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Default Mysidia Adoptables v1.3.2[Security Release]

Well guess the development for Mys v1.3.2 has been taking longer than expected, I almost put it off for like half a year. The good news is that the new version is finally ready to be released. Happy Turkeys day everyone, and now allow me to introduce the changes and new features in Mys v1.3.2:

1. Improvement of Object Oriented Design: If Mys v1.3.1 was our first step towards OOP, Mys v1.3.2 sure pushed this forward quite a bit. In this version several core mysidia classes are created, they will prove quite useful for us in not so distant future. Mys v1.3.2 introduces 50+ new classes, and old classes are revised to improve performance. The ACP brings up the concept of controller, which you will see a lot in Mys v1.3.3.

2. New AdminCP Layout and functionality: Well this isnt the grand ACP overhaul project I was talking about for Mys v1.4.0, but its a rather important step to achieve the goal. I already posted the new ACP layout in a blog entry, I like the way it looks thanks to Nyxi's awesome work. The ACP menu items expand/collapse using javascript, something you may find intriguing once you get used to how it works.

3. Adoptables Shop System: It is now possible to buy adoptables from various shops in the marketplace! The shop works in a similar way as itemshop, in which admins can specify whether the shop is open and how much tax to charge. The adoption center now only shows pets not purchasable from adoptables shop. This was supposed to be the main new feature for Mys v1.3.2, though it didnt take me much time to complete.

4. Protected Custom Pages:
If you have paid attention to a recent blog I posted, you'd figure out that the content management system has received a major improvement. In additional to the usage of CKEditor, admins can even specify protected pages with the following conditions: promocode, item, time and usergroup. The four aint mutually exclusive, so it is up for you to build an highly protected page for authorized users only.

5. MyBB Forum Integration Basics: It's been quite a long time since we first supported MyBB forum integration. In Mys v1.3.1 there was a problem that forum stats could not rebuild, which led to messed up forum stats. This has been fixed in Mys v1.3.2, and at this point all basics of MyBB bridge are completed. Future updates will probably bring up advanced features such as user sync and forum posts/activity in user profile tab.

6. Old glitches fixed in new release: umm this happens in every release, doesnt it? One major issue was the font size glitch with pagination, this has been resolved in Mys v1.3.2. The promocode now supports both public and private promocodes equally well. Adoptables hard deletion is also working as it should be. Anyway Mys v1.3.1 fixed most glitches in the original release, so there probably aint many noticeable ones this time.

Installation Guide:
1. Use ftp to Upload the entire folder Mysidia Adoptables v1.3.2 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. Rename the file config_adopts to config.php, otherwise the script will tell you config.php does not exist.
4. Access the installer script at "", follow the instructions and proceed.
5. Congrats, you've successfully installed Mys v1.3.2. There is no need to manually encrypt your password in Mys v1.3.2, so cheers!

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

Upgrade Mini-Guide:
An upgrader from mys v1.3.1 is available, but the megaupgrader from Mys v1.2.x will have to wait till probably in my winter break. To upgrade, simply upload all script files to your folder and overwrite the existing ones. The config file is named config_adopts.php by default, so your old config file should be safe. Now run the upgrade.php script to complete this task, shouldnt take more than 10 secs. Note you need to manually remove the file lang.php from your /inc directory before proceeding, and the upgrade.php file too after you have completed this process.

Do not use the upgrader if you have a site with heavily modified script! Unlike Mys v1.3.1, Mys v1.3.2's changes are way too dramatic. If you have modified any script files before, or added your own piece of code, your site will surely not function at all. Even old Mods/Addons for Mys v1.3.1 do not work on this version, for this reason I will update my 'Gender Ratio' Mod a few hours later to be compatible with this version. Of course if you are intermediate or advanced programmer, you should be fine making changes on your own to get it to work somehow.

Forum Integration Guide:

First of all, make sure you have both fresh installation of Mysidia Adoptables and MyBB forum. Open the file /inc/config_forums.php, enter each empty field for the database info of your MyBB forum. Then Change the variable mybbenabled from 0 to 1. The very last step is to disable registration on the forum. It is all said and done, new users will have accounts created from both the adoptables site and the forum from now on. In Mys v1.3.2 they also log into site and forum accounts simultaneously! The forum stats is automatically updated whenever a new registration is completed, so there is no need for admins to update forum stats in ACP from now on.

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The fact is that, well, Mys v1.3.2 is a dramatic change from Mys v1.3.1. It comes with a few new features, but these features alone should not have taken more than 2 months for me. The real challenge was with the improvement of script quality. I am trying to establish an organized coding style and structure for this script. Some programmers refer to this as framework, though at this point this script still does not really have a complete framework yet.

Starting from Mys v1.3.2 we are making a huge step in the transition from procedural PHP to object oriented PHP. The new code will probably give a headache to some of you, especially if you are so used to traditional php programming. This cannot be helped, its the way of future. The only thing I am sure is that once the transition is complete, development of Mysidia adoptables script will be moving forward in a different level. Much faster and much less redundant work.

I thank you everyone who stick to us and this project for this long without a stable release being made. The next version should not take more than one and a half month though, the transition from Mys v1.3.1 to v1.3.2 really was one of the hardest since we had to find a direction where this script should go.

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