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What to Expect with NEW Divacowboy Board
Topic Started: Dec 12 2017, 08:02 PM (216 Views)
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What's New with the New Divacowboy Site
I manually converted the Divacowboy website from zIFboards to the Zetaboards web host. Years ago, board administrators had an option to convert to the more modern Zetaboards but I chose not to do so because I find the zIFboards site to be user friendly for the most part and the color choices for the board more appealing. I don't have a choice anymore--zIFboards will soon be phased out. Zetaboards is a free host and I've been fortunate to have this site for 10-11 years. Transferring the board and making the necessary changes allows me to keep it. And as promised, I'm not going anywhere if I can help it.

What will be converted?
Topics, Posts, Polls, Forums & Categories. The board, post, topic, and forum URLs will redirect to the new board. I'm not going to lose the valued collection of information and posts over the years. These redirects will continue indefinitely so that no one has trouble reaching the board.
Calendar events
Emoticons (smilies)
Attachments,and uploaded files

What won't convert?
Skins - this refers to the background color, which is usually gray, white and red on the Divacowboy board. Also it refers to the layout and in general the ambiance. I will find new skin or several (keep reading about "theme selector")

Images with the header - I'll need to repost the images at the top of the board. I'll use a lot of the same pictures.

Some of the coding won't match. The code to post videos is different on the Zetaboards site. The coding will show instead of the video since it's incompatible. I'll be able to clean up some of this for featured areas of the board, such as the "Stables" archive, the Front Page Portal, and some of the fan fiction but it is too laborious to do it for all posts.

What's new?
Theme Selector-There is a drop down menu at the bottom of the board that allows you to change the board background or skin from the default chosen by the board administrator (currently, "A Diamond in the Rocks" is the only view available). You can, for instance, go from a board with a dark background (black) to one that is white or a lighter gray or even green, red, beige, brown, blue, etc. The layout will also change. This allows the board member or guest to choose the board ambience. This is pretty neat. I have been looking at the various options and will add more themes for this board in time.

Shoutbox--On the new board, the shout box appears on the front page, which is referred to as the Portal. You'll have to toggle from the Portal to the Forum Home via the navigation panel under the banner.

Customized Portal--The front page--portal--looks a little different, but many of the features are the same: Recommended sites, latest posts etc.

New! Status Update and Feed-When there is a new post, an alert will appear on the board.

Blogs--Not sure if this feature will be activated, but this is an area where blogs can be created, if desired.

Web page--A web page can be created for the board. Not sure if I'll use this feature but it is nice to know that option exists.

I am still learning as I recreate the board so I'll keep you updated. When the board migrates, I'll repost this topic so it's in the portal--if needed.
Edited by cher62, Dec 14 2017, 05:06 AM.
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