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Blaine

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Registered: 07/16/02
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This is more a maintenance release but I am also introducing my new portalparts NAVBar that is used for the Forum Admin and Forum User Functions pages.

I am using this interface now in a number of my plugin projects and have createed a lib-portalparts.php file that needs to be placed in the geeklog_dir/system folder. This is an extra step but will allow me to not have to include these functions in other plugins and easier for user to maintain.

The install_doc has been updated and I've included a list of the changed files - but it will be easier to replace them all.

This version includes fixes for all known and reported problems since the 2.3 final release. The fixes are noted in the install_doc as well.

You can get the file in my downloads area here. Be sure to report any feedback or issues in my support forum.
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trenchteam

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anyone planning on implementing a rating system in the forums? Im just curious.....
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GeeklogWorks

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Thanks for installing the mod by the way. If I'm not out of town I'll work on getting it to work with forums soon.
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Rav

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Found something weird.

Today I setup a site, and had used 2.3. No problems, everything was working fine. I have NO posts in this forum, just 4 empty boards.

I installed 2.3.1 per the instructions, and the icons on the forum index for each board appear to be broke (lil red X). I thought I had done something wrong, so I re-installed. No change.

I posted a message in the forum, went back to the index, and the problem went away. Deleted the post I just created, and the problem reappeared.

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trenchteam

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My install went smoothly. the New Menu system is sweet. Thanks Blaine.
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geKow

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I bet, it's my fault (in advance) but upgrading to 2.3.1 from 2.3.0 brings me no navigation bar, instead I have an empty blue field. The page source reads:
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<div id="navcontainer">
    <ul id="navlist">
        <li id="active"><a href="http://gekow.net/admin/plugins/forum/ips.php"  id="current"></a></li>

    </ul>
 

could you point me to my error?

geKow
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Blaine

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I would suspect you have not updated your language file. The Navbar labels are defined there as in example:

/* Admin Navbar */
$LANG_GF06 = array (
1 => 'Statistics',
2 => 'Settings',
3 => 'Forums',
4 => 'Moderator',
5 => 'Convert',
6 => 'Messages',
7 => 'IP Mgmt'
);
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geKow

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you where right (not suprising). I had a german language file, based on the older english version.

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Blaine

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One new issues has creaped in that is the result of a modification I was doing for another project. You will notice the Name of that last poster is not showing on the main forum index page. I'll add this and any other issues that are found to a 2.3.2 release - I just want to give it some more time for feedback.

In the meantime, you can fix this by adding the code noted below to the public/forum/index.php at approx line 475
Just above the line: if ($_USER['uid'] > 0) {

Missing code:
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if($lastpost['uid'] > 0) {
    $by = '<A HREF="' .$_CONF['site_url'] .'/users.php?mode=profile&uid=' .$lastpost['uid']. '">' .$lastpost['name']. '</A>';
} else {
    $by = $lastpost['name'];
}


 


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trenchteam

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^^ I was wondering about that! thanks blaine.
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geeklog-fan

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thanks for the update blaine!

I found this in the admin options:
Enable optional extra user settings


What extra settings are these?


edit: hmm.. seems there is something wrong with the quotes here?
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magomarcelo

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Is there a changelog available? I would like to know if the search has been improved so to reach the exact page where the match is, instead of the first one in the topic.
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Blaine

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Quote by geeklog-fan: Enable optional extra user settings. What extra settings are these?

Have a read of section 5 in the install_doc
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Blaine

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Quote by magomarcelo: Is there a changelog available?

Yes - in the install_doc. Changes have been documented since version 1. But no .. the search has not been changed. The search "matched word" should be higlighed in default yellow color but I don't go to the each post if there was only one post that matched. That would take more logic to figure out if more then 1 post has a match and what this user settings are for posts per page.
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knoptop

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Quote by Rav: Found something weird.

Today I setup a site, and had used 2.3. No problems, everything was working fine. I have NO posts in this forum, just 4 empty boards.

I installed 2.3.1 per the instructions, and the icons on the forum index for each board appear to be broke (lil red X). I thought I had done something wrong, so I re-installed. No change.

I posted a message in the forum, went back to the index, and the problem went away. Deleted the post I just created, and the problem reappeared.



I have the exact same problem? (i upgraded) what fixes this? the 'broken' image is a 'normal forum' board.gif image. it seems the list doesn't have the full extension of this image, and stops at " image_set/ "
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befloibent

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Quote by knoptop:
I have the exact same problem? (i upgraded) what fixes this? the 'broken' image is a 'normal forum' board.gif image. it seems the list doesn't have the full extension of this image, and stops at " image_set/ "


I set up a new board and had the same problem. I don't know if this will fix yours, but looking at the index.php code, it looks like the $folder variable only gets set if there are posts ('if' statement around line 443), in other words, in a new forum with no topics, the folder icon is blank, thus the stop at image_set/. My quick fix was to set $folder in the else block near line 513:

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}  else {
    $forumlisting->set_var ('lastpostmsgDate', $LANG_GF01['nolastpostmsg']);
    $forumlisting->set_var ('lastpostmsgTopic', '');
    $forumlisting->set_var ('lastpostmsgBy', '');
    $folder="board.gif";
}

 


I have another problem, however: my forum pages take a long time to load and sometimes they simply don't. I had set up a Geeklog site last year and didn't have this problem (sorry, I don't recall which versions of GL and Forum they were). My new site is GL1.3.9/Forum2.3.1. Seems kind of weird that this should happen as the rest of my site runs smoothly. Might just be a PHP or MySQL problem on my end, but just curious if anyone has any ideas.

Other than that, things are excellent as always.

Thanks
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Robin

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Have I missed something but using the 'Convert' functionality I'm not able to transfer images with stories to forum posts. The images are somehow stripped out and only text is transferred.
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Robin

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Quote by Robin: Have I missed something but using the 'Convert' functionality I'm not able to transfer images with stories to forum posts. The images are somehow stripped out and only text is transferred.

Anybody?
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magomarcelo

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I've found a security problem, looks like it's possible to access the admin pages of the forum plugin without any access control.

From a diff with the 2.3 version it seems that there is a missing call to the function adminheader which performs the required security checks.
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Robin

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Quote by magomarcelo:looks like it's possible to access the admin pages of the forum plugin without any access control.

Darn, I wish you were wrong.
You can actually do anything. Add forums stuff like that.

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