I’ve just been putting through some changes and bug fixes for the next minor update to WP-United, v0.9.2.5. Unfortunately I’ve spotted a case with the arbitration between the native WordPress and phpBB “make_clickable” functions that needs to be patched. These functions scan text to turn into links, and exist in both phpBB and WordPress. WP-United has always worked around this by patching phpBB and WordPress as required in order to prevent collisions in the functions namespace.However, in usage, they didn’t collide and were pretty much interchangeable in usage.
However, I’ve found a case where they do collide. The error only affected some people with full-page phpBB-in-WordPress pages, with WordPress content in addition to the forum on the page (e.g. latest posts in sidebars, or comments/trackbacks on the forum page), and even then, the error only showed as warnings when debugging was on — everything continued to work. It only affects WP-United since v0.9.1.x, due to changes in template integrator flow.
So, it’s not critical, but I of course want to patch it.
It’s a simple fix, but will mean that in order to upgrade from v0.9.1.x or v0.9.2.0-4 to v0.9.2.5, you will need to apply one more mod edit to phpBB, in addition to just copying over files.
Since some people seem to have troubles updating the phpBB side, I wanted to make this clear in advance of the release.
On updating to v0.9.2.5, WP-United will shut down until it detects that the phpBB side has been updated properly. An upgrade.xml file will be included in the phpBB portion’s /contrib folder to help you update. You can use AutoMod if you like, but it is a simple change.
As usual, if you are able to test the nightly package and upgrade with that, please do, and provide your feedback in the forums.