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Update for critical security issue in PHPMailer included in release Vanilla 2.3.1

Todd · Chief Product Officer · Vanilla Staff


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  • ddumont

    Still miss me ? <3

    Some users of my addon have been having issues with it and it looks like you guys changed some stuff I was using (array serialization) for settings.

    I'm not really sure what to do here, as I'm not a big php guy. If you have some spare cycles, could you consider sending me a pull request to help them out?

    If not, my addon (nillablog) should probably be marked incompatible with 2.2 :(

    June 2016
  • computergenius

    Hope that I am not out of order writing to you here, but I see your name against Vanilla jsConnect plugin.

    The link to the documentation,/docs/jsconnect
    doesn't work, it just forwards to docs.vanillaforums.com

    Any suggestions? ("leave me alone" is perfectly acceptable!)

    July 2015
  • Todd earned the Tenth Anniversary badge.
    Thanks for sticking with us for 10 years.
    February 2015
  • pcnet

    hello Todd

    October 2014
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    September 2014
  • Noo
    Noo Todd

    Hi !

    Is Google Sign In working .. for me it is saying :

    400. That’s an error.
    OpenID auth request contains an unregistered domain: http:..."

    Reading on, I find Google closed Open ID 2.0...

    linkto : developers.google.com/+/api/auth-migration#userinfo

    Any working alternatives to enable quick logins ? pl advise, thanks !

    July 2014
    • Sushubh
      Came here with the same problem.
    • Honey Flow
      Honey Flow
      same prob here. is it working or have i just missed something?
  • Todd earned the Ninth Anniversary badge.
    Thanks for sticking with us for 9 years.
    March 2014
  • jvil

    Hi Todd, I downloaded OpenID 0.2 plugin for latest Vanilla stable version and I saw there is the SettingsURL commented (If I uncomment doesn't found their plugins settings page), is there any way to activate their settings to only disable OpenID from login form? I'm using this plugin to enable other authenticators, but as I don't see the Settings page for this plugin I'm unable to disable OpenID from login form. Any idea? Thanks!

    January 2014
  • FALCON_Master

    I have the Facebook plugin installed, I have the AppID and App secret input and it is not in Sandbox mode. When I try to set the Authenticator to Facebook, it never sticks, it always goes to Password.

    Thanks for the help or direction.

    November 2013
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    September 2013
  • Todd changed his profile picture.
    September 2013
  • uukmalesam

    hey ive been trying to install your open id plugin, i keep getting the error allow_url_fopen php.ini is there a way to manually fix this? thanks

    July 2013
  • mbforums

    Good Job and Keep up !! Steve

    July 2013
  • Todd earned the 500 Awesomes badge.
    You received 500 Awesomes. It ain't no fluke, you post great stuff and we're lucky to have you here.
    June 2013
    • peregrine
      Welcome to the Community! : as hgtonight would say.

      We're glad to have you :) as well as lucky.
  • Todd earned the 100 Insightfuls badge.
    You received 100 Insightfuls. When you're liked this much, you'll be an MVP in no time!
    June 2013
  • MattQ

    Hi Todd, are you planning on updating the Facebook plugin to work with the latest version of Vanilla? I seem to be having some issues connecting to Facebook thru the plugin and I'm not sure if it is a Vanilla version incompatibility or something I have done wrong (much more likely).

    If you'd like to see what's happening, please check the site: bakeshopdrop.com/forums

    Thanks! Much appreciated!

    May 2013
    • MattQ
      I keep getting the "UniqueID is required." notification. I must be missing something in the setup. :-/
    • MattQ
      K, I tried installing it and now the FB plugin isn't even listed in my plugins in the Dashboard...? How exactly do I install this update?

      Thanks for your help!
  • thomasp

    Hi Todd, can you help me please? I want to hash passwords for vanilla and i need the path to the script who do this, and also what i need to modify, when the variable $pw is my password in cleartext. Thank you in advantage, Greets Thomas

    April 2013
  • Luhring

    hey I'm new and trying to learn stuff and none of the pictures on these pages exist:

    vanillaforums .org/page/folderstructure
    vanillaforums .org/docs/controllers
    vanillaforums .org/docs/views

    tell whoever needs to be told to fix it please

    April 2013
  • patmanproject

    hi todd, can you help me? The vanilla statistics plugin doesn't work :) i've installed curl

    April 2013
  • remzi

    hi todd, we can't use turkish locale pack, what is the problem of this file ?

    March 2013
  • DenisS

    Hello Todd, I install pockets 3 days ago, I can't get any ads running with it. I put html code in and nothing appears, It's ok in dreamweaver, so in put basic html with just text in and it shows. I got a scrolling bar working. But anything else won't show, I want to put Agoda Hotel ad in but nothing, I have tried many other codes and get nothing. I not great at this type of thing but learning. But don't what the drop down permissions and Role means. Here's the code i tried this morning,

    February 2013
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    Thanks for sticking with us for 8 years.
    February 2013
  • mventures

    Hi Todd, How are you? I am using your Pockets plugin for serving affiliate ads on my site. All is going on my site but I noticed that the ads are also appearing along the side panel in my admin dasboard. Due to this, I am unable to make/save changes within my dashboard as the ads are overlapping the content and buttons. I need to make an urgent changes to my settings but with this strange error, I cannot do it. I have a screenshot of the error but cant find a place to load them here. Can you please help me at the earliest? Thank you so much.

    January 2013
  • ariankooshesh

    Todd! The facebook app is broken if you take the following steps: Create a user w/o the plugin, attempt then to log in with the same email and the facebook and original account creation. You will get this dreaded error. developers.facebook(.)com/bugs/461571897194273 I've been trying to fix all day. Can you help?

    December 2012
  • cnick

    I was looking for the proper pockets fix to work with Vani. 2.1 and even better someone already posted a link with updated one. Since I'm not too familiar with github, without wanting to, downloaded everything was there and on plugins folder saw Reactions Stub. Since it doesn't have any functions attached to it that was just a mockup of the reactions plugin used here or ... :?

    October 2012
    • Kasper
      The ReactionsStub plugin is a tool for theme devs to locally theme the reactions bar without having the actual plugin.
    • cnick
      @kasperisager ah, I see. Don't know too much about it's utility since reactions is a hosted version feature but ... maybe the future will bring something good :)
  • dan33410


    September 2012
  • Just got married over the weekend, now I'm back!

    September 2012
    • HalfCat
      Congratulations! Wish you all the best!
    • listisimo
      Congratulations. Not a very long honeymoon....
  • enviraphani

    Hey Todd, i really appreciate your work on this amazing product, i personally a mybb themer, now will work on this software to produce more awesome themes.Here is my community dedicated to the mybb themes : www.myskins.org .Its really glad to meet you :) , regards,

    September 2012
    • Todd
      Looking good.
  • dan33410

    Hi Todd. This is a very weird issue. I sent the link to my community to one of my partners. She has never signed up. But when she went to the site, for the very first time, it looked like she was already signed as a different registered user. She doesn’t know who the user is. I checked and it is a for sure a real user. Why would she be signed in under another user’s account?

    September 2012
    • Todd
      I've only seen this kind of issue with proxy caching. We've done some work recently on making sure the cache headers don't do this.
    • dan33410
      Thanks for writing back Todd. Is there a way to turn the caching off? is that even a good idea?
    • Todd
      Oh yeah, you want no-cache headers on your responses. Can you PM a link to your forum so that I can check your response headers?
    • dan33410
      I wanted to give you an update Todd. That absolutely did the trick! Thanks so much!
  • Todd added the Swedish Transifex addon.
    Swedish language translations for Vanilla. Help contribute to this translation by going to its translation site here.
    September 2012