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  1. John Meyer

    Gedcom Export

    While the Gedcom export works well, it has little flexibility when exporting data. The ability to exclude select pieces of information would be very useful, especially for 'Notes.' Custom event types contain an option to exclude events during a Gedcom import and providing a link to the event types/custom event types so that selected items can be excluded during export would prove useful. I realize that I can privatize 'Notes' and then exclude them during an export. Currently, I use a Klutzy work around using desktop genealogy software and while I can remove some information however, I cannot remove as much as I would like before posting to the various Genealogy Websites.
  2. If this has been addressed I can't find it and I apologize in advance. I have tried to determine if "media upload" would work but I'm not sure it will do what I am hoping. Maybe there is a built-in function already or perhaps a MOD of some sort but again, can't find - I want to add an link to my drop down lists (available only to registered users) that would allow them to upload ANY file (except the obvious extensions like .js, .exe, .htm, etc) and have that file land inside a "secure" folder on my server so that only I may retrieve it either on line or via my ftp client. I'm not looking for an interface to TNG, rather I want to allow someone who has a password (that I've already approved) to "click to upload" a file such as a photo, or a scan from a birth or death certificate, or even a small gedcom. I'd like to limit the size of the potential upload as well to maybe 15Mb or more if necessary. And it would even be nice to have a short form they could fill out telling me what it is they are uploading. I could make the form but don't want to reinvent the wheel if it's already been done by someone before me. It would be nice to have a success alert telling them their files have been successfully transferred as well. Anybody with any ideas? I'll take them I know there are third-party offerings such as Dropbox but I really don't want to use that unless I have to. Thanks Larry
  3. I make heavy use of the "Copy Last" button when adding source-citations. For example, if I am entering data from a published genealogy book, every Event will have the same citation detail. For each citation, I must do the following: Click the citation icon > "Copy Last" > "Save" > "Finish" If I have entered 20 Events, for example, it requires 80 clicks of the mouse to add identical citations to each of them. Would anyone be able to advise if I may be able to modify "admin_editperson.php" to include, beside the citation icon, a new "Copy Last citation" icon which has the effect of the above four steps in one go? The appearance of the usual green dot on the source-citation icon might signify that the "Copy Last citation" command has been successful. I wonder if anyone else would find such a modification useful. I do not have any knowledge of how to create Mods.
  4. wkenddad

    Layout of media change

    I have several people with Yearbook Entries I link the Jpegs of each page to a "Education" Event. When the persons page displays these Jpegs are in rows. is it possible to have these items display as columns in a single row or a table of 1 x 4 or 2 x 2? Or even better a MOD that allows several Items to be linked in a table format and that table be linked to the event. P.S. Is there anyway to have them display in order A-Z versus order of entry?
  5. A TNG user recently posted an idea for a new mod on the TNG users list. He requested APA formatted citations for the pages generated from getperson.php. I responded that Citation Master could produce that pretty easily and generated a couple of Citation Master v8 release candidates that incorporate the feature. As currently coded, the feature produces an additional section just above the citations that looks like (APA format): Reference: Herndon, William Robert. (2018, March 4). Donald Crain Herndon. TNG 11.0.1 Website. Retrieved from http://localhost:3030/getperson.php?personID=I2092&tree=tngtest The IEEE format looks like this: Reference: Herndon, William Robert. "Donald Crain Herndon," TNG 11.0.1 Website, March 4, 2018. [Online]. Available: http://localhost:3030/getperson.php?personID=I2092&tree=tngtest The idea being that your site's users could copy this reference from your site to theirs or for incorporation as a source in their own genealogy database. Here's the issue: At least one interested TNG user (and perhaps others) would like this feature without the bulk of Citation Master's other features, but I need Citation Master's internal formatting engine to make this work. The easiest way to make that happen would be to split Citation Master into two mods: One for the features, one for the formatting engine. I'd then create a new 'Page Reference' mod that would also depend on the formatting engine. So...the question for Citation Master's users: Would you still use the Citation Master if it were split in two, so that you'd have to install both the feature mod and the formatting engine mod? Let me make clear that I think this is a cool feature, but my existing users come first. So I'll figure out an alternative if splitting Citation Master isn't the preferred way to go. Thanks for your input and suggestions. Bill Herndon Lindell-Herndon Genealogy
  6. Edit: find latest update at the end of this thread. -- Hi, if someone is interested, I just created the following code to have a link to FamilySearch-Search on any Person's page. It's quick and dirty, as I don't know PHP at all. If you want to make an addon out of it, please do so diff --git a/getperson.php b/getperson.php index 11c4126..1abc8b1 100644 --- a/getperson.php +++ b/getperson.php @@ -154,6 +154,21 @@ echo tng_DrawHeading( $photostr, $namestr, getYears( $row ) ); setEvent( array( "text"=>$text['born'], "fact"=>$stdex['BIRT'], "date"=>$row['birthdate'], "place"=>$row['birthplace'], "event"=>"BIRT", "entity"=>$personID, "type"=>"I" ), $row['birthdatetr'] ); setEvent( array( "text"=>$text['christened'], "fact"=>$stdex['CHR'], "date"=>$row['altbirthdate'], "place"=>$row['altbirthplace'], "event"=>"CHR", "entity"=>$personID, "type"=>"I" ), $row['altbirthdatetr'] ); } + // JPT search Familysearch + $searchparam="https://familysearch.org/search/record/results"; + $searchparam.="?count=20"; + $searchparam.="&query="; + + if( $row['firstname'] ) $searchparam.="%2Bgivenname%3A". $row['firstname']."~"; + if( $row['lastname'] ) $searchparam.="%20%2Bsurname%3A". $row['lastname']."~"; + if( $row['birthplace'] ) $searchparam.="%20%2Bbirth_place%3A".$row['birthplace']."~"; +// TODO if( ) $searchparam.="%20%2Bbirth_year%3A".$row['birthdatetr']."-".$row['birthdatetr']."~"; + if( $spouserow['firstname'] ) $searchparam.="%20%2Bspouse_givenname%3A".$spouserow['firstname']."~"; + if( $spouserow['lastname'] ) $searchparam.="%20%2Bspouse_surname%3A". $spouserow['lastname']."~"; + + setEvent( array( "text"=>"Search", "fact"=>"<a href=$searchparam target=\"_blank\">Familysearch</a>")); + if ( $row['sex'] == "M" ) { $sex = $text['male']; $spouse = "wife"; $self = "husband"; $spouseorder = "husborder"; }
  7. Hi All, A recent thread got me thinking about animated GIFs and how they could be utilised to better draw attention to important aspects of individual pages. For example a persons biography... (FYI the file size of this one is 39KB) Your thoughts?
  8. raywaldo

    Change Initial Landing Page

    I would like for users to sign in and be greeted with the horizontal tree for the branch that they are assigned. This would be RATHER than the home page, as it is now. Is that possible? Difficult? How can it be done? Thanks in advance. Ray
  9. As an Administrator and while working in the Media files - It would be useful to have the ability to rename or delete a media file. Sometimes, there is a need to replace an old scanned image with a new one. Being able to rename the old one to say "Junk01" and then importing the updated file would be quite helpful as the original information already associated with the file is then retained. It would then be helpful to be able to delete the"Junk##" files from within TNG instead of having to do it through FTP
  10. Does TNG track adds/changes/deletes? Currently, the People section of the What's New page just gives you a list of the people who have been edited recently. I'd like that to show what was changed as well. I glanced at the database in phpMyAdmin, but don't think the structure has a change tracking mechanism right now. It would involve at least one other table, which could track actual changed data by field, or maybe a note on what was changed, which the user would be prompted to enter when saving out of editperson.php. Then the What's New query could be modified to check the change tracking table for entries. Any thoughts about this?
  11. Not sure this is a new idea, but i am struggling with how to register the country and region in places. I am not sure what is common. One can use the local language country name e.g. Nederland(Netherlands), or the 2 and 3 iso codes like NL and NLD. But it would be nice using the full local country name (Nederland). And having a multi language site, e.g. with German and English, the country should show as Niederlande and Netherlands (in places etc.). Kind Regards, Sandor https://vanseeventer.nl
  12. Between the upgrades to WordPress as well as the TNG core, the old TNG WordPress plugin has become completely useless. This forced me to use an alternate method for integration. I chose the Kloosterman method which worked great. Unfortunately, this left me without Single Sign-In capability so that only site members would have access to the genealogy section, TNG. Even if I left the TNG directory out of all the site's navigation and links and used ROBOTS.TXT to prevent it being indexed by searchbots (at least the compliant, reputable ones,) it would still be accessible by any user (logged in or not) that entered the TNG directory address directly or had a link or bookmark that led to it. The imperfect workaround I went with was to use the .HTACCESS file to check the already existing WordPress cookie to see if a user is logged in. This applies only when they try to visit that directory or any of its subdirectories or files. If they go there and they're not logged in, they get redirected to the login page. (It's an imperfect method, because it's still hackable, but it's the best I could come up with on the spot.) <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteEngine On RewriteBase / RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L] RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^.*tng/.* RewriteCond %{HTTP_COOKIE} !^.*wordpress_logged_in.*$ [NC] RewriteRule . /wp-login.php?redirect_to=%{REQUEST_URI} [R,L] RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d RewriteRule . /index.php [L] </IfModule> INSTRUCTIONS (Use at your own risk. I am will not be held responsible for any damage or losses to you or your site for trying this nor is it my responsibility to help you fix things if they break. I'm sharing a method that I use that works for me. I think it will work for most others as well, but I can't guarantee that.) Copy the code above, and be sure to change the TNG folder name to the one you use on your site. Open your own HTACCESS file, and find the basic WordPress code that looks like this: # BEGIN WordPress <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteEngine On RewriteBase / RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L] RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d RewriteRule . /index.php [L] </IfModule> # END WordPress Overwrite the part between BEGIN and END WORDPRESS with the new, edited code. Save your changes, and upload the new file back to the server. ADDITIONAL ACTIONS These are additional actions I went with for my site. I hope they help you as well. I turned REQUIRE LOGIN off so that users only had to log in to the membership section of the site once to see the full genealogy section. This keeps them from being able to edit the records. They can only suggest changes. This also prevents hackers that bypass my method above from being able to easily make changes without a login. I removed all LOGIN and ADMINISTRATION links from the TNG pages. Now I have to use my bookmarked links to get to the admin.php and login.php pages.
  13. Renze

    Some Ideas

    Some ideas may have been mentioned once. Add new person, just the possibility to mention the source. And, if necessary, add notes. Now you must save before you can add this. Possibility of using Openstreetmap.org instead of google maps. Exporting textual Descendants in word or pdf file. With the addition of the sources.
  14. Would it be possible to have a "filter" on the geocoding page so that we could specify "wildcards" for places that are not to be processed? For instance I have a "country" 'At Sea' for those born/died/buried on a ship in international waters I also have Places for various Armed forces broken down by Regiment etc. but with for instance 'British Army' as the Country and the number of failures tends to use up my daily quota fairly quickly
  15. When I GEOCODE a new place name, the latitude generally returns 7-digits, while the longitude field too often auto-fills to 13-digits past the decimal. This is the result for Winnemucca, Humboldt, Nevada, USA when simply geocoding one place at a time Below is the result of bulk geocoding which appears to limit the length to 7-digits for both LAT and LON. Still, that is more than necessary (see Jay's accuracy implications farther below): In 2015 I asked for assistance on this topic and was offered a couple of options. In his reply, Jay offered that the the practical implication of the digits gives these measures of precision by decimal length: 6= 10 centimeters =Your footprint, if you were standing on the toes of one foot. 7= 1.0 centimeter =A watermelon seed. 8= 1.0 millimeter =The width of paperclip wire. 9= 0.1 millimeter =The width of a strand of hair. Two suggestions that I did receive fixed the problem after the fact; I was hoping that the solution would be proactive - e.g., limit the data field to 6 decimal digits. Currently I address the excess digits every so often if I don't catch the excess immediately, while wishing I did not have to do so. I recommend that a standard be set for those fields. Perhaps a start is to simply set the field length to 6 past the decimal: xxx.dddddd. Regis www.CarrFamilyTree.com TNG v11
  16. I have a custom event for "Find a grave" where I record the unique 6-7 digit code they allocate to a grave. I have tested embedding this as a hyperlink in my Detail field :- <a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=115799270" target="_blank">115799270</a> which works nicely but has two drawbacks :- 1. It is a bit long winded to get entered (I cut and paste the previous constructed link and then overwrite the number) 2. It risks being invalidated by the target site changing URL (domain OR parameters) What do others do? Is there scope for TNG supporting a "hyperlink" type field for this and others (Facebook is another where I record a unique key) so that we can define once the link required and not have to enter HTML repeatedly into our detail fields (a sort of "macro" capability) Mike
  17. There's an admin function to enforce all uppercase on last names. But there's an equal case for enforcing Initial Caps on them. "Barrett" not "BARRETT" Please could you add this option to the Admin function Darrin? I imagine it working something like this: Case setting for last Names: Dropdown Values = "None", "ALL", "Initial"
  18. Smithy

    Immigration Mod

    Hi All, I would love to see an immigration mod similar to the wonderful Census International Mod. The Immigration mod would include the name of the ship, departure place and date and the arrival place and date. I would then love to see a feature like the census mod where you can list family members that are passengers that you can link back to their ID. I hope that makes sense. Regards, Smithy
  19. Hi, Is there a feature/method in TNG that can filter out my mothers all cousins? I want to know how many she got and have them in a tree form maybe, or a list. Is it possibile?
  20. Merv

    Sticky Menu

    Hi All, Does anyone have any thoughts on implementing the option of sticky menus with TNG... https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2012/09/sticky-menus-are-quicker-to-navigate/ Our mobile sites already have them, and according to the above article, users prefer them because it makes a website easier to navigate. It may not be possible with all templates, but as an example, template 8 could work like this... This may be one way of how it could be implemented? http://blog.teamtreehouse.com/create-sticky-navigation http://codepen.io/Guilh/pen/JLKbn There are also sticky plugins and a CSS variable “position: sticky” that has been on the drawing board for a few years but still not recognised by all browsers
  21. My idea is to add a possibility of finding shortest path between two individuals which don't have any common ancestor. It is exciting to discover that your wife is related to husband of a sister of your grandpa... Such functionality exists in GeneWeb (Gnu licensed) - maybe it could be incorporated in TNG (see printscreen) Cheers, mjaro
  22. Hello all, Suppose you don't have a side-scrolling mouse or pad. Also suppose that you open a very wide and high descendants tree at a TNG site. Much wider and higher than your browser window. To see the rightmost top part of that tree, you first have to scroll all the way to the bottom of the tree to find the horizontal scroll bar. Then you have to scroll to the right and then scroll all the way up again. Maybe to find that you scrolled too far to the right... I have found a way to place scroll bars outside of the visible part of the tree, and adapt the visible part to the size of the browser window. You can see it in action here: (Make your browser only 1200-1300 pixels wide for a good "test environment") https://xerxx.se/descend.php?personID=I36&tree=tredNr2&display=standard&generations=8 If you scroll down with the right-most scroll bar, you will find that the box where the tree is displayed is a bit smaller than your browser window. And you will find a horizontal scroll bar below the box. So now you can scroll right-left without having to go to the bottom of the tree first. So far so good. However! If you hover any of the "more" arrows below the person boxes, the pop-up appears. But... That is only if you have not scrolled the tree in any direction: When you use the scroll bars, the pop-ups lose their orientation and appears at places you don't expect - often outside the visible part. (And that's even worse than having to scroll to the bottom.) So: Is there some coder out there who knows what to do and where, to give the correct coordinates to the pop-ups? I certainly can not do it... Unfortunately (Posted also at tngusers2) Thanks In Advance, Erik
  23. Dieter Plassmann

    Customising of charts

    Dear TNG community, I would like to understand how can I customise graphical view of the charts. Particular I’m looking for a function that allows to view parameters in “Descendants Charts”. More specific I would like to add numbering to the chart similar to the PDF function, but in chart view including to provide the start number. E.g. the male in the 1. generation might be the 9th child. Thus, I would like to start with 9. In the 5th generation a child might have than the number 9-5-2-1-1 (or just 95211). A prefix for the family name of that branch might be nice as well like P-9-5-2-1-1. In a more generic way other parameters might be nice such ocupation, place of living etc. Finally, a way to customise such a chart for printing (PDF) would be great. E.g. a landscape view with the first generation at top. Maybe I’m wrong but I cannot find such or even similar functions in TNG out of the box. I also looked at webtrees which has a numbering function but does not allow to set the starting number. Thus, my question is what is need to get this function. If the answer is “write a mod yourself”, then please give me some more hints where and how to start as well as an idea, if it is “reachable” with reasonable effort. Thanks a lot for you help. With best regards Dieter P.S.: For those who would like to know why I do need this. In fact the example above is real. The purpose is regular family meetings with a large number of people. For those an grand uncle of mine has introduced the numbering scheme. Each person gets his number printed and attached. With a large printed tree view of all the descendants all people can easily find the relations.
  24. Dieter Plassmann

    Modern touch for genealogy

    Dear TNG community, I plan to launch a site to stimulate (beside the older generation) the younger generation in my family. So far an aunt of mine has organised family meetings and created a huge word document with the family history. This contains tree charts for the diverse branches and a single page with characteristics, contact details and stories for each person. Now we would like to bring thinks to the next and following generation with a more modern approach with a family web site. So far I have been looking at TNG and webtrees. Both with an impressive feature set. However both lack on social network functions and addressing to reach out for the younger generation, who interacts with instagram, whatsapp, wechat (QR code), Facebook URL, LinkedIn URL, etc. Browsing through the forums I found the people want to stick strictly to the GEDCOM specification, which does not include such data fields per person. Even the address is an “event” that may include an e-mail, phone number and URL, which sound weird for me. Actually I’m looking for a simple solution that allows me to add some of those attributes to the living persons of today. Because those are the ones I would like to share the work with and those I would like to support to communicate easy to each other. If all else fails I’m thinking of setting up a Wordpress page for each person on which I can include such attributes and link those as “address” event to genealogy site. I would wonder, if there is a simpler (rather integrated) solution that some one can point me to. Thanks a lot for you help. With best regards Dieter
  25. Henri Textor

    Relation Display

    Please allow me to suggest following The Relationship display mod is a wonderful tool but is not fit for big databases I would suggest a mod that builds a table where relationships can be saved for a default individual (or even several individuals) Thus relationships don't have to be calculated every time a new individual is displayed but can be taken from the table Cheers, Hans
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