New version: Talkyard v0.6.49
So this is the first newsletter / announcement. I haven't been good at communicating what features and things appear in Talkyard — let's try to change that :- )
.... since the last few months:
Discussion forum features:
Custom user groups: Create groups, add users, and configure notification settings and access permissions for all group members together. And, on user profile pages: Show group memberships.
Invite to group: Add
addToGroups: @group_nameat the top of the people-to-invite email list, and they'll get auto-added to that group.
Invite list filter options: Show only pending invites, or last invite, per user. (Otherwise, with 100s of invites, the list becomes annoyingly long.)
Notifications bug fix: Notifications were sent also for topics one couldn't access (which made people confused).
Upsert categories API: If your own software system has different "things", like, different end user created plugins, maybe school classes — then you can auto-create categories in Talkyard: one category for each plugin, for example — so the people using that plugin, get their own place to talk about it. Here's an example: https://forum.soundflow.org/categories — the categories in the Packages category, were upserted via Talkyard's API.
Experimental support for embedding a Talkyard forum or category in an
<iframe>(message @KajMagnus if you want to know more).
If Single Sign-On is combined with Login Required: Don't show a pointless empty page with a Log In button — instead, directly redirect to the Single Sign-On page. You can enable this, by going to
https://your-server/-/admin/settings/loginand specifying a SSO After Logout URL — that is, a page on your intranet / website, where people will be sent, after logout. (Without a go-to-after-Logout-URL, there could be a [logout —> redirect to SSO login page —> auto-login —> back to Talkyard, now logged in again] "eternal loop", preventing one from logging out).
Disqus blog comments importer now works (1.5 years after the initial feature request o.O ). Here's one of the imported discussions: Why you shouldn't interrupt a proprammer.
An Atom feed for blog comments:
Bug fixes related to broken image and user profile links, for self hosted blog comments.
- Support for Right-to-Left languages: Arabic, Persian, Hebrew, Kurdish, Urdu, etc. (Only support for these languages — not yet any actual translations. Related topic: https://www.talkyard.io/-261/support-rtl-languages-like-hebrew-arabic-persian-kurdish-urdu )
Your Talkyard site should have auto upgraded to version 0.6.49 already, if you use the Talkyard.net hosting, or if you're self-hosted via talkyard-prod-one. Otherwise, bump your Talkyard version number to
v0.6.49-535d684, see: https://github.com/debiki/talkyard-versions/commit/bf9b3715dcf9433f8827d28794068a635f3b59cd
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