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TinyPortal

Started by lurkalot, February 12, 2005, 04:43:00 AM

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Herman's Mixen

Well dan you used or an very old buggy version or did'nt install it on the right way i am useing it from about the first awarenes of TP the very first beta, and alpha's and i did never complain about it coz the support i awesome and the installer / uninstaller is a smooth one ;)
Met vriendelijke groet, The Burglar!

 House Mixes | Mixcloud | Any Intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent.
It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction. - Albert Einstein

Former Godfather of our dutch community ;)

Matthew Schenker

I installed the latest version.  That was the one offered on the Tinyportal site. If it was buggy, it's not my fault and is just one more reason for people to be careful about installing this!

The people at the Tinyportal site were friendly, but there were no good answers.

Herman's Mixen

first of all ... you need to be patient at all coz our mod developer on tinyportal is also a developer of smf ... sinds... he has no time to develo two systems along smf is the first ting.. then time;s left thers should be time for TP ... and if i know bloc for a long time ... as known ... he will take a look at it no hasels.....

so i think it's un-reasonble too yell at who ?? be patient and it will come home some how
Met vriendelijke groet, The Burglar!

 House Mixes | Mixcloud | Any Intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent.
It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction. - Albert Einstein

Former Godfather of our dutch community ;)

Tick

@Matthew Schenker, Well I am sorry you had a bad experience with TP.  I know that Tp completely changed the feel of my site.  I set up a test site to play around with it at to find a solution to any problem I could incounter on my live site.  Dont give up on it just yet.   Play around with it and read as much as you can about it.  Usually I find it was just a simple fix to correct the problem I was having.  Dont give up or you will miss out.  And as someone else stated just be patient with your questions over there, I havent seen anyone yet who was willing to do the work not get the help they needed.
Hope this helps.  Buddha

Matthew Schenker

Buddha,
I like the idea of Tinyportal, which is why I installed it on my forum.

Based on my experience, I'm sure you can understand why I would not want to try it again!  My guess is, if I installed it again, it would do the same thing it did before.

But yes, I would like to have something like this available to me. Perhaps I'll create a "Test Test Forum" to play around with it!

Matthew

rider

Quote from: Matthew Schenker on April 13, 2007, 09:51:39 AM
A warning to people considering Tinyportal...

I had to uninstall TinyPortal from my test forum because it broke the entire site.  Menus stopped appearing, the Gallery was no longer accessible, boards were gone, and the administrator area had missing entries.

Even after I uninstalled it, pieces of Tinyportal were left in my test forum.  No one could help me clean it up, so I uninstalled my entire test forum from my Web host and then re-installed SMF without Tinyportal.

What a mess!
I'm willing to bet that if you had changed your forum default langauge to english from english-utf8 or updated the english-utf8 files,all the problems would have gone away.Try it again on a test test forum.I've installed TP many of times and never had issues.One ? for you.When you installed TP did you use TP themes?Regular SMF themes will not work with TP.

Matthew Schenker

I am very interested in what Tinyportal has to offer.
I'll install it again in a new "test test forum" and see what happens.

QuoteWhen you installed TP did you use TP themes?Regular SMF themes will not work with TP.
OK, maybe this accounts for the problems.  I installed SMF, then installed Tinyportal.  The only modification I installed was the Gallery.  But I did not change any themes.  Do you mean I have to change themes after I install Tinyportal?  Did I miss this in the instructions?  If this whole thing is my fault, then I'll be happy to admit it!

I'll check it out and let everyone know.

Tick

They default theme will work with tp.  If you want any special themes they have to be themes converted to use with tp.  Also when you do an install of the test forum go to the server settings in your admin panel.  make sure your forum default language is english not english utf

Matthew Schenker

QuoteThey default theme will work with tp.  If you want any special themes they have to be themes converted to use with tp.  Also when you do an install of the test forum go to the server settings in your admin panel.  make sure your forum default language is english not english utf

I was using the default theme the first time, and my settings were for English, not English UTF.  So the mystery remains!

Well, I am going to create a test test forum and install Tinyportal again.  No harm done in trying it, just to make sure I missed something the first time.

Thanks for all your help.

Tick

Please keep us posted .  If it does it again and you dont mind post a link so maybe we can see more clearly what the problem is .

Matthew Schenker

QuotePlease keep us posted .  If it does it again and you dont mind post a link so maybe we can see more clearly what the problem is .

I'll definitely do that!  Thanks again for your help.

brianjw

@Matthew: You didn't install TinyPortal correct. Also you should receive fast support from www.tinyportal.net if that kind of problem happens again. ;)

nokonium

Matthew, I can see that you registered on the Bloc Zone but you don't appear to have posted a support question.

Regarding your problems ...

With a large mod like Tiny Portal it is best to install it into a pristine SMF. Always install the largest mods first and you will have fewer install 'test failed'. It is important to be using the default theme.  Also use the default language - English when installing, if you don't do this there will be errors and problems. Missing text strings is almost certainly due to a language problem. Each language has its own language files and also some themes have their own language files.

To view TP in other than the default theme you need a theme that is compatible with TP. There are a lot of them available on the Bloc Zone and they are free.



Matthew Schenker

nokonium,
I don't know why my question is not appearing in the search.  That's completely frustrating.

In any case, I do like the idea of Tinyportal.  I'll be reporting back later.

Thanks!

Skhilled

A suggestion is to make sure your permissions are correct before installing any mod.

Go to Packages -> Options -> Cleanup Permissions. Select "Make all files writable."

This should allow TP or any other mod to have the permissions it needs to install files as well as modify files it needs during installation. :)

I hope this helps.

Matthew Schenker

QuoteA suggestion is to make sure your permissions are correct before installing any mod.

Go to Packages -> Options -> Cleanup Permissions. Select "Make all files writable."

This should allow TP or any other mod to have the permissions it needs to install files as well as modify files it needs during installation.

Thanks for the tip.  But I have a question...

I just went into Packages > Options > Cleanup Permissions and selected "All Files Are Writable."

Then I hit the "Change File Permissions" button.

But when the screen refreshes, it's back on the "Only the standard files are writable" option.

Is this normal?

rider

Quote from: Matthew Schenker on April 23, 2007, 09:45:49 AM
QuoteA suggestion is to make sure your permissions are correct before installing any mod.

Go to Packages -> Options -> Cleanup Permissions. Select "Make all files writable."

This should allow TP or any other mod to have the permissions it needs to install files as well as modify files it needs during installation.

Thanks for the tip.  But I have a question...

I just went into Packages > Options > Cleanup Permissions and selected "All Files Are Writable."

Then I hit the "Change File Permissions" button.

But when the screen refreshes, it's back on the "Only the standard files are writable" option.

Is this normal?
yes it is.You can go ahead and install TP.

TrueSatan

I'd just make sure, via ftp, that the file permissions have changed properly as I've seen a number of instances where the user hadn't got the ftp settings in the forum quite right or the server wasn't complying and they hadn't changed via this method...just make sure.

Matthew Schenker

OK, I just re-installed a fresh version of SMF 1.1.2, then I installed TinyPortal, and once again the forum was completely wrecked...

Menus missing, administration area doesn't work right, TinyPortal menus gone, boards gone, and on and on.

Luckily, this was an empty test forum that I can easily delete from the server.

I think I'm done with TinyPortal!

rider

Quote from: Matthew Schenker on April 23, 2007, 06:50:55 PM
OK, I just re-installed a fresh version of SMF 1.1.2, then I installed TinyPortal, and once again the forum was completely wrecked...

Menus missing, administration area doesn't work right, TinyPortal menus gone, boards gone, and on and on.

Luckily, this was an empty test forum that I can easily delete from the server.

I think I'm done with TinyPortal!
Did you d/l any of the themes that are made for tinyportal?You can D/L them from the TP site.Also if you try again post a link for us to see what happening.I'm sure its something simple.As we've all stated TP is not that hard to install and have it working fine on many sites.

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