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recent news block shows up in all browsers but IE?
  • 2006/12/10 17:08

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Re: Revenue & Success Achieving Module Request: Xoops Case Study
  • 2006/7/25 20:13

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That will take me a while to read and digest. But I appreciate your effort to think through all this.



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Re: [Tutorial] How to downgrade 2.2.3/4 to 2.0.14
  • 2006/7/24 0:54

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Disclaimer-- I am a relative noob. I am not a programmer, more of a hack.

Thanks for this tutorial. I finally did it this afternoon. I have been struggling with getting newbb or cbb working on 2.2.3 on a community site I am building: uninstall, reinstall, but constant problems. So today I tried updating it to 2.2.4, and all hell broke loose. PHP errors (about 50) on each page. Mostly saying "Only variables should be assigned by reference in...{some file} on line {some #}" - Very aggravating. So I decided to downgrade.

The only omission I could find in your tutorial is remembering to set mainfile.php's permissions back to restricted.

I was a little scared when I saw the way admin.php looked after the downgrade-- just a little text, no colors. But everything started to take shape after a few minutes of putting the blocks back together. I definitely like the way 2.2.x does blocks administration a LOT better than this 2.0.x way.

I encountered a few errors in this downgrade that are confusing--

--most of the blocks are duplicated. In fact, I only have a couple modules installed: piCal, news, and wf-downloads. The piCal blocks are not duplicated (which I think is because they don't use the same template system, right?)

Here's the list you see when you go into Edit Groups, the "Block Access Rights" for "left" shows:
Big Story (ID15
Big Story (ID58
Events after %(piCal) (ID26
Events after %(piCal) (ID69
Events newly posted (piCal) (ID27
Events newly posted (piCal) (ID70
Events on %(piCal) (ID24
Events on %(piCal) (ID67
Login (ID2
Login (ID46
Main Menu (ID49
Main Menu (ID5
MiniCalendarEx (piCal) (ID28
Moderate News (ID17
Moderate News (ID61
Monthly calendar (piCal) (ID22)
Monthly calendar (piCal) (ID65
Navigate thru topics (ID18
Navigate thru topics (ID62
New 
Members (ID53
New 
Members (ID9
News Topics (ID14
News Topics (ID57
Notification Options (ID11
Random news (ID19
Random news (ID63
Recent Comments (ID10
Recent Comments (ID54
Recent WF-Downloads (ID29
Recent WF-Downloads (ID72
Search (ID3
Search (ID47
Site Info (ID50
Site Info (ID6
Submit Your News! (ID42
Submit Your News! (ID75
Themes (ID12
Themes (ID56
Today's events (piCal) (ID: 23) 
Today'
s events (piCal) (ID66
Top News (ID59
Top Posters (ID52
Top Posters (ID8
Top WF-Downloads (ID30
Top WF-Downloads (ID73
User Menu (ID1
User Menu (ID45)
Waiting Contents (ID4
Waiting Contents (ID48
Who's Online (ID: 51) 
Who'
s Online (ID7)

(I sorted them alphabetically so it's easier to see which ones are duplicated.)

The site ishttp://comopark.org
I still get one PHP error now, which doesn't concern me much:
"Notice: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /home/comoorg/public_html/modules/piCal/blocks/pical_coming_schedule.php on line 46"
The only other main problem is that it shows two {edited} User Menus when logged in as Admin, but not for guests. Hmmm.

Anyone? And again, thanks for the tutorial.



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Re: RATING Modules
  • 2006/7/8 14:00

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I've been searching around for commentary and opinions, but have found none: I get the impression that xdirectory development has ceased some time ago, and mxdirectory is the better module, or at least the one with a brighter future?

If this has already been discussed, I'd love a link. If it hasn't been discussed, we part-time xoopsers have a heck of a time figuring this stuff out.

Thanks, T



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Re: Universal Billing module for XOOPS
  • 2006/6/20 23:22

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Quote:

Lance_ wrote:
This isn't a XOOPS module but a standalone script. I use it for my billing.

cInvoice


Wow, did the demo-- a bit tougher to set up, but seems every bit as powerful as Freshbooks. Will save me a lot of money. Thanks so much for the tip. Though it would not be integrated with my XOOPS site, it can certainly still be on my server and linked for my clients. And when I finally hire someone to do my billing, he/she can do it remotely, which is what I was also looking for in a solution.

Thanks again.



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Re: Universal Billing module for XOOPS
  • 2006/6/20 21:28

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I am not sure if what I am looking for is what you are talking about, but I am looking for a module to enable me to bill clients for consulting work I do, keep track of my clients, generate invoices, etc.

I evaluated a great website called "Freshbooks" (http://freshbooks.com), formerly called "2ndSite", and it's really nice. The demo lets you put in up to three clients to try it out. Once I generate an invoice, the client gets an e-mail and can log in to see their invoice. My problem is that the next step up is $14/month for up to 25 clients, and that's way too big a step for me.

Is this type of thing what you guys are talking about? Or are you talking about billing users of a XOOPS site just for being registered users?

If so, do you know of a module which might be what I am looking for? I have found to-do and task manager modules, which are darn close.

Thanks for any info you can provide. T



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Re: get down, get finky
  • 2006/5/16 13:20

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Quote:

bluenova wrote:
...does Mac o/s not have a way of installing software through a software package repository, in ubuntu we have synaptic, and it automatically check dependencies and installs them. I'm sure Mac o/s must have something similar.


You bet...http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2005/09/30/fink.html



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Re: maybe a bug: Pm module 2.2.4: webmaster can readall pms?
  • 2006/4/24 14:36

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I agree that true Webmasters should have this control - perhaps you've elevated them to too high a rank. I like the idea of me being the one true webmaster of the sites I have, and I can appoint "Jr. Webmasters" with more restricted rights.

In any case, I don't think this 'tip' is very useful. You have to type in a lot of numbers to find each post, because if the users delete PMs all the time (mine do), the post is blank.

I have one site for my Jr. High students, and for legal reasons, it is stated that they do not have any right to expect privacy. If you wouldn't say it to someone's face, don't PM it. And I check up on this by going into phpMyAdmin, choosing the database xoops_priv_msgs, browsing it, sorting by msgid, then popping down to the latest page number. To see the whole msg then, I click "print view with full msg texts" at the bottom. A new page opens with a print dialog, cancel that, and there are the messages in order (it actually goes very fast now that I am used to the procedure). I figured this out without knowing a lick of PHP (keep wanting to learn, though). The blank message IDs (deleted messages) do not show up this way, either.

MT



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Re: Calendar for me?
  • 2005/12/16 21:27

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Quote:

marijun wrote:
i'm working on a module called Calendar VE (dev forge page) but its not complete yet. i un-prioritized the project for a while cuz my client no longer needed it, but its back now. a full release should be available within a couple weeks...


I think this fellow dropped off the planet. There is nothing to download on that dev.xoops site, and his last login to the page was in September.

That's really too bad, as my post above already laments, XOOPS needs a good calendar with more advanced features.

T



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Re: Calendar for me? ^bumped^
  • 2005/12/16 21:23

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I have been very happy about the improvements in Xoops, but then these little things like the lack of a dependable calendar module always goofs things up for me.

I have pretty much abandoned piCal because GIJOE doesn't seem interested in it anymore, at least for North American users. The best 12 hour option you can get is for the am/pm to be BEFORE the time ("PM 3:30") which just confuses people. Add that to constantly screwing up time zones, and it just becomes unuseable.

ExtCal is the one I have been trying today for a church website. I don't need ANY timezone support, nor foreign language support, but I do need "all day" events without specific times, such as holidays, birthdays, etc. ExtCal cannot do it. I also need events which are just listed to start at a specific time and does not list an end time, because it is not known or not important ("10:00 am- Funeral"... ExtCal insists on listing an ending time, and its settings only go in 10 minute increments in 24 hour mode (an event starting at 6:15 pm has to be set as 18.10 or 18.20, and I can't tell you how many times I've set or thought "16.00" for 6:00 pm

If those two first options were present, extCal would be fine for me. I wish I knew how to program to help out, but I don't-- I'm an end-user geek. I would also like repeating events, but that frankly isn't as important.

But XOOPS looks pretty unprofessional without a good calendar module, included or otherwise. And get rid of those darn smiley faces as a base kernel option... serious websites have no need for them.

Grumpy today...




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