Garrett M.

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About Garrett M.

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  • Birthday 08/09/1986
  1. Full Text Editor on Mobile Devices

    You can modify what toolbar buttons show up in each platform (Desktop, Tablet, Phone).As an example, I added the font color option to the "Phone" toolbar and took a screenshot of how it looks on my phone. I changed the color to blue by tapping on the newly-added button:
  2. Pages

    Unfortunately, I am not able to find an answer on that.URL rewriting attempts to direct to a physical forums folder (which doesn't exist).It is worth mentioning that I am running on an IIS8.5 box.. not sure if this would be easier on a Linux/Apache box.Someone from IPS might have a better answer than me.
  3. Pages

    Here's what I set up: that site, the "Pages" app is loading by default (I moved my IPS4 installation to the root folder).When I click on "Forums" at the top, I am brought to, which loads the forums app.This matches the behavior of the site you mentioned ( have to have "Friendly URLs" turned on to get this behavior to work correctly.
  4. Pages

    You can turn off the board wrapper in your pages app so that it's not included when you load This gives you full control over how it looks... it doesn't have to look anything like the forum skin.
  5. Pages

    You can easily accomplish this by doing the following:Install (or move) your IPS4 installation to the root directoryIn AdminCP, under System > Site Features > Applications, click the Star next to "Pages" to set it as the default appDone!Your forums will still work under (because forums is no longer default) and your root domain will automatically show the pages app.
  6. When is IPB 4.0 ?

    It's also quite a competitive market. A competitor can release a new major version of their software (and then subsequently release 33 betas... but whatever), so in order to keep people interested in IPS products, IPS releases a few details on the next version. Is it a bit early? It could be. But a major x.0 release takes a lot more time than a 3.x or 4.x release. It also appears that this suite is going through one of the biggest evolutions, ever (at least from my point-of-view). I think it also has to do with IPS Staff getting excited about the new version as it evolves. I imagine they are just as excited to push the next version out as you or I will be when we get our hands on it. :smile:
  7. Lack of Documenation is SO Frustrating

    Now, me being the webmaster behind probably wouldn't want to create a MoviesDB and a VideoGamesDB, but I could re-purpse the code example into my two databases for MoutainBikes and BestMountainsToRideUp. All I'm doing is re-purposing an example of a built-in feature. So, you flesh out the documentation in the format I provided and create KB articles with examples like the one above, and you can then officially say you provided enough information for someone to get started. It can then be up to me to deep-dive into that stuff and ask the community/IPB if I can't figure out something.
  8. Lack of Documenation is SO Frustrating

    There are dozens of other CMS systems that solve many of the problems IP.Content is trying to solve. I was looking at IP.Content because of its incredibly tight integration with IP.Board. Many others can do what IP.Content can do, sans-forum integration. Off the top of my head: Orchard Project (Requires Windows Server) Joomla (PHP-Based, Open Source, Free) Drupal (PHP-Based, Open Source, Free) WordPress (PHP-Based, Open Source, Free) Sitefinity (.NET Based, Commercial, Free Community Edition, otherwise $$$) DotNetNuke Professional (.NET Based, Commercial, Free Community Edition, otherwise $$) Umbraco (Not sure of backend type, Free basic edition, a la carte options $$$) I'm currently evaluating IP.Content and Sitefinity CE. All of IP.Content's features can be done on other platforms, the system isn't unique.
  9. Lack of Documenation is SO Frustrating

    Sorry... I'm not aware of anything that works with IPB the way IP.Content does.
  10. Lack of Documenation is SO Frustrating

    The link you supplied me with fixed ratings and many other things that weren't working on my web page, but it was apparently not enough to fix the error "ipb.textEditor is undefined". I still cannot find documentation on that error anywhere and have no idea what I'm missing in my code. IP.Content isn't a basic product like Gallery or Downloads, therefore people need to rely on documentation more than other IPS products.
  11. Lack of Documenation is SO Frustrating

    That's not entirely correct. The software gives me the option to remove the wrapper from the page. It simply makes sense that they document what needs to be manually included again so that IP.Content's built-in features continue to work as designed. I'm well aware that everything else related to design and structure is up to me.
  12. Why does this product have almost no documentation? Simply removing the IPB Wrapper and trying to include the appropriate JS files makes me hate this product. I can't find anything that says, in detail, WHAT I'm supposed to include to get basic article editing features and comment posting features working properly. When is IPS going to fix this? I tried IP.Content about 1.5 years ago and hated it then. Unfortunately 18 months later, this product still seems incredibly immature and unbelievably frustrating to use, mostly in part because there is no documentation. I am forced, again, to abandon IP.Content so that I can search for products that simply work better then this one.
  13. Is there a way to link Gallery Albums to Custom Database?

    Hi DReffects2, How did you get global albums showing? Did you end up having to modify the source code? Thanks, Garrett
  14. IP.Converge question

    If you ban the user in IP.Converge, this will block them from all sites from what I can tell. It doesn't actually switch each member account on each forum to the "Banned" group... it just claims that their login is incorrect.
  15. VGA vs. HDMI on Same Monitor

    So, here's something interesting: I just bought two Gateway FHD 2303L monitors at Best Buy. My laptop (ASUS U52F) has an HDMI out and a VGA out. I connect one monitor via HDMI and the other via VGA and... they don't look the same. Same resolution (1920x1080), same factory defaults, same everything... except the connections. The HDMI doesn't actually produce deep enough blacks or bright enough whites... so VGA actually looks way better. I even tried flipping the connections putting VGA and HDMI in the opposite monitors, and the "brightness" issue transferred over to the other monitor. Is this normal? Is there any way to fix it? Video Card and Monitor settings seem to have little effect. Thanks, Garrett