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Hi all,
I am just starting here, OC-portal looks great! :thumbs:

I have a forum that uses IPB 1.3. I would like to convert that to the forum used in oc-portal. Is that possible?

Another site i use is build with SMF 1.1. Can this be integrated with oc-portal.. Is there somewhere where i can see how this integration looks. Or is there somewhere where i can read more about these topics?


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Hi :),

Yes, such an import is possible.

SMF can be integrated, yes. I don't believe we've officially tested 1.1 of SMF against 3.0 of ocPortal, but it should work and we'd certainly fix it if you encountered any trouble.
We have a tutorial that covers some of the issues relating to forum integration.

We don't have a demo up for SMF integration unfortunately, but you can set one up on your own - ocPortal won't harm an SMF install and you could install ocPortal against it and the users wouldn't have to know it. Basically ocPortal looks and works like ocPortal regardless of the fact that part of its data is coming out of SMF. SMF still looks like SMF, and you can either make it appear between ocPortal's panels, or you can make ocPortal link to it standalone.
The trickiest part is if you want to make ocPortal and SMF look the same - in this case you'd need to skin one or the other or both to get that. However this is easier since ocPortal 3 as you could use the ocPortal theme wizard as a good starting point to match ocPortal's colour scheme against SMF's base colour.


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I would like to say: where have you been all my life!! :)

Maybe it is a good idea to advertise this on simplemachines. I just looked around in your demo and the script looks amazing!
Do you have any references on how the application works under high stress?


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:). It's rather hard to get the word out against the extreme fanaticism of things like Joomla and Drupal, so we need all the help we can get there.

The system is designed to run efficiently, but it's hard to give figures because there are so many variables. For really high stress environments we can roll out load balancing and db replication. ocPortal is used on at least one very large website, but I can't give out those details unfortunately for privacy reasons.


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Feel free to nominate us ;):
Open Source CMS Award

The odds are stacked against us though - the more well known systems are going to get more nominations, which will make them more well known. That's self sustaining, and the same effect happens for just plain hits, and for news exposure.


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I am interested in porting one of my most busy websites to ocportal. I will defenately look into this. It is a website that has 80.000 pageviews a day and a forum with 1 million messages (in SMF).

I created a lot of pages using the SSI functionality of SMF. It is a lot of work to maintain these pages + i want to add more functionality to them. Is there anyone that can help me with this project( paid even)?

Also it would mean a full translation into dutch. I can help with that.

First though i will try to convert an different site from IPB 1.3 (in which i already encountered import problems :( )


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80,000 views a day sounds feasible, on a dedicated server. The PHP version, usage time patterns, usage feature patterns, and server specs, would all really be factors in this though.

I'm sure you won't have trouble paying someone to work on SSI. If it's not ocPortal, it's probably not something we'd do, but you can get very low-cost work done via sites like rentacoder.

Dutch seems to be the non-English language-of-choice - lots of people working on it, and I think our dutch pack has had 3 people working on it at times. You might want to talk to LeonK and Flybersite, as they're often contributing.


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Of course that is on a dedicated server.
The forum is still growing fast so that will be a lot more. More then half though is generated by the forum.

The work done in SSI is mostly php work. Probably i will have to rewrite that or can i include php files in any way?

Why is it that jusy before i type this message i see a lot of buttons for bbc but they dissaprear before i can type anything?
Im i being dumb and missing something?


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Probably i will have to rewrite that or can i include php files in any way?

You can place the files in souces_custom/miniblocks/ (for blocks) or site/pages/minimodules_custom/ (for full pages).

Then this Comcode to use it…

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[block="including_this.php"]php_includer[/block]

Why is it that jusy before i type this message i see a lot of buttons for bbc but they dissaprear before i can type anything?
Im i being dumb and missing something?

That's odd. It sounds like the WYSIWYG editor is failing to load up for you for some reason. You might want to click the 'Disable WYSIWYG' link and then you'll get the normal editor.


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That's odd. It sounds like the WYSIWYG editor is failing to load up for you for some reason. You might want to click the 'Disable WYSIWYG' link and then you'll get the normal editor.

Where do i do that?
I just looked in my profile here on this site and i can't seem to find it.


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I just took a closer look at what happens: i see the buttons for the bbc code appear (not the wysiwyg editor) and then they disappear (on this site). I tried two different browsers: IE7 and firefox, both with the same result.
See enclosed screenshot.


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Confirmed and fixed.


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allright!  :thumbs:
Was it a bug or a setting?


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A bug. It's listed on the bug db with a fix now.


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I just found that.
I'm sorry, just trying to find my way here. :$


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You can place the files in souces_custom/miniblocks/ (for blocks) or site/pages/minimodules_custom/ (for full pages).

Then this Comcode to use it…

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[block="including_this.php"]php_includer[/block]

I need this feature to integrate advertising system on site. I entered the ad code into php file and placed it into souces_custom/miniblocks.
Then made a block as shown above.

But I just got a message that the source file in blocks/ is missing (why not miniblocks).
What should be there instead of php_includer?
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Sorry, I should have said:

Code

[block="including_this"]php_includer[/block]

The .php is added on automatically.

The reason for the error saying what it says is that it is tailored toward the common situation – where someone has forgotten to upload one of the 1000's of standard ocPortal files to their site – it tells them which one.


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I entered:

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[block="include_this"]titulinis_120x60[/block]

Instead of the page it started to show only the banner (which was designed in the ad code) and the sentence below next to it:

Fatal error: Cannot instantiate non-existent class: block_titulinis_120x60 in /home/clients/testas.klajoklis.lt/public_html/sources/global
.php(235) : eval()'d code on line 1
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Feel free to nominate us ;):
http://www.packtpub.com/award

The odds are stacked against us though - the more well known systems are going to get more nominations, which will make them more well known. That's self sustaining, and the same effect happens for just plain hits, and for news exposure.
  To bad voting is over.

I have used a few of the systems they have listed on that page.
In fact before I used mkportal which was just before ocPortal I had every site using xoops.

I will not go back to xoops though as it was a pain to set up and the last time I was on their site I was confused as to which one was the new one. as they had a new version of 2.0 and some of the mods no longer supported 2.0 only 2.2

I run http://otakuplayground.com and am hopping to make themes and other things for ocportal even though I no longer use it for otakuplayground.com I still love it and feel it could go far with the right help. It needs themes and needs people to advertise for it.
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I entered:

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[block="include_this"]titulinis_120x60[/block]

Instead of the page it started to show only the banner (which was designed in the ad code) and the sentence below next to it:

Fatal error: Cannot instantiate non-existent class: block_titulinis_120x60 in /home/clients/testas.klajoklis.lt/public_html/sources/global
.php(235) : eval()'d code on line 1

Hi,

If you've placed a sources[_custom]/blocks/titulinis_120x60.php file then the block command would find this file first, and try and load it. As that's not the path to a miniblock, ocPortal would expect it to be properly set up with the right class name and functions.
In short, you probably put your code file in the wrong directory, or moved it due to that rather bad error message you reported to us previously.


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