1

(3 replies, posted in ActionScript + Flash)

Bummer, that's what I was afraid of.  Thanks for the reply - the flashvars thing will be great if we decide to go this route!

2

(3 replies, posted in ActionScript + Flash)

Is there anyway to turn a flash object placed on the page via SWFObject into a link?  I've got a movie on a page and I would like visitors to be able to click on it and be taken to the page with more details about the movie.  Or is this something that needs to be done in the flash file itself?

In the optimize panel, it's not one of the presets (like "JPEG Better Quality", etc) but it is an option in the dropdown box below the presets - the one that has the file format in it.  Should list PNG 8, PNG 24 and PNG 32.  This applies on a per slice basis too, so each slice can be a different format if you want.

4

(2 replies, posted in Content Management)

Ok, here's what I ended up with:

#Rewrite
RewriteEngine on

# Redirect all feeds requests to Feedburner
#------------------------------------------------------------------
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} !^.*(FeedBurner|FeedValidator|Recent) [NC]
RewriteRule ^(feed\/)$ http://feeds.feedburner.com/feedname [L,R=302] 
#------------------------------------------------------------------

#Rewrite rule to redirect WordPress permalinks to ExpressionEngine
#------------------------------------------------------------------
RewriteRule ^[0-9]{4}\/[0-9]{2}\/[0-9]{2}\/(.*)$ /index.php/blog/comments/$1 [L,R=Permanent]
#------------------------------------------------------------------

# Remove index.php from url
#------------------------------------------------------------------
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /index.php/$1 [L]
#------------------------------------------------------------------

A couple of notes.  I ended up creating a separate, private feed for feedburner to grab, that way I didn't need to worry about fighting with it - though I left the useragent string in there.  Also, the WordPress redirects don't remove index.php from the url, but I can live with that.

Hope that helps someone!  And remember kids, make sure you're working on the correct file!

5

(2 replies, posted in Content Management)

Wow.  I'm an idiot.  I thought I had the .htaccess file remotely linked in my editor so that when I saved, it would upload it back to the server.  But alas, I'd been working on an old local version!  I'll post my final results when I get it all working (now that I'm actually working on the right file!)

6

(2 replies, posted in Content Management)

I'm trying to transition a site from WordPress over to EE.  Everything is going very smoothly, but I'm running into a little trouble with my rewrite rules in my .htaccess file.  I basically have 3 things I want to do: 1.) remove index.php, 2.) redirect the old WordPress permalinks to EE permalinks, and 3.) redirect the feed to Feedburner.

I've got 1 taken care of, and 2 is mostly working (it redirects to the site index page with just the entry rather than to the blog/comments template).

The feedburner stuff is giving me the most trouble.  I can't seem to get it to redirect at all - it always gives me my actual EE Feed template, rather than the feedburner feed.  I've been using code from Ryan at Intereactive without any luck.

Here's what I've got, any help would be greatly appreciated!  The feed address that I want to redirect is http://mysite.com/feed/  (once the project goes live I'll actually announce the feed!)

#Rewrite
RewriteEngine on

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d

#Rewrite rule to redirect WordPress permalinks to ExpressionEngine
RewriteRule ^[0-9]{4}\/[0-9]{2}\/[0-9]{2}\/(.*)$ /index.php/blog/comments/$1 [R=Permanent] 

#Remove index.php from url
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /index.php/$1

# Redirect all feeds requests to Feedburner
#------------------------------------------------------------------
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^.*(feed) [NC]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} !^.*(FeedBurner|FeedValidator|Recent) [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://feeds.feedburner.com/myfeedaddress [L,R=302]
#------------------------------------------------------------------

Options -Indexes

I've noticed most people here don't call them roaches - they are "water bugs".  Guess it doesn't sound as bad!

Thanks guys!  I appreciate the input.

Now that I've been thinking about it more, I might be able to accomplish what I want with a multi-columned list...

I'm working on a site that will (eventually) have pages for all 50 states.  We are in the planning stages of a re-design right now, and I'm curious as to how accessible a select box would be for the main navigation to each page.  SEO is also a huge concern.

I've used lists for all navigation in the past, and I'd prefer to use a list, but I'm not sure how to incorporate it without it being painfully long (50 elements) or unusable.

Any input would be greatly appreciated!

11

(18 replies, posted in Content Management)

Yeah, from the main phpMyAdmin page (click on the server name at the top - not a database name) you will click on privileges again then just edit the user you created earlier and do the same "Database Specific Privileges" thing for each database.  Then in all your cms setups you can use the same username and password and just change the DB name.

12

(18 replies, posted in Content Management)

You'll want to create a new database for each one, but since it's all local you can use the same user for each database, you will just need to go in and give it privileges on the new databases.  Or you can create different users for each cms, but I don't know of any advantage one way or another when you are just testing on your local machine (live sites would want different users for security reasons).

13

(15 replies, posted in HTML Discussion)

Jonathan,  do you have a host specifically for emailing that kind of volume?  I know I've had issues with my webhost disabling email service after a considerably smaller amount of emails (we were testing Access to Outlook appointment creation) being sent.

14

(18 replies, posted in Content Management)

Fire up phpMyAdmin and click on Privileges.  Then choose to add a new user.  Fill in all the info on there (these are the settings you'll put into the WordPress install) and leave the "Database for User" at none and all the global privileges unchecked.  Click go and it'll create a new user for you, but it won't have access to any databases yet.  On the screen that follows (should show the SQL commands it just ran at the top), scroll down to "Database Specific Privileges" and choose your database from the dropdown.  Then select all the checkboxes (grant all) and tell it to go.  Now WordPress can use that user to do it's magic!

15

(15 replies, posted in HTML Discussion)

You might check out Campaign Monitor, which, while it isn't free, is a very robust solution with lots of good reports and tools.  They also have lots of advice on creating the emails, and can facilitate the HTML and text versions of the email.

16

(18 replies, posted in Content Management)

I've had lots of luck with Uniform Server.  I currently have it installed on a USB drive so I can use it at which ever computer I'm working on at the time.

17

(10 replies, posted in Shoot the Breeze)

If you need to talk to people on multiple networks, pidgin works nicely.  I'm not sure how many of the networks talk with each other yet (I think Yahoo and MSN do and GoogleTalk and AIM do, though only in the gmail interface as far as I know) but with an app like pidgin you can stick all your accounts into one buddy list and chat away, it sorts out what goes where.

I've not used pidgin for file transfer though, so I can't speak on it's capabilities there.

18

(8 replies, posted in Prayer Requests)

Just saw this post over at ExpressionEngine, and figured it was tied to your prayer request Mike.

Congratulations on the new job!

19

(20 replies, posted in Content Management)

C.Barr wrote:

Also, I'm trying to integrate the comment preview template into this same template as well and I'm having some problems with it.  I want the url to just add on /preview to the end of it to it would appear like index.php/site/new_entry/preview , but I don't think I have it set correctly to create that preview linke right in the comment form.  How would I go about doing this?  Currently I'm doing this, butit just gives me a white page:

{exp:comment:form preview="{my_template_group}/preview"}

Not sure if this will work, but what if you tried:

{exp:comment:form preview="{my_template_group}/{segment_2}/preview"}

Assuming that segment_2 has the title of your post in it.

20

(20 replies, posted in Content Management)

I think the double/single quotes thing does matter.  I tried it on one of my sites and it successfully alternated the comments.

Hopefully opus will get a chance to chime in on this, but here is what I would do in your conditionals.  First, in Admin>Weblog Admin>Global Weblog Preferences, I would turn on "Use Category URL Titles In Links?" and set a category url indicator like "category".  This will give you a single url segment for category so instead of dealing with C1 and C14, you can setup a single conditional to look for {if segment_2 == "category"} then pass the segment_3 (which will display the category url name) into your weblog:entries tag.  Now your urls will resemble /index.php/site/category/category_name .

I haven't dealt much with the date segments yet, but you might end up having to stick some php in your template so you could pass a regular expression to look for 4 numbers then 2 numbers.  Hopefully opus knows of a more EE way to do it.

21

(20 replies, posted in Content Management)

C.Barr wrote:

Also, it appears that my comments are not alternating between the two class names I gave it to switch between.  It always chooses the first one, why is this happening?

Try

<div class="{switch="commentEven|commentOdd"}">

Are you attempting to use a single template to display the index, single entries/comments, and preview?

It's been great getting to meet you guys.  So far the conference has been awesome - lots of great info.