kanha

About me: Dream that social Internet will be a truly interconnected network of sites, not monopoly of one or two sites.

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  • kanha replied on the discussion topic Use https
    Imho Rohit Gupta has provided actual help with actual code. This is what helps a forum as well as open source run. While this will be out of topic : open source projects' deaths have got nothing to do ( or more or less nothing to do) with... view reply
  • kanha added a new discussion topic In Elgg 3x, how to adjust default Notification settings in the group Elgg Technical Support
    In Elgg 3x, how to adjust default Notification settings for all site members ? How the site super admin, for example, can turn off Email Notifications and instead use the Elgg Messages / Notifications instead ?
    • I don't know if a plugin already exists (for Elgg 2.x) that would allow to configure notification settings for all users. There's https://elgg.org/plugins/814747 but it hasn't been updated in a very long time and most likely requires some updates for Elgg 2.x (and then 3.x). I have https://elgg.org/plugins/869366 for Elgg 2.x that turns off (only) email notifications settings but does this on login of users rather than allow for changing the settings in bulk (and does not handle on-site notifications at all).

  • kanha replied on the discussion topic Use https
    Thats great help. Many thanks @Rohit Gupta view reply
  • kanha replied on the discussion topic Use https
    In your .htaccess you need to add RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} 80 RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://www.yourdomain.com/$1 [R,L] You can find more resources and good reading stuffs... view reply
  • kanha commented on the plugin Widgetized Profile
    Please update this for Elgg 3x
  • kanha replied on the discussion topic Elgg3: difficulties getting "poor man's cron" plugin working
    Its about "poor mans cron" plugin. Very helpul utility. On many low budget ( but reliable) web host running cron daemon is a problem. Poor man cron helps a lot in that scenario. view reply
  • kanha replied on the discussion topic How to preserve side bar in Elgg 3x desktop view
    Once more a huge thanks Iionly. My words are not complaints, even if the tone be. My apologies. It is just *discussion*. In discussion there are arguments and counter arguments. If anyone is using Cpanel in webhosting heres an interesting tit bit.... view reply
  • kanha replied on the discussion topic How to preserve side bar in Elgg 3x desktop view
    Thanks Ismayil Khayredinov. Its not about 100 use cases. Just one and only one use case. The current Elgg org UI only. It fits the bill perfectly for most sites who are using this theme. From dev point of view its a framework I agree but from... view reply
  • kanha replied on the discussion topic How to preserve side bar in Elgg 3x desktop view
    A huge thanks iionly. Imho "if its not broken do not fix it". The code beneath Aalborg may be completely rewritten but the UI had no complaint as far as I can see in forum and github. The desktop view specially the current desktops... view reply
  • kanha replied on the discussion topic How to preserve side bar in Elgg 3x desktop view
    Imho many things can be fixed or tweaked by those who are downloading Elgg. But providing an out of the box solution (which in any case was there in the 2x) that is UX / UI friendly not only helps the existing users but also those who adopts it new.... view reply
  • kanha replied on the discussion topic How to preserve side bar in Elgg 3x desktop view
    Thanks @Ismayil Khayredinov I think certain side bar items / menu items have been taken up in the top navigation bar. So there will not be side bar actually to show side bar. Absence of side bar in newer and wider desktop makes a lot of... view reply
  • Thanks RvR. I think at previous times Elgg zip or such other php scripts zipped could be installed from github via web installer. Infact various Elgg plugins or mods from github do work in that way without any problem. Even after reading... view reply
  • kanha added a new discussion topic How to preserve side bar in Elgg 3x desktop view in the group Elgg Technical Support
    In Elgg 2x the default theme is responsive and behaves excellently on both desktop and mobile devices. The desktop view is compact and has a side bar that has the user photo and description and other menu items. It does not need too much scrolling...
    • Its not about 100 use cases. Just one and only one use case.

      It's a thing of perspective. For you it's just one case. But for 100 people it's 100 cases.

      The underlying code for the UI has changed A LOT between Elgg 2 and Elgg 3. And for a reason: it's much easier to adjust the UI in Elgg 3. On Elgg 2 it was easy if you were happy with the Aalborg theme as it came out-of-the-box. But it became difficult if you wanted to make adjustments. And a lot of people LIKE to make adjustments because they are necessary for their use case of Elgg. Now on Elgg 3 this is much easier because the code is more flexible AND allows some major changes more easily because there are CSS variables that only need to be changed in one place. Now the theme as it comes with Elgg 3 does not look exactly as the Aalborg theme does. But it's much easier to change the UI on Elgg 3 to look like the Aalborg theme did as the other way round.

      As I understand you have mainly 3 complaints. The tabs can be easily made horizonal again (https://github.com/Elgg/Elgg/pull/12258). The width can be adjusted by changing some CSS variables (see https://github.com/Elgg/Elgg/blob/3.x/engine/theme.php). The maximum width is currently 80rem (1rem = 16px so 1280px). Reducing the default 80rem for example to 70rem (or what seems fit) and the width is reduced everywhere! The variables can be easily adjusted using a plugin hook ('vars:compiler', 'css'). Even if you can't write a theme on your own that would do just that I'm pretty sure someone will come up with a theme once Elgg 3 is out that will give you at least some starting point if it doesn't fit your needs exactly. The last of your issues with the sidebar can also easily be fixed. It would just be necessary to add a river/sidebar view with the code to be displayed in the sidebar, e.g. the owner-block. Or adding the extra menu items there again (e.g. rss or reported content). So, even if it looks a bit different by default on Elgg 2 as it does on Elgg 2 the changes are not that big and more easily to fix as if the Aalborg theme would have been kept unchanged.

    • Once more a huge thanks Iionly. My words are not complaints, even if the tone be. My apologies. It is just *discussion*. In discussion there are arguments and counter arguments. If anyone is using Cpanel in webhosting heres an interesting tit bit. It did not come with log out button in its initial versions and when I "complained" ( many years ago ) I was sort of accused as 'your one use case' type things. Nowadays you cannot think of Cpanel without proper login log out buttons! 

      Elgg org is being used by 10,000 users at least. Thus there has been no complaint with UI for these huge number of users. How it can be my perspective only or just one use case ? I am not demanding any NEW feature :  Its an existing working thing already being used daily by hundreds of users in this very site. As I say changing the code is great but not the outward appearance when nothing is broken.

      There is no web interface theme customizer in Elgg core ( as in Wordpress ) or as plugin (as in Drupal ) that lets you easily adjust text width, side bar or no side bar etc etc. Thus even if it is easier for *devs* to handle things in 3x, for *users* it is not and for *end-users* *real life site members* it is broken usability (from 2x UI to 3x, for example Lady Xyz exclaiming and upset " oh no! Now where did my bookmark/ report button vanish?" and ...they may not bother to re-learn and just shift to another site!

      I do not mean to keep unchanged Aalborg CODE but mean not to change the visual elements / bars / blocks grids whatever. Doing that will be fixing what is not broken.

      However, posts like this made by me is an energy sink. It takes away actual dev time. As Ismayil has already pointed "dramatic" ... its true as long words and going round really does not help. Here I am to blame myself. Actually I was upset with the sudden change in UI as it take long years to develope a real site, get the plugins which are also time consuming to get updates - when I was just mentally stable with Aalborg UI, the changes in 3x sort of upset what was already getting launch ready.

      The *actual* solutions provided ( by Iionly) is REALLY massively helpful and assuring. I will be trying that and posting specific questions or issues - precise and concise queries for code help where I cannot. Closing this thread for myself for now. Massive and massive thanks and gratitude to Iionly. It will be great if you have fully secure payment bounty gateway or amazon wish list where we can contribute. (It applies to all devs actually)   Thanks a lot Ismayil, RvR and others for your time. Regards.

    • The time for discussions is over. You should have been following and participating in Elgg development in the past 2 years and vocalised your opinions when peer review was taking place. Now it's too late - hire a developer to build a theme that satisfies your needs. The core template (not a theme) was built with extensibility in mind, not it's out-of-the-box look. Elgg is not a marketing gimmick. You can't question design decisions after people have invested thousands of hours into making a release happen. This type of needy attitude is what's killing open source and puts away people like me from doing any more work on otherwise useful alternative platforms such as Elgg.

  • kanha added a new discussion topic Aalborg theme as an additional theme plugin for Elgg 3x? in the group General Discussion
    Can any kind hearted plugin dev make available Aalborg theme as an additional theme plugin for Elgg 3 - it has many visual and user friendly advantages of being not too wide in large screen desktops as well as being nice behaving in smart phone,...
  • I have used Elgg 2x in simlar way from github but with Elgg 3x I cannot proceed with web install ( tried with both php5x and php7x), I keep on getting this message "Couldn't include...
    • If you want to install the latest dev package from GitHub repo then you MUST run composer install command using CLI.

      Sure, you can try Elgg 3.0-RC.1 zipped release available on https://elgg.org/about/download

    • Thanks RvR. I think at previous times Elgg zip or such other php scripts zipped could be installed from github via web installer. Infact various Elgg plugins or mods from github do work in that way without any problem. Even after reading knowledgebase about "composer install command using CLI" I could not understand it. Elgg 3.0-RC.1 is more or less running fine except the very odd theme issues making it not ready for use and I wanted to see the latest dev version of 3x and various plugin compatibilties. Thanks a lot RvR for the heads up.

  • kanha replied on the discussion topic Fatal Error in Elgg org on clicking profile link
    Thanks for the heads up. What widgets can cause this ? Will like to know because it will be best to avoid this widget in our sites. view reply
  • kanha added a new discussion topic Fatal Error in Elgg org on clicking profile link in the group General Discussion
    whenever I click on Brett's in https://elgg.org/blog?offset=140# I get this error : see pic below. Is it because most of the Devs are not there anymore or any other reason ? How we can prevent similar error in our latest Elgg...
  • kanha replied on the discussion topic How Many People Are Using Elgg Based Sites?
    Also, it may be useful / meaningful to check this : https://www.inrupt.com ""an open-source project to restore the power and agency of individuals on the web. Solid changes the current model where users have to hand over personal data to... view reply
  • kanha added a new discussion topic Is Hubzilla the future of social net ... in the group General Discussion
    Or is it just another bubble ? https://project.hubzilla.org/help/en/about/about#What_is_Hubzilla_ With G+ shutting down, FB is now the dirtiest and biggest monopoly, many entities are having only fb/... web address and whatsapp instead of www....
  • kanha commented on the plugin [Elgg 2.3 & 2.X: Hammertime]
    Excellent! Many congrats to the Developer.

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