Reborn of Blog – LifeType

After months of deactivated Larry's blog, now it's reborn! from LifeType 1.0.6 to 1.2.8.

Why?   

migrated Linux from Pentium4 1.7Ghz Sony VAIO desktop /Fedora to Core 2 Duo 3Ghz HP /CentOS 5.2_xen from Aug.2008.  i focused only on the Gallery2 migration and XenSoft setup, almost forgot this lovely piece of software, and really want to write some diary. also i can't write a long paragraph in Facebook. is it a limitation?

How?

  • Backup database using phpMyAdmin on Fedora, then restore it to CentOS (don't forget to create database before running the SQL);
  • upgrade from 1.0.6 to 1.1 as latest ver. 1.2.8 can't accept upgrade from 1.0.x, then upgrade from 1.1 to 1.2.8.
    1. unzip source;
    2. restore old ./config/config.properties.php to provide database connect info;
    3. visit mydomain/lifetype-1.2.8/wizard.php (don't forget to rename .htaccess)

Tricks:

  • after login to admin, "Access is forbidden" error appeared whenever logout from admin. it's because the template is not available.
  • 1st, go to templates download from LifeType, choose 1.2 templates.zip, then upload to lifetype-1.2.8/templates/, unzip then go to "Administration" -> "Scan Templates"
  • footnote change:  default template footnote include "© 2004 All content copyrights. your name here". Edit this line in block-endcredits.template in the selected template. in my case, ./templates/pastal-blocks/block-endcredits.template
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