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.
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.
Once you follow the user, you can view his stream activities on your wall.
You can follow a user byHit 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.
In every profile More tabs you can see your followers and following members.
Admin can create menu item type for follower and following that can be found under the Community menu type.
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.
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.
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.
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
Now you can share your moments to your WhatsApp friends with new Whatsapp share button added for JomSocial wall stream items.
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.
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