Article Dashboard

apps

#1

Has anyone had any experience installing Article Dashboard?
http://www.articledashboard.com/

http://www.careercube.net - helping career seekers to solve ther puzzle
http://www.beerbellyblog.com


#2

Oops! My “spam alert” sensitivity must have been set really low tonight, and I bit… I ought to know better by now…I do know better…argughhh! (Orignal poster chuckles to him/her/its self while trolling merrily through the forum)

Out of curiosity, I went to take a look at articledashboard.com thinking to give it a spin so I could respopnd to his/her/its post (I love installing and testing new stuff at dreamhost!), but had to pass after looking at the site and reading the marketing stuff.

I just didn’t think it was worth giving these guys my email address to see the code. Sorry. “Spam Shields Up!”
–rlparker


#3

Yeah that one page is kinda of ridiculous and turned me off too. I used a fake email to get the link to the script. They probbaly wouldn’t like it but here’s the direct link to the script if you want to try. http://www.articledashboard.com/addxpc/ArticleDashboard.zip

http://www.careercube.net - helping career seekers to solve ther puzzle
http://www.beerbellyblog.com


#4

My apoploigies! I guess you are serious about your inquiry, and I apologize profusely for assuming from the site I visited that this might be a “troll” message or a subtle forum spam. Obiously, you are not an "it’ (or you are a powerful AI that fully passed the Turing Test!).

Now that you have pointed me directly to the script, would you still like me to take a run at installing it on DH (after I inspect it - I still suspect it might be a “viral marketing” thing that might do “bad things”) to see what is involved, or are gonna give it a spin yourself?

–rlparker


#5

No problem at all.
I did give it a try and I was having trouble trying to install it because it wouldn’t connect to the newly created databases I created. In the end I direct the install to populate tables on an existing database I created for Joomla.

I finally got to administering the script and customizing the template but then something I did to one of them templates screwed up my login. Now I can’t log in as admin.

Oh btw, it is viral marketing. The default index page has a banner linking to gatorhost with the creator as the referral. It can be simply removed from the template but I suspect a lot of people who would want to have this script don’t know how to do that.

You can go ahead and give it a try, let me know what you think. I just wanted to host career-specific articles on there but it looks like it’s better suited just to host articles on all types of topics.

http://www.careercube.net - helping career seekers to solve ther puzzle
http://www.beerbellyblog.com


#6

BeerBelly,

I understand; my tweaking templates has tweaked more than one application to death ;-).

Right now, I’m a little slammed, so unless you seriously intend to use the application, I’ll put doing a test-install on the back-burner for now. If your feeling on using the program changes, just post back and I’ll try to find time to do an install to see if I can figure out what might be happening.

Just a thought, since you referrenced Joomla in you last post, have you considered using Joomla Newsfeeds to grab just career related articles vis rss/atom for your site?

That way you could control your content easily enough by tweaking the parameters of your feeds.

–rlparker


#7

You know that’s a good question. Joomla is a beautiful program and I can just feel its potential. However when I tried to customize it to my own liking, I ended up with a massive headache.

Do you have an example on hand of a good implementation of Joomla Newsfeeds via rss? Maybe I should do a fresh install and try to figure it out again.

Basically I’m just trying to create a central location where people who write career articles can submit them and people who are looking for articles can find them.

http://www.careercube.net - helping career seekers to solve ther puzzle
http://www.beerbellyblog.com