Aardvark Topsites PHP 5.2.0 Released

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Aardvark Topsites PHP 5.2.0 Released

Postby Jeremy » 2007-06-09 04:36 pm

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This is the anti-spam release.

It is currently translated into Bosnian, Czech, Danish, English, Finnish, French, German, Polish, Romanian, and Russian. Other languages should follow soon, hopefully.

Upgrading is supported for version 4.1.0 or higher. Here is a list of changes:
FEATURES
- Option in the admin to fill empty rows with "Your Site Here"
- Backup database tool in the admin
- A more secure captcha, with a link for users to get a new captcha if the user can't read the first one
- Redesigned gateway page for the Fusion skin by OS-Mark
- Banning of sites by URL, IP address, username, email
- Optional security question on join to block spammers
- By default, new members must be approved by the admin before they are listed and changes to the title or URL of a site must be approved by the admin
- New skin file table_wrapper.html to easily display things only on ranking pages
- Overall stats page with complete overall stats
- Summary of overall stats displayed on the main page
- Password confirmation on the join page to prevent typos
BUG FIXES
- Unapproved sites will not be automatically deleted for inactivity
- Validates $_SERVER before use
- Displays the banner max width/height in the join and edit forms
- When you enable admin approval of new members, the welcome email is delayed until you approve the site
- button.php only displays a button for valid, approved members
- Users cannot create their own categories by bypassing the join/edit forms
- Under normal usage, there should be no PHP error messages, even at E_ALL
- Users pending approval will not be allowed to login to the user control panel
- Checks if allow_url_fopen is On before checking banner size and checking for the latest version
- Missing </option> tags were added so that all pages should validate as XHTML 1.0 Transitional
- user_cp.php renamed to user_cpl.php because of mod_security on some servers
- Several small fixes that have been omitted from this list for brevity

Beta versions have been downloaded over 1000 times this past month, so this release should be stable. If you have any problems, please post in the support forum.
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Postby dobs » 2007-06-09 05:03 pm

cool
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Postby 420 » 2007-06-09 05:27 pm

i have upgraded this version but couldn't conect to the SQL. i think the host server has changede SQL. how can i change it then?

Best regards and thanks for your nice work
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Postby Jeremy » 2007-06-09 05:46 pm

420: what version are you upgrading from? if it's anything recent, your SQL settings should not even be touched during the upgrade. you can manually set them in settings_sql.php if necessary. if you have further questions, post in the support forum
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Postby Kharlanki » 2007-06-10 03:41 am

What files do i have to overwrite for an update from 5.2.0RC2 -> 5.2.0?
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Postby rshaven » 2007-06-10 03:44 am

Thanks Jeremy, I have been hanging out for this release!

*drools*
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Postby rembeatz » 2007-06-10 03:58 am

Just upgraded to 5.2.0
It's so easy to upgrade, no problems at all, just need some more music sites to join now :lol: :lol: :wink:
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Postby Jeremy » 2007-06-10 09:55 am

Kharlanki: sources/stats.php, sources/admin/approve.php, sources/admin/approve_edited.php, index.php, languages/english.php
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Postby luchtzak » 2007-06-10 03:10 pm

Does it also block spamservers who put your topsite code on its website, my server was down almost 3 days because of too many button.php?= requests...
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Postby Jeremy » 2007-06-10 03:51 pm

luchtzak: the best way to do this, that i know of, is outlined here: http://www.jimwestergren.com/stop-the-topsites-spam/
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Postby 420 » 2007-06-10 05:25 pm

Jeremy Scheff wrote:420: what version are you upgrading from? if it's anything recent, your SQL settings should not even be touched during the upgrade. you can manually set them in settings_sql.php if necessary. if you have further questions, post in the support forum


i am upgrading from 5.1.2 but now does not appear anything on my tospites because i have deleted all without two php which is in manual upgrading says. and when i posted all of other files couldnt conected to SQL and i have deleted install.php for the time. Now i don't know what shall i do?

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Postby Mr.T » 2007-06-10 05:42 pm

Perfect - I will soon update.

In the meanwhile - I have finished the Norwegian translation. I will send it to you Jeremy.

/Mr.T
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Postby Mr.T » 2007-06-10 05:46 pm

Mr.T wrote:Perfect - I will soon update.

I will send it to you Jeremy.


I did not find your email adress, so I have placed the file here:

http://www.dykkesiden.com/topsites/norwegian.txt (rename to norwegian.php)

/MR.T
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Postby Jeremy » 2007-06-10 06:01 pm

Mr.T: thanks! i'll include it in the download soon.

420: please start a topic in the support forum, it's going to get confusing helping you here. the upgrade does not change your sql settings. if they aren't working for some reason, you can manually set them in settings_sql.php.
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Postby boardhopper » 2007-06-11 08:38 am

Any database changes from RC1 - 5.2.0, or are they only file changes?
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