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  1. Securing your community

    All I entered in the WHM/cPanel disable_functions field was the following: escapeshellarg,escapeshellcmd,exec,ini_alter,parse_ini_file,passthru,pcntl_exec,popen,proc_close,proc_get_status,proc_nice,proc_open,proc_terminate,show_source,shell_exec,symlink,system
  2. Tutorials

    Thank you Michael, that corrected the issue. Much appreciated.
  3. Tutorials

    Hi Michael, I was wondering if you knew of a way of forcing the template blocks to rewrite in Tutorials? I have this error on IP.Content, it is the only block I cannot get working - and I have seen it functioning correctly on other websites using the same layout. IPS have looked at it and said to contact the author for a possible solution. Error: Could not load template 'feed__generic_17' from group '' This is what IPS told me... Hello Les, It appears that this is an issue with the Tutorials applications integration with IP.Content, as it is only this block which can't find the template. Perhaps that template wasn't installed with Tutorials? Unfortunately we cannot support third party hooks. I recommend that you contact the author of the tutorials application and ask if they're aware of this issue and have a fix. Regards, -- Michael Burton Invision Power Services, Inc. Any advice on how I could possibly fix this or re-create the block would be much appreciated. Regards, Les.
  4. File Name: IPB 3.2 - PixelMagic Team/Group Ranks File Submitter: Echelon One File Submitted: 12 Dec 2011 File Category: Group Team Icons The PixelMagic Rank Collection By Echelon Designers Description Our PixelMagic Rank Collection uses pixel perfect fonts for the sharpest display possible on websites. They are designed specifically for web design purposes. We have color matched this set of ranks to match Invision Board 3.2.x. They have all been highly optimized for fast loading, yet still providing a professional look. Includes the fully layered and color-coded PSD file for editing. Team/Rank Image Installation Use FTP or cPanel to upload the contents of, either the PixelMagic Blue Set or the PixelMagic Green Set to the following directory: /public/style_extra/team_icons Add them using your ACP Members -> Manage Groups -> Group icon image Edit each group to use the relevant image Download includes the following: 14 x Blue Ranks 14 x Green Ranks 1 x Fully layered & color coded PSD File 1 x Installation/Read Me file 1 x Screenshot showing all ranks 1 x Screenshot of layer PSD View many other collections today! Designed by www.echelondesigners.com 2003-2011 Click here to download this file
  5. Password options - IPB vs VB vs Other?

    There is a serious sql injection going on through vBulletin 4.1.4 and below - it's actually been done through any vBulletin installation with Social Groups enabled. As you can imagine that affects a lot of sites. IPS is much better software for security anyway! :smile:
  6. The Most Important Factors about IPS

    You are more than welcome! I agree with you regarding the current issue I found, which I was informed may need to be recoded to operate a different way due to the nature. I did try numerous functions disabled, but the issue did not resolve, that is why I submitted a ticket. Not really a major issue, just strange in my opinion. I actually work on a Support Desk myself, but for a hosting company - some tickets are more difficult than others, again it does sometimes involve the clients environment.
  7. I thought I would give you my views with IPS, and how I have found them to be such a friendly and great company. Support The Suite Overall view Support for any product is always a first on my list... and IPS have certainly showed me they can do this, above and beyond expectations. I moved to IPS products over a year ago now, before I was running vBulletin. I did the conversion myself, but I had to ask IPS Support about one small issue using the converter - turned out to be some corrupt data in a field that was stopping IP.Board importing, so nothing major there. That was my first encounter with Support Tickets on IPS, and I was impressed by the time factor. A very friendly team - my last Support Ticket was a bit different though, which I am assuming is a bug since it went from Tier II, Tier III and then on to Advanced Development. On this occasion it has taken longer, but then it was not just something simple and will probably end up on the Tracker. In the end I bought the entire suite, the blog I did not really need but I got it in a sale, so I grabbed it. IP.Nexus, well that really does do IP.Board justice, monetizing your forum could not be easier. What I don't understand is why some people complain about the IP.Gallery, it is far better than most gallery scripts. I used to use Photopost Pro with vBulletin, and that is a nightmare of a script, alignment issues, coding problems and hasn't had a major coding overall in years! IP.SEO, that's one piece of software that should be used with any IP.Board in my opinion, what harm can it do, it's even free! If you know about SEO it is very useful for setting up your keywords and descriptions, setting these up correctly can take a few weeks, but the time factor does pay off in the long run. Just last week I had a person asking me if it was possible to get his forum on the first page of Google and in front of his competitors - it took me just two days to achieve that goal, eventhough his competitor's domain was 7 years older and more established. And that was done using some tweaks to IP.Board and following search engine guide lines on keywords and descriptions using IP.SEO. My own view on IPS is if you want a forum, which you can expand upon as your forum grows then IP.Board is the best for your needs. I know quite a few forum owners, that I do work for - I even persuaded them to move away from vBulletin, since it started going 'downhill'. So many people told me not to change to IP.Board because I would lose my PR (Page Rank) and indexed urls, this is one thing that did not bother me, since I was starting a new domain anyway. In less than 10 months using IP.Board I had a PR4... and a MOZ of 5.6. It just goes to show if you throw a few tweaks in to IP.Board you can get good placement in search engines.
  8. Download: (WOODEN) IP.Content Portal Page

    Hi, Just bought this, but I was suprised to see the Page Layout is using Tables and not DIV's. Is there a reason why you used Table tags, I know I will be changing the layout to use DIV's since 3.2 does not use Table tags anywhere. At the moment I am still building IP.Content in 3.2 test environment, but I thought the aforementioned was a bit odd..
  9. IP.Board 3.2.0 - Visual Skin Editor

    Perhaps I should have put those words in bold and not apostrophes! lol - it is not meant in anyway sarcastic - completely the opposite. I'm an oldie compared to most users of IPB, guess my English literature would look that way compared to today's standards. :smile:
  10. IP.Board 3.2.0 - Visual Skin Editor

    Now that just blows away vBulletin's pathetic attempt using their Skin Generator - about time vBulletin started living in the 21st Century. I cannot imagine what else will be done before the initial 'Gold' release, 3.2 is just 'mind-blowing' with features, innovation and very creative concept ideas. Well done, the best move I ever made was 'chucking' vBulletin away! I have persuaded 3 people to switch to IPB since I bought it - and with features like this, I expect more to follow. Praise the whole IPS team for this excellent Suite... Thanks!
  11. Looking to switch from vBulletin 4 to IPS

    I always move images out of the database on vBulletin to IPB conversions. Besides it causes excessive 'bloat' and longer processing times, why would you want to do that? When I used to use vBulletin, images that were stored in the database always used to cause more problems, some of their own upgrades even failed (say no more on that subject....lol). My IPB runs fine with images in the file system, I wouldn't move them to the database after all the issues I've come across when you have literally thousands stored in there. Never, tried IPB with images in the db, but I wouldn't recommend it on any script.
  12. You have full control of what becomes cached at what doesn't. It uses a very enhanced control panel per domain, obviously more so with their pro tier.
  13. You could always change the CDN to a free one. I posted about this in a blog today, it requires no changes or add-ons to IP.Board whatsoever. Check it out. http://community.invisionpower.com/blog/3407/entry-6198-enhance-your-ipboard-with-a-free-cdn/ It could save you money...
  14. Download: SWF BB Code

    Michael, If you think this modification is not a security issue then I would suggest you ask how MySpace was hacked in 2006 (read more here), when they had no parameter control restrictions in place. You only have to Google on Adobe Security to find out that this is a big security hole without any parameters to control the SWF behavior. Without any parameters set the SWF can be controlled externally, which is not a viable idea on any forum. Back then with MySpace it was only a redirect - these days much more can be done, if a person knows how actionscript works.