Moving and converting/upgrading the board

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Moving and converting/upgrading the board

Postby Oscar » Mon 12 Jul 2010 16:25

Tonight I will try to convert the board to phpBB3 and move it to a new location. The board will be accessible through the website (WaiWorld) or directly via WaiTalk.com. During the whole process the board will be closed.

Of course I hope everything will go smoothly and the inconvenience will be minor. If I do not succeed, the board will be open again on the same location as it is now.
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Postby panacea » Mon 12 Jul 2010 16:30

Good luck! can't wait!
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Postby Oscar » Mon 12 Jul 2010 17:12

Thanks! :)
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Postby Oscar » Mon 12 Jul 2010 19:53

Okay, I discovered we don't have database CREATE rights, so I have to contact the provider during office hours. No convert and move tonight! :(
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Postby panacea » Mon 12 Jul 2010 21:40

is your hosting free? if not switch lmao, that's not cool.
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Postby Oscar » Tue 13 Jul 2010 14:18

Well, apparently I can use a different prefix to "create" a new database within the same physical database, so tonight try #2! :)
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Re: Moving and converting/upgrading the board

Postby Oscar » Tue 13 Jul 2010 22:27

Well, that took longer than I thought...
The converting went pretty fast, then I took some time checking the settings (which probably still need some tweaking).
Moving the boards was very easy (or so I thought), until I couldn't adjust the domain and cookie settings. It took me a long time to figure out what was wrong, but in the end I found it. :D

Let me know if there are things that aren't right and/or need to be adjusted/changed.
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Re: Moving and converting/upgrading the board

Postby panacea » Tue 13 Jul 2010 23:19

redirect the old domain to this one, so people can find it easier maybe?
should take like 1 min

the board looks AWESOME, i'll be on the lookout for problems!
the reply box is so much better all ready
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Re: Moving and converting/upgrading the board

Postby Oscar » Tue 13 Jul 2010 23:21

panacea wrote:redirect the old domain to this one, so people can find it easier maybe?
should take like 1 min
Waaayyyy ahead of you! ;)
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Re: Moving and converting/upgrading the board

Postby panacea » Tue 13 Jul 2010 23:24

look how freaking nice that quote box looks. LOL
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Re: Moving and converting/upgrading the board

Postby Oscar » Tue 13 Jul 2010 23:27

;D
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Re: Moving and converting/upgrading the board

Postby panacea » Tue 13 Jul 2010 23:27

ok first problem: bbcode in reply is OFF and I can't turn it on so it must be board settings

testing if bold works: <b> hello </b> [b] hello [/b]
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Re: Moving and converting/upgrading the board

Postby Oscar » Tue 13 Jul 2010 23:34

Can you check if it's on by default in your user settings?
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Re: Moving and converting/upgrading the board

Postby panacea » Tue 13 Jul 2010 23:41

styles/prosilver/imageset/site_logo.gif

Oscar is it ok if I make a replacement site logo instead of that default phpBB creating communities default one? if the design is good enough of course (I've been using photoshop for 8 years haha)

Or even make it into a full header logo instead of that default blue one, of course the logo would match the current color scheme and be very generic for future skins.. unless you're a graphic designer yourself oscar or like the default?


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I checked to see if BBcode was on in my board preferences, it is, and still isn't enabled on these replies, maybe it is only disabled for non-admins?

ALSO: for new users this may be confusing but people will catch on quick (it's quite nice), when writing a reply to a topic and someone replies before you, and you hit submit, it will show you the new post and keep your written in data, so you can accomodate the new post in your reply, so it works great but internet noobies might think it didn't 'send' and that there's an error - there's not.
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Re: Moving and converting/upgrading the board

Postby Oscar » Tue 13 Jul 2010 23:44

Be my guest ;)
No, I don't like the default stuff, and it already crossed my mind to change it.
I'm an amateur web designer, but I've enough to do already (I also want to make a new design for the site, for instance), so it's all yours.

Hmmm, I'll have a look.

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