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Hi all,
I am trying to convert an IPB 1.3 forum with 10.000 posts, 3000 members and a lot of pictures and other attachments.
On converting the attachments i get the following apache error:

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404 Not Found
The requested URL /adminzone/Object id was not found on this server.

When i skip the attachments and want to convert the polls i get this error in ocportal:

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We cannot continue due to a missing dependency. 4 of type topic is missing. Perhaps you are trying to import in an impossible order?

Anybody has an idea on what is going wrong?


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I might be able to help you with the import tomorrow.


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That would be great.
In the mean while i am playing around with the portal, trying to find my way.

I have a few more questions:
1. During the setup wizard i chose a color code wich changes my whole site into a certain color. That is an amazing feature! :thumbs:  However the main logo is still rendered in the default blue color. What am i doing wrong?

2. (actually this is more of an advice) I am rather experienced in SEO. I noticed that some pages are available in several different URL's. This is bad practice. Google gives penalty points if you present the same information on different URL's. Is there a way to prevent this?

I am sorry to be such a nuisance, but i am trying ti make your forum a bit more lively ;)


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For question 1, you have to make a matching image with the colour. OCP does not edit the main logo when changing colours.
(Unless they have put in multiple main logo's with all colours availeble)

:D  Dont shoot the messenger!!  :D

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I think that is not the problem.
Take a look at the test tite i am playing with: http://test.sprintweb.nl


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I'm really not sure what could be causing that '404' error. The poll thing looks to be caused by a little corruption in your database and I've worked around it. I think the best way I can help with the import is if you can lend me a copy of your database for testing, then I get any necessary fixes back to you. The larger the databases, and the more they've been through, the more likely they are to contain internal corruption and hence to confuse ocPortal's importers - it just means workarounds need adding.

The Setup Wizard is supposed to change the logos, so it sounds like you've found a bug. I'll look into that.

We do try to make ocPortal SEO-friendly. Can you give an example of URLs with shared content? I can only think of the front page when it's viewed for both the welcome and main site zone. I doubt the duplicate content feature would mind for just a couple of alternates, but if I'm wrong correct me.

I'm glad you're posting, keep it up ;).


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I can give you access if you want to my test website, if that makes things easier.

About SEO:

I think you should point all the "home" links and menu buttons to the root dir of the ocportal website insted of f.i. "/site/pg" or other stuff. In fact, why is that "pg" there?

Look at these URL's:
ocPortal - where Content Management meets Web 2.0
ocPortal - where Content Management meets Web 2.0

and:
ocPortal - where Content Management meets Web 2.0
ocPortal - where Content Management meets Web 2.0 (which is the link the setup defaults to when you click the logo)

It just occured to me that every zone i create probably has this problem.

see:
ocPortal guides
ocPortal guides


In my opinion these zone pages are the most important pages for SEO. They are landing pages and have a portal function to your information in that zone, but correct me if i'm wrong ;)

BTW: why can't i post two posts in a row in this forum?
Is that always the case or is that a configuration setting?

BTW 2 : is it possible to change the font ocp uses to create the logo image?


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If you open up a support ticket with access details I'll hopefully be able to give it a shot tomorrow. I'll need phpMyAdmin access, ocp-admin access, and FTP access. We have a policy about this kind of thing that you should agree to first.


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1) I think you should point all the "home" links and menu buttons to the root dir of the ocportal website insted of f.i. "/site/pg" or other stuff.

2) In fact, why is that "pg" there?

3) Look at these URL's: [pg/ vs no pg/]

4) Look at these URL's: [se-friendly vs not-se-friendly]

1) It's structured this way by default to give people the easy option of a splash/intro/membership-sales page. It is possible to actually move all the modules to the root zone if desired.

2) This is to avoid conflicts with real on-disk files. For instance, one might imagine creating a page in the root zone named 'uploads' which would conflict with the actual 'uploads' directory.

3 & 4) Good points which I'll try and address.

BTW: why can't i post two posts in a row in this forum?
Is that always the case or is that a configuration setting?

It's a permission, to prevent double posting. I'll reenable that.

is it possible to change the font ocp uses to create the logo image?

It's a TTF file in ocPortal's distribution. However in all honestly, this is a newbie feature and you're probably better off making your own logo.


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Consider me a newbie or maybe just lazy ;)
I like the way the script generates a complete color scheme. This can save me a lot of time in setting up new websites.

A tip:
1. When enabling the SEF URL's the webserver should send a 301 response to the friendly URL when a "normal" url is requested and redirect the user to the new SEF url. That way these links indexed by Google will all be converted to the SEF URL and keep it's pagerank.

I will look into the offer you made. The database is a production database so i am a bit reluctant to let you change that.

I am sorry to be so demandingh of your time. If i will use the script (and so far it looks good) i will register at least one license.  :cool:


Kind regards and thank you for your time and answers. :thumbs:


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I'll look into your tip :).

I'm happier to work off a copy actually. Perhaps you can do a mysqldump on the command line and pipe it into a new database. Or you could copy just the mysql db dir but then you'd have to (I imagine) take the server offline for a few minutes.


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Improved SEO is now running on this site:
  • SEO for blog URLs
  • No more /pg/<blank> in URLs
  • 301 redirects

The next ocPortal version will include these changes.


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WOW, i'm impressed! :thumbs:


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And when will that be released (Pushing my luck here ;) )


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When the bug list gets long enough to justify a new release ;). That might be around a week's time. There's something I need to do before then relating to CSS changes and ease of upgrading.


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OK, i managed to import it as a test. It failed to import all the user groups but that is not really a big deal.
I have upgraded to the latest version and moved it to the beta domain.
I am configureing it but want to be able to update the import later on (because the current website still gets new posts and members every day). When i try to do a new import the usergroups go fine (except for the fact that they are not all imported). When i import members it gives me a blank screen as result . Everything else gives me

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    *  Import of ocf_forums is skipped for now because it depends on ocf_members to be completed. You should go back and re-import this once the dependency has been satisfied.
    * The operation has completed.



or some error about memory exhausting in mysql.php

Now what? O_o


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The importer tries to match user groups against existing ones. Is it possible the groups you think are missing in fact just shared names with existing groups (e.g. "Administrators")?

My offer to help with your import still stands. I'd love to simultaneously help you out and fix any problems permanently. Imports are tricky things, because the problems that occur are usually very much based on the data being imported, and without access to that data, it's very difficult to diagnose.


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No they are different groups.

First i want to make sure that i am going to use OCP for the site, so you don't waste any time for nothing. :)


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It wouldn't be a waste of my time, as it benefits all users if I chase down bugs :). Of course, if it wastes yours, that's a different matter.


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