Forum Post Assistant / FPA

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Forum Post Assistant / FPA

Postby mandville » Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:42 pm

The Joomla Forum Post Assistant

General Information

The FPA was last updated on 23/04/2017 Version 1.3.1

The Forum Post Assistant (FPA) script has been developed to assist forum posters to be able to post relevant system, instance, PHP and troubleshooting information directly in to a pre-formatted forum post. This will save a few hours of posting back and forth, asking for, and explaining how to acquire useful information in order for other forum users to help troubleshoot a problem.
This process also means that consistent information is gathered and presented in every case, enabling helpers to quickly target information relevant to the specific problem observed by the user.

Detailed Usage Instructions
Detailed instructions for installation and usage are available here: http://forum.joomla.org/viewtopic.php?f ... 3#p2371873
and in the downloaded package.

Disclaimer
USE AT YOUR OWN RISK
Accuracy and completeness of this script and documentation is not assured and no responsibility will be accepted for any damage, issues or confusion caused by using any FPA versions contained within these branches.

Remove Script When Done
Please remove the FPA script from your website or otherwise change the name once the script has generated the Site Data and the message has been prepared and posted to the forum. This is so outsiders can't take a look at how your site is structured and possibly utilize any flaws that may be present.

Feedback and Discussion
A discussion topic on the FPA tool is at: http://forum.joomla.org/viewtopic.php?f=621&t=656394 Report any issues there.

Download:
Use these links to download the FPA:
Download .tar.gz version or Download the .zip version
NOTE: Do not download the FPA from any other website or links found on the Internet.

Compatibility:
  • Apache 1.x, Apache 2.x, Apache 2.2.x, IIS6, IIS7, IIS7.5
  • PHP 4.0.x, PHP 4.1.x, PHP 5.x.x, PHP 6DEV, php7
  • MySQL 3.2 - 5.5
  • MySQLi from 4.1 ( @ >=PHP 4.4.9)
  • Completely operating system independent

Joomla! Version Support:
  • - v 1.0.x
  • - v 1.5.x
  • - v 1.6.x
  • - v 1.7.x
  • - v 2.5.x
  • - v 3.0.x
  • - v 3.5.x (some servers will cause j3.5 version not to show)
  • - v 3.6.x
  • - v 3.7.x

IMPORTANT NOTES
    In the given examples,
  • Replace example.com with your own domain details.
  • joomla_root/ refers to the directory(folder) where all the Joomla package files and directories are installed, and may not be the web_root/ of your server. You will have called the directory something else too.
  • web_root/ refers to the main Web directory of your server. It may be called something else in your particular situation. You must check with your host or the documentation for your server if you are at all uncertain. Examples are:
    • htdocs/
    • www/
    • public_html/

Known Issues:
FPA is not currently fully compatible with Joomla websites that have had their configuration.php file moved outside of the web_root/ directory.

Installation:
  1. Download the preferred FPA archive from the above links.
  2. Uncompress (unzip/unarchive) the downloaded package file on to your own computer (using WinZip or another decompression tool).
  3. READ the included README file for any special Release notes.
  4. READ the included Documentation file for detailed usage instructions.
  5. Upload the fpa-en.php script to your joomla_root / directory.
  6. Run the script through your browser by entering: http://example.com/fpa-en.php. See examples below.

Installation Examples:
  • Joomla! is installed in your web_root/ folder:
    1. Upload the fpa-en.php script to: <your_domain-name.com>/web_root/
    2. To run the script: http://example.com/fpa-en.php
  • Joomla! is installed in a sub-directory named cms:
    1. Upload the fpa-en.php script to: <your_domain-name.com>/web_root/cms/
    2. To run the script: http://example.com/cms/fpa-en.php



Please remove the FPA script from your website or otherwise change the name once the script has generated the Site Data and the message has been prepared and posted to the forum. This is so outsiders can't take a look at how your site is structured and possibly utilize any flaws that may be present.

Discussion Topic Reminder

Discussion topic on the FPA tool is at: http://forum.joomla.org/viewtopic.php?f=621&t=656394. Post any questions on the use of the FPA, bugs, and suggestions there.

Detailed Usage Instructions
Detailed instructions for installation and usage are available here: http://forum.joomla.org/viewtopic.php?f ... 3#p2371873
and in the downloaded package.
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