Tom

About me: Call me the Guy who CLEANS ELGG FROM OUTSIDE ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡° ) I am Elgg enthusiast, Entrepreneur, Blogger, and Thinker. Just A Developer and loves the Web

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  • Tom added a new discussion topic A Simple Change to Increase Donations to Elgg Project in the group General Discussion
    This article will not address Elgg GPL licensing or premium plugin on Elgg community as a source of money for developer! If Elgg Community can learn from WordPress plugin / theme trolls (people who take other people’s GPL plugins / themes and...
    • "(people who take other people’s GPL plugins / themes and re-sell them at the lowest price possible)"

      This applies to PHP itself. Rasmus who started it hardly has any money compared to the dirty monopolistic Zuckerberg or for that matter compared to many other persons who thrive on PHP. Even if every site just contributed $1 per season to Rasmus ... ? Same about Email protocol inventor, the world does not even remember him, whether he lives or dies, it was such an excellent open thing compared to Whatsapp (now gobbled up by FB)

      Overall the usage and adoption of php scripts has died as the super giant monopoly FB goes unabated, no antitrust motion against them, nothing and the world population like a slave follow Fb. The like of youngsters who created Elgg, Drupa, Wordpress will NO longer be seen, in the past 10 years no one has created scripts like Elgg, Wordpress, Drupal. In fact many wonderful scripts have died, and the most young of the younger generation have no idea of these, or true internet in an app based world (why apps, why to go to Google or Apple to download apps instead of the open internet?) and many companies have Fb-only web address - shocking.

      In this scenario, participation in Elgg has dwindled. There are at least 3 to 4 popular social scripts available which on appearance looks better, they have modern status box (compared to Elgg) for example a few on Evanto priced at around $25 to $50, Humhub which has both free and enterprise edition, and Peepso (Wordpress based) which is around $200 - only paid model but doing "good business". (also EasySocial based on Joomla). But still overall usage of such social scripts has reduced drastically as we, the slave population, spend more and more time in Fb and Instagram etc. I wish the true internet returned (Hubzilla, Diaspora etc) but its not happening.

      The excellent persons and coders/contributors enlisted in https://elgg.org/about/team - only a few or may be just two or three are still available for the community. In fact most of them are lost without any trace. I miss them very much and probably they have to work out the economy part of their personal lives. In such scenario what is to be done ?

      Another thing to consider is  few drastic showstoppers for Elgg 3 (some or probably fixed in core or by Iionly, example lack of useful side bar with rss, bookmark links, too wide activity page etc) and lack of updates of many plugins. And old Elgg sites dying due to unavailability of php 5 older versions in webhosting sites on the issues of "security". Many php5 based scripts are just dying because of this baseless (according to me) fear on security. These sites were typically niche sites or hobby sites or sites with limited users BUT offered much traction to any project as the creators of these sites regularly contributed/participated in community discussions and kept looking the source-script-site busy and full, if you understand what I mean. If Elgg offered (on its own or based on any big hosting company internally) php 5 all versions hosting, many Elgg (as well as old Drupl, Wp etc) sites could get revived and it can be a revenue earner.

      "Elgg should show users a donation page not before but right after the user starts downloading an Elgg project or plugins. This simple change should give those users who want to donate to make a decision while waiting for download"

      I agree and at the same time I think we will not get substantial numbers of persons or enough money in light of all the above. My 2 cents posted in somewhat hurry and my regards to all.

  • Tom replied on the discussion topic Is it possible to add HTML tags in languages/en.php?
    @Seri_ng, You might also want to check this one out if you have time   Responsive HTML Email Morden located here   https://elgg.org/plugins/2774609 First, download and install HTML email handler. Second, Follow the usual Elgg... view reply
  • Tom commented on the plugin Video YouTube style Script
    @Dave Brennan, The error is causes by function getIconURL() which is returning Zero or No result. I had fixed this issue but Elgg community plugin upload page was only uploading an empty file. I finally uploaded it here...
  • Tom replied on the discussion topic Changing the Layout of a page (market plugin)
    @elmaxos, Marketplace for Elgg plugin is not ready for production yet... it is still in development mode so do not use it on a production site yet! I just uploaded it on TwizaNex for you to see how you can create a theme for Elgg market plugin. if... view reply
  • Tom replied on the discussion topic Changing the Layout of a page (market plugin)
    @elmaxos , Yes this the Market plugin for Elgg that I was developing for  Elgg Version 2.3 and Now I have to upgrade it to Elgg 3.X version. It is not available on Elgg community for download yet but hope to upgrade it to latest Elgg 3.X... view reply
  • Tom replied on the discussion topic Changing the Layout of a page (market plugin)
    @worldopensources , The market plugin is not available on Elgg for download yet. Was working on elgg 2.3 market plugin theme then here we are now talking of elgg 3.X. On Youtube style video plugin latest plugin version, I could not upload my latest... view reply
  • Tom replied on the discussion topic Changing the Layout of a page (market plugin)
    @elmaxos, You can change Market plugin for elgg to work like Facebook Marketplace, Amazon, Ebay, or even many more. Here is market running on a custom theme design  http://myadventhome.org/market/all , I just worked on it for a few hours. Hope... view reply
  • Tom replied on the discussion topic looking for a simple video/youtube upload plugin
    Hi learningbob , Have you tried Youtube video clone for Elgg yet? https://elgg.org/plugins/2748629 view reply

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