A few months ago we had completed the official Topic Prefixes
extension, with its creation intended for use here on phpBB.com in the Extension and Styles development forums. We are proud to announce that this extension has been configured for immediate use in the Extensions in Development
forum by everyone that either creates a topic or modifies their initial post to change their topic prefix:
When creating a topic for developing an extension there has always been a topic prefix requirement
, but with the advent of extensions this has become a little difficult for users simply looking for extensions that apply to their particular major version, be it 3.1, 3.2, and beyond since extensions are what's available for both 3.1 and 3.2 and any major phpBB version beyond that. Some extensions might work fine with both 3.1 and 3.2 while others either only work with 3.1 or only work with 3.2. With the availability and usage of these prefixes now any user can look at the list of Extensions in Development topics and figure out if it applies to their version or not by looking at the title.
There are a few options to choose from so here are some examples to give the general gist of it:
[3.1][DEV] - The extension is in development and targets the 3.1 platform.
[3.1][3.2][RC] - The extension is in release candidate stage and targets 3.1 and 3.2.
[3.2][ALPHA] - The extension is in the alpha development stage and targets the 3.2 platform.
[BETA] - The extension is in the beta development stage and works on any version. (Use sparingly and knowingly)
The explanation of what DEV, ALPHA, RC, etc. actually represents in the extension's development process is in the aforementioned rules.
If you run into any issues using the topic prefixes or have any comments on changing something regarding the implementation of this extension and its features please let us know.
Note that this extension is available in our Customisations Database here: https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/exte ... cprefixes/