Smart Forum Builder Change Log

Welcome to the SFB Change Log page, your go-to resource for tracking the evolution of our Smart Forum Builder plugin. Here, you'll find a comprehensive record of updates, enhancements, and fixes that we've implemented to continuously improve SFB!

Version 5.2
Release Date: 06/13/2024
[NEW] Shortcodes can now be used in SFB's error messages.

Version 5.1
Release Date: 06/10/2024
[NEW] Improved video link option. The video URL will now render and show up as a clickable link instead of plain text.

Version 5.0
Release Date: 06/10/2024
[NEW] Video support: Community members can now enter YouTube, Vimeo, or Wistia video URLs directly in a post, comment, or reply. SFB will automatically render the video when posted.
[NEW] Added a new collapsible menu icon for the left menu, allowing community members to collapse sections.
[NEW] New option to make the community lounge private.
[FIXED] Fixed email broadcast not saving issue.

Version 4.3
Release Date: 06/05/2024
[NEW] 1-Click SMART Login via SQB: Send 1-click smart login links through SQB emails for instant community site login.
[NEW] Login redirect: Users clicking the 1-click smart login link will be redirected to the default post-login page. A new shortcode with a redirect URL option can be configured in SFB settings.

Version 4.2
Release Date: 05/31/2024
[NEW] Users can now set notification preferences for new topic emails, choosing between daily, every 3 days, or every 7 days.

Version 4.1
Release Date: 05/29/2024
[FIXED] Undefined PHP errors in community lounge.

Version 4.0
Release Date: 05/28/2024
[NEW] Community Lounge: A central hub aggregating key activities and highlights across the community platform.
[NEW] Test Email option for 'Daily Topic' emails to preview the content.

Version 3.2
Release Date: 05/24/2024
[NEW] Option to hide menu items from users without forum access.

Version 3.1
Release Date: 05/24/2024
[FIXED] Quiz CSS issues inside SFB. The update ensures SFB does not override the quiz CSS.

Version 3.0
Release Date: 05/23/2024
[NEW] Integration with
[NEW] Unlock access to forums based on completed quizzes, personality quiz outcomes, scoring quiz scores, and tags.
[FIXED] Mobile responsiveness issues.

Version 2.7
Release Date: 05/21/2024
[NEW] Mention list now loads 100 users at a time to prevent memory issues.
[NEW] Options added for broadcast email and weekly digest customization.
[NEW] 'Test email' option for 'Weekly Digest' to test with real content.
[NEW] Improved content formatting for new topics, comments, and activity comments.
[FIXED] Video responsiveness issue on mobile.
[FIXED] Private community login not using the custom login URL.
[FIXED] Embed code not working in error messages.

Version 2.6
Release Date: 05/17/2024
[NEW] SQB integration with SFB for sending welcome emails with login details.
[NEW] For privacy, SFB will use the user's first name if the display name is an email.
[NEW] Support for smart 1-click login in new topic email, weekly digest, and email broadcast.
[FIXED] More translation issues.

Version 2.5
Release Date: 05/16/2024
[NEW] Support for OpenAI GPT-4 AI Model.
[NEW] SFB supports 1-click automated login for links in emails such as login, topic, and comment links.
[NEW] Improved user experience for topics requiring manual approval.
[FIXED] Profile page not loading issue.
[FIXED] Email template for comments had [name] instead of [commenter_name].

Version 2.4
Release Date: 05/15/2024
[NEW] Mention/Tag now displays name instead of username.
[NEW] Option to exclude certain forums and categories from new topic emails.
[NEW] Additional Loco translations for international customers.

Version 2.3
Release Date: 05/15/2024
[NEW] Mention/Tag allows mentioning any member with access to the same forums.
[NEW] New merge tag for unsubscribe in email templates.
[NEW] Improved bell notification format.
[FIXED] Mobile responsive issue on the main category page.
[FIXED] CSS issue with pinned post grid view footer.
[FIXED] Incorrect placeholder name in replies and comments.
[FIXED] New topic email not getting sent.
[FIXED] Bell notification not always showing for new topics.
[FIXED] Mobile navigation link issue.

Version 2.2
Release Date: 05/14/2024
[NEW] Custom Buttons for forum posts, topic posts, and error messages.
[NEW] Inline editor for replies and comments to retain context.
[NEW] Option to create forums without topics, hiding the 'view topics' button if none are present.
[NEW] New sorting button on the topics page.
[NEW] Updated design for the daily 'new topics email'.
[FIXED] Bell notification issue for all events.
[FIXED] Blank permalink issue.

Version 2.1
Release Date: 05/11/2024
[NEW] Member directory pagination configuration.
[FIXED] CSS issue with custom menu links in the left menu.
[FIXED] Bell notification click issue.

Version 2.0
Release Date: 05/10/2024
[NEW] Custom Header/Footer option to use theme header/footer.
[NEW] Consolidated email for all activities sent daily with links to new topics/posts and new comments.
[NEW] Custom Menus with multiple submenus.
[NEW] Bell notification to admin for replies, comments, and new topics.
[NEW] Turn off comments at the forum level.
[NEW] Updated SFB setup wizard.
[FIXED] Support for reset password for private communities.
[FIXED] Back button navigation from the topic page to the topic listing page.

Version 1.5
Release Date: 05/08/2024
[NEW] Tag/Mention other users in the activity page and forum comments/replies.
[NEW] Updated pinned posts layout to not display a featured image.
[FIXED] Permalink issue when the slug is updated.

Version 1.4
Release Date: 05/04/2024
[NEW] Configurable topics listing format at the forum level.
[NEW] Configurable forums page display settings.
[NEW] Updated 1-click installation process to a 2-step process.
[NEW] Posts set to public by default in a public community.
[FIXED] Deleted topics notification in the bell notification.
[FIXED] Admin bar visibility for admin user roles.
[FIXED] Admin pinned post always shows at the top.
[FIXED] Mobile responsiveness issues.
[FIXED] Image limits do not apply to admin-uploaded images.

Version 1.3
Release Date: 05/03/2024
[NEW] New pinned posts layout.
[NEW] Salient theme support.
[FIXED] Yoast plugin conflict in SFB Admin tables.
[FIXED] Admin bar visibility for admin user roles.
[FIXED] Fully clickable topic box.

Version 1.2.1
Release Date: 05/02/2024
[NEW] New banner customization options.
[NEW] Post Logout URL Option.
[NEW] Shortcode for firstname - [SFFIRSTNAME].
[FIXED] Topic order issue.

Version 1.2
Release Date: 05/01/2024
[NEW] Admins can pin important topics at the top of the list.
[NEW] Daily notification email with the new topics list.
[NEW] Email broadcast for all members of the community.
[FIXED] Mobile responsiveness for topic detail view.

Version 1.1
Release Date: 04/28/2024
[NEW] User roles for community members with different access levels.
[NEW] Customizable notifications for new topics and comments.
[FIXED] Minor CSS issues for mobile views.

Version 1.0
Release Date: 04/25/2024
[NEW] Initial release of SmartForumBuilder.
[NEW] Basic forum creation and management.
[NEW] User registration and login functionality.
[NEW] Topic and comment posting.
[NEW] Admin dashboard for forum management.