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Invision Community 4.4.5

Released 08/12/2019

Key Changes

Version 4.4.5 is a maintenance update to fix issues reported since 4.4.4.

Additional Information


  • Added an Admin CP dashboard widget to show total members.
  • Added back the ability to search personal messages by recipient and sender name, and removed the 365 day limit on results.
  • Added an option for feeds of content that support future publishing (such as Pages records and Blog entries) to control whether published, unpublished or any results are shown.
  • Added new options for content widget feeds to return hidden content (in addition to the existing pending approval option), as well as both hidden content and content pending approval.
  • Added support for more explicit browser autofill on form fields.
  • Added moderator log support for opening/closing polls.
  • Upgraded CKEditor to 4.12.1.
  • Improved the page speed for guests by not loading the editor or notification sound javascript libraries until they are needed.
  • Improved the error message when attempting to access the REST API in the Admin CP in the event the local server is inadvertently IP banned.
  • Improved performance when sending Digests.
  • Improved license key checking when the license server may not be available.
  • Improved reporting of Redis memory usage in support area.
  • Improved the error message when attempting to access the REST API in the Admin CP in the event the local server is inadvertently IP banned.
  • Improved performance when using the database for common data storage.
  • Improved the accuracy of the progress bar on the 'Deleting moved original files' background process.
  • Improved efficiency when generating sitemap files if certain content is configured not to be included.
  • Improved the user interface configuring Sitemaps to clarify content that will be include and excluded from the Sitemap.
  • Improved admincp upgrading when using SFTP.
  • Implemented logging to the moderator log, when a moderator removes all followers from a followable item. 
  • Changed notification read/unread status to behave as it did prior to 4.4.4.
  • Clarified the "Domains to instruct search engines to follow" setting description and improved the setting to strip http:// and https:// protocols from supplied values.
  • Fixed account failed logins not correctly locking future login attempts in some cases.
  • Fixed an issue where node deletions (such as forums and categories) were not always properly logged to the administrator logs.
  • Fixed an issue where blacklisted URLs used for embeds may not trigger post moderation when configured to do so.
  • Fixed an issue where the club tab on the members profile can result in a DB error when a page <1 was used.
  • Fixed an issue where the Automatically Prune Followers setting ignored reviews.
  • Fixed an issue where it may not be possible to permanently delete deleted content manually.
  • Fixed status updates not importing properly when an account is linked to multiple social logins.
  • Fixed some server error messages not showing.
  • Fixed certain notification and digest emails not sending properly via cron.
  • Fixed custom field custom formatting options being applied to fields in the AdminCP unexpectedly.
  • Fixed Custom Sorting on the Deleted Content page not working.
  • Improved upgrade process for Community in the Cloud.
  • Improved the error message when attempting to access the REST API in the Admin CP in the event the local server is inadvertently IP banned.
  • Fixed potential browser errors and warnings caused by notification sounds.
  • Fixed pagination not loading correctly when searching within messenger.
  • Fixed an issue where comment counts are decremented incorrectly when a Post Before Registering comment is cancelled.
  • Fixed an issue where the mobile keyboard would not be hidden after submitting the search form.
  • Fixed issues that can occur (such as the editor not loading) when browser local storage is unavailable.
  • Fixed an issue where auto-scheduled promotions may not correctly queue for upcoming slots.
  • Fixed maps generated by Mapbox potentially displaying larger than intended when lazy loading is enabled.
  • Fixed an issue where profile completion could cause a fatal error when using custom forum themes.
  • Fixed an issue where single status update links had the wrong canonical URL.
  • Fixed a possible error when mentioning someone or using a custom emoticon in a post.
  • Fixed an issue where installing plugins with a title containing more then 32 characters would fail.
  • Fixed an issue where Elastic Search may not update records correctly.
  • Fixed an issue where user profiles may be slow to load.
  • Fixed an issue where a template error could be generated by attempting to search members when the user does not have permission to view members.
  • Fixed some styling (spacing) issues with the right-hand column shown on the Clubs homepage.
  • Fixed an issue pasting certain code into editor code boxes.
  • Fixed some old URL patterns (from IP.Board 3.x) no longer redirecting to the new URL format as of 4.4.x.
  • Fixed an issue where the publish_to_groups permission was still required to promote to Facebook pages.
  • Fixed an issue where canceling an invoice with already canceled billing agreements would try to cancel the billing agreement again.
  • Fixed a niche issue that can occur when using lazyload, image proxy and external file storage.
  • Fixed an issue where one could fake member null votes on polls.
  • Fixed an issue where profile photo permissions may not apply correctly when a user belongs to more than one group.
  • Fixed a styling issue with profile completion on mobile.
  • Fixed a broken link in the report center.
  • Fixed an issue where invalid user groups can cause an error to show to users.
  • Fixed an issue where the poll form wouldn't add an empty first question.
  • Fixed an issue where sort buttons can overlap pagination.
  • Fixed an issue where personal conversations may show a 'promote' button to members with permission to promote content.
  • Fixed incorrect REST API documentation when editing items.
  • Fixed an issue where the 'support' link in the AdminCP would be viewable if the restricted administrator did not have access.
  • Fixed an issue where the spoiler header within a post can get doubled up when selecting text within the post in certain cases.
  • Fixed an issue where merging members incorrectly merged reputation.
  • Fixed an issue where the image aspect ratio setting was not set correctly when editing images.
  • Fixed an issue where search options may show for items that are not searchable.
  • Fixed AdminCP member quick-searches not searching within member names when the site can handle inline searches.
  • Adjusted instances of "recognise" in language strings to "recognize".
  • Fixed an error when full registration is enabled with no available profile fields.
  • Fixed an issue where the node controller wasn't showing the child nodes as possible target category while moving the content.
  • Fixed an issue where it was possible to be stuck in a position where a poll could not be re-opened. 


  • Removed the ability to create ranged recurring events that overlap (e.g. where the next occurence start time is before the first occurrence has finished).
  • Removed the timezone from event notification emails for all day events.
  • Fixed an issue where events that repeat for a set period will end one period before they should.
  • Fixed an issue where users are able to create events where the end time occurs before the start time.
  • Fixed an issue where ranged recurring events may show an incorrect date range for the event on the calendar "Day" view.
  • Fixed an issue where embedding a Calendar Event may fail in some circumstances.
  • Fixed an issue where ranged recurring events may not show as occurring on an end date when they span across months.
  • Fixed an issue where the calendar name would be exposed to members which don't have permissions to view the calendar via the members online location on the profile.


  • Added the ability to specify whether the record canonical tag points to the current page, or the root page (page 1).
  • Added the ability to show just your own records via the Database Filters widget.
  • Added the ability to filter by Member field types via the Database Filters widget.
  • Added record tags to the database record listing template for newly created Listing template sets.
  • Improved the display of databases in the ACP menu.
  • Fixed an issue where excluding Pages pages from the sitemap may cause the sitemap task to get stuck and stop building new sitemap files.
  • Fixed an issue where a template group could be renamed to an existing template group, causing a conflict which results in an error.
  • Fixed an error attempting to submit records to a database where a Member type field that must be unique is configured.
  • Fixed an issue where the category title is missing from the page's HTML title tag.
  • Fixed an issue where deleting a database record with a linked topic may cause an error.


  • Added support for Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) in Stripe.
  • Fixed referral commission not being given for renewals.
  • Fixed an error that can occur when renewal invoices are generated if no billing address existed on the original invoice.
  • Fixed invoice notification emails showing a payment failed warning if one payment method failed even if another one succeeded.
  • Fixed social login buttons not working when checking out as a guest.
  • Fixed staff replies to support emails.
  • Fixed an issue where stock replies may have new lines stripped.
  • Fixed pending withdrawl AdminCP notification link to point to the pending withdrawl filter.
  • Fixed an issue where you may not be able to delete subcategories in the store.
  • Fixed a potential error when upgrading from a version older than 4.4.2.
  • Fixed an issue where switching to a "default" support stream (ex. Open, Assigned, or Tracked Requests) can result in a MySQL error.
  • Fixed an issue where deleting a customer note would not close the dialog.
  • Fixed member group being moved when upgrading or modifying an expired purchase.
  • Fixed an issue where purchase custom field labels may show as a random string or in the wrong language in the Transaction Approved email.
  • Edited the purchase email notification setting to clarify an email is sent for every item.


  • Clarified the error message shown when invalid database details are supplied.
  • Fixed an issue where a conflict may prevent some data being converted if (for example) converting attachments for blog and forums in the same conversion.
  • Fixed an issue relating to converting mentions from other platforms.
  • Fixed an issue where converting from vBulletin 5 can cause duplicate topics.
  • Fixed an issue where items selected to skip were converted anyway.
  • Fixed an issue where it wasn't possible to convert only core.
  • Fixed a performance regression re-introduced in 4.4.
  • Fixed an issue preventing UBBThreads conversions working.
  • Stopped converting the "manually set time zone" preference for vBulletin conversions, as the timezone preference itself is not converted and the ability to adjust this preference is not available in our current interface.


  • Improved the performance of the Unarchive task.
  • Fixed an issue upgrading from older versions of Invision Community where topics or posts queued for deletion were present.
  • Fixed an issue where posts from ignored members were visible if the author was in a highlighted group.
  • Fixed an issue where archive settings could be saved with no more than or less than selection.
  • Fixed an issue where hiding a topic without an existing first post would stop the queue to hide all the members content.


  • Fixed Follow and Promote buttons not showing for images on mobile devices.
  • Fixed an issue where inline renaming an image from the lightbox would either fail or rename the album.
  • Fixed instances where a member with a secondary group that doesn't allow albums to be created, but with a primary group that does but limits how many that can be created, will allow the member to create unlimited albums.


  • Implemented logging to the moderator log, when a moderator toggles the purchasable status of a file.
  • Removed the button to copy the Log Downloads category setting which does not apply.


  • Improved the blog header display for blogs within clubs.
  • Fixed an issue where the club leader could not set a cover photo for a club blug.
  • Fixed an issue where draft entries may be included in digests.

REST & OAuth

  • Added a “Use a different account” button on OAuth login screen

Third-Party / Developer / Designer Mode

  • Cleaned up some legacy code checking for specific PHP versions.
  • Fixed some typos in the REST API documentation.
  • Fixed malformed HTML in the admin `tabs` HTML template which caused problems when hooks were created for this template.
  • The Application and Plugin directory are limited to 80 characters.
  • Set the alreadyReported flag in \IPS\Content after reporting content to ensure correct value is returned on future calls to report methods.
  • Fixed some minor issues with the lightbox comments support (currently unused by core Invision Community code).
  • Fixed an issue where email template parameters may not be captured properly to generate the email subject, resulting in an error.
  • Fixed a potential error that may be encountered while working with Calendar dates from command line (i.e. tasks being executed via cron).
  • Fixed an error that can occur with email statistics when different applications use the same email subject language string.
  • Fixed a few functions that needed to be called from the root namespace.

Changes affecting third-party developers and designers

  • Added `\IPS\Node\Model::deleteLogPermissions()` method to allow applications to specify permissions for managing deletion logs.
  • js.php javascript loader no longer creates an external dispatcher instance.
  • `\IPS\Content::logDelete()` and `\IPS\core\DeletionLog::setContentAndMember()` now accept FALSE for the member parameter, which will store the deletion log as if no specific member deleted the content.
  • Added a new `digestWhere()` method to content items, this allows you to specify an additional where clause when processing digests. 

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