OrdaSoft forum
Welcome, Guest
Please Login or Register.    Lost Password?
Can I enter or manage data on the frontend? (0 viewing) 
MediaLibary Component Support
Go to bottom Favoured: 0
TOPIC: Can I enter or manage data on the frontend?
#397
peterino (Visitor)
Fresh Boarder
Posts: 6
graphgraph
User Offline
Can I enter or manage data on the frontend? 6 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 0  
I need to set up a library database (mainly for books, but flexible enough to manage other media too) for my father. Therefore, my primaray needs are:

  • easy to use on the frontend (enter media data, complete information via Amazon, list/view data, search for media, optionally lend)

  • flexible to set up ob the backend (I want to put all features needed onto the frontend, so I need page types for enter, list, search, lend, etc.)


For what I have understood so far MediaLibrary (and BookLibrary) is designed to

  • enter/manage media (or book) information entered on the backend, and

  • view and lend media on the frontend


Is this true?

My main concern about the backend is that this is not built for the end-user. There are too many menus visible by default, and the end-user could distroy the setup or data by mistake.

Do you have a solution for such a scenario?
 
Logged Logged  
 
Last Edit: 2009/12/30 07:54 By .
  The administrator has disabled public write access.
#400
aaa (Visitor)
Fresh Boarder
Posts: 8
graphgraph
User Offline
Re:Can I enter or manage data on the frontend? 6 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 0  
Hi,

First you must install some free version and check how all work

view and lend media on the frontend
You can do that at backend also

enter/manage media (or book) information entered on the backend, and
In last Pro versions - you can permit input (not edit or remove) so information for some users group from front end
But any way some site admin must have full backend Options access. For that you can create some user with Rights - "Manager" - who will work with BookLibrary from backend

Thanks
 
Logged Logged  
  The administrator has disabled public write access.
#403
peterino (Visitor)
Fresh Boarder
Posts: 6
graphgraph
User Offline
Re:Can I enter or manage data on the frontend? 6 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 0  
As I'm looking for a library database that simply works - nicely and efficiently, of course - for a long time, I'm willing to contribute to enhance the functionality of the component. Is this possible somehow?

Re backend user rights: I have added a user with the Manager rights, but what I would need to have is all menus and options gone (or at least hidden), and a "welcome screen" with buttons similar to the control panel, offering to add, list, and edit items.

From my experience (as a component developer) this is rather difficult to achieve. Especially with user rights only, without touching Joomla admin interface code.
 
Logged Logged  
  The administrator has disabled public write access.
#404
admin (Admin)
Admin
Posts: 4856
graph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Re:Can I enter or manage data on the frontend? 6 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 61  
Hi,

First of all all components openSource - so you can do any modification for self site
Also you can Buy customization from our Site. Please do that through "Contact form"

For now as we seem all ours component have full options set to permit some users from frontend good work with ours component.

At Backend moved only options - what response for site admin.
may be for Big Professional Library need add some options to frontend - but that - other thing - all may discuss

Also exist Commerce version components for Joomla - what permit set menu Permissions for some USER or Users Group

Thanks
 
Logged Logged  
  The administrator has disabled public write access.
#405
peterino (Visitor)
Fresh Boarder
Posts: 6
graphgraph
User Offline
Re:Can I enter or manage data on the frontend? 6 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 0  
If I would contribute some features that allow data management from the frontend would you incorporate those in your code base?

My point is: If I apply changes to the code you provide I will lose all those when I upgrade to a new version you bring out one day.
 
Logged Logged  
  The administrator has disabled public write access.
#406
admin (Admin)
Admin
Posts: 4856
graph
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Re:Can I enter or manage data on the frontend? 6 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 61  
If features what you will want add to MediaLibrary - will look useful for all users - we will include these features to next main version components.

By the way, new version from us can take free - only users who buy some customization, for all other we give only discount(sorry we need money for create ours components more best).

Thanks
 
Logged Logged  
  The administrator has disabled public write access.
Go to top
What are you looking for?
Anti-spam question: How many eyes has a typical person?