August 18th, 2019
I'm happy to announce that there is a new release of UBB.Sitemaps available today! UBB.Sitemaps Changes: Added: Support for UBB.threads Pages Changed: HTML Sitemaps no longer build in a table, instead they will build as a listing of links with a break Changed: Switching from Version Numbers to Build Dates (20190818) Changed: The HTML extension can now be disabled, and will respect the UBB.threads configuration value Fix: Code Cleanup and Reformatting Fix: The Forum Listing will check that the forum is enabled before displaying it
July 27th, 2019
The UBB.threads System Requirements Test script has been updated, the 20190727 release has the following changes: Added: Added a filesize display, which will show filesizes as they're expected (as bytes/megabytes/gigabytes; see $conf[filesize]). Added: Added a human readable display, which will commify any large numbers (see $conf[human]). Added: We now check for the PHP function exif_read_data which can read your device orientation for photo uploads. Added: We now check for the PHP Handler suphp and provide a warning if your $_SERVER[DOCUMENT_ROOT] has chmods greater than 755. Added: We now check for the UBB.threads configuration variable IPGEO_LOOKUP (Enable Reverse Geo-IP Lookups). Added: Introduced a basic troubleshooter which will detect issues with your UBB.threads configuration Added: Added a troubleshooter for chmods greater than 755 while operating under suphp for both your forum and forum admin folders. Added: Added a troubleshooter which will alert you to missing ImageMagick…
June 28th, 2019
The UBB.threads System Requirements Test script has been updated, the 20190628 release has the following changes: Added: Database Statistics now display when including your UBB.threads configuration (Server Version, Database Size, Max Allowed Connections, Max Allowed Packet, Index Usage, Query Cache Size) Added: Introduced a human readable parsing option for items requiring a comma Added: New v7.7.2 configuration variables (Identicons, Social Fields, HTTPs Images, News Images, IP Location URLs, UTF8 Conversion) Added: SMTP values are now in the suppressed items array Added: There is now an option to display the page output as a text only listing which suppresses all page styling. Fix: Maximum Upload Size Allowed has been updated to use min() to detect the smaller value. Fix: Reported Path now suppresses its value when $conf[mask] is enabled Updated: build_check Function, and Code/Styling Updates Cleanup 20190630: A quick ninja-update to the archive this morning to add one last param…
January 29th, 2019
UBB.threads v7.7.1 was released today (with v7.7.0 released on the 22nd); in this set of releases a new MySQLi database handler, PHP7 support (up to PHP7.3) has been introduced, and Smarty2 support has been completely dropped What does this mean in the real world? Well, this means that the UBB.threads v7.7.0+ release tree has the fastest performance of any release to date. With each new PHP build scripts execute faster, especially with old code being rewritten with optimization in mind. We have immediate availability for upgrades, please feel free to Request a Quote! More Information on PHP Benchmarks Kinsta: The Definitive PHP 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2 7.3 Benchmarks (2019) Zend: PHP 7 Infographic Centmin Mod: PHP 7.3 vs 7.2 vs 7.1 vs 7.0 (PHP-FPM) Benchmarks
January 21st, 2019
The UBB.threads System Requirements Test script has been updated, the 20190121 release has the following changes: Added an option to not parse the config file when the path is populated; this will allow a version check without a full configuration file parse. Added a MySQL Version Check when the path is populated, this will display your MySQL Server version in the Additional Information area. Retooled the min/max version version check to display a combined warning when the system doesn't support UBB.threads. Added a tick to switch the list style, current options are now 0/Bullets, 1/Fancy Indicators (FA Coffee Mugs), 2/Numerated, 3/Roman Numerals Lowered the check value of max_execution_time to be at least 30 seconds (from 60 seconds). TLDR; You can now have a version check without a full configuration parsing, check your MySQL version, added a version check for the v7.7.0 release which includes PHP7.0-PHP7.3 support, more list formats, and a lower max_execution_time check.
January 1st, 2019
The UBB.threads System Requirements Test script has been updated, the 20190101 release has the following changes: Major retooling of the UBB.threads Configuration Parser Build now displays at the top of the page. System checks for PHP7 and PHP7.1 for UBB.threads v7.7; there is a check for builds of PHP7.2+ which are not currently compatible with UBB.threads. System checks retooled for PHP7 support. Added checks for MySQLi Connect and MySQL Connect Added min/max reporting to the System Requirements section Added ImageMagick binary path detection Added an Insert Break function which will break long strings (URLs) on the page where necessary. Code and display cleanup Retooled the maximum upload size allowed, should always show the correct value. TLDR; The configuration parser now reads all strings in your configuration vs just those known values, you can clearly see the version you're running from the header, checks for PHP7 support in the upcoming v7.7.0 release, added checks for the M…
October 15th, 2018
We have been working on updating our Order System this week here at VNC Web Services; this new system will allow us to make updates and entries without having to manually having to edit files; plus uniformity over the order system. If you find yourself unable to utilize the new system, please feel free to Contact Us and we'll push any orders through manually.
August 28th, 2018
I'm happy to announce that there is a new release of UBB.Sitemaps, UBB.MemberMaps, and the UBB.threads System Requirements Test Script out today! The developer notes are as follows: UBB.Sitemaps No longer in Alpha as the script has been tested extensively on many server configurations. Added a listing of all forum names (type 7), which is linked from the Sitemap Index page. Added an option to not display the frequency line. Added an option to not display the lastmod line. Added an option to not display the .html extension for sitemap files. Added support to always produce HTTPS (SSL) URLs (useful for sites on a CDN where the local server may still try to produce non-HTTPS links when using wildcard HTTPS urls). Added support for including the UBB.threads configuration for sites running UBB.threads from the webroot (not in a folder). Added support for specifying a domain (useful if your UBB.threads install is on a subdomain and you wish to have UBB.SiteMaps located on your main domain).…
May 9th, 2018
We will be having site maintenance on May 10th, 2018 for much of the day; at any time this site may be completely unresponsive. The upcoming changes are related to PHP7/MySQLi compatibility, as well as some new features and a newer code base (our Content Management System is completely in house, and changes between sites are generally synced yearly). Our Facebook Page and emails will be unaffected by this maintenance window. May 10th, 2018 Update: It looks like, after a minor unplanned UI redesign, the maintenance is about done. I've changed the site to use a sub-block vs a second side bar, which allows more readability of content as its less cramped. I'll need to check the changes to individual systems (updating code can occasionally introduce some bugs), but things appear to be working as they should at this point.
November 22nd, 2017
Isaac and I are working on finalizing UBB.threads v7.6.1, and should hopefully have the code out within the next couple of weeks. Quite a bit has been tackled in this update, you can take a look at the Official UBB.threads Announcements forum at UBBDev for a complete rundown, but I've cherry picked some items out of the progress reports: Support for Google's reCAPTCHA Ability for admin's to disable mobile capability Identified and fixed a bug with the UBB.threads built in CAPTCHA New Styles (Isaac really went out of the way to make some beautiful mobile friendly styles) Lots of Control Panel work, again Updates to system libraries (with the Smarty library update we may see an influx of modded forum bug reports, since it's a lot more strict about coding being in the templates) The My Stuff and PM Indicator have been moved to the top right of the page where the username displays Image uploads to Galleries and Attachments are now compressed to allow users to upload large files and not ki…