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  2. No problem - takes a while to get the hang of it all - I'm still finding new stuff!
  3. Try this (have not tested it!): In file datelib.php line 11: $numeric_date_order = 0; //0 = MM/DD/YYYY; 1 = DD/MM/YYYY change this into: $numeric_date_order = Y.m.d; or: $numeric_date_order = YYY.mm.dd;
  4. I've just released version 10.1.0.3 of templates NearDawn and NearDark (drop in replacements for Template 8 with many features, more legible fonts, and a less cluttered appearance). This release adds support for seven additional languages out-of-the-box. The complete list of supported languages is: Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Norwegian, Spanish, and Swedish. The Wiki pages have also been updated and both templates have been tested with TNG release 11.1.1. The installation support mod NearD Support has also been updated and tested. Bill Herndon Lindell-Herndon Genealogy
  5. I've just released version 10.1.0.3 of templates NearDawn and NearDark (drop in replacements for Template 8 with many features, more legible fonts, and a less cluttered appearance). This release adds support for seven additional languages out-of-the-box. The complete list of supported languages is: Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Norwegian, Spanish, and Swedish. The Wiki pages have also been updated and both templates have been tested with TNG release 11.1.1. The installation support mod NearD Support has also been updated and tested. Bill Herndon Lindell-Herndon Genealogy
  6. Ouch! So sorry to all - I missed that. Trying to read such vast amounts of info too quickly. Thanks and apologies to all Rick39
  7. There's an expand link beside files modified that lists all the changes:
  8. Sorry! Gedcom Converter. link: http://tng.lythgoes.net/wiki/index.php/Gedcom_Converter Under Automated Installation: 3. Backup the files listed to the right that are modified by this Mod. Thanks Rick39
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  10. Have you got a link to that particular wiki page?
  11. Is it hand written or look like it has been put together by some sort of computer program? If it looks like it has been put together by a computer program, there is a possibility it came from a gedcom or paf file.
  12. Could someone in the know please advise. Wiki page suggest that certain files, listed on the right, need to be backed up. Don't see this list. Is this an oversight or is there no longer a requirement. Thanks Rick39
  13. Thanks. I have changed this. This plugin 'just' works but has many kinks. It takes forever to load a page- some of which come in all garbled. Also the whole search menu appears first on a long list down the page and then the actual search data appears. Will keep playing with it. http://Www.seaburnemay.ca Peter
  14. If you can leave the name field blank, that is best. Abbreviations can be misunderstood and copied ad finem. Say you have a visitor that doesn't know your language and uses Google Translate to view your page in their native language. Google Translate says your page is English, so it does not translate the Latin and really doesn't know the Latin abbreviations so they stay as is. The visitor doesn't know Latin and is confused by any abbreviations so they just copy what you have entered for their mutual family member. Then this happens repeatedly and now you have many databases with some new given name or surname, or they match an actual name. Later another researcher looking for the original record looks over the actual record because the name doesn't match because they are sure the name is this thing they got from someone else. Question marks are at least a little more universal and don't need translation, which was why there was a push from a group to make sure that everyone used [--?--] as the placeholder. So if a name has to be entered, using some semblance of the question marks is preferred over words. There is an article https://www.tamurajones.net/FNULNUMNUUNK.xhtml where they talk about how often the different forms of unknown names appear in the Rootsweb databases. As with many things on the internet the preferred style may change on a whim as some group gains more followers, but if you try to think of the global viewing and non native readers of your site you can make sure not to fall into the pitfalls that others have done before you. Brent
  15. Unfortunately, current info is in hard copy only. I scanned some of it to PDF but the OCR software is not very good at it and there are numerous errors. (Also do not want to damage the book as it has to be completely bent open to get it on the scanner). Even though it may be in electronic PDF format, the data records are not structured well enough to be read easily- at least I am not aware of any "intelligent" software that can read in normal text and convert to GEDCOM? I have not programmed for 30 years, but I think it will take me longer to develop such software than just typing the records in...:-)
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    • tngrlkrz

    Nice web site!   I like how you incorporated the Surnames TNG feature.  And the 'switch to mobile view' button.  I really like pull down menu lists vs static click on items.   I see you went with the latter.   Any thoughts/reasons on one vs the other?

    1. Stan Kasper

      Stan Kasper

      Double nice!   I love the disclaimer.

    2. tngrlkrz

      tngrlkrz

      Thanks for the kind words.

      Not sure what you mean.  I have a fixed top row with hover drop down menus across.  There are more available to registered users as well.  Where to you mean 'static' click items; on the home page content or??

      Ron

       

  16. Thank you. I will check in with my friends from Sweden on this one!
  17. Hi, In what format is your current information? If it is a gedcom, I would first look into getting the dates formatted to the conventional dd mm yyyy through a gedcom editor first. Having non-conventional date format may cause you problems further down the track.
  18. Thank you. The info was extremely helpful. BTW, I like how you integrated surnames into template 8. I find there are many functions / widgets in each of the various templates and it would be great if there was an a la cart method of creating your own web page. However, I am extremely grateful of the functions that do exist and I can work with the code and pick and chose what to use although it is very time consuming. And the big worry is how to upgrade when Darrin makes changes...
  19. This from Geni... So I guess using question marks (???) is an accepted convention. You can probably do a search yourself, there are plenty of them out there but none of them are exactly the same Here is the Geni article... https://wiki.geni.com/index.php/Naming_Conventions Another article here... 8 Rules to Properly Record Names in Genealogy - ThoughtCo Whatever conventions you decide for your website, it would probably be a good idea to have these explained somewhere on your website.
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    • Chris Lloyd

    Thank you for your response.  At the very least notepad++ handles silly line break issues that you get with regular notepad.  Darrin has some nice PHP code functions.   Now if only we moved away from templates and more towards widgets...

    1. Chris Lloyd

      Chris Lloyd

      :) I'd like to use bootstrap or foundation to build a TNG site but so far my experiments aren't going well!

    2. Stan Kasper

      Stan Kasper

      PHP has momentum and wide support - a good pick for building widgets at a low level within this context.   Not familiar with bootstrap or foundation.   Cursory look seems like they are more application specific - Ancestry.   At the end of the day if you can import / export GEDCOM format you have some ability to be move about platforms.

  20. You can NOT have the Integrated Logins option checked in the TNG WordPress Plugin settings screen. Roger
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  22. I do something similar. when I do not know the spouse's maiden name I enter her as (for example): Victoria SMITH NoMaidenName (which is interpreted as a suffix) .
  23. As I understand it, if you are using the admin section of your site you shouldn't be opening the admin_places.php page as a stand alone page. Perhaps you should use PHPMyadmin through your CPanel, to edit the table with the incorrect place?
  24. Stan It really comes down to using something you are comfortable with. IMHO WYSIWYG editors often result in a lot of extra garbage and these are what can cause quite big differences in the way sites are rendered in the various browsers on different platforms. As mentioned earlier notepad++ is a great general purpose editor and very easy to use. I have also tried brackets http://brackets.io/ and emacs https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/ but ended up going back to notepad++ (probably because of familiarity)
  25. It really comes down to using something you are comfortable with. IMHO WYSIWYG editors often result in a lot of extra garbage and these are what can cause quite big differences in the way sites are rendered in the various browsers on different platforms. As mentioned earlier notepad++ is a great general purpose editor and very easy to use. I have also tried brackets http://brackets.io/ and emacs https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/ but ended up going back to notepad++ (probably because of familiarity)
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