Version 7.5.8

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  • Initial release was November 29th, 2013
  • The 7.5.8 refresh was released on December 6th, 2013

Notes Changelog rewritten by Gizmo; I compared the 7.5.7 release with the 7.5.8 release and generated my own changelog as the official was quite vague.

New Features

  • Compatibility with PHP 5.4 and PHP 5.5 & Compatibility with MySQL 5.6
  • Admin can now "Become Member" from the "User" dropdown on each posting (
  • Added new SEO features supporting Open Graph Meta Tags for posts allowing for enhanced social media and search engine indexing. (
  • [7.5.8 Refresh] Gizmo's Shareaholic modification is now stock (13 days as a mod before being put in the stock product lol); see This Page if you'd like to add it to the Active Topics, Portal, Post List, and Category Index pages.

Feature Changes

  • Includes the latest version of the Smarty Template engine
  • Various bug fixes (at least 15), where 2 are considered a security risk. For this reason, it is highly recommended that you upgrade your board as soon as possible.
  • Active Topics dropdown has been replaced with a simple link to the 7 day activity page. (header.tpl)
  • Search Link dropdown has been replaced with a simple link to the search page. (header.tpl)
  • Fix Stop Forum Spam "Test Link" fix added. (Thanks id242 and Gizmo for fix; admin/test_stopforumspam.php)
  • Default cookie expiration is now 1 week (7 days) versus 1 year (365 days;,, admin/loginas.php)
  • Search allows up to 100 characters, an update from 50 characters (
  • FAQ updated to link to for image resizing services.
  • Code cleanup (including removing whitepace and comments; various files)
  • Security updates (various files)
  • Gallery replies now allow linking to images (,
  • New classes ".announce_css", ".sticky_css" for offsetting the coloring for Announcements and Sticky postings (need to add to "extra" css in the style configuration).
  • [7.5.8 Refresh] Share buttons now only display for posts that are viewable to guests.
  • [7.5.8 Refresh] Padding for share buttons now controlled in common.css.
  • [7.5.8 Refresh] Stop Forum Spam now detects users by an IP check on signup.
  • [7.5.8 Refresh] New permission check to see if guests can read a post.
  • [7.5.8 Refresh] "Show All Posts" now has a hard limit of 200 posts.

Bug Fixes

  • Various bug fixes
  • [7.5.8 Refresh] "All Pages" link has been restored to the pagination box.

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