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This has spread like wildfire, but just in case, there's more info at Elestial's LJ in this linked post; OTW have also blogged about it.
09 February 2010 @ 01:47 pm
I wrote a new WordPress theme and plugin (for help_haiti) and would like some feedback on it, pretty please. *g* It makes sense to me, but I can always use outside user input, especially from folks who use WP as their fiction archive.


Fannish Theme and the Stories by Fandom Plugin
31 December 2008 @ 03:59 pm
Okay, so I'm new to the community. Someone I know said they found it and thought that I could get some help here.

I'm new to doing websites, too, and I wanted to use eFiction to make an archive. Well, I've been trying to get it working, and I get through most of the steps it gives. I can't figure out how to finish, though. It says that I have to go to the site and log in to finish installing. I try, and it just won't install. It doesn't come up with anything to install. I've asked several people I know, and they have no clue, either. It doesn't even give me any kind of errors. It just won't work.

Does anyone know what I need to do?

If it helps at all, I use FileZilla for my FTP client, and my sitehost is nearlyfreespeech.net.

Thank you to anyone who can help/try to help.
30 October 2008 @ 09:01 am
I've just upgradede Children of Time to eFiction 3 and when fics are submitted we're getting errors. The fics are showing up in the validation queue as they should be the author gets an error message and has to use the browswer to back up to get to the site again.

I've tried asking on the eFiction forums and am not getting an answer so I'm trying here...

The errors I'm getting are:

A fatal MySQL error was encountered.
Query: SELECT PENNAMEFIELD AS penname FROM DBPREFIXfanfiction_coauthors AS c WHERE sid = '139' LEFT JOIN fics1fanfiction_authors as author AS a ON a.UIDFIELD = c.uid
Error: (1064) You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'LEFT JOIN fics1fanfiction_authors as author AS a ON a.UIDFIELD = c.uid' at line 1
29 October 2008 @ 12:40 am
I've upgraded my site http://childrenoftime.creative-musings.com/archive to efiction 3.5 from 2.0.7 and I need to know how to upgrade my skins to the new script. I'd like to keep the same layout if at all possible. Right now nothing is working correctly, even the skins that came with the script are not working as they should so any help would be greatly appreciated. I'd lst the errors but there really are too many to list here...
19 October 2008 @ 10:14 pm
I've used efiction 2.0 before and I'm sure it allowed authors to respond to reviews but now on my new site it isn't offering that option.

I have a review for a fic and I want to respond but the only options it's giving me are the admin options of edit and delete. My ohter site though was just changing 1.0 skins to 2.0. This is a new site and the respond option isn't showing up.

site is Children of Time

Any suggestions?
22 September 2008 @ 01:39 am
First off, is this lj still active?  If so, I have a couple of questions.

I've been running the Jumperbay archive using e-fic for the past few years. The site has been plagued by hackers and used in phishing scams to the point that it's been taken down by the server this past week for good. I have decided to move it and start all over again as I really don't want to lose the 600+ SGA stories in the archive.  The Jumperbay had been updated to the latest e-fic available less than a week ago on top of being moved to a new server, and it was still hacked...again.

My question is, with all the updates in place, how can the site continue to be hacked? Is there something that I'm missing? What do I need to do before I open it back up to the public one more time?

Secondly, I'd love it if someone could help me design new skins.  Is there a beginner's template available?

03 May 2008 @ 10:16 pm
I'm running eFiction 2.0.3, and (many years ago) had some trouble installing it. A friend who actually knows about these things killed himself fixing whatever I had screwed up, but lord knows I don't want to pester him again. Anyway, we've had some screwiness, longstanding and recent.

Keeping in mind I don't know PHP or SQL at all, can anyone give me an idea on where to start on these errors?

1) When trying to respond to reviews, we get:
A fatal MySQL error was encountered.
Query: SELECT review, reviewid, sid, seriesid FROM fanfiction_reviews WHERE reviewid = '305' LIMIT 1
Error: (1054) Unknown column 'seriesid' in 'field list'

2) When trying to delete a spam review, we get:
A fatal MySQL error was encountered.
Query: SELECT seriesid, sid, chapid, review, rating, member FROM fanfiction_reviews WHERE reviewid = '693' LIMIT 1
Error: (1054) Unknown column 'seriesid' in 'field list'

(#1has been around for awhile; #2 we just discovered. The ability to delete reviews is turned on in the settings area, and it was an anonymous spammer. I've turned off anonymous reviews for now to at least halt the problem, but deleting them would be nice. We've also had some issues with special characters showing up as random question marks and things, in case anyone has an idea on that, but I'm not as concerned about that one.)

You can see the archive at http://refuge.queenitsy.com/, and my email (if anyone has any thoughts) is allreb@gmail.com. Thanks!
Current Mood: confusedconfused
22 November 2007 @ 08:29 am
Hey all, I'm relatively new to eFiction and set up an archive back in August It seems to be going well but I have problems with skins. The available ones out there are either (IMO) ugly, too bright, or the layouts aren't all that. As I'm a code dunce and tech challenged, I can't create my own.

Does anyone know of ppl who would design something specific? I'm more than willing to pay for a custom skin design (within reason!) but as much as I've searched, I haven't found anything! (I'm thankful to the designer of my current basic skin and to a friend for trying to design one for me, but would really like to have something that stands out)

Any help would be most appreciated!