I had version 1.0 installed, and I gave some suggestions to Federico and he thought of some more desirable features, and version 1.1 has now made it's debut. The script has grown from 41KB to 48KB! Version 1.1 has all these new features:
* Display BBCODE Buttons on the add comment form
* List all comments (With pagination)
* Display what GMT is PPLOG using, at the footer
* Add security question on comment form
* Users who post comments now have their identity protected
* Smilies added
* Fixed CSS Bug on Safari
* RSS Feeds added
* Show how many comments are posted in each entry
This covers just about everything I want. Support for a few more bbcodes would be one more thing, but I can't think of anything else.
Security has become very good. There was the security-code that has to be typed in before posting a comment, but it is not as well obfuscated as a graphical captcha system.
So, Federico has added a security question -- I have set this to an easy question that all Puppy-fans will know the answer to.
But, it doesn't end there. PPLOG does not use a login system as such, nor is there a email verification required. Instead, anyone can comment. There is then the potential problem of identity theft, so PPLOG requires a password to post a comment -- this gets associated with your username the first time that you post a comment, so remember both for posting future comments. If you forget your password, you'll have to change your username.
So, there are three security boxes that you have to type something into when you post a comment, but well worth it for the incredibly tight security that is achieved.
Comments:Posted on 16 Apr 2008, 14:01 by linuxcbon
it works ! :)
Posted on 16 Apr 2008, 14:19 by GeoW
We need as much security as possible after the recent experiences with your blog.
A little extra effort is a small price to pay.
Posted on 16 Apr 2008, 14:35 by Leon
Long live your blog and PPLOG.
Posted on 16 Apr 2008, 15:17 by Lobster
Viva La Minima
Not sure if the title is good Italian? However the meaning should be clear. Smaller and simpler - ideal for Puppy. Black text. Colour for emphasis. A simple image. Images and links in blog entries. Anything else is eye-clutter. Emoticons are a good thing as they soften and enhance the expression. It is inspiring to find such excellent coding. Woof woof
Posted on 16 Apr 2008, 16:18 by stoic
Safari rendering error still present
Love the blog, but just to let you know that the Webkit css bug is still there.
Perhaps you didn't update the stylesheet when you upgraded to 1.1, but the comma in line 41 of style.css (just after center) needs to be removed for Webkit to render the site correctly.
Posted on 16 Apr 2008, 16:22 by GreatnessGuru
Reserving my Author name.
Hi. Great little blog.
Just reserving my Author name right now.
Posted on 16 Apr 2008, 16:29 by GreatnessGuru
Does "Delete" work?
I just tried "Delete"ing my last comment,
but "Wrong password!" on three or four tries.
I hope I typed in the original password
I thought I was.
Posted on 16 Apr 2008, 16:51 by bytescrafty
Well it looks like I have to assume a new 'user name' for this updated blog - did add the odd comment or two on the older blog - but as always security is very important for these times..
Hopefully this extra security feature will be the end of those pesky spammers..
Posted on 16 Apr 2008, 19:10 by boscobearbank
Security Question Answer autofill?
Firefox is autofilling the security question box with the answer "boscobearbank" - I don't believe that's the correct answer
Posted on 16 Apr 2008, 19:20 by BarryK
Re: scurity code difficulty
No, you don't have to change your username. I kept my previous name as an ordinary user, BarryK.
The problem seems to be mistyping of the security password, due to the Helvetica style font -- something that I have always lamented -- that a letter i when upper case looks identical to a letter L when lowercase.
Posted on 16 Apr 2008, 19:23 by BarryK
Re: deleting of comments
That's a very interesting point. The 'Delete' only works for me, with admin password.
However, now that Federico has implemented individual passwords for users there is no reason why users should not be able to delete their own posts. I'll ask Federico about it.
Posted on 16 Apr 2008, 20:21 by Leon
Deleting my post
A post to delete.
Posted on 16 Apr 2008, 20:56 by Leon
Saving passwords and deleting posts
My username and password was successfully saved.
An option to delete posts would be very useful especially to make corrections when posting to the blog.
Posted on 17 Apr 2008, 3:59 by GeoW
I can't find them.
Where are they?
Posted on 17 Apr 2008, 6:27 by jeffrey
Great blog choice
This is great - a blog where Barry can get faults fixed, new features added, and where the usual security issues are greatly reduced.