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  1. I'm on 4.4.4 and manually running my tasks because my site is offline, so I don't have visitor traffic. I've just run the task updatecheck and received the following message: The task ran successfully and produced the following output: Custom Language Strings: Response is missing a required field I don't know whether this is of any use to you.
  2. Was there ever a tutorial? I don't remember it. The Pages Database tutorial in Guides was for recipes.
  3. I don't have it on my site anymore but it used the default templates for Pages Databases anyway. The only thing I created were the fields ('Open', 'Closed', 'Pending'). That's easy to do. Mine were customised so that the colour was different for each one. You can see the code to do that above your post.
  4. Because, as I've explained every time you've asked this, club names and descriptions can be created on the front of the site. Nothing created on the front can be translatable. My understanding is that there's an XSS risk when adding translations and so it's only possible when creating in the ACP because only admins have access.
  5. It looked to be a tall order, creating a site in another language, allowing people to sign in with Facebook or Twitter, and customising the appearance and functionality. Invision Community came with an extendable stepladder. Job done! Tim Owen, https://uea.facila.org/
  6. That particular plugin doesn't show as compatible with 4.4 anyway. I don't think I'd purchase something for my 4.4 site which wasn't listed as compatible with it and then complain that I'd been tricked out of my money if it didn't work, but I suppose that could just be me...
  7. Ah, I see. There could be times when the fourth Saturday of the month comes five Saturdays later rather than four, so "repeat every four weeks" wouldn't work. Yes, I see the problem for that case. You're correct, I don't think that Calendar currently handles that.
  8. I agree. So it's a good thing that it can already handle that Click 'This event repeats' when adding a new one and go from there.
  9. On Calendar, titles are truncated if they are longer than the row can contain. Good for one-day events but not for those which span several days: The month view on this calendar isn't as pretty as IPS's but it does hold one clear advantage when it comes to multi-day events: It would be nice to see the same spanning rather than truncation in IPS's Calendar app too.
  10. (You might've noticed that IPS's own blog, which has categories, is built using Pages rather than Blog. That tells a story, doesn't it?)
  11. No chance. We've been asking for categories for years.
  12. I don't think it's possible to do this but if I'm wrong, please show me how to pull it off :) Sometimes I might want to batch products together, making it possible for people to buy Good A and Good B as a single unit, say a two-volume set of books or an attempt to shift stock at a cheaper price than the individual units would cost sold separaretely. In this instance, I'd like to create a product which is Good A and Good B together. I expect that every respect of creating this new product would be as with any other, only I'd be able to indicate that it consists of one of Good A and one of Good B. Upon selling one of these Batch Goods, the stock numbers for Batch Good, Good A and Good B would all reduce by 1. It shouldn't be the case that there are more of Batch Good on offer than there are the items of which it comprises. If I were to set things up as they stand now, there's a risk that I could have in the market something for sale which I can't actually fulfill because even though I might have indicated having x of Good A (or Batch Good) for sale, I might actually have sold some of Batch Good (or Good A) such that my stock levels aren't accurate. Then the order comes in because the site is showing the product as available and I find that I actually don't have any left because the stock price won't have adjusted. It would be nice to be able to work around this concern (assuming it isn't possible to do so already).
  13. Nah, not off topic. I'm glad you reminded me of your add-on. It might be of benefit in many other ways :)
  14. I noticed on my site today that there was a block advertising our annual conference. I was a bit puzzled because it took place last month. And then I realised: 'A-ha, I featured it for several months. Of course I did.' It didn't dawn on my to log in and unfeature it once it had happened. Similarly, I just noticed that by coincidence our sister organisation in Scotland is having its national conference today. I wouldn't have known the date but I saw it because it's been featured for months. I'd like to think that between now and Monday it won't slip my mind to unfeature it but I think it would be far more preferable if the software took the approach itself of realising that a featured event is in the past and unfeaturing it. It doesn't have to be forced; there could always be an admin setting to automatically unfeature or otherwise leave featured indefinitely.
  15. I keep several sites using my own language pack. When there's a need to, I update the language pack and write over the version in each of the sites. That's where the problems start. On one of the sites, I need to use a word like 'Groups' for 'Clubs'. Still another uses 'Circles'. One of them uses a word like 'meetings' or 'get-togethers' instead of 'events' in Calendar. All of them, of course, have different entries corresponding to strings like 'Sign in with [Site Name]'. The problem is that when an updated language pack is uploaded to the site, all of those distinct strings are replaced with the generic versions in the language pack. And so the painful process of trawling through the strings begins, replacing instances of 'Club', 'event', '[Site Name]' and so on. What would be useful is a feature by which we can indicate strings and their translations which are to overwrite whatever an uploaded language pack has there. It could be a field where we type the string (maybe indicating the app/plugin/theme etc if there are duplicates) and what the replacement should be. It might look something like: Core - oauth_custom_button_text_custom_placeholder - Sign in with Invision Community Upon uploading an updated pack, there would be some kind of check. The update would've written over whatever the entry for oauth_custom_button_text_custom_placeholder with the version which was written in the language pack, but upon completion, this new script would run updating the database with the strings which the site admin has put to one side, in a form of post-update updating. That would spare admins like me from having to make the same changes to some of our sites when we've had to upgrade the language pack once it becomes necessary to do so, such as when there 4.3.8 became 4.4.
  16. How could it? Producing that output relies on script being added to Pages template sets. How is the plugin supposed to know where and in which template sets to add the relevant call? Even if it's done by guesswork, what then when users decide that they didn't want it to be used in that way, that their font doesn't suit the image etc? I don't think anything unreasonable is being asked here. The plugin makes it possible for users to easily add an image whereever they choose within their Pages databases. They still need to add the relevant code. It's a tool to facilitate customisation. The end user still has to make the changes they desire, it's just a lot easier with this plugin than it was before.
  17. When I noticed it, it was because it added a stripe to the left of the forum title once I had entered the forum: Obviously, when I had tested it with the default white, it wasn't possible to notice that stripe.
  18. I read the description of what a Feature Color is but couldn't quite visualise it and so applied to a forum to see. I didn't notice anything different until a bit later, when I noticed that the forum title had become slightly inset. I assumed that was a new feature for subcategories in the latest upgrade. It was only when I applied a green Feature Color to another forum that I saw what was happening. The problem is that the default #ffffff on the default body background #fcfcfc is nearly invisible. Given that it's not obvious how the Feature Color is used and that anybody wishing to use it is going to have to change its value anyway, wouldn't it be helpful to give it another default color?
  19. I think he's probably referring to Pages, Brandon. If you look at IPS's own site, it wouldn't be possible out of the box to do a multilingual version. It's possible to translate things such as menu items but not to add language-specific content.
  20. It seems perfectly clear to me: It's not the neatest writing but I don't see what the mystery is. It's better than lots of native English speakers would write 🙂
  21. That's a membership group which his user is in. That group doesn't have permission to add records. He's showing that using this plugin, he can give that user the permission to add records even though the user's group can't.
    Absolutely essential if you need to make translations and want an easier life. This really should be a built-in part of the community.
  22. My last project was handed over to an admin team which consists of people who natively speak German, French, Japanese, English and Portuguese. Their working language, the only one they have in common, is Esperanto. Am I not in my right mind to have translated the ACP into their common language, bearing in mind that they don't all speak English?
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