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Major Platform Release: 4.7.0

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Hello all, 


We have just gone through a major platform upgrade based on IPS latest release 4.7.0. During the upgrade, there were a couple of hiccups during the process but we are back up and running.


If you see anything that does not look right or does not function as intended, please feel free to comment in this thread and we can look into it. 


4.7.0 Release notes below. 



Key Changes

All platform key changes:

  • New Alerts feature
  • Improvements to the fluid mode per forum view
  • hCaptcha added as a new CAPTCHA option for use on the Contact Us form and when accepting guest posts
  • Ability to only log searches from specific member groups
  • New solved/unsolved filter for activity streams
  • Speed improvements when rebuilding Elastic Search indexes
  • Fixes and improvements to our Zapier integration

Self-hosting platform key changes:

  • PHP minimum version increased to 7.4
  • Support for PHP 8.1

Cloud platform key changes:

  • New product architecture to consolidate existing cloud functionality and to provide forthcoming features
  • [BETA] "Real time" notices when others are reading and replying to the same topics as you
  • [BETA] Image processing and moderation
  • [BETA] Sentiment analysis data collection
  • [BETA] Trending content

Additional Information


  • Added alerts functionality.
  • Added hCaptcha support.
  • Added a setting to exclude groups from search logs.
  • Added support for PHP 8.1.
  • Increased minimum PHP version to 7.4 and recommended version to 8.0.
  • Added a solved/unsolved filter for activity streams.
  • Added an option to enter the main site's URL and name for JSON-LD if different from the community's URL (eg, installed in a directory or sub-domain).
  • Added AdminCP keyword for 'solution' to guide admins to forum edit/add forms.
  • Changed Marketplace search to 'AND' mode for more accurate results.
  • Changed 'member download' to output comma-separated values instead of tab-separated values to be consistent with member import.
  • Changed the poll behaviour to allow everybody to view the poll result of closed polls.
  • Improved the email editor to show the full email name while editing it.
  • Updated CKEditor to 4.19.0.
  • Moved the stream subscription links to an own menu item.
  • Fixed an HTML validation error for embeds.
  • Fixed an issue where private messages that the user could view may show in trending content.
  • Fixed an error when deleting pages from clubs.
  • Fixed an issue where achievement rules were not removed when an application is deleted.
  • Fixed an SQL error that may show when viewing the top referrer statistics in the admin control panel.
  • Fixed an issue that may prevent attaching audio files to content.
  • Fixed a minor typo in the forms.css template.
  • Fixed upload area not showing on minimized editors for guest users.
  • Fixed an issue where post counts were incremented even when a new item was held for approval via the profanity filters.
  • Fixed an issue where filters and sort options do not persist between deleting members in the Admin CP.
  • Fixed an issue where sitemap may show entries from offline applications.
  • Fixed an issue where support account may show as the latest registered member.
  • Fixed an issue where the upgrade process would fail to finish because of duplicate DB queries.
  • Fixed an issue where the default streams had a broken time period.
  • Fixed an issue where widgets may not be available even with enabled apps.
  • Fixed an issue where status updates where appearing as search results even if the user had no permissions to view profiles.
  • Fixed some issues with the online status indicator in account settings.
  • Fixed an issue with deleting bulletins when deleted remotely.
  • Fixed an issue where clicking on the reorder-menu link in clubs can add multiple reorder icons.
  • Fixed an issue where managing Widgets via the AdminCP > Applications > Dev Center meant that Yes/No toggles could fail to work.
  • Fixed an issue where the block submission filter failed to catch loose matches when in the middle of a word and/or using non latin characters.
  • Fixed an incorrect link on a modal popup when trying to follow a member when the member hasn't configured their preferences.
  • Fixed an issue fetching Clubs via the REST API when they have custom fields.
  • Fixed an issue when viewing a list of awarded badges if one was earned by a rule in a deleted application.
  • Fixed a missing </ul> in the poll template.
  • Fixed an issue where the 'approved content' notification (and any newly added notifications) might not have valid default options until edited via AdminCP.
  • Fixed missing padding on the AdminCP file locations modal.
  • Fixed some UX issues when revoking an OAuth access token.
  • Fixed an issue where non-image attachments inserted via the editor may not download.
  • Fixed a missing language string in member history when spam defense system applies moderation to a new member.
  • Fixed an issue with 'solved' push notifications linking to a non-existent page.
  • Fixed an issue with the Zapier Extension when PHP was running in CGI mode.
  • Fixed an issue where rank progress would still show in profiles when no ranks exist.
  • Fixed an issue using the ban filters in member group promotion rules.
  • Fixed an issue with announcements when loaded outside of the framework.
  • Fixed an issue where OpenSearch failed the version check when configuring.
  • Fixed an issue where toggling editor source mode may cause errors with certain blockquote html.
  • Fixed an issue embedding some external content when PHP 8 is used on Windows/IIS when a storage location is absolutely defined.
  • Fixed an issue where the members block may show spammers, banned and validating members.
  • Fixed an issue with viewing member points/badges in AdminCP if either had been awarded by an application that has been deleted.
  • Fixed an issue where RSS imports set to be hidden on creation were still visible in the activity stream.
  • Fixed an issue where CKEditor would double paste images if "paste as plain text" was enabled.
  • Fixed an issue with tracking email click statistics when a URL is really long in an email.
  • Fixed an issue where some members in group that is set to force anonymous status may not be anonymous.
  • The Editor Preview Button was removed from ACP Editors.
  • Removed the deprecated FX Country code from the Geolocation class.
  • Removed the ability to rebuild existing attachment thumbnails due to an incompatibility with content attributes required for lazy-loading.
  • Removed the SQL Toolbox.


  • Improved the fluid-mode per forum filters to remove a page reload, and to reverse the filter checkbox status to make it clear which are being viewed.
  • Fixed an issue where checking an archived topic for new replies when you ignore other members may always show a 'new' post has been created.
  • Fixed an issue where top posters in the topic statistics section may show in the wrong order.


  • Fixed an issue with the followed Gallery Images page.
  • Fixed an issue with rebuilding thumbnails on legacy communities where the original image may no longer exist.
  • Removed some deprecated sitemap tags.


  • Added the missing __indefart_cms_page language string.
  • Added copy buttons on the modal that displays the HTML to copy to embed blocks elsewhere.
  • Improved search indexing speed of comments when Elastic Search is used.
  • Fixed an issue where sorting by a numerical field could duplicate the option with an incorrect label.
  • Fixed issue with 'image upload' block carousels not working in the sidebar
  • Fixed an issue where custom Yes/No fields when used as a database filter were ignored when further sorting.
  • Fixed an issue where categories could have broken breadcrumbs.
  • Fixed an issue where entering a blank value for a required decimal field would save the value as 0.
  • Fixed an issue where using a Yes/No field as a database filter may cause the custom sort form display to not allow toggling of the Yes/No field.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed duplicate template group names in some circumstances.
  • Fixed an issue where who's online widget blocks would throw an error while creating or editing them in the ACP.
  • Removed the block output preview in the ACP while creating/editing it.


  • Fixed an issue rebuilding some profile photo images.
  • Fixed an issue where vBulletin [video] tags would not be parsed if the video ID contained a hyphen.


  • Added a notification email when tracked invoices expire.
  • Added ability to require an active subscription to use community.
  • Added support for Stripe - Apple Pay Domain Verification Files on Cloud.
  • Improved Subscriptions including up/downgrading to other subscriptions and offering limited free subscriptions.
  • Improved performance when updating a large number of existing purchases.
  • Removed deprecated Amex Express checkout options.
  • Fixed some issues that can occur when requiring a subscription or product to be purchased during registration.
  • Fixed an issue where a card would not be auto-billed if the customer did not have an address.
  • Fixed a niche issue where a renewal invoice (for manual payment) would not be generated if a PayPal Subscription was cancelled on an active purchase.
  • Fixed an issue where account credit would not be used for an invoice if the credit remaining was the exact value of the invoice.
  • Fixed an issue calculating the next renewal date when upgrading between Subscriptions that may use a different renewal period (i.e. monthly vs annually).
  • Fixed an issue where setting the member for a stock action could fail.
  • Fixed an issue where the contact name would not show when a support request was created via the Contact Us form.


  • Fixed an issue where the day view wouldn't show todays events when it's being used as the default calendar view.


  • Fixed an issue where change logs may show the wrong published date if the file description had been edited since the last update.
  • Fixed an issue where creating a downloads category with the "Keep previous versions?" Setting being disabled would result in a DB error.


  • Added real time and historic trending data in sidebar blocks and leaderboard.
  • Added Sentiment Analysis stats charts

REST, Webhooks and Zapier

  • Fixed an issue where the 'hidden' content item filter would be ignored for any content type except topics.
  • Fixed an issue where the date parameter for the 'Edit a topic' endpoint was not updating topic/post post date.


All the best,


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RAM: Corsair Dominator Titanium 64GB (6000MT/s)
GPU: EVGA 3090 FTW Ultra Gaming
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CASE: be quiet Dark Base Pro 900 Rev 2
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SSD/NVME 3: 2x Seagate FireCuda 1TB SSD's (Apps)
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