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iolai

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Posted on: 2008/6/6 10:41
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#1

XOOPS vs Drupal

I had some experience with XOOPS (http://dune.servint.com), but now decided to try out Drupal as well.

So, which one you think is better?
- Eli Baskin.
Dune MUD
AtomsWorld.com


iolai

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Posted on: 2008/2/3 13:18
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#2

Proffesional help needed

Hello,

I need professional help in modifying XF-articles module. I can pay, however not much - I am a student, and can't afford much. If my site will go well, I will be able to pay more, so look at it as some sort of investment :)

If you know another module that can perform like XF-articles, and already has some of the modifications I need, it will work as well. I am not 'stuck' on XF-articles.

Needed modifications:
a. Support for uploading files like pdf, xls, doc, etc, as part of an article.
b. Browsing articles by two kinds of categories (complexity of the article and/or topic).
c. Tag words support. Each article will have tag words, which will lead to other articles containing the tagwords.
d. Option to view attached PDF files in a frame.


Please contact me by email: elibaskin@gmail.com

- Eli Baskin.
- Eli Baskin.
Dune MUD
AtomsWorld.com


iolai

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Posted on: 2007/7/18 21:43
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#3

SmartSectoin - problem with uploading files

Hello,

I've just installed smartsection, but when I try to submit a new article, I just don't see where I can to upload a file as well. I DO see it on admin menu, though.

Any help will be appreciated.

P.S.

I did select "Allow users to upload files linked to articles on your website?" as yes...
- Eli Baskin.
Dune MUD
AtomsWorld.com


iolai

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Posted on: 2007/7/16 20:02
iolai
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#4

PDF module

Hello,

I run a scientific site, which contains articles, presentations, etc.

After long time of thinking and pondering, and trying different modules, I've stopped on Article module for organizing all the articles.

Then I left my site for a while.

Now, that I think of it, Article module is not what I need. It is a scientific site, about nuclear science, and I will need to upload articles full of formulas, charts, drawings and of course text. I don't think XOOPS has a module that can support it easily, so I realized that my best shot is to use PDF format for all my articles.

Now, what I need is this:

A module that:
A. Allows to easily view PDF files, possibly in a frame. If there is some a built-in way to display PDF files on the net, I will be happy to hear of it.
B. Allows to easily upload PDF files.
C. Supports tags - each article should have a few tags, sort of taxonomy.
D. The module should support browsing the files by categories (tags).

Is there such a module available?

If not, how much would it cost me to modify an existing module to match the criterias? :)
- Eli Baskin.
Dune MUD
AtomsWorld.com


iolai

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Posted on: 2007/2/22 20:11
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#5

Writing formulas

Is there a way to write formulas in xoops? I am talking about complex things, something similar to mathtype, and not stuff like y=ax+b.
- Eli Baskin.
Dune MUD
AtomsWorld.com


iolai

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Posted on: 2007/2/1 12:46
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#6

Module repository & themes library suggestions

Hello,

I've developed two XOOPS sites till now, one being http://dune.servint.com, the other is http://atomsworld.com.

I don't have a lot of XOOPS knowledge, my PHP is very limited and I don't know much about the script XOOPS uses (smarty?).

I am not a developer - I am a person who wants to run a website.


Module repository
XOOPS has a big module repository, and unfortunately it is a huge mess. A lot of downloads are not located on xoops.org, but on other sites. Some of the downloads that ARE located on xoops.org, are simpy outdated - other websites have a newer version. Other downloads lead to sites in foreign languages.

There are almost no demo modules. I'll describe the process of finding a module I need:
1. I think of what I need the module to be.
2. Go to xoops.org module repository.
3. Find the module by categories.
4. There are usually several modules that promise what I want. I need to download each of them (from other sites, sometimes in foreign language, sometimes with broken links) and install.
5. After I install the module, I need to understand how to use it. Not all modules have explanations, and a lot of them are not user friendly - missing options, bad links, etc.
6. Then I need to test the modules, compare, and choose the one I like.

As you see, the process is too long and complicated. I have a few suggestions for the repository:

1. All the modules should be located on xoops.org. Mirror could be allowed, but the main place to download the module should be xoops.org.
2. Create another installation of xoops, where the modules are already installed. This way one won't have to download the module, install it and then test it - he can do it immediately via a simple link, and see if this is indeed the module he wants.
3. If the abovementioned is impossible, a series of screenshots or more precise explanations of what the module can do should be available.


Themes library
The crucial part of any themes library is a screenshot. A lot of themes simply don't have a screenshot!
Suggestions:
1. Have screenshot with each theme. It should be a must when one uploads his theme.
2. On the same installation mentioned in part 2 (above), have all the themes installed. This way one can see at once what the theme will look like. This will also force the theme developers to create standard themes.


I am not criticizing. XOOPS is a wonderful tool, what it needs is a solid and easy accessible site.
- Eli Baskin.
Dune MUD
AtomsWorld.com


iolai

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Posted on: 2007/1/15 11:38
iolai
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#7

Managing articles

Hello,

I have a scientific website where I will be storing articles. I am looking for a good articles module that will have the following features:

1. Users can upload articles.
2. Various blocks (spotlight, etc).
3. Articles can be included in several categories.
4. Attachments (a must!)
5. Sort articles by categories.
6. The module should be flexible.

I am using Articles 1.0 now, but it has two major flaws:
1. No attachments.
2. Topics cannot be shared between categories.

Basicly, what I want is to sort and display the articles by two criterieas:
1. Easy/Medium/Hard
2. Article topic (positron/electron/atom/etc)

I am willing to hear from people who used different article modules, and can recommend them from their personal experience.
- Eli Baskin.
Dune MUD
AtomsWorld.com


iolai

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Posted on: 2007/1/14 10:07
iolai
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#8

Re: Articles 1.0 usage advice needed

You are right, it can be done, however the topics won't be shared by different categories. For example, 'easy' topic in positron category won't be the same as 'easy' topic in electron category, so this is not the solution I am trying to find.

If only topics could be shared by categories...
- Eli Baskin.
Dune MUD
AtomsWorld.com


iolai

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Posted on: 2007/1/14 7:43
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#9

Articles 1.0 usage advice needed

I have a science dedicated site, and I am using for posting articles on different subjects. Each article should be classified as 'easy', 'medium' or 'hard'.

So what I did is to create different categories (category 1, category 2, etc), and 3 'special' categories - easy, medium and hard. Each article goes to one of easy/medium/hard categories and one of the other categories (the real subject).

Problem arises when I want to display articles either by easy, medium and hard categories, or by subjects.

What I want to accomplish is two different views for the articles. One view will display 3 categories - easy, medium and hard. The other view will display all the other categories.

First view:
Easy
Article 1
Medium
Article 2
Article 3
Hard
Article 4

Second view:
Positron
Article 4
Article 2
Electron
Article 1
Radiation
Article 3

Is there a clean way to do it?

I thought of adding topics as well, IE replace subject categories with subject topics and place them under easy/medium/hard categories, but since topics cannot belong to different categories, that won't work...

So, is there a clean way to accomplish my goal?
- Eli Baskin.
Dune MUD
AtomsWorld.com


iolai

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Posted on: 2007/1/12 7:05
iolai
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#10

Re: Upgrading major problems

I would like to rule out xoops-class-xoopseditor and xoops-frameworks-art first... How can I make sure they are working correctly?

Edit:
I've switched back to default template and it worked out. I wonder why all the sudden my templates went wrong...

Anyway, thank you very much for your help!!!
- Eli Baskin.
Dune MUD
AtomsWorld.com



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