Xenforo Upgrade Discussion and News

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by FriscoCharlie, Sep 22, 2015.

  1. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Folks,

    As you can see, here is the new forum. It is a work in progress.

    Three things still to come;

    1) Tapatalk - the old app will no longer work on your phones and tablets. I will install Tapatalk in the next day or two but you will (at that time) have to delete the old forum from your Tapatalk account and find the new forum and log in just as if it were the first time using it (which it is). Note though that Xenforo has its own mobile style. On my phone I am using TrainBoard and Frisco.org in my Firefox browser and like it much better than Tapatalk. Try it!

    2) Elastisearch: You don't have to know what it is but it will be installed in the next day or two. This system will provide much better search results than the built-in search engine. I will let you know when it is installed.

    3) Redirects: We will be installing a script that will redirect all old URLs to the new forum. In other words, if someone clicks a saved link to an thread or picture on the old forum, it will redirect to the same spot here. In some posts people post, "See this other thread..." and that link is now broken. The redirect will cause it to link to the new URL on this forum.

    Stay tuned. Work is ongoing...

    Charlie
     
  2. rcmck

    rcmck Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Thank you for the update and all of your work on this Charlie!

    Bob McKeighan
    Lenexa, KS
     
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  3. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member

    Very nice. Will you be able to establish the sub-groups, Charlie.?
     
  4. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Sub-groups meaning the Social Groups?
     
  5. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Charlie - Lots of hard work on your part! Thank you for all the effort.

    I like the looks of the place, but I'm not sure how to do some things. Perhaps you can help:
    - Is there still a Private Message (PM) capability?
    - How do I access the Frisco Archive?
    - My coonskin pic used on my posts is crowding the box it is in. Is there a way to make it smaller so it has a better fit?

    Thanks!
    Ken (back from a trip to Olathe, KS)
     
  6. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Ken,

    1) In the upper right hand corner look for "Inbox."
    2) http://www.frisco.org/mainline
    3) It uses square avatars. We may need to edit your image. We can do that for you in the next few days so remind me if I forget.

    Charlie
     
  7. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    These two things are now complete. Elastisearch has been installed, and old URLs will now redirect.

    Click below for examples:

    http://www.frisco.org/vb/showthread.php?8195-ALL-MEMBERS-PLEASE-READ
    http://www.frisco.org/vb/showthread.php?8223-Moving-back-in-to-the-hobby
    http://www.frisco.org/vb/showthread.php?8224-Some-Avard-Sub-Action

    Those are old links from the vBulletin forum and they will redirect to the new forum.

    Charlie
     
  8. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    Frisco archives can be accessed by going to top of page and clicking on the three parallel lines in dark blue field. Then look for the red text.

    Joe
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2015
  9. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    As luck would have it, there is already a software update for the forum and media gallery. This will probably take 45 minutes to an hour to complete and I am going to start sometime within the next hour (after posting this message), so the site will be down for a little bit.

    Charlie
     
  10. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Upgrades are complete and we are back in business.

    Charlie
     
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  11. rcmck

    rcmck Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Thank you Charlie!
     
  12. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Charlie, I can say that what you are doing is phenomenal. I know what is involved in just doing an update, but the work that is necessary to change over to a new system is huge and most people have no clue regarding what dedication you have to getting the job done and having the disruption at a minimum. Keep up the good work.
     
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  13. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Thank you Keith. To this point I have enjoyed the process. It becomes un-enjoyable when there are a lot of problems. So far.... :cautious::whistle:;)
     
  14. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    I ditto Keith's comments! The system is running well today and is pretty impressive. Well done!

    K
     
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  15. William Jackson

    William Jackson Bill Jackson Frisco.org Supporter

    This system, has got far easier, with use. Great job on getting it up and going for us guy's that are not very good on the newer type sites.
     
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  16. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    I think that the judgement of how this is better is something that a lot of people will realize after a few months of use. I think we've made a good move.
     
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  17. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    The software (both Xenforo and the Media Gallery) was upgraded last evening. The new versions seem to be functioning well. :)

    Charlie
     

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