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Pete

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  1. Nice work - I love coming up with non-standard solutions to design problems like the blurred overlay. Way back in 2005 I built an article block for a webiste that overlaid a gradient on the hero image for the same purpose of showing text on top and saved that copy of the image with the adjustment (before CSS3), and also generated all the article titles as images too as it was a non-standard font (this was before web font compatibility as well) so I know they can be a challenge, but a fun challenge πŸ™‚
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    COVID-19

    My local shop is well stocked with most things at the moment except milk (there's still a little), pasta, toilet rolls, paracetamol and Maltesers chocolate. Someone out there is preparing for a Netflix binge-watching session sitting on a throne of toilet rolls whilst getting fat on maltesers and presumably taking the paracetamol after they get a chocolate-induced headache I guess πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ I saw someone today buying a large quantity of bottled water as well. I'm fairly sure that still comes out of taps just fine πŸ™„ It's a pandemic, it's not quite the same as the apocalypse πŸ˜… But in all seriousness, it is a very strange time. I just hope that those in need of vital supplies can still get them. Stay safe folks and, if you can, stay indoors.
  3. This should be resolved now as per this topic:
  4. @dotnetic sorry that was my mistake - made an error when I changed something last night and it didn't show the error to me as a superuser, only to other users (my logic was back to front). So you should now get redirected properly and you can change your forum name back again if you like (it's only used for login - the directory links your profile via the user ID).
  5. Thanks Craig - that's because I was a muppet and used $sanitizer->pageName instead of just $sanitizer->text on a value that's being checked against a non-PW system. By this point it's habit πŸ˜„ Fixed now though for anyone with a space in their forum login name.
  6. Fortunately it was more complicated than just me being silly so I can stop kicking myself now πŸ˜„
  7. Right, this should be fixed now finally. For those that are interested, there was an issue with the forum session wiping out the ProcessWire session by the end of the script - a little puzzling because right up to the end of the script everything seems fine but when you redirect the session information is lost. To overcome that there's some background CURL stuff going on now so the two systems are separated completely during the login process. Please feel free to post/update your profiles again and sorry it took so long.
  8. Hmm... I think there is still an issue with sessions actually - if you get your password wrong first time you have to close the browser and re-open, either that or it's due to too many login attempts stacking up - but either way without the helpful message popping up like it used to it's impossible to tell. I'll work on this some more now, but if you open a fresh browser window and get your forum username and password correct first time it should let you login to edit your profile in the meantime.
  9. Can someone just try to login to the dev directory? I just logged in with my forum credentials and it worked in both FF and Chrome from freshly opening both of those. I think what isn't working is if you get your password wrong it doesn't tell you at the moment. There's a real chance that I fixed it last month and was getting a headache because I was continuously getting my password wrong πŸ™„
  10. Sorry all, I looked into it a few weeks back and some of the changes in the forum code quickly made what should have been a simple task turn into half a day of headbutting the keyboard in frustration. I'll get back to it today as it's dragged on too long now.
  11. Thanks teppo - I'll take a long-overdue look πŸ™‚
  12. Hi all, sorry this one has been dragging on so long - I'm aware of the issue, just trying to work around it in a sensible way that doesn't break with the next forum upgrade as I think that's what happened in the first place having looked into it last week. I'm hopeful I can sort it finally this week.
  13. We've been expieriencing high load for some reason for the past 12+ hours though not sure where it's coming from as yet. As a result the site has been slow/showing error messages. The site and forums are up for now but please bear with us whilst we investigate.
  14. *pops head up* I seem to be getting a few more ecommerce enquiries nowadays so happy to test when you're at that stage.
  15. Hi folks. I have an editor role who can edit pages and users, however I'm auto-generating the "name" field when they edit users. There doesn't seem to be a way to hide that field for that template like you can with other fields though so I think it would be a hook that's required. Note that this isn't the editor editing their own profile, it's editing other users. Ideally what I'd also like to do is hook the Add User page too so that I can change the label for the "name" field to be "email" (even though it's not), then before save populate that into the email field. Then when editing the User, hide the "name" field completely. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I did consider a custom admin page for this but just seemed overkill if we can do it with a few hooks to the current functionality.
  16. For the event ones you could do it with modules no problem - there would just be a few modules required - the first 3 would be the same for each of the 3 booking systems on my list: Customer Management Payment System Core Booking Module Specific Booking module for the first 3 items on my list (events/accomodation/hotels) I'm actually happy to even get 15 votes for that top one πŸ™‚ I wouldn't see this as just PW modules either - I'd put together a website with a pre-bundled version (with site profile and modified PW installer so all the required modules are there from the start) that I can market as its own system to go up against other event booking systems out there. Upgrades aren't a problem - no more so than they usually are for Pro modules anyway. If all I make is half a month's wages overall and it takes me half a month to finish the first one then I've not lost anything by trying.
  17. Holiday bookings - here's a video (no sound, so might have to guess what I was doing in places!) showing backend management of calendars (so in this example two holiday cottages/apartments) and different fee structures per cottage/apartment throughout the year for different seasons (though I'd probably approach that differently now). For the backend I made it possible to click and drag so you can select an odd number of days for a booking as a member of a sales team if you're taking a booking over the phone. On the frontend calendar (not in this video) the customer can only pick from pre-defined dates that are availble. You'll see some dates has bookings (Burlingham - my surname) and clicking on those takes you to the booking details - obviously customers viewing the frontend wouldn't see the other booking details πŸ˜‰ It doesn't show the whole parment process but I think that was because it wasn't working with the Reno admin theme at the time I last looked at this code in 2016. I think to be honest I'd forgotten how interesting some of the things were that I'd done on here that the event calendar is probably the one to do first, followed by this accomodation booking one.
  18. Yeah, some of them are so complicated they'd be better as standalone apps/profiles definitely. I can't imagine the more complex ones really being easy to install as modules as they'd be made up of half a dozen themselves πŸ™‚
  19. I hear you. The PM system idea comes from me using and loving most of the features of ActiveCollab but becoming annoyed that at times it doesn't do quite what I want it to and could just do with a custom field here and there. Plus they really ramped up the price of self-hosted from the original Β£99 about 10 years ago as they're trying to push everyone to the cloud, and I suspect whilst everyone seems to be heading to the cloud there are still a lot of companies who would like more control over their data. But that is a big project. The event/accomodation booking on the other hand... I pretty much had the bulk of this done several years ago for something that never came to fruition, but I didn't think there would be enough interest to be honest! I may dig out the old video I put together for it later on so you can all see where I was going with it - it had all the booking/customer administration done and would probably just need some tweaks here and there for the new PW admin theme as well as input from other interested parties on any features I may have missed. Thanks for reminding me about Omnipay - I keep forgetting that exists. I tend to lean towards Stripe by default as there are no PCI compliance issues if you use the JS popup to pay and it looks like they allow you to use that in Omnipay so would be worth looking into in order to support other payment methods more easily.
  20. I'm not sure about different database backends - there would be so much to check over to make sure it all behaves, the installer would have to be altered to allow the choice and during installation and so on. I know theoretically PDO makes it simpler in that all queries should theoretically work the same if your server has the right PDO module installed for SQLite etc, but I don't know enough about SQLite (or why people want something different?) to pursue it. I know even less about XML databases - I only became aware they were a thing when I Googled it just now πŸ™‚ Seems like an odd choice for a database engine when there are so many others out there? Maybe I just don't know the use cases. Either way I'd prefer to stick to what I'm more familiar with and use most of the tools that are already part of ProcessWire to build something.
  21. Hi folks I've worked on a number of projects over the years where I've got various chunks of code I think would make some really nice ProcessWire modules. They do lean more towards commercial modules though as they are quite complex and I need to be able to support them and there would be improvements over time. I'm trying to gauge interest though before actually choosing one, so if you have ever come across a client wanting any of the module ideas listed in this poll please do vote and comment if you come across a need for these regularly (possibly you won't with the first three as they're all quite niche :)). Other ideas are welcome of course if you regularly have a need for something - I'm not afraid to admit I'm trying to build up some recurring revenue here!
  22. Fixed a lot of these. I don't really want to change much else as it's a massive pain in the ass when they change the forum templates every other upgrade. Things like UIKit styles adding big padding on quotes - I could spend a long time tweaking UIKit to just target the header element only somehow I guess but it's easier to just include Ryan's stylesheets and override a single class (done, padding is now 20px) πŸ™‚ Accessibility - if someone wants to give me the CSS changes I can just plug in I'd be happy to do so. I don't know enough about accessibility to tackle that myself. Forum width is same as the site width which makes sense visually, though perhaps we're missing a trick nowadays and could have a helpful sidebar at larger screen widths? Maybe some sort of quick links for docs etc? I'm not sure - it's more work and it's taken me this long just to tweak a dozen styles - I don't get paid for this and have to prioritise client work to pay the bills πŸ˜‰
  23. I can't disable many things in the forum software - there's no on/off setting for most of the features sorry.
  24. Have replied via PM, but for others who are in the same boat the system still doesn't seem to be correctly promoting people from the Starter group to the Members group so I will look into that.
  25. Most of the styling issues are where UIKit for the new PW header is conflicting with the forum software styling. I'm actually surprised it broke as little as it has to be honest but will get onto these theme issues in the next day or two.
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