I am thinking of changing to IPB hosting. I have done some searching but although it may be there cannot get the right question/answer. I already have the community suite ie board,blog,gallery chat and really is all I need (does not really matter if others are there). What restrictions would I have placed on an IPB hosted board. Can I still use addons from the market place and add new themes ? Would I still have to pay for 6 month support. I have a domain on a shared hosting, can I transfer that domain (did not purchase it outright) It will be a fresh install so nothing to transfer. What restrictions is important. Thats all I can think of at present. I do not want a " big board" so this seems a 'maybe' better option. I know the sales office opens Monday but would be nice if I could get some info before then to mull over the weekend. Thanks in anticipation
This works perfectly on my test forum (without any edits and on all skins), just opening another forum using the same settings. The Icon appears in the ACP but not on the forum..strange (and pity) BTW both on 3.4.5 :sad:
I'll just ignore the screens folder. Uploaded everything else and used your attachments to update the skin edits (great job) my stupid computer will not highlight one or ? lines, it just highlights the lot !! so your attachments solved that problem. Thanks very much for your help :thumbsup: all appears well now.
Only just seen this and is what I am after. On a quick look in the ACP it states that if you want the photo next to the icon then no file edits required, is this still correct ? Short of time at present but loaded a photo that appears in the ACP but not on forum (hence my question)
one other point is what are we required to do with the screens folder ? It's 2 am here so will have another try tomorrow.
For your topic my first impression you have a very impressive forum.
My dealings in the past have been with much older and less 'savvy' members.
IMO IPB is a first class forum board, but as mentioned above FB and the likes are simplicity itself. I spent a lot of time with "how to" guides, even made videos to help guests and members to understand the the layout, use the message board, gallery (quite complicated to beginners) and the various apps that are available for members. I'm sure that when peeps understand, you become a more attractive alternative to FB. I love sport but because I did not understand the rules of some, I gave them a miss. Cricket was a good example. I took time to understand and now am glued to most TV games.
I have an adopted (very large) Mexican family. I know of only one who uses FB for anything else other than family and friends, so although only a small example I am not sure that FB will/or does stop those from joining a well thought out and easily explained forum.
I do notice that you have quite a few protected forums, there may be a good reason for that, however personally I would open the help desk, let guests begin to understand how the forum operates and (they may be there) add guides on how to use the forum.
Two questions; first web thumbnail .org.. I had a test site recently and used the link. All i done was to add the url and literally add the url into the links. It started queueing and the next day the thumbnail appeared perfect. Now I feel that this is not the way to do it ?? if not can someone please explain (I see there is an HTML code) Sadly I deleted the test site :sad: .
I am trying again but keep getting "waiting for robot" which eventually gives up the ghost.
Using IP 3.4.3. and most themes for 3.4.2 (just for info)
Added this last night and worked fine on the default theme (3rd party theme) was just checking all the other themes, including the IP board, and the same message "failed to import template" Anyway, after recaching still no change. I then went through all the themes and made each one the default theme, obviously the default changed as I changed. Now everything is fine :smile: ..all the themes are showing the countdown. Haven't got a clue why this action caused it to work OK but thought I'd pass it on just in case anyone else has similar problem.
Some while back I used another forum layout and imageshack was a mod that could be embedded in the posts. It proved quite popular. Just found this from Imageshack IS Syndicate I see that the IPB version is 2 x so not sure whether it would be any good. I urge my members to join either Photobucket or Imageshack now and just add the image code required. Not ideal I know, but until......it's the best I can think of.