Charles

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  1. An unmodified IPS4 theme, on a fresh install, with JS setting to above </body> tag, and running on a properly configured server should get a Google Pagespeed score of at least 90/100 (or more) on Desktop. Now this is on our Community in the Cloud hosting which is of course optimized as much as it can be. Google Pagespeed reports take both the hosting environment and the output of the software into account when giving a score. Once people start posting content, images, and so on then things can change but of course that is hard to predict. Also I find that these pagespeed tools will sometimes return different results running it on the same site multiple times which is odd. We have to review these reports every so often as places like Google sometimes change the "rules" and we are doing that now. Those changes will be in a future release.
  2. We make optimizations quite often and as a staff member pointed out above we are currently doing another review. However, as many have pointed out, a lot is on the server side as well which we cannot do anything about. For example, I just ran a Google report on your site and the first thing it flagged is that your server does not have compression enable for output.
  3. Just a minor issue with our license server that we are fixing. No need for
  4. That screenshot is from my localhost test install so no issues
  5. Version 4.1.18 is now available in the client area! Two large changes include Two Factor Authentication: And changes to make Google less jumpy about password inputs: Some smaller changes include: Pinterest share link has been added Images embedded in the editor can now have an alternative title set for accessibility The Approval Queue page now has a "Hide" button to hide content (rather than only being able to approve / delete) Disabling Profile Photo uploads will now also disable importing from a URL The Admin CP will now indicate whether or not a member is connected to a social network The Admin CP will now display more information for a user who has been banned imgur embedded is now supported Check out the Release Notes for a full list of changes.
  6. There will be an option to hide Member Groups from front end search/filters in 4.1.19.
  7. Google has recently been stressing that sites should use secure connections (served via HTTPS) whenever possible. They have recently also started warning sites that collect password on non-secure pages and will also be updating Google Chrome to warn users when a password is being entered on a non-secure page. You can read more information at Google and a good article on Ars Technica. There are two ways on IPS Community Suite to avoid these alerts. Keep in mind that doing nothing will not cause you any problems, your site will still work, but users will get warnings and this may impact how people perceive joining your community. Make your Community 100% Secure The easiest option is to make every page on your IPS Community Suite use a secure connection. To do this you would need to ensure your web host has HTTPS support enabled on your site and then simply edit conf_global.php and change the URL field to https:// and that's it. One thing to keep in mind is that your users, if you allow it, can still paste in links to externally hosted images which might not be secure. This does not impact the security of your site but it may generate a browser warning indicating your site has "mixed content" meaning some is secure and some is not. You can optionally enable the Image Proxy feature to make externally linked images route through a proxy on your local server to maintain 100% secure content. Image Proxy Options Only Login/Registration Forms and AdminCP Secure If you prefer not to use HTTPS for your entire site, we do have a setting to only use secure connections for login, registration, and AdminCP. Use HTTPS for Logins and AdminCP When the login-only secure option is enabled the quick login drop down is also disabled and instead users are sent to a full page to login. This is a small change required to avoid browser warnings. Although the quick login menu submits to a secure connection, the form field itself may show on a non-secure page which would generate a warning. Quick Login not Available when Login-Only HTTPS Setting Enabled IPS Community in the Cloud Those using IPS CiC can get secure connections for a $15 setup fee plus $5 month on our 40, 65 and 100 user Cloud plans. You can either bring your own certificate or we can provide one for you. On the 200, 450 and 750 plans, SSL is completely free - again, either your own or we can provide one.
  8. There will be an option to create an Activity Stream with condensed as the default view option in 4.1.19.
  9. As Rhett said, all modern web browsers have spell checking built in by default so there is really nothing needed on our end.
  10. That's a different thing and you can do that now. This is about database replication. You are talking about web servers which is the other side.
  11. You can setup a MySQL cluster where you have one master write server and multiple read-only replicas. Read/write separation makes write queries to go the master and all read queries go to the replicas. Since nearly all queries are read queries this can greatly improve performance as you can spread out database resources. It's certainly an advanced configuration option as setting up a MySQL cluster takes some work but for really busy sites it can offer great advantages.
  12. We are experimenting with MySQL read/write separation in 4.1.18 and 4.1.19. It's not quite ready for public use just yet but it is working well on the test sites we have it deployed on. Right now we have a total of 18,000 online users on a MySQL cluster with 99% of queries going to the read-replicas and only post-events going to the write master. There's more to do but you should see this in a future release.
  13. That's why you can choose to make it required for admins/mods but optional for your normal members
  14. The user sort of does opt-in. When they register their account they must first check the "send me emails from admin" box and then also click the account validation email that is sent. IPS4 already supports one-click unsubscribe in the emails as well.
  15. In addition to bug fixes and performance improvements, this release also includes: Pinterest share link has been added Converters are now included as a Suite-level application you can download with your package in the Client Area Running a conversion will now skip steps that do not have anything to convert Two Factor Authentication Images embedded in the editor can now have an alternative title set for accessibility Users signing in through social services, such as Facebook, will no longer be required to validate their email address When a location is specified for a Calendar Event, the address will be shown underneath the map. The map itself should also be more accurate now. The Approval Queue page now has a "Hide" button to hide content (rather than only being able to approve / delete) Disabling Profile Photo uploads will now also disable importing from a URL An issue has been fixed where adding tags using other languages may not work properly Cropping Animated GIF's for photos is now supported when ImageMagick is in use Files purchased in Downloads will now have a link back to the file from their purchase page in the Manage Purchases section The Admin CP will now display more information for a user who has been banned imgur embedded is now supported Errors caused by third party applications / plugins will now be clearer Option to report fatal errors automatically to IPS so we can fix common issues