I run a forum for people that go clay target shooting - we have a very simple list of shooting grounds, and we have done some magic with Member Maps to make a nice map.
However - I want to build a really comprehensive directory, by name, or by location etc with fields for information, including photo's - is there a plugin that I could customise for this? I was thinking of collections, but I am not sure it does bulk import or can be customised enough.
Is there another part of the IP suite that I should use for this?
I completed a successful conversion from simple:press 4.x forum running as a plug-in on my wordpress blog this weekend. Thanks for the help recieved in this forum when there was a small table prefix hiccup on the way - but everything migrated quickly and efficiently.
So far - super impressed with IPB - powerful, fast and flexible.
I have one remaining question regarding smilies.
In the old forum - smilies were part of the wp-content folder in Wordpress - and so they have been converted like this:
"temperature should go above 10 degrees which will be a small bonus! /wp-content/forum-smileys/sf-smile.gif/wp-content/forum-smileys/sf-smile.gif"
I tried recreating the folder structure, but realise these references are in he text, not in the html - so that failed.
So - if there a way that I can 'find and replace' in SQL to change all of these to look a little cleaner?
I should warn that I have no SQL experience, but I just figure that must be the way to do it, any other advice or suggestions gratefully recieved.
We are just in the process of converting our old Wordpress forum to IPB. The current forum is set to read only.
We have gone through the first steps of the conversion but once the old DB details are entered and we click next we are getting an error as follows:
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There appears to be an error with the database.
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We have tried refreshing but the same issue, any ideas?
I am considering buying IP.board to run my forum - however I have a couple of questions. I hope members of this forum can help me.
Current situation - using simple:press - as part of an existing wordpress based website - about 300 users registered - average 10/15 online at any time. I want to move to IP.board for scale and improved features.
1. Has anyone performed an upgrade from simple:press to IP.board - I can see simple:press listed in the converters - but I cannot see any threads referring to this on the forums. Would love to know if anyone has had any success with that.
2. I want to move the forum into it's own domain - and AWAY from the wordpress site - I have set-up the domain, and if I purchase IP.board it will run on its own in that domain... is it still possible to do the migration?