Phoca Guestbook basic problems

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Phoca Guestbook basic problems

Post by radik10 » 14 Apr 2019, 07:33

1/ in "posts" list is not displyed all content from user (contend ends with "...")
2/ in "Phoca Guestbook Configuration" is not possible to add more admins for send notification email to (is possible to add only 1 admin)
3a/ in sended email to admin (in case of approval of post before publishing) is missing link to publish post from email automatically (now you must login to joomla and find phoca guestbook copomponet nad verify post)
3b/ link in the email is wrong, because in case if posts are not published automatically is not visible in frontend and therefore is not possible to read all content of post
4/ phocaguestbook copomponet, in "posts", under "content" is displayed only part of content, and not all content from user - is missing option to display all content from post (in the list of posts)
5/ adding comments to posts is not handy, 1st you must read the post (it is not possible to see in the posts list under "content"), use "edit" option (open the post, to read it, then close it), 2nd, click "add comment" and answer the post - why is it so complicated??? :x
6/ thanks for make it easier...
7/ phoca guestbook v. 3.0.10

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Re: Phoca Guestbook basic problems

Post by Jan » 15 Apr 2019, 00:25

Hi,

1) which "posts" list do you mean?

3a) for now there is no such option with tokenized link to administrate Phoca Guestbook in frontend.

4) Hmmm, where exactly? If you click on edit the post, you can see the complete message :idea:

5) Phoca Guestbook main function was guestbook only. The comments function was added by community members as some additional extra function but it is still mainly guestbook component. Mostly the lists should only include basic not detailed data - to not overload database, to have good overview for the users, etc. :idea: but I will try to take a look at it for the next version.

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Re: Phoca Guestbook basic problems

Post by radik10 » 17 Apr 2019, 06:13

The main reason of using phocaguestbook (as native joomla component) was the replacement of another guestbook loaded by iframe to joomla webpage. Original was extremly handy and easy to use from frontend but now is not suppported...
https://miniaplikace.blueboard.cz/sluzby-kniha
https://miniaplikace.blueboard.cz/kniha ... ao8usxjx5p

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Re: Phoca Guestbook basic problems

Post by Jan » 18 Apr 2019, 15:34

Hi, mostly in the list of the items in administration it is not possible to add complete messages as they can be as long as whole site, so the list only includes first words. To change it, the following code should be customized:

administrator\components\com_phocaguestbook\views\phocaguestbooks\tmpl\default.php

line cca 270:

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echo JHtmlString::truncate($content, 40, true, false);
Change the 40 to your own value.

I am not the developer of the comment system in Phoca Guestbook but not sure what will be better way of adding the comments in administration
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Where to add the icon for the commands?

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Re: Phoca Guestbook basic problems

Post by radik10 » 19 Apr 2019, 08:26

Hi,
1st - main editing place must be the FRONTEND - this is the easiest way how to see whole entry (post) and also there is possibility to answer to that entry/comment (post). It is easier to login in the frontend for eding the content as in the backend (and to find correct comment (post) in the component).
2nd - in the backend, editng the posts (entries) and comments must be in the same window, side by side (in two rows or columns). New or popup window.
3th - how many words will be visible (in the post) should be setuable in the options
4th - image with tips how to mange backend component:
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Re: Phoca Guestbook basic problems

Post by Jan » 19 Apr 2019, 18:24

Hi, thank you for your ideas, I have added them to feature request list, so they can be discussed.

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