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Re: SMF Articles (1.1 Released with SMF 2.0 support)
« Reply #400 on: September 28, 2009, 12:19:04 AM »
Well thank you, but that doesn't really make up for having an "Add image"-field that doesn't add images. Causes a lot of unnecessary confusion amongst users.

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Re: SMF Articles (1.1 Released with SMF 2.0 support)
« Reply #401 on: October 24, 2009, 05:05:22 PM »
i just installed this, but my members can't see the article section.  I see it just fine the users of my forum can't.  any ideas for fixing whatever i've done?

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Re: SMF Articles (1.1 Released with SMF 2.0 support)
« Reply #402 on: October 24, 2009, 05:50:40 PM »
i just installed this, but my members can't see the article section.  I see it just fine the users of my forum can't.  any ideas for fixing whatever i've done?
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Re: SMF Articles (1.1 Released with SMF 2.0 support)
« Reply #403 on: October 26, 2009, 12:11:39 PM »
I think it is not implemented, but this is a suggestion....

In my web, SMF Articles is used for stories, poetry, and sagas....

It would be nice to have "chapters" implemented, just for those large and long srticles/sagas....

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Re: SMF Articles (1.1 Released with SMF 2.0 support)
« Reply #404 on: October 26, 2009, 01:48:16 PM »
You're stepping beyond "Articles" at that point and into the realm of the eFiction fucntionality...

I think, if you want chapters, etc, you should request a separate mod for writing rather than articles. :)
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Re: SMF Articles (1.1 Released with SMF 2.0 support)
« Reply #405 on: October 26, 2009, 04:40:50 PM »
Yes, I'm migrating from efiction.... I like a more integrated thing, and thats the reason I have installed articles mod

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Re: SMF Articles (1.1 Released with SMF 2.0 support)
« Reply #406 on: October 26, 2009, 04:58:06 PM »
but, I think you missed my point.

eFiction is a whole story based system.
SMF Articles is an articles system (similar to articles in a CMS).

You are trying to make SMF articles into something completely different.  Instead of using something and trying to turn it into something else, you should request that someone write a system to do  it the right way straight out.

What you are asking is like someone coming to me and saying "Well, I know that SMF is a forum, but I really want to use it like a photo gallery....
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Re: SMF Articles (1.1 Released with SMF 2.0 support)
« Reply #407 on: October 26, 2009, 05:27:19 PM »
just wondering two things, and as i have read maybe its not only me :P

1. The image uploader works perfect for my smf 2.0 installation, but since the image name and thumb are stored in database, can the "main" image be set to show in the template on top and centered? how could this be done? i know dont how difficult this would be.

2. If the first is possible, there could be a "select" primary article image to be the one that displays on top, and then have the multiple image attachment from smf to include more images (if needed) and then added using bbcode as needed.

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3. the html bbcode seems not supported by articles.

Thx for the article mod, im planing to use it as not only articles, but for guides as well and multiple images are very case sensitive. thx again for your help.
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Re: SMF Articles (1.1 Released with SMF 2.0 support)
« Reply #408 on: October 27, 2009, 01:42:28 AM »
Well, I'm really thinking not in a thing just like eFiction.... but yes a multi-page article system, as it could be this....

http://www.motherboards.org/reviews/motherboards/1959_1.html

But I know that this is a major change in tables, code, etc.... that's because I told about it as a suggestion, not asking for it. Mod creator is the only one that can see if it fits in the mod.

Thanks anyway.

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Re: SMF Articles (1.1 Released with SMF 2.0 support)
« Reply #409 on: October 28, 2009, 01:00:31 PM »
I have a question, vbgamer, but first, let me just say that the mod installed beautifully on my 1.1.10 forum and, even more importantly, doesn't generate one single error.  (I can't tell you how glad I am of that.)

I hope I'm not guilty of not searching adequately, but I'm not seeing this:  my posters are asking me how to tell if there are new articles (since you can't tell simply by looking up at the button on the nav bar).  This is where I realize that I don't fully understand how to implement the mod.  Must one designate specific boards (or create them) in order for posters to be aware of new articles?  If I were to create specific boards as "article boards" wouldn't they just become part of the main page's category listings (just regular posting boards) and the posters wouldn't even need to access the articles button?

As you can see, I'm quite at a loss as how to set up the Articles mod to its best advantage or how to achieve "new" articles to be made apparent.   :)

Note:  I use this tip on my forum and it works beautifully.  It would be great if it could be modified for the Articles button; that would pretty much solve the problem.  Would you mind taking a look at it?

http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=9017.msg132527#msg132527
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Re: SMF Articles (1.1 Released with SMF 2.0 support)
« Reply #410 on: October 28, 2009, 07:44:20 PM »
At this time there is no way to tell for new articles.

Categories need to be created first on the main articles page. Then articles can be submitted to a category
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Re: SMF Articles (1.1 Released with SMF 2.0 support)
« Reply #411 on: October 28, 2009, 07:48:02 PM »
Thanks!   :)

I went ahead and installed it on one of my test boards as well, so I'll just play around with it.
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Re: SMF Articles (1.1 Released with SMF 2.0 support)
« Reply #412 on: November 04, 2009, 06:02:16 AM »
Hi! My can i put recent atricles to my portal? Thank you!

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Re: SMF Articles (1.1 Released with SMF 2.0 support)
« Reply #413 on: November 04, 2009, 10:08:03 AM »
I have an idea useful addition.
option to print articels like print topic.

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Re: SMF Articles (1.1 Released with SMF 2.0 support)
« Reply #414 on: November 04, 2009, 07:55:18 PM »
Hi! My can i put recent atricles to my portal? Thank you!
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Re: SMF Articles (1.1 Released with SMF 2.0 support)
« Reply #415 on: November 09, 2009, 06:02:43 PM »
I dloaded the latest version and tried to install.

It says:

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Im using RC2 2.0

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Re: SMF Articles (1.1 Released with SMF 2.0 support)
« Reply #416 on: November 09, 2009, 06:07:34 PM »
I dloaded the latest version and tried to install.
Im using RC2 2.0

The mod page doesn't say it's compatible with 2.0 RC2 at this time.
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Re: SMF Articles (1.1 Released with SMF 2.0 support)
« Reply #417 on: November 09, 2009, 06:09:12 PM »
I dloaded the latest version and tried to install.
Im using RC2 2.0

The mod page doesn't say it's compatible with 2.0 RC2 at this time.

oh snap,   lol.....  i didnt notice it.     

Bummer.

I thought he updated his mods.    I use several mods of his.   Hope he gets them updated.

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Re: SMF Articles (1.1 Released with SMF 2.0 support)
« Reply #418 on: November 09, 2009, 06:10:21 PM »
A number of his mods are updated, but considering it's been less than 24 hours since the release announcement, we've done fairly well I'd say with the number of mods that did get updated :)

I'm sure vbgamer45 will add support soon for 2.0 RC2 for this mod :)
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Re: SMF Articles (1.1 Released with SMF 2.0 support)
« Reply #419 on: November 09, 2009, 06:18:16 PM »
A number of his mods are updated, but considering it's been less than 24 hours since the release announcement, we've done fairly well I'd say with the number of mods that did get updated :)

I'm sure vbgamer45 will add support soon for 2.0 RC2 for this mod :)

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