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Portal Management PortaMx v1.54 ecl for SMF 2 (updated)

Started by feline, October 07, 2008, 07:23:31 PM

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PortaMx v1.54 with a full featured Category / Article management
and Search Engine Friendly url's (SEF) option and ECL option for SMF 2


PortaMx have many features like a Category and Articles Management and a option for Search Engine Friendly url's. We use the SMF Integrations hooks extensive, so we need over 50% less changes on the SMF files. All basic files like the function for the Integration, caching and the SEF module (if enabled) are loaded automatically on SMF startup. All the additional Menus and functions also created with SMF hooks.

Because we continue the PortaMx philosophy to make the portal better and faster, we use extensive caching for all the new features. So it's recommended, to enable the caching in SMF. Of course works all without caching, but not so fast.

The new Category / Article system is high configurable in all options like access inherit and visualization. Follow setup options we have:
  • The first Article is shown and all other Articles in the Category are linked in a sidebar.
  • All Articles shown in one page with paginating.
  • Inherit the access right from a Category to the Articles in it, so it's easy to handle the rights (simple give the articles no rights). This suppressed also, that the Article itself can be requested.
  • Categories and Articles can be used as static elements on the Front page (Category / Article blocks).
  • Both can requested  in the same way as a Single page request (cat=category-name, art=article-name).

We have expanded the overview screen (Blocks, Articles and Categories Manager) with new settings elements, they works in a Pop up window. With this it's easy and fast to change the most important settings, like title, position, access and more. You can update a single Block or all Blocks in the Panel.
Also we expand and redesign the dynamic visibility option, specially the customer actions. These have now logical AND and OR functionality, can handle any request type and also sub actions like action=pm;sa=send. For this we will create a separate documentation.

Many users asked us, to add Search Engine Friendly url's to the Portal and so we do that in this release. The SEF module that we created is based on SimpleSEF, but completely rewritten. We create easy and "speeking" url's (without comma) in the format, which is proposed by Google.
Of course we have implemented all the Url's they used for the Portal like Single pages, Categories and Articles. The SEF module have various settings, but normaly you can use the default settings without any change. Furthermore we also can convert url's, they created by SimpleSEF, like board_## and topic_##.

Finally we give the Portal his own Right Management.
With this you can give any SMF group the rights to create, edit and delete own Articles, a group to moderate Articles and a group to moderate the Blocks in enabled Panels. At least you can give a SMF group Portal Administrator rights. This group have full access to ALL Portal functions (except update), but NO access to any SMF Administrator functions. All these function are linked in the users Profile menu.

Support and updates can be found at http://portamx.com

New release you can found and download on Github

PortaMx Administration Center


PortaMx Language Manager


BIB technology sample - free positioned blocks


BIB technology sample - YUI blocks with caching


babjusi

Very nice mod feline, well done :) 

I am sure that you will make happy a lot of people with this.

Bancherd

Yeah.....congratulations!

This is an excellent integration/extension of SMF.   :D


Anthony`


Apllicmz

Nice work
good mod
in future i will update portuguese and brazlian

thank you



feline

Thanks .. I hope this help, that more peoples use the great SMF 2.0 ...  ;)

Fel

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If this works as well as Your Blog Mod I am sure it will be great


Congrats!!!......... 


Nathaniel

Congradulations on finally getting this approved feline. Its great to see another good looking Portal, especially for SMF 2 Beta. ;D
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Trinny

Well it looks nice. I was looking for an alternative to TP since it won't work for 2.0.x

I tried this on a clean install of SMF 2.0 Beta 4 via the package manager, and it didn't install. I mean it threw an error page advising me that it failed to open the mainindex.php. So looking through the files server side, I found there was a very good reason for this. The file wasn't there. In fact, none of the files were there. Everywhere that a PortaMx folder was supposed to have been installed, there was a blank text document installed instead.

SO, I then deleted the blank files, manually created the required folders and ftp'd the files into the folders. The trouble with this is, the sheer number of folders, sub folders, images, and files makes this dodgy work at best. Anyway, I finally regained my forum (something besides an error page) I still saw no portal nor any admin functions. There was a blank tab on the nav bar, which I can only assume was meant for the portal, but which would not produce one. Good news though! After an hour of installing folders, files, and images, I was able to access my package manager again, and uninstall PortaMx. Yay me.

At any rate, I'm certain that this was tested, so I'm not sure what went wrong with my installation. It LOOKS great in the screen caps.

Powerbob

October 08, 2008, 10:20:07 AM #11 Last Edit: October 08, 2008, 11:11:35 AM by Powerbob
Great Portal feline, thanks for all your work so far  8) 8)

Installed without a hitch via the package manager :D



My SMF 2.1 Beta test site; http://www.pplb.net/smf21/index.php

Bancherd

QuoteThere was a blank tab on the nav bar, which I can only assume was meant for the portal, but which would not produce one. Good news though! After an hour of installing folders, files, and images, I was able to access my package manager again, and uninstall PortaMx. Yay me.

At any rate, I'm certain that this was tested, so I'm not sure what went wrong with my installation. It LOOKS great in the screen caps.

I have to admire your determination...I am not sure what happened with your install, but I am very surprised that you managed to uninstall in spite of all the installation problems. 

I had just installed this mod on my local (smf2beta4/xampp/windows) without any problems.  My current test site of PortaMx with most of the available mods for smf2 is in my signature.  :D

ccbtimewiz


feline

October 08, 2008, 08:05:08 PM #14 Last Edit: October 08, 2008, 08:06:45 PM by feline
Quote from: Trinny on October 08, 2008, 09:23:49 AM
I tried this on a clean install of SMF 2.0 Beta 4 via the package manager, and it didn't install. I mean it threw an error page advising me that it failed to open the mainindex.php. So looking through the files server side, I found there was a very good reason for this. The file wasn't there. In fact, none of the files were there. Everywhere that a PortaMx folder was supposed to have been installed, there was a blank text document installed instead.
If the install with the packed manager on you server not works, you can that make on a local server. After that, copy all changed files to your server, create the database tables and load with the content from your local install.

I can help in the most situations, with a fpt and admin account.

Fel

Bancherd

I am trying to translate this into Thai-language, but having problems identifying the files to edit.  The problem area is in the Admin- Block Manager.  Which file do I have to edit in order to have Thai-characters displayed instead of English?  Please see attached.

CG Icon

OFF TOPIC here Fel,,,

but,,, will Felblog be developed further?  having trouble with it working with smf2beta4

I read through your suport site and didnt see that subject

thanks
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feline

Quote from: Bancherd on October 08, 2008, 11:21:00 PM
I am trying to translate this into Thai-language, but having problems identifying the files to edit.  The problem area is in the Admin- Block Manager.  Which file do I have to edit in order to have Thai-characters displayed instead of English?  Please see attached.
All text strings you find in /Themes/default/languages/PortaMx and subfolder Blocks
Your marked stored in AdminBlocks.english.php

Fel

feline

Quote from: CG Icon on October 09, 2008, 03:17:48 PM
OFF TOPIC here Fel,,,

but,,, will Felblog be developed further?  having trouble with it working with smf2beta4
Yes .. but at the moment I have a small outtime  ;)
I think next week I make Felblog ready for beta 4

Fel

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