I tried the auto upgrade and couldn't get it to work. I've got a dedicated server and can get my server guy to configure it however it needs to be, but it's largely on me to figure out what needs to be changed and I don't have a clue, so I tried to do the update manually.
I used WinSCP to...
Finally got around to upgrading my forum from XF 2.1.5 or so to 2.1.9. Auto-upgrade didn't work, so I had to do it manually. I logged in to XF customer area, downloaded upgrade package, unzipped it, uploaded files to the server, visited /install folder and clicked button to upgrade. ACP says...
XF already creates an RSS feed of latest threads/posts. You just need an RSS reader script to read the feed and display it in your home page ad block. Have a look at CaRP:
I've made the switch recently from vB 3.8 to XF 2.1. It's too early for me to have any meaningful data on search engine positions/traffic.
But my userbase is happy with the change and the change allowed me to upgrade to much better hardware with the latest PHP etc. which was a concern.
I get a lot of spam submissions from the contact page. Once in a while, I spend a few hours going through the spam emails looking up the IP address it was sent from and adding a DENY FROM line in my .htaccess file when it's from a TOR node, server company or from a country that I "don't like"...
1) Install addon
2) Create widget using addon
3) Add widget to page template
If you don't see a tag cloud, I'm guessing you haven't tagged any threads.
You can tag an existing thread by opening it and looking at the top left of the page, just under the thread title. Next to the username of...
The Content Tagging option in the ACP does have a field for "Tag match regular expression:" which could be used to restrict the allowed characters. I'm not a Regex wizard though, so I can't really give you the proper expression to use.