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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! =)
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Introducing Noise

News · Feb 18, 2016


We have a new product to announce for 2016, as we have extracted our Mumble servers out of Shivtr into its own product called Noise! Why have we done so? Read on to find out =)

Full Control Panel
Trying to fit a control panel for Mumble into the control panel of your Shivtr site meant it had to be very basic with few features. With Noise, each voice server has its own control panel, designed to be simple to work with, featureful, and mobile friendly so you can manage your server on the go.

TeamSpeak
While our bundled voice servers were limited to Mumble, Noise offers you the choice of Mumble or TeamSpeak. Having trouble choosing? No worries, you can instantly convert between the two in the control panel!

More Locations
Noise is starting with 5 locations available: Toronto, San Jose, Dallas, London and Melbourne. Within the next week we will be launching in Seattle, Washington and Montreal. And in March we plan to launch more in Europe, so very quickly Noise is ramping up to a lot of locations to ensure we're available somewhere near you =)

Shivtr Integration
While Noise is its own service we still wanted it to feel very simple to work with on Shivtr. So for things such as displaying your voice status on your Shivtr site, which with other providers may require fiddling with permissions, query ports, firewalls or other issues, we ensure it works simply and is styled up to match your sites theme.

If you love Shivtr and need a voice server we hope you'll check out Noise =)
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Summer Roundup!

News · Sep 16, 2014


Welcome to the Roundup, highlighting new content, patches and bugfixes that were added to Shivtr over the past few months.

New Content

  • WildStar tooltips are enabled from wildheap.com. To use them take a peak at this post.
  • We launched our Forums Update featuring subscriptions, responsive views, font icons and more!
  • Our Forums Polish update folllowed shortly after, adding forum tooltips, multigame forums and many UI enhancements.

New Hardware

  • Our app servers got upgrades in August; with faster disks, more cores and more memory your sites are served blazingly fast!
  • We also migrated our chat servers to new hardware, which allows them to support more concurrent connections.

Patches

  • Progression amounts character limit was increased from 6 to 7.
  • HTML attributes to support flash games are now whitelisted.
  • Sites can no longer be flagged for deletion while they have an active subscription; your subscription must first be cancelled.
  • Favicons now must be a png, jpg or gif; .ico is no longer supported.
  • When you tell a box to hide graphics it now also hides the border.

Bugfixes

  • Forum post preview now works on mobile.
  • PM'ing a member from their profile now works again.
  • Twitch block displays featured channels and games properly.
  • Twitch block no longer auto scrolls on update.
  • Validation for classes on applications no longer resets.
  • Fixed an issue with Allied events always showing on calendars.
  • All active sites are now properly listed at shivtr.com/sites.
  • Group discussions pagination is now fixed. Thanks Wes! =)
  • Ventrilo status updated to work on new hardware. Thanks Ding! =)
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May Roundup!

News · Jun 03, 2014


Welcome to May's Roundup, highlighting new content, patches and bugfixes that were added to Shivtr throughout the month.

This is a new post type we're trying out. If you find it useful and would like to see more roundups in the future let us know in the comments below!

New Content


Patches

  • A note stating "Requires Premium to apply" has been added in the CSS section of the Theme Tweaker.
  • Unread forum posts and Private Messages were updated to fix a performance regression and now perform better.
  • Threads now always use the permissions from the forum.
  • Ruby and Ruby on Rails have been updated to the latest versions.
  • Our chat server has been upgraded to new hardware, allowing it to support more connections and IPv6.
  • The Twitch block added in April now also shows Offline users.
  • The page footer at the bottom of your guild now expands to the bottom of the browser window when the page is too short.
  • Our Server Status page has been updated to show the new Chat and Mumbles servers.
  • Applicants can now view or comment on their own app using either the view token from their email, or by logging in with their applicant account.

Bugfixes

  • Games with multiple factions now keep races and classes assigned correctly when All Factions is used. Thanks Selaya! =)
  • Additional validation rules were added to catch edge cases that cropped up. (such as users entering super long numbers for their character level)
  • Our Poder theme no longer has display issues with IE11.
  • GuildOx block fixed to support new urls for guild names. Thanks Jeno!
  • Forms now become disabled when they are submitted to prevent duplicate submissions. Thanks Anthony!
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Moar Mumble Servers!

News · May 28, 2014


Today we are expanding our Mumble service to 4 new locations across the globe! In North America we now have 3 locations spread out across the continent, and for our European gamers we have servers in London, UK =)

You can easily change locations for your Mumble in the Site Admin at any time; changes happen instantly so feel free to experiment and see which location works best for your community.

* only the settings shown in the Site Admin are copied to your new server when you switch locations. Any channels, groups or permissions you setup will need to be recreated at the new location.

Old Mumble Expires June 14
Please note that our old mumble server will be shutdown on June 14th. If you are on the old server, you must choose one of our 4 new locations before this date. Choosing a new location will not affect your mumble on our old server, you will have access to both until June 14th. So be sure to make the switch before then and notify your community =)