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Michael Percy AKA DeeEmm - Waxing lyrical about life the universe and everything software related since lunchtime 2006.

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The DeeEmm Dolphin 7 Sitemap generator has just been updated. The update addresses an issue where multiple URLS are included within the sitemap.

Some configuration parameters have also been added to make it easier to customise the output.

Links from each module can now be easily enabled / disabled from appearing in the sitemap.

Updating is simply a case of overwriting your old sitemap.php file.

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  • DeeEmm
    DeeEmm says #
    Just a quick note. I can confirm that this is working for 7.0.4.
  • DeeEmm
    DeeEmm says #
    Just added a further update. Seems that there was a new issue with Query strings in the URL. Also changed the XML schema to allow
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A new blog post by Andrew Boon over at Boonex, has finally announced the upcoming release of 7.0.3. Whilst there is still no commitment to a date, it is scheduled for the beginning of August. This is great news, as for a moment it almost looked like Boonex had forgotten about Dolphin, I was almost certain that the next announcement from them was going to be the release of Trident.

It's good to see Boonex continuing to follow their promise of more regular updates, and whilst I may be very vocal over at Boonex.com about a monthly release cycle, the truth is, anything is better then the year waited for D7, especially when you consider the failure that it was bug wise. As with any of these interim releases, bugs have to be prioritised, so not everyone will get what they want, but give it time and all bugs will eventually get fixed.

It will be interesting to see what kind of balance between bugs and features there are. I personally think that the bugs should have a higher priority than features, but I guess that Boonex policy differs form this, as there are generally some new features released with every update.

New Improved Orca

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The sites module in Dolphin sometiumes does not create the thumbnail, often refreshing the page fixes this. To display a simple tip to your members about this do the following...

Edit

/modules/sites/classes/BxSitesFormAdd.php

find

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5549

If you would like to redirect users to a different page after editing their profiles, then make the following changes.

Edit

pedit.php

Find...

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If you would like to add a block to your Group or Events home pages that displays the latest forum posts , or maybe add a block to the home page for your site, you will need to do the following.

Go to

Builders > Pages Blocks > Groups Home

or Main Events Page for the events page

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Dolphin is not very good with permissions, as a result it is impossible to assign permissions to individual pages. So if you have created some custom pages for your site that you only want to display to logged in members, you will need the following hack...

Edit

viewPage.php

Find

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You can (fairly) easily record the userid along with the ip address by adding an extra field to the database table and modifying member.php

Here's how...

Add the following fields to the sys_ip_members_visits table in database

ALTER TABLE `sys_ip_members_visits` ADD `UserID` INT( 10 ) NOT NULL

ALTER TABLE `sys_ip_members_visits` ADD `UserName` VARCHAR( 30 ) NOT NULL

 

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  • DeeEmm
    DeeEmm says #
    Ron, try checking the last page of recorded names. The list is in reverse order to what you may expect - newest last. I have some
  • Ron
    Ron says #
    7.0.4 records ip's, but it's not showing the member name for me. It's kind of useless set up the way it is if you can't associate
  • DeeEmm
    DeeEmm says #
    It looks like 7.0.4 already records the members nickname. Happy to take a look, but what would you like it to record?
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If you want to direct members to a page other than the standard dashboard page (member.php) after they log in, then follow these simply steps.

Edit member.php

Find the following code

if(!$sUrlRelocate = $_REQUEST['relocate'] or $_REQUEST['relocate'] == $site['url'] or basename( $_REQUEST['relocate'] ) == 'join.php' ) 
$sUrlRelocate = $_SERVER['PHP_SELF'];

Change it to...

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To disabled the un-register buttons on your site - go to admin > builders > navigation builder and un-check both member and guest check boxes from the unregister link. This will prevent it from being displayed in the top menu and the quick links menu.

You will then need to also get rid of the link from the members menu too.

To do this you will need to edit your database - look in the sys_menu_member table for the entry named Dashboard - Then you will need to edit the PopupMenu field - simply remove the following text, leaving the rest intact

    'unregister' => array(
        'url'     => 'unregister.php',
        'icon'    => 'memeber_menu_sub_unregister.png',
        'caption' => _t( '_Unregister' ),
    ),


Then delete all files in cache folder except for the .htaccess file.

Refresh and enjoy.

/DM

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  • DeeEmm
    DeeEmm says #
    Happy to help :lol:
  • Slip
    Slip says #
    Thanks for this. I want to keep all details in the database for future reference and stop multiple registrations. This will do the
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Not strictly a Dolphin modification, as it applies to TinyMCE in general, but I will outline it here for Dolphin 7. It's a pretty easy modification to do, just two files to edit.

The functionality for this is already in TinyMCE, but for some reason it is not enabled. I've tested this out on version 7.0.2 with no issues.

To enable YouTube /flash video button in the forums

Edit

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  • DeeEmm
    DeeEmm says #
    looks like a permissions issue to me. Have you checked that the images still exist?
  • Mario Moreno
    Mario Moreno says #
    still get that deleted images. dont know why.here is a snapshot: [url]http://imm.io/1Uv0[/url]User uploaded pics, polls, and site
  • DeeEmm
    DeeEmm says #
    Mnnnn, this should not happen as enabling the button is not related to image handling, it only enables the button to appear in the
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There are a few different ways of removing the join button from the promo banner. The method you use will vary depending on your requirements. You can even change the location that it navigates to.

Here's a few different methods.

 

Remove (hide) button via CSS

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If, like me, you do not like the massive long list of checkboxes at the top of the keyword search page, removing them is pretty simple.

Edit the following file...

searchKeyword.php

At about line 97 look for the following text...

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We have just released a free module that allows you to easily enable / disable your website. This is a great help for performing maintenance tasks such as adding modifications or backing up.

The module is easily installed within the standard Dolphin module structure, and requires a small modification to one file to be able to utilise.

The module provides an easy place to edit a maintenance page that will be displayed in the browser to visitors when the site is disabled.

There are future plans to add additional features to the basic module, so if you have an idea for s setting that you feel should be included, just let me know.

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If you have the tinymce editor enabled for comments boxes, and you wish to increase the size of the text, then you will need to do the following.

To alter the size of the text in the comments area - if you have tinymce enabled for comments.

Edit /tinymce/themes/advanced/skins/default/content.css

look for the following element

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If like me, you used the migration tool to transfer your Dolphin 6 based site over to Dolphin 7, you will notice that there are some things that need a little tweaking. One of these things for me was the tags.

On D6 tags could use a space as a delimiter, but on Dolphin 7 the space is ignored, this is to allow multi word tags. What this effectively does is create massive long 'tag words' out of those tags that were entered without using a comma as a delimiter in D6.

The following code reads the tags and splits them up if more than one word is detected. it then deletes the original entry and creates a new entry for each word detected using the original data. Single word tags are ignored

$sql_query = mysql_query("SELECT * FROM `sys_tags`");

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  • DeeEmm
    DeeEmm says #
    This also available as a downloadable MOD from our store - [url]http://www.deeemm.com/store.html?page=shop.product_details&flypage
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Just released two new mods for the Boonex Dolphin platform.

The first mod is a Dolphin 6 mod that changes the standard threaded comments layout to a normal flat comment structure. All existing comments are changed to the new layout, as will all new comments.

The second modification is a Dolphin 7 MOD that creates a custom block for the groups home / view page that aggregates the groups forum posts.  This increases the usefulness of the groups home page by providing all information in one place.

As a bonus, we have also included an additional mod that will show you how to add a block anywhere on your site to aggregate ALL group forum posts into one block.

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The DeeEmm Dolphin Tiny MCE Browser modification has now been updated to work with the new Dolphin 7.0.1 release.

This release is a compatibility update, There are no additional features or bugfixes included.

If you have previously purchased the 7.0.0 version, you will be pleased to know that you are entitled to a free update. If you would like a copy of the updated files, please email me and i will send a copy out to you.

As usual, support for purchasers of our premium modifications are all entitled to access to the help-desk for priority 1-on-1 support. General support, bug reports, and feature requests can be posted to the forums.

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If you would like to hide the flash promo from displaying to logged in members all you have to do is the following.

Edit inc/design.inc.php

Find the following line in the getPromoCode() function (it's the last line)

return $sCode;

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  • DeeEmm
    DeeEmm says #
    Sure - Here you go - Just follow the link - [url]http://www.deeemm.com/resources/tutorials/42-dolphin-70x-modifications/181-dolphi
  • davidjmorin
    davidjmorin says #
    Hey i was wondering if you could make one for hiding the menu bar for non members. ???
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One thing that has always bugged me about my dolphin site, is that it always shows me events that are waaaay waaaay in the future - This is of little use as it hides the upcoming events - practically meaning that no one knows what is happening in the coming days / weeks / months / etc.

This is easily fixed with a quick hack.

To display events so that they show from the next upcoming event onward...

Edit /inc/classes/BxDolEvents.php

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