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Support => General => Topic started by: datahell on December 03, 2013, 11:16:27

Title: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: datahell on December 03, 2013, 11:16:27
If you have any request for Elxis 4.2 please post it below.

Is there something you want to be added or changed? Is there a new feature you need? Something to make the administrator's life easier in the backend section? Any new extension that should be added in Elxis core? Any problem needed to be solved? We are interested in your opinion and ideas.
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: juanon on December 03, 2013, 13:09:37
Hi, I would like a better handler for lists, for modules, artickes and so on, with better filters and they stay after saving an item.

also make not mandatory the field subtitle in articles, or at list a way of skip it in blog views and article datails.

login form with custom redirection after login

a way of sharing users among multisites.

SORRY, I forgot to say about autorefreshing when something is changed in admin, sometimes we must refresh the page through the browser to see the changes!!

AND MORE: posibility to access easily to all admin modules to edit and unpublish, and backup the whole system (db + files) with one click for later recovery. A description field for the backups will be very usefull too.

AND ALSO a way to show a module in ALL menu items except one or some of them.

great cms, Datahell
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: kyomar on December 05, 2013, 01:37:52
would be great if we could have a specific home page title and the titles for all other pages are created separately with the possibility of using a prefix and/or appendix to create the titles us explained here: http://forum.elxis.org/index.php?topic=7780.0.
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: maple on December 10, 2013, 14:49:52
Hi datahell,

as you asked, I post this here in order to remind about CKEditor, now 4.3.1 version.

There're a very, very long changes, bug fix, new addings, and so on, from the 3.6.2 version. Due we use this toolbar intensively, sometimes we have many problems as with tables, browser compatibilty and many more issues. With this very long list of changes, it is impossible not have problems.

See the long list of modifications from v3.6.2 http://ckeditor.com/whatsnew

I suggest to make an Update and perhaps also try to find the way to make updates more easily in the future, due heavy modifications of this toolbar for Elxis adaptation.

many thanks

Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: maple on December 12, 2013, 13:09:26
Hi datahell,

in the Module list extensions: an option to hide an installed module but not published. That saves this option. (very useful, for example when i have a lot of modules installed but a few published. Can find the published modules more quickly).

in Media Manager: drag & drop files between folders. Or "move file to...". (not too much important if someone use filezilla instead, but useful if not use -or don't want- any ftp software).

thanks
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: wbread on December 12, 2013, 14:50:31
in Media Manager: drag & drop files between folders. Or "move file to...". (not too much important if someone use filezilla instead, but useful if not use -or don't want- any ftp software).

thanks
+1
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: webgift on December 13, 2013, 11:17:40
Hi datahell,

in the Module list extensions: an option to hide an installed module but not published. That saves this option. (very useful, for example when i have a lot of modules installed but a few published. Can find the published modules more quickly).

You could simply click on published column twice. It will sort you the published modules.
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: maple on December 13, 2013, 12:07:05
Hi datahell,

in the Module list extensions: an option to hide an installed module but not published. That saves this option. (very useful, for example when i have a lot of modules installed but a few published. Can find the published modules more quickly).

You could simply click on published column twice. It will sort you the published modules.


Hi webgift, thanks for your comment. I know. But I have to click it twice. It is annoying need to do this each time that I enter to the module list. At least, this new ordering need to be saved. Could be a solution.

thanks
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: webgift on December 13, 2013, 13:03:40
Hi webgift, thanks for your comment. I know. But I have to click it twice. It is annoying need to do this each time that I enter to the module list. At least, this new ordering need to be saved. Could be a solution.
thanks

You are welcome, Maple. Imagine that the feature that you've requested need more movements that the existing one.
1. Click the icon (magnifier tool) at bottom left area of module list.
2. Select the sort option you prefer.
3. Click the submit button.

3 movements instead of 2. I wonder which option is more annoying? ;)
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: maple on December 13, 2013, 13:48:56
Hi webgift, thanks for your comment. I know. But I have to click it twice. It is annoying need to do this each time that I enter to the module list. At least, this new ordering need to be saved. Could be a solution.
thanks

You are welcome, Maple. Imagine that the feature that you've requested need more movements that the existing one.
1. Click the icon (magnifier tool) at bottom left area of module list.
2. Select the sort option you prefer.
3. Click the submit button.

3 movements instead of 2. I wonder which option is more annoying? ;)

webgift, thanks for your response. My first request is to find a way to hide modules not published (and save this option) or save the published ordering column in one click. The 1-2-3 process your explain before, if I need to do this only one time, thats perfect if this will be saved. The problem is the need to click twice or three each time that I go to module list.

(sorry for my english)

thanks

Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: wbread on December 13, 2013, 13:55:15
webgift, thanks for your response. My first request is to find a way to hide modules not published (and save this option) or save the published ordering column in one click. The 1-2-3 process your explain before, if I need to do this only one time, thats perfect if this will be saved. The problem is the need to click twice or three each time that I go to module list.

(sorry for my english)

thanks

if you're there is often why there unneeded modules
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: maple on December 13, 2013, 18:13:06
Hi,

can someone tell me in which file I can find the default ordering for extensions module listing in control panel? I can't find it with grepWin. I will change manually the default ordering. Ordering by "published" first.

thanks a lot
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: michalis1984 on December 14, 2013, 02:40:44
Subcategories of a category to be shown at category view with their image (with custom size) instead of the default "folder" image which is customized by skin and shared by all.
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: jesusto on December 22, 2013, 18:47:48
I would like custom redirection when login or logout. ThanksImplantat-Zahnwurzel
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: juanon on December 22, 2013, 22:39:57
Hello,

I will also like autorefreshing after closing a pop up window where something has been added or modified...

Thanks
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: bledi on December 23, 2013, 21:13:36
Hello!
My priority: CKeditor is not functioning properly. tables, bullets, numbering..

Thanks
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: datahell on December 23, 2013, 22:26:13
I don't know for tables but lists ordered/unordered works fine.
BTW, the editor will be updated to its last version.
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: peppemania on December 28, 2013, 10:12:02
Microdata
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: maple on January 22, 2014, 19:07:01
Hello,

it seems that nowadays lot of websites have a visitor cookies alert

thanks
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: datahell on January 22, 2014, 20:46:54
The problem is with third party site cookies, these are the bad ones. Not the ones from the site you visit.
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: maple on January 22, 2014, 21:09:38
Hi,

it seems that is for legal purposes. When a person visit the website, it shows a message explaining that this website use cookies and emplace the visitor to leave the website or continue (or simply close the message).

example: http://www.bmw.co.uk (http://www.bmw.co.uk) see below the survey - or click refresh website
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: datahell on January 22, 2014, 21:19:50
Oh yes, this is for compliance to the local law.
You can display such a warning to your visitors if you like. This has nothing to do with Elxis.

BTW BMW site sent me 10 cookies before I was able to deny them. So the whole thing is just fake and only for the lawyers...  :)

Elxis sets just 1 cookie which is for the session (check your php for session cookies).
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: maple on January 23, 2014, 08:24:41
Yes, in Spain lot of websites also show this message.

10 cookies?? :o   I will never ever buy a BMW! haha!
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: ROUBOS on January 24, 2014, 13:03:33
Don't know if anyone has asked for this, but it would be nice to have an underconstruction page with a contact form.
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: bledi on January 25, 2014, 20:47:26
Maybe i missed smth, how about a "Archive Manager"??? i dont see it in elxis 4. i used it a lot in elxis 2009.

Thanks
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: datahell on January 26, 2014, 12:25:04
@ROUBOS for Under construction page: Such page exist! It is the offline page. The default offline displays just a message and a login form if you allow admin login but template designers can create their own offline pages with any content/forms they want. So you can do so if you add/modify the "offline.php" file in your template.

@bledi for Archive manager: This is something we wanted to do since Elxis 4.0 but we didn't in order not to delay more Elxis 4.x release. We will surely add this some time.

Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: Reynald62100 on March 14, 2014, 20:56:50
something that would be really great it's some converter !!

Like :
drupal to elxis
joomla to elxis
wordpress to elxis
etc..

i think this cms will have a great futur because it's easy hand to use and the comunity is really great and helpfull.

thks.
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: maple on March 14, 2014, 22:53:21
I'm agree with Reynald62100. At least a wordpress to elxis converter. thanks
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: webgift on March 21, 2014, 11:11:36
It's true that such a conversion (wp to elxis) would give a lot of positive feedbacks to community! We just let it go for now as there are more urgent tasks need to be done till then.
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: seadhna on April 21, 2014, 15:14:47
It would be great if it was possible to make bulk changes to many articles - e.g. transfer a selection of article from one category to another.
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: michalis1984 on April 21, 2014, 16:11:26
It would be great if it was possible to make bulk changes to many articles - e.g. transfer a selection of article from one category to another.

You can move articles from one category to another.

Just go to the articles list, select all articles you want to move and press the "move" button at the top of the articles list. Select the destination category and you are done.
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: datahell on April 21, 2014, 20:05:09
Bulk actions are already supported since version 4.0.

On articles listing page you can click and highlight several rows. Then from the buttons on the top you can click on a button to execute a bulk action (delete, copy, move, etc). The action will be executed on all highlighted rows.

Note that not all listings and/or buttons support bulk actions. For example you can not edit more than 1 article per time.

Ooops I just saw michalis reply. You are fast!  ;D
Title: Elxis 4.2 development
Post by: datahell on April 25, 2014, 20:18:15
Elxis 4.2 is officially under development.
If you have any request please post it in this post.
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: @ndreas on April 26, 2014, 11:10:21
i dont know if schema.org attributes could be added in articles
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: oisy on April 26, 2014, 12:25:29
Hi,
Something I want to see in the new version is function to remove any articles from the font page - now everything I want goes there, but in the time some "news" expired, and I have to remove them. For example there can be a kind of mod archive, and by clicking on a button to send the expired articles there. There was something similar in old Elxis version.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: juanon on April 26, 2014, 14:14:46
Hi,

I would like these features:

- built-in cookie policy module for european websites.
- take care of everything for PCI complient payments in any component.
- attach any template to any menu item.
- programmed dates for articles to be active/inactive
- customizable/selectable icons in control panel

Thanks a lot!!
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: maple on April 26, 2014, 14:43:28
Well, just a little comment in reference on my Reply #3 from this topic, the actual version is 4.4.0.

Also I suggest to integrate Maplace http://maplacejs.com/ (or another brand, or encoded by Elxis Team) in Elxis as a module (or plugin, not sure). Implementing at least: polylines, markers, menus and styled maps. Perhaps also the option of change the polylines colour and markers icon.

thanks a lot

pd:See also Cartogram for wordpress: http://codecanyon.net/item/cartogram/4117959

thanks



Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: intefix on April 26, 2014, 15:43:14
Συγγνώμη που θα γράψω στα Ελληνικά αλλά φοβάμαι ότι θα γράψω καμμια μακακια και θα γελάμε...
Βλέπουμε ότι έχουμε να κάνουμε με ένα δυνατό και ευέλικτο εργαλείο.
Ας πω και γω 2-3 πράματα.
Καλή επιτυχία...
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: datahell on April 26, 2014, 19:06:14
Most of you request things that are mostly third party extensions and not things required to be supported by Elxis core. For instance a "cookie policy" for EU is not something that has nothing to do with the CMS. You can do this with a tiny third party module that will popup a window on first visit. A "converter" also can not be a part of the CMS, only as a third party extension. And many more. Some others mentioned here are already supported, for instance "custom icons". Elxis has icon packages support already.

Here we mostly need your ideas on things that are for built-in extensions, or improve functionality and productivity, or add support in Elxis for more things useful to many users (not just for 1 or 2). For example the issue with the modules list reported here is something that is important and can be solved only by Elxis core. And we know that it is quite confusing working with the modules when you have so many of them installed. Hiding unpublished modules I believe is not the best method because you will surely forget them and try to find them next time. We will think of this more. Also we will think about automatic publish/unpublish articles although past experience says that not many users use it.

For your information Elxis 4.2 will mostly focus on these:

Most of the Elxis 4.2 changes will be invisible from the public. We will update Elxis libraries and make administrator's life easier. On frontend the new template will provide a fresh look.

Keep posting your ideas, we read them all.
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: speck on April 27, 2014, 06:52:29
i don't know how to post the image on forum so i send you by email
The possibility to manage the layout of date articles in template in order not to change the language files of elxis, or create css classes for date and it single parts. example: <div class="data"><span class="day"> ...<span class="month">... <span class="year"></div>
In email i sent you an example to not post a link to a site developed in elxis.

In administrative area a modules list, as was on old elxis, because with many modules used in a site, it seems to me very tedious for a user make always a search typing the name or a short string to search a module.

Add a css class for link "readmore" in the module or other parts of elxis. It seems to me now not exist.
Other suggestions??? at this moment i have not idea.
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: juanon on April 27, 2014, 14:25:28
Hi,

What I need regarding icons in frontpage is a way to decide which of them should appear and which not. Besides I would like to have a way to make other quick links to specific zones (urls) of the administration, I mean customizable links and icons to any administration component, module, etc.

Nobody has made a cookie policy module till now, I understand it shoudn´t be in the core but I beg you to develop something like that. In my country serveral companies have already had to pay for this, and fines are very high.

Thanks again.
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: datahell on April 28, 2014, 08:40:29
OK, Juanon, I will develop this module for you.
Although this post is irrelevant describe me how you want it to work. I write my proposal and post your comments on it.

On visitor's first visit a window popups (some layer, not real popup) saying that the site uses cookies. The guest can accept cookies policy or not (redirect to somewhere else like google.com).

Questions
1. This popup should be displayed to all users? Should it have some kind of detection in order to be displayed only to people from EU countries? (country detection might not be always correct).
2. Can you show me 2-3 sites using this system?
3. What other information is required to be displayed in the popup window?
4. Any other requirement/idea?

Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: juanon on April 29, 2014, 23:10:13
Hi, thanks a lot.

There are serveral ways of complexity in these modules. The easiest one is just tell the user (anyone, registered and guests) that the site is using cookies and it is user responsability to continue in the website or leave it. There must be also a link to a page in the site to explain cookis polity in detail.

The user should accept this, so the message will continue poping till the user press the button in every page of the site.

EXAMPLES
http://laboticadelosperfumes.com/
http://www.eldiario.es/
http://www.20minutos.es/
http://www.hoy.es/

Hope it helps

Thanks again!!
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: michalis1984 on April 30, 2014, 02:52:57
Hello. I would like to see improvement on the functionality of the search.

It does not work well if using more than one keywords.

Most of the times it will return "no results" if perform a search with more than 1 words.

Eg. Lets say i search "elxis best" it will return "0 articles" even if there is an article with title "Elxis is the best CMS.".

I think it handle "elxis" and "best" as "elxis best" and returns only articles that have exactly this string.

But most users when they search, they intend to find articles related to this two keywords and not so stricktly as a unique phrase.

Even more if i try to search using 3 keywords is almost impossible to get any results.

Maybe is too heavy for a normal server to perform an excessive search or is it something that is builded in this way for a reason?
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: StefanSultanov on April 30, 2014, 13:40:53
I really miss the ability of users to create articles or posts from the frontend.

We had that in the previous Elxis versions, but nobody was using it because there were things missing.
Now Nautilus has all those missing pieces, but the feature is not there.

I understand that this could compromise security but if a User could create the content by filling a form (Attaching a file is what I need the most), that would be great.

Attaching .jpg or .png files in comments?
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: datahell on April 30, 2014, 13:55:56
@StefanSultanov: Have you tried component Mikro?
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: StefanSultanov on April 30, 2014, 14:05:29
No I didn't. I will do immediately and get back to you!
Thanks Datahell!!!!
Title: Cookie policy module
Post by: datahell on May 01, 2014, 00:03:07
Hi, thanks a lot.
...

@juanon: The module with the Cookie Policy acceptance is ready! I will test it once more tomorrow and then release it for free at EDC. Stay tuned!
Title: Module Cookie Policy
Post by: datahell on May 01, 2014, 09:53:33
Module Cookie Policy (http://www.elxis.net/edc/miscellaneous/88.html) v1.0 is available for download!
The module complies with the European Union regulations regarding cookies use.
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: juanon on May 01, 2014, 12:56:06
Hi Datahell,

Thanks a milliom for this.

Now I can use Elxis CMS for all my sites.

You are the best and you are fast!!!

Keep the great work.
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: StefanSultanov on May 01, 2014, 18:18:10
@DataHell
Thank you for developing component Mikro!
Seems everything I need is there, however articles created with Mikro have rating but they don't support comments as the regular Elxis articles.
And my suggestion was to have the same rating system for the comments, not the posts themselves.

It's easy to disable rating for the posts, so I am pretty OK with this, even though I miss the ability to comment on Mikro articles.

Please consider implementing rating for the regular Elxis comments
Code on, DataHell! You are the best!
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: datahell on May 01, 2014, 21:59:27
Mikro has already much more features than those it should have as a micro blogging component. I thought of adding comments but I finally decided not to as it would be too much for this kind of application.
It is easy however to add disqus comments if you like on article details page.
Title: Manage menu items in Elxis 4.2
Post by: datahell on May 05, 2014, 21:36:42
Manage menu items in Elxis 4.2 became easier.
3 new action buttons were added.

1. Translations: Provides add/edit item's translations for all site languages in a single window (lightbox).
2. Copy: Copies selected menu item and all its sub-items to an other menu collection.
3. Move: Moves selected menu item and all its sub-items to an other menu collection.

I attach a screenshot.

Many more improvements have been made on Elxis 4.2. We will reveal some of them in the near future.
Title: Elxis 4.2 development report
Post by: datahell on May 21, 2014, 21:22:42
We have completed 22 tasks on Elxis 4.2 till now.
These tasks are updates, improvements and new additions on Elxis core, built-in extensions, and libraries. Latest completed task is the update of the CKEditor.

You have still some time to request improvements and additions for Elxis 4.2. Do it now, before the development is complete!
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: rentasite on May 23, 2014, 20:16:47

A request based on something I noticed:

When a menu item is a sub-menu of another menu item, in the mobile version it doesn't show at all.
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: datahell on May 23, 2014, 21:08:55
Elxis (module menu) always generates a full multi-level menu.
It is the template (css) that handles what to show and what to hide on mobile devices.

BTW I believe it is better to hide menu sub-items in mobile devices because:
1. We need the menu to be as simple as possible
2. Hover actions do not work on mobile devices. You can't have "on mouse over" (something:hover) events on touch devices because there is no mouse/cursor...
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: newspaperman on May 26, 2014, 14:38:59
An issue concerning the use of the multisite option:

In the subsite, the administrator needs to check each unsynchronized item one by one so that they can be synchronized. It would be quite helpful to do this task in bulk form (a button for "Synchronize all" or radio buttons next to each item for click-and-select).
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: datahell on May 27, 2014, 21:58:08
Synchronization equals installation. It is better to install/synchronize one extension per time in order to be able to view possible installer warnings and errors.
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: datahell on May 29, 2014, 23:09:09
26 TODO tasks for Elxis 4.2 have been completed till now!
810 files in Elxis core have been modified, added or deleted till now!

Last update: AJAX login/logout option (login without page refresh) and module Login update.
Current DEV version: Elxis 4.2 Icarus DEV rev1527
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: acampball on May 30, 2014, 11:04:58
To support FlexGrid on frontpage when used CSS minifier

please, replace into files "includes/js/jquery/flexigrid/css/flexigrid.css and flexigrid-rtl.css"

all "images/" on "/includes/js/jquery/flexigrid/css/images/"
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: datahell on May 30, 2014, 13:44:34
CSS minifier on Elxis 4.2 fixes automatically images paths!
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: Amigamerlin on June 03, 2014, 19:40:32
Ciao Datahell
I would like to contribute with my request too.
1) Availability to display / hide intro text when the article is opened (like 2009.x)
2) Availability to can Pubblish /unpubblish article in certaind date / hour (Schedule) like 2009.x.
3) A way to can put in evidence an article
4) A way to can show all the article in evidence in a single page where I can choose to show all the article in evidence of all the categories or all the article in evidence of a single category.

Thank you.

Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: Amigamerlin on June 03, 2014, 19:55:49
It's true that such a conversion (wp to elxis) would give a lot of positive feedbacks to community! We just let it go for now as there are more urgent tasks need to be done till then.


Just to inform that a Joomla to Elxis and Wordpress to Elxis is already done for elxis 2009.x. Shortly It will be available for elxis 4.x too.
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: datahell on June 03, 2014, 21:03:16
What do you mean by saying "evidence"? For example this: "A way to can put in evidence an article" makes no sense.
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: Amigamerlin on June 03, 2014, 22:19:23
What do you mean by saying "evidence"? For example this: "A way to can put in evidence an article" makes no sense.

Sorry, I mean highlight.  This should be the right term.
Then
3) A way to highlight an article
4) A way to can show all the highlighted article a single page where I can choose to show all the highlighted article from all the categories or all the highlighted article from a single category.
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: datahell on June 03, 2014, 23:36:07
Highlight is already supported. Just use the "q" option in the URL for any string you want.

Example on Elxis DOCs site with word "database" highlighted:
http://www.elxis.net/docs/using-elxis/getting-started/installation-guide.html?q=database (http://www.elxis.net/docs/using-elxis/getting-started/installation-guide.html?q=database)
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: Amigamerlin on June 03, 2014, 23:43:07
Highlight is already supported. Just use the "q" option in the URL for any string you want.

Example on Elxis DOCs site with word "database" highlighted:
http://www.elxis.net/docs/using-elxis/getting-started/installation-guide.html?q=database (http://www.elxis.net/docs/using-elxis/getting-started/installation-guide.html?q=database)

Sorry datahell but I don't want to hightlight a word . What I mean is a flag in the backend like "mark to be shown" and then a way to show all the maked article (that can be marked in different categories) in a page or only the marked article of a specified category.
I hope I was clear this time.
Title: Elxis 4.2 and time tag
Post by: datahell on June 04, 2014, 09:22:03
I believe what you ask for is to mark articles with a special flag (featured for example) and then display these articles in a special page. Is this correct?

Something else: The custom date format requested by users here is under development. It is not exactly "custom" but will do what you want. The date time is now (Elxis 4.2) be displayed with the html5 tag <time> and with the custom date format option the generated date has html like this:

<time datetime="2014-05-23 09:20:14">
            <span class="wday">Fri</span>
            <span class="day">03</span>
            <span class="month">May</span>
</time>

The exact html is generated by Elxis automatically. For a date in this week:

<time datetime="2014-06-02 09:20:14">
            <span class="wday">Mon</span>
            <span class="time">09:20</span>
            <span class="month">Jun</span>
</time>

An other example for a date in previous year:
<time datetime="2013-11-24 12:20:14">
            <span class="month">Nov</span>
            <span class="day">03</span>
            <span class="year">2013</span>
</time>

I think the above html fullfils your requests. You can now provide special style on it via CSS. Additional CSS classes added in standard.css: wday, day, month, year, time
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 and time tag
Post by: Amigamerlin on June 04, 2014, 09:40:56
I believe what you ask for is to mark articles with a special flag (featured for example) and then display these articles in a special page. Is this correct?
Correct. Just a little heads up about the availability to can choose all the featured article from all the categories or from a specified one.  :)
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: Amigamerlin on June 04, 2014, 10:26:20
Another request:

Availability to can put image icon as menu item not only text  :) (For menu items I can choose to have only image , only text , image + text).  If is possible the availability to can add background color too for each menu items without modify css.
Thanks   :)
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: maple on June 09, 2014, 09:03:24
Request for v4.2:

The possibility to insert plugins in the category description (ck editor area).

I'd like to use some image and email plugins. Right now doesn't work in this area.

Many thanks
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: datahell on June 09, 2014, 09:29:21
Just to remind you that you can insert modules in category page.
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: maple on June 09, 2014, 09:59:52
Hi datahell,

I know, I've done this. Perhaps sometimes insert a module is too much and a little more work. It's more easy and quick to insert the plugin directly to category description area.

thanks
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: Amigamerlin on June 14, 2014, 20:25:38
Another 2 Request:

1) Availability to reset the stat of article count hits.
2) Availability to can decide the image dimension that I add in the detail article as primary image.
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: datahell on June 14, 2014, 23:18:59
Why to reset the hits counter, this will make the counter fake.

You can set images size from component content parameters.
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: Amigamerlin on June 15, 2014, 10:57:26
Why to reset the hits counter, this will make the counter fake.
Because sometimes, at least for me, you need to modify a page and see how it looks, modify again and see, modify and see. This increase the visit counter but you know that this number is not real since you was the one that increased the visit. IMHO having this feature, once you have finished the page review, you can reset the page stat and, starting from that moment, page hits are real.
I hope I was clear  :) :)

Quote
You can set images size from component content parameters.

Thank's my friend !!! I found it.
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: datahell on June 15, 2014, 19:02:46
OK, done!
Added reset options on articles date and hits counter.
This change will be available in Elxis 4.2.
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: Amigamerlin on June 15, 2014, 19:53:00
Thanks Datahell. Is there any place where I can see all the request, what was accepted, what was not accepted and what is in development?
Thank you.
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: datahell on June 15, 2014, 21:17:28
We maintain tasks and their tasks progress status list private. I write here in short some of the tasks already completed.

- Return to last opened tab after clicking Apply on a form [ DONE 2014-04-25 ]
- Send test e-mail in Elxis configuration to check email settings [ DONE 2014-04-26 ]
- Update Swift mailer from v4.0.6 to v5.1.0. Added STARTTLS support in Elxis [ DONE 2014-04-26 ]
- XML parameter of type database [ DONE 2014-04-26 ]
- Improved CSS minifier (converts relative image paths -url- to absolute ones in CSS files) [ DONE 2014-04-27 ]
- Open plugin manager window from plugin extensions list [ DONE 2014-04-28 ]
- Link to edit extension directly after extension install [ DONE 2014-04-28 ]
- Preview modules, even unpublished ones, from the administration section [ DONE 2014-04-28 ]
- Custom tabs for all extensions in edit page and custom "onsave" action. [ DONE 2014-04-29 ]
- Update browser helper and mobile device detection [ DONE 2014-05-02 ]
- Update Twitter helper for API v1.1 support. Also update component User. [ DONE 2014-05-03 ]
- Copy and/or move menu item/s to an other menu collection. [ DONE 2014-05-04 ]
- Add/Edit all item translations in a single window. [ DONE 2014-05-05 ]
- After editing a module return to the listing page with the last display options (page number, sort column and sort order) [ DONE 2014-05-05 ]
- Check for updates for all installed extensions and install them with a single click. [DONE 2014-08-05]
- Frontpage designer and grid: Option to create a grid of modules (including preview) instead of module positions. [DONE 2014-08-05]
- Option to load a module by its ID $eDoc->module('module_id'); [DONE 2014-08-05]
- Make frontpage grid responsive. [ DONE 2014-05-13 ]
- jQuery updated to v1.11.1 -it is too soon for v2- (also added migrate plugin) [ DONE 2014-05-13 ]
- Bug Fix: elxisURI fixed real URI string when SEF is OFF and on inner.php calls (affect on contact plugin when SEF is OFF) [ DONE 2014-05-14 ]
- Improved built-in module IOS Slider (+responsive)  [ DONE 2014-05-16 ]
- CKEditor update (from v3.6.2 to v4.4.1) [ DONE 2014-05-21 ]
- Improved language module (v1.2) [ DONE 2014-05-25 ]
- Update: Elxis framework support for internal (ajax) login [ DONE 2014-05-28 ]
- Update: Component User support for internal (ajax) login and logout [ DONE 2014-05-28 ]
- Update: Module login/logout. Login/logout via AJAX without page refresh. Parameter for horizontal orientation plus extra configuration parameters [ DONE 2014-05-29 ]
- Update: Set pathway separator from Elxis Factory and Document library [ DONE 2014-05-31 ]
- Custom date-time format (blog style) and usage of TIME tag [ DONE 2014-06-07 ]
- Update: Added more general filters in Elxis Defender against common web attacks [ DONE 2014-06-15 ]
- Update: Added options to reset article date and hits counter [ DONE 2014-06-15 ]

Many other minor importance changes are not in this list.
We currently work on the new template for the frontend section (named Flex). See attached screenshot.
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: Amigamerlin on June 15, 2014, 21:41:32
Thanks again.
Some Questions: What about schedule ? What about the availability to hide intro text? What about icon on menu? These request are in work in progress or will not be applied?
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: datahell on June 15, 2014, 22:11:13
These are some of the tasks that are currently completed. Not all, and not those that are in progress or not yet started. We still have work to do.
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: nikos on June 16, 2014, 21:57:16
On elxis 4.2 i would like to see also 2 more things in order to make administration easier

1. Option to change creation date of an article because it gives you the freedom to create and publish your work whenever you think is ready.

2. Option to see and search for multilingual titles of the not main language, into articles. As it is now you have to find the article at the main language, to open it and see the other multilingual titles. This becomes tiring when you have a site with 100s of articles.
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: datahell on June 16, 2014, 22:07:15
Change article date: We added the option to reset article's date. When you check reset the date becomes the current one.
Manage multilingual titles: You can select an item (article, menu, module, etc) and click to see/add/delete/edit all item's translations in a single lightbox window. It is very handy and useful on multilingual sites.

Both these new features I believe they cover your needs.
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: Amigamerlin on June 16, 2014, 22:31:37
Again another request:

1) Schedule not only for article but for module too !!  :) Is really interesting have the possibilities to can schedule the module appearence in relation to certain date (I'm going to figure Christmas, Easter etc).
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: nikos on June 16, 2014, 22:32:33
For the 1st OK and is positive that has been done

For the 2nd option the request - wish is to have the possibility to see (like a tree form) all multilingual titles before to click on the main language title. Or at least on mouse over of the main language title to be shown under it and the other multilingual titles, if they exist. In this way you can see very fast if for all articles you have translated material.
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: datahell on June 20, 2014, 21:11:06
The problem with some of your requests is that they require modification of the database structure. We want to make the Elxis 4.1 to 4.2 update a files only update. We have also some very cool ideas (like custom content items in articles) that require database update which we scheduled for Elxis 4.3.

BTW, template Flex is ready and it will be the new default template for Elxis 4.2.
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: doom on June 22, 2014, 13:17:32
Change of author name

BTW thnx for change article date
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: seadhna on June 27, 2014, 12:03:05
Hi there,
a small thing: where pages are paginated - could there be an option to view all? e.g. example.com/category/article.html?viewall=1
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: datahell on June 29, 2014, 23:03:28
As requested the following options were added for article's page:
- Hide introduction text
- Hide article image
- Hide article's subtitle

The default value is to show all.

This change is available since Elxis 4.2 DEV [ Icarus ] rev1588
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: kebic on July 02, 2014, 16:08:10
Possibility of making a menu items when making new page (as in the old version 2009.x)  :o
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: datahell on July 02, 2014, 22:11:32
@nikos: Administration article search from the module became multilingual. Additionally a new parameter on the administration search module allows you to also search in articles sub-titles (also multilingual) instead of just in title. This option is disabled by by default and you can enable it from the module parameters. This update improves admin search on multilingual sites.

Sample
Title = Athens by night (Translation = Η Αθήνα τη νύχτα)
Subtitle = Photographs from Athens under the moon light. (Translation = Φωτογραφίες της Αθήνας υπό το φως του φεγγαριού)

Search for "athens" will return "Athens by night"
Search for "αθήνα" will return "Athens by night" if you have enabled search in sub-titles
Search for "αθήνα" will return " Η Αθήνα τη νύχτα" if you have disabled search in sub-titles
Search for "moon" will return "Athens by night"
Search for "φεγγαρι" will return "Athens by night"

@kebic: How many times you will use this feature? 1? 2? How often someone adds a menu item pointing directly to a specific article?
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: nikos on July 03, 2014, 19:29:27
Bravo, Good news.

I will wait to see the new version, which till now has many updates and new options.
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: webgift on July 04, 2014, 10:49:13
 ;) ;)
Title: Set article publish date
Post by: datahell on July 04, 2014, 20:01:33
One more feature added in Elxis 4.2 after your requests. You can now publish articles on a specific date. Scheduled article's publish works differently in comparison to the old Elxis 2009.x generation. To avoid complex queries on articles and to avoid having to update all article related extensions, the system is based on cron jobs. If you want to use scheduled article's publish then you enable Cron Jobs from Elxis administration console (disabled by default). That's all. You can afterwards set an article to be published on a specific date, Elxis will handle this task automatically. I attach a screenshot displayed a scheduled article in articles list.
Title: Elxis 4.2 development completed
Post by: datahell on July 07, 2014, 20:56:07
Elxis 4.2 development is officially complete.
It is tested and is ready for public use. Elxis 4.2 will be released in about 10 days due to some other jobs we have to do before.
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: mgrc on July 18, 2014, 04:38:03
 ::)
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: seadhna on December 05, 2014, 16:02:17
custom redirection on login - second that!c :)
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: datahell on December 05, 2014, 20:15:32
I noted down your request for Elxis 4.3.
This post was for Elxis 4.2 which has already been released. Please don't post more replies.
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: webgift on December 07, 2014, 14:46:44
A new topic will be created in future and it will be addressed to the new release!
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: sawaedy on January 04, 2015, 19:56:37
hello can transfer the elxis 2009.3  to elxis4.2  ?
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: datahell on January 04, 2015, 20:17:54
Yes, you can do so with the Elxis Converter (http://www.elxis.net/edc/miscellaneous/57.html). Read the documentation (http://forum.elxis.org/index.php?topic=7914.0) to understand how it works.
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: sawaedy on January 04, 2015, 20:21:03
very thanks
Title: Re: Elxis 4.2 requests
Post by: seadhna on August 10, 2015, 23:07:06
Ability to display created date AND modified date - similar to some news sites, e.g.:
Posted: 04/09/2015 9:57 am EDT | Updated: 04/14/2015 5:59 am EDT