Another site change…

By K2 on June 22nd, 2009 at 3:16 pm EST

Yeah. Right now the site looks like ASS. When I did the Hardfought site overhaul, I used a portal script called OnePress to merge WordPress and the phpBB3 forums together. Worked pretty well, but just recently OnePress announced that they are seriously considering dropping support for phpBB3 – their latest update does not include support for the latest update to phpBB3 with the latest update to WordPress, both of which have important security and function upgrades. Luckily, another WP/phpBB3 portal called WP-United (which is what I use with mine and my wife’s personal website) has been revitalized and is alive and kicking with full support of both of the latest updates to WordPress and phpBB3. I just finished removing the OnePress content, updated phpBB3 and WordPress (as well as the photo gallery for the msgboard) and have just finished installing WP-United. It works, but as you can see there’s a shit ton of work to do… again.

The forums and everything associated with it still function fine, just please bear with the look n’ feel until I can make the necessary updates. Enjoy.

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8 thoughts on “Another site change…”

  1. Avatar Nad says:

    Looks great man, I’m blinded by all the white, racist.

  2. Avatar K2 says:

    Shuddup fag :D

    Mav you’ll like this feature, as you had requested it before. WP-United allows cross-posting to the forum (i.e. I make a news post and it auto-posts to the news forum) and adds a comment link directly to here.

    Man I do NOT wanna hash all this shit out again… gonna go get some food and a haircut, THEN I’ll start tackling the look n’ feel again.

  3. Avatar Maverick says:

    Good stuff K2.

  4. Avatar Suck. says:

    A few things…

    There’s no longer a link to the forum index on the main page.
    When viewing the forum index, the Last Post column appears offset a line and to the left.
    When viewing an individual forum, there’s nothing in the Last Post column.
    Oreo brought it to my attention that he cannot view the website at all, whether going to the main page or straight to the forums. All he gets is a blank screen. Yes, he’s tried clearing his browser cache, etc., and no, he won’t install Firefox to see if it works… The following is the source code for what loads on his computer in IE8:

    <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
    <META content="text/html; charset=utf-8" http-equiv=Content-Type></HEAD>


  5. Avatar K2 says:

    Yeah I’m aware of all of those issues plus several more. The onepress intergration did some things automatically without any kind of ‘uninstall’ feature on deactivating the theme. It’s making my job fixing the site rather difficult. I did fix a few issues over the last few days, but since I am still visiting family and traveling cross-country (I’m in Illinois as of this post) not a whole lot is going to get done until probably after July 4th. Just bear with it as best ya can until then. I think I know the reason for Oreo’s problem – he needs to install FF to see if it’s showing the same behavior (it shouldnt).

    If you find any other major flaws or things that are broken, post ’em here.

  6. Avatar Suck. says:

    More from Oreo:
    07-06 02:18:47> <Oreo`> firefox seemed to work fine with the site
    07-06 02:18:49> <Oreo`> until I decided to log in
    07-06 02:18:52> <Oreo`> then it went white
    07-06 02:18:53> <Oreo`> just like IE
    07-06 02:19:07> <Oreo`> page done downloading, blank
    07-06 02:20:05> <Oreo`> delete cookies
    07-06 02:20:07> <Oreo`> website loads
    07-06 02:20:08> <Oreo`> login
    07-06 02:20:09> <Oreo`> goes white
    07-06 02:20:11> <Oreo`> on IE8
    07-06 02:20:53> <Oreo`> you have been successfully logged in!
    07-06 02:20:54> <Oreo`>
    07-06 02:21:02> <Oreo`> return to the index page
    07-06 02:21:04> <Oreo`> blank
    07-06 02:21:15> <Oreo`> <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
    07-06 02:21:16> <Oreo`> <HTML><HEAD>
    07-06 02:21:16> <Oreo`> <META content="text/html; charset=utf-8" http-equiv=Content-Type></HEAD>
    07-06 02:21:16> <Oreo`> <BODY></BODY></HTML>
    KC also says the site breaks for him after a couple minutes, and Jayphat can’t access it either, apparently the same issue Oreo is having.


  7. Avatar K2 says:

    I think I found the issue. Have ’em try it now.

  8. Avatar K2 says:

    OK. So. The white blank page issue is fixed. I put up a navigation link bar that displays across all pages, so that issue is also fixed.

    NOW I have to go thru and rip out all of the left behind DIV statements and other now useless lines of code that the onepress intergration left behind, and in doing so it’s screwing up the look n’ feel of the forums even more… not so bad as initially, but right now everything is wider and the font is larger.


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