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seth_sd

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Posted on: 2007/7/23 22:13
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#51

Re: How to create a menu like this...

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spgster wrote:

Currently the existing menu system I have is JS based and uses a php script to load up the links from the DB. All of the pages on the system are dynamic and are stored in the DB, editable by site admins only (using a system that I wrote very badly!)

I need to find a way of displaying a truely dynamic menu, I am not worried if I can only get vertical menus to show ina side bar, but I need to have multi levels (IE: MENU|SUB MENU 1| SUB MENU 2) and if possible be able to link each item to a page within the system (ideally dynamically)

I have looked at MultiMenu but that cannot do what I want..


Secondly If you look at the teams pages, you'll see the style is the same for each page, but the data is relative to each team. Again this is dynamic and moderated by the site admin tool.

Here I have looked at SmartSections and that is just not going to do what I want. All I need is to display a link in a menu to a page that allows me to add PHP content I guess.

A menu that lets me build links based on PHP scriping would be the best though!

I need to be able to create a custom page that can look up data from the DB, but doesn't have stuff that is present with news pages etc.

I am starting to wonder if the XOOPs tool is best for this type of website. I love the way we can set up layouts etc, but I am not sure if I can get all the content into the XOOPs structure in a similar way to what I have now..

I really would appreciate some help from you guys..

Steve


Hey Steve,

Have a look at Mastop_Publish. I think this module will do exactly as you want. There is block called "Tree Menu" that will display, dynamically, all of the pages and sub-pages that you create with this module. Use preference to turn off all the unnecassary "Related Pages" stuff and you will simply have a page generator that generates dynamic menus and sub-menus. When you create a page you choose to display it as a sub-page of another page and whether or not to show it on the menu. It's brilliant actually. You can also assign permissions by page really easily on the same screen that you use to create the page.

On top of that, it has an awesome "WYSIWIG" editor, file-manager and the ability to import html pages. It is one of the most professional modules that I have used with XOOPS.

If you have any questions let me know...but from my understanding of what you describe it just may be the answer.

Seth
"Why can't we have a car powered on a mixture of patchouli oil, ignorance, and double standards? There seems to be an inexhaustible supply of that sh1t." - LR


seth_sd

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Posted on: 2007/7/23 20:31
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#52

Re: Best Practice - children

Newspaper do it all the time. I would do what's reasonable but also think logically...What would someone really gain by knowing that a kids name is "John Smith" and here is what he looks like? We're not giving out his home address, social security number or keys to house.

It's really no different than if we saw him playing in front of his house or at school? We have to seperate personal information from a pic on the web and I wouldn't think that a picture taken in the public domain gives anybody an expectation of privacy...juvenile or adult.

My point of view is based living in the U.S.
"Why can't we have a car powered on a mixture of patchouli oil, ignorance, and double standards? There seems to be an inexhaustible supply of that sh1t." - LR


seth_sd

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Posted on: 2007/7/23 9:00
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#53

Wordpress 2.0.5 (XPress) Missing Block - Recent Posts with content

After updating the Wordpress module from module administration page I no longer have the "Recent Posts with content" block. When I go to Templates manager I can see the "wp_block_content.html" but it is highlighted in "Yellow" indicating it's not available. I click "Generate" but simply get the error "Selected file does not exist)".

This was working just fine before doing the "Update Module" in control panel. I have copied over my "Wordpress" and "Frameworks" folder to a development site to test and they work perfectly.

I did notice that when doing subsequent "Update Module" in control panel that it does not insert that template into the database. It only inserts 3 templates where it should be inserting 6 like it did in the initial install thus removing 3 blocks of which I only care about the 1. I can replicate this behavior in dev and it acts exactly the same.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I just want that block back.

Notice no "wp_block_content.html" below.

Production:
Rebuilding blocks...
Block Calendar updated. Block ID: 94
Template wp_block_calendar.html updated.
Block Sidebar Navigation updated. Block ID: 95
Template wp_block_sidebar.html updated.
Block Recent Post Title updated. Block ID: 96
Template wp_block_posts.html updated.
"Why can't we have a car powered on a mixture of patchouli oil, ignorance, and double standards? There seems to be an inexhaustible supply of that sh1t." - LR


seth_sd

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Posted on: 2007/7/13 4:21
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#54

Re: Do not put subsites under a different toplevel domain

Quote:

phppp wrote:
Quote:

seth_sd wrote:

It's all so confusing and I don't understand why DJ doesn't comunicate. The xoopsinfo thing just strikes me as confusing and unnecessary. This whole thing could be done under the .xoops.org domain with LDAP and nobody would need to register anywhere or go to different sites to do different things.


Sorry for the confusions.
The project is not managed or by one single individual, it is worked on by project teams and project council.
However, I would like to express my personal opinion, more exactly, to repeat: I am strongly loyal to the XOOPS Project, I would prefer to see all official project sites under the same top domain of xoops.org


Quote:

Following this project has become mind boggling. We have these teams, many comprised of people that are new to the project (not a bad thing mind you) reinventing the wheel. Migrating to new servers, adding the sub-domains, doing a site redesign and getting on with the latest release should be well on their way to being done. Instead we're still debating all this stuff again and again!

Along with teams establishment, the works are going to be carried out by corresponding teams.
As you can see, the community coordinator team and design team have been established with their reports.
If you have any suggestion or any task you would like to help, please contact the teams or ask help from the coordinator team.

The teams are looking forward to your participation.


Hey DJ,

First of all, thanks for your hard work and technical expertise that have allowed XOOPS to continue to prosper. I don't envy the position that you are in....It's a tough one.

I would be more than willing to help out and did offer my time and energy in an earlier post:

Quote:
The idea of a XOOPS advisory team is excellent.

I am the Director of Information Technology for a publicly traded medical device firm in San Diego,CA. We made a strategic decision to use XOOPS as our Intranet Portal well over 3 years ago and am very interested in its continued success. In addition, we have made Open Source software a critical part of our IT strategy by moving all of our core applications and storage to Linux.

I have over 10 years of experience planning and implementing IT projects ranging from ERP to Storage to Network Infrastructure.

XOOPS is one of the best Open Source products I have ever come across. The news of the last couple of days is an excellent development and I would be happy to help in any way that I can.

Hopefully, my experience and willingness to use XOOPS strategically in a corporate environement allows me to contribute in a meaningful way as XOOPS heads in a new direction.

The advisory team proposal by PHPPP is exactly what I am capable of offering the community if you'll be kind enough to have me.

Thank You,
Seth Miller


I am open to step in in anyway you need me. Maybe I should have been a little more persistent after posting this but I never heard from anyone.

I am perfectly capable of offering up strategic planning, technical support/Server configurations and network/infrastructure design.This may very well be important especially in regards to utilizing sub-domains instead of moving this content all around different domains/hosting facilities.

I have designed and implemented many multi-tier applications in high profile settings where its success directly reflected on me. I have taken my hits, learned my lessons and hopefully have some wisdom to bring to the table.

It's my opinion that the developers need to get on with the work at hand and with the help of some project type people that have the experience to mobilize the assets that exist around here, we could move this thing forward rather quickly. I have seen many smart people around here that have tons of experience and may only be able to participate one project at a time....Let's utilize them.

If I can help, let me know.

Seth
"Why can't we have a car powered on a mixture of patchouli oil, ignorance, and double standards? There seems to be an inexhaustible supply of that sh1t." - LR


seth_sd

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Posted on: 2007/7/12 20:38
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#55

Re: Do not put subsites under a different toplevel domain

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gtop00 wrote:
Thanks Bender.

It is some weeks now that I am repeating the same thing.

Hopefully the new management will understand it.

Quote:
if Onakazu were to take back xoops.org then the whole thing would be a disaster
I do not believe that he will or wants to. He could have done it a long time ago.
Anyway, I guess that somebody keeps a backup of the site...


I was looking at it more from the perspective of not letting the community/organization/developers utilize the site. That would mean that everyone would have to somewhere else to get their centrally located support/downloads etc... I wasn't really worried about losing the content per se.

It's all so confusing and I don't understand why DJ doesn't comunicate. The xoopsinfo thing just strikes me as confusing and unnecessary. This whole thing could be done under the .xoops.org domain with LDAP and nobody would need to register anywhere or go to different sites to do different things.

Following this project has become mind boggling. We have these teams, many comprised of people that are new to the project (not a bad thing mind you) reinventing the wheel. Migrating to new servers, adding the sub-domains, doing a site redesign and getting on with the latest release should be well on their way to being done. Instead we're still debating all this stuff again and again!
"Why can't we have a car powered on a mixture of patchouli oil, ignorance, and double standards? There seems to be an inexhaustible supply of that sh1t." - LR


seth_sd

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Posted on: 2007/7/12 18:46
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#56

Re: Do not put subsites under a different toplevel domain

Herko Said the Following:Here

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Agreed, but that's a funny thing: despite about 15 serious attempts to get in touch with the current registrant of the xoops.org domain -onokazu who started the XOOPS project with a few enthusiastic people and who now is a leading part of the XOOPS Cube project- the XOOPS Foundation hasn't been able to arrange the transfer of the domain to the Foundation as to secure it for the XOOPS project and its community. All attempts made by several members of the Foundation Board have been stoically ignored, even if the e-mails have been read and the read notification have been recieved by us. So the request hasn't been actively denied, just ignored. This is a fact, not any type of judgement. The Foundation really wants the transfer tho


I totally agree with you Bender but maybe what you are fearful of having happen has already happened? Although, if Onakazu were to take back xoops.org then the whole thing would be a disaster. Since the "Project" is going to remain here they might as well leave the "Community" here as well.
"Why can't we have a car powered on a mixture of patchouli oil, ignorance, and double standards? There seems to be an inexhaustible supply of that sh1t." - LR


seth_sd

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Posted on: 2007/7/10 22:15
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#57

Re: dev.xoops.org seems to be down

Quote:

BlueStocking wrote:
Today, we encourage...
Tomorrow, we insist...

Not exactly the timeframe but very close.

I have asked for your help in making this move a reality as quickly and painlessly as we can.

For that we need ALL of the community participation to give the best they can give to xoopsinfo in the way of helping those we sucessfully route to that domain.

Today is not to early to start...

Thanks,
Lets start 'really working' together.


There really should be an anouncement and some sort of cut-over date. Give 2 weeks notice with a big announcement on the front page and when the day comes that will be it.

I would actually consider closing xoopsinfo to new posts until that date. This is going to divide the knowledge up for no particular reason.
"Why can't we have a car powered on a mixture of patchouli oil, ignorance, and double standards? There seems to be an inexhaustible supply of that sh1t." - LR


seth_sd

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Posted on: 2007/7/3 20:24
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#58

Re: Terms of use and XOOPSiquette review

Quote:

Catzwolf wrote:
I personally see much of this as knee jerk reaction to many of the problems that would not be around if the wheels of XOOPS else where were in the 'correct' motion. As I have said before, don't simply paint over the cracks, find the root of the problem at the foundations and fix that first.

Much of the real problems here at XOOPS have now been obscured by confusion, conjecture and hearsay.

You can make as many rules and regulations as you like, in some case I have found that this could in fact make situations worse. Your changes apply to the effect and not the cause of the problems here at XOOPS and until this is noticed nothing will change here.

I am in the view that XOOPS needs a good strong leader to pull XOOPS out of the hole of despair that it is in now. Not a leader like Skalpa who did nothing but further the issues with his style of non leadership, but someone who can see the problems and produce solutions in real terms. Right now I see XOOPS heading for another explosion and it may happen sooner than later.

We are one month into a new leadership, but in real terms I believe we are no further forward. Quite the contrary. If it has taken one month just to put together a 'Council' together, then how long will it take just to get the simplest changes required to move XOOPS back on track?

Xoops have been unfortunate to have had a leadership that did nothing to further XOOPS and let problems persist and did nothing to fix them. The sad fact is that you get bad as well as good leaders in life, and XOOPS has managed to get more than their fair share of them. But, I say to those people who say they would prefer a council to a 'leader' is to look around at other successful projects that are around today.

If XOOPS had a strong leader who understood the needs and wants of a community and put the community first before themselves I believe we would not be having any of the problems currently at Xoops.

Cause and effect. We are trying to fix internal hemorrhaging with a sticky plaster and sympathy and until someone has the foresight to make the first cut, we won’t fix the real problems.

Anyway, that's my opinion.

ATB

Catz


AMEN! And, that is why I suggested that we not worry about codes of conduct and people's feelings getting hurt. It's time to go out and fix the issues and let those that take action and lead provide the direction of the project.

These arguments about councils and teams appear to be endless...

Catz, will they let you on the core dev team? I think you ought to start there and discuss the issues surrounding core development in an open environement with the community and if you are the one making the right decisions and driving the project in the right direction you'll rise to the top, quickly.
"Why can't we have a car powered on a mixture of patchouli oil, ignorance, and double standards? There seems to be an inexhaustible supply of that sh1t." - LR


seth_sd

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Posted on: 2007/7/3 13:08
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#59

Re: Terms of use and XOOPSiquette review

It seems as though there is an awful lot of time being spent on this subject which is almost unsolvable. I think there ought to be some consideration of just letting the forums go where they may.

It is always going to be some individual moderators opinion as to what is a flame, offensive language etc.. Having reports of hacks of XOOPS is not going to turn people away especially if they see a solid response from the community.

If somebody is "flaming" or "offending" on the forums, let the community respond in kind and offer a solid defense of the system or person in question. If they have a legitimate point that "XOOPS", "developer A" or "moderator B" has done something wrong then let it stand and chalk it up to experience. People may think twice before something good, but, they'll certainly rethink posting their whining if they feel like they'll get a proper dress down on these forums.

Everyone will be held to a higher standard by the community response and trust me it will be a much more informative (and entertaining)site. Much of this whining and complaining lingers around here because nobody gets shot down in flames in a public forum like they should. Let it be aired and it will solve itself. We all know who the idiots are and we know who can let their work and reputations stand on their own.
"Why can't we have a car powered on a mixture of patchouli oil, ignorance, and double standards? There seems to be an inexhaustible supply of that sh1t." - LR


seth_sd

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Posted on: 2007/6/9 14:11
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#60

Re: [XoopsTeam] marcan - Core Development - member

I think it is an excellent idea to have one of the most professional and prolific module developers on the core team. Someone that has a real vested interest in this project succeeding.
"Why can't we have a car powered on a mixture of patchouli oil, ignorance, and double standards? There seems to be an inexhaustible supply of that sh1t." - LR



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