forum upgrade

cincy_kid

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Hey all, going to be trying to upgrade our forums to the newest version sometime this weekend.

Just giving you a heads up in case you log in and if it is down, know I am working on it and will return ASAP!

Not anticipating it to be down long if at all but just in case..

thanks!
 

lll

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Cincy
Thanks for the heads up
And thanks for doing it......:)
 

beatle

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k.i.s.s. d.f.w.i.b.

an upgrade has to make bad things better. is that the case here? i find it perfect.
 

rnewkirk

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Thanks, Cincy

Thanks, Cincy

Chris, Your technical skills are one more thing we here at onepocket.org
have to be thankful for. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.
 

cincy_kid

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thanks all, first try didnt work, trying again soon, site will be down for a short period...
 

cincy_kid

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strike 2!

I may need to contact our host tomorrow for settings, will continue this then!
 

cincy_kid

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For some reason my post at 2 AM did not come through but it looks like we are using the latest platform now, upgrade completed successfully!

It cant use our old styles it is not compatible with the new code so for now this is the default look and feel. We can change it to whatever we want moving forward. I think maybe getting a new theme would be cool but I need to look into it more...

I also need to fix the header stuff to get our logo and menu items working again. Still lots to do but we are at least back online and operational!
 

cincy_kid

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forum upgrade

Cool. Thanks. Any cool new features coming?
Not sure to be honest. Basically we went from version 3.8.7 to the latest 5.5.5 so there should be a lot of cool things added or bugs fixed, functionality added, etc.

Here is the list of forum features it says it has:
[h=4]Forums[/h]
  • Unlimited Hierarchy of Forums
  • Private Forums
[h=4]Threads[/h]
  • Thread and forum subscription (notification by email optional)
  • Admin tools: edit, delete, move, lock, make sticky, etc.
  • Email page to friend option
[h=4]Posts[/h]
  • Supports BB Code in posts
  • Supports HTML in post
  • Smilies
  • Avatars
  • WYSIWYG or standard editors for posts and Private Messages
  • Attachment images (.gif, .jpg., etc.) stored on filesystem (optional, via Admin CP)
  • Preview post option
  • Polls
  • Post Reporting - report posts to moderators
  • User post count
  • Admin tools: edit, delete, move, etc.
  • Preview-safe Attachments
[h=4]Member Features[/h]
  • Member Profile Pages (updated in 4.0). This information can be viewed by other members from the member list. Custom user title, URL home page, date of birth, instant messaging medium, location, occupation, biography, interests, vB version, plus any other custom user fields that may be defined by the administrator.
  • Allows members to upload pictures that can be viewed in the user's profile.
  • Private Messaging
  • Friends List
  • Member Birthdays shown on Forum home
  • Who's Online
  • Signature Editor
[h=4]Avatar Options[/h]
  • Custom Avatars - upload from own computer or specify a URL
[h=4]Private Messaging[/h]
  • Private Message Tracking
  • Private Message filling in custom folders
[h=4]Privacy & Permissions[/h]
  • Permission system, based on user, usergroup or forums
  • Private Forums
[h=4]General[/h]
  • Email and password changes require current password
[h=4]Users & Usergroups[/h]
  • User registration options
  • User banning (by name & IP)
  • Global Ignore User - When enabled, all posts by the specified user will be ignored/unseen by other members. Automatically added to all users ignore lists.
  • Unlimited Moderators and SuperModerators
  • Permission system, based on user, usergroup or forums
[h=4]User Options[/h]
  • These include Daylight Savings options, forum style chooser, selection of notification types for PM, emails etc., thread display options, WYSIWYG editor options, and language chooser
[h=4]Admin & Board Maintenance[/h]
  • Task Scheduler
  • Control Panel, Moderator & Task Logs
  • Post Pruning
[h=4]Moderation[/h]
  • Moderation queues for user registration and posting
[h=4]Attachments[/h]
  • Attachment thumbnails (requires PHP to have GD enabled)
  • Storage type options for attachments (database or file system)
[h=4]Styling & Templates[/h]
  • Powerful Templating System
  • Conditionals supported in the templates
  • Ability to create multiple styles which can be applied to different forums and users
[h=4]Template Engine and Layouts[/h]
  • Proprietary template engine
  • Template/Skins
  • Full CSS layout and design
  • Sitewide templates: you can create an entire site using a default set of templates
  • Powerful, fast and suitable for robust development
  • Add-ons and Plug-ins
  • Easily extensible through a plug-in architecture and variety of accessible plug-ins
[h=4]Language & Phrase Management[/h]
  • Phrase Manager
[h=4]Help and FAQ[/h]
  • Context sensitive help throughout the adminCP
 

keoneyo

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Still trying to figure out how to get the last post up on a thread instead of the first to start.
 
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