May 2014 Update

May 03, 2014, 12:14:27 PM Posted by Suki on May 03, 2014, 12:14:27 PM in May 2014 Update | 8 Comments
Another consistent update.

- Hooks can can create a new instance of your class for you and it will be stored in $context['instances']['your_class_name'], it you want to create an instance you need to use the # character at the end of your string:

add_integration_function('integrate_menu_buttons', 'MyClass::methodToCall#);

The feature is still compatible with how hooks calls work on 2.0.

- Hooks can now declare a file to be loaded when the hook is called, example:

add_integration_function('integrate_menu_buttons', '$sourcedir/MyClass.php|MyClass::methodToCall#);

The following wildcards can be used:


- Adds a fall-back if no wildcard for a path was given, it only tries to check if the file exists on Sources dir so make sure you included a valid path to your file.
Use more descriptive var names, no more $call[1], $call[0]
- Subs::call_hook_helper() is now used when calling hooks, it determines if the string passed is a callable function, a static method or a normal method and acts according to what was found.
- Change to schemaless URLs on hardcoded urls for the default custom profile fields.
- When an user gets a permanent ban, destroy the user's session and unset his/her openID data, thanks to Underdog.
- Arrows are no longer showed on third level menus, thanks to Live627.
- Enable/Disable BBC are now on under posting settings, thanks to Antes.
- When editing your profile, if a custom profile value fails, it will tell the user about it.
- Custom profile fields now has more options to be displayed, besides the current 3 options theres now:  below signature, below avatar, above username and bottom poster info.
- Warning logs are now searchable.
- Custom profile field "gender" now has a "none" value by default.
- Several bugs were fixed as well.

That's pretty much it, as always, you can take a look at where the fun is happening: and remember, due to the volatile nature of the repo, installing 2.1 for production is not recommended. You can, however, install it on a local or test site and give us a hand at reporting issues.


Kindred on May 03, 2014, 09:30:19 PM said
Thanks Suki...   I appreciate all the plugging away you are doing to patch issues as well as adding stuff.

mashby on May 03, 2014, 11:03:30 PM said
Thank you Suki and the dev team!
{insert applauding animated GIF here}

LiroyvH on May 03, 2014, 11:44:03 PM said
Thanks and good work all! :)

DSystem on May 04, 2014, 12:37:38 AM said
Very good :)

Installed here to test ->

Antros22 on May 04, 2014, 12:49:28 PM said
interesting news  very good work smf team  we w8 for more :)

Chainy on May 08, 2014, 07:25:46 PM said
Thank you for the update Suki! Good work.

kat on May 09, 2014, 06:03:58 AM said
Lots of work going on...

Thanks, for that, Suki! :)

Irisado on May 09, 2014, 08:30:57 AM said
Thanks for the summary Suki, and thank you to the development team for all the ongoing work being put into this :).