Friend request v3.3

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3.3 (2013-0-05):
 

  • This plugin looks amazing. I have downloaded it and unzip to /var/www/mysite/mod/ . the start.php is also inside it. but I've got this message in admin/plugins page:

     

    Friend_request

    friend_request is not a valid Elgg plugin. Check the Elgg documentation for troubleshooting tips.

    I am using elgg 1.8.4 .

    permission of mod/friend_request folder is correct also.

    What is the problem?

     

  • @hani

    I also get same error in some other plugins. But after unzip  the plugins in to mod folder, I again give 777 permission to my mod folder and then it works.

    Just try this way and put your result here. I am a newbie. So I don't know it is correct or not. But it works for me in my ubuntu lamp machine for almost plugins and themes.

  • @sarath

    @hani

    I also get same error in some other plugins. But after unzip  the plugins in to mod folder, I again give 777 permission to my mod folder and then it works.

    Just try this way and put your result here. I am a newbie. So I don't know it is correct or not. But it works for me in my ubuntu lamp machine for almost plugins and themes.

    Never ever set the file permissions in your webfolder to 777. This will allow spammers/hackers to access your site at will. If you have to change the access permissions set it to 755.

    The problem with access denied is that the webserver can't access the file, so make sure the apache user/group has access to the files

  • @Jerome Bakker

    Sorry Dear. For my Local Linux Webserver, I always give 777 permission for all files and folders. Because I don't have time. :-) Within 10 minute after instalation, almost I distroy my elgg because I am a perfect newbie. Again new instalation and checking and if I get any error, remove it!. So I don't care permission issue in Local web server.

    But In my original hosting, It make all files and folders with a permission of 644 for testing. At that time I did'nt get any error related with start.php.There is any problem with that permission for mod folder?

    So I believe that the error related with start.php is with 3 cases for all newbies.

    1. Incompleete plugin. Always check user comments with the plugin and then download it.
    2. Unzipped folder have one more folder inside it. Actually the plugin located at that folder. So move that folder in to MOD folder.
    3. Permission error. Select correct permission.

    Please correct me.

  • Very nice plugin. Works perfectly on elgg 1.8.16

  • it fails to work on 1.9 is it compatible for 1.9 ?

  • @worldopensources

    it fails to work on 1.9 is it compatible for 1.9 ?

    As the title of this plugin states it is for Elgg 1.8.

    Elgg 1.9 hasn't been released yet so we don't develop for it yet as thing may still change it the code base

  • Jerome Bakker

    Thanks. It appears that Elgg 1.9 codebase is just awaiting some critical bug fixes, so any mod developed now with the latest github version should work fine.

    With this version, but on Elgg 1.9, when a friend requests someone to be a friend the rquest is sent alright. But when the notification icon is clicked a blank page appears. Probably this is something very minor, which you can look into and fix. Thanks again and wishing a beta release for Elgg 1.9 for this very important plugin soon

  • on Elgg 1.9, when a friend requests someone to be a friend the rquest is sent alright. But when the notification icon is clicked a blank page appears.

  • Jerome Bakker Please see http://community.elgg.org/discussion/view/1589293/code-freeze-on-19

    Maybe a working version of this for Elgg 1.9 can be worked upon now, so that this essential mod can be rightaway used with elgg RC1

  • Hi,

    I have a problem using the Friend Request Plugin shown in the pic,

    friend requests image pushes the messages image below the search box,

    can anybody help me with this?

    I have Elgg 1.8.18 with Customized Facebook Theme

    image

  • Ok, 

    I solved the problem by moving the search box:

    open    .../mod/facebook_theme/views/default/search/css.php

     

    and change 181 in the below part of the code to whatever you like to move the search box on topbar

     

    .elgg-page-topbar .elgg-search {
    margin: 4px 0 4px 181px;
    position: relative;
    }

     

    (lots of masters in here, someone could guide...)

     

    Best,

  • It's not working with the plugin "Made Friends" not in the river for Elgg 1.8"

  • Everything is working awesome! Thanks for this plugin.

  • i installed the last version of Elgg 1.9.1 and face 2 problems.

    1: custom theme and dont see the friend request icon in the top bar
    2: get a blank page when i click on the request.

    Any suggestions or help?

     

     

  • @whitetornado

    i installed the last version of Elgg 1.9.1 and face 2 problems.

    1: custom theme and dont see the friend request icon in the top bar
    2: get a blank page when i click on the request.

    Any suggestions or help?

    This plugin is not yet tested on 1.9. It will be soon, so expect a new release soon

  • I'm also using it with 1.9.1 and waiting for the new release! I wonder why this was not included as a plugin along with the release (even if deactivated by default). Having people add each other as friends in a social network without permission doesn't make sense.

  • @TopGun

    I'm also using it with 1.9.1 and waiting for the new release! I wonder why this was not included as a plugin along with the release (even if deactivated by default). Having people add each other as friends in a social network without permission doesn't make sense.

    Twitter?

  • Maybe (in a different context)... but they name it as "follow" for that reason. "Friend" is something different. Gives a different impression. You did get my point though... it could have been a deactivated feature if many elgg users intend to use it like twitter (but then again.. 'friend'? ..if the default name was follow or something, I'd have understood it being this way).

  • I agree with @TopGun, I plan on using in an educational setting and having students add me as friend could undermine the impression of objective assessments.

    Egg 1.9

  • @TopGun

    Maybe (in a different context)... but they name it as "follow" for that reason. "Friend" is something different. Gives a different impression. You did get my point though... it could have been a deactivated feature if many elgg users intend to use it like twitter (but then again.. 'friend'? ..if the default name was follow or something, I'd have understood it being this way).

    @Steve Harries

    I agree with @TopGun, I plan on using in an educational setting and having students add me as friend could undermine the impression of objective assessments.

    Egg 1.9

    You could have a look at Translation Editor to rename 'friends' to 'followers' ;)

    https://community.elgg.org/plugins/385116/1.3/translation-editor

    for Elgg 1.9: https://github.com/ColdTrick/translation_editor

  • So when one person 'follows' / 'friends' the other, both follow each other automatically? That's even more buggy. I doubt it will work for Steve that way... for me, I am looking for the friend concept as built but just with proper permession, so waiting for the new release and also trying to fix the few bugs that are there in this one to make it work with 1.9.

  • I do agree we need a 'follow' option, that way members could follow posts and activity. 'Friend' should be as it says, friends follow and have full access to profiles etc...

Jerome Bakker

Developer @ ColdTrick IT Solutions

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  • License: GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2
  • Updated: 2016-11-18
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