09/03/2018 5:41 AM UBB.threads 7.6.2 - Progress Report (2018-09-02) [by isaac]
Changelog 2018-09-02
[NEW] Inline display of attached PDF documents. Your forum must allow .pdf file attachments (Control Panel / Features / Attachments: Allowed Attachment File Extensions).
[NEW] Emailing members from the control panel has been updated with several new options:
1/ Each section is now described in full.
2/ The forum email address is now displayed, since it will be the return email add for your mailings.
3/ A notice is displayed regarding users who have chosen not to receive admin emails.
4/ Added an option for insertion of HTML line breaks (<br>) for new lines. This is useful for when you are sending pure text, vs sending something you've created in a third-party HTML editor.
5/ "BCC: Send Email As" is now pre-filled with the forum email address, and is customizable.
6/ "Send Emails One At A Time" is now set as default. This can lighten the load on your host's Email servers when sending out mass mailings, though for strongly advised to use a full-blown email manager (such as "phpList Email List Manager") for managing your websites news letters.
7a/ You can now send out a Test Email of your mailer before you mass email it. This is useful for previewing what your message would look like in your own email program before sending it to your members. The address you enter does not need to belong to a member within the forum database.
7b/ If you link directly to this page without using the member search, your can use the Test Email feature to send emails to non-members using your default forum Mailer Templates.
7c/ This feature is also useful for testing your forum email settings to any email address.

[UPDATE] Updated the URL and PATH language strings to be more specific with regards to "absolute" vs "relative"
[UPDATE] Updated all example urls from "http" to "https" in an attempt to push a recommendation towards using secure connections.
[UPDATE] Subscription invoicing system in the control panel has been updated to improve usability. Columns have been rearranged to match the ordering used in other areas of the subscription system. The member's email addresses are now displayed with their member name. Searching for subscriptions by Display Name is no longer case sensitive, and allows the use of wildcard. Can now search for transactions by registration email address.
[UPDATE] StopForumSpam Lookup & Reporting in the Control Panel now opens in the same page as the user you are editing. This should help prevent mistakes of reporting a wrong user when you have multiple member-editor tabs open at the same time.
[UPDATE] Updated Post Icon selection display for improved mobile friendliness.
[UPDATE] Updated Member Avatar image and Initial display on Post list pages.
[UPDATE] Updated language mentions of BBCode language from "[image]" to instead use the "[img]" term. This is purely aesthetic. Both uses of the BBCode are still valid.
[UPDATE] Added basic header information to the Email template.
[UPDATE] Updated Font Awesome library from 5.0.9 to version 5.3.1
[UPDATE] Updated PHPMailer library from 5.2.25 to version 5.2.26
[UPDATE] Updated Smarty library from 3.1.31 to version 3.1.32
[UPDATE] Updated Autosize asset from 4.0.1 to version 4.0.2
[UPDATE] Updated Dropzone asset from 5.4.0 to version 5.5.0

[FIX] Fixed Gallery List page to display lead image to fit 100% of long edge of the image, rather than cropped to center.
[FIX] Fixed Avatar display on Post list pages to be Internet Explorer 11 compatible.
[FIX] Fixed a minor HTML validation error within the Email templates.

Changelog 2018-09-16 (last minute stuffs. you saw nuthing)
[NEW] (UBBT Upgrader) now checks and displays installed UBB.threads version based on variables stored in the current database.
[NEW] (UBBT Installer) A sample forum is automatically created under the main category.
[NEW] (UBBT Installer) The list of Search Engine Spiders for UBB.Threads is pre-populated.
[UPDATE] (UBBT Installer) Default variables have been updated to reflect modern internet forum standards.
[FIX] (UBBT Upgrader) Upgrader now correctly upgrades from UBB.threads 7.5.6p1, 7.5.6p2, and versions.
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04/11/2018 6:40 PM UBB.threads 7.6.2 - Progress Report (2018-04-11) [by isaac]
Changelog 2018-04-11
[NEW] Private Messages/Topics can now be emailed, so a recipient can keep a copy of their PM/PT offsite using their own email service.
[NEW] Subscription Invoice number is now displayed to the Member on their Subscriptions page. They can use that number as a refrence point if there are any issues with their Subscriptions. That number can be used in the Admin Subscription Manager.
[NEW] Subscription process will now display a "Thank You" page and return the user to the subscriptions list upon a successful transaction.
[NEW] Control Panel Dashboard now displays Admin Log and Referrer Log entry counts, and will link to each section.
[NEW] A log entry is now created each time your forum sends an Email. The Log Entry will display the Member Name, To Email Address, and the Topic Title. The contents of the email are not included within the log entry. This feature has been requested by forum admins to help track how many, how often, to who, and what their forum are sending by Email. Member privacy is still maintained. The log is intended to be used for statistic generation and debugging. An example of the items which generate an Email log entry are, Emailed Watched Topics/Forums, Messages, Emailed Posts/Topics. This tool can assist you in spotting members who are using your messaging features to spam your other members.
[NEW] Admin Logs can be automatically purged to a certain age (Lifetime). The auto-purge feature is disabled by default. (CP > Primary > Logging)
[NEW] Admin Logs can now be completely disabled.
[NEW] StopForumSpam Lookup & Reporting (SFS Check) in the Member Editor has been updated to display within the same browser window, rather than as a pop-out window. The info box now also displays the user's Registration Date, Last Post Date (if any), and IP addresses for either, along with the normal SFS report.
[NEW] StopForumSpam Lookups are now logged in the Admin Log. If the Member was found in the SFS database, a "(SFS!) notation will be added in the log next to the item that was triggered.
[NEW] Style Editor now generates an additional "/styles/style.css" file alongside the current STYLENAME_####.css file when your edit and save your forums Main Default Style. The style.css file is compressed with human-readability in mind. The purpose for this new file is so you can link to it from external scripts to utilize your sites stock styles all in one place, and using a single/expected file name. Setting a different style as Default will also create the style.css for this new Default Style.

[UPDATE] Send Private Message page has been cleaned up and made more user friendly.
[UPDATE] Member Spotlight island header can now be clicked to visit the Member List.
[UPDATE] PayPal IPN (instant Payment Notification) Verification Postback has been updated to HTTP/1.1 (HTTPS). HTTP/1.0 (HTTP) postbacks will no longer be supported by PayPal as of June 2018.
[UPDATE] Dashboard will display a notice when Debugging is enabled.
[UPDATE] Member Editor will display a notice if the member being edited is banned, and for how long.
[UPDATE] Admin Log entries display can now be filtered to "Show All" log entries, "Mailer Only" or all with Mailer entries hidden.
[UPDATE] Admin Log items have been updated, such as; Style Numbers are shown with the Style Name.
[UPDATE] Style Editor now displays "[Site Default]" next to the default site style in the drop-down list.
[UPDATE] Subscription Transaction Details in Admin now has a "Return To Transactions List" button.
[UPDATE] Updated FontAwesome library from 5.0.4 to version 5.0.9.
[UPDATE] Updated jQuery library from version 3.2.1 to version 3.3.1.
[UPDATE] Updated Autosize asset from 4.0.0 to version 4.0.1.
[UPDATE] Updated Dropzone asset from 5.2.0 to version 5.4.0.
[UPDATE] Cleanup of language strings, templates, CSS, and JavaScript files.

[FIX] Mail Post link will only be displayed to Members.
[FIX] Member Avatars in the showflat_side/left templates have been corrected to prevent overlapping/leaking in to the post content.
[FIX] Control Panel updates causing Admin Log entries with a NULL setting (or none) are now displayed as "NULL". Previously they were displayed as "0" which would be confusing when entries of "0" were also stored.
[FIX] Reverted the 7.6.1 viewport setting for admin Control Panel until the Control Panel is mobile friendly.
[FIX] Any code and page validation errors that were found, were fixed.
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01/12/2018 4:45 AM UBB.threads Patch (2018-01-11) [by isaac]
UBB.threads Patch -- Changelog 2018-01-09
[FIX] Fixed a Login bug where if you had Spider-friendly URLs disabled and attempted to login, the page would display a "File not found" error message above the login options.
[FIX] Permissions within the Control Panel will no longer display a blank entry when the field is null. Those fields are now displayed as just "0" (Disabled).
[FIX] Fixed an IE10/11 user avatar display bug.
[FIX] Fixed missing sticky image and poll image display on the post list.
[UPDATE] Permissions description within the Control Panel has been updated for simplicity and to further clarify the available entries.
[UPDATE] "Max File Size for Displaying Attached Images Inline" has been moved to the main Attachments settings page within the Control Panel.
[UPDATE] Updated Font Awesome library from 5.0.1 to version 5.0.4
[NEW] The Forum Jumper menu can now return you to the current forum's index page when clicking on "Hop To".
[NEW] Attachment Display is now customizable between Grouped or Inlined. Grouped images are displayed as thumbnails grouped together under the post. Inlined images are displayed at full width (while still fitting within the post width) just under the post text.

The items listed above are part of the "Release Refresh" that was pushed to the Member Area on UBBCentral. These items are primarily related to fixing functionality and display issues discussed with solutions on the UBBCentral forums within the first single week of release. The remaining items are feature requests that just happen to have made it in to this patch (possibly by magic).
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01/09/2018 10:49 AM UBB.threads 7.6.1 - Released! [by isaac]
[UBB.threads 7.6.1 has been released and is now available to download in the Member Area on UBBCentral.

Primary Changes In This Release
  • Support for Google reCAPTCHA.
  • New "My Account" drop-down menu. This menu replaces the "My Stuff" menu/links.
  • Login page now returns the user back to the page they were previously viewing just before logging in.
  • Attached images can now be automatically resized and/or compressed at the time of upload.
  • New Fetch_ip function to retrieve the correct Client IP address for sites behind a CDN or Firewall, or user accessing the site behind a proxy.
  • Facebook "Share" has been added. This is in addition to "Like," which was already available.
  • New Styles added, "Ventura" and "Ventura Open." (Five variations are available: Burgundy, Cobalt, Pine, Ink, and Mint)
  • Posts will now display an "OP" next to the name of the "Original Poster." Customizable per style.
  • New Posts will now display a "NEW" indicator in the post subject/details bar. Customizable per style.
  • New default avatars will be displayed for users who do not have a profile avatar set.
  • Long pages now will display a "Return to Top" FAB.
  • Smooth Scroll added to the "Return to Top" FAB and the post/message previews.
  • Subscription Details page can now be printed and are printer friendly.
  • Pages can now have their HTML minified on the fly.
  • Responsive layout on mobile devices can be disabled for your entire forum.
  • Control Panel now sends you directly to the Log In page if you are not logged in and attempt to access it.
  • Topics can now be re-rated if Topic Ratings are enabled.
  • Social/Sharing Settings, and CAPTCHA Settings groups have been added to the Control Panel (General settings section).
  • Shareaholic setup directions have been updated.
  • SQL Backup now works as expected, and is quicker. Backup progress information is now displayed. Task start/end times are now added to the Admin Log.
  • Multiple language updates within the Control Panel for consistency, clarity, and layout improvement.
  • Cleanup of language strings, templates, CSS, and JavaScript files.
  • Any code and page validation errors that were found, were fixed. There were a few of each.

- Version Discussion and Changelog
- UBB.threads System Requirements Test
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12/18/2017 6:09 PM UBB.threads 7.6.1 - Progress Report (2017-12-18) [by isaac]
Changelog 2017-12-18
[UPDATE] Updated Smarty library from 3.1.30 to version 3.1.31
[UPDATE] Updated Font Awesome library from 4.7.0 to version 5.0.1
[UPDATE] Updated Lightbox asset from 2.9.0 to version 2.10.0
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12/18/2017 12:37 PM UBB.threads 7.6.1 - Progress Report (2017-12-17) [by isaac]
Changelog 2017-12-17
[UPDATE] Lots of Control Panel updates and fixes, including a color pallet update to its overall appearance, Improved menus and layout corrections all over the place.
[UPDATE] Base css files (common.css and admin.css) have been cleaned up and optimized.
[UPDATE] SQL Backup now works as expected, and is quicker. (ex. my "sandbox" database is about 370MB. Total time for backup of all UBB.threads tables was about 30 minutes. Before the update, that task took about 75 minutes.)
[UPDATE] SQL Backup progress information is now displayed.
[UPDATE] SQL Backup task, and start/end times are now added to the Admin Log.
[UPDATE] SQL Backup now adds information to the file header of when and where the backup came from, along with useful server and database specs.
[UPDATE] Minor updates to Subscription page layouts within the Control Panel.
[UPDATE] User Registration Queue pages have been polished. They now also display the registrations in reverse chronological order (newest is first).
[UPDATE] To resolve an issue some sites have for displaying the User Registration Queue page when they have put little effort in to approving new registrations (or have just woke up to find their forum spammed by a new registration bot -- use that ReCaptia smile ), now only the last 50 are displayed at a time. There is a warning notice shown when you reach 50+ registrations waiting.
[FIX] Control Panel display corrections for IPv6 addresses.
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11/07/2017 12:34 AM UBB.threads 7.6.1 - Progress Report (2017-11-06) [by isaac]
Changelog 2017-11-06
[NEW] Google reCAPTCHA v2 API has been added. When enabled, it will be used in place of the classic CAPTCHA system. (see attached example)
[NEW] Added an option within the Primary/Advanced Settings to always "Expand Control Panel Sections" on key Control Panel pages. Thanks to Mark_S for requesting this!
[NEW] Responsive layout on mobile devices (viewport) can be disabled from the Control Panel. This setting disables responsive pages for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. All pages viewed on mobile devices will have a desktop style layout similar to the old non-mobile versions of UBB.threads (v7.5.x and older).
[NEW] New Style has been added, "Ventura - Pine"
[UPDATE] CAPTCHA Settings group has been added to the Control Panel within the General settings section. (see attached screenshot)
[UPDATE] CAPTCHA graphics libraries examples will now display the GL being used within each preview.
[UPDATE] Registration settings now only asks if you'd like to have CAPTCHA Verification enabled. It no longer asks the duplicate question of which Graphics Library to use. The GL setting is configured within the General Settings section as CAPTCHA w/ GD2 or IM, or use the ReCAPTCHA API.
[UPDATE] The new 7.6.1 style set, "Ventura - Open" has been renamed to, "Ventura Open." The default style being used on UBBCentral is a slightly customized version of "Ventura Open - Ink."
[UPDATE] Social/Sharing Settings group has been added to the Control Panel within the General settings section. (see attached screenshot)
[UPDATE] Shareaholic setup directions have been updated to reflect the most recent changes on the shareaholic.com admin dashboard. A direct link to that dashboard is now also included to make setting up and configuring this API easier.
[UPDATE] Debugging toggle description has been added to explain which features are enabled/disabled when debugging is toggled. As always, If you are not actively debugging a site issue, its advised to have debugging mode turned off.
[UPDATE] Multiple language entries have been updated to further ease of use, and retain consistent terminology across the entire forum package.
[FIX] CAPTCHA now display correctly when the config variables cannot be passed through the url due to higher server security settings within php. This was a long-standing bug from at least UBBT 7.5.0. It has now been fixed.
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11/06/2017 9:48 PM UBB.threads 7.6.1 - Progress Report (2017-10-20) [by isaac]
Changelog 2017-10-20
[UPDATE] When the left navigation menu is enabled in the "My Account" section (formerly named "My Stuff"), it will only display when there is enough screen width. Otherwise, then it will be hidden (ie, for smartphones on portrait mode). This update is intended to make field entry boxes easy to read and enter, without squishing the content or scrolling the page off the screen on mobile devices. it is seamless on smartphones held in portrait vs landscape, and on tablets such as Apple's iPad.
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