CheersnGears

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  1. CheersnGears added a post in a topic: Tutorial for making a test install?   

    ​thank you
  2. CheersnGears added a bug in IPS4 Bug Tracker   

    [Beta5a] Error EX1054 when creating a new plug-in block
    EX1054
    exception 'IPS\Db\Exception' with message 'Unknown column 'block_save_as_template_name' in 'field list'' in /home/ddowdell/public_html/4dot/system/Db/Db.php:361 Stack trace: #0 /home/ddowdell/public_html/4dot/system/Db/Db.php(739): IPS\_Db->preparedQuery('UPDATE `cms_blo...', Array) #1 /home/ddowdell/public_html/4dot/system/Patterns/ActiveRecord.php(435): IPS\_Db->update('cms_blocks', Array, Array) #2 /home/ddowdell/public_html/4dot/system/Node/Model.php(1627): IPS\Patterns\_ActiveRecord->save() #3 /home/ddowdell/public_html/4dot/applications/cms/sources/Blocks/Block.php(866): IPS\Node\_Model->save() #4 /home/ddowdell/public_html/4dot/system/Node/Model.php(1987): IPS\cms\Blocks\_Block->save() #5 /home/ddowdell/public_html/4dot/system/Node/Controller.php(341): IPS\Node\_Model->saveForm(Array) #6 [internal function]: IPS\Node\_Controller->form() #7 /home/ddowdell/public_html/4dot/system/Dispatcher/Controller.php(85): call_user_func(Array) #8 /home/ddowdell/public_html/4dot/system/Node/Controller.php(63): IPS\Dispatcher\_Controller->execute() #9 /home/ddowdell/public_html/4dot/applications/cms/modules/admin/pages/blocks.php(39): IPS\Node\_Controller->execute() #10 /home/ddowdell/public_html/4dot/system/Dispatcher/Dispatcher.php(129): IPS\cms\modules\admin\pages\_blocks->execute() #11 /home/ddowdell/public_html/4dot/admin/index.php(13): IPS\_Dispatcher->run() #12 {main}
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  3. CheersnGears added a post in a topic: Can't Log In to Fresh Install of Beta5a   

    Took two cookie wipes to get it to work.
  4. CheersnGears added a post in a topic: Can't Log In to Fresh Install of Beta5a   

    I've done it multiple times.
    I've even created a second user and tried that account as well.
    It only seems to work if I switch to a virgin browser.... 
     
  5. CheersnGears added a post in a topic: Can't Log In to Fresh Install of Beta5a   

    I deleted the databases, I deleted all of the files, I did a fresh install of Beta5a to my sub-domain.  I can log in to the ACP by going to domain/admin but I can't log in to the front end.  I don't get any error... it just goes back to the main page with a " Existing user? Sign In  " at the top.
    btw, where is the "clear formatting" button!?!?!
  6. CheersnGears added a post in a topic: Tutorial for making a test install?   

    Thanks. I'll give it a try this weekend.
  7. CheersnGears added a post in a topic: Tutorial for making a test install?   

    Could you guys post the steps needed for doing a test upgrade of an existing site?  I'd like to make a duplicate of my existing site into my test url and run the 4.0  upgrade tool on it just to see what breaks.
  8. CheersnGears added a post in a topic: PageSpeed Insights -Going to Improve?   

    On a completely stock Beta 4 install, I get the message that there are 7 blocking script resources and 9 blocking CSS resources.  Will this be addressed?
  9. CheersnGears added a post in a topic: Google Webmaster markup errors   

    ​The solution is to upgrade to 4.0 when it comes out.
  10. CheersnGears added a post in a topic: IPB Devs 3.4.x   

    Due to the huge change from the 3.4 series to the 4.0 series, I hope you will consider supporting those on 3.4.x a bit longer than you usually would.... well past 4.1
  11. CheersnGears added a post in a topic: Beta 5 soon?   

    ​I was wondering if you'd ever start a version naming convention theme like Apple and Google have..
  12. CheersnGears added a post in a topic: Is IPB4 stable enough yet?   

    Depends on your timeline.... if you just want to get it set up from scratch and start tinkering with stuff for an April or May go-live, you're probably safe to start now. Don't upgrade an existing board with it. 
  13. CheersnGears added a post in a topic: Kinda questionable IPB   

    Marked as solved.
  14. CheersnGears added a post in a topic: Don't use Mandrill   

    I'm only replying to this because it comes up in a google search about scam links from mandrill.  Hopefully I can help others webmasters who are running into this issue.
    To fix this, you need to set up a tracking sub-domain in your DNS following the instructions here:
    http://help.mandrill.com/entries/23353682-Can-I-customize-the-domain-used-for-open-and-click-tracking-
    Your tracking domain  must  be the same domain your emails are sending from....   
    Missing in the instructions are the steps after setting up the tracking domain in your DNS.
    In your Mandrill account configuration:
    Go to Settings. Go to Sending Defaults tab Scroll down to tracking domain and switch the dropdown from mandrillapp.com to track.yourdomain.com Scroll down to return path domain and do the same as step 3. If you have SPF set up and haven't swapped the setting, probably want to do that in here as well. Save the settings.  Once your DNS is fully replicated, you should be good to go and not trigger any more scam alerts.
  15. CheersnGears added a post in a topic: Kinda questionable IPB   

    ​Again, I think it is simply semantics.  I consider the spam mitigation as  part of  the support I get.  It would be similar to anti-virus software where the software doesn't stop working after the license expires, but the definition updates no longer come down so I won't be protected from new threats. 
    I think the whole reason this thread was started was because the definitions haven't been clear.  If I stop renewing support, my license to use the software does not expire and I can keep my site running indefinitely in theory.  
    For sanity and clarity's sake, I think IPS should separate and better define the software side (the actual program) and the services (support/spam mitigation/hybrid hosting/chat) side of the license to avoid confusion like this.  Simply changing the wording to say "Your  support/services/whatever  license has expired..." would alleviate most of this.   Maybe "support license" isn't the correct term, but there can be wording that makes a clearer difference so that it doesn't look like the notice is about software piracy.   I don't think there would need to be a policy change, just a wording change.

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    If standing outside the entrance to the building smoking a giant cigar is going to be the new "thing", then me carrying a fire extinguisher to lunch is going to be a new thing too....