Today we are announcing that version 9.2 of Telligent Community is available and ready for production use:
Telligent Community 9.2 is a minor release, but includes some important updates:
While we fixed a lot of bugs (over 80) we also added some key new features.
Member Management Enhancements
We made some enhancements to member management based on feedback from our customers. Specifically we added new search, member editing capabilities, export options, new filtering tools and bulk management tools:
For example, if we want to bulk delete some accounts that were created by people trying to hack our community (happens all the time) we can bulk delete:
We've updated the URL formats for both our forums and wikis based off of requests from customers. Thanks to the work we did in 9.1, where we ensure that content can move and URLs never break, you can immediately use these features within your community too:
For forums we moved from the old format /f/285/ to the new SEO friendly format /f/general-discussion/. We also removed unnecessary information from the URL path and also added the forum title in the URL. For example: general-discussion/1234/faster-performance-with-latest
For wikis we cleaned up the URL as well removing the period identifier. Old format: w/documentation/52910.how-to-install new format: w/documentation/52910/how-to-install
We changed the anonymous localization behavior to be automatically set based on what the user's browser sends. You can still force a language, but this detection makes it simpler.
Something we've done since Community Server 1.0 (what Telligent Community was originally named) is focus on overall application performance. In 9.2 we took a pass through a significant amount of the common code paths, database calls and REST calls to see where we could improve memory utilization, response time and reduce database load. We made some big improvements in 9.2 with a ~30% performance improvement through some of the most common paths.
Move to .NET Framework 4.5.2
Mostly for our on-premises customers: Microsoft announced that they were ending support for earlier versions of the .NET Framework and we now require version 4.5.2.
Widget Studio improvements
We improved search to include:
We improved extension management through the administration UI (much faster, improved UI), added collapsible main navigation for more space in Widget Studio, exposed paths for default widgets in developer mode to streamline source management. And made some general reliability and performance improvements.
Other Developer Enhancements
Those are a few of the highlights!
On behalf of the entire Telligent team, thank you for your contributions to 9.2!
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