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The Tagtorial and Guides Thread -- HELP FOR CADETS HERE

Postby Phalanx on Sat Oct 25, 2003 1:24 pm

By request, I'm zapping this big post. I was actually asked to split it, but looking it over most of the stuff here is outdated, and most of the updated versions are on Keenspace Gear, which is where you should be going for help anyway, so...

*ZAP*

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Postby TheBladeRoden2 on Sat Oct 25, 2003 3:57 pm

ah, good show
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Postby Superlance on Sat Oct 25, 2003 9:40 pm

Gah. I'm stupid. I still don't get that one line in the upload your comic banners passage, that says: save your banner to guide.keenspace.com
That being the fact; it doesn't work for this stupid one.
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Postby Faub on Sat Oct 25, 2003 11:39 pm

You're on YDK so you just need to be sure you've logged into siteadmin2. It's all in the banners for your site section. You don't need to ftp or anything. Just give the guide a link to the banner/avatar on your keenspace site and it will do the copying for you.
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Postby TheBladeRoden2 on Sun Oct 26, 2003 12:57 am

I've got autokeenlite.cgi uploaded to the webspace, now how do I make it do it's magic?
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Postby YarpsDat on Sun Oct 26, 2003 2:49 am

TheBladeRoden2 wrote:I've got autokeenlite.cgi uploaded to the webspace, now how do I make it do it's magic?

I'm afraid it won't work. You need to be able to run cgi scripts to use it.
And keenspace does not allow cgi.
Autokeenlite is intended for people that don't have a keenspace site, but want something that operates in a simmilar way.

If you want to add 1 new page manually, the easiest way is to:
upload it to public_html/comics (or public_html/images)
and edit the public_html/index.html to link to the new image.

If you want to add more pages (ie. if siteadmin, and auto-keen are down for long) you might want to look here
There's a html generating program I made once.

But be carefull using it, it has never been successfully tested.
Make sure you check the html files it generates. Check where the links lead to. I think I had /d/ and /comics/ directories mixed up.
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Postby TheBladeRoden2 on Sun Oct 26, 2003 11:17 am

so how are the indextemplate.html and all them ***author*** ***yesterday*** tags supposed to be used? if not with autokeenlite?
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Postby Phalanx on Sun Oct 26, 2003 11:54 am

You just put them where you want the actual thing in your template.html pages, which should be in the workspace folder.

For example, imagine if I wanted to put my comic in a page; I'd do this.

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<h1>***comic_name***, An online comic by Ping</h1>

<p>***todays_comics***

<p>Last updated on ***todays_date***


Now lets imagine that my banner is my comic. In affect, what happens after I put the template.html in my /workspace folder, and trigger an update, I get this in my public_html folder, which is what you see on your site:

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The Jaded, An online comic by Ping

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Last updated on Sunday, 26th October 2003
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And that's it, really.
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Postby YarpsDat on Sun Oct 26, 2003 12:24 pm

TheBladeRoden2 wrote:so how are the indextemplate.html and all them ***author*** ***yesterday*** tags supposed to be used? if not with autokeenlite?


With the regular non-lite auto-keen.
You just put indexemplate, and dailytemplate with tags into /workspace/
and autokeen will generate all the real .html files (replacing the tags with respective html code), and put them in /public_html/

If you are on keenspace, you already have autokeen.
Autokeen-lite, is for people that are not on keenspace, but want something that emulates the autokeen.
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Postby TheBladeRoden2 on Sun Oct 26, 2003 2:11 pm

So I take it autokeen is currently down?

oops nevermind I got it working now
thank you for the new shoes!
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Postby Ciceronecomic on Sun Oct 26, 2003 3:54 pm

What do I do when I try to get a new password and it says "E-mail not sent, missing e-mail"? Kisai's old thread about it has been deleted. I think I've finally figured out that this is my problem but I can't figure out how to fix it now as Kisai's thread is gone.

Thanks!

EDIT: Fixed! I can login again! I tried to kiss my sister. She wouldn't let me. :D I will stop my constant help me postings now!

Thanks for the support and help, everyone. Especially Kisai for putting up with me.
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Postby Superlance on Sun Oct 26, 2003 9:38 pm

Yay! It worked! *dances*
All this time I was logging into siteadminest 1 instead of two... silly me! :oops:
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Postby YarpsDat on Mon Oct 27, 2003 2:11 am

BTW, Ping, you might want to update your sig.
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Postby Phalanx on Mon Oct 27, 2003 11:05 am

Thanks, YarpsDat! I forgot about that...
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Postby Phalanx on Sun Nov 02, 2003 5:43 am

Just reposting so the thread appears on the front page again so newbies can see it, thus saving them the bother of starting a new thread for questions already answered.
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Postby Phalanx on Wed Nov 05, 2003 4:05 am

Updated the FAQ again.

- added links to FTP sites
- re-fixed a few errors which were lost in the forum meltdown
- updated the credits part.
- yakked a bit more about the evils of abandoning your keenspace account ;)

Anyone see any errors let me know.
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Postby Chocobo Goddess on Mon Nov 10, 2003 10:03 pm

Thanks for the extensive info!

You should see if they will sticky this for you. A mod should be able to so it doesn't disappear from the listing. :)

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Postby YarpsDat on Fri Nov 14, 2003 4:05 pm

I was just installing documentation and help files for lcc_w32, and the EULA is just great:

BY CLICKING "YES" BELOW I PROMISE THAT I WILL READ ALL THE DOCS.

I PROMISE THAT I WILL NOT ASK QUESTIONS IN THE FAQ.
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Postby Mr.Bob on Sat Nov 15, 2003 3:04 am

I think it's worth mentioning that if you want your banner to be seen abouve your comic title in the guide, then it has to be 468x60. It's the only size that gets used.
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Postby Erik Saren on Wed Nov 19, 2003 7:25 am

so how can I add a background image...I forget my html code so easily

right now I have the image uploaded to my images folder as temp.jpg

I want to use this as a single image as a sort of background 'template' for the comic. I try to put it on and all it does is tile itself
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