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June Updates

Patch Notes · Jun 30, 2017


Its officially summer, and today we have a few bugfixes and updates to announce for Shivtr. Read on for the full details.

Status bar font icons
The icons shown in the status bar on your guild sites are now shown as font icons, which means you can theme them with CSS! This can be helpful if say you want to change the bar at the top of your site to be white (which would make the icons nearly invisible), you can now also change the icon colors to be black.

Viewing Deleted Threads
With Shivtr, content you delete first gets flagged as deleted so you can recover it with the audit log. But this meant deleted content could still be viewed if you knew the link to it. With this update, forum threads which have been deleted may only be viewed by those with the forums moderator permission.

Security Fixes
Thanks to security researcher Cameron from Spam404.com who took some time on a weekend to test Shivtr for vulnerabitilies and helped us fix a few XSS issues =)

Goodbye GetSatisfaction
Our community help feature, which was embedded at the bottom of our Help page, has been removed. This feature was powered by GetSatisfaction, a help desk service we used, which "retired" our community without warning or notice to us. We are considering replacement options (such as global forums on Shivtr), but for now will continue with simply providing help through email and twitter, and the articles on our help page.

Bugfixes
  • XIVDB Tooltips for Final Fantasy VIX are updated to use their new script and now working again =)
  • An issue with our payment subscriptions has been fixed, which in rare cases after you transfered your site and the new owner resubscribed they could still be considered on the older subscription plan.
  • The Events ATOM feed has now been fixed to include proper links to event instances
  • The armory link on WoW character profiles now correctly uses the server set for the character if there is one

Hope you all have a great summer of Gaming =)
Contests

Saint Paddy's Cheers Contest!

Contests · Mar 17, 2017


Today is Saint Patrick's Day, a celebration of Irish Culture and a great holiday for feasts, shamrocks and beer! Of course we must run a contest! =)

Participation in our contest is easy! Simply give us a "Cheers!" on Twitter and you'll be entered into a draw for a $50 Amazon Gift Card! Your "Cheers!" can be anything you like, but be sure to hashtag it #shivtrcheers so we can find it =)

The Shivtr Cheers contest ends tonite at 10pm EST.

Update: Congrats to our winner @LexieHayworth

Happy Saint Paddy's Day Everyone! =)
Patch notes

March Updates

Patch Notes · Mar 04, 2017


Today we have several enhancements and bugfixes to announce for Shivtr. Read on for the full details.

Subscribe to Groups
You can now subscribe to any group you belong to, which will email you notifications for new content in the group. Unlike forum or news subscriptions, which are per thread/post, we assume you are interested in all content posted to a group, so subscribing notifies you of any new content =)

Atom Feeds for Activities
Your Site Activities and Game activities now have Atom feeds enabled, allowing you to view them in a feed reader. To access them simply tack on ".atom" to the end of the url, for example http://enmity.shivtr.com/activities/site.atom

TeamSpeak Spacer Channels
Our TeamSpeak widget has been updated to handle spacer channels better, both with Noise and other TS3 hosts. Spacer channels which are empty are now ignored, but spacer channels that also include content now display it!

Bugfixes
  • CSS fixes to our Avatar border images, used with several themes
  • WoWProgress is now working once again
  • Our email blacklisting which auto kicks in if email to you is undeliverable or you flag it as spam was not being used in all situations; this is now fixed to always be used.
  • One of our old plans was incorrectly still available with the Paypal payment option; this has been fixed so only our new plans are listed.
  • The site we used for Destiny tooltips has gone offline, so these tooltips are now disabled.
  • News posts which are locked can now no longer be commented on in the mobile view
  • Inviting members to a group now works properly on mobile

Happy Gaming =)
Contests

Holiday "Wish List" Contest

Contests · Dec 07, 2016


Put on your ugly Christmas sweater and get into the holiday spirit, as its time once again for our Annual "Wish List" Contest! =)

Wish List Contest
Share the game you wish for most this holiday season and post it in the comments below, and we'll enter you into a draw where the winners get their game!

Contest Rules

  • You must own an active site with us prior to today (Dec 7th)
  • You must specify which system you want the game for (PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac, etc)
  • The game you wish for must cost less than $100 USD to purchase
  • The game needs to be available for purchase on Amazon

We are handing out two games for this contest, which will run until noon EST on Saturday December 17th, so be sure to participate before then! We end the contest on the 17th so we have some time to send the game out and hopefully have it arrive by the 25th =)

Update: Congrats to our winners SylenThunder and Minasmorgoul!

Happy Holidays from Shivtr!
News

Level Up! Shivtr Turns Ten!

News · Nov 27, 2016


This is a special day for Shivtr, as today marks the 10th anniversary of our guild hosting service! Yes, Shivtr is now an entire decade old! 🎊🎉

Ten years ago, Shivtr was created with the goal of providing a great website for our WoW guild, and over the years has grown to become one of the most popular guild hosting services around, home to nearly 2 million gamers and serving more than one billion page views!

This milestone is really a celebration of our amazing customers, as you guys drive us to continue tweaking and patching Shivtr after all these years. Shivtr has seen over 3,500 patches to our codebase in the past 5 years, and we have been hard at work on several big projects for 2017 to ensure Shivtr remains a great home to your gaming community!

Thanks once again to everyone who helps support and promote Shivtr, you guys are awesome! =)