2.11.9 User Guide

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Forum Update Notes for Version 3.1.21

With 3.1.21 we made some improvements to the security of the forums by adding additional CSRF checks. We have updated the forum themes, but if you have customized your forum theme you may need to update your HTML.

In forum_global/html_footer.html if you use the theme chooser you will need to wrap it in a <form> tag:

<form method="post" action="{path:set_theme}">
    <input type="hidden" name="csrf_token" value="{csrf_token}" />
    <select name="theme" class="select" onchange="if (this.value != '') this.form.submit()">

In forum_threads/threads.html if you use the subscribe and unsubscribe feature you will need to add some JavaScript:

function post(path, params, method) {
    method = method || "post"; // Set method to post by default if not specified.

    // The rest of this code assumes you are not using a library.
    // It can be made less wordy if you use one.
    var form = document.createElement("form");
    form.setAttribute("method", method);
    form.setAttribute("action", path);

    for(var key in params) {
        if(params.hasOwnProperty(key)) {
            var hiddenField = document.createElement("input");
            hiddenField.setAttribute("type", "hidden");
            hiddenField.setAttribute("name", key);
            hiddenField.setAttribute("value", params[key]);



function subscribe(el)
    var csrf_token = "{csrf_token}",
             parts = el.href.slice(0, -1).split('/'),
              topic_id = parts.pop(),
                   url = parts.join('/');

    post(url, {
            topic_id: topic_id,
            csrf_token: csrf_token

    return false;

And update your HTML:

<a href="{path:subscribe}" onclick="return subscribe(this)"><b>{lang:subscribe}</b></a>

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