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  • MzStudios replied on the discussion topic Developing plugins for money - advantages and disadvantages in the group Plugin Development
    trademark You can find original discussion here: http://community.elgg.org/pg/pages/view/87301/   Just to follow on my comment re the front page commercial mod and charging for mods to be used on  open source platforms. If you...
    • Hi, my name is Michael King.

      I'm the guy that originally coded the Myspace Content Grab class. I've seen a lot of negative comments aimed at Dhrup about how he's used my class.

      I'm not sure how too take it, personally I find it insulting.
      Firstly, I want to thank Dhrup for using my class.
      Secondly, I want to thank him again for keeping the copyrights there.
      Thirdly, I put it on PHP Classes to get used, whats with the complaints?

      At the end of the day, I've given Dhrup my blessing to continue coding.
      And if anyone has any complaints, email me at my googlemail account. 
      (check copyright for address)

    • I really think this boils down to just a few small issues, people don't read, don't understand, and/or don't care, about how the licensing systems work.  If everyone did, the ONLY bitching here, would come from the people who want EVERYTHING for free.  Just my opinion.

    • I think this issue has been discussed in most opensource community. To avoid all the mis-understanding It will be better if use elgg dot org only for free stuff and provide other as the commercial site. Developer who provide a free stuff will get help from the users for test, to find bugs, feed back etc. to improve their commercial version.

      The developers have the freedom if they want to get paid for their commercial version, as long as they also keep all previous credits in their source code.

      To make it it simple just mentioned that stuff is a free version rather than say it is not for production and have to pay full version for the production site.

      A free version with basic features but can be used for production site on the other hand will be a good promotion for the developers itself. Other dev also can use it to build their own rather code it from the scratch. Thats all the beauty of opensource concept.

      Just my 2c

  • MzStudios replied on the discussion topic Developing plugins for money - advantages and disadvantages in the group Plugin Development
    trademark You can find original discussion here: http://community.elgg.org/pg/pages/view/87301/   Just to follow on my comment re the front page commercial mod and charging for mods to be used on  open source platforms. If you...
    • Hi, my name is Michael King.

      I'm the guy that originally coded the Myspace Content Grab class. I've seen a lot of negative comments aimed at Dhrup about how he's used my class.

      I'm not sure how too take it, personally I find it insulting.
      Firstly, I want to thank Dhrup for using my class.
      Secondly, I want to thank him again for keeping the copyrights there.
      Thirdly, I put it on PHP Classes to get used, whats with the complaints?

      At the end of the day, I've given Dhrup my blessing to continue coding.
      And if anyone has any complaints, email me at my googlemail account. 
      (check copyright for address)

    • I really think this boils down to just a few small issues, people don't read, don't understand, and/or don't care, about how the licensing systems work.  If everyone did, the ONLY bitching here, would come from the people who want EVERYTHING for free.  Just my opinion.

    • I think this issue has been discussed in most opensource community. To avoid all the mis-understanding It will be better if use elgg dot org only for free stuff and provide other as the commercial site. Developer who provide a free stuff will get help from the users for test, to find bugs, feed back etc. to improve their commercial version.

      The developers have the freedom if they want to get paid for their commercial version, as long as they also keep all previous credits in their source code.

      To make it it simple just mentioned that stuff is a free version rather than say it is not for production and have to pay full version for the production site.

      A free version with basic features but can be used for production site on the other hand will be a good promotion for the developers itself. Other dev also can use it to build their own rather code it from the scratch. Thats all the beauty of opensource concept.

      Just my 2c

  • MzStudios joined the group Spanish Community Group
  • MzStudios replied on the discussion topic Hosting in the group General Discussion
    Any suggestions on hosting accounts? What should you look for in terms of hosting?1. Is it better to have a dedicated server? 2. Is a dedicated IP a good idea? 3. How much storage and bandwidth should you get? Thanks for the help! Tami
    • @Malaga Jack

      That gets my vote as the understatement of the week :-)

    • Click one ***** export db from old server    (phpadmin old server)

      Click two ****  import db to new server (phpadmin on new server)

      step 3 edit line 6 and seven in the new db in table datalist to give the new paths to your site and data folder

      step 4 edit the  site entity  table to point to your elgg install

      done your db is now moved and reinstalled. that's it for the db

      However there is more to moving the site

      e.g. moving the data folder

      uploading a new copy of elgg

      editing the /engine/setiings.php and

      .htaccess

      The things that will slow the process down are  your data folder, if you have a lot of content this takes time to move

      And you may have to click import a few times on phpadmin if the database is large as it will time out but you can restart it and it will pickup from where it left off

      The process is rather easy and painless as I said it's moving the data folder that takes time

      I did it on a live site in 30 minutes with 6000 members a

    • All I can add is what I do.  I got myself an account with domain name on a hosting service, $100 a year, very high bandwidth, no storage limitations at all.  Then I installed a whole bunch of stuff using the Fantastico installer that came with their cPanal, plus many other things, like Elgg, which it didn't have.  Now I just use what works easily and well.  Wordpress and MediaWiki are great.  I have had little luck with the famous Drupal and Joomla, but I see their possibilities.  I see great potential in Elgg and hope I can make something with it, but it is an uphill battle.   By the way, I have bought all the "... for Dummies" books, one for each piece of software I have on my server, and the out-of-date Elgg book, which helped almost as much as it misled.  Despite decades using and writing software I still find this all incredibly hard.   All this is Social Technology, by the way, and I fume and fuss over it on my site, http://www.SocialTechnology.ca/ which laments the failures of all this stuff, while exposing my daydreams of something better. 

                 dpw

       

  • MzStudios uploaded a new plugin: Hi Tech Dark Theme
    • I love this theme, but I'm having a couple problems with it (PS:  I'm new to Elgg):

      1) The lefthand external page is showing on the right side and vise versa (see attached screenshot)

      2) The Group names and associated descriptive info under the "Latest Group" wiget is all screwed up...the formatting is messed up (see attached screenshot)

      Can you help fix?  Thanks!!!!

      D

      Screenshot of Dark Theme

       

       

    • I enabled this theme to test on 1.5. I'm new to the coding and mechanics of Elgg. I logged out of the system (with this theme) and for some reason there is no user/pass login area to log back in. Is there a way to reset the default theme on the backend to regain login access for Admin?

    • Invoked just go to the mods file and delete this theme you should get the default theme back.

  • MzStudios replied on the discussion topic Unformatted problem, no css? in the group Elgg Technical Support
    Hi, I have been trying forever to install elgg onto my media temple hosting, I have even upgraded to a dedicated virtual in hope. I have managed to install it however I seem to have no styling which leaves it almost useless. Here is a...
  • MzStudios replied on the discussion topic Unformatted problem, no css? in the group Elgg Technical Support
    Hi, I have been trying forever to install elgg onto my media temple hosting, I have even upgraded to a dedicated virtual in hope. I have managed to install it however I seem to have no styling which leaves it almost useless. Here is a...
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  • MzStudios replied on the discussion topic Developing plugins for money - advantages and disadvantages in the group Plugin Development
    trademark You can find original discussion here: http://community.elgg.org/pg/pages/view/87301/   Just to follow on my comment re the front page commercial mod and charging for mods to be used on  open source platforms. If you...
    • Hi, my name is Michael King.

      I'm the guy that originally coded the Myspace Content Grab class. I've seen a lot of negative comments aimed at Dhrup about how he's used my class.

      I'm not sure how too take it, personally I find it insulting.
      Firstly, I want to thank Dhrup for using my class.
      Secondly, I want to thank him again for keeping the copyrights there.
      Thirdly, I put it on PHP Classes to get used, whats with the complaints?

      At the end of the day, I've given Dhrup my blessing to continue coding.
      And if anyone has any complaints, email me at my googlemail account. 
      (check copyright for address)

    • I really think this boils down to just a few small issues, people don't read, don't understand, and/or don't care, about how the licensing systems work.  If everyone did, the ONLY bitching here, would come from the people who want EVERYTHING for free.  Just my opinion.

    • I think this issue has been discussed in most opensource community. To avoid all the mis-understanding It will be better if use elgg dot org only for free stuff and provide other as the commercial site. Developer who provide a free stuff will get help from the users for test, to find bugs, feed back etc. to improve their commercial version.

      The developers have the freedom if they want to get paid for their commercial version, as long as they also keep all previous credits in their source code.

      To make it it simple just mentioned that stuff is a free version rather than say it is not for production and have to pay full version for the production site.

      A free version with basic features but can be used for production site on the other hand will be a good promotion for the developers itself. Other dev also can use it to build their own rather code it from the scratch. Thats all the beauty of opensource concept.

      Just my 2c