Patch notes

SSL Certs

Patch Notes · Apr 16, 2018

Today we have a rather big update from the backend to announce, as Shivtr has moved entirely to https and now uses SSL throughout our service =)

SSL For Shivtr Subdomains
If you use an official Shivtr subdomain for your site, such as * or *, your site is now served over https by default, and will show the green secure lock in browsers =)

SSL For Custom Domains
If you use your own custom domain name for your site and are on the Epic or higher plan, you can now request an SSL cert for your domain name, and we can apply it for you. A note that you can do this has been added in our features page.

SSL Lock has a warning?
Though your site now should show the green lock, you may encounter an issue where the lock is grey or has a warning with it, saying not all content is served over https.

If you run into this, it is likely due to you including images on your site that are not served over https (for example by linking to an external image in a forum post or news entry). Updating these paths to be served over https will resolve this.

The easiest way to fix this is to use Google Chrome and right click on your page and go to Inspect, then go to the Security tab, you should see it mention Mixed Content. Then reload the page with this open, and it will show you the exact images you need to update.

Domain Names may no longer have "." in them
To support https with our subdomains, you may no longer use a "." in your domain name. The reason for this is because our SSL certs are for *, such as * or * If your guild domain was "", this would not match the certificate and throw an invalid certificate error in the browser. An easy fix would be to update this example to

  • Bank members who are inactive/deleted will no longer show in the Members tab of the Bank.
  • WoW Profiles have been fixed to work with updated stats
  • Several CSS fixes have been made to the Glare/Scrime themes.
  • The image gallery got a fix to its storage calculations to ensure they are correct

That's all for this update. Happy Gaming =)
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 =)
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

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!

  • 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 =)
Patch notes

August Updates

Patch Notes · Aug 29, 2016

Are you prepared for World of Warcraft's latest expansion, Legion, launching in mere hours!? We hope so, and to help gear Shivtr up we've pushed live a round of bugfixes and enhancements to the site =)

Facebook Groups Integration
For sites on our Legendary plan, we support sharing news on Facebook as your user account and any pages you have admin for. Today we have updated this to also support groups!

* to share to a group you will need to be an admin for it.

Recruiting Improvements
Applicants can now only have one "open" application to your site. If they attempt to apply again they will be notified of their existing app, and if they are allowed to view it they will be shown it. The status bar has been updated for guests as well, showing "App Submitted" or "View My App" when they have an open app.

  • Demon Hunters have been added as a class option, along with those pesky Gnome Hunters
  • Warcraft character profiles have been updated to the new Legion stats
  • Some games auto-added to our games DB were being added with some missing data; this has now been fixed
  • The Mobile site will no longer show premium features on the home page if you are on the free plan
  • A bug with forum subscriptions that caused some members to keep receiving notifications when they should not be has been fixed
  • A bug causing Item Tooltips for GW2 to stop working has been fixed
  • Additional servers for Noise have been added for the TeamSpeak block

For WoW players have fun in Legion this week, and for everyone else we hope you've had a great summer of gaming! =)
Patch notes

Neverwinter Item Tooltips

Patch Notes · Jul 13, 2016

Today we have Neverwinter item tooltips to announce, along with a few smaller changes.

Neverwinter Item Tooltips
Neverwinter communities can now create Item Tooltips by linking to items on Neverwinter Unleashed. Simply search for the item you want to create a tooltip for on their site, then copy its url and use it on your Shivtr site =)

Rename SiteApps
You can now rename SiteApps if you have the SiteApps moderate permission. This can be useful if say, someone applied with an alt and you want to change it to their main, or if you reference back to SiteApps frequently while managing your guild.

  • Fullscreen is now enabled for YouTube video embeds
  • On Mobile you can now switch to the Desktop client and back again
  • Fixed a bug with Alliances and MultiGame sites
  • Several 406 errors have been corrected that were due to missing templates from the rewritten mobile client

That's all for this update, Happy Gaming! =)