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  • Gender Male
  • Location Lynchburg, VA
  • Interests This is my interests, just for "Rikki" :)

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  1. bfarber added a post in a topic: Disappointed In IPS 4   

    ​Would it matter how many results there are if the results you want to find are at or near the top of the list?
  2. bfarber added a post in a topic: Convert 3.4.7 to 4   

    He has a utf8mb4 table in his database, but chose utf8 when he converted - the software did not correctly account for this and tried to fix a utf8mb4 collation to utf8_unicode_ci on a utf8mb4 character set table which isn't allowed.  It's a bug - we have seen it ourselves recently and fixed it for the next release.
  3. bfarber added a post in a topic: test new topic   

    test for Rikki
  4. bfarber added a post in a topic: IP.Pages - custom fields and loop fields   

    It would be possible but would require a fair amount of custom work.  Basically you'd create a stack field type that stacks Custom form helpers - the custom form helpers you'd have to specify the HTML template and validation code.  Summary: it would require a developer to do this for you, but it is doable.
  5. bfarber added a post in a topic: Installation Error - White page/screen after DB is created   

    It's trying to set an invalid or non-existing group - I can't reproduce this.
  6. bfarber added a post in a topic: Form Fill out addon?   

    IP.Content (Pages in 4.0) has the ability to create databases where you define the form inputs users must fill out.  You can also create custom profile fields.  The best route to go depends upon your intentions.
  7. bfarber added a post in a topic: Avatars and Profile Cover Photo Questions   

    I'm afraid neither of these are available options.
  8. bfarber added a post in a topic: Convert 3.4.7 to 4   

    This is a bug we noticed in the converter that should be fixed in the next release.
  9. bfarber added a post in a topic: Installation Error - White page/screen after DB is created   

    An option is to go to init.php, find the exceptionHandler function and then add to the beginning of it var_dump( $exception );exit; .  This would output the actual exception or error that is being thrown.
  10. bfarber added a post in a topic: 4.0 has less options than 3.4.x?   

    Realistially, no options were removed because they were too hard or would take too long.  Every option was removed because we either felt it wasn't needed, we could do the same thing automatically without requiring a setting, or the setting was inappropriate for some other reason (i.e. a novice admin might adjust it incorrectly).
  11. bfarber added a post in a topic: Gallery Field Questions   

    Image IDs from gallery_images.
    The final extension is obfuscation to prevent "image.jpg" from overwriting another "image.jpg"
  12. bfarber added a post in a topic: This is a mistake   

    Yes, this is intended.
  13. bfarber added a post in a topic: Conflicting javascript libraries using page with wrapper   

    In \IPS\Output....
    /** * @brief Anything set in this property will be output right before </body> - useful for certain third party scripts that need to be output at end of page */ public $endBodyCode = '';  
    so something like
    \IPS\Output::i()->endBodyCode = \IPS\Output::i()->endBodyCode . "<script src='...'></script>";  
  14. bfarber added a post in a topic: IP.Pages - custom fields and loop fields   

    Our form helpers have a "Stack" field type, where you are given a field (select, text, whatever) and you can add additional rows as needed (i.e. if you are to provide a list of URLs, this is an appropriate UI tool).  While I'm not sure if Pages supports adding this field type out of the box, the backend form helper could be leveraged to provide a user with this option.
  15. bfarber added a post in a topic: View edit history   

    Edit history is available in IPS Community Suite 4, optionally.

About Me

I'm a 31 year old Zend-certified PHP developer working for Invision Power Services, Inc. I've been here since 2005 and every year just gets better and better.

When I'm not working I like to travel, play video games, watch movies, read, and spend time with my family (pets included). I live in central Virginia and have 3 wonderful children I dedicate my whole life to.  I am currently engaged to the love of my life and we are planning to marry next year.

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  1. AndyF » bfarber

    Your 'about me' needs updating :P $age=$age+1

  2. Casey25 » bfarber

    Hello bfarber, could you read my Private Message please? Thanks.

  3. bfarber » AndyF

    Happy belated birthday!!

    1. AndyF

      Thanks! :)

  4. bfarber

    Please test the 3.4.4 beta and let us know of any issues!

  5. bfarber

    Just testing

  6. bfarber

    Test from top menu

  7. bfarber

    Hello world...take 2

  8. bfarber

    Hello world.

    1. bfarber

      Test 2

  9. bfarber

    Testing a bug report

    1. media

      Good luck! :)

    2. surferboy

      looks like bfarber had 3 cups of coffee this Tuesday, 29 May 2012 morning... what, maybe 18 replies to topics in 30 minutes? Wow!!!

    3. bfarber

      I have 4 cups of coffee every morning (and afternoon for that matter).. :x

  10. gxgEric » bfarber

    Is there any chance we can get a manual fix for the FURL issue with categories?

  11. » bfarber

    You're working too hard and too long!!! ;-)

    1. bfarber

      No rest for the weary.



  12. bfarber

    It's late, think I'm done for the day

    1. media

      me 2!

  13. » bfarber

    I wanted to tell you again that you are doing a really great job here at IPS and say THANK YOU for your work!

    1. bfarber

      Thanks. :)

  14. abdo mohamed » bfarber

    I'm happiest when When I see you online ^_^

  15. realmaverickuk » bfarber

    Sent you a PM, take a look at it ASAP :)

  16. bfarber

    Let us know what you think about 3.2. :)

    1. AndyF

      I shall :)

    2. Hennet

      say its awesome.

    3. Amy T

      I still wish the email for notifying me of this had the link directly to the status update instead of the settings. It would make it easier to find this. Plus the site is going slow.

    4. realmaverickuk

      Love it :)

    5. boboss78

      and what do you think about that

    6. DarkGizmo

      I think you guys really need to skin up the who's online area, it looks too bland as it is now and very un-finished/unprofessional. fix that and 3.2 will be awesome. :-D

    7. GoGators

      I liked it so much, I purchased it a few days ago. It really looks great and responds nicely. :D

    8. bfarber

      Thanks for the feedback everyone!

    9. Amy T

      you are welcome.

    10. Tripp_UK

      Apart from the bugs that's being fixed, fine. Just one major issue that's really bugging me. <-- That

    11. JennB

      We love 3.2 BUT...really would like to see a global sidebar :) Do you have an ETA on when that feature will be released?

  17. DarkGizmo » bfarber

    Hey Brandon just noticed you're in management now! congrats! :)

  18. Michael » bfarber

    You're a bug-fixing fiend!

  19. Ryan11433 » bfarber

    Happy Birthday! You have a good time. :)

  20. xCurlyx » bfarber

    happy bday :)

  21. media » bfarber

    Happy b/day Brandon :)

  22. IBSkin » bfarber

    ♪ ♫ ♩ ♬ ♪ ♫ ♩ ♬ Happy Birthday Brandon! ♪ ♫ ♩ ♬ ♪ ♫ ♩ ♬

  23. bfarber

    If you have an IP.Downloads license and are interested in testing the pre-release, please see this topic for more information:

    1. Glumbo

      Link not working?

    2. .Peter

      I thought this was going to be Contributor thing.

    3. TheRevTastic

      I already asked that in a post, it was answered too.

    4. .Ian

      open to all now

    5. AndyF

      '[#10342] We could not determine which forum this topic is in.'

    6. .Ian

      Can see the post, but nothing on the qa page.

    7. AndyF

      My perms are different though ;) , although I should be able to see that topic. Hmmm.

    8. .Ian

      thought perms went out with Dalglish ;)

    9. AndyF


    10. bfarber

      The link will only work for those with an active license. If you can't see the file on the QA page, it means you don't have an IP.Downloads license. So, to summarize...If you have an ACTIVE IP.Downloads license, you may participate in QA testing the IP.Downloads release which is now available.

    11. .Ian

      Downloads - Purchased: 25 Aug 2010; Renewal: 24 Feb 2011 - mind you just realised I cannot open posts in the downloads support forum. Will log a ticket.

    12. bfarber

      Yes, if you can't access the downloads support forum, that is an indication the forums aren't seeing your license. Can always try logging out and back in, as well, since that's when your permissions get resynchronized.

  24. AndyF » bfarber

    He did tell me once, although I've forgot. Refers to Keith iirc.

  25. Joerg-K » bfarber

    i want say only thank you, for your work! I love to work wit the Databases! I hope you have a lot of success with your work in the future!