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  • Reuven replied on the discussion topic Open 'Elgg Lightbox' From another 'Elgg Lightbox'
    Since you are struggling with this question for some time and since the experts have not provided a solution you can try to include in the content of the parent lightbox a hidden div with absolute position, and visible... view reply
  • Try Hestia control panel. You have everything you need for Elgg. Works fine for me + fast response forum(almost like Nikolai :)). Suitable for: Debian 9 Debian 10 Debian 11 Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Ubuntu 20.04 LTS view reply
  • Reuven added a new discussion topic Barcode or QR reader plugin in the group Plugin Development
    We need a plugin that reads and processes barcode (1d or 2d) through the camera of the computer. Any idea where we can get it? Thank you
  • Reuven replied on the discussion topic Cannot login - Login page freezes - Elgg 2.3.16
    Thank you Nikolai and  iionly. The problem is with one plugin that is under development recently. I believe I'll fix it soon. Thanks a lot.  view reply
  • Reuven added a new discussion topic Cannot login - Login page freezes - Elgg 2.3.16 in the group Elgg Technical Support
    Suddenly users cannot login. The login page freezes and after a few seconds it says "Page unresponsive" In the error log I have: Got error 'Primary script unknown', referer: https://myWebsite.com/wp-login.php My Elgg...
  • Reuven replied on the discussion topic Cannot save symbolic link on Elgg 2.3.16
    Yes, it was the ownership issue. Now it works fine. Thank you iionly for your detailed response... and for your patience :) view reply
  • Reuven replied on the discussion topic Cannot save symbolic link on Elgg 2.3.16
    In my case the symlink is not broken. Before I click "Flush the caches" I see the content of views_simplecache there. When I flush the caches the content of views_simplecache is cleared and  the symlink... view reply
  • Reuven replied on the discussion topic Cannot save symbolic link on Elgg 2.3.16
    Thank you iionly, I created the link through ln -s /home/user/web/example.com/private/data_folder/views_simplecache /home/user/web/example.com/public_html/web_root/cache As a result the "Use symbolic link to simple cache... view reply
  • Reuven added a new discussion topic Cannot save symbolic link on Elgg 2.3.16 in the group Plugin Development
    I linked /home/username/web/myweb.com/public_html/myweb/cache/ to /home/username/web/myweb.com/private/data_folder/views_simplecache/ In my FFT app (WinSCP) I see the folder views_simplecache  with the link...
    • In my case the symlink is not broken. Before I click "Flush the caches" I see the content of views_simplecache there. When I flush the caches the content of views_simplecache is cleared and  the symlink folder (cache) is cleared as well. No folder is removed or created.

      The problem is that after flushing, all the web design (css) disappears and the system does not rebuild it as usual.

    • Does the cached files (CSS etc.) gets recreated if you visit other pages of your site after you flushed the cache? It might be that the admin dashboard page is not correctly fully rebuild after you flush the cache (might be an Elgg 2.x issue already fixed in newer versions of Elgg).

      The other reason might be what I already mentioned in my last post. The webserver does not run as the same user you are usually logged in on your server (I'm not taking here about the Elgg site user but the user account you use to administrate your webspace). The user account name of the webserver might be "www" or "apache" or something different depending on the webhoster, the OS used etc.. Now the webserver might be configured to follow symbolic links only if the links themselves are owned by the user account the webserver runs as (or the webserver might read files but not write anything at the target location of the link). That why I linked to the docs in the previous posting. There's the commands

      cd /path/to/wwwroot/
      chown -h wwwrun:www cache
      

      posted there. The "chown -h" command would make the webserver the owner of the symbolic link. For the command to work you would have to be logged in as root or you probably can't change the owner. Before useing the command you need to find out the user name and group name the webserver runs under. You should be able to find this out if you make a "ls -l" on some newly created file in the data directory that has been created by the webserver (on your new server).

    • Yes, it was the ownership issue. Now it works fine.

      Thank you iionly for your detailed response... and for your patience :)

  • Reuven replied on the discussion topic Flush the caches does not work Elgg 2.3.16
    I disabled the caches -> Flush the caches -> enabled the caches. Now it works fine. Why? I do not know :) Thank you view reply
  • Reuven replied on the discussion topic Flush the caches does not work Elgg 2.3.16
    BTW, the permissions of /private was 0751 (rwxr-x--x). It should be good enough - I think?   view reply
  • Reuven replied on the discussion topic Flush the caches does not work Elgg 2.3.16
    Thanks Nikolai, I'll try. view reply
  • Reuven added a new discussion topic Flush the caches does not work Elgg 2.3.16 in the group Plugin Development
    Even though I click "Flush the caches" and get "The site's caches have been flushed" I still see all the old cache files on the server and Elgg ignores the changes in the language files. For...
  • Reuven replied on the discussion topic Monthly Cron error
    Thank you iionly. I'll follow your detailed and clear explanation and let the the archive tables disappear. view reply
  • Reuven replied on the discussion topic Monthly Cron error
    Thank you iionly. I'll follow your detailed and clear explanation and let the the archive tables disappear. view reply
  • Reuven replied on the discussion topic Monthly Cron error
    Thank you Jerome. The problem is that in spite of the following settings it does not delete old tables. Plugin Settings Log Rotate How often should the system log be archived? WeeklyMonthlyYearly Delete... view reply
  • Reuven replied on the discussion topic Monthly Cron error
    Thank you iionly. I followed your advise and as far as I understand it works well. I was not sure about the location of  /etc/my.cnf.d/default_plugins.cnf location in my installation so I followed the MariaDB guid and used... view reply
  • Reuven replied on the discussion topic Monthly Cron error
    It will take me sometime to upgrade. I have continue with the 2.3. I think I saw a discussion about the same topic with a suggestion how to do it on 2.3 but I cannot find it right now. view reply
  • Reuven replied on the discussion topic Monthly Cron error
    I do not see System Log plugin in my installation. I have Log Browser plugin. I think you're looking in the wrong way. I do not understand. I mean that everyone can visit https://my_site/cron/monthly/ and other... view reply
  • Reuven replied on the discussion topic Monthly Cron error
    History repeats itself :) Thank you Nikolai I deactivated Log Rotate plugin and the error disappeared, instead I received a long report from the GARBAGE COLLECTOR.   Is there a way to disable public access to the cron... view reply