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Updating the forum to phpBB 3.2

Postby MaTT » Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:24 am

The newest series of phpBB, the software that powers the #ET forum you are using right now, was released recently. It brings many new features, changes, bug fixes, code optimisations, more API and security updates.

However, the code has changed significantly since the current version of the forum we are using now. Since we use a very highly customised version of phpBB for the forum with a custom-made theme specifically for ETernal Clan, we can't rely on anyone else to do it for us.

So, I made this topic to show you that I am still happy to help the clan out as much as I can, even though I have left. My goal is now to update the forum to phpBB with all the necessary changes to the forum and theme code behind the scenes as well as make any changes, bug fixes and new additions such as a mobile version of the theme to help consume significanly less data and make it easier for those who browse the forum using mobile devices.

I want you to follow me as I make this upgrade to see how I get on with the very limited time I have available to me and have your own input in this upgrade, feel free to make suggestions!

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Keep in mind though that I may not consider all suggestions.



Forum Roadmap.

v7.0: phpBB 3.2 Upgrade Rebuild
  • Theme rebuild
  • File size optimisation
  • Donation page rebuild/update
  • About Us / Terms Of Use / Privacy Policy page rebuild/update
  • Profile page update
  • Mobile support integration

v7.1: Customisability Upgrade
  • Customisation menu
  • Theme preset changer function
  • Reduce theme preset amount to 6
  • Theme background and colour changer (custom theme - RGB forum confirmed?!)
  • Optional festive themes
  • Whitespace changer function
  • Chatbox position function
  • Minimise category functions

v7.2: Additional Features Upgrade
  • VSP Stats integration
  • ETKey Backup function
  • Member application form
  • Multi-language support

v7.3: Website Expansion Upgrade
  • Homepage addition
  • News page addition
  • Downloads page addition
  • Clan Wars page addition

v7.4: Bug Eradication & Final Release
  • Bug Checks & Function Tests
  • Database Overwrite
  • Database Backup & Cleanup
  • Site Load Time Optimization
  • Secondary Bug Checks & Final Tests
  • Final Release


With regards,
MaTT
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Re: Updating the forum to phpBB 3.1

Postby Fenrir » Thu Oct 01, 2015 11:39 am

I have no idea about that forum stuff but I think that I speak out everyones mind when I say...

Thank you... really.. Its not self-evident that a clanfounder cares so much about the clan after "leaving" it like you do.. <3 :D
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Re: Updating the forum to phpBB 3.1

Postby Ziltoid » Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:51 pm

If you ever need help, feel free to ask me. Although I know you have a lot of knowledge about how phpBB works, I might be able to help if you can't figure something out :P
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Re: Updating the forum to phpBB 3.1

Postby FuRious » Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:15 pm

I knew about this update and for that good luck and thank you in advance :D
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Re: Updating the forum to phpBB 3.1

Postby FuRious » Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:18 pm

FuRious wrote:I knew about this update and for that good luck and thank you in advance :P


ps : don't forget our "vsp" project :D
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Re: Updating the forum to phpBB 3.1

Postby Ege » Sun Oct 11, 2015 9:45 am

new additions such as a mobile version of the theme to help consume significanly less data and make it easier for those who browse the forum using mobile devices.

<3

Good luck! :) :up:
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Re: Updating the forum to phpBB 3.1

Postby FuRious » Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:38 pm

How it's going on now MaTT ? :O
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Re: Updating the forum to phpBB 3.1

Postby MaTT » Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:00 pm

FuRious wrote:How it's going on now MaTT ? :O

Well I think I posted this topic at a bad time, I am very busy now and have very little time to work on it. However, it's definitely not off the board yet, it will just take some time.
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Re: Updating the forum to phpBB 3.1

Postby FuRious » Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:38 pm

MaTT wrote:
FuRious wrote:How it's going on now MaTT ? :O

Well I think I posted this topic at a bad time, I am very busy now and have very little time to work on it. However, it's definitely not off the board yet, it will just take some time.


It's fine don't worry :P , take your time and good luck with your busy life :cool:
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Re: Updating the forum to phpBB 3.1

Postby MaTT » Thu Jan 21, 2016 3:06 pm

Okay, so I've finally managed to work out time to work on this, and I've started setting up a webserver on the server where we used to host our old servers. I'm considering using a free host which is all pre-set up for websites since its proving difficult so far, but that's going to make it a lot harder to transfer the website files from the forum to this development server.

Once I get the preperations all sorted, I will be able to start updating the forum properly, and I'll post a link here so you can all follow the development. :)
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