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[ABD] phpBB Knowledge Base

Posted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 2:57 pm
by tbackoff
phpbb3-extension-knowledgebase

Description:
A Knowledge Base extension for phpBB 3.1.x

Features:
  • Fully integrated Knowledge Base for phpBB 3.1.x
  • Multiple categories
  • Support for BBCode and smilies
  • Approve, Disapprove, Deny, Edit, and Delete functions
  • Notification to article author on approve, disapprove, and deny actions
  • Add KB as a location to viewonline listing
  • Change default sort of articles to alphabetical by article title rather than sorted by article ID
  • Rather than truncating the article description if it exceeds 200 characters now will throw an error message
  • Add some default permissions to some default permission roles
Status:
Development

Requirements:
phpBB 3.1.x

Repository:
https://github.com/tmbackoff/Knowledge_Base

Author notes:
This is a port of the Knowledge Base MOD I'm currently working on. Once the MOD is submitted to the MOD Database, I'll begin working on this one. A repository link will be provided once coding begins.

Re: [DEV] phpBB Knowledge Base

Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 6:54 pm
by Raul [ThE KuKa]
I will watch for this extension. ;)

Re: [DEV] phpBB Knowledge Base

Posted: Sun May 04, 2014 9:36 am
by M.Gaetan89
What about using the notifications system of phpBB 3.1, instead of sending a PM?

Except from that, I'm looking forward to use this extension!

Re: [DEV] phpBB Knowledge Base

Posted: Sun May 04, 2014 3:22 pm
by tbackoff
M.Gaetan89 wrote:What about using the notifications system of phpBB 3.1, instead of sending a PM?
Yeah, I was actually planning on doing that (I'll update my original post). Thanks for the feedback!

Re: [DEV] phpBB Knowledge Base

Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:46 pm
by Raul [ThE KuKa]
Support for attach files?
It's a interesting feature... :oops:

Re: [DEV] phpBB Knowledge Base

Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:11 pm
by tbackoff
No. I wish I could figure out how to do it, but every time I tried, I failed horribly. If someone wants to implement it, I'll be more than happy to credit them (this goes for the 3.0 MOD that was released also).

Re: [DEV] phpBB Knowledge Base

Posted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 3:31 pm
by tbackoff
Feature list has been updated to include a few things that were suggested.

Re: [DEV] phpBB Knowledge Base

Posted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 3:55 pm
by nicofuma
about the attachments it's not easy because currently it's not possible to use the phpbb_attachments table (the table is designed to only handle post or pm. It should be possible to change that but a lot of things have to be checked and certainly updated, so i'm not sure that it could be done for 3.1)

Re: [DEV] phpBB Knowledge Base

Posted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:27 pm
by tbackoff
nicofuma wrote:the table is designed to only handle post or pm
Which is why I was having trouble. I saw no feasible way to accomplish attachments without breaking the current structure.

Re: [DEV] phpBB Knowledge Base

Posted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:36 pm
by nicofuma
some use a new table, it works but... we don't have the choice if we want to keep something not too difficult to install and update.
I think that we can assume that it will be changed at least for the 4.0. Meanwhile, there is a ticket for this on the tracker? If not you should create one^^

Re: [DEV] phpBB Knowledge Base

Posted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:39 pm
by tbackoff
No ticket, because like I said, I wasn't too concerned about it. I'll create one as well as an RFC to gather thoughts later tonight or tomorrow.

Re: [DEV] phpBB Knowledge Base

Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:41 pm
by david63
Having just had a look at the 3.0.12 mod version can I make a couple of suggestions for the extension (which you may already have taken into account)

- If a user can only access the KB when they are logged in then there seems little point showing the KB on the menu until logged in - unless there is an intention to allow guests to access some of the KB.

- Once logged in then it shows the number of items in the KB alongside the menu item but when using the drop down selectors there is no indication as to which category the KB items are in - a similar indicator against each category would be helpful.

Re: [DEV] phpBB Knowledge Base

Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 3:08 pm
by tbackoff
david63 wrote:- If a user can only access the KB when they are logged in then there seems little point showing the KB on the menu until logged in - unless there is an intention to allow guests to access some of the KB.
Guests can read KB articles. If there is interest in this being a permission, let me know. :D
david63 wrote:- Once logged in then it shows the number of items in the KB alongside the menu item but when using the drop down selectors there is no indication as to which category the KB items are in - a similar indicator against each category would be helpful.
The intention was to indicate how many disapproved articles there are (you'll notice it only shows for moderators with the appropriate permissions). I don't see a reason to show how many approved articles there are. Denied articles by definition should not need to be approved or disapproved (however I did build those options in). I could probably show how many disapproved and how many denied articles there are. I do plan on sending notifications to moderators when there are disapproved articles (submitted and set as disapproved).

Re: [DEV] phpBB Knowledge Base

Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:13 pm
by david63
To give added flexibility (and to avoid later requests) I think that guest permissions would be beneficial.

Re: [DEV] phpBB Knowledge Base

Posted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 5:33 am
by tbackoff
Repository link has been added. The only thing missing is the ability to delete categories in the ACP. Other than that, have a go at it. :D