Site changes

Snowflake's picture

Hi everyone!

Thank you for being so patient in the past few days, it took quite some time to update the site and address a few important issues but overall the following things were implemented and should now work:

  • Google Site Search
  • WYSIWYG editor for guides and comments
  • Chat
  • More Karma and Private Message functionality
  • An app bar (at the bottom) which will show you immediately who's online as well as all active chats and system messages
  • A new theme
  • A second hamster was added to the server-wheel, so the site will run faster
  • Random bugs were fixed

Things that unfortunately don't work yet and that couldn't be ported into the new version:

  • The biggest thing that got lost with the upgrade unfortunatey is the guide categorization and sadly - as it looks - we won't be able to restore it. Guides are usually "outlined" in guide books and everyone (from Trusted Member upwards) can help to reorganize guides and put them back together by "outlining" pages. Generally there always is a main page like "Leveling Guides". Attached to it are all its child pages like "Jame's Horde Leveling Guide" - which itself has child pages as well (all the chapters Jame wrote). It basically works like a big book with chapters and sub-chapters. All the main "books" with their sub-chapters and child pages will then be visible here: http://www.wow-pro.com/book
  • The display on profile pages is somwhat broken for now and all the content a user has contributed isn't shown on their profile page anymore. We're working on it though.
  • Stars and user roles/ranks will soon be visible below profile pictures again.

Features incoming in the next days  (feel free to add suggestions):

  • Facebook conntect
  • Facebook like and fan page integration
  • Simplification of navigation (we'll trim everything down to the primary links on top with a drop-down menu if possible)
  • Display of most popular content on the front page

Cheers,

Snowflake

Comments

kayeich's picture

"Mark Comment as Read" Option?

Sorry to ressurect thread, been busy with school stuff, and saw sooooo many unread messages to look over when browsing, trying to catch up. =)

I'm curious, are there "Mark comment as read" and "Mark all as read" options? For both content and forums?

I can't seem to find any such options.

Also, there seems to be a thread in the forum that's buggy. I can't read it, as the link points to "http://wow-pro.com/http%3A/%252Fwww.filefront.com/17581398/45_48_Crackerhead22_Badlands.lua/" which won't work, and so it keeps registering as a new thread in the forum even though there's no new thread (it's also what brought up the question of such options). Specifically, the thread is in the second page of the cata guide writing subforum, "Addon - Badlands (Alliance)" by Crackerhead. It's not really bothersome, just an odd bug.

Also, chat page has a spam comment you guys missed during your spam purge some time ago (and why are there -two- addon questions chat rooms?).

Crackerhead22's picture

Small suggestion

I kinda like the way the front page layout is, except for one tiny thing. Where the status update currently is, it knocks down any front page news fairly far. Maybe move the status updates under (or over), the "Your Bookmarks" section?

Maw's picture

The status update is to the

The status update is to the right of front page news and should not knock down news at all.

Jiyambi's picture

It was already moved, Maw ;)

It was already moved, Maw ;) It used to be on top of the content on the front page when Cracker posted this.

Jiyambi's picture

Tiny, Low priority request

I thought of this while chatting with Jame about the Top Contributors box. Since moderators/administrators stop gaining karma, our totals in that box are kinda going to stagnate. I'm wondering if maybe we want to not show mods and admins in that box? Dunno if that's even possible or something people want to do.

Also, is the "Testing" account needed anymore or can we delete it so it's not hogging the top contributor slot? ;)

Snowflake's picture

"Testing" is deleted, don't

"Testing" is deleted, don't even know what that account was for - thought you guys did ;)

About removing admins/mods from top contributors: Unfortunately the only way to accomplish this is to set karma balances to 0 (what Jame and I have). Up to you guys.

-Snowflake
WoW-Pro Admin

Jiyambi's picture

Well I certainly don't care

Well I certainly don't care ;) But I dunno, I don't want to not recognize moderators for their hard work, either. Will think on it.

wkjezz's picture

I dont mind!

Me either, But rather than set mine to zero, can I have atleast 1 point, so I look better than Testing does? :D

 

Also snowflake, I love the status window, but I agree the status publishing widget on the front page could do with being relocated

-WKJezz
Moderator

Jiyambi's picture

Layout error or...?

Is the newest layout change (all boxes on the right, content on the left) intended? I'm not really a fan of it, it seems rather unbalanced to me. Also there seems to be a lot more green around than there was at the top and the bottom borders of the page, though I don't really have a big issue with this.

EDIT: I thin this is mostly me just getting used to the new layout, so don't read too much into it :P I do feel it might feel less weird with only one column of boxes on the right rather than two. But again, that's just an opinion, it's all just a matter of opinion at this point ;)

Snowflake's picture

The layout changes are not an

The layout changes are not an error - just trying out a few things over the coming days to optimize towards higher user interactivity and subscription rate (isn't really related to personal preference). Sorry about the frequent changes.

-Snowflake
WoW-Pro Admin

Jiyambi's picture

No need to apologize! I trust

No need to apologize! I trust in your superior statistical information ;)

Silvann's picture

I like the green background,

I like the green background, but also not a fan of the layout. I can probably get used to it though. ;)

Bitsem's picture

I'm still having trouble when

I'm still having trouble when editing. When I go to the edit tab on my guides, it puts them in Rich-text. When I then disable it, my line spacing is still all messed up. Am I doing something wrong?

Things I never thought I'd say...

"Your brother is not a dog! Get that leash off of him!"

Crackerhead22's picture

As a temporary solution

Before you go to edit, highlight all the code then copy it. That way when you disable rich text, you can highlight it all and paste over it so it will be formatted right.

Jiyambi's picture

It still eats my line breaks

It still eats my line breaks :(

Crackerhead22's picture

Doh, that was my mistake, I

Doh, that was my mistake, I wasn't clear enough, sorry. What I meant when highlighting and copying, is before you switch to editing. So you would have to highlight it on the view page.

Jiyambi's picture

Snowflake said there is a way

Snowflake said there is a way to disable it by default so it won't do that, but I can't find it :( for now, I guess hold off on editing until it's fixed!

Snowflake's picture

Try again now please, it's a

Try again now please, it's a different WYSIWYG editor and I tested the issue with enabling/disabling rich text too and losing line breaks, seems fixed now.

-Snowflake
WoW-Pro Admin

Jiyambi's picture

Well, I still can't find the

Well, I still can't find the place in the profile to disable it by default, if that's still an intended feature.

That said, the new editor is, IMO, MUCH better than the other one.

It also doesn't seem to load on guides where I don't want it to (guides where I didn't use it before) so as far as I'm concerned, I'm satisfied with it! Thanks a ton Snowflake!

Crackerhead22's picture

It's working right now. 

It's working right now.  Thanks Snowflake!

Jiyambi's picture

The Capcha (or whatever that

The Capcha (or whatever that authentication thingy is called) is apparently bouncing back errors. Here is a screenshot submitted by user he dares: http://hedares.com/capachafail.png

Jiyambi's picture

Also have a user reporting

Also have a user reporting getting error messages when trying to register for the site.

Snowflake's picture

Should be fixed.Btw,

Should be fixed.

Btw, signatures are back!

-Snowflake
WoW-Pro Admin

Snowflake's picture

WYSIWG Editor is enabled by

WYSIWG Editor is enabled by default again but can now be disabled by default by each user according to individual preferences.

-Snowflake
WoW-Pro Admin

Snowflake's picture

Test

Test:
http://www.wowhead.com/item=37312

Edit: Ok, Wowhead-Tooltips working again.

-Snowflake
WoW-Pro Admin

Jiyambi's picture

Thanks for both of these,

Thanks for both of these, Snowflake! You rock!

I did notice one thing though - there used to be a newsletter box in the lower left corner. I don't really mind if we see a return of it exactly, but some link somewhere for people to follow to sign up for the newsletter would be excellent :)

Bitsem's picture

Yaaaayyyyyy! Awesome as

Yaaaayyyyyy! Awesome as always Snowflake!

Things I never thought I'd say...

"Your brother is not a dog! Get that leash off of him!"

Jiyambi's picture

WoW-Pro Category Update

In the coming days we will be working to re-categorize the guides here on WoW-Pro, as the Shattering has thrown more than just Azeroth into chaos. Many guides now belong in the archive, their content no longer part of Azeroth. Examples include:

  • Old 1-60 leveling guides (Blood Elf and Draenei guides are still applicable though!)
  • Removed World Bosses (nightmare dragons, etc.)
  • Removed quest chains (Scepter of Shifting Sands)
  • Removed items
  • Removed Raids (Zul'Gurub)
  • Removed Achievements

WoW-Pro members of trusted rank or higher should be able to help re-organize these guides. Simply click the "Outline" tab at the top of a guide to change it's category. We'd really love some assistance in moving these guides to their correct locations. Thanks!

Bitsem's picture

I'll go move Jame's 1-60

I'll go move Jame's 1-60 guides and the class quests that were marked.

Things I never thought I'd say...

"Your brother is not a dog! Get that leash off of him!"

Jiyambi's picture

Thanks Bits. I'm exhausted,

Thanks Bits. I'm exhausted, need to go collapse somewhere. Debating whether or not to head into school, the school was closed for the first few hours today due to icy conditions anyways...

Jiyambi's picture

Hey Snowflake! Sorry to bug

Hey Snowflake! Sorry to bug you again, but I still seem unable to view other people's Karma transactions. When I click "view" from someone else's user page, it brings me to my own Karma page instead. So I can't look back and see what I've awarded karma for and what I still need to do.

Snowflake's picture

I know, wrote about that

I know, wrote about that though a few days ago - unfortunately there isn't an easy solution for this. For now please just add the Karma you think is missing and as soon as we can see other people's Karma pages again (I can't either btw) then we can substract stuff that's been awarded twice.

About the roles issue: I haven't changed any permissions here. You can't see the different checkboxes in user profiles anymore?

-Snowflake
WoW-Pro Admin

Snowflake's picture

Problem with details page

Problem with details page finally fixed and new rankings page implemented.

-Snowflake
WoW-Pro Admin

Jiyambi's picture

Ah, I must have missed that

Ah, I must have missed that response amidst the flurry of comments, sorries!

As for roles - I didn't THINK I could before, but I can now. So, problem apparently solved, lol.

Jiyambi's picture

I also still seem unable to

I also still seem unable to increase (or edit) people's ranks. Bits needs to be promoted! Laughing out loud

Bitsem's picture

weird errors?

Is anyone else getting weird errors on the top of all the pages? this is what I got on the home page.

* user warning: Unknown column 'serialized' in 'field list' query: SELECT data, created, headers, expire, serialized FROM cache_block WHERE cid = 'comment:0:mix_and_match:r.2,7' in /home/wowpro/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 26.
* user warning: Unknown column 'serialized' in 'field list' query: UPDATE cache_block SET data = 'a:2:{s:7:\"subject\";s:15:\"Recent comments\";s:7:\"content\";s:1168:\"

\";}', created = 1290119153, expire = -1, headers = '', serialized = 1 WHERE cid = 'comment:0:mix_and_match:r.2,7' in /home/wowpro/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 109.
* user warning: Unknown column 'serialized' in 'field list' query: SELECT data, created, headers, expire, serialized FROM cache_block WHERE cid = 'fb_social_likebox:likebox:mix_and_match:r.2,7' in /home/wowpro/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 26.
* user warning: Unknown column 'serialized' in 'field list' query: UPDATE cache_block SET data = 'a:2:{s:7:\"subject\";s:0:\"\";s:7:\"content\";s:115:\"\";}', created = 1290119153, expire = -1, headers = '', serialized = 1 WHERE cid = 'fb_social_likebox:likebox:mix_and_match:r.2,7' in /home/wowpro/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 109.
* user warning: Unknown column 'serialized' in 'field list' query: SELECT data, created, headers, expire, serialized FROM cache_block WHERE cid = 'profile:0:mix_and_match:r.2,7:http://www.wow-pro.com/' in /home/wowpro/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 26.
* user warning: Unknown column 'serialized' in 'field list' query: UPDATE cache_block SET data = '', created = 1290119153, expire = -1, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = 'profile:0:mix_and_match:r.2,7:http://www.wow-pro.com/' in /home/wowpro/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 109.
* user warning: Unknown column 'serialized' in 'field list' query: SELECT data, created, headers, expire, serialized FROM cache_block WHERE cid = 'userpoints:-1:mix_and_match:r.2,7' in /home/wowpro/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 26.
* user warning: Unknown column 'serialized' in 'field list' query: UPDATE cache_block SET data = 'a:2:{s:7:\"subject\";s:14:\"Bitsem\'s karma\";s:7:\"content\";s:35:\"You have 43 karma\";}', created = 1290119153, expire = -1, headers = '', serialized = 1 WHERE cid = 'userpoints:-1:mix_and_match:r.2,7' in /home/wowpro/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 109.
* user warning: Unknown column 'serialized' in 'field list' query: SELECT data, created, headers, expire, serialized FROM cache_block WHERE cid = 'chatroom:0:mix_and_match' in /home/wowpro/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 26.
* user warning: Unknown column 'serialized' in 'field list' query: UPDATE cache_block SET data = 'a:2:{s:7:\"content\";s:283:\"\";s:7:\"subject\";s:12:\"Active chats\";}', created = 1290119153, expire = -1, headers = '', serialized = 1 WHERE cid = 'chatroom:0:mix_and_match' in /home/wowpro/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 109.

Things I never thought I'd say...

"Your brother is not a dog! Get that leash off of him!"

Snowflake's picture

Should be fixed, please

Should be fixed, please double check.

-Snowflake
WoW-Pro Admin

Bitsem's picture

Still errors

I still have a huge pink error box on the top of every page. Here's the Home page one:
* user warning: Unknown column 'serialized' in 'field list' query: SELECT data, created, headers, expire, serialized FROM cache_block WHERE cid = 'comment:0:mix_and_match:r.2,7' in /home/wowpro/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 26.
* user warning: Unknown column 'serialized' in 'field list' query: UPDATE cache_block SET data = 'a:2:{s:7:\"subject\";s:15:\"Recent comments\";s:7:\"content\";s:1094:\"

\";}', created = 1290195357, expire = -1, headers = '', serialized = 1 WHERE cid = 'comment:0:mix_and_match:r.2,7' in /home/wowpro/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 109.
* user warning: Unknown column 'serialized' in 'field list' query: SELECT data, created, headers, expire, serialized FROM cache_block WHERE cid = 'fb_social_likebox:likebox:mix_and_match:r.2,7' in /home/wowpro/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 26.
* user warning: Unknown column 'serialized' in 'field list' query: UPDATE cache_block SET data = 'a:2:{s:7:\"subject\";s:0:\"\";s:7:\"content\";s:115:\"\";}', created = 1290195357, expire = -1, headers = '', serialized = 1 WHERE cid = 'fb_social_likebox:likebox:mix_and_match:r.2,7' in /home/wowpro/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 109.
* user warning: Unknown column 'serialized' in 'field list' query: SELECT data, created, headers, expire, serialized FROM cache_block WHERE cid = 'profile:0:mix_and_match:r.2,7:http://www.wow-pro.com/' in /home/wowpro/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 26.
* user warning: Unknown column 'serialized' in 'field list' query: UPDATE cache_block SET data = '', created = 1290195357, expire = -1, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = 'profile:0:mix_and_match:r.2,7:http://www.wow-pro.com/' in /home/wowpro/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 109.
* user warning: Unknown column 'serialized' in 'field list' query: SELECT data, created, headers, expire, serialized FROM cache_block WHERE cid = 'userpoints:-1:mix_and_match:r.2,7' in /home/wowpro/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 26.
* user warning: Unknown column 'serialized' in 'field list' query: UPDATE cache_block SET data = 'a:2:{s:7:\"subject\";s:14:\"Bitsem\'s karma\";s:7:\"content\";s:35:\"You have 43 karma\";}', created = 1290195357, expire = -1, headers = '', serialized = 1 WHERE cid = 'userpoints:-1:mix_and_match:r.2,7' in /home/wowpro/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 109.
* user warning: Unknown column 'serialized' in 'field list' query: SELECT data, created, headers, expire, serialized FROM cache_block WHERE cid = 'chatroom:0:mix_and_match' in /home/wowpro/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 26.
* user warning: Unknown column 'serialized' in 'field list' query: UPDATE cache_block SET data = 'a:2:{s:7:\"content\";s:283:\"\";s:7:\"subject\";s:12:\"Active chats\";}', created = 1290195357, expire = -1, headers = '', serialized = 1 WHERE cid = 'chatroom:0:mix_and_match' in /home/wowpro/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 109.

Here's the one from the Site Changes page:
* user warning: Unknown column 'serialized' in 'field list' query: SELECT data, created, headers, expire, serialized FROM cache_block WHERE cid = 'comment:0:mix_and_match:r.2,7' in /home/wowpro/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 26.
* user warning: Unknown column 'serialized' in 'field list' query: UPDATE cache_block SET data = 'a:2:{s:7:\"subject\";s:15:\"Recent comments\";s:7:\"content\";s:1145:\"

\";}', created = 1290195458, expire = -1, headers = '', serialized = 1 WHERE cid = 'comment:0:mix_and_match:r.2,7' in /home/wowpro/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 109.
* user warning: Unknown column 'serialized' in 'field list' query: SELECT data, created, headers, expire, serialized FROM cache_block WHERE cid = 'fb_social_likebox:likebox:mix_and_match:r.2,7' in /home/wowpro/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 26.
* user warning: Unknown column 'serialized' in 'field list' query: UPDATE cache_block SET data = 'a:2:{s:7:\"subject\";s:0:\"\";s:7:\"content\";s:115:\"\";}', created = 1290195458, expire = -1, headers = '', serialized = 1 WHERE cid = 'fb_social_likebox:likebox:mix_and_match:r.2,7' in /home/wowpro/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 109.
* user warning: Unknown column 'serialized' in 'field list' query: SELECT data, created, headers, expire, serialized FROM cache_block WHERE cid = 'profile:0:mix_and_match:r.2,7:http://www.wow-pro.com/node/3125' in /home/wowpro/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 26.
* user warning: Unknown column 'serialized' in 'field list' query: UPDATE cache_block SET data = 'a:2:{s:7:\"subject\";s:24:\"About Snowflake\";s:7:\"content\";s:422:\"
\n \"Snowflake's
\n\n

\n Website/Facebook/Myspace
\n http://www.wow-pro.com

\n\";}', created = 1290195458, expire = -1, headers = '', serialized = 1 WHERE cid = 'profile:0:mix_and_match:r.2,7:http://www.wow-pro.com/node/3125' in /home/wowpro/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 109.
* user warning: Unknown column 'serialized' in 'field list' query: SELECT data, created, headers, expire, serialized FROM cache_block WHERE cid = 'userpoints:-1:mix_and_match:r.2,7' in /home/wowpro/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 26.
* user warning: Unknown column 'serialized' in 'field list' query: UPDATE cache_block SET data = 'a:2:{s:7:\"subject\";s:14:\"Bitsem\'s karma\";s:7:\"content\";s:35:\"You have 43 karma\";}', created = 1290195458, expire = -1, headers = '', serialized = 1 WHERE cid = 'userpoints:-1:mix_and_match:r.2,7' in /home/wowpro/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 109.
* user warning: Unknown column 'serialized' in 'field list' query: SELECT data, created, headers, expire, serialized FROM cache_block WHERE cid = 'chatroom:0:mix_and_match' in /home/wowpro/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 26.
* user warning: Unknown column 'serialized' in 'field list' query: UPDATE cache_block SET data = 'a:2:{s:7:\"content\";s:283:\"\";s:7:\"subject\";s:12:\"Active chats\";}', created = 1290195458, expire = -1, headers = '', serialized = 1 WHERE cid = 'chatroom:0:mix_and_match' in /home/wowpro/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 109.

Sorry, I didn't check if they're all the same. Hope this helps!

Things I never thought I'd say...

"Your brother is not a dog! Get that leash off of him!"

Bitsem's picture

Sorry that all the side bar

Sorry that all the side bar stuff shows up in these. I can't Select All on the error box, so have to select manually.

Things I never thought I'd say...

"Your brother is not a dog! Get that leash off of him!"

Snowflake's picture

Can you empty your cache and

Can you empty your cache and try again?

Thanks!

-Snowflake
WoW-Pro Admin

Bitsem's picture

Gone for me now too. Just got

Gone for me now too. Just got back on, so didn't empty cache yet, but they're still gone. Laughing out loud You do amazing work on the site Snowflake!

Things I never thought I'd say...

"Your brother is not a dog! Get that leash off of him!"

Silvann's picture

Errors are gone now.

Errors are gone now.

Gylin's picture

yep same errors here.

yep same errors here.

Jiyambi's picture

At some point, stickied posts

At some point, stickied posts had a different background. This made it easy on the front page to see what was stickied and what was new. Would like to see that return if no one minds and if it's not too much trouble Smiling

Jiyambi's picture

I just wanted to say that the

I just wanted to say that the site is looking AWESOME :) Thanks so much for everything you've done, Snowflake, and the quick responses to bugs and suggestions from the community. You rock!

Jiyambi's picture

No idea if you have any

No idea if you have any control whatsoever over the chat plugin, but I've heard some people express an interest in it playing a sound when a new chat comes in.

Gylin's picture

New comments

Love the new look and layout Snowflake, only thing I'd say is if the "new" tag above new comments was put on the right, instead of above the title of the new comment, it'd be a lot easier to pick out the new comments while scrolling down through them all

Jame's picture

I agree with that as well.

I agree with that as well. Ideally, the "new" tag should be bold and in a different color, something flashy like red or green. Smiling

kayeich's picture

I'd agree with this!

I'd agree with this!

Malorajan's picture

Needed guides is on the

Needed guides is on the navbar twice.