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#1 2010-10-04 02:17:18

radneck
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Registered: 2005-07-03
Posts: 109

esq_adminsplash - Admin splash page

esq_adminsplash

Admin splash page for displaying help and instructions to clients etc.

Textpattern 4.2.0+ recommended, tested and working as low as 4.0.7 however.

Download here.
Current version: 1.01, updated 2010-10-03.

For more information on how to use this plugin, please see the TXP Tip.

Last edited by radneck (2015-11-04 20:58:51)

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#2 2010-10-13 15:09:08

Bloke
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Re: esq_adminsplash - Admin splash page

Nice idea.

Just as an FYI (in case you haven’t checked it out already), you might be interested to know that TXP 4.3.0 has a new tab that might help your plugin. There’s a Start tab (before Content) that your plugin can occupy so you don’t have to hide it among other plugins under Extensions. Ideal for dashboards and… client help information :-)


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#3 2010-10-13 15:58:15

candyman
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Re: esq_adminsplash - Admin splash page

Wow! The txp community has found another prolific plugin author! :)

p.s.: very interesting, I’ll give a try.

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#4 2010-10-13 20:53:05

maverick
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Re: esq_adminsplash - Admin splash page

Bloke wrote:

There’s a Start tab (before Content)

Does the new tab only show up if a plugin is making use of it?

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#5 2010-10-13 21:30:08

Bloke
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Re: esq_adminsplash - Admin splash page

maverick wrote:

Does the new tab only show up if a plugin is making use of it?

Yep.


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#6 2010-10-14 01:19:03

radneck
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Re: esq_adminsplash - Admin splash page

Bloke wrote:

There’s a Start tab (before Content) that your plugin can occupy so you don’t have to hide it among other plugins under Extensions. Ideal for dashboards and… client help information :-)

Thanks bloke, out of interest, how would I check what version of Textpattern is being used to know whether or not I can use the Start tab?

Last edited by radneck (2011-02-27 05:28:40)

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#7 2010-10-14 13:04:30

Bloke
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Re: esq_adminsplash - Admin splash page

cain-mi wrote:

how would I check what version of Textpattern is being used

Doing a version_compare() on the constant txp_version should do the trick. It won’t catch SVN installs, but it’s good enough.


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#8 2010-10-15 00:35:15

radneck
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Re: esq_adminsplash - Admin splash page

Bloke wrote:

Doing a version_compare() on the constant txp_version should do the trick. It won’t catch SVN installs, but it’s good enough.

Cheers Stef, I hadn’t even heard of version_compare() before, and I’ve been a PHP programmer for 3+ years :)

Last edited by radneck (2010-10-15 00:35:37)

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#9 2010-11-29 16:40:09

jan
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Re: esq_adminsplash - Admin splash page

Ok, for cain-mi’s and everyone’s information, at this moment, you have to do the following to enable the ‘Home’ tab with this or any plugin:

1. In the plugin source, call register_tab with ‘home’ instead of ‘extensions’, so using this plugin’s code, the line would become:

	register_tab('start', 'esq_adminsplash', $config['tab_name']);

2. In admin_config.php, add the following line (of course, only keep the permission levels you want to enable the home tab for)

'tab.start'                   => '1,2,3,4,5,6',

3. In Admin > Preferences > Advanced choose ‘Home > {your dashboard plugin}’ as the starting tab.

Note to dev team: I assume the tab.start privileges specifier is going to be part of the core privileges soon?


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#10 2010-11-29 17:04:44

Bloke
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Re: esq_adminsplash - Admin splash page

jan wrote:

In admin_config.php, add the following line: 'tab.start' => '1,2,3,4,5,6',

Yes, or more preferable than hacking files is to add this line to the plugin instead:

add_privs('tab.start', '1,2,3,4,5,6');

I assume the tab.start privileges specifier is going to be part of the core privileges soon?

Don’t think so. Since it’s entirely optional, we don’t want to dictate the priv levels that can see it by default: only plugins can determine this, so it’s been deliberately left out of admin_config.php. Of course I reserve the right to change my mind at some point in the future… :-)


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