vBulletin 5.5.4 Release Candidate 1 is now available for download.

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vBulletin 5.5.4 Release Candidate 1 is now available for download.

vBulletin 5.5.4 Changes and Updates

The Preview Release of vBulletin 5.5.4 is now available to download customers. Preview Releases should not be used on production servers and are for testing purposes only.

Front End Changes

Avatars as Status Icons

A new option has been added to show the user's avatar instead of the status icon in Topic Lists. This allows the system to be consistent with the responsive view. All views will display the same icons based on this option. You can access the option in the AdminCP under Settings > Options -> Channel Display Options

Semantic HTML

By using semantic HTML tags, we can provide additional information to search engines and accessibility tools (e.g. Screen Readers). Using these tags allows the system to signify which information is more important on the page.

We have converted the header, footer, and Channel Navigation Modules to better use Semantic HTML tags. The system is now using the <header>, <footer>, <nav>, and <main> tags where appropriate. Header elements are wrapped in the <header> tag instead of using the <div> tag. Footer elements on each page now use the <footer> tag. Menus and breadcrumbs are wrapped in the <nav> tag. The primary content of each page now uses the <main>. We have worked to make these changes backwards compatible and you should not see any difference in the rendering of your pages. However, if your custom CSS targets container.class (e.g. div.header) then you will need to update your CSS for these changes.

If you are using one of the provided styles, then you will not have to do anything to take advantage of this change.

Back End / AdminCP

Style Variable Validation

As a security measure, we have applied a series of validation rules to CSS attributes entered as Style Variable values and in User Profile Customization. These rules limit the amount of CSS that can be added to a variable and prevent users from adding their own attributes using third-party software to alter the page. As an Administrator, you can apply more complex CSS using the css_additional.css template for your style.

The following validation rules have been added to the system:

1. Default

  • Applies to all style variables unless specified below.
  • Limited to less than 250 characters.
  • Does not contain...

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