Joomla 1.5 Top Extensions Cookbook Review

Well, I came to this book  when I was looking for a Project Management Tool inside Joomla. It is because, I am working on a project where clients handles several persons (developers, researchers etc.) and he wants to manage the tasks himself that he assigned to others. Being familiar with Joomla, it is comfortable for him to get something inside Joomla.

While searching for an easy manual for him, I somehow found this book. When I got this book, I found exactly what I wanted in its 7th Chapter where it discussed about ProjectFork. I found that it is clearly and easily described how to configure & us Projectfork. Moreover, sufficient number of images/screenshots have been included on every sections. Sometimes images talk much than texts.

Now I can recommend the same book to Project Owner so that he can take help from it too. I am sure, it will be quite easy for him to use ProjectFork following this book.

I have read few other chapters (for example: chapter about Docman as it will also be needed in this project) and I am amazed to see its lucid descriptions. In every section, there are sufficient screenshots that will greatly help the newbies, the book is mainly intended to. Overall it contains more than 80 recipes of doing something with Joomla. The interesting part is that, you don’t need any programming skills for following these. Little familiarity with Joomla will be sufficient to follow the guidelines. However, the numerous screenshots are included which will make the reading comfortable.

The reader of this book will learn the following things (copied from original site): Continue reading →

PunBB Topic Ownership Change extension

Just now I have developed a small extension for PunBB that will let admins and moderators to change the ownership of any topic. As usual, I made it for Projanmo Forum but it is always pleasing to share with the community :).

It is very simple plugin. Just upload and activate the extension. Then if you view any topic with, at least, moderation privilege, you will see a link ‘Change Topic Owner’. When you click on it, you will be asked to enter new User’s ID (check the image below). Once you enter and hit Ok, you will be redirected to a new page where either the ownership will be changed or corresponding error message will be shown.

Note: This will not affect users’ post count.

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PunBB 1.3x Extension…. Convert numbers to Bangla (Bengali) on the fly!

Just now I have completed the first version of bangla_numbers extension for PunBB 1.3.x. When enabled, this function will converts numbers used in PunBB to Bangla. It will specially converts numbers of posts, topics, replies, members etc.

Installation:

Upload the unzipped files to extensions directory of PunBB and install the extension from Admin panel’s Extension tab. You’re done!

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PunBB 1.3 Extension – Post Editing Period – Control how long a post can be edited

Today I have developed a simple PunBB Extension for Projanmo Forum that allows administrators to control until how long a post can be edited. Such control is necessary as often members removes the post whimsically making replies irrelevant.

If you install this plugin, it will stop from such happening. From admin panel’s Settings -> Features section you can mention how many minutes are allowed to edit a post within. After such duration the post will not be editable.

Click here to download

Download OpenLD Directory Script

I have used OpenLD Directory Script for Projanmo Web site. OpenLD is really simple and cool script. But it was wonderful extension system for injecting your own code using the hook.

But the worse news is that the homepage is down for a quite long time. So we don’t get any update of this script anymore. I have seen many people were looking for it.

Today Arafat Rahman was asking me if I have any backup of this script. I searched my computer ending without positive result. Later entering my website’s account I have found a backup. So I planned to post it so that interested people can download it.

Click Here to Download OpenLD 1.2.6.1

PunBB Thread Guide!

While moderating & administering the Projanmo Forum, I have seen many times that users opening thread in wrong forum/section. For example, they are opening a software troubleshooting thread in forum’s suggestion section.

I have seen in some vBulletin based forum that when opening a new thread, user has to confirm that he is posting in the right section. So, today I have made a very small extension for PunBB 1.3x bulletin board engine which will work it out.

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PunBB Warning System

Today I am working on basic PunBB Warning System extension. It is a long expected feature of PunBB and specially a Projanmo Community desire. This extension will work with upcoming PunBB 1.3

In this version admin can define number of warnings an user may get before getting a temporary ban and also number of warnings before getting a permanent ban.

There will be a link on each post of user (in topic view) which will be only viewed by admin/moderators. They can follow the link and send user a warning with warning description.

User may get (can be disabled) an email notification that he got a warning.

When the user got predefined number of warnings, he will get banned automatically.

So far 30-40% work is completed. It needs too much time as I yet to get familiarity with new PunBB.

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UPDATE

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I have completed the 1st beta release. Please download and check it. Please let me know any suggestion, feedback and/or bug report.

Download Pun Warning Extension