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Offline CarefreeSadie

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Forum Update - Thursday afternoon - I hope!
« on: August 26, 2014, 10:39:42 AM »
Good morning all!  I hope to update this forum Thursday afternoon.  What this means to you the users is that you will not be able to use the forum for a few hours during the update.  If you try to use it you will get error messages.  This also means I will need to unbridge the gallery while I update this forum so you will not be able to use the gallery either.  

There are several steps that I need to do to update, the update will make us more secure and also give us a shiny new interface.
The database will need to be backed up in case we need to go back to this configuration.  
The brown template will need to be gone because it will not work on smf 2.08 since it was designed for smf 1.1.19, I will be sorry to see it go.
The popup plugin will need to be uninstalled and then reinstalled after the update.
The gallery button at the top of the forum will need to be uninstalled and then reinstalled after the update.
The gallery will need to be unbridged and then rebridged with smf 2.08 after the update.
The update itself will need to be run.
Settings need to be checked, which the users can help with after we are back online.  You can all make sure that we didn't loose any functions that we had before.
Then we will have a shiny smf 2.08 which is much more secure and then I can update the websites PHP to a more secure version.

I hope everything goes as well as it did on the test forum I set up in a different folder so we don't loose anything.  Wish us all luck!

Any questions let me know and I will try to answer.
Thank you for you patience and soon we will be better than ever.
Sadie
« Last Edit: August 26, 2014, 10:42:18 AM by CarefreeSadie »
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Offline Looser

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Re: Forum Update - Thursday afternoon - I hope!
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2014, 10:43:30 AM »
Thanx for the 'heads up', Sadie! I'll miss the brown, too, but 'sok.
Daniel

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Re: Forum Update - Thursday afternoon - I hope!
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2014, 10:48:19 AM »
Thank you for the warning.  Maybe most of us should plan to use that time actually crafting instead of chatting about crafting, lol.  I did get the email too. 

I hope it goes smoothly and thank you!
~~Heidi~~

Offline yellowcherrios

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Re: Forum Update - Thursday afternoon - I hope!
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2014, 10:03:24 AM »
I got the email too--TY Sadie! 
~~Melissa :)

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Re: Forum Update - Thursday afternoon - I hope!
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2014, 04:12:01 PM »
Ok, my two cents? I won't miss the brown, LOL  #>

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Re: Forum Update - Thursday afternoon - I hope!
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2014, 04:14:42 PM »
It's kinda orangey and peach on my screen…I'm excited to see what color's coming!   :D
~~Melissa :)

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Re: Forum Update - Thursday afternoon - I hope!
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2014, 04:50:24 PM »
I like the new look!
~~Heidi~~

Offline CarefreeSadie

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Re: Forum Update - Thursday afternoon - I hope!
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2014, 04:56:47 PM »
I'm glad you like it.  There is nothing extra as far as looks, this is just the default template.  I kind of like it tho, it matches the gallery now.  The url popup mod is installed, the top gallery button is installed and I installed a video embedder for youtube videos.  I will need to post instructions for doing that later.  The gallery is rebridged so I hope it all works the same.  If not let me know, ok?
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Re: Forum Update - Thursday afternoon - I hope!
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2014, 05:00:36 PM »
I also lost the main web site due to the php update but I had another one started so I just put that up.  You can still get to the other one if that is the one you have in your bookmarks.  So please change your bookmarks by going to www.duhnproductions.com to the new main web site.

I put a random picture generator on the main web site's front page from the Artsy Inkers Gallery.  It's kind of neat.  Check it out.  It's on the new page.
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Re: Forum Update - Thursday afternoon - I hope!
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2014, 11:42:18 AM »
LOL, Sadie! My 'geek speak' is very limited, but glad we're back & running. I like the default grey/blue. It's easy on the eyes.

Thanx for doing the update & keeping us in the loop.
Daniel

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Re: Forum Update - Thursday afternoon - I hope!
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2014, 01:25:32 PM »
I like it too!  I agree with Daniel that it's easy for my eyes to focus etc. 
~~Melissa :)

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Re: Forum Update - Thursday afternoon - I hope!
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2014, 05:35:14 PM »
Sadie, it looks great.

Losing the old main website is a huge plus for me; I really disliked the old messages that were there.  Now it looks as spiffy as can be.

Daria