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Website updates and technical stuff
« on: February 23, 2008, 12:21:12 PM »
Soon you will see some small changes on the attitude of our website.
This has to do with upgrading the security and functionality of the software that the website uses to run properly.
Teh software I;m using to run this website is called joomla ( www.joomla.org) it is an opensource content management system ( CMS) which meawhile hase bacome very famous and is used by thousand's of websites.
The forum is an other open source project developed by an other group of progamers called SMF Simplemashines Forum (www.simplemachines.org/)
Since last April, I have set the website so that the forum and the main website was one unit with the same login system and functions, no mater whether you are on the forum or on the main website.  for this I used a program called forum bridge or integrator.
Since last July the two communities have had some conflicts concerning their distribution licenses and the integration of Joomla and SMF which is not any more supported for the coming versions.

So I have been having some great dilemmas whether to move into another software and start learning from scratch , which means that YOU  also have to get used to new functions and settings etc. or to keep it like it is and see what happens , which can lead us to major security issues,  or to split the website again like it was before in to two pieces: The website and the forum.   
For the moment I'm preparing the website to be again in to two pieces but I have made some custom modifications in so the two different parts will be looking much the same with each other.

when I will start doing this we will have in the beginning some dis-functionalities  like login problems , or dead links which I hope to beat them day by day .
With this message I would like to request your understanding and cooperation while/if you notice that something is going wrong  please take your time and contact me at   info(@)arillas.com   

Now back to my son he is just waking up!!  I'm on baby-duty today as litsa has gone shopping in Corfu town 

 
Dimitris
   


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Re: Website updates and technical stuff
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2008, 03:05:16 PM »
Go for it Dimitris! I can just see you typing with Bebis on the other arm :)

We will wait patiently and see what you come up with.




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Re: Website updates and technical stuff
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2008, 06:13:15 PM »
Hi Dimitris

I'm sure I can speak on behalf of all the forum members when I say we will help in whatever way we can to keep this website/forum running as best as it can.  Afterall we love it!!!!!!!!!

Amanda

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Re: Website updates and technical stuff
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2008, 09:13:06 PM »
Hi Dimtiris, Litsa and bebis

never met yet but will in July. Looking forward to it. Your new picture is beautiful. Jen started in tears when she saw it and made the post you saw although I typed it in.

We will be eating galactboureko and much more at Brouklis this summer.

Your efforts on the website might be marketing, but is so much more.

I do understand the domain name server issues and try to pretend I don't. I'm not a know all. Open source will always come with these risks. Jenny and me will follow you through this technical difficulty no matter what and will help as we can. The whole forum owes you this support and we will do it. Ask them!! We are the Arillas Addicts!!!

See you in july wearing my tee-shirt
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Re: Website updates and technical stuff
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2008, 09:18:01 PM »
Phil...what has riggers been up to?
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Re: Website updates and technical stuff
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2008, 09:23:37 PM »
Now Now. I'm here you 2.

Riggers..:D

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Re: Website updates and technical stuff
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2008, 10:03:41 PM »
from the p*** art**** of arillas

riggers, nice to meet again. jen was full of guiness and port but said "contrary to popular belief there are times when I remain awake without conversation." That's her perspective on it! love you 2!

Sandy - yes we are real. See latest pic from Majorca - just wish we could meet you in the Coconut in Arillas later in the year. We might do all of September.....

lots of love

phil and jenny

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Re: Website updates and technical stuff
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2008, 10:05:49 PM »
Thanks for the Website Dimitris, We would be all lost without it. Especially me.

I am not good with PC'S one BIT, But i would soon get used new settings etc just to get on your fantastic Website.

Riggers..

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Re: Website updates and technical stuff
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2008, 10:58:50 AM »
finally I did the upgrade without having to change much of the layout.
After banging my head on the keyboard,
 l managed to keep using the intergrator by modifying only some of the code AND covered all the security issues.
Many thanks to Marika, Riggers, Lindypops and Justl@@kin that stayed by me last night and helped each with his way!
the only difference (that I noticed) is that from now on the Small Talk is working a bit slow and you now have to add your name each time you shout a message.
If you notice anything alse please let me know!!

Have a nice Monday!
Don't work too much
Eggy your Ouzo is waiting

Dimitris



 
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Re: Website updates and technical stuff
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2008, 07:26:52 PM »
Its looking good Dimitris.  I was wondering though why the list of users is all in different colors... Any reason?  Or is that just on mine.
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Re: Website updates and technical stuff
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2008, 08:42:36 PM »
Thanks for that Blondgirl,
this has to do with each member's award. the folowing picture will show you the colors of every member group
That makes easier to  see at a glance what position the specific  member has.



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Re: Website updates and technical stuff
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2008, 08:45:00 PM »
IN BLUE there are all members that have not posted more than 20 posts
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Re: Website updates and technical stuff
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2008, 10:00:02 PM »
Hi Dimitris!
That is another thing, what is different now:

Arillas Forum > Wer ist online > Who is online

Wendy n Stu      21:51:27      Viewing the article 33.
beachbum          21:46:40      Viewing the article 33.
Gast                     21:41:14       Viewing the article 142.

And if I go on that it told me that:

You are not authorised to view this resource.
You need to login.

Hmmm!

Marika x x x

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Re: Website updates and technical stuff
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2008, 10:02:37 PM »
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Many thanks to Marika, Riggers, Lindypops and Justl@@kin that stayed by me last night and helped each with his way!

I  helped gladly! No problem! :) Everytime again :)

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Re: Website updates and technical stuff
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2008, 11:27:43 AM »
After  this year I hope to qualify for an Arillas Regular Visitor grade...;-)
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