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Suggestion: Admin interface, modules: ordering
February 26, 2008 01:53PM
Currently, I have 20+ modules installed for Phorum. Not all of which are activated. And yet, they are all displayed in simple alphabetical order in the Phorum Module Settings list. Even with the styling, it is becoming unwieldy.

Thus, I suggest implementing a simple sorting option so that is it possible to list activated modules first, followed by a divisor, followed by inactive modules.

Basic example:

Phorum Module Settings
[[color=#32CD32]Active Modules[/color]]
Announcements
BBCode
Mailhide

[[color=#FF6347]Inactive Modules[/color]]
HTML Phorum Mod
Send mail through SMTP
etc.

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Re: Suggestion: Admin interface, modules: ordering
February 26, 2008 03:19PM
I'd say that this would be a useful ordering and a representation that is not uncommon in software packages that use some sort of a module system. I will take a look at it. Thanks for the suggestion.


Maurice Makaay
Phorum Development Team
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Re: Suggestion: Admin interface, modules: ordering
February 26, 2008 05:00PM
Or we could have a toggle, show all available modules or just the active ones.

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Re: Suggestion: Admin interface, modules: ordering
February 26, 2008 05:22PM
Hey, don't push it! =)

I'll see what I can do. I was also thinking about an option to hide the extra info and to only display the module titles. That would compress the information a lot, possibly making the list overview a bit more clear.


Maurice Makaay
Phorum Development Team
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Re: Suggestion: Admin interface, modules: ordering
February 26, 2008 09:29PM
Hello Maurice,
my suggestion:
Open in a new browserwindow and ordered leftside by Themes:
Moderation:
- Impersonate User
- ...

Posting
- BBcode
- BBcode GeSHi
- BBcode Google
....

Core
- Announcements
- Automatic HTTP Path
- ....

Look and Feel
- Format Signatures
- Customize Mail Messages
- ....

And other groups ;-)

Aktivated Modules bold and deaktivated in normalfontstyle
The description on the Alttext of the link or like the Phorumhelp

Best regards
Berti

I speek swabian and german very well - not english :-(

My Phorum on [clever-forum.de]

My testfforum with version 5.2.x is on [test.clever-forum.de] (user: Phorum password: Clever)
Re: Suggestion: Admin interface, modules: ordering
February 26, 2008 09:57PM
Opening a new window? I don't think so. But even inside the same window, this wouldn't be really feasable this way, since modules can put themselves in multiple categories and it would be hard to find a module if you don't know the category for it. Maybe it could be another view option to display the modules. Then we would have:

- all modules in a list
- separate list for active and inactive modules
- modules for a certain category


Maurice Makaay
Phorum Development Team
my blog linkedin profile secret sauce
Re: Suggestion: Admin interface, modules: ordering
June 16, 2008 01:57PM
A very easy hack might be to simply display inactive modules with a different CSS style tag. The admin template could then show them greyed out, or with smaller text etc.

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Re: Suggestion: Admin interface, modules: ordering
June 16, 2008 02:10PM
You should really try out the trunk's (5.3) module's admin interface ;-)


Maurice Makaay
Phorum Development Team
my blog linkedin profile secret sauce


Re: Suggestion: Admin interface, modules: ordering
June 16, 2008 05:42PM
That's a nice preview Maurice. Will that include upgrade checking or is that a vision of future work for my CMU module?


Joe Curia (aka Azumandias)
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Re: Suggestion: Admin interface, modules: ordering
June 16, 2008 07:54PM
Upgrade checking is a function that I want to include in there too. If I don't get around to that, then you can do a module for it ;-)


Maurice Makaay
Phorum Development Team
my blog linkedin profile secret sauce
Re: Suggestion: Admin interface, modules: ordering
October 10, 2008 05:17PM
ugh this could get really ajaxy and heavy...
listing by categories isn't necessarily infeasible. if a module needs to appear multiple time for multiple category entries then go ahead and show it. it's just a query result. But this logic will invariably lead to a need to collapse the categories cuz they'll all wind up being pretty fat and the page will wind up being a mile long . . . slippery slope.

simple: table sort headers. sort by title, sort by author name, sort by category name, sort by active state . . . with the description and other info either being folded up or shunted off to a subsequent window like settings. if there's no settings it's just the info.
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