SITEFORUM v8.0 - release November 2014
Main innovations: New fully integrated Editor; Improved Subscription Management; New security feature "Temporary Login"
Release 8.0 marks another milestone in SITEFORUM’s history and has been released in Autumn 2014. It is an overall improvement of the software and comes with lots of great new features. Also, existing features have been consolidated, replaced or given a complete makeover to make sure you get the most efficient tools to support your business.
New fully integrated Editor
Throughout the portal you find a new and fully integrated WYSIWYG editor with a huge featureset for easy content creation in all SITEFORUM modules. We have chosen the CKEditor which has a large open source community, is compatible with all browsers, and allows BBcode and Add-ons. See http://cksource.com for more details. We provide different versions of the editor for different content types and you will be able to select which type you would like to use for your content. We also added a caching mechanism so you don’t have to start from scratch when you leave the page by mistake or your session expired. In case you run own applications in your SITEFORUM portal you will find easy guidelines how to integrate this new WYSIWYG editor.
Improved Subscription Management
The subscription management has been heavily improved and enhanced with release 8.0. This enables you to subscribe to public media pool folders and receive notifications when new files are available in these folders. In the company directory you are able to allow your registered users to follow companies of their choice in order to receive alerts when the company posts new content or uploads new files. A great benefit for companies and your users.
New security feature “Temporary Login”
This new feature supports high data protection transparency as it enables Portal Masters to nominate a specific user for a login as another user for a limited period of time. This can be very helpful for support incidents or when staff members are on temporary leave and you have to replace them. The nominated user is informed via email that they’ve got a temporary login and can access the portal with the other user’s privileges without knowing the login details. Everything is tracked and available for Portal Masters in their history. You can also switch on email notifications for the user who’s login is being used.
Selection of other improvements:
- Improved Developer Tools
- Improved way to customize pages with a heavily simplified, easy-to-use Application Pool
- Improved event application for easy participation
- New mass operations for invoice management
- Human readable URL’s in nearly all modules to boost you portal ranking in search engines
- Significant changes in terms of stability and performance of the SITEFORUM Platform
- Many minor improvements and bugfixes