vesperknight added a topic in Pre-Sales QuestionsConversion phpbb3 to IP.Board - NGINX REDIRECTS ?Hi there,
I have already purchased an IP.board license, and am about to purchase a 2nd one.
I need to be sure the migration from PHPBB 3 will be smooth though.
I have a large community.
I have already read the details of the converter and I'm happy to see it supports everything I would hope minus the moderator conversion.. but I can live with that.
My biggest concern is that the redirects will be handled from the old URLs to the new URLs. Now I'm not using any kind of special SEO plugin on my phpbb 3 installation. But, I am hosting on nginx.
I noticed that the converter has the little icon that claims the links will be redirected.. but it doesn't mention whether this is for Apache2 only or also for Nginx.
Obviously, with the right script it's possible to do the redirects. I don't want to be stuck with finding a user-made script is all.. your converter should come packaged with redirect rules for both apache2 and nginx by now. And I am writing this message to confirm that a nginx redirect ruleset is included with the purchase of Ip.board.
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vesperknight added a topic in Pre-Sales Questionsabout to pull the trigger, have a few questions firstHi there!
Been reading up on IP's solution for a bit now and also been appreciating its functionalities on one of my favorite sites: skyrim.nexusmods.com
Been browsing the forums trying to find answers to my questions and been struggling finding the clarifications I need.
Here's what I need to know:
I keep hearing about this "comments system" but can't find the main documentation for it.
Basically, I would like to implement a very similar solution to the above mentionned gaming site where the comments throughout the website (whether it be mod submission comments or blog comments) are all managed by IP. However, I do not plan to use the IP content system. I am building a complex and custom MVC solution and I basically am interested in 4 things and 4 things only from IP and those are:
Powering my comments
Powering the forums
Powering the chat
Single-sign on using my own user tables
My main question is, can I do all of the above if I get IP.Board and IP.Chat products alone? IE are the mirrored comments/forum posts functionality provided in IP.Content only?
Is there a tutorial on how to set this up? My user base will be able to make "submissions" on my site and I want each submission to share its comments with a forum post. The users should be able to comment both from the forum post or the submission's comments and the comments will go in the same "pool". Is this solution well documented and/or simple to implement?
How easy is it to implement this inside of a custom website?
Second question is... how easy would it be for me to import existing comments, they would be linked to existing (also imported) submissions. The thing about these comments though is that they wouldn't be tied to users since my previous website (the one I am doing a huge upgrade on) had comments, but no user registration system. The new site will have user registration from the start, but I am importing the existing content (submissions and associated comments). If that is waaay too difficult then I may just scrap the comments but it would be a real shame to scrap over 5000 comments. I am comfortable with running and developing a custom script to do the initial import, as long as I can get a little help with where I need to import the data to and how.
Thank you for your time
Thanks for the prompt reply.. I'm short on time and need to start implementing this asap!
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