View Full Version : User Homepages, HELP!
Ok, I have installed User Homepages correctly, I can load any users homepage. However, I am having an impossible time trying to find out how to get the editor to display for the homepage so that users can edit. How do I get the menu that you had in your gif.gif.gif tutorials? I tried downloading the menu zip file and putting the contents inside of the homepage folder, tried uploading as a component, which I didn't think it was, and I just can't seem to figure this out. Is there something that I am missing here? I didn't see any documented information about this in the tutorial. Also, how do I get the login and everything for the image uploading to work? One other thing, you say to put an alias in the popup folder for the htmlarea3 WYSIWYG editor, how does this work? Also, I am using the component htmlarea3_etd-c. Is there anyway that I can default the insert image to the users folder from this? I would appreciate any information that you can provide on these questions. I am really excited about using this feature, I just hit a wall.... :eek:
Do you by any chance use the mozilla browser?
Yes, I use firefox, which is a version of mozilla. Is that my problem? It has always worked very well with htmlarea3_xtd-c, it is actually the only browser that will work well with it. I tried it in Safari and it didn't work as well, so I am assuming that it is something else that is not setup properly.
I use mozilla Firefox, the newest release, and i honestly can never use the htmlarea because I don't have it. To update my website I always have to use IE. Which I think is the problem.
that can't be the problem, wouldn't the icons at least show up for the page edit? I don't get anything but what looks like the page view. How it would really look, with test for the <body> it has to be a config or install problem. Any ideas?
I encountered the same problems, but that doesn't seem to be part of User Homepages, because the same problem shows up with the admin backend/content creation or edit routine.
And yes, I use Firefox as well, but can't use wysiwyg with mozilla, konqueror, galeon or IE5.5 either. That particular problem goes for htmlarea2 and htmlarea3 - haven' t tested XTD or XTD-C with this install yet, but had the same problems with them during an earlier install.
Having said that, rte doesn't pose any problem to work with, but shows a rather poor performation for everyday site maintenance. Besides, it doesn't work with user homepages.
Any help greatly appreciated.
Hi Jacob, sorry it is causing you pain! Unfortunately all the bits aren't up at mamboportal at the moment. Go to mosforge.net and get 4 zip files: the release notes as a pdf, the menu zip which is a module, not a component, the component zip and finally the patches zip. Install the component and the module, add the patches according to the release notes instructions, and let me know how you go. The defualt is that user has NO edit rights (sorry i had a typo in the personal message), so you will need to go to the admin interface components->lmtg myhomepage->configuration and click on the users that will be allowed to create pages.
let me know how you go...
I got it all up and running. I was unaware that the module had to be installed in order to edit the pages. Maybe you should documennt that. The problem that I am having now is the file management. When I go to login with my log and pass for the site, it won't work for the invision file management script. Do I have to setup users for this script as well, or did you include a mod to fuse the two databases? I would really like to allow my users to only see their own files as well when they load this script. I didn't get much in the documentation on this as well. Any ideas? BTW, this is a really great script. File management in and within itself for mambo is quite an accomplishment. Mambo does a very poor job with this. Many times in a community, users need to have their own files to share with others, or to write articles, reviews, user homepages, etc, etc. What I would really like to see is a complete file management component for mambo. I would do it myself if I had more php knowledge. For users to be able to load a file management component from their user menu, that pops up a couple of icons, pictures, files, etc, and then they can arrange their oown files in there. Then when they go to do things, like add a new item, or something, all their files would be right there. This would also come in very handy with image galleries, and much much more!! Cheers for all the work Mark!
This looks dangerous and complicated. Is it safe to install? Is it easy to install? With my luck I would blow the whole site to hell and back.
HI eveyone, yes this is dangerous, that's why I have a big warning in RED in the release notes pdf. It even scares me :) On the other hand it is useful if you trust the users, and only admin can authorise a user to access the filemanager. With repsect to the questions about using the filemanager, go to http://mamboforge.net/projects/myhomepage/ and get all the 4 parts (component, module, release notes and patches). The release notes explain (almost) all, including how to patch the filemanger so it uses the mambo user tables.
A quick hint, if you have logged into the back end as admin and authorised a user to create pages, and you still don't see the icons, try increasing the priviledges on the icons and their parent folders in the modules directory.
This site is being used internally as an intranet and so our users can definitely be trusted. I'm just afraid to follow all those instructions to install it!
its not so bad, diva. I have done the install and it is pretty clean as well. It just does some minor modifications to the users to setup links and such.
I've installed it on one of my sites and it's been heavily modded to restrict only image uploads and not allowing the deletion of their index file in the file manager. With all due respect to mjessell for the inovative component.. it's was a chore to get it all installed and working correctly, but then I started with the original release before any patches, so I assume it's much better now. :)
Invision's file manager can be intimidating for a novice to install, and (as noted in the readme) due to the licensing issues with the invision stuff, it's not possible for distribution of any hacked code -- Sorry :( -- but it can be done if you're freaked about user access and file uploads.
But it's definately not a set-and-forget component. You need to continually create user folders from the backend after a new registration, and set their activity level. Not a critisism... just a fact.
Kudos to mjessell for his work, and definatly worth the effort to install if it's what you need. :thumbsup:
Mark, thanks for all the help. I have gotten everything all worked out. However, I would like for the script to default to allow users to submit webpages and have access to the file manager most importantly. I have changed the default in the SQL tables on create_page from 0 to 1, but that didn't acheive much. I also played around with some of the files but I didn't get the right outcome. Could you please tell me what I need to change to get this. Also, is there anyway to automate the creation of the folders for a user as soon as the user has registered? I would like for users to be able to register and have access to the file manager immeditely. I appreciate all your help mark!
Just a note..the new uhp is kewl than most..my question is how do u change the sekeleton file?i want to all set it like a template so the users load images to selected spots in the template......anyone? :cool:
Any of you have any luck with this great component in version 4.5.1? It installs ok and recognizes new users, but it doesn't list them anywhere after it does it's thing with them. Also, when using the module, all it does is produce literally blank pages.
I hope I posted this in the right spot.
Thanx in advance.
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