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by ctrstudio
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Extension Writers Discussion
Topic: Tool for making Protected Demo forums
Replies: 24
Views: 1616

Re: Tool for making Protected Demo forums

To receive extension support please visit our Extensions Database ... Thanks Paul, I already made a post there a couple weeks ago in case blitze is still supporting the extension. He hasn't posted anything for that extension since 2018, so I don't know if he's actually supporting that particular on...
by ctrstudio
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Extension Writers Discussion
Topic: Tool for making Protected Demo forums
Replies: 24
Views: 1616

Re: Tool for making Protected Demo forums

Well, I tried this with various older versions of phpBB to narrow down the problem. I found that the extension still works with phpBB3.2.5 and then does not work with phpBB3.2.7 (there isn't a 3.2.6 in the downloads area). Everything works in the extension's acp configuration. Where it fails is when...
by ctrstudio
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: convert all amazon links as an affiliate
Replies: 5
Views: 1100

Re: convert all amazon links as an affiliate

Since I already have an active Amazon affiliate program for other projects, I wanted to know if there is a way to convert all the links on the forum so that every time a purchase is made through that link I get a commission. HiFiKabin's "Amazon Affiliate" extension does exactly what you're asking a...
by ctrstudio
Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Extension Writers Discussion
Topic: Tool for making Protected Demo forums
Replies: 24
Views: 1616

Re: Tool for making Protected Demo forums

There are several default maintenance cron jobs within phpBB so the first visit will trigger the first cron job in the queue which may, or may not, be the one that you want running. Also to add to that bots when they access your board will also trigger cron jobs. Yeah, when a page load happens ther...
by ctrstudio
Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: Extension Writers Discussion
Topic: Tool for making Protected Demo forums
Replies: 24
Views: 1616

Re: Tool for making Protected Demo forums

A database backup restore can also be done in SQL Server, or cPanel or whatever else via cron jobs. No need of the extension. If you need to restore a preset backup every amount of time there is the solution then. Wouldn't an external cron job happen whether there was any traffic or not? A demo sit...
by ctrstudio
Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: Extension Writers Discussion
Topic: Tool for making Protected Demo forums
Replies: 24
Views: 1616

Re: Tool for making Protected Demo forums

[This was an accidental duplicate post. So, I'll just edit it to be a recap on the topic so far. :)] The original topic was to find out if there is any extension or tools that would work for setting up a "protected demo site". Specifically, I'd like to set up a demo forum with test admin account tha...
by ctrstudio
Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Extension Writers Discussion
Topic: Tool for making Protected Demo forums
Replies: 24
Views: 1616

Re: Tool for making Protected Demo forums

Thanks for the suggestion Doing that would only allow resetting the extension to first run default options... That's exactly what you asked for? Actually, what I said I'm looking for is that "any changes made during a session revert back to the preset config for the next test user that logs in." Th...
by ctrstudio
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Extension Writers Discussion
Topic: Tool for making Protected Demo forums
Replies: 24
Views: 1616

Re: Tool for making Protected Demo forums

What you really need here IMHO is a cron-job that disables and deletes the extension data and then re-enables it to be ready for the new user. You decide the time, say every hour. There are specific CLI commands for that purpose. That's the theory. You should put it into practice. Thanks for the su...
by ctrstudio
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Extension Writers Discussion
Topic: Tool for making Protected Demo forums
Replies: 24
Views: 1616

Re: Tool for making Protected Demo forums

I was hoping that while I'm staying at home, I might be able to figure some of these kind of things out. Working on something like this could give my mind a break from the daily concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. So, I found where to download the phpBB 3.2.0 files, I installed that version and...
by ctrstudio
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Extension Writers Discussion
Topic: Tool for making Protected Demo forums
Replies: 24
Views: 1616

Re: Tool for making Protected Demo forums

You may find the phpBB Demo code on Github Yeah, I searched for it before I even posted a question here. The only one I found that seems to maybe be related to something like the phpbb.com/demo page is https://github.com/p/phpbb-demo which is from 2013 and developed for phpbb 3.0. There isn't enoug...
by ctrstudio
Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Extension Writers Discussion
Topic: Tool for making Protected Demo forums
Replies: 24
Views: 1616

Re: Tool for making Protected Demo forums

https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/extension/auto_database_restore Well I installed it on a phpBB 3.3 board and it enables fine and the settings page submits fine, but something is going wrong with it. It seems like the settings are probably saved right because the admin log shows the entries for d...
by ctrstudio
Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Extension Writers Discussion
Topic: Tool for making Protected Demo forums
Replies: 24
Views: 1616

Re: Tool for making Protected Demo forums

Perhaps not exactly what you are wanting but have you checked this extension - https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/extension/auto_database_restore Actually, that's a lot closer to what I was thinking about than the first tool you suggested. Doing something like an auto restore was actually my first ...
by ctrstudio
Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Extension Writers Discussion
Topic: Tool for making Protected Demo forums
Replies: 24
Views: 1616

Re: Tool for making Protected Demo forums

When it comes to give an user the right to acces the ACP side of one of our extensions we grant him the custom permission we made on purpose, simple as it is. That was my initial thought. Just set up a demo forum install and add an admin account and password with permissions limited to just the ext...
by ctrstudio
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Extension Writers Discussion
Topic: Tool for making Protected Demo forums
Replies: 24
Views: 1616

Re: Tool for making Protected Demo forums

Probably the nearest that there is is - https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/official_tool/phpbb3_quickinstall/ I checked that out. It seems like a pretty cool tool for quickly removing and adding phpbb installations for development testing. I don't think it would really be a good option for what I'm...
by ctrstudio
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Extension Writers Discussion
Topic: Tool for making Protected Demo forums
Replies: 24
Views: 1616

Tool for making Protected Demo forums

Does anyone know of any extension that can be used to set up a protected demo forum? I'd like to set up a demo forum with a demo admin account that can login to the ACP to adjust settings on an extension to see the results, but any changes made during a session revert back to a preset configuration ...

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