I’m off to the American Educational Research Association annual convention. In my former life I was an educational researcher, now, my wife is.
For the first time since I started Discourse consulting, I’ll be meeting face-to-face with a client. We’ve got a couple work sessions; he’s hoping to move his community from Ning to Discourse. Ning seems to say that they’re moving people to Version 3 and that version 3 lacks a means to export your data, so looks like time is running out for Ning users who will ever want to use another platform. I’m hoping to get some tweaks on the Ning import script to make it a bit more robust.
My work on my Discourse Install app continues. I just need to figure out how to get it to charge money and then deploy it to the actual internet. It’s getting pretty slick, though. Instructions that I used to email out are now presented on a page that, for example, hides the Mailgun settings if Mailgun reports that they’re good. It also shows the version of Discourse running & if the hostname resolves to the IP when Discourse is installed, it automatically turns on https. Though my primary audience was people that get me to do installs, I think it might be a handy tool for people who want to quickly deploy (and destroy) Discourse instances.