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A few issues (32 posts)

  1. MortenJensen
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello.

    First of all, thank you for a terrific forum. I think it's very important to recognize the tremendous work you've put into this, and believe me, when my next paycheck comes, I'll donate. Absolutely terrific.

    I do have a few issues that you may be able to help me with.

    First and foremost:

    http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/5409/od1.png

    The tiny X's.. What do I do? They appear on Chrome and IE, but not FireFox. It seems that I am missing pictures, but I downloaded the entire package of ElegantPress, the skin I use.

    Secondly, and I know this may be out of your hands, the forum can not be viewed properly on mobile devices. Is there a setting or an additional plug-in I can use?

    And finally - wow, I am truly sorry for just piling on like this. Trust me, I wasn't kidding, I DO love your forum. Don't get the wrong idea ;) - I was wondering if my users can get a different way to log in than having to go through WordPress? I see some people have mentioned this, and you mentioned a new update or version, but I'm unsure if this version has been published yet.

    Anyway. That's all, and once again, I thank you for a tremendous product. Truly wonderful. Easy to post, easy to read, great overview. Very nice!

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/mingle-forum/

  2. MortenJensen
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Anyone? Hello? Bueller?

  3. Devon1080
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    To solve the issue with the X's showing pictures missing, you need to copy the wpf.class.php file that you downloaded with ElegantPress theme, the file should be located in the zip folder. wpt.class.php file should be copied to wp-content/plugins/mingle-forum. Please note that a file of the same name is already in the folder, I assume it's for the default theme, so it's best if you backup that file first before copying over the new one. When this is done, activate your theme.

  4. Devon1080
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm also looking to find a solution to person's loggin in through wordpress. It's kinda stupid how this is even possible in the first place as users can see our dashboard and even interact with jetpack.

    Please anyone one out there with a solution.

  5. Devon1080
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Just saw some comments in another thread, so it appears this issue has not been resolved. We are actually waiting for an update to fix the issue.

    In the mean time, can someone shear a working plugin that acts as a work around?

  6. MortenJensen
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I actually got the image problem resolved. The skin creator had accidentally saved his images as PNG-files, where the code said it should be GIF-files.

    I just changed them, and voila!

    But the rest of it.. Yeah, still not resolved and I've searched a long time now.

  7. Devon1080
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Have you had any luck in trying out a new forum option?

    I've been looking at bbpress before this one but it seems so dam complicated to setup and customize.

  8. MortenJensen
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Heh. I'm in the EXACT same situation as you. Been looking into BBpress as well, especially since it works with Tapatalk, but I'm no CSS shark at all, and there doesn't seem to be downloadable skins?

  9. Devon1080
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Exactly, and it sucks. BBpress seems to be the most popular wpforum option with tons of plugins but no downloadable theme. I really hope they release a new version of Mingle Forum with a solution soon. this sucks...

  10. MortenJensen
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Don't think they are. It seems the author has somewhat given up on the project due to his education.

    But hey, let's make a deal. If one of us finds out something important regarding BBpress that makes it easier to build, let's use this thread. I could sure use a wingman on this project.

  11. Devon1080
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Sounds like a plan, i'm in. I'm going to be at this all weekend but starting Monday I will do back to work, so if we don't crack it by then. I will only be able to communicate after 6:00 Pm EST.

    Anyone else viewing this who has has good info, we would love if you could shear.

  12. MortenJensen
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Sounds like a plan.

  13. Devon1080
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Just wanted to shear this for a little laugh. So it seems someone made a website to support the Mingle Forum plugin right, but it seems they got upset and uninstalled the plugin. here is the page

    http://wpmingle.com/forum/mingle-plugin-forums-group2/support-forum1/cannot-upload-avatar-thread1710/

    all you see there is:

    [mingleforum]

  14. MortenJensen
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Heh. DAYUM!

  15. Devon1080
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    :), so I guess that's evidence that Mingle might be gone for good..

    Well, back to BBpress..

  16. MortenJensen
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    BBpress: It's just as easy to install and set up as Mingle in my experience, but there are few things that needs to be fixed:

    1. Users, topics and posts needs to be transferred.
    2. Styling, as we talked about.

    Aaaaand, that's it. Because BBpress is Tablet and Mobile friendly, which is sort of a big deal for me at least.

  17. Devon1080
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I did actually install and tested it, but Styling was also my issue.

    I didn't actually mess around with it for too long so I didn't really try other options.

  18. Devon1080
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hey Morten, after trials and errors, I managed to make progress with Vanilla Forums, I was lucky to find a video on youtube explaining how to properly connect the forum with WordPress. If you are interested in trying Vanilla forums, here is what I did.

    I started with a one click install of Vanilla Forums by contacting Bluehost who hosts my website. I'm not sure which hosting you are using but chances are they provide one click install of Vanilla Forums.

    After installing the forum follow the instructions of this video to connect it to wordpress

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jitaU7jXFf8

    After the forum has been connected to wordpress you then need to login to vanilla forums and activate <Embed> Vanilla plugin. After activating click on settings on the plugin and copy the Embed code and paste it on whichever page you want the forum to appear on within wordpress.

    I am now looking for a theme that matches my website..... Will report back on any updates.

  19. MortenJensen
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Cool, thanks. I was looking at Simple Machine forums, but it seemed to be difficult to integrate with WordPress.

    What's your URL so I can check it out?

  20. Devon1080
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    http://www.addictootech.com/categories/#

    I've been testing out the available themes and doing a few tweaks to make the theme fit properly within my website..

  21. MortenJensen
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Arh. I have a set theme, so I need to make Vanilla work under that design. But it does seem like it has a theme option.

  22. Devon1080
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes it does, here is a link to go check out some of the available themes, I have tried about 10 different themes before settling.

    http://vanillaforums.org/addon/browse/themes/recent/2/

    Also Vanilla Forums has tons of plugins including social media and other stuff. It seem far superior to some of the options we have tried earlier.

  23. Devon1080
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm sure you will find something to fix your current theme.

  24. MortenJensen
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    A major selling point for Vanilla is the mobile adaptability. My user have long complained about a lack of mobile version.

    AND it's supported by Tapatalk to boot.

    Yeah, Vanilla is definitely the front-runner right now. Absolutely.

    Nice site, BTW!

  25. Devon1080
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks man.

  26. MortenJensen
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Have to admit, though. It's not particular easy to configure onto WordPress. I've yet been able to display Vanilla on my page, even after posting the embedded script code and being verified.

  27. Devon1080
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    did you watch the video on youtube?

    The guy who posted the youtube video added a link to download a file which is critical to linking wordpress to vanilla. you have to use his file for it to work, in fact the official vanilla plugin for wordpress is useless.

  28. MortenJensen
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Oh. I got the impression he was talking about the single sign-on issue. My mistake.

  29. Devon1080
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yeah, you are correct he was actually addressing the single sign on issue only, in fact maybe the guy who posted the video didn't even realize how critical his files were to the entire process of linking vanilla to wordpress.

  30. MortenJensen
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Then I'm going to go through that entire process and see what happens.

    You know what annoys me the most? That phpBB forum isn't easily linked nor integrated to WordPress - It's my absolute favorite forum and sooo easy to modify when you get the hang of it. If there had been a bridge to it, it would have been perfect.

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