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Site upgrade

Started by Oldiesmann, February 12, 2022, 01:19:15 AM

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Oldiesmann

The site has been upgraded to SMF 2.1.1. (2.1 final was released two days ago and they found a problem with older versions of PHP that they needed to fix so 2.1.1 was released yesterday). Nothing new in this version except some bug fixes and other miscellaneous improvements. Those with larger/higher resolution displays will also notice that there's less empty space on the sides - I think things look nicer that way so I tweaked things to make them a bit wider.

I still need to reinstall the country flags feature and add the chat button back to the menu, but everything else should be working fine at this point. As always, let me know if you run into any issues.

Oldiesmann

Chat button and country flag are back :)

Oldiesmann

Two more things:

I added a logo made by the same guy who made the Christmas theme we use here. He made it a while ago and I forgot about it until recently.

I added a dark theme for those who like darker themes. You can get it by going to the Look and Layout section of your profile (click your name in the upper left corner, then click "Look and Layout"), then click "Change" in the "Current Theme" section at the top and choose the "Blue Evolution" theme. Let me know what you think :)

Amy

Thank you for the "new " look..and all you do for us..
I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
Jimmy Dean
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers

phyllis

I'll try it for awhile, Michael.  It's will take some time to get used to it.  If I don't like it I can always switch back to the old theme.  Thanks for giving us the option.  I DO like the new logo.
phyllis
Cary,NC

phyllis

Many of the members change the font color when they post and some of them are impossible to read on a black background.  Sorry, Michael, I went back to the default background.
phyllis
Cary,NC

RAMMEL

Oldiesmann ---- Check your PM.    "Unread Posts", "Unread Topics" missing from where it was.
"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."

          THIMK

Oldiesmann

Quote from: RAMMEL on February 12, 2022, 10:24:47 AMOldiesmann ---- Check your PM.    "Unread Posts", "Unread Topics" missing from where it was.

They're up at the top to the right of the date/time now.

RAMMEL

There had been one at the bottom also, so that you didn't have to scroll back to the top every time.
"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."

          THIMK

Oldiesmann

I'll look into it and see if I can get them back down there

RAMMEL

Many Thanks.
It does make it easier for us.
"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."

          THIMK

donklan

THANKS RAMMEL...I missed it too.

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RAMMEL

"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."

          THIMK

Oldiesmann

"Unread Posts" and "Unread Topics" links have been put back to where they used to be :)

RAMMEL

"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."

          THIMK

so_P_bubble

Thank You Michael. That is a huge help.
It's so good that we can rely on you to fix problems. Thanks again, our guru.

donklan


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Amy

Michael, I have tried to post some photos but for some reason they don't show up. :( Could you please look into this...thank you.
I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
Jimmy Dean
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers

patricia19

Graphics and photos aren't showing when posted.

Oldiesmann

Not sure what's going on but I'm looking into it.

Oldiesmann

Unfortunately there isn't much I can do right now as I'm not home and only have access to the site from my phone. I'll look into it further when I get home tonight. The files are getting uploaded properly though

so_P_bubble

I thought it was my computer but since I am not the only one...
It is frustrating! It baffles me when things suddenly go wrong.

Michael, I hope you can find the cause and remedy soon.

patricia19

It's been happening more often.

Oldiesmann

Still trying to figure out what exactly is going on. I disabled a security thing that I thought might be causing it and even restarted the entire server but neither option fixed the issue. I also tried it with a small icon image on a test site here and the same thing happened, so it's either an issue with recent PHP updates (seems unlikely given that this site and the test site are using different versions of PHP) or something else strange is going on. Hopefully I'll be able to get to the bottom of things soon though.

Oldiesmann

One further note. Whatever the issue is, the gallery is not affected, so if you want to upload images, use the gallery for now until I figure out why attachments are breaking.

Amy

Michael, thank you for fixing the problem!!
I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
Jimmy Dean
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers

Oldiesmann

You're welcome. Still trying to figure out exactly what it is about that setting/functionality that caused the issue in the first place (that setting has been enabled for a long time), but at least things are working now.

Oldiesmann

Upon further investigation, it appears this is related to a bug fix included in the latest version of PHP, which explains why the issue popped up so suddenly. I'll leave compressed output off until we either figure out a workaround or PHP fixes their bug fix :)

so_P_bubble

Thank you Michael - with a big sigh of relief.
I begin to believe that with computers and their forever changing programs we should always be prepared for unpleasant surprises.
I am glad you could figure it out. Bravo!