UBB.threads 7.7.2 - Progress Report (2019-04-20)
04/20/2019 6:00 PM
[NEW] Social Profiles have been added. They are customizable and can be enabled/disabled from within the "Control Panel > Profile Settings > Social Profiles" page. With Social Profiles, your members can display their additional contact information in their Member Profile page. Your forum's current data already in the member profiles (pre-7.7.2) will be imported in to the new system upon upgrading. Social Profiles are no longer hard-coded. You'll now be able to customize or remove each when they change or close doors, such as the most recent shutter of Google+.
[NEW] Identicons are now an option which can be used for posts made by members without avatars or anonymous users. This can be globally enabled/disabled for members or anonymous posters from within the "Control Panel > Profile Settings > Avatars" page. When disabled, the poster's avatar, when they have custom avatar set, will be the initial-icon. These avatars are only displayed next to their post content, in the author information section.
[NEW] Text Editor interface selection. From "Control Panel > General Display > New Post/Reply Page Settings" you can now select which style of text editor to use. 1/ Standard: Basic editor. 2/ Standard-FA: Basic editor with FontAwesome buttons. 3/ WYSIWYG editor.
[NEW] Author Content items can have their CSS individually customized. From within the Style Editor, each item can be customized, displayed or hidden, per style. For example, If you dont want to display author-avatars, or author-location next to each post, it can easily be set with a single line of CSS. The non-displaying items will still be available within member profile pages, but it will be hidden from posts. Author detail spacing, alignment, font decoration can also be easily done here. This will affect post_side.tpl and post_top.tpl for both desktop and mobile display.
[NEW] Post/Message "edited wording" can now also have its CSS customized, or can be hidden completely.
[NEW] Debugging mode will now also display links to the w3.org HTML and CSS validators, to assist in checking your custom code for validation errors.
[NEW] Search will now populate fill in the "Keyword Search Term" entry box from data name/value pair ( ?q=Hello+World ) appended to its URL. This is useful for sites utilizing their own search text input box in headers or content islands prior to landing on your forum's search page.
[UPDATE] CP: Style Editor previews have been updated to be consistent with the template updates as of 7.7.2.
[UPDATE] CP: Exporting just styles will now use just their style name. Exporting styles with their wrapper will continue to include "_with_wrapper" in their file name.
[UPDATE] CP: Many common field entries have been given an acceptable number range for content entered to them. An error message will be displayed if the entry is beyond that range, and you will be prevented from submitting your changes until it is corrected.
[UPDATE] Text Editor is no longer limited to a height of 730px. It will now display to the entire length of the user's post content.
[UPDATE] ShoutChat box received some minor language updates to be more user friendly.
[UPDATE] Post poll results received minor display updates.
[UPDATE] Failed login/bad password message time has been updated from 5 seconds to 8 seconds.
[UPDATE] Follow/UnFollow toggle icons for users, topics, forums have been updated and are now consistent across the software.
[UPDATE] Query optimization to make use of proper indexing for large forums with over three-million posts (Big thanks to SD for tracking this and providing simple code resolutions!)
[UPDATE] Query rewrite for forums which have members who have over ninety-thousand posts. "Not having this change can bring a board to it's knees." (Another big thanks to SD for tracking this and providing simple code resolutions!)
[UPDATE] SQL Error output display is now easier to read. If the error was generated by a manual SQL Query Command within the Control Panel, the original query will be displayed exactly as you wrote it, along with the easier to read error message.
[UPDATE] Lots of updates to the post_side and post_top pages to reduce any code duplication and improve post presentation.
[UPDATE] Updated Font Awesome library from 5.7.2 to version 5.8.1.
[UPDATE] Updated jQuery library from 3.3.1 to version 3.4.0.
[UPDATE] Updated TinyMCE from 5.0.1 to version 5.0.3.
[FIX] Fixed missing "Edit User" button in the Profile Display page for Admins and Moderators viewing their own profile.
[FIX] Fixed missing "Edit User" menu item in Private Message author menu.
[FIX] Fixed missing "Become User" menu item in Private Message author menu.
[FIX] User groups with access, can no longer "Become User" for themselves within the Post Author menu.
[FIX] Members can no longer "Follow User" for themselves within the Post Author menu.
[FIX] Group Colors are now correctly displayed for post author names being displayed on mobile devices.
[FIX] Fixed Numbered Lists (CSS and BBCode) within posts.
[FIX] Fixed/hide display of social contact fields for users who have not logged in since UBB.threads 7.6.0 release date of 2017-02-15. This is the date when YAHOO/AIM/ICQ/MSN fields were re-purposed instead of being disposed of, as they should have been.
[FIX] Fixed display of ShoutChat in the User Menu for users who do not have access to ShoutChat (Thanks to whk for reporting this bug!)
[FIX] Fixed display of Member List in the User Menu for users who do not have access to view the member list.
[FIX] For forums which allow and manually approve Display Name changes, the emailed link now forwards directly to the member manager page.
[FIX] Several HTML fixes throughout the templates.
UBB.threads 7.7.2 - Progress Report (2019-02-27)
03/01/2019 1:25 AM
[NEW] Portal and Active Topics pages now have an Expand/Collapse toggle for long posts.
[NEW] CP: Member Editor now displays an HTML5 color-picker when choosing the Display Name Color. Color HEX is still available to be manually entered, but must be the full 6-digit HEX color code, preceded with a pound symbol (#).
[NEW] CP: Member Editor now displays Group Images next to the Group Membership title.
[NEW] CP: Member Editor now displays a badge next to the Group Image if the Member is displaying that Group Image on their profile.
[NEW] Group Images on profile pages and post author sections now display the group name upon mouse hover-over.
[NEW] Group Images display option now lists the group name next to the image and upon hover-over. (Thanks to M4TT for suggesting this!)
[NEW] All Email & URL entries are now checked to have valid Email & URL formatting upon entry.
[NEW] Attachments will now have their SHA1 calculated, stored in the file database, and displayed on the post they are attached to. SHA1 will be ignored for gif, jpg, jpeg png, bmp, and pdf file types. SHA1 will onyl be added for newly attached files beginning with your UBB.threads 7.7.2. VNC Web Services provides a tool to update the SHA1 of all your previously attached files. Its aptly named, "UBB.threads SHA1 Hash Generation Tool."
[UPDATE] Member Homepage entries now require full protocol to be entered. No more assuming the URL will be HTTP. Though, previously entered homepages without a URL will continue to be assumed as HTTP, and upon their first edit, they will automatically be updated to such.
[UPDATE] Updated Font Awesome library from 5.6.3 to version 5.7.2.
[UPDATE] Updated TinyMCE from 4.9.2 to version 5.0.1.
[FIX] CP: Fixed Member Editor not allowing updates due to Member Hompage URL not conforming with HTML5 input url requirements.
[FIX] Fixed SQL insert commands which assumed table columns titles would always be in a set order.
[FIX] Fixed MySQLi persistent connections in the MySQLi library (Thanks to mmem700 for reporting this bug and Philipp for his suggested fix!)
[FIX] Fixed "Too few arguments" errors when email notices are sent. This affected notifications of: manual post/forum moderation, manual new user approvals, and mailing threads. Error only affected forums running PHP 7.1 and newer. (Thanks to Zarzal for being the first to report these!)
[FIX] Fixed "OP" displaying on all replies made by anonymous users when the topic is created by an anonymous user. (Thanks to M4TT for reporting this bug!)
UBB.threads 7.7.1 Released: Updates and Fixes
01/29/2019 12:49 PM
UBB.threads 7.7.1 has been released and is now available to download in the Member Area.
Version 7.7.1 includes several critical fixes when used with PHP 7.1 and newer. It is highly recommended that you upgrade from version 7.7.0 to 7.7.1.
Primary Changes In This Release
- Fixed error when manually approving new members.
- Fixed error when exporting a list of email addresses to email.
- Fixed error when setting the public posts and private message Subject length outside of range.
- Fixed error when customizing the posts and topics per page outside range, within the Member Editor.
- Fixed creation of CREATE_NEWS permission columns during new installs of v7.7.0.
- Fixed email notification where sometimes the salutation would be missing the member name.
- Fixed error when sending registration email to new members.
- Fixed display of the referrer icon next to the member name on the Who's Online page.
- Reformatted and optimized all CSS files.
- Version Discussion and Changelog
- UBB.threads System Requirements Test
UBB.threads 7.7.0 Released: PHP 7, MySQLi, Faster, More Secure
01/22/2019 7:52 PM
UBB.threads 7.7.0 has been released and is now available to download in the Member Area on UBBCentral.
Primary Changes In This Release
- UBB.threads works with PHP 5.4 - 7.3.
- New MySQLi database connection library.
- WYSIWYG editor for composing HTML formatted email in the Mass Mailer.
- Advanced mail configuration settings for setting MTA, encryption type, and port.
- Member Editor now provides an inline GEO-IP lookup.
- Style Editor now allows styling of the Member Avatars.
- News Portal has been updated with a modern entry page layout.
- Members with permission can create topics for the News Portal from any forum.
- Several basic News Images are now included with UBB.threads
- Followed/Unfollowed threads and forums are now better represented.
- All PHP script files have been reformatted to be consistent with a basic coding standard.
- Cleanup of many language strings, templates, and CSS files.
- Any code and page validation errors that were found, were fixed.
- Updated libraries and assets.
- Version Discussion and Changelog
- UBB.threads System Requirements Test
UBB.threads 7.7.0 - Progress Report (2019-01-18)
01/19/2019 8:42 AM
[NEW] CP: A new "Can create portal news" forum permission has been added. This permission allows a group to create news items that will appear on the portal. This is useful when you have news content "Contributor" or "Editor" member groups.
[NEW] Members who can create portal news can now turn any topic in to a news item by selecting a News Icon as they create a new topic or edit a current topic post. Choosing a News Image will allow the topic to display on the forum's News Portal, regardless of it being within a News Forum. Note; topics with a news image will ignore user groups. Anyone will be able to read the topic post regardless of their current group permissions. Only the first post will be displayed on the forum News Portal. To read its replies or download its attachments, users must belong to a group which allows those permissions for which forum the post is located within.
[NEW] Several basic News Images are now included with UBB.threads. When creating your own News Images, the recommended size is a max-width and max-height of 100px. Regardless, your News Images should represent your forum's feel, and thus can also be styled using the .news-image CSS class. This class will style the html img tag.
[UPDATE] The News Portal has been updated with a modern entry page layout.
[UPDATE] Minor layout optimizations to the Who's Online page.
[FIX] Fixed missing IP address in email notifications of Multiple Account Logins and Lost Password Requests. (Thanks to Morgan for reporting this bug!)
[FIX] Lots of PHP 7.1, PHP 7.2, PHP 7.3 fixes. UBB.threads is now compatible with PHP 5.4 - PHP 7.3.
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