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Will you manage my Linux?
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I made some changes to attachment settings. Now it creates a 400 pixel thumbnail and if you click it, it opens the full size which your browser will typically rescale. That works way better than what it was before. You will have to re-attach and edit the post to change any existing posts. See my lamp posting in Electrical for how it looks.

Also I can find no ability for the user to set how many posts per page. It's only a global/admin setting, which I find limiting. There are mods to enable it of course.
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I am liking the quick shortcuts on the main forum index:

View unanswered posts • View unread posts • View new posts • View active topics

Try them out.
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This has been trending up recently:
Most users ever online was 30 on Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:35 am
I think it is bots and guests. I wonder if I have real human guests.
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Oh yeah, that thing that happened. I didn't pay my bill because the e-mail address registered to my web host has stopped working and I never got the bills/reminders. I changed it. Everything's fine.
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Adam wrote:Also, no secure login? (SSL). Sigh. At least the PHP code is not sending the username/password in the clear, it is obfuscating it into a token in a cookie.

See if you can easily add a certificate. Even a self-signed one (free) will provide the ability to have encryption during the login process.

Some Linux commands:
http://www.thegeekstuff.com/2009/07/lin ... -crt-file/
https://help.dreamhost.com/hc/en-us/art ... e-overview

I may look into this a little more seriously.

And this sounds really easy. I think I would leave the http up and let the users who want encryption manually direct their browser to https.
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kevm14 wrote:[
I may look into this a little more seriously.
I'll hold my breath...
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Backed up and optimized MySQL tables.

I should look into the SSL thing so everyone's critical PII and personal financial information is safe when they post it.
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kevm14 wrote:Backed up and optimized MySQL tables.

I should look into the SSL thing so everyone's critical PII and personal financial information is safe when they post it.
Yes. Also so someone doesn't snag your session cookie when you are in a hotel posting to the forum.
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Installed a cert. It will take a few hours.
Success!
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Please note, however, that professionally signed certificates from Let's Encrypt take a while to get set up, so we've put a self-signed certificate up in the mean time.
This self-signed certificate secure, but visitors' browsers will give them a warning until the certificate from Let's Encrypt is ready to go.
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Feel free to try it. Did not work for me yet. I am not going to enforce SSL via .htaccess.
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