GD bbPress Toolbox Pro 4.2 is a major new update that brings accessibility support to various plugin features (BBCodes Toolbar, Attachments), new topic views, many improvements, and fixes.
BBCodes Toolbar is improved with better HTML structure that uses proper button controls for each toolbar button. And, various ARIA elements are added to help screen readers to identify these buttons and not mix them with links. Right now, all buttons are passing standardized screen readers testing tools. A similar thing is done with Attachments upload form and few other areas where some screen reader required markup was missing. On the admin side, many of the settings controls are updated with proper screen readers required markup too.
More new features
The plugin can now add statistics bellow the list of forums on the main forum index page. This is similar to other popular forum software, and it is a useful feature to make bbPress closer to powerful standalone forums.
Two more topic views are added to show topics with most thanks, and current user topics with most thanks. New conditional functions are added to check if the topic or reply is locked (based on the plugins lock forum functionality). Topics list can display a thumbnail if there is one set or plugin can find an image in the topic content. Threaded replies are partially supported for private topics (only first level). New posts widget has an option to exclude forums by forum ID.
There are many improvements in this version with some of the widgets, quote processing, some of the plugin files organization. And, several bugs are fixed: problems with online users tracking and some problems with method names in some of the plugin modules. Online tracking now also tracks most online users, and this can be displayed in the online users widget.
If you notice any problems with the plugin, stop by the support forums to report it. Let me know what you think about the new version, and as always, suggestions are welcome. And don’t forget, most of the features in this version are requested by the plugin users.
Next 4.3 version
Version 4.3 is scheduled for July 2016, and it will focus on improving Thanks feature (including AJAX support), adding the new feature to report topic or reply to administrator and improving forum locking feature.