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Last Post: October 8, 2013   (RSS)

Just some quick questions.

On the old forum a private message could be sent to a member if they had entered their email in their profile.

We also had the choice of whether to add a signature to our individual posts, or not.

Are these currently available and I'm just missing the links/buttons?

Thanks,

Jerry Kornbluth

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By sidcam - December 23, 2012 - edited: December 23, 2012

Dave-

It's official, you can now add, "spam filtering" to the top of your build list!! ;-)

(see today's posts by vina)

I think other forums will usually default new users to a moderated level until after their first post is approved.  There's also capcha implementation, IP/user blacklisting, etc.

Sid

Hi Dave

Got error from chrome browser.

You can find it in the image attachment.

Jac

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Hi everyone! Thanks for your great feedback!

We've added Previewing and better Paging (i.e. First, Prev, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, Next, Last links) to the forum. Please let me know if there are any issues with these features.

WYSIWYG issues and RSS are next up, but I'd also really like to implement the Highlight New feature; I'm thinking about implementing this with cookies (so there is no strain on the server) and only tracking which messages are unread on the first page for each forum (i.e. everything past the first 25 would appear to have been already read). One issue with using cookies is that your read messages would not transfer over to another device if you switched computers or to your phone. Would this work for everyone, or do we need to come up with a better plan?

All the best,
Chris

Hi Chris,

I'm constantly changing between devices, so it wouldn't be all that useful for me. Sorry to be negative, but if it's going to be valuable for me, it will have to be tied into my profile...

Cheers,
Tim

Cheers,

Tim Forrest
Toledoh Enterprises
www.toledoh.com.au

Same here, smart phone, iPad, 2 laptops, desktop, etc.

Pretty sure the other forums I frequent tie that to user profile.

Hi All,

I see that you've been hard at work

Thanks for the preview function, the improved paging, and the other mods that I haven't come across yet.

Makes it a lot easier already...

Jerry Kornbluth

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Hello,

Can you post the better pagination script that you use on the forum? :)

Karls

By gkornbluth - January 13, 2013 - edited: January 13, 2013

Hi Karls,

Here's a recipe from my CMSB Cookbook http://www.thecmsbcookbook.com that might help you with pagination:

SHOWING A CLICKABLE PAGE COUNT ON A PAGE ALONG WITH THE PREV & NEXT LINKS


User Equinox69 noted that the default CMSB code produces this at the bottom of the pages:

_____ code ________________________________________________

<< prev - page 1 of 5 - next >>

__________________________________________________________

He asked, “How can I make it offer a clickable page number, like:

_____ code ________________________________________________

<< prev - page 1 of 5 - next >> go to page #__

__________________________________________________________

or

_____ code ________________________________________________

<< prev - page 1 - next >> 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

__________________________________________________________

so that the end users can click to the page they want or enter in the page number they want?”

Damon from Interactive Tools answered with:

Here is some code to generate this type of pagination:

_____ code ________________________________________________

<< prev 1 2 3 4 next >>

__________________________________________________________

Just change $your_table to your actual table name

_____ code ________________________________________________

<!-- START PAGINATION CODE -->
<?php if ($your_tableMetaData['prevPage']): ?>
<a href="<?php echo $your_tableMetaData['prevPageLink'] ?>">&lt;&lt; prev</a>
<?php else: ?>
&lt;&lt; prev
<?php endif ?>

<?php
if (@!$_GET['page']): $current_page = "1";
else:
$current_page = $_GET['page'];
endif;
?>

<?php foreach (range(1,$your_tableMetaData['totalPages']) as $page): ?>
<?php if ($page == $current_page): ?>
<strong><?php echo $page; ?></strong>
<?php else: ?>
<a href="?page=<?php echo $page; ?>"><?php echo $page; ?></a>
<?php endif ?>
<?php endforeach; ?>

<?php if ($your_tableMetaData['nextPage']): ?>
<a href="<?php echo $your_tableMetaData['nextPageLink'] ?>">next &gt;&gt;</a>
<?php else: ?>
next &gt;&gt;
<?php endif ?>
<!-- /END PAGINATION CODE -->

Best,

Jerry Kornbluth

The first CMS Builder reference book is now available on-line!
Take advantage of a free 3 month trial subscription, only for CMSB users, at: http://www.thecmsbcookbook.com/trial.php