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  1. greencode
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am considering adding Mingle to my site but it's a little disconcerting that I've just noticed the official site is down - and looking at a previous post has been down for a few days now.

    Will this plugin be ongoing and supported? Also, when will the official site be back up and running?

  2. h-u-g-o
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Good point. I am also worried as the site is down several days already.

    By the way, the author should use date_i18n instead of date.

  3. greencode
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Umm and the last post they made on WordPress was on the Wednesday April 27th, 2011

    http://profiles.wordpress.org/users/cartpauj/

  4. ThorsDad
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The site went down like this once before and was back up in a couple of days. I'm hoping this is just another hosting glitch.

    I use Mingle Forum and really like it. The author stated he was working on a complete rebuild of the forum due out later this summer. I'm hoping this is still in the works. We'll see.

  5. billgoldberg
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    BBpress will be getting good wordpress integration soon.

    But I like Mingle better, hope he keeps it updated.

  6. ThorsDad
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm surprised that the Mingle site is still down. This isn't looking good.

    I tried BBpress but its lack of WordPress integration was a deal breaker for me. If that is fixed it may be worth another look.

    I've been looking at Simple Press. I haven't tried it but it looks good and they offer import from Mingle Forum.

    Currently I'm hoping that Paul gets his site back online and continues supporting Mingle.

  7. cartpauj
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    http://webhostingpad.com has shut me down (without notice and without options) because of too much traffic. They are being extremely rude to me and I'm having a tough time getting everything worked out with them right now. I'm hoping to get the site re-setup on a VPS soon, hopefully within the next few days.

    Thanks for the patience!

  8. h-u-g-o
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    cartpauj wrote 3 minutes ago:

    http://webhostingpad.com has shut me down (without notice and without options) because of too much traffic. They are being extremely rude to me and I'm having a tough time getting everything worked out with them right now. I'm hoping to get the site re-setup on a VPS soon, hopefully within the next few days.
    Thanks for the patience!

  9. greencode
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Glad to hear everything's okay with cartpauj and hopefully everything will be up and running soon.

  10. warrentang
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Tried several forums for wordpress, and I really love the mingle forum: good integration with wordpress and above all - simple and clean. Hope the site will be up and running soon.

  11. Ciprian
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I've been considering a forum plugin for my WordPress site. So far, Mingle forum is the best out there. I'd like to see a faster release cycle, and a cleaner theme. Without images, I say.

    Also, I'd like the SEO module NOT TO add the forum ID after the pretty name.

    e.g. "forum/butterfly-merchant-group3/general-forum8/just-wanted-to-say-thanks-thread16/" - I don't want to have the "3", "8" and "16" there.

    Also, cartpauj, you'll have serious competition the moment bbpress is launched as a plugin.

    I insist with the "no images" appearance. CSS can do all that, even better.

    Good luck with your hosting!

    Cheers!

  12. h-u-g-o
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I totally agree with Ciprian Popescu. Please relinquish the images, and the IDs in the URLs.

    In addition, the code of the mingle forum is not valid. :-(

    Plus, as I mentioned before, date_i18n() should be used instead of date() to localize the date specifications.

    Where can I download bbPress as a WordPress plugin?

  13. ThorsDad
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    My biggest (only) issue with Mingle Forum is email notifications.

    As administrator I get wonderful notifications every time someone posts on my Mingle Forum. My users should have to option to get them too. There should also be an auto-subscribe feature to a thread anytime someone starts or makes a post.

    My forum is a low traffic niche, email notifications are almost essential to keep people involved.

  14. Ciprian
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @h-u-g-o: bbPress is not yet available as a plugin. Soon.

  15. h-u-g-o
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I also agree with ThorsDad.

    And, simple or not, there should be a preview option.

    @Ciprian Popescu: Thank you.

  16. cartpauj
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    @h-u-g-o: bbPress is not yet available as a plugin. Soon.

    I don't mean to be a downer but I've been hearing "soon" on that bbpress plugin for what seems like about 2 years now. I don't doubt it will happen but I'm not sure how soon, "soon" is.

    Most of the features asked for here in this thread will be available when the new Forum plugin comes out. Mingle Forum has reached it's potential because of the way the original author programmed it. That is why as Craig mentioned earlier, I will be writing a new forum plugin from scratch this summer.

  17. h-u-g-o
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    cartpauj wrote 18 minutes ago:

    @h-u-g-o: bbPress is not yet available as a plugin. Soon.
    I don't mean to be a downer but I've been hearing "soon" on that bbpress plugin for what seems like about 2 years now. I don't doubt it will happen but I'm not sure how soon, "soon" is.
    Most of the features asked for here in this thread will be available when the new Forum plugin comes out. Mingle Forum has reached it's potential because of the way the original author programmed it. That is why as Craig mentioned earlier, I will be writing a new forum plugin from scratch this summer.

  18. h-u-g-o
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I don't know, why cartpauj's posts just fade away after they are published.

  19. Ciprian
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @cartpauj: I'm not counting on bbPress either.

    Will your new forum plugin keep posts from Mingle forum? Will it import them? Will you keep updating the Mingle form plugin?

    @h-u-g-o: I see his post. It must be a server cache issue. Just give it some time.

  20. h-u-g-o
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Now I see his posts, too. Thank you!

  21. cartpauj
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yes it will have an option to upgrade the old MF posts into the new forum. Mingle Forum will stop being developed when the new forum is released.

  22. cartpauj
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    PS -- anyone thinking about signing up for WebHostingPad DON'T!!! They have been an absolute nightmare. I'm smart enough to have seen this one coming but I didn't. If you're with them now MOVE, the second your site get's too much traffic they'll shut you down without warning and without options for extended service plans (even though their Terms state you will have those options). Then they'll keep your money too :(

    Now they are refusing to refund my account money, which stinks becuase I just renewed a 3 year contract with them last month! Make sure you read your reviews thoroughly before signing up for something, lesson learned I guess.

  23. Inquisition
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I really need some support on this issue. And since the side unfortunatly is down, i might ask here. :)

    How do i change the font color in DDart black.
    When i post in my forum, i can´t see what i write because of the color.

  24. cartpauj
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

  25. Inquisition
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks alot, but that didn´t solve it. Is it possible to change the font or background color in posts?

  26. h-u-g-o
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Of course, it is. Just look into the style.css of your theme. I guess you need to change the color at line 117.

    #wpf-wrapper{
    	line-height: normal;
    	color: #fff;
    	/*background-color: white; ENABLE THIS IF YOU'RE HAVING TROUBLE SEEING MENU FONTS*/
    }
  27. EnzoR
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Just realized that cartpauj site is down. Sorry for the inconvenience, just want to say I like Mingle Forum very much, simple and clean and wish you best luck for your hosting issue. cheers!

  28. h-u-g-o
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

  29. greencode
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Urm, care to expand??

  30. h-u-g-o
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Sorry, what do you mean?

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