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  1. 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.
  2. 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).
  3. 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"
  4. bfarber added a post in a topic: This is a mistake   

    Yes, this is intended.
  5. 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>";  
  6. 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.
  7. bfarber added a post in a topic: View edit history   

    Edit history is available in IPS Community Suite 4, optionally.
  8. bfarber added a post in a topic: [AdonisMale] Image Compression   

    It controls any images written by the suite - usually the originals are not modified in Gallery, but the thumbnail, medium sized and small sized images are (as are any images with a watermark).
  9. bfarber added a post in a topic: 4.0 has less options than 3.4.x?   

    We found that the "Merge member's concurrent posts" option was confusing for most end users in practice and provided little value.
    You should not need to "manage" caches.  If they are not being managed properly, please report your findings as a bug so we can investigate.  The concept of caching is that it is automated.  You can clear them if necessary by emptying the appropriate database table or folder, depending upon your configuration, but you should never need to.
    Rebuilding non-content editor content is not related to caching.  This is a task and if it is hanging, that is a bug that we need to fix.  Mark already addressed where you can manage tasks now, and this is admittedly intentionally "hidden" to limit confusing areas of the ACP for newer admins (but is available via live search in the ACP ).
    Admins that adjust cookie settings often break their sites because they don't understand the settings and how they work.  Subsequently, these are now adjusted by editing your constants.php file instead.  It is still possible to change the settings and documentation will be available, but you have to edit a config file now to limit admins playing around with settings they don't truly understand.
  10. bfarber added a post in a topic: BBCode error after upgrade ipb4   

    You can go to advanced configuration and get instructions on setting up a cron job on your server to run the tasks, which will run them much faster (as it does not rely on traffic to your site to initiate tasks).
  11. bfarber added a post in a topic: [AdonisMale] Image Compression   

    In the ACP under System -> Files -> Images you can set the JPEG quality and PNG compression levels already.
  12. bfarber added a post in a topic: Sell official IP.Template packs   

    The database configuration, field definitions, categories and templates.  They're not CSV files (I'm not talking about the data).  I'm talking about developers creating databases and sharing them (here's a links database, here's a bug tracker database, etc).
  13. bfarber added a post in a topic: Pages Contact US   

    It is possible with Pages and a little custom coding for sure.
  14. bfarber added a post in a topic: Signatures   

    If I'm not mistaken, the default option is for individual users not to view them.  I could be mistaken without going and testing it right now, but I know when we upgraded I had to go manually turn it on.
  15. bfarber added a post in a topic: Rebuild Skin   

    How/why are they using the wrong URLs?
    We do have a change-url script we will be releasing which helps you update your base urls (i.e. if you move to a new domain) which handles this, but it hasn't been released yet.

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!