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£$ Work Required : Custom popup needed to match Users with their User Roles*

johnnyzenjohnnyzen New
edited April 2013 in General Banter

Hi all

Big up to all here. I'm loving vanilla :)

Please can someone assist me for paid development work if needed...

We have recently moved to vanilla Version from another forum...

In the transfer, we lost all the old user roles we had, so now all users in Vanilla now have the role "members"

We do not know who had what role from the old forum...

One idea of a solution is to get the user to update their role (and of course not to Admin or Mod) when they log in.

A popup after login seems a logical/acceptable UX experience for the user.

Something along the lines of

Welcome Back!!!

Before continuing, please update your current level from the dropdown below:

[ Basic | Learner |Advanced ]


This popup would continue to "popup" when a page in the forum in reloaded if they still had the role of "Member"

**Note: Admin, Guest, Mod roles = No Popup Needed **

Thanks for reading... I am hoping someone can help :)





  • Did you try importing using the enhanced version of the porter?

  • johnnyzenjohnnyzen New
    edited April 2013

    Did you try importing using the enhanced version of the porter?

    No.... You mean importer from old forum?

    If so, It was a bit complicated because old forum was YABB :0

    We used a developer to help us..

  • That developer should have made sure the old roles mapped onto some new roles.

  • Yes I know this :)

  • Sometimes finding other import software from your-forum-software to one of the supported porter formats first, works, then running the porter.

    For example, you may find YABB -> phpBB -> Vanilla porting works.

  • For example, you may find YABB -> phpBB -> Vanilla porting works.

    That option was not available to us due to custom YABB code... as mentioned it was complex..

    I am really only looking to come up with a solution to the situation we are in now... :)

    Thanks for your help though :)

  • @johnnyzen said:
    We do not know who had what role from the old forum...

    Does that mean that you don't have a backup from the old forum?
    Then an SQL solution won't help...
    Just in case no-one can help, just think of other solutions than custom development.
    If learner is your default role after a certain amount of posts or something, then you can set that role using SQL. Same for advanced, etc.

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  • Hi Underdog

    Yes, have backup of forum, but YABB is not sql based... its flat files.. so I would need my time/energy and maybe paying someone to extract the roles.... so still better to get custom popup..

    I have thought about other solutions... my original popup request is the outcome of exploring all avenues I know of.

    The roles are there to make some categories private to some and not others... All the users on the old forum have been manually verified to be within a certain role... so your last suggestion is not really applicable. :)

    The proposed popup solution is not perfect I know, but the best I can think of.



  • gee... Whats it take to actually pay someone around here ;)

  • lifeisfoolifeisfoo Zombie plugins finder ✭✭✭
    edited April 2013

    I've sent you a PM.

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  • businessdadbusinessdad Stealth contributor MVP

    Perhaps I can help, I'll also send you a PM.

  • hgtonighthgtonight ∞ · New Moderator

    I would have thrown my hat in the ring, but this all occurred when I was sleeping. :(

    I am positive you will be happy with the services of @businessdad or @lifeisfoo. Both are top notch in my book!

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  • businessdadbusinessdad Stealth contributor MVP

    @Srggamer said:
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  • SrggamerSrggamer HardCore Gamer ✭✭✭

    @businessdad said:
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