Post by MSG on May 3, 2016 10:46:05 GMT -8
MSG I just wanted to let you know that I finally have gotten the time to get more things done to the site. I just now did get the companion up and filled in. Thanks for the heads up about the Companion will not be submitted to the library. I'll keep an eye out for the General Notices plugin whenever you get to update it. No hurries though.
ps- really, I could not think of what I would use the companion for. You mentioned it's good for messages just for other admin's to view right away. I do see that would be very useful for busier sites. Mine's too small and I only have the one admin other than myself. SO.. I thought it would be perfect to actually use it for birthdays for members as well as the characters we read about in the books. There's a lot. Thanks.
One quick question, I know you made the "On this date" plugin, but I seem to be using the General notices plugin for the same thing. Is this a good idea or is there something I should know about like..... will there not be enough space allotted for all of the content info for the whole years worth of notes? Should I really be using the On this date plugin for that stuff?
You really have done a good job. Thanks for your hard work. I'm just hoping to use your plugins in the way you know is best.
The On This Date and General Notices plugins are basically the same thing - except that the GN plugin has more preset title bar titles as well as being able to have a custom title bar title. OTD plugin only allows for On This Date or On This Day in the title bar.
As you had mentioned using one for birthdays, OTD would probably be more suitable (imho) for something like that. It all really boils down to personal preference.
I'm glad you're finding uses for them though.
As P̌̓aͧś̀t̀u͒le͆o͂2̀3̃̓ said above, though, space for events would be about the same for all of them (OTD, GN and GN Companion). The biggest factor would most likely be the size of the event descriptions. Even then, you should be able to add quite a few events in (in any of them) before space becomes an issue.
The Companion was basically done as a request - as someone wanted 2 GN's to run - 1 for Members and the other for Staff.
Just as a note, Skidjit, I noticed you've still got version 1.0.0 running. Newest version is 1.0.1. However, you should be fine with 1.0.0 if you want to keep that. The new version just fixed the title bar description in the UI and removed all remaining hard-coded padding / spacing.