Today, we would like to announce the availability of EasySocial 2.2.3. This update addresses a possible issue with the login form in the administrator area when 2 factor authentication was enabled.
It was brought to our attention by one of our customers, who found a flaw which allows the possibility of bypassing the two-step authentication. EasySocial 2.2.3 also includes the usual bug fixes, minor enhancements and some cool features which we'll go through shortly.
Brand New Akismet App
Akismet App at the back-end
We would like to introduce a brand new app that helps you eliminate spams from users or automated bots. The app would connect to Akismet's database in search for possible spam from populating your social site.
In addition to the brand new Akismet app, the updated CleanTalk app now supports conversations filtering as well, talk about double spam-protection eh?
Event Calendar Menu Item
Calendar layout from the front-end
Not only this handy app looks very similar to EasyBlog's calendar layout, but site admin can now add a menu item for event calendar layout as shown in the screenshot above.
Brand New Hashtag Module
This nifty feature allows admin to showcase the number of hashtags and then position it wherever they see fit, which also means users are able to enjoy hassle-free search related to any particular hashtag.
Updated Registration Type
Option to select require user confirmation & admin approval
In EasySocial 2.2.3, admin has the option to choose "user confirmation and admin approval" type for their registration. If enabled, the new user would receive an email confirming their application, which then also requires admin approval as well.
Toolbar Color Settings
Toolbar color settings at the back-end
This was one of the feature requests included in EasySocial 2.2.3, admin now have the freedom to set the toolbar color from back-end settings effortlessly, which comes in handy if the default color doesn't suit the entire color scheme of the site.
Updated Search Bar
Site admin can now set the minimum character at the search bar starting from EasySocial 2.2.3, this is simply to narrow down the item searched, especially for words that are case sensitive.
Other Admin Perks
Apart from that, we have also added email notifications to be sent to users whenever their videos encoded successfully. Not to mention, admin can now create template overrides for plugins from EasySocial 2.2.3 onward.
Not forgetting, below are some of the updated apps included in this update:
Upgrade to EasySocial 2.2.3
If you don't already know by now, upgrading to EasySocial 2.2.3 is fairly simple and straightforward. For sites that are already running on EasySocial 2.2.x, hit the single click updater found at the back-end. Otherwise, you may download the full package installer found on your dashboard and run the installation as you normally would.
Feel free to contact our support team should you require any assistance with your upgrades. Don't forget to also check out our changelog to view the full list of changes made. Stay tuned & happy update folks! :)