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Old 11-19-2005, 04:46 PM
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Default GAL 4.61 Release Discussion

I have just uploaded GAL 4.61 to the download section for license holders.

This release fixes a couple issues that seemed to popup as a result of the last release.

Primarily:
  1. Ordinal (order) replacing. Specifying what order the words get replaced in should now work consistently.
  2. Double linking. The big problem was trying to get the right RegEx which 'turned off' GAL from linking words that were already GALed. Think I have this sussed now.
  3. Some members had problems with certain styles after the last upgrade as their style was missing the $spacer_open variable. I have introduced a new way of putting the required code in while still getting the benefit that KW802 suggested with the $spacer_open replacement (no template edits!). Anyhooo. Hope this helps.
Another user recently reported an issue with Right To left languages and an Arabic language set. I'm still looking into the issue though this may incidentally address that (I can wish!). Other than that, it should be business as usual!

To upgrade from 4.6:
  1. Download the latest package
  2. Upload the contents of the upload/forums folder to their respective locations (overwriting previous files).
  3. Re-import the product-gal.xml file into your product manager (overwriting previous install).
  4. Go to admincp->gal->maintenance->debug and rebuild.
Bob should then proceed to be your uncle.

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Oh, I dont know if its worth mentioning, however for those that did the $spacer_open workaround (essentially manually putting the required GAL HTML in your template), you should revert those changes.

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Geek you've forgotten to update the version number.
Product Manager shows 4.6 instead of 4.6.1
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aw poo. Thanks

Pretend it says 4.61 for now
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I deleted 4.6 entirely and installed 4.61

I still link to itself even though I have nothing in the link field when clicking on a popup.
I don't want to link anywhere.
Track Impressions No
Track Clicks No
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Old 11-20-2005, 08:45 AM
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To ensure it is ONLY a popup (and not a link), do this:

Make sure your replacements are up to date (they should each have $target in them)
make sure they are in a category with no tracking of impressions or clicks
Make sure that the URL is empty.

failing that can you provide a URL?

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I still have the ordinal problem (:

http://www.lesatirique.info/forum/showthread.php?t=2064

And phrases in admincp Stats and Mantainence pages remain still hardcoded.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by The Geek
To ensure it is ONLY a popup (and not a link), do this:

Make sure your replacements are up to date (they should each have $target in them)
make sure they are in a category with no tracking of impressions or clicks
Make sure that the URL is empty.

failing that can you provide a URL?

HTH's
Popup No Title
HTML Code:
<a href='$gal_link' target='_blank' class='gal' onmouseover='GAL_popup(this,"$gal_offset", $gal_width, "$gal_box_style", "$gal_description", "$gal_description_style");' onmouseout='GAL_hidepopup();'>$gal_text</a>
Glossary is set to popup no title.
Impressions and clicks set to no.
Even though impressions are set to no, the count increments.
It is set to the proper category.
CAI is the highlighted word.
http://www.318ti.org/forum/showthread.php?t=7465
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Old 11-21-2005, 08:08 AM
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I still have the ordinal problem (:

http://www.lesatirique.info/forum/showthread.php?t=2064

And phrases in admincp Stats and Mantainence pages remain still hardcoded.
did you rebuild?

1996 - target='_blank' needs to be $target
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Old 11-21-2005, 12:48 PM
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Quote:
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1996 - target='_blank' needs to be $target
I wasn't sure how to do that so I followed you instructions from a previous post.
I created a new replacement
HTML Code:
<span class='gal' onmouseover='GAL_popup(this,"$gal_offset", $gal_width, "$gal_box_style", "$gal_description", "$gal_description_style");' onmouseout='GAL_hidepopup();'>$gal_text</span>
And it works.
Would there be any problem using this?

Next I'd like to get rid of the little graphic before the linked word.
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