MyBB Documentation

Version: 2.0.0

MyBB 2.0.0


MyBB 2.0 will be the next major version of MyBB following the MyBB 1.8 series. It is currently in open development on GitHub and will be released to the community as soon as it’s ready for community contributions. There is no estimated release date for MyBB 2.0 at this time, although an Alpha/Beta is targeted before the end of 2016.

Core Changes

  • jQuery 2.x will be used as the main JavaScript library
  • Laravel 5.x will be the PHP framework used
  • PHP 7.0 will be the minimum version required
  • MyBB will adhere to PSR-2 coding standards and PSR-4 autoloading standards
  • Composer used as a dependency manager to split off core components into separate packages
  • The codebase will be fully testable (TDD) through unit tests
  • An API will be made available to provide better integration with third-party systems

New Features/Changes

  • Threads are now Topics; PMs are now Conversations.
  • Improved SEO-friendly URLs (in the form of /topic/topic-name-here.1 where 1 is the topic ID)
  • Threaded mode will be removed
  • Conversation-style (threaded) PMs
  • Mobile functionality (responsive design)
  • User Interface
  • Brand new default theme
  • HTML5 semantic element use, rather than table-based layouts of the old days
  • SVG buttons from Font-Awesome
  • Improved User Control Panel, with a single page to edit one’s profile
  • Modal dialog boxes
  • New profile layout
  • WYSIWYG editor
  • Markdown as an alternative to MyCode
  • Quote selection of a post
  • Content Liking (with reputation from current posts converted to the new Likes format)
  • /slap and /me will be core features
  • Permissions system with “Never” option, which revokes a permission from users even if granted elsewhere

Development Process Changes

  • The codebase will be fully testable
  • Automated testing is performed on the code and and pull requests automatically with Travis-CI and PHPUnit
  • Use of gulp.js, Sass, and Bower in the local development environment
  • Public Requests for Comments (RFCs) are planned to allow community members to have more of a say in the direction of MyBB


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