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#13 2006-05-25 21:08:32

Destry
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From: Haut-Rhin
Registered: 2004-08-04
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Re: rsx_plugins_table, rsx_plugins_list

Just so you know, I’m going to use this plugin regardless. I think it’s great in its simplicity, and in the fact that by it’s nature it’s one less thing you have to manually update (i.e., adding/removing plugins from the list). That’s sweet!

As for the description thing:

First let me explain why I even ask. Quite simply, I sometimes have no clue what a plugin is for because the descriptions are a bit vague, and I don’t like passing that on from my site to the next person who visits. I would like something like this because it would give me the ability to describe a plugin (once I discovered its true nature) in my own words, words that made sense to me (and maybe the next person).

Now, I’m no php guru, so I may not know what I’m talking about (most likely), but what I envision, perhaps, is making use of the “Extensions” Tab (again, I have no idea if that’s even possible; maybe there’s a monopoly on that tab or something). So for example, after activation of your plugin, a simple list (plugin names) is generated in the Extensions tab. When a name is clicked, a small expansion happens so that an edit box is revealed under the plugin title with the default description already showing in the edit box. A person can either leave it alone, or customize the text as seen fit. Click save. That’s one thought about the fuctional flow, I’m sure it can be better/simpler somehow.

That’s about all I can conceive and tell you. If it can’t be done, no biggie, I like the plugin and will use it gratefully anyway. The no “inactive” plugins mod would be cool though.

Last edited by Destry (2006-05-25 22:19:49)

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#14 2006-05-26 00:07:04

net-carver
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Registered: 2006-03-08
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Re: rsx_plugins_table, rsx_plugins_list

Destry:

It is possible and there is at least one other plugin that allows you to do it, but it is not as elegant as the solution you propose here. However, it might serve your purpose for the time being.

If you install the ied_plugin_composer plugin (BTW, it’s really for plugin developers but will let you do what you need to) you will see an addition for it on the extensions tab.

Once you choose that you get a list of installed plugins so find any plugin whose description you wish to change then hit the edit button next to it. In the page that follows, scroll down until you see the description field and edit it, then hit save and all is done.

Last edited by net-carver (2006-05-26 01:52:05)


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#15 2006-05-26 00:50:57

Destry
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Re: rsx_plugins_table, rsx_plugins_list

Stevo…sweet, man, worked like Formula 51. Damn, that’s a tight plugin by Yura, makes me want to learn how to dev. <small>_heh_</small>

So, Ramanan, if we can drop the “inactive“s, or maybe make it an option to do so, then we ball-parked it.

Last edited by Destry (2006-05-26 00:53:24)

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#16 2006-05-29 16:05:30

ramanan
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From: Toronto
Registered: 2004-03-12
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Re: rsx_plugins_table, rsx_plugins_list

It’s a small change. The weekend was busy. I’ll should be able to post something tonight. update: done.

Last edited by ramanan (2006-05-30 03:34:49)

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#17 2006-06-29 13:09:22

Destry
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Re: rsx_plugins_table, rsx_plugins_list

Thanks for the update. Preesh-E-8-it.

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#18 2006-06-29 13:23:44

ramanan
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Re: rsx_plugins_table, rsx_plugins_list

No problem. I was worried no one noticed. Hah.

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#19 2007-01-16 19:17:39

phaded
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From: Long Island, NY
Registered: 2007-01-16
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Re: rsx_plugins_table, rsx_plugins_list

This plugin is pretty great, is there a way to alphabetize the output?

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#20 2008-03-11 11:36:23

Ruhh
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From: dakota dunes
Registered: 2008-01-20
Posts: 305

Re: rsx_plugins_table, rsx_plugins_list

Is there a way you can modify the plugin so it will have an attribute with true or false on showing descriptions? I do not want the list to have descriptions so I would like to get rid of them by using an attribute in the tag.


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#21 2008-04-06 20:50:46

ramanan
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Registered: 2004-03-12
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Re: rsx_plugins_table, rsx_plugins_list

You can now decide not to show the description field in the list or table by using the show_description parameter.

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#22 2008-04-06 22:35:42

els
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Registered: 2004-06-06
Posts: 7,458

Re: rsx_plugins_table, rsx_plugins_list

Thank you, it makes the list a little bit shorter ;) Of course the output is a definition list without dds. The page validates, but is that semantically correct?

Last edited by els (2008-04-06 22:36:06)

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#23 2008-04-07 15:28:25

ramanan
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Re: rsx_plugins_table, rsx_plugins_list

Yeah, really it should turn the list to a ul if there is nothing in the definition field. It was just fewer changes to do things this way.

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#24 2008-04-07 19:23:51

els
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Registered: 2004-06-06
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Re: rsx_plugins_table, rsx_plugins_list

Never mind, I can edit the plugin code.

I’m also trying to figure out how to edit the code to be able to sort the list alphabetically, so I won’t need to ask you… I’m sure I’ll find out how to do it eventually, so no need to consider this as a feature request :)

Thanks again, I had not expected that you were still maintaining this plugin.

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