Posts Tagged ‘phpBB3’

Website revamp (again)

By K2 on March 23rd, 2017 at 12:05 am EST

It’s about that time again. The bridge plugin (WP-United) I have been using here for years to integrate WordPress and phpBB 3.0.x had been abandoned years ago. WordPress kept updating, and luckily it did not break the plugin. The messageboard however, could not be upgraded any further. And as more WordPress updates kept coming out, the more sloppy patches I’d have to cobble together to keep the site running normally. I’m tired of fixing errors only to have more crop up to take their place, and I want to bring the theme up to something that’s inline with current standards (mobile friendly being a big one).

So right now, WP-United is gone. In it’s place is BridgeDD Pro, and it’s doing its job nicely so far. Cross-posts and user integration appears to have transitions seamlessly. This post will be the first test after the fact, verifying a lot of different functionality. The debug log so far is empty, which is good… haven’t seen an empty one in years ;) The WordPress portion of the site looks fine, although the sidebar widgets could use some work. The messageboard, while functional, needs some serious attention theme-wise. And eventually I’ll upgrade it to 3.1.x some point soon.

Lots to do…

EDIT – forums look much better now. This new bridge basically disables how the forum parses its theme and template files. You’re forced to hand-jam a few files to tell it where to look. Still some work to do, but we’re in a much better place.

EDIT #2 – forum has been updated to phpBB 3.1.10, which fixed a lot of other back-end issues not outwardly visible. I’ve also identified a small issue with why replying to a comment via WP to a cross-posted post wasn’t working. I’ve been hanging on to this theme *forever* which is causing the issues, it’s time to find a modern theme and edit it the way I want it to be. Still lots to do ;)

WTF!?

By K2 on May 21st, 2010 at 3:35 pm EST

I know, right? Where have the news posts been? WTF!? ;)

Well let’s see… I quit playing DAoC about a month ago, as it was taking up way way too much of my free time. Was a lot of fun though while it lasted – made a guild, met some cool guys from Sweden and South Korea as well as right here in America, so it wasn’t a total loss. Just can’t do the ‘grind’ and not upset the wife at the same time, heh. Soooo, as far as gaming goes, I just play Dragon Age when I have a spare moment. Easy to play as it’s strictly single-player and I can stop n’ save whenever I need to. Win-win as they say.

College is over and done with, been looking for a part-time job, and am also doing some type of tech-based business internship this summer, hopefully starting soon. My time with the National Guard is almost up (four more drills left) and have been enjoying spending time with Koa, our German Shepherd pup (see my personal album for some recently uploaded pics).

Site-related – just finished updating the msgboard and photo gallery to their latest versions. Nothing major, and nothing you’d notice, but it’s good to stay current.

That’s all I got folks… hope you’re enjoying your spring. See ya next time.

Test post (phpBB3 3.0.6/WPU 0.8 update)

By K2 on January 17th, 2010 at 9:17 pm EST

Test post…

OK, if you’re reading this, then the major backend updates I performed were a success. There are a few bugs, such as the ‘recent forum posts’ widget on the sidebar showing every single post ever made, as well as a couple other minor bugs, but overall it’s gone smoothly. I’ve let the WPU mod author know of the issues I’ve discovered, so hopefully we’ll have some fixes soon.

I have many more updates and tweaks to do regarding 3rd party phpBB3 mods, as well as a few more look n’ feel tweaks. The worst is over and done with though ;)

EDIT – if ya guys could please, go through various functions here and on the board, use the comments function here for this news post (you’ll notice it’s now fully integrated between WP and phpBB3) and so on. Some bugs the WPU author has already fixed and I’ve implemented, but if you find any other bugs or notice any weird behavior, lemme know. Thanks.

Site backend update, some downtime

By K2 on January 17th, 2010 at 4:37 pm EST

Just an FYI folks, the website is going to be down later tonight and probably the better part of tomorrow as well. A long-anticipated new version of WP-United was released today, and in turn I’ll need to update phpBB3 and related mods at the same time as I update WP-United. That’s a lot of work ;) I’ll need to restrict access to the site during this time to ensure everything goes OK, and that no posts are lost in case I have to roll everything back to current versions. I’m performing a full site backup right now. As soon as that’s finished, the site will be locked down – no access will be permitted until the updates are complete and I’m happy with the results.

In the meantime, go watch the Jets/Chargers playoff game, kickoff is in three minutes ;) See ya soon.

Another site change…

By K2 on June 22nd, 2009 at 3:16 pm EST

Yeah. Right now the site looks like ASS. When I did the Hardfought site overhaul, I used a portal script called OnePress to merge WordPress and the phpBB3 forums together. Worked pretty well, but just recently OnePress announced that they are seriously considering dropping support for phpBB3 – their latest update does not include support for the latest update to phpBB3 with the latest update to WordPress, both of which have important security and function upgrades. Luckily, another WP/phpBB3 portal called¬†WP-United (which is what I use with mine and my wife’s personal website) has been revitalized and is alive and kicking with full support of both of the latest updates to WordPress and phpBB3. I just finished removing the OnePress content, updated phpBB3 and WordPress (as well as the photo gallery for the msgboard) and have just finished installing WP-United. It works, but as you can see there’s a shit ton of work to do… again.

The forums and everything associated with it still function fine, just please bear with the look n’ feel until I can make the necessary updates. Enjoy.