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  1. Thanks for this, yes I think we've asked for RSS Import into Pages with proper image handling since IPContent was probably released! It's great to see it finally arrive. Nice. Combined with services like Zapier and Feedly, there must be a lot of great possibilities aside from importing news feeds. The only thing I can see is that Gallery is missing out on the integration party, it would be a nice workaround for the lack of a backend bulk import tool and you could combine Image RSS feeds with Gallery in some good ways, such as selective Flickr or DeviantArt, featured background wallpaper site feeds etc. Once they are in Gallery or Pages it would be nice to be able to feed them into the IPS Carousel/Slider.
  2. Outrageous! I'll have you whipped with your own Ipad charging cable.
  3. True. I forget. 😞 FA 6 will be out by then though!
  4. I think I like what you've done with the place! The lighter blue shades will be a fresh breeze, but the donut chart colours are so miserable and bland looking! Using an iPad most of the time, the current AdminCP is often very cramped, so thanks for picking up on that. It drives me nuts editing code in editors that are displayed half way off screen to the right, with lots of blank white space on the left unused between the collapsed side menu and the code editor. I'm also not seeing Font Awesome 5, a bit concerning! Perhaps it is too bright, personally I work through the night a lot in a darkened room and the current theme is already bright enough, too bright actually, because when you switch back to IPS AdminCP from an app or site with a good night mode, it blows your eyeballs out of the back of your head!
  5. FA5 has been out for so long and had like a dozen releases that, I can't believe it still hasn't been properly integrated. Grumble, dropped the ball, mumble, mutter.... Just kidding. 🥰 The new FA5 extra icons packs are really nice. I wonder if IPS might one day release a SASS/LESS where CSS can be more quickly updated. Not had much time to test but a few days ago I tried out the new FA5 'kits' option with IPS4.4.8 and it certainly has great potential. Anyone else tried it yet? You basically remove the existing FA4 import code and install one line of JS script to pull in your newly created kit, then on the FA5 dashboard site you can flick one of the toggle switches, and in theory it upgrades you on the fly to FA5, but better than the old 4-5 shim they originally released as a stop gap because it corrects any outdated icon codes and adds ARIA accessibility on the fly (i.e. all of them In the case of IPS!). It also only loads the icons you need, which sounds like a great performance boost. It allowed me to use Duotone icons. I tried the web font option first then the faster recommended SVG option, it worked but some icons seemed a bit off vertical alignment wise, on overlaid icons like the Twitter and YouTube social media buttons in the footer. So I switched back to the web font version for now, however it may be because I'd been editing the pseudo CSS a bit for something else just prior, so it may work as intended.
  6. Hi, This seems to have been fixed by the recent iPadOS 13.2.2 update. All my 4.4.7 AdminCP Codemirrors seem to be working fine again before and after upgrading to 4.4.8. 😂
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  8. Yay, finally, that's brilliant news! Lot of possibilities open up with this. Thank you! 🥰 I see the NASA image RSS feed is going into Pages, so hopefully it will gracefully handle any images in the RSS feed (e.g. first image as featured news article image). P.S. Honestly, some people are never satisfied! 😬 P.S.S Hmm, that's also a nice way to import migrate IPS Blogs into Pages Articles, if needed. 🤔 P.S.S.S. I wonder if this will be limited to Pages or whether it supports selecting the Gallery app, as well?
  9. Thanks @bfarber. Yeah, I get what you mean, its not really by choice. I wonder if there a simple way to temporarily disable Codemirror that you can think of, maybe like a constant or something? Many thanks.
  10. Looks like the next release 4.4.8 that Codemirror is being updated with the September update. There's also since been an October update but no acknowledgment or response to my bug report almost 3 weeks ago and no mention that this bug has been addressed. It's really frustrating trying to use it in the AdminCP when editing templates but also because I'm having to depend more and more on my iPad these days, however I've confirmed it's the same on CodeMirror's actual website demo. Feels like I'm the iPad user left sometimes! 🤔
  11. I don't know which is worse, the folks who don't grasp that dark mode is a form of accessibility and a necessity for many, or the haters who post the daftest comments. I learnt sometime ago with some surprise that a lot of people struggle with white text on black or dark background, it honestly never occurred to me. I was told by some an optician that as people get older, they often need brighter displays, televisions etc whereas I find they make me sneeze. Personally I like both white/black and black/white but certainly at night I find white backgrounds hurt my eyes, and I'm light sensitive anyway. Trying to read the bright white BBC News app at 3am with my iPad brightness at 0 is torture. When I see dark mode available as a choice, I enable it.
  12. Thanks Mike, yes I have a 1 minute Cron working fine.
  13. Thanks for the reply. I have time set to 00:00, with a time buffer of 1 hour (used to be 6hrs until this week). Activity cutoff limit is 1013 days. Age cut off range set to 16 to 130 years. It stopped working once before and started again after setting this. Exclude Groups set to Guests and a group for members who have passed away. Many thanks.
  14. Outrageous! 😳😬 I can't see any reference to it in the Codemirror release notes but fingers crossed!
  15. Thanks for this @bfarber Its not showing up in the Support Too for me yet but I'll let you know if it's fixed. 😊
  16. I think I'm fortunate and the exception. All I ever seem to get via the Contact Form is 99% spam, and 1% genuine enquiries if I'm lucky!
  17. Hi, do you know when the the AdminCP template code editor will be updated for compatibility with iPadOS 13, please? At the moment the select bars are missing when highlighting the code, so you can't copy and paste. Many thanks.
  18. Yep, something is up with Birthday Greeter @Mike John. I noticed that there are 2 widgets with the same name. One is the default IPS Today's Birthdays block that correctly shows today's birthdays as they appear in the Calendar. The other one that comes with Birthday Greeter says there are no birthdays when in fact there are.
  19. I too was critical and thought Commerce was grossly overpriced just to have subscriptions, but after taking a gamble and purchasing it in a last ditch effort to try to bring in some income, it quickly became clear how much work, time and research has gone into it, especially the payment side. I don't like some small things such as how it lists all of my members as Customers before they've even bought anything, but I do particularly like how the settings contain pseudo advice and tips in places on how best to configure depending upon on what you're trying to do. The gift card feature is really nice bonus too, enabling members to buy or contribute towards a subscription because the value can be used within the store. I said this some time ago but Commerce seems to be a victim of trying to be all things to all people, with clients paying for the flexibility and development of features they don't need, whereas in 4.4 it could probably have become more modular, with payments, anti-fraud, transactions and support tickets becoming a 'Core' type central module and then we could just purchase or add when the time is right whichever modules we need such as in-stock products, digital products, shipping, subscriptions, hosting. That would be more efficient in some ways. I don't know how popular the hosting aspect of a Commerce is, you never seem to hear about anyone using it, but it seems like a bit of a white elephant or it doesn't seem to inspire confidence. I do like the idea of being able to resell to my niche community members but I don't think there would be any demand. On a tech or web hosting community it would make more sense but such sites would probably already be using WHMCS or similar.
  20. Hi, I recently noticed that Birthday Greeter seems to have stopped working. I have a 1 min Cron enabled with email, topic and Chatbox birthday greeting options enabled. It's missed some valuable member's birthdays including a co-admin, looking at my email logs shows shows no greeting emails sent. I think it may have happened after one of the small IPS4.4.x updates in recent months but I hadn't noticed. Anyone else had similar? Many thanks.
  21. Nice blog article. This is a really good example of a useful, general best practice blog article which is great in particular for newbies, but can serve as a reminder in terms of more experienced admins, to perform a quick review as well. Things are always changing. In fact I'd say IMHO its a little break from the trend of marketing/PR technobabble, although elements of that too are of course genuinely useful and sometimes food for thought. One thing I've found in running a VPS using CentOS and WHM in terms of point 8 and disabling dangerous functions is that disabling popen and proc_open can prevent server side software updates (like PHP Pecl/Perl/Pear extensions) from successfully updating. I find it handy to have 2 of 3 lines in my WHM > Software > MultiPHP INI > Editor config which can be quickly uncommented/commented out again when necessary (say updating an extension that requires proc_open), it saves on a lot of typing and remembering the list of functions especially when using a mobile device. ; This directive allows you to disable certain functions for security reasons. ; It receives a comma-delimited list of function names. ; http://php.net/disable-functions disable_functions = "show_source, system, shell_exec, passthru, exec, pcntl_exec, proc_open, popen" # disable_functions = "show_source, system, shell_exec, passthru, exec, pcntl_exec" # disable_functions = "show_source, system, passthru, pcntl_exec" (My list here is probably different to the one in the Blog article.) Re perhaps increasing the HTTP Content Type options in IPS, they could be useful but if you've set them server-wide already, I'd be wary in case its possible that you could be overwriting the http.conf server level config.
  22. Hi @sobrenome Looks interesting, thanks! I'll have to have a play. Graham
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