XenWord 3.0.4.02 Alpha Released

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XenWord 3.0.4.02 is now available in the download area of the store. This release is marked alpha because it is feature incomplete. The release is installed on Tux Reports, and the front page shows off some of the new features.

This version has very important bug fixes and all sites should be upgraded if the site is relying on the widgets.

Bug fixes include a fix to turning on/off the comment system for displaying WordPress comments. Numerous links were changed to canonical and the plugin was tested with WordPress 4.5 and XenForo 1.5.7. Behind the scenes was a change of files in the Comment System. There is a Post.php file which writes XenForo replies to WordPress. This is not enabled due to a loop that happens: the XenForo reply is written to the WP Comments table but this in turn is written to XenForo. Please do not enable the feature.

Changelog
( 109 ) Alpha Release 3.0.4.02 – April 16, 2016


Tested with WordPress 4.5, XenForo 1.5.7.
get_comments_number filtered to thread reply_count
Bug Fix: Master On/Off Switch for comments stops loading of all comment files
Bug Fix: Discussion Link, reply count option
Author_Link class now uses $thread array to build link
Added alt tags to Discussion link
Changed Comment Author URL code in Display.php to use array to build link
Changed Latest member link in dashboard widget to canonical
Changed Online Members and Staff Members Widgets to canonical
Changed Board Totals Widget to canonical
Changed Top Posters to canonical
Moved all comment files into the Comments folder; adjusted Autoloader.php
Renamed switch display_comments_in_wp to display_comments

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 FTP to upload this plugin. Please use the Add New plugin under the WordPress plugins area.

Upgrading
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.

Support

Please do not open a support ticket or 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 figure out the issue.

Documentation
New documentation for the latest alpha versions 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.

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


XenWord is a simple, incrementally developed bridge between XenForo community forums and WordPress. Development began in the summer of 2013 with the initial release available in January 2014.