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Applications / Through Daniel's Lens: Photography By Daniel Swan
« Last post by danieljswan on May 31, 2018, 10:48:31 pm »
Greetings,

I am a hobbyist photographer from Chatham-Kent, ON Canada. I take pictures quite often of anything ranging from birds and wildlife to local events and landmarks across Canada and other places. I am hoping to have some space on Xepher so I can have a wordpress oriented site to share my photography with more people. (My stuff is currently hosted on Flickr) So, without any further ado:

Username: throughdanielslens

Email: danthephotoman14ATgmail.com

Site Description: Photography and videography by Daniel Swan featuring posts that tell audiences the stories behind the captures

My current homepage is my Flickr Account: http://www.flickr.com/photos/photosbydanieljswan

The current site has many photos that I have taken some from as far back as 1997 and some as recent as a few weeks ago.

So, hope you like my photos and think I have something to offer your audience, and hope I can get a site hosted here.
Thank you for your time in reading my application. :)
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Announcements / Re: PHP upgraded to 7.2
« Last post by Xepher on April 04, 2018, 11:02:39 pm »
I sent you an email, and the site seems to be working, but just wanted to follow up here, see if you got it sorted.
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Announcements / Re: PHP upgraded to 7.2
« Last post by Turnsky on March 13, 2018, 04:59:15 am »
yeah i keep getting a "ParseError thrown: Invalid numeric literal" error and i can't get into my db because of some mcrypt error
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Announcements / PHP upgraded to 7.2
« Last post by Xepher on February 25, 2018, 10:48:27 am »
PHP 5.6 is approaching its end of life, and is no longer receiving regular updates from upstream. That means it's time to move on to the next version, which is PHP 7 (6 was experimental and doesn't count.) I've updated the server to PHP 7.2, and if you're using older PHP software, you may notice errors appearing on your site. If you see messages about mysql (specifically mysql_connect being an "undefined function") then there's a temporary workaround you can add. In any PHP file you need to still use the old MySQL functions, you can add this line right at the start of the PHP section (just after the <?php tag ideally):

Code: [Select]
include_once("mysql-shim.php");
Ideally, if you didn't write the code, you should just update to a newer version that supports php 7 and not use this. But until this, this workaround might help. If you have other problems (or notice errors on any of the main xepher.net pages) please let me know. My own code is using this shim, as it's ANCIENT, and I don't have the patience to rewrite it quite yet.
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Announcements / Re: Update Your WordPress Installs!
« Last post by Turnsky on January 03, 2018, 11:15:57 pm »
Can attest this works, just happened to check the forum saw the message, went to check the site to update the WP install... lo and behold. :B
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Announcements / Update Your WordPress Installs!
« Last post by Xepher on January 03, 2018, 10:30:49 am »
:UPDATE:

Well, it's more than a year later, and a lot of accounts have fallen out of date again. I've disabled these. If your site has a notice that your Wordpress was out of date, email me and I'll unlock it, so that you can upgrade.

Note that the current version of Wordpress is now 5.1.


:UPDATE:
Just as everyone seems to have finally been updated, Wordpress goes and breaks their auto-update process.

https://wordpress.org/news/2018/02/wordpress-4-9-4-maintenance-release/

Everyone (in the world) needs to update manually and then make sure auto-updates are enabled again!


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Over the New Year we had an account compromised (almost certainly through a MILDLY out of date WordPress install) and it was used to attack other servers, leading to a warning from my VM provider.

Going forward, I'm going to be requiring that all WordPress installs be maintained and kept up to date. To enforce this, I've written a scanner that will automatically find and check the version of any WP installs, and it will be emailing me any time someone is out of date. If you have WP on your site, please go update it NOW to at least version 4.9.1.

As WP is a very popular target, even an install a week out of date can be vulnerable, and so I will be disabling accounts if/when that happens. I've already disabled several, and sent emails of warning to many others. If your account was one that was disabled, email me, and I can release it and allow you to update things. Also, please make sure your offsite contact email is kept up to date so that I can contact you in cases like this. Too many times I have to resort to disabling accounts to get the owners attention, and I'd prefer to avoid that.

Sorry to have to be so strict about this, but with the potential to leverage this server to attack remote targets, the threat is serious enough that I have no choice. If you have any questions or thoughts though, feel free to ask below, or contact me directly if you prefer.

Thank you all for understanding!
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Technical Support / Re: "&skip_scriptaculous=1" No Longer Working
« Last post by Xepher on July 13, 2017, 10:34:59 pm »
It looks like scriptaculous (or at least a compatible version of it) isn't actually being loaded by another script, so the newsbox breaks. The "skip" option was only to skip it if you already load it on your own (or through another script) elsewhere. I suspect that, if it was breaking another script, it's for some other reason than it already being loaded.

Bottom line, you can skip the newsbox if you want, as I don't have the desire to debug it right now. :-)
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Technical Support / "&skip_scriptaculous=1" No Longer Working
« Last post by sabao on July 13, 2017, 09:12:43 am »
I needed to put it on the so it didn't get in the way of another widget on my site. I'm pretty sure it worked prior to my requested name change, but now the newsbox doesn't really cycle anymore. Also, I took it out to see if the newsbox would work without it and it does.
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Technical Support / Re: Name Change
« Last post by sabao on July 03, 2017, 01:45:01 pm »
I think I've fixed it. Thanks so much again for everything!
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Technical Support / Re: Name Change
« Last post by Xepher on July 03, 2017, 10:39:18 am »
Okay, it's done. I had a partially written script to rename accounts, but I haven't used it in a few years, so it broke and I did the rest by hand. The good news is I fixed the script so the next person that asks this should get a much easier (and quicker) response.

That said, I did fix some stuff by hand, so double check everything. Also, you have wordpress, so I modified your basic config to point to the new database name. Note that you may need to change other settings in wordpress to make it work with the new domain name. If you have trouble, just let me know.
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