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Just wanted to say that removing this module leaves a path of trash in the ProcessWire and it might be quicker to just setup a completely new install instead of uninstalling the blog module.

I have templates leftover, fields etc and it's a pain to remove everything manually.

Never used the blog, it just wasn't what I needed. I need something simpler and decided to go with the ProcessWire functionality of just creating pages without the use of comments etcetera. Wanted something more like a 'news' page.

Is there a reason why 'uninstalling' doesn't uninstall much?

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@Marinus,

Thanks for testing Blog. Sorry for your pain in respect of manually removing leftovers. I personally don't like to remove leftovers manually! Before I get into details why that is an intentional feature, from your post I can observe that despite clear instructions in the first post in this thread as well as notes both in the GitHub project home and the module directory, and despite the fact that these are either typed in coloured or bold font, you did not (at least not entirely) read the instructions and/or notes :-). Just in case others miss them, this is what I am referring to:

From the first post in this thread:

Please read the README in the Github link below in its entirety before using this module (especially the bit about the Pages, etc. created by the module). 

From the modules directory and GitHub 'notes' sections.

On uninstall, all installed Fields, Templates, Template Files and Blog Pages are left untouched. If you need to remove them, you have to do it manually (or using the API). This is in order to protect existing data

If you'd read the instructions and the notes, not uninstalling 'much' would not have come as a surprise :-).. Yes,  I know my reason for not removing everything was not explicitly explained in the notes. Maybe I should add this to the first post but back to your question....

A module like Blog is a complex application. No matter how smart it is there is no way it can second-guess the various ways in which it will be used by the client. For instance, the module installs various fields. What if the user decided to reuse the Blog fields in their other templates? What if they decided to reuse some of the templates or add other code in the template files? What if they'd built their Blog content over time and down the road decided they no longer needed the full Blog experience but wanted to keep some or all of the Blog pages? If uninstalling Blog uninstalled everything.....well, you get the picture. This is something I thought long and hard about and also consulted on before making the call that "rather a painful manual uninstall than potentially destroying a user's data on uninstall!". . There's good news though..(OK, maybe not for you but others since you've already uninstalled Blog... :-) ).......

I already have a script that will remove all traces of Blog - fields, templates, template files, pages. The script was written before I released Blog. I was reluctant to post it but maybe now I should (as a Gist). I would like to package it better though rather than something that will run immediately the file is loaded. I am thinking of packaging this with prompts (are you sure you want to delete?!!), maybe even make it configurable to allow selection of what you want to remove from your current Blog install. Now that I mention this, I might follow up on an idea a friend suggested a while back. Maybe something for Blog 2.0 (if we ever get there :-)) - make the whole Blog install configurable - i.e. on install, the user decides what aspects of Blog they want to install. They don't want comments? Fine. They want to call Blog Posts 'News'? Fine, we can do that...etc, etc...

Anyway, I hope I have answered your question somewhere in there :D

UPDATE:

Blog version 2 now removes its path of trash (rather than leave them behind :-)). It also allows you NOT to install commenting feature plus other stuff.

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Hi,

After you install kongondos blog module, blog appeares in the top menu

of the processwire default website. How can I make the blog as the home page

and delete About Templates Sitemap in the top menu and have blog

as the only website ? Just by deleting the About Templates and Sitemap pages ?

Right now I have to enter domain.org/de/blog to open the blog site.

How can I open the blog directly with domain.org ?

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Moved this post here rather than have it as its own thread :-)

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@PWired,
 
Unfortunately currently you can't do that without breaking links/paths in both ProcessBlog and MarkupBlog. You'd have to hack the module to change affected paths. In Blog 2.0 that I talked about in post #104, the plan is that you will be able to install your Blog anywhere in your site structure/tree. :-)
 
A similar question was asked in post #50. You might want to use url segments..to achieve what you want..

UPDATE:

Feature now available in Blog version 2

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To open the Blog directly from domain.org and not domain.org/de/blog

is it possible to do this with the .htaccess in the root ?

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Blog documentation up on my website. Focused on MarkupBlog. Decided to do them as PW lessons (hehe - kill 'em with one stone!)...99% done - just have to do some example Blogs. Thanks for being patient!

<btw>Next lessons up  - 'ProcessWire modules'. :-) </btw>

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  • Version bumped to 1.2.2
  • Main changes are to renderComments() [full documentation here]
    • Added a 4th Array $options argument. In this array you can customise the texts describing the various comments' status such as: when there are no comments  - 'Be the first to comment and win and iPad! [kidding!]'; when comments closed - 'Sorry buddy. Next time come earlier :-)', etc. No, these are not the defaults  :P  :lol:. The defaults are more sensible and will be used if you don't specify any of your your own.
    • Also, using $options you can require users to login before posting a comment. Of course, you deal with the logging in bit. Blog only checks if user is logged in.

Example code

$options = array(
    'comments_closed' => 'Sorry. Comments are now closed.',//message when comments closed
    'comments_empty' => 'No comments found.',//message when there are no comments for post
    'comments_login' => 'Log in first to comment.',//message when comment form hidden until user logs in
    'comments_login_required' => true,//require user to log in before they can comment. Default is false
);

//we call MarkupBlog
$blog = $modules->get("MarkupBlog");

echo $blog->renderComments($page->blog_comments, null, $options);

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ProcessWire module upgrades only update the module files...in Blog's case the following files will be overwritten

  1. ProcessBlog.module
  2. MarkupBlog.module
  3. ProcessBlog.js
  4. ProcessBlogInstall.inc (this is only ever run once; on first install)
  5. ProcessBlog.css
  6. README.md
  7. LICENSE.txt

Nothing is installed. Nothing in your /site/templates/ will be touched so your Template Files, etc. WILL NOT be overwritten :-). If, on the other hand, you modified the above module files.....

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Nothing is installed. Nothing in your /site/templates/ will be touched so your Template Files, etc. WILL NOT be overwritten :-). If, on the other hand, you modified the above module files.....

Genius. Thank you :)

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Update: Version 1.3.0 - 31 August 2014

Summary of Changes

  1. Version 1.3.0
  2. BlogPublishDate - Part of the Blog module suite, new small autoload module to save and preserve a Blog Post's publication date. The value (current time and date) is saved on Post's publish. It can be manually modified. Unless manually modified, the original published date is preserved between subsequent unpublish/publish events. Thanks @Adrian for idea, @SiNNuT and @Soma for code. For new installs, the new module will be automatically installed by PW when you install ProcessBlog. For existing installs, you will have to manually install BlogPublishDate. You will also have to set the field 'blog_date' not to automatically default to current date. Change this in Setup->Fields->blog_date. On the Input tab, scroll to the bottom and find 'Default to today's date?'. Untick the checkbox.
  3. Posts Dashboard (see screenshot)
    • Date column: Now shows 'Pending' for unpublished posts (never before published ones), 'Expired' (published then unpublished posts) and published Date for currently published posts
    • Date column: Date shown is formatted according to the format user set in 'blog_date'. Blog's default is 'j F Y g:i a', e.g. 8 April 2012
    • Date column: Sorting by date column now works correctly. Thanks @webweaver and @Teppo for solution
  4. Posts Dashboard, Categories Dashboard, Tags Dashboard
    • Number of posts/categories/tags per page now shown - e.g. 'Posts 1 to 10 of 120'
    • Customisable number of posts/categories/tags to show per page (via a drop-down select). Default is 10. Selected value is preserved (state saved via a cookie - browser specific, of course) per context (e.g. can have different values for posts, categories and tags dashboard) and per ProcessWire user. Thanks to @Nik for code idea.
  5. Some code clean-up
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Pending: 

- Featured image widget

- Auto-publish/unpublish by set date

Note:

Issue in Dev: If you are running latest Dev, you will get an error about TinyMCE not being the default editor (if it is not installed), etc. when editing Posts. Follow the instructions given by PW. Once PW 2.5 is released, I will change 'blog_body' to use CKEditor.

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Should I be able to add Authors in the Blog>Settings>Author page?

Currently links to my author are throwing a 404 and I was sure that previouly, this was the correct space to add authors.

PW 2.4.0

Also, none of my General Settings ar ebeing saved. When I open the General settings page, all the fields are blank. Populating anything and saving throws an error of:

 Can't save page 0: : Pages of type NullPage are not saveable

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Should I be able to add Authors in the Blog>Settings>Author page?

Currently links to my author are throwing a 404 and I was sure that previouly, this was the correct space to add authors.

PW 2.4.0

Also, none of my General Settings ar ebeing saved. When I open the General settings page, all the fields are blank. Populating anything and saving throws an error of:

 Can't save page 0: : Pages of type NullPage are not saveable

Fixed my issue and just updating this in case anyone has same problems.

Authors profiles are just users. If you have a user, you can set their blurb in the Users area.

I'd renamed my /blog/ page to /blog-test/ and this is why some of my links weren't working and why the right column wasn't displaying "Recent Comments" and "View by" etc

Blog settings are back since I renamed my /blog-test/ to blog/ upgraded PHP to 5.5 and updated the blog module to the latest version.

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Schedule Posts Publish and Unpublish dates using SchedulePages module

Hello Bloggers and devs! I would like to hear your thoughts on this matter. As you know, there have been requests to implement such a feature in Blog. I have decided to use the module SchedulePages to accomplish this. In fact, I have already implemented this in my dev version and it works brilliantly. Thanks to Jasper for a great module.

OK, I need to make a decision whether: 

  1. Scenario #1: This should be an optional add-on to Blog, i.e. those who want to use the auto-publish feature should go ahead and install SchedulePages and optionally maybe, if found on your server but not installed, Blog would go ahead and install it for you. Blog would then use the feature VS.
  2. Scenario #2: Require that auto-publish is always used. In this scenario, the user would first need to install SchedulePages before Blog is installed. If they don't, installation would halt.

The issues with #2 is that I feel I would be forcing users to use a feature they may not be interested in or a feature they could implement using other means, e.g. normal normal cron vs lazy cron. I am therefore inclined to go with #1; make the feature optional. Those who want to use it to go ahead and install SchedulePages and Blog would detect that and work with it in blog-post template and quick post dashboard.

The way I see it, there's 4 camps of users:.

  1. SchedulePages already installed but user does not want to use it with Blog
  2. SchedulePages already installed but user wants to use it with Blog
  3. SchedulePages not installed but user wants to use it with Blog
  4. SchedulePages not installed and user does not want to use it with blog

Going with Scenario #1 would cater best for above 4 user camps, I think. Maybe make this configurable in the module post-install screen. Tick a box if you want to use SchedulePages. In that case, the checkbox would be locked for ticking unless SchedulePages was already installed [not just available] on the system (I'll see whether this is doable). Note that SchedulePages itself installs and works with two date/time fields - 'publish_from' and 'publish_until'. Blog would need to add these to the 'blog-post' template after ticking of the above checkbox. This should be doable via an include in init() that would run only once/if checkbox was ticked and SchedulePages already installed. 

Hope I am not complicating this. Maybe there are simpler ways to effect this? I would like to hear and consider your thoughts, thanks :) .

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+1 for #1 (optional)

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Sorry for bumping in here but coming from Joomla/Seblod I'm still very green when it comes to php and processwire. I love this new world though and I'm setting a responsive site for a local soccerclub!   :)

I went through the docs and Kodongo's tutorial yet there is a snippet I can't find so that for each teampage I can call a unique 'team'category of the blog:

So I first put:

    $blogOut = $modules->get("MarkupBlog");
Then things like
   $limit = $page->blog_quantity;
    $content = '';
    //$content .= "<h2>$page->title</h2>";
    //Render limited number of posts on Blog Home Page
    $content .= $blogOut->renderPosts("limit={$limit}");
        
?>
                 <div id="main" class="block"><?php echo $content?></div>

But what/where do I put the fact that I want that output to be filtered to only render the output of ONE category (for example) 'Fanions'?

I'd really appreciate your answer as it will open my eyes to much more!

Bernard 

(ps. The site I'm creating is kcfheist.be and one of the teampages where I want to put the blog as tab n°1 sits HERE . Note that for all the teampages the trainers and players(spelers) are filtered by a 'select multiple fieldset' so that next year they will appear in both this years team and the team they will belong to next year. Same for the sponsors which all are children of the same parent. Should they want to sponsor an additional team, Then I olly have to tick them 'on' in order for them to appear in another Teampage too)   

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Hi Bernard.

Welcome to ProcessWire and the forums :-). Thanks for testing Blog...I hope you have also had a chance to follow some PW tutorials and read through API docs. Blog will make much more sense once you've done that :-)

The answer to your question lies right in the renderPosts() tutorial, specifically about the first argument the method accepts. As stated in the tut, that can either be a string, a Page or a PageArray. In the example below, we pass the method a 'Page'. We look for all posts under the category 'Fanions' (a Page). You could as well have used a selector string.

$blog = $modules->get('MarkupBlog');

$category = $pages->get(1234);//This is ID of category'Fanions'. Can also get by other selector, e.g. name, title, etc.

$posts = $pages->find("template=blog-post, blog_categories=$category, limit=5");

echo $blog->renderPosts($posts);

This code will only return posts under category 'Fanion'.

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Hi Bernard.

Welcome to ProcessWire and the forums :-). Thanks for testing Blog...I hope you have also had a chance to follow some PW tutorials and read through API docs. Blog will make much more sense once you've done that :-)

The answer to your question lies right in the renderPosts() tutorial, specifically about the first argument the method accepts. As stated in the tut, that can either be a string, a Page or a PageArray. In the example below, we pass the method a 'Page'. We look for all posts under the category 'Fanions' (a Page). You could as well have used a selector string.

$blog = $modules->get('MarkupBlog');

$category = $pages->get(1234);//This is ID of category'Fanions'. Can also get by other selector, e.g. name, title, etc.

$posts = $pages->find("template=blog-post, blog_categories=$category, limit=5");

echo $blog->renderPosts($posts);

This code will only return posts under category 'Fanion'.

Hi Kongondo,

I'm extremely grateful for your fast response. :)

You really pointed my nose in the right direction. I did a copy/paste and changed the ID to that of the fanions and it worked 'out of the box' (temporary-link). Now I at least I can follow the trail and through trial and error get it completely right so it will fit in the site. 

I'll keep you and the community informed as how I integrate your great module into the soccer site. Hoping that my simple Q. will also help other newbees to distinguish the trees from the bush, again I really thank you!

Bernard

ps. On the page of your tutorial you mentioned above, I really think the optional code for categories would really fit for newbees like me. 

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Blog version 2

Introducing Blog version 2! There are lots of changes so this will be a long read.

For upgrading from version 1 to this version, please read the next post.

I’ll appreciate beta testers. As you’ll see below, there’s lots of new things (and combination of things!) to test. Many thanks!

TL:DR: Blog version 2 is available for beta testing. It comes with a two-step installer that allows you to structure where your Blog lives in your page tree just the way you want and cleans-up after itself in case it isn’t your cup of tea. Please see next post about updating version 1 to 2.

Main Changes

1. Configurable

Blog 2 is a now configurable module (i.e. ProcessBlog). On a fresh install, you will first have to set a couple of settings before you can run the module. More on this below.

2. Installer

Blog 2 comes with a two-step installer. No more installing things you don’t want. 

In the first step, you set the module configurations in the module settings page as mentioned in #1. The configurable settings are outlined later below.

In the second step, via the Blog dashboard, you will see an overview of the settings you selected in the first step above. Here you finalise Blog’s installation. Before you click the button to run the install wizard, nothing will happen yet. You can still go back and change the module configuration settings. Until you run the install wizard in this second step, you will have no Blog pages, fields, templates, etc. On this page, you will also be able to rename your Blog’s main pages before they are created. Yes!  If you don’t do it at this stage, you can also rename them post-install in the ProcessWire tree! If you are happy with your settings, click the install wizard to proceed. Blog will be fully installed with your settings before you can dash out to make a coffee ;)  :P . You will then see the familiar Blog dashboard

Please note:

If you need to change some configurations, you can go back to the module settings and do it BEFORE you finalise step two of the installation. It is important that once the installation is finalised, in case you had left the ProcessBlog's module configuration's browser window open, NOT to press submit again. Otherwise, MarkupBlog may not like it :-). However, if you reload the module configurations screen once the second-part of the installer has finished, you will not be able to change the configuration settings. Instead, you will be presented with an overview of your installed settings.

3. Blog styles

Blog now allows you to install your Blog pages from a choice of 4 different URL structures, aka Blog styles! These should cover most (all?) needs. This means that your Blog pages will live exactly where you want them in the tree, hence give you the URL you want. You select the style you want in ProcessBlog’s module configuration screen (first step of the installer). A visual of the 4 styles is presented on that screen.

Example paths for the 4 styles are:

  1. Blog style 1: /mysite/blog/posts/example-post/ (similar to Blog version 1)
  2. Blog style 2: /mysite/blog/example-post/ (as requested by FuturShoc)
  3. Blog style 3: /mysite/posts/example-post/ (same as Ryan’s Blog profile)
  4. Blog style 4: /mysite/example-post/ (as requested by PWired)
 

4. Commenting feature

In the first step of the installer (module's configuration's screen), you can choose to install commenting feature or not. The default is to install commenting feature. If you elect not to install this feature, Blog will not install any comments-related components – so no comment fields, associated pages, templates and template files! Note, you CANNOT add this setting once Blog install has been finalised.

5. Auto-publish/unpublish

This much requested feature has now arrived! You choose whether to install this feature or not via ProcessBlog’s module configuration screen. The default is auto-publish/unpublish is not enabled. If you want to use this feature, you will FIRST have to install the great SchedulePages module. If you have the module installed, this will be specified in Blog’s module configuration screen. Again you will not be able to proceed with installing this feature unless SchedulePages is installed. If you install this feature, you will see two date fields when editing a blog post, i.e. ‘Auto-publish from’ and ‘Auto-unpublish on’. You will also see these two date fields in Blog’s Quick post’s dashboard. Note, you CANNOT add this setting once Blog install has been finalised

6. Templates

Blog will install templates according to the Blog style you have selected. So, if you went with style #4, you will not have a template called ‘blog’ nor one called ‘blog-posts’.

7. Template files

In the first step of the installer (module configurations screen – I know, I am repeating myself!), you have three options when it comes to template files when installing Blog. The default is to install blank template files (with nothing but php tags – a little something to help you get started quickly). The second option is to install demo blog template files (more on this later) and the third is not to install any template files.

8. Demo template files

These files have now been streamlined. No more verbose code! A blog-main.inc contains most of the markup and the other template files contain most of the code. The demo will work with any of the 4 Blog styles.

9. Cleanup

One of the annoying things with Blog version 1 was not only that it installed things you probably did not need, it also left behind, uh, leftovers (templates, role, pages, fields, template files). Well, no more! Uninstalling Blog is now a two-step process. If you are logged in as a superuser, you will see a Blog menu item called ‘Cleanup’. It will lead to a screen with info about all the fields, templates, pages and role you are about to delete. It will also list the Blog template files that, if you wish, you can also delete. This utility is also useful when you want to try out the different Blog styles without uninstalling the whole Blog module. It returns Blog to the state similar to when you first installed the module. Of course, in case you want to remove Blog as well, just go ahead and uninstall in the normal way but AFTER you have cleaned-up :lol: .

10. Renaming Blog pages

As mentioned previously, you can rename any of your Blog pages pre- or post-install. Want Diary or Journal instead of Blog? Sure, go ahead. Want Writers instead of Authors? What about Chronicles in lieu of Archives? You can have those too. The only things you should NOT do are to delete the main Blog pages (i.e. anything other than Example Tag, Example Category and Example Post) OR (however remote the chance of this is) CHANGE the IDs of these pages (in the database). In order to allow for flexibility, Blog stores and tracks its main pages using their IDs.

11. Fields and templates admin tag

In step 1 of the installer you can choose to change the default name of the tag used to group Blog fields and templates in the admin. You can as well choose not to have any tag and let anarchy reign in your admin pages!  :P

12. Context aware

Most of the Blog dashboard is now context aware. It will only display info about Blog components that are installed. No comments? Fine, no comments in Posts dashboard, etc.  Apart from ‘Posts’ dashboard, the other Blog dashboards will be labelled according to the titles of your main Blog pages. For instance, if you called ‘Categories’ ‘Classifications’, that is the name you will see in the ‘Categories’ dashboard label. Same for Authors, Tags, etc. Even Cleanup is context aware and will only list components related to the Blog style you installed.

OK, so how do I get Blog 2? You can install via ProcessWire modules screen. get it on the dev branch of Blog in GitHub. It is also attached below (please use Github - it is the latest version). I thoroughly tested this but I probably missed something or mixed up my code somewhere so there could be bugs :-X. Please help me find and swat them, thanks! O0

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Next post, updating Blog 1 to 2.

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Updating Blog version 1 to Blog version 2

Note: some paths have changed. You will have to update such paths in your template files. Please see point #10 below

1. Log in as a superuser.

2. Backup your site! (For good measure).

3. Update Blog version 1 to version 2. Grab version 2 in the previous post OR from Blog's dev branch in GitHub

4. Paste the contents of the attached update script (blog-upgrade-version-1-to-2.txt) at the very top of one of your site’s template files. 

This script will create a ‘settings’ page under ‘blog’. The fields in the pages ‘blog’ and ‘posts’ will now reside in this new settings page. Their existing data will be copied over to the settings page. There will be no data loss. In addition, one extra field called blog_small will be created and added to the settings page

  • If you want to enable the Auto-publish/unpublish feature FIRST install the module SchedulePages.
  • Second, uncomment line #41 in the update script AND comment out line #40 of the script before copying and pasting.
  • Save the template file.
5. View a page that uses the template associated with the template file in #4.

6. A success message will be displayed if all went OK.

7. Undo the changes to the template file in #4. Save.

8. Go back to your site’s admin to confirm things went fine, in particular:

  • Check that a ‘settings’ page was created under ‘blog’
  • View ProcessBlog’s module configuration settings page (admin > modules > blog) by clicking on its settings button. You should see a message about Blog already fully installed
  • Visit Blog Dashboard to confirm things went OK. If you enabled the Auto-publish/unpublish feature above, you should see two extra date fields in the Quick post dashboard (‘Publish from’ and ‘Publish until’). Similarly, edit one of your Blog’s posts pages. You should see these two date fields as well at the very top of the page.
9. Manually remove the now redundant fields in the templates ‘blog’ and ‘blog-posts’.

  • Template 'blog': fields to remove:
    • Blog Title - 'blog_headline'
    • Blog Tagline - 'blog_summary'
    • Footer - 'blog_note'
    • Quantity of posts to show on blog homepage - 'blog_quantity'

  • Template 'blog-posts': fields to remove:
    • Posts truncate length - 'blog_quantity'. This will now become blog_small in settings page 

10. Edit your template files paths that pointed to these fields you’ve just removed to now point to their counterparts in the settings page, e.g. 



$pages->get('/blog/settings/')->blog_quantity;


That's it. You are updated. If you want to, you can now even rename your Blog pages to whatever you want (within reason of course :P )....

Enjoy! :)


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Hello Kongondo,

To update you mention:

3. Update Blog version 1 to version 2. Grab version 2 in the previous post.

Does this mean I just overwrite the existing files via FTP or do I perform an uninstall v1/install v2?

Thank you in advance,

Bernard 

ps. I'm running on PW 2.5

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@Bernard,

Thanks for wanting to test. If you are using ProcessWire 2.4 (I think) and above, you can update modules from within admin. If you upload a module that already exists, ProcessWire will automatically upgrade the existing one with the uploaded one. Until Blog version 2 is available in the modules directory, you now have two options of updating from version 1 to 2. 

Method 1

  1. Download the above Blog 2 zip package to your computer.
  2. Go to ProcessWire modules screen, click the tab New and scroll down install module via upload (or something to that effect - I am writing this from memory).
  3. Upload the zip file you downloaded in #1. ProcessWire will do its magic.
  4. Follow the rest of the instructions in post #124 above about updating.

Method 2

  1. Go to ProcessWire modules screen, click the New tab and scroll down to install module via URL (or something to that affect).
  2. Enter the URL of the dev branch of the Blog project website - link. ProcessWire will update the Blog module.
  3. Follow the rest of the instructions in post #124 above about updating.

That's it :-)

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      Disadvantages
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      <meta http-equiv="Cache-Control" content="no-cache, no-store, must-revalidate" /> <meta http-equiv="Pragma" content="no-cache" /> <meta http-equiv="Expires" content="0" /> How to use
      The records can be accessed via the Setup-menu of the CMS backend. The first dropdown control changes the view mode.

      Detailed records
      View mode "Detailed records" shows all visits of the selected day individually with IP-address, browser, operating system, requested page and originate page. Click the update button to see new added records.

      Cached visitor records
      View modes other than "Detailed records" are cached visitor counts which will be collected on a daily basis from the detailed records. This procedure ensures a faster display even with a large number of data records. Another advantage is that the detailed records can be deleted while the cache remains. The cache can be updated manually or automatically in a specified time period. Multiple visits from the same IP address on the same day are counted as a single visitor.

      Upgrade from older versions
      Cached visitor counts is new in version 1.0.8. If you just upgraded from an older version you might expire a delay or even an error 500 if you display cached visitor counts. The reason for this is that the cache has to be created from the records. This can take longer if your database contains many records. Sometimes it might hit the maximally execution time. Don't worry about that and keep reloading the page until the cache is completely created.
      Special Feature
      PageViewStatistic for ProcessWire can record the time a visitor viewed the page. This feature is deactivated by default. To activate open the module configuration page and activate "Record view time". If activated you will find a new column "S." in the records which means the time of view in seconds. With every page request, a Javascript code is inserted directly after the <body> tag. Every time the visitor switches to another tab or closes the tab, this script reports the number of seconds the tab was visible. The initial page request is recorded only as a hyphen (-).

      Settings
      You can access the module settings by clicking the Configuration button at the bottom of the records page. The settings page is also available in the menu: Modules->Configure->ProcessPageViewStat.
      IP2Location
      This module uses the IP2Location database from: http://www.ip2location.com. This database is required to obtain the country from the IP address. IP2Location updates this database at the begin of every month. The settings of ProcessPageViewStat offers the ability to automatically download the database monthly. Please note, that automatically download will not work if your webspace doesn't allow allow_url_fopen.
      Dragscroll
      This module uses DragScroll. A JavaScript available from: http://github.com/asvd/dragscroll. Dragscroll adds the ability in view mode "Day" to drag the records horizontally with the mouse pointer.
      parseUserAgentStringClass
      This module uses the PHP class parseUserAgentStringClass available from: http://www.toms-world.org/blog/parseuseragentstring/. This class is required to filter out the browser type and operating system from the server request.
    • By Mike Rockett
      TextformatterTypographer
      A ProcessWire wrapper for the awesome PHP Typography class, originally authored by KINGdesk LLC and enhanced by Peter Putzer in wp-Typography. Like Smartypants, it supercharges text fields with enhanced typography and typesetting, such as smart quotations, hyphenation in 59 languages, ellipses, copyright-, trade-, and service-marks, math symbols, and more.
      It's based on the PHP-Typography library found over at wp-Typography, which is more frequently updated and feature rich that its original by KINGdesk LLC.
      The module itself is fully configurable. I haven't done extensive testing, but there is nothing complex about this, and so I only envisage a typographical bug here and there, if any.
    • By robert
      I often had the need for an overview of all used fields and their contents for a specific page/template while developing new websites without switching to the backend, so I made a small module which lists all the needed information in a readable manner (at least for me):
      Debug Page Fields
      https://github.com/robertweiss/ProcessDebugPageFields
      It adds two new properties to all pages:
      $page->debugFieldValues – returns an object with all (sub-)fields, their labels, fieldtypes and values $page->debugFieldTypes – returns an object with all fieldtypes and their corresponding fields // List all values of a pages $page->debugFieldValues // List a specific field $page->debugFieldValues->fieldname // List all used fieldtypes of a page $page->debugFieldTypes I recommend using it in combination with Tracy Debugger, Ray, Xdebug etc. as it returns an object and is only meant for developing/debugging uses. 
      For now, the fieldtype support includes mostly fieldtypes I use in my projects, but can easily be extended by adding a new FieldtypeFIELDNAME method to the module. I use it with five different client installations (all PW 3.0.*), but of course there might be some (or more) field configurations which are not covered correctly yet.
      Supported fieldtypes
      Button Checkbox Color Combo Datetime Email FieldsetPage * File FontIconPicker Functional Image ImageReference MapMarker Multiplier Mystique Options Page PageIDs PageTitle Radio Repeater * RepeaterMatrix * RockAwesome SeoMaestro Table Text Textarea Textareas Toggle URL * The fields with complete subfield-support also list their corresponding subfields.
      Installation
      Download the zip file at Github or clone the repo into your site/modules directory. If you downloaded the zip file, extract it in your sites/modules directory. In your admin, go to Modules > Refresh, then Modules > New, then click on the Install button for this module. As this is my first ›public‹ module, I hope I did not miss any important things to mention here.
    • By horst
      Wire Mail SMTP

      An extension to the (new) WireMail base class that uses SMTP-transport

      This module integrates EmailMessage, SMTP and SASL php-libraries from Manuel Lemos into ProcessWire. I use this continously evolved libraries for about 10 years now and there was never a reason or occasion not to do so. I use it nearly every day in my office for automated composing and sending personalized messages with attachments, requests for Disposition Notifications, etc. Also I have used it for sending personalized Bulkmails many times.

      The WireMailSmtp module extends the new email-related WireMail base class introduced in ProcessWire 2.4.1 (while this writing, the dev-branch only).
       
      Here are Ryans announcement.



      Current Version 0.6.0
      Changelog: https://github.com/horst-n/WireMailSmtp/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md
      get it from the Modules Directory Install and Configure

      Download the module into your site/modules/ directory and install it.

      In the config page you fill in settings for the SMTP server and optionaly the (default) sender, like email address, name and signature.
      You can test the smtp settings directly there. If it says "SUCCESS! SMTP settings appear to work correctly." you are ready to start using it in templates, modules or bootstrap scripts.


      Usage Examples
      The simplest way to use it:
      $numSent = wireMail($to, $from, $subject, $textBody); $numSent = wireMail($to, '', $subject, $textBody); // or with a default sender emailaddress on config page This will send a plain text message to each recipient.
       
      You may also use the object oriented style:
      $mail = wireMail(); // calling an empty wireMail() returns a wireMail object $mail->to($toEmail, $toName); $mail->from = $yourEmailaddress; // if you don't have set a default sender in config // or if you want to override that $mail->subject($subject); $mail->body($textBody); $numSent = $mail->send(); Or chained, like everywhere in ProcessWire:
      $mail = wireMail(); $numSent = $mail->to($toEmail)->subject($subject)->body($textBody)->send(); Additionaly to the basics there are more options available with WireMailSmtp. The main difference compared to the WireMail BaseClass is the sendSingle option. With it you can set only one To-Recipient but additional CC-Recipients.
      $mail = wireMail(); $mail->sendSingle(true)->to($toEmail, $toName)->cc(array('person1@example.com', 'person2@example.com', 'person3@example.com')); $numSent = $mail->subject($subject)->body($textBody)->send(); The same as function call with options array:
      $options = array( 'sendSingle' => true, 'cc' => array('person1@example.com', 'person2@example.com', 'person3@example.com') ); $numSent = wireMail($to, '', $subject, $textBody, $options); There are methods to your disposal to check if you have the right WireMail-Class and if the SMTP-settings are working:
      $mail = wireMail(); if($mail->className != 'WireMailSmtp') { // Uups, wrong WireMail-Class: do something to inform the user and quit echo "<p>Couldn't get the right WireMail-Module (WireMailSmtp). found: {$mail->className}</p>"; return; } if(!$mail->testConnection()) { // Connection not working: echo "<p>Couldn't connect to the SMTP server. Please check the {$mail->className} modules config settings!</p>"; return; }  
      A MORE ADVANCED DEBUG METHOD!
      You can add some debug code into a template file and call a page with it:
      $to = array('me@example.com'); $subject = 'Wiremail-SMTP Test ' . date('H:i:s') . ' äöü ÄÖÜ ß'; $mail = wireMail(); if($mail->className != 'WireMailSmtp') { echo "<p>Couldn't get the right WireMail-Module (WireMailSmtp). found: {$mail->className}</p>"; } else { $mail->from = '--INSERT YOUR SENDER ADDRESS HERE --'; // <--- !!!! $mail->to($to); $mail->subject($subject); $mail->sendSingle(true); $mail->body("Titel\n\ntext text TEXT text text\n"); $mail->bodyHTML("<h1>Titel</h1><p>text text <strong>TEXT</strong> text text</p>"); $dump = $mail->debugSend(1); } So, in short, instead of using $mail->send(), use $mail->debugSend(1) to get output on a frontend testpage.
      The output is PRE formatted and contains the areas: SETTINGS, RESULT, ERRORS and a complete debuglog of the server connection, like this one:
       
      Following are a ...


      List of all options and features


      testConnection () - returns true on success, false on failures


      sendSingle ( true | false ) - default is false

      sendBulk ( true | false ) - default is false, Set this to true if you have lots of recipients (50+)


      to ($recipients) - one emailaddress or array with multiple emailaddresses

      cc ($recipients) - only available with mode sendSingle, one emailaddress or array with multiple emailaddresses

      bcc ($recipients) - one emailaddress or array with multiple emailaddresses

       
      from = 'person@example.com' - emailaddress, can be set in module config (called Sender Emailaddress) but it can be overwritten here

      fromName = 'Name Surname' - optional, can be set in module config (called Sender Name) but it can be overwritten here


      priority (3) - 1 = Highest | 2 = High | 3 = Normal | 4 = Low | 5 = Lowest

      dispositionNotification () or notification () - request a Disposition Notification


      subject ($subject) - subject of the message

      body ($textBody) - use this one alone to create and send plainText emailmessages

      bodyHTML ($htmlBody) - use this to create a Multipart Alternative Emailmessage (containing a HTML-Part and a Plaintext-Part as fallback)

      addSignature ( true | false ) - the default-behave is selectable in config screen, this can be overridden here
      (only available if a signature is defined in the config screen)

      attachment ($filename, $alternativeBasename = "") - add attachment file, optionally alternative basename


      send () - send the message(s) and return number of successful sent messages


      debugSend(1) - returns and / or outputs a (pre formatted) dump that contains the areas: SETTINGS, RESULT, ERRORS and a complete debuglog of the server connection. (See above the example code under ADVANCED DEBUG METHOD for further instructions!)


      getResult () - returns a dump (array) with all recipients (to, cc, bcc) and settings you have selected with the message, the message subject and body, and lists of successfull addresses and failed addresses,


      logActivity ($logmessage) - you may log success if you want

      logError ($logmessage) - you may log warnings, too. - Errors are logged automaticaly
       
       
      useSentLog (true | false) - intended for usage with e.g. third party newsletter modules - tells the send() method to make usage of the sentLog-methods - the following three sentLog methods are hookable, e.g. if you don't want log into files you may provide your own storage, or add additional functionality here

      sentLogReset ()  - starts a new LogSession - Best usage would be interactively once when setting up a new Newsletter

      sentLogGet ()  - is called automaticly within the send() method - returns an array containing all previously used emailaddresses

      sentLogAdd ($emailaddress)  - is called automaticly within the send() method
      Changelog: https://github.com/horst-n/WireMailSmtp/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md
       
       
    • By Cybermano
      Food Allergens Module
      A simple List of Food Allergens
      My needs were to provide a simple list of food allergens for our clients with restaurant related activity.
      The idea was to simply output the list (to speed up the data entry) without leaving the food menu editing, eg. opening another page in new tab or window.
      This isn't a perfect solution, but it works fine for my needs and I decided to share the base idea.
      This could also be easily used to show little notes or short "vademecum", not only for the list of food allergens.
      ---
      Main features
      The basis
      All moves from a short editing of the module in this tutorial: How to create custom admin pages by @bernhard
      First of all it creates an empty admin page, with a dedicated permission to let safe-user to see it (this permission has to be created as a new ones, manually or by the module).
      Once the page is created, I have hooked its behaviour into the ready.php, to show the content (basically a list).
      A step further
      With the tips of  @bernhard, @Soma (and many others), see here , the magic happens. 
      The new page will be shown as a panel, so editors will not abandon their data entry to have a quick view to the list.
      A little further
      Why scroll to the top of the page to click a link?
      The next step was to create a sticky button only in the food menu pages.
      Again with a @bernhard tip I moved into the customization of this simple module and the related hook.
      ---
      How to use this module
      After installed, it creates the page /admin/page/allergens/ and the module is to be setted up. The first field is a CKEditor with multi-language. This is the place where to write the informations that will be shown into the page. The next field is a simply text-area where to place a bit of JS that will be appended to the markup of the text (omit the 'script' tags). I also putted a checkbox with a silly statement: this to think at least twice on the safety of the written JS. Now comes the first way to display the link to the page
      Field Note with Link. Enable and save it. The module will display a new row with 4 selects (1 standard and 3 ASM):
      View mode (to show the page as Panel or as Modal PopUp); Templates to select: select one or more and save before proceed, so the  asm-select of the pages will be populated showing all the pages of the selected templates. Pages to select: also here select at least one and save before proceed to populate the asm-select for fields only with the ones that belong to the selected pages. Select the fields where to place the note and save again. That's all: now you will find into the notes of the selected fields the link "See the List of Allergens".
      At the same way, the option for the sticky button, but with a plus
      The field select is obviously unnecessary, but you could play with the last row: the inline styles to fix your sticky button where you like. Here you could set the sticky position of the <div> and the absolute ones of the <a>.

      Video Explanation
      In these screencasts you could see a custom JS that show a "copy" button near a "hanna-code" call.
      This because I've set a specific one for each allergen to show up a tooltip in the front end.

      Registrazione #33.mp4  

      Registrazione #34.mp4 ---
      Last but not the least
      Actually it works fine for my needs, even if it's much improvable: I'm working on the permissions creation, the uninstall section, a separate configs and defaults and how to include the hook into the module leaving free the ready.php. According to a simpler uninstall. Also I would make the link text as a dynamic text field, so it will be more flexible.
      I always learn a lot here, so I would share my code for whom it could be interested.
      I removed the hanna code references, but I provide you the html list of the allergens, English and Italian too, so you can paste them into the "source" of the CKEditor field to have a ready to use module.
      Obviously you are free to modify the code as per your needs.
      Please, keep in mind that I'm not a pro coder and I beg your pardon for my verbosity (speaking and coding). 😉
      I hope be helpful or for inspiration.
      Bye
      ready.phpList-ITA.htmlList-ENG.htmlAllergens.module
      README.md
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