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This new module allows the admin to provide such hints, tutorials or documentation in the backend. Another use case is a team of collaborators who have to coordinate their work and need a place to insert additional information about what has been done...

Version 0.6.2
License GNU General Public License v3
Latest add-ons update 2020-12-02 22:52 UTC
Download Counter 535
Developer Martin Hecht
Addon type Module
Category Various
WebsiteBaker Version 2.12.x (minimum)
PHP Version 7.x
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The module does not produce any frontend output. In the backend there is
a text area (or a wysiwyg editor) where users with the privpilege to
modify the content one can insert some text. html tags are allowed,
newlines are converted to html line breaks. For users with the privilege
to see the content, it is displayed in the backend.
The module supports assigning the privilege to modify and/or view the
content based on groups. Each section is assigned to an owner. Members
of the administrator group have special privileges. If they have
permissions on the Hints module they can do everything the owner can do
and also change the ownership.
Each user can choose in the preferences how he would like to edit the
content in general, and also for each single section.

the standard mode (basically the same as it was in the past)
the hint floating up to the top of the backend, and depending on the WB version / backend theme it is displayed somewhere above the regular sections or even above, next to the menu bar
A popup hint which the user has to close explicitly (like everybody knows from the usual cookie hints on many web pages) - the user can either close it permanently for his current session by clicking the cross, or he clicks anywhere outside of the hint which closes it, but it will reappear the next time he loads that page
bottom hint: basically the same, but shown in a kind of status bar at the bottom of the page

Release history

0.6.2 2020-11-24
- remove MYSQL_ASSOC (thanks to Frank)

0.6.1 2020-05-24
- fix deprecated warning for php 7.4 thanks to Bernd

0.6.0 2019-03-01
There are a couple of minor improvements as well:

- on dark background the font color is switched to light color now
- background colors for the palette are chosen from values well supported by most browsers now
- section headers are not displayed in Standard and Floating display mode anymore(in Popup and Bottom mode a button is shown in the regular Hints section which allows the user to show the hint again when he has closed it)
- A Dutch language file has been added

0.5.1 2019-01-10 - fix typo in language file
- move preview below the buttons

0.5.0 2019-01-09 - support sharing and visibility to groups
- fix role of section default for owner

0.4.1 2019-01-05 - attempt to fix show_wysiwyg_editor already declared error

0.4.0 2019-01-04 - add settings to adjust different views
- provide a wysiwyg editor
- provide a preview mode and an edit button

0.3.4 2018-12-30 - add a preview to assist editing of html

0.3.3 2018-12-28 - more meaningful labels at the checkboxes
- correct htt template delimiters

0.3.2 2018-12-23 - do not throw users out of backend when attempt to delete is denied (thanks to florian)

0.3.1 2018-12-22 - next attempt to fix IDKEY error (thanks to jacobi22)
- do not expose usernames (use display names only)

0.3.0 2018-12-21 - offer a color selection palette
- localization for the color picker
- keep previously selected colors in palette
- resize textarea to small heights
- rework update of end_time in add.php

0.2.1 2018-12-19 - display a hint about hidden sections

0.2.0 2018-12-18 - added color selector and auto-resize textbox
- disable deletion of section if not owner
- suppress section anchors in frontend
- allow html input
- bug fix checkIDKEY error (hopefully)
- allow hiding hints for others

0.1.1 2018-12-12 - allow superadmin as owner
- use div instead of textbox if not shared
- add a padding inside the hint's div
- use an additional pre tag inside div
- use separeate stylings for div and textarea

0.1.0 2018-12-11 - initial version (btw. thanks to Franky)

Last change 2020-12-02 22:52 UTC by dbs