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New Xenforo (1.2.x), transitioning issues

By Broni
Dec 15, 2013
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  1. 1. RTE is not there: [​IMG] 2. Post doesn't parse correctly: [​IMG] 3. When you actually click on "Preview" and you check back what you actually tried to post all BBCode appears to be changed to HTML: [​IMG]
     
  2. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Topic Starter Posts: 52,897   +344

    Even the above didn't post correctly. You can't even expand or scroll reply box.
     
  3. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    I see that some forum enhancements have been implemented but some things may have been broken in the process. I believe Julio is aware of it and it's likely staff is on it.
     
  4. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Topic Starter Posts: 52,897   +344

    RTE looks OK but posting still seems to be messed up.
     
  5. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,058   +645

    We've been upgrading the forum for the past couple of hours. We are now on the latest version of Xenforo which translates in better security, performance and features.

    I'm checking out Broni's message above now to see what's that about :)
     
  6. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Topic Starter Posts: 52,897   +344

    One more thing I've noticed...."Account Settings" page messed up:

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,058   +645

    Ok, so the latest Xenforo brings an entirely new rich text editor. It's meant to be much better, not sure if Broni will agree this second but maybe a week from now ;)

    Among the improvements: Drag and drop uploading, pasting images in line, auto save drafts, and lighter/faster loading code and content. Here's their explanation:
    http://xenforo.com/community/threads/a-new-editor-and-much-much-more.50519/

    It is entirely possible an old formatted post won't PASTE the same here, but that doesn't mean it's no good. It just means you may have to redo some of the formatting and you'll be good after that.
     
  8. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,058   +645

    Thanks Broni. Account options page fixed now.

    Moving this to the Feedback forum so other users are aware of the upgrade and potential transition issues (hoping for little to none).
     
  9. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Topic Starter Posts: 52,897   +344

    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2013
  10. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,058   +645

    @Broni Can you post the desired styled output as a reply to that same thread?
     
  11. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Topic Starter Posts: 52,897   +344

  12. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,058   +645

  13. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Topic Starter Posts: 52,897   +344

    Are you saying that if I want to post any canned which includes BBCode I have to click "Use BBCode editor" button?
    What if I want to add something and use RTE buttons?
    I can't do this in a very same post?
     
  14. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,058   +645

    You can go back and forth, but to paste bbcode you need to use the source mode first.
    Feel free to try stuff in the private forum and I'll delete it later.
     
  15. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Topic Starter Posts: 52,897   +344

    This is pretty insane to me.
    It doesn't make sense and I've never seen any "feature" like that on any other forum.
    To me is a definitive step backward.
    Now when I want to create some post I'll have to click back and forth several times....and remember about it.
    To me it's just like replacing a cell phone with a rotary phone.
     
  16. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Awesome upgrade thanks!!!!
     
  17. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,058   +645

    Thanks. It was a big upgrade with dozens of template edits to take care of (goodbye weekend), but it was certainly worth it :D.
     
  18. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,554   +2,894

    I noticed that while inserting links, the link is inserted to the selected text correctly. And when finished more text is highlighted. Moving the cursor and highlighting other text, doesn't clear the highlighted text. Only if you highlight over that text will it clear.

    I can say that this is not a TechSpot issue. W7forums converted to Xenforo from vBulletin, and it suffers from the same glitch. It could also be Opera 12.16 related, as I've not checked other browsers.
     
  19. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Best of luck! I hope you dont run into any issues!
     
  20. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,693   +1,880

    Shouldn't we have a preview provision for a new post?

    Either my browser is trolling me again, (what comes around, goes around), or the only way to check your work, is to post first, and edit later. Am I failing to permit a necessary script?

    Didn't this version of the software come with ruder smileys? 'Cause you now how happy that would make me.

    (Or should I try reverse psychology?).

    Please don't ever change the smileys in this forum. These are the best I've ever seen....:p
     
  21. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    Captaincranky, click on the button, "More Options," at the bottom of the reply box. You'll see the preview feature.
     
  22. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,693   +1,880

    Thanks, I'll give that a shot.

    "More options" buttons tend to confuse me, and "advanced" buttons make me uncertain I can live up to their expectations, but your reply has emboldened me!(y)
     

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