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JomSocial 4.7.0: introducing Follow feature and 20+ improvements, bug fixes

JomSocial 4.7.0 release for a new feature: followers, improvements and bug fixes

Hi Guys,
JomSocial 4.7.0 with an amazing new feature: Follow, improved filter in the postbox, 8 improvements and 19 bug fixes. This release also comes with new updates for all JomSocial themes for latest features and style support.

Please check the release details below:

1. New feature: Follow

The new feature: Follow allows you to follow/unfollow a user’s stream with one click. In each profile page, you can see a new button: Follow.

JomSocial 4.7.0 released for followers

Once you follow the user, you can view his stream activities on your wall.

How to Follow/unfollow a user?

You can follow a user by

  • Hit the Follow button in the user profile page
  • When hover user’s avatar, you can see the Follow button, hit the button to follow the user.

Note: when you add a user as a friend, you will auto follow him, if you want to keep him as a friend but not follow, you can just hit the Unfollow button on his profile page.

JomSocial follow member option

In every profile More tabs you can see your followers and following members.

JomSocial follwing view

New menu items to show followers and following:

Admin can create menu item type for follower and following that can be found under the Community menu type.

JomSocial 4.7.0 follwing menu types

Once a new member follows you, you will get email notifications, that can be turned off/On from admin side or by editing user profile on the frontend.

JomSocial 4.7.0 email notifcation for followers

Following filter:

By default, JomSocial offers view for all users stream items on your wall, the filters include multiple options :

  • All streams
  • Status updates
  • Photos
  • Videos
  • Groups
  • Events
  • Files
  • Polls
  • My friends & I
  • Following

The Following filter is to show stream activities only from the users you follow. It's a pure user choice, whether you want to see your friends updates or not. This filter will give complete freedom to social community members.

JomSocial 4.7.0 frontepage following filter

Default filter:

This release also introduced a new default filter option in the JomSocial admin, you can set the Following filter as default. However, users can change the filter options.

JomSocial 4.7.0 default filter options

2. Improvements :

Disable comment/like :

We added new option to disable comment and like function. To turn on/off this option, navigate to JomSocial admin area > Configuration > Site > Wall Settings

New Whatsapp Share function :

Now you can share your moments to your WhatsApp friends with new Whatsapp share button added for JomSocial wall stream items.

JomSocial 4.7.0 whatsapp share options

Privacy options in Registration fields :

When a new member registers via JomSocial registration form, the privacy fields are set to public by default. We got feedback from our community to let the admin decide to set a default privacy level that member can change it later via frontend. And it’s now available, a new tab is added in profile fields to set the default privacy level for new registrations.

JomSocial 4.7.0 privacy setting for registration fields

More Improvements :

  • Stream order by the last comment
  • User opt-out status in mail queue for every liked your comment
  • All users Files are open for download
  • RTL : Upload photos in the postbox
  • Disable comments and likes from the wall
  • Need to improve email message sent to the recipient

3. Bug Fixes :

  • [reaction] Image popup is closed when close reacted users popup
  • Event page error
  • Illegal text type
  • Search dropdown disappear in the toolbar
  • Style issue in chatbar for RTL
  • Fileshare in Chat bar show after turn off the option
  • Notifications language issues
  • Cant show follow button on hovercard if user A is friend used B already
  • Empty popup when follow or add friend
  • Got notice error on my events page
  • Reacted user popup is loaded slowly
  • JS Trending module does not show views and comments
  • Got warning error on php 7.3.1
  • rename group chat null
  • Should hide Follow button on user card/user profile when not login
  • user point rule for following/unfollow
  • Stream filter options
  • Can not show Add as a friend, send a message and Follow buttons on iPhone/iPad portrait view

How to Download and Upgrade

  1. Check the system requirements Here
  2. Create a full Backup your website
  3. Make sure you are running minimum JomSocial 4.4 or JomSocial 4.5 version
  4. If you use JomSocial 4.3 or lower - Make the tier upgrade as explained in this doc & update Jomsocial with > 4.3 > 4.4 > 4.5.x > 4.6.x > 4.7
  5. Download JomSocial 4.7 from new unified download system here
  6. Install the package 4.7.0 zip installer file

We also released JomSocial themes updates to support latest Jomsocial style. Kindly download and install latest version of JomSocial themes to get best community experience.

Note: If your site is using a very older version of Jomsocial kindly Create a shadow copy of the site & Upgrade Jomsocial. For any error in updates, Report the Issues on support forum Here

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