A couple of weeks ago I posted a first look at the new shoutbox plugin for MyBB 1.4. This week, I’m providing a glimpse at another updated plugin for MyBB 1.4. This time, it’s Board Messages.
Notice the new name? It’s only a slight difference, one letter in fact, yet that one letter is an indication of one of the major new features to this plugin. For the many years this plugin has existed, it has allowed administrators to add a single message to the top of the board index, editable from the Board Message settings group in the admin cp. Those times are now over however, as you can now add as many board messages as you desire from a new page in the admin cp. Each message can be enabled or disabled at will (as indicated by the icon next to each message) and can also be placed either on the board index only, or globally across all forum pages.
If you look closely at the messages in the screenshot above, you may also notice the other new feature of the plugin. It’s now entirely possible to customise the look of each message according to which theme a user is using, by specifying a custom CSS class to use for each message. If no custom class is specified, the default class .board_message is assumed. You can manage the CSS for your message classes directly from the MyBB theme manager, so each class can be tailored to the style of each theme on the board.
The Board Message plugin has always been small and indeed that remains the case, so these are the only new features to highlight. I hope users enjoy them and find the plugin easier than ever to manage. If you have access to the MyBB 1.4 beta, watch out for a beta version of the plugin coming soon.