7 January 2020
phpBB version 3.3.0 is now available.
Upgrading to phpBB 3.3.0
phpBB 3.3.0 can be upgraded to (or installed) using any of Installatron's products. Use Installatron's optional Automatic Update feature to automatically apply phpBB updates as new versions are released, or use Installatron's Clone feature to duplicate an existing phpBB install to test the 3.3.0 upgrade prior to applying it live. Get started managing your phpBB installations with Installatron
What's New in phpBB 3.3.0
The new phpBB 3.3 Proteus builds upon 3.2 Rhea and is a big step towards a more modern base while maintaining a clear update path.
- The minimum supported PHP version has been increased to PHP 7.1.3.
- Fixed security issues in 3.2.9 are part of this release as well.
- [Emoji] Thanks to our BBCode parser your users can now make use of the entire Emoji keyboard when posting on your board. From a lovely grin to a pink unicorn, Emoji can liven up all posts on your board! With phpBB 3.3, support for Emojis has been extended further to also support them in other parts like topic titles.
- [PHP 7 Support] PHP 7 works twice as fast as previous PHP versions. We have modified phpBB to now completely support the latest releases of PHP (7.1 to 7.4) so you can enjoy all these performance advantages.
- [Clever Quotes] We've improved the quoting system to show a link to the quoted post and post author. The full time and date of the quoted post is now also available to get all the information in one glance.
- [Notifications] With us completely refactoring the notifications system in phpBB 3.2, notifications now work faster and more efficiently. This change also reduces the posting time to be almost instantaneous.
- [Icons] Using CSS driven icons from FontAwesome, we now have more intuitive icons with retina quality all across phpBB as well as considerably improving the speed of page loads.
- [Symfony] Having introduced Symfony components in our previous releases, phpBB 3.3 has now upgraded to be built on Symfony 3.4 allowing us to use their latest cutting-edge developments.