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olswick
Module for Happy Birthday Greetings
  • 2005/1/14 21:23

  • olswick

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I don't know if one such module is already available, I could not find one in the Module Repository.

It would be great to put a module on our site, where I could register names and birthdays. On their birthdays it should display a greetings message.

Do anyone have knowledge of one such module? Although its simplicity, unfortuneately I do not have the programming skills to create one myself.

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scrapie
Re: Module for Happy Birthday Greetings
  • 2005/2/14 6:10

  • scrapie

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I agree anyone want to take this on? I would really love it as my community is really small. It would be cool if it could be on the top of the forums or something like that, so the birthday person will feel special...

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WarDick
Re: Module for Happy Birthday Greetings
  • 2005/2/14 6:55

  • WarDick

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  • Since: 2003/9/13


You could use the new news module to do it. Create a category call birthdays. Create a news release set the time of publish for the birthdays. Maybe add a picture. People could add there greeting in the comments section. What do you think? Maybe use one of the spotlights or a custom block. It could be a crowd pleaser.

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hyperpod
Re: Module for Happy Birthday Greetings
  • 2005/2/14 8:56

  • hyperpod

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olswick: This is a great idea. I was gunna create this for a client site bback before i discovered xoops. Now with XOOPS covering alot of basic features, this kind of function is easier to add on top :)
I might think about doing something, as a programmer, maybe if we just defined a bit more beyond what already been mentioned it would be easier to code. Like: maybe the reg is modified to ask for birthdate (optional) and for people who supply the info, they get a Happy Birthday to Username. also it would need to handle multiple bdays in one day.

I beleive it would be easier to let the user supply this info automatically, so the webmaster doesnt have to ask each person and then type it into the database.
Some communities are really big. So even if youre site is small, if this was to be a module for xoops, it should scale to any size site, big or small.

scrapie: That could be done, the module would come with a bday announcement block, which you could put anywhere. such as on top of the forums page if you like.


WarDick: That is an excellent suggestion by reusing existing facilities to address this request of functionality. It would work great for smaller sites, and most sites are not super huge, so it covers like 90% of XOOPS site.

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We should add any other obvious details if we did want to actually make a module out of this instead of actually reusing existing functionalities, as WarDick suggested.


some of the module requirements I listed above, I know they are obvious, but programmers need the obvious defined to code a solution that covers it.

Finally, I have many times needed this feature. I may think about writing this module, although i need to fiure out some things, and can possible start it in a month.


meanwhile, an exact requirements list could be planned out.



Cheers,

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karedokx
Re: Module for Happy Birthday Greetings
  • 2005/2/14 10:38

  • karedokx

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a community-based website will surely love to have this feature/module, hyperpod.

modification to the XOOPS registration screen seems to be a must.


would it be better to be integrated to/improve the calendar module (such as pical, etc.)?

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scrapie
Re: Module for Happy Birthday Greetings
  • 2005/3/25 2:15

  • scrapie

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You guys know exactly what I am looking for! Resized Image

Let me know when you have it ready and I will be happy to try it out for you. I know my members would love to use it! Thanks.

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scrapie
Re: Module for Happy Birthday Greetings
  • 2005/6/19 6:38

  • scrapie

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Any news on this???

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rsmike
Re: Module for Happy Birthday Greetings
  • 2005/6/19 7:00

  • rsmike

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  • Since: 2004/4/22


+1! I'd really like to use such a mod too!

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killpuschel
Re: Module for Happy Birthday Greetings
  • 2005/6/25 14:47

  • killpuschel

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  • Since: 2005/3/21


Im also looking for such a module and it seems a long time ago since last post here. Is there any news for a birthday module out there?

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phppp
Re: Module for Happy Birthday Greetings
  • 2005/6/25 14:50

  • phppp

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  • Since: 2004/1/25


Why not wait for XOOPS 2.2?
with extensible profile management, it would be much easier to implement.

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