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Re: Notification by an email about the new release phpBB

Post by Ger » Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:23 pm

Alternative approach: add a notification for admins in case of a new update.
Even if an administrator doesn't login to the ACP on a regular basis, having a notification in the front-end would get their attention I'd say. They may choose to ignore that, but that's up to them.
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Re: Notification by an email about the new release phpBB

Post by GanstaZ » Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:31 pm

Why is there a need for a second layer notification in the core? If one feels like he/she needs an e-mail or notification, then make an extension (extension request). Is this laziness to not log into acp?
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Re: Notification by an email about the new release phpBB

Post by KYPREO » Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:58 am

You don't even need to subscribe to rss feeds. You can follow phpBB on Twitter or Facebook where new versions are also announced.
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Re: Notification by an email about the new release phpBB

Post by Wes of StarArmy » Thu May 10, 2018 2:56 pm

The way I've been doing it on my forum is to import RSS feeds and have the forum create a new post in my admin forum when there's an announcement from the official site. This lets me know when there's a new release.

I'm not sure Vanilla phpBB 3.2 can do this (I'm a little rusty on phpBB's most recent features) but there may be an extension that can make posts from RSS feeds.
Ger wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:23 pm
Alternative approach: add a notification for admins in case of a new update.
Even if an administrator doesn't login to the ACP on a regular basis, having a notification in the front-end would get their attention I'd say. They may choose to ignore that, but that's up to them.
This would be ideal. Dokuwiki does this (putting a notice on all of the wiki pages that only the admin can see) and it's a really simple but effective system.

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Re: Notification by an email about the new release phpBB

Post by Ger » Fri May 11, 2018 7:39 am

Wes of StarArmy wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 2:56 pm
The way I've been doing it on my forum is to import RSS feeds and have the forum create a new post in my admin forum when there's an announcement from the official site. This lets me know when there's a new release.

I'm not sure Vanilla phpBB 3.2 can do this (I'm a little rusty on phpBB's most recent features) but there may be an extension that can make posts from RSS feeds.
Feed post bot does this.
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