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    CheersnGears

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    Lindy

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  1. CheersnGears

    IPS 4 Stability

    And mostly due to IPS policy.... hear me out. Nearly every update of 4.x breaks a multitude of sites. Updates are often quickly (sometimes as little as 48 hours) followed by an update to an update. IPS has released security updates on Fridays, and most recently on a Friday just before a 3 day weekend when IPS is closed. Anyone who works in in I.T. knows that you NEVER EVER upgrade production until you've tested it out on Dev. Right? Here's where IPS's policy is failing not just them, but all of their customers. If you encounter an issue when upgrading a DEV environm
    10 points
  2. Lindy

    IPS 4 Stability

    This is a tricky topic, but I appreciate you bringing it up. I'll try to address your concerns - if I missed something, let me know. Friday Releases Our standard release schedule is typically Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. Of course releasing on Thursday or Friday is an absolute last resort -- especially in front of a holiday weekend. In cases where there are critical issues (security and otherwise) and it's our strong belief that the potential issues that could occur over a weekend are worse than the fallout from a Friday release, we have to do what needs to be done. This is especially
    10 points
  3. We have made some changes in IPS Community Suite 4.1.13 to how versions of applications or plugins are managed. What has changed? Currently, when you start working on a new version of your application, you go to the "Versions" tab and add the version number and ID for the version you're about to begin developing. When you make any database changes, the system automatically adds the necessary queries to the upg_xxx folder for that version. With these changes, you will no longer create the version at the start of the development process. There will be a special "upg_working
    6 points
  4. Ueda

    IPS 4 Stability

    They just need to hire testers and experienced debuggers. I asked in a ticket to help debug IPB. Honestly, IPS makes a lot of money and can afford to pay testers, and they should be doing this. Every release has bugs, and paying one tester can really fix these problems. Obviously, the programmer of IPB does not want to test that much since they are busy coding IPB. Testers allow the developers to focus more on the product and less on the bugs and issues it causes with existing plugins and themes. One issue that I really hate about this platform is the breaking, everything breaks and 3rd party
    4 points
  5. opentype

    Happy 4.1 users

    My 3.4 to 4.1 upgrade wasn’t a walk in the park. It took me weeks to test everything, solve problems, redo all my IP.Content templates and so on. But now the new site is online and I switched from shared hosting to a managed server at the same time. The site is now running better then ever and despite the expected “getting used to new and changed features” complaints, the users really love it. One just wrote and many agreed: This is the most user-friendly and modern forum that I know! It’s really fun! I just wanted to pass this on to IPS, since while directed at me, that quote reflects
    3 points
  6. djpretzel

    IPS 4 Stability

    Yeah people often assume things when you aren't specific... you just said the thread was being presented "in a hysterical manner" and didn't provide any specifics. Which part was "hysterical," exactly? Tell us next time, and no one will *have* to assume anything... win-win for everyone.
    3 points
  7. I'm still in the final stages at planning my 3.4.9 upgrade, and have just been building my first V4 plugins, and I have to say that the more I see of the framework the more impressed I am. Having bemoaned all of the delays a couple of years ago, I can now see where all of the effort has gone and it was well worth the wait.
    3 points
  8. Charles

    Happy 4.1 users

    Thanks for posting People do tend to take time to get used to change but once they see the benefits it's nice when they confirm it.
    3 points
  9. Xiaodidi8

    Happy 4.1 users

    I agree. My users love it and i can't be grateful enough that IPS is offering such a nice software.
    3 points
  10. Pete T

    TXT & PHP Widget

    Version 1.0.2

    4,296 downloads

    This mod will let you add Text, HTML and PHP widget IPS4's blocks. also you can disable PHP widget from Admin CP How To Install You just need install the plugin Admin CP > System > Site Features > Plugins > Install
    Free
    2 points
  11. Aiwa

    App development review

    Now that I have written 3 apps, of varying complexity, for IPS4, I thought I'd share some feedback. If you're using something that's documented, things go very smoothly. A pretty simple app with notifications, e-mails, a handful of settings, and a simple pruning task only took 45 minutes and about 30 lines of code. That's a tremendous improvement over IPS3. If you're using an endpoint that's not documented, you're left to the mercy of the content in the forums and usually a 4 tiered structure of classes you have to bounce back and forth between to understand 'Sending
    2 points
  12. tjk

    IPS 4 Stability

    @Lindy I'll bite. First, I love where the software is headed and I'm a fan. I may not agree with everything you guys do, ie search, but in general thumbs up. Yes, I've been involved in large enterprise SaaS offerings, I've also built and sold 8 figure technology businesses, etc, so I feel qualified to chime in here. If this is the process you guys are following, clearly it is broken and needs to be addressed. There are complex bugs that you won't find in your "QA" process, noted, but there are also very simple bugs customers find immediately and are like "wtf!". I think these are the
    2 points
  13. We have had the same things being said both by users and those viewing the site. I could not be happier with this software and every day I discover something new that makes me say, "God, I love IPS!"
    2 points
  14. Simon Woods

    Happy 4.1 users

    Between IPS staff and third-party developers, 4.1 has been brilliant. Many thanks to all of the positive elements of this great community effort!
    2 points
  15. They are to just send. If you want to "receive" you'll still need an inbox somewhere like Google Apps.
    2 points
  16. Good-Admin

    Happy 4.1 users

    4.1 has a bit of learning curve at first, but overall I am satisfied with Invision Power Board 4.1.x My only concern is the editor. CKeditor is not mobile friendly and looking at the tracker, you are running into a lot of the same bugs as found on any CKeditor website. I think Redactor would have been a much wiser move in my opinion. Beyond this point, I find no other issue with IPB 4.1 and it was nice to migrate one of my old vBulletin 3 sites to IPB 4.1 ?
    2 points
  17. CheersnGears

    IPS 4 Stability

    There is nothing hysterical about wanting to be able to submit a bug report from a Dev environment..... Ideally, bug reports should only come from Dev environments, because once the bug is fixed then the code can move to prod and there will be no bugs in prod to report.
    2 points
  18. Aiwa

    IPS 4 Stability

    Comments like this, when in reality your ignorant of their financial position, make your argument baseless. T1 and T2 support do perform testing. For major feature releases, IPS has also come to the community with a beta release for testing. A balance does need to be struck, but an accelerated release schedule does allow for IPS to release smaller bug fixes and security updates more rapidly. Rather than relying on the knowledgebase and/or news blog here regarding security releases.
    2 points
  19. IPS do have some people testing updates prior to general availability - from what I can see, several of the T1/T2 staff spend the time building up to a release just testing the new release (and the devs focus mostly on fixing bugs in the new release), and if you watch the bug tracker closely you can see some issues from the new branch being fixed before the release (I presume other things are being fixed without a bug being posted in the bug tracker too). The problem is that the suite's code is very large (30 MB (=30 million characters) of code when uncompressed), so, despite people's best eff
    2 points
  20. If you open the PM dropdown to view previous sent PMs, then send a PM using the Message button on a user's hovercard, the PM dropdown cache is not invalidated, so the user can't review the sent PM without refreshing the page or clicking "go to inbox", which, in the case that triggered this, led the user to think that they couldn't see the PM at all until the other user replied. If you listened for the submit event on the PM submit form, and ran $(document).trigger("clearUserbarCache", {type:'inbox'}); that would make it reload next time the messages dropdown is opened, leading to a bett
    2 points
  21. djpretzel

    IPS 4 Stability

    I don't get how bugs like this: Make it past QA Don't get addressed with a 4.12.1.2 (e.g.) release ASAP, because they are resulting in CORRUPT DATA being generated... Sometimes I feel like there aren't any unit tests, or Selenium tests, or anything of that nature, and for each release, they're just kinda winging it... TBH, though, I feel like we're still in a state of flux, and things still haven't settled down for IPS4.... I'm hoping 4.2 will represent a stable, largely bug-free milestone where things stop breaking with each new release...
    2 points
  22. Please use ipb.silvesterwebdesigns.com/support The site has been updated to IPS4 since the last update to the file. Submit a ticket on my support site
    2 points
  23. Rikki

    App development review

    Thanks for the feedback We're currently building a whole new developer area that will have properly-categorized docs (focused on the backend). There's a lot to document of course, so it's something that we'll build up over time, but we'll be launching the first version in the near future.
    2 points
  24. Michael.J

    Auto Welcome

    Version 2.6.2

    5,154 downloads

    To put it simply, it welcomes newly registered members. It will welcome them with an optional personal message, email or topic alert. From there you can further customize each pm, email or topic message, the subject / title and so on. It also has the ability to welcome members that are added manually through the Admin CP. Keep up to date with DevFuse mod development and releases.
    Free
    1 point
  25. A Zayed

    Recent Topics Ticker

    Version 1.5.1

    103 downloads

    Displays recent topics in board index with nice jQuery effect. The widget has the following features: - Select user groups that can view recent topics. - Select number of topics to tick. - Which forums to pull data from. - Set transition speed. - Set transition delay. - Set transition effect. - Set Block Title (Optional) Demo:
    $15.00
    1 point
  26. Michael.J

    Donate Sidebar

    Version 2.3.0

    1,980 downloads

    Simple to configure plugin that adds a Paypal donation form to your sidebar. With the option to enter your own custom html donate code. Also includes group permissions as well as a percentage status bar of your donations based on an entered goal amount. For more features and the ability to track donations, you can find the Donations app here. More information on copyright removal here. Keep up to date with DevFuse mod development and releases.
    Free
    1 point
  27. BomAle

    Default Photo per Group

    This plugin will set a default photo for members who have yet to select one. Each group has your own image. If a photo of an specific group is not found, the defult photo from theme will be displayed. Configuration: Uploads the xml plugin file into AdminCP > System > Plugins (it insert 3 default image: default_photo_6.png for moderators, default_photo_3.png for members, default_photo_4.png for administrators) Go into Themes > on right Menu > Manage resources > Add Resources, follow this istruction: Location: global Folder: plugins
    1 point
  28. motomac

    Check all checkboxes button

    If I want to manipulate user's topics/posts on profile page (Activity tab), I have to check all checkboxes one by one. That's very annoying when there are many items: Why there is no a traditional checkbox "Check all"? Please, make it.
    1 point
  29. Hi all. I've become highly averse to using the template manager of late simply because of its awful state of usability. Being a fundamental way of controlling how site content is manipulated and indexed for users, this undermines the package at a very deep level. Do let me know if I am somehow over-reacting or missing something here....or chime in with your own comments.... I'll discuss my primary bugbear, which is the database templates....they are after all the bread and butter of a Pages-based site. groups of templates are easily created from default, but immensely tedious to de
    1 point
  30. Honestly, I don't know if this needs much explaining. Many users are using 3rd party services like CloudFlare & sucuri, or other reverse proxy services. The main reason due this, is to 'Hide' the backend server IP Address from attacks such as DDoS, or Rooting. However, IPS is actually exposing the backend IP Address in multiply ways for users like me. Here are some ways that are leaking the IP Address on IPS 3.4: Inputting a IP Logger URL, as Avatar URL (There is no option to disable this). Inputting a IP Logger URL, as Signature image (There is no way t
    1 point
  31. Claire Field

    IPS 4 Stability

    I am curious about the percentages when it comes to bugs with IPS4, what the demographics are. Specifically, Community in the Cloud vs Self Hosted. How many of these bugs are caused by a/ third party plugins and b/ the site being hosted on something that is not an optimum server.
    1 point
  32. Simon Woods

    IPS 4 Stability

    Everything has worked great for me and tbh I see a lot of problems that people have on here being solved AND whenever they are presented in a hysterical manner -- not unlike in this thread already -- they still get solved, despite the fact that so many users seem to forget what it is to be constructive. Overall, IPS are doing a good job and the software is not too fragile.
    1 point
  33. Good-Admin

    IPS 4 Stability

    I personally am thankful that I have not run into this issue. But if true, I would say the OP's 1st post is valid. I've learned the value of holding off from updating my live site and do bug report from my DEV site.
    1 point
  34. Ueda

    IPS 4 Stability

    They either hire 1-2 dedicated testers or actually release stable updates periodically rather than pushing out updates so fast. I liked it at first, but it has to stop eventually. Either add good backward compatibility or push big updates out every 6 months with minor bug fixes, no new features every 2-3 weeks.
    1 point
  35. Nathan Explosion

    Site-Wide SSL

    One more - 'Partners' is also http. Let us know if that resolves your issues - if it doesn't then you are going to need to describe things a lot better, being specific about what is/isn't working for you.
    1 point
  36. opentype

    Site-Wide SSL

    Still needed.
    1 point
  37. opentype

    Site-Wide SSL

    “Some pages“? Which pages? How are the links to those pages created? In the menu? In a post? In the templates? Don’t forget to put a general http to https redirect in your htaccess file to make sure that every page will be delivered over SSL. Example: RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} 80 RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://yoursite.com/$1 [R=301,L]
    1 point
  38. Sorry to bother you again, but I'm having a bit of a weird issue. People can interact with statuses perfectly normally when they use the little popout thing in the widget. But if you open the full status update page, you can't reply. The submit button goes into the faded "Submitting" mode for a split second and then jumps back to Submit Reply, and the main status update appears to do some kind of "refresh" (it fades out and back in). Not sure what's going on there, and there are no errors in the log or in the Chrome console, but the problem goes away if I disable the plugin. I've tried cl
    1 point
  39. I'll take a look.
    1 point
  40. This would also be awesome on the post screen (when viewing posts not topics). Special circumstance for this is clearing out topics that have a bunch of old or useless posts or wanting to split half of a topic into two threads. It can be tedious checking them all one by one.
    1 point
  41. My 'concern' with this (I speak as a client with this post) , is that there should not be anything really in the third party application that disables it or worse still: part of the clients community *if* it cannot communicate. By this I do not mean that the check has been circumvented simply if the 'addon' is relying on a response from the authors site and for whatever reason it cannot get an answer (perhaps the author is moving their site between servers, has a large network outage or something) then the app should really still function properly.
    1 point
  42. No not currently but I've noted this for the next version as relatively easy to include. In the meantime I can provide temporary template edits if this is crucial.
    1 point
  43. I reported this issue to IPS a while ago, and I literally sent them their own IP address using that avatar URL logger method - luckily you can just quickly disable that function.
    1 point
  44. I reported this issue to IPS privately in December, and they decided to mark is as a non-issue. The only thing that you can do about is is making a plugin to proxy traffic via an external server, so that an attack would only take down the external requests capacity of the site. Ideally, this would be a stock feature, but I doubt that we will see that, despite the fact that even this site is affected by the vulnerability.
    1 point
  45. Charles

    IPS Leaking backend IP's

    This is not something our software should "solve" as it's not really a problem. If you are that concerned about what you call IP-leaking then you have two options which are the proper way to handle this and what you should do as best practices for your web server security: 1. simply configure your server to only accept inbound connections from your proxy service. That way it doesn't matter what someone might discover as it won't respond to their connections. or 2. do not assign a public IP to your servers and use an internal proxy to serve content. We do this for our larger clie
    1 point
  46. IPS Staff stopped responding to queries about this. There isn't even a good reason why they removed this feature in the first place.
    1 point
  47. Brian K.

    Pages: Promote to Article

    So what the hell? This feature isn't in IP 4.1? It's one of the main reasons I got IPB is so I could use this feature and since it was in IP 3.4 I assumed it would be in the newer one as well. Why would they not include such a key feature in the new update for Pages?? No offense to Adriano, I'm glad he made a plug-in but I don't want to rely on 3rd party plug-ins for something that was part of the core Pages package.
    1 point
  48. What in the hell? I'm so close to just completely switching platforms all together. I upgraded to 4.0.X because staff have stopped supporting issues I bring to them about 3.4.X and tell me I should upgrade. I upgrade. So much stuff breaks. I'm still waiting for an update to a ticket regarding a CRITICAL issue that I submitted on Wednesday... Tier II support still hasn't responded. I am so completely let down by 4.0.X that I guess it's time to spin up a new dev server to test out other platforms.
    1 point
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