After more hours than I care to think about, I have finally checked in and put together a release of the latest MOBIE and formVista code. This update involves more than 1100 files, most on the backend you guys don't see but many that do involve the front end. This code, as you can see by the new look, is now installed on yml.com.
The changes are far too numerous to list them all but things you will notice immediately are:
- new HTML editor with built-in ImageManager support. From the article posting screen click on the picture frame next to the link icon to bring up an extremely cool image manager. You can upload images directly from there as in: You need to be using a relatively recent browser. If you click on the little pen next to the trashcan you can actually bring up an image editor that will allow you to rotate, crop, and resize the image on the server. way cool. What's especially cool is that in the formVista markup language, if any of you ever want to try out the beast I've built, any textarea field can be turned into the HTMLarea field using a single FVML tag ...
- New HTML and XML article entry support. This one's for you Ian. You can now enter HTML code and it will be handled properly so you can do stuff like <b>here's an example of html</b> and the brackets won't be interpreted. The previous version didn't handle html code entered into the HTML editor correctly.
- MULTIPLE CATEGORIES! formVista now handles the painful select multiple and go back and edit it again case. Press the CTRL button while selecting categories from the category list and you can file your article into multiple categories. Go back and edit your article and add/remove categories to your hearts content. This capability is built into formVista now.
- RSS feed. This one is for you Anatoly. The feed is /main_rss.html.
- Also for Anatoly, last update time and original posting time are separated.
- The detail view is fixed. It's available from the Read More link at the bottom of the articles.
- POSTING OF COMMENTS! Articles each now have a kind of discussion forum attached to them allowing you all to post comments to any article. The number of comments are displayed on the main page. Just like articles you can go in and edit any article that you've published (and now with the formVista grants system if I give you the clog_admin grant you can edit any of them).
Soon I'm going to be putting up the new formVista and MOBIE sites where I'll discuss more of the backend. In the meantime I hope you enjoy the new code. Let me know if you find any problems.
-- Yermo. Lord and Master of this Small Domain.