Echelon One

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  1. Securing your community

    All I entered in the WHM/cPanel disable_functions field was the following:   escapeshellarg,escapeshellcmd,exec,ini_alter,parse_ini_file,passthru,pcntl_exec,popen,proc_close,proc_get_status,proc_nice,proc_open,proc_terminate,show_source,shell_exec,symlink,system
  2. ProMenu Basic

    Used the 'Fusion' Menu for quite awhile - but this is definitely significantly better!  :)
  3. Password options - IPB vs VB vs Other?

    There is a serious sql injection going on through vBulletin 4.1.4 and below - it's actually been done through any vBulletin installation with Social Groups enabled. As you can imagine that affects a lot of sites. IPS is much better software for security anyway! :smile:
  4. The Most Important Factors about IPS

    You are more than welcome! I agree with you regarding the current issue I found, which I was informed may need to be recoded to operate a different way due to the nature. I did try numerous functions disabled, but the issue did not resolve, that is why I submitted a ticket. Not really a major issue, just strange in my opinion. I actually work on a Support Desk myself, but for a hosting company - some tickets are more difficult than others, again it does sometimes involve the clients environment.
  5. I thought I would give you my views with IPS, and how I have found them to be such a friendly and great company.SupportThe SuiteOverall view Support for any product is always a first on my list... and IPS have certainly showed me they can do this, above and beyond expectations.I moved to IPS products over a year ago now, before I was running vBulletin. I did the conversion myself, but I had to ask IPS Support about one small issue using the converter - turned out to be some corrupt data in a field that was stopping IP.Board importing, so nothing major there. That was my first encounter with Support Tickets on IPS, and I was impressed by the time factor. A very friendly team - my last Support Ticket was a bit different though, which I am assuming is a bug since it went from Tier II, Tier III and then on to Advanced Development. On this occasion it has taken longer, but then it was not just something simple and will probably end up on the Tracker.In the end I bought the entire suite, the blog I did not really need but I got it in a sale, so I grabbed it. IP.Nexus, well that really does do IP.Board justice, monetizing your forum could not be easier. What I don't understand is why some people complain about the IP.Gallery, it is far better than most gallery scripts. I used to use Photopost Pro with vBulletin, and that is a nightmare of a script, alignment issues, coding problems and hasn't had a major coding overall in years! IP.SEO, that's one piece of software that should be used with any IP.Board in my opinion, what harm can it do, it's even free! If you know about SEO it is very useful for setting up your keywords and descriptions, setting these up correctly can take a few weeks, but the time factor does pay off in the long run. Just last week I had a person asking me if it was possible to get his forum on the first page of Google and in front of his competitors - it took me just two days to achieve that goal, eventhough his competitor's domain was 7 years older and more established. And that was done using some tweaks to IP.Board and following search engine guide lines on keywords and descriptions using IP.SEO.My own view on IPS is if you want a forum, which you can expand upon as your forum grows then IP.Board is the best for your needs. I know quite a few forum owners, that I do work for - I even persuaded them to move away from vBulletin, since it started going 'downhill'. So many people told me not to change to IP.Board because I would lose my PR (Page Rank) and indexed urls, this is one thing that did not bother me, since I was starting a new domain anyway. In less than 10 months using IP.Board I had a PR4... and a MOZ of 5.6. It just goes to show if you throw a few tweaks in to IP.Board you can get good placement in search engines.
  6. IP.Board 3.2.0 - Visual Skin Editor

    Perhaps I should have put those words in bold and not apostrophes! lol - it is not meant in anyway sarcastic - completely the opposite. I'm an oldie compared to most users of IPB, guess my English literature would look that way compared to today's standards. :smile:
  7. IP.Board 3.2.0 - Visual Skin Editor

    Now that just blows away vBulletin's pathetic attempt using their Skin Generator - about time vBulletin started living in the 21st Century. I cannot imagine what else will be done before the initial 'Gold' release, 3.2 is just 'mind-blowing' with features, innovation and very creative concept ideas. Well done, the best move I ever made was 'chucking' vBulletin away! I have persuaded 3 people to switch to IPB since I bought it - and with features like this, I expect more to follow. Praise the whole IPS team for this excellent Suite... Thanks!
  8. Looking to switch from vBulletin 4 to IPS

    I always move images out of the database on vBulletin to IPB conversions. Besides it causes excessive 'bloat' and longer processing times, why would you want to do that? When I used to use vBulletin, images that were stored in the database always used to cause more problems, some of their own upgrades even failed (say no more on that My IPB runs fine with images in the file system, I wouldn't move them to the database after all the issues I've come across when you have literally thousands stored in there. Never, tried IPB with images in the db, but I wouldn't recommend it on any script.
  9. Does anyone know where to find a tutorial on creating an additional page in IPB3 without using IP.Content? All I need is the header and footer, and place my static content between them.

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    2. Sandakelum™

      lolx. of course it automatically putting header and footer. just create a new php according to IPB structure and pull the template using the php :)

    3. Echelon One

      Thanks for all the comments! :) I worked on it and got it working, just the way I wanted. :D

    4. Divine Forces

      I'd love to find out how you did it :P

  10. IP.Nexus 1.3.0: Support

    A very much welcomed idea. Much appreciated! :)
  11. Does anyone on here know where there is a tutorial to write a simple template hook for the sidebar?

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    2. Alex K.

      Using that block as a base (if the author would let you) would probably be good then. Also:

    3. Alex K.

      I can't view those since my licenses are expired, but I think those might be what you're looking for.

    4. Echelon One

      Ah, thanks Alex - that is just what I need. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. Much appreciated.

  12. To Expensive

    IP.Nexus was one of the main reasons I converted over from vBulletin, if you think $75 is expensive then you should see the alternatives which were for vBulletin. I looked at one in particular, it only had the ability to allow you sell digital goods with licensing, priced at $120.00 or you could buy the ionCube encoder version for $180.00 (that did not include the ionCube Encoder Software). I purchased IP.Nexus in one of IPS's 24 hour sales, so I picked it up for $50 anyway with 1 year of support and downloads. I would have paid double or even triple than what I paid for it, the features it packs goes way beyond anything else I have seen for IPB, plus you have the tightest integration possible from the developers. I have all the IPS applications, only because I can find uses for them - IP.Content is probably the most advanced framework I have seen yet, and I thought that was cheap considering what it is capable of... Apart from IP.Board, I wouldn't mind seeing which applications are the best selling because IPS produces some excellent solid software.
  13. Anyone else noticed more Google spiders on their forums since yesterday, when Google changed their algorithm?

    1. Cyrem

      The Google spider hasn't left...

    2. Tony W

      mine is always on it seems...

  14. If you mean we_are_borg thats me