Forum: Feature requests ExiteCMS RSS Feed Generator v1.0 (Feed Manager) <![CDATA[ Re: ExciteCMS review ]]> writes:
I'm proud. I haven't posted links to my site at all, that's all due to how much Google likes my pages. This thread should also not be viewed as an attempt to drive traffic to my site. Running around crazy, and I haven't gotten to a reevaluation and list update. Have faith ]]>
Fri, 20 Aug 2010 18:57:09 +0000
<![CDATA[ RE: ExciteCMS review ]]> webmaster writes:
I regularly have Google search for mentions of ExiteCMS. And your site pops up. ]]>
Fri, 20 Aug 2010 18:30:06 +0000
<![CDATA[ Re: ExciteCMS review ]]> writes:
It pleasures me when you say you have seen my site before. I guess I'm not doing bad for an information site. How did you come across it? I have developed that site from scratch. All content, and no lazy inbound links. Google likes it, however. ]]>
Wed, 04 Aug 2010 20:26:13 +0000
<![CDATA[ Re: ExciteCMS review ]]> writes:
Regarding the "becoming inactive" - that's according to the Ohloh thingie, which said that there were two developers and declining contributions.

Regarding the search criteria, it's mostly for noobs not to be at a position asking "can I get a single click this and that" when the site expands. The review is not for developers. A developer would know when he would need a single click solution, and when he would have to write a module from scratch for himself. ]]>
Wed, 04 Aug 2010 20:24:19 +0000
<![CDATA[ Re: ExciteCMS review ]]> webmaster writes:

I've seen your site before.

I think it is extremely difficult to define objective criteria upon which you can select or reject a product. What you think is important, others might disagree.

I noticed that on your site you list us as "becoming inactive". Given the fact that the last change to our v7 repository was made on July 29th, and we're very active developing v8, I'm curious to how you arrived at that conclusion.

It is correct that the current version started as PHP-Fusion fork in 2006, but has evolved so that the PHP-Fusion team confirmed we are not in breach of their license, which forbid removing the PHP-Fusion brand name and copyright.

The upcoming version will be completely rewritten, using the PHP framework CodeIgniter. ]]>
Wed, 04 Aug 2010 20:13:53 +0000
<![CDATA[ ExciteCMS review ]]> writes:
Hello to all

In evaluating CMSes, I have the following requirements: CMS selection criteria

Small CMSes may be attractive in the beginning, but users start bumping into limitations down the road.

List of other rejected CMSes. This list also contains specific notes on this CMS and what I noted the problems to be.

I would love to hear feedback on the selection criteria. ]]>
Wed, 04 Aug 2010 04:16:58 +0000
<![CDATA[ RE: Blog ]]> WanWizard writes:
Issues have been fixed in rev.2286.

p.s. Haven't got a clue, ask Google. You as a site owner have no influence on the ads that Google decides to show on your page. ]]>
Tue, 02 Feb 2010 17:10:48 +0000
<![CDATA[ RE: Blog ]]> crisiswhatcrisis writes:
Tnx - however the 'next' button jumps not to the next but to the last (most recent) blog entry.

That should be pretty easy to fix but there is absolutely no hurry.

(Incidentally - why do I get Japanese ads from Google on this site?) ]]>
Wed, 27 Jan 2010 10:50:04 +0000
<![CDATA[ RE: Blog ]]> WanWizard writes:
Implemented in rev. 2281.

There is now a previous and next button in the titlebar of a blog entry (if there is such an entry). ]]>
Mon, 14 Dec 2009 21:30:57 +0000
<![CDATA[ RE: Blog ]]> WanWizard writes:
I'll put it on the todo list... ]]>
Wed, 09 Dec 2009 22:11:17 +0000
<![CDATA[ Blog ]]> crisiswhatcrisis writes:
There presently is no "previous / next page" button in the blog.
This way the visitor only sees the most recent blog entries without a simple means of looking back further.

I know you're busy with the v 8 release but is this something you might squeeze in?

Tnx -Big Chief Ugh Ugh ]]>
Fri, 27 Nov 2009 18:32:54 +0000
<![CDATA[ RE: polls ]]> WanWizard writes:
No. Because it's already present.

In the forum configuration, there is a panel called "Forum settings". The first field is "Enable polls". Set that to "Yes", and click on the "Poll Creation" button to define who is allowed to create polls, and on the "Poll Votes" button who is allowed to vote. There are some other settings as well.

When you have enabled them, an extra button will appear in the post message panel, the one that is displayed when you click on "new thread", called "Add poll".

About the hyperlink: the theme designer of this theme decided to have hyperlinks show up in a lighter color instead of underlined. It is a design choice, and can be modified by editing the css file of the theme.

[code] /* text anchors */
a { color:#333333; text-decoration:none; }
a:hover{ color:#333333; text-decoration:underline; }

/* text anchors in side panels */
a.side{ color:#333333; text-decoration:none; }
a:hover.side{ color:#333333; text-decoration:underline; }

changing "text-decoration:none" to "text-decoration:underline" will do the trick... ]]>
Tue, 10 Nov 2009 21:58:24 +0000
<![CDATA[ polls ]]> crisiswhatcrisis writes:
Are there any plans to accomodate polls?

Here is just one example of the functionality I am referring to.

(And why is that hyperlink not visible until you mouse over? Is that by design?) ]]>
Tue, 10 Nov 2009 15:38:18 +0000
<![CDATA[ RE: user upload area? ]]> WanWizard writes:
You're correct in that it doesn't exist at the moment, and that it's on the wish list. smiley

There are a few workarounds, the most practical is to allow attachments in a forum. That would automatically provide you with the hyperlink in a thread, this hyperlink is then easily copied to a news item or article. If you only want selected users to upload, create a separate forum for this purpose, and enable attachments only for this forum.

This will also allow your users to use the message body to describe the file attached, and allows you to have some control over users deleting files (which would render the hyperlinks useless), as forum posts have an edit timeout, after which the user can no longer edit the message or remove the attachment (moderators still have this ability though). ]]>
Tue, 03 Nov 2009 22:07:16 +0000
<![CDATA[ user upload area? ]]> crisiswhatcrisis writes:
I don't know if this has been suggested before, but I would like to offer to selected users the possibility to upload files such as PDFs, and allow them to refer to these with a hyperlink in an article, news item, or thread.

Case in point: The owners association for which I host an ExiteCMS website, has plans to scan a lot of stuff from its archive and put it on the site. Obviously, as webmaster I can put files on the server and provide links to them, but I have not found an easy way to delegate this to selected users.

The present Photo Album functionality might serve as a starting point.

Perhaps I overlooked something, or perhaps it is already on the wish list. ]]>
Mon, 02 Nov 2009 08:48:19 +0000
<![CDATA[ RE: Auto follow participated threads ]]> WanWizard writes:
Will be fixed in the next revision. ]]>
Sun, 01 Nov 2009 14:06:19 +0000
<![CDATA[ RE: Auto follow participated threads ]]> crisiswhatcrisis writes:
You made a typo in the NL version...
"Volg alle topics waaraan in bijdraag"

//spelling police ]]>
Sun, 01 Nov 2009 13:10:31 +0000
<![CDATA[ RE: Auto follow participated threads ]]> WanWizard writes:
We aim to kill... eh... to please... ]]>
Sun, 01 Nov 2009 13:03:03 +0000
<![CDATA[ Re: Auto follow participated threads ]]> crisiswhatcrisis writes:
Boy, you're fast. Thanks. ]]>
Sun, 01 Nov 2009 11:02:03 +0000
<![CDATA[ RE: Auto follow participated threads ]]> WanWizard writes:
Feature implemented in svn revision 2276.

There is a new option in your user profile where you can activate the 'auto track' function. ]]>
Sun, 01 Nov 2009 10:40:25 +0000
<![CDATA[ Auto follow participated threads ]]> crisiswhatcrisis writes:
I've gotten accustomed to boards automatically entering me on the mailing lists for threads I start or participate in.

I would like the new version to have this feature.

Tnx --Pieter ]]>
Sat, 31 Oct 2009 17:24:06 +0000
<![CDATA[ RE: Not really bugs, but annoying ]]> WanWizard writes:
Not entirely true.

When no locale preference can be determined (i.e. no user is logged in), ExiteCMS uses the accepted-languages setting of the browser to determine the lanuage to select.

This works on the assumption that most users have setup their browser for their own local language, and on the assumption that the user doesn't use a browser setup for swahili if they don't have command of that language. It is only an issue of this assumption is wrong.

Changing this behaviour might be a bit complicated, as you have to save the users selection somewhere, but as there is no known user, it has to be saved in the users session, which means quite a lot of work.

The articles issue is fixed, and will be available from svn revision 2270. ]]>
Tue, 27 Oct 2009 18:45:57 +0000
<![CDATA[ Not really bugs, but annoying ]]> crisiswhatcrisis writes:
I am in the process of setting up a new site with ExiteCMS 7.2.
There are at least two quirks (or are it design decisions) that I would like changed.

The locale switcher imho really should be available for guests. Especially for them! How are they expected to register if they don't have sufficient command of the website's default locale.
I understand that the switcher presently is designed to switch the locale in the user's member record. In my view, as long as there is no logged-in user, it still should switch locale. Once registered, the user can permanently switch locale in his profile.

The second fix request is the category of articles. When an article is edited, the category is not read from the database but it reverts to the top category in the list. So when you edit an article you have to remember to change the category back before saving it. (Something I forget all the time).
This should be very easy to fix. ]]>
Tue, 27 Oct 2009 15:41:56 +0000
<![CDATA[ Re: ExiteCMS v8.0 ]]> webmaster writes:
Work has started on the next version now. I've updated the ExiteCMSv8 page in the Wiki, including a screenshot of what the administration interface is going to look like,

If you have any feature requests, now is the time! Post them here... smiley ]]>
Mon, 12 Jan 2009 20:49:34 +0000
<![CDATA[ RE: Unique Visits Report 7.1 ]]> Piponac writes:
Ok, thanks.
It was just to know where the footer count gets the number. I was looking for in the database for any ip log, but it is ok.

The best way is to use the tools provided by the hosting account.

Thanks again. ]]>
Fri, 08 Aug 2008 16:43:51 +0000
<![CDATA[ RE: Unique Visits Report 7.1 ]]> WanWizard writes:
No, there isn't.

Currently, most users rely on external tools, such as awstats, webalizer or Google Analytics to produce website statistics information.

The Unique Visit counter in the footer is cookie based. If the cookie doesn't exist, we assume that this user is new to the site.

What would be your definition of such a report? A long list of IP adresses? Number of visits? Timestamps? You might run into the problem that the IP address itself is not unique, lots of users use a proxy to access the internet.

What is your definition of a visit?

Depending on the traffic your site generates, it could be a lot of data. One of your users has a site with 1783134 unique visits recorded at the moment. ]]>
Fri, 08 Aug 2008 13:25:19 +0000
<![CDATA[ Unique Visits Report 7.1 ]]> Piponac writes:
Is there any report on exitecms7.1 to view the Unique Visits?
Thanks a lot for all the work ]]>
Wed, 06 Aug 2008 20:06:11 +0000
<![CDATA[ ExiteCMS v8.0 ]]> webmaster writes:
Work has started last week on the next major release of ExiteCMS.

We are currently working on architecture and design, but it is already clear that we're going to move in an entirely different direction with version 8.

Currently the functionality of ExiteCMS is focused on Content Management, and buiding websites from within the CMS framework.

For version 8, this is going to change dramatically.

Version 8 is going to be redesigned from the ground up as a web application framework. The framework will be MVC based, and will contain all elements needed to rapidly build a web application.

There where traditional frameworks only provide you with a few MVC classes (basically just a skeleton), ExiteCMS will provide you with all the building blocks needed to quickly create applications. This will include modules like user management, theming and templating, file management, AJAX, etc...

On top of the framework you can run applications. Application can have optional installable modules, and there will be support for plugins that can utilize hooks published by the application and its modules. The current CMS functionality will be converted to an application that can be installed on top of the framework.

If there are things that we should absolutely look at, don't be shy, and let us know here, so we can see if we can incorporate the features you require.

edit: fixed some typo's ]]>
Tue, 26 Feb 2008 13:02:32 +0000