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  1. Matt added a bug in IPS4 Bug Tracker   

    Pages: Missing option from 3.4: Approval for new records
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  2. Matt added a blog entry in News and Announcements   

    IP.Board 3.3.x, 3.4.x Security Update
    We are releasing patches for IP.Board 3.3.x and IP.Board 3.4.x to address two issues recently reported to us.

    It has been brought to our attention that certain PHP configurations allow for a potential SQL injection vulnerability. Although this exploit requires some knowledge of your configuration and for certain files to be web-readable, we felt it important to release an update.

    Additionally, it has been brought to our attention that it may be possible to send attachments via the email classes which would ordinarily be removed.

    To apply the patch
    Simply download the attached zip for your IP.Board version and upload the files to your forum server. You do not need to run any scripts or the upgrade system.

    IP.Board 3.3.x

    IP.Board 3.4.x

    If you are an IPS Community in the Cloud client running IP.Board 3.3 or above, no further action is necessary as we have already automatically patched your account. If you are using a version older than IP.Board 3.3, you should contact support to upgrade.

    If you install or upgrade to IP.Board 3.4.7 after the date and time of this post, no further action is necessary as we have already updated the main download zips.

    We extend our thanks to Andrew Erb for notifying us of the email issue privately and promptly.
  3. Matt added a blog entry in News and Announcements   

    4.0 - IP.Downloads Version Control
    One of IPS Community Suite 4's main goals was to overhaul the user interface. We wanted to go further than just a few cosmetic changes to the theme, we wanted to examine each part of the user interface and see what could be improved. The community suite has a lot of functionality and there's a lot of tools that we all use regularly so we felt that any improvements on these common areas would be very welcomed.

    I'd like to focus on such a change in IP.Downloads.

    IP.Downloads has always had version control. Essentially, this allows you to upload new versions and keep a historical record of the older versions. You can read change logs and even download older versions where allowed.

    Let's take a look at how IP.Board 3 does it currently:

    Although there's nothing particularly wrong with this form, we can see that it mixes up the ability to upload a new version with the general file settings such as title and description. The end result is a bit confusing and a little intimidating the first few times you use it. The section to add your change log is a little lost in the file information block.

    Now lets take a look at how IPS Community Suite 4 handles this:

    The first step is to enable download revisions for this category inside the Admin CP.

    Now that this has been enabled, lets navigate to the "File Actions" menu to upload a new version.

    This loads the "Upload a new version form". As you can see, it's very clean, very easy to follow and isn't cluttered with settings and text fields that you aren't interested in editing.

    Once you've uploaded your new version, you can see what's new on the file listing page.

    You can even view previous change logs and the download link without leaving the page.

    As this blog entry shows, IPS Community Suite 4 is really focused on making real improvements to everyday interfaces. We believe that these changes are very important to modernise the suite and to make it as easy to use as possible.

  4. Matt added a file in IPS Extras   

    IPS UTF8 Database Converter v1.1.13
    NOTE - Always run a backup of your database before performing any upgrade or conversion - do not skip this step please! 
    Please note that if you are on IPS Hosting you do not need to worry about this, it will be taken care of for you!
    UTF8 Database Converter
    This tool will convert your IP.Board 3.x database to UTF8 (with a collation of utf8_unicode_ci).
    This tool has a web interface and a CLI interface which is preferable where permission allows. The download zip contains full instructions inside the "readme.html" document.
    Your original data is not overwritten until you confirm that the conversion has been successful so you can test this out as many times as you like.

    Reporting Bugs
    If you do spot any bugs, please post it to the IPS Extras bug tracker .
    Please note that the UTF8 Converter has the following requirements:
    PHP 5.3
    MySQL 5.0.3

About Me

Dad, C.S.A IPS, Inc. Lead Dev IP.Board, Amateur Photographer

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  1. Matt

    One last test...

    1. JasonO

      A rather early test, is it not? :P

  2. Matt

    Sorry, should be the final test

  3. Matt

    Thanks for all the feedback on 3.2, it's a real team effort!

    1. ShadyX

      You guys deserve it, you have built something really nice here!

    2. DeRealDeano

      Hats off to you guys.

    3. Breadfan

      Keep up the good work!

    4. Mikey

      Aww, come here you. Group hug!

    5. LAC

      You iz welcome!

    6. xDoMESHoTZz

      can you check your PM please i sent message

    7. cmh

      Liking IPB 3.2 but it's still missing some important features, e.g. post edit history and various bulk mail options.

    8. media

      Thank you... :)

    9. Scottca719

      GOOD JOB!

    10. Brett L

      This status needs a 3.3 update :)

    11. .time

      ^3.4 now :)

  4. Matt

    Two IPS babies born, $2000 raised for charity and dozens of software releases - IPS, a year in review:

    1. Alex

      Been a good year :)

    2. Herofiles ★

      Not yet! Gallery has to be released before its 100%!

    3. Four Year Strong

      For surreeee.

    4. AndyF


    5. paulnwb

      Well done mate. Here's to 2011!

    6. Shadow82x

      Go get some sleep. :P

    7. TheGamingCenter

      Could you add my AIM? FookerFTW Thanks.

    8. dhil

      Sorry for spamming but why are u using wordpress blog when Invision power board has its own blog ?

    9. AminalXXX

      Good Boy :)

  5. Matt

    IPad, iPad, iPad

    1. NiftyWolfie

      posted from your IPAD by anychance ?

    2. Shadow82x


    3. Jim

      I want one, for no other reason than everyone seems to have one...

    4. Olivier Turbis

      i want one T00 :(

    5. ørret

      macbook air ftw

    6. Stars25

      The only apple product I want is my iPhone! All their stuff is overpriced in my opinion! It's ridiculous how a 3G, a 3GS, and the iPhone4 can sell for the same price when they came out.

    7. ørret

      Apple overprice their product, just because they can. I pay 1000$ for the actual computer, and 1000$ for the apple logo. What if I send them a mail, and ask them to not include the logo, do you think I will get a 50% off deal? Really want the macbook air for 50% off ^^

    8. Olivier Turbis

      but it's kinda quality though. i would pay this price just for the wonderful user experience & interface but that's just me

    9. ørret

      I guess it all end with me buying it anyway. I really need a light weight laptop for my masters degree.

    10. Amy T

      Why are you dressed like a pirate in your profile pic?

  6. Matt

    IPad, iPad, iPad

  7. Matt

    When I get stuck coding a feature, I just think "What would Chuck Norris do?" and I kick it in the FACE

    1. Camoo

      Chuck Norris doesn't need to kick, when he looks at you you kick yourself.

    2. AnthonyKinson


    3. Tom Christian

      When Chuck Norris goes swimming, he doesn't get wet. The water gets Chunk Norris.

    4. ørret

      It's time to kick ass and chew bubble gum, and I'm all out of gum!

    5. Anthony.

      I want to LIKE this but feature is not there ... Kick it in the Face Matt :)

    6. Amy T


    7. Olivier Turbis


    8. Carter_Markham

      haha I love it!

    9. Infini9


  8. Matt

    We're now running #ipb 3.1.2 on our own forums

    1. Graeme Leighfield

      Nice :D

    2. Joshua T.


    3. Chetan105

      Whens it releasing !

    4. Fisana.

      I'm using Opera 10.60. Unfortunately, I see the same issues.

    5. Matt

      I've fixed those issues thanks to your code. Will update here later.

    6. Fisana.

      Thank you :)


      innovate or die ... IPB chooses to innovate and live ... I love you guys :)

    8. Olivier Turbis


    9. m4ss4


    10. PaSS1

      Release date?)

    11. Hercules

      Can you please add mobile support for Windows Phone 7?

  9. Matt

    This is just a test

    1. Wolfie

      If this had been an actual status update...

    2. Jyosua

      The world would have exploded.

    3. markopolo2002

      Matt, would you have any news on the status of Dan's mod for ex CSEO users (

  10. Matt

    Notice anything about this status update?

    1. Real Hal9000

      found it in the app store. Congratulations !!!!

    2. Matt

      Thanks :D

    3. ᴡᴅツ

      It has a little mobile icon next to it - that's what I noticed :D

    4. AnthonyKinson

      i'm pleased to see the image is named ipbmobiphone and not ipbcellphone :D

  11. Matt

    Testing something very cool

    1. .Ian

      a fan? ;)

    2. Chetan105

      Whats it ! Please please let me know!

    3. AndyF

      IP. Air Conditioning ?

    4. Painted Horse

      Matt - Getting this when going to Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_CONSTANT_ENCAPSED_STRING in /home/forumsi/public_html/admin/sources/base/core.php on line 4933

  12. Matt

    Updating my status from my iPod touch!

    1. Eduardo Bautista

      Updating my status from my laptop! Can you believe technology these days lol?

    2. RenegadeFamily

      Modern technology :)

    3. Iestyn

      You need an iPhone lol.

    4. NewEraCracker1

      Nice ;) Yeah I know you are rich :P lolz

  13. Matt

    Beta released!

    1. stoo2000

      Congratulations !

    2. Nick²

      Awesome! Looking forward to trying it out tonight.

    3. boboss78


    4. Wolfie

      Watch the server for the files crash from being overloaded with requests now. lol

    5. DamianSharpe

      lol Wolfie.

    6. Herofiles ★

      Naaice :D

    7. Energizer


    8. G.B.Yahav

      Awsome :D, need to renew my license :P

  14. Matt

    A better beta brings beautiful bliss

    1. Mike54

      You forgot bountiful

    2. Matt


    3. AndyF