Notice Welcome to Xenforo 2 - New features & Guide

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Hey everyone, welcome to Xenforo 2!

The update has been successful and with that loads of cool features and small quality of live changes have been added to the forums.
Some features sadly enough couldn't be moved over, like the blogs. We'll be looking for replacements for these features as long as they're were actively in use before the update. If you find any missing features that we might've missed, please post about them in this thread

But let's get talking about the new instead of the old! Read on below
 
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Markdown & Emoji Additions!

Emoji (also known as smilies) have been around for a long time on the forums. Now however, instead of supporting just a limited set of old xenforo emoji, we now feature the full universal emoji set!
But not only that, we'll also be featuring our own custom Bulbagarden Emotes! :bulbawave:


You can find all of these under the Emoji menu in the rich text editor
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Most of you might know that the forums have always ran on BB Code for text formatting. You know, the little brackets like [B][/B] to bold a text? We now also support Markdown!
"Markdown? but what's that!" Even if you don't know it by name, you probably know how to operate with Markdown as many popular text messengers like Whatsapp and Discord have been using this technology to format their texts.

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Example of using Markdown

This text is Bold while this one will be italic. I can also do both! but don't tell anyone else!
The result

If you'd like to learn more about Markdown, you can view the GitHub "cheat sheet" here (though keep in mind some things are clearly GitHub specific ).


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Spoiler alert! More options are here!

We've gotten a few more cool editing features on the rich text editor now, one of which is the inline spoiler
Wondering what that is about? Well if you clicked this you figured it out! <-- click this

Following the same principle, we also have inline code.
echo("this way you can simply make your text not embed in any form, like BB code or Markdown, or just format your text to look more cody")

But the biggest of these is the support for Tables!
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This will allow you to make simple tables on the forums, no longer will you feel the need to type all that bb-code out by hand!

To-doChecked

Spoil about spoilers using the new [ISPOILER] tags​

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Use the [ICODE] tags in the Table example​

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Finish writing this table​

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Push notifications are here!

They are here! ...well, as long as you aren't running an Apple Device that is.

Now you can make sure you will never miss any message ever again!
You can turn on push notifications in your preferences, on supported devices it will look something like this:

Credit: Xenforo Update

Sadly enough, due to Apples policies Xenforo hasn't been able to get this working on Apple Devices. Sorry guys! But everyone else will be able to enjoy this feature on their Windows, Android and even some Linux devices!

You can find the setting for this under your preferences.
 
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See the other light with Lightswitch

Some of our styles will now support Lightswitch, a simple button that quickly allows you to see an alternate version of the style you are using.
The button (a small lightbulb) can be found at the bottom of the page next to the style switcher or at the top right next to alerts.
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What do you guys think? Cause Reactions are here!

Previously Xenforo used a Like system, however this has been replaced with the Reaction system. It functions exactly the same, if you simply tab the Like button at the bottom of a post you will be able to like that post. But if you hover over the like button for a little while it will give you the options to select with what Emoji you want to react! :lapras:

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Media Embeds, showing your contents now!

While we have had twitter embeds for a little while now, the add-on we were using was a bit minimalistic. Luckily, now Xenforo supports this natively!
From sharing a twitter tweet to an album on spotify, It's all very simple, just post the url of the content and if it has an embedded version it will automatically embed!

View: https://twitter.com/Bulbagarden/status/1087417419159818241
 
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Keyboard Shortcuts, what do you think we should have?

Xenforo 2 now also supports keyboard shortcuts for common tasks, like opening your alert or conversations inbox. What kind of shortcuts would you like to see? Post about it in the suggestion thread!
 
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And with that, I will conclude our update news. While I haven't been able to name every single feature, I've picked out the most interesting features for you guys and hope you will enjoy using them and
discovering those I didn't name.

See you around on the forums! :bulbaWave:
 
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