Get the word out folks! We’re super pumped to be sharing that our WordPress plugin Mingle Forum version 1.1.x is coming soon!
You can demo it here on our forum. A full changelog will be provided when it is completed. Most notably are the Style changes that DDArt has been working tirelessly on. If you like the new changes, please consider sending a donation his way (http://ddart-bg.com).
What Mingle Forum 1.1.x is:
First of all — it’s free, and will stay that way! The 1.0.x series of Mingle Forum is OK and is serving well for a lot of people. But it is lacking in some modern features and appearances. We aim to fix that with the new releases. Our main focus for vs 1.1.0 will be enhancing the user experience, fixing bugs, and cleaning up the code-base. This will allow us to much more effectively meet future needs.
IMPORTANT NOTE: – Mingle Forum 1.1.0 will change the wpf.class.php to a great extent. So if you’re currently using a Forum Skin that requires you to replace the wpf.class.php file. MAKE SURE that the Skin is compatible with 1.1.0+ before you upgrade. Otherwise you may cause yourself a lot of headache, and end up having to downgrade to 1.0.34 again. We’ll be doing more to make this transition smooth, but some Skin authors may be too busy to upgrade their skins immediately. If you find your Skin is not compatible with 1.1.0+, you may want to consider switching to one of the new default skins that will be provided.
What Mingle Forum 1.1.x is not:
It is not a dumping ground for every new feature you ever wanted to see – In order to keep the code-base clean we will have to avoid bloat. Over the life of the 1.1.x series we plan on implementing some great hooks for 3rd party developers to use. English please? Basically it means that we will provide other developers with opportunities to leverage Mingle Forum in their plugins and code. This means someone could write a Polls add-on, or a Karma add-on etc. We’re not there yet, but are hoping by around vs 1.1.3 that we’ll be able to spend some time on enhancing this API.
We have moved the Mingle Forum project to Github in an attempt to get more contributors involved in the project, keep issues organized, and help speed up the development process.
So, to sum it all up — Mingle Forum is gaining new life slowly but surely. However, don’t expect everything all at once, and please don’t bombard us with feature requests just yet . We’d like to get the styles working better on most themes first, get the code-base maintainable, and get as many bugs smashed as we can before we begin on feature development. It is a large project and will continue to take hours and hours of work, so if you can’t contribute with coding skills, please consider a donation to help the cause.
Current Contributors to 1.1.x: Cartpauj, ddart, Xefir, whyameye.
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