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Another thing, at the backend, a huge smiley face icon and Paypal donation image blocks a portion of the parameter settings.
This Sourcerer plugin worked great! I just copy-and-paste my Adsense code inside the tags, and i can see the adsense codes' location within the structure of my webpage while editing an article.
When i switch to Source Code, i saw that the plugin mutilated my Adsense code with lots of SPAN and BR tags inserted here and there. That scared me, since Adsense doesn't want you to alter the codes in any manner. However, when i view the source code of the page of the actual frontend website, the Adsense code remained intact as it is. So i guess, i should be fine.
Yep, the added html is just for display purposes in the wysiwyg editor and to prevent the editor from messing with the code.
Sourcerer removes all these hidden html tags when converting it to frontend code.
All i need is just copy-and-paste the Adsense code, and that's it! And this extension does the job. And it worked great!
The best part of this plugin, is it's free. I hope you will be repaid with good karma. Karma is better than cash.
The extension itself looks nice. Unfortunately, the latitude, longitude, and timezone settings don't work. Supposedly, based on these settings the displayed icons will alternately show either a sun or a moon depending on the time of the day for these settings. However, in my case, the icons appear stuck as a moon 24 hours a day based on the latitude/longitude settings i obtained from Google Maps. If you change the values to null, the icons are stuck to a sun all day long for 24 hours. Changing timezone values don't have any effect.
Also, the weather forecast displayed seems to be less accurate compared to The Weather Underground. The other day, it was raining heavily here in my place, but the forecast says "Partly Cloudy", while The Weather Underground accurately says "Rainy".
I also wanted to have the ticker running the entire length of my webpage. However, if you adjust the "Ticker Width" to more than 518 pixels, the ticker stops scrolling. 518 pixels is just half the span of a webpage.
In the "Add Ticker/Scroller Items", if you skip one item, the ticker gets broken and stops scrolling.
The various options available like changing font colors, speed, and opacity, are nice.
However, it would have been much nicer if you can just select items from your Section or Category to scroll. Instead of typing them manually by hand. If you are planning to use this as a scroller for your latest news, it will eventually become too tiring, as you have to cut-and-paste the news on the item list one-by-one all the time.
- The module is fully working in IE8. Please review our demo link in Internet Explorer 8. You can see it is working properly.
- Yes, the maximum width of the ticker is 518 pixel.
- You need to configure the ticker properly. You cna find the configuration instruction here: http://www.rswebsols.com/rsspotter-support
The cool "balloon" type window panel that shows up to display the login forms, is a great space saver. Unfortunately, it messed up similar balloon-type pop-up windows from other installed extension apps in my website, such as JomSocial. In JomSocial, when you place your mouse over the user's avatar, the pop-up balloon panel shows up. When i installed this login module, the source code in JomSocial shows up instead. When i disable this login module, the JomSocial pop-up goes back to normal -- which proves the conflict between apps.
Since this appears to be the first incarnation of this software, here's what's missing:
- There is no way to purge the long list of IP address being recorded. No way to reset the data. If you have something like 2500 members, one day of data collection is a terribly long list.
- There is no TIMESTAMP on the recorded IP. Only datestamp. As a result, you have something like user Charlie with 28 entries having identical IP address, all having the same datestamp. Not very useful data.
- The statistics page is grouped according to "user". So you can only view a user and see all the IP address he used. That's vague data, especially if he is using dynamic IP. A more useful approach is data grouped according to IP address, and see how many usernames came from a single IP. You can spot trolls and spammers this way.
Please check version 2.0