I’ve started work on the tsn.7 style and theme for the new forums, and I must say, it’s lookin’ pretty sweet. Once I get a working set going, I’ll redo the splash page to give a bit of a preview and then load it up to the forum index. Continue reading
Welcome to the next version of the-spot.net: tsn.7
There are a few things you should note before getting started – like, the fact that I put this up within 3 hours, and can only test the logins that I have…which worked.
- When you try to log in, use your same username and password that you used on tsnX
- There is no Photobook, Calendar, or My Spot page right now.
- There are 2 themes available, and neither of them are like the old tsnX themes – the site right now is simply a forum, but this time, EVERYTHING works (as in features and stuff)
Now, if you find something that doesn’t work properly, let me know – post a message on the site, and if you can’t post it on the site, then send me an IM or something.
Yes, you heard it right, there is a new version of the-spot.net being put up as you read this.
The folks over at www.phpbb.com have released version 3.0.0 of their forum software, and it has all the functions and features that we used in tsnX built-in to it, and everything works right out of the box. So I have gone through and done the conversion of the database, and am in the processing of setting up the permissions and fixing up the forum structure to make get most of it back to the way it was, and some of it optimized and combined for fewer forums.
I’ll have another follow-up post about what’s different that I changed during the conversion, and there will be a forum for things that changed because of the upgrade for everyone to post in.
The only drawback for now is that there is no My Spot page until I get it written again.
Ok, so while coding the tsnX forums for the-spot.net, there were several instances in which the mods didn’t work because everyone’s mods assume (usually) that they are going to be the only mod installed in the forums. And while this is the ideology that saves time when writing a modification, it is not a “best practice” in programming. So to help with some of that frustration as to why your mod won’t work, I’m going to do my best to post some of the code changes that will need to be made in order to make some of these things interact with each other. Continue reading