Today is: Saturday April 20, 2019 | Status: Under Re-development | Version 2.99.03


A Blow by Blow of Max Ink's Website Development and Version Changes

Image uploading and display code fixed

Completed rehabbing each template in the site with it’s image displaying. As EE has changed how the user adds images, and as I have learned how to better use EE, there have been different iterations of this process. Each one has left me with a file field and data for images located on the server, so a smattering of if/else statements needed to be added to let older articles see their old images and new articles display their images from the new way that EE 2.x does it. I like it a lot, I hope it doesn’t change!

Version changed to: 2.99.03 on August 20, 2015 at 10:17

PHP File Info

As the upgrade continues (from EE 1.72 to EE 2.10.0), there are small things here and there to fix.

New to Expression Engine 2.10.1 is how the software handles the uploading of files such as images, pdf’s, and the like now use a new MIME language file to authenticate files and keep out “bad” ones.

Ultimately, it required a re-compile of the PHP software to handle this new image handling request, which is done at the server/host level. Only took a half an hour and image uploading in the back end is fixed.

This is actually significant on another level because image uploading in EE 1.72 had been made easy by a third party extension called NGEN. It never made it to 2.0, so redeveloping the image upload was of extreme importance.


Version changed to: 2.99.02 on August 18, 2015 at 11:38 | Related Link

Expression Engine upgraded to version 2.10.1

Wow. I finally did it. The major heart surgery of upgrading the web dev software Expression Engine from 1.x to 2.x is over.

Expression Engine underwent a complete re-write of their code so that Code Ignitor would be the core of the new software, which meant everything changed. Plug ins, Extensions, field types…. so I put it off and put it off. But now, oila! You probably won’t notice much change, however, I sure do in the back end!

This is the first step into taking the Maximum Ink website to the next level!

Version changed to: 2.99.01 on August 17, 2015 at 02:15 | Related Link

News navigation bug fixed

News Navigation bug fixed where “Latest” and “News” sidebars plus the News index page had a link to “all news by date” and in reverse that was pulling the wrong sort.

Version changed to: 2.177 on October 19, 2010 at 08:22

Entry_Rating Module added to articles and reviews

Now users and members can rate a review or article on a scale from 1-5 that displays a common “filled-star” theme. This was a module addition for ExpressionEngine.

Version changed to: 2.176 on October 19, 2010 at 07:00 | Related Link

Blis Publish Button extension added to control panel back end

This extension keeps Submit button within reach as you scroll down the Publish page.

Version changed to: 2.175 on October 17, 2010 at 05:07

Added view and comment count to “Latest Articles” sidebar navigation

Now you can see views and comment counts in the sidebar when viewing navigation to the latest content

Version changed to: 2.174 on October 7, 2010 at 08:52

Added Facebook Recommend buttons to all Permalink templates

When the user gets to the final “Permalink” template for any entry posted in a weblog, the user can now “Recommend” that entry, add a comment, and have a link to the article post directly to the user’s Facebook news stream.

The user’s profile pictures will show underneath the recommend button.

Version changed to: 2.173 on October 7, 2010 at 08:26 | Related Link

Added image uploader for News contributors to upload photos for postings

Added the automated NGEN image uploader for the NEWS weblog. Yes, it’s still a weblog as Max Ink uses Expression Engine 1.69. This will allow many authors to upload stories with accompanying image to the site, speeding the process of the news posting flow.

Version changed to: 2.172 on October 6, 2010 at 02:34

Dynamic Parameter Bug Fixed in “Latest Articles” Sidebar

Monthly Columns “Letter” and “Death Notices” were not showing in the dynamic nav in the sidebar because the “dynamic=off” parameter was not added, a very common error.

With the parameter in the “off” mode, the sidebar will not look to the current page URL for the segment that will determine weblog entry, the template will just pull the last entry made instead.

Version changed to: 2.171 on September 22, 2010 at 05:08

Edit Buttons for Logged-in Editors and Writers

Backend functionality was added so that when logged-in and surfing the site on the front end, a Super Admin, Editor, Editorial-intern, and Writer are privileged to see an “EDIT” button at the bottom of an article. By clicking the “edit” button, a new tab/window opens with the article’s “content” open and editable. Upon “quick-save” the changes are reflected on the site with a refresh.

It is a much faster way to edit the site from the front end.

Version changed to: 2.17 on September 20, 2010 at 07:29

Image Loading Bug Fixed in Letter To The People and Rock Star Death Notices index templates

Fixed a template for Letter To The People and Rock Star Death Notices index pages, new NGEN field’s image was not loading in the template due to faulty if:else statement. The old image fields were still showing up fine. But it’s all good now.

Version changed to: 2.163 on September 20, 2010 at 05:46 | Related Link

Permalink Bug Fixed in Bug Tracker

Fixed permalink bug that linked to nowhere on the Bug Tracker & Version change page. Now, the title of the entry is underlined but doesn’t link to anywhere. Bug in the Bug Tracker… Ironic, don’t you think?

Version changed to: 2.162 on September 18, 2010 at 06:11

Comma bug fixed on “Latest Articles” page

Fixed a bug where “Posted: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 10:34 PM” was without a comma as “Posted: Tuesday September 14, 2010 at 10:34 PM”. Ahh, the life of a web programmer.

Version changed to: 2.161 on September 17, 2010 at 03:56 | Related Link

Show Reviews added to atuomated sidebar navigation

Added “Show Reviews” to the automated sidebar navigation. Now, the 2 newest Live Show Reviews will have their title, reviewer name and posted date displayed and linked to it’s corresponding permalink.

Version changed to: 2.16 on September 16, 2010 at 10:57

Added Link to Version Number

Added link to “Version Number” at the top of every page that takes you to a log of version changes and updates to the Max Ink website so that the user can follow along with web bug fixes and updates.

Version changed to: 2.15 on September 10, 2010 at 03:24 | Related Link

Image uploader added to Clubline publish page

added automated image uploader to the publish page in control panel for Clubline column

Version changed to: 2.14 on September 8, 2010 at 10:35

NGEN image uploading feature added to Letter/Death Notice columns

NGEN image uploading feature added to Letter/Death Notice columns. Now, editors can browse images to upload within the control panel.

Version changed to: 2.13 on September 7, 2010 at 05:21

This Month is now Latest Articles

changed the “This Month In Print” or “This Month” link to be an automated navigation page showing the latest posts in all major sections. Future navigation to more sections to be added as well.

Articles, Columns (Blogs), and Reviews will now link to the most recent published on the site.

Version changed to: 2.12 on August 30, 2010 at 05:30 | Related Link

Bug: Articles Weblog - Artist Name

Artist Names have to be filled in on all Articles Weblog entries

Update made on August 27, 2010 at 09:16

Slideshow Plugin added

Installed JP Query Cycle Plugin for JS Slideshow. The first application of this slideshow is on the home page, rotating the covers.

Now, a cover can be added to the rotator with a simple entry to the Cover Images weblog.

Version changed to: 2.12 on August 27, 2010 at 02:41 | Related Link

Fixed Writer Categories

changed all categories for writers to be alphabetized by first name for the categories selection of writers in weblog

Version changed to: 2.11.03 on August 26, 2010 at 10:13

Disc Review Publish Form Updated

Updated the Disc Review publish form to provide more detailed instructions for writers

Version changed to: 2.11.02 on August 23, 2010 at 05:27

Automatic Version Updates

Version number now changes upon updates, link to be added soon to follow Maximum Ink update blog

Version changed to: 2.11.01 on August 16, 2010 at 04:52

NGEN Image Link Not Working

Fixed a bug that the NGEN images weren’t retrieving link to permalinked article

Version changed to: 2.11 on August 16, 2010 at 04:41
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