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Protected Links

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Issue with 3.1.0, links showing as expired when they aren’t

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Boiler Room Digital
Boiler Room Digital

Hello,

Couple of issues - firstly a hopefully simple one. I had 3.0.0 installed (on a 3.5.17 EE install). I uploaded the files for 3.1.0. I’ve clicked the Update to 3.1.0 button, and it’s now showing that 3.1.0 is installed, but I still see the update button. Not sure what is going on here.

Secondly, I use Protected Links to hide links to Photos which I store above the web root, so they’re only available for logged in users. As a Super Admin, these were working fine, but for all other users, the photos weren’t appearing - the error was that the Link had Expired. None of the links have an expiry date in the database. I found that because the expiry date column was a number, an empty expiry returns “0” rather than an empty string. Thus editing line 87 of mod.protected_links.php to:

      if ($link_q->row(‘expires’)!=’’ && $link_q->row(‘expires’)!=0 && ee()->localize->now > $link_q->row(‘expires’))

From

      if ($link_q->row(‘expires’)!=’’ && ee()->localize->now > $link_q->row(‘expires’))

Prevented the error. Does this seem sensible? Is this a bug?

Yuri Salimovskiy
# 1
Developer
Yuri Salimovskiy

Thanks for catching this! The !=0 check was present in few places, but not everywhere.
The new version has been packaged and uploaded to devot:ee (no version number update)

Boiler Room Digital
# 2
Boiler Room Digital

Thanks!