Awaiting Implementation XenForo 2.1 Upgrade

Discussion in 'Feature Tracker' started by Cameron Taylor, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. Cameron Taylor

    Cameron Taylor Owner Administrator Owner

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    Over the last couple of weeks, we've been discussing some different terms with ThemeHouse in regards to getting our forum upgraded to XenForo 2.1, and introducing a new style with that. FP is a forum with a lot of different custom work that has been done to the forum, so it's a rather complex process to go from XF1.5 to XF2.1. One of the challenges we're also facing is how we'll bring FP$ to XF2.1. The credits/shop add-on we had been using was never updated to XF2, so we'll be forced to change add-ons. It currently looks like we'll be going with DragonByte this time around, so that's something to be excited about.

    As far as the new style goes, we will reveal more information regarding this as it is given to us.
     
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  2. Allan

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    This could be a hard upgrade to do, good luck when the time comes.
     
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  3. Empire

    Empire Valued Contributor Valued Contributor

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    Sounds like the site will be down for half a day as you are moving to the new and the old. As long as you don'y loss members FP$ or content or other things then it's going to be all good. Remember to do an backup and also make an thread stating that when you going to be moving to 2.1 and let the members aware so that they will might do there own backup by typing there FP$ amount :p

    About time that FP gets to move to 2.1 anyway LOL
     
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  4. Cameron Taylor

    Cameron Taylor Owner Administrator Owner

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    Thanks Allan!

    I'm sure everything will go smoothly. :)
     
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  5. Joshua Farrell

    Joshua Farrell Administrator Administrator

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    I am excited for some of the addons we will be using. The credit addons we are switching to, allows us to do a ton more than what we can do now with it, including allowing user created shops from within the addon.
     
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  6. Empire

    Empire Valued Contributor Valued Contributor

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    Hell year! that's more like it and now we are talking
     
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  7. JoyFreak

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    Looking forward to the upgrade! Just remember to back up in case anything goes wrong. Wish you a smooth upgrade!
     
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  8. Cameron Taylor

    Cameron Taylor Owner Administrator Owner

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    I am as well! We'll have a shop that actually works right. :p

    Of course! Thank you. :)
     
  9. Thomasss

    Thomasss Valued Contributor Valued Contributor

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    It’s been a while since FP has seen a UI change and I’m really excited to see what you and ThemeHouse comes up with! Should definitely help usher in a new community feel for FP!
     
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  10. meetdilip

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    Good luck. I hope the transition happens smoothly.
     
  11. Dagex

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    To be honest, I'd like a Theme change. I do enjoy the current Style as well though. Upgrading to a new version of Forum Software, updating your Theme and having to re-doing Features like FP$ will be quite a challenge so I hope you, your team and any other people you're working with know what they're doing.

    Good luck! I cannot wait to see what you'll bring to the community once the upgrade has been completed.
     
  12. Jerlene

    Jerlene Collecting FP$ Administrator

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    We won't be redoing any features. If it's compatible, it's coming with us from 1.5.21. For FP$ specifically, we're looking at a completely different add-on. We're definitely not going to take the time to tweak it to what we want.
     
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  13. ChrisGrigg

    ChrisGrigg Community Team Member Community Team Forum Sponsor

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    Absolutely! We perform backups in 3 different locations including Google Drive, OVH Backup, and Local. Rest assured, FP will have plenty of backups during the upgrade should anything go wrong. :)
     
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  14. Empire

    Empire Valued Contributor Valued Contributor

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    Can you backup me :p
     
  15. Dagex

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    Will the forum be offline during the upgrade or will we see the changes happening live?

    And what about all of our Accounts, Threads, Replies, Likes etc.
     
  16. Empire

    Empire Valued Contributor Valued Contributor

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    They do an full backup before the move and the site will be offline when it's being updated. Accounts and content should't be lost as long as it's all backed up. It's not as big as moving to forum software to another.
     
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  17. Jerlene

    Jerlene Collecting FP$ Administrator

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    You do not have to worry about your account. Your account and data will be saved. We will do a backup beforehand, of course.
     
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  18. Cameron Taylor

    Cameron Taylor Owner Administrator Owner

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    We're behind schedule at the moment, but ThemeHouse has still been working on getting us to XF 2.1. They ran into some issues with getting XenPorta converted over to WordPress, but I'm sure they'll get that figured out soon. We're really just playing the waiting game right now. I expect all of this to be figured out before the end of this month though.
     
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