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webmayin
 September 19 2009 00:59 AM (Read 2634 times)  
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Before I get crazy into it, will the G2Bridge run in Drupal with embedded Gallery2? I'm guessing that I can access the forum as a block or node? Anyway, I'm going to try it out on a test site. I love the geeklog forum.
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 September 19 2009 02:09 AM  
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After reading the Geeklog docs, I'm starting to wonder if I need Drupal at all. Seems a shame to chuck my custom Drupal theme, it was so 90's cool. I like drawing boards, even when I go back to them.


 
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 September 19 2009 06:26 AM  
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Geeklog and Drupal are the same thing. They are both content management systems on their own.

My bridge works with geeklog's API, I've never even glanced at drupal's API. But it would not work regardless.

Geeklog's forum plugin again is written for geeklog and will not work with drupal.

Geeklog is a great full featured CMS, but its a bit limited when it comes to themes, and support seems to be waning.
There is a fork of geeklog called glfusion with very good support. There has even been some G2Bridge/glFusion users.
Most geeklog plugins like the forum have been ported.

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 September 19 2009 07:06 AM  
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Both Geeklog and glFusion are superior solutions to Drupal and other CMS'. The only drawback is the lack of themes that are available for the applications. Both development teams are aware of this and we are pushing to create new themes and a better environment for customization.

If you have the time and the patience to learn the templates and CSS approach, it will be worth the effort.

glFusion handles CSS a bit differently than Geeklog, but it is poised to be even more user friendly in the future by allowing admins to edit the CSS directly within the application. Their is a plugin for simple adjustments to the Theme for glFusion called Chameleon. This plugin can offer some nice features in the layout quite easily. Though the devs are working on a more advanced solution.

If you like Geeklog's forum, glFusion is even better with the new addition of a simple FCKeditor. Allowing users to easily embed video, and Gallery items via G2Image into the forum posts.



Jump in and try glFusion out. I can confirm that G2Bridge though not fully tested, is playing very nicely with glFusion. Hadtobesaid.com is a site I am working on and using them both as the solution. Just remember to have the ImageBlock module installed in Gallery2 before installing G2Bridge. I am sure that suprsidr will be testing this further, and we'd appreciate more people using this solution so we can get quality feedback from the community.

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 September 19 2009 12:07 PM  
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I have Geeklog 1.52 bridged, things look good. Any favourite plugins to recommend? And does the G2 bridge still work in Geeklog 1.6?


 
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 September 19 2009 12:20 PM  
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And does the G2 bridge still work in Geeklog 1.6?

Sure does Smile

But you may still want to consider glFusion before you dig into templates to customize as gdl recommended.

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 September 19 2009 13:59 PM  
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What I'm trying to do is set up a community portal with general forums, and classifieds that will allow users to have their own blog and a store. I recognise that all the CMS can do that. The reason I'm thinking so hard about the beginning details is that I'd like to set up a similar thing in some of my favourite nearby communities (well, a couple of hundred miles away, I'm in Canada Smile ) and I'd like them to link up, and preferably use the same database.
I'm less concerned with themes than I am with offering people commerce opportunity. Do you think glFusion is the right way to go for that?


 
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 September 19 2009 14:08 PM  
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that will allow users to have their own blog and a store

So you want each person who signs up for your site to get their own personal blog and a storefront?
I don't know of a cms that lets each user get these things.... maybe a micro-blog or homepage but certainly not a personal store per user.

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 September 19 2009 15:12 PM  
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I guess I'll have to look into it to see if there's anything around. If I don't find anything, people can just use paypal buttons I guess. Thanks for the clarification on that. Thanks for all your help, really. Did you get my suggestion for a graffiti wall program?


 
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 September 19 2009 15:25 PM  
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I just found Etsy. It's ideal for what I was thinking about, so people could link to that with their miniblog. Thanks again for all your help. I guess I'll keep my newbie status.


 
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 November 27 2009 01:13 AM  
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I can't really figure out why glfusion is not bridging properly. I understand that the web root should be called public_html and the private should be below that. Also the g2data. Then we can copy both public_html and private over to the base directory, below web root. It works great in Geeklog 1.4
I love the whole glfusion software, but I'd love to know if the current file is correct,
http://www.flashyourweb.com/filemgmt/index.php?id=8
It doesn't give any errors on untarzip, but seems to be missing some files from the layout on the wiki page. either way, are either of these 1.4 or 1.5 folders the correct ones to use for glfusion?
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 November 27 2009 12:26 PM  
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I'll package up my working copy for glFusion.

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http://www.flashyourweb.com/filemgmt/index.php?id=29

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 November 27 2009 15:28 PM  
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Thanks, I'll give that a try.


 
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 November 27 2009 20:26 PM  
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Thanks for the file upload. I put the folders in my base directory, and the bridge didn't show up in the plugins page, like it did in Geeklog 1.4, and there's no config.php. When I navigated to
http://hayfa.ca/admin/plugins/G2Bridge/install.php
just to try it, I got this:

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An error has occurred:

(This text is only displayed to users in the group 'Root')

2 - require_once(/home/dreadful/hayfa_priv/private/plugins/G2Bridge/language/english.php) [function.require-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory @ /home/dreadful/hayfa_priv/public_html/admin/plugins/G2Bridge/install.php line 161


If I can get it to work, I'd be happy to help with any INSTALL.txt for all these various files.
Thanks for your help,
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 November 27 2009 20:28 PM  
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you are missing /home/dreadful/hayfa_priv/private/plugins/G2Bridge

like my archive plugins/G2Bridge


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 November 27 2009 20:38 PM  
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 November 27 2009 20:42 PM  
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that definitely did it. The plugins folder goes in the private folder. That makes sense. Thanks for bearing with me. I'm going to try to configure the executive now.


 
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