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XenForo.com XenForo & Add-ons 2.3.0 Beta 5 Released (Unsupported)


Finally, the add-ons have some love
While there is the usual amount of bug fixes as we work hard to make XenForo 2.3 even more stable, this Beta in particular brings a number of new features to our official add-ons.
You can read our recent 'Have you seen...?' thread to find out what's new:
Note in particular, XenForo Enhanced Search has slightly higher minimum requirements than we reported previously. This now requires Elasticsearch 7.2 which was necessary to support the new search suggestions feature for auto-completing searches. You can also now use OpenSearch if you prefer.
We strongly recommend anyone testing 2.3 during this beta period upgrade as each beta version is released.

More specific details regarding bugs fixed in this release can be found in the resolved bugs forum.
This is beta software. It is not officially supported.
We do not recommend running it in production.

Please remember that this is beta software. It contains known bugs and incomplete functionality. We do not recommend running beta software in a production environment, and support is limited at this time to questions here on the community forums.
Add-ons and custom styles may be broken after upgrading to 2.3. You must test your add-ons thoroughly or look for updates. Be especially careful with add-ons that cover similar features to ones that are added to 2.3; these may conflict with the core XenForo data. If data conflicts are found, they will need to be resolved in a new add-on release or by removing the add-on before upgrading to 2.3. If you choose to run beta software, it is your responsibility to ensure that you make a backup of your data. We recommend you do this before attempting an upgrade. If in doubt, always do a test upgrade on a copy of your production data.
All customers with active licenses may now download the new version from the customer area.

From the licensed customer area

Alongside the release of XenForo 2.3.0 Beta 5, we are also releasing updated versions of each of our official add-ons:
  • XenForo Media Gallery 2.3.0 Beta 5
  • XenForo Resource Manager 2.3.0 Beta 5
  • XenForo Enhanced Search 2.3.0 Beta 5
Customers with active licenses for these add-ons may download the new versions from their customer area.

From the licensed customer area

The following are minimum requirements:
  • PHP 7.2 or newer
  • MySQL 5.7 and newer
  • All of the add-ons listed here require XenForo 2.3.
  • Enhanced Search requires at least Elasticsearch 7.2
Note: Only the PHP version requirements have changed here. However, even if you're running PHP 7.2 we strongly recommend upgrading to PHP 8.3 at the earliest opportunity for improvements in speed, security and stability. We also recommend MySQL 8.0 (or equivalent).

Installation and upgrade instructions​

Full details for how to install and upgrade XenForo can be found in the XenForo manual. One-click upgrades from XF 2.2 are possible, but you must uncheck the "Only check for stable upgrades" option in Options > Basic board information. Once the XF 2.3 upgrade has been complete, the official add-ons should be upgraded as well.
Please remember that this is beta/preview software. It contains known bugs and incomplete functionality. We do not recommend or support running beta software in a production environment. Support for beta releases is limited to questions here on the community forums.
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We (I) made a little mistake with the media gallery...
This has been fixed for XFMG Beta 6, but for now the easiest way to fix the issue is by running some commands from your command line. This can be run from within your XenForo web root, you just have to make sure that php actually points to the correct PHP binary (it's usually correct, but if you get errors, that might be why):

php cmd.php xf-addon:upgrade-step XFMG 902030031 1


php cmd.php xf-addon:upgrade-step XFMG 902030031 2
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