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[BETA] phpBB3-Knowledgebase

Post by pertneer » Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:02 pm

with permission of the previous mod authors(poppertom69, Imladris was unreachable) I am picking up this mod.

Modification Name: phpBB3-knowledgebase
Author: Pertneer
Previous Authors:poppertom69, Imladris
Modification Description: A full Knowledge Base add-on for phpBB 3.0.11 and higher.
Modification Version: 1.0.7 RC1
MOD License: This mod is released under GNU General Public License v2
Requirements:automod,

Features:
  • Full article database with adding, editing and deleting
  • Global permissions can be set for each article action
  • Full comment system
  • Full attachment support (both articles and comments)
  • Moderator module with ability to change article status, as well as private comments to the article
  • Administration module with full configuration
  • User bookmarking and subscription to articles.
  • Ability to search the article base
  • Full history of articles available, possible with some sort of annonate / diff tool
  • All articles automatically generate user specified tags
  • Article icons and article types available
  • Article rating system
  • A RSS feed generator
  • E-mail article to a friend
  • Export article to word/pdf
  • Social bookmarking of article
  • Most popular articles
  • Related articles using tags
  • Request article - lets users write a short description they want a article made into useful for support
  • Customizeable plugin system
  • Localized category permissions
  • SEO


Planned Features:
  • Fix language issues (complete)
  • Change some styling to closer resemble phpBB.com's own knowledgebase articles (complete)
  • change installer to simplify installation
  • Moderator notification of articles (complete)
  • add bbcodes to allow uniform article presentation (complete)
    • kb
    • h1
    • h2
    • h3
    • h4
    • username
    • userid
    • anchor
    • anchorlink
  • ?
Screenshots: None at this time

Demo URL:Demo Currently just to preview
Demo Username: n/a
Demo Password: n/a

Modification Download:Version 1.0.7 RC1
Git Repository:https://github.com/pertneer/phpBB3-Knowledgebase

Current list of fixed bugs:Bugs already addressed sorted by version Please check here before adding new one to the bug tracker
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Re: [DEV] phpBB3-Knowledgebase

Post by pertneer » Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:02 pm

The previous abandoned mod post is located here

I do not plan on providing update scripts from previous versions of this mod.
I will also only support this and future versions.
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Re: [DEV] phpBB3-Knowledgebase

Post by Meis2M » Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:06 pm

very nice mod.

is there any seo or rewrite tools in this version?
example:

www.example.com/article/article1.html

or sth like that?

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Re: [DEV] phpBB3-Knowledgebase

Post by pertneer » Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:28 pm

This is not planned at this time, although I may in the future.
After looking over some other options that I have not looked through yet, the old version does have rewrite tools currently although I have yet to check through to see if it is currently working.
Meis2M wrote: is there any seo or rewrite tools in this version?
example:

http://www.example.com/article/article1.html

or sth like that?
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Re: [DEV] phpBB3-Knowledgebase

Post by darksminky » Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:37 am

might I suggest sticking to default phpBB BBcode? it gives admins more control, and one of (if not THE) biggest complaint about mediawiki is the new BBcode. Not to be belligerent, but just to help

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Re: [DEV] phpBB3-Knowledgebase

Post by pertneer » Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:38 pm

I understand your concern and I myself do not like extra stuff added to mods as well. But offering the information never hurts. All but the [kb] bbcode will only be added to the DIY section as a suggestion for formatting and not installed by default. So admins will have control of what they add. I am just providing the bbcode within the contribute folder. The kb bbcode is used by the mod to create a local link to the article. Much like on phpBB's Knowledgebase. Much like this article on how to install mods.

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Thanks for your input.
darksminky wrote:might I suggest sticking to default phpBB BBcode? it gives admins more control, and one of (if not THE) biggest complaint about mediawiki is the new BBcode. Not to be belligerent, but just to help
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Re: [DEV] phpBB3-Knowledgebase

Post by darksminky » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:21 pm

oh, my bad.
Read it wrong, thought you meant that it had its own BBcode system :P
by the way, if you need any help, feel free to cut a snippet or two from my MOD, if you give some credit it's all good


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Re: [DEV] phpBB3-Knowledgebase

Post by Prosk8er » Sat Oct 06, 2012 3:35 am

on your demo site i notice on viewtopic mini profile you have the postcount from the articles i think it would be better to change it to Article posts: or kb posts: as it may be a bit confusing
either way good work so far
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Re: [DEV] phpBB3-Knowledgebase

Post by Jessica » Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:29 am

bprsk8r4272 wrote:on your demo site i notice on viewtopic mini profile you have the postcount from the articles i think it would be better to change it to Article posts: or kb posts: as it may be a bit confusing
either way good work so far
I agree, it should be "Articles" instead of "Posts" because there's already "Posts" for forum posts.

Also, I think you should change the knowledge base icon to an icon that's smaller than the currently one. In my opinion, it doesn't really look that good.

Look through here (adjust the size using that dragger to 16px), think there might be some icons you can change to. Just my opinion though, so you don't have to change it.
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Re: [DEV] phpBB3-Knowledgebase

Post by wintstar » Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:50 am

Very good work :)
bprsk8r4272 wrote: bprsk8r4272 wrote:on your demo site i notice on viewtopic mini profile you have the postcount from the articles i think it would be better to change it to Article posts: or kb posts: as it may be a bit confusing
either way good work so far
Is change in install.xml

from

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<!-- IF postrow.POSTER_ARTICLES > 0 --><dd><strong>{L_POSTS}:</strong> <a href="{postrow.U_POSTER_ARTICLES}">{postrow.POSTER_ARTICLES}</a></dd><!-- ENDIF -->
to

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    <!-- IF postrow.POSTER_ARTICLES > 0 --><dd><strong>{L_ARTICLE}:</strong> <a href="{postrow.U_POSTER_ARTICLES}">{postrow.POSTER_ARTICLES}</a></dd><!-- ENDIF -->
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Re: [DEV] phpBB3-Knowledgebase

Post by pertneer » Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:53 pm

I see what you are talking about, I have updated the demo site to reflect this change. It was very confusing. Thanks for pointing that out to me.
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Re: [DEV] phpBB3-Knowledgebase

Post by victory1 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 3:03 pm

Is there a permission system of who can write an article? Does articles goes into pending status for non-staff members? If so, is there an alert system that tells staff an article is pending?

I have the mini-KB install on my board and it's base on this KB. What I discovered is pending or reported articles goes to the MCP like pending posts and reported posts; unfortunately there was no alert to tell staff that something was pending in MCP. So I added the Moderator Needed mod and it was easy to add an addition to cover the mini-kb!

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Re: [DEV] phpBB3-Knowledgebase

Post by pertneer » Sat Oct 06, 2012 3:23 pm

Currently it does not have this feature and I see where this would be an issue. I added a test article to my demo site to see if there was and have no indication that an article has been written.

Since this is not good to have articles waiting for approval, I will add this to my future list of items and I like the was you approached this.
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Re: [DEV] phpBB3-Knowledgebase

Post by victory1 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 3:40 pm

pertneer wrote:Currently it does not have this feature and I see where this would be an issue. I added a test article to my demo site to see if there was and have no indication that an article has been written.

Since this is not good to have articles waiting for approval, I will add this to my future list of items and I like the was you approached this.
I would be happy to send you my code for the Moderator Needed Mod for the mini-KB. Like I said, it was based on this KB so the approach would be the same.

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