v3.5.3 brings for both, IPBWI and IPBWI for WordPress some minor fixes. Additionally, makeuptalk has sponsored a new widget for IPBWI for WordPress allowing to show latest posts from forum. Please be aware that this widget could slow down your WordPress site significantly if you have thousands of posts – so you may want to cache this widget.
Both, IPBWI and IPBWI for WordPress has been updated. It’s a maintenance release with many minor improvements and bugfixes.
IP.board 4 is coming and the dev team of Invisionpower expose more and more new features. One of the most interesting is the ability to allow multi-domain SSO through IPS.connect. This is one of the most wanted features for IPBWI for WordPress and here are my thoughts about it:
Normally, multi-domain SSO isn’t wanted due to security policies of the browser developers (see same-origin-policy).
IP.board 4 now introduces another way which allows multi-domain-login via redirects. I’d assume they make a handshake, some database queries and on success, redirect the user with a positive one-time hash key back to the original site.
And here comes IPBWI: I’ll take a closer look on that feature once it’s released, to allow this SSO tech through IPBWI, too. Additionally, I’ll implement that into IPBWI for WordPress, too.
So it may take a few weeks after IP.board 4 release to make it stable and robust, but I will adapt that feature, too.
And if someone is wondering wether you’ll need a full new license for IPBWI 4 (which will be a new major version number corresponding with IP.board 4), I can say: no. You may renew your license for 29 bucks to get the latest update, but you are not required to update and if you are still having an active license, you don’t need to pay any extra charge for the new major version.
We’re on vacation from 28th of july 2013 until 04th of august 2013. For this time, there is no support or license creation available.
I’m proud to announce a new free and opensource WordPress plugin allowing payments with major creditcards (worldwide) and ELV (German Users only). Sticking together with Paymill, the Paymill for WordPress plugin allows your customers pay without getting redirect to a payment gateway site and no need of account registration – I don’t like this “register an account to pay with credit card” way.
The plugin is documented in English and German and currently hooks into WooCommerce and ShopPlugin. Additionally, the plugin provides a simple but independent payment form. Until end of july, support for Magic Members will be implemented.
Feel free to try it out – Paymill offers a free test mode which allows unlimited testing. When going live, there is no recurrent charge – just a small fee per payment.
I’d like to announce that the IPBWI FAQ was translated from Anja Skrba into Croatian for free to help people from Former Yugoslav Republics: Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, Slovenia, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina. This should make it more people some easier to get access to free SSO technology. Thank you Anja, for your great work! As I don’t speak a single word Croatian, please note that I can not give any guarantee or validation for the information within that translation.
Maximizing compatibility with third party plugins or themes is always a high priority aim for IPBWI for WordPress. Some plugins or themes may not be able to get compatible without help of their authors. Unfortunately, authors of WishList member are not willing to adjust a line in their code to make their plugin compatible with IPBWI for WordPress. From today you’ll find a conflicts page in help section which will list conflicts between IPBWI for WordPress and other plugins which are currently not able to get fixed until the respective plugin authors change their mind.
This is a big feature and maintanence update for IPBWI and a maintenance update for IPBWI for WordPress. Here’s a summary of the changelog:
- bug fixed with UTF-8 encoding
- recaptcha can be loaded with curl now, too (see updated config file)
- group class with new functions: getList, create, update, listMemberGroups
- member class with new function customFieldValue, major updated function updatePhoto (please care of the new parameters/requirements, see live examples and docs) and stripped updateAvatar function
- permission class with new function create.
- post class now respects post queue moderation settings on user group level (sets in function create “queued” to 1 when user is in a usergroup required to get all new posts moderated). Function getList was enhanced with to parameters supporting listing posts by member id and a option wether to show queued posts, too.
- improvements in class report
- loading IPBWI within IPB itself works again
This changelog includes most important changes. There are several other improvements in IPBWI. Some of the changes above are sponsored by taz.de
And finally, documentation has been updated.
There is a maintenance release out for both, IPBWI and IPBWI for WordPress. These include fixes and enhancements in registration and editing functions.
There are several bugfixes and new features in IPBWI 3.4.1:
- New Functions: $ipbwi->report->getList and $ipbwi->report->create to get lists of user reports and create new reports. These functions were sponsored by taz.de, a leading German Newspaper.
- Bug fixed: IPBWI forgot to set cookie upon login. Big thanks to Marcel for reporting the bug and sending a fix, too.
Bugfixes in IPBWI for WordPress 3.4.1:
- time in forum comments on WP differs 1 hour from forum time – fixed. Please note you may update WordPress\wp-content\themes\%your-theme%\ipbwi\comments\comment.php manually.
- New Settings Option: You now have a choice wether IPBWI for WordPress imports existing WP users who made a comment to IP.board. See IPBWI’s Admin Panel for a more detailed description.