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Upgrade 3.1 -> 3.2 : Blogs and news problem

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  1. Kwinten Volckaert
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    I'm trying to test the new 3.2 version, but when I updated the website from 3.1 to 3.2 all the blogs content and news item don't show on the site or in sitefinity. I used the patch (SiteFinity_3_2_dev_patch_1500) to update the site. The blogs themselves are available but there are no posts inside. Also I checked the database and the text seems to be in the sf_CmsContentMetaData table. Am I doing something wrong?
  2. Nikifor
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    Hello Kwinten Volckaert,


    This is a known issue. To handle it, please run the following script in your database:

    update 
        sf_CmsTextContent 
    set 
        Culture = 127 
    where 
        Culture = 1033  
        and not exists(select ID from sf_CmsTextContent t2 where t2.ID = sf_CmsTextContent.ID and t2.Culture = 127) 
     

    If this does not help, please send us your database.

    Sincerely yours,
    Nikifor Hristov
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  3. Kwinten Volckaert
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    it still doesn't seem to work...
    The backup file of the database (SQL2005) can be downloaded here (at the moment)
    http://www.mobileaccess.be/Files/SiteFinityJayDee.zip (please rename .zip to .bak)

  4. Gabe Sumner
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    I am having this same problem with www.goondocks.com.  I submitted a bug report that had a backup of my database attached.

    I have since reverted back to 3.1.

    P.S.  I tried that SQL above, it made some updates but did not appear to fix the problem.

    Gabe
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  5. Nikifor
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    Hello Kwinten, Gabe

    After examining your database, we managed to find a solution for the lost blog posts. Please, run the following query in your SQL Query Analyzer:

    update  
        sf_CmsContentVersion 
    set 
        LangID = 127 
    where  
        LangID = 1033 
     
    update  
        sf_CmsTextContent 
    set 
        Culture = 127 
    where  
        Culture = 1033 
    update 
     
    sf_WebControlBase 
    set  
    type=Replace(type, 'Telerik.Blogs.WebControls.Archive, Telerik.Blogs', 'Telerik.Blogs.WebControls.BlogArchive, Telerik.Blogs') 
     

    Hope that the provided information is helpful. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.

    Sincerely yours,
    Nikifor Hristov
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  6. Gabe Sumner
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    I just wanted to report back.

    The SQL above doesn't completely fix the problem.  It did make my blog posts appear.  However, when clicking to sort by Tags or Categories, no filter is applied and ALL posts appear.

    Secondly, in the "Admin" area the summary of my blog (# of postings, # of comments) was incorrect.  All counts were showing "0".

    I rolled back to 3.1 again. 

    Gabe
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  7. Nikifor
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    Hello Gabe,

    We have made improvements of the upgrade since the main version 3.2 has been released. This is why we recommend you to upgrade to version 3.2 SP1, where the improvements are implemented. Meanwhile, we will try to upgrade your database on our side.

    Thank you for the cooperation.

    All the best,
    Nikifor
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  8. Gabe Sumner
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    I took another stab at this using the latest SP1 version and still failed.  :(

    As mentioned, the SQL above does make my old blog posts appear.  However, the tag, category, and archive links don't work on the public web site.  It is using URLs similar to this when I click a category:

    http://localhost/blog.aspx?CntCatID=c22173fe-bf1d-48f8-b868-93ede7bbcd53

    The resulting page simply returns a full list of blog posts (no filter).  As a small aside, my archive links have never worked.  This was always on my "to do" list to repair, but I never got around to it.  You can see these even on the currently running 3.1 version of Goondocks: http://www.goondocks.com/

    Regarding the "Admin" area.  I noticed the # of posts count is 0, but the # of comments count was correct.

    I then added a new blog post.  After adding a brand new blog post, the # of posts count was correct.  That's good.

    If I could get my category, tag and archive links working; I think I could safely upgrade to 3.2.  I'm getting closer.

    Gabe
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  9. Gabe Sumner
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    I hate to be a pain, but has there been any update on this?

    For the record, I am perfectly fine being told "it's something you messed up on your web site, no one else is having this problem".  At least then I know the ball is in my court.   :)

    Right now I don't really know where to go with this and I'm anxious to begin using 3.2.   :)

    Gabe Sumner
    http://www.goondocks.com/
  10. Nikifor
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    Hello Gabe Sumner,

    Please excuse us for the delayed reply. We will do our best to upgrade the database you sent us on Monday and provide you with an operational copy.

    Thank you for your time.

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    Nikifor
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  11. Daniel Plomp
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    Was this issue solved with SP1? I'm having the same problems with my site (using SF3.2 SP1)

    I have a newslist that should only show one category, but it shows all categories. Don't know if this is a bug, or maybe I'm forgetting something?

    Daniel
  12. Daniel Plomp
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    I forgot to say that my site is multilangual. Maybe there's a problem?

    Daniel
  13. Daniel Plomp
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    I created a new site from scratch, and used the Company template. In here I chose to use the sample content.

    On this site are 2 newsitems without any categories. I created new categories and added these categories to the newsitems. After that I set my newslist control to only show 1 category.

    Result is that it still shows all newsitems.

    Just to let you know, that there is something still not right... ?

    Daniel
  14. Linda
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    I reported the same problem in another thread, and I'm glad to know it's not just me.  Being new to both SiteFinity and .NET, that was a distinct possibility.

    If I can provide something that would be helpful to see it happening in other places, please let me know and I'll do my best.

    Linda

  15. Daniel Plomp
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    Well hopefully the SF team knows what the problem could be? My multilangual project is hanging on this issue, so I do hope that a solutions will be provided soon!

    Thanks
    Daniel
  16. Erik
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    Seems to me like the News and Blogs modules have changed almost completely from v 3.1 to 3.2 and as a result requires an unnecessary amount of time working around the quirks.  With upcoming releases, I strongly urge the dev team to really work through all the kinks so that when you do make an official release, us customers can know that it is really fully complete, quality work.

    I did what Gabe did, installed 3.2 on a test machine and saw that so many of my postings got messed up and decided this is too much for me to work on at the moment, so I reverted back to 3.1.  When you're working on a production site with continous updates and improvements being made to it, you have minimal time to spend working around little quirks in an upgraded version of the CMS. 

    I have to say I was quite disappointed in all of the things that didn't seem to work well with the 3.2 inital release.  I would rather the release dates get pushed back in order to make these modules better than to have these what seem like premature releases before all the quirks can be worked out.

    Erik
  17. Nikifor
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    Hello Linda, Daniel, Erik

    This issue is specific and most likely occurs when the Web site is multilingual. Unfortunately, there is no general workaround - the resolution would probably be specific for each of you. This is why Daniel, Linda - it would be really helpful if you could send your databases and projects so that we can investigate the problem locally. You cannot attach them to a forum thread, so please open support tickets and post the relevant information along with an archived copy of the database and the project (you can exclude the Bin and RadControls folders).

    Erik, you are right that the Blogs control was completely changed for the 3.2 release. We made a lot of improvements and optimizations for the new module, and now, most of the problems are fixed in Service Pack 1.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Greetings,
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  18. Daniel Plomp
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    My database is 70 mb. Can't attach it. With WinRar it is 38 mb. Still too big?

    Daniel
  19. Nikifor
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    Hi Daniel,

    Unfortunately, we do not have FTP which you could use for uploading the database. In this case, would it be possible for you to upload the project on any FTP and give us access to it? We will let you know as soon as we are able to download the database so that you can remove the copy. You need to open a support ticket in order to safely provide us with the credentials.

    Thank you for your cooperation.

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  20. Daniel Plomp
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    Hi Nikifor,

    Sorry, I can't open a support ticket anymore.
    I'm afraid my license has expired.

    I have to talk to sales about this.

    Nevertheless I think that it would be good to place my project on a http/ftp site for you to investigate the problem before other people are experience the same problems?

    Is there an e-mail address to which I can send this link with login credentials?

    Daniel
  21. Sonya
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    Hi Daniel,

    You could send your login credentials to nikifor.hristov@telerik.com .

    Kind regards,
    Sonya
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  22. Kwinten Volckaert
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    I now am working on another website...for this website I can't start over. It's our corporate website. I now noticed that when I create a new item of news, not all the fields of sf_CmsContentBase are filled in (for example owner, datecreated...) isn't this a problem, or could this be the cause of our problem that the news items aren't visible.
    Also in what table are custom fields that where in 3.1 now stored?
  23. Kwinten Volckaert
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    I now noticed that these items aren't in a new database... sorry I should have checked that in advance.

    Is there a way to do the following. Start with a new database (clean) and import all the pages (and templates)? The other items like news items (and custom news providers) I can make over, it aren't too many and with the I would have a cleaner database.
  24. Kwinten Volckaert
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    I've found the problem!!!

    In the following database the langid has to be set to 127
    sf_CmsContentVersion

    that solved my problem...or so it seems

    I also deleted duplicate data in the sf_GCMetaData table
  25. Nikifor
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    Hello Kwinten Volckaert,

    We are glad that you were able to solve the issue yourself. Let us know if you need our assistance for anything connected to Sitefinity.

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  26. Gabe Sumner
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    When importing 3.1 blogs you might also encounter URL rewriting problems.  Details can be found here:

    http://www.sitefinity.com/support/forums/support-forum-thread/b1043S-bdbkbc.aspx

    I started another thread because I thought the problems were different than those found here...but all of this is related to using 3.1 data in the 3.2 version of  Sitefinity.

    Gabe Sumner
    http://www.goondocks.com/

  27. Nikifor
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    Hi Gabe and Daniel,

    Gabe - we think that the problem is a bit different than the issues posted in this forum, that is why please find the response in the other Forum Thread

    Daniel - as the issue with the category filtering is more complicated than we first thought, we would not be able to create a workaround for it. We are currently working on this problem and will provide fix for it with the next service pack, targeted for May. We apologize for the caused inconvenience.

    Sincerely yours,
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  28. jan
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    We have upgraded from 3.1 to 3.2 via Sitefinity_3_2_1616_standard_patch.  We had previously set up several blogs using the Blogs->Posts list control, but after upgrading, the hyperlinks to the full post, comments and permalink no longer work.

    Can you provide the necessary steps in getting these links to work?  Thanks!
  29. Georgi
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    Hello Jan,

    The PostsLists control is obsolete and we do not recommend its use. We have made some changes on the way that the Blogs work, so we suggest you use the new BlogPosts control for your Blogs.

    Sincerely yours,
    Georgi
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