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Changes in mooSocial version 2.2.0

mooSocial 2.2.0 is here! We are glad to announce the availability of the Final Release. It is better than ever!!! mooSocial is a lighter, faster, mobile-friendly (responsive web design), features packed social network software. Since 2.1.x, there have been a lot of transformations and improvements. Not only that, mooSocial now supports Add-ons which will greatly expand its capabilities. With third parties’ plugins and themes, there will be endless possibilities for your website. With mooSocial, your social network website will be what you have imagined.

Expandable – Ability to add new Add-ons:

It is now possible and easier to create a plugin or theme for mooSocial. In this version, we created a plugin structure so that mooSocial will not just be bound to its code. Plugins and themes can now be added to extend mooSocial’s capability without the need to modify its source code. As version 2.2.0 rolls out, there will be more plugins and themes available for site owners to use to support their business needs.

Code Refactoring – Easier Code Maintainability and Extendability:

An enormous amount of our time was spent on code refactoring in this version. This is one major improvement which position version 2.2.0 apart from all previous versions. By improving code readability and reducing its complexity, we have made mooSocial easier to work with, to maintain and to extend in the future. It now takes less effort to customize or to build custom plugins for mooSocial.

Mobile-Fiendly – Responsive Web Design:

mooSocial is mobile-friendly out of the box. It is designed for optimal viewing experience – reading and navigation – across a wide range of devices (PC and mobile devices) with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling. Mobile-friendliness has become a major ranking factor for Google for search on mobile devices since April 21, 2015. Using mooSocial, your social network site will show up more often on mobile searches.

Lighter and Faster:

mooSocial is now lighter and faster than before. In previous versions, mooSocial have always been known as a light and fast social network software. Even so, it was not good enough for us. We took a step further in this version to make sure mooSocial’s performance is at its best. Numerous of tweaks was done from minifying CSS, HTML, JavaScripts, optimizing images to reducing server requests and improving cache. We had done as much as possible until this point to make mooSocial one of the lightest and fastest social networking software out there.

Improvements:

mooSocial 2.2.0 includes many improvements to enhance user experience when using your mooSocial social network site. These are: (in no particular order)

  • Social Integration: seamless Single SignOn with Facebook and Google. Signup/Signin using facebook or G+ account is now relatively easy.
  • Profile Picture during Signup: optional or require users to upload their profile picture during signup.
  • Signup Approval: Admin can optionally require to manually approve new signups before they can fully access mooSocial
  • Menu System: Site Admins now have full control of mooSocial’s menu. They could create Menu widgets and place them anywhere.
  • Auto Add Friends: New signups will automatically become friend with assigned users to help new members getting acquainted with using mooSocial.
  • Auto Load More: Optionally set to auto load more contents when users scroll down.
  • SSL Mode: Optionally set to provide a secure browser connection when viewing thru SSL (Secure Socket Layer).
  • System Mode: Added 2 development modes to help developers debug develop and build Add-ons.
  • Google’s No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA: fully support the new version of Google’s reCAPTCHA.
  • Birthday Reminders: Auto remind friends birthday and option to write on their walls with a few simple clicks.
  • Editable Posts: Posters can edit text contents of their posts.
  • Editable Comments: Commenters can edit text contents of their comments.
  • Comments with Picture: Commenters can add a picture in their comments.
  • Gender based profile photo: Different default profile photo for male and female
  • Posts in Group: Group’s posts are shown in Newsfeed for related users.
  • My “items”: Users can edit or delete their items when viewing My “items” in all plugins.
  • Search Improvement: suggestive search with plugins categorization.
  • Emoticons Improvement: Around 80 emoji icons were added to greatly enhance user’s expression when posting status update or commenting.
  • Youtube API v3 Integration: mooSocial is now compatible with YouTube’s newest API.
  • Email Templates: Personalize your site’s email with editable, translatable templates with dynamic placeholders (parameters).
  • Internationalization & Localization: (i18n and l10n) mooSocial fully supports multiple languages. Virtually everything is translatable, from admin back end, user interface, notification messages, categories to widgets title.
  • Mail System: Improved mail system with mail queue and SSL and TLS support.
  • Super Admin: Supper Admin can now view restricted profiles, items and perform many functions in the front-end than before.
  • Tasks: Admin can now set server’s Cron Jobs to run site’s background tasks to run on schedule rather than relying on site’s activities (optional)
  • Improved Layout: multiple layout improvements
    • Wider Left and Right columns
    • For Newsfeed items. Multiple layouts for pictures upload. Improved layouts for Blogs, Topics, Videos, Groups, Events
    • Many other layout improvements to list to enhance user’s of your social network website.

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