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Maybe… maybe not.

Despite applying the update to phpBB version 2.0.11, the forum still stubbornly insists that it’s version 2.0.8.

DotEasy has indicated that they will shut down FTP access to any site that hasn’t upgraded to 2.0.11 by Friday, January 14th. Needless to say, I don’t want to lose FTP access to my site, so I’m going to be damned sure that 2.0.11 is installed and installed properly.

So, I’m going to do a ground-up install of phpBB 2.0.11 at some point today. This shouldn’t delete any old posts or anything, but I’ll be making a database backup, just in case. The forum will probably be down for a while today, and once it comes back up it’ll be entirely MOD free. I’ll get those reinstalled later this week.

Here we go again…

[Edit: The forum is up and running again, and reporting version 2.0.11. The problem wasn’t the install, but a single value in the database. Unfortunately, I found this out after I’d completely reinstalled the forum code. Oops. Forum is up. Attachment MOD is installed. Calendar and Profile Control Panel MODs will have to wait until I feel like sitting down and wading through the install process. Again.]

Fotografix

I reinstalled the Coppermine photo gallery today, and I’m working on a theme that will hopefully make it feel more like part of the site. I’m going to build a similar theme for the forum once I get the remaining MODs reinstalled.

There are only a handful of pictures in the gallery right now (just to enough to prove to myself that Coppermine is working properly), but I’ll be adding more as time goes by.

The reinstall was necessary because I installed a “bridge” between phpBB (the forum) and Coppermine (the photo gallery) that technically worked, but not anywhere near as smoothly as I’d have liked it to. Rather than try to remove the bridge (the purpose of which was to allow the forum and the photo gallery to share the same login) and possibly break Coppermine, I opted to simply reinstall it.

Oops, I broke it!

I installed phpBB version 2.0.11 this morning in order to take advantage of a security fix included in the new release (and so DotEasy wouldn’t turn off my FTP access next Friday). Unfortunately, that means I need to reinstall the MODs (calendar, attachment, profile control panel) in order to get the forum working again. I’ll be working on that over the weekend.

[Edit: The attachment MOD, which was the primary culprit in making the forum inaccessible, has been reinstalled. Calendar and profile control panel MODs have not, but will be soon. Basic functionality has been restored, as far as I can tell.]

Makeover!

That’s right, it’s 2005 and I’ve done away with the old and brought in the new. First off, I’ve installed WordPress and replaced the old front page. I’m in the process of figuring out how all of the existing stuff (movie reviews, collections, WebChess) can be integrated into the new design. I’m hoping that the whole thing will be a little nicer to look at and a whole lot easier to maintain on the backend. Time will tell.

I’m Free!

My LiveJournal paid account expired yesterday, and despite multiple attempts to pay for another year, I was unsuccessful. When I tried via Firefox, the payment page wouldn’t load. When I tried via Internet Explorer, there were issues with accepting my credit and debit cards. I don’t know if the payments page is broken or if my money is broken. Either, way, I’m wallowing in the land of unpaid accounts today.

In other news, there are rumors that LiveJournal will soon be purchased by Six Apart, the same company that owns TypePad and Moveable Type (the latter of which I installed on my website, but have since abandoned in favor of WordPress).

I installed WordPress yesterday, and I’m quite pleased with it so far. I even imported a couple of LiveJournal entries (though there was some tweaking involved to get the formatting right). That’s right, for no reason other than curiosity, I’ve begun maintaining two blogs. My dork is definitely showing.

Move along. Nothing to see here.

This post serves almost no purpose, save that I want to see how WordPress handles multiple posts in a single day. I’m also messing with the timestamp because I can. So there!

Or can I? There doesn’t seem to be a way to mess with the timestamp, even with Advanced Editing options turned on. Must be an admin-only thing…

[Edit: Yep, it’s an admin-only thing.]