XenWord 3.0 Gold is available

Jefferson finally hits the streets.

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Development for XenWord 3.0 began in the spring of 2015. After hundreds of lines of code being changed and dozens of new files, it’s finally available for everyone with a current license to download.

XenWord has been a huge undertaking of hundreds of hours of learning how to add new features, undoing early foundational mistakes, and fixing bugs. In fact, this is release 114.

XenWord would not be available without the help of so many people: developers, clients, and family have all contributed to this release. Thank you all for the support, ideas, and kicks in the pants when needed.

XenWord Jefferson is being released today so that technical support will be available over the next few days. I will be in training July 10th through July 22nd and will not be able to help.

Changelog

( 114 ) 3.0 GOLD – July 5, 2016

  • Tested with WordPress 4.6 beta 1
  • Rewrite of the XenWord_XF_Users class: added several new methods
  • Bug Fix: rewrite of adding XF users to WP database
  • Bug Fix: added tag creation conditionals during insert new thread
  • Bug Fix: wp-login.php accessible after login
  • New code: class-xenword-add-wpusers.php, update_user_status for multisite
  • New code: class-xenword-add-wpusers.php, update_user_meta xf_user_id for future use

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 3.1.

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.

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 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.

Documentation
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.

 

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HarnessMedia
Member
HarnessMedia

Wonderful! XenWord is an awesome work of art that you should be proud of. I'm excited to update!

artofwargaming
Member

Updated last week and don't see any issues at the moment. @LPH were you able to get the cookie issue resolved in this release? I am guilty of not reading the Gold release notes this time.

Gracie
Admin

Updated last week and don't see any issues at the moment. @LPH were you able to get the cookie issue resolved in this release? I am guilty of not reading the Gold release notes this time.

LPH is at PLTW training and unavailable until July 22. I'm on vacation but am just checking if anyone needs help. The change log is in the information tab in the XenWord panel too but the login was completely rewritten so that cookies are seen during authentication. This helps with the caching support.

artofwargaming
Member

LPH is at PLTW training and unavailable until July 22. I'm on vacation but am just checking if anyone needs help. The change log is in the information tab in the XenWord panel too but the login was completely rewritten so that cookies are seen during authentication. This helps with the caching support.

Ah thanks for the update. I've been flying for 9 days so out of the country.