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Welcome to Geeklog Saturday, April 19 2014 @ 07:59 AM EDT

GL Forum Project RC1 Release

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  • Sunday, December 08 2002 @ 12:27 PM EST
  • Contributed by:
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Hey guys,

The long awaited time has come! After many hours spent by Blaine and I, we have finally gotten the forum together for a release.

This release (RC1) includes many features found in the most popular forums today. Such as:
- Unlimited categories, forums, and topics
- Broad range of moderator functions (move, ban, edit, delete.. etc)
- Private forums controlled by Geeklog groups
- Sticky topics
- Post notification and management
- Search and other statistics
- Many options in creating a message
- Users can edit their own message
- Broad range of admin functions
- And of course.. fully integrated into Geeklog :)
Plus many more which are described in the install document once downloaded.

You can get the forum at the Geeklog Plugins page. Install is very simple. All you need to do is make a couple directories, copy some files, and run the install script. Support can be found both at Country Web and Blaine’s Site, or by emailing either of us through the email addresses found in the install document.

I also want to thank Blaine who has helped me day in and day out with this forum. Without him, this would not be near available today, and I know how much you guys are itchin for it :)

So, without further adue.. go download it and have fun!

Matthew

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  • GL Forum Project RC1 Release
  • Authored by:Anonymous on Sunday, December 08 2002 @ 02:26 PM EST
Is there a demo of this, I\'m curious on how it looks and runs with Geeklog.
  • GL Forum Project RC1 Release
  • Authored by:Anonymous on Sunday, December 08 2002 @ 02:32 PM EST
You might try either of the authors sites noted in the original story.
  • GL Forum Project RC1 Release
  • Authored by:Anonymous on Sunday, December 08 2002 @ 04:27 PM EST
Yes,
You can see it at either http://www.cweb.ws/forum or http://www.langfamily.ca/forum.

Matthew
  • GL Forum Project RC1 Release
  • Authored by:greatgerm on Tuesday, December 10 2002 @ 01:33 AM EST
I have it up running and configured at www.lds.aros.net

First thing I did was get rid of the full cell mouseover effect.
  • GL Forum Project RC1 Release
  • Authored by:Brad on Thursday, December 12 2002 @ 12:31 AM EST
I just got it up and running on my site too. Check it out at www.parkflyers.net
  • GL Forum Project RC1 Release
  • Authored by:nurseryboy on Thursday, December 12 2002 @ 06:46 AM EST
Looks good Brad!
I like it :)
  • GL Forum Project RC1 Release
  • Authored by:Anonymous on Sunday, December 08 2002 @ 06:27 PM EST
i have downloaded the forum but i keep getting alot of gl_forum_settings, gl_forum_topic errors.. like table missing... the install didnt install anyting.. were is the sql at?
  • GL Forum Project RC1 Release
  • Authored by:nurseryboy on Sunday, December 08 2002 @ 06:54 PM EST
Im am curious here..
You went to admin/plugins/forum/install.php and clicked on the install button, right? When you did that, did a message come up saying install successful and give you further instructions? Or did you get an error message saying the install was unsuccessful? Either way, something doesnt seem right.
Please let me know what you did.

Matthew
  • GL Forum Project RC1 Release
  • Authored by:Anonymous on Sunday, December 08 2002 @ 09:30 PM EST
ya i when to the admin/plugin/forum/install.php and .. it said that it was instaled.. but then again.. now i am getting table errors
  • GL Forum Project RC1 Release
  • Authored by:etegration on Wednesday, December 11 2002 @ 08:52 AM EST
it seems the relevant values were not added. Maybe the authors can include the SQL statement to run so people can do it the hard way if needed to.
  • GL Forum Project RC1 Release
  • Authored by:nurseryboy on Wednesday, December 11 2002 @ 05:59 PM EST
I will try to get something together.
  • Anyone with no problems?
  • Authored by:nurseryboy on Sunday, December 08 2002 @ 06:57 PM EST
Could anyone who didnt have any install problems let me know? Id like to figure out if the install has a global or circumstantial problem.
Thanks,

Matthew
  • Anyone with no problems?
  • Authored by:Anonymous on Sunday, December 08 2002 @ 08:09 PM EST
No problems. Took about 3 minutes to install and get running. I think the stylesheet has issues on my system though...

By the way, could you add a tar.gz version too (made one if you can\'t)? Some systems can\'t deal with a .zip

Euan.
http://euans.net/blog/
General Server Information
OS: Linux
Kernel version: 2.4.18-grsec-1.9.4
Apache version: 1.3.27 (Unix)
PERL version: 5.006001
MySQL version: 3.23.53a
Uptime: 39days, 16:34min
  • Anyone with no problems?
  • Authored by:efarmboy on Sunday, December 08 2002 @ 08:54 PM EST
Make sure you add the CSS definitions to your themes style.css file. This is also documented in the install notes.

Good th hear the install was so easy - 3 min. Thats about right ;)

Blaine
  • Anyone with no problems?
  • Authored by:Anonymous on Sunday, December 08 2002 @ 09:41 PM EST
Heheh. 3 mins means I didn\'t read the instructions clearly enough. I\'ll add the css now...

Euan.
  • Anyone with no problems?
  • Authored by:jlhughes on Sunday, December 08 2002 @ 10:23 PM EST
I\'ve installed on one site and I\'m getting ready to do a second. No problems yet.
  • Small bug
  • Authored by:jlhughes on Sunday, December 08 2002 @ 10:31 PM EST
The link to the Install notes has install_doc.htm

The actual file name is Install_doc.htm

That capital I makes a difference, at least on my server.

No other problems to report.
  • Anyone with no problems?
  • Authored by:muskrat on Friday, December 13 2002 @ 07:52 AM EST
No problems. Great job, thanks to you guys (Mr. Gxblox too!)

Install doc was quite clear. One minor edit to it , where it says:

o        Did you get a successful completion message that your
database tables have been created
o        There should now be a forum link in your top header.
o        As admin, you should see the \"forum\" menu item in the
\"Admin Block\"

You should add that you might not see the \"forum\" link in the
header or admin menu until after you reload the page. That was
my experience. (However, the nice instructions about creating a
new forum, etc., which appear when you have a successful install,
DISAPPEAR after you reload. It would be nice to somehow have
them around after you reload the install page. Perhaps it could
say: \"If you haven\'t done these steps already, please do them now\"

The only odd thing I\'ve notices is that my one forum category name
does not appear, it seems blank. I\'m assuming this will be \"fixed\"
when I actually finish the install by updating the CSS for my
themes.

Thanks again guys. A forum is a crucial part of GL, IMHO.
  • GL Forum Project RC1 Release
  • Authored by:Anonymous on Sunday, December 08 2002 @ 09:46 PM EST
Yes, that was it. It now has all those annoying flashy mouseover effects!

Euan.
  • GL Forum Project RC1 Release
  • Authored by:Anonymous on Sunday, December 08 2002 @ 10:19 PM EST
Hey you used my GeekHack for the aim, ym, msn, icq features did you!!! just want to know cause if you did.. you cauld of gave me some credit

xlordt
  • GL Forum Project RC1 Release
  • Authored by:efarmboy on Monday, December 09 2002 @ 04:47 AM EST
Refer to section 5 of the Install_doc. It\'s all there and more .....


Blaine
  • GL Forum Project RC1 Release
  • Authored by:Anonymous on Monday, December 09 2002 @ 05:19 PM EST
what.. i didnt see anhything there
  • GL Forum Project RC1 Release
  • Authored by:Anonymous on Tuesday, December 10 2002 @ 07:11 AM EST
Gee .. thanks dude - hope you enjoy all our free contributed work. Only about 500 hours of combined work and nooooo we did not use your code. A few extra input fields and a theme modification. Matt did this months ago on his site.

That was the easiest part ;)
  • GL Forum Project RC1 Release
  • Authored by:Anonymous on Monday, December 09 2002 @ 01:58 AM EST
With the forum_style.css definitions, I\'m unable to modify the index area above the categories, IE ~ Home, Login, Search, Popular and Forum Index.

http://www.net-fool.com/forum/index.php for an example - note the white to blue mouseovers etc.

Any idea how this can be changed?
  • GL Forum Project RC1 Release
  • Authored by:nurseryboy on Monday, December 09 2002 @ 05:54 AM EST
Sorry about that, It was our mistake.
It looks like that wasnt made to be controlled by css. Thus, if you would like to change it (for the time being) you will have to go into public_html/forum/include/gf_format.php and change the colors under the forum header function.
I hope that makes sense.

Matthew
  • GL Forum Project RC1 Release
  • Authored by:greatgerm on Tuesday, December 10 2002 @ 01:38 AM EST
This is also where you take out all the cell mouseover effects.
  • GL Forum Project RC1 Release
  • Authored by:Anonymous on Wednesday, December 11 2002 @ 12:11 AM EST
What exactly do you have to take out to remove the mouse over effects.
I am just starting out in coding so any help would be appreciated.
  • GL Forum Project RC1 Release
  • Authored by:nurseryboy on Wednesday, December 11 2002 @ 06:47 AM EST
To remove the top navigations mouseover, you need to go into gf_format.php and remove all the onMouseOver and onMouseOut code.
Ex: onMouseOver=\"this.style.backgroundColor=\\\'#E7EFFA\\\'
Try that :)

Matthew
  • GL Forum Project RC1 Release
  • Authored by:rv8 on Wednesday, December 11 2002 @ 02:48 PM EST
It seems like many folks prefer to not have the mouseover effects. It would be nice to have an easy way to select mouseover effects ON or OFF.

Great work guys!

---
Kevin
  • Problems Uninstalling \'beta\'
  • Authored by:Anonymous on Monday, December 09 2002 @ 08:51 AM EST
I had the 'beta' installed from Mr. GXBLOCK, since there was no clear way to uninstall I simply deleted all of the beta forum tables and removed all of the forum directories. Now when I logon I get the following error message. I have not yet installed the new forum.

Error Message: 1064: You have an error in your SQL syntax near ') AND perm_group >= 2) OR (perm_members >= 2) OR (perm_anon >= 2))' at line 1
  • Problems Uninstalling \'beta\'
  • Authored by:nurseryboy on Monday, December 09 2002 @ 09:37 AM EST
Ok,
Try going into your database, and into the table gl_groups and see if there is a group called forum admin or something like that. If so, remove it. Then, go to the gl_plugins table and look for a row about the forum, if it\'s there, delete it also.
Then try loggin on.
Let me know how it goes.

Matthew
  • Problems Uninstalling \'beta\'
  • Authored by:Anonymous on Monday, December 09 2002 @ 11:24 AM EST
Nope ): I had already removed the references in plugins and group tables. Anything else?
  • Problems Uninstalling \'beta\'
  • Authored by:efarmboy on Monday, December 09 2002 @ 01:29 PM EST
You may also look to see if there are any forum related records in the gl_vars table. Is so remove them.

Blaine
  • Problems Uninstalling \'beta\'
  • Authored by:Anonymous on Monday, December 09 2002 @ 11:33 AM EST
More Detail found in error.log

12/09/2002 11:30:11 AM - 1064: You have an error in your SQL syntax near \') AND perm_group >= 2) OR (perm_members >= 2) OR (perm_anon >= 2))\' at line 1 SQL in question: SELECT count(*) AS count FROM gl_stories WHERE (date >= (NOW() - INTERVAL 86400 SECOND)) AND (date <= NOW()) AND (draft_flag = 0) AND ((owner_id = 11 AND perm_owner >= 2) OR (group_id IN () AND perm_group >= 2) OR (perm_members >= 2) OR (perm_anon >= 2))
  • Problems Uninstalling \'beta\'
  • Authored by:efarmboy on Monday, December 09 2002 @ 01:32 PM EST
This errror looks unrelated ... This is retrieving story records - thus not forum code. Disable the plugin to ensure its not the plugin.

Blaine
  • Problems Uninstalling \'beta\'
  • Authored by:Anonymous on Monday, December 09 2002 @ 02:21 PM EST
Unrelated - Restoring backup? Do I just delete all the GL tables and run the SQL script created during the backup?
  • Problems Uninstalling \'beta\'
  • Authored by:Anonymous on Monday, December 09 2002 @ 04:39 PM EST
Use the Plugin Editor to delete the plugin. Always the best way.
  • GL Forum Project RC1 Release
  • Authored by:Anonymous on Monday, December 09 2002 @ 10:21 AM EST
Thanks. Looks like this is going to work.
  • GL Forum Project RC1 Release
  • Authored by:ScottMcW on Monday, December 09 2002 @ 10:54 PM EST
Three comments...

1) it looks great!

2) there\'s a spare \";\" at the end of line 161 of usersettings.php that needs to go.

3) Forum names have slashes showing when any of the slashed characters are used. You know the culprits.

Thanks a ton for all of your hard work and the base that Mr GxBlock built for you!
  • GL Forum Project RC1 Release
  • Authored by:ScottMcW on Monday, December 09 2002 @ 11:23 PM EST
Just found one more...it appears that I can\'t Register-Post to Yes. It keeps switching to No.

Also, I had mentioned this before, but the style sheets are not MSIE 5.0 friendly. Not major...I don\'t know how many people are still using that one...except me heheh.

Scott
  • GL Forum Project RC1 Release
  • Authored by:nurseryboy on Tuesday, December 10 2002 @ 06:31 AM EST
Haha, ok.
Sorry to say but I dont have IE 5 anymore.
We will need someone down the road with IE 5 to help us cross browser check it. ;) wink wink
Thanks for the other good news though.

Matthew
  • GL Forum Project RC1 Release
  • Authored by:ScottMcW on Tuesday, December 10 2002 @ 02:03 PM EST
It looks great from the office (MSIE 6.0), so when I figure out what the 5.0 issue is, I\'ll let you know!

By the way Matthew, with the exception of #2 above I had no problems with the install!
  • GL Forum Project RC1 Release
  • Authored by:Tony on Wednesday, December 11 2002 @ 09:20 AM EST
efarmboy,

After this comes off RC and is stable, we may want to add an API call to COM_emailUserTopics() so that plugins (i.e. forums) can gather any of their specific data and send them with the stories.

Just a thought.

--Tony

---
The reason people blame things on previous generations is that there's only one other choice.
  • GL Forum Project RC1 Release
  • Authored by:etegration on Thursday, December 12 2002 @ 02:34 AM EST
This is confusing! 1.2 admin/ - Plugin Install and Main admin program files The three files in the admin directory under your new plugins/forum folder need to be moved to /public_html/admin/plugins/forum directory. You will need to first create the: /public_html/admin/plugins/forum directory

Where should the install.php resides? It didn't say, from the code: require_once('../../../lib-common.php');

It should reside in /path-to-GL/public_html/admin/plugins/forum/

right? The documentation's a little confusing.
  • GL Forum Project RC1 Release
  • Authored by:Anonymous on Thursday, December 12 2002 @ 05:32 AM EST
Section 5 shows all the filenames and their location. The copying of files is standard method for all Plugins. All of the files in the plugins distribution admin folder need to go into geeklog_dir/public_html/admin/plugins/forum directory.

The one install note that I saw - was that I noted only 3 files - that\'s an edit error. It should be all the files in that folder.

Blaine
  • GL Forum Project RC1 Release
  • Authored by:Anonymous on Saturday, December 14 2002 @ 09:30 AM EST
I\'m having two Problems with the Forum, both related to setting up the way they look. They function just fine.

1-I\'ve changed the top forum nav bar \"Home - Search...\" to a greyish color to work with the Classic layout. However, After a \"mouse over\" the color goes back to the default Blueish color. I did set the TD.row1mouse and TD.row1mouseout to the same color so that the color would return to the proper color when done, but it doesn\'t work.

The color basically works like this now:

Dark Grey (on page load) ->Very light Blue (the default mouse over color was kept) -> Dark Blue (on mouse out)

The mouse over effect works just fine with the new colors for Forums Listing bits in the middle of the page, only the top Nav bar returns to the default blue after a mouse over.

2-Quotes in the forum show up in a black box with almost black text. How can I change this to a different color?

Thanks for the help guys!

  • GL Forum Project RC1 Release
  • Authored by:nurseryboy on Saturday, December 14 2002 @ 10:21 AM EST
Hello,

About the top navigation, the colors are not controlled by css.. sorry. We forgot about them. So, you have to go into gf_format near the top to change the colors if you want (onMouseOver and onMouseOut). (It will be fixed in RC2).

And about the quotes, the inside color of the quote table is controlled by commentbar2 in the css. If you change its value, it should change the color of the quote.

Matthew
  • GL Forum Project RC1 Release
  • Authored by:Anonymous on Saturday, December 14 2002 @ 08:59 PM EST
Matthew, thanks you fixed the second problem for me, no problems.

I\'m still having issues with the first problem however. You say I need to change the colors in gf_forum near the TOP. The top of what & where? I thought maybe you were talking about the /forum index.php page, but I didn\'t see anything there.

Hope i\'m not being a pain. I\'m not a coder, so some times I have a hard time telling just what i\'m looking for.
  • GL Forum Project RC1 Release
  • Authored by:nurseryboy on Monday, December 16 2002 @ 07:52 AM EST
Sorry I didnt reply earlier.. I didnt notice your reply.
You would need to open gf_format.php in the public_html/forum/includes folder. Near the top, there is a bunch of code really close together. Look for the onMouseOver and onMouseOut. Those values are what you would need to change.
Make sense?

Matthew
  • GL Forum Project RC1 Release
  • Authored by:zilch on Tuesday, December 17 2002 @ 07:58 AM EST
Yes, it fixed the problem! Thanks a ton for the help, and all the code work you guys put into this!

I found a bug in the Display Block that appears on the front page. It displays 6 posts and not 5 like it says it should. I haven\'t dug thru this thread again to see if someone mentioned this, or to see if anyone else is having the problem, but if so just ignore me ^_^.