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Mod Name:
TinyPortal
Created By:
lurkalot
Type:
Portals
First Created:
February 10, 2005, 12:54:12 PM
Last Modified:
November 30, 2018, 01:32:49 PM
Latest Version:
1.6.1
Compatible With:
2.0.15, 2.1 Beta 3
Total Downloads:
45160

Download this mod

Tinyportal-1.6.0.zip (707kB) [181]
Tinyportal-1.6.1.zip (789kB) [50]
Manual Install Instructions for SMF

Description:

Current Version: TinyPortal 1.6.1 released - November 30 2018
TinyPortal (TP)

Note: You must uninstall any previous version of TinyPortal before you can install TP 1.6.1 for SMF2.0.x. and SMF2.1 Make a backup of all your SMF and TP files before you uninstall. A previous version of TP 1.0 removed the downloads and images directory which will remove needed files for your site.

* (Important) If you are updating from a version of TinyPortal before 1.4.0 then please read the changelog associated with this release and be aware of the new wysiwyg editor.

What's new in Tinyportal

What's new in TP 1.6.1.

Bugs Fixed (2.0.x and 2.1):

  • Defaults added to all database columns for Strict MySQL
  • Fixed install issue with Fulltext search: check that FTS is supported in install
  • Fixed non-functioning sorting on user profile article list and download list
  • Fixed TPdownloads introtext being parsed for BBC incorrectly
  • Fixed TPdownloads introtext showing on other pages than 'main'
  • Fixed non functioning setting 'Show category descriptions inside file listings?'
  • Fixed recent and stats showing in TPdownloads when no files are listed
  • Fixed screenshot thumbnail not showing in TPdownloads
  • Fixed link to obsolete block type "admin links"
  • Fixed bugs in code snippet "List articles in categories"
Bugs Fixed (2.1 only):
  • Fixed BBC editor to be selectable for articles, downloads and shoutbox in 2.1
  • shoutbox adapted to work with smiley sets with different extensions
  • Fixed missing 'new' icons in 2.1 TP blocks and code snippets for recent topics
  • Fixed missing .gif images in 2.1 TP stats block
  • Fixed TP user block not showing open moderation reports in 2.1
Features Added:
  • Added Gravatar support (2.1 only)
  • Membergroup colour highlighting added on user names for Shoutbox posts or entire Portal/Forum
  • Two new Shoutbox layouts for a more compact display
  • Myarticles page & TPDownloads admin lists updated to 2.1 style
  • Sorted admin selection lists for easier navigation in large lists (board selection in TPDownload and TP settings: board order, article/article category/dlcategory: alphabetically)
  • Added "no submissions" text for article submissions screen

Official TinyPortal Site

History
 
A little after the appearance of SMF, a talented SMF theme designer, Bloc had the idea to expand SMF with a custom built CMS system that would be based in SMF, using the same database as SMF, the same themes and native integration with SMF, not requiring bridges. This CMS would be easy to install as a mod, simple in database and appearance integration and Tiny in size, compared to standalone software like Mambo (later Joomla), Drupal, MK Portal etc., yet  powerful. TinyPortal was first released here in February 2005. For a long time TinyPortal was available as Beta only on Bloc's site. The TP Team and alpha-testers Team were created and TP matured and evolved in time as a pioneer in forum specific CMS. Thousands of SMF+TP sites justify Bloc's dream that came into life in his agile hands.
 
In November 2010 Bloc decided to retire from the project, seeking other horizons. He kindly left the TP project to IchBin™ with the support of TP Team. Following IchBin's retirement from the project, in June 2015 the project was handed over to lurkalot, who has been a long term member of the support team for Tinyportal.
 
What is TP?
 
TinyPortal is a mod for SMF that adds a powerful and mature CMS to your SMF Forum in minutes, with native integration, without having to worry about bridging, database, and appearance. Your SMF and TP will be a homogenous ensemble from installation. It's up to you and your creativity to use TP's features to customize your site and organize its content.

Features included in TinyPortal:
  • Article System: The article system gives you a CMS system tightly integrated with your forum.  No need for bridges, double registering or other kludgey interface schemes with complex CMS software.  Write articles in php, html or bbcode, and choose what member-groups can access them, who can contribute, and how they are approved. Choose the inbuilt menu options for these pages, or write your own, the flexibility to accommodate your choices is built in.
  • Blocks: Blocks is a term for the rectangles of information you can use throughout the portal. For the sake of simplicity the page has been divided into the "panels", which when combined can mimic many common page layouts. These blocks can contain regular html, php code or special written functions that collect specific types of information. You can show them according to which permissions the visitor has, and even show them just in certain sections. You will come to love playing with them.
       
    Some block types that are currently available:
       
    • ShoutBox - Its a box in which you can leave messages for others to see and thus maintain a simple "chat" on the site. Combined with permissions you will have much freedom in who can participate as well. And as your visitors will discover, its actually quite fun to leave a smiley or two in it.
    • Recent Posts - Showing the recent posts in a small sidebar, and letting members know what is new and unread, encourages participation and will boost member satisfaction.
    • Theme switcher - Let members and visitors choose their favorite theme.
    • Search - Allows members to search your site for content.
    • Other blocks include: Calendar, Poll, RSS feeds, Menu (Managed in the menu manager), User Profile block, and News. And since you can use php, html and BBC, the only limit is your imagination.


  • Menu Manager: The menu manager is a way to create a menu's within a block. the menu can be organized by position so items can be moved up and down easily. internal or external links can be added to the menu. These menu's will be displayed in a portal block. You can create various types of links: links to articles, categories, or even just a custom link. You can choose to have the link open in the current window or a new window. In TP 1.6.0 >> the Menu Manager has been further enhanced, and now enables you to add single level Buttons / Tabs to the SMF menu.
  • Downloads Manager: A built-in module for TP that lets you offer files for your members to browse and download. Its works by having the downloadable files placed in categories. These categories have permissions on them, letting you restrict member groups access level per each category. Allow members to upload files, controlling which member groups are allowed.