Deleting a Strip
In order to totally remove a strip from your archive (except the latest which is on the index) you need to remove both the image and the html code. In order to do this you need to be able to access your comic account through an ftp program. This tutorial assumes that you know how to use your ftp software.
1. Determine which strips you want to remove. For this example, we'll use the 2006 Christmas Strip (20061225.jpg).
2. Access your account so that you can see the files in your public_html folder.
3. Go to the public_html/comic folder and delete the file 20061225.jpg (and any others you don't want).
4. Go to the public_html/d folder and delete the file 20061225.html (the html files with the same date).
5. Go to the siteadmin page and trigger a regular update if the deleted strips are recent or a full update if the deleted strips are more than two weeks old.
The reson for triggering an update is that if you don't the pages on either side of the missing comics will point into the empty gap and your readers will get a 404 error. After the update, check to make sure that the pages on either side point to each other instead of at the hole.
Dr Neo Lao wrote:@ Galbardor0: As noted above, new members are unable to get in to SiteAdmin. Not sure how much longer this will go on, but hopefully soon. Note that you do not have to access SiteAdmin to run your comic. Read up some of the tutorials linked in the paragraph above for details.
Dr Neo Lao wrote:@ All: still no new news on when the SiteAdmin will be fixed. Not what you guys wanted to hear, but just letting everyone know that we have not forgotten about you.
Dr Neo Lao wrote:@ SomethingWicked: If it is not updating for you then there might be something wrong. You should upload your comics to the workspace/comics folder. You should change/update the two templates in the workspace folder. You should not have an index.html file anywhere in the workspace section. You should not be uploading or editing files in the public_html section. You definitely should not be deleting folders. Can you be a bit more elaogarate on what you have done and what you are trying to do? In order to keep things tidy, it'd probably be a good idea to start a new thread so that you can get the full attention you need rather than being lost in this thread.
Dr Neo Lao wrote:@ BionicDance: I'm not sure I follow the question. If you upload banners and such into the CG system, then those images will only work on CG sites.
For example, if you wanted to upload your banner so that you could hot-link to it from Bob's Board and Mega Fun Forum (generic names for sites you might visit) then you would need to upload them to another image service. Normally I'd recommend PhotoBucket since that one is good but they specifically don't serve images to CG sites. There are a number of other image hosts that you can use. I recommend ImageCave, ImageShack and RipWay. All three should let you create an account, upload your images and hotlink to them from any site you care to use.
Dr Neo Lao wrote:@ LauraEss: You should still be able to log into the forum with you original forum account so long as you still have access to the email address that you originally signed up with. Just go to the forum login page and click on the "Forgot your password?" link and a new password should be sent to your email and let you use your old forum account. The bad news is that because your password changes, you still won't be able to log into SiteAdmin - but you ought to be able to use your existing forum account.
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