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New Main Page !
« on: August 25, 2021, 01:20:46 PM »
Hello,
The BBB has been updated again.
And this time into the most recent Joomla 4.0 version.
Folks, this wasn't an easy task at all. The upgrade from 3.0 towards 4.0 was a total disaster  :ohno-1: :ohno-1: :ohno-1:
I needed to re-install the backups many times.
That's why some messages here on the forum were vanished. My sincere apologizes towards you Viv for having deleted your last tasting experience, and this for several times.
Anyway, I'm still quite happy with the result, and only one of two messages over here were vanished. Could be damn worse  t_u
With this Joomla 4.0, we are safe for a next 6 to 8 years I think.
No prob to post here again, as the upgrade has been succeeded.
Thanks to all for the patience and apologize for the inconveniency.
I need a beer I think  :Manger:

BTW, there is still ALOT of work to do to fully install the BBB main page. It sure isn't finished yet, as it actually will never be  :beersign:

Cheers,
Filip
« Last Edit: August 25, 2021, 01:23:04 PM by Trappist »
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Re: New Main Page !
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2021, 12:14:36 PM »
Hi Filip,

Keep up the good work! You are doing a great job!

Don't forget to stop and have a beer now and again though!

No problem with the vanishing messages; I have now posted
replacements.

Cheers!


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Re: New Main Page !
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2021, 09:47:54 AM »
No problem with the vanishing messages; I have now posted
replacements.
Thank you so much Viv for the efforts t_u t_u t_u t_u
The new website is running smooth, and it has all of the newest features, ready for the future  t_u
I only need to install a new calendar inside the main page as the calendar now is a wrap from the forum calendar, and unfortunatly doesn't load when accessing the site with smartphone.
Using PC otoh is no problem  :chin:

Cheers and thanks for the encouraging words  t_u
Filip
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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2021, 01:24:11 AM »
Thanks again for all your efforts Filip, much appreciated! For some reason I had difficulty logging in right around the time of this change, and have been busy since then so didn't try again until today. Luckily my attempt was successful this time though.   t_u

Cheers! - John

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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2021, 09:45:15 AM »
Thanks again for all your efforts Filip, much appreciated! For some reason I had difficulty logging in right around the time of this change, and have been busy since then so didn't try again until today. Luckily my attempt was successful this time though.   t_u

Cheers! - John
Hi John, it is a big relief you succeeded!
The cache thing is mainly responsible for this issue.
I used a backgroud image for the main page, which was too dark, and changed it towards a much light colored versipon, so one can read the text.
It took a big while when the cache accepted the new background. It seems everything is OK now.
A small trick. When pushing the F5 key, the pâge will refresh, BUT without refreshing the cached images.
For also refreshing the cached images, one needs to click Ctrl and F5 together.
At my work, it still showed the dark background, but with a simple Ctrl - F5, that was fixed .

Damn details :)

Cheers,
Filip
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« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2021, 08:49:29 PM »
Thanks once again Filip for all the background work getting the revamped BBB up and running…and for keeping us future proofed.

Cheers
Jay  :appauding-1:

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« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2021, 10:57:46 AM »
Thanks once again Filip for all the background work getting the revamped BBB up and running…and for keeping us future proofed.

Cheers
Jay  :appauding-1:

Jay,
Thanks go to you and everybody here on the BBBoard!  t_u
Actually, I'm quite surprised that the BBB is still alive  :chin:
Today, many people are accessing social media. Facebook, for instance.
The BBB Facebook group is reaching a 9.000 members, and that speaks for itself. Actually, that is quite intimidating as I'm the only moderator  C:-)
Still, the Belgian Beer Board website is a must.
Making articles for instance is nearly impossible on fast clicking Facebook.

Cheers to another BBB era....
Filip
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