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  • dranii added a new discussion topic Questions on Notifications in the group Elgg Technical Support
    I have studied the...
  • dranii replied on the discussion topic Plugins for Elgg 3.0
    Thats really a HUGE work done. Kudos to you, and the community will surely benefit massively, and the interest in Elgg 3 will continue to grow because of your time and efforts. One or two observations, questions and requests. Iionly has... view reply
  • Very useful post. Thanks view reply
  • dranii replied on the discussion topic Block an User
    @Rohit Gupta Thanks for the prompt reply and help with the codes. I will try and run these codes and post the results. I see you have updated many 2x plugins to work with 3x. Thats a great job, it will help many of the users here. If you have time... view reply
  • dranii replied on the discussion topic Latest feedback on Elgg hosting needed
    @Rohit Gupta   What were the problems you were having with Arvixe? "simultaneous" users and "online and surfing" would mean the same thing, will not be so? I guess what we mean here is that simultaneous online users hitting... view reply
  • dranii added a new discussion topic Latest feedback on Elgg hosting needed in the group Professional Services
    There is a list at https://elgg.org/about/hosting. The list begins with A2 Hoting (probably A2 Hosting) and there are another few hosts. If users here can share there are actual and latest experience, which one will be better, based on 99 %...
    • @Rohit Gupta   What were the problems you were having with Arvixe? "simultaneous" users and "online and surfing" would mean the same thing, will not be so? I guess what we mean here is that simultaneous online users hitting the same script uri will be around 100 to 500. I think Turbo or VPS can handle that. But if that same figure is 50,000 or more it will need Ded or Cloud and much more optimizations like Memcache and a lot other stuff. I bet there are lots of helpful tutorials here in Elgg org and other websites on those. But it will be good to know the

      • the latest perspectives on how to handle a crowd similar to FB on Elgg 3x and what type of hosting and softwares you need, even though we will probably never have that type of crowd, but a blog knowledge article is welcome on that
      • if anyone has experience of handling a really large site on Elgg 3x and can share their experience but I guess those users will not be reading this discussions
      • What differences does Ded and Cloud have when it comes to Elgg hosting (afterall the entire internet is a Cloud)

      @ Norman Foster  Thank you for sharing the information. Have you any working link of active Elgg 2x/3x sites on A2hosting? Willo they also support older versions of php like php5x versions for an indefinite time?

       

    • What were the problems you were having with Arvixe?

      Well, i started with the shared hosting and as you must be aware of there are few limitation on shared hosting plan, though they claim everything is unlimited they actually limit your on using the resources like I am only allowed to use 1,00,000 number of files and folder in my account. Now let's say i create a tidypic album (it will have two folder one in user guid and one in album guid and I upload 10 pic on them.. so the number count here will be 10 + 2). Another limitation is it does not allow you to have more than 5 max_user_connections for your db account. As my site is growing so I am planning to move out from Arvixe and try some other service provider. I am planning for a VPS and price for Arvixe and A2Hosting are almost the same.

      I guess what we mean here is that simultaneous online users hitting the same script uri will be around 100 to 500

      What I meant was that those 50k user will not be hitting my database all at the same time. Lets say some of them are on in the activity page, some of them are on xyz page etc. What i actually meant was the database could handle large number of queries.

       

    • I use A2 for elgg hosting at https://realvoices.org.uk and am very happy with the control panel, good support too I've found.

  • dranii added a new discussion topic Block an User in the group Plugin Development
    I am trying to use "block_users" plugin  by Arck Interactive [ Elgg 3.0.1, php 7x ] Installation : smooth. "Block this user" option seen on hover card. Blocked user is seen is Blocked user list in the settings. However,...
    • block user should be checked both ways. right? but I guess in the is_blocked function, the check_entity_relationship function only checks it from one side.

      Try this code:

      function is_blocked(\ElggUser $blocked_user, \ElggUser $blocking_user) {
          if (!($blocked_user instanceof \ElggUser) || !($blocking_user instanceof \ElggUser)) {
              return false;
          }
          $chk1 = (bool)check_entity_relationship($blocking_user->getGUID(), 'blocked', $blocked_user->getGUID());
          $chk2 = (bool)check_entity_relationship($blocked_user->getGUID(), 'blocked', $blocking_user->getGUID());
          return ($chk1 || $chk2)
      }
    • @Rohit Gupta Thanks for the prompt reply and help with the codes. I will try and run these codes and post the results. I see you have updated many 2x plugins to work with 3x. Thats a great job, it will help many of the users here. If you have time to spare please consider updating the "block_users" plugin also. I guess there are 5 types of 1:1 user to user action, which has sort of become norm.

      • User can friend and/or follow another user on mutual request and consent
      • User can send private message ( and some fancy things, as "nudge" "wink" etc)
      • User can mention or tag another user
      • User can block another user, who can then no more pm/comment/read content etc
      • User can delete comments of another user in one's own blog (bad/spam comments etc)

      In Elgg 2x the "block_users" plugin worked at least partially.

    • If you have time to spare please consider updating the "block_users" plugin also.

      The plugin that I have updated are those which I am using on my website. I can't promise anything but if I get time I will definitely look into the block_users plugin.

  • dranii commented on the blog Elgg 3.0.0-rc.2 has been released
    Thanks a lot Iionly. Surely waiting for your theme. I apologize if I sound impatient but I am not that at all. I will not like my new site to die in next 15 or 20 years and better still, will like it stay for the life of internet. What I mean in...

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