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SMF 2.0.16 and 2.0.17 Released
« on: February 11, 2020, 08:28:39 PM »
      Dear Members,

      Simple Machines has released a new patch to the 2.0.x line of SMF, bringing our latest release version to 2.0.16.

      We consider this patch to be of crucial importance, as it includes
important security and bug fixes, as well as support for the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements. We recommend updating as soon as possible.

2.0.16 released here

Notable changes in 2.0.16
  • Support for privacy policy in addition to registration agreement
  • GDPR Compliance toggle in Core Features
   Enabling this configures multiple settings and new features to comply with the GDPR, including:
  • Requiring members to accept the current privacy policy in order to use the forum
  • Asking during registration whether the new member wants to receive announcements via email
  • Enabling token-based unsubscribe links in emails so members can unsubscribe without logging in
  • Allowing members to download a copy of their profile information
  • Adjusting the behaviour of a number of other features in minor ways as necessary
  • PHP 7.2 support
  • Improved security hashes for the image proxy
  • Improved security for the login cookie
  • Assorted other security improvements
  • Various improvements for both the installer and upgrader
  • Please see the changelog for more information.


If you are using the GDPR Helper mod, you should follow these steps:

  • Back up your existing privacy policy text to a file somewhere
  • Update the GDPR Helper mod to its latest version via uninstall and reinstall
  • Uninstall the GDPR Helper mod
  • Install the SMF 2.0.16 patch
  • All users, including the admin, will need to log in again after 2.0.16 has been installed.

2.0.17 is minor and installs easily
    « Last Edit: February 11, 2020, 09:38:09 PM by Chip »
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