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Blog Software Update to 4.1.2

01/16/12

  05:18:00 pm, by The Dreamer   , 417 words  
Categories: b2evolution

Blog Software Update to 4.1.2

Link: http://b2evolution.net/news/2011/11/05/b2evolution-4-1-2-stable

So, following the upgrade of my other b2evolution site from 3.3.3 to 4.1.2, and having the burst of wakefulness when I should be going to bed...I decided to start updating this site to 4.1.2.

I think I was almost done, except for updating my custom skin...but I forgot. If that's all I had left or if there was something else. But, I uploaded what I had done. And, figured I'd get some sleep and switch over in the morning....

:zz:

Well, I switched in the morning...and it didn't go as well.

I had forgotten to update my skin, plus not all parts of the site (only one), was actually using my custom skin. The rest was pointed at the former custom-custom skin. Which had been updated when I overlaid 4.1.2...so it wasn't right. I switched everything else over...and that kind of go things working.

But, I wanted my customizations to the current custom skin....so I noted the diffs, and applied them to the new skin. Some of it worked, some of it didn't...the rest of it was just a mess.

Turns out some of the div classes/ids had changed, so my dynamic elements couldn't find the elements it needed to make things work. At least it didn't blow up. Also the css changed...so I had to figure out how to remake the tweaks I had done before. The stock custom skin is a fixed width skin, while my custom skin is a variable width skin. So, there were css elements that don't work in a non-fixed situation.

Now that I had upgraded, I wanted to check out some new-ish plugins. Main two, reCaptcha & socialbuttons. The old captcha image plugin had broke a long time ago...and I don't know why I didn't replace it. I turned off the broken parts at least.... Don't know how well the new reCaptcha works or doesn't work... registered users are exempted &#59;D Hmm, I seem to have fewer smilies, I only added back in the ones that I had added...didn't diff to see what had changed between 3.3.3 & 4.1.2....perhaps I need to now.

But, next up was the socialbuttons plugin....that required a bit more work to get working .. you can read about it here.

Meanwhile, now that the twitter plugin is working, wonder if I should turn off twitterfeed? The new b2evolution, does a sort of url shortening, but its internal...doesn't use my Yourls service, like twitterfeed does.

And, it seems notification is or something core is broken.... because I'm getting emails from cron_exec.php

1 comment

Comment from: The Dreamer [Member]  

Well, this notification seemed to go ok…once I fixed a permissions problem that was preventing me from running the cron_exec.php from admin. Wonder, if it impacted local cron run in an more obscure way?

Meanwhile…right after the upgrade….I’m getting trackback spam. Hmm, the old DNS trackback antispam plugin got disabled…wonder if it needs to be upgraded?

01/16/12 @ 17:26
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