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Upgrading the forum to newest phpBB version 3.2.0

#1 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:55 am

Hi all,

You may have noticed today the forum looks different. This is because I am upgrading it to the latest PHPbb version and had to default it back to the default style. As soon as the forum is upgraded, I will be customizing the look of it once more.

Everything works, it just looks different. :)

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#2 Unread post by GS_in_CO » Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:12 pm

I'm disoriented. I normally viewed via the 'latest posts' function and what's present now isn't quite the same.
Friday the 13th. Figures :-)
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#3 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:34 pm

GS_in_CO wrote:I'm disoriented. I normally viewed via the 'latest posts' function and what's present now isn't quite the same.
Friday the 13th. Figures :-)
Gez, I forgot it was Friday the 13th! LOL. Go figure then.

With the default template I am a little disoriented as well, things are just a tad different in a little different spots. But I'm quickly getting used to it. When the forum is upgraded then I can see what options I have and what we can work with. Exciting times. :)

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Re: Upgrading the forum to newest phpBB version 3.2.0

#4 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:30 am

Total Motorcycle is pleased to announce we have upgraded our forums to the very latest version. Fast, better, slicker and hopefully more friendly.

I currently am using a light-custom style header that will evolve to look more like our older style (I really enjoyed the motorcycle images on top) if this version allows it. If you come across any issues on the forum, please let me know right away. Hopefully there are no bugs. AND, if you have any ideas for improvements, let me know too.

Welcome to the newest, latest 3.2 version of phpBB!

Thanks for making Total Motorcycle your #1 Virtual Riding Destination!!!

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#5 Unread post by pchast » Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:09 pm

Ron,

Newest posts link is under the quick link menu on the left in the header....

I had to search for it too.
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#6 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:18 pm

Yup, I had to find it as well. But here is a screen shot for future reference.
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#7 Unread post by NorthernPete » Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:35 am

I like it. I use my Mobile device so this is much cleaner looking to me.
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#8 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:03 am

NorthernPete wrote:
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I like it. I use my Mobile device so this is much cleaner looking to me.
Wonderful! It's very good on mobile eh? In fact the above message I typed was from my iPad Mini to test out and it was great.

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#9 Unread post by Julia33 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:05 pm

Definitely a big improvement on my mobile as well. Good job!

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#10 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:48 pm

Julia33 wrote:
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Definitely a big improvement on my mobile as well. Good job!
Well, I can't say a lot (it's secret) but upgrading the forum to mobile friendly was 1 of 2 steps. :cowboy:

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#11 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:05 pm

Great, so far, all good reviews then for the new forum. :)

I'm finding it faster to load and the button locations I'm now getting used to. Cool feature is you can now add flash and the text color drop down is neat.
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#12 Unread post by faded sun » Sun Jan 22, 2017 2:17 pm

A change is as good as arrest. (did that come out right?)

I am used to the avatars and such being on the left but it's not impossible to reconcile. The posts are easier to read but I suspect that is merely the background colour change. I think it's good.
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