azurecurve ClassicPress Plugins: Series Index

ClassicPress PluginsThis is part of the azurecurve ClassicPress Plugins which introduces the plugins I have available for ClassicPress.

The plugin I am going to cover in this post, is an existing one which has been brought up to coding standards; Series Index.

Functionality

The Series b=Index uses Series and Series Position custom fields to groups posts together into a series: the series-index shortcode can be used on a post to place the series index.

Defaults are configurable via the plugin Settings page, but parameters can be used to customise the output of each series index if required.

A series index post can be created using a Series Position of 0.

Additional shortcodes available are:

  • index-of-series – which allows an index of all series index posts to be displayed.
  • series-index-link – allows a link to be created back to the series index post.

This plugin integrates with the Toggle Show/Hide plugin.

Demo

This site makes extensive use of this plugin:

  • The series-index shortcode has been used to include the series index at the bottom of this post.
  • The index-of-series shortcode has been used on the Index of Series page.
  • The first paragraph of this post uses the series-index-link shortcode to create the link back to the parent post.

Download

The plugin can be downloaded via my Development site.

azurecurve ClassicPress Plugins: RSS Suffix

ClassicPress PluginsThis is part of the azurecurve ClassicPress Plugins which introduces the plugins I have available for ClassicPress.

The plugin I am going to cover in this post, is an existing one which has been brought up to coding standards; RSS Suffix.

Functionality

The RSS Suffix allows the site admin to define a suffix which is appended to every entry in an RSS Feed; replacable parameters can be used to, for example, allow each article to include a link back to itself.

Demo

Take a look at this sites RSS Feeds using the RSS buttons in the Social Media & Other Sites section on the sidebar.

Download

The plugin can be downloaded via my Development site.

Creating An Outlook Item Shortcut

Microsoft OutlookEarlier this month I did a post on command line paramaters to create an Outlook item (such as an email or appointment). In that post I mentioned it was easy to create a shortcut for them, but realised afterwards, that it might be beneficial to cover creating the shortcut.

To create a shortcut, right click on the Windows desktop, and click on New » Shortcut:

Windows right-clickcontext menu

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azurecurve ClassicPress Plugins: RSS Feed

ClassicPress PluginsThis is part of the azurecurve ClassicPress Plugins which introduces the plugins I have available for ClassicPress.

The plugin I am going to cover in this post, is an existing one which has been brought up to coding standards; rss-feed.

Functionality

ClassicPress by default allows the admin to define if a summary or detailed RSS Feed is available; the RSS Feed plugin allows both types of feed to be available.

Demo

This plugin is in use on this site; the Social Media & Other Sites section in the sidebar shows buttons to both the detail and summary feeds.

Download

The plugin can be downloaded via my Development site.

Create SmartConnect Journal – Standard Map: Schedule Integration

eOne SolutionsThis post is part of a series on creating a Journal – Standard integration using SmartConnect from eOne Solutions; I recently posted a series on Implementing SmartConnect.

Before creating the schedule, select the Options tab and mark the Allow any user to run this map checkbox. This will allow the service account to run this map on the schedule once it is created.

Map Setup action pane with Schedule button

The journal standard integration is one which I would usually schedule to run periodically throughout the day. This is done as the final step in creating the integration from the Map Setup window by clicking Schedule on the toolbar.

The Schedule window will popup and allow you to configure the schedule as required:

Schedule window showing new schedule

Click Save to save the schedule and then click Save again to save the new integration map.

azurecurve ClassicPress Plugins: Post Archive

ClassicPress PluginsThis is part of the azurecurve ClassicPress Plugins which introduces the plugins I have available for ClassicPress.

The plugin I am going to cover in this post, is an existing one which has been brought up to coding standards; Post Archive.

Functionality

The Post Archive is usable via a widebar widget and page-index shortcode which display a post archive broken down by year and month.

Demo

The sidebar on this site contains a Post Archive widget showing the posts made since June 2011.

Download

The plugin can be downloaded via my Development site.

Create SmartConnect Journal – Standard Map: Run Integration

eOne SolutionsThis post is part of a series on creating a Journal – Standard integration using SmartConnect from eOne Solutions; I recently posted a series on Implementing SmartConnect.

Over the last few posts, I’ve stepped through the creation of a map in SmartConnect; with the map now completed, it is time to test.

To do this click the Run button on the Map Setup window.

A SmartConnect Progress window will be displayed and show the progress; as you can see below, my source file with one journal in has been successful:

SmartConnect Progress window showing map was successful

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Advanced Credentialed Professional Accreditation Retained

Association of Dynamics ProfessionalsThis post is part brag and part public service announcement. The Dynamics Credentialed Professional Exams used to be offered through the Association of Dynamics Professionals, but are now offered through GPUG; once you’ve passed an exam and received the credential, the credential lasts for two years.

If, like me, you passed the exams before 1/1/2017, you have an extended grace period until 31/3/2019 to resit and pass one of your exams. This is the public service element of the post.

Now for the brag; I resat one of the exams earlier this week and passed, so I can, for another two years, claim to be one of these:

Microsoft Dynamics GP Advanced Credentialed Professional

azurecurve ClassicPress Plugins: Page Index

ClassicPress PluginsThis is part of the azurecurve ClassicPress Plugins which introduces the plugins I have available for ClassicPress.

The plugin I am going to cover in this post, is an existing one which has been brought up to coding standards; Page Index.

Functionality

The Page Index plugin allows the creation of a configurable tiled index of subpages of the current pages.

Individual pages can be assigned a colour ,via a custom field, in order to be shown in the index with a different colour.

Demo

The GP Resources page and the entire azurecurve|GP Table Reference and coppr|Distilleries to Visit sites use the Page Index plugin.

Download

The plugin can be downloaded via my Development site.

Create SmartConnect Journal – Standard Map: Define Header Mapping

eOne SolutionsThis post is part of a series on creating a Journal – Standard integration using SmartConnect from eOne Solutions; I recently posted a series on Implementing SmartConnect.

In the last post, I stepped through mapping of the journal lines; in this post, I’ll cover mapping of the journal header.

From the Map Setup window, double-click on the Create journal line in the scrolling window.

As shown in the image, below, map the BatchID, TrxDate, Reference and JRNENTRY fields from the source to the destination. If JRNENTRY doesn’t show here then you have not marked the Use as Global Variable in the GP Rolling Column window).

You also need to change the Column Type on the Transaction type row to List Option and then set the Column Name to Regular; this will make sure the integrated journal is created as a standard journal.

SmartConnect Mapping window showing mapping of fields

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