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The fourth (and likely the final) beta of UNA 9 is, to put it mildly, extraordinary. Whole new modules, new features, core improvements and big-fixes in this update could easily justify a whole new version release. There is a lot! It is downloadable, upgradable and available now.

UNA v.9.0.0-B4 (beta 4)

Significant changes:

Polls moduleFiles moduleStripe Connect moduleSocial Engine migration module"Mark as featured" functionalityNew "Protean" Template style mixesEmail notification for friend requestDefault storage engine selectionViews engine improvements: views count and list of viewersEvents: remindersEvents: timeline post and browsing unit layout updateEvents: new categories (old content is assigned to "Other" category)Events/Groups: invite participants after creationAlbums/Posts: more paginate parametersTimeline: new (additional) layout representationTimeline: ability to post directly to site timelineTimeline: embed.ly integration for posted linksTimeline: RSS feedTimeline: "share" functionalityNotifications: "repost" notificationForums: search improvementsProtean: updated system mix stylingPosts: new view for snippets and cards layoutPayments: allow to manage currencies and other improvementsPayments: Trial Mode for StripeAccounts manager: ability to reset passwords, edit email and subscription preferences.OAuth2: editing Name & URI for key&secretStudio: link to homepage was added to all Studio pagesBugfixesIMPORTANTTo make all new functions to work properly, add the following line to inc/header.inc.php: define('BX_SYSTEM_JAVA', '/path/to/java'); ///< path to java binary

before the following line:

define('BX_SYSTEM_FFMPEG', '/path/to/plugins/ffmpeg/ffmpeg.exe'); ///< path to ffmpeg binary

Replace /path/to/java to the real path to java binary.

Downloads

Please refer to UNA 9.0.0-B4 Release Note in GitHub for download link and more details.

All those new apps... what are they?

Most notably, we have Polls, Files and Stripe Connect apps in UNA now. 

Polls app allows your community members to post interactive surveys, polls, questions, with multiple-choice answer options. Reply/vote counts are represented as a bar chart, with options for anonymous or open voting. 

Files app is a file-sharing module, with support for various file formats and integrated "viewer". Site members can upload and share files, preview documents prior to download and choose visibility options. 

Stripe Connect adds additional layer to UNA Stripe payment system integration, allowing for automated distribution of funds to sellers in community Marketplace, powered by the UNA Market app. Visit https://stripe.com/connect for more info on Stripe Connect.

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