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An upgrade to phpBB v3.2.7

Post by melek » Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:51 pm

The forums were updated to the latest version of the phpBB software.

After the upgrade on Aug. 10, 2019, the forums were no longer available.

After a number of hours of trying different things, which included setting up a parallel site, I was able to get the forums to a workable state.

While adding the various extensions (plug-ins to provide extra functionality), the forums again stopped working. I then removed all of the extensions and forum styles and re-installed them one at a time. Two were discovered to be the cause of the forums not working. There are 17 extensions that provide various functions from the pop-up log-in box to the lightbox display of photos in posts to the use of BBCodes to the ability to quickly switch between styles to blocking spambots from registering. One of the lost extensions automatically backed up the site's contents nightly.

At least two of the board styles were incompatible with the new software and provided no new versions, while every other style needed to be updated. Feel free to browse the available styles and let me know if you would like to add it to the forums.

NEW FEATURES
  • Recent topics - an extension that displays the most recent posts, shown five at a time.
  • Media tag - an extension will allow you to paste nearly any URL into a post, and it will automatically display that video. You shouldn't have to wrap any code around it. Feel free to test it. It works with videos from more than 100 sites, including YouTube, The Wall Street Journal, Vimeo, Twitter, Facebook, ABC, NBC, CBS, ESPN, BBC and a bunch of others.
Here's a test of a video. All I did was paste the URL of this video, which is from WSJ.com, into the body of this message. No need to wrap codes around it. This is the video URL.

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https://on.wsj.com/2ORujvJ

Video: "Behind the Wheel of the First Car Ever Called Porsche"
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Re: An upgrade to phpBB v3.2.7

Post by titrisol » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:17 am

WOW! Thanks!
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Re: An upgrade to phpBB v3.2.7

Post by PFMcFarland » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:48 pm

Good thing I still have Flash. Keep up the good work, Mike, don't let the technology get you down.

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Re: An upgrade to phpBB v3.2.7

Post by melek » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:52 am

That's The Wall Street Journal still using a Flash player.

Let's try a YouTube video.


Yes, I think that's WSJ.com still relying on Flash. What's going on over there?
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Re: An upgrade to phpBB v3.2.7

Post by PFMcFarland » Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:10 am

melek wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:52 am
That's The Wall Street Journal still using a Flash player.

Let's try a YouTube video.


Yes, I think that's WSJ.com still relying on Flash. What's going on over there?
Cheap new owners.

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Re: An upgrade to phpBB v3.2.7

Post by PFMcFarland » Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:25 am

BTW, I wonder if the "Like" hearts had to be sacrificed, or they just don't work in Blackfog?

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Re: An upgrade to phpBB v3.2.7

Post by melek » Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:38 am

After a long, long, long check into what happened to this feature, I've found that you must do this:
Go to your "User Profile" and select "Edit Profile" window.
screenshot_edit_profile.png
In the next window, uncheck the box at the bottom:
screenshot_like_post.png
Go to any forum post, and the "like" button (a red heart) will be visible.
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Unfortunately, all stats on earlier "likes" have been lost. :twisted: :(
I'm trying to enable it by default. I've also made this as its own post.
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Re: An upgrade to phpBB v3.2.7

Post by PFMcFarland » Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:12 am

Thanks, Mike. Saw the other post first.

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Re: An upgrade to phpBB v3.2.7

Post by melek » Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:38 am

By the way, that Porsche in the video sold at auction for $17 million.
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Re: An upgrade to phpBB v3.2.7

Post by titrisol » Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:28 pm

It is a beautful piece of metal!
I saw a similar one at the Porsche exhibit a few years ago
Typ64 prototype for a Berlin-Rome race

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melek wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:38 am
By the way, that Porsche in the video sold at auction for $17 million.
If you can't fix it with a hammer... you got an electrical problem
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