[Oscailt] front page articles & images
terence010203 at yahoo.co.uk
Sat Feb 2 14:10:42 PST 2008
I am not 100% quite sure what the problem is that you reported, but what I think should happen and the way we use it is, we take any given news article and we click on the upgrade to feature icon. That makes a copy which is hidden. We then work on that. And when we are ready, we get other editors to have a quick look over, and then vote to unhide it.
In the act of unhiding it, Oscailt, should automatically transfer over the comments from the original to the feature and at the same time get rid of the original.
Regarding the image. Oscailt 3.0 has an script which is placed in there named OSCAILTMACRO (or something similar) And basically you just give a relative path to an already uploaded and existing image on your server. The parameters to it, specify it's X and Y sizes. Defaults if you leave at zero. The macro then generates the appropriate sized thumbnail and builds the HTML reference for it.
I hope that helps
arclightfire at hushmail.com wrote: Hi, We have just gone live with the Bristol Indymedia site to a new
version of the Oscailt software, and it's great stuff to use,
thanks for all the hard work!
I do have a question; in the old system for feature articles we
would create a new article which had HTML in to place an image to
the right of the main body of text. This article would be hidden
on the news wire so that it was not confused with the source
In the new system, if you promote an article to a feature you would
have to edit the users original article (which I try to avoid), or
create a new article, which also appears on the front page. We
found that having two articles (a feature and the original) divided
the comments between the two and made it a bit disconnected.
Any feedback on this issue welcomed!
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