We've always been quick to upgrade when InvisionPower release updates, and I'm planning on upgrading September 22nd when IPB 2.2 is released, albeit a beta version. As far as I know there are no major changes to any of the current code, which should hopefully mean that all our mods, the store and gangs and such, will still work with no problems after the upgrade.
We're now waiting until the final release of IPB 2.2 before we upgrade.
I guess you're all wanting to know what new features will be in this upgrade. You can find a link to Invision Power's announcement at the end of this post, but I'll just explain a few of the most noticeable changes, some of which are blatantly stolen from vBulletin, which is a good thing, as it brings them up to date.
- Completely redesigned profile pages
- Clicking a username in a topic will now display a neat menu with links to the user's profile, their posts, send them a pm etc.
- Revamped WYSIWYG editor in posts (this is all the buttons for making stuff bold, underlines, inserting links etc.) making it faster loading and less cluttered
- Huge images are now automatically resized to fit in your browser window, and don't break the skin.
- New attachment system - The attachment system has had a complete overhaul and is now styled along side the new text editor. If you're uploading more than one attachment per post the page won't need to reload after each upload.
- Profile comments - Much like social networking sites such as MySpace and Bebo, you can now leave comments on other users profiles.