mojoPortal News: August Recap

August is traditionally a lull time for many folks in the Northern Hemisphere, including developers. Our mojoPortal folks have been heads-down on new projects – here are the highlights.

i7 Media has released their first html5mojo skin, SwiftBlue v1. From Joe Davis of i7Media: “SwiftBlue is the first in a series of template skins developed by i7MEDIA for mojoPortal. It was designed as a contribution to the mojoPortal community and the html5mojo project. SwiftBlue has been created with semantics-friendly HTML5 Markup.”

mojoPortal officially released the mojoPortal Skin Exporter for Artisteer 4 – this plugin for Artisteer allows designers to create a template in Artisteer, and directly export it for use in a mojoPortal implementation. While Artisteer 4 is still in beta, this is a great step forward in being able to create templates quickly and easily for use in mojoPortal websites. Learn More

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mojoPortal Tips: Synchronizing Your Local mojoPortal Instance With Your Live Site

mojoPortal site upgrades are usually very smooth and straightforward. However, if it’s been a while since the last site upgrade, or there’s customization to the site, it’s really a good idea to have a synchronized version of the site on your local workstation to test upgrades or changes.

We’ll go with the pre-conditions that you have the local files for your mojoPortal implementation, including any customization, that you’re working in Visual Studio, and that you went with the default SQL Server back end.

Log into your hosting provider admin; depending on whether you have cPanel, Plesk, or other system, your route to the backup manager will vary. Once you’ve determined where your database backup is managed from, make a backup of your live database. Download your backup to your computer, and use the SQL Server Management Studio to restore it locally. Learn More

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How to Create a Backup of Your phpFox Website

This article will focus on the steps you need to take to successfully and completely create a backup of your phpFox site.

Knowing how to create a successful backup of your phpFox website is a very important and necessary skill.  I suggest that before you make any changes to your website, you create a full and complete backup.

There are a handful of ways that you can backup your website, this article will focus on the one that I believe is the quickest and most comprehensive backup option.  There are three main “parts” of your website that you will want to backup: the database, the member uploaded files, and your actual site files/directories themselves.

Backing up your Database with phpMyAdmin Learn More

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