The minimum supported PHP version has been increased to PHP 7.1.3 while support for PHP 7.3 and PHP 7.4 has been added. Fixed security issues in 3.2.9 are part of this release as well.
Improvements on the all new PHPBB 3.3 Proteus release:
Due to the BBcode parser you can now make use of the entire Emoji keyboard when posting on your community forums, from a cheeky smile to a much loved unicorn, they can liven up all of the posts and topics within your community website, PHPBB has also confirmed that you can use these in topic titles too.
PHP 7 Support
PHPBB have made many improvements to now be completely supported with versions 7.1 to 7.4, with these improvements you will notice there will be many performance advantages and better speeds.
PHPBB 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.
With their brand new installer updating will be easier than ever in phpBB 3.3! Upload a single folder to your board and all your files will automatically be replaced.
With phpBB 3.3 now including the industry standard by using Google's newest and strongest API, you will have an even better protection against spambots than before.
With PHPBB 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.
Font Awesome Icons
Using CSS driven icons from FontAwesome, Now have more intuitive icons with retina quality all across phpBB as well as considerably improving the speed of page loads.
Having introduced Symfony components in their previous releases, phpBB 3.3 has now upgraded to be built on Symfony 3.4 allowing them to use the latest cutting-edge developments.
Even with all the hardwork PHPBB have put in they have now started work on 4.0 and will look forward to see what will be next, let us know what you think to the latest updates and has performance improvements worked for you.
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