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XenWord Available for Download


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XenWord 3.3.4 is now available for download.

Important Changes

This is a maintenance release with important bug fixes for the Facebook sprite and checkbox option for pages.

Pages were not being written if the WP Post setting was off and WP Page setting was on. Additionally, the settings panel was not clear that if you enable WP Post then you are enabling both Posts and Pages.

An additional feature was added for the dropdown select to clarify an author must select a forum.

A new directory now holds public assets.


( 124 ) - February 24, 2017
Add select option "Select A Forum" to class-xenword-metabox-forumid.php
Add images directory in /public to hold assets
Bug Fix: Fixed Facebook connect_sprite.png by adding to /public/images
Bug Fix: Line 59 xenword-staff-online-widget.php
Bug Fix: UBS Widget Thumbnail showing when CDN active
Bug Fix: Checkbox option for pages conditional now sets

What’s next?
Now that the XenWord Jefferson release is complete, the focus will shift to fixing bugs reported in the bug forum as well as refactoring code to support the Don’t Repeat Yourself (DRY) concept and more OOP code. New features will be added based on the desires of customers and my abilities. The next release is tagged XenWord 3.4, as I rewrite the redirects to be editable by the webmaster.

Pre-Sales Questions
Please ask any questions regarding this release in the pre-sales forum.

New Installations

Before installing the XenWord plugin, please make sure you aligned the IDs and user_ids for the administrator, editor, contributor accounts. The www settings for WordPress and XenForo must be the same (including capitalizations). Create WordPress Administrator, WordPress Editor, WordPress Author, and WordPress Contributor user groups in XenForo. After activation, you must set the absolute path to XenForo. Next, turn on advanced user mapping and map the secondary user groups to WordPress roles.

Do NOT use sFTP to upload this plugin. Please use the Add New plugin under the WordPress plugins area.

Best Configuration

WordPress in the root and XenForo in a subdirectory is the most common installation. This is how I test all XenWord releases.

I have added a new testing environment with WordPress in a subdirectory but am not a fan of this setup. There is a special version necessary for redirects to work properly. You will need to open a support ticket if you run into this issue and don't want to move things to Method I.

Please do not use Method II in setting up a WordPress installation in a subdirectory. You will end up with 404 errors, irrelevant to XenWord. Please stick with Method I.

Please do not overwrite older versions of XenWord. Upload the zip file through the plugins –> Add New. Deactivate the older version. Login with your WordPress admin account, activate the new XenWord version. You will be asked to Login with the XenForo admin account. Go through all settings in the XenWord Settings Panel. Save and test.


Please do not send a private message. If you run into issues then please open a new thread in the support forums. It’s vital that you add as much information as possible to help us figure out the issue. You are welcome to start a support ticket for anything server sensitive.

New documentation for this version is slowly being uploaded. Video and screenshots may vary based on the release, therefore, feel free to post any suggestions and request clarification in the support forums.

Once again, I appreciate all of the feedback so that XenWord is improved.