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researchcooperative
@researchcooperative
17 Nov 2019 03:02:10AM
598 posts

Provide documentation for "Adding a second domain to your JR Hosted server"


Suggestions

UPDATE (solved): apparently I did something right, as the following automatic message was sent to my email address (see after the asterisks).

As the first person to login at the new site, using the "create account" tab, my account becomes the Master Admin account, and the password is created by me, manually.... NOT from inside the JR hosted dashboard. See the message below.

**** ****

"A new Domain has been created on your Jamroom Server, and Jamroom has been successfully installed!

It may take a little bit for DNS to update so the domain no longer shows as "pending" - once it is online it will be available here:

http://yourdomain.jamroomhosting.com

The first User Account you create in your new Jamroom site will be a "Master Admin" account which gives you unlimited access to the site.


Once your new Jamroom site is all setup you can easily switch the Active Domain on the site to be the primary domain:

[Your domain]

by following this guide:

https://www.jamroom.net/the-jamroom-network/documentation/jamroom-hosting/2556/making-the-primary-or-secondary-domain-active

If you are new to Jamroom, make sure and check out the Jamroom Admin Handbook:

https://www.jamroom.net/the-jamroom-network/documentation/jamroom-admin-handbook

Jamroom is a very configurable product so give yourself some time to get up to speed - once you do things will "click" and you'll be an expert in no time.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Have fun with your new Jamroom!
researchcooperative
@researchcooperative
16 Nov 2019 11:49:04PM
598 posts

Provide documentation for "Adding a second domain to your JR Hosted server"


Suggestions

I am not sure that the documentation for setting up a domain for the first time is suitable for when we add a second domain (for a second site) on the same server.

Perhaps all that is needed is a single paragraph to explain how adding a second domain is done. The basic steps may not be very different from adding and setting up the first domain.

My first question is: does setting up a second domain mean that a completely new set of software need to be installed?

I understand that a new set of modules will be needed, as the new site will run independently, but I suppose there is some server-side software that does not change: one server should be able to handle multiple domains and sites. So we do not need to wait for our server to be set up, when we add a second domain.

What should I expect regarding password access for Admin of the newly added, second domain and site associated with it?

Will a new Admin password be generated by the system, or should I create a new password from inside my JR hosted dashboard, and then login with this new Admin username and password?
updated by @researchcooperative: 17 Nov 2019 03:02:28AM
researchcooperative
@researchcooperative
16 Nov 2019 11:19:46PM
598 posts

"DNS is pending" - what does this mean when I am setting up a new domain on my JR hosted server?


Installation and Configuration

I recently bought a new domain name, and have edited the domain servers in settings for the new domain on the site of the domain registrar. I presume I should put my JR name server names there.

This did not immediately change anything back in the dashboard on my JR hosted account. The message "DNS is pending" is still showing.in my JR dashboard (DNS = Domain Name Server)

It would be nice if the JR system could automatically tell me what to do when the "DNS is pending".

(a) Should I just wait and do nothing?

(b) Should I put JR name server names (from where?) in the name server boxes located on the domain registration site? I chose the domain server names used for my existing JR hosted site. Is this OK?

(c) Should I do something about this in the settings in our JR hosted dashboard, somewhere?
updated by @researchcooperative: 08 Dec 2019 09:14:58AM
researchcooperative
@researchcooperative
14 Nov 2019 06:22:32AM
598 posts

Tag clouds for specific content and specific display locations


Using Jamroom

OK - so with these strings we can set up a box and search button to search all tags for either all blogs of a specific profile, or just one blog on that profile. If there are no profiles with more than one blog, then Michael's solution should be fine in every case.

Should the string be added in a new field in the "profile create" form or the "profile settings" form or both, or neither (i.e. somewhere else?). These are the only profile-specific places I know where I can add fields, though not directly "in a template that is showing on a profile"

If we go to ACP>Profile module>Templates we see templates that apply to all profiles and with no option to add a new template. So that also doesn't look like the place for a profile-specific template.

How else can a specific profile be targeted? How can the position of the tag search box be controlled?

These are not matters I would attempt doing on my own, so the questions do not need to be answered here unless the answers are of general interest.

I am just happy to know that in principle, the tag search system within a site can be made more selective.

Note: here are real life examples of what I have in mind: when publishers put the content of multiple journals online, we can search the contents of each journal separately. Or on radio or music sites with different channels, we can search each channel separately. In a JR site, each journal or each channel is likely to belong to a separate profile.

Searching tags for all published content is useful, and so is searching tags for specific content areas
updated by @researchcooperative: 14 Nov 2019 06:34:33AM
researchcooperative
@researchcooperative
14 Nov 2019 05:49:40AM
598 posts

Can I build a new site and then import members from old site?


Using Jamroom

Thanks. That does look like a better option.

At this stage, I am not sure if I should import anything at all from the old site. It might be better for me to test an entirely new design to see if it is inherently more attractive for newly arriving visitors.

If it is better, then I can ask members of the old site how they would like me to proceed: move them all over in large blocks, or let them move and build new profiles of their own accord.

I will call this thread solved for now.
researchcooperative
@researchcooperative
11 Nov 2019 12:19:33AM
598 posts

Can I build a new site and then import members from old site?


Using Jamroom

I am curious about the possibility of building a new site then importing members and other content from an old site.

My old site is cluttered and hardly used. I have enough space to build a new site on my JR hosted server, with a new domain name.

Is the following a feasible approach?

1. Design new and simpler site with no member (signup) quotas, and a limited number of modules.

2. Import the old (remote) site, in its entirety, without deleting the contents of the new site (there is a check box option for this inside the import tool)

3. Delete all the unwanted contents of the old site (note: there is no obvious option for cloning/importing only the wanted contents from an old site).

Further questions:
(a) When this is done, will all necessary modules remain in place, and will unused modules from the old site be automatically removed?

(b) Will members of the old site be able to login to the new site, at the new domain, with the email, username and password details they are using at the old site?
updated by @researchcooperative: 14 Nov 2019 05:49:48AM
researchcooperative
@researchcooperative
02 Nov 2019 10:20:49AM
598 posts

How do I put my site into maintenance mode in response to a phishing attack?


Using Jamroom

OK - I found the maintenance mode setting here, in the ACP:

yoursite/core/admin/global

The option to put the site into maintenance mode is under gobal config - general, in the core module, and generates the following message for visitors:

"The System is currently undergoing system maintenance. We are working to get the system back online as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience."

Thanks to JR for this!
researchcooperative
@researchcooperative
02 Nov 2019 10:15:18AM
598 posts

How do I put my site into maintenance mode in response to a phishing attack?


Using Jamroom

My JR site appears to be the subject of a phishing attack that targets members when they try to login.

I should put the site into offline or maintenance mode until this is sorted out, but how can I do this?

Have any other JR site owners seen this problem recently?

The attached screenshot shows the fake popup that appears when I go to the login page on my site.

I have put in a support ticket for this issue, but it may be useful for all JR site owners to know about it (and the eventual solution and any explanation that is found)
Screenshot 2019-11-02 22.34.13 copy.jpg Screenshot 2019-11-02 22.34.13 copy.jpg - 138KB

updated by @researchcooperative: 03 Nov 2019 05:54:09AM
researchcooperative
@researchcooperative
26 Sep 2019 11:37:10PM
598 posts

Tag clouds for specific content and specific display locations


Using Jamroom

My understanding of the tag cloud system in JR is that all content can have tags, and different kinds of content can be chosen to see different kinds of tag cloud... BUT each tag cloud applies to ALL instances of a particular content type.

e.g. in the page for all tags
"All tags" button shows a tag cloud for all content of the site.
"Blogs" shows a tag cloud for ALL blogs.

What I am interested in is being able to create a tag cloud for a specific Blog, that is then displayed on that Blog only.

Or a tag cloud for all posts in a specific Group, with a display of the tag cloud in the sidebar of the Group.

This would allow the tag system to be used more creatively to enhance the user experience of a specific Blog or Group (or other specific content).

I suppose one way around this would be to create specific JR websites with just one blog or one group operating under one URL.... but I don't want to have to manage many different websites in order to create specific tag clouds for specific content.

For a music site, for example, all the work of a particular music group or musician could be tagged and followed with a tag cloud that is displayed only on the profile page of that group.

I am sure what I am suggesting can be done inside JR, but is there interest in making this level of tag control a standard feature of the JR system? Or is it already a standard feature of the system?
updated by @researchcooperative: 26 Sep 2019 11:37:44PM
researchcooperative
@researchcooperative
29 Apr 2019 04:37:56PM
598 posts

Browser setting or site setting for URL header?


Using Jamroom

Today I noticed that my Firefox browser shows the words "NO LANG FOR ID" in front of my jr based site URL when I go to my site.

When I visit other sites, like my bank, the bank name shows there.

Is changing the language for this URL header something we can do in our jr site admin?

What is the proper name for what I am calling the "URL header"?

If I have can the name, then I can look for it in the JR support pages.

I attach a screenshot.

Thanks
NO LANG FOR ID 30-4-19.jpg NO LANG FOR ID 30-4-19.jpg - 22KB

updated by @researchcooperative: 31 Jul 2019 09:25:38AM
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