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Customizing SMF => Modifications and Packages => Topic started by: feline on October 07, 2008, 07:23:31 PM

Title: Portal Management PortaMx v1.54 ecl for SMF 2 (updated)
Post by: feline on October 07, 2008, 07:23:31 PM
Link to Mod (http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=1419)

PortaMx v1.54 with a full featured Category / Article management
and Search Engine Friendly url's (SEF) option and ECL option for SMF 2

PortaMx have many features like a Category and Articles Management and a option for Search Engine Friendly url's. We use the SMF Integrations hooks extensive, so we need over 50% less changes on the SMF files. All basic files like the function for the Integration, caching and the SEF module (if enabled) are loaded automatically on SMF startup. All the additional Menus and functions also created with SMF hooks.

Because we continue the PortaMx philosophy to make the portal better and faster, we use extensive caching for all the new features. So it's recommended, to enable the caching in SMF. Of course works all without caching, but not so fast.

The new Category / Article system is high configurable in all options like access inherit and visualization. Follow setup options we have:

We have expanded the overview screen (Blocks, Articles and Categories Manager) with new settings elements, they works in a Pop up window. With this it's easy and fast to change the most important settings, like title, position, access and more. You can update a single Block or all Blocks in the Panel.
Also we expand and redesign the dynamic visibility option, specially the customer actions. These have now logical AND and OR functionality, can handle any request type and also sub actions like action=pm;sa=send. For this we will create a separate documentation.

Many users asked us, to add Search Engine Friendly url's to the Portal and so we do that in this release. The SEF module that we created is based on SimpleSEF, but completely rewritten. We create easy and "speeking" url's (without comma) in the format, which is proposed by Google.
Of course we have implemented all the Url's they used for the Portal like Single pages, Categories and Articles. The SEF module have various settings, but normaly you can use the default settings without any change. Furthermore we also can convert url's, they created by SimpleSEF, like board_## and topic_##.

Finally we give the Portal his own Right Management.
With this you can give any SMF group the rights to create, edit and delete own Articles, a group to moderate Articles and a group to moderate the Blocks in enabled Panels. At least you can give a SMF group Portal Administrator rights. This group have full access to ALL Portal functions (except update), but NO access to any SMF Administrator functions. All these function are linked in the users Profile menu.

Support and updates can be found at http://portamx.com (http://portamx.com)

New release you can found and download on Github (https://github.com/PortaMx/PortaMx-1.54-ecl)

PortaMx Administration Center
(https://www.simplemachines.org/community/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fportamx.com%2Fimg%2FFScap0247.png&hash=8eee79233a5fe23f3893ea7bb9a52225)

PortaMx Language Manager
(https://www.simplemachines.org/community/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fportamx.com%2Fimg%2FFScap0248.png&hash=a457540d8f6cac41ad0a3c874a795151)

BIB technology sample - free positioned blocks
(https://www.simplemachines.org/community/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fportamx.com%2Fimg%2FFScap0122.png&hash=7c1d39c97d34eed6b5b02b7434aa805f)

BIB technology sample - YUI blocks with caching
(https://www.simplemachines.org/community/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fportamx.com%2Fimg%2FFScap0125.png&hash=8de7bf8b4e78103f8c7f537d4fca961c)
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: babjusi on October 07, 2008, 08:09:21 PM
Very nice mod feline, well done :) 

I am sure that you will make happy a lot of people with this.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: Bancherd on October 07, 2008, 09:01:14 PM
Yeah.....congratulations!

This is an excellent integration/extension of SMF.   :D
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: Nibogo on October 07, 2008, 10:16:36 PM
Really nice mod , thanks for your awesome job with this and the felblogs
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: Anthony` on October 07, 2008, 11:00:22 PM
Wow, this is amazing.  :)
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: Joomlamz on October 07, 2008, 11:02:10 PM
Nice work
good mod
in future i will update portuguese and brazlian

thank you
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: feline on October 07, 2008, 11:50:17 PM
Thanks .. I hope this help, that more peoples use the great SMF 2.0 ...  ;)

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: CG Icon on October 08, 2008, 01:44:36 AM
If this works as well as Your Blog Mod I am sure it will be great


Congrats!!!......... 

Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: Nathaniel on October 08, 2008, 02:24:07 AM
Congradulations on finally getting this approved feline. Its great to see another good looking Portal, especially for SMF 2 Beta. ;D
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: edi67 on October 08, 2008, 08:54:06 AM
finally one portal for smf 2.0
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: Trinny on October 08, 2008, 09:23:49 AM
Well it looks nice. I was looking for an alternative to TP since it won't work for 2.0.x

I tried this on a clean install of SMF 2.0 Beta 4 via the package manager, and it didn't install. I mean it threw an error page advising me that it failed to open the mainindex.php. So looking through the files server side, I found there was a very good reason for this. The file wasn't there. In fact, none of the files were there. Everywhere that a PortaMx folder was supposed to have been installed, there was a blank text document installed instead.

SO, I then deleted the blank files, manually created the required folders and ftp'd the files into the folders. The trouble with this is, the sheer number of folders, sub folders, images, and files makes this dodgy work at best. Anyway, I finally regained my forum (something besides an error page) I still saw no portal nor any admin functions. There was a blank tab on the nav bar, which I can only assume was meant for the portal, but which would not produce one. Good news though! After an hour of installing folders, files, and images, I was able to access my package manager again, and uninstall PortaMx. Yay me.

At any rate, I'm certain that this was tested, so I'm not sure what went wrong with my installation. It LOOKS great in the screen caps.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: Powerbob on October 08, 2008, 10:20:07 AM
Great Portal feline, thanks for all your work so far  8) 8)

Installed without a hitch via the package manager :D
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: Bancherd on October 08, 2008, 10:50:52 AM
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There was a blank tab on the nav bar, which I can only assume was meant for the portal, but which would not produce one. Good news though! After an hour of installing folders, files, and images, I was able to access my package manager again, and uninstall PortaMx. Yay me.

At any rate, I'm certain that this was tested, so I'm not sure what went wrong with my installation. It LOOKS great in the screen caps.

I have to admire your determination...I am not sure what happened with your install, but I am very surprised that you managed to uninstall in spite of all the installation problems. 

I had just installed this mod on my local (smf2beta4/xampp/windows) without any problems.  My current test site of PortaMx with most of the available mods for smf2 is in my signature.  :D
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: ccbtimewiz on October 08, 2008, 04:15:36 PM
Congratulations on the release. :)
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: feline on October 08, 2008, 08:05:08 PM
I tried this on a clean install of SMF 2.0 Beta 4 via the package manager, and it didn't install. I mean it threw an error page advising me that it failed to open the mainindex.php. So looking through the files server side, I found there was a very good reason for this. The file wasn't there. In fact, none of the files were there. Everywhere that a PortaMx folder was supposed to have been installed, there was a blank text document installed instead.
If the install with the packed manager on you server not works, you can that make on a local server. After that, copy all changed files to your server, create the database tables and load with the content from your local install.

I can help in the most situations, with a fpt and admin account.

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: Bancherd on October 08, 2008, 11:21:00 PM
I am trying to translate this into Thai-language, but having problems identifying the files to edit.  The problem area is in the Admin- Block Manager.  Which file do I have to edit in order to have Thai-characters displayed instead of English?  Please see attached.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: CG Icon on October 09, 2008, 03:17:48 PM
OFF TOPIC here Fel,,,

but,,, will Felblog be developed further?  having trouble with it working with smf2beta4

I read through your suport site and didnt see that subject

thanks
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Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: 4Kstore on October 09, 2008, 04:39:41 PM
perfect!!! good work !! thanks
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: feline on October 09, 2008, 06:30:21 PM
I am trying to translate this into Thai-language, but having problems identifying the files to edit.  The problem area is in the Admin- Block Manager.  Which file do I have to edit in order to have Thai-characters displayed instead of English?  Please see attached.
All text strings you find in /Themes/default/languages/PortaMx and subfolder Blocks
Your marked stored in AdminBlocks.english.php

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: feline on October 09, 2008, 06:31:51 PM
OFF TOPIC here Fel,,,

but,,, will Felblog be developed further?  having trouble with it working with smf2beta4
Yes .. but at the moment I have a small outtime  ;)
I think next week I make Felblog ready for beta 4

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: Antechinus on October 09, 2008, 08:44:58 PM
Well it looks nice. I was looking for an alternative to TP since it won't work for 2.0.x

<snip>

At any rate, I'm certain that this was tested, so I'm not sure what went wrong with my installation. It LOOKS great in the screen caps.
Yo Trin, I just threw this up on my local. Installation on a vanilla Beta 4 was flawless with zero error messages in the log after installation. I haven't gone through all the config possibilities yet but it's looking good. I'll set up an online test bed and give it a bit of a thrashing. If it works I'll admin you so you can take a squiz.

@Feline: looking good so far but the front page styles don't match the forum and for what I'm planning this is seriously going to be a problem. I'm going to need total menu (ie: tabs/toolbar) integration between the forum and the home page. Is this possible with your portal? If it can't be configured to run whatever menu system I use in my customised themes then unfortunately you're out of the running.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: feline on October 09, 2008, 08:51:05 PM
I'm going to need total menu (ie: tabs/toolbar) integration between the forum and the home page. Is this possible with your portal?
You can set the frontpage block in a fullsize area, inside the forum area or skip the frontpage. Can be set in setting menu.
It's that what you mean?

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: Antechinus on October 09, 2008, 08:58:47 PM
No. What I mean is I want to run several custom themes that have their own custom drop menus, which of course are styled to suit. Tiny Portal will handle this without any problems. I want to know if your portal can be made to do the same.

IOW, what I want is for the front page to display exactly the same tabs/drop menu arrangement as is displayed in the forum.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: Antechinus on October 09, 2008, 09:03:47 PM
As an example here's one of my 1.1.x themes (http://www.councilofexmuslims.com/Demos_n_downloads/index.php) running TP. I want a portal that will do this for any themes I choose to run.

Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: feline on October 09, 2008, 09:07:50 PM
As an example here's one of my 1.1.x themes (http://www.councilofexmuslims.com/Demos_n_downloads/index.php) running TP. I want a portal that will do this for any themes I choose to run.
First .. you need a smf 2.0 compatible theme.
RSS Feeds coming next time .. all other is available.

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: Antechinus on October 09, 2008, 09:11:54 PM
Yep I'm working on converting my themes to SMF 2.

Mulitcolour themes rock. SMF 2 needs them and I want them. :D

Actually I should have looked through your config options before asking questions. I've just found the "Show the frontpage in the Forum area" option which of course does what I want. I assumed the default front page menu was the standard setting. Thanks for replying.

ETA: Btw I like the way you've laid out the Block Manager options. Very smooth. TP is a tad cluttered there.

ETA 2: Oh yeah, I'll be running the SpringWidgets for my RSS feeds anyway which means as long as I have html blocks it's all good. SpringWidgets are great for RSS.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: Trinny on October 09, 2008, 09:32:12 PM
Well it looks nice. I was looking for an alternative to TP since it won't work for 2.0.x

<snip>

At any rate, I'm certain that this was tested, so I'm not sure what went wrong with my installation. It LOOKS great in the screen caps.
Yo Trin, I just threw this up on my local. Installation on a vanilla Beta 4 was flawless with zero error messages in the log after installation. I haven't gone through all the config possibilities yet but it's looking good. I'll set up an online test bed and give it a bit of a thrashing. If it works I'll admin you so you can take a squiz.
Sweet ante, cos I worked forever on this and could not make it work even on a clean install. Of course it was that day that I hadn't slept in 48 hours, and it's possible that I.. clicked the button wrong? O_o or something. I'll give it a go tomorrow and see if I can make this work.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: Running With Scissors on October 09, 2008, 09:45:53 PM
I uploaded this on beta 4 and now my forum says
 Warning: require_once(/home/runws/public_html/forum/Sources/PortaMx/PortaMx.php) [function.require-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/runws/public_html/forum/index.php on line 66

Fatal error: require_once() [function.require]: Failed opening required '/home/runws/public_html/forum/Sources/PortaMx/PortaMx.php' (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/runws/public_html/forum/index.php on line 66

and I can't even go to the admin panel to uninstall it.
Heres the link so you can see for your self http://runnerstrail.astahost.com/forum
Help please.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: Bancherd on October 10, 2008, 12:28:18 AM
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Your marked stored in AdminBlocks.english.php

Found my problem....I had my translated file named "AdminBlocks.thai.utf8.php" instead of "AdminBlocks.thai-utf8.php".  Duh.. :-[
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: Antechinus on October 10, 2008, 01:30:18 AM
Ok, I'm getting the same problem Trin had.

Although this portal installed perfectly on my local nothing is showing when I install online. Using a vanilla Beta 4 I get all the standard package installation prompts, as well as a message telling me the portal has been installed and redirecting me to the home page.

The only problem is there is no home page. There is no portal admin block either. IOW, all I appear to have is a bog standard SMF forum. This is not quite the desired effect. ;)

ETA: I just checked server side and there are no PortaMX folders installed. All that is there is zero kb files called PortaMX. This explains the missing portal. I also have 504 errors spread over 34 pages in my admin centre log. Hmmm.

Most of the errors are of the following form:

Code: [Select]
2: copy(/home/cofexm/public_html/beta2kaboom/fckeditor/editor/css/images/fck_flashlogo.gif) [<a href='function.copy'>function.copy</a>]: failed to open stream: Not a directory
Apply Filter: Only show the errors from this file
File: /home/cofexm/public_html/beta2kaboom/Sources/Subs-Package.php
Line: 1604
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: Antechinus on October 10, 2008, 02:23:04 AM
Update: uninstalled the mod, including manually overwriting all files that failed the uninstall test.

Logged into cpanel and manually preset all relevant files and folders to 777.

Reinstalled PortaMX. Same result. No good.

Since this portal installs and appears to function on my local I assume the problem is something to do with server configuration. Any suggestions?

Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: B u m u™ on October 10, 2008, 04:08:44 AM
Thank you :)
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: feline on October 10, 2008, 04:16:49 AM
Update: uninstalled the mod, including manually overwriting all files that failed the uninstall test.

Logged into cpanel and manually preset all relevant files and folders to 777.

Reinstalled PortaMX. Same result. No good.

Since this portal installs and appears to function on my local I assume the problem is something to do with server configuration. Any suggestions?
Mostly that is a access right problem, so SMF can't create the temp folder inside the package folder.

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: Antechinus on October 10, 2008, 04:21:28 AM
Ok, so how do people fix it? What causes it? I'm looking for n00b-proof explanations here.

BTW I want this thing working and it'll have to be tractable for the average member. From what I've seen so far on my local you could knock TP off its perch.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: feline on October 10, 2008, 04:23:45 AM
A good way to install  ...

First make a local install (using XAMPP or EasyPHP) for SMF and PortaMx.
If this works, copy all the files and folder with ftp to your server, create the portamx tables as you have in your local database and load the content of the tables.

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: Antechinus on October 10, 2008, 04:39:40 AM
I appreciate that your method will work but frankly it is not a "good" way to install. It is a hellishly tedious way to install and will put a lot of people off. What you need is a way of making sure the process can be handled by the package manager.

This is meant as constructive criticism.

ETA: By the way I have installed several packages, upgrade patches as well as a variety of mods, and this is the first time I've struck this problem. So although I think it's something to do with server configuration I also have to say that it seems specific to PortaMX. If a way can be found to tweak server settings so that the package manager can then handle the installation you'll be onto a winner. If not you'll be severely restricting your market.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: Kindred on October 10, 2008, 05:32:00 AM
Hmmmm....

Well,  I like it!
It installed fine for me on a clean install of SMF and parsed to install correctly on a modified installation (8 mods)

only problem is that the system won't let me save anything in the HTML blocks...   I can not change the front page to my own, because the editor just erases my content when I click save. :(
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: Trinny on October 10, 2008, 05:35:12 AM
I uploaded this on beta 4 and now my forum says
 Warning: require_once(/home/runws/public_html/forum/Sources/PortaMx/PortaMx.php) [function.require-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/runws/public_html/forum/index.php on line 66

Fatal error: require_once() [function.require]: Failed opening required '/home/runws/public_html/forum/Sources/PortaMx/PortaMx.php' (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/runws/public_html/forum/index.php on line 66

and I can't even go to the admin panel to uninstall it.
Heres the link so you can see for your self http://runnerstrail.astahost.com/forum (http://runnerstrail.astahost.com/forum)
Help please.
Did you make a backup of your forum before you installed this?

If not, just go to your public html files, and follow the error path public_html > forum > sources > PortaMx > portaMx.php

manually upload the file PortaMx.php and what you will find when you go back to your forum is a NEW error (yay). It will lead you to mainindex.php. Follow the process to upload the required files and you will have access to your forum to uninstall the mod.

Maybe there's a simpler way, but tbh, when I went in to see why I was getting these errors, it was like following a trail of bread crumbs, and my OCD personality had me uploading file after file after file until I got them all. Even doing this, the mod does not function. No portal.

I appreciate that your method will work but frankly it is not a "good" way to install. It is a hellishly tedious way to install and will put a lot of people off. What you need is a way of making sure the process can be handled by the package manager.

This is meant as constructive criticism.

ETA: By the way I have installed several packages, upgrade patches as well as a variety of mods, and this is the first time I've struck this problem. So although I think it's something to do with server configuration I also have to say that it seems specific to PortaMX. If a way can be found to tweak server settings so that the package manager can then handle the installation you'll be onto a winner. If not you'll be severely restricting your market.
Exactly right. If you can tweak the package itself, you've got a gold mine, fel. but if you can at least give a simple fix that any layman can use in their server settings, you'll at least have a smokin hot mod. If not, people will simply move on to another portal mod as it will be way easier to deal with.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: Antechinus on October 10, 2008, 06:16:53 AM
Hmmmm....

Well,  I like it!
It installed fine for me on a clean install of SMF and parsed to install correctly on a modified installation (8 mods)

only problem is that the system won't let me save anything in the HTML blocks...   I can not change the front page to my own, because the editor just erases my content when I click save. :(
ROFL. I just tested that on my local and it's fine. Saves just like it should. Perhaps this is another minor issue with online configurations.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: Powerbob on October 10, 2008, 08:40:26 AM
Strange all these reported problems?? I have yet to have a problem with an install of PortaMx. It installs through the package manager easily, and I can change the frontpage "and" save it as it should. I am no coding freak either. At 58 you look for easily manageable things believe me. So I cannot understand all this griping! Or is there something else behind it??
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: Powerbob on October 10, 2008, 09:23:37 AM
BTW antechinus I am using one of your themes, ds natural on my testsite. Great work, one of the best themes I have ever seen  8)
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: Bancherd on October 10, 2008, 09:49:12 AM
I really think the installation difficulties encountered be some users should be looked into.  Perhaps it has something to do with some server setup that has trouble with the fckeditor as discussed earlier?
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: Bancherd on October 10, 2008, 09:53:19 AM
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only problem is that the system won't let me save anything in the HTML blocks...   I can not change the front page to my own, because the editor just erases my content when I click save.

Did you enter your code in  "Source-mode"?  ???
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: Antechinus on October 10, 2008, 04:58:05 PM
Strange all these reported problems?? I have yet to have a problem with an install of PortaMx. It installs through the package manager easily, and I can change the frontpage "and" save it as it should. I am no coding freak either. At 58 you look for easily manageable things believe me. So I cannot understand all this griping! Or is there something else behind it??
No there is nothing else behind it. Trin and I have nothing against Feline or anyone else here. In fact I had never heard of Feline before she suggested I try her portal.  We are simply interested in her portal and are reporting what has happened when we try to get it running. As I have stated I am very impressed with her product and would like to see it accessible.

I am quite happy to share any information on my server configurations (online or local) if it will help to sort this out.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: Antechinus on October 10, 2008, 05:00:13 PM
BTW antechinus I am using one of your themes, ds natural on my testsite. Great work, one of the best themes I have ever seen  8)
You can thank Bikken and MaYday for that one. I had nothing to do with it. I'm support staff over at their place and have released a couple of themes based on Outline and Mystic Jade, but I haven't messed around with DS-Natural at all. It's a nice theme though.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: feline on October 10, 2008, 06:27:08 PM
Quote from: antechinus
In fact I had never heard of Feline before she suggested I try her portal.
I'm here long time (since SMF 1 RC1  ;) ). Earlier, I have help Bloc with the TinyPortal, the I wrote a Blog mod for SMF and now a Portal.

Quote
I am quite happy to share any information on my server configurations (online or local) if it will help to sort this out.
If you willing to give me a ftp and Armin account, I can look what's wrong.

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: Antechinus on October 10, 2008, 06:40:07 PM
K. At the moment the test site is a bit of a mess code-wise, because I was overwriting files to bring the installation back to vanilla but my satellite link kept dropping out last night. It's vulnerable to weather conditions so I gave up.

I'll get onto it this weekend and clean things up, as well as setting up an account for you. I'll also run phpinfo on my local and online server so the differences are easier to spot. It's probably something quite simple to fix once it's found and the information should be useful to others.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: Trinny on October 10, 2008, 06:56:48 PM
Strange all these reported problems?? I have yet to have a problem with an install of PortaMx. It installs through the package manager easily, and I can change the frontpage "and" save it as it should. I am no coding freak either. At 58 you look for easily manageable things believe me. So I cannot understand all this griping! Or is there something else behind it??

??? Like what? I was trawling for a portal that worked with 2.0 and ran across this one. When I uploaded it through the package manager, I got errors. I'm so glad that it works for you and some others, but it doesn't work for me. It's not even a simple issue of installation test errors that can be manually repaired, it tells you that all tests are successful, then you click "install" and when it redirects you... you have NO ACCESS forum side. Just an error page. What else could possibly be behind me reporting a problem that I have with this mod? Do you imagine that I'm a cyber spy for Bloc and have been sent to sabotage his competition? :D

I just need a portal, and simple portal isn't good enough. THIS one is. I've installed it on a local and it's perfect, runs great. I think you have an awesome modification here, feline. I'm of the opinion that if you want it to take off (and it by all rights should be the premier portal for SMF, imo) it has to be package manager friendly for all users. Now, ante and I have been chatting and working with the mod a bit, and we're sure this is a server setting issue. Imagine offering this mod with a simple list of server settings which will guarantee that every user can easily install this mod. You're golden.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: Bancherd on October 10, 2008, 06:58:40 PM
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It's probably something quite simple to fix once it's found and the information should be useful to others.                       

Great.... :D
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: Antechinus on October 10, 2008, 08:11:46 PM
Fel, for the moment here are the phpinfo.php readouts for my local and for my online server.

The local is just a standard 1.6.6 XAMPP installation running on XP Pro SP2 in an NTFS partition.
I haven't sorted files and accounts for the online test forum/server yet. I'll do that tonight (my time).

I've also asked Trin to get a readout on her server when she gets a chance. Cheers.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: Antechinus on October 11, 2008, 07:24:51 AM
PM sent with SMF admin and ftp account details. Feel free to trash the place. ;)
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: feline on October 11, 2008, 09:26:24 AM
PM sent with SMF admin and ftp account details. Feel free to trash the place. ;)
As I say in my PM ..
That's a generally problem of many web hostings .. the webserver runs with a other user and other rights as the ftp user, so SMF's packed manager can't modify the files and folder.

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: Kindred on October 11, 2008, 12:43:49 PM
Hey Feline...    any idea about the problem I have with the editor not saving my changes for an HTML block?

I try to change the front page HTML block, (not using any code, just text) it writes into the fckeditor box, but when I click save, the text is not saved.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: Antechinus on October 11, 2008, 06:22:24 PM
As I say in my PM ..
That's a generally problem of many web hostings .. the webserver runs with another user and other rights to the ftp user, so SMF's package manager can't modify the files and folder.

Fel
Thank you Feline. It seems to be working perfectly now. As I thought it was a server configuration issue. This is the solution:

Quote
I found your problem ...

Your webserver run under a user that is NOT the same as the folder and file user (cofexm). The package manager can't modify any file. A copy is created before the change applied (filename with a tilde ~) but no change is applied.
Also I see that your root is not writable (ACP, package manager, file permission).

What  do you have to do?
Set your werserver user (apache I think) to the same as the ftp user (cofexm), and also set your root folder to 755.

This is a common problem on the many webhostings.

For now, I have installed PortaMx manually, so you can test that.

Fel

@Kindred: html blocks are fine on my copy. I know that doesn't help you but I thought I should mention it. IOW, the portal seems fine. 
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: Boxer2 on October 12, 2008, 06:05:53 AM
Great stuff, is there any chance for 1.xx version????
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: Antechinus on October 12, 2008, 06:12:02 AM
Why would you want a 1.1.x version when TP is available for 1.1.x? Come to think of it why would you want 1.1.x? I'll be changing over very shortly I think. I currently flogging beta 4 on a test site and so far it's great. 
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: Boxer2 on October 12, 2008, 06:25:47 AM
I want to stay on 1.xx until commes offical 2.0 version and i dont like TP, for me there is no problem but my admins dont to know how to work with TP and they are working on MKportal curently
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: feline on October 12, 2008, 06:33:04 AM
Great stuff, is there any chance for 1.xx version????
No.. Never  ;D

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: edi67 on October 13, 2008, 08:30:08 AM
Great work feline work perfectly  ;)
http://ediboard.altervista.org
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: JetBoom on October 24, 2008, 02:32:40 PM
Attempting to install this makes:

Table 'smf.smf_portamx_settings' doesn't exist
File: C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\public_html\forums\Packages\temp\db_install.php
Line: 107
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: babjusi on October 24, 2008, 02:33:55 PM
Great stuff, is there any chance for 1.xx version????
No.. Never  ;D

Fel

May I ask why Fel?
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: JetBoom on October 24, 2008, 03:39:43 PM
Table 'smf.smf_portamx_settings' doesn't exist
File: C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\public_html\forums\Packages\temp\db_install.php
Line: 107

And I assume this is some kind of permissions problem with MySQL so is there any way to fix that?
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: feline on October 24, 2008, 05:02:34 PM
Table 'smf.smf_portamx_settings' doesn't exist
File: C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\public_html\forums\Packages\temp\db_install.php
Line: 107

And I assume this is some kind of permissions problem with MySQL so is there any way to fix that?
You can create the tables manually with phpMyAdmin before you run the packedmanager.

The tablestructures:
Code: [Select]
-- Tablestructur for `smf_portamx_settings`
CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS `smf_portamx_settings` (
  `id` int(11) NOT NULL auto_increment,
  `config` text NOT NULL,
  PRIMARY KEY  (`id`)
) TYPE=MyISAM ;


-- Tablestructur for `smf_portamx_blocks`
CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS `smf_portamx_blocks` (
  `id` int(11) NOT NULL auto_increment,
  `side` varchar(6) NOT NULL,
  `pos` smallint(6) NOT NULL default '0',
  `active` tinyint(4) NOT NULL default '0',
  `cache` int(11) NOT NULL default '0',
  `cacherefresh` int(11) NOT NULL default '0',
  `blocktype` varchar(30) NOT NULL,
  `config` text NOT NULL,
  `content` text NOT NULL,
  PRIMARY KEY  (`id`),
  KEY `side_pos` (`side`,`pos`)
) TYPE=MyISAM ;

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: feline on October 24, 2008, 05:06:17 PM
Great stuff, is there any chance for 1.xx version????
No.. Never  ;D

Fel

May I ask why Fel?
It's a big change, because 1.1x have no moderation center, other tables, other querys and mutch more.

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: D M G on October 24, 2008, 07:01:46 PM
??? Like what?

Fel takes other peoples software, changes the odd part and claims it as her own, that is probably what he is referring to. If he doesn't mean that, then I assume he means the insecure mess that is Felblog. :P

http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=192944.0
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: Bancherd on October 24, 2008, 07:30:08 PM
Quote
I assume he means the insecure mess that is Felblog. (https://www.simplemachines.org/community/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2FSmileys%2Fsimple%2Ftongue.gif&hash=d0da86e82b44e680c0872a47cedbc1be)

Don't know much about security, but I have been using Felblog-alpha for more than half a year now.....it still has a few minor bugs, but it survived many attacks.  My users are pretty happy with it for what it does.

You can see it in action on my live site, but I am moving my site at the moment; it should be up shortly(after DNS-updates).

Bancherd
PS. I also do not know anything about personal conflicts, but public places is hardly a good place to air dirty laundry.  ;D
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: feline on October 24, 2008, 07:55:52 PM
Fel takes other peoples software, changes the odd part and claims it as her own, that is probably what he is referring to.
That is a violent assumption. If you cannot prove that, then hold back you.

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: babjusi on October 25, 2008, 06:41:41 AM
??? Like what?

Fel takes other peoples software, changes the odd part and claims it as her own, that is probably what he is referring to. If he doesn't mean that, then I assume he means the insecure mess that is Felblog. :P

http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=192944.0


Don''t try to ruin Fel''s thread by making such unfounding accusations. Fel is a very talented person and doesn''t need to take or copy other peoples software and present them as her own.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: JetBoom on October 27, 2008, 01:42:14 PM
Installed it. New problems.

It keeps reverting from "Show the frontpage in the Forum area" to "No frontpage, go directly to Forum". If I view the block manager then all four of the sections are completely empty with no options to add or edit any blocks. Using a custom theme.

Turned on error logging and it spams these two things at about 100 per second:

Code: [Select]
8: Undefined index: frontpage
Apply Filter: Only show the errors from this file
File: C:/Inetpub/wwwroot/public_html/forums/Sources/PortaMx/PortaMx.php
Line: 77

8: Undefined index: portamx_copyright
Apply Filter: Only show the errors from this file
File: C:/Inetpub/wwwroot/public_html/forums/Sources/PortaMx/LoadData.php
Line: 749

There's also no Block Editor section in the PortaMX bar of the admin section. I guess it didn't install correctly but the only errors that came up were because babylon and classic didn't exist.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: Antechinus on October 27, 2008, 05:44:20 PM
Run this query in phpMyAdmin. It'll sort the copyright error.

Code: [Select]
REPLACE INTO `smf_portamx_settings` (`id`, `config`) VALUES
(2, '<span id="pmx_copywrite">\n   <a href="%s" target="_blank" class="new_win">%s%s&trade; v%s%s corp.</a>\n</span>'),
(3, '<span style="margin:5px auto; padding:5px; text-align:center; font-size:small; font-weight:bold; color:red; background-color:yellow; border:1px solid black; display:block;">\n   Sorry, the PortaMx copyright must be in the template. Display of copyright is a legal requirement.<br />Please notify this forum''s administrator that this site is missing the copyright for the <a href="http://portamx.com" target="_blank" style="color: black;">Portal Management Extension PortaMx&trade;</a>\n</span>');

Fel will know about the other one. Offhand I'd try overwriting the PMx admin files using ftp (if you haven't done that already).
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: feline on October 27, 2008, 08:08:23 PM
There's also no Block Editor section in the PortaMX bar of the admin section. I guess it didn't install correctly but the only errors that came up were because babylon and classic didn't exist.
If you have installed with errors, it's better to copy all files from the archive to your server. Also you have to update the settings table as antechinus say.

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: JetBoom on October 28, 2008, 10:19:50 PM
8: Undefined index: frontpage
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: feline on October 28, 2008, 10:25:05 PM
Good report  :D
Go to the PortaMx settings manager and check all setting, correct and save.

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: JetBoom on October 28, 2008, 11:18:55 PM
? That's just the point - it doesn't save. I'm back to where I started from except the error it gives is different.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: Antechinus on October 28, 2008, 11:34:18 PM
Have you checked that all the PortaMx files went into place properly?

Also did you create the database tables manually before attempting to install?
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: JetBoom on October 29, 2008, 04:33:50 PM
I installed everything fine and did the two queries you gave.

I decided to uninstall and start again, removing the babylon and classic modifications from the xml. So let's just try and fix this:

Table 'smf.smf_portamx_settings' doesn't exist
File: C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\public_html\forums\Packages\temp\db_install.php
Line: 107

Shouldn't db_install create the table first? I looked in my tables and smf_portamx_blocks and its keys were made fine (although it has no rows).
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: Antechinus on October 29, 2008, 05:33:04 PM
It should do, and removing classic and babylon shouldn't be necessary even though they can be reinstated easily enough whenever anyone wishes to.

Anyway apparently PortaMx installation is sensitive to server settings. I can't use the package manager for installing PortaMx even though several other mods which create new directories, edit existing files and modify the database will install just fine.

What I did for my latest installation was to dump my database from my forum and restore it on my local host. I then ran the PortaMx installation and dumped that database. The local processing is very quick and easy and can be done with the package manager.

Next step was to ftp all the PortaMx files into place (keeping the proper directory structure, of course). This is the only part that may take some time, depending on your connection speed.
Then I restored the modified database online and ran PortaMx through the package manager.

Doing it that way the result was flawless. Mind you it'd damned well want to be after all that. Since there are some things I can't alter in my server taking this somewhat tedious but utterly reliable path seems to me to be my best option. 
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: JetBoom on October 29, 2008, 06:14:01 PM
I use remote desktop though so it's some setting that the install isn't taking in to consideration. Can someone just give me a complete set of queries that the installer would make then?
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: feline on October 29, 2008, 06:18:18 PM
Copy the attached file to your forum root (where you find the settings.php).
Open your prefered browser, enter your forum url and add /dbinstall.php at the end of line and press enter.
If a login screen shown, login as admin.

dbinstall.php create the portamx tables and load the default settings.

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: JetBoom on October 29, 2008, 07:06:57 PM
Isn't that just a copy of the db_install.php in the zip?

Database Error
Table 'smf.smf_portamx_settings' doesn't exist
File: C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\public_html\forums\dbinstall.php
Line: 126

I meant a dump I can put in to phpmyadmin or GUI tools.

Nevermind, I went though the db_install.php and created the queries myself. Everything seems to be working fine and no errors are being generated except for one thing: I added a news panel to the frontpage and set the board to display to the news forum but instead of displaying any posts, it just displays a blank table with the "News" title I put there.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: Bancherd on October 29, 2008, 10:44:21 PM
Downloaded and installed the 0.950 version(upgraded from 0.947).  Things went smoothly except for this error that I found in the log.  ???
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: feline on October 30, 2008, 10:58:32 AM
Isn't that just a copy of the db_install.php in the zip?

Database Error
Table 'smf.smf_portamx_settings' doesn't exist
File: C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\public_html\forums\dbinstall.php
Line: 126
I see the prefix id added twice?
Works perfect on my system. You have a modified SSI.php ?

Quote
I added a news panel to the frontpage and set the board to display to the news forum but instead of displaying any posts, it just displays a blank table with the "News" title I put there.
The board from wich you show boardnews MUST have guest access.
This is defined in SSI.php not on me.
I think, this is a bug on SMF, but I have no answer to my question in Bug reports.

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: feline on October 30, 2008, 11:03:37 AM
Downloaded and installed the 0.950 version(upgraded from 0.947).  Things went smoothly except for this error that I found in the log.  ???
Take a look on Themes/default/highslide/graphics if the file exist.
Set the access rights on all dirs to 755, on files to 644.

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: Bancherd on October 30, 2008, 07:02:00 PM
Quote
Take a look on Themes/default/highslide/graphics if the file exist.
Set the access rights on all dirs to 755, on files to 644.

Thanks...done that, but the problem is still around.  It only occurs with zoomin.cur  ???   I am not sure if it is related, but I am using newposts-block on the frontpage.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: Bancherd on October 30, 2008, 09:09:44 PM
Update.  When I copied zoomin.cur to ...Themes/default/highslide/zoomin.cur  the error disappeared.

So.... the program is looking for the file zoomin.cur in directory Themes/default/highslide/ instead of Themes/default/highslide/graphics/  ??? ???
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: feline on October 31, 2008, 05:43:24 AM
I wonder me .. I have all the files exactly on the position as in the archive and it works.

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: Bancherd on October 31, 2008, 06:11:55 AM
I wonder me .. I have all the files exactly on the position as in the archive and it works.

Fel


Could be my install.. Tested it out on a fresh local machine and everything worked fine as you described. :) 

I may have to totally take down my test site and start with a brand new/clean install, it was used to test so many mods....things could have been messed up....  Emm.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: haderaschta on November 02, 2008, 07:50:58 PM
got only a small problem. i'm using the "Highslide Image Viewer"-Mod and portamx interferes with it. before 0.950 there was no problem, you could see atachments-images and navigate through the different images. now is see only the picture click on.
(Highslide Image Viewer shows all pictures from all posts)

like i said, only a small problem ...
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: Antechinus on November 02, 2008, 08:34:48 PM
0.950 comes with Highslide as a standard feature. You may have to uninstall the mod.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: edi67 on November 03, 2008, 06:33:07 AM
got only a small problem. i'm using the "Highslide Image Viewer"-Mod and portamx interferes with it. before 0.950 there was no problem, you could see atachments-images and navigate through the different images. now is see only the picture click on.
(Highslide Image Viewer shows all pictures from all posts)

like i said, only a small problem ...

HIGHSLIDE of Portamx could be disabled in blocks try to disable it if this help you
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: haderaschta on November 03, 2008, 10:04:01 AM
i downgraded to the old version, for my needs it's very good. :)
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: feline on November 04, 2008, 08:00:08 AM
I add a global highslide disable on next release ...

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: dwd2000 on November 08, 2008, 03:02:28 PM
Great stuff, is there any chance for 1.xx version????
No.. Never  ;D

Fel

Understood.
My SMF 2.x beta site had no problems installing and I had no problems configuring it.
My main site is running SMF 1.1.7 with Simple Portal.
I'm one of those who will wait until SMF 2.x becomes more stable and has more mods available before upgrading.
I have a bunch of mods installed that might not work after an upgrade.
Too bad SMF 2.x didn't have a backwards compatible feature built in. (or does it???)
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: feline on November 08, 2008, 05:26:38 PM
Too bad SMF 2.x didn't have a backwards compatible feature built in. (or does it???)
No chance to go back to 1.xx from 2.0

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: dwd2000 on November 08, 2008, 05:41:01 PM
Too bad SMF 2.x didn't have a backwards compatible feature built in. (or does it???)
No chance to go back to 1.xx from 2.0

Fel

It sounds like a "Feature Request" or "Mod Request" for the SMF 2.x Team.
It would make upgrading a lot easier for those of us with established sites, if there was a way to use mods from previous versions.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: feline on November 08, 2008, 06:06:33 PM
I think, that is a way, they is't to go.
SMF 2 has a other structure on database, DB querys and more.
It's the part of mod developers, to update the mods for SMF 2.
My 2 cent   ;)

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: dwd2000 on November 08, 2008, 06:34:26 PM
I think, that is a way, they is't to go.
SMF 2 has a other structure on database, DB querys and more.
It's the part of mod developers, to update the mods for SMF 2.
My 2 cent   ;)

Fel

2 cents adds up. I'll take it.  ;)
It won't hurt to add it to the Mod Request forum and see what happens. (I just did)
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: Burke ♞ Knight on November 08, 2008, 06:53:55 PM
Great stuff, is there any chance for 1.xx version????
No.. Never  ;D

Fel

Too bad. A lot of people wont be switching to 2.0 for long time. Even long after the final is released.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: Antechinus on November 08, 2008, 07:32:26 PM
Well then, my 2c is that they're nuts. Either that or they aren't aware of the benefits of SMF 2. I didn't see what the fuss was about until I actually set it up on a test site and gave it a bit of a run. From a users and admin point of view it is much better than 1.1.x.
If you were thinking of not changing to SMF 2 I advise you to reconsider.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: Burke ♞ Knight on November 08, 2008, 07:50:38 PM
Well then, my 2c is that they're nuts. Either that or they aren't aware of the benefits of SMF 2. I didn't see what the fuss was about until I actually set it up on a test site and gave it a bit of a run. From a users and admin point of view it is much better than 1.1.x.
If you were thinking of not changing to SMF 2 I advise you to reconsider.

All my sites, except for 2 are 2.0
One of them that are not, is a theme demo site for 1.1.x themes.
The other, is an RPG site that uses a mod made only for 1.1.x and will stay 1.1.x until the mod is upgraded, as the RPG depends on the mod.

I will not hesitate to upgrade, once the mod is upgraded.
However, in my last post, I had said People, NOT me.

Some people would rather not upgrade, because of certain reasons. We can not force them to do so. I was only merely saying that a version of the mod for the 1.1.x version would be nice. Not saying that it should be made.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: Bancherd on November 08, 2008, 08:05:03 PM
I am testing various mods(including PortaMx) and preparing my test site with SMF2.

Will definitely switch my live-site over to SMF2 once it's themes become more stable.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: dwd2000 on November 08, 2008, 08:17:02 PM
Well then, my 2c is that they're nuts. Either that or they aren't aware of the benefits of SMF 2. I didn't see what the fuss was about until I actually set it up on a test site and gave it a bit of a run. From a users and admin point of view it is much better than 1.1.x.
If you were thinking of not changing to SMF 2 I advise you to reconsider.

All my sites, except for 2 are 2.0
One of them that are not, is a theme demo site for 1.1.x themes.
The other, is an RPG site that uses a mod made only for 1.1.x and will stay 1.1.x until the mod is upgraded, as the RPG depends on the mod.

I will not hesitate to upgrade, once the mod is upgraded.
However, in my last post, I had said People, NOT me.

Some people would rather not upgrade, because of certain reasons. We can not force them to do so. I was only merely saying that a version of the mod for the 1.1.x version would be nice. Not saying that it should be made.

I agree, SMF 2.x is has much more to offer as a basic script, but the mods I use haven't caught up yet.
I will also upgrade when the time is right.
As of this moment, the time is not right yet.
I also want to make sure ALL data won't be lost when I upgrade.
My main site has an arcade and I want to make sure all the scores will be saved and all the add-ons will also be available for that arcade before I even consider the upgrade.
If there was a way to to upgrade, while still using the 1.1.7 version of the arcade, (until the 2.x version catches up) I would have upgraded already.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: feline on November 09, 2008, 06:20:43 PM
I have upload a new release of PortaMx (v0.951)
This version is a upgrade for a exist v0.947 and a full install package.

Do you not forget do donate for PortaMx ...
Thanks,

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: Qayyom Ashraf on November 09, 2008, 11:34:33 PM
right now i m using TinyPortal, what happen if i remove and install PortaMax Portal on my forum with default theme?

will it create any problem or it need to be install on fresh installed SMF site.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx
Post by: Antechinus on November 09, 2008, 11:42:07 PM
PortaMx only runs with SMF 2.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Jakki on November 17, 2008, 09:39:08 AM
I'm sorry to hear there won't be one for SMF 1.1.XXXX. As I would really like to try this out. 
I am one of those people who will not upgrade to the SMF 2.0 only because I have major issues with understanding some of this stuff in coding and as someone else said the mods...
I'm happy that you have this going and wish you the best of luck.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Antechinus on November 17, 2008, 04:29:24 PM
Go for SMF 2 when it's stable.  Really. There will be more mods for it because after a while nobody will be making mods for 1.1.x.  Same goes for themes.

There are heaps of people who can help you with the upgrade. If you want to play around with PortaMx a bit put it on a local host for testing, or pm me (that means Jakki, not everyone) and I'll hook you up on my test forum.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Jakki on November 17, 2008, 09:08:19 PM
I'm learning themes right now..Ante and oh boy is it a learning curve for me...LOL
I may take you up on the offer but I have to think..
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Antechinus on November 17, 2008, 09:09:42 PM
No problem. RC1 will be a little while anyway. No point going for Beta 4 at this stage.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Jakki on November 17, 2008, 09:13:52 PM
Yeah let me learn a little more before throwing me to the lions again..LOL
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Antechinus on November 23, 2008, 07:48:29 PM
Just noting that we appear to have found a solution for the installation problems that were plaguing some people (including me) who had inconvenient server configurations. I, for one, am extremely happy about this.

This new installation method does require the ability to set file and folder permissions via ftp or cpanel.
It cannot all be done simply through the SMF admin centre.

The good news is that once the file and folder permissions are correctly set, which isn't difficult and doesn't take that long, the subsequent installation of PortaMx can be done solely through the SMF package manager and appears to give a flawless result with no error messages.

 :) Details can be found in this thread. (http://portamx.com/index.php?topic=281.0)  :)
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: funcouldron on December 03, 2008, 01:16:25 AM
i intalled it and liked it but i m little confused,,, i want to show blocks only in front page and not on any other pages ,,, how can i do that?
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on December 03, 2008, 07:08:55 AM
Each block have "Dynamic visibility options".
On this go to "Show or Hide the block on action" and select "Frontpage".
Now the block is only shown at the frontpage.

Also you can hide a complete panel on certain actions. These you find on PortaMx Settings Manager.

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: funcouldron on December 03, 2008, 07:29:23 AM
so if i want ot show block in only two places then?
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on December 03, 2008, 09:56:18 AM
If you want show the block in frontpage and forum as example, use the "Dynamic visibility options".
Simple select the actions "frontpage" and "forum".

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: @L3 on December 06, 2008, 05:40:59 AM
Congratulations Fel, good extention for Smf2 ;)
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: SgtMic on December 06, 2008, 11:51:15 AM
I've tried about 6 times so far to install portamx on fresh beta4 installs. Haven't had one install correctly yet.

I tried the package parser and this is the results. Any ideas?

Here is one of the 506 errors in the error log.

Code: [Select]
copy(/home/xxxxx/public_html/sgtmic.com/pmaxtest/fckeditor/editor/dialog/fck_spellerpages/spellerpages/blank.html) [<a href='function.copy'>function.copy</a>]: failed to open stream: Not a directory

File: /home/xxxxx/public_html/sgtmic.com/pmaxtest/Sources/Subs-Package.php
Line: 1604
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: funcouldron on December 06, 2008, 12:10:49 PM
try latest version ,,, dont use old version
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: SgtMic on December 06, 2008, 12:14:48 PM
0951 is the latest version.

ETA: The problem is the mod is not fully writing to the files.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: funcouldron on December 06, 2008, 12:39:04 PM
yeh ,, but it works fine
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: SgtMic on December 06, 2008, 01:06:40 PM
The problem appears to be with the file permissions. Even allowing SMF to change the files, it still fails to do it with this mod.
Installing SMF and other mods, it works just fine.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on December 06, 2008, 02:40:15 PM
I've tried about 6 times so far to install portamx on fresh beta4 installs. Haven't had one install correctly yet.

I tried the package parser and this is the results. Any ideas?

Here is one of the 506 errors in the error log.

Code: [Select]
copy(/home/xxxxx/public_html/sgtmic.com/pmaxtest/fckeditor/editor/dialog/fck_spellerpages/spellerpages/blank.html) [<a href='function.copy'>function.copy</a>]: failed to open stream: Not a directory

File: /home/xxxxx/public_html/sgtmic.com/pmaxtest/Sources/Subs-Package.php
Line: 1604
I think, that is a permission problem with you server.
You have to check, if your webserver can create directorys and modify files.

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: SgtMic on December 06, 2008, 05:03:00 PM
I've tried about 6 times so far to install portamx on fresh beta4 installs. Haven't had one install correctly yet.

I tried the package parser and this is the results. Any ideas?

Here is one of the 506 errors in the error log.

Code: [Select]
copy(/home/xxxxx/public_html/sgtmic.com/pmaxtest/fckeditor/editor/dialog/fck_spellerpages/spellerpages/blank.html) [<a href='function.copy'>function.copy</a>]: failed to open stream: Not a directory

File: /home/xxxxx/public_html/sgtmic.com/pmaxtest/Sources/Subs-Package.php
Line: 1604
I think, that is a permission problem with you server.
You have to check, if your webserver can create directorys and modify files.

Fel

With the settings on my server, I need to allow SMF to change the permissions. I've done this when installing SMF as well as other mods.
For some reason, Portamx will not modify the files even if I allow it.

Does that make any sense? :)
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Antechinus on December 06, 2008, 05:24:39 PM
You can set the folder permissions manually to get around this and I'm currently testing some scripts for Fel that should sort it. There's a whole topic about this over at the PortaMx site.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on December 06, 2008, 06:34:34 PM
You can set the folder permissions manually to get around this and I'm currently testing some scripts for Fel that should sort it. There's a whole topic about this over at the PortaMx site.
Note this topic: http://portamx.com/index.php?topic=281.0

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: SgtMic on December 06, 2008, 08:58:58 PM
I'll look into it.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Mr_Lon on December 09, 2008, 04:57:33 PM
I'm looking at the "Portal Management Extension PortaMx for SMF 2.0 Beta 4" I'm using SMF 2.0 Beta 4 and My daughter uses another Portal but this one sounds good for my site.
I have three questions:
 1 = I see that it has an installer but I do have some Mods loaded now, does it eliminate them?
 2 = I have changed the Theme style sheet a lot with the colors, Will it affect that?
 3 = Can I install PortaMx and not have it seen with my forums until I have it loaded and ready then turn it on?

I just don't want to change the style and look that I have and with the forums being used a lot I don't want to affect it until it's fully ready.

Lon
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Antechinus on December 09, 2008, 05:10:40 PM
1/ It may conflict with some mods. Impossible to know in advance, but the pre-installation test will bring up any conflicts.

2/ No.

3/ Admin settings. Set the usergroup visibility to admin only. Frankly I advise you to set up a duplicate test forum and try the installation on that. Much better idea.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Rostam on January 04, 2009, 01:43:30 PM
I wish I would have seen this mod earlier, before I downgraded to 1.1.7. The reason why I missed it is because this mod is posted under 1.1.7 mod category.
Could one of the moderators please remove this from 1.1.7 and add it to the SMF 2.0 Beta4 modification section? Thanks in advance.

http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=1419
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Kindred on January 04, 2009, 04:04:09 PM
???   it is not listed under 1.1.7, it only lists 2.0b4 and the last time the entry was modified was nack in november.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on January 04, 2009, 05:30:07 PM
PortaMx was NEVER lists under 1.1.x version of SMF .. it works ONLY with SMF 2.0 !

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: RoarinRow on January 04, 2009, 06:32:44 PM
Unfortunately it didn't work for me on my SMF 2.0 test forum.  After the install and passing all the tests, the forum page just turned blank/white.  The page would not load.

I FTP'd to the site to see the impacted files and noticed that some files were zero in size.  I did a restore of my backup files to get access back to the site.

Thought I'd give it a try since I'm using TinyPortal for my production site running SMF 1.1.7.  Thanks for the effort feline!
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Antechinus on January 05, 2009, 12:23:29 AM
That will be a server configuration problem. You can get around it by chmodding your folders manually before installation.
If you do this installation should proceed without problems. I have to do this with my server but it works.

http://portamx.com/index.php?topic=281.0
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Garou on January 14, 2009, 02:19:37 PM
Actually the problem I'm running too is that when it tries to install half the folders install as empty files and not folders at all.

I can only get it to work by installing everything by hand. I think the package install may be fubared.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Antechinus on January 14, 2009, 04:09:52 PM
This is due to server config. Have tried the method I linked to just above?
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Resourcez on January 14, 2009, 09:44:22 PM
I'll be pleasantly surprised if the linked solution will work for the problem described by Garou.

It seems to arise because of some changes in the SMF2 Package Manager and affects servers under apache 2 with  mod_suexec - sites on the same server under SMF1 don't experience this issue with similarly constructed mods.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Antechinus on January 14, 2009, 11:28:03 PM
Well I was getting the same problems as Garou (and more) before Codebirth nutted out the linked method. Using that method I get flawless installations with no error messages. Go figure.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Resourcez on January 14, 2009, 11:44:05 PM
It's not PortaMx, it's SMF2 - other mods that transfer directories via Package Manager also fail similarly - there is some problem with the way that functions like mktree() are operating, possibly due to attempts to allow for php suexec.  As mentioned earlier, no such issues with ANY decent mod installed on SMF1.

Even when it installs, with all files/directories set 0777, there is a fatal error because the relevant PortaMx subdirectories don't get transferred i.e. any sub-directory (and its files) below the board directory level.

The only solution I have found to install PortaMx under these conditions is:
A thorough pita but then it works - the major reason I will not personally upgrade sites to SMF2.

The mod is nice, and very familiar for those previously used to TinyPortal, but life under SMF2 is a real ****** :(
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Antechinus on January 14, 2009, 11:48:19 PM
Well given that I'm assuming starting with everything clean, I've found that Codebirth's method of pre-setting permissions will then allow installation straight through the package manager and with perfect results.

It is a server config thing because on a local host where I'm root user there is no pre-setting needed. It just installs like any basic package. This is what I've found anyway.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Resourcez on January 14, 2009, 11:50:19 PM
In SMF2 the Package manager can do the permissions changes for you.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Antechinus on January 15, 2009, 12:01:13 AM
Well I'm just telling you what I've found to work for this mod on my server. From memory the package manager did not allow access to all the necessary folders. Cpanel ftw.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on February 21, 2009, 03:58:48 PM
PortaMx is proud to announce the version 0.956 of the great Portal Management Extension.

We have added many new features, a Admin Center on wich you can install new versions and upgrades, additional languages and read the online Manual.

(https://www.simplemachines.org/community/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fportamx.com%2Fimg%2Fadmincenter.png&hash=fbf77f2fec2b488bef874e1c25af4a61)

Try it, see it, feel it ...

Feline
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Antechinus on February 21, 2009, 04:17:00 PM
0.965? That's fast work. You only had 0.956 yesterday.;D
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Bancherd on February 21, 2009, 06:59:04 PM
0.965? That's fast work. You only had 0.956 yesterday.;D

You beat me to it !

Yeah....latest update is even more slick and easy to configure than the original releases, the control panel...and nice build-in blocks.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on February 22, 2009, 07:46:46 AM
0.965? That's fast work. You only had 0.956 yesterday.;D
I think, I make a little bit shocking  :D

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: jossanaijr on February 22, 2009, 02:11:54 PM
Hi,
installed without error in a fresh 2.0 RC21 but it is not showing in admin panel.
Any help?
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on February 22, 2009, 02:13:20 PM
Use the default theme and english language ...

Fel

Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: jossanaijr on February 22, 2009, 02:16:44 PM
But I'm using them!
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on February 22, 2009, 02:24:20 PM
You are shure, that the installer applied the changes to the files?

For more info about install problems read this topics:
http://portamx.com/index.php?topic=281.0
and
http://portamx.com/index.php?topic=152.0

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: jossanaijr on February 22, 2009, 02:27:07 PM
Wow,
it said it was installed without problems but now I see that there are more then 700 forum errors ! and I cannot unistall it!
I will try to discover which files should I repair...

BTW and if I do not want to register in your site to get help?
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Antechinus on February 22, 2009, 03:58:15 PM
Have you got backup files from just before you tried to install PMx? If you do I advise you to use them.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on February 22, 2009, 05:27:47 PM
BTW and if I do not want to register in your site to get help?
Guest can read .. not write

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on February 22, 2009, 05:29:57 PM
I will try to discover which files should I repair...

these files are changed on PortaMx install:

    * index.php
    * SSI.php
    * Sources/Admin.php
    * Sources/Display.php
    * Sources/Errors.php
    * Sources/Load.php
    * Sources/ManageMaintenace.php
    * Sources/ManagePermissions.php
    * Sources/ModerationCenter.php
    * Sources/Security.php
    * Sources/Subs.php
    * Sources/Subs-Boards.php
    * Themes/default/scripts/xml_topic.js
    * Themes/babylon/style.css

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: sheryltoo on February 22, 2009, 09:35:00 PM
I managed to get this installed by following the directions for setting permissions on the portmaMx site.
Thanks for that tip, however I have one question.
Perhaps I'm not seeing it but I can't seem to figure out how to add blocks to the left block block.
Are there blocks I can add?

Also, I was just experimenting with Frontpage and typed a couple sentences on a couple lines and when I went to view it, the lines were almost overlapping each other.
I had to leave 2-3 spaces in between a line in order to keep the lines from overlapping each other.
Is this how it's suppose to work?
Sheryl
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: PerryM on February 23, 2009, 03:34:57 AM
Wow, fantastic module.
 
I installed it fine and have just one problem - when the fckeditor tries to insert a picture I get all kinds of crazy messages - I can't copy and past so I'll have to take a screen print and include it in a day or so.
 
Thanks for sharing a super mod.
 
Perry
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on February 23, 2009, 08:03:06 AM
If you have a older release of FCKeditor installed?
As example from a TinyPortal distribution?

In this case you have to remove the old release, restart your webserver and clear your browser cache.

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on February 23, 2009, 08:11:34 AM
Perhaps I'm not seeing it but I can't seem to figure out how to add blocks to the left block block.
On each panel titlebar in the block overview you find on the right side a icon. Click on it to add a block ...

Quote
Also, I was just experimenting with Frontpage and typed a couple sentences on a couple lines and when I went to view it, the lines were almost overlapping each other.
When you see that? On preview in the FCKeditor or after saved the block?
Tip: The block content uses the styles from you theme. So you have set the line-height correct.
To do this, you can use a division in the editor like this:
<div style="line-height:150%;"> .. content .. </div>

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: sheryltoo on February 23, 2009, 08:22:49 AM
Thanks for helping me out.
I haven't had much time to play with it. I was just mainly concerned with getting it installed yesterday since I had just upgraded to RC1 so I have lots to learn.
I'll play around with it later today.
So far it looks great. I love the editor that comes with Frontpage. It looks as if it will make it easier to create a custom page.
Sheryl
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: PerryM on February 23, 2009, 12:50:05 PM
If you have a older release of FCKeditor installed?
As example from a TinyPortal distribution?

In this case you have to remove the old release, restart your webserver and clear your browser cache.

Fel

I deleted the fckeditor folder in the smf directory, un-installed this module and reinstalled it, and cleared the Admin>Maintenance>Form Maintenance>Database>Routine>Empty the File Cash, did a Ctrl-F5 and I get the same error.
 
Thanks for helping but I have the same error...
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on February 23, 2009, 03:28:20 PM
I dont know whats go wrong, but the request wich I see in you picture is NOT from the fckeditor, they developed in the PortaMx package ...

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: PerryM on February 23, 2009, 03:53:35 PM
I dont know whats go wrong, but the request wich I see in you picture is NOT from the fckeditor, they developed in the PortaMx package ...

Fel

I deleted the mySQL and smf 2.0 RC1 and reinstalled fresh copies and then only installed this mod - same problem.
 
This happens when you are trying to insert a picture into the HTML editor window (fckeditor) and you click "Browser Server" a file structure window opens and you then get the error I made a picture of.
 
There is NO contamination from anything...
 
Thanks for the assistance, I appreciate it.
 
But if I can't get this solved I'm going to have to use simple portal or something else.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on February 23, 2009, 04:45:47 PM
This happens when you are trying to insert a picture into the HTML editor window (fckeditor) and you click "Browser Server" a file structure window opens and you then get the error I made a picture of.
I can't say if your server and all other software correct configured and wich browser you use.

Quote
But if I can't get this solved I'm going to have to use simple portal or something else.
I dont hold peoples they on a trip  :D

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: PerryM on February 23, 2009, 04:57:24 PM
This happens when you are trying to insert a picture into the HTML editor window (fckeditor) and you click "Browser Server" a file structure window opens and you then get the error I made a picture of.
I can't say if your server and all other software correct configured and wich browser you use.

Quote
But if I can't get this solved I'm going to have to use simple portal or something else.
I dont hold peoples they on a trip  :D

Fel

I use a 3 year old HP laptop and have installed 70+ smf mods - nothing like this has happened.  I run IE 7.  I'm running XP.
 
The same error occurs on my wife's PC which runs Vista.
 
I appreciate your efforts and love this mod - it is fantastic.  So I'll do the best I can and limp along and hope somehow this will work.  This mod is so far superior to the other Portal mods that I will do the best I can and hopefully can get pictures into the HTML other ways.
 
Thanks for making the mod available - I appreciate it.
 
I use Site5 as my hosting site.
Title: Single Pages
Post by: PerryM on February 23, 2009, 05:30:31 PM
I'm playing around with Single Pages - I create one and try to have it show in some forums with no luck.  The page is active but I just can't see how to use it.
 
The documentation is not active for this topic.
 
Thanks
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Bancherd on February 23, 2009, 09:17:12 PM
Fel, I also have the same problem with uploading pictures from my PC while in the FCKeditor.  It never got done.  :-\ I checked the folders' permission and there were 755.  No problems with using links though.

Not sure if it has anythig to do with my server's configuration, but I am also using FCKeditor in FelBlog(SMF1.1.8) on the same server/domain without any problem.  (I have SMF2RC1/PortaMx in a subdirectory).

No problems with pages or otherwise(once I learned how to use it).  :D
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Bancherd on February 23, 2009, 09:47:20 PM
Update.....while using a local (SMF2RC1/PortaMx/xampp/MSxp) box, I could upload pictures while using FCKeditor WITHOUT any problem.  :D   So it might have something to do with the server's configuration?

2nd. Update.....I set the files inside fckeditor to 755...then the picture upload worked properly.... :D
Title: Re: Single Pages
Post by: Antechinus on February 23, 2009, 11:20:40 PM
I'm playing around with Single Pages - I create one and try to have it show in some forums with no luck.  The page is active but I just can't see how to use it.
 
The documentation is not active for this topic.
 
Thanks
Unfortunately they only display on the front page at the moment.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: PerryM on February 24, 2009, 03:05:36 AM
Update.....while using a local (SMF2RC1/PortaMx/xampp/MSxp) box, I could upload pictures while using FCKeditor WITHOUT any problem.  :D   So it might have something to do with the server's configuration?

2nd. Update.....I set the files inside fckeditor to 755...then the picture upload worked properly.... :D

ALL files and folders in the fckeditor are set to 755 on my hosting site.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on February 24, 2009, 03:21:03 AM
set the folder editor_uploads and the subfolder inside also to 755 or 777

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: PerryM on February 24, 2009, 03:37:55 AM
set the folder editor_uploads and the subfolder inside also to 755 or 777

Fel

Folders already set to 755 and set them all to 777 and still get the same error.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Vincent Volmer on February 24, 2009, 03:53:50 AM
set the folder editor_uploads and the subfolder inside also to 755 or 777

Fel

Folders already set to 755 and set them all to 777 and still get the same error.

I had the same error. This is how I removed the error and let is work correct:

I deleted the 'old' TinyPortal FCKeditor folder (you can recognize the first 3 characters (FCK) are uppercase).
I deleted the PortaMx fckeditor folder (all characters are lowercase)
I uploaded manual the fckeditor folder again from the PortaMx archive to the webserver and all is working fine again.

Vincent
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: PerryM on February 24, 2009, 11:53:35 AM
set the folder editor_uploads and the subfolder inside also to 755 or 777

Fel

Folders already set to 755 and set them all to 777 and still get the same error.

I had the same error. This is how I removed the error and let is work correct:

I deleted the 'old' TinyPortal FCKeditor folder (you can recognize the first 3 characters (FCK) are uppercase).
I deleted the PortaMx fckeditor folder (all characters are lowercase)
I uploaded manual the fckeditor folder again from the PortaMx archive to the webserver and all is working fine again.

Vincent

 
Thank you....thank you...did I mention thank you?
 
Deleted the fckeditor folder (Which was from this module) and copied over the unzipped fckeditor folder and it now works like a $500 package!!!
 
(755 are the file permissions that default to)
 
Thanks so much folks...
 
Me happy :)
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Pentaxian on February 26, 2009, 05:30:12 PM
Installation went super. The language manager states that new languages can be added but doesn't show how or where. I'll be trying the rest in the next days. Thanks for now for this very nice mod!
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: sheryltoo on February 26, 2009, 10:31:12 PM
I installed this mod on a test site so I could be sure I knew what I was doing and everything seemed to install correctly after following some instructions on setting the correct permissions.
Now I've tried to install it on my active site and although it seemed as if it installed ok, I see the language for Block manager is set to English-utf8 but my default language is English.
Why would the block manager show the wrong language?
How can I change it to English?

And I'm assuming the reason I'm missing the boxes to type a block title is because I have the wrong language?
Sheryl
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on February 27, 2009, 06:30:15 AM
The default language (english) with PortaMx is developed use the charset  ISO-8859-1.
You can install other languages with the language manager.

If the titlebox not show, you have not set the correct language.

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: sheryltoo on February 27, 2009, 09:08:37 AM
I want my default to be English and it looks as if every area in the admin believes this to be true except the block manager.
I'm going to include screenshots so you can see what I'm talking about.
If I'm suppose to change something in one of these screenshots so block manager will use English rather then english-utf8, would you please tell me what I need to do?
Thanks.

This first screenshot shows my default language:

(https://www.simplemachines.org/community/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv200%2Fsheryltoo%2Fportamx%2Feditlang.jpg&hash=429ab20d3df181708129cb892ed37a34)

This shows the language installed and other languages I can install but since I don't want utf-8, I'm assuming I shouldn't install it.

(https://www.simplemachines.org/community/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv200%2Fsheryltoo%2Fportamx%2Finstlang.jpg&hash=dda19c6a99de5a697ee279de3c1475b8)

This shows Block manager with the language as English-utf8 and it's what needs to be changed but how?

(https://www.simplemachines.org/community/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv200%2Fsheryltoo%2Fportamx%2Fblmang.jpg&hash=b61df8877b0c0809c2a36b343e70b90d)

And this shows the editor without the blocktitle box and my language showing as English.
There's nothing in the drop down list since English is the only language I've installed.

(https://www.simplemachines.org/community/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv200%2Fsheryltoo%2Fportamx%2Feditbl.jpg&hash=36b76ee3df7482c3c16361ddd661e052)

So what am I missing? Is there some other place I need to go to make a change?

And I followed the exact same steps I took when I installed it on a test site and didn't run  into this problem.
Sheryl
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on February 27, 2009, 08:11:12 PM
Plase check your userprofile ...
Go to profile - modify profile - account settings - Preferred Language
Set this correct to english and save the profile.

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: sheryltoo on February 27, 2009, 08:16:52 PM
My language "is" already set to English.
Sheryl
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Powerbob on February 28, 2009, 02:11:00 AM
Great Mod Feline, installed and working great 8)
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: sheryltoo on February 28, 2009, 04:06:30 PM
I thought I should tell you one more thing in regards to my language problem.
I just realized in looking at my tables in php myadmin that two of the portamx tables show utf8_general_ci under collation.
All my other tables say latin1_swedish_ci.
Is there a way of changing these two tables to show the correct collation, assuming what's showing is wrong?
The two tables are smf_portamx_blocks and smf_portamx_settings.
I'm wondering if I should try to uninstall and reinstall everything or is there a way to replace those two tables?
Sheryl
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on March 02, 2009, 07:54:11 PM
look at the Settings.php (found in you forum directory) if you find this string:
Code: [Select]
$db_character_set = 'utf8';
PortaMx converts the tables automaticly to utf-8, if that set in SMF settings ...

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: sheryltoo on March 02, 2009, 08:12:40 PM
Apparently it does say that so I'm going to attempt to try and create a new database and transfer my site to a new database that doesn't show utf8.
I'm assuming that's the only way I can get this mod to change to plain English, right?
Sheryl
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on March 02, 2009, 10:46:32 PM
If you have the utf-8 string in you settings, simple remove it (or comment out).

Then run the file dbremove.php to remove the portamx tables.

To recreate the tables run dbinstall.php.

Both files you find in the portamx archive. extract these files, copy it to your forum root and run it in the above order.

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: sheryltoo on March 03, 2009, 08:09:52 AM
Thank you for explaining all this. I'll give this a try.
Sheryl
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: sheryltoo on March 03, 2009, 09:52:38 AM
I'm not sure if I did something wrong but after running the dbremove.php file, I lost my site and couldn't run dbinstall.php.
Fortunately I had made a back up so all wasn't lost but how exactly should I have run that first file?
I extracted those two files into my root directory, then typed the path to get to it which would be something like this, with dbremove.php at the end:
subdomain.domain.com/dremove.php
I did the same thing putting dbinstall.php at the end to try and reinstall the tables.

Maybe I should try to uninstall the mod and start over.
I did comment out that utf line and hopefully I did that right.
I just put two // and a space in front of that line.
Is that right?
I don't understand this php language but I did buy a book on it and I believe that's what I'm suppose to do.
Sheryl
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on March 03, 2009, 03:51:29 PM
I dont known why that not works ...

And yes, the // is a correct comment for php

But .. while the tables exist, they will not created. If the dbremove.php not works, the you have to remove the tables with you cpanel - phpMyAdmin or what else you hoster supported.

If you have problem whit this all, PM me, I can help in most situations.

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: sheryltoo on March 03, 2009, 10:48:35 PM
I think I'll try and uninstall it and remove the tables in php myadmin and then reinstall everything but I may not attempt this until tomorrow.
If I run into problems, I'll send you a pm.
Thanks for trying to help me.
Sheryl
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: sheryltoo on March 03, 2009, 11:43:46 PM
I decided to try uninstalling the mod tonight before I went to bed.
I did the uninstall from the admin panel, and then removed the tables using php myadmin and once again I lost my site.
Stupid me didn't do a backup just before dumping those files so I had to restore it with a backup from this morning.
Why can't I remove those tables?

It's very late for me so I'm going to bed but if you happen to come back here tonight and have any ideas, I'd love to hear them.
Otherwise I'll try sending you a pm tomorrow.
Sheryl
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on March 04, 2009, 10:29:42 AM
The uninstallation has bug free?
Tell me the error message you see after removing the tables ..

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: sheryltoo on March 05, 2009, 12:02:10 PM
I'm sorry but I can't tell you the exact error because I didn't save it but it said something about portmax and not seeing tables I believe.
After trying to remove the tables using both dbremove.php and phpmyadmin, I got the exact same error when trying to access my site.
As I mentioned earlier, I couldn't run dbinstall.php after I removed the tables and I don't know why.
I was able to remove tables on a test site since I had tried it there first but I can't remove these tables from my active site.
I'm assuming it may have something to do with mods I've installed or perhaps because my active site was originally created using Fantastico and showed utf8 for the language.
I had changed the language to English and deleted all foreign languages after upgrading to RC1 since it didn't like all those languages but as I stated earlier, utf was showing in the settings.php file only I commented it out before trying to remove and reinstall the tables.
Could that have anything to do with not being able to remove the tables?
I don't know what would have happened if I hadn't commented out the utf code before running dbremove.php but to tell you the truth, I don't want to experiment.
It took me all day yesterday to fix my site after losing it when I tried to remove the tables.
I really like the mod but I can't seem to make it work correctly on my site which is disappointing.
One other thing I'm wondering about.
When I installed it, I had to change all the permissions manually. Should I have changed any permissions when I tried to remove the tables?
Again, I don't think I want to attempt to try anything unless you can tell me a sure way to fix this.
Sheryl
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: sheryltoo on March 05, 2009, 12:39:44 PM
I'm sorry but I can't tell you the exact error because I didn't save it but it said something about portmax and not seeing tables I believe.
After trying to remove the tables using both dbremove.php and phpmyadmin, I got the exact same error when trying to access my site.
As I mentioned earlier, I couldn't run dbinstall.php after I removed the tables and I don't know why.
I was able to remove tables on a test site since I had tried it there first but I can't remove these tables from my active site.
I'm assuming it may have something to do with mods I've installed or perhaps because my active site was originally created using Fantastico and showed utf8 for the language.
I had changed the language to English and deleted all foreign languages after upgrading to RC1 since it didn't like all those languages but as I stated earlier, utf was showing in the settings.php file only I commented it out before trying to remove and reinstall the tables.
Could that have anything to do with not being able to remove the tables?
I don't know what would have happened if I hadn't commented out the utf code before running dbremove.php but to tell you the truth, I don't want to experiment.
It took me all day yesterday to fix my site after losing it when I tried to remove the tables.
I really like the mod but I can't seem to make it work correctly on my site which is disappointing.
One other thing I'm wondering about.
When I installed it, I had to change all the permissions manually. Should I have changed any permissions when I tried to remove the tables?
Again, I don't think I want to attempt to try anything unless you can tell me a sure way to fix this.
Sheryl[/size
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: rii on March 06, 2009, 06:31:27 PM
Hi Fel, I am testing your portal on the core SMF 2.0 RC1. It is great. I know you have mentioned the users not to remove the copyright from the public view. That's normal. However, your copyright message is too far above the core software SMF and it has wasted space. I know SMF does not allow hard coding (or encryption) in any of their associated scripts. Can you advise me how to move it down so it will be nicely together with SMF copyright footer? I can still keep yours on top all the time if SMF agrees with it. I just want to have a neat solid footer like Simple Portal footer. I do appreciate if you has the same view.


Thx!
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on March 08, 2009, 11:58:39 AM
@sheryltoo .. without a look at your server, I can't say whats wrong.

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on March 08, 2009, 11:59:44 AM
Can you advise me how to move it down so it will be nicely together with SMF copyright footer?
That is not possible.

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: sheryltoo on March 08, 2009, 12:15:00 PM
I don't know if this means anything but after having so many problems with my active site, I decided to install it again on a test site because I do like the mod but after 3 tries, I have given up and after all three tries, I had to have my host site change some permissions on the folders for the smf files because I no longer had access to them.
I couldn't delete two portamx folders, editor_uploads and fckeditor along with all their contents and I couldn't delete the smf folder itself.
Another thing I noticed when I tried to install this for a second or third time on my test site, I didn't have a portamx folder but I'm pretty sure I remember seeing one when I originally installed it.
Maybe there's a conflict between this mod and my server. I'm not really sure and don't understand any of this but sadly, I have to give up on it.

Just one more question. Those folders I mentioned, "editor_uploads" and "fckeditor," are they suppose to get removed when you unistall the mod? I see they're still showing in the active site that I originally started talking about.
I'm not sure what would happen if I tried to delete them or if I can even delete them since I couldn't delete them in a test site.

Sheryl
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on March 08, 2009, 05:07:37 PM
Normaly all installed files and folder are removed on uninstall.
The databese tables you can remove with dbremove.php, that you find in the archive.

For your (and not your) problem you should be read this article:
http://portamx.com/index.php?topic=281.0

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: sheryltoo on March 08, 2009, 05:45:51 PM
Actually I did read that thread when I first tried to install this mod since it didn't show up in my admin panel.
I changed the permissions and was able to install it on both my test site and my active site but the active site didn't install correctly since I was missing a box for the block title and removing the tables removed all my boards.

I still have the tables on my active site because I can't rid rid of them without losing all my boards.
Sheryl
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on March 08, 2009, 08:56:34 PM
As I say before ... Without a look at you system, I can't get better support.

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Hiver101 on March 09, 2009, 03:37:21 AM
Portal MX is awesome! but how can i integrate the zcommunity mod without having any trouble?

the link from my tab is this.
..../index.php?zc
and i'm getting this error.

"Page request Error. The page you have requested does not exist."

please help
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Waffadrunker on March 09, 2009, 08:47:54 AM
Hello, i just want to say, that my zcommunti blog link also broke after installing this.
And other question is - can i display the zcommunty posts also in mxporta front page?
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on March 09, 2009, 05:28:07 PM
Portal MX is awesome! but how can i integrate the zcommunity mod without having any trouble?

the link from my tab is this.
..../index.php?zc
and i'm getting this error.

"Page request Error. The page you have requested does not exist."
PortaMx use detects in this as a "Page" request.
I have masked the "zc" request .. but then I see, that this mod not use the normal layer technologie from SMF .. so it run not in the forum "main" layer.
In this case, the zc mod in not compatible with other mod they use the SMF layer technologie. Please contact the author of the ZC Mod.

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: laetabi on March 19, 2009, 02:01:52 PM
After install I have some formatting errors on customised version of Jade's Shadow People theme:

1. Signatures align to far left in each post rather than below text body

2. Stats centre aligns to far left, wrapping around icons rather than in separate fild on table?

Screen shots below. I can only assume there is some .css issue somewhere, any ideas? All loks great on core but not on my theme!

W
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: laetabi on March 19, 2009, 03:03:43 PM
Re above, this alignment error is browser specific, IE 7, with Firefox and Google formatting correctly...

IE 7 worked fine until install of PortaMX - any clues as to what's going on?
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on March 19, 2009, 06:51:02 PM
I don't know that theme .. I use only themes from DzinerStudio (http://www.dzinerstudio.com/).
With these themes all works correct with any browser.

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: laetabi on March 19, 2009, 07:44:41 PM
It's a real weird conflict between browser, PortaMx and the theme. I could correct on IE7 by reverting to default Board Index and forum.css but the Signatures misalignment was beyond me. At one point it was even showing aligned too far left on the default core theme and I hadn't touched any of those files.

Unfortunately have had to unistall PortaMx which thankfully has fixed everything.

Not much more I can do as have insuffiecient knowledge of where the issue may lie

Thanks anyway
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Antechinus on March 19, 2009, 08:41:29 PM
You could sort the sigs in ie7.css. The BoardIndex bug is odd though. I suggest asking Jade about it. If the default file doesn't have that problem it sounds like a bug in Shadow People. I can't remember when she released that theme but the old 2b4 info centre had some bugs in IE. If Shadow People's file is based on the 2b4 one that would explain it.

ETA: Just spoke to Jade on MSN and it is using the 2b4 file structure. I'll annoy her until she relents and upgrades the theme for RC1. :D
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Senalaya on March 19, 2009, 11:18:42 PM
I had similar problems with a 2b4 theme and signatures. Removing a "clear:both;" (.signature) in the theme's style.CSS fixed it for me.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: laetabi on March 20, 2009, 04:52:30 AM
Thanks Fel, Ant and Senalaya,

I'll try again when I can take the forum offline for a period. Perhaps after Jade has upgraded her theme. No fun as a noobie experimenting and trying to fix formatting isues on a live site - all sorts of weird results. Fix it on one browser and the others screw up.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: sean9461 on March 29, 2009, 07:24:18 AM
Hi, Firstly, this mod is great but require some help.
This maybe easy to fix or it may be impossible i dont know...

Well, i have two side bars on my forum one on left and one on right.
when you load the page the left sidebar loads automatically and then the right one pops out and pushes the center of the forum across.

to see for your self: http://www.consolefans.co.uk

how do i make it so it loads like at the same time instead of pushing the board over and loading last?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on April 01, 2009, 02:22:59 PM
That is a normal effect, if the middle area larger than the space between the left and right panel.

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: welshdog on April 13, 2009, 10:53:56 PM
Great stuff, is there any chance for 1.xx version????
No.. Never  ;D

Fel

Hi Feline, I well recall you dropping into my tiny forum (http:www.australianopinion.com (http://http:www.australianopinion.com)) and fixing FelBlog for which we're still grateful!! I recently upgraded TP to v 1.0 beta 3... and sadly we've now lost the blogs. Based on your brilliant work we'd happily follow you into SMF 2.0 *if* we could find a Shoutbox for your Portal system.

Is there one available? I've looked on your site (and in SMF Mods etc) but can't see one so far.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on April 13, 2009, 10:59:54 PM
The current release (0.957 Rev2) have a shoutbox. You see it on the PortaMx support site at the right panel ..
It's that what you mean?

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Filipina on April 17, 2009, 03:24:05 PM
Feline I am glad I found you I thought you were gone somewhere!  A am sorry if this is not the right place but I need help do you still support the FelBlog for SMF 0.940?  Is there some way I can use your PortaMx and save my blogs from SMF 0.940? :)  Please tell me what to do I have 100's of blogs I don't want to lose them :)
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on April 18, 2009, 12:33:14 PM
A better place was the PortaMx support forum  ;)
But .. I can say, that we work on the Felblog integration for SMF 2.0 and PortaMx so you can upgrade your Forum to SMF 2 / PortaMx and The Blog..

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: ttuu on May 21, 2009, 08:03:20 PM
maybe u can help me here?
http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=311576.0
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on May 22, 2009, 04:14:41 PM
Please post your questions on portamx.com and tell my wich version you use (SMF / Felblog)

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: mattchewone on June 07, 2009, 06:39:38 AM
Can i  ask how you add a link on the HTML block, but do it so that it doesnt display it as the url but a word i choose, if that makes sense.

e.g

www.ppforums.co.uk/index.php?action=forum - i would want Community as the word for the url.

I can add a link but i cant determine what is being displayed.

Matt
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: ttuu on June 07, 2009, 07:12:42 AM
Please post your questions on portamx.com and tell my wich version you use (SMF / Felblog)

Fel

ok.
http://portamx.com/index.php?topic=830.0
thanks.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: oneupdave on June 24, 2009, 04:37:14 AM
Your work looks awesome, but I'm getting pretty frustrated just trying to install it.  Here's the run-down:

Found your portal, among others, on the SMF mod site.  Downloaded the latest package listed there (.956 or something) and uploaded the package through the backend panel.  But it won't let me install it, since it claims it isn't compatible with my version of SMF or some BS along those lines.  So I go on your site, and notice there's actually a 957 release available.  I attempt to download it, but it asks for a login.  Cool, I'm used to this type of stuff from other sites, so I figured that I'd just make an account here.  Unfortunately, that captcha you've got that says "Short term for "PortaMx Administration Center" ?:" is some kind of sick joke, because I can't, for the life of me, figure out what the *heck* that means, let alone what the answer is, and I'm no bot by any means.  So I try the OpenID method, because you know, you have it as an option to login.  But apparently, AOL, MyOpenID, and OpenID.org aren't valid providers or able to send the correct data, according to your forums.

In short, there's no way for me to actually get the damn thing working, and it's frustrating me, because it sounds like your product is all-around better than TP or even SP.  Please either send me a copy of the package, open up your downloads page to the general public, or upload an updated version to the SMF mod site.  Thanks.

I'm currently using SMF 2.0 RC1-1.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Antechinus on June 24, 2009, 04:52:12 AM
At a guess I'd try "PMx Admin" for the registration thing (since Porta is usually referred to as PMx for short) but yes, she could have chosen something better. If you can't get Fel in a reasonable timeframe send me a pm. I know she has a broken arm at the moment so she isn't spending much time at her keyboard.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: oneupdave on June 24, 2009, 02:06:43 PM
Thanks for the reply, but no-go.  I've tried: PMx Admin, PMx Admin Center, PMx Administration, and PMx Administration Center.  I'll be PM-ing you.

Also, sorry to hear about her arm.  Well-wishes to her.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: codebirth on June 25, 2009, 01:40:10 AM
I'd say the short term for PortaMx Administration Center is just PAC
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: simply sibyl on June 25, 2009, 01:50:43 AM
oneupdave..    I use Portamx and it IS quite good.  Given how the link for it is listed in Admin I would say try:   PortaMx Admin Center
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: oneupdave on June 25, 2009, 07:42:18 AM
I'd say the short term for PortaMx Administration Center is just PAC
You're just awesome!!!  :D

Thanks for the help.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: codebirth on June 25, 2009, 07:53:39 AM
You're just awesome!!!  :D

Thanks for the help.

No problem! Glad it worked ;D

Now let's hope bots are not so clever to come here and get the answer  :P
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on June 26, 2009, 07:37:33 AM
Unfortunately, that captcha you've got that says "Short term for "PortaMx Administration Center" ?:" is some kind of sick joke
Not a joke .. simple enter the 3 first letter .. pac  ;)

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on June 26, 2009, 07:39:00 AM
Unfortunately, that captcha you've got that says "Short term for "PortaMx Administration Center" ?:" is some kind of sick joke
Not a joke .. simple enter the first letter of each part ..  ;)

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on July 11, 2009, 02:14:20 PM
What's your problem ?

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Kindred on July 12, 2009, 11:41:44 AM
I have ezportal working with a 2.0 upgraded from 1.1.x and I have had portaMX running on a 2.0 clean install as well...     your rant seems disjointed and unclear.

If you have a specific problem, please list, categorize and detail your problem(s) so that it (they) can be investigated and either solved or potentially indicated where the user error was.


You have spent that much time? ???    I have a forum with over 4 million posts and 50k users. The upgrade from 1.1.x took a few hours, but now that I am on 2.0, I do a full code refresh from the dev kit ever month or so...
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Rostam on July 16, 2009, 04:17:21 PM
Hello,
I am running SMF 2.0 RC1.2 and I tried to install PortaMX and I get an error message saying something like, either the package is currupt or not meant for this version of SMF. I tried downloading/uploading the package several time to ensure it doesnt get currupted during transfer, but I keep getting the same error message.
Do you have a new version available for SMF 2.0 RC1.2?
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Rostam on July 16, 2009, 05:39:33 PM
Here is the exact error message I get:

Install Actions
Installations actions for "PortaMx v0.957":
The package you are trying to download or install is either corrupt or not compatible with this version of SMF.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: DonnaMarie on July 16, 2009, 09:33:36 PM
Here is the exact error message I get:

Install Actions
Installations actions for "PortaMx v0.957":
The package you are trying to download or install is either corrupt or not compatible with this version of SMF.
I am getting same msg
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Rostam on July 16, 2009, 10:23:15 PM
Here is the exact error message I get:

Install Actions
Installations actions for "PortaMx v0.957":
The package you are trying to download or install is either corrupt or not compatible with this version of SMF.
I am getting same msg

Did you upgrade to 2.0 RC1.2 as well?


Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Kindred on July 17, 2009, 09:03:21 AM
you will probably have to change the "install for=..." line in the XML file.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: DonnaMarie on July 17, 2009, 10:39:22 AM
Here is the exact error message I get:

Install Actions
Installations actions for "PortaMx v0.957":
The package you are trying to download or install is either corrupt or not compatible with this version of SMF.
I am getting same msg


Did you upgrade to 2.0 RC1.2 as well?
I set up a test forum with 2.0 rc1.2

My host told me that if I do my active forum i  will loose all of my mods. So I am really nervous about doing it.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Rostam on July 17, 2009, 11:57:49 AM
you will probably have to change the "install for=..." line in the XML file.

I have already tried that. Still no luck.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on July 17, 2009, 02:56:53 PM
Best way, to emulate a RC1 for PortaMx install.
Also you have to add a manualy change in the Display.php, see this topic
http://portamx.com/index.php?topic=808.0

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: evolution25 on July 26, 2009, 06:14:54 PM
how do you put a different type of shoutbox in a block
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: fabteam on July 29, 2009, 04:57:47 PM
Hello this looks great !
Is this mod french friendly ?
I mean is the mod available for French version of SMF ?
I had so many problems with other SMF portal because they were not dealing well with French version of SMF.

Thanks
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on July 29, 2009, 05:11:39 PM
Currently we have no french language translation.
But .. any user is welcome to make french language files  ;)

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on August 09, 2009, 01:59:16 PM
Just we released the version 0.961 of PortaMx.

This version is a update for version 0.957, 0.960 and also a full install package.

Please note that you have to unistall version older then 0.957 before you apply this release.
Note, that you MUST DROP THE PORTAMX TABLES for older versions then 0.957 !

For more information read the Update topic at PortaMx.com (http://portamx.com/index.php?topic=944.0)

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Powerbob on August 23, 2009, 12:46:47 AM
Updated and running smooth 8)
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Kimmie on August 24, 2009, 12:42:21 PM
ok so I would like to use this on my RC1.2 site, however, I see some folks are having to make alot of manual changes to files such as Display.php in addition to installing it in order to even get it to work correctly. Is this still the case or have those issues been fixed?
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on August 25, 2009, 08:53:58 AM
A little bit more info about your problem would be help  ;)

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Kimmie on August 26, 2009, 12:40:03 AM
A little bit more info about your problem would be help  ;)

Fel

If your talking to me, Im not having a problem. I havent even installed the mod yet. I was asking if you had worked out the bugs folks are talking about and made the mod "fully" compatible with RC1.2 without having to make a bunch of additional edits such as with Display.php. 
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on August 26, 2009, 07:47:17 PM
The lastes release (you can download that on the support site) is full compatible with SMF RC1.1 and RC1.2.
For updates you have also to visit the support site ...  ;)

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Kimmie on August 31, 2009, 01:34:08 AM
The lastes release (you can download that on the support site) is full compatible with SMF RC1.1 and RC1.2.
For updates you have also to visit the support site ...  ;)

Fel

So the one on the mod site isnt the latest release? and its not gonna be updated either?
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Powerbob on October 14, 2009, 04:35:10 AM
PortaMx v0.970 Beta 1 for RC2 Demo site is up and running :)

http://demo.portamx.com/index.php (http://demo.portamx.com/index.php)

Download will be available shortly (in time for the public release of RC2) 8)


PS. Charter Members can get it now, just ask feline!
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: -=[Vyorel]=- on October 14, 2009, 04:39:06 AM
Very nice mod Feline, well done! :o ;)
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Powerbob on October 14, 2009, 02:44:15 PM
The PortaMx site is now running on RC2 8)

http://portamx.com (http://portamx.com)
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: The Goblin on November 04, 2009, 03:48:21 PM
sorry if this is a stupid question...  cant seem to find the answer, or maybe I just didnt look in the right spot.

What do I mark so that the PortaMx is visible to everyone besides me (admin)  The wording is a little confusing and I thought I had it so others could see it until I made myself a test account.  Now the Home button (portamx page) just reroutes me to the forum when Im a guest/member.

What exactly do I mark or not mark?  That is the question  ;D

Thanks for the help.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on November 04, 2009, 04:01:33 PM
you have to set the visibility option and the access to any member group they can see the block. If nothing set, only the admin can see it.
Go to -> admin block - edit block - access settings and visual options

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: The Goblin on November 04, 2009, 08:36:40 PM
you have to set the visibility option and the access to any member group they can see the block. If nothing set, only the admin can see it.
Go to -> admin block - edit block - access settings and visual options

Fel

I figured it out, I didnt have the actual frontpage viewable, go figure.  Thanks for the reply  ;D
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Fat_Man on November 05, 2009, 12:03:48 AM
Installed this today on my test forum.
perrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrfect.

Thanks for this - its fantastic!!

Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Powerbob on November 05, 2009, 01:16:27 AM
I think it's one of the best available at the moment 8)
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Powerbob on November 09, 2009, 09:21:30 PM
PMX is now available on RC2 Public 8)
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: wladymeer on November 12, 2009, 03:30:00 AM
Is there any way I could use this SMF Articles mod on frontpage?

http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=1354

I'm using default core RC1.2

Thanks
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on November 12, 2009, 02:08:19 PM
I don't know that mod .. but if it have a defined DB interface (or own SSI functions) you can get the content with php blocks.

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on November 12, 2009, 03:03:01 PM
PortaMx hase released the version 0.971 for SMF 2.0 RC2 public.
This version supports caching for all blocks (exept html, php, script) to reduce the number of database queries and load the page faster.

Feline,
CO PortaMx corp.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Powerbob on November 13, 2009, 11:21:25 AM
Well done Feline, great! 8)
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: derelicta on November 13, 2009, 02:36:27 PM
I like this portal, it works very well, no problems, but one issue annoyed me, the double login on the frontpage.

In the login page normally people see the smf log window in the center, that takes to the forum, I want user to go to the frontpage but this is possible only from the upper portamx menu.

Does anyone know if it's possible to direct always users to the front page even with the smf log in, or just delete it to use the portamx access menu?

mmmhh, is it clear? Any possible way to log in always to the frontpage and not to the forum.

Thank you.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on November 13, 2009, 02:54:37 PM
I can login at any place. The login is always redirect to the frontpage (if one exist and visible for the membergroup).

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: mseraphim on November 14, 2009, 01:29:56 AM
Feline,

I think I have a big problem.  I installed the latest release PortaMx_0971.zip a few minutes ago, but instead of it redirecting to the admin section all I see is a blank screen.  All pages of my site just shows nothing.  Please check it out at www.wirelesshotspot.co.za

Is there anything that I'm doing wrong?  All the files tested successfully, and seemed to have installed fine, and it even gave me the page before redirecting, but now just nothing shows up in my site.

Could you please be of some assistance?

Currently Using SMF version 2.0 RC2 with the PortaMx_0971.zip and default theme.

I think this is a fantastic mod and would love to make use of it on my site!


Thanks in advance,

mseraphim
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: mseraphim on November 14, 2009, 02:36:29 AM
What I don't understand is that I installed it on my local testing server using WAMP and it worked perfectly fine. But for the life of it I can't seem to get my site back online.

ANY HELP PLEASE???
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on November 14, 2009, 11:46:03 AM
I think, that the modifications don't worked correct at your server, or files/directories for PortaMx are missing or not correct installed.
If you need more help, please register at the PortaMx support side and send me a PM with as Admin and ftp account for your server,

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: mseraphim on November 14, 2009, 12:09:58 PM
Thanks, I will register there, just need to install smf on my server from scratch and then I'll PM you.

Thanks again
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: wladymeer on November 15, 2009, 04:31:39 AM
Not sure if this issue had been already reported but it seems that I cannot use Show or Hide the block on action and Show or Hide the block on board filters at the same time.

When I try to do such thing, that block is not shown at all as result. I wanted to show it on specific boards on forum + frontpage. I know I can override it by making clone block and show it just on frontpage but maybe you should check this out or at least insert frontpage as an option inside Show or Hide the block on board filter ;)

Cheers.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on November 15, 2009, 08:49:05 AM
I don't know your settings .. But if I choice "frontpage" and "forum' for actions and one ore more Boards, the block is shown on frontpage, Boardindex and each action on the board.
You use the version 0.971?
Can you post your block settings?

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: wladymeer on November 15, 2009, 12:04:41 PM
I'm using 0.961-1 as I'm using RC1.2 at the moment. Is 0.971 just for RC2 or it would work for RC1.2 as well?

I was trying to show in both specific boards and frontpage were script and HTML type of blocks.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on November 15, 2009, 12:43:10 PM
v0.971 is for SMF 2 RC2 public and works not with older versions of SMF.
But .. you can upgrade your Forum to RC2 public .. more informations you find on our support side.
And yes, the 0.061 have a bug in the dynamic visibility options...

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: uk2us88 on November 19, 2009, 11:21:46 PM
any way to turn this off and on? kinda like a disable until I can get the layout correct?
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Antechinus on November 20, 2009, 01:45:19 AM
How are you going to tell if the layout is correct when you have it switched off? :)

You can set blocks to admin view only on the block creation page, if that is what you mean.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: uk2us88 on November 20, 2009, 07:12:59 AM
yeah I just want to wait to turn it "on "until I am ready to release it.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Powerbob on November 20, 2009, 05:53:31 PM
How are you going to tell if the layout is correct when you have it switched off? :)

You can set blocks to admin view only on the block creation page, if that is what you mean.

Doing it this way allows you to control the layout without allowing access for your members! 8)
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: donelson on November 21, 2009, 10:00:44 AM
Tried to install PortaMx, but kept getting mod errors for the file Display.php

When I installed, then tried to manually fix the Display.php file, I encountered this error in your Manual update instructions;

Mismatched code? (http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=68632.msg2368272#msg2368272)
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: donelson on November 21, 2009, 10:49:55 AM
PortaMx control panels seem to be working now, but my Ads code does not seem to be running.

Can I purchase help here?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on November 21, 2009, 11:13:03 AM
I have tested the ads mod, but on my system I have no error on the Display.php ..
which version you use?

Tested on SMF 2.0 RC2 public, PortaMx v0.971 and Ad Managment 2.3.5
But I see a lot of other errors on install this mod on a unchanged RC2 public  :o

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: donelson on November 21, 2009, 05:49:31 PM
I have tested the ads mod, but on my system I have no error on the Display.php ..
which version you use?

Tested on SMF 2.0 RC2 public, PortaMx v0.971 and Ad Managment 2.3.5
But I see a lot of other errors on install this mod on a unchanged RC2 public  :o

Fel



Hmmm since I was a charter member, I may have a not-so-exact 2-RC2, perhaps?

That slight mismatch line is why the installer did not fix the Display.php file.

Anyway, could you please post Very simple steps for me to set up a text Text line in the header?

Thanks
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on November 21, 2009, 07:25:12 PM
Hmmm since I was a charter member, I may have a not-so-exact 2-RC2, perhaps?
Smf 2.0 rc2 public is available on download area. It's time to update  ;)

Quote from: donelson
Anyway, could you please post Very simple steps for me to set up a text Text line in the header?
What you mean with "text lines in the header" ?

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Powerbob on November 22, 2009, 03:56:12 PM
That is a question for smf support, so why ask here??

AS a charter member you were informed to upgrade to the public version,
if you don't follow advice no wonder you encounter problems!
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: donelson on November 24, 2009, 05:19:33 AM
What you mean with "text lines in the header" ?

Fel

I mean a simple test "ad" composed only of a line of text. I am a newbie here, this is all quite confusing to me, sorry.

Please don't ridicule me or condescend; the 2.0 RC2 was installed by someone else who is not available now...

PowerBob - when I go to the downloads page, it shows 2.0 RC2... Is this different from the 2.0 RC2 that I had installed 12 days ago? How can you tell?



Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Antechinus on November 24, 2009, 06:02:23 AM
If your RC2 was installed twelve days ago it should be the correct version, as the public release was fifteen days ago. If it says RC2 Charter Preview in the footer (like this site) then it should be upgraded.

Anyway regarding the ad management mod, from vague memory that mod inserts ads anywhere on your forum, which is not related to PMx as such. I think it has admin settings that enable you to insert ad codes but I suggest asking in the support thread for that mod.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: donelson on November 24, 2009, 06:09:21 AM
Quote from: Antechinus link=topic=266721.msg2372796#msg2372796
If it says RC2 Charter Preview in the footer (like this site) then it should be upgraded.
Thanks. It does not say "Preview" at all, so I should have the correct latest version.

As regards Ads Mod and PortaMx Mod ... I was told that (at the time) the Ads mod would not work with Curve, but that PortaMx would do what I wanted:

<php ad code> in the header of every page. To date, I have not been able to get *anything* to display from PortaMx onto our site; the control panels seem straightforward, but something is missing somewhere...

Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Antechinus on November 24, 2009, 06:15:47 AM
Are you turning the blocks on after creating them? By default they are turned off immediately after being made, so that people can play with things without blocks appearing all over the place. You have to switch them on before they will display.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: donelson on November 24, 2009, 06:23:00 AM
You have to switch them on before they will display.

Yes... But how/where?

I was told "the lock/unlock icon in overview" - but I do not see such an icon...
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: donelson on November 24, 2009, 06:27:44 AM
Ah, I found the lock icon - jeez, you youngsters with eyes that work well... LOL

So I set up "statistics" in the "header panel" and enabled it with the lock icon --> check mark...

But I still see Nothing like that on my actual forum header....

????

Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on November 24, 2009, 11:19:50 AM
You have the block enabled and the panel is active and not collapsed?

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: donelson on November 24, 2009, 11:38:07 AM
You have the block enabled and the panel is active and not collapsed?

Fel

http://www.armchair-travel.com/forum/

Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on November 24, 2009, 01:15:25 PM
I see the default blocks they are automatic installed.
And without a admin access I can nothing say to your "problem" ..

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: wladymeer on December 06, 2009, 09:45:23 AM
Hello Feline

I have a small issue with your 0.961-1 version which seems to be odd.

When guests try to access my frontpage (which is btw, main page of my forum) they get this error:

Quote
Template Parse Error!
It seems something has gone sour on the forum with the template system. This problem should only be temporary, so please come back later and try again. If you continue to see this message, please contact the administrator.

You can also try refreshing this page.

It does not happen to members. And there is only one BBC block (with additional register menu link) which is different comparing to that what members are seeing.

When I remove frontpage (and go directly to forum) guests are not shown any errors. From my experience it seems that frontpage is the only page which have this sort of error because everything else is loading just fine for guests and asks for login. I believe so because I even tried forum/index.php?action=frontpage page and it loads for members but for guests they get same error.

Single pages loads fine as well with that specific guests BBC block so I guess that block doesn't cause any troubles as it contains just plain URL, SIZE and COLOR tags.

I will provide you my forum/index.php file here as I believe something is wrong there.

The only thing that's odd to me is that I haven't installed any new block for about two weeks or more and I even tried to remove last one but I still get the same error. But then again my last registered member is 2nd of Dec so I guess he was able to access frontpage as a guest.

None has admin access but me and I'm running RC2 1.2 SMF on Core template.

Any ideas?
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on December 06, 2009, 02:00:30 PM
A link to your forum would be help ...

The default installation works?

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: wladymeer on December 06, 2009, 02:27:14 PM
Yes, everything worked fine for about two months.

I'm sending you PM with link of my forum and test account (hope you don't mind), not sure if it's safe to give it in public?
Title: i Got Error
Post by: SocksHeaven on December 30, 2009, 09:55:09 PM
i can't install on my forum error image is attached please View & tell me what to do
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Antechinus on December 31, 2009, 12:15:22 AM
Follow the parser instructions on the download page.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: MazdaClubTR on January 06, 2010, 06:02:09 AM
Hi,

I wanted to give it a try ( Thx to Antechinus's signature :) ) on my following test site but even though it seemed to have installed it without any single problem, the site was unreachable afterwards.

I replaced the index.php with the one from backup and I could see the site again.

There were tons of errors on string pmx_admBlk_panels in Admin.php and I realised the language of the site would be the reason. Instead of renaming the files to *.turkish-utf8.php I changed the site's default language to English and re-put the index.php that was modified during installation but nothing seemed to change ..

Anything I should keep an eye before reinstalling again ?

http://www.mzdclbtr.com/index.php
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on January 06, 2010, 07:56:33 AM
I don't known what's wrong, but I think the installation is't successfully.
If you want to use PortaMx, then you can send me a PM with a Admin access and a ftp access. Then we can take look at your problem and make PortaMx to work.

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: MazdaClubTR on January 06, 2010, 08:10:41 AM
I am pretty sure I have seen it displaying the installation was succesful and I would be redirected to homepage in a countdown.

Since it is a test site I can send the informations when I make them ready..
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: MazdaClubTR on January 06, 2010, 08:40:29 AM
I have PMed the requried informations.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: MazdaClubTR on January 06, 2010, 01:55:21 PM
Feline,

Registration to your site was so hard that I had to abandon.

I have tried several combinations of password but it didnt accept and each time I had to fill the form almost from the beginning.

I thought my site was hard to register but yours beat it :)
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: MazdaClubTR on January 06, 2010, 02:06:42 PM
Since I can not register to your forum I will try to get support from here.

As you can see from the link below, the portal has compatibility issues with Ad Management ( Which I am really taking serious )

http://www.mzdclbtr.com/index.php?action=forum

The left modules keep itself above the forum grid and it narrwos the ad space

What I really think it should look like is in my production site.

http://www.mazdaclubtr.com

What I rea
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on January 06, 2010, 02:16:02 PM
Put the both advertises in a Head block ... then it will show as you other site.

Fel

Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on January 06, 2010, 02:19:42 PM
Registration to your site was so hard that I had to abandon.
I have tried several combinations of password but it didnt accept and each time I had to fill the form almost from the beginning.
We have many spammers, so we set the security very high.
The password must have min 8 chars - mixed letters and numbers

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: ŦώεαЖзяŁ on January 06, 2010, 07:29:34 PM
Registration to your site was so hard that I had to abandon.
I have tried several combinations of password but it didnt accept and each time I had to fill the form almost from the beginning.
We have many spammers, so we set the security very high.
The password must have min 8 chars - mixed letters and numbers

Fel

Not just that, it has to have at least 1 capital letter too >.>
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: MazdaClubTR on January 07, 2010, 02:01:49 AM
Not just that, it has to have at least 1 capital letter too >.>

Yep and that is where I stopped registering. I can say it is even safer than our company :)

The password I had given included numbers,letter and special characters like +%& I think it should have been enough.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: MazdaClubTR on January 08, 2010, 03:46:06 AM
What is happening with portal sites nowadays. First TP now PortaMX is unreachable.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on January 08, 2010, 04:55:11 AM
Portamx is unreachable ? That's new for me  ;)

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: MazdaClubTR on January 08, 2010, 05:04:12 AM
Portamx is unreachable ? That's new for me  ;)

Fel

It was at the time I have written the message  .. Now, no problem :)
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: applecheescake on January 08, 2010, 01:47:02 PM
my frontpage news has vanshed... no topics are being shown. can you help me sort it?
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on January 08, 2010, 01:51:16 PM
whats your problem? can you specific that more?
Link to your site?

fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: applecheescake on January 08, 2010, 01:53:36 PM
yea the site is www.muppetswithguns.net there is no news showing on the homepage. there was until the other day when the site owner installed the yagam mod... now there is nothing showing
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on January 08, 2010, 01:55:50 PM
I don't know that mod .. Try to uninstall that.

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: applecheescake on January 08, 2010, 01:58:12 PM
it has been uninstalled now... still have nothing showing.  :o
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: ŦώεαЖзяŁ on January 08, 2010, 02:03:25 PM
I experienced that when I installed the Thank-o-matic mod... the news block breaks, but the multiple news block works. For now until I figure a solution, I'm using the multiple news block set to show only the news board >.<
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: applecheescake on January 08, 2010, 02:05:37 PM
mine just shows nothing... we use it to announce to other xbox 360 clans what we are doing and if available for games so they don't have to log into the forum to find out
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on January 08, 2010, 02:12:00 PM
For the Board new block, we use the ssi_boardNews function.
If this modified by other mods, we can give no guarantee that all works correct.

Note, that boardnews only give a result, if the board redable for Guests. That is an SMF limit...
 
Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: applecheescake on January 08, 2010, 02:13:59 PM
i was advised that may be the case, but thought i'd see if you could help first. thanks for the info mate
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: applecheescake on January 09, 2010, 09:00:16 AM
For the Board new block, we use the ssi_boardNews function.
If this modified by other mods, we can give no guarantee that all works correct.

Note, that boardnews only give a result, if the board redable for Guests. That is an SMF limit...
 
Fel

the board is readable by guests and displays as part of the multiple news. however all we want is the board to display all the topics from it on its own, not with other boards. i don't understand the ssi_boardnews function so can you explain it more to me?
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on January 09, 2010, 11:16:12 AM
ssi_boardNews returns the first massage from each topic in the given board.
You can set a start, a length and a limit to find the posts.

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: applecheescake on January 09, 2010, 06:26:40 PM
and how would i set it up? or check the setup?
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: redone on January 14, 2010, 03:19:45 PM
Would not install on a vanilla install of SMF 2.0. Replacing the /Sources got my test site up and running again. Seems the route of the problem is this one:


Apply Filter: Only show the errors with the same message
8: Undefined index: pmx_admBlk_panels
Apply Filter: Only show the errors from this file
File: /home/Sources/Admin.php
Line: 258

I haven't looked further. Basically vanilla install but after completing install just a white screen. No other mods installed.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Antechinus on January 14, 2010, 03:51:04 PM
Online or local?

ETA: More specifically, do you have root admin for the server?
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on January 14, 2010, 04:50:45 PM
Apply Filter: Only show the errors with the same message
8: Undefined index: pmx_admBlk_panels
Apply Filter: Only show the errors from this file
File: /home/Sources/Admin.php
Line: 258
I think, the PortaMx.english.php is missing.
Check if all portamx language files exist (/Themes/default/languages/PortaMx/*.php)

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: redone on January 16, 2010, 09:48:49 AM
Thankfully I have enough experience to get it to work. This was not a localhost install this was on a outside server. I will see if I get time today to mess with it and see what happens.

update: the cause of the broken is install is permissions for the ftp user. The mod believes  that everything was installed correctly but it wasn't. The owner does not have correct permissions to generate sub-folders hence a broken install.

Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on January 16, 2010, 12:57:55 PM
You can create all the subfolder manually or simple copy all files from the (extracted) archive with ftp to your server.

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: KensonPlays on January 20, 2010, 01:07:58 AM
Hi, I installed it, then later on today, I got a fatal error:
Quote
Fatal error: require_once() [function.require]: Failed opening required '/home/content/k/c/m/kcm93/html/Sources/AdminCenter.php' (include_path='.:/usr/local/php5/lib/php') in /home/content/k/c/m/kcm93/html/Sources/Admin.php on line 702

and even earlier (like 10 mins ago), I was trying to edit a BBC block, and I got a post.english.php error stating for me to try on default theme, or refresh page, and I uninstalled it and reinstalled it now, and I got that error above!

Please reply ASAP (someone is planning on joining tomorrow!)
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on January 20, 2010, 03:27:30 AM
I think, your installation is not successfully .. the AdminCenter.php (and all other pmx files) you find in the folder /Sources/PortaMx. Check your installaton please ...

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Cruncher Pete on January 20, 2010, 06:18:05 PM
Can somebody give me  detailed instructions how to uninstalling PortaMx please as I am kind of new to SMF and its Mods. I tried to use "uninstall" from the AdminCP but it  is still there.  I read somewhere that you need to uninstall the database. If I do that don't I loose all my members details.? Or is there a special database  just for PortaMx? I wish to uninstall not because I do not like its features but because I wish to try and compare it with another portal.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on January 20, 2010, 06:53:42 PM
You can uninstall any mod with the package manager.
PortaMx uninstall don't remove the pmx tables. If you will remove this, you find in the archive the file dbremove.php.
Extract the file, copy that to your forum root and run it in your browser (enter forumurl/dbremove.php).

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Cruncher Pete on January 20, 2010, 10:29:53 PM
You can uninstall any mod with the package manager.
PortaMx uninstall don't remove the pmx tables. If you will remove this, you find in the archive the file dbremove.php.
Extract the file, copy that to your forum root and run it in your browser (enter forumurl/dbremove.php).

Fel


Sorry Felix, I think we are having language difficulties. I stated that I have removed PortaMx (via the Package Manager) but it is still there. I have asked if this database remover will remove only PortaMx or will it delete all of my database rendering my site unusable.  I now have further problems and questions:


1.   If this dbremove.php is necessary to completely remove PortaMx why is it in Archives? Why is it not included with the mod?


2.   In who's Archive is it located in?  I have searched your forum as well as SMF and I can not find it.


3.   Please confirm if it will remove the PortaMx tables only or remove the complete database.?  I just want to return to the stage I was at prior to installing PortaMx..   
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on January 21, 2010, 07:40:48 AM
1.   If this dbremove.php is necessary to completely remove PortaMx why is it in Archives? Why is it not included with the mod?
It's not necessary, but you can remove the tables. It's not in the uninstall, so you can always make a reinstall without lost your blocks and settings.

Quote
2.   In who's Archive is it located in?  I have searched your forum as well as SMF and I can not find it.
In the PortaMx archive, they you have installed.

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3.   Please confirm if it will remove the PortaMx tables only or remove the complete database.?
dbremove.php will remove only the portamx tables.

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Cruncher Pete on January 21, 2010, 08:12:02 PM
Thank you Fel, I am not about to depart but was a bit concerned about the method of uninstall.  Keep up the good work and thanks again...
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: BurakG on January 28, 2010, 07:01:44 AM
For those who are interested Turkish language files ( both UTF and non-UTF ) have been added to support site.. ;)
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: synicfan on January 29, 2010, 10:48:38 AM
Hello All!

I am thinking about using this mod (sounds great!) but want to know if the issues that are being reported are with the default SMF theme?

I wont be using any other teams with my forum so if it works ok with the default theme, that would be great!
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on January 29, 2010, 12:25:07 PM
PortaMx works with any theme that created for SMF 2 RC 2.
More info and updates you find on our support site ...

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: BurakG on January 29, 2010, 01:18:11 PM
Hello All!

I am thinking about using this mod (sounds great!) but want to know if the issues that are being reported are with the default SMF theme?

I wont be using any other teams with my forum so if it works ok with the default theme, that would be great!

You can see yourself cause there is a theme chooser in support site :)
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: noob2010 on February 04, 2010, 04:13:25 PM
i have this problem. Can you help me please?


Table 'forumime_donche.smf_portamx_settings' doesn't exist
File: /home/forumime/public_html/diskutime/Sources/PortaMx/LoadData.php
Line: 470
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on February 04, 2010, 05:12:24 PM
In the archive you find the file dbinstall.php. Extract this file. copy it to your server root (wher you find the Settings.php) and start this in your browser, like yoururl/dbinstall.php. Login as admin and see if it works.

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: oOo--STAR--oOo on February 18, 2010, 03:25:20 AM
Hi I have installed PortaMX and it has made my forum Text bigger Which i dont like..

How can i put it back to normal size?

Need help with this..

I have attached a preview
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on February 19, 2010, 01:51:21 AM
as I say in our support forum .. all CSS definitions you find in the portamx.css ...

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: KensonPlays on February 21, 2010, 02:17:31 AM
I created a topic in the portals area of this forum here, I cannot figure out how to add content to a "Single Page" I made the page, but the content? How do I add it!??!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on February 22, 2010, 05:34:20 PM
select the blocktype you use for single pages .. html, bbc .... and insert the content.

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: KensonPlays on February 22, 2010, 05:36:29 PM
Ok, just like my post on portamx.com, I figured it out! Thanks anyway!
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: shadowcrews on February 26, 2010, 03:44:44 AM
13.   Execute Modification   ./Sources/Poll.php   Test successful
   14.   Execute Modification   ./Sources/Subs.php   Test failed

   1.   Replace   ./Sources/Subs.php   Test failed


any fix for this?
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Kindred on February 26, 2010, 10:16:22 AM
no fix needed...   this just means that something has modified the target file so that the auto-install can not find the exact match it is looking for.  Just like any other mod, you will have to manually apply the changes to the file/location which failed
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on February 27, 2010, 08:57:52 PM
in Subs.php find:
Code: [Select]
foreach (array_reverse($context['template_layers']) as $layer)
loadSubTemplate($layer . '_below', true);

replace with:
Code: [Select]
//-> start change PortaMx
foreach(array_reverse($context['template_layers']) as $layer)
{
getTemplateLayer($layer);
loadSubTemplate($layer . '_below', true);
}
//-> end change PortaMx

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on February 28, 2010, 07:35:35 AM
It's not necessary to post here AND on our support forum .. ;)
I have answered in our forum ...

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on February 28, 2010, 07:10:46 PM
If you not willing, to get us the necessary information, we can't give qualify help.
And when we request to check if all files at the correct place then YOU have to do that .. WE can't look at your server.

Quote
I have uninstalled this, and will never Install it again, so problem over!
Ok, it't your choice  ;D

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: aussieherps on February 28, 2010, 08:12:59 PM
Am trying to remove portmx V0971.2 as it is causing me an error when trying to log out.
It says i need to run dbremove file. Where can I find that file so it removes the tables.

Thanks
Todd
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on March 01, 2010, 04:34:08 PM
In the v0.971 archive ...

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: aussieherps on March 01, 2010, 06:11:26 PM
Sorry Fel very new to this. Where do I find the archive?

Thanks
Todd
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on March 02, 2010, 07:50:10 PM
If you have installed PortaMx, you find the archive in the Package folder on your server  ;)
If you have it deleted, you can download from portamx.com ...

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: aussieherps on March 02, 2010, 09:06:13 PM
Have run dbremove.php and now my forum does this.

AussieHerps.com
Database Error Table 'auau1052_smf1.smf_portamx_settings' doesn't exist
File: /home/auau1052/public_html/Sources/PortaMx/LoadData.php
Line: 470

Back

Please help me get my community back on line.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on March 03, 2010, 02:27:19 AM
If you not have PortaMx uninstalled before you remove the tables, then this error is absolutely normaly ...
 
Now you have to run dbinstall.php, then uninstall PortaMx, then remove the tables.

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: nhunter22 on March 06, 2010, 01:05:06 PM
I would like to download from your site, however your registration images are no longer showing up.  Obviously I would post on your site but if I can't register I can't post.

Thanks!

-Nick
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on March 07, 2010, 09:40:06 AM
Yes .. the problem is fixed now .. SSEF had problems with the capcha.

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on March 23, 2010, 06:39:39 PM
Today we update the Portal Management Extension for SMF 2.0 RC3.
Please read the first message in this topic for more informations or visit our support site.

Feline
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: khera on March 23, 2010, 07:20:47 PM
i am facing some errors

plz help
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on March 23, 2010, 07:36:36 PM
if you have other mods installed, you have to correct the error parts manually ...

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Bruno36 on March 24, 2010, 04:38:15 PM
Good evening!

PortaMx is compatible with SMF 2.0 RC2?
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on March 24, 2010, 05:06:11 PM
The older release v0.971 and the update v0.971-2 is compatible with SMF 2.0 RC2. The archives you can download on our support site...

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Eudemon on March 24, 2010, 06:54:06 PM
this is such an amazing mod, thank you all

=============

i have a question
the frontpage wont display if i use other language(chinese, japanese), i know it does not support some languages, but at least can it just display english on other languages  :o thx
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: solutionsExpert on March 28, 2010, 08:22:49 PM
i just installed this and it looks great, however after i had menu on side in left using CBT Navigator, and added new catergories to my site, then went back into the block and highlighted the new cats, they still don't show up in the menu, i tried deleting the block and making new but same thing happen.

i also tried clearing browser cache and smf cache.

thanks for your time

---------update LOL

ok after trouble shooting i realized it needed a post to show cat, it would be nice if it showed cat even if there where no posts.

thanks again
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Fisch.666 on April 21, 2010, 07:25:48 PM
Hi!

Thanks for this portal, works great!!!

But there is a small bug in the current release, the portal tries to load a pngfix.js in the Sources/PortaMx/LoadData.php which don't exist on a 2.0RC3 Board.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on April 21, 2010, 07:58:22 PM
I don't know why that is't more on the archive .. in RC1 is was exist.
But .. if you don't need that you can remove the line from the LoadData.php.

I will check that and fix it on the next upgrade.

Thanks for reporting,
Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: wizzard1 on July 21, 2010, 05:06:21 AM
hello

i installed the mod and it works great but its a bit weird when i log in i get directed to the portal but guest dont
they just go to the forums
i searched crazy to find where i can alter that but pffff i cant find it :)

can anyone point me in the right direction

www.mmo-cataclysm.com



EDIT

Oops haha eh you have to indeed look into the block settings and see where its showing and where not

sry fixed
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: wizzard1 on July 21, 2010, 06:02:02 AM
ok sry for the again post but its got nothing to do with the old

ik really happy with the portal it works great but there is one thing wich i cant seem to alter

its the bar above the first news item as you can see it doesnt line up with the recent topic menu
i added a screen

where in the name of all that is portallike can i get that blue bar away
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on July 21, 2010, 07:29:37 AM
It's the titlebar of the block. This you can disable by set the header to Not show in the Visual settings and CSS classes.

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: wizzard1 on July 21, 2010, 07:46:48 AM
ahh cool thanks but the problem is i dont know wich block it is hahaha it must be "a" block but i cant find it
there was a block (html) news but i deleted that
the rest is just the forums feed :)


EDIT

after actualy looking a bit better hahahahaha you are a hero :)
its fixed thank you very much
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on July 21, 2010, 09:27:22 AM
Give the blocks titles, then you can find it later easier  ;)

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: wizzard1 on July 21, 2010, 09:38:40 AM
i see indeed i think i got the picture now with that structure

oh and if i can then i got another question (im on a roll)

on the portal i want to remove from every news post the things like auther and dat etc et in that way that is only
has a title of the post (wich is also the link to the forum post already :) niceee ) and beneath that boom the post starts

where do i do that i can find my way around php pages (code etc etc ) but most of the time i cant find the actual file to edit it in (or in my way remove it al haha )

thanks already :)
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on July 21, 2010, 04:00:39 PM
This is in many blocks .. like recent posts, recent topics, new posts, board news, multiple board news ...
What block do you mean ?

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: MATTEK on July 21, 2010, 04:28:23 PM
Is this a portal itself or a portal add on?
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: wizzard1 on July 22, 2010, 04:47:06 AM
This is in many blocks .. like recent posts, recent topics, new posts, board news, multiple board news ...
What block do you mean ?

Fel

haha yeah i should have made the question a bit better indeed ok well here we go
i posted a screen and you can check it at mmo-cataclysm.com

what i want (or better ask to be able to do ) is that in the board news only the title and the news appear so no date no views no auther nothing , as i with my skil on drawing tried to line in the picture

this goes the same for the recent topic block only the name of the topic nothing more in there


ok now we go for the arrows with the big ? as you can see there is a slight cap so that the recent topic block and the board news dont line up anymore
i dont know what makes that happen i think its the old welcome to portal etc etc wich i deleted and replace with 1 press on the spacebar to make it blank instead of removing it in the php files

strangly enough i cant find where i did that anymore pffff dumbas me

abyway i hope you have enough info and are stil willing to help me out on this and btw thanks for the script ofc its really reaaly great and thanks for the support im really glad with that

Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on July 22, 2010, 12:04:25 PM
for board news:
Find in /Sources/PortaMx/Class/boardnews.php
Code: [Select]
echo '
<div class="smalltext" style="float:'.$L_R.';">
'. $txt['pmx_boardnews_postby'] . $post['poster']['link'] .', '. $post['time'] .'
</div>
<div class="smalltext" style="float:'.$R_L.';">
'. $txt['pmx_boardnews_replies'] . $post['replies'] .'
</div>
<br style="clear:both;" />
<div class="smalltext msg_bot_pad" style="float:'.$L_R.';">
'. $txt['pmx_boardnews_board'] .'<a href="' . $scripturl . '?board='. $this->boards[$post['id']]['id_board'] .'.0">'. $this->boards[$post['id']]['boardname'] .'</a>
</div>
<div class="smalltext msg_bot_pad" style="float:'.$R_L.';">
'. $txt['pmx_boardnews_views'] . $this->boards[$post['id']]['views'] .'
</div>
<hr style="clear:both;" />';
Remove or comment out this part.

for recent topics:
Find in /Sources/PortaMx/Class/recent_topics.php
Code: [Select]
echo '
<a href="'. $post['href'] .'">'. $post['subject'] .'</a><br />
'.(empty($context['right_to_left']) ? $txt['by'] .' '. $post['poster']['link'] : $post['poster']['link'] .' '. $txt['by']).'<br />
'. (empty($this->isRead[$post['topic']]) ? '<a href="' . $scripturl . '?topic=' . $post['topic'] . '.msg' . $post['new_from'] . ';topicseen#new" rel="nofollow"><img src="' . $settings['lang_images_url'] . '/new.gif" alt="' . $txt['new'] . '" border="0" /></a> ' : '').
'['. $post['time'] .']'. ($numpost > 0 ? '
<hr />' : '');
replace with:
Code: [Select]
echo '
<a href="'. $post['href'] .'">'. $post['subject'] .'</a>'. ($numpost > 0 ? '
<hr />' : '');


Quote
as you can see there is a slight cap so that the recent topic block and the board news
Set you can setup in the block settings (Visual settings and CSS classes).
If you will see a frame, set the inner padding to 0, else set the frame to none.

By the way .. you find more and quicker informations on our support site  ;)

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: MATTEK on July 29, 2010, 11:49:45 AM
I'm planning on installing this this week. I'm wondering if the current information from my current portal will transfer over or if I'll have to manually add everything myself.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on July 29, 2010, 03:36:45 PM
You have to manually add everything ... all the portals are not compatible

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: wizzard1 on August 02, 2010, 11:02:38 AM
hello again
first off love the portal but i stil cant get it right
i asked it couple of replys above also but it stil wont do the trick
i used another theme and as you can see the midle block wont line up with the right block
how can i do this padding etc etc is on 0 and no frames etc etc
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on August 02, 2010, 01:37:43 PM
You can enable Enable Forumarea horizontal scroll on overflow in the PortaMx Global Settings.
But I think, you theme is't full compatible with the default Curve theme, please check this part in your index.css file..

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Threepwud on August 25, 2010, 02:57:14 PM
Hi peeps!

I've used this mod before, spent a good while configuring it then the server died! Agh, so I'm looking to do it all again. Now, I had 90% of people who favoured the PortaMx system but you can't please everyone.

Is there any chance I can have the permission to have the system on as default but also have another option to have it removed?

I've also considered having two installs using different domains but pointing to the same database. I could post on each domain and it would update on the other but I couldn't get it to work with and without the PortaMX!

Any advice....? Many thanks,
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on August 25, 2010, 05:48:58 PM
I don't understand your problem  ???
If the portal not works, simple uninstall it.

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: anidea on August 27, 2010, 03:00:11 PM
As the owner of a brand-new kitty cat (and he's sooooo feline, too!), I have to say I want to go with PortaMX!!!!  lol

ok, more seriously: Last nite I successfully installed PortaMX and liked it...but my main reason for wanting a portal is for having a more-integrated shoutbox for the forum.  I've read all over SMF that PortaMX has a shoutbox, but for the life of me I couldn't figure out how to make it show up?

Currently we're using AjaxChat, which is okay, but like I said, we really need something more integrated (ie. permissions, warning system, and smilies).  After being somewhat unsuccessful figuring out PortaMX's shoutbox, I installed SimplePortal, and was able to enable the shoutbox, but unlike AjaxChat, the SimplePortal shoutbox either has problems with IE7 or with my firewall at work...so it's not much help to me if I can't chat at all lol (everyone else can chat on it, I've posted on SP's site to find out if it's a javascript thing or what but still waiting to hear).

Anyway, I'm thinking about trying PortaMX again.  Bottom line, our site is bilingual and it seems PortaMX is better suited for that?  But can someone explain to me how to get the shoutbox to show?

TIA!

Cecilia (and Sammy the Kitten)
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on August 27, 2010, 07:16:39 PM
Simple go the the block manager, add a new block on a panel of your choice (click on the icon top right on the panel bar). Now you see the blocks manager with a default block. Open the dropdown top rihht to select a blocktyp ... your choice is the shoutbox. Fill in the setting, save and enable the block in the overview screen.
That's all ...

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: anidea on August 27, 2010, 10:35:31 PM
Thanks, Fel!

PortaMx looks nice...I got the shoutbox up...how do I get the emoticons/smilies to be the same ones used in the forum?  Or is that not possible?
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on August 28, 2010, 08:32:43 AM
that is currently not possible... planned for the next update.

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: anidea on August 29, 2010, 01:45:12 PM
Cool.  One more question: Is there a place to set the time on the shoutbox?  It seems like it's set to a random time.  I thought it would've picked up from the forum/user's profile, but it's not that, it's not local PC time, not really sure where it's coming from.

The members also prefer the AjaxChat--probably because it's not a shoutbox but a chat, even though we called it that, so they're a little spoiled ;).  I'm thinking of maybe still using that instead of shoutbox, but is there a way to have it display in a PortaMX box?  My big problem with AjaxChat is that it's just out there, so anybody could post on it, but maybe if it were in a box, it would be a bit more protected?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on August 29, 2010, 01:54:00 PM
The time and date in the shoutbox is the forum time (same as in postings).
And I don't known ajaxchat, so I can't nothing say to that...

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: anidea on August 30, 2010, 02:04:59 PM
The time and date in the shoutbox is the forum time (same as in postings).

On our forum, it isn't.  When I shouted at 9am-ish this morning, the shoutbox said 1am-ish...even the minutes were off a weird amount.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on August 31, 2010, 01:14:31 PM
You have a time offset set in you profile ?

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: anidea on September 01, 2010, 12:48:33 AM
You have a time offset set in you profile ?

Fel
No.  But even if I did, that would explain hours but not minutes different.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on September 02, 2010, 09:41:42 AM
Try follow...
Find in the file /Sources/PortaMx/Class/shoutbox.php around line 430
Code: [Select]
            echo '
                    </div>
                    <div style="padding:0px 1px 10px 1px;">
                        '. timeformat($data['time'], true, 'forum') .'<br />
                        '. $data['post'] .'
                    </div>
                </div>';

Relace with:
Code: [Select]
            echo '
                    </div>
                    <div style="padding:0px 1px 10px 1px;">
                        '. timeformat($data['time']) .'<br />
                        '. $data['post'] .'
                    </div>
                </div>';

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: anidea on September 13, 2010, 04:41:02 PM
Hi Fel,

Thanks for the code, but I haven't tried it yet.  The members prefered the Ajax Chat chatbox over the shoutbox...so unless it gets to be a problem, I decided to just leave it.

BUT we have a bigger problem.  I love having the portal, it makes a lot of things more convenient, but it seems that since I installed it we've developed a strange "flickering" problem.  It seems to happen when quoting someone's post, the reply box flickers back and forth, making typing really difficult.  I don't see it much in Chrome or Firefox, but I see it a lot in Internet Explorer (which you know most people use anyway, unfortunately).  I'm guessing maybe there's an HTML compatibility in there?  Something to do with the size of the box?  If I take the portal away, the problem goes away (or seems to).

Has anyone else experienced the flickering problem?  I know the best solution is probably to not use IE, but in some case, members have no choice.

Ceci  :)
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Kindred on September 13, 2010, 04:43:50 PM
it is an ie8 bug which affects SMF...   turn ON compatibility mode.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: pjn on September 14, 2010, 02:52:28 AM
how can i get the portalMx theme?
like this:
(https://www.simplemachines.org/community/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fportamx.com%2Fimg%2FFScap0125.png&hash=8de7bf8b4e78103f8c7f537d4fca961c)

in the portalmx can i see sample for articles?
http://portamx.com/

thanx!!!
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on September 14, 2010, 08:58:09 AM
First ...  the Theme we use is a customer theme and only designed for our Support site.
And yes, for the Block In Block samples you can see the source code by click on the source code tab if you registered.

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: anidea on September 15, 2010, 04:42:43 PM
it is an ie8 bug which affects SMF...   turn ON compatibility mode.

Whew!  At least it's a known thing...but where do I find compatibility mode?  And, I'm using IE7 and having this problem, so if it's IE8 only, then it's not the same problem???

Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on September 16, 2010, 07:59:14 AM
Has anyone else experienced the flickering problem?  I know the best solution is probably to not use IE, but in some case, members have no choice.
I'm not sure that I understand what you mean .. you have a link for me?
The Portal works normaly with all browser without any problem ...

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: BRiNGiTT on September 17, 2010, 12:34:19 PM
Please...I want to add Premiumbeat as a block since it supports PHP Block....

Besides that how can I also edit the frontpage to fit my own text......

Thanks...
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on September 17, 2010, 01:15:27 PM
You can place any Block on the frontpage ...

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: BRiNGiTT on September 17, 2010, 02:42:01 PM
But plss..Premiumbeat is not in the list of my blocks.....

Further explanation will be appreciated...Thnks....
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on September 17, 2010, 08:37:10 PM
ehh .. what is "Premiumbeat"? I don't known that.

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: dlibson on September 17, 2010, 11:05:27 PM
Getting these errors when looking to install. Any thoughts?

    1.     Execute Code     dbinstall.php     
*    2.    Execute Modification    ./index.php    Test failed   ***
      1.    Add After    ./index.php    Test successful
      2.    Add Before    ./index.php    Test failed   ***
      3.    Replace    ./index.php    Test successful
      4.    Replace    ./index.php    Test successful
      5.    Add Before    ./index.php    Test successful
*    3.    Execute Modification    ./SSI.php    Test successful
      1.    Add Before    ./SSI.php    Test successful
*    4.    Execute Modification    ./Sources/Admin.php    Test failed   ***
      1.    Add Before    ./Sources/Admin.php    Test failed   ***
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: BRiNGiTT on September 17, 2010, 11:30:07 PM
Simple....Just...Install the mod manually..o the failed php files.it helped me a lot....to solve most of my site problems...
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on September 18, 2010, 12:31:33 PM
Getting these errors when looking to install. Any thoughts?
Try the Package parser on our site .. then you can modify the failed parts manually.

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: FireDitto on September 19, 2010, 06:12:30 AM
Hey,

I made a block, and I was attempting to put code in it, to fetch a drop-down menu for the Sub Accounts Mod.

Apparently, I failed miserably, and didn't close the code somewhere.

It's eaten all of my forum from the block down, on all accounts that have that block visible...

And all of those accounts were administrative...

And because of this, I cannot get in to the administration section to fix the error.

I have *no* idea how to fix it.


And I haven't made a back up recently; I need to get rid of this error, preferably without removing or destroying the posts that have been made on the forum. I don't care about anything else, but I need to save the posts.

Is this possible?!

Please, please help!!


Issue cleared on the PortaMx website.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: anidea on September 27, 2010, 12:58:22 PM
Hi Fel,

The portal was working great, until we had to ban a few members and then hide the whole forum from guests.

Since I changed the permissions for guests to no longer see any part of the forum but the front page, I've been getting a ton of the following types of errors.

I'm guessing that there's a permission that I need to set inside PortaMx?  But I can't find it.  If you, or someone else, could point me in the right direction, I would really appreciate it.

http://www.mysite.org/smf/index.php?action=dlattach;attach=17;type=avatar8:
Undefined index: pmx_admincenter
File: /f5/mysite/public/smf/Sources/Subs.php
Line: 4022
Line: 4064
Line: 4020
Line: 4013
Line: 4012

http://www.mysite.org/smf/index.php?action=dlattach;attach=108;type=avatar8:
Undefined index: PortaMx
File: /f5/mysite/public/smf/Sources/Subs.php
Line: 4297
Line: 4064 etc
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on September 27, 2010, 01:57:14 PM
That is a known bug in the current release and will be fixed in the next update.
See also http://portamx.com/issue,36.0/

Fel
Title: TWL XML to PHP help
Post by: csneon2000 on October 07, 2010, 09:51:46 PM
I'm trying to use the XML file that TWL provides us to use for my clans stats, but when i use the php option in portamx i get this error.

Code: [Select]
Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '<' in /usr/www/t3dark/public/Sources/PortaMx/Class/php.php(70) : eval()'d code on line 1
Here's the code i use
Code: [Select]
/************************************************************************/ <br />
/*  TeamWarfare Standings-XML reader for PHPNUKE 6.0                    */ <br />
/* =================================================                    */ <br />
/*                                                                      */ <br />
/* Copyright (c) 2003                                                   */ <br />
/* <a target="TWLOutput" href="http://phpnuke.org/">http://phpnuke.org</a>                            */ <br />
/*                                    */ <br />
/* Version 1, modified by BurZurk                                       */ <br />
/* <a target="TWLOutput" href="http://www.nomercygiven.com/">http://www.nomercygiven.com</a>                                          */ <br />
/*     Props to: Rodimus for the XMP parser   (www.82nd.net)            */ <br />
/*            Humpa for the block/phpnuke help  (www.nukeforums.com)    */ <br />
/*                                                    */ <br />
/* Last Edited - 18 March 2003                                 */ <br />
/*                                                    */ <br />
/* This Block shows the TeamWarfare standings for all ladders of a      */ <br />
/* given team from <a target="TWLOutput" href="http://www.teamwarfare.com/">http://www.teamwarfare.com</a>   Laddername, rung #, W/L/T info */                   /*                                                         */ <br />
/* 1-  goto your team page, under your profile find "xml version"    */ <br />
/*     copy this link and paste below where indicated                */ <br />
/* 2-  save and upload the block to your "blocks" directory            */ <br />
/* 3-  In php admin section "blocks" enable "block-ladderinfo"          */ <br />
/*     be sure to call it "TWL Ladders" or whatever you want to appear  */ <br />
/*     at the head of the block                                         */ <br />
/* 4-  Done <img src="http://www.teamwarfare.com/forums/smilies/wink.gif" alt="" />                                */ <br />
/* This program is free <a class="iAs" style="font-weight: normal ! important; font-size: 100% ! important; text-decoration: underline ! important; border-bottom: 0.075em solid rgb(255, 209, 66) ! important; padding-bottom: 1px ! important; color: rgb(255, 209, 66) ! important; background-color: transparent ! important; background-image: none; padding-top: 0pt; padding-right: 0pt; padding-left: 0pt;" href="http://www.teamwarfare.com/forums/showthread.asp?forumid=19&threadid=140710#" target="_blank">software</a>. You can redistribute it and/or modify */ <br />
/* it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by */ <br />
/* the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License.       */ <br />
/************************************************************************/ <br />
<br />
<br />
if (eregi("block-ladderinfo.php", $PHP_SELF)) { <br />
Header("Location: index.php"); <br />
die(); <br />
} <br />
ob_start(); <br />
$insideitem = false; <br />
$tag = ""; <br />
$twf_rank = ""; <br />
$twf_wins = ""; <br />
$twf_losses = ""; <br />
$twf_forfeits = ""; <br />
$twf_status = ""; <br />
$search = "America's Army "; <br />
$replace = "a"; <br />
function startElement($parser, $tagName, $attrs) {     <br />
global $insideitem,$tag, $twf_status; <br />
<br />
<br />
if ($insideitem) { <br />
$tag = $tagName; <br />
}  <br />
elseif ($tagName == "LADDER") { <br />
while (list ($key, $val) = each ($attrs)) { <br />
if ($key == "NAME") <br />
print ""; <br />
print ""; <br />
} <br />
$insideitem = true;     <br />
} <br />
<br />
} <br />
function characterData($parser, $data) {     <br />
global $insideitem, $tag, $twf_rank, $twf_wins, $twf_losses, $twf_forfeits; <br />
if ($insideitem) { <br />
<br />
switch ($tag) {                    <br />
case "RANK":    $twf_rank = $data; $tag = "";break;              <br />
case "<a class="iAs" style="font-weight: normal ! important; font-size: 100% ! important; text-decoration: underline ! important; border-bottom: 0.075em solid rgb(255, 209, 66) ! important; padding-bottom: 1px ! important; color: rgb(255, 209, 66) ! important; background-color: transparent ! important; background-image: none; padding-top: 0pt; padding-right: 0pt; padding-left: 0pt;" href="http://www.teamwarfare.com/forums/showthread.asp?forumid=19&threadid=140710#" target="_blank">WINS</a>":        $twf_wins = $data; $tag = "";break;    <br />
case "LOSSES":    $twf_losses = $data; $tag = "";break;                <br />
case "FORFEITS":    $twf_forfeits = $data; $tag = "";$insideitem = false; break;           <br />
}     <br />
<br />
} <br />
<br />
} <br />
<br />
<br />
function endElement($parser, $tagName) {     <br />
global $insideitem, $tag, $twf_rank, $twf_wins, $twf_losses, $twf_forfeits, $twf_status; <br />
if ($tagName == "LADDER") { <br />
print ""; <br />
print ""; <br />
print ""; <br />
print ""; <br />
print "
<table cellspacing="\"0\"" cellpadding="\"0\"" align="\"center\"">
 <tbody>
  <tr>
   <td colspan="\"2\""><u><b>"; <br />
   echo str_replace("America's Army", "", $val); <br />
   print "</b></u><br />
   </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
   <td valign="\"middle\"">Rank:</td>
   <td valign="\"middle\""><strong>#$twf_rank<br />
   </strong></td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
   <td valign="\"middle\"">Wins:</td>
   <td valign="\"middle\""><strong>$twf_wins<br />
   </strong></td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
   <td valign="\"middle\"">Losses:</td>
   <td valign="\"middle\""><strong>$twf_losses<br />
   </strong></td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
   <td valign="\"middle\"">Forfeits:</td>
   <td valign="\"middle\""><strong>$twf_forfeits<br />
   </strong></td>
  </tr>
 </tbody>
</table>
<br />
"; <br />
<br />
} <br />
//$temp = true; <br />
//$tagName = ''; <br />
} <br />
<br />
// Create an XML parser <br />
$xml_parser = xml_parser_create(); <br />
<br />
// Set the functions to handle opening and closing tags <br />
xml_set_element_handler($xml_parser, "startElement", "endElement"); <br />
<br />
// Set the function to handle blocks of character data <br />
xml_set_character_data_handler($xml_parser, "characterData"); <br />
<br />
<br />
// print "<hr />
\n"; <br />
print "\n"; <br />
print ""; <br />
print "
<table cellspacing="\"0\"" cellpadding="\"2\"" border="\"1\"" width="\"100%\"">
 <tbody>
  <tr>
   <td align="\"center\"" width="\"100%\"" valign="\"top\"">\n"; <br />
   <br />
   // Open the XML file for reading- PASTE YOUR LINK BELOW. <br />
   $fp = fopen("http://www.teamwarfare.com/xml/viewteam_v2.asp?team=No+Mercy+Given","r")  or die("Error reading RSS data."); <br />
   <br />
   // Read the XML file 4KB at a time <br />
   while ($data = fread($fp, 4096))     <br />
   // Parse each 4KB chunk with the XML parser created above <br />
   xml_parse($xml_parser, $data, feof($fp))  <br />
   or die(sprintf("XML error: %s at line %d", <br />
   xml_error_string(xml_get_error_code($xml_parser)), <br />
   xml_get_current_line_number($xml_parser))); <br />
   // Close the XML filef <br />
   fclose($fp); <br />
   <br />
   // Free up memory used by the XML parser <br />
   xml_parser_free($xml_parser); <br />
   <br />
   <br />
   print "</td>
  </tr>
 </tbody>
</table>
<br />
"; <br />
// end of file <br />
$output = ob_get_contents(); <br />
ob_end_clean(); <br />
$content = $output; <br />
?>


Thanks


-edit by admin - please post mod specific questions in the support thread for that mod.   *moved*
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Spoogs on October 08, 2010, 09:35:39 AM
remove the "?>" in the last line and see if that works for ya
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on October 08, 2010, 06:29:04 PM
That is not php code ...
Remove all the html element (mostly <br />) the are out side a echo '...'; or print '...' function.

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: csneon2000 on October 08, 2010, 06:42:19 PM
now i get this error

Code: [Select]
Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING in /usr/www/t3dark/public/Sources/PortaMx/Class/php.php(70) : eval()'d code on line 67
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on October 08, 2010, 06:46:43 PM
I think, you have to learn to write php code  ;)
ALL html code MUST output withe the echo command like:
Code: [Select]
echo '<div>';
Look at the template files the delivered with smf or portamx. Also look at the php block samples on our support site.

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: Kindred on October 08, 2010, 06:54:49 PM
yoi have extra <br> at the end of nearly every line (where they do not belong)

basically, that code is junk. It's not valid HTML, it's not valid php.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: csneon2000 on October 10, 2010, 12:41:54 AM
ok what do i need to do to make it work?
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on October 10, 2010, 09:50:09 AM
from where you get this code ? Link available?

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: csneon2000 on October 10, 2010, 01:47:59 PM
http://www.teamwarfare.com/forums/showthread.asp?forumid=19&threadid=140710
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated)
Post by: feline on October 10, 2010, 05:34:58 PM
That is not clean php code. call the author to get clean php code from him.

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated for 2.0 RC4)
Post by: feline on November 02, 2010, 01:12:32 PM
The PortaMx corp. proudly presence the Portal Management Extension release 0.990 for SMF 2.0 RC4

In this version we have fixed all known bugs and added new features (see the issues on the  Bugtracker).

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated for 2.0 RC4)
Post by: snipes1031 on November 13, 2010, 07:20:56 AM
I need a lil bit of help. My friend uses this mod and his site looks great! but I cant get it working with mine  >:( When ive installed it and I get the redirect, i get this---v       And I get it whenever I visit my forum. Forum version: 2.0RC4 can anyone help me?
 
Strict Standards: require_once() [function.require-once]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. Please use the date.timezone setting, the TZ environment variable or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/Chicago' for 'CST/-6.0/no DST' instead in /home/boblacko/public_html/forum/index.php on line 68

Warning: require_once(/home/boblacko/public_html/forum/Sources/PortaMx/PortaMx.php) [function.require-once]: failed to open stream: Not a directory in /home/boblacko/public_html/forum/index.php on line 68

Strict Standards: require_once() [function.require-once]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. Please use the date.timezone setting, the TZ environment variable or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/Chicago' for 'CST/-6.0/no DST' instead in /home/boblacko/public_html/forum/index.php on line 68

Fatal error: require_once() [function.require]: Failed opening required '/home/boblacko/public_html/forum/Sources/PortaMx/PortaMx.php' (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/boblacko/public_html/forum/index.php on line 68
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated for 2.0 RC4)
Post by: feline on November 13, 2010, 11:48:20 AM
I think, the installation fails, so you have to look with ftp on your server, if all files the the right place.
Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated for 2.0 RC4)
Post by: snipes1031 on November 13, 2010, 06:51:19 PM
And what files should be where?
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated for 2.0 RC4)
Post by: feline on November 15, 2010, 02:37:06 PM
Look at the archive and you see the folder stucture like on you server.
I'm sure that you see a lot of 0 byte files where it must  a folder ..
/Sources/PortaMx, Themes/default/PortaMx, Themes/default/languages/PortaMx and more ....

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated for 2.0 RC4)
Post by: eyo on November 26, 2010, 08:55:03 PM
where can i find the admin center for portamx? just installed it on smf2.0rc4, got 3 errors 8)
real newb here and i cant seem to find it. by modular does this mean it doesnt install the admin center in my local mock board? i really need to fiddle with all it can do before i start uploading anything.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated for 2.0 RC4)
Post by: feline on November 28, 2010, 07:58:01 AM
I think, this is answered on our support site ..

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated for 2.0 RC4)
Post by: Tunz Master on January 30, 2011, 03:24:30 PM
is there a way to turn the background color of a script or html block "black"

i am using photos with a black background in my blocks & they stand out against the "light black/dark grey" background.  want to make it dark black.

thanks in advance, new to this & sorry if it is obvious in the program to do this option, but I couldn't find it.

Dino
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated for 2.0 RC4)
Post by: feline on January 30, 2011, 03:36:47 PM
Yes .. put the content in a division ..
<div style="background-color:black;">
your content
</div>

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated for 2.0 RC4)
Post by: Tunz Master on January 30, 2011, 03:42:13 PM
THANKS SO MUCH....

new & learning.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx (Updated for 2.0 RC4)
Post by: FireDitto on February 20, 2011, 05:55:36 AM
*sigh*

I was uninstalling PortaMX v0.990.

I had a few manual removals to do;
./index.php
./Sources/Admin.php
./Sources/ModerationCenter.php

All of those were easily delt with, and having done that, I saved those files and pressed "Uninstall"

The page chewed on it for a moment, then gave me the lovely Blank Page.


I've requested help at the PortaMX site, but I wanted to throw it out here, in case someone who could point me in the direction of Recovery was about. I'm lost as a grain of rice in a snow field and would very much like to get my site back online.



hxxp://second-pass.net



(PS. I have tried "Repair Settings" without effect.)
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 RC4 for SMF 2.0 RC$/RC5
Post by: feline on March 02, 2011, 02:11:42 PM
The PortaMx corp. released the version 1.0 RC4 for SMF 2.0 RC4 / RC5 (and we hope) the last RC before v1.0 becomes gold.
If you have a older release (like v0.990) installed, this must uninstall these before.

Feline
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 RC4 for SMF 2.0 RC$/RC5
Post by: Powerbob on March 03, 2011, 12:52:56 AM
Installed and working great  ;D

Thanks Feline
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 RC4 for SMF 2.0 RC$/RC5
Post by: Parody on March 07, 2011, 10:45:22 AM
Sorry, wrong place.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 RC4 for SMF 2.0 RC$/RC5
Post by: desibees on April 03, 2011, 01:06:38 AM
how to activate sidebar from this portal keeping your normal forum as your homepage?

PortaMx Admin Centre > Settings Manager > Front page settings > tick No Frontpage, go directly to Forum



my new question: how to make the sidebar appear on index page only?
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 RC4 for SMF 2.0 RC$/RC5
Post by: feline on April 03, 2011, 09:47:55 AM
my new question: how to make the sidebar appear on index page only?
PortaMx Admin Center > Settings Manager > Panel settings > Hide the panel on section
Select ^Forums (hold down Strg-Key and take a double click to Forums)
The ^ at the front mean Hide NOT .. Forums mean the boardindex, unread etc.

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 RC4 for SMF 2.0 RC$/RC5
Post by: desibees on April 03, 2011, 05:39:52 PM
Hey fel, help me out. How do you change this orange color to something else?

(https://www.simplemachines.org/community/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg219.imageshack.us%2Fimg219%2F4986%2F40589230.png&hash=32a43e12fe83e715fdedfb4822ed9d53)
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 RC4 for SMF 2.0 RC$/RC5
Post by: feline on April 04, 2011, 05:35:22 AM
That is dependent on the Theme .. (catbg, titlebg) .. you can set on of the both, to see what comes.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 RC4 for SMF 2.0 RC$/RC5
Post by: Jesna on April 08, 2011, 09:41:56 AM
How hard is it to change the language in the user part? I need the front end to be in danish :)

The admin part is ok in english

/Jakob
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 RC4 for SMF 2.0 RC$/RC5
Post by: feline on April 08, 2011, 02:23:40 PM
How hard is it to change the language in the user part? I need the front end to be in danish :)
Simple translate the PortaMx language files (Themes/default/languages/PortaMx/*.english.php)

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 RC4 for SMF 2.0 RC$/RC5
Post by: Jesna on April 09, 2011, 05:07:29 AM
Hi Feline

Yes I found it. Actually very easy to change the language. Thanks for that :)

I have new question:
When im writing an article (html - havent tried others) nothing happens when I hit the save buttons. So I was thinking of is there any chmod to do in some of the files in portamx?

UPDATE: Its more like its stuck when im editing something. Cancel dosent work either. I have changed the Frontpage text but now I cant change it again

/Jakob
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 RC4 for SMF 2.0 RC$/RC5
Post by: feline on April 09, 2011, 10:09:31 AM
If the html editor (fckeditor) works, on save the content is saved to the database ...
So I can't say what wrong if the fckeditor works..
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 RC4 for SMF 2.0 RC$/RC5
Post by: JPA on April 20, 2011, 05:25:00 PM
Installed portamx on a new install of smf rc5 and all is working great except the fckeditor.  When I try to insert an image or browse the server I get an error: the server didn't reply with a proper xml data.  please check your configuration.  Any suggestions or help would be appreciated.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 RC4 for SMF 2.0 RC$/RC5
Post by: InfoStrides on April 30, 2011, 03:38:49 AM
I just installed PortaxMX but have the following error:

Code: [Select]
Fatal error: require_once() [function.require]: Failed opening required '/home/theinfo3/public_html/Sources/PortaMx/Class/System/PortaMx_BlocksClass.php' (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/theinfo3/public_html/Sources/PortaMx/PortaMx.php on line 63
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 RC4 for SMF 2.0 RC$/RC5
Post by: feline on April 30, 2011, 01:23:52 PM
Look with ftp on your server if all the paths ans files exist as you see in the PortaMx archive.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 RC4 for SMF 2.0 RC$/RC5
Post by: alsaka on May 14, 2011, 04:12:18 AM
hello

thx for mod but i have problem in my language.. 

i can't found arabic

I want to download Arabic language
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 RC4 for SMF 2.0 RC$/RC5
Post by: feline on May 14, 2011, 01:15:01 PM
We don't have arabic language ..
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 RC4 for SMF 2.0 RC$/RC5
Post by: GlitchPC on May 30, 2011, 07:02:18 PM
Just installed this and it brought my whole site down....

I have no access to the admin control panel to uninstall it...and no access to PHPMyAdmin to remove the database changes this mod made.

I got this error when the page refreshed after installation of the mod:

Fatal error: require_once() [function.require]: Failed opening required '/xxx/xxx/xxxxx/xxxxxxxx/xxxxxxxx/Sources/PortaMx/Class/System/PortaMx_BlocksClass.php' (include_path='.:/usr/local/lib/php') in /xxx/xxx/xxxxx/xxxxxxxx/xxxxxxxx/Sources/PortaMx/PortaMx.php on line 63
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 RC4 for SMF 2.0 RC$/RC5
Post by: feline on May 30, 2011, 11:10:36 PM
look with ftp to you server and check if all files an folder exists.
the folder structure you see in the archive...
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 RC4 for SMF 2.0 RC$/RC5
Post by: alsaka on June 05, 2011, 06:01:14 PM
By mistake i clear the table from the database and does not have backup
Error Message.
Table 'mondy_smf.smf_portamx_blocks' doesn't exist
الملف: /home/mondy/proegy.com/Sources/PortaMx/LoadData.php
السطر: 1012
any help pls

i think i need to load this table
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 RC4 for SMF 2.0 RC$/RC5
Post by: feline on June 05, 2011, 06:28:23 PM
extract the file dbinstall.php from the archive (path \install) and copy this with ftp to your server in the forum root (where you find the SSI.php). Open a browser, enter your url and add /dbinstall.php at the end.
Now the missing table(s) are recreated...
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 RC4 for SMF 2.0 RC$/RC5
Post by: Odarn on June 06, 2011, 03:18:17 PM
Hi im trying to download this mod

But everytime i try to install it i get this error:

( I can upload it fine it's just installing it. )

I am hosting on SMF 2.0 RC5

(https://www.simplemachines.org/community/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi51.tinypic.com%2F23jh1kl.png&hash=47f494f1a74c02fe20fdfef1e02b1f8a)
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 RC4 for SMF 2.0 RC$/RC5
Post by: feline on June 06, 2011, 04:15:25 PM
you can download from here: http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=1419
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 RC4 for SMF 2.0 RC$/RC5
Post by: Odarn on June 06, 2011, 04:19:36 PM
you can download from here: http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=1419

I did that already

I downloaded it & uploaded it, Then clicked install
& I downloaded it from the link then clicked install

but both of those options i get that error ( Screenshot i posted in last message )
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 for SMF 2.0 (Gold)
Post by: feline on June 12, 2011, 12:58:37 PM
Today we developed the version 1.0 for SMF 2.0 (Gold).
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 for SMF 2.0 (Gold)
Post by: GlitchPC on June 12, 2011, 02:48:28 PM
Just upgraded to SMF 2.0 Gold and getting the following errors with the latest version of your mod:

Code: [Select]
http://xxxxxxxx.xxx/index.php?action=admin;area=maintain;sa=routine
8192: Call-time pass-by-reference has been deprecated
File: /xxx/xxx/xxxxx/xxxxxxxx/xxxxxxxx/Sources/PortaMx/LoadData.php
Line: 1182

Code: [Select]
http://xxxxxxxx.xxx/index.php?action=admin;area=maintain;sa=routine
8192: Call-time pass-by-reference has been deprecated; If you would like to pass it by reference, modify the declaration of find_cat_insert_pos(). If you would like to enable call-time pass-by-reference, you can set allow_call_time_pass_reference to true in your INI file
File: /xxx/xxx/xxxxx/xxxxxxxx/xxxxxxxx/Sources/PortaMx/LoadData.php
Line: 1220

Code: [Select]
http://xxxxxxxx.xxx/index.php?action=admin;area=maintain;sa=routine
8192: Call-time pass-by-reference has been deprecated; If you would like to pass it by reference, modify the declaration of find_cat_insert_pos(). If you would like to enable call-time pass-by-reference, you can set allow_call_time_pass_reference to true in your INI file
File: /xxx/xxx/xxxxx/xxxxxxxx/xxxxxxxx/Sources/PortaMx/LoadData.php
Line: 1221

Any solutions?
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 for SMF 2.0 (Gold)
Post by: feline on June 12, 2011, 02:59:38 PM
Look at this help:
you can set allow_call_time_pass_reference to true in your INI file
it's the php.ini
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 for SMF 2.0 (Gold)
Post by: GlitchPC on June 12, 2011, 03:11:41 PM
feline,

Thank you for your reply.  Actually, I fixed the errors by editing lines 1182, 1220, and 1221 of the Sources/PortaMx/LoadData.php file.

Line 1182:
Find
Code: [Select]
$fnd = find_cat_insert_pos(&$cats[$ofs]['childs'], $cat, $id);
Replace with
Code: [Select]
$fnd = find_cat_insert_pos($cats[$ofs]['childs'], $cat, $id);
Line 1220:
Find
Code: [Select]
find_cat_insert_pos(&$result, $cat, $cat['parent']);
Replace with
Code: [Select]
find_cat_insert_pos($result, $cat, $cat['parent']);
Line 1221:
Find
Code: [Select]
elseif(find_cat_insert_pos(&$result, $cat, 0) == false)
Replace with
Code: [Select]
elseif(find_cat_insert_pos($result, $cat, 0) == false)
Apparently, the ampersand (&) is the culprit.  Removing "&" from those lines resolved the errors I was receiving from the Admin Error log.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 for SMF 2.0 (Gold)
Post by: feline on June 12, 2011, 06:57:11 PM
if you remove the &, the function don't work.
We work on a fix for this, for now you can add the string
php_value allow_call_time_pass_reference 1
in your .htaccess on the forum root.
If you not have a .htaccess create a new.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 for SMF 2.0 (Gold)
Post by: tempster on June 14, 2011, 01:09:47 AM
Hi, sorry if this has been asked before ...

I installed PortaMX using the package install feature of SMF and while SMF said PortaMX was installed successfully, there were a lot of PortaMX files and directories missing from the SMF installation.  I manually ftp-ed all of the PortaMX files to my smf directory and everything appears to be okay. 

My question is: "how can I make certain that my install of PortaMx is correct?".  Can I run install again or, do I have to uninstall to run install again?  I am not getting any errors from PortaMX or SMF

I'm running SMF 2.0

thanks in advance for your help.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 for SMF 2.0 (Gold)
Post by: Powerbob on June 14, 2011, 03:10:08 AM
I would suggest using it ;)
If you have no errors, then what is the problem?
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 for SMF 2.0 (Gold)
Post by: tempster on June 14, 2011, 04:04:55 AM
There were a lot of PortaMix directories that failed to upload.  THIS resulted in no access to the board until I uploaded the missing files and directories.

When you select forums from which the portal takes "news" to display in the block on the front page, can PortaMX be configured to display full posts with the flash and images that are in the posts on the front page?
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 for SMF 2.0 (Gold)
Post by: feline on June 14, 2011, 05:15:10 AM
If you will that, then leave Number of words before tease empty. In this case the full post is shown.
Click at the (i) symbols in the settings for more help on all the settings options...
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 for SMF 2.0 (Gold)
Post by: tempster on June 14, 2011, 12:38:19 PM
Great!  Thanks for your help.  being able to select multiple forums for news and to display full posts in the portal is just what I needed to migrate from ipb to smf.

I just noticed that clicking on a post in the portal generates a full view pop-up of the post.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 for SMF 2.0 (Gold)
Post by: feline on June 14, 2011, 06:35:52 PM
That is done by a HighSlide viewer, but you can disable that in the Block settings (check Disable HighSlide viewer) or globally in the Global Settings (check Disable HighSlide viewer globally).
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 for SMF 2.0 (Gold)
Post by: sanax on June 16, 2011, 02:58:50 PM
Great mod! Installed perfectly... I added a right block the first time, worked great but suddenly the 'create a new block' link/icon isn't working when you click on it. I can't create a new block or article. Any ideas?

I installed a new SMF 2 version and install the mod again. This time it worked fine but after a while the links which are using Java is not working. The links like add a block/article etc. + the icon to move the blacks around.

That's the latest update. Hope someone can help with this issue...
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 for SMF 2.0 (Gold)
Post by: feline on June 19, 2011, 12:55:59 PM
test to reload the page before click on the icon.
We work on this problem ...
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 for SMF 2.0 (Gold)
Post by: sanax on June 19, 2011, 01:34:13 PM
test to reload the page before click on the icon.
We work on this problem ...

Thank you, feline. Yes, I've tried to reload the page before clicking the link, but the problem is still not solved.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 for SMF 2.0 (Gold)
Post by: Ali_ on July 07, 2011, 12:35:14 AM
Sorry if this question has been asked before, but I can't seem to find a specific and detailed answer anywhere.

My server doesn't permit FTP access, so the mod won't install.  I do have SSH access, and can make the permission changes that way, however I don't know what to set the permissions to, if the owner:group matters, or exactly which files out of the one's marked for modification by the mod installer during install time to change.

Many thanks :)
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 for SMF 2.0 (Gold)
Post by: feline on July 07, 2011, 10:13:08 AM
Normally it's enough to set Folder to 755 and files to 644 ..
But .. I'v never see a server without ftp access  :o .. if is a dedicated server you can setup a ftp account  ;)
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 for SMF 2.0 (Gold)
Post by: Ali_ on July 08, 2011, 12:29:58 PM
I'm slightly paranoid on the server access side, so I only have sftp (same as ssh) ports available, and of course https/https.  I'd rather not change the iptables to allow it. So, your solution seems nice :-)

Thank you.

Lastly, was wondering if it would be best to install the portal mod first and then follow it up it other smaller mods for some post related features.  Should I reserve the portal as the last mod to get applied on the site? Not sure if it makes a big difference. :-)
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 for SMF 2.0 (Gold)
Post by: feline on July 09, 2011, 09:23:12 AM
I think it's better to install bigger mods as first ..
BTW .. for sftp and windows is a good tool available .. WinSCP supports sftp
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 for SMF 2.0 (Gold)
Post by: bloc on July 09, 2011, 09:50:36 AM
FileZilla also support sftp - excellent ftp client.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 for SMF 2.0 (Gold)
Post by: feline on July 09, 2011, 04:34:43 PM
Ahh ok .. thanks for this info.
I never used other then WinSCP .. so I don't know any other  ;)
Title: Unable to Link from Facebook Wall Post back to Website Comment Box
Post by: Mihac™ on July 11, 2011, 02:49:26 AM
PortaMx not safe return facebook link. Feline is very well known but not acknowledged.
If you set this code anywhere in the forum and is included PortaMxSEF, you will receive a link facebok:

facebook coomment:
Code: [Select]
<div id="fb-root"></div><script type="text/javascript" src="http://connect.facebook.net/hr_HR/all.js#xfbml=1"></script>
<fb:comments href="', $scripturl, '?topic=', $context['current_topic'], '"  num_posts="2" width="500" /></fb:comments>

Here is the error:
xxxxxxxx_metak/index.php?fb_comment_id=fbc_1015016468444xxxxxxxxxx

(https://www.simplemachines.org/community/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs4.postimage.org%2F13qjdkqck%2Flink_na_facebooku2.jpg&hash=b8dd4996015a4b2ec98df90a0fff8501) (http://postimage.org/image/13qjdkqck/)

It would be correct if the link looks like this:
xxxxxxxx_metak/?fb_comment_id/fbc_1015016468444xxxxxxxxxx

Correct the error by changing this part of.
open ..../Sources/PortaMx/PortaMxSEF.php

find line 128
Code: [Select]
SERVER['REQUEST_URL'] = str_replace('/?', '/index.php?', $_SERVER['REQUEST_URL']);
replace
Code: [Select]
$_SERVER['REQUEST_URL'] = str_replace('/?', '.php?', $_SERVER['REQUEST_URL']);
Only now are operating normally facebook comments and links to the Facebook link back to the forum.
Only Feline does not recognize the error and all the others are wrong ..


If you do not believe me, try facebook for yourself and then feel free to try out here with me (http://www.zagreb-forum.com/portamx/sef-problem-facebook-comment-1202.0.php)

This is a link  (http://portamx.com/2620/sef-problem-with-facebook-comment/15/)at Feline and do not want to admit mistakes.  I'm blocked on the PortaMX
Title: Request Error Attachments and Avatars preview
Post by: Mihac™ on July 11, 2011, 03:26:46 AM
xxxxxxxxadmin;area=manageattachments 
Error Attachments and Avatars preview


If the Enable the SEF engine, this error occurs
"Request Error
he requested item is not available or can not proceed."

(https://www.simplemachines.org/community/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs2.postimage.org%2F2vdr3arj8%2Fpmxerror_unknown.jpg&hash=8b055175fb8178b7333a29c6e266fb8c) (http://postimage.org/image/2vdr3arj8/)


If I cut off PortaMXSEF and install SimpleSEF, everything works fine.

(https://www.simplemachines.org/community/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs2.postimage.org%2F2vgtwb0mc%2Fno_error.jpg&hash=e1d777d4b7fb9e46e244d4d59ec80198) (http://postimage.org/image/2vgtwb0mc/)


PortaMX here (http://portamx.com/2637/request-error-attachments-and-avatars-preview/msg14811/#msg14811)

Zagreb-Forum here (http://www.zagreb-forum.com/portamx/error-attachments-and-avatars-preview-1203.0.php)

There is also Feline mistake not to recognize
Title: Manager block is not working well
Post by: Mihac™ on July 11, 2011, 03:55:19 AM
This is more than horrible. Feline only issue new versions and not  fix errors.

Manager block not work add block see here
(https://www.simplemachines.org/community/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs4.postimage.org%2F9fw4bu04%2Fnema_bloka.jpg&hash=a39cf94a85c5e68977c2b8eb28e638bf) (http://postimage.org/image/9fw4bu04/)

Post on the Feline see 1 (http://portamx.com/2533/manager-block-is-not-working-well/)         
Post on the Feline see 2 (http://portamx.com/2588/portamx-v1-2-developed/msg14853/#msg14853/)         

Mostly Feline does not want to admit error and guilty SMF, while members who point out her mistake, to block access.

See here:
(https://www.simplemachines.org/community/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs1.postimage.org%2F2rqbteif8%2Fban_na_portam_x.jpg&hash=d1f7238f62230131e9f9703f55c9e482) (http://postimage.org/image/2rqbteif8/)

This should look properly add blocks.
(https://www.simplemachines.org/community/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs1.postimage.org%2F2rs10acp0%2Fradi_normalno.jpg&hash=91ff39ac532cdb807e529d9d54570661) (http://postimage.org/image/2rs10acp0/)

I have removed the bug and here is  (http://www.zagreb-forum.com/portamx/manager-block-is-not-working-well-1204.0.php)the correction of these errors.


btw: Feline very stubborn and rude
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 for SMF 2.0 (Gold)
Post by: feline on July 11, 2011, 05:23:44 AM
This people is banned on PortaMx ...  :D
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 for SMF 2.0 (Gold)
Post by: Mihac™ on July 11, 2011, 05:35:31 AM
This people is banned on PortaMx ...  :D

I banned just because I have shown you that you have errors that do not know the remedy.
Admit that you blame all around and you spit on the SMF team that they are incapable.
Have not yet made ​​or any of the correct version that you do not have huge errors

SimpleSEF  for you, is not capable.
Aeva media for you, is not capable.
Facebook comment mod  for you, is not capable.

Feline do not be conceited and listen to the advice of people smarter
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 for SMF 2.0 (Gold)
Post by: feline on July 11, 2011, 05:46:21 AM
I told you that you can always take another portal, if you are not satisfied with PortaMx.
But that's no reason not agree establish the assertions here. You'd better read the license.
Up from now you have a unlimited full bann on PortaMx ...
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 for SMF 2.0 (Gold)
Post by: Mihac™ on July 11, 2011, 05:51:01 AM
But that's no reason not agree establish the assertions here. You'd better read the license ..

There is a reason for the above is true what I wrote and Feline you do not write the truth. You are angry that I have showed the error and the reason you blocked. Admit it at least once in their lifetime.
Your license is not worth anything for me in Croatia, because  you on  lying.

If you want to continue to discuss with me, then we can through private messages.
If you do not want, then you better shut up.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 for SMF 2.0 (Gold)
Post by: Mihac™ on July 11, 2011, 06:01:53 AM
This is proof that I am right Feline...
Shame on you  (https://www.simplemachines.org/community/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.zagreb-forum.com%2FSmileys%2Fdefault%2Fbottom.gif&hash=eebbad4b2b1cf087e0a09871fa768fc8)

(https://www.simplemachines.org/community/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs3.postimage.org%2F144qc73d0%2Fban_na_portam_x2.jpg&hash=3665393147d7907f961920062dc791e6) (http://postimage.org/image/144qc73d0/)
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 for SMF 2.0 (Gold)
Post by: feline on July 11, 2011, 06:05:18 AM
You got it yet so wanted. Each exhortation you have ignored. Now this is the consequence ...
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 for SMF 2.0 (Gold)
Post by: Kindred on July 11, 2011, 09:39:33 AM
Mihac,

Stop.

It is acceptable to point out errors. However, the way you have attempted to force your opinion and the way you have chosen to express your opinion is unacceptable. I know that there is a language barrier here, but since you are communicating in English, I am going to hold you to English standards for politeness, which you have distinctly violated.

There is no call to fling names, or to call feline a liar or stupid.
Stop. Cease. Desist.
If you do not like her mod, then do not use it.
If you were capable of expressing yourself without insults, then I might allow you to continue, but since you seem incapable of doing so, I will mute/warn you on the next attack and ban you ifitcontinues after that.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 for SMF 2.0 (Gold)
Post by: feline on July 11, 2011, 10:52:30 AM
Thanks Kindred ..
But as I just see, have Mihac removed the PortaMx copyright. That is a license violation they we can't accept.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 for SMF 2.0 (Gold)
Post by: Mihac™ on July 11, 2011, 11:09:14 AM
Thanks Kindred ..
But as I just see, have Mihac removed the PortaMx copyright. That is a license violation they we can't accept.

Feline please do not falsely that I moved PortaMx copyright.
Your PortaMx copyright overlaps with the script SimpleSEF, Aeva media and even many others, so your Portal is not working properly. Here you go alone and do not try the costs of error.
As you no shame?



Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 for SMF 2.0 (Gold)
Post by: feline on July 11, 2011, 12:37:12 PM
Relating to the copyright violation you have received an email from us.
The consequences will have to carry you ...
And now .. stop your spamming please.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 for SMF 2.0 (Gold)
Post by: snooks on July 11, 2011, 04:36:11 PM
Just messing with this so bit of a noobie if someone could explain to me how to change a few things please,

# How to disable left side bar when viewing forums only ?
# I have checked guests and regular members and neither see's then front page portal only the left side bar, so where do i set this so ALL see's the front page ?

Thats it for now
thank you
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 for SMF 2.0 (Gold)
Post by: feline on July 11, 2011, 05:54:58 PM
# How to disable left side bar when viewing forums only ?
PortaMx Admin - Settings - Panels - left panel
on Hide the panel on section: . select and take a double click on Frontpage .. (this show as ^Frontpage) .. Save.
Now the left panel is visible only on the frontpage ...
Quote from: snooks
# I have checked guests and regular members and neither see's then front page portal only the left side bar, so where do i set this so ALL see's the front page ?
Set the access right for all block you have on the frontpage.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 for SMF 2.0 (Gold)
Post by: azhriel on July 11, 2011, 08:09:16 PM
Hi there, I though I installed this without error but when I trying to make a post on my forum, the posting area becomes like this
(https://www.simplemachines.org/community/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi52.tinypic.com%2Ftamog1.jpg&hash=dcd309c6e13463661b84d068d7151402)

the same with a default theme

 (https://www.simplemachines.org/community/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi51.tinypic.com%2Fraw6rk.jpg&hash=88c261b6ded2864a6d3ab3b395bdb88c)

Then when Im making script blocks or php blocks the panels also is as wide as the screen shot show. It's over to the right side of the screen.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 for SMF 2.0 (Gold)
Post by: feline on July 12, 2011, 12:16:20 AM
Browser you use?
Link to your site?
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 for SMF 2.0 (Gold)
Post by: snooks on July 12, 2011, 02:18:15 AM

Quote from: snooks
# I have checked guests and regular members and neither see's then front page portal only the left side bar, so where do i set this so ALL see's the front page ?
Set the access right for all block you have on the frontpage.


Please explain, i don't understand what to do in this area, how to make it so frontpage is visible for all not just admins  http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/850/12072011071536.jpg/

thanks
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 for SMF 2.0 (Gold)
Post by: azhriel on July 12, 2011, 03:43:24 AM
Browser you use?
Link to your site?

I installed it on a working (live) site so I cannot let it with that kind of error, so I already uninstalled it & put another portal.

By the way i use chrome browser
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 for SMF 2.0 (Gold)
Post by: feline on July 12, 2011, 05:12:37 AM
Please explain, i don't understand what to do in this area, how to make it so frontpage is visible for all not just admins
You must set the usergroups they can see the block. If you select nothing, only the admin can see all ...
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 for SMF 2.0 (Gold)
Post by: snooks on July 12, 2011, 07:43:16 AM
Yes i understand i have to do that pal just don't know how to do this, i cannot get the grip of the box and how to select all groups thats what i need explaining sorry not very good at these things
If you could explain to me how i select all groups in this image please so everyone can see the frontpage
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/850/12072011071536.jpg/

I have tried selecting more than one group and pressing add group but i cannot select more than one group :s or should i say dont know how to

thnx
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 for SMF 2.0 (Gold)
Post by: feline on July 12, 2011, 04:06:27 PM
Hold down the Strg-key and click on a item .. it's highlighted and selected.
Hold down the Strg-key and click on a highlighted item .. it's not highlighted and deselected.
If you have all done, click on update or update ALL.
The popup is removed and at the bottom you see the buttons Save and Cancel.
Click on Save to store the changes permanently, click on Cancel to restore old values.
 
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 for SMF 2.0 (Gold)
Post by: snooks on July 12, 2011, 04:26:57 PM
Hold down the Strg-key and click on a item .. it's highlighted and selected.
Hold down the Strg-key and click on a highlighted item .. it's not highlighted and deselected.
If you have all done, click on update or update ALL.
The popup is removed and at the bottom you see the buttons Save and Cancel.
Click on Save to store the changes permanently, click on Cancel to restore old values.

ahhh before i didnt see the save changes, all is good now thank you
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.0 for SMF 2.0 (Gold)
Post by: Powerbob on July 14, 2011, 02:59:07 AM
Actually that's a very useful function :)
Title: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.4 for SMF 2.0 (Gold)
Post by: feline on July 31, 2011, 08:16:06 AM
PortaMx v1.4 developed

PortaMx v1.4 is a update for PortaMx v1.0 / v1.1 / v1.2 / v1.3 and a full install package.
This release fixed all known bugs we found in the previous releases.
PortaMx versions older then 1.0 must be uninstall before.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.4 for SMF 2.0 (Gold)
Post by: azhriel on July 31, 2011, 10:04:31 PM
try to install it to my forum but the process is too slow & i got

"408 Request Time-out"

This request takes too long to process, it is timed out by the server. If it should not be timed out, please contact administrator of this web site to increase 'Connection Timeout'.

Is it safe to request on my webhost to increase the connection time out?
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.4 for SMF 2.0 (Gold)
Post by: feline on August 01, 2011, 08:13:24 AM
You can call him .. more I can't say  ;)
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.4 for SMF 2.0 (Gold)
Post by: azhriel on August 01, 2011, 08:56:50 AM
Well it looks like when I install this package. a warning says that it needs to change to make some files writable. That I think is the problem why i got request time out. Can you please tell me what files should be in wriatble status so that I can change that in FTP not via installation itself
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.4 for SMF 2.0 (Gold)
Post by: feline on August 01, 2011, 05:37:28 PM
Simple try the package parser here or on our site to see which files changed and installed ...
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.4 for SMF 2.0 (Gold)
Post by: snooks on August 03, 2011, 08:21:11 AM
question please, when upgrading do i check the "Remove all data associated with this modification" when i uninstall 1.3 version ?

thanks
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.4 for SMF 2.0 (Gold)
Post by: feline on August 03, 2011, 04:47:11 PM
if you will update from 1.3 to 1.4 you need no uninstall .. the v1.4 can update a existing 1.3.
When you uninstall before apply v1.4, leave the database tables untouched (NOT check "Remove all data associated with this modification"), these are automatically converted to the new release.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.4 for SMF 2.0 (Gold)
Post by: feline on August 14, 2011, 09:30:46 AM
I have answered you question on our Support Site ..
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.4 for SMF 2.0 (Gold)
Post by: tempster on September 30, 2011, 02:13:52 AM
when i did the 2.01 upgrade to smf, the installed portamx disappeared from admin.  The package manager shows 1.4 installed but the uninstall doesn't work.  the package manager seems to indicate that portamx 1.4 is current version and the 1.41version of portamx I downloaded for portamx.com is older.

okay, I clicked on 2.0 emulation and then 1.41 upgrade option appeared and installed but there is no portamx menu in admin.

How are you getting the seo friendly urls on your site that have the title of the posts in the url?
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.4 for SMF 2.0 (Gold)
Post by: feline on September 30, 2011, 05:31:24 AM
You have use a small or large update for SMF 2.0.1?
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.4 for SMF 2.0 (Gold)
Post by: tempster on September 30, 2011, 05:32:56 AM
I used the small upgrade, I was already using smf 2.0
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.4 for SMF 2.0 (Gold)
Post by: feline on September 30, 2011, 05:40:57 AM
In this case the Portal installation is nevermore complete.
Try a uninstall (ignore all errors) and install again..
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.4 for SMF 2.0 (Gold)
Post by: tempster on September 30, 2011, 05:45:12 AM
how are you getting the seo friendly urls? is this part of portamx?
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.4 for SMF 2.0 (Gold)
Post by: feline on September 30, 2011, 05:47:54 AM
Yes .. See PortaMx Admin - SEF Manager
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.4 for SMF 2.0 (Gold)
Post by: tempster on September 30, 2011, 05:51:20 AM
thanks for your help and the great mod
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.45 for SMF 2
Post by: feline on October 09, 2011, 07:14:17 AM
PortaMx v1.45 developed

PortaMx v1.45 is a update for PortaMx v1.0 / v1.1 / v1.2 / v1.3 / v1.4 /v1.41 and a full install package.
This release fixed all known bugs we found in the previous releases.
PortaMx versions older then 1.0 must be uninstall before.
Title: Re: portamx
Post by: bwakino on October 24, 2011, 02:13:47 PM
I installed portamx and am having problems with adding blocks to the top center and head areas.  Originally blocks were working but then disappeared.  Can someone help me?
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.45 for SMF 2
Post by: feline on October 24, 2011, 04:16:10 PM
Don't post here AND on our support site ...
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.45 for SMF 2
Post by: Guillelmus on November 15, 2011, 01:07:05 PM
Installing PortaMX v1.45 on a freshly installed SMF 2.0.1 resulted in:
Fatal error: require_once() [function.require]: Failed opening required '... /Sources/PortaMx/Class/System/PortaMx_BlocksClass.php' (include_path='.:/usr/local/lib/php') in ... /Sources/PortaMx/PortaMx.php on line 75

Seems like the Class subfolder is missing.

Thereä's no big problem since I did this to my test installation and I can wipe out the whole installation, but I wonder what causes this.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.45 for SMF 2
Post by: feline on November 15, 2011, 01:31:18 PM
This is often a problem if the SMF package manager can't create folders...
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.45 for SMF 2
Post by: Guillelmus on November 16, 2011, 08:48:25 AM
This is often a problem if the SMF package manager can't create folders...
Haven't had the problem with any other MODs though. Perhaps a word of caution would be in place in the instructions?
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.45 for SMF 2
Post by: MrNicotine on November 20, 2011, 05:00:11 PM
Question. I've had problems with Ajaxchat in combination with the 1.41 version. The frontpage-block conflicted with chat-access for my users.
(Took me ALOT of time before figuring this out :D )

Now I'd like to try this one, 1.45, hoping the problem won't occur again. It might just have been a setting problem from my side, but since I've been working on this so much, I might as well use the upgraded version.
Now the question, I'm trying to uninstall, but the packagemanager won't let me. I've been emulating some versions, but no uninstall button.
I've read that this is also an upgrade, but since it caused me problems, I'd like to have a fresh start.

Is there a way to uninstall manually, without editing the database?
Or is it completely safe to do the upgrade?

Smf version is 2.01 btw.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.45 for SMF 2
Post by: feline on November 21, 2011, 08:26:59 AM
Which version of PortaMx you have currently installed?
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.45 for SMF 2
Post by: MrNicotine on November 21, 2011, 08:37:09 AM
same as I said, the 1.41 version.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.45 for SMF 2
Post by: feline on November 21, 2011, 10:12:38 AM
You can update a installed 1.41 and you can uninstall the installed 1.41. For uninstall you have to emulate a SMF 2.0
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.45 for SMF 2
Post by: MrNicotine on November 21, 2011, 05:22:46 PM
Ok, thanks. Of all the emulations, I didn't try that one. This worked.
Manually, I had to alter ./Boardindex.php, but that wasn't a problem.

But now I do have one. I installed Portamx 1.45, and it gave me one error.
Same as before, the boardindex. Figured out wat that was, I made a mistake. Fixed that, still no problem.

But the installer didn't make any changes to my files. It only installed database tables en copied the files.
I followed the parser, to get it to work.
But in the first bit, I immediately got an error:
Fatal error: Call to undefined function PortaMx() in C:\Inetpub\vhosts\mydomain.com\httpdocs\index.php on line 210.
Everything else went fine. Also, I don't have an admin panel.

Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.45 for SMF 2
Post by: feline on November 22, 2011, 12:15:58 PM
Look if the packagemanger have copied all files (compare the folder with the archive).
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.45 for SMF 2
Post by: MrNicotine on November 22, 2011, 05:53:09 PM
Checked that, it did. All files copied.

I have a test forum copied on mij local machine, and there the install was no problem at all.
As extra theme to install to, I also haven't see the Core theme options, which dó appear on my testforum.

Now I have to say, I'm on a Windows server, and I've had small problems before with not being able to change Chmod,
but nothing like this.

I've uninstalled and installed 3 times now (most of it manually, because of errors) to no effect.
Sorry, but I've been working on it for 5 hours, and I gave up. I'm using another portalmod now.
Thought, maybe you have some use for this info.

Thanks for your support


Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.45 for SMF 2
Post by: pikeman on January 18, 2012, 06:36:13 PM

Hello!


I use Menu Icons mode. After installing PortaMX I cannot find where is the Community button.  It not in Subs.php. I would add icon  manual.


(https://www.simplemachines.org/community/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg837.imageshack.us%2Fimg837%2F270%2Feditlanguages.png&hash=f047eef5ef4cb09a657d19325d2291f5)
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.45 for SMF 2
Post by: feline on January 19, 2012, 04:42:39 AM
That button you find in the file /Sources/PortaMx/PortaMxIntegrate.php below line 190 ...
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.45 for SMF 2
Post by: pikeman on January 19, 2012, 06:38:36 AM
Thank you for your response.

What went wrong? Button does not appear...

Code: [Select]
'community' => array(
'Forum','title' => $txt['forum'], '<img align="absMiddle" src="http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/2254/forumhk.jpg" alt="Forum" />&nbsp; ',
'href' => $scripturl . '?action=community',
'active_button' => false,
'sub_buttons' => array(
),

P.S. This is a test in Wamp server.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.45 for SMF 2
Post by: feline on January 20, 2012, 11:55:50 AM
Try this:
Code: [Select]
'community' => array(
'title' => $txt['forum'] .'&nbsp;<img align="absMiddle" src="http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/2254/forumhk.jpg" alt="Forum" />',
'href' => $scripturl . '?action=community',
'active_button' => false,
'sub_buttons' => array(
),
Now the button show as atached image  ;)
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.45 for SMF 2
Post by: pikeman on January 20, 2012, 12:09:05 PM
Works, but the icon is behind the words. Need to be in front.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.45 for SMF 2
Post by: Kindred on January 20, 2012, 12:23:09 PM
then put the image code in the right place....
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.45 for SMF 2
Post by: feline on January 23, 2012, 07:10:18 AM
Then try this ..
Code: [Select]
'community' => array(
'title' => '<img align="absMiddle" src="http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/2254/forumhk.jpg" alt="Forum" />&nbsp;'. $txt['forum'],
'href' => $scripturl . '?action=community',
'active_button' => false,
'sub_buttons' => array(
),
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.45 for SMF 2
Post by: pikeman on January 23, 2012, 07:35:57 AM
Works! Thanks a lot! (https://www.simplemachines.org/community/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.vukovisadunava.com%2FSmileys%2Fmojismajliji%2Ftongue.gif&hash=8beb36a48647ea41fb0f769bb0ea14e1)
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.45 for SMF 2
Post by: pikeman on January 23, 2012, 10:11:54 AM
Fatal error: require_once() [function.require]: Failed opening required '/home/pikeman/public_html/Sources/PortaMx/Class/System/PortaMx_BlocksClass.php' (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/pikeman/public_html/Sources/PortaMx/PortaMx.php on line 75

This is line 75, what is wrong?

require_once($context['pmx_sysclassdir']. 'PortaMx_BlocksClass.php');
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.45 for SMF 2
Post by: Robert. on January 23, 2012, 10:16:47 AM
Does this work for you?
Code: [Select]
require_once($context['pmx_sysclassdir']. '/PortaMx_BlocksClass.php');
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.45 for SMF 2
Post by: pikeman on January 23, 2012, 10:27:26 AM
Wrong again... :-(

Fatal error: require_once() [function.require]: Failed opening required '/home/pikeman/public_html/Sources/PortaMx/Class/System//PortaMx_BlocksClass.php' (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/pikeman/public_html/Sources/PortaMx/PortaMx.php on line 75
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.45 for SMF 2
Post by: feline on January 23, 2012, 04:26:28 PM
If the path and the file exists on your server ?
have the path correct access rights (normaly 755) ?
have the file correct acces rights (normaly 644) ?
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.45 for SMF 2
Post by: pikeman on January 24, 2012, 05:14:26 AM
Thank you for assistance Feline. I've canceled the instalation of this portal. My friend from IT support will help me, that's his profession.

Kindest regards,

Pikeman
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.45 for SMF 2
Post by: alexdja on January 24, 2012, 07:02:46 PM
Pikeman, I see You did not installed it yet? 
What happened ?
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.45 for SMF 2
Post by: pikeman on January 24, 2012, 07:08:19 PM
Before PortaMX installation on my forum, I've been testing it on localhost using Wamp Server.
Installation went trough with no problems and no errors.
I liked the portal and I wanted to install it on my forum.
During the installation the scrypt didn't report any errors, it told me that some permissions must be unlocked, so I allowed it.
After that, the installation finished with the report that it was succesfull.
Just after that, I couldn't open any page on my forum.
This was the error:

Quote
Fatal error: require_once() [function.require]: Failed opening required '/home/pikeman/public_html/Sources/PortaMx/Class/System/PortaMx_BlocksClass.php' (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/pikeman/public_html/Sources/PortaMx/PortaMx.php on line 75

Line 75: require_once($context['pmx_sysclassdir']. 'PortaMx_BlocksClass.php');

Can it be that some of the installed mods were making problem?
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.45 for SMF 2
Post by: feline on January 25, 2012, 03:18:46 PM
As I say above .. Please check if the installation correct and all files and folder exist on your server.
It's often a problem that SMF can't create new folder but don't notice that. In this case a 0-byte file is created instead of a new folder.
So you have to check that, and after removing of the 0 byte files, you can copy all folder and files from a locally extracted archive with ftp to your server.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.45 for SMF 2
Post by: char39 on January 31, 2012, 09:33:53 AM
I am looking for a users how-to on PortaMx.  I have been trying to do several things with it and I think I am just confusing myself.  For instance...

I want to have a left block on the forum/community only that will list either article categories or articles.  Currently after playing around with the blocks, categories and article settings, I have ended up with the category name and article showing on the home page (not block).  I did have the block showing at one point on the forum, but the whole article showed in the block instead of just the name.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.45 for SMF 2
Post by: feline on January 31, 2012, 12:25:14 PM
That can be done with a small php block. You find a example here: http://portamx.com/pages/article-list-sample/
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.45 for SMF 2
Post by: char39 on January 31, 2012, 12:39:17 PM
Thanks, I am getting a parse error, but maybe I can find some more info on this.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.45 for SMF 2
Post by: feline on March 27, 2012, 01:39:32 PM
PortaMx is now also available on Mobile devices ... see attached image  :D
Title: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.51 for SMF 2
Post by: feline on September 17, 2012, 07:09:40 AM
New release of PortaMx you can now found and download on Github (https://github.com/PortaMx/PortaMx-1.51-ecl). Current release is v1.51 ...
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.45 for SMF 2
Post by: Kindred on October 17, 2012, 09:30:44 AM
minor report for 1.51.

If Handling of block and panel expand / collapse:
 No image, use the titlebar
is selected, the "upshrink" image is correctly hidden...   however, clicking on the titlebar of the block takes me to the block manager/settings page in portaMX admin.   


also a minor translation tweak
Membergroups they can promote posts: (and all the other phrases that use the same format)
should read:
Membergroups that can promote posts:


I also think that
Action you do (on the languages admin page)
should probably read:
Action to do



now for a question.....
Any easy way to transfer content from the SMF articles mod into the articles of the portaMX? Or do I have to write a transfer script directly in mySQL?
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.45 for SMF 2
Post by: feline on October 18, 2012, 07:16:11 AM
If Handling of block and panel expand / collapse:
 No image, use the titlebar
is selected, the "upshrink" image is correctly hidden...   however, clicking on the titlebar of the block takes me to the block manager/settings page in portaMX admin.
Do NOT click on the text in the title bar, take a double click outside the text to collapse/expand the block.
The Link to block manager is onyl active for Admins, but you can disable that in the PortaMx Settings Manager (Manage settings) by uncheck Show a quick edit link on the block titlebar.

Quote from: Kindred
also a minor translation tweak
Membergroups they can promote posts: (and all the other phrases that use the same format)
should read:
Membergroups that can promote posts:

I also think that
Action you do (on the languages admin page)
should probably read:
Action to do
We will look at that, but YOU can also make a pull request on https://github.com/PortaMx/PortaMx-1.51-ecl  ;)

Quote from: Kindred
now for a question.....
Any easy way to transfer content from the SMF articles mod into the articles of the portaMX? Or do I have to write a transfer script directly in mySQL?
I don't know SMF articles, but you can simple copy the content (if is bbc or html) if you have less articles.
For a bigger count of articles, you can make that with a php script. In this case create a new article with a content like "test", then you can use this one to create your articles from SMF articles by read and insert the content. Note that the "id" field don't have a auto  increment, so you have have to read the max(id) before insert a new record in the table.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.45 for SMF 2
Post by: Kindred on October 18, 2012, 09:59:54 AM
thanks for the explanation. That makes a bit of sense. :)

heh....  I haven't even figured out how to deal with the SMF git. :P

Yeah, that's basically what I ended up doing, although I didn't bother with a php script...
I ended up doing some manual SQL queries to fill the table (I have 65 categories and 1,000 articles)
I added the Category IDs article IDs using an export, then a direct insert.
Code: [Select]
--CATEGORIES
--add all the category IDs into the new table, then run the following
UPDATE `smf_portamx_categories`, `smf_articles_cat` SET
`smf_portamx_categories`.`name`=`smf_articles_cat`.`title`,
`smf_portamx_categories`.`parent`=`smf_articles_cat`.`ID_PARENT`,
`smf_portamx_categories`.`catorder`=`smf_articles_cat`.`roworder`
WHERE `smf_portamx_categories`.`id`=`smf_articles_cat`.`ID_CAT`;
--set the basic access groups guests, regular members, admins and global mods
UPDATE `smf_portamx_categories` SET `smf_portamx_categories`.`acsgrp`='-1=1,0=1,1=1,2=1';
--set the default configuration
--create a test category in the portamx admin first and the use the configuration for that article as a baseline for this query
UPDATE `smf_portamx_categories` SET `smf_portamx_categories`.`config`='a:11:{s:8:"settings";a:11:{s:9:"framemode";s:4:"both";s:8:"showmode";s:7:"sidebar";s:12:"sidebarwidth";s:3:"140";s:8:"sbmalign";s:1:"0";s:10:"addsubcats";s:1:"0";s:5:"pages";s:2:"20";s:9:"pageindex";s:1:"0";s:11:"showsubcats";s:1:"0";s:12:"catsbarwidth";s:3:"140";s:8:"sbpalign";s:1:"0";s:11:"inherit_acs";s:1:"0";}s:5:"title";a:4:{s:7:"english";s:15:"****CAT_NAME****";s:10:}s:11:"title_align";s:4:"left";s:10:"title_icon";s:0:"";s:6:"global";s:1:"0";s:7:"request";s:0:"";s:8:"collapse";s:1:"0";s:8:"overflow";s:0:"";s:8:"innerpad";s:1:"4";s:7:"visuals";a:4:{s:6:"header";s:7:"titlebg";s:5:"frame";s:5:"round";s:4:"body";s:8:"windowbg";s:8:"bodytext";s:0:"";}s:7:"cssfile";s:0:"";}';
--replace the category title placeholder with the real one
UPDATE `smf_portamx_categories`, `smf_articles_cat` SET `smf_portamx_categories`.`config`=REPLACE(`smf_portamx_categories`.`config`,'****CAT_NAME****',`smf_articles_cat`.`title`) WHERE `smf_portamx_categories`.`id`=smf_articles_cat.`ID_CAT`;
--change the spaces to underscores for the URL name
UPDATE `smf_portamx_categories` SET `smf_portamx_categories`.`name`=REPLACE(`smf_portamx_categories`.`name`,' ','_') WHERE 1;
--You may have to adjust additional non URL characters

--ARTICLES
--add all the article IDs into the new table, then run the following
UPDATE `smf_portamx_articles`, `smf_articles` SET
`smf_portamx_articles`.`name`=`smf_articles`.`seotitle`,
`smf_portamx_articles`.`catid`=`smf_articles`.`ID_CAT`,
`smf_portamx_articles`.`ctype`='bbc',
`smf_portamx_articles`.`active`=`smf_articles`.`approved`,
`smf_portamx_articles`.`owner`=`smf_articles`.`ID_MEMBER`,
`smf_portamx_articles`.`created`=`smf_articles`.`date`,
`smf_portamx_articles`.`approved`=`smf_articles`.`modifiedTime`,
`smf_portamx_articles`.`approvedby`=1833,
`smf_portamx_articles`.`updated`=`smf_articles`.`modifiedTime`,
`smf_portamx_articles`.`updatedby`=1833
 WHERE `smf_portamx_articles`.`id`=`smf_articles`.`ID_ARTICLE`;
--get the content
UPDATE `smf_portamx_articles`, `smf_articles_page` SET `smf_portamx_articles`.`content`=`smf_articles_page`.`pagetext` WHERE `smf_portamx_articles`.`id`=`smf_articles_page`.`ID_ARTICLE`
--set the basic access groups guests, regular members, admins and global mods
UPDATE `smf_portamx_articles` SET `smf_portamx_articles`.`acsgrp`='-1=1,0=1,1=1,2=1';
--set the default configuration
--create a test article in the portamx admin first and the use the configuration for that article as a baseline for this query
UPDATE `smf_portamx_articles` SET `smf_portamx_articles`.`config`='a:11:{s:8:"settings";a:3:{s:6:"teaser";s:1:"0";s:8:"printing";s:1:"0";s:10:"showfooter";s:1:"1";}s:5:"title";a:4:{s:7:"english";s:22:"****TITLE****";}s:11:"title_align";s:4:"left";s:10:"title_icon";s:0:"";s:12:"show_sitemap";s:1:"1";s:12:"can_moderate";s:1:"1";s:8:"collapse";s:1:"0";s:8:"overflow";s:0:"";s:8:"innerpad";s:1:"4";s:7:"visuals";a:4:{s:6:"header";s:7:"titlebg";s:5:"frame";s:5:"round";s:4:"body";s:8:"windowbg";s:8:"bodytext";s:0:"";}s:7:"cssfile";s:0:"";}';
 --replace the article title placeholder with the real one
UPDATE `smf_portamx_articles`, `smf_articles` SET `smf_portamx_articles`.`config`=REPLACE(`smf_portamx_articles`.`config`,'****TITLE****',`smf_articles`.`title`) WHERE `smf_portamx_articles`.`id`=`smf_articles`.`ID_ARTICLE`;
--change the spaces to underscores for the URL name
UPDATE `smf_portamx_articles` SET `smf_portamx_articles`.`name`=REPLACE(`smf_portamx_articles`.`name`,' ','_') WHERE 1;
--You may have to adjust additional non URL characters

Mind you, I still had to also run some queries to dump commas and other invalid URL characters from the "name" fields.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.45 for SMF 2
Post by: feline on October 18, 2012, 11:52:17 AM
Well .. we use the name directly in the url ... better to memory as a simple number  ;)

So your script can create categories and articles from SMF articles mod ?
That was great ...  :)

If you have it done, let me take a look at you site ...
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.45 for SMF 2
Post by: Kindred on October 18, 2012, 12:18:44 PM
You are correct...   using the name in the url makes more sense (overall) Although some of the longer titles may get a little twitchy. I don't know what vbgamer's mod actually uses the "seotitle" field for, but it seemed like the best choice

yes, the script lines below will convert - however, I did have to manually fill the table (first) with the IDs for the rest to be done via matching id with ID

As for looking at the site...  :)
It's not finished converting yet...   I added the tables separate form the mod installation in order to do it all in the background. Oover the weekend, I am going to uninstall ezportal and smf articles and install portaMX. So the conversion should be complete by Monday. :)
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.45 for SMF 2
Post by: feline on October 18, 2012, 12:31:41 PM
Well .. i will wait for your site  ;)

Quote
You are correct...   using the name in the url makes more sense (overall) Although some of the longer titles may get a little twitchy. I don't know what vbgamer's mod actually uses the "seotitle" field for, but it seemed like the best choice
For SEO (PortaMx SEO enabled) we use the "Title" field in the url (dependent on forum language), so the name is only relevant in the normal url ...

BTW: The language tweaks I have updated, so you can replace the language files from our language server ...
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.45 for SMF 2
Post by: Kindred on November 02, 2012, 10:08:06 AM
Feline,

I love all the options and features in PortaMX (it is definitely the most powerful and customizable portal mod)

However, with all those options comes major confusion... and I am at the same point I was when I first considered PortaMX a few years ago. I am confused beyond belief. :(
(and my confusion last time, ended up with me using EXportal instead... which is why I am back here again, trying to figure this one out.)

I added blocks to the front page section.
They don't show... only the original HTML block that comes with PortaMX is being displayed.
(I set the visibility to all groups and I set the status to active)


I added articles... I can not see any way to get the users into the articles catgeories...  I can't add a menu item called "articles" which links to the categories list (which is my preferred choice), I can't even seem to display the category block...


I really want to drop vbgamers mods and start using PortaMX on 40Konline...   but there are so many settings that I apparently need an instruction manual to even set up a block let alone use the articles manager)

Can you help?
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.45 for SMF 2
Post by: feline on November 03, 2012, 10:14:23 AM
Normally it's enough to create a block, give the rights who can see the block and enable the block (Status) in the overview screen. As Administrator you can see the block all ways.
One tip I can give: Don't use the Dynamic visibility options if you don't need specially visibility.

Categories / Articles are a little bit more complexed ..
Articles can be ordered into Categories (it's only a logical thing) and the category access CAN inherit to the articles. If this enabled, the article itself need no access rights and can't requested directly.

We have a "Static Category Block" and a "Static Article Block"  to show a Category or Article on the frontpage.

Also you can create a link block (with a php or script block as example) to show the categories on request.
To request a categories use index.php?cat=categoryname, for articles use index.php?art=articlename

You find a lot of informations and helps on our support site.
If you need more specific help, I need admin access to your site ...
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.45 for SMF 2
Post by: Kindred on November 03, 2012, 11:02:10 AM
Yep, I have some test categories and articles set up and assigned. That is completely logical and straight forward.

my confusion comes when trying to get to them. :)

PM sent with information.

finally...   is there any way to get a page with a list of all categories?
I am replacing the SMF articles mod... So I am looking to duplicate at leats this much functionality. :) (the rest of your articles system is already much better)
recent articles block on the main page: http://www.40konline.com/index.php
categories page: http://www.40konline.com/index.php?action=articles
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.45 for SMF 2
Post by: feline on November 03, 2012, 02:21:33 PM
I answered to you PM  ;)
For the other both questions .. this can be done with php blocks and if you need help for this, let me known ...
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.45 for SMF 2
Post by: Sin' on November 23, 2012, 01:44:39 AM
When I try to install this mod it gives me a all blank white page :l
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.45 for SMF 2
Post by: Blackylol on November 25, 2012, 12:33:47 AM
looking for support in your forums, seems dead ? o.o nobody there
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.45 for SMF 2
Post by: feline on December 15, 2012, 11:42:29 AM
We all don't have 24h support ...  ;)
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.45 for SMF 2
Post by: Iron Bug on January 25, 2013, 08:28:17 AM
This is a little offtop, since it's about PMXBlog. I just don't like to register in to many places.
The PMXBlog has a little bug in it. When publishing posts sometimes "Wrong value type sent to the database. Integer expected. (colval)" error occur (I used the GIT version, downloaded yesterday, SMF 2.0.3).
In error log I found this:
Quote
Wrong value type sent to the database. Integer expected. (colval)
Function: PmxBlogManager
...
File: /var/www/.../Sources/PmxBlogManager.php
String: 153
I added trim($colval) and it looks like the error disappeared.
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.45 for SMF 2
Post by: feline on January 25, 2013, 02:12:41 PM
We will take a look at that problem and push a fix on github....
Title: Re: Portal Management Extension PortaMx v1.45 for SMF 2
Post by: DAVID. D.A on February 02, 2013, 04:44:30 AM
-How can i add the SA facebook, twitter, google+ login mod to the portamx login in box?
-How can i create pages?
Title: Re: Portal Management PortaMx v1.54 ecl for SMF 2 (updated)
Post by: feline on November 17, 2015, 04:10:10 PM
Today we released the version PortaMx 1.54 ecl for SMF 2.0.x

This version fixed a lot of smaller bugs the users have reported and we found.
We update the RSS reader to work with a https protocol and modify some other functions.

You can update a installed version 1.52/1.53 or make a fresh install.
Look at your PortaMx Admin Center to see the Update option.
Title: Re: Portal Management PortaMx v1.54 ecl for SMF 2 (updated)
Post by: waplist on December 12, 2015, 11:31:36 AM
I am using portamx on 2.0.11. I love that so many options and features are there but at same time its confusing.I also have situation like kindred. Your predifined HTML block show no matter what i change to but when with same setting i create second block on front page it doesmt show up.please help me
Title: Re: Portal Management PortaMx v1.54 ecl for SMF 2 (updated)
Post by: feline on December 13, 2015, 10:49:17 AM
If you create a new block and save him, you must enable the block in the overview screen. To see all option you have on the overview, move the mouse over the entrys to see a small help ...
More help you can find on http://portamx.com/category/portamx-documentation/
Title: Re: Portal Management PortaMx v1.54 ecl for SMF 2 (updated)
Post by: waplist on December 13, 2015, 03:15:33 PM
Sorry that was redsy fault.It doesnt show that option so i could not figure out it.Its working now.one minor problem is that when installing this mod on redsy theme i got test failed on display.template.php.i went to that file and the code was present there which script is trying to find but its showing test failed. Why?
Title: Re: Portal Management PortaMx v1.54 ecl for SMF 2 (updated)
Post by: waplist on December 13, 2015, 09:52:24 PM
I think portamx places cookies to show the blocks because when i reset all to other theme it doesnt change the theme but when i clear the cookies it show other theme.This do not happen when portamx is not installed.I dont whats happening with me
Title: Re: Portal Management PortaMx v1.54 ecl for SMF 2 (updated)
Post by: feline on December 14, 2015, 09:31:21 AM
Any mod and also PortaMx is designed for the default SMF Theme. It works on many other Themes, but not at all. That we can't test. So if you have problems use the default theme specially for the Admin part..
Title: Re: Portal Management PortaMx v1.54 ecl for SMF 2 (updated)
Post by: deciph3red on March 13, 2018, 03:12:19 AM
While installing on a fresh install I am getting errors on the following:
Code: [Select]
1. Replace ./Sources/Load.php Test failed
  1. Add After ./Sources/LogInOut.php Test failed

As far as I can tell, everything seems to be working (on a 6 year old install that has been upgraded) so I decided to REINSTALL a fresh SMF install and a fresh PortaMX install. . . . still getting the exact same error.  What am I doing wrong?
Title: Re: Portal Management PortaMx v1.54 ecl for SMF 2 (updated)
Post by: feline on March 13, 2018, 02:23:20 PM
I update the PortaMx package today to work with SMF 2.0.15 and also php 7.
This new archive you can download on our Site ..

Fel
Title: Re: Portal Management PortaMx v1.54 ecl for SMF 2 (updated)
Post by: MamaTea on June 25, 2018, 12:12:21 AM
I update the PortaMx package today to work with SMF 2.0.15 and also php 7.
This new archive you can download on our Site ..

Fel



Hey there Fel,

I am having troubles downloading this onto my site 2.0.15 ...  When the version that I got off of this SMF site did not work, even in emulation mode, I checked here.

I found the new version on your site and tried downloading it like a normal mod package.  It did not work, though it did instruct me on how to download it VIA my FTP inside the Packages folder.  It said that I would be able to find the package in "Browse Packages" after the download, I have not.

I even changed the file attributes to 777 just to see if this did anything.  Nothing.

Any ideas?  I would really like to get your portal working.  It just seems perfect for my purposes..



Thanks for the help,

Kali
Title: Re: Portal Management PortaMx v1.54 ecl for SMF 2 (updated)
Post by: GigaWatt on June 25, 2018, 08:18:41 AM
Just tried it on a fresh 2.0.15 install (no mods or additional themes). It reports errors on Load.php and LogInOut.php.

Load.php failed test.

Code: (Find) [Select]
function loadUserSettings()
{
global $modSettings, $user_settings, $sourcedir, $smcFunc;
global $cookiename, $user_info, $language;

// Check first the integration, then the cookie, and last the session.
if (count($integration_ids = call_integration_hook('integrate_verify_user')) > 0)

Code: (Replace) [Select]
function loadUserSettings($checkOnly = false)
{
global $modSettings, $user_settings, $sourcedir, $smcFunc;
global $cookiename, $user_info, $language;

// Check first the integration, then the cookie, and last the session.
if (empty($checkOnly) && count($integration_ids = call_integration_hook('integrate_verify_user')) > 0)

LogInOut.php failed test.

Code: (Find) [Select]
function Login()
{
global $txt, $context, $scripturl;

Code: (Add After) [Select]
if(!pmx_checkECL_Cookie())
pmx_ECL_Error('login');
Title: Re: Portal Management PortaMx v1.54 ecl for SMF 2 (updated)
Post by: MamaTea on June 25, 2018, 10:13:29 AM
Just tried it on a fresh 2.0.15 install (no mods or additional themes). It reports errors on Load.php and LogInOut.php.

Load.php failed test.

Code: (Find) [Select]
function loadUserSettings()
{
global $modSettings, $user_settings, $sourcedir, $smcFunc;
global $cookiename, $user_info, $language;

// Check first the integration, then the cookie, and last the session.
if (count($integration_ids = call_integration_hook('integrate_verify_user')) > 0)

Code: (Replace) [Select]
function loadUserSettings($checkOnly = false)
{
global $modSettings, $user_settings, $sourcedir, $smcFunc;
global $cookiename, $user_info, $language;

// Check first the integration, then the cookie, and last the session.
if (empty($checkOnly) && count($integration_ids = call_integration_hook('integrate_verify_user')) > 0)

LogInOut.php failed test.

Code: (Find) [Select]
function Login()
{
global $txt, $context, $scripturl;

Code: (Add After) [Select]
if(!pmx_checkECL_Cookie())
pmx_ECL_Error('login');



Was that from the version on the SMF site?

https://www.portamx.com/pages/portamx-downloads/  ----This page has a patch to fix the login issue for smf 2.0.15



This is what happens when I try to install the version on the smf site onto my smf forum:


   5.   Execute Modification   ./Sources/Load.php   Test failed
      1.   Replace   ./Sources/Load.php   Test failed

    6.           Execute Modification   ./Sources/LogInOut.php   Test failed
      1.   Add After   ./Sources/LogInOut.php   Test failed

As well as a fail in the theme that I like to use on my site, but that isn't such a big deal.



I would really like to get this portal on my site, I just wish I was more technologically inclined, so that I don't have to ask for help every time something fails  :D


So I am just not sure if I should just go ahead with the SMF version download and then ad the bit of an update on the PortaMx page, or what.

I don't really want to proceed and end up having to load a backup of my site!  hah!
Title: Re: Portal Management PortaMx v1.54 ecl for SMF 2 (updated)
Post by: MamaTea on June 25, 2018, 10:40:32 AM
I think I may have been confused about some things when it came to what to download from the PortaMx site.

I am just going to shoot for the version on SMF and manually install the update.  I'll post on my success!  thanks!


P.S.  Is there a way, after installation that I am able to find these errors?

How do you find them with manual installation?

Thanks again GigaWatt, you are always jumping in to help. :D
Title: Re: Portal Management PortaMx v1.54 ecl for SMF 2 (updated)
Post by: GigaWatt on June 25, 2018, 12:31:12 PM
Was that from the version on the SMF site?

Yes. I couldn't find the downloads section on the PortaMX page.

https://www.portamx.com/pages/portamx-downloads/  ----This page has a patch to fix the login issue for smf 2.0.15

Quote
The page you have requested does not exist or you have no access rights.

I guess I must be registered to download, that's why I couldn't find the downloads page :D.

This is what happens when I try to install the version on the smf site onto my smf forum:


   5.   Execute Modification   ./Sources/Load.php   Test failed
      1.   Replace   ./Sources/Load.php   Test failed

    6.           Execute Modification   ./Sources/LogInOut.php   Test failed
      1.   Add After   ./Sources/LogInOut.php   Test failed

As well as a fail in the theme that I like to use on my site, but that isn't such a big deal.

Exactly what happens in my case. Load.php and LogInOut.php can't be modified, they fail the test.

I would really like to get this portal on my site, I just wish I was more technologically inclined, so that I don't have to ask for help every time something fails  :D

This shouldn't happen with a mod on a fresh (vanilla) install, as it was in my case. Some mods may fail to install due to other mods that are already installed, but, the test should usually be made on a fresh install. If it fails to install on the default theme with no mods, then the mod is buggy.

So I am just not sure if I should just go ahead with the SMF version download and then ad the bit of an update on the PortaMx page, or what.

I would wait for the author to reply or write about this bug on the PortaMX forum (you can quote my post if they someone asks for a more detailed description of what went wrong during the installation). I would definitely not execute the installation since Load.php and LogInOut.php are both part of the more important core files in SMF. Without them, things might not load at all or you won't be able to log in on the forum, even with the default theme (Curve). In short, your risk breaking your forum.

I am just going to shoot for the version on SMF and manually install the update.  I'll post on my success!  thanks!

As I said, I wouldn't do that.

Could you at least wait till I try to install it on my test site? I'll report if something went wrong or if it' just a minor problem and could be fixed manually.

P.S.  Is there a way, after installation that I am able to find these errors?

You could find them even before the mod is installed. There is a little notepad icon on the left side of the file that reports the error. Either click on it or right click --> open in new tab. The Replace and Add code snippets from my previous post are copied from that page.

How do you find them with manual installation?

By manual installation, you mean manually editing code yourself or manually uploading the mod file through the "Browse" button in SMF?

Thanks again GigaWatt, you are always jumping in to help. :D

No problem ;).
Title: Re: Portal Management PortaMx v1.54 ecl for SMF 2 (updated)
Post by: MamaTea on June 25, 2018, 12:46:51 PM
Thanks!  I will just wait and see what happens. :)

Attached is the patch from their site to fix the login issue manually.


By manual installation, you mean manually editing code yourself or manually uploading the mod file through the "Browse" button in SMF?



By manual installation I mean installing it using my FileZilla (which I am not even positive is an actual option at this point)
Title: Re: Portal Management PortaMx v1.54 ecl for SMF 2 (updated)
Post by: GigaWatt on June 25, 2018, 01:03:54 PM
By manual installation I mean installing it using my FileZilla (which I am not even positive is an actual option at this point)

You could try and upload the zipped archive via FileZilla and see if SMF picks up the mod from the Packages directory, but this should be done only in cases where, for some reason, the online uploader (the "Browse" button) is not working.

If you mean locally unpacking and uploading the files, then no, I wouldn't do that. The installer has to do some edits to some of the source files in SMF, so just uploading all of them in some directory in SMF wouldn't work.

Thanks!  I will just wait and see what happens. :)

OK, I'll try it on my test site ASAP and write back ;).

Attached is the patch from their site to fix the login issue manually.

I assume the PHP file in the user_login.zip archive should be overwritten. Just in case, it's wise to make a backup (name the original file user_login.php.bak and copy the modified file in the same directory). The user_login.php file resides in forum_root/Sources/PortaMx/Class and if you were asking about the fixed file, yes, it's supposed to be uploaded via FTP (or your host's file manager, your choice... though FTP is usually faster, at least for changing between directories and going back and forth in your webspace ;)).
Title: Re: Portal Management PortaMx v1.54 ecl for SMF 2 (updated)
Post by: GigaWatt on June 25, 2018, 04:26:35 PM
OK, the good news is, the mod didn't break the forum. The bad news is, you can't edit what the portal actually shows (looks like). The default selection is the only thing that you can edit and if you remove anything from it (for example, the statistics block), you can't bring it by adding it in the panel again :S.

I'd wait for the author to reply the questions regarding the errors.

BTW, the user login fix wokrs. You can't login without applying it. I'm guessing it's the same login security fix that's applied in 2.0.14.
Title: Re: Portal Management PortaMx v1.54 ecl for SMF 2 (updated)
Post by: MamaTea on June 25, 2018, 09:49:06 PM
Thanks GigaWatt.

I am just pretty wishy-washy about all of the portals I have tried so far.  Many of them have many really great attributes, just not what I am looking for.

After digging a bit into this one, I have a feeling that it may be the same..
Title: Re: Portal Management PortaMx v1.54 ecl for SMF 2 (updated)
Post by: Arantor on June 26, 2018, 02:08:09 AM
What are you hoping to get out of a portal?
Title: Re: Portal Management PortaMx v1.54 ecl for SMF 2 (updated)
Post by: MamaTea on June 26, 2018, 08:20:49 AM
What are you hoping to get out of a portal?


Well, most of the features I would like I have seen in some portal somewhere.  Except I have decided that I would like to change my site so that it is built from one platform- this forum.  This is a pretty new decision.  I was actually advised to do it originally, though I had just finished building my "main pages" and didn't want to let go of how pretty they were for some functionality.  I am ready now.

So I am going to need several extra pages, including a frontpage.  Preferably with easy blocks editing.

Something that I have been actively looking for, I feel like I have tried and tested just about everything out at this point, is a nice, clean looking blog/article addition (portal or not, most of them can probably be fixed up with the right theme).  I need this article section to be easily accessed, preferably with the option to let others keep their own- with restrictions.  And very photo friendly.  I want the main photo associated to be posted with the title of the article- and maybe even a tiny description. (I am working on getting the photo thing running with a mod now...not sure how it will translate into whatever article mod I go with though)

Right now I have my "journal" on wordpress.

I also want to be able to connect everything up and use the forum to run a "comment section" at the bottom of every single non-forum page.  This seems like it would work easiest and cleanest on one platform.

Using code to write this doesn't really seem plausible, anything I put together in code could possibly work on wordpress (doesn't seem worth the hassle), but from what I've learned I would not be able to implement this into the website builder I have on my other pages.

(I am very new to coding)

I feel like I got to rambling.

I want:
-To build a nice, clean site around my forum with several pages
-To build an attractive, clean journal with photos at the title link
-More options to journal such as excerpt at title link
-Functionality, with options to place extra comment sections in blocks





Another option I was thinking of looking into was to find out if there is some other platform that is easily integrated with SMF.  It would need to be free. 

****** I am working on this just hoping that I will have the money to pay a host soon.  Today is my due date- so I get 2 weeks from today before my site is shut down.  HAH!  I found some decent prices around.  I should be able to come up with the money in the next couple weeks.
Title: Re: Portal Management PortaMx v1.54 ecl for SMF 2 (updated)
Post by: Arantor on June 26, 2018, 08:26:17 AM
Honestly I think TinyPortal is the nearest to your requirements right now but to achieve all of that will require custom code to do it well.
Title: Re: Portal Management PortaMx v1.54 ecl for SMF 2 (updated)
Post by: MamaTea on June 26, 2018, 08:30:14 AM
Honestly I think TinyPortal is the nearest to your requirements right now but to achieve all of that will require custom code to do it well.

Thanks for your recommendation.  I like that TinyPortal a lot!
Title: Re: Portal Management PortaMx v1.54 ecl for SMF 2 (updated)
Post by: GigaWatt on June 26, 2018, 02:33:16 PM
And it's being actively developed and supported ;). Not that PortaMx is not, but the developer is kind of moving away from the portal mod and trying their own separate portal + forum solution (PortaMX + SMF 2.1).
Title: Re: Portal Management PortaMx v1.54 ecl for SMF 2 (updated)
Post by: Arantor on June 26, 2018, 02:40:42 PM
I wouldn't describe it as that, I'd describe it as a competing forum package, called PortaMX-Forum.
Title: Re: Portal Management PortaMx v1.54 ecl for SMF 2 (updated)
Post by: feline on June 26, 2018, 07:22:25 PM
I wouldn't describe it as that, I'd describe it as a competing forum package, called PortaMX-Forum.
Exacly ..  ;)
It's a complete Forum Package with a Portal, SEF and more features, that is also full compatible with PHP 7.2,  https, http/2 and the EU GDPR !!

I have created this, because SMF don't love my changes and updates they need on SMF 2.1 to get a modern, perfect designed (also for mobile devices) and bug free running System..

After a long Time to work on this Forum (~ one year, I think), I can say, that this Product very stable.
Currently we work on the next update and we a near to the Release 1.4.1 ..
So .. if anyone have Interest on a modern and stable running Forum, that all have included what you need .. Go to PortaMx  ;)

Opps ... Now I'm sure I'll get the next lock on SMF  :laugh: (or this post is removed)

Feline
Title: Re: Portal Management PortaMx v1.54 ecl for SMF 2 (updated)
Post by: GigaWatt on June 26, 2018, 07:38:41 PM
https://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=266721.msg3977286#msg3977286
Title: Re: Portal Management PortaMx v1.54 ecl for SMF 2 (updated)
Post by: MamaTea on June 26, 2018, 10:27:44 PM
https://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=266721.msg3977286#msg3977286

Lol.. you've always got my back.

Nifty linkage trick.
Title: Re: Portal Management PortaMx v1.54 ecl for SMF 2 (updated)
Post by: feline on June 27, 2018, 01:38:27 PM
https://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=266721.msg3977286#msg3977286
And now ? What will you say with this ? Tell me please or shutoff 🤗
Title: Re: Portal Management PortaMx v1.54 ecl for SMF 2 (updated)
Post by: Arantor on June 27, 2018, 01:42:12 PM
Feline, GigaWatt was trying to help someone else with a question. You don't need to be so snappy about it.
Title: Re: Portal Management PortaMx v1.54 ecl for SMF 2 (updated)
Post by: GigaWatt on June 27, 2018, 06:57:04 PM
And now ? What will you say with this ? Tell me please or shutoff 🤗

I'm saying there's a bug and the mod can't be installed properly... and if you do install it, it doesn't function properly.

OK, the good news is, the mod didn't break the forum. The bad news is, you can't edit what the portal actually shows (looks like). The default selection is the only thing that you can edit and if you remove anything from it (for example, the statistics block), you can't bring it by adding it in the panel again :S.

I'd wait for the author to reply the questions regarding the errors.

BTW, the user login fix wokrs. You can't login without applying it. I'm guessing it's the same login security fix that's applied in 2.0.14.

Since you're the author of the mod, I think you should know this, that's all.
Title: Re: Portal Management PortaMx v1.54 ecl for SMF 2 (updated)
Post by: GigaWatt on June 27, 2018, 07:07:59 PM
Nifty linkage trick.

The link is above every post ;). Just go above every post, in the "Re: Blah blah blah" line, right click, copy link ;).

I've got a Properties extension added in my browser, so I just usually go "the long way round", right click --> Properties --> mark the link --> Ctrl + C ::). I know, not really optimal, but it's a habit from the days browsers were not that "intelligent" :D.
Title: Re: Portal Management PortaMx v1.54 ecl for SMF 2 (updated)
Post by: MamaTea on June 27, 2018, 07:38:58 PM
Nifty linkage trick.

The link is above every post ;). Just go above every post, in the "Re: Blah blah blah" line, right click, copy link ;).


Awesome!  Thanks.  I hadn't even thought about doing that, it certainly helps keep track of things!

Now that I am using social media to market my website and articles, I need to do more stuff like this.

I just realized a few weeks ago that, on facebook, you can copy the link address of a post and paste it into the comment section of another post- having it show up like a regular post share in the comments!

Great for self-promotion. :D
Title: Re: Portal Management PortaMx v1.54 ecl for SMF 2 (updated)
Post by: Arantor on June 28, 2018, 02:36:48 AM
@GigaWatt, it’s historically been a waste of time trying to be nice to Feline.