Welcome to the new site and forums!

November 08, 2016 8:20pm

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  • #1 / Nov 08, 2016 8:20pm

    Derek Jones's avatar

    Derek Jones

    7376 posts

    Welcome to the new ExpressionEngine forums on the new ExpressionEngine web site!

    Long overdue, our forum theme is modern and fully responsive. If you’re a long-time user of the ExpressionEngine forums, though, you may wonder where some features have gone. Well, the two details go hand-in-hand.

    If you’ve created a theme for the forum module before (or any forum application for that matter), you know how painful it can be. There are all these small discrete parts, that the application pulls together in contexts that make sense to it, but maybe not to you. So we set out to do some work that would have value extending far beyond updating our own web site.

    {exp:discuss:forum forum_id="{segment_3}" sort="desc"}

    That’s right, we’re rebuilding the forum module to have the behavior and flexibility you expect from ExpressionEngine. We took a page from Apple, recognizing that to truly improve a valuable but aging product, we need a reset. So like you may have experienced with Photos, iMovie, Pages, and Numbers, the new module isn’t going to start life with feature-parity. But it’s already a hundred times improved. Better still, like those apps, you will be able to run them in parallel, giving you plenty of time to switch without having to give anything up.

    Our site is running what I consider the Alpha version. It’s not even feature complete yet from goal for a 1.0.0 release. But when we do ship, you can be confident that it’s been battle tested on a real-world site that relies on it for community interaction.

    There’s no release date yet either. But I’ll be able to soon share some details of its new underlying architecture with third-parties. It’s truly elegant, and will make building and maintaining complex modules that sling around lots of data and variables a breeze.

    Most importantly though, I’m excited about what this will bring to ExpressionEngine’s ability to build modern web communities. You may hear folks hyperbolically talk about forums being archaic or even dead, but take a look at any strong online community and you’ll find threaded topical discourse. The flexibility of this module will enable site builders to create those engaging experiences without compromise, and with joy instead of pain.

    Enjoy the new site!

  • #2 / Nov 08, 2016 8:47pm

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    TJ Draper

    218 posts

    Just diving in, but very nice! I don’t have much call to build forums anymore, but I kind of hope I have a chance to do it again and try it out when things are ready!

  • #3 / Nov 10, 2016 3:38am

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    Rob (bluedreamer)

    2793 posts

    Nice! Like TJ I haven’t done a forum in a while, not like the old days when they were all the rage!

    Looking forward to what you do with it.

  • #4 / Nov 10, 2016 11:49am

    OMGLLC's avatar


    48 posts

    Very impressive. Good job gang!

  • #5 / Nov 10, 2016 12:02pm

    MID's avatar


    163 posts

    Love the new site, and great to hear that the forum module is getting some attention! Whatever next, a revamp of member templates?

  • #6 / Nov 16, 2016 11:17am


    20 posts

    Loving the new site design and the forum. I’m delighted that the forum module is having a renaissance. Forum usage has really dropped off in the last few years with the domination of social media. But I do think that streamlining/ simplifying the whole user experience particularly on mobile devices will help to show the value of a good forum in comparison to the “overload” of most social streams.

  • #7 / Nov 16, 2016 1:21pm

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    15 posts

    Nice to see URL Titles in the Forum module! Hope you will take more inspiration from

  • #8 / Nov 16, 2016 1:39pm

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    Derek Jones

    7376 posts

    Nice to see URL Titles in the Forum module! Hope you will take more inspiration from

    Indeed on the URL titles, should help with SEO and SERPs as well. And absolutely, our goal for the theme we ship with is ease of modification and branding.

  • #9 / Nov 16, 2016 4:51pm

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    Liam Crean

    121 posts

    Looks good. Been wanting a nice go-to EE forum for years 😊

    Would love to see a nice AJAX style integration. And I’d add a quick reply button to all posts next to reply (with a jump).

  • #10 / Nov 17, 2016 2:05pm

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    2989 posts

    Glad to see this. Hoping it wont take year or two to come alive 😊

  • #11 / Nov 26, 2016 12:21pm

    Rob (bluedreamer)'s avatar

    Rob (bluedreamer)

    2793 posts

    How do we report spam posts?

  • #12 / Nov 28, 2016 12:51am

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    Stefan Rechsteiner

    439 posts

    Wohoo! Good News indeed!

    Since the Discussion Forum is a really big deal for us, I’m really looking forward on any further development to this module!

  • #13 / Dec 12, 2016 3:15am

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    15 posts

    The max. allowed avatar size is 100 px and here on the forum is avatar stretched on 150 px. That’s something you could fix it.

  • #14 / Dec 12, 2016 10:53am

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    Derek Jones

    7376 posts

    The max. allowed avatar size is 100 px and here on the forum is avatar stretched on 150 px. That’s something you could fix it.

    Right, fixed!

  • #15 / Feb 15, 2017 3:09pm

    Paul Bailey

    51 posts

    Guys, you’re allowing obvious spam posts to persist for weeks on the forums. That’s not great. Example:


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