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Style Changes in phpBB 3.0.6

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phpBB 3.0.6 has been released and this new version has significant updates that all style authors should be aware of.

One of the main things that has changed is the introduction of a new system for Captcha plugins. The new Captcha plugin system of 3.0.6 allows board administrators to easily choose from a variety of Captcha options rather than just the default one we have seen since phpBB 3.0.0 (see the new system in detail here). However it means there are significant changes to styles files that must be made to accommodate this new option.

It is important to note that while 3.0.5 styles will continue to work with a 3.0.6 installation, it will be limited to the original phpBB Captcha, and is not recommended. Styles files must be fully updated in order to take advantage of the new system, as follows:

Firstly, each Captcha plugin option has its own template file. In most cases, copying the prosilver/subSilver version of the file to your style should be fine. The currently bundled (new) template files for the Captcha system are:
  • captcha_default.html
  • captcha_qa.html
  • captcha_recaptcha.html
Secondly, there are several existing styles files that must be edited to accommodate the new Captcha system, which requires the inclusion of code such as <!-- INCLUDE {CAPTCHA_TEMPLATE} --> within IF clauses. The full list of code changes that must be made can be downloaded here.

If you have any questions or comments about any of the required changes, please feel free to post in the Styles Support & Discussion forum.
Last edited by Erisar on Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:24 pm, edited 5 times in total.
Reason: Updated to 3.0.6 Final
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Re: Style Changes in phpBB 3.0.6

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Topic has been updated to reflect the release of RC3.

Please note that the included captcha_recaptcha.html file has been changed since RC2. It is included in the code changes package.
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Re: Style Changes in phpBB 3.0.6

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Topic has been updated to reflect the final release of phpBB 3.0.6.

As a reminder, all styles submitted to the Styles Database from this point on must have the aforementioned compatibility in place in order to be approved.
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