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Updated to 4.1.16. A lot of changes happened with this release.

Key Changes

In addition to many small bug fixes, this release includes:

  • Large number of bugs fixed in focus areas: Commerce, Pages databases, and IPS Connect
  • Performance improvements in: profile view, sitemap generator, posting replies, and Activity Streams
  • We now try to more reliably detect the AWS S3 endpoint for those using S3 file storage
  • More efficient license key checking to keep the keys from being checked too often which can slow your site down
  • There is now a column in tasks view to show the last time it ran to help diagnostics
  • When a member changes their email or password they now get an email confirmation
  • If group promotion based on date is enable the system will now auto-promote even if a member does not login
  • There is now a setting to change the number of topics per page in the forum view
  • If you move your site to a new URL you no longer have to update a constant if using the image proxy
  • You can now press ctrl/cmd+enter in any editor window to submit the reply
  • In Commerce ticket view there are keyboard shortcuts to perform common actions (such as press 'r' to open reply box or 'n' for note)
  • There is now logic to prevent double-posting when the initial post encounters an error on submit
  • Moderators can now remove all followers from an item
  • Contact Us is now configurable with various options
  • Announcements can now be restricted by member group
  • Admins now have a setting to have members automatically follow content they start or reply to. Members can optionally override this.
  • The editor will now show a message if a link that can be embedded (image, video, etc.) failed to embed for some reason. Admins get more detailed error reasons.
  • If your datastore (cache system) is not working properly the AdminCP will now show you a warning telling you that it needs attention.
  • When a member is banned/suspended the system now shows a more friendly page with information on their ban. Previously it showed a permission denied page.
  • Redesigned ticket listing in Commerce
  • New My History view in Commerce
  • Security Questions for account security

Please view the 4.1.16 announcement for full details and screenshots.

Additional Information

Information for developers:

  • REST API now outputs ratings on items
  • REST API now supports retrieving a purchase associated with a specific license key
  • REST API now has a new authentication method for servers that do not support proper headers
  • Editor Forms can now specify a maximum length
  • Security Questions can be extended to third party applications to restrict access to a specific area until a question has been answered
  • hooks.json will now be written automatically when adjusting hooks in the developer center
  • The Node form helper now has an autoPopulate option to allow for developers to control whether children nodes automatically populate
  • The "Contact Us" form is now extendable to 3rd party applications, to route messages sent via that form to a specific location
  • Various inconsistencies between Comments and Reviews have been fixed
  • MySQL ANSI_QUOTES is now enabled by default while IN_DEV
  • \IPS\Http\Request classes now have a forceTls() method to force the request to use TLS 1.2
  • \IPS\DEBUG_TEMPLATES can now be used outside of IN_DEV
  • You can now use curly braces in templates without them parsing as PHP by escaping them (ex: \{\{some text here\}\})
  • ipsForm_collapseTablet CSS class added to make horizontal forms turn vertical when viewing view a tablet
  • CodeMirror has been updated to 5.19

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4.1.17 has been released. This is another very big update!

Key Changes

In addition to many small bug fixes, this release includes:

  • Accounts flagged as spammers are now more visibly different on the member list in AdminCP
  • Added quite a few new embed providers
    • codepen.io
    • coub.com
    • deviantart.com
    • docs.com
    • funnyordie.com
    • gettyimages.com
    • iFixit.com
    • kickstarter.com
    • meetup.com
    • mixcloud.com
    • mix.office.com
    • on.aol.com
    • reddit.com
    • reverbnation.com
    • screencast.com
    • screenr.com
    • slideshare.net
    • smugmug.com
    • ustream.tv
    • Google Maps (requires free Google API key)
  • Default location for an AdminCP tab honors the admin's ordering
  • Staff notification emails for tickets in Commerce now include the ticket ID
  • Auto-saved content in the editor will now expire after 48 hours
  • If you load an editor that has previous auto-saved content you will now be prompted to keep or remove it
  • You can now set pre-filled reasons for Warning actions that will automatically populate the member notes editor when a moderator warns a user
  • Escape key will now cancel quick-edit on titles
  • Adds a setting to restrict member birthday view to admins only or to completely disable prompting for birthday to member
  • There are now more "save and reload" options in various places to keep your place when editing content or settings
  • New check all box when viewing activity on a member profile for easier moderation
  • You can now hide posts that are unapproved rather than just approve or delete
  • When a moderator changes the status of a report in the ModCP the system now puts a reply in moderator comments noting the change
  • When you see a "could not write file" error the file it was trying to write now shows in the error logs
  • You can now quickly edit tags when viewing an item without having to edit it if you have permission
  • If you are using multiple devices to login to a site you will be less likely to be logged out
  • Tags can now be quickly edited when viewing an item
  • Administrators can now create custom RSS feeds for various content
  • Enhancements to IP discovery tools for moderators
  • Actions for reports in ModCP now show when status is changed as a comment
  • Redesigned support tool
  • More REST API methods
  • Password strength rating and requirement option
  • Guest terms of service alert
  • Minimum age requirement
  • Ban Filters are now Word Filters and can set words to automatically moderate
  • Display name history is now available on profile view
  • Leaderboard

More release information...

Additional Information

Developer Changes

  • The \IPS\Ftp class now has a chmod() method
  • Node Controllers can now implement an _afterReorder() method that is fired after reordering nodes
  • The REST API POST /forums/topic/id endpoint will now update the first post content appropriately
  • XRegExp has been upgraded to 3.1.1
  • Whoops has been upgraded to 2.1.4
  • php-punycode has been upgraded to 2.1
  • FontAwesome has been upgraded to 4.7
  • CodeMirror has been upgraded to 5.20.2
  • Stripe has removed the feature used for payouts, so that functionality is now deprecated
  • The image proxy cache now uses a proper file storage extension (core_Imageproxycache)
  • Stack form helpers can now specify a minimum amount of items
  • "Word Filters" (previously, "Profanity Filters") now use an Active Record model, and are now extendable (\IPS\core\Profanity)
  • The installation will now define an \IPS\CIC constant to indicate whether or not the community is on IPS Community in the Cloud platform
  • \IPS\Content::searchResult() can now specify an optional $template parameter to use a custom template.
  • \IPS\Content\Search\Result\Content::html() can now specify an optional $template parameter to use a custom template.
  • \IPS\Content\Search\Result\Content now has an asArray() method, which will return search index data as an array
  • The Translatable form helper now has an sprintf option, to allow for swapping sprintf parameter within the text box with a different value
  • The Password form helper can now show a "strength" meter, and set a minimum strength required

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4.1.17.1 patch has been applied.

Key Changes

This is a maintenance release to fix minor issues.

Additional Information

This release:

  • Fixes an issue where the "Who's Online" widget / "Online Users" page shows the wrong number of guests or the wrong date.
  • Fixes an issue where Display Name History shows the history from other accounts.
  • Fixes an issue where deleting a member in the AdminCP may not work.
  • Fixes an error when using tags in some circumstances.
  • Fixes an error when creating an advertisement. 
  • Fixes an error when setting profile photo to use Gravatar. 
  • Improves the Diagnostics section of the AdminCP Support wizard.

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