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« on: March 10, 2008, 11:16:07 PM »



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SimplePortal 2.3.6 Released! posted by [SiNaN]

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The SimplePortal Team is happy to announce the release of SimplePortal 2.3.6, code-named "Mist!" This release includes fixes for the bugs found in the 2.3.5 version, and the change of license to allow for open development of SimplePortal. As of this version and going forward, SimplePortal is licensed under the BSD License. Older versions of SimplePortal are still licensed under the Simple Machines License.

We urge all users to upgrade to SimplePortal 2.3.6 as soon as possible to take advantage of the bug fixes. A full list of changes for 2.3.6 can be found in the changelog.txt file within the SimplePortal package, but the major fixes are:
  • Updates and improvements to the built-in blocks.
  • Several security improvements.
  • Proper logging of portal activity.
  • Several fixes and improvements to the interface.
  • Styling options for board news block.
  • Fixes to shoutboxes module.
Unfortunately, there is no auto-upgrade option from 2.3.5 to 2.3.6 due to the number of changes. So, if you are running 2.3.5 or an older version, you can upgrade by following these three steps. You shouldn't lose any data, but for safety, you should always back up before modifying your forum.

Thanks for all your support, and keep those bug reports and feature requests coming!
-The SimplePortal Team

SimplePortal 2.3.5 Released! posted by [SiNaN]

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The SimplePortal Team is happy to announce the release of SimplePortal 2.3.5, code-named "Railgun!" This release includes fixes for the bugs found in the 2.3.4 version, and features full SMF 2.0.2 and 1.1.16 compatibility.

We urge all users to upgrade to SimplePortal 2.3.5 as soon as possible to take advantage of the bug fixes. A full list of changes for 2.3.5 can be found in the changelog.txt file within the SimplePortal package, but the major fixes are:
  • Broken header bars in custom themes
  • Undefined indexes caused by feed parser
  • Custom permissions being reset on preview
  • Page blocks being reset in some cases
  • Shoutbox requests not updating user logs
  • Parsed content in tag parameters breaking BBC parsing
  • Several fixes to the layout and spacing
Unfortunately, there is no auto-upgrade option from 2.3.4 to 2.3.5 due to the number of changes. So, if you are running 2.3.4 or an older version, you can upgrade by following these three steps. You shouldn't lose any data, but for safety, you should always back up before modifying your forum.

Thanks for all your support, and keep those bug reports and feature requests coming!
-The SimplePortal Team

SimplePortal 2.3.5 RC1 Released! posted by [SiNaN]

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The SimplePortal Team has been hard at work for the last several weeks developing the next version of SimplePortal, 2.3.5, code-named "railgun"! This release fixes the unfortunate bugs that slipped into 2.3.4 version.

Since we would like to have a wider testing and more feedback for our new version, in order to provide you the most stable product possible, we have decided to make our release candidate public. This means you can download the upcoming version now, test and report the bugs.

However, please note that: There will be no install/upgrade/uninstall support provided for/from RC1 version. Although this is a stable version, we strongly advise against using this package on your live forums. This package is only for testing purposes.

One important thing to note is that with this version, SMF 2.0 Beta and RC versions support is dropped. That means, SimplePortal 2.3.5 will only support SMF 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.0.2 and all versions of SMF 1.0 and SMF 1.1 line, including SMF 1.1.16.

For those who are wondering, here's some of the fixes included in this version:
  • Full SMF 2.0.2 and 1.1.16 compatibility
  • Broken header bars in custom themes
  • Undefined indexes caused by feed parser
  • Custom permissions being reset on preview
  • Page blocks being reset in some cases
  • Shoutbox requests not updating user logs
  • Parsed content in tag parameters breaking BBC parsing
  • Several fixes to the layout and spacing
Your feedback is welcome here and in the related topics in Team Blogs board. Please post any bugs to the Bugs board.

You can download the package from Beta Packages category in Downloads area.

Thanks,
-The SimplePortal Team

SimplePortal 2.3.4 Released! posted by [SiNaN]

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The SimplePortal Team is happy to announce the release of SimplePortal 2.3.4, code-named "Cherry!" This release includes many minor feature additions, improvements and fixes for bugs found in the 2.3.3 version.

We urge all users to upgrade to SimplePortal 2.3.4 as soon as possible to take advantage of the new features and bug fixes. A summary of the features and fixes is as follows:

Features
  • Two new positions for blocks: header and footer.
  • Revamped permission system with the ability to deny permissions.
  • Complex display options using PHP expressions for block display.
  • Implemented basic flood protection for shoutbox.
  • Introduced group based shoutbox moderators.
  • Added ability to prune shoutboxes with various options.
  • Links posted to shoutbox are now shortened.
  • Added ability to whisper (post private shouts) in shoutbox.
  • Better handling of ignored users in shoutbox.
  • Brand new RSS Feed block with a better parser.
  • Allow selecting blocks (not) to show in pages on page add/edit.
  • Allow overriding block titles using language strings.

Fixes
  • SMF 2.0.1 and 1.1.15 compatibility.
  • Improved compatibility with other mods.
  • Improved Right-To-Left languages support.
  • Several fixes to package database functions.
  • Custom theme friendly fix for broken headers.
  • Unescaped entities in shout dates could break shoutbox.
  • cutoff tag was displayed when it shouldn't be.
  • max-height failed on older browsers.
  • Copyright was misaligned due to recent changes in SMF.
  • Fixed MySQL 5.5+ compatibility.
  • Board news pagination link was sometimes broken.
  • Applied board permissions to the article management area.

A full list of changes for 2.3.4 can be found in the changelog.txt file within the SimplePortal package.

Unfortunately, there is no auto-upgrade option from 2.3.3 to 2.3.4 due to the number of changes. So, if you are running 2.3.3 or an older version, you can upgrade by following these three steps. You shouldn't lose any data, but for safety, you should always back up before modifying your forum.

Thanks for all your support, and keep those bug reports and feature requests coming!
-The SimplePortal Team

SimplePortal 2.3.4 RC1 Released! posted by [SiNaN]

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The SimplePortal Team has been hard at work for the last several months developing the next version of SimplePortal, 2.3.4, code-named "cherry"! We've heard your feedback, and included many requested features in our upcoming version, although it was supposed to be a bug-fix-only release.

Since we would like to have testing and feedback for our new version, in order to provide you the most stable product possible, we have decided to make our release candidate public. This means you can download the upcoming version now, test and report the bugs.

However, please note that: There will be no install/upgrade/uninstall support provided for/from RC1 version. Although this is a stable version, we strongly advise against using this package on your live forums. This package is only for testing purposes.

For those who are wondering, here's some (but not all) of the features of our new version:
  • SMF 2.0.1 and 1.1.15 compatibility.
  • Two new positions for blocks: header and footer.
  • Revamped permission system with the ability to deny permissions.
  • Complex display options using PHP expressions for block display.
  • Implemented basic flood protection for shoutbox.
  • Introduced group based shoutbox moderators.
  • Added ability to prune shoutboxes with various options.
  • Links posted to shoutbox are now shortened.
  • Added ability to whisper (write private shouts) in shoutbox.
  • Improved compatibility with other mods.
  • Improved Right-To-Left languages support.
  • Fixed the bugs reported in 2.3.3.
Your feedback is welcome here and in the related topics in Team Blogs board. Please post any bugs to the Bugs board.

You can download the package from Beta Packages category in Downloads area.

Thanks,
-The SimplePortal Team

SimplePortal 2.3.3 Released! posted by Nathaniel

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Close on the heels of the latest SMF RC, the SimplePortal Team is delighted to bring you the release of SimplePortal 2.3.3. This release includes many fixes for bugs found in the 2.3.2 version and most importantly, full SMF 2.0 RC4 compatibility.

We urge all users to upgrade to SimplePortal 2.3.3 as soon as possible to take advantage of the bug fixes. If you are currently running SMF 2.0 RC3 and SP 2.3.2, we strongly encourage you to upgrade both to the latest version to have the latest security features and bugfixes. A summary of the fixes and features is as follows:

Some of the more important fixes:

  • Admin permission boxes missing "Check all" checkbox. Reported by ~Alex~
  • BoardNews block constructPageIndex created invalid url. Reported by grafitus.
  • Fatal error editing blocks when portal is disabled. Reported by AngelinaBelle
  • Page permissions don't allow for admin only permissions. Reported by Garoun.
  • BoardNews block and Articles have an ellipsis even when their length is not limited. Reported by Garoun.
  • Login block doesn't hash password. Reported by ccbtimewiz.

A full list of bugfixes and changes for 2.3.3 can be found in the changelog.txt file within the SimplePortal package.

For users that are currently running SimplePortal 2.3, 2.3.1 or 2.3.2; you can upgrade to 2.3.3 using the SimplePortal 2.3.3 installation package.

If you are running an older version, you can upgrade by following these three steps. You shouldn't lose any data, but for safety, you should always back up before modifying your forum.

  • Uninstall SimplePortal.
  • Download SimplePortal 2.3.3.
  • Install SimplePortal 2.3.3, and you are ready to go!

If you are running SMF 2 RC3 and want to upgrade to SMF 2 RC4, then you will need to reinstall SimplePortal after you perform the upgrade.

Thanks for all your support, and keep those bug reports and feature requests coming!
-The SimplePortal Team

What is Simple Portal? >>

SimplePortal is one of several portal mods for Simple Machines Forums (SMF). Although always developing, SimplePortal is primarily produced with the user in mind. User feedback is the number one method of growth for SimplePortal, and our users are always finding ways for Simpleportal to grow. SimplePortal stays competitive with other portal software by adding numerous user-requested features such as articles, block types and the ability to completely customize the portal page.

All this and SimplePortal has remained Simple! SimplePortal is built for simplicity and ease of use; ensuring the average forum administrator can install SimplePortal, configure a few settings, and show off the brand new portal to the users in minutes. Confusing menus, undesired pre-loaded blocks and settings that cannot be found are all avoided as much as possible. Because when it comes down to it, SimplePortal is YOUR portal, and should reflect your taste as much as possible.

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Re: SimplePortal
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2008, 11:22:35 PM »
Interesting portal. Definitely a good start to one. I would suggest, though, the option to make a frontpage that's just an article or text, instead of including forum posts.
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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2008, 02:49:05 AM »
Interesting portal. Definitely a good start to one. I would suggest, though, the option to make a frontpage that's just an article or text, instead of including forum posts.

Thanks. This is just start. ;)
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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2008, 03:26:01 AM »
Mmm... look I need to focus centered, the portal tell me how I do please... see you & Great Tool I Like, but I need centered Thanks ;).-
Vive Cáda Momento De Tu Vida Como Si Fueras a Irte Mañana, Más Planificala Cómo Si Jamás Fueras a Irte ;).-

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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2008, 03:45:24 AM »
Mmm... look I need to focus centered, the portal tell me how I do please... see you & Great Tool I Like, but I need centered Thanks ;).-

What do you mean by centered?
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« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2008, 04:30:18 AM »
Mmm... the same block's to side by side, mmm... centered like this,




hey my english not is so good i'm in Argentina but may be this image's can say you what I pretend or suggest to you, Thanks 8).-

PD: Centered all blocks Like first image :).-
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« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2008, 04:37:19 AM »
You can do that by just editing the sportal.template.php file. But as the height of the blocks are not fixed it would not look good I guess. Which blocks do you want to be centered?

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« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2008, 04:43:21 AM »
Uhhh... Ok Ok I going to tray, because I use FrontPage... to editing this I have to do whit Dreamweaver or simil, Thanks I will to edit and later say you how is the final presentation... See You, & Thank You 8).-
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« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2008, 04:48:54 AM »
Uhhh... Ok Ok I going to tray, because I use FrontPage... to editing this I have to do whit Dreamweaver or simil, Thanks I will to edit and later say you how is the final presentation... See You, & Thank You 8).-

Not at all. If you look at the coding it is very simple and suitable for developing. Just you need some html and a little php knowledge.
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« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2008, 06:12:05 AM »
congratulations! @[SiNaN]
It's realy simple like its name. And seems perfect.
Thank you for this great portal!
Good job!
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« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2008, 06:44:25 AM »
Congratulations friend.
Good job..
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« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2008, 06:52:22 AM »
Thanks to the both of you. ;)
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« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2008, 07:44:07 AM »
A serious mistake have been found in the mod. Please change the file attached with the ../Themes/default/SPortal.template.php file who installed the mod before this message is posted.

The package is updated, from now on there is no such an error in the package.

Thanks to Yağız for discovering the error.
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« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2008, 11:17:17 AM »
Looks good so far, but is there a way to add a custom block? For instance, my front page needs a 'links/affiliates' block.

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« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2008, 11:53:32 AM »
That is, for now, not automated. I think I should write a small guide for how to do it manually. You can do that if you know html and a bit php. Just you should gather the information with the SPortal.php and output it with the SPortal.template.php.
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« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2008, 09:57:20 PM »
Sorry SiNaN.. I'm not sure about this:.. why we have 2 Online Users fields?

What stands for  ['sp-onlineuser'] and ['sp-onlineouser'] ?

Thank you, I'll provide an italian translation soon..

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« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2008, 10:01:37 PM »
The second one lists those who are online. Probably something that could be worded better.
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« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2008, 10:15:48 PM »
The second one lists those who are online. Probably something that could be worded better.

Sure... what a mess..  ;D
So, first line is for counting online users and the second one lists linked users..

Got it.
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« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2008, 10:26:24 PM »
Italian language
as promised:

[ADD to: ="$languagedir/ModSettings.italian.php"]

//Simple Portal

$txt['mods_cat_sportal'] = 'Impostazioni SPortal';
$txt['sportalsettings'] = 'Impostazioni SPortal';
$txt['lshowdetails'] = '<b>Utente</b> | Mostro i dettagli Utente?';
$txt['aspecificannounce'] = '<b>Annuncio</b> | Uso annunci diversi?';
$txt['nshowavatar'] = '<b>News</b> | Mostro Avatar?';
$txt['tttype'] = '<b>Top Topic</b> | Ordinato?';
$txt['tttypeselect'] = 'Seleziona';
$txt['aannouncetext'] = '<b>Annuncio</b> | Testo Annuncio:<div class="smalltext">Possono essere selezionati diversi annunci.</div>';
$txt['nnewsboard'] = '<b>Board News</b> | News board:';
$txt['nnewscount'] = '<b>Board News</b> | Conteggio News da mostrare:';
$txt['nnewslength'] = '<b>Board News</b> | Lunghezza contenuto News:';
$txt['rppostcount'] = '<b>Posts Recenti</b> | Numero di posts:';
$txt['rttopiccount'] = '<b>Topics Recenti</b> | Numero di topics:';
$txt['ppollid'] = '<b>Sondaggio Top</b> | ID Sondaggio da mostrare:';
$txt['tppcount'] = '<b>Top Postanti</b> | Conteggio dei postanti:';
$txt['tbbcount'] = '<b>Top Boards</b> | Conteggio delle boards:';
$txt['tttcount'] = '<b>Top Topics</b> | Conteggio dei topics :';
$txt['showleft'] = 'Mostra i bolcchi di sinistra:';
$txt['showright'] = 'Mostra i blocchi di destra:';
$txt['leftwidth'] = 'Larghezza blocchi di sinistra:';
$txt['rightwidth'] = 'Larghezza blocchi di destra:';
$txt['showuser'] = 'Mostra blocco utente:';
$txt['showusersonline'] = 'Mostra blocco Utenti Online:';
$txt['showboardstats'] = 'Mostra blocco statistiche:';
$txt['showlatestmember'] = 'Mostra blocco Ultimo iscritto:';
$txt['showquicksearch'] = 'Mostra blocco Ricerca Veloce:';
$txt['showannouncements'] = 'Mostra blocco Annunci:';
$txt['showboardnews'] = 'Mostra blocco Board News:';
$txt['showrecentposts'] = 'Mostra blocco Posts Recenti:';
$txt['showrecenttopics'] = 'Mostra blocco Topics Recenti:';
$txt['showtoppoll'] = 'Mostra blocco Sondaggio Top:';
$txt['showtopposters'] = 'Mostra blocco Top Postanti:';
$txt['showtopboards'] = 'Mostra blocco Top Boards:';
$txt['showtoptopics'] = 'Mostra blocco Top Topics:';

(SPortal.italian.php attached)

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« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2008, 06:11:06 AM »
Thanks maxdg. I will add to the package soon.
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