Version: 10.3+
For more information see: vBulletin Connect System Requirements.


Current Version Support Schedule

Active Version - 5.6.5
Security Patch - 5.6.4
Security Patch - 5.6.3
No Patch Release - 5.6.2 and earlier
Discussion


If you have any questions about these changes you may discuss them here: https://forum.vbulletin.com/node/4461758


If you find an issue with the software or wish to place a feature request please visit our tracker.


To receive support for your vBulletin Product please visit our community forums.




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Tue, 26 Oct 2021 17:23:21 GMT


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