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Website and Forums Progress Report

Post by clintonman » 18 Feb 2017, 03:12

Just an update on my activities.
Cleaned the administrators email - was filled with undelivered email notices, probably left over from a hack
Generated and downloaded a full backup (3.3Gb) - looks like it's all there including the forum database
Installed a version of xampp, "...a free and open source cross-platform web server solution ..." on a local machine. I got version 1.8.2 which has apache, mysql and php versions close to what we have here on the live web server.

Next steps 1. recreate this forum on my local webserver, 2. update that forum to the latest version available, 3. update the actual live forums

Finis made a couple of changes yesterday adding vimeo support and improved support for youtube videos

You can go here viewforum.php?f=15" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; to request forum/website changes
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Post by clintonman » 28 May 2017, 01:07

United3Dlocal.jpg
Logged into the forums on my local webserver. You can see the address is not united3dartists.com

I finally got around to recreating the forums on my local machine. I was able to login and download a file posted by a user. The only tricky part was that the database was too big to upload, about 52Mb. The default max upload size for xampp is 2Mb. For comparison my lunarpages personal website has a limit of 50Mb upload which is also too small. I found a server script called BigDump that breaks up and imports the database file in pieces. The important thing is that I understand how the forum is setup so fixing problems and updating won't be a problem.
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Post by clintonman » 29 May 2017, 03:03

United3Dlocal_upd.jpg
I developed an upgrade path to the latest phpbb version for the forums. Last thing is to make it not ugly since all the theme items had to be disabled and then removed.
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Post by clintonman » 29 May 2017, 03:38

I found the styles here:

https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/styl ... r/demo/3.2" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Have a look and let me know what you think.The dropdown at the top left let's you browse the options they have available.
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Post by stan » 29 May 2017, 12:22

Personally I like that new default one.. I have never used the dark one that we had. Remember to give us a few options so those who like it dark can do so and others can have it like the default or anything in between..

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Post by clintonman » 29 May 2017, 13:26

stan wrote:Personally I like that new default one.. I have never used the dark one that we had. Remember to give us a few options so those who like it dark can do so and others can have it like the default or anything in between..
Good point, it is user selectable so we can have several options for the user. I think the default, prosilver, is almost required since the update instructions say set it as the default and deactivate other choices before updating. How do you make a poll? I figure make a poll with all the options, make the most popular the default and have all the others available as user options.
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Post by stan » 29 May 2017, 18:52

The poll option only seems possible in a new thread. We maybe able to in admin mode but I think a new thread with the link to the options and the poll will be the best way.

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Post by Steinie » 29 May 2017, 20:08

I got the warning again from McAfee about United3DArtists.com. Did you guys change anything?
BYW
I do not use the dark scheme here, but the light blue one.

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Post by clintonman » 29 May 2017, 21:23

Steinie wrote:I got the warning again from McAfee about United3DArtists.com. Did you guys change anything?
BYW
I do not use the dark scheme here, but the light blue one.
I don't see anything wrong and nothing has been changed. Can you post a picture of the message you get from McAfee?
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Post by Draise » 30 May 2017, 00:09

I use the dark theme. Love it. No problems here. Good work! !!

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