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  1. I had some issues the last time I upgraded IPS before the theme update came out so I think I will wait until everything is hunky dory before going ahead. Now if somebody could reiterate to IPS that this infernal system update message that appears every day is seriously annoying.....
  2. Thanks for the link. Glad to hear that it will continue on in 4.6, but... if it were to become attractive to ex-WHMCS customers it might well become a really good option for IPS to develop further in future versions of IPS. Lord knows WHMCS might be good at billing but as a CMS it is pretty awful, so being able to combine the great CMS here with server management is something that I think will attract new customers who are really fed up with WHMCS' attitude to its customers. See here. There is also a blog post somewhere on their site with a lot more comments but I can't find it right now.
  3. I don't know why removing this feature would be in their interest? Does it require much additional overhead to maintain?
  4. One of my sideline gigs is to sell website hosting to help me pay for the server that my Invision community needs to run on. To manage that side of things I opted to use WHMCS to help me with the billing and it's been fine. I also tried using the built in Invision Servers feature which does a similar thing and it integrated pretty well with my WHM/cPanel software. However WHMCS has now gotten greedy and they are now charging their license out based on the number of active clients each of their customers has. They are introducing changes on 1 July that have upset a LOT of their loyal customers, myself included. So I thought I would look at migrating my client base from WHMCS to Invision, but I see that there is a message in ACP advising that the feature is deprecated in 4.5 and will be removed in the next release. This is sad because there is now an active need for a good solution for web hosting billing and this might be a great opportunity for Invision to provide that solution. Maybe management can provide some input as to why they are removing it?
  5. It's the built-in advertising system in ACP. Basically for custom placement of ads you create a tag in brackets like this {advertisement="KEY"} and then place it wherever you need it to go in the templates or other places on the system. I'll have a look for the slider template. 🙂
  6. I was hoping to be able to use an advertisement tag in the slider but it doesn't seem to parse that. Is this something that I can tweak to work in templates, or will it require some custom coding?
  7. I'm also looking for a way to do this. I have many guest posts with attachments from a legacy site that I need to remove. There must be a simple way of deleting them all if I am able to filter them using ACP > System > Files.
  8. Ah, OK. Thanks for clarifying. I was sure it used to be there and had this idea to create a page with a feed of maybe 20 topics pulled from my 15 years of archives.
  9. Is there a reason why you can't have a random topic sort on a block fed from existing topics?
  10. Have run the latest update and would like to thank you for fixing the floating bar announcement issue. 🙂 However, I am seeing that if I want to change the colour of the text in that bar using the Frontend Colors tab in theme settings, it doesn't work - just stays white. I need to make it black to stand out on the yellow colour I have chosen for the "warning" message background. Tried custom CSS and that isn't working either. .ipsMessage, .ipsAnnouncement { border-radius:var(--radius-1); position:relative; margin-bottom:var(--sp-3); color: #000; border:1px solid rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.1); box-shadow:inset rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.1) 0px 1px 0px; } Can you advise?
  11. I think that if we are going to be asking for money back it should be from IPS who have made the life of the webmaster using their system incredibly difficult in the move from 4.4 to 4.5. I have lost so many days to this "upgrade" and honestly, I just can't see anything that is so radically different between those two versions that justifies the move. I have 2 licenses and there is no way I will be moving the other one up to this 4.5 notch.
  12. I can report that something else is definitely going on, because that copy of the theme got completely screwed up when adding the code and nothing I could do would revert it back to where it was. I tried clearing Safari cache, I ran the support wizard and got that to clear cache too. When doing that there was a patch that IPS asked me to install because of something to do with CSS, which I duly did, but nothing will restore that copy of the theme back to where it was. As I said before - I am over this stuff. It is the very last time I take an IPS upgrade on good faith as being functional.
  13. Seriously tired of this now. I can't understand how a move from 4.4 to 4.5 can cause webmasters so much unnecessary stress. I don't have time to constantly fix these stuff ups, man!
  14. @TAMAN that code has completely screwed up my theme. I removed it but it is still doing the same thing - completely messed up everything. I'm going to send you a PM now.
  15. Sticky nav bar is still having issues after the update. If you set it to "fixed to top" all message pop-ups and tooltips are appearing underneath it - see screen grab. Also the announcement that used to float on top of the navigation now sits on the top of the page. It sticks underneath the navigation when scrolled, but not sure I like this if it is supposed to do that.
  16. Found another glitch. When using the sticky menu the flash message appears underneath that.
  17. Thank you, Matt for coming to the rescue. I unfortunately don't have knowledge deep enough on these sorts of issues to understand fully how it happened, but hopefully others reading about this dilemma will not make the same mistake I did.
  18. I'm growing more and more disillusioned with my situation. It's day 4 now and still no signs of rescuing my site from whatever 4.5 has done to it. I have calculated that rebuilding the thumbnails (twice, because the first time it failed when reaching the disk cap) has added over 20GB of disk space to a site that was using about 38GB prior to 4.5. This has by far been the very worst upgrade experience I have had with Invision since buying it in 2011.
  19. Got 2 tickets. One for the original issue of broken thumbnails and the other for the resultant chaos that happened when rebuilding them.
  20. There are, but then I would have to go through the whole upgrade process again, which will cost me another week of my time. IPS need to fix this. I am sure I won't be the only one who experiences this kind of thing. There's something seriously wrong with the system if it adds more than 15GB when rebuilding thumbnails on a site that was under 50GB in size before this happened. I actually suspect that the process was halted on both occasions because the system couldn't write to disk anymore.
  21. My site is now totalled after this 4.5 upgrade. The ACP has used up all the available disk space after running rebuilds and now I am in the advanced support queue. What makes it even more critical is that they want me to confirm FTP account details are correct before they can fix it. Hello? Once you have exceeded your disk space cPanel will not let you FTP to the account. So now I guess I am well and truly stuffed. I cannot believe that this "upgrade" has caused so many problems for me. What a GIANT abortion of a software upgrade. 4 days of my life have been wasted trying to get my site back to where it was before this happened.
  22. This has happened to me over the weekend too and I am tracing the problem back to Invision maxing out my allotted storage space when rebuilding thumbnails that got "broken" after upgrading to 4.5. Somehow this system is managing to write massive amounts of disk space when using the rebuilding tools and obviously not removing the old thumbnails when it does so. This then results in ACP not working because the system can't write to it once your disk space is used up and the entire caching gets screwed up. Seriously, seriously PO'd with IPS right now. I will never trust this upgrading process again. 😠
  23. I have also just lost access to my ACP days after upgrading. I have no idea what is going on, but I am not a happy customer right now.
  24. Aha! Thank you. I will check it out.
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