Patch notes

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 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.

  • 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 =)


Ula Vii ·
Such a shame about GetSatisfaction but the global forum idea sounds really good 👍
Aelrindyl ·
Can we get the two new FFXIV jobs added for character choices? Samurai and Red Mage?
8 Toes ·
sure, they are now added =)
veti ·
Hi! I posted a thread and it doubled posted but when I try to delete one it removes both. It didn't show as 2 posts until today either.
Just thought I'd report the bug.
Aelrindyl ·
Is it possible to add a pop up notification or even better, email notification when you get a PM on websites?
Ula Vii ·
Hi, the status page is showing blank for all the days. Was checking as some of my guild members are saying they are unable to access the guild site, just white page and loading symbol. About the status page; all the assets seem to of loaded including the main block with the title "Uptime History". It shows the column headers with the correct dates but there is nothing below that. Checked in multiple browsers.
8 Toes ·
We retired the public status page a few months ago and are posting to twitter for status updates, so the old link to the status page is no longer working.

For your members unable to access the site you can ask them to email and we can help get it sorted. This should not be a widespread issue tho, as traffic to our site appears normal today and for the week.

Hope you are having a great weekend,
Ula Vii ·
Ah I see. Shame about that as I don't use Twitter but I'll pass the info along to any guild members that ask in the future. The guild members that could not access the site all said they could see things again today so guess the gremlins moved on overnight!
Ula Vii ·
Hi, one of my guild members posted a thread in one of our public forums which received a few responses. They didn't like what they read so they deleted their thread the next day. The replies still showed up in the What's New box and Activity pages for logged in members. It display the thread name that was replied to as well as a big chunk of each reply.

When my guild members click the title so they can read the main thread and join in the conversation they get the "Not Authorized" page which led them to speculate we were having some private discussion about a taboo thing (PvP win-trading).

The reality was that the OP was suggesting something which a few of us said could be interpreted as win-trading and that it was a bad idea. OP didn't like that and deleted their thread.

Sooooo, can you please hide deleted threads and their replies from the What's New and Activities pages please? The thread this is about is here (September 4th):

I know as an admin it makes sense for deleted threads to be visible to me but it can cause misunderstandings among guild members and those outside the guild that try to spin things like this to their advantage 😉
Kuzo ·
Can we have more themes and with more options for placement iof widgets, amd banner sizes, etc,..I have been trying to make a banner for my site and get the size by trial and error, would be nice to see that posted in the themes section. All templates are the same..only the theme changes..I would like more freedom in template design. Thank you, Kuz
Ula Vii ·
Got another request; could you enable BB Code support inside the Donation blocks message area please? Currently we can't even add line breaks! Thanks in advance 😁
Ula Vii ·
Ah nevermind, I cheated and used a text block instead. Just copied the link and image url from the donate button 😁
8 Toes ·
Ula Vii ·
OK got another feature request. This is to do with the Layout Manager. When I create new blocks I can tick the "Restrict view access to this block" option however it only gives me the choices "Only Guests", "Only Guild Members" and "Only Alliance Members". My request is to let us also select ranks.

A practical example of this being used would be Text side block that only my officers can see so I can put links in there they use on a regular basis.

Another use is for the higher level officers who can approve site applications. We have a ban list and a forum post we copy and paste a welcome message from. It would be great if myself and the high level officers could see a text block above the site application with the links to these. Would also be a handy place for reminder notes.

Another would be for my guilds 9 raid teams. Each team has their own rank. Would be great to have sideblocks for each of them with a link to their private group forum and their next 1-2 weeks worth of raids.

I think each guild would use this differently but those are the 3 uses I would use right now.
Azselendor ·

Been falling in love with the Shivtr service over the last month and helping my guild overhaul their shivtr site. Discovered the GetSatisfaction page shut down the hard way and found my way to this thread. Looking forward to seeing it's replacement (hopefully it's a special shivtr site to keep thing consistant).

Anyhoo, I had a (hopefully) minor request to have a CSS tag added to characters page (perhaps in the body tag) for the race and career. I had an idea theme the character pages via CSS but ran into a dead end.

Many many thanks in advance for any help!


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