WoltLab Suite 5.4 now available

LeadCrow

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WoltLab Suite 5.4 Released
by Alexander Ebert, 15 thursday 2021

We're pleased to announce the release of the WoltLab Suite 5.4, consisting of the powerful Core package and our 5 modular apps that enrich your community.

A major change of this version is the complete overhaul of the session system, finally enabling us to securely integrate multi-factor authentication ("MFA") into our software. You can now secure the access to the sensitive accounts and the admin panel by optionally requiring a secondary factor, for example an authenticator app, to successfully log in.

New Plugin: U2F / WebAuthn​

This new plugin extends the newly introduced multi-factor authentication by offering both biometric authentication (for example, Touch ID and Face ID) and the support for hardware tokens (via USB, for example, YubiKey).


WebP Images and Improved Page Load Speed​

There have been multiple changes to modernize the technical pieces and we are now rolling out the support for WebP graphic. WebP is a superior graphics format that offers great reductions in file sizes versus JPEG and PNG while preserving the visual quality. Together with multiple further optimizations, we were able to improve the performance in critical tests such as the Lighthouse test which contributes towards the ranking in Google search.

New Features & Improvements in WoltLab Suite 5.4​

We have showcased other improvements in our blog. Please take your time to learn about the new features that this version has in store:

The official forum is already running 5.4. Signup for a free demo here (assuming it was updated already)
 

Jason5

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The price of the suite has also been revised i think. Good updates and upgrades :)
 

Nabix

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It's good they are raising prices. The quality of their product is getting better. Looks good...
 

Splinter2

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I've just updated to 5.4.2 and it went very smoothly. I'm well impressed with the Rich Embeds feature which brings a new aspect to posting links and looks really cool and interesting.
The update cycle from Woltlab has really ramped up in the last year or so and it's a suite of forum software that really cannot be ignored nowadays.
 
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