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Hi Kongondo,

Firstly, thank you for creating this module!

We have just installed the latest version of your module "Processblog" v2.4.5 on "Processwire" version 3.0.148 and PHP v5.6 (maybe this needs updating).

A couple of layout styles were tested with and without the demo templates, but the same fatal error persisted when attempting to access the "authors" tab :-

"Fatal Error:     Fatal Error: Call to a member function size() on boolean (line 1686 of Processblog.Module)"

Here is line 1685 of Processblog.Module

"$authorPhoto = !empty($author->blog_images) ?"

However, with exactly the same setup, but using "Processblog" version 2.4.2 it worked perfectly.

This version had a slightly different logic to achieve the same result :-

" $authorPhoto = count($author->blog_images) ?"

Once this was updated in your latest version it worked.

Hopefully, this may help anyone who may encounter the same issue?

Kind regards,

Hackasacka

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4 hours ago, Hackasacka said:

Firstly, thank you for creating this module!

Glad you find it useful 😄 

4 hours ago, Hackasacka said:

Hopefully, this may help anyone who may encounter the same issue?

Yes, thanks! This has been reported before but I've not yet had time to commit to the repo. Here's the previous post with the recommended fix 😄 

 

 

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In my case the

Warning: Illegal offset type in /var/www/html/site/modules/ProcessBlog/ProcessBlog.module on line 917
Warning: Illegal offset type in /var/www/html/site/modules/ProcessBlog/ProcessBlog.module on line 918

messages were probably caused by the page()->outputFormatting setting being "Off", and were fixed by casting (string) on the array keys:

915		$list = array(
916			(string) $posts->title => array('published' => $qn['blog-post'], 'unpublished' => $qn['unpublished'] ),
917			(string) $comments->title => array('approved' =>  $numApproved, 'pending' => $numPending, 'spam' => $numSpam ), $categories->title . ' & ' . $tags->title => array('categories' => $qn['blog-category'], 'tags' => $qn['blog-tag'] ),
918		);

 

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Hi @kongondo

Firstly, thanks for the module. Unfortunately, I have searched everywhere for an explanation of how to display a blog image, but cannot find it anywhere. I am using the renderPosts function as follows:

$blog->renderPosts("limit={$limit}",false,array('post_large_image' => 1));

 

This does not render the image. There's some talk about adding the "featured" tag to an image, but I can find no way to do that; there's no option to add tags to images in ProcessWire>ProcessBlog. I've already uploaded the image in the "images" section of the actual post, but it's not displaying no matter what I do. Documentation makes no reference to images. Please help!

 

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12 hours ago, ctech said:

Documentation makes no reference to images

Sorry about this. The documentation can be improved (even completed! 😃).

You need to add the tag to an image in your blog post. These are the images in the blog_images field in a blog-post template. 

See attached (zipped) animated GIF (it seems I cannot upload GIFs anymore).

featured-image-blog.gif.zip

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16 minutes ago, kongondo said:

Sorry about this. The documentation can be improved (even completed! 😃).

You need to add the tag to an image in your blog post. These are the images in the blog_images field in a blog-post template. 

See attached (zipped) animated GIF (it seems I cannot upload GIFs anymore).

featured-image-blog.gif.zip 1.68 MB · 1 download

Thanks @kongondo

Unfortunately, for some reason the 'tags' text field never shows up, see attached. Only description is present. What am I doing wrong?

Screenshot 2020-10-23 130043.png

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8 minutes ago, ctech said:

Unfortunately, for some reason the 'tags' text field never shows up, see attached. Only description is present. What am I doing wrong?

  1. Edit the field blog_images
  2. Go to its Details Tab
  3. Scroll down to the bottom to the Use Tags section.
  4. Enable tags using one of options 2 - 4. I normally use 2 (user enters tags by text input).
  5. Save

blog_images_enable_tags.thumb.png.35d143894f9eec2f038a091abced902c.png

 

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2 hours ago, kongondo said:
  1. Edit the field blog_images
  2. Go to its Details Tab
  3. Scroll down to the bottom to the Use Tags section.
  4. Enable tags using one of options 2 - 4. I normally use 2 (user enters tags by text input).
  5. Save

blog_images_enable_tags.thumb.png.35d143894f9eec2f038a091abced902c.png

 

Thank you, that worked perfectly!!

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@kongondo sorry one more question; is there a way to resize the image proportionally instead of hard-setting the width/height? I note that now the width is proportional automatically, but the height is not and is always a fixed value by default. I tried playing around with the settings, but no way to make the height resize proportionally with the width of the image automatically...

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54 minutes ago, ctech said:

is there a way to resize the image proportionally instead of hard-setting the width/height?

I am afraid I don't understand the question. Do you mean editing an image, e.g. your 'welcome-waving' image by clicking on Edit, then the crop icon?

56 minutes ago, ctech said:

I tried playing around with the settings

Which settings are these?

Maybe send me a screenshot of what you are trying to do? Thanks.

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10 minutes ago, kongondo said:

I am afraid I don't understand the question. Do you mean editing an image, e.g. your 'welcome-waving' image by clicking on Edit, then the crop icon?

Which settings are these?

Maybe send me a screenshot of what you are trying to do? Thanks.

So here's the issue. Let's say I have an image that has dimensions of 1113px × 626px. When I use the renderPost function with featured image tag, the image displays properly but the image renders at 570px width but retains the 626 height (i.e. the height is not adjusted proportionally to the new width). How can I make it so that the image renders at ~326px height (which is the proportional height it should be at)? Currently, if I manually set post_small_image_height or post_large_image_height then it works, but not all my images are the same dimensions so it looks weird for other images that are differently sized.

 

 

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4 minutes ago, ctech said:

So here's the issue. Let's say I have an image that has dimensions of 1113px × 626px. When I use the renderPost function with featured image tag, the image displays properly but the image renders at 570px width but retains the 626 height (i.e. the height is not adjusted proportionally to the new width). How can I make it so that the image renders at ~326px height (which is the proportional height it should be at)? Currently, if I manually set post_small_image_height or post_large_image_height then it works, but not all my images are the same dimensions so it looks weird for other images that are differently sized.

 

 

Actually I seem to have figured out by setting the width to be a fixed amount, the height gets adjusted. So when I fix post_small_image_width to 570, it auto adjusts the height to 326, which is what I wanted. Sorry for the confusion!

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6 minutes ago, ctech said:

by setting the width to be a fixed amount, the height gets adjusted.

Exactly what you caught me typing, i.e., if you declare one and not the other, the other value gets automatically and proportionately resized. So, if you declare height, width will be auto and vice versa. If you set both height and width and have this setting 'post_small_image_size' => true, then you will get exact dimensions. Currently this is only explained in the code, e.g. here but the language can be improved. For instance, the 'no manipulation' is not exactly true as that dimension will be autosized.. 

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