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Dirk

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Here's a nice little hack demonstrating what the new autotags (as of Geeklog 1.3.10) are all about.

Add the following piece of code to the FAQ manager's functions.php:
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function plugin_autotags_faqman ($op, $content = '', $autotag = '')
{
    global $_CONF, $_TABLES;

    if ($op == 'tagname' ) {
        return 'faq';
    } else if ($op == 'parse') {
        if (is_numeric ($autotag['parm1'])) {
             if (!empty ($autotag['parm2'])) {
                $question = $autotag['parm2'];
            } else {
                $question = DB_getItem ($_TABLES['faq_topics'], 'question',
                                        "topicID = {$autotag['parm1']}");
            }
            if (!empty ($question)) {
                $url = $_CONF['site_url'] . '/faqman/index.php?op=view&t='
                     . $autotag['parm1'];
                $link = '<a href="' . $url . '">' . $question . '</a>';
                $content = str_replace ($autotag['tagstr'], $link, $content);

                return $content;
            } else {
                return '(FAQ topic #' . $autotag['parm1'] . ' not found)';
            }
        } else {
            return '(error in FAQ link)';
        }
    }
}
 

This introduces a new faq: autotag which creates a link to the FAQ topic with the id after the colon. It also pulls the headline (i.e. the question) of the FAQ from the database, so you don't have to enter it yourself. In other words:would be translated into a link to this ever-popular FAQ topic:
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<a href="http://www.geeklog.net/faqman/index.php?op=view&t=38">Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by ...</a>
 
But you can also enter your own link text like this
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Please read this first
 


There's one minor bug in Geeklog 1.3.10rc1, though: For the first variant (i.e. without your own link text) you currently have to enter a space between the topic ID and the closing square bracket.

To fix this, change line 1004 in system/lib-plugins.php to read
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        'parm1'     => str_replace (']', '', $parms[1]),
 
This will also be fixed in rc2.

Now if only the forum would support autotags ...

bye, Dirk
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Dirk

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Quote by Dirk: Now if only the forum would support autotags ...


And thanks to Blaine, it does now Cool

So here are the two examples from above again:

----- snip -----

Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by ...

Please read this first.

----- snip -----

Only this time, they're actually interpreted, so you only see the links.

bye, Dirk
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Aloysius

Anonymous
Dirk/Blaine/anyone else?

You mention that Forum supports autotags. Do I use the same code as in contribution ie. see this in the forum?

I know that we can use the URL to point to the page but how do I use autotag in the forum to point to the staticpage?

Thks Can someone help me plse
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Aloysius

Anonymous
Sorry, I typed in the autotag code for staticpage and it looks like it works on your forum. Wow!

Now the question is what do I need to do on my site to make it work for my forum?
Doh! - that was a mistake
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Dirk

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The forum here on geeklog.net is somewhat customized ... See if you can find something on Blaine's site.

bye, Dirk
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