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Catzwolf

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Posted on: 2008/4/3 18:59
Catzwolf
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WF-Channel V2.01 Full Released

WF-Channel V2.01

What is WF-Channel?
WF-Channel aims to be as simple as possible, while providing a powerful tool to aid a webmaster in webpage creation. This module is not a replacement for a dedicated article management system, but more a supplement of these other tools and should be treated as such.

Where WF-Channel excels is its ease of use. Every area is well explained with helpful dialog and streamlined admin interface. Whether you just wish to put up one or two webpage’s or more, WF-Channel will make things simple for you.

What’s New in V2.01?
WF-Channel v2 has been written from the ground up, we feel more secure than any other previous versions and we aim to provide patches quickly if required. WF-Channel uses some caching techniques to help reduce strain on servers, like reducing SQL queries, PDF caching and more.

The admin area has been totally redesigned to make working easier and quicker than before. Every item within the admin area is only one click away, which means less work for you in the long run.

Many of the new features may not be apparent straight away, such as mass deletion, cloning and updating of pages and all from the main admin page. You will find this and many more changes like this within WF-Channel.

Every part of WF-Channel front-end is configurable, you choose to display which parts you want your customers to see.

Here is a list of some of the new items within WF-Channel:
1. All code completely rewritten from the ground up,
2. Admin interface completely redesigned for ease of use,
3. Mass updating, deletion and cloning of pages,
4. Almost every item has a helpful hint on its workings,
5. Should be compatible with all versions of Xoops,
6. Supports many text editor,
7. Import HTML and text documents from anywhere on your server,
8. Supports printable and PDF (cached) version of all pages
9. Supports sociable book marking sites
10. Refer page with logs of who has referred who to your website,
11. Anti spamming techniques to stop spammers sending email via your refer pages,
12. Supports a linkable images and text for users to place on their own website,
13. Massive amount of support via WF-Project website,
14. Easily upgradeable from earlier versions,
15. And loads loads more…..

What we are planning for future versions:
1. Mass import of html and text documents,
2. XML support,
3. Trusted path support,
4. Extensive documentation/help files
5. More to be added by user request!

We urge all WF-Channel users to update to this version.

Demo: WF-Channel Demo
Download:WF-Channel 2.01
WF-Resource: WF-Resource V1.02

Support:
WF-Project Support Forum

We are asking for your support to help keep the development of this and other WF-Project modules going. If you translate the language files into your own native language, then please send them to us so we can make them available for all to download.

Bender

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Posted on: 2008/4/3 22:38
Bender
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Re: WF-Channel V2.01 Full Released

*bump*

Probably should have a look ...
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avtx30

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Posted on: 2008/4/3 22:46
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Re: WF-Channel V2.01 Full Released

Thanks catzwolf_

People want to use wfchannel do not forget to install wfresource first!

Hmmm, is there any smarter way of using libraries? I do not need all of these:

- Frameworks for phppp's modules
- wfresource for catzwolf_
- smartobjects for marcan
- altsys for GIJOE
- happy_linux for ohwada
- exFrame for minahito
- ....

Catzwolf

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Posted on: 2008/4/3 23:53
Catzwolf
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Re: WF-Channel V2.01 Full Released

Quote:

Hmmm, is there any smarter way of using libraries? I do not need all of these:

- Frameworks for phppp's modules
- wfresource for catzwolf_
- smartobjects for marcan
- altsys for GIJOE
- happy_linux for ohwada
- exFrame for minahito
- ....


Why did I do it this way? The answer is simple.

1. I actually said about 4 years ago that I was sick to death of actually having to maintain mountains of the same code for all of my modules and I would write a module like WF-Resource. Do you know how much of my time was spent on redoing the same code over and over again? More time than I care to remember.

2. If I where to add all the same code to every module that I am writing now, you could quite well start complaining about all the same files taking up server space. While some people do have mountains of server space, other do not. It makes sense as a developer to reuse the same code over and over.

3. I have been developing for XOOPS for over 5 years now, in that time I have had to update code so many times to keep compatibility with each new version. That means countless hours spent trying to figure out where and how these changes were implemented and having to find a fix for them.

This is my way of trying to minimize compatibility issues with each version and possibly other XOOPS type CMS's and hopefully next year the same module will work without to many issues.

4. Different libraries. As a developer I may not wish to use the classes or function that XOOPS has to offer, infarct, many of the classes and libraries I use are not within Xoops. I could submit them to XOOPS to be included in the core, but history has taught me that doesn't happen very often. I have sent countless hacks, classes and other bits of code over the years that could have (and should have in my mind) been part of the core. But simply, these were ignored.

Now for the sake of installing one more module and helping me by reducing the coding time I spend on modules, which means I actually have time to spent creating safer, more secure and better coded modules for everyone to use! All you have to do is install it and basically forget about it. (Until there comes a time to update it again)

Now the difference between WF-Resource and DJ's framework is thus, the transparency of WF-Resource. Unlike 'Framework' which in my honest opinion causes nothing but confusion, because of the nature of the editors within Xoops.

Anyway, it is your choice to use it or not. Many of you might be sitting there thinking it is another module I have to install, well fine, think of it this way, I think of it as of one module that helps cut my work in half and lets me spend less time developing newer modules or updating older ones.

(Rant Over)
Thank you for your time.

hervet

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Posted on: 2008/4/4 8:30
hervet
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Re: WF-Channel V2.01 Full Released

may I can suggest you to zip the module's folder then to give this archive the name you want ?

The XOOPS search does not seems to run.
Also, I have choose to use Kiovi but it does not runs.

Catzwolf

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Posted on: 2008/4/4 13:00
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Re: WF-Channel V2.01 Full Released

Thanks Herve I will look at those issues and fix them today.

hervet

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Posted on: 2008/4/4 17:36
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Re: WF-Channel V2.01 Full Released

Thanks Catz

giba

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Posted on: 2008/4/4 22:34
giba
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Re: WF-Channel V2.01 Full Released

Quote:

hervet wrote:
may I can suggest you to zip the module's folder then to give this archive the name you want ?


About this idea, if i understand correct;

My personal sugestion.

WF-Channel and WF-Resources in Trust_path or equivalent

chefry

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Posted on: 2009/3/30 12:33
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Re: WF-Channel V2.01 Full Released

the links for WF-Channel and WF-Resource are dead. Where can we download these?

zyspec

Module Developer
Posted on: 2009/3/30 13:21
zyspec
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Re: WF-Channel V2.01 Full Released

chefry,

You can find them here