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This is the August maintenance release, IPB 4.7.1 with a lot of fixes. The Theme also required an update all details below. 

PHP was upgrade to version 8 and also some old forum database tables got the engine upgraded to InnoDB for performance optimizations.


IPB Changes:


IPS Community Suite 4.7.1

Released 08/08/2022

Key Changes

This is our August maintenance release.

Key Changes include:

Additional Information


  • Added an account settings link to the user profile.
  • Added the ability to see the average time between member ranks in the admin control panel statistics.
  • Added an option for members to disable new device emails.
  • Added Sentiment Analysis stats charts
  • Added comment details to the content react Data Layer event.
  • Improved UX of the search bar.
  • Moved the edit and delete club pages links to be consistent with other club sections.
  • Mentions when posting a comment will now prioritize previous participants.
  • Fixed an HTML validation error for embeds.
  • Fixed an issue where private messages that the user could view may show in trending content.
  • Fixed an error when deleting pages from clubs.
  • Fixed an SQL error that may show when viewing the top referrer statistics in the admin control panel.
  • Fixed an issue where achievement rules were not removed when an application is deleted.
  • Fixed an issue where it was possible to bypass the minimum tags requirement.
  • Fixed an issue where an IndexNow ping triggered via the AdminCP may have an incorrect key URL.
  • Improved the preview message in the admin control panel for adverts containing javascript.
  • Fixed content types that support clubs not showing in the Create Menu when nodes only exist in clubs.
  • Fixed an issue where the sitemap URL may be missing from the default generated robots.txt file.
  • Fixed an issue where creating an album wouldn't trigger the "New Content Item-Album was created" Achievement rule.
  • Fixed minor typos with the descriptions under the "Header and Footer" theme tab.
  • Added the missing r__moderatorstats_manage language string.
  • Fixed an issue with the alert content wasn't wrapped correctly in the alert modal.
  • Fixed an issue where images in the first comment of content items may not be searchable.
  • Fixed an issue where a content awaiting approval notifications will be sent to moderators that not have access to view that content.
  • Fixed an issue where converted or upgraded posts didn't embed videos or audio.
  • Fixed an issue where the member referral banners page could return an error for admins with restricted permissions.
  • Fixed an issue where uploading large files may cause a javascript console error.
  • Fixed an issue where uploaded wav files may not play back correctly in Safari.
  • Fixed an issue where social logins may fail inside externally embedded blocks.
  • Fixed an issue where the Admin CP Forum reordering breaks when viewing subforums.
  • Fixed a missing language string on the stats overview page.
  • Fixed an issue where some upload elements may not allow WebP images.
  • Fixed an issue where the meta live editor wouldn't save the changes on pages with very long URL.
  • Fixed an issue where the member_edited webhook would be called too often.


  • Added the ability to schedule topics to be published at a future date.
  • Fixed the breadcrumb not showing when there is only one category and one forum, and that forum contains sub-forums.
  • Fixed an issue where solved topics were showing in a stream created specifically to show unsolved only.
  • Fixed an issue where forum error pages were not using the specified theme if one has been chosen.


  • Added a notification email when tracked invoices expire.
  • Added subscriptions to fraud rule filters.
  • Fixed an issue where the contact name would not show when a support request was created via the Contact Us form.
  • Fixed some issues with approving and deleting transactions for a deleted payment method.
  • Fixed an issue where attempting to create shipping rates can show the "lower value must be any or zero" incorrectly.
  • Fixed a potential issue with using PayPal via Braintree if a billing address does not have a valid region.
  • Fixed an issue in the FixMissingSubscriptionPurchases queue extension where a not existing subscription would throw an error.
  • Fixed a performance issue on AdminCP request view, by removing the title from the next/previous request links in the AdminCP.
  • Fixed an issue where referrals may not be correctly counted when a member is created via guest checkout.


  • Removed some deprecated sitemap tags.
  • Fixed an issue where it was possible to bypass the minimum tags requirement.
  • Improved the preview message in the admin control panel for adverts containing javascript.


  • Fixed downloading older file versions failing under specific circumstances.
  • Fixed an issue where the most recent changelog may show an invalid date.


  • Fixed an issue where it was possible to create an endless loop of moving comments between articles and forum topics.
  • Fixed an issue where moving comments would not work if a comment was orphaned from a record.


  • Fixed an issue converting from Invision Community when using PHP 8+.

REST, Webhooks and Zapier

  • Implemented Webhook Filters for IPS\Member.
  • Added the ability to change the content type header for the webhook requests.
  • 2 new REST endpoints where added to the core/members REST class to add & remove a secondary group.
  • The webhook REST endpoint was updated to support the new content type header variable when a webhook is created/edited via REST.
  • Added a new CORE REST endpoint to retrieve data from promoted content.
  • Added a new webhook which is fired when a content item is promoted.
  • Added a new webhook which is fired when a member gets a warning.
  • Added a new webhook which is fired when a member account gets merged with another.
  • Added a new webhook which is fired when a content item gets marked as solved.
  • Added a new webhook which is fired when a member registration is completed.
  • \IPS\Log::debug() was added to Webhook::fire to log all calls and their payload.
  • Added the "completed" flag to the Member REST API Output method.

Changes affecting third-party developers and designers

  • Fixed an issue where records were not removed from core_follow_count_cache when an application was uninstalled.
  • Fixed an issue with \IPS\File\Exception when using PHP 8+.


Theme Changes:

  • Upgraded for 4.7.1 compatibility (including new search menu UI).
  • Fixed the z-index of the Profile Followers “Options” dropdown menu in certain themes.
  • Removed the backdrop-filter fallback in some themes since it’s now supported in all browsers.



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