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I began my journey with Tutorials back in 3.4.x. All my tutorials are in HTML, and most likely not using the best standards. Tutorials miserably failed when I added them as HTML content. Tutorials for 3.4.x displayed all sorts of odd things. I tried for several days but to no avail. I finally contacted Adriano and he promptly refunded my money. He also told me at that time that with the next iteration of Invision Power Board (4) that he would be building a new version that should fix all the quirks I was having.

Tutorials is still in development and I was able to load my HTML code into a RCx test site. Tutorials is now displaying my HTML correctly, just as it is when it is posted as a topic in my test RC6 site.

I have made the purchase from the Market place as it is a great value right now. However only Tutorials for 3.4.x is available. I was told by Adriano that Tutorials I just purchased would be upgraded to 4.x at no charge when it is released.

It's nice when IVB mod developers get out ahead of the final release. This shows that their customers count.

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Too bad, we had promised the fix on 3.4.x :( Submitting tutorial is not a problem, however, editing it in nightmare still

​It is STILL going to be a nightmare. Chrome, IE11, and FF all display the contents of the editor differently in RC6. The IPB editor adds codes into the text that were not originally there, and line breaks are not detected which makes all the lines of code run together. I'm not sure why they are not able to prefect the editor in Invision Power Board.

I believe these issues are the problems of the editor in Invision Power Board, which I believe is what Tutorials uses.

I have given up on using the built in editor. For me I do all my editing in my favorite HTML editor, then just past it into the IPB editor, and save.

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Usually these tutorials are pretty important. Is there a way when editing a tutorial that the original document could be archived? Maybe an option to save it offline in it's original form under name.date.extension, or use PM and attaching, or email out with an attachment ?

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​It is STILL going to be a nightmare. Chrome, IE11, and FF all display the contents of the editor differently in RC6. The IPB editor adds codes into the text that were not originally there, and line breaks are not detected which makes all the lines of code run together. I'm not sure why they are not able to prefect the editor in Invision Power Board.

I believe these issues are the problems of the editor in Invision Power Board, which I believe is what Tutorials uses.

I have given up on using the built in editor. For me I do all my editing in my favorite HTML editor, then just past it into the IPB editor, and save.

​It is related to the framework. See this simple HTML code:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<body>

<img src="http://www.w3schools.com/html/w3schools.jpg" alt="W3Schools.com" width="104" height="142">

</body>
</html>

When editing a topic:

1.thumb.PNG.9254a730cd2b51449b8b2b87ec8e

When editing a tutorial:

2.thumb.PNG.f2f0718da7219d04f153e15a4f98

Fresh install of RC 6.

Bug reported: http://community.invisionpower.com/4bugtrack/rc-6-content-saved-as-html-r4558/

Let's wait to see what IPS thinks about it.

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I have a HTML page that is displayed. To start out with 4.0 creates a continuous line of code when edited after the initial save, where 3.x did not.

Here id the original text as seen in 3.x when I edit the post:

<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="/data/images/winsnort.css" />

<center><b>This will create new MySQL snort and archive database for an Apache2 or IIS install</b></center>

<br />

<b>Note:</b> All the events will be lost. the .sql files must be located in the original folder. The paths below are pointing to the original locations of the sql files, so change accordingly

<br />
<br />

Open a CMD window and type 'net stop snort' (less the outside quotes), and tap the 'Enter' key.

<br />
<br />

At the CMD prompt type 'MySQL -u snort -pd1ngd0ng' (less the outside quotes), and tap the 'Enter' key.

<br />
<br />

<b>Note:</b> The above needs to be typed exactly as described, and you will be dropped into MySQL.

<br />
<br />

At the mysql CMD prompt type 'drop database snort;' (less the outside quotes), and tap the 'Enter' key.

<br />
<br />

At the mysql CMD prompt type 'drop database archive;' (less the outside quotes), and tap the 'Enter' key.

<br />
<br />

At the mysql CMD prompt type 'create database snort;' (less the outside quotes), and tap the 'Enter' key.

<br />
<br />

At the mysql CMD prompt type 'create database archive;' (less the outside quotes), and tap the 'Enter' key.

<br />
<br />

At the mysql CMD prompt type 'connect snort;' (less the outside quotes), and tap the 'Enter' key.

<br />
<br />

At the mysql CMD prompt type 'source d:/winids/barnyard2/schemas/create_mysql' (less the outside quotes), and tap the 'Enter' key.

<br />
<br />

<em class="red"><b>Using IIS:</b></em> At the mysql CMD prompt type 'source d:\winids\inetpub\wwwroot\base\sql\create_base_tbls_mysql.sql' (less the outside quotes), and tap the 'Enter' key.

<br />
<br />

<em class="red"><b>Using Apache:</b></em> At the mysql CMD prompt type 'source d:\winids\apache24\htdocs\base\sql\create_base_tbls_mysql.sql' (less the outside quotes), and tap the 'Enter' key.

<br />
<br />

At the mysql CMD prompt type 'connect archive;' (less the outside quotes), and tap the 'Enter' key.

<br />
<br />

At the mysql CMD prompt type 'source d:/winids/barnyard2/schemas/create_mysql' (less the outside quotes), and tap the 'Enter' key.

<br />
<br />

<em class="red"><b>Using IIS:</b></em> At the mysql CMD prompt type 'source d:\winids\inetpub\wwwroot\base\sql\create_base_tbls_mysql.sql' (less the outside quotes), and tap the 'Enter' key.

<br />
<br />

<em class="red"><b>Using Apache:</b></em> At the mysql CMD prompt type 'source d:\winids\apache24\htdocs\base\sql\create_base_tbls_mysql.sql' (less the outside quotes), and tap the 'Enter' key.

<br />
<br />

<em class="red"><b>Using IIS:</b></em> At the mysql CMD prompt type 'source d:\winids\inetpub\wwwroot\base\sql\create_base_tbls_mysql.sql' (less the outside quotes), and tap the 'Enter' key.

<br />
<br />

<em class="red"><b>Using Apache:</b></em> At the mysql CMD prompt type 'source d:\winids\apache24\htdocs\base\sql\create_base_tbls_mysql.sql' (less the outside quotes), and tap the 'Enter' key.

<br />
<br />

At the mysql CMD prompt type 'quit;' (less the outside quotes), and tap the 'Enter' key.

<br />
<br />

<b>Note:</b> You will be dropped back into the Windows CMD prompt.

<br />
<br />

At the CMD prompt type 'net start snort' (less the outside quotes), and tap the 'Enter' key.

<br />
<br />

At the CMD prompt type 'exit' (less the outside quotes), and tap the 'Enter' key.

<br />
<br />

That should be all...

After the 3.4.7 conversion to 4.0RC6 the same edit gets this, and the below was in a single continuous line (I separated):

<p>&nbsp;</p>

<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="/data/images/winsnort.css" />

<center><b>This will create new MySQL snort and archive database for an Apache2 or IIS install</b></center>

<p><b>Note:</b> All the events will be lost. the .sql files must be located in the original folder. The paths below are pointing to the original locations of the sql files, so change accordingly</p>

<p>&nbsp;</p>

<p>Open a CMD window and type &#39;net stop snort&#39; (less the outside quotes), and tap the &#39;Enter&#39; key.</p>

<p>&nbsp;</p>

<p>At the CMD prompt type &#39;MySQL -u snort -pd1ngd0ng&#39; (less the outside quotes), and tap the &#39;Enter&#39; key.</p>

<p>&nbsp;</p>

<p><b>Note:</b> The above needs to be typed exactly as described, and you will be dropped into MySQL.</p>

<p>&nbsp;</p>

<p>At the mysql CMD prompt type &#39;drop database snort;&#39; (less the outside quotes), and tap the &#39;Enter&#39; key.</p>

<p>&nbsp;</p>

<p>At the mysql CMD prompt type &#39;drop database archive;&#39; (less the outside quotes), and tap the &#39;Enter&#39; key.</p>

<p>&nbsp;</p>

<p>At the mysql CMD prompt type &#39;create database snort;&#39; (less the outside quotes), and tap the &#39;Enter&#39; key.</p>

<p>&nbsp;</p>

<p>At the mysql CMD prompt type &#39;create database archive;&#39; (less the outside quotes), and tap the &#39;Enter&#39; key.</p>

<p>&nbsp;</p>

<p>At the mysql CMD prompt type &#39;connect snort;&#39; (less the outside quotes), and tap the &#39;Enter&#39; key.</p>

<p>&nbsp;</p>

<p>At the mysql CMD prompt type &#39;source d:/winids/barnyard2/schemas/create_mysql&#39; (less the outside quotes), and tap the &#39;Enter&#39; key.</p>

<p>&nbsp;</p>

<p><em class="red"><b>Using IIS:</b></em> At the mysql CMD prompt type &#39;source d:winidsinetpubwwwrootbasesqlcreate_base_tbls_mysql.sql&#39; (less the outside quotes), and tap the &#39;Enter&#39; key.</p>

<p>&nbsp;</p>

<p><em class="red"><b>Using Apache:</b></em> At the mysql CMD prompt type &#39;source d:winidsapache24htdocsbasesqlcreate_base_tbls_mysql.sql&#39; (less the outside quotes), and tap the &#39;Enter&#39; key.</p>

<p>&nbsp;</p>

<p>At the mysql CMD prompt type &#39;connect archive;&#39; (less the outside quotes), and tap the &#39;Enter&#39; key.</p>

<p>&nbsp;</p>

<p>At the mysql CMD prompt type &#39;source d:/winids/barnyard2/schemas/create_mysql&#39; (less the outside quotes), and tap the &#39;Enter&#39; key.</p>

<p>&nbsp;</p>

<p><em class="red"><b>Using IIS:</b></em> At the mysql CMD prompt type &#39;source d:winidsinetpubwwwrootbasesqlcreate_base_tbls_mysql.sql&#39; (less the outside quotes), and tap the &#39;Enter&#39; key.</p>

<p>&nbsp;</p>

<p><em class="red"><b>Using Apache:</b></em> At the mysql CMD prompt type &#39;source d:winidsapache24htdocsbasesqlcreate_base_tbls_mysql.sql&#39; (less the outside quotes), and tap the &#39;Enter&#39; key.</p>

<p>&nbsp;</p>

<p><em class="red"><b>Using IIS:</b></em> At the mysql CMD prompt type &#39;source d:winidsinetpubwwwrootbasesqlcreate_base_tbls_mysql.sql&#39; (less the outside quotes), and tap the &#39;Enter&#39; key.</p>

<p>&nbsp;</p>

<p><em class="red"><b>Using Apache:</b></em> At the mysql CMD prompt type &#39;source d:winidsapache24htdocsbasesqlcreate_base_tbls_mysql.sql&#39; (less the outside quotes), and tap the &#39;Enter&#39; key.</p>

<p>&nbsp;</p>

<p>At the mysql CMD prompt type &#39;quit;&#39; (less the outside quotes), and tap the &#39;Enter&#39; key.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><b>Note:</b> You will be dropped back into the Windows CMD prompt.</p>

<p>&nbsp;</p>

<p>At the CMD prompt type &#39;net start snort&#39; (less the outside quotes), and tap the &#39;Enter&#39; key.</p>

<p>&nbsp;</p>

<p>At the CMD prompt type &#39;exit&#39; (less the outside quotes), and tap the &#39;Enter&#39; key.</p>

<p>&nbsp;</p>

<p>That should be all...</p>

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<p>&nbsp;</p><link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="/data/images/winsnort.css" /><center><b>This will create new MySQL snort and archive database for an Apache2 or IIS install</b></center><p><b>Note:</b> All the events will be lost. the .sql files must be located in the original folder. The paths below are pointing to the original locations of the sql files, so change accordingly</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Open a CMD window and type &#39;net stop snort&#39; (less the outside quotes), and tap the &#39;Enter&#39; key.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>At the CMD prompt type &#39;MySQL -u snort -pd1ngd0ng&#39; (less the outside quotes), and tap the &#39;Enter&#39; key.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><b>Note:</b> The above needs to be typed exactly as described, and you will be dropped into MySQL.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>At the mysql CMD prompt type &#39;drop database snort;&#39; (less the outside quotes), and tap the &#39;Enter&#39; key.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>At the mysql CMD prompt type &#39;drop database archive;&#39; (less the outside quotes), and tap the &#39;Enter&#39; key.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>At the mysql CMD prompt type &#39;create database snort;&#39; (less the outside quotes), and tap the &#39;Enter&#39; key.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>At the mysql CMD prompt type &#39;create database archive;&#39; (less the outside quotes), and tap the &#39;Enter&#39; key.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>At the mysql CMD prompt type &#39;connect snort;&#39; (less the outside quotes), and tap the &#39;Enter&#39; key.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>At the mysql CMD prompt type &#39;source d:/winids/barnyard2/schemas/create_mysql&#39; (less the outside quotes), and tap the &#39;Enter&#39; key.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em class="red"><b>Using IIS:</b></em> At the mysql CMD prompt type &#39;source d:winidsinetpubwwwrootbasesqlcreate_base_tbls_mysql.sql&#39; (less the outside quotes), and tap the &#39;Enter&#39; key.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em class="red"><b>Using Apache:</b></em> At the mysql CMD prompt type &#39;source d:winidsapache24htdocsbasesqlcreate_base_tbls_mysql.sql&#39; (less the outside quotes), and tap the &#39;Enter&#39; key.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>At the mysql CMD prompt type &#39;connect archive;&#39; (less the outside quotes), and tap the &#39;Enter&#39; key.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>At the mysql CMD prompt type &#39;source d:/winids/barnyard2/schemas/create_mysql&#39; (less the outside quotes), and tap the &#39;Enter&#39; key.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em class="red"><b>Using IIS:</b></em> At the mysql CMD prompt type &#39;source d:winidsinetpubwwwrootbasesqlcreate_base_tbls_mysql.sql&#39; (less the outside quotes), and tap the &#39;Enter&#39; key.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em class="red"><b>Using Apache:</b></em> At the mysql CMD prompt type &#39;source d:winidsapache24htdocsbasesqlcreate_base_tbls_mysql.sql&#39; (less the outside quotes), and tap the &#39;Enter&#39; key.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em class="red"><b>Using IIS:</b></em> At the mysql CMD prompt type &#39;source d:winidsinetpubwwwrootbasesqlcreate_base_tbls_mysql.sql&#39; (less the outside quotes), and tap the &#39;Enter&#39; key.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em class="red"><b>Using Apache:</b></em> At the mysql CMD prompt type &#39;source d:winidsapache24htdocsbasesqlcreate_base_tbls_mysql.sql&#39; (less the outside quotes), and tap the &#39;Enter&#39; key.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>At the mysql CMD prompt type &#39;quit;&#39; (less the outside quotes), and tap the &#39;Enter&#39; key.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><b>Note:</b> You will be dropped back into the Windows CMD prompt.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>At the CMD prompt type &#39;net start snort&#39; (less the outside quotes), and tap the &#39;Enter&#39; key.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>At the CMD prompt type &#39;exit&#39; (less the outside quotes), and tap the &#39;Enter&#39; key.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>That should be all...</p>

 

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No, it's on my sig. Price decreased till IPS4 release. 

​is the $30 in marketplace already the decreased price or is there any coupon code?

As well you are still working on it for ips4 ?

thx :)

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thanks for the fast reply - the ip4 preview looks good also great is the sidebar what you have now at the mod 

Is it also possible to put there more items inside?  For me it would be interessting to change to something like a WIKI :-) and i think this can be possible

One additional question - do you have also a block for pages/ip content? 

thx 

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thanks for the fast reply - the ip4 preview looks good also great is the sidebar what you have now at the mod 

Is it also possible to put there more items inside?  For me it would be interessting to change to something like a WIKI :-) and i think this can be possible

One additional question - do you have also a block for pages/ip content? 

thx 

​The app has 5 widgets, all of them can be used by Pages. About the wiki, not now. This is a new framework, everything is new; we're getting familiarized with it. Time is short also. This will be a "conversion" version to people start using it as soon as IPS4 is released. New features will come on IPS 4.1.

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Having only recently got the newest 3x version of this..

I do remember ages and ages ago (I think when Mike still developed the app) there was talk of adding deleted / removed tutorials to the MCP, but I do not see this currently. I also remember a vague idea about any attachments to the tutorials also being shown in the UCP 'Manage Attachments' , again I do not see this in the 3x version (could be very helpful)

Does the 4x version offer either of these or can you plan to add it possibly ? :)

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Having only recently got the newest 3x version of this..

I do remember ages and ages ago (I think when Mike still developed the app) there was talk of adding deleted / removed tutorials to the MCP, but I do not see this currently. I also remember a vague idea about any attachments to the tutorials also being shown in the UCP 'Manage Attachments' , again I do not see this in the 3x version (could be very helpful)

Does the 4x version offer either of these or can you plan to add it possibly ? :)

I wasn't aware of those requests. Anyway:

  • DELETED CONTENT doesn't exist anymore on IPS4. If you delete, it's deleted permanently. You have HIDDEN CONTENT on MCP (image1).
  • Tutorials for IPS4 lists tutorials attachments on My Attachments page (image 2).

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Has anyone heard when Tutorials will be released for 4.0. I left inquires in the support forum and a PM. I have never received a reply. I was told that once IPB 4.0 that Tutorials would being dropping the discount, and so far IPB has gone gold and the discount is still in place.

On, March 23rd i was told that something should be ready that week. I figured I would wait a few weeks longer before making an inquiry.

 

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Has anyone heard when Tutorials will be released for 4.0. I left inquires in the support forum and a PM. I have never received a reply. I was told that once IPB 4.0 that Tutorials would being dropping the discount, and so far IPB has gone gold and the discount is still in place.

​Did you REALLY read my sig ? IPS 4 isn't officially announced or did I miss the annoucement ?

On, March 23rd i was told that something should be ready that week. I figured I would wait a few weeks longer before making an inquiry.[

​It will be ready WHEN it's ready. I won't say one week, two, one month.. When it's ready, it will be ready. So if you need an ETA, just like you just reviewed the file, here goes: 1 month. Works with the worst cenario.

Let me know if you want AGAIN to be refunded.

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​Did you REALLY read my sig ? IPS 4 isn't officially announced or did I miss the annoucement ?

​It will be ready WHEN it's ready. I won't say one week, two, one month.. When it's ready, it will be ready. So if you need an ETA, just like you just reviewed the file, here goes: 1 month. Works with the worst cenario.

Let me know if you want AGAIN to be refunded.

​Thank you; I'll refresh your memory as you stated back on March 22nd "Thank you. I'll try to finish it this week.". It's three weeks past that date. If I was told it was going to be a couple of months then I wouldn't have asked until that time.

Let me refresh your memory again; I only asked for a refund of Tutorials while using IPB 3.4.7 because the programming of Tutorials was not sufficient to allow my HTML tutorials to be displayed correctly. There was no way for me to test my HTML based tutorials in your demo site, so buying it was the only way to test it.

I have really never seen anything that they stated there would be an official announcement for 4.0.0. I'm thinking they should (lots of companies don't make official announcements of gold releases) , but that would only be speculating at this time since 4.0.0 has already been released, and people are updating their live sites.

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I have really never seen anything that they stated there would be an official announcement for 4.0.0. I'm thinking they should, but that would only be speculating at this time since 4.0.0 has already been released, and people are updating their live sites.

I don't need you to refresh my mind, not really.

​If you search more, you'll see other posts: http://community.invisionpower.com/topic/409040-wheres-the-announcement-forum/?do=findComment&comment=2539094

My sig says about promotional price till IPS4 OFFICIAL release, not the release of ny APP itself. I lost the ETA, no big deal. I'm pretty sure you're clever enough to understand that what I'LL TRY means: I didn't say I'LL FINISH THIS WEEK; I said, I'LL TRY TO FINISH THIS WEEK. IPS took 1 1/2 year to release IPS4 after announced (if you don't remember, it was to be released in dec 2013). I'm pretty sure 3 weeks didn't take you out of the business because I didn't release my app.

Anyway, the ETA is here: http://community.invisionpower.com/topic/360356-tutorials/?do=findComment&comment=2539439

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I understand how difficult it is to program these plugins when the core is in flux. It seems that every time there is a new core update, some plugins application, or theme breaks. This has to be very frustrating for developers.

For me even if Tutorials was released I couldn't run it on my live site until IPS has made some sort of announcement that there is a gold release. I'm hoping when they do this, that breaking these plugins, applications, themes, etc. will come to an end.

However running it in my development site prior to that announcement would greatly help in streamlining the process to install Tutorials into my live site when IPB goes gold :)

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I understand how difficult it is to program these plugins when the core is in flux. It seems that every time there is a new core update, some plugins application, or theme breaks. This has to be very frustrating for developers.

They're changing things all the time. It can break our stuff, so we (or who's uaing the resource) must pay attention to every new tiny release. :unsure:

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