UBB.threads 7.7.5 - Progress Report (2020-10-04) isaac 10/05/2020 4:09 AM ## snapshot - 2020-10-04
This snapshot contains updated features and maintenance items

### Changed
- CP: Columns within Approve Posts are now zebra-striped, have hover-over row highlighting, and columns are now sortable.
- CP: Approve Posts now displays the post's date and a truncated preview of the post. This is in addition to linking directly to the post awaiting approval.
- Updated Robots (Crawlers) list from 20200114 to build 20200924.
- Updated the included UBBT77 styles.

### Fixed
- Fixed special HTML character display in subject line of forum Emails.
- Fixed blank posts when the post contains unknown Unicode characters.
- Minor HTML validation fixes.

### Removed
- Custom tag for Flash Video Embedding has been removed. Forums with this custom tag enabled will continue to function, though because it is EOL, we encourage that you remove or disable it (Control Panel > Content Rebuilder > Custom Tag Editor).

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UBB.threads 7.7.5 - Progress Report (2020-10-03) isaac 10/04/2020 9:14 AM ## snapshot - 2020-10-03
This snapshot contains updated features and maintenance items

### Changed
- Move/Merge Thread and Post tools will now automatically selects the radio-button for the desired action.
- Move Thread and Post tools will now display the forum you are currently in.
- Updated FontAwesome library from 5.14.0 to version 5.15.0
- Reformatted several SQL queries throughout the scripts.

### Fixed
- Category expand/collapse carets now use FontAwesome fonts. The fixes the problem of have a black gif caret being difficult to see on a dark category title bar. (Thanks to Ruben for reporting this bug.)
- Cookie setting for collapsed categories will now clean up any redundant pipes on change.
- Minor HTML validation fixes throughout the templates.
- Code fixes for php 7.4.

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UBB.threads 7.7.5 - Progress Report (2020-09-21) isaac 10/04/2020 9:12 AM ## snapshot - 2020-09-21
This snapshot contains new features and maintenance items

### Added
- Auto YouTube link display.
  • Forum users can now do YouTube videos in-line with their post by using any youtube.com URL link, as has become standard now with social media sites. No need for BBCode to display YouTube videos.
  • Your forum's current custom tags are untouched. They will continue to work as expected. They can be removed or disabled if you choose.
  • When they remove or disable your custom tag for embedding YouTube videos, the new built-in YouTube display kicks in and will do the job. Doing this will leave your current open/close custom tags within your forum's posts. You can can manually remove those sets with a query string to replace [ youtube ] and [ /youtube ] text if you choose.
  • Removed the YouTube and Adobe Flash Player custom tags from new forum installs.

NOTE: If forums have a custom tag for inserting YouTube BBCode Tags, that custom tag will continue to display within the Post Editor's "Insert Media Tag" menu. As of UBB.threads 7.7.5, you no longer need to insert media tags for the inline display of YouTube videos. The processing is all built in and automatic, just like the processing of URLs. Magic URLs now handles YouTube URLs.

### Changed
- Post Options Menu is now the Post Sharing Menu, and is displayed as a share-icon on the left side of the post's number.
- Flag/Report Post has been moved out from the Post Options Menu, and now displays next to the post share menu.

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UBB.threads 7.7.5 - Progress Report (2020-09-03) isaac 10/04/2020 9:07 AM ## snapshot - 2020-09-03
This snapshot contains new features and maintenance items

### Added
- Image viewer for galleries and image attachments has been updated to provide multiple new features.
Briefly, here is what this update provides:
  • Now supports touch and swipe navigation on touchscreen devices, as well as mouse drag, mouse scroll-wheel, and keyboard navigation for desktops. This allows users to navigate between slides by either swipe or mouse drag.
  • Now allows double-clicking on the image to see its actual size. Zoom-in and zoom-out controls can be used for changing the zoom values of the image.
  • Now allows you to share your images/videos to Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest with unique URL.
  • Now displays a carousel of thumbnails when multiple images are in the gallery group.

- Private Message/Topics participants are no longer hidden behind a drop-down menu. The current participants are now displayed above the OP.
- New Control Panel config setting for allowing users to Like posts in locked threads.
- Added JustifiedGallery asset version 3.8.1.
- Added LightGallery asset version 1.8.3.

### Changed
- Improved navigation for Likes summary, thread Likes, and user's Likes pages.
- CP: Columns within the SQL Error Log are now zebra-striped, have hover-over row highlighting, and columns are now sortable.
- (UBBT Upgrader) Language Upgrader: This tool has been improved to allow it to be run multiple times for tracking down language file check errors. Available options have been defined.
- (UBBT Upgrader) Language Upgrader: Missing string lines can now be directly copied from the upgrader to your language files. This is useful for forum owners who choose to update their language files manually.
- (UBBT Upgrader) Any obsolete database columns are cleaned up during the upgrade process.
- Updated FontAwesome library from 5.12.1 to version 5.14.0.
- Updated PHPMailer library from 5.2.27 to version 5.2.28.
- Updated Smarty library from 3.1.34 to version 3.1.36.
- Updated jQuery library from 3.4.1 to version 3.5.1.
- Updated Dropzone asset from 5.5.0 to version 5.7.2.
- Updated Expander asset from 1.7.0 to version 2.0.1.
- Updated Jdenticon asset from 2.2.0 to version 3.0.1.
- Updated TableSorter asset from 2.31.2 to version 2.31.3.
- Updated TinyMCE asset from 5.2.0 to version 5.4.2.

### Fixed
- Cursor will now start in the input box when the forum Quick Search is opened.
- Member profile display of posts-per-day for users who have registered within the past 24 hours has been fixed.
- Long post titles in threads will now truncate as needed.
- Reply and Quick-Reply will now reply to the correct post, rather than always replying to the first post in the thread. This also fixes threaded display mode.
- Fixed typo of "Pintrest" to "Pinterest" within the Whos Online referrer list and Social links.
- CP: Post Islands, Gallery Islands, and Popular Topics Islands will now respect the total/limits set from within the control panel portal settings. (Thanks to Digitalgas for being the first to report this bug.)
- CP: The entry boxes for Primary Administrator User and Cookie Lifetime numbers were too small to view in some browsers. (Thanks to Ruben for reporting this bug.)
- CP: Fixed the long-standing rare bug of a blank configuration file (config.inc.php) being written. $_POST must now contain a valid_post key before it will process the file lock_and_write update request.
- CP: StopForumSpam connectivity test has been updated and is now displayed in page rather than as a new window.
- CP: Fixed SQL strict mode Error: 1366 "Incorrect integer value" when creating new forums. (Thanks to FREAK for reporting this bug.)
- CP: Fixed SQL strict mode Error: 1292 "Truncated incorrect DOUBLE value" when deleting an old forum. (Thanks to FREAK for reporting this bug.)
- (UBBT Upgrader) Fix conditional statement related to php 7.1+ for disabled styles.
- (UBBT Upgrader) Fix language upgrader and database altertable layouts.
- (UBBT Upgrader) Fix language file upgrades for ubbt 7.0.0 through 7.5.6.
- (UBBT Upgrader) Fix upgrader scripts related to UBBT 7.0.0: A cache builder check has been added to support upgrades from 2006 and older versions. Fixed a MySQL 4 storage "type" vs "engine" usage to support upgrades from 2008 and older versions.

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UBB.threads 7.7.4 Released: Likes, Dark Style, Sharing isaac 03/11/2020 4:13 AM UBB.threads 7.7.4 has been released and is now available to download in the Member Area on UBBCentral.
This version contains many new features, maintenance items, and fixes for php 7.1+ and mysql 5.7+. It has been tested to be compatible with php 5.4 - php 7.4.

Primary Changes In This Release
  • Likes system with Likes summary pages for threads and users.
  • Major updates to the UBBT77 and UBBT77-Dark forum styles.
  • Post sharing menu for Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Email.
  • Quick Search within the navigation-bar.
  • Threaded Mode topic tree updates.
  • Fixed new private message indicator.
  • Updated Member Profile page.
  • Posts can now be unapproved.
  • New user registration issues fixed.
  • RSS feed time and formatting issues fixed.
  • New sticky Control Panel breadcrumbs bar.
  • Control Panel data column sorting and zebra striping.
  • Additional information in the Member Editor.
  • Style Editor updates and fixes.
  • Improved Cache Manager.
  • Improved Database Backup.
  • Content Rebuilder is now faster.
  • Transition tool for unicode support (Asian characters and Emojis).
  • Added more friendly url formatting (SEO) to the urls.
  • Updated several libraries and assets.
  • Cleanup of templates, CSS files, and UBB JavaScript files.
  • More bug squashing and layout updates.

Version Discussion and Changelog
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UBB.threads 7.7.4 - Progress Report (2020-02-13) isaac 02/13/2020 3:04 PM Changelog 2020-02-13
This snapshot contains feature and maintenance items

[NEW] UBB.threads is compatible with PHP 5.4 – PHP 7.4.
[NEW] Quick Search within the navigation-bar will now present a drop-down entry box for easier searching.

[UPDATE] CP: Columns within the Style List, Member Searches, Subscription Transaction List, Portal Island Column Layout, Referer Log, Admin Log are now zebra-striped, have hover-over row highlighting, and columns are now sortable.
[UPDATE] CP: Database Backup has been updated to utilize MySQL's escape function to pre-epend backslashes where needed. Using the data provider's escape function instead of addslashes() takes into account the character set used by the current connection to the database rather than PHP's.
[UPDATE] CP: Database Backup can now analyze and optimize tables as part of the backup task.
[UPDATE] CP: Database Information and Backup will now touch tables which use the forum's configured database prefix (ex; ubbt_)
[UPDATE] CP: Textarea entries, including Style Editor entries, will now have whitespace, tabs, new lines trimmed from their beginning and ends.
[UPDATE] CP: Member Manager saved queries will now have a default name if none was given to them during their creation.
[UPDATE] CP: The display of more SQL queries (when debugging in enabled) has been added to more pages.
[UPDATE] Updated FontAwesome library from 5.12.0 to version 5.12.1.
[UPDATE] Updated TinyMCE from 5.1.5 to version 5.2.0.
[UPDATE] Many SQL queries within the PHP script files have been reformatted to be consistent with a modern standard. During this process, several queries were optimized and updated to support new stricter SQL versions and engine settings.
[UPDATE] Cleanup of more language strings, templates, CSS files, and all cache builder scripts.

[FIX] CP: Fix language string substitutions from within the language files which would get lost when using the language editor. (Thanks to Ruben for reporting this bug.)
[FIX] CP: Fixed the long standing bug of the Whos Online list being empty when an additional new line (blank line) was added to the end of the Robots/Crawlers (Search Engines) list.
[FIX] CP: Wrapper Editor is now fixed. You can now add, delete, and edit wrappers. The wrapper preview will also remember the current style being used within the wrapper preview. Creating a new wrapper will pre-populate the editor with default opening/closing HTML.
[FIX] CP: Member Manager saved queries which include Member Groups are now fixed. (Thanks to Ruben for reporting this bug.)
[FIX] CP: Subscription Transaction status will now display "NONE" if the item does not have a default status. (Thanks to Ruben for reporting this bug.)
[FIX] (PHP 7.1+) CP: Sending an exported result list of member email addresses has been fixed. (Thanks to Ruben for reporting this bug.)
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UBB.threads 7.7.4 - Progress Report (2020-01-01) isaac 01/02/2020 8:32 AM Changelog 2020-01-01
This snapshot contains feature and maintenance items

[NEW] A Post Share drop-down menu has been added to each post. This menu currently includes 1/ "Copy post link to clipboard" when clicked or tapped on, "Email Post", and "Report Post." Additional post sharing options will be added in a future version of UBB.threads. Additional sharing has been added for Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit. They are configurable through the Control Panel > General > Social/Sharing Settings section.
[NEW] CP: Top/Breadcrumb bar is now sticky to the top.
[NEW] CP: Breadcrumbs presentation has been updated to include a link to your forum and link to your main site.
[NEW] CP: Member Editor now displays additional information of stored Member IP addresses. Using the GEO-IP lookup API, the member's country and continent are displayed in addition to the their ISP and its general location, and if their connection type was mobile or broadband.
[NEW] CP: Post Likes Settings have been added (Control Panel > General), ie; Enable/Disable, Display Total and Member Names, How Many Names To Display, Allow Self-Likes, Display Only Active Members on Summary, Max Likes Per 24hrs. The defaults for each configuration item are also shown.
[NEW] CP: Content Rebuilder now also rebuilds Post Like Counts for when you want all user like counts to reflect their current number of likes, and not how many they have ever liked. This is relevant for when liked posts are deleted/purged.
[NEW] CP: New Portal Islands are available, "Top Likes" and "Top Likes (30 Days)."
[NEW] CP: New Portal setting, "Total Members To Show In Top Likes."
[NEW] Post Likes are removed when a member is deleted.
[NEW] New Member Registration emails now display additional information of stored Member IP addresses. Using the GEO-IP lookup API, the member's country and continent are displayed in addition to the their ISP and its general location, and if their connection type was mobile or broadband.

[UPDATE] Post Buttons for "Email Post" and "Report Post" have been moved to the Post Share drop-down menu. This creates addition space for the "Like" button and improves display on thin displays, such as smaller smart phones in portrait layout.
[UPDATE] "Search Engine Agents" is now "Robots (Crawlers)." The updated terminology also helps to cover web robots used for marketing, webpage screenshots, site monitors, feed generators, link checkers, web scrapers, misc tools, page speed tests, and vulnerability/virus checkers, in addition to the expected search engines.
[UPDATE] CP: "Enable Spider-friendly URLs" is now "Enable Friendly URLs" because this function generates URLs that are easy to read and include words that describe the content of the webpage, which is useful to readers beyond web spiders.
[UPDATE] CP: General Settings now displays relevant general forum information together. Items were moved from the Primary Settings page to here.
[UPDATE] CP: Cache Manager will now also 1/ update post view counters, 2/ purge pointers to moved topics that have expired, 3/ purge inactive users from who's online table, and 4/ purge expired bans.
[UPDATE] Updated FontAwesome library from 5.11.2 to version 5.12.0.
[UPDATE] Updated Smarty library from 3.1.33 to version 3.1.34
[UPDATE] Updated TinyMCE from 5.0.16 to version 5.1.5.
[UPDATE] Cleanup of several language strings, cache builders, templates, and CSS files.

[FIX] Fixed New Private Message indicator flashing when there were no new private messages to read.
[FIX] User posts/messages and subjects now have whitespaces (spaces, tabs, extra lines) stripped from their beginning and end.
[FIX] Additional (undesirable) trailing line breaks are now removed from post quotes, spoilers, lists, etc. Optionally; rebuild your Posts, Signatures, and Private Messages with the Content Rebuilder, to update your older posts.
[FIX] Many forum generated URLs have been updated to correctly use Friendly URLs, when enabled.
[FIX] CP: Dashboard fixes to correct the display of long server information items.
[FIX] Several minor PHP 7.1+ and MySQL 5.7+ code fixes.
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