XenForo 2.2.8 is now available for all licensed customers to download. We strongly recommend that all customers running previous versions of XenForo 2.2 upgrade to this release to benefit from increased stability.
XenForo 2.2.8 brings initial PHP 8.1 support to XenForo. We do not currently recommend upgrading to PHP 8.1 in production but would encourage, where possible, running XF 2.2.8 and PHP 8.1 together on your staging sites/servers if possible.
Forums - shared discussion
The primary application of XenForo is the forum system, allowing your visitors to create and reply to threads of discussion.
XenForo forums support structured question and answer threads, suggestion threads and forums, and a rich article authoring and display system.
Create a tree of categories and forums within which your visitors can discuss relevant topics. Set permissions and controls depending on the area of the site in which discussions are located.
Question and answer threads allow answers to a question to be voted up and down, and an accepted solution to be selected.
When forums are designated as suggestion forums, the discussions within them can be ordered according to how many positive votes each suggestion has received, so the most popular suggestions bubble to the top of the list.
Powerful and intuitive authoring tools
In addition to a friendly what-you-see-is-what-you-get text editor, XenForo allows file attachments to be dragged into place, images to be precisely edited and located, links to be unfurled for a useful preview, and media to be embedded.
In the right hands, XenForo posts can be full fledged articles.
Bookmarks allow content to be marked for easy retrieval later.
Conversations - direct messaging
Almost the entire gamut of the functionality available for discussion in forums is also available for users to send messages directly to one another or to groups of users.
In addition to simple user-to-user messaging, XenForo conversation support direct messaging between groups of users, allowing for rich interaction and teamwork.