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Maian Lockbox Changelog (

[+] Added [*] Updated [-] Bug Fix

Version 3.0 (02/10/2019):
[+] Added batch delete operations to all admin list screens
[+] Added control links on admin popup action messages for quicker navigation
[+] Added cookie option to admin login
[+] Added copy options for lockboxes and packages in admin CP for easier adding of similar lockboxes/packages
[+] Added email "Reply-To" name and email settings
[+] Added lockbox page management to easily add new pages to lockboxes
[+] Added mail debugging & certificate check options to admin settings
[+] Added option for payment gateway/method to be set for backend usage only
[+] Added option to add additional information about package. Viewable to visitor on signup page.
[+] Added option to add welcome message for member in lockbox area. Can be set differently per member.
[+] Added option to attach files when contacting members from admin CP
[+] Added option to restrict logins to a max number of IP addresses for security. Can be set differently on a member level.
[+] Added option to set lockbox variables.
[+] Added optional captcha to login and sign up pages. Can easily be disabled.
[+] Added payment currency to payments search options in admin CP
[+] Added support for Stripe payment gateway (API Library version 7.2.2)
[+] Added warning on admin homescreen if master lockbox access is on.
[+] Brand new user portal with option to add custom pages in admin CP
[+] New, easier to use lockbox system without the need to set up htaccess folders
[+] On admin CP approval screen, added option to suppress emails. Useful if you want to approve accounts, but not send emails
[*] Brand new admin CP
[*] Email settings moved to separate page in admin CP
[*] Min PHP version required to run Maian Lockbox is now 5.6 or higher
[*] Password storage updated to use PHP's password bcrypt API. All passwords must be reset.
[*] Removed .htpasswd storage, added MySQL storage for better performance
[*] Updated Font Awesome icons/vector library (5.7.1)
[*] Updated PHPMailer to latest stable release (6.1.1)
[*] Updated admin list screens to use stupid table JS plugin for quick table sorting
[*] Updated jQuery library to latest stable release (3.4.1)
[*] Removed .htaccess authentication system which caused too much confusion. Added standard session authentication with login box
[*] Removed login username. Login now via email address and password except master login details.
[*] Removed statistics page from admin CP.
[*] Removed theme option and theme switcher for signup and contact options.

Version 2.3 (01/03/2018):
[+] Updated signup to clear email address if previous payment wasn't completed. Prevents errors saying email already exists when someone hasn't actually signed up.
[*] Added authentication support for servers running PHP as PHP-CGI/PHP-FPM where the standard authentication hooks aren't available
[*] Bootstrap API updated to 3.3.7
[*] Min PHP version to run software increased to 5.5. PHP5.5 or higher required.
[*] Removed or repaired 404 links from documentation
[*] Updated PHPMailer to latest stable release (6.0.3)
[*] Updated Paypal IPN callback to use new endpoints and verify SSL
[*] jQuery library updated to 3.3.1
[-] Fixed bug where emails were triggered on stopped callback for accounts already expired
[-] Fixed case sensitivity bug allowing pending payments to be accepted
[-] Fixed issue causing blank emails to be sent out if the payment from Paypal was pending
[-] Fixed issue where password was updated in database for member edit even if password field was left blank
[-] Fixed issue where subscriptions remained in a 'renew' status after the subcription was renewed.
[-] Fixed issue with account expiring too soon if grace period was set to a high value
[-] Fixed issue with gateway response debug log not activating correctly if set in admin CP
[-] Fixed mysql error when next renew date was blank or invalid in admin CP

Version 2.2 (31/05/2017):
[+] Added support for PHP7.1
[*] PHPMailer class updated to latest stable release (5.2.23)

Version 2.1 (26/06/2016):
[+] Added support for PHP7
[-] Fixed bugs with system and lockbox auto enable dates
[-] Fixed database backup issue when database name was in uppercase characters
[-] Fixed installer bug for database with hyphens in name
[-] Fixed issue which caused signup page to fail due to invalid package ID
[-] Fixed issue with fixed timer accounts throwing a fatal error
[-] Fixed undefined error bug that caused some gateway responses to fail for the sandbox
[-] On admin backup page, last updated date was showing incorrectly as creation date

Version 2.0 (14/10/2015):
[+] Added global switch for event logs in settings.
[+] Added option to add notes to payments
[+] Added smtp security option, from name, from email and other address option
[+] Added white label licence. Market and sell the product as your own.
[+] Package signup pages can now load from different themes if set.
[+] Templates now theme based system for frontend.
[*] Added option to write event logs when sending batch mail
[*] All frontend operations, contact, pass reset etc recoded for better performance
[*] Batch mail option moved from tools to separate screen
[*] Brand new responsive HTML5 system via Twitter Bootstrap
[*] Deprecated MySQL functions removed and replaced with MySQLi
[*] Emails now plain text and HTML by default
[*] Export members and payments routines moved to separate pages
[*] Payments can now be exported using member filter. Package filter removed.
[*] Removed PHP mail function, SMTP now required
[*] When approving members system now checks htpasswd entry exists and adds it if it's missing
[*] You can now add/edit event log notes for any event log entry
[*] Removed ioncube encryption system
[-] Fixed issue preventing edit of single lockbox for free version

Version 1.0 (04/02/2013):
[+] v1.0 Released

Latest Version - v3.1 - Coming Soon

The next release is being prepared. Here`s what new:

New in v3.1

- Added more controls to admin WYSIWYG editor including image, media, link, colour and formatting options
- Added official support for PHP7.4*
- Added support for the PHP mail function

Updated or Removed

- Updated Stripe payment gateway API library (7.75.0)
- Updated PHPMailer to latest stable release (6.3.0)
- Updated Bootstrap library (3.4.1)
- Documentation updated. 404 links removed or updated and typos fixed.
- Improvements to error and exception handling
- Security enhancements and layout alterations
- Updated jQuery javascript library (3.5.1)
- Update trumbowyg jquery plugin (2.21.0)
- Import and export routines now use the system temporary folder. This is auto cleared by the garbage collector and is used for better performance.
- Security enhancement. Backup folder path must explicitly be set in admin CP now for security.
- Added official support for PHP8.0*

Bug Fixes

- Added missing docs images that were missing from the last update
- Fixed MySQL date issues for MySQL servers running in STRICT mode that disallow 0000-00-00 date fields
- Fixed email send test which didn't correctly send to all 'other' emails
- Fixed signup issue for free setups which caused an error to appear
- Fixed Stripe callback issues related to subscriptions and later API versions

Last updated: 12 March 2022
Release Date: Coming Soon
Please do not contact us about the release date, thank you.


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