mike_henden

Good afternoon people. Can anybody recommend a good, reliable image slider to use in SS4? Have always used Flexslider with SS3 versions but can’t get it to work properly in SS4. Slider works fine but I can’t include a link from a slide to the relevant page. Raised this issue on Flexslider Git Hub page early last month but there has been no response from the developers and I have no idea why Flexslider won’t play ball?!!

muskie9

hi @mike_henden, sorry for the delay on the tickets... we got slammed end of year, just wrapped up for the day w/project work and can help trouble shoot a bit

muskie9

just wanted to provide an update... I was able to track down the underlying issue with that button styling... we've also created a new repo (it's shea's linkable, but now not a fork that we'll maintain) allowing us to fix the issue... there's a new tag 4.1.0 for flexslider and be sure you're pulling in 1.0.1 for dynamic/silverstripe-linkable

let us know if you notice any additional issues with it or if other issues persist

mike_henden

Hey, thanks @muskie9, I’ll check this out. Yep, the linking was the only problem!

muskie9

👍 the unmaintained linkable module was on our list to figure out in any case, your ticket just got us there quicker 😉

muskie9

just a heads up you may have to zap shea's module manually from your vendor dir

mike_henden

Thanks for your help @muskie9, that sussed it! Have a great weekend!!

mike_henden

Now just wondering how I can turn the link into a ‘Learn More’ button… which mught have to wait until Monday… 🤔

muskie9

I'll have to check... I feel like we may implement something on top of this for our use cases to allow for various styles, but can't remember... otherwise from a text standpoint, the Title field I believe should allow for customizing it a bit... otherwise it'll just grab the title of the page linked to by default iirc


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mike_henden

Hi, is this the place to ask questions about modules/extensions to Silverstripe (such as FlexSlider)?

mike_henden

Hey people, have a Flexslider issue here — we can upload slide images and text fine, we just can’t link to relevant page for ‘more information’… haven’t had any issues like this with Flexslider before??

Aaron Cooper

That's a module specific question and not a major module either. You might get lucky with someone who has used it but you'd probably want to post this sort of thing in the modules issue register.

thats4shaw

That looks like linkable so I’d start there.

mike_henden

Appreciate the nudge towards linkable @thats4shaw, it is in place and it looks kosher to me. Can you please elaborate?

thats4shaw

I don’t really understand your problem as you haven’t really explained it. However the screenshot you have supplied is from a linkable field so that’s where I’d start. I don’t use Flexslider either.

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mike_henden

Hey people, found and removed file — still getting error! No change on log…

mike_henden

It’s a Mac file — will go looking for it!

mike_henden

thanks @ShaneW, @nightjarnz, sho’nuff have found an Apache error:

  1. [Thu Nov 14 11:33:45 2019] [error] [client ::1] client denied by server configuration: /Users/mikehenden/Sites/.DS_Store

Can somebody translate?

mike_henden

… on any page. Haven’t investigated Apache yet, this is just looking at the backend. Rebooted an old SS4 site as client is wanting updates…

mike_henden

Hey people, why am I getting a ‘forbidden’ message when I try to edit one of my development sites? Never seen this before — can anybody advise?

theruss

Depends where it's coming from. SilvrStripe itelf or the webserver.

mike_henden

Had an odd thing happen yesterday — I was starting build on new site so I ran the Silverstripe Installer:

composer create-project silverstripe/installer

… pointing at a directory I had already set up. After configuration I noticed that the URL on my dev site looked a bit odd. So I checked the files and found my configured site was inside a folder called installer??

Never seen this before?!!