From: Mountain Rose (MTN_ROSE) 5 Apr 2017 19:12
To: DeannaG 1 of 19
Howdy D! I finally figured out how to log in and navigate the forums. A lot of them are Private or closed down, huh? I clicked on almost all of them, and the majority were Errors or Request Access. XD Anyhow, this place is awesome! I found the design forum too! Amazing, zero member ship fee designing! I'm officially in Seventh Heaven.
From: DeannaG 5 Apr 2017 19:26
To: Mountain Rose (MTN_ROSE) 2 of 19
Glad you made it. Everything here is free, and all the styles shown in the styles forum are available to member and forum owners of this system. A forum owner can also upload their own css style sheet for their start page. So no matter what style a user uses to view their forum, the start page will be the one the forum owner wants them to see.

I'm going to put a feature list and some instruction posts to help people with using Beehive. I should probably do a few for the chat too. All public forums get their own chat room, but private ones just use the private member rooms each user gets at registration. I get around that by making my forum public, and restricting all my folders to make them private, then my private forum gets a chat room. lol

None of the forums are closed, but some are private. Usually due to things like content and age restrictions, those types of things. If you want a private forum here you can set it up as password protected, and people need a password to enter. You can set it as restricted access, where a forum owner or staff member adds the member's name to a list in the forum, then the member can just enter the forum like a public forum. Anyone who's not a member of the forum gets a message saying they're not a member. If you're not a member of the restricted forums, and they don't have a notification page set up for nonmembers, you'll get an error page.

Others choose to use groups and make their folders completely private, so anyone they haven't added to a group, gets a message saying there are no folders. Even though there are folders. They just can't see them.

Beehive gives a forum owner a lot more control options than DF ever gave me. Some things work a bit differently, but a lot of it isn't that different, and you can do things here you can't on a lot of other systems.

Like you can set up profiles for your forum that are unique to your forum. I don't think I've seen another system that does.
From: Mountain Rose (MTN_ROSE) 5 Apr 2017 19:35
To: DeannaG 3 of 19
I actually just finished setting up my profile, and all the pretty graphics went away. :( It all looks very basic now, and I'm not sure what I did wrong.
From: DeannaG 5 Apr 2017 19:42
To: Mountain Rose (MTN_ROSE) 4 of 19
Hon I can see both your profile image and your personal icon.

If you're not, check in My Controls, Forum Options and make you're not set to block signatures, images, etc. Many of the options you can set in My Controls you can set for a single forum, or for all of them.

I've just set your privileges for this forum. This system caches aggressively, so you may need to clear your history and browser cache to see any changes.
From: Mountain Rose (MTN_ROSE) 5 Apr 2017 19:57
To: DeannaG 5 of 19
I did what you suggested. I went back through My Controls to make certain I wasn't blocking any sort of imagery. Then, I logged out, cleaned out my history, cookies, and caches...but all the CSS is still gone, and I'm only seeing my profile picture. I think I killed it.
From: DeannaG 5 Apr 2017 20:00
To: Mountain Rose (MTN_ROSE) 6 of 19
What style are you using to view the forum and can you get me a screenshot?

I'm also in my forum chat room.
From: Mountain Rose (MTN_ROSE) 5 Apr 2017 20:15
To: DeannaG 7 of 19
I have the screen shots, but I'm not sure how to add them without having to load them into a PhotoBucket.

I went back through all the forums as well, and you're right. There was only one Error that didn't show at all.


Beehive Forum Site Promotions
Beehive Styles Forum
Deanna's Digs
SiFan's Green Grove
Helena's Woods
Helena's Sanctuary
Literary Lounge
Nomads: The Journey
Our Cozy Kitchen
Media Madness


Blackmoore Manor
X-Men Generations
Alien Virus Apocalypse
Isles of Elandria
Shadow Knights: Reign of Blood
After the Fall
Moon Base Eden
Niyat City
Night Tribes
Realms of Black Lake


Lands of Thar
From: DeannaG12 Apr 2017 11:03
To: Mountain Rose (MTN_ROSE) 8 of 19
Well there all still there, except for Sovereignty. The guy wasn't ready for it so we reworked into an information forum for this system. I'm getting things ready to put into it for everyone, tutorials and such.

Some were private while they were being worked on and set up.

If I want my forum private, I private mine by setting them as public, then making all the folders private. Doing it that way gives me a system created chat room for the forum, and allows people to see the start page only, and maybe an access request folder, at least until I add them to a group.
From: Mountain Rose (MTN_ROSE)12 Apr 2017 20:39
To: DeannaG 9 of 19
Hey, that sounds good. Maybe we should make the forum I want to create like that. Public, with private folders. Can that be changed?
From: Mountain Rose (MTN_ROSE)20 Apr 2017 18:20
To: DeannaG 10 of 19
Of course! I have no problem with you removing the other post. :) I don't want to cause trouble for you in any way shape or form. I'm just overly curious, and sometimes I don't get things right away, so it frustrates me because I'm thinking that I didn't understand it.

The forum is coming along. I figured out how to get the Start Page up and going, but I'm still having difficulty with the CSS. I'll keep working on it though if it's the same as in Delphi. :D
From: DeannaG22 Apr 2017 11:49
To: Mountain Rose (MTN_ROSE) 11 of 19
No problems. Just trying to avoid confusing people. :)

You can create a css file on computer and upload it into the site for your start page. It's how I did mine. :)

From: Mountain Rose (MTN_ROSE)24 Apr 2017 22:38
To: DeannaG 12 of 19
I'm not seeing a place to upload the CSS on the other site. Do you have step by step instructions?
From: DeannaG25 Apr 2017 08:24
To: Mountain Rose (MTN_ROSE) 13 of 19
The access is FTP and you have direct access to the work site's styles folder.

When you connect with your FTP account, you'll see the other styles' folders. Right now there is default, honeycomb, and yellow in the work site's styles folder.

Create your style folder with all the subfolders and files in it, and remember to edit the desc.txt file so your style's name shows up in the drop down lists of the the forum system.

After you're done, then you can upload the folder and it's contents into the work site's styles folder. When you name your style's folder, remember not to use dots or empty spaces. You can use them in the desc.txt file content, but not for the folder name. You can name the folder whatever want, as long as there are no empty spaces or dots.

These will work. > my_style or mystyle
These won't work. > my style or my.style

When I do a style I usually put something like 'Style Name by Deanna' in the desc.txt file, then people know it's a style I've done.

Example: Pretty Purple by Deanna

From: Mountain Rose (MTN_ROSE)27 Apr 2017 22:57
To: DeannaG 14 of 19


I am so not the person that doesn't get it when it's explained as well as you have, but I'm missing something horribly. LOL

Okay, so here's the thing:

I went to http://beehiveforum.us/w0rks1t3/ and logged in. This is what I see:

I don't see anywhere where I can create a folder for my themes. I don't see where I can host the images. I don't see where I can upload, unless I just start a new thread in one of the existing folders. :(

Does the Beehive Styles Forum have a step by step tutorial? I think that's what I'm going to need to be able to understand what I'm supposed to be doing. I'm feeling quite elementary at the moment. LMAO!

From: DeannaG28 Apr 2017 15:31
To: Mountain Rose (MTN_ROSE) 15 of 19
I removed your images so your personal information isn't sticking out there all naked and such. :)

You won't find any of that from the web side, which is what you're looking at when you go to the work site address and log into the forums from the front end. It's just like when you log into these forums. You're coming in at the front end.

What you need to do is use your FTP client and the FTP login information you have to log into the back end. If you need a FTP client, CoffeeCup.com has a really good client for free. It's what I use. It works great.

In the right frame of the below image is what you see when you connect using your FTP information and client. You can download any of the styles there to use as a template, edit it on your computer and then upload the renamed folder and style into the system's styles folder.

The work site system's styles folder is what you're connecting to and those are the styles currently in it. You can even make a folder for the style you're creating.

Personally, I usually download a style, rename it, then edit it to create a new style. It's easier and faster. If you do it this way, remember to rename the folder and to edit the desc.txt file.

The desc.txt file content is what shows on the drop down lists where people set their style preferences in the forums. Otherwise you won't know which of the two listed in the drop down is actually your style when you log into the forums to view your progress.

Does this help any Hon?
From: Mountain Rose (MTN_ROSE) 1 May 2017 20:22
To: DeannaG 16 of 19

Okay, I've never heard of or used anything like this before. LOL Alright, I've downloaded the Free File Transfer Protocol (FTP), as well as the HTML Editor...just in case. I have the FTP up, but it's all Greek to me. Also, there is another box that opened up with it called a 'Transfer Activity' box.

Can you give me step by step instructions on how to use it? And when I say step by step...treat me like a beginner who knows absolutely nothing about it. LOL I'm so sorry to be a pain in the butt. With Delphi, all I had to do was change criteria on a template that I made, and then copy/paste to install it directly into the forum's controls.
From: Mountain Rose (MTN_ROSE) 1 May 2017 20:23
To: DeannaG 17 of 19
P.S. Thanks for removing the images. LOL I didn't know they had personal information on them. XD
From: Mountain Rose (MTN_ROSE) 1 May 2017 20:37
To: DeannaG 18 of 19

I created an account in my S-Drive. I'm not sure what that means, but I did. LOL Then it told me that I needed to create a web address, so I chose designsbymtnrose, but now it want's me to create an actual website with one of their templates. Do I do this? *Pulls hair out* I'm so confused. XD
From: DeannaG 3 May 2017 22:13
To: Mountain Rose (MTN_ROSE) 19 of 19
You don't need to bother with the S Drive thing at all.

I put up a FTP tutorial over at the Information Center that should answer all your questions Hon. :)

I'll start working on the styling template tomorrow, after my appointments. :)