Forum Upgrades

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Re: Forum Upgrades

Postby torqued » Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:49 am

Absolutely full credit to Ging, who has had to deal with all sorts of shit to get this done.
So I don’t want to show nothing but appreciation for his work.


but wondering if there are other styles we can add to the forum layout.
Even if we can adjust per user preference, is there something that can span the entire screen?
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Re: Forum Upgrades

Postby braasmonkey » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:04 pm

torqued wrote:Absolutely full credit to Ging, who has had to deal with all sorts of shit to get this done.
So I don’t want to show nothing but appreciation for his work.


but wondering if there are other styles we can add to the forum layout.
Even if we can adjust per user preference, is there something that can span the entire screen?

Will have a look, as I believe the 'prosilver' theme is causing the limitation. Should be a number of other styles we can install and choose from :)

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Re: Forum Upgrades

Postby gingofthesouth » Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:24 pm

braasmonkey wrote:
torqued wrote:Absolutely full credit to Ging, who has had to deal with all sorts of shit to get this done.
So I don’t want to show nothing but appreciation for his work.


but wondering if there are other styles we can add to the forum layout.
Even if we can adjust per user preference, is there something that can span the entire screen?

Will have a look, as I believe the 'prosilver' theme is causing the limitation. Should be a number of other styles we can install and choose from :)

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Once we have sorted through a couple wee problems with GoDaddy's hosting setup, I will look to upgrade the forums to 3.2

Once that upgrade is done I will look to take your guys suggestions about which themes you want available and which extensions (such as light box, better stats, forum chat etc). You can browse through them here:
https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/extensions-36
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Re: Forum Upgrades

Postby classicdat » Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:40 pm

Well done Ging, Are we changing hosts at this stage also?
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Re: Forum Upgrades

Postby gingofthesouth » Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:45 pm

classicdat wrote:Well done Ging, Are we changing hosts at this stage also?

We were going to. Unfortunately with Go Daddy's hosting migration from old servers to new servers taking so long and the timing of renewal (tonight) we had no choice but to renew hosting. We will still migrate to a closer virtual private server host during the year to give us more control and faster load times as well as free SSL support.

Between myself, Adam and Nick we'll get it done. I think the website could do with a modern overhaul too at some stage this year.

I think the best two things about the forum upgrade so far:
1. Responsive design for mobile devices.
2. Multiple file upload support (upload many images at once or just drag them in to the file upload spot below the post).
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Re: Forum Upgrades

Postby gingofthesouth » Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:07 pm

Also there are a few little niggles that need to be sorted.

Some avatars are not displaying and Wal is getting an SQL error when trying to create a new topic.
Ill look in to those tonight and tomorrow night.
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Re: Forum Upgrades

Postby classicdat » Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:19 am

Thanx so much guys. Great progress, nice to know the pressure is now off changing Host.
I have been on the Calendar and want to link cruises to the post, but have no idea how to do this, I am aware it is easy, but you don't know what you don't know, Sorry to be a pain, but can someone please give me a few tips, so the cruise name becomes the link, maybe in a different colour.
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Re: Forum Upgrades

Postby classicdat » Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:20 am

gingofthesouth wrote:Also there are a few little niggles that need to be sorted.

Some avatars are not displaying and Wal is getting an SQL error when trying to create a new topic.
Ill look in to those tonight and tomorrow night.

My Avatar was working yesterday, but not today.. interesting
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Re: Forum Upgrades

Postby classicdat » Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:54 am

Aced it, Now have Rakaia cruise upgraded to a link. Should have moved it first to "past events" I guess, oops. Well I will get there.
Easy to do using the URL button in the menu bar above a post or edit box
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Re: Forum Upgrades

Postby classicdat » Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:58 am

It seems the threads I started for the Nats have been lost in the Migration, I will look for them later to prevent a double up and any confusion.
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