About this project
First of all, what happened?
As a mopar fan and Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge/Plymouth/... owner you'll sooner or later stumble across a site named "allpar".
Allpar is a very detailed "mopar wiki". Allpar is a very strong and big community. Allpar is a collection of very interesting stories and articles. Allpar is a place to exchange experiences and tips.
All in all, allpar is the "go to" hub for news, facts and stories around our cars and more.
In November 2020 (some would say 2020 was bad enough...) allpar.com did a transition to a new forum software. A lot of people worked hard for this and at this point I want to thank them for their work and support for the allpar community.
Unfortunately, the transition brought some changes a lot of people (myself included) see as "problematic". The good-old "website flair" is gone. Allpar.com greets the visitor as a typical, ordinary forum, just like any other forum.
But allpar is more than a forum. It has just gotten a lot harder to see that.
Although the support staff promised a solution for this, we are still waiting for a more "usable" version of the homepage. To be fair, the update brings out more of the communicative factor in a community, but this came with the cost of finding infos, data and insights easily.
Soo... dev skills to the rescue!
The plan was born. Building the HTML and CSS template to combine the fresh looks with the proven experience. So, ... reading the API documentation for XenForo (this was a dead-end). Implementing routines to read the allpar site contents and planting them into a Blazor server-side application using .NET 5. Done!
And it only took me a couple of hours!
Currently there's only the homepage and an "all news" page. The articles do link to the new allpar.com. I plan to apply the custom HTML reader to articles and news at a later point, so you we can enjoy the content without the disturbing need to switch to the allpar sites.
Big thanks to all the moderators and contributors on allpar and the Internet Archive Wayback Machine, which has the old allpar site archived.
But for now, this is my christmas gift for the community. Enjoy allpar and be sure to give feedback. Only with your feedback I can improve this site and keep this project alive!
What is this?
In a few words: This is a convenient homepage for allpar to provide a similar but modern experience for the allpar we used to know and love.
I call it "cAllpar" - the 'c' stands for community ;-).
And technically? Simple. I tried to reconstruct the old allpar landing page and modernized it with a style similar to what allpar.com looks now.
All the information allpar provided (or at least most of it) is still available with the new forum software on the official allpar site. It's just "hidden" (or a little hard to find).
What I've done is I built a Blazor-based web application which calls the offical allpar.com site, reads the HTML content and puts the content into this portal. This takes a while, because the portal essentially has to load the allpar.com site first and then feeds the content into the portal.
It would be much simpler and faster if I had API access to the allpar forum software, but unfortunately I don't.
Mopar or no car, right?
I'm a software developer, system administrator and a "hobby mechanic".
I currently own a 1988 Chrysler LeBaron "Premium" Convertible and a 2003 Chrysler Sebring LXi Sedan.
Visit my allpar profile.
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For technical reasons, this portal will set two Cookies. This project is a Blazor Server-Side application which holds a steady connection to a users device using SignalR.
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