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Peekay
Re: no browse on downloads module!
  • 2004/11/23 0:16

  • Peekay

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Or... use wfdownload

http://www.wf-projects.com

Which appears to do everything (apparently as used here on Xoops.org). It is not actually listed in the 3rd party 'download managers' list. The developer's notes about installing via a JavaScript only applies if you are upgrading existing items from the standard download module. I just uploaded the module folder and ran the installer. It appears that the mime types for the file types you want to be uploadable must have 'green' lights set for both users and admins.



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Peekay
Re: no browse on downloads module!
  • 2004/11/22 22:23

  • Peekay

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Just started with XOOPS and I agree the 'standard' download module would really benefit from the facility for user file uploads, with file type and size restrictions. However, there is a alternative solution... nearly.

The 3rd party module 'gsdownloads' allows file uploads by users. It looks pretty good, but unless I am doing something wrong, it appears fatally flawed.

If you want to try it, after installation you will need to manually create a fully-writable 'upload' folder somewhere (the default is 'uploads' in the gsdownloads directory). You also need to CHMOD the gsdownloads/cache/config.php to 777 if you want to change any of the settings.

If you do this, users can select to 'browse' for a file on their HDD and upload it. It works, and the admin control panel for the module announces that there is an upload for 'approval', but this is where it seems to come unstuck.

All the details submitted by the user appear... but there is no way to see the uploaded filename, or create a URL for it. I figured there would be a 'show the related filename' button or something, but sadly not. Maybe someone with PHP skills could add this rather crucial feature.

Unfortunately, can't currently get any support on this from the developer http://www.giantspider.biz as his/her website is unavailable. The module has file-type restrictions and appears to support PayPal payment for eBooks too, so would be nice if it all worked.



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Peekay
Re: Theme tutorial?
  • 2004/11/21 1:15

  • Peekay

  • XOOPS is my life!

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  • Since: 2004/11/20


Many thanks for those links. I am really just trying to figure out which file controls which visual element for troubleshooting. Certainly no shortage of themes!



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Peekay
Re: No ALT text?
  • 2004/11/21 1:04

  • Peekay

  • XOOPS is my life!

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  • Since: 2004/11/20


OK, Thx for the info.



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Peekay
Re: Forum cut off at right edge in IE 5.5?
  • 2004/11/20 17:24

  • Peekay

  • XOOPS is my life!

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  • Since: 2004/11/20


Thanks m0nty. Your comment about the monitor size is interesting as I do test sites for Win IE 5.5 on an old laptop that has a 14 inch screen. I am writing this on a Mac with a 15" monitor and everything is fine, in IE and Netscape. Need to do some more research.

I do still design sites for 800 x 600 and try to make them fluid enough to look good at 1024 x 768. A lot of notebook users use the lower res, unless they have very good eye-sight. I agree with you that 1024 x 768 is better for 3-column, although the Xoops.org 3-col site looks o.k at 800 x 600.

Ironically, as monitor resolution has increased, many site designers now find themselves having to write CSS to shrink their sites back down to 640 x 480 for PDA browsers or to fit 150 pixel wide cellphone displays. There's no end to it!



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Peekay
Theme tutorial?
  • 2004/11/20 11:46

  • Peekay

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  • Since: 2004/11/20


Has any kind person produced a quick tutorial on how to create a XOOPS theme?



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Peekay
No ALT text?
  • 2004/11/20 11:42

  • Peekay

  • XOOPS is my life!

  • Posts: 2335

  • Since: 2004/11/20


Just started to explore Xoops. Image manager is great, but I am dismayed to find no ALT text field. We are under constant pressure to develop sites that are accessible. Without ALT text, our XOOPS sites will fail.

I can see that we can add ALT text manually using HTML, but can't expect an end user to do this in every article. Is there a hack, or an alternative image manager?.



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Peekay
Forum cut off at right edge in IE 5.5?
  • 2004/11/20 11:30

  • Peekay

  • XOOPS is my life!

  • Posts: 2335

  • Since: 2004/11/20


Hi. I just started to explore Xoops. I am using version 2.0.5.2. My query is, in Windows 98, at 800 x 600 res using the two column layout, everything looks great in Firefox, but in IE 5.5. the forum (and the most active topics block) is cut off at the right edge. It just doesn't quite compress to fit properly.

I tried uploading another two themes, but problem remains.

I 'cloned' the default template(s) and figured out how to edit the templates, but don't really know if this is a theme file, CSS file or template issue.

I know it can be fixed, because a theme from one designer works fine, I just wondered if it was a known issue that I could fix in any theme. Or am I doing something stoopid




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