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You must select "Overwrite files during install/upgrade" when upgrading to this version.
** DATABASE BACKUP STRONGLY RECOMMENDED **
This is a substantial update bringing numerous bugfixes, PHP 8 improvements, and an overhaul to the recommendations system.
The addon has been in active development & testing with PHP 8, with little to no issues currently detected. However, final PHP 8 compatibility will be guaranteed at Release 1.0.6 Stable.
You'll find tons of new useful recommendations and statistics in this release, with many more planned. The addon will now scan threads, forums, and supported addon content such as products, resources and articles, to uncover missing descriptions and meta fields. In addition, orphaned data can also be detected and cleaned using a variety of new rebuild options.
Further, certain recommended settings are now detected.
Notes on the Recommendation system
Due to the amount of queries performed to generate recommendations, the results are now cached whenever visiting the Recommendations page. This way, notices and alerts on other sections of the admin area will not produce additional queries.
In addition, since future updates will continue to renovate and expand the recommendations system, recommendations will also be generated and cached on both addon upgrade, and fresh install.
This release currently marks "Missing meta title/descriptions" as a recommendation for non-thread content. Since this is technically optional and meta fields will always pull from the content title or description as a fallback, these recommendations will be made optional in the next update.
A new notice will greet you on the admin home page, indicating whether recommendations are present. This can be disabled at the SEO -> Advanced Settings page.
Meta Field Limits
The max character count for meta data has been increased to the following:
** Earlier versions of the addon used a higher than intended max character count for AMS meta data only. Upgrading to this version or above will truncate your AMS meta data to these lengths, if exceeding them.
- Meta title: 255
- Meta description: 320
- OpenGraph image path: 320
Numerous new improvements have been made to the Dual-Mode system for Article Management System. Several bugfixes have been made, greater efficiency, and improvements to the import system when migrating to AMS 2.2.17+.
You can also find numerous new rebuild tools at the Admin -> Tools -> Rebuild caches page. These are intended to help cleanup meta data from users of very early editions of this addon, if orphaned data is detected in the database. A database backup is strongly recommended before using these tools.
There are tons more improvements to mention - so read up on the changelog!