kanha

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  • kanha replied on the discussion topic Future of Elgg
    To the site admin/admins : I find no Edit or Delete option for the opening topic, that is the first post of this post. I will like to delete this post or this entire post with my comments. Please do that on my behalf if possible. Best regards. view reply
  • kanha replied on the discussion topic Future of Elgg
    I am sorry and my sincerest apologies if that has happened. However I am really honestly confused and I am not sure that I do have any such interactions with you in recent past. I hope you are not confusing me with any other user or incident. I will... view reply
  • kanha replied on the discussion topic Registration Randomizer
    Registration Randomizer creates unique URLs for the registration page BUT Spam login filter plugin checks IP address and email address against the stop forum spam databases. Does this create unique URLs / URI ?? I do not know. Once again, many... view reply
  • kanha replied on the discussion topic Registration Randomizer
    Registration Randomizer creates unique URLs for the registration page BUT Spam login filter plugin checks IP address and email address against the stop forum spam databases. Does this create unique URLs / URI ?? I do not know. Once again, many... view reply
  • kanha replied on the discussion topic Registration Randomizer
    Registration Randomizer does a completely different thing. It stops user registration. Iionly plugins are excellent and best of the lot - thank you Rohit for the links but Captcha is something I do not like at the time of registration, I prefer a... view reply
  • kanha replied on the discussion topic Future of Elgg
    The main reason that contributor has decrease with time is because there are some people who only want ready made solution to be served to them on plates without even trying to solve the issue on their own. This is not how open source community... view reply
  • kanha replied on the discussion topic Future of Elgg
    @RvR - Yes of course, I have not forgotten him. He/they have excellent Elgg and Elgg based social net offerings and lots of Elgg codes and snippets. Where Elgg is today is due to many many contributors and helpers. My main discussion or worry was on... view reply
  • kanha added a new discussion topic Registration Randomizer in the group Plugin Development
    Registration Randomizer creates unique URLs for the registration page and checks that the referrer of the registration action matches these URLs in an attempt to prevent automated spammers from registering new users. It also tarpits IP addresses...
  • kanha added a new discussion topic Future of Elgg in the group Feedback and Planning
    Elgg 3x is great release and its working smooth and fast. Our kudos and gratitude to all those who have made this possible. At the same time, I will like to say humbly some of my concerns regarding the future. Will Elgg be continued to be developed...
    • I am sorry and my sincerest apologies if that has happened. However I am really honestly confused and I am not sure that I do have any such interactions with you in recent past. I hope you are not confusing me with any other user or incident. I will be obliged if you post here specific links where you have found my such behavior that substantiates what you say. Not for myself, but for the readers to have a neutral opinion. You also refer to "10 years" - which may be factually wrong as Elgg version 1 was available in August 2008, less than 11 years ago. I have appreciation and gratitude only for you and nothing else. If you are referring to my comment mentioning your name and a few words above, then I would seriously like to delete the portion if it has offended you or if the words failed to express what I meant, but I do not see the edit option now. Feel free to edit/delete any posts or all posts not found suitable. Once again, unconditional apologies and many thanks. Please ignore and always ignore words or persons that you find not suitable.

      PS: I am glad that even after quitting Elgg you do read Elgg discussions. All the best to you.

    • To the site admin/admins : I find no Edit or Delete option for the opening topic, that is the first post of this post. I will like to delete this post or this entire post with my comments. Please do that on my behalf if possible. Best regards.

    • The contributions you showed were incorrect, I updated that in the post. You only showed the stats for the final stable release and not all the work that was done before that (beta and rc).

      The stats also only show number of commits. A commit can be one line or rewriting the entire test suite of Elgg (thanks Ismayil).

      I'll close this discussion as requested.

  • kanha replied on the discussion topic In Elgg 3x, Logged in User name is not seen in the topmost bar
    No, there is no problem with the display name being shown in the admin area. The problem is with it NOT being shown in topbar for logged in user. This is the default behavior in all actual sites: once you login your name is somewhere there at the... view reply
  • A whole world of thanks goes to Rohit Gupta and Iionly. Any idea on how to keep the comment box opened by default (as in Elgg 2x) in Elgg 3x. @Rohit Gupta, I am also in FULL favour of new comments. What I meant is that: one cannot reply to a... view reply
  • Logged in User name is not seen in the topmost bar, which is at the top on all pages. However, if the User is Administrator she or he can see the display name in the topmost bar in admin pages. Am I the only one getting this error? Have others...
    • Display name wasn't shown on Elgg 2.x in the topbar either, right? In the admin section there's no dropdown menu associated with the user icon in the topbar whereas you have the menu for admin and regular users outside the admin area. As it is I don't see a problem with the display name being shown in the admin area (it wouldn't matter if not shown either).

    • No, there is no problem with the display name being shown in the admin area. The problem is with it NOT being shown in topbar for logged in user. This is the default behavior in all actual sites: once you login your name is somewhere there at the top bar or top left or right area. In Elgg 2x, once you logged in you were taken to the Activity page, where in the right bar at the top or toppish area your logged in name (display name) is shown prominently. The user name used to appear on all pages at top (top of right bar) like all blogs/all bookmarks/all files etc.This helps in (think of new users, non-dev users, ordinary site users like an old man, a housewife etc) :

      • providing a visual clue to the user that he is right there, properly and assuringly
      • a sort of welcome to the user, : yes, this is you and from now on its you who is using this site
      • if he is using multiple sites with multiple browser windows open, it helps him
      • users of sites 2x>3x will suddenly now find "loss" of their names after login as the right bar is not there, it is uncomfortable feel and unwanted too, if you take an opinion poll.

      Small things, out-of-the-box, but surely winner!

  • Thanks, I will try to do this. But my basic coding skills (or whatever) are dwindling with age. Please also consider releasing a community plugin, as everyone (or majority) upgrading from 2x to 3x will be needing this, otherwise users of upgraded... view reply
  •  Elgg 2x enlists comments in chronological order but Elgg 3x makes it reverse, So what is the best and easy way to preserve the comment orders while upgrading from Elgg2x to Elgg3x. I cannot remember any community discussions asking for such a...
    • You or any plugin dev would like to develop reply to comments

      Well, you have to look for some other developer for this. I don't need the old comment system, hence I will not be developing a plugin for this. (PS: I am in favour of the new comment system.)

    • Comment order can be reversed quite easily. There's a plugin hook for that now in Elgg 3. Just create a theme with the following code in start.php:

      <?php
      
      elgg_register_event_handler('init', 'system', 'basic_theme_init');
      
      function basic_theme_init() {
          elgg_register_plugin_hook_handler('config', 'comments_latest_first', 'comments_asc_hook');
      }
      
      function comments_asc_hook(\Elgg\Hook $hook) {
          return false;
      }

      Add a manifest.xml file, e.g.

      <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
      <plugin_manifest xmlns="http://www.elgg.org/plugin_manifest/1.8">
          <name>Basic Theme</name>
          <id>basic_theme</id>
          <author>iionly</author>
          <version>0.1</version>
          <category>enhancement</category>
          <description>Theme customizations.</description>
          <website>https://github.com/iionly</website>
          <copyright>(C) iionly</copyright>
          <license>GNU Public License version 2</license>
          <requires>
              <type>elgg_release</type>
              <version>3.0.0</version>
          </requires>
      </plugin_manifest>

      and the plugin is complete and the comments are again listed the ascending order (oldest first).

      As a sidenote: the number of comments displayed on a page can be configured in a similar manner using the 'config', 'comments_per_page' plugin hook. If the default number of 25 should be changed it's just necessary to register a plugin hook function that returns the desired number of comments to be displayed per page.

    • A whole world of thanks goes to Rohit Gupta and Iionly. Any idea on how to keep the comment box opened by default (as in Elgg 2x) in Elgg 3x.

      @Rohit Gupta, I am also in FULL favour of new comments. What I meant is that: one cannot reply to a reply (comment) in Elgg. This is, however, possible in real world social nets (like facebook) or in all other php social scripts (like Buddypress, Peepso, Easysocial) etc, EXCEPT in Elgg. This type of comments act as a social feature that enhances community participation, imho. Many thanks.

  • kanha commented on the blog Hotfix Elgg 3.0.1 released
    Millions of thanks for this release. It will be great if an easy method (admin option or something) is incorporated in the next minor release to preserve the comment order while upgrading from 2x to 3x. Elgg 2x enlists comments in chronological...
  • kanha added a new discussion topic Feedback and Planning for Elgg 3x in the group Feedback and Planning
    Kudos, congratulations and gratitude to the Elgg team, regular plugin Devs and Support team for the release of Elgg3. Its a superb software and faster, better and works fine with latest available versions of php7x. At this point, I have some...
    • I will probably upgrade my plugins to 3.x but I don't know when. I am examining options to possibly bring funding from other projects into Elgg - we shall see.

    • Will it work fine for another 15 or 20 years at least

      I don't know, that's a long time. Please keep in mind Elgg has already been around for 10 years and we'll try to keep it around for the next 10, but if there are no developers helping out that will be very hard.

      will the plugins in Community repo be continued to be developed for Elgg 3x and any future versions

      If the developers find the time / money to update there plugins then yes. Keep in mind a lot of developers offer up a lot of their time to develop these plugins. They can't do paid work in the mean time, but developers need to eat too. If you like / need a plugin offer to pay (part) of the development, that way the plugin will be available for next versions to come.

      At present, the plugin repo has only 2 (Iiionly) plugins that pass the 3x filter test.

      Like you said it's early (2 days after release) the amount of work that goes into rewriting a plugin for Elgg 3.x must not be underestimated, please give the plugin devs some time (and money).

      There is no separate theme folder for Elgg 3x probably. While learning docs and paid Devs are available, a Theme repo is sadly missing for Elgg 3x.

      There is no separate theme folder, and I don't understand what you mean with a theme repo. If you mean there aren't a lot of (free) themes available for Elgg that is probably true.

      I know from experience that a lot of themes get developed for customers, there's nothing useful about them for the general public and most aren't allowed to be shared.

      Specially in the responsive mobile views, the current theme has lots of un-used white space and other issues

      Please report any issues to https://github.com/elgg/elgg/issues

  • kanha replied on the discussion topic HypeWall plus Elgg 3x
    Exactly so. Thanks for your input. There is no status box (input box atop profile and activity that allows to put text/photo/location etc) in Elgg at present but this seems to have become de facto standard in all social nets and social scripts. The... view reply
  • kanha added a new discussion topic HypeWall plus Elgg 3x in the group Elgg Technical Support
    I am unable to install hypewall (current github version) with Elgg 3x latest RC. The installation gives error and the admin panel gets lost. To get back the admin panel one has to delete the plugin folder (php 7.3). There being no other proper...
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      Hello,
      yes it's a shame to make a new version of elgg and not migrate all the plug in important qi make elgg a good product
      
      new users will be disappointed with the product as limited in its use
      
      cordially
       
      
       
    •  
      Hello,
      yes it's a shame to make a new version of elgg and not migrate all the plug in important qi make elgg a good product
      
      new users will be disappointed with the product as limited in its use
      
      cordially
       
      
       
    • Back to square one. Give, give, give, give. Forget it.

  • kanha replied on the discussion topic Informations about problems on ELGG
    Is it problem on server side or user and UI side ? Some of the main problems, which I feel on user / UI side are (keeping the list short) 1. No modern status box that is available in all social nets and social net scripts. Hype plugin provides... view reply
  • kanha replied on the discussion topic How to search user specific content in Elgg
    Many thanks from the core of my heart. Can it be released (by any of you) as an Elgg 3 plugin ? Thanks again. view reply

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