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Some free language packs added for the forum. For French, German, Spanish, Russian and Norwegian. Sorry everyone else, people are charging money for your packs.

Edit: Removed these, it made behind the scenes admin really really annoying.

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Had a bad error during an installation and the forum database got corrupted. I gave up trying to fix it after a couple of hours and have restored this morning's backup. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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I did an upgrade to the latest version but rolled it back because a couple of things were looking dodgy at the backend. I think there were 10 posts that got removed as a result.

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2nd attempt to upgrade to 4.0.9

The bug when creating a link to a post and & being turned into & should be fixed.


Release Notes

In addition to many bug fixes and performance improvements, some specifics include:

New Features & Settings

  • Legacy PayPal gateway to allow for older PayPal Subscriptions to still be recognised.
  • Attachment Type Restrictions: You can now choose from three options for file attachments in any post content: No files, Images only (this will actually check to make sure an uploaded file is a valid image) or All files (this is default) - If you choose "All files" you have the option to provide a list of allowed file extensions.
  • Merge Concurrent Posts: If a user makes a post or comment and then makes another post or comment on the same item before any other user, the posts will be merged. There is a setting to disable or set the time limit for this to happen. There is a clear, visual indication when a merge happens to avoid confusion to the end user.
  • Moderators can click and hold on topic and other item titles to quickly edit.
  • New setting to optionally set products in Commerce to have a grace period to remain active for a period of time after expiration.
  • New setting to specify domains to exclude from having rel='nofollow' added to links.
  • The "+ Create" menu at the top of the page now has an option to create an announcement.
  • New button to post a status within the status updates widget
  • You can now embed Pages database entries by pasting their link.
  • New widgets for blog entry, gallery images and downloads files feeds.
  • Widgets displaying content feeds can now be given a custom title.

Other Improvements

  • The subject lines for emails sent about new content have been changed slightly so email clients can group them better.
  • Some widgets providing duplicate functionality have been merged. For example, "Latest Topics" has been merged into "Topic Feed".
  • Announcements now show on every page by default (but can still be removed).
  • When upgrading, if you have a large database you are presented with an option to run queries manually. You can now opt to run them anyway.

Disabling Applications

  • New ability to disable but not uninstall an app.
  • IPS apps that are not up to date will be disabled on upgrade to prevent things breaking.
  • The Support system in the AdminCP will now disable non-IPS apps in addition to all plugins as part of its diagnostics. It will also show you a list if what it is disabling to help you find problems.

Notes for translators

  • The public-facing navigation tabs now have language strings separate from the application title (this means translators will need to re-translate the application tabs upon upgrade).


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Forum upgraded to 4.0.11 - just various bug fixes. Early reports seem to indicate that "Insert image from url" might be broken. Use the [img ]http://kkkkkk[ /img] bbcode instead.

I needed to delete my cache as well to get the js/css to load properly.

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Forum updated to Note the search tweak.


This release primarily focuses on stability with many bug fixes from both tickets and the bug tracker. Among dozens of other fixes, important fixes include:

  • Multiredirect is changed to use base64-encoded data as upgrader was failing on certain hosts
  • Customizable topic/post feed widgets not storing preferences
  • Some reports of issues with insert/embed images into posts
  • Email notifications do not work for commerce, which also results in purchases not getting marked paid/approved automatically (this only happened when you had extra cc/copy email addresses specified for emails)

We are working on big improvements to our Search system but, until those are ready, we have made two small changes to make search a bit more pleasant: date will be default sort order and words will be searched using AND logic rather than OR logic.


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Forum upgraded to

This is a maintenance release to fix reported issues and add refinement to existing features. In addition to bug fixes and performance improvements, it includes following enhancements:

New Features:

•   When you mouseover the badge showing who liked a post, you will now see a larger list of who liked that post. You can still click to get the full list.

•   Ratings now show half-stars for the average (for example, if one user votes 3 stars and another 4, it will show 3 and a half stars) and there is now an indication if you have rated something.

•   A "Preview" button has been added to the post editor which shows how the post will appear after BBCode processing. Tabs show how the post will appear on desktop, tablet and mobile.

•   Users can now choose to ignore notifications for being mentioned in posts by particular users.

•   You can now filter searches by specific forums/categories.

•   You can now control whether open and click tracking should be used for emails sent by SparkPost.

Activity Stream enhancements:

•   The filter dropdowns now have an "Apply" button for better usability (previously you had to click outside the dropdown).

•   The "Expanded/Collapsed" toggles are now clearer.

•   Hitting back from a clicked item in any activity stream now remembers your position and loaded results.

Other enhancements and improvements:

•   The way dates are formatted can now be customised by language strings. For example, if you want to change the date format to "DD-MM-YYYY" that is now possible. With this change, the new default is US-style ("March 4, 1992") rather than the previous European-style ("4 March 1992").

•   Advertisements no longer have padding which makes them easier to position in other areas such as headers.

•   When comparing revisions of articles in Pages databases, a new browser-based diff tool is used which is more user-friendly and moves the computation from the server to the user's browser for greater performance.

•   Better indication of files pending approval in Downloads.

•   The version number for themes now displays in the AdminCP list.


Also included: 4.1.11

This is a small maintenance release to fix a few issues reported in 4.1.10. In addition to bug fixes and performance improvements, it includes following new/changed features:

•   Integration with SparkPost replaces Mandrill for optional email service as Mandrill is stopping their current service toward the end of April.

•   Questions in Question and Answer forums can now be sorted by most votes.

•   The "All Activity" activity stream now has an RSS feed.

•   The filter bar at the top of the activity stream no longer sticks to the stop of the screen when scrolling.

•   If you receive a browser notification your notification menu will now reload to get the latest notification.

•   More consistent visual feedback when a post submit or edit is processing to reduce duplicates.

•   Sidebar widgets now how rounded corners to match rest of Suite.

•   Recaptcha style is now a per-theme setting.

•   You can now set which theme should be the default for the AdminCP separate to which should be the default for the front-end.


Also included: 4.1.10

This is a maintenance release to fix reported issues and add refinement to existing features. In addition to bug fixes and performance improvements, it includes following new/changed features:

•   Instant notifications are now dismissible.

•   The sidebar has been added back to the stream pages.

•   You can now sort by most downloaded in Downloads app.

•   The ModeratorCP and AdminCP IP Address Tools now allow you to track the IP addresses used to vote in polls.

•   A new setting has been added to disable the RSS feed for activity streams.

•   A new setting has been added to specify the minimum display name length.

•   Adds a new "can unban" moderator permission separate to the "can edit profiles" permission being used previously.

•   IP addresses now show in reports.

•   There is now a constant-level setting to disable the ACP IP address check in case of being locked out of the ACP.

•   Several improvements to Commerce to make some features clearer: the Shipping Rates configuration pages now indicate to the admin if a potential mistake has been made, the front-end indicates to admins if no support departments have been set up, and the renewal settings wording has been clarified.


Also included: 4.1.9

This release fixes reported issues from clients in our bug tracker and support tickets and adds refinement to existing features.

New or Changed Features

•   When your link auto-embeds in a post such as with an image, YouTube video, Twitter link, etc. an option will now display to revert the embed back to a plain text link if you do not want the embed.

•   New setting to disable embedding.

•   Facebook/Twitter integration improvements

•   If you are an administrator and encounter a system error, additional debug output will now display. Regular members will see the normal error message.

•   Custom Fields for Support Requests in Commerce now show on the front-end.

•   If an advertisement is set up with a main image, but not smaller images for tablets/mobiles, the ad would not show at all on tablets/mobiles. This has changed so the main image will display on all devices unless smaller images are provided.

•   Topics scheduled to automatically lock or unlock will now reflect this in the topic listing and when viewing the topic.

•   Placing a link to a Facebook status will embed when possible.

•   When viewing a report, the container (for example, the forum) the content is from is displayed.

•   Three character searches are now allowed in the Admin CP Live Search.

•   The Account Settings page now uses vertical rather than horizontal tabs to prevent overflow.

•   If Gravatar is enabled, and a user has not defined an profile photo, then their email address will be used to fetch from Gravatar unless explicitly set not to.

•   Gfycat embeds now use their oEmbed endpoint rather than their JS API.

•   Using Amazon CloudFront as https provider will now be recognized as valid secure connection.

•   The member REST API endpoint will now return custom fields.

•   The Developer Center for Plugins now shows the filename in the list of hooks, and when editing a hook, a breadcrumb includes a link back to the list.

•   Inline notifications can now be dismissed

•   Efficiency improvements to the search index

•   You can now close a poll independently of the topic


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Forum upgraded to

Please delete your browser cache if you have any problems.

  • Accounts flagged as spammers are now more visibly different on the member list in AdminCP
  • Added quite a few new embed providers
    • codepen.io
    • coub.com
    • deviantart.com
    • docs.com
    • funnyordie.com
    • gettyimages.com
    • iFixit.com
    • kickstarter.com
    • meetup.com
    • mixcloud.com
    • mix.office.com
    • on.aol.com
    • reddit.com
    • reverbnation.com
    • screencast.com
    • screenr.com
    • slideshare.net
    • smugmug.com
    • ustream.tv
    • Google Maps (requires free Google API key)
  • Default location for an AdminCP tab honors the admin's ordering
  • Staff notification emails for tickets in Commerce now include the ticket ID
  • Auto-saved content in the editor will now expire after 48 hours
  • If you load an editor that has previous auto-saved content you will now be prompted to keep or remove it
  • You can now set pre-filled reasons for Warning actions that will automatically populate the member notes editor when a moderator warns a user
  • Escape key will now cancel quick-edit on titles
  • Adds a setting to restrict member birthday view to admins only or to completely disable prompting for birthday to member
  • There are now more "save and reload" options in various places to keep your place when editing content or settings
  • New check all box when viewing activity on a member profile for easier moderation
  • You can now hide posts that are unapproved rather than just approve or delete
  • When a moderator changes the status of a report in the ModCP the system now puts a reply in moderator comments noting the change
  • When you see a "could not write file" error the file it was trying to write now shows in the error logs
  • You can now quickly edit tags when viewing an item without having to edit it if you have permission
  • If you are using multiple devices to login to a site you will be less likely to be logged out
  • Tags can now be quickly edited when viewing an item
  • Administrators can now create custom RSS feeds for various content
  • Enhancements to IP discovery tools for moderators
  • Actions for reports in ModCP now show when status is changed as a comment
  • Redesigned support tool
  • More REST API methods
  • Password strength rating and requirement option
  • Guest terms of service alert
  • Minimum age requirement
  • Ban Filters are now Word Filters and can set words to automatically moderate
  • Display name history is now available on profile view
  • Better analytics integration
  • Leaderboard

  • Large number of bugs fixed in focus areas: Commerce, Pages databases, and IPS Connect
  • Performance improvements in: profile view, sitemap generator, posting replies, and Activity Streams
  • We now try to more reliably detect the AWS S3 endpoint for those using S3 file storage
  • More efficient license key checking to keep the keys from being checked too often which can slow your site down
  • There is now a column in tasks view to show the last time it ran to help diagnostics
  • When a member changes their email or password they now get an email confirmation
  • If group promotion based on date is enable the system will now auto-promote even if a member does not login
  • There is now a setting to change the number of topics per page in the forum view
  • If you move your site to a new URL you no longer have to update a constant if using the image proxy
  • You can now press ctrl/cmd+enter in any editor window to submit the reply
  • In Commerce ticket view there are keyboard shortcuts to perform common actions (such as press 'r' to open reply box or 'n' for note)
  • There is now logic to prevent double-posting when the initial post encounters an error on submit
  • Moderators can now remove all followers from an item
  • Contact Us is now configurable with various options
  • Announcements can now be restricted by member group
  • Admins now have a setting to have members automatically follow content they start or reply to. Members can optionally override this.
  • The editor will now show a message if a link that can be embedded (image, video, etc.) failed to embed for some reason. Admins get more detailed error reasons.
  • If your datastore (cache system) is not working properly the AdminCP will now show you a warning telling you that it needs attention.
  • When a member is banned/suspended the system now shows a more friendly page with information on their ban. Previously it showed a permission denied page.
  • Redesigned ticket listing in Commerce
  • New My History view in Commerce
  • Security Questions for account security

  • Commerce Customer Standing Data now loads via AJAX for faster loading
  • Lots of Commerce related bug fixes
  • Passwords on new hosting accounts are now more secure
  • REST API now supports adding Staff Notes to support requests
  • REST API now supports editing purchases
  • Remember me cookie is now 90 days rather than 7 days
  • A race condition is fixed where the site may call to check the license way more often than needed
  • Performance improvements on activity streams
  • Performance improvement to online list widgets

This is a maintenance release to fix reported issues.

In addition to a strong focus on overall stability, this release contains:

  • Official PHP 7 support
  • Major performance improvements to Activity Streams

  • New per-group setting to highlight posts made by certain groups. 2 theme settings control the color and border, which are editable in the easy theme editor.
  • New setting to make providing a billing address optional for purchases in Commerce.
  • Personal conversation management improvements:
    • Can now filter personal conversations to just read/unread.
    • Can now move multiple personal conversations into a different folder at once.
    • Can search by recipient/sender name.
  • Notifications about Calendar events now include the event date.
  • New setting to control which images sizes should have a watermark applied in Gallery.
  • New setting to control which IP pool to use for SparkPost if you have purchased dedicated IP addresses.
  • Better handling of upgrades if files have been modified.
  • The sidebar widget for showing Downloads files can now show just free or paid files.
  • When searching templates or CSS files in the AdminCP template editor, it will search for templates or CSS files with a name matching the term provided, in addition to searching the content of them.
  • When viewing a log in the AdminCP, it will now show you on which page the log occurred and by which member.
  • When the search index is being rebuilt, a message is now shown on the search results page to indicate why results may not be complete.
  • The "details" modal for applications and plugins now has a tab which shows the hooks associated with that application or plugin.
  • The placeholders that display on date/time inputs (e.g. "HH:MM") can now be translated.
  • Rebuilding the search index, and rebuilding posts after a 3.x upgrade now processes newest posts first for a more user-friendly experience after upgrading.
  • When a file is deleted, a log is created and a new setting controls how to keep these logs for.
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