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Last post Author Topic: Official New DC Members Pages Thread  (Read 1282 times)

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Re: Official New DC Members Pages Thread
« Reply #25 on: January 07, 2018, 04:37 AM »
It seems the best choice as it's the most popular/used. Adding another if this one doesn't suffice shouldn't be that much of an issue? As they aren't backward compatible in any way, why worry?

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Re: Official New DC Members Pages Thread
« Reply #26 on: January 07, 2018, 07:56 AM »
My strategy for resisting installing plugins is:
  • Don't install lots of junk
  • Each plugin is one more thing to worry about maintaining, security patches, etc.
  • Don't install a plugin that isn't very well regarded/trusted, and/or can be verified by me looking at code to be safe and unlikely to be exploited
  • Don't install multiple plugins that do the same job just for the fun of giving people lots of choices
  • Keep bloat to a minium
  • Prefer simple over complex
  • Prefer plugins that are actively maintained and updated
  • Prefer open source over proprietary; but am willing to purchase plugins as last resort

But given that baseline of resistance, if there is a plugin members need, I will install it.  A table plugin seems reasonable, I'd just like to try to pick the right one.
TablePress looks pretty good so I'm leaning towards it.

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Re: Official New DC Members Pages Thread
« Reply #27 on: January 07, 2018, 12:04 PM »
TablePress plugin is now installed. Have at it!

Note:  The TablePress plugin is more useful for heavy duty tables where you may want to edit it more flexibly, or provide searching and sorting functionality.

If you just want a simple table, I have also installed the TinyMCE advanced plugin which provides some simple insert and visual editing of tables, as well as shortcodes ultimate which can do something similar.
« Last Edit: January 07, 2018, 12:21 PM by mouser »

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Re: Official New DC Members Pages Thread
« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2018, 02:51 AM »
The password protection has been removed from http://www.dcmembers.com so everyone can access it now.
Hopefully this will light a fire under the members who have pages there to get them updated!

I'm really happy with the new members system.. If for example you look at skrommels page on the new member server, I think it is much improved.
However we could use some alternative but suitable wordpress "themes" to let the members express their personalities better.  I've tried a bunch but didn't find many that fit well.  If we have people who are interested it might be nice to see people take the theme we are using (a slightly modified version of Themelia) and try some customization (beyond the color customizations offered built into the theme).
« Last Edit: January 12, 2018, 05:38 AM by mouser »

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Re: Official New DC Members Pages Thread
« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2018, 04:47 AM »
Looks great mouser
just looked as Skrommels pages so far -- the listing and individual pages are really nice :up:
FWIW, the home page is a bit barren** -- I initially wasnt sure what to click on in order to get info about the software (=>downloads)

** maybe the homepage is meant to be a blog type page?
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Re: Official New DC Members Pages Thread
« Reply #30 on: January 12, 2018, 05:40 AM »
maybe the homepage is meant to be a blog type page?
Yes by default it is set up to show a blog, but for member pages without a blog they can just use homepage.

Now when you say the homepage is a bit barren -- which homepage are you referring to? url?

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Re: Official New DC Members Pages Thread
« Reply #31 on: January 12, 2018, 05:40 AM »
just looked as Skrommels pages so far -- the listing and individual pages are really nice

Thanks for saying so -- I really do hope the new system is an improvement over the old pages (you can search, leave comments, etc.).

It lacks a bit of the personality of the old pages, at least so far, but the improvement in maintainability cannot be overstated.  That's the BIG thing.
And now skrommel (or any helpers he designates), can add his new apps and updates to his site. Previously it was just too much trouble to update the page.

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Re: Official New DC Members Pages Thread
« Reply #32 on: January 12, 2018, 12:59 PM »
^ I like it, the way it looks, but more importantly, how accessible it is: with skrommels software is much easier to actually see what's going on -- it was much too cluttered before.

Now when you say the homepage is a bit barren -- which homepage are you referring to? url?
http://www.dcmembers.com/skrommel/
I see the text below was added since, which solves the problem
If you’re looking for my software, jump to the Downloads page.
Tom