New JSF Forums are getting close to launch!
Yesterday was another long and very productive day working on the new JSF forum software.
The new software has a completely different permission system than the old forum, and so there was quite a bit of work to be done in that area. I’ve got a good grasp on the new permission system, and have completed 95% of that work.
Yesterday I selected several themes (these are user-selectable), and started working on customizing those. A few of the high-end commercial themes I’ve selected have a dizzying array of options and choices. It’s a little overwhelming, but I’m thankful for the incredible amount of control the software provides.
Here’s a quick screenshot of just one of the themes (a dark theme). There will be light themes as well, of course. With many of the themes you’ll be able to instantly switch between fixed width and fluid width (fills the entire width of your screen, like the old forums), and even adjust the colors to your liking. All the themes are fully responsive, and will look perfect on everything from phones to desktop systems.
I’m still finalizing the paid subscription plans, but I’ve come up with some cool stuff so far–and I plan to add some more features before the re-launch. Those of you who choose to upgrade your JSF membership (and those of you who already have) will enjoy some nice benefits.
Apart from finalizing the paid memberships (and setting up those usergroups and permissions) and finishing up the theme customizations, about the only other major project that remains is to purchase, install and set up the WordPress/xenForo bridge software.
It’s my hope to re-launch tomorrow afternoon or early evening. I will continue to tweak and adjust things once the forums re-open, and I’m looking forward to hearing and implementing your ideas and suggestions.