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  1. Flitterkill added an answer to a question: How many people are on staff?   

    Just curious how many people are banging this thing out and keeping the lights on (and answering tickets in the client area). The PC/Mac call out yielded 16. That the number?
  2. Flitterkill added a comment: [RC3] [IPS Site] Search is a mess - sorry...   

    I'm positive there is an index problem so that's part of it. "Disappointed in IPS" now brings up 9 results - the 9th being this bug report. This happened before (borked index) during an earlier beta here. The other problems re: results still remain.
    Another problem that's more of a missing configuration is we have no ability (outside of hacking templates) to specify whether we want the terms to be OR searched or AND searched. The default is OR and you can change this in the filters on the left side of the results but the option to specify the default is not present in the ACP under Search.
  3. Flitterkill added a post in a topic: Disappointed In IPS 4   

    Some of us were talking on the alpha site about hacking the search engine or moving to Lucene (Solr or Elasticsearch). People have been talking about Invision and search for years now but no one has actually done anything about it outside of embedding Google search on their sites. I think I might take a run at this.
    Mind you, we gotta be fair to IPS here. Regardless of the state of search this is an entire system-wide rewrite. We can't expect it to be as feature full as 3.4.7 (I'm more bothered by the status update widget not having the ability to reply to updates like we have now. I'm sure it will show up eventually...)
  4. Flitterkill added a bug in Bug Tracker   

    [RC3] [IPS Site] Search is a mess - sorry...
    Started by reading this:

    Then started digging. Here's what I got.
    If, as I would expect, a topic titled the above would float to the very top of search results when searching for that topic title it does not happen.
    38,063 results. Not even in the first two pages of results. Stopped looking. Note that some instances where the result should say "post on" instead is kicking out alphanumerical such as D24356dbbca717e25101c4ea28b7d27f. Might already be listed as a bug, haven't looked.
    Let's wrap that topic title in quotes. 0 results.
    Let's back off the term a bit. Disappointed in IPS.  38,063 results.
    Quotes? "Disappointed in IPS". 8 results. None of which are the topic in question (which is really odd... also no results newer than May 2012)
    People arguing for a filter based on title have a legit beef but in keeping with IPS philosophy of trying to find the root meaning behind feature requests consider that people are fighting against the search engine results right now and are trying to cut through the chaff and clamoring for a title filter is just an indication of that.
    Bug(s)? Bad index? Good luck!
     
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  5. Flitterkill added a post in a topic: Disappointed In IPS 4   

    I actually typed a bunch of stuff just now re: search but I've wiped it and am moving it to a bug report. This is just a mess. I'll edit this to link to the report when I'm finished.
    EDIT: 
    http://community.invisionpower.com/4bugtrack/rc3-ips-site-search-is-a-mess-sorry-r3606/
  6. Flitterkill added a bug in Bug Tracker   

    [RC3] ACP theme tablet view multiple menus

    Mobile and desktop view is fine. When collapsing to tablet view both the hamburger menu icon (working) and the left side menu (broken formatting, working) appear.
     
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  7. Flitterkill added a comment: Sorrry people but think had enough ... cannot get RC3 to install as an upgrade or fresh install   

    I've had no problems with WAMP ever with betas, rc's. 
    If you are able to I'd install WAMP on another machine entirely then install RC3. If it goes there you know either your current machine has something messed up somewhere or the WAMP install is broken somehow.
  8. Flitterkill added a post in a topic: Separate Themes for Version 4   

    ​That is exactly what the system does now.
    For example lets say you install IPS4 and then also install two additional themes - we'll call them theme2 and theme3.
    Whoever you are, admin or user, you can select whatever you want for a theme on the front end (permissions willing). That's at the bottom of the forums or whatever app is loaded up. Select theme 2, or theme3 or keep it default and away you go.
    If you are an admin and have selected theme2 as your theme on the front end and then decide to go to the ACP , once you enter the ACP you have the default IPS ACP because that is the theme that is by default selected for you on the ACP side. When you are in the ACP just click on your name on the top of the page and you can then select another theme to use for the ACP side of things.
    Or, to put it simply: Users/admins always have SEPARATE choices for front-end theme and ACP theme. Choosing one does not affect the other at any time.
    You probably have already seen this but in case you haven't... In the ACP :

  9. Flitterkill added a post in a topic: Separate Themes for Version 4   

    There is overlap on some/many CSS elements between the front end and the ACP ; buttons, some text, etc. Some of the overlapping CSS is front buffered with ACP -specific classes/ids which prevents a lot of problems but there are some - I've encountered them coding up Spacious ACP .
    As it stands now the extent of any work you would have to do if IPS alters the admin side templates is to just fire up designers mode and copy over the admin portion of the HTML directory from the default skin and paste it over into your skin's admin dir and you'd be set with a functioning default ACP . Pretty much zero-work.
    There is some logic to having them - front and ACP - as separate themes but with all the overlap between css, etc going on I understand why it's all together in one package. The arrangement now is actually pretty alright. No matter what theme is set as  default  or chosen by a person for the front end, the ACP theme is set as default IPS and you have to manually chose to change it to another theme.
    Actually, on further thought, you wouldn't even need to change anything in your front end theme to account for the ACP side. Just make a point to state that ACP side is unsupported (which is actually for the best right now). The only problem that can occur in the current state of things would be if a site owner deleted the IPS default theme and any/all remaining themes in the system have poorly supported ACP stuff as the ACP will fall back to whatever remaining theme/s there are (either jumping back to the top of the themes list or moving up one from whatever was selected before).
    There was one created already
    http://community.invisionpower.com/files/file/7268-spacious- ACP /
  10. Flitterkill added a bug in Bug Tracker   

    [RC3] Custom theme settings tab language bit not displaying
    As stated.
    Most of the custom language bits work fine from lang.php - for all the custom theme variables/settings you create at least.
    If it is a new theme *tab* language bit all that displays is the key (theme_template_whatever_whatever...) however. 
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  11. Flitterkill added a comment: [RC3] install license key needed twice   

    Peanut gallery observation. On my local WAMP install this has happened on and off throughout the betas and RCs. No real explanation that I could come up with. I think/thought that adding a hard return after entering the license key fixes this (as opposed to pasting it in but not leaving the field by hitting enter) but that may just be superstitious behavior on my part after it solved my problem with this in a previous beta. At least I believed it did...
  12. Flitterkill added a bug in Bug Tracker   

    [RC2] [IPS Site] Commerce redirect loop?
    Got a PM today from someone that tried to purchase Spacious ACP :
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  13. Flitterkill added a post in a topic: ACP Title change   

    It's hard coded in the ACP global template. You can't get to it when you edit a theme from the ACP but you can if you enable designers mode. Or you can get Spacious ACP now available in the marketplace which changes the link that opens your site from the ACP that is just called "site" to your actual site name which would do the job as well. Not self promoting at all...
  14. Flitterkill added a file in Themes   

    Spacious ACP v1.1
    Spacious ACP 1.1
    Better visibility! More information!
    If you think the default ACP contains too much padding and margin spacing across most elements then this is the theme for you! Designed to compact together elements as much as possible while still retaining the overall IPS appearance, Spacious ACP gives you a much more information-dense appearance in standard desktop viewing allowing you to get more done without a ton of additional browser scrolling. Especially useful for those of you on notebook computers with non-1080p screen resolutions.
    Margins/padding reduced across the board. Interior tab elements styled more compactly. Fly-out menu element spacing reduced. Page header with increased contrast and larger font size (margin/padding spacing reduced too!) Left side menu icon and text sizes reduced for a more dense appearance. Top header bar no longer parked at top of view port and will scroll out of view giving you more room to work with. ACP page name now reflects you are in the ACP . Link to live site no longer just the word "site" but your actual site name. Various background element colors adjusted for contrast. Responsive views still work as the IPS default skin would. Miscellaneous changes... Version 1.1 additions:
    Custom theme setting to change the ACP title to whatever you want. Custom theme settings to change the two main header area background colors. Custom theme setting to change the two primary button types background colors. Take a look at the screen shots for default vs. Spacious looks!
    While IPS 4 is in Release Candidate status this will just be $2! Bumps to $5 once IPS 4 goes final. $2 yearly renewal fee to encourage me to keep poking away at this when the inevitable changes to the suite occur.
    To use install as you would any other skin, assign permissions to Administrators only, then chose Spacious ACP from the top menu bar drop-down menu while you are in the ACP (Just click your user name).
     
    NOTES:
    Be sure to assign this skin to Administrators only! There are elements in common between the ACP side and the public front end. This is NOT a replacement for the default skin. Use only on the ACP side. If you do use this on the public side it will look funny and people will laugh at you.
    I am probably missing one or two CSS edits for RTL languages. Post up in the support forum with a screen shot or two and I'll tackle them ASAP.
    Since this is based on the default skin much of the custom skin settings are still exposed in the theme menu (responsive, colors, etc.) - some work, most don't. 
    As of RC3 there is a bug with custom theme setting language bits. You can find the custom theme settings for Spacious ACP by clicking the edit button for the theme and then clicking the tab titled "theme_template_tab_key_acp" on the far right. When this bug gets fixed the tab will just say ACP .
     
    FUTURE VERSIONS:
    Requested changes accommodated as I can. Some stuff on tap for 1.2 are a custom theme setting to upload your own top left corner logo image and bringing over the theme settings for text colors in the header areas and the same for buttons.
     
    ALLOWED USE:
    Feel free to splash this on your various IPS installs, public or dev.  Multiple sites even. But make sure they are *your* sites; not your friends. They can spend a couple bucks themselves
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  15. Flitterkill added a bug in Bug Tracker   

    [RC1] ACP logout timer?
    Been this way forever, thought to ask now. 
    When I log in to the ACP it stays logged in. Forever. No inactivity timeout? This is localhost so maybe it's different for "real" installs?
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