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Minor Forum Software Update - August 2019


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We have updated the forum software to Invision 4.4.5 to apply a bug fix release. This is not a feature release and as such the overall look, feel and functionality of the site remains unchanged. Should you encounter any oddities or have any questions, do let me know.

For anyone who is interested in the technical details, the release notes as provided by Invision are as follows:

Technical Details

Version 4.4.5 is a maintenance update to fix issues reported since 4.4.4.

Additional Information



  • Improved the performance of the Unarchive task.
  • Fixed an issue upgrading from older versions of Invision Community where topics or posts queued for deletion were present.
  • Fixed an issue where posts from ignored members were visible if the author was in a highlighted group.
  • Fixed an issue where archive settings could be saved with no more than or less than selection.
  • Fixed an issue where hiding a topic without an existing first post would stop the queue to hide all the members content.


  • Fixed Follow and Promote buttons not showing for images on mobile devices.
  • Fixed an issue where inline renaming an image from the lightbox would either fail or rename the album.
  • Fixed instances where a member with a secondary group that doesn't allow albums to be created, but with a primary group that does but limits how many that can be created, will allow the member to create unlimited albums.


  • Removed the ability to create ranged recurring events that overlap (e.g. where the next occurence start time is before the first occurrence has finished).
  • Removed the timezone from event notification emails for all day events.
  • Fixed an issue where events that repeat for a set period will end one period before they should.
  • Fixed an issue where users are able to create events where the end time occurs before the start time.
  • Fixed an issue where ranged recurring events may show an incorrect date range for the event on the calendar "Day" view.
  • Fixed an issue where embedding a Calendar Event may fail in some circumstances.
  • Fixed an issue where ranged recurring events may not show as occurring on an end date when they span across months.
  • Fixed an issue where the calendar name would be exposed to members which don't have permissions to view the calendar via the members online location on the profile.

Donation System

  • Added support for Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) in Stripe.
  • Fixed referral commission not being given for renewals.
  • Fixed an error that can occur when renewal invoices are generated if no billing address existed on the original invoice.
  • Fixed invoice notification emails showing a payment failed warning if one payment method failed even if another one succeeded.
  • Fixed social login buttons not working when checking out as a guest.
  • Fixed staff replies to support emails.
  • Fixed an issue where stock replies may have new lines stripped.
  • Fixed pending withdrawl AdminCP notification link to point to the pending withdrawl filter.
  • Fixed an issue where you may not be able to delete subcategories in the store.
  • Fixed a potential error when upgrading from a version older than 4.4.2.
  • Fixed an issue where switching to a "default" support stream (ex. Open, Assigned, or Tracked Requests) can result in a MySQL error.
  • Fixed an issue where deleting a customer note would not close the dialog.
  • Fixed member group being moved when upgrading or modifying an expired purchase.
  • Fixed an issue where purchase custom field labels may show as a random string or in the wrong language in the Transaction Approved email.
  • Edited the purchase email notification setting to clarify an email is sent for every item.


  • Fixed an issue where draft entries may be included in digests.


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3 hours ago, cuthound said:

Must be good as I can't tell any difference before and after the update. ?


Thanks Rich. 

Yes, it was only a very minor update. We could have skipped this version but as I was doing routine server maintenance it made sense to do this at the same time. 

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