UBB.threads 7.7.2 Released: Image Embeds, News Blocks, Identicons isaac 07/08/2019 8:52 AM UBB.threads 7.7.2 has been released and is now available to download in the Member Area on UBBCentral.
Version 7.7.2 includes several critical fixes when used with PHP 7.1 and newer, and fixes for MySQL 5.7 and newer. It is highly recommended that you upgrade to version 7.7.2.

Primary Changes In This Release
  • Attached images can now be embedded directly in to posts.
  • Social Profiles have been added.
  • Portal News Body Image (News Block).
  • Portal and Active Topics pages now have an Expander toggle.
  • Identicons for members without avatars or anonymous users.
  • SHA1 calculations for Attached files.
  • Toggle to require HTTPS for hotlinked inlined images and avatars.
  • Lookup Services are now customizable.
  • Saved SQL Commands can now be edited.
  • New Content Transition tool for HTTP => HTTPS.
  • Improved Follow/UnFollow toggle icons.
  • Post List now shows more post details on mobiles.
  • Many updates to post_side and post_top pages.
  • Text editor will now grow to the entire size of a post
  • Banned accounts no longer display profile details to regular users.
  • URL Host for links to external URLs can now be displayed.
  • Breadcrumb not wrapping issue has been fixed.
  • New UBBT77-Dark style is now included.
  • Improved IPv4/IPv6 validation and port handling.
  • Multiple PHP 7 and MySQL 5.7+ code fixes.
  • Cleanup of several scripts, templates, CSS files, and UBB JavaScript files.

Version Discussion and Changelog
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UBB.threads 7.7.2 - Progress Report (2019-06-30) isaac 06/30/2019 7:18 PM Changelog 2019-06-30
[NEW] CP: An "Expand All Sections" button has been added the to Permissions Editors.
[NEW] CP: Display of URL Host for links to external URLs can now be toggled from the Features Settings page. Default is off.
[NEW] CP: Set default client encoding to UTF8 can now be toggled from the Features Settings page. Default is off for forum updates, and on for new forum installs.
[NEW] Banned accounts will no longer have the content of their signatures displayed in posts or private topics.
[NEW] Banned account profile page now will only display the top profile section (account stats). Users with access to edit users will see the entire banned user account as before, but the page will be "ghosted."
[NEW] Banned account profiles will display a notice at the top of its profile page stating that the account has been banned.

[UPDATE] CP: Member Editor now displays if the account has been banned (and how long) across all tabs.
[UPDATE] CP: Member Editor now displays the bottom action tabs across all tabs.
[UPDATE] CP: All forum path settings have been moved in to a single settings pages. Master Settings > Database & Paths: Paths & URLs.
[UPDATE] CP: Allowed attachment file extensions settings have been moved to the Master Settings > Attachments page.

[FIX] The unused HTML5 helper (html5shiv.js) for IE9 era browsers has been removed.
[FIX] The unused CSS3 helper (css3-mediaqueries.js) for IE9 era browsers has been removed.
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UBB.threads 7.7.2 - Progress Report (2019-06-21) isaac 06/23/2019 3:46 AM Changelog 2019-06-21
[UPDATE] More SQL query updates to remove excessive (unused) column requests.
[FIX] Viewing Private Messages when the discussion has reached its maximum number of replies will display a notice, and no longer displays the quick-reply box, or reply buttons.
[FIX] Members attempting to create new Private Topics (PT/PM) when their account does not have permission, no longer displays an "action disabled" message. The member is now told their account requires a higher access level.
[FIX] Private Topics (PT/PM) now respects "Display Member Avatars With Posts," and will hide them when disabled.
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UBB.threads 7.7.2 - Progress Report (2019-06-17) isaac 06/17/2019 8:49 AM Changelog 2019-06-17
[NEW] CP: Portal News Body Image (News Block). When enabled, this will search the news item for an image. The portal news item will be displayed as a "News Block," with the image on the left and the news post text to the right of it. Text is truncated, line breaks and HTML are stripped, and links will be retained. If no image is found, the news item is displayed normally.
[NEW] CP: Portal News Expander hides (collapses) a portion of the news content and adds an "expand" link so that the text can be viewed by the user if they wish. This feature can be set to a number of characters at which the contents will be sliced into two parts with the option to expand; or it can be left empty to never slice news items, and always display the full news item.

[FIX] MySQL 5.7+ fixes to correctly handle GROUP BY clauses. This is a code fix, not a band-aid patch, such as reconfiguring your SQL MODE settings to add "TRADITIONAL" or removing "ONLY_FULL_GROUP_BY" from it.
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UBB.threads 7.7.2 - Progress Report (2019-06-13) isaac 06/13/2019 1:38 PM Changelog 2019-06-13 [NEW] Attached images can now be embedded directly in to posts from the Attachment Manager by clicking on the attachment's thumbnail image. [NEW] Attached images within posts will be hidden from the Grouped and Inlined images set. This reduces redundancy and provides...
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UBB.threads 7.7.2 - Progress Report (2019-06-10) isaac 06/10/2019 10:47 PM Changelog 2019-06-10
[NEW] CP: New forum feature toggle to require HTTPS for hotlinked inlined images. Enabling this feature will only allow hotlinking of images from secure urls (HTTPS) to be displayed inline. Hotlinked images from insecure urls (HTTP) will be presented as a clickable link. When you enable this feature, its recommended that you also rebuild your Posts, Signatures, and Private Messages with the Content Rebuilder, to update your older posts. When enabled, users editing their profile are notified, "Remote avatars must be https" and "Hotlinked signature images must be https." The Site Permissions editor (CP) for those permissions will also display a notice if this enabled feature.
[NEW] CP: New Content Transition tool. This tool will update all existing Main Forum URL references from HTTP to HTTPS (SSL). This action includes posts, private topics, profile comments, signatures, and user avatars. This performs the actions described in the OP of this thread [ubbcentral.com]. Preview: http://www.ubbcentral.com/forums -> https://www.ubbcentral.com/forums

[UPDATE] SECURITY UPDATE: Fetch IP library has been updated to clean up any ports, comma separated lists, and perform additional IPv4/IPv6 validation & handling. In the uncommon case where a valid IP address cannot be determined, the connection will be refused with an "Invalid IP address received" notice.
[UPDATE] CP: When debugging is enabled, on some pages which execute database actions, the database commands will be displayed.
[UPDATE] Profile Editor "Avatar (Profile Picture)" section has been updated with; 1/ Radio buttons for NONE and STOCK will now automatically highlight when they are being used. 2/ If not using a system assigned avatar, you'll get the warning about removing your preferred avatar if you select it. 3/ A broken avatar image no longer displays when there is no avatar. That code bug is now squashed. 4/ Cleaned up the "browse for file" button presentation. 5/ If the forum requires https and allows remote avatars, you'll get a warning of this requirement.
[UPDATE] Updated FontAwesome library from 5.8.2 to version 5.9.0 [fontawesome.com].
[UPDATE] Updated TinyMCE from 5.0.6 to version 5.0.7 [tiny.cloud].

[FIX] Breadcrumb not wrapping issue has been fixed. (Thanks to PianoWorld for reporting this bug!)
[FIX] The modern Hop-To Menu (in toolbar above post) and the classic Jump-Box Menu (footer of posts) lists will now truncate titles correctly.
[FIX] CP: Subscription date modifications have been corrected to use proper date formats of "YYYY-MM-DD" rather than relying on language strings, which vary with each language. (Thanks to BlackMale for reporting this bug!)
[FIX] "Remove nofollow in post content links if the link has the main forum url in it" introduced in UBBT759 now works as described.
[FIX] Cleaned up several scripts and templates.
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UBB.threads 7.7.2 - Progress Report (2019-05-27) isaac 05/27/2019 8:04 AM Changelog 2019-05-27
[NEW] CP: Features > Lookup Services are now customizable. These helper services are "URL Prefix For User Submitted Location Lookups" and "URL Prefix For IP Address Lookups." These can be customized to best work with your site region, or desired service provider. Leaving the fields blank will return the display of these items to their classic text-only, non-url format.
[NEW] CP: Database Tools > SQL Command page now allows you to edit previously stored queries.
[NEW] CP: Content Rebuilder can now prune orphaned posts.
[NEW] CP: Content Rebuilder now lists the number of pruned items when rebuilding orphaned private messages or orphaned posts.

[UPDATE] Post List has been updated to show more post details on mobile layout.
[UPDATE] Active Topics has been updated to clean up its presentation and be consistent with the portal's post layout.
[UPDATE] Account Profile editor now checks if a valid formatted email address, password, and if matching confirmations of each are entered, before letting the member save changes.
[UPDATE] New User Sign-up now checks if a login name, display name, valid formatted email address, password, and if matching confirmations of each are entered, before letting the member continue to the next page.
[UPDATE] CP: Database Tools > SQL Command page now displays saved queries exactly as they were entered, complete with new lines and multiple space/tab indentations.
[UPDATE] CP: Database Tools > Information page now displays the Database Engine and Collation used for each table.
[UPDATE] Updated Font Awesome library from 5.8.1 to version 5.8.2.
[UPDATE] Updated jQuery library from 3.4.0 to version 3.4.1.
[UPDATE] Updated Lightbox from 2.10.0 to version 2.11.0.
[UPDATE] Updated TinyMCE from 5.0.3 to version 5.0.6.

[FIX] Validating email address entry will now use a combination of html5 "input type=email" and php filter_var($email, FILTER_VALIDATE_EMAIL). Previously this task was done with regex, which was very messy and did not account for TLD of more than 4 characters. (Thanks to GregSan for reporting this bug!)
[FIX] CP: Member Manager will no longer attempt to perform a GEO-IP lookup on IP addresses from 127.0.0.1 or ::1.
[FIX] CP: Members > Add New Member. Field for password is now a password type so Its entry will be hidden as it is entered.
[FIX] Fetch IP library has been updated to resolve an issue where many of your site visitors could be detected as having the same IP address, due to your website being setup [by your webhost] with a proxy IP address the same as your server IP address. (Big thanks to Gizmo for his continued testing and updating of this library!)
[FIX] Inline Moderation: Moving topics from one forum to another, and leaving a pointer to the old location, now works as expected. (Thanks to BlackMale for reporting this bug!) The link to the new post location is now fixed and works as expected.
[FIX] Active Topics will now use blank.gif when displaying a post without a post icon.
[FIX] Search code has been updated to avoid some common boolean search errors.
[FIX] Fixed "Display Avatars With Posts" setting for member accounts and forum member default settings. All variations of author avatars can now be toggled off.
[FIX] Cleaned up several scripts and templates.
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