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Old 03-11-2012, 10:57 AM
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Default Mysidia Adoptables v1.3.0 Beta is available now...

Well it is been a long time everyone, I apologize for the slowness of progress for the past few months. The work of Mys staff team lately is somewhat oriented towards re-organizing the files, codes and any other aspects of the script in order for it to further expand into a bigger project. It turns out to be quite time-consuming, when it comes down to re-structuring the database, admin.php/functions.php files. But anyway, the beta version of Mys v1.3.0 is available now and all of you are encouraged to download it and try on your site. Please report any glitches you find, we try to fix them before the security release at next weekend.


New Features:
1. Items and Itemshops: I bet lots of you have been waiting to see this for a long while now, and yes the itemshop is working as good as it can be. Admins can create/edit items and shops and have your members buy, sell, use, toss or even trade items. The item functions will come in handy, the beta release has six default functions(Key, Valuable, Level1, Click1, Breed1 and Alt1), and the number will increase to 13-14 by the security release.

2. User Profile Redesign with Tabs: Have to say I spent quite a bit of time on this, but fortunately it works out nicely. The new profile design definitely gives a better look, and its importance will be more noticeable in future as user profile field expands. A long profile page will not suffice, and thus tabbed profile will prove its worth.

3. CK Editor for Custom Pages/Articles and Shoutbox: Thanks to Fadilzzz's hard work, the CK Editor is integrating nicely with Mysidia Adoptables. For now admins can create pages with CK Editor, and members can also get a feel of how amazing it is through the usage of shoutbox. I wanted to use it for PM too, but it does not work for some reason.

4. Dropdown Navtabs: Thanks to Nyxi's spectacular design, the drop down menu is present on Mysidia Adoptables now. Again the usefulness of Dropdown menu will be more evident with more and more features are added to this script. If you find one long navtab unable to display everything you want for your site, this dropdown navtabs will do.

5. Security Improvements: Starting from Mys v1.2.3 we've been attempting to make this script more secure. The introduction of new password encryption approach with a combination of md5, sha1 and sha512 prove to be fruitful. The cookie setting was also modified in a way that unencrypted password is no longer stored in cookies. Mys v1.3.0 takes one step further by introducing user-dependent 'salt' and hard-coded 'pepper' into the encryption approach. Form validation further eliminates risks of SQL injection and inspect element/firebug's cheating.

6. New ACP interface and features: Nyxi re-designed the new interface of ACP, and I personally like it a lot. Though have to say it is not finalized yet, as the dev staff have new plans for the ACP overhaul that will be available in Mys v1.4.x. The integration of ACP with itemshop is completed, and it is possible to ban an individual user's permission to trade, shop or send messages.

*7. MyBB forum integration(not available in Beta): The dev staff team decides to give a try on MyBB integration with Mysidia Adoptables, since Bloodrun's simple forum engine is gone for good(megaupload...). The progress has been rather satisfactory and the integration is almost completed. It will be available in the security release, but not in this beta release.

8. Further Script Improvement/Optimization and Bug fixes: Well this is not news any longer, we improve old scripts everytime a new version is about to be released. We also focus on reorganizing the script and script files since the old way it was turned out to be difficult or even impossible for further development to continue. This did take a while, but hopefully we've done the right thing.


Installation Guide:
1. Use ftp to Upload the entire folder Mysidia Adoptables v1.3.0 Beta to your preferred directory, and change the name to whatever you like.
2. Change the CMD of folder "picuploads" to 777, together with its subfolders, this is required to enable user uploading images.
3. Access the installer script at "http://yoursitename.com/install/install.php", follow the instructions and proceed.
4. Congrats, you've successfully installed Mys v1.3.0. There is no need to manually encrypt your password in Mys v1.3.0, so cheers!

Note: The value pepper code can be generated from a website called: http://strongpasswordgenerator.com/, it can be of any length and may contain symbols. Make sure to delete the file install.php after running this script, or your site is potentially at danger if this file is accessed by someone else.

Note: An upgrader from mys v1.2.x is not yet available, and there is no way to update user passwords even if it will be available someday. For members currently using Mys v1.2.x, you will have to force all of your users to update their passwords manually when the day comes.


Download Links(both .rar and .zip are provided):

Rapidshare:
https://rapidshare.com/#!download|63...|7434|R~0|0|0|
https://rapidshare.com/#!download|11...|7842|R~0|0|0|

Mediafire:
http://www.mediafire.com/?7ka934g3oekn6ao
http://www.mediafire.com/?dwu7orcvobwxo3x

Again I appreciate all of you who stayed with me and Mysidia Adoptables when we've made little promises like we did before. Life as a senior is difficult but I try to survive. I can say the same to the other dev staff such as Nyxi and Fadillzzz. This script is nothing without supporters and users, so I owe you all big thanks here.

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Old 03-11-2012, 11:47 AM
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Awesome, just downloaded it, I'll set it up and let you know if I come across any bugs ;D
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Amazing :)
But I not gone use it already, I'll wait for the full version ;P
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When will an upgrader be released?
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My thoughts right now: OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG.

I love you all so much. *goes to download*

Wait, just read the part with the upgrader - does this mean we'll have to reconstruct our sites from scratch? I'm fine with that, since there is a lot of junk on the old one, but it is a pity to have to move so much data.
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Hm...it seems that, for some reason, there is no "admuploadpic.php" file within the directory "admincp". Anyone else encounter this, or should I just try re-uploading the .zip file..?
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Testing out the new release!

Nice job Mysidia team!
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@Gloometh: There will be an upgrader, just that it will not be able to update your users passwords in any ways. So if you upgrade in future once I release an upgrader, tell all of your users to change passwords.

@Iris-Spider: Oh my mistake, forgot to include that admuploadpic.php to /admincp directory. The old admuploadpic.php should still work, just move it to the new directory that contains ACP files. Lemme know if it doesnt, so I will fix it for the security release.
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@HOF is there a projected date for the upgrader? I am fine redoing my site, but if it's within the month, I won't bother and I'll just wait.

The site seems wonderful so far! I came across a few small things, but nothing major so far - it appears to work perfectly.

During my test drive, I did come across a few things though;

> There is no link back to your site from the ACP (on the stats it has some links, but it was always nice going directly to my homepage from anywhere in the acp)

> While testing an item (which works fine), I came across this: "By using Plushie, the adoptable's total number of clicks has raised by 25
And moreover, it has gained a new level!0 1" <-- Not sure what the 0 1 means.

> When attempting to change the theme to the "green" one, I was presented with a white page - elements was fine, however.

> Changing the default theme in the ACP still doesn't work.

> The editor in the ACP create a new page is partially hidden under the sidebar. (but it still works fine)

Otherwise, I can't see any problems. I only just uploaded a test site though, since my normal host is glitching on me. I may come across some more things later.
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Well the upgrader will be available about 2-3 weeks later. It is possible to manually upgrade if you have the right knowledge though, since the trick usually is involved with updating database tables and columns.

Thanks for bringing them up, Gloometh. The ACP is designed in a way not to link back to the site, but sure I know what you are saying and will consider the suggestion for security release.

The CKEditor indeed has a small part of it hidden behind the sidebar, unfortunate, and I will talk to Nyxi for a possible solution about this.

About items... lol my apologies, forgot to remove these dummy variables for debugging purposes. XD Here 0 means the previous level and 1 means the next level. I will be sure to remove them for the security release, but if they bother you so much I will upload a new inventory.php later tonight.

Regarding the themes... Only the theme 'main' is supposed to work with the drop down menu at this point. Havent tried to integrate the theme 'green' with dropdown navtabs yet but I have it included since I may end up doing this.

About changing themes, I will see if I can resolve that one too. Again thx for bringing things up so I know what need to be fixed and improved for the security release.
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