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  1. Freeborne added a post in a topic: IP.Content is an abysmal failure of a product.   

    I agree with OP, although I'll try not to make my post sound as brutally blunt.
     
    As Marcher has said in the past, IPC itself is not a weak product, it's just badly designed for it's target market, which is people who want a user-friendly and powerful suite.
     
    I also see a lot of people on these forums defend IPC, yet VERY few of them actually have their own examples to back up their claims. I've only ever come across half dozen websites with IPC that actually impressed me.
     
    Even the best programmers here can't make decent websites. The main hurdle seems to be that IPC requires a high amount of skills in programming AND design. Finding people that have skills in both areas is pretty hard. It's even harder to find someone which such skills that also has a passion to build an IPS powered website for a particular niche or demographic.
     
    My 2c at examples given: namenoc
    @ csm , sorry but those two websites are not impressive. First is not even IPC is it? Is it just a HTML template you used and removed all copyright from? The second is using default 'dime a dozen' theme and the blocks are badly laid out. The logo is also broken. Poor examples of what we can do with IPC sorry.
     
    @  Dylan Riggs , your site is okay, but your bit of a hypocrite. You defend how easy IPC is to create a website, then say you're too lazy to do it yourself and don't know HTML or CSS. You then call someone else stupid and lazy for not doing what you yourself were too lazy to do. You also advertise website designs in your signature, for $200 or more just for one page. I find this all confusing and can't think of a polite response to it.
     
    @  fadedturbulence , as someone who's only had IPC for a month, I'm not sure whether the short time you've used IPC makes your opinion carry more or less weight. Can you link to your website so we can measure your success? I loved IPC when I first got it too, but after a few months you realize with growing frustration how hard it is to really make something nice and unique. Then you start relying on 3rd party apps that break and lose developer support after several months. It's a never ending struggle.
     
    Hopefully IPS 4.0 will change all this though. They seem to be focusing more on making IPC user-friendly and come pre-shipped with better blocks and sample content (the default blocks are basic, ugly and buggy)
  2. Freeborne added a post in a topic: iNetwork   

    Sorry for late reply.
     
    Tested demo in Chrome, Win8 and OS X. Seems fine. Menu doesn't 'run away' from cursor anymore. I often run Chrome at 125% zoom, so it may have been caused by that.
  3. Freeborne added a post in a topic: iNetwork   

    Hovering on main menu causes menu to jump around the place, very visibly.
    Chrome, OS X. 
     
    Basically when you hover on the menu it drops down 100px or so, which then means your cursor is no longer hovering on it, so it moves back -100px, which then triggers the same hover bug, creating an endless loop where the menu jumps all around your screen.
     
    Also the toggle buttons in the forum categories is barely visible.
  4. Freeborne added a post in a topic: TeamSpeak 3 Viewer For IPS   

     
    Maybe you were using a different browser, but on Chrome and Firefox it does not look good.
     

     
    See all the white space that shouldn't be there? The items are not aligned properly. The themes padding is inherited, which also means all the dots don't line up, etc.
     
    I edited my ipb_styles.css and added some custom CSS to tidy mine up a bit.
    /* TS3 VIEWER CSS */ .prefix.channel, .prefix.client, .corpus.channel, .corpus.client { float: left; } .suffix.channel, .suffix.client { float: right; } .ts3_viewer.query { display:none; } .__xXts320viewer td {  padding: 0px; }  
     
    That fixes the alignment and spacing issues. You also want to hide your server query account from the list, which you can do via CSS or by setting up the TS3 permissions properly. I chose to just hide the element with CSS. 
     
    To hide your server query account, the lazy way:
    .ts3_viewer.query { display:none; }
  5. Freeborne added a post in a topic: TeamSpeak 3 Viewer For IPS   

    dmo1989, you need to create a server query account. You need full server admin to your TS3 server to do this, but that's not within the support scope of this mod anyway. You can try leaving it blank too, if the guest server query permissions were set up to allow this. You may need to add the IP address of your web server to the server query whitelist, on your TS3 server. Again, this is all TS3 support stuff you already need to know.
     
    CJ, where do I edit the CSS for this hook? I can't find any templates or CSS files to edit. Most of the TD elements are floating to the right, so the tree menu doesn't look right for channels and sub-channels, etc. It's also inheriting the padding from the ipb_styles.css which is 3px, which makes it look to spaced out (and the dotted lines that make the tree menu don't match up).
  6. Freeborne added a post in a topic: Help importing GameTracker XML into IP.Content block   

    I'm using a simple PHP script for ARMA2 servers (which ADK run too I believe).
     
    http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?139398-ArmA2-Operation-arrowhead-Gamespy3-query-script
     
    I eliminated all the extra bits I didn't need to cut it down a little.
  7. Freeborne added a post in a topic: Local instance of live server   

    That's a huge pain in the ass for simply testing a new template....
  8. Freeborne added a post in a topic: Local instance of live server   

    Hi all,
     
    I'm trying to setup a local instance of our website for testing and development purposes. This is what I'm doing so far. I'm using xampp.
     
    1) export database
    2) dl public_html directory (so basically the entire site)
    3) import database into phpmyadmin
    4) copy files to the /htdocs/mydomain folder and configure all the config files to point to the new database username and url details.
     
    So far when I access the main page I get 404'd. If I try and login either through adminCP or front-end I get this error:
     
     
     
    so far i've run the upgradefinish tool in the admin folder and no dice. htaccess file also looks fine, has some basic rewrite in there that should be causing any problems.
     
    I checked the sql error file in the cache folder and it shows this (keep in mind this is an exact copy of my live database from a couple of hours ago).
     
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2012 20:14:16 +0000  Error: 1146 - Table '<database name>.ip_validating' doesn't exist  IP Address: ::1 - /aa/index.php?app=core&module=global&section=login&do=process  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  mySQL query error: DELETE FROM ip_validating WHERE member_id=0 AND lost_pass=1  .--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------.  | File                                                                       | Function                                                                      | Line No.          |  |----------------------------------------------------------------------------+-------------------------------------------------------------------------------+-------------------|  | C:xampphtdocsaaadminsourceshandlershan_login.php                    | [db_main_mysql].delete                                                        | 489               |  '----------------------------------------------------------------------------+-------------------------------------------------------------------------------+-------------------'  | C:xampphtdocsaaadminapplicationscoremodules_publicgloballogin.php | [han_login].verifyLogin                                                       | 445               |  '----------------------------------------------------------------------------+-------------------------------------------------------------------------------+-------------------'  | C:xampphtdocsaaadminapplicationscoremodules_publicgloballogin.php | [public_core_global_login].doLogin                                            | 107               |  '----------------------------------------------------------------------------+-------------------------------------------------------------------------------+-------------------'  | C:xampphtdocsaaadminsourcesbaseipsController.php                    | [public_core_global_login].doExecute                                          | 306               |  '----------------------------------------------------------------------------+-------------------------------------------------------------------------------+-------------------' any help would be appreciated
     
    cheers
  9. Freeborne added a post in a topic: Notification for database entries/additons   

    Hi guys,
     
    We use ip.content database a lot and need to keep track of them frequently (daily basically).
     
    We really need a way to subscribe to a database or something. It's just the administrators no one else (maybe a moderator).
     
    I have searched through google/ip marketplace to no avail.
     
    Any suggestions?
     
    Thanks
  10. Freeborne added a post in a topic: Moving server -> database errors   

    Your MySQL version?
    Did you create a database, import your data? Update all your config files, recreate your caches?
     
    Are you maybe moving from INNODB to MYISAM environment?
     
    I would create a new DB, upload blank IP.Board and attempt a fresh install and test everything is compatible with your new server setup. Then you can work out what's broken from the migration.
  11. Freeborne added a comment on a file: Widget Kit   

    Anyone got some working examples of this?
     
    Tried it, but with the default theme and such it didn't impress me. Has anyone used something similar (with ajax) to load front-page articles (1 at a time)?
  12. Freeborne added a post in a topic: Adding sorting to table headers in IP.Content Table   

    Could you give a simple example of how to use the IPS classdb.php method?
     
    I've tried using the examples above, reading the documentation, and trying lots of different things and had no luck.
     
    I currently use the raw query too, but would rather something more efficient.
     
    Can you post a complete code sample, including the username and passwords (obviously change the values)?
     
     
    I tried everything, and I get errors:
     
    Warning: require_once(/home/myusername/public_html/cache/skin_cache/ipsDriverError.php) [function.require-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/myusername/public_html/ips_kernel/classDb.php on line 1778 Fatal error: require_once() [function.require]: Failed opening required '/home/myusername/public_html/cache/skin_cache/ipsDriverError.php' (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php:/home/myusername/public_html/ips_kernel/') in /home/myusername/public_html/ips_kernel/classDb.php on line 1778
  13. Freeborne added a post in a topic: Easy way to upload an image?   

    IPS removed the "Upload image from your PC" option from the CKEditor. Why? I don't know.
     
    Integrated into that is also a File Manager. In CKEditor, it's called "CK Finder", and IPS would have had to buy a (cheap) license to bundle it with IP.Content. Apparently they misjudged how useful it would be, and dismissed it because they've long held the view that "IP.Content is not a CMS, or a competitor to Wordpress"  :sad:
     
    Anyway, a "File Manager" is what you are asking for. 
     
    Let's say you have a "News" section on your website, and have a team of 10 authors. You want them all to access a shared repository of images so they can re-use images, right? You also want them to upload new images, that other author's can also use, correct?
     
    You don't want complex URL's used by IPS attachments, and you want thumbnails for large images as well.
     
    YOU CAN DO ALL THIS WITH CK FINDER. The problem? It's not free. There is a FREE alternative though called "KC Finder" (no, that's not a typo and is very similar to the name "CK Finder")
     
    I managed to integrate this with IP.Content, and it was brilliant. It took a bit of effort, and I'm lazy, and next time I upgraded I forgot how to do it again. Maybe your post will motivate me to do it again.
    http://kcfinder.sunhater.com/
     
    How I integrated it:
    http://community.invisionpower.com/topic/356813-download-mt32ipcontent-fields-pack/
     
    Read my posts in that thread. You'll also see the mod I used to get the basic "Browse my PC for image to upload" button.
  14. Freeborne added a post in a topic: Tournaments   

    Tournaments App, purchases = 37.

    Customers who have expressed disappointment with the product in this thread, after the release date (just last few pages): [*]Freeborne [*]KPDub [*]Ae9803 [*]Meowcious [*]ADKGamers [*]risqq [*]Positive [*]The_Welsh_One I'm sure there's more. If you had a poll asking for a satisfaction rating from all your customers, I think you'll find the majority were not very satisfied with what they got, for what they paid. Your response to feedback and criticism is usually to get very defensive (or offensive) and rarely acknowledge what the customer is saying in a professional business manner. I guess when the renewals for this App start coming up in the next few days/weeks, you'll have an indication on how many/few are happy enough with this mod to renew it.










  15. Freeborne added a post in a topic: Calendar Topics   

    I can't see any options for that Gareth. It would like just come up with a "permission denied error" maybe, or bypass the permissions altogether. No idea really.

    I have a bug with this I keep forgetting to mention. Randomly it seems, when you go back and view a "Calendar Entry", the "post" section of the calendar entry will contain the contents of the last post in the linked topic.

    So I create a new event "Test Event", using Calendar Templates. It then creates a new topic (with Topic Templates) and links the two. 10 people will post responses in the forum topic. I'll go back and look at the calendar entry, and my original content has been replaced with the last reply from the topic. So instead of saying something like "This event will be taking place in the top floor. You should read the topic for more details, etc.." it will have something from one of the other members with "Yay.. .I'm coming". However when I go back sometime later (perhaps after a new post) it will have my original calendar entry there. Other members visiting my forum have told me, and I noticed it myself too.

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  1. Freeborne » Lux Aeterna

    Your customization of CSS3 Mega Drop Down Menu is little short of brilliant. Interested in sharing how you added the feeds into the menu at http://community.invisionpower.com/topic/347200-i-need-some-help-findingmaking-a-menu/

  2. Freeborne » Sandakelum™

    Just visited Social Engine. Some brilliant work there. You should do some write ups on how you built the site for beginners, especially the layout of your pages, background images, etc ;-)

    1. Sandakelum™

      Ummm. What you meant exactly?. Thank you...