As suggested on another question, we thought it would be a good idea to post about some of the newer features added to Q2A that will eventually be in v1.8. It's hard to keep up to date looking only at GitHub issues and commits. Plus it gives you guys a chance to help test out new features and report bugs. Note: v1.8 is not suitable for live, 'production' sites but you can try it on localhost.
OK, on to some of the recently-added features:
- Enable/disable plugins. This was developed by pupi1985 and allows plugins to be disabled individually (if the plugin allows it). We've had some teething issues in a few areas but I think we've got it working well!
- Added Newest Users page. This is particularly useful for admins to keep a check on spam. Permissions have also been added for viewing the new users or special users pages.
- Password reset flow improved. The number of steps has been cut down - instead of having to respond to two emails, only one is required.
- Prevent certain usernames. An option similar to censored words that prevents certain usernames (by default prevents "anonymous").
I've also just added a date/time column to the uservotes table to track when votes were made (could be used by plugins for spam checking or preventing undoing of votes). I'm also due to start work on comment voting when I can.
Also, to pre-empt the inevitable question: no, I don't have a release date for 1.8 yet sorry. I still have a few features to implement (comment voting and notifications) but hopefully it won't be too long now :)