Module Migration Guide

This guide provides useful information about migrating your custom modules in order to keep them compatible with new HumHub versions. You should keep your modules up-to-date by removing deprecations and align code breaking changes of the platform and ideally test your modules against new HumHub version. Also keep in mind to align the minVersion of your module when using new features.

You can execute code for specific versions by using the version_compare function as:

if (version_compare(Yii::$app->version, '1.3', '>')) {
    // Use some 1.3+ features here
} else {
     // Compatibility code for older versions

Migrate from 1.2 to 1.3

New Stream Javascript API

In v1.3 we've reworked the Stream Javascript API. Please check the Javascript Stream documentation for more information.

ContentContainer Controller

The base controller attributes autoCheckContainerAccess and hideSidebar are not longer available.


Queue related classes has been moved into an own module humhub\modules\queue. The existing humhub\components\queue\ActiveJob is declared as deprecated and will be removed in 1.4.

Partial user deletion (Soft Delete)

Added new user status (User::SOFT_DELETED). You can find more information here: Users


Moved all form and field related widgets from humhub\widgets to humhub\modules\ui\form\widgets namespace. There is a compatibility layer for the 1.3 release.

Social Activities (Notification & Activities)

  • Added new 'requireOriginator' flag with default to true
  • Added new 'requireSoruce' flag with default to true


Removed Deprecated

  • formatterApp Application Component (Yii::$app->formatterApp)

New Deprecations

  • humhub\components\Theme.php -> humhub\modules\ui\view\components\Theme
  • humhub\components\View -> humhub\modules\ui\view\components\View
  • humhub\libs\ThemeHelper -> humhub\modules\ui\view\components\ThemeHelper
  • humhub\modules\content\widgets\richtext\HumHubRichText -> Compatibility class for the legacy rich-text, which was replaced with prosemirror richtext.
  • humhub\modules\content\widgets\richtext\HumHubRichTextEditor -> Compatibility class for the legacy rich-text, which was replaced with prosemirror richtext editor.
  • humhub\widgets\RichText -> humhub\modules\content\widgets\richtext\RichText
  • humhub\widgets\RichTextField -> humhub\modules\content\widgets\richtext\RichTextField
  • humhub\modules\user\models\Mentioning::parse() -> humhub\modules\content\widgets\richtext\RichText::processText()

We moved most of the humhub\widgets into the new ui core module as:

  • humhub\widgets\ActiveField
  • humhub\widgets\ActiveForm
  • humhub\widgets\BasePickerField
  • humhub\widgets\ColorPickerField
  • humhub\widgets\ContentTagDropDown
  • humhub\widgets\DatePicker
  • humhub\widgets\DurationPicker
  • humhub\widgets\InputWidget
  • humhub\widgets\MarkdownField
  • humhub\widgets\MarkdownFieldModals
  • humhub\widgets\MultiSelectField
  • humhub\widgets\TimePicker

Migrate from 1.1 to 1.2

Stream / Content Changes

The models WallEntry and Wall were removed. So all corresponding methods like getFirstWallEntryId() are not longer available. The stream handling is now handled directly by the Content model. Also all stream classes (widgets, actions) are moved into the humhub\modules\stream package.

File module changes

Please refer the new File Handling documentation section for more details regarding the new file management API.

  • Deprecated widgets:
    • humhub\modules\user\widgets\UserPicker (replaced with humhub\modules\user\widgets\UserPickerField)
    • humhub\modules\space\widgets\Picker (replaced with humhub\modules\space\widgets\SpackePickerField)
    • humhub\widgets\DataSaved (replaced with humhub\components\View::saved)
  • Removed Content models 'attachFileGuidsAfterSave' attribute and handling
  • Deprecated File model methods
    • \humhub\modules\file\models\File::attachPrecreated
    • \humhub\modules\file\models\File::getFilesOfObject
    • \humhub\modules\file\models\File::getStoredFilePath
    • \humhub\modules\file\models\File::getPreviewImageUrl
    • \humhub\modules\file\models\File::attachPrecreated
    • \humhub\modules\file\models\File::getFilename
    • \humhub\modules\file\models\File::getInfoArray
    • \humhub\modules\file\models\File::getMimeBaseType
    • \humhub\modules\file\models\File::getMimeSubType
    • \humhub\modules\file\models\File::getExtension
  • Removed configuration option 'showFilesWidgetBlacklist' use WallEntry showFiles attribute instead.
  • File models title attributes is not longer automatically populated with the filename when empty
  • Moved file upload capabilities (UploadedFile) from File model to FileUpload model
  • Moved file store content by attribute capabilities from File model to FileContent model
  • Created UploadAction/DownloadAction classes

Pjax + TopNavigation:


public $topMenuRoute = '/dashboard/dashboard';

within your controller for pjax topmenu support.

Migrate from 1.0 to 1.1

  • Dropped unused space attribute "website"

  • ContentContainer Model Changes

    • Removed canWrite method (now requires own implementation using permissions)
  • Content Model Changes

    • Removed space_id / user_id columns - added contentcontainer_id
    • Not longer validates content visibility (private/public) permissions
  • system_admin attribute in user table was removed see humhub\modules\user\models\User::isSystemAdmin

  • Renamed space header settings menu dropdown class from humhub\modules\space\modules\manage\widgets\Menu to humhub\modules\space\widgets\HeaderControlsMenu

  • Refactored settings system. see Settings Documentation for more details. Old settings api is still available in 1.1.x

  • Refactored user group system

  • New administration menu structure

Migrate from 0.20 to 1.0

Migrate from 0.12 to 0.20

Important: This release upgrades from Yii1 to Yii2 Framework!

This requires an extensive migration of all custom modules/themes. Find more details here: HumHub 0.20 Migration

Migrate from 0.11 to 0.12

  • Rewritten Search

Migrate from 0.10 to 0.11

No breaking changes.

  • Now handle ContentContainerController layouts, new option showSidebar
  • New ContentAddonController Class
  • New Wiki Parser / Editor Widget