UNA 9-RC10 Released with Analytics, Channels, New Notifications and more.

The long-awaited RC10 is here. Yes, it is a huge update with core improvements, new modules, new features and lots of fixes, but most importantly - it is the last feature-update before the v9 final. We will release RC11 in about two weeks to follow up, and there will be some minor module updates to address urgent known issues but we will now be focusing entirely on making the platform stable - both in operation and in deployment. 

Now, let's see what we got in RC10...


New modules

"Channels" is the new module which extends functionality of hashtags. Separate content page is created for each hashtag. On this separate page there are a lot of functions available, such as ability to subscribe to the hashtag, share it, post something, etc. 

Mass Mailer is our first version of the Newsletter-sending system that you can use instead of, say, Mailchimp or Intercom. You still need to connect it to a transactional email provider like Mandrill or another SMTP sender, but you no longer need to spend extra for a newsletter-manager, at least if your needs are basic. This module will be improved a lot over time. 

Once again we're stepping away from dependence on the 3rd party services and launching the first Analytics app which gathers in displays various charts for the site data like profiles count, content, growth, etc. more metrics will be added continuously now. 

System Enhancements

  • New actions block on content pages
  • Buildable menu in author block on modules' content pages in different modules 
  • Anonymous posting in comments, posts, discussions, timeline (disabled by default) 
  • Labels system based on hashtags (disabled by default)
  • Allow using phone numbers as login 
  • New design for live on-site notifications popups 
  • Age field enhancements
  • Comments: minified post form
  • Comments: buildable menu for user meta info
  • Permissions: allow to set "Number of allowed actions" and "Number of actions is reset every" for some actions 
  • New setting for a number of max hashtags per pos
  • Rate limiter to send messages from the queue
  • Menu: menu trigger for profile/group snippet menu 
  • Menu: custom visibility field for menu item 
  • Site revision number hidden setting 
  • Audio transcoder
  • Enhancements for "Automatic profile creation from account name" setting 
  • Stripe SDK updated
  • FontAwesome was updated to the latest version 
  • FFmpeg was updated to the latest version

Modules enhancements

  • Notifications: allow user to select notification preferences.

Oooh yeah! It's here! Now user can choose their own notifications preferences for all types (on-site, email and push)...

  • Timeline: new notification when something is posted directly to your timeline via timeline post form 
  • Timeline: new notification when photos are added to an album 
  • Timeline: new setting to preload some number of comments in Timeline 
  • Timeline: buildable menu for user meta info
  • Market: send email to the buyer upon the purchase 
  • Persons/Orgs: 'added' and 'updated' fields were added to profile view for admins 
  • Persons/Orgs: views counter
  • Payments: new settings to hide payment provider 
  • Payments: subscriptions page enhancements 
  • Froala: resize uploaded images 
  • Forum: manage reports functionality 
  • Albums: use the first image as album's thumbnail where it's needed 

115+ bugfixes

IMPORTANT:

  • After system and all modules are updated, you need to disable and then enable Notifications module, all data will remain, however it will reset module configuration to the default state, including module menus and page blocks.

More details on all updates and files for direct download are available in UNA GitHub repo - 9-RC10 Release.

Tomorrow or on Friday I will upload a video overview of some of those new features and changes. It's been a long day. :)

Thank you, team - you are awesome!

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  • Great work everybody, a lot to digest here!

    • Very nicely done. Can't wait to watch the video. Great job everyone. Thank you!

      • So what are the upgrade instructions. Does not seem that the file structure in the archive lines up with the installation.

        • In most cases it should be done automatically, if not then go to:

          1) Studio > Dashboard > update UAN core here

          2) Studio > Apps Market > Updates > update all modules here

        • last version has some CSS issues with hadecoded rules

          Gzip (CSS/JS) file need to be loaded last for faster loading of site

          • upgrade does nothing. says it should be finished in a minute but nothing happens

            Please check logs/upgrade.log file for any errors.

            • age range (18-99) has harcoded style "padding-right: 127px; "
              when u do speed test is always downgrading the score to the face that gzip is in header and need to defer, when i add defer to the script (<script defer src=gzip...>) the site broke.
              making gzip load at the end of the page load will make the site faster

              • Thank you for the comments. The script can't be placed at the end on the page for now, since it will require to reorganise everything in the script.

                Also I can't find "padding-right: 127px; " hardcoding, could you please specify where is it exactly ? which file ?

              • when you add the a age ranger to any form you will see it, over with inspector.

                • thanks, I see also only the message of "site will be upgraded in minutes", but no change, I also enabled force update, ... 

                  I don't find any file with this name in log directory of una, also nowhere in dashbord, ... or admin panel    "logs/upgrade.log " 

                  i see only bx-twillio  and bx-profiler.log file 

                  is tehere any other way to upgrade manually, ....? 

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