Ideas and thoughts for the new version

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Ideas and thoughts for the new version

Post by Kostelano » 17 Jan 2021, 11:13

Hello! I thought a little that in my opinion it can be changed / improved in the new version. If these thoughts are useful to you, I will be glad.

Global Ideas

1. A function that can match / check the file_name.zip (for example) with a real file in the directory that is assigned to this page.

A similar function is implemented in the JDownloads component.

Suppose that somehow the file was manually renamed / deleted via FTP access after it was linked long ago through the admin panel. We get a situation when the file cannot be downloaded, but the administrator may not know about it for a long time.

It would be nice to implement one-button check in the admin panel in a section like SECURITY.

2. A function to search for files within a directory that are AVAILABLE but NOT published or for which no file pages have been created.

Suppose that you often download a lot of files (in whole batches) through FTP access, and then create a page for each of the files in the admin panel (by the way, I do this, but I don't have very many files :)). So you can miss something by accident.

The second button in the SECURITY section will help you find files that have no connection to the database. And don't lose them.

Small ideas

1. On the rating page, add the DELETE ALL button. It is clear that you can select the ENTIRE LIST, then select everything and delete, but as an option - implement such a button.
https://ibb.co/nwVzN3T

2. The layout page is missing a button to go BACK or CANCEL. The CONTROL PANEL button throws it up to the general page of the extension.
https://ibb.co/hYZ5wvF

3. There is a strange rectangle on the add / edit file page :)
https://ibb.co/Lnrn2rs

4. On the page for adding / editing a file, add the ability to insert videos from other popular services, if you already have YouTube.
https://ibb.co/jwTKZ13

5. On the file download statistics page, in my opinion, it makes sense to calculate the share of downloads of a single file from the total number of downloads. Conventionally, the site has a total of 1000 downloads, a single file has 100 downloads, i.e. 10% of the total.

It is possible not to change the system that already exists, but simply ADD such information as well.
https://ibb.co/WHWCtWV

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Re: Ideas and thoughts for the new version

Post by Kostelano » 17 Jan 2021, 11:13

6. Different types of buttons in the component settings.
https://ibb.co/2c6Cm6g

7. Earlier I wrote about the fact that the JComments comment system is outdated, it has not been supported for many years. If there is an opportunity to add other comment systems, the community would be very happy. For example, Disqus or RRComments (a paid component, but I can provide it if necessary - I bought it). Unfortunately, the commenting system in Joomla is not very developed in terms of free quality solutions.
https://ibb.co/C7tz0zg

8. When creating the USER UPLOAD menu item there is an OPTIONS tab. It is empty.
https://ibb.co/HTQfyCv

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Re: Ideas and thoughts for the new version

Post by Jan » 17 Jan 2021, 19:46

Hi, thank you for your ideas and feedback, added to bug/feature request list

I don't understand exactly the 2. (available but not published?)

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Re: Ideas and thoughts for the new version

Post by Kostelano » 17 Jan 2021, 21:12

Files that are actually in directory /phocadownload, but have no associated file pages. As an option. Those. names of files (for example, name_f_1.zip) with which there are no records in the database (no entry in the database / no file page with the file name_f_1.zip).

This way we could find files for which we forgot to create a page.

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Re: Ideas and thoughts for the new version

Post by Jan » 17 Jan 2021, 23:04

Ok, thank you for clarification.

So this means to load all files from Phoca Download database entries and load the file tree of phocadownload folder and compare if it is inside a database.

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