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Forum Upgrade and new theme! - rocketfoot - 02-07-2017

With the new HTTPS Everywhere protocol on the internet, we are faced with a big decision here at 7173Mustangs.com.  The current software is out of date and it is not able to be upgraded easily because of the overwhelming number of custom modifications made to the core software over the years.  

Today's software will not let us become HTTPS compliant...so I am going to need to upgrade to the latest MyBB software.  That in itself is OK and we won't lose any info but the bad part is that it will be a complete site redesign!  It will not look the same as it does right now!  But it will function better, faster and it will be more secure in the new design.  We may lose a few custom features such as the fancy garage layout and such but the data will still be there in regular forum layout.

With the way the internet is today, we need to make a move to simplify the forum in order to make updates more easy...my main goal is to try and NOT lose any of the data and information that we have accrued over the years!

So with that said, I really don't have much choice but to move along with the upgrade...possibly as early as today!  I have been using the new software on some other sites and I do think you guys will like it after the initial shock of change!!  thumb

When I take the site offline for the upgrade, remember to visit the Facebook page for updates on the progress!  I don't see the site being down for more than half of a day.  I just need some time to add the drop down menus and stuff after the initial upgrade.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/7173mustangs/


RE: Forum Upgrade Coming SOON! - mrmach1 - 02-07-2017

Thanks for the heads-up.


RE: Forum Upgrade Coming SOON! - turtle5353 - 02-07-2017

Will the forum be down for an extanded period of time during this change?


RE: Forum Upgrade Coming SOON! - rocketfoot - 02-07-2017

turtle5353;290592 Wrote:Will the forum be down for an extanded period of time during this change?

Maybe for a half day or so...shouldn't be any longer.


RE: Forum Upgrade Coming SOON! - rocketfoot - 02-07-2017

When it goes down, remember to visit the Facebook page! I will keep everyone updated there:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/7173mustangs/


RE: Forum Upgrade Coming SOON! - turtle5353 - 02-07-2017

rocketfoot;290593 Wrote:
turtle5353;290592 Wrote:Will the forum be down for an extanded period of time during this change?

Maybe for a half day or so...shouldn't be any longer.

NOOOOOOOO!!!!! That means im going to have to find something to do at work today!! rofl


RE: Forum Upgrade Coming SOON! - rocketfoot - 02-07-2017

turtle5353;290596 Wrote:
rocketfoot;290593 Wrote:
turtle5353;290592 Wrote:Will the forum be down for an extanded period of time during this change?

Maybe for a half day or so...shouldn't be any longer.

NOOOOOOOO!!!!! That means im going to have to find something to do at work today!! rofl

LOL I hear ya man! Do you use Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/7173mustangs/


RE: Forum Upgrade Coming SOON! - 73pony - 02-07-2017

turtle5353;290596 Wrote:
rocketfoot;290593 Wrote:
turtle5353;290592 Wrote:Will the forum be down for an extanded period of time during this change?

Maybe for a half day or so...shouldn't be any longer.

NOOOOOOOO!!!!! That means im going to have to find something to do at work today!! rofl

+1


RE: Forum Upgrade Coming SOON! - Vinnie - 02-07-2017

rocketfoot;290593 Wrote:
turtle5353;290592 Wrote:Will the forum be down for an extanded period of time during this change?

Maybe for a half day or so...shouldn't be any longer.

For some reason I read "Maybe for half a year or so" ...

Although it will of course be completely unneccesary, is there going to be a thread to report issues? Tapatalk is always a pita. If you need people to check out specific things I'm willing to help if need be.

Good luck! :-)


RE: Forum Upgrade Coming SOON! - rocketfoot - 02-07-2017

Vinnie;290600 Wrote:
rocketfoot;290593 Wrote:
turtle5353;290592 Wrote:Will the forum be down for an extanded period of time during this change?

Maybe for a half day or so...shouldn't be any longer.

For some reason I read "Maybe for half a year or so" ...

Although it will of course be completely unneccesary, is there going to be a thread to report issues? Tapatalk is always a pita. If you need people to check out specific things I'm willing to help if need be.

Good luck! :-)

Yes. There may be a few bugs but the software out now is pretty stable. The only bugs we may have are from left over customization's that I have to get rid of!