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17 April 2014
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There were a load of updates to WordPress and Simple Press, which I applied this morning. You might notice a few changes (the sub-forums for the albums now have thumbnail images, a "jump to page" option where there are multiple pages).

However, the update to the visual editor, which allows you to format text, add images etc, doesn't work properly, and was disabling the text field when posting forum messages or PMs. The only way to get it working again is to disable the editor, which reduces the options available.

While I'm troubleshooting I might have to re-enable it now and then to do some testing. Please bear with me if you're unable to post.

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17 April 2014
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@Joe I'm not sure if this change will stick, but on my phone, with the way it is now, I can use my arrow keys to move around in the text, and I can copy and paste text. Looks like I can also use the text formatting features. I don't know what functions I may have lost elsewhere, if any, but these abilities are nice. I will do some checking on a computer in just a moment to see if things have changed on my PC. I also took a screenshot on my phone of what the editor looks like on my phone now. I still can't figure out how to post it from my ancient smartphone. I will post it when I get on my PC.

17 April 2014
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The editor looks the same on my PC.

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The picture turned out to be just a link in the editor box, but it shows fine in the preview.

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Same with the attachment.

17 April 2014
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Quick update. Sorry if the site was broken earlier. I had some reinstalling to do to find out why things weren't working properly.

The devs at Simple Press tracked it down to the @mentions feature, which I've had to disable until further notice. Sorry about that. At least everything else *seems* to be working OK...

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17 April 2014
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@Joe I'm not sure if this change will stick, but on my phone, with the way it is now, I can use my arrow keys to move around in the text, and I can copy and paste text. Looks like I can also use the text formatting features. I don't know what functions I may have lost elsewhere, if any, but these abilities are nice. I will do some checking on a computer in just a moment to see if things have changed on my PC. I also took a screenshot on my phone of what the editor looks like on my phone now. I still can't figure out how to post it from my ancient smartphone. I will post it when I get on my PC.

There was an update to the mobile theme - nothing to do with me; it was by the Simple Press team. I'm glad it didn't make things worse (and indeed, made the mobile experience better for you).

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17 April 2014
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Oooo, the editor looks different.

I like the jump to page option as well. Thanks!

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17 April 2014
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Yikes, thanking Joe caused a fatal error.

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17 April 2014
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I can't access the fab forum main page on my computer when I try it say this

Warning: require(/home/bbfuture/public_html/wp/wp-includes/load.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/bbfuture/public_html/wp/wp-settings.php on line 21

Fatal error: require(): Failed opening required '/home/bbfuture/public_html/wp/wp-includes/load.php' (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/bbfuture/public_html/wp/wp-settings.php on line 21

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17 April 2014
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OK, it looks like thanking is broken. I'll look at it when it isn't Friday night and I'm not relaxing with a bottle of wine.

Edit: Thursday, not Friday! I'm not drunk yet, honest. I'm off work till Tuesday so relaxing a little.

Edit 2: Those errors upon thanking people don't appear when the page is refreshed. Still not ideal though.

Annadog40 - can you try clearing your browser cache or performing a hard refresh on the page? I was getting those errors when I was carrying out the maintenance but you shouldn't still be seeing them.

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17 April 2014
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I've liked all the other changes, but I must say I'm not a fan of these. Hopefully the thanking will work correctly soon and @mentions will return (or if I'm lucky it'll revert to the old layout!).

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17 April 2014
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Now the thank option has disappeared, but only on posts that were already thanked by others... very odd.bb.PNGImage Enlarger

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18 April 2014
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I tried to thank Mr. Kite and the Thank button was gone, as I see he has already noticed.

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18 April 2014
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I may be the only one who relies on this, but the RSS feed for the forum stopped updating as of yesterday.

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18 April 2014
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You know all those super powers I mentioned that I gained yesterday (arrow keys functioning, copying and pasting, text formatting), well it looks like kryptonite has entered the system somewhere. My super powers are gone. a-hard-days-night-ringo-14ahdn_george_05

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18 April 2014
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parlance said
I may be the only one who relies on this, but the RSS feed for the forum stopped updating as of yesterday.

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@parlance It does seem to be updating. When I open the raw feed it shows the latest messages.

@mentions are back. I'll get onto the Thanks issues now.

@Ahhh Girl Not sure why the mobile theme might have changed - there haven't been any more updates since your first message, apart from the old text editor buttons being put back. You can choose which text editor you want under Profile/Options - give that a go and see if it comes back.

Edit: @mentions are sort of back. When you start typing a name and click to auto-complete, it puts the name in the message, minus the @ symbol. You have to go back and manually put the @ before the name to get it to link. I'll report the bug.

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18 April 2014
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If Joe is Zeus, then you are...

Yipee, changing the editor worked to get my super powers back on my phone. Thank you for the suggestion, Joe.

@Joe , I didn't get an @ notification from the @ you did for me in your last post.

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18 April 2014
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By the way, I thanked you for that post after AG, so it's working at least sometimes.

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18 April 2014
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Joe said

parlance said
I may be the only one who relies on this, but the RSS feed for the forum stopped updating as of yesterday.

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parlance1 It does seem to be updating. When I open the raw feed it shows the latest messages.

 

Thanks, I resubscribed and that did the trick.

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18 April 2014
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Thanks are fixed. I've reported the @mentions issues - hopefully they'll get sorted soon.

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I figured out why I wasn't getting email notifications for PMs. Gmail was sending them to the spam folder. 

Stupid Gmail.

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