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Plugins Error
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Getting old plugins to work under MyBB 1.8 has been no issue whatsoever for me. Most of the plugins I've tried to port have only really required the compatibility line be changed. (Just for testing purposes, I attempted to install newpoints on MyBB 1.8. It works perfectly with nothing other than the compatibility line changed. )

Of course that obviously won't be the case for every plugin. Some plugins may require a few changes to the way template edits are made in order to work properly. For example, plugins that added header notifications by adding a new variable after {$unreadreports} in the header template will have to add the variable after {$awaitingusers} now in order to work as intended, etc. Some changes to the setting types may also be ideal, but these aren't required because MyBB 1.8 doesn't seem to have done anything there to break compatibility with the setting types previously used by plugins.

The hooks for the most part seem to be much the same. They've added some new hooks, but I have yet to run into any situation where the hooks in 1.8 have broken compatibility with hooks used by 1.6.

Because 1.8 adds some useful features for plugins as well as new features (such as default avatar functionality) that may need to be integrated into, it will obviously be ideal for plugin authors to update their plugins officially for 1.8, but getting *most* basic plugins to work on 1.8 shouldn't be all that difficult, at least based on my experience attempting to get them to work. They actually have done much less to break compatibility for plugins than they have done for themes.


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Plugins Error - by Twisty - 2014-08-20, 10:13 AM
RE: Plugins Error - by Eldenroot - 2014-08-20, 06:37 PM
RE: Plugins Error - by Darth Apple - 2014-08-20, 06:39 PM
RE: Plugins Error - by IntoxNitram - 2014-08-20, 06:52 PM
RE: Plugins Error - by Darth Apple - 2014-08-20, 07:09 PM
RE: Plugins Error - by Twisty - 2014-08-20, 08:01 PM

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