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…
January 14th, 2017
We have fixed several bugs on our site management system today, one of which being a bug which would not allow users to Submit a Client Testimonial in our Client Testimonials system, which identified a potential error with all system notifications. The identified issue in this would only occur when there was no staff member accepting notifications; a simple fix was to default that behavior to the site admin, versus just checking for members who have notifications turned on; this will be pushed out to our various network sites momentarily.
October 7th, 2016
Several substantial updates have been made to the site base code, but it'll take some time to sync all of the existing features to the existing code; as such, there will be some severe display issues during the weekend of October 10th, 2016. The most notable of the new updates bring a new mobile detection system, a full SSL based site, and several large site display changes (items are now far easier to read), among other new features. Update (10/09): This has been a long weekend of updates, but most everything should be completed and finalized at this point.
June 15th, 2016
I, like many of you, have had my fair share of email bounces; whereby your forum sends notices but you just get a not found error back from their former mail host. After years of dealing with these messages, we set out to find an option of dealing with these users, to stop bounce backs. UBB.threads can be set to disable sending mail to users, and with the help of some cleaver PHP coding we've devised a method of dealing with users Our UBB.threads Bounced EMail Processor script. This script will check your target email address (preferably over an IMAP connection, limited testing has been done over a POP3 connection) and will either generate a list, add users to a group, or just set their mail preferences to not allow communications. Best of all, we coded this script with the ability for you to set a crontask to automatically run on a schedule; so you could setup Cron to automatically process the mailer bounces whenever you'd like (we'd recommend weekly or monthly checks). We've pack…
April 3rd, 2016
We can provide coding and positioning services for your advertising needs; an example of how this would look can be seen on the A Gardeners Forum [Archive]. If you see a blank AD Island it's because no additional ads could be served by Google Adsense based on the keywords on the page.[/note] We positioned additional AD Island space (which can all use the same Custom Island code, or could be updated to utilize different Custom Islands for various additional targeting) on: - The Category Index displays the Custom Island Code after each category, for the first three categories. - The Thread List displays the Custom Island Code after the Category List and after the Forum List. - The Thread View page displays the Custom Island Code after the 1st, 3rd, and 5th post. These additional placement options allowed us to add an additional 7 Adsense blocks across the main pages of the forums (with a maximum of 3 per page, as that's the maximum our account is allowed). Additional placement could a…
October 28th, 2015
Our Credit Card processor is back and we are once again able to process Credit Card transactions in person without your having to process online through PayPal. All transactions are still processed through PayPal, however. Our in-person payment methods are: Cash/Money Order/Cashiers Check Visa/MasterCard/Discover/American Express (through PayPal online or with a physical card) PayPal Our online payment methods are: Visa/MasterCard/Discover/American Express (through PayPal online) PayPal If we are to do an on-site job please specify if you'd like to pay with a physical card.
August 25th, 2015
Gosh, it's been a while since I wrote an entirely new system for UBB.threads, heck it's been a busy year maintaining things that it's hard to compare any apples to oranges. As I lay here in bed swiping away at my tablet I think of many new additions to the forum software that I've been using all these years, and this year as part of a team of developers working to produce it as well. We had a long list of things that we wanted to tackle, one was the fact that we where far from standards compliant, and with a previous developer botching the transition to HTML5, and then allowing characters in urls that specifically weren't standards compliant, we had a lot of code cleanup. Then we started the push to redesign the administration panel. We then worked in support for proxies and cdn's to publish the actual user addresses, and for ipv6 users to have their addresses display and store properly. Stop Forum Spam saw some major work, as did our enhanced suhosin and max_vars checks. We worked …