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New Website Forum being built

Postby Steven Dowd » June 27th, 2009, 9:11 am

Yesterday the website and forum crashed and burned again, the database managed to corrupt itself yet again, thistime I found the error and its not worth the effort to fix, so I have put it back online from a backup, and have started to build a newer version of the forum, which should be more reliable

I have been working with Bob on a replacement website forum, which I hope will go online sometime over this weekend, It will hopefully have all the posts and images from this existing forum, and if all goes well, all usernames and passwords will stay the same, there are bound to be one or two little things we miss in the testing, but fingers x'd all will go ok

So if you arrive here, and it looks to have changed colours and format, this is why

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Re: New Website Forum being built

Postby Steven Dowd » July 4th, 2009, 6:56 pm

Ok, loads of changes

I have managed to copy all the forum posts, and all the images from the old system into a newer forum

The forum colours may change a bit over the next few days, and I might turn a few more features of the system on, whilst turning some that are not going to get used so often off..

Some posts I know are still broken, I haven't yet fixed the posts with the youtube videos in them, and some of my posts using tables to format images and text will probably display oddly as well

Hopefully everything will be ok

If you notice anything obviously not working, or something that displays oddly, let me know, I will have a go at fixing it.

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Re: New Website Forum being built

Postby bob » July 4th, 2009, 10:09 pm

Cheers Steve,. you must have burnt all your midnight oil to get this up and running,
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Re: New Website Forum being built

Postby Steven Dowd » July 4th, 2009, 11:54 pm

Its taken quite some time to get the posts transfered and all working

The youtube video links all work now, I just fixed most of those

I think there might be an issue with logging onto the forum

it seems that it might not allow you to logon if you use any domain name other than

http://newton-le-willows.com

Some people visit the forum using the other domain names for example they might use http://earlestown.com or http://n-le-w.co.uk

There seems to be an issue with the cookie thats being set to the browser when your on one of those domains, the cookie still thinks its for http://newton-le-willows.com..

I believe that I know what the problem is, and will fix it tomorrow.

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Re: New Website Forum being built

Postby Steven Dowd » July 5th, 2009, 1:12 pm

I am not sure if I have fixed the cookie issue or not, the problem sometimes when fixing things is that it might work ok for me, but not the next person that visits

So if anyone is haveing logon issues, please let me know

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Re: New Website Forum being built

Postby Steven Dowd » July 5th, 2009, 1:20 pm

One other small thing I have noticed

The new forum system has three buttons at the bottom of the page where you submit your reply

Save Preview Submit

The older forum only had 'Preview' and 'Submit'

The new 'Save' button doesn't post what your typing, it saves it, as a draft message, it saves it into a section of your profile control panel which has a section 'Manage Drafts' where you can save sections of text that you might want to post, keep adding to it, and then when its finished post the whole of it all at once.

I suppose I am making it sound complicated, but its a good feature, especially for users who post long posts, like myself (she. bob etc) who paste in sections from all over the place, this will make posting easier

But

I have found its maybe too easy to just click that Save button, not understanding that your message has been saved to Drafts, not posted into the Forum

So untill I can think of a way to make the buttons more self explanetary, be careful to click "Preview" or "Submit" if you want to actually post your message straight away.

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Re: New Website Forum being built

Postby test2 » July 5th, 2009, 4:26 pm

Test Post please ignore

Test Post please ignore

Hopefully this next part, should be in nice formatted box's





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Re: New Website Forum being built

Postby bob » July 5th, 2009, 4:31 pm

looks ok to me steve,
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Re: New Website Forum being built

Postby Steven Dowd » July 5th, 2009, 5:18 pm

Seems to be working ok

I added a few posting features

there is now a table like 'tab' button in the posting form, which allows someone to post lists, or better formatted text.

If you use the button to surround a list of text, thats seperated with a ; it will show the text items in seperate colums

So that if you posted this...

Code: Select all

[tab=4]text one ; text two ; text three ; text four ;;;;;; [/tab]



It will make


The max number of text columns is 10, but you don't have to display all ten, it just displays the number that is put in the first tab=4 box so tab=8 would make this



the many ;;;;'s are because no matter if you use text in one column or every other column, there must alway sbe 10 ;'s on each line

So really its just like a text csv file, for displaying into a forum. I don't expect it will get used often, but it might prove useful for posting som eof the genealogical stuff that gets posted

The other item which might be useful is the align= button, which is used to align, text or images, to the left, right or center

Code: Select all

[align=right]This text is to the right of the page[/align]
[align=left]This text is to the left of the page[/align]
[align=center]This text is in the center of the page[/align]



the above code in a forum post would produce this.....

This text is to the right of the page

This text is to the left of the page

This text is in the center of the page


Again, it may never get used, but it may prove useful, maybe putting images in the centre of the page within a post, rather than on the left all the time.

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