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Long titles and short titles

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Jane

Are short titles used anywhere other than in Sources in admin? Where are long titles used?

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Hiraeth

The Sources and Citations mod may be helpful.

This displays 'Title' in preference to 'Short Title' in Source Listing on Individual and Family pages, on the Show Source page, and in the heading of the Edit Source page. These programs normally display the short title, if present, and the full title only if the short title is not present.

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manofmull

I guess the answer is yes. If a person in your database is Reverend, this is rarely used but shortened to Rev. (suffix on my site)

In Sources here's an example, again from my own site >

Short Title:  IGI

Long Title:  International Genealogical Index (you can just leave this blank)

It's a matter of personal preference

 

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Jane

My apologies for an ambiguous question. I was referring to the 'form' to fill in when entering a new Source. There are two blanks, one to fill in a Short Title and another to fill in a Long Title. I've observed the Short Title is used in the list when Sources is clicked (to pull up a complete list of all previously entered sources). But I don't know if the Short Title appears anywhere else, i.e., Reports, Family Ground Sheets, etc. And I've no idea where the Long Title is ever used - possibly Reports, FGS, etc.

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jayat1familytree

Jane , You should write to Darrin directly as he would know where each instance is used.

And it would be nice to post his response here so we all can learn.

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Jane

This is the reply I got from Darrin:

Hi Jane,

I think the long title is used on the public page for the source. The short title should be used everywhere else, unless there is no long title.

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I then went into my admin, changed a long title, and looked to see what happened on the public side. The Long title changed only in the list of sources, not in the footnotes where the source is cited. Then I looked on the admin side, and found the Long title was changed in the Citations but not in the list of sources. Seems strange to me that opposite effects happened, a change in how Sources are listed in one case and how Citations are affected in the other.

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Jane

Well, that brings up the question, how do I unzip a mod. I downloaded a mod for FindAGrave, it went into my computer's Downloads as a zip file. But now I'm stuck. When I double click to unzip I'm unable to figure out where to put it. The directions to put it in my mod folder. Where is it, and how do I get to it?

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Chris Lloyd

Unzip it to a folder on your hard drive and then upload it to the mod folder on your server using ftp.

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Jane

It looks like I've gotten the mod into the mod folder on the Remote site, and unzipped. But when I go to my website, admin,  and get into Mod Manager it isn't there. Am I missing a step?

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tngrlkrz

Jane,

Check to make sure that your Admin:General Setup:Paths and Folders has a mods folder name matching the folder name you copied the cfg file into.

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Ron

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manofmull

deleted as totally ignored by question poster

 

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Jane

Ron, I checked, and do have the mods folder setup as shown in your screenshot.

 

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