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Support / Re: Backup/Restore
Last post by mobiltal -
OK, I just imagined a simple utility to backup/restore content and/or users to some format that would import... kinda like the OpenImporter that can go from another forum to ElkArte, but in this case export from ElkArte first using the OpenImporter format then back into ElkArte. Again, just seemed like a basic feature.
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Support / Re: Backup/Restore
Last post by emanuele -
Hello @mobiltal and sorry for the late answer (holidays and whatnot).

hmm... that last part of the question is the tricky one:
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articularly when the forum DB tables all have different names and the forum releases are quite different?
You can "easily" and safely restore any db to the same version of elk you have created the backup from.
Restore a db of version 1.0 to 1.1 is not going to work.

The most annoying part of restoring a db is likely the change in directory (and maybe URL) that will require repair_settings.php to fix the themes settings (paths and urls). Apart from that, if you install the version of elkarte corresponding to the version of the backup (and don't rely on the version found in the settings table of the database, better if you know which version it actually was), and then replace all the tables with the backup, that should be enough for restoring it.
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Feature Discussion / Re: ElkArte as blog commnets?
Last post by pdp-7 -
"Just that" means some coding.
Summarizing, what you have to do is:
1) any time a new blog post in created, create a new topic,
2) keep track somewhere of which topic belongs to which blog post,
3) from your blog, in the blog post/article page, you have to retrieve "somehow" (either inline or via some ajax call) the posts in the topic that belongs to the article.
That's more or less all.
Point 3 could be changed to a link from the blog post to the corresponding topic (that is one of the options I mentioned in my post).

Thanks for the answer!

I think there is no point to make new topics straight away when new blog post is made. If there is no comments, that would be empty topic on the forum and there is no point for that. Better would be to create topic when first comment is made.

If figure it more as a module that lives at the page where first, let's say 5 most recent comment threads, are shown and from there one could "Read more on the forum"

When on the blog post where there is no corresponding topic in the forum, which would be blog post title in the "Blog comments" board or something, there is only editor shown on the blog page.

Since Hugo produces static html pages I think there is no problems to make snippet that rolls this kind of interaction, only if the code permits. Since there are forum projects that are technically made that way their code isn't usable.

So if this kind of thing could be done then ElkArte is still top of the list for the forum platform.

I think it is very clear that ElkArte is an open source forum software and it is never intended to be a blog commenting system.

It is however possible if you want it to be the later, but you will have to integrate it with the intended blog software on your own costs.

Yes and as open source forum software people might want to ask questions about the software before investing time to go through the code. Or spending time and effort to write their own if there is readily available code floating around. It's kinda how open source is meant to work you see. But as it seems there might be a solution after all so all good ...
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Chit Chat / Re: showcase coming soon
Last post by Atlas -
Btw, I believe I read somewhere here that someone was working on pretty URLs, any update on that project?
Not completed, nor that much tested:
https://github.com/elkarte/Elkarte/pull/3246
but still merged into 2.0. xD


Every page of my project has a pretty URL, I've even worked a logic for using user-submitted titles in URLs, 4,200 test cases and no problems --in English. I'm going to internationalize it when I have a moment to focus on it.  I've already had some Swedish words and French names with special-characters appear in my URLs, currently I'm filtering them for the URL (yet still using them in the title). Anyway, I'll probably end up modifying for pretty URLs for the forum pages too.  Anyway, my update. I haven't implemented the forum yet but the rest of the project is coming along fantastically. I haven't slept in a couple of months I'm so excited to make this thing happen.
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Feature Discussion / Re: Calendar for different languages (countries) ?
Last post by mgrde -
Yeah, I think at the moment holidays are "forum wide", and have no clear distinction for the country.
Somehow bind it to the language could be a solution.

They are forum wide without selection :(


Or it may be something independent and having the option to select which country holidays to show from the admin panel.

 mgrde is dreaming: better yet an additional selection in a user's profile (similar to the time format selection)

I would rule out the option to hide/show holidays based on language (I for example tend to use English as interface for myself, but I'm neither American, nor UK based).

Agreed  :D
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Feature Discussion / Re: ElkArte as blog commnets?
Last post by badmonkey -
Would you consider just making the leap to straight forum?
  
What you mean by that? Why do you think it's yet again something that I need to point out that I do not, repeat, I do not need any "help" about anything else but an answer to the simple question which is:

Can ElkArte be as commenting system for the blog, or what ever other static webpage, instead of Disqus, Livefyre, Jetpack, FB or what ever there is out there. Only that one wants to know, nothing else. nothing less, nothing more.

If dear mr. @badmonkey would consider to consider to consider to tone down the pushy sales, mmmkay? I do know you like the forum platform and all that but do you really consider it somehow to be your place to tell someone stranger what they should do with their projects according to your vision without even knowing what rolls. Quite arrogant that is or would you consider it to be not rude?

Yes the website is going to be done with Hugo and all other technical decisions have been made nor need any help with them.

Just the simple answer to the question:

"Can I replace [Insert commentingsystem here] with ElkArte as commenting system for my blog?"

Just that.

Thank you very much!
 
 Pushy sales? I derive no benefit whatsoever from any choice you, or anyone else, makes regarding their use of this software or any other. 

The only arrogance here is yours, the only rudeness yours, for chastising someone exploring ideas to help you. Help you are in no way owed. 
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Feature Discussion / Re: ElkArte as blog commnets?
Last post by ahrasis -
I think it is very clear that ElkArte is an open source forum software and it is never intended to be a blog commenting system.

It is however possible if you want it to be the later, but you will have to integrate it with the intended blog software on your own costs.
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Feature Discussion / Re: Calendar for different languages (countries) ?
Last post by emanuele -
Yeah, I think at the moment holidays are "forum wide", and have no clear distinction for the country.
Somehow bind it to the language could be a solution.
Or it may be something independent and having the option to select which country holidays to show from the admin panel.
I would rule out the option to hide/show holidays based on language (I for example tend to use English as interface for myself, but I'm neither American, nor UK based).