xbBooks Changelog

v1.0.3 7th Jan 2023 release 

New feature

  • Admin previews from list and edit views

Improvements to Dashboard view. Preparation for adding people groups to fils (available in admin but not yet in site views). Links to xbEvents component (currently in Alpha)

v1.0.0 12th Dec 2022 release version as per v0.12.0.1

v0.12.0.1 12th Dec 2022

  • removed ext link hint option (see blog)
  • legacy files deleted on upgrade
  • many minor bugs fixed


  • Missing Language strings added (still some hard-coded english in code)
  • People & Chars configs moved to xbPeople


  • shared custom fields moved to xbPeople
  • updated models and layouts with code improvements
  • improved category selection by partial hierarchy
  • improved tag selection, tag grouping
  • bug with modal height interfering with other extensions fixed

v0.9.9.9 : 9th November 2022

new features:

  • Option to allow no-name for reviewer
  • Site list views using summary/detail rather than mouseover popups
  • Sample categories moved to subcategories of Imported category
  • Default categories for Books and Reviews created on on install
  • Book dates changed to be first/last read with unread books having both dates null and presented at end of list. 

Bug fixes and code tidys

  • shared functions moved from xbBooks Helper to xbCulture Helper in xbPeople
  • Import sample data was creating double categories
  • first_read and last_read correctly updating with reviews
  • tag and category path display improved
  • error on sorting people by role fixed
  • various format and layout improvements for consistency between views
  • first/last read dates now date only rather than datetime (database change)
  • fixed error in tag counts on admin tags view
  • tag filter code improved