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File Edits:
« on: August 30, 2007, 07:44:52 PM »
Manual installing TinyPortal is easy to do, you just need to follow the directions found in this Doc;  How Do I Manually Install Tiny Portal?
Take your time and read carefully as you go and it will work well.


Here's how to safely do file edits:

FileZilla
One of the better ftp utilities and it's free.
It's the only one I use.

And you'll need a good editor, here is a nice free one:
Notepad++

Any time you do anything to your forum there is one thing that you should make a very important part of your routine:
Backup... Backup... Backup!


When editing a file I generally do this;
  • Make a temp folder on my desktop...
  • Open the site with the FileZilla FTP utility...
  • Download a copy of the file in question and place it in the temp folder...
  • Then download a fresh copy into my editor and edit away...
  • Go back to the site and rename the existing online copy of the file to something else, like, filename-old.php...
  • Then upload the edited version of the file.

If everything is OK then I'm finished.
If its all messed up I just delete the bad file that was uploaded, rename the good one to the correct file name and the forum is back to normal.

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Doing a manual install of TinyPortal is easy to do, you just need to follow the directions found in the [url=http://docs.tinyportal.net/index.php?topic=140]Manual Install File Modifications Guide.[/url]
Take your time and read carefully as you go and it will work well.


[b]Here's how to safely do file edits:[/b]
[url=http://filezilla.sourceforge.net/]FileZilla[/url]
One of the better ftp utilities and it's free.
[i]It's the only one I use.[/i]

And you'll need a good editor, here is a nice free one:
[url=http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/uk/site.htm]Notepad++[/url]

Any time you do anything to your forum there is one thing that you should make part of your routine, like:

[b]Backup... Backup... Backup![/b]

When editing a file I generally do this;
[list]
[li]Make a temp folder on my desktop...[/li]
[li]Open the site with the FileZilla FTP utility...[/li]
[li]Download a copy of the file in question and place it in the temp folder...[/li]
[li]Then download a fresh copy into my editor and edit away...[/li]
[li]Go back to the site and rename the existing online copy of the file to something else, like, old_filename.php...[/li]
[li]Then upload the edited version of the file.[/li]
[/list]
[i]When doing several files I wait until all of them have been edited so that they can all be uploaded at the same time.[/i]

If everything is OK then I'm finished.
If its all messed up I just delete the bad file that was uploaded, rename the good one to the correct file name and the forum is back to normal.
« Last Edit: March 12, 2019, 11:52:31 AM by Ken »
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