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About This File Links Directory is an application that provides your community with a member driven web directory. Allow members to submit websites for approval in categories you define. Use

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What's New in Version 5.4.5: New Features: From now on you can convert a review to a comment. A new moderator permission will control who can use the feature. From now on the link U

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4 hours ago, oldlock said:

Is the 'refresh thumbnail' issue a known bug ? I click on it and it does nothing when a thumbnail has not been grabbed.

It deletes the current image and tries to grab another one using the same service that's set on your settings. But clearly there's a problem there because not even the first one worked. Which API are you using? Try to switch to another one and try it out. I heard earlier this week that Webthumbnails hqd some issues. The user swapped to Sneak.pw and works fine.

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This is a great tool and so far I like it very much!

However, I do have a question / problem...

It seems that this application is reaching out to a thrid party everytime a visitor views a page.  It's looking for an svg image hosted on a remote server, that then does not seem to be  used anywhere.  The site it wants to force our visitors to is:  https://clipboardjs.com/assets/images/clippy.svg

We have pretty strict rules about our site forcing it's members to load content from third parties and as such this is a big problem (meaning we can't use the application with that third party call included).  We already don't use the third party api's for thumbnails and instead upload our own.  That was a big selling point for us (being able to turn off those api's).  But the thrid party commuincation for an svg that is not even visable on the site, screams of a third party tracking or some sort of backdoor scheme (even if it's not).

SVG's have been used to deliver ransomwear attacks as well as introduct users to other vulnerabilities.  So, this application forcing our members to an unknown third party for an image that seems to not be used seems very questionable.

If the file "clippy.svg" is truely needed, why not just included it locally instead of making the unnessary third party communications?  Our servers are faster than there's and looking at speed tests the "clippy.svg" is the longest communication drag anyways.

What file can I edit to remove this, so our site can be free of forcing our users to communicate with third parties that we don't know?

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I figured it out.  the file to edit is /applications/links/data/theme.xml and point it to a local image on your server (clear your cache afterwards) OR you can just turn off the "show link to code" option in the ACP all together.  The latter is what I did as that feature seems of little value to our site at the current time.  I did find where that image was being used on the site so that's also a good thing (and a relieve from a security perspective).

I really appreciate developers like this one who give their clients the options to turn things on and off as not all us need or want the same things!

But I do wish the devloper of this application would make it so the image loads locally by default instead of users having to edit a file with each and every update.  If the user wants to offload images to third parties, let them make that choice and let them pick their own third party servers.

Thanks!

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It's the button to Copy to Clipboard:

Capturar.jpg

If you still want to use the LINK TO feature, save the image and upload to your server and edit the template: LINKS -> FRONT -> VIEW -> view and find:

<img class="clippy" src="https://clipboardjs.com/assets/images/clippy.svg" width="13".......

Change to the path in your server.

I'll include the image in next version.

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Hello, when sharing an URL of any of the the Links into forum posts, it would be good if a webpage snapshot  would be automatically added instead of the poster's photo. It would bring more attractivity to the content and likely hood one would click on it.

 

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50 minutes ago, svit said:

Hello, when sharing an URL of any of the the Links into forum posts, it would be good if a webpage snapshot  would be automatically added instead of the poster's photo. It would bring more attractivity to the content and likely hood one would click on it.

Ok, I'll change it in next version.

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10 hours ago, Adriano Faria said:

What's New in Version 5.0.4:

New Feature:

  • Added ability to submit reviews to links
  • Added new statistic: New reviews by time period
  • Links Directory now uses thumbnail to reduce traffic
  • Tool to rebuild thumbnails
  • Embed links now displays the thumbnail
  • Fixes/Improvements in some templates by requests

Please guys, download again and update your install. I made a tiny fix in the thumbnail stuff for those who aren't using images locally. It was causing an issue (thumbs weren't appearing). Simply donwload and upgrade as if it as a new version. Version kept.

Thank you.

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Hello I have a suggestion - the current Feed Hook intended for use on the forums shows rather small thumbnails and the graphics gets slightly distorted, 

Wouldn't it be better to format it the same way like you have it in the application? The larger thumbnails would match better with the text aligned underneath them.

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Hey I'm seeing an error with your 5.0.4 version (was also a problem in 5.0.3).  When I use Sneak.pw as the thumbnail generator, one of my links shows the following error on the page after I click the "rebuild thumbnail" option as administrator.  I cannot use Links system again until I go back to using "WebThumbnail" (which also doesn't work and causes blank thumbnails).  Rebuild all thumbnails from the admin control panel does not create the thumbnail either.  Here's the error:

RuntimeException: COULD_NOT_WRITE_FILE (0)
#0 /var/www/vhosts/classiczcars.com/vision/system/File/File.php(239): IPS\File\_FileSystem->save()
#1 /var/www/vhosts/classiczcars.com/vision/applications/links/sources/Screenshot/Api/Sneakpw.php(44): IPS\_File::create('links_Thumbnail', 'links-10-0d2a83...', Object(IPS\Http\Response))
#2 /var/www/vhosts/classiczcars.com/vision/applications/links/sources/Screenshot/Screenshot.php(68): IPS\links\Screenshot\Api\_Sneakpw->cacheThumb()
#3 /var/www/vhosts/classiczcars.com/vision/applications/links/sources/Link/Link.php(462): IPS\links\_Screenshot->getImage()
#4 /var/www/vhosts/classiczcars.com/vision/system/Patterns/ActiveRecord.php(121): IPS\links\_Link::constructFromData(Array)
#5 /var/www/vhosts/classiczcars.com/vision/system/Patterns/ActiveRecord.php(154): IPS\Patterns\_ActiveRecord::load('10')
#6 /var/www/vhosts/classiczcars.com/vision/system/Http/Url/Internal.php(168): IPS\Patterns\_ActiveRecord::loadFromUrl(Object(IPS\Http\Url\Friendly))
#7 /var/www/vhosts/classiczcars.com/vision/system/Http/Url/Friendly.php(218): IPS\Http\Url\_Internal->correctUrlFromVerifyClass('\\IPS\\links\\Link')
#8 /var/www/vhosts/classiczcars.com/vision/system/Dispatcher/Front.php(82): IPS\Http\Url\_Friendly->correctFriendlyUrl()
#9 /var/www/vhosts/classiczcars.com/vision/system/Dispatcher/Dispatcher.php(86): IPS\Dispatcher\_Front->init()
#10 /var/www/vhosts/classiczcars.com/vision/index.php(13): IPS\_Dispatcher::i()
#11 {main}

 

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2 hours ago, Mike Gholson said:

Hey I'm seeing an error with your 5.0.4 version (was also a problem in 5.0.3).  When I use Sneak.pw as the thumbnail generator, one of my links shows the following error on the page after I click the "rebuild thumbnail" option as administrator.  I cannot use Links system again until I go back to using "WebThumbnail" (which also doesn't work and causes blank thumbnails).  Rebuild all thumbnails from the admin control panel does not create the thumbnail either.  Here's the error:


RuntimeException: COULD_NOT_WRITE_FILE (0)
#0 /var/www/vhosts/classiczcars.com/vision/system/File/File.php(239): IPS\File\_FileSystem->save()
#1 /var/www/vhosts/classiczcars.com/vision/applications/links/sources/Screenshot/Api/Sneakpw.php(44): IPS\_File::create('links_Thumbnail', 'links-10-0d2a83...', Object(IPS\Http\Response))
#2 /var/www/vhosts/classiczcars.com/vision/applications/links/sources/Screenshot/Screenshot.php(68): IPS\links\Screenshot\Api\_Sneakpw->cacheThumb()
#3 /var/www/vhosts/classiczcars.com/vision/applications/links/sources/Link/Link.php(462): IPS\links\_Screenshot->getImage()
#4 /var/www/vhosts/classiczcars.com/vision/system/Patterns/ActiveRecord.php(121): IPS\links\_Link::constructFromData(Array)
#5 /var/www/vhosts/classiczcars.com/vision/system/Patterns/ActiveRecord.php(154): IPS\Patterns\_ActiveRecord::load('10')
#6 /var/www/vhosts/classiczcars.com/vision/system/Http/Url/Internal.php(168): IPS\Patterns\_ActiveRecord::loadFromUrl(Object(IPS\Http\Url\Friendly))
#7 /var/www/vhosts/classiczcars.com/vision/system/Http/Url/Friendly.php(218): IPS\Http\Url\_Internal->correctUrlFromVerifyClass('\\IPS\\links\\Link')
#8 /var/www/vhosts/classiczcars.com/vision/system/Dispatcher/Front.php(82): IPS\Http\Url\_Friendly->correctFriendlyUrl()
#9 /var/www/vhosts/classiczcars.com/vision/system/Dispatcher/Dispatcher.php(86): IPS\Dispatcher\_Front->init()
#10 /var/www/vhosts/classiczcars.com/vision/index.php(13): IPS\_Dispatcher::i()
#11 {main}

 

This happens with one link only? Which is the link URL?

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3 minutes ago, Mike Gholson said:

Yes, just one of my links has this problem.  Here's the link:  http://www.classiczcars.com/links/link/10-zcar-depot/

I would re-create the link, but, I really don't want to lose the statics it already has going for it (number of visits).

Which API are you using? I've been receiving a lot of complains about Webthumbnail. You can see on my videoscreen that it doesn't seem to be working fine: http://www.screencast.com/t/KXlvwoak4

So I changed the API and worked. I suggest you to do the same.

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10 hours ago, Adriano Faria said:

Which API are you using? I've been receiving a lot of complains about Webthumbnail. You can see on my videoscreen that it doesn't seem to be working fine: http://www.screencast.com/t/KXlvwoak4

So I changed the API and worked. I suggest you to do the same.

Yeah, this is the one causing my Links area to break when I try to regenerate the thumbnail for the link I mentioned above.

Screenshot 2016-10-21 21.55.59.png

BTW, I also noticed the same problem using Webthumbnail.  I've set my system to use Sneak.pw and it works for new links.  I just can't regenerate the screenshot for that ONE link for some reason.

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