This past weekend I decided to have my own Active Forums hackathon. Friday afternoon I made a list of everything I wanted to accomplish for Active Forums 4.3. I reviewed the list a couple times, added a few items, removed a few more then got straight to work. The goal was to have Active Forums 4.3 feature complete by midnight tonight. Some of you have already noticed a few changes, but you won't see all of them until tomorrow. Here is the list of what is in Active Forums 4.3.
- URL Rewriter - http://www.activemodules.com/blogs/will
- Categories - http://www.activemodules.com/activesocial/kb
- Topic Priority - Ability to alter the sort priority of topics based upon a numeric value in addition to date.
- Performance improvement for retrieving a list of topics.
- Forum Content Navigator - Allows for browsing the topics in a given forum by categories and/or tags.
- Security options for Tags, Categories and Priority.
- Tag cloud control
- Author list
Related topics - Automatic and Assigned Moved to AF 4.4
- Custom fields - Gives administrators the ability to define custom fields, per forum, that can be required when creating a topic.
You should see examples of all these features in action on this site by the end of the day tomorrow.