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Enhanced Birthday Listing

Adriano Faria

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File Name: Enhanced Birthday Listing

File Submitter: Adriano Faria

File Submitted: 13 Jan 2013

File Category: User and Social Engagement

Supported Versions: IP.Board 3.4.x, IP.Calendar 3.3.x

This hook will give more control to board's administrator in birthday listing (board index sidebar hook and calendar). Now admin can:

  • Choose Birthday List position: Sidebar (default IPS Hook) or below Board Index Online Users list
  • Choose if wants to show member's age in birthday list
  • Choose if he wants to show group color on user links
  • Specify the number of birthday users to show on Sidebar
  • Specify the limit (in days) to prevent inactive members (based in member's last activity) from being listed in birthday list
  • Choose which user groups can appear in birthday list

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I just installed this and I'm having a couple problems.

1. It is not filtering out by recent activity. It's giving me a list of all members (in the not excluded groups) who have a birthday today.

2. When I have the list appear in the sidebar, then click the link to see all the day's birthdays, it pulls up that calendar day but the block showing birthdays shows no one is celebrating a birthday that day.

It is doing a very good job at NOT showing members' ages, though! (Very important for my forum.)

Do I need to change settings elsewhere in IPS for this to work correctly?

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Really weird.

Did you do what's requested on HTML file of this hook ?

1 - Birthday list is based on Calendar Cache. So if even after you change the settings and no change is noted in board index, visit the System tab in your Admin CP and then go to Cache Management. Click in Calendar tab and then click in Recache Cache in birthday line.

PM me with your board URL and credentials, so I can take a look.

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Have you had a chance to look into why this hook isn't filtering out members based on inactivity?

I really don't need to be displaying 190 member birthdays today, many of whom haven't been active for quite awhile.

Just sent you a new version to test... Let me know if it's ok, so I can update the file here on IPS.

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Thanks, Adriano! My members are getting anxious, as they love having a little mini-birthday-celebration every day in recognition of our currently active members.

Unfortunately, we have a few members for whom this may be the only recognition they receive for their birthday. Sad. :(

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Has this been fixed yet? I bought this a month ago, and I've been waiting for a fix the whole time.

Does not seem to function correctly bellow the online users list. Recached everything multiple times but still no luck.

Just sent a new version via PM for you both. Please, test it before I post it here.

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Hi Adriano,

I have the same problems (not filtered out by recent activity, etc) despite the calendar & birthday recaching :unsure:

If you need quick feedback about your fixed version, send me a PM :thumbsup:


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