I spent some time thinking about your problem today Troy.
Our Commons in a Box Openlab is hosted on Reclaim Hosting. One thing that I noticed early on about their blog, was that they used 1 Wordpress blog as a hub, but that was really just an aggregator, and when you clicked on the link, you actually were brought to each one of the team members…[Read more]
The theme is iKnow: https://wordpress.org/themes/iknow/
Yes, we just copy and pasted content since it was shared with a creative commons license. I guess eventually we will be able to clone from site to site. I’m happy to share anything I can if it is helpful, like I could share a backup file of what we are using. It is still a work in progress though!
One of the things I learned from my exploration of the help pages was that City Tech uses a couple extra plugins on their server that seem to be required to make the OpenLab Help pages work properly.
For example. We couldn’t get the help pages to show up in the same order in the body and in the sidebar.
Later Bree comments on that…[Read more]
This isn’t possible using the front end controls of OpenLab, but it could be possible to do in the database. I asked that exact question on github. Read BooneBGorges Aug 7th response:
“There’s no place in the interface to change the ‘slug’ of a group type, because…[Read more]
Ed Beck replied to the topic Help does not show in top menu when logged out of the OL in the forum OpenLab Help & Support 1 month, 2 weeks ago
I can reproduce a disappearing top menu on my site. Using the OpenLab theme:
The top menu does not always have graceful fallback for mobile responsive.
- On oneonta.sunycreate.cloud at Laptop Width (1024 px) the top menu is present at usable.
- When we drop down to iPad Width (768 px) the top menu disappears and is not usable.
Why is the network administration link disabled for super admins anyway?
I mean, I know I just have to add /network when I am on the menu, but it is a little weird at first. The only reason I knew where to go is I have managed Multisites before.
You are locked into using a theme on the main site where you must use the OpenLab Theme.
However, on each subsite, you can use whatever themes you would like.
To do this, you have to install the themes and activate them from the network menu. For new admins this can be a little tricky, because OpenLab disables the link to the network…[Read more]
I’d echo what Bree said.
We whitelisted our IP address to make it easier.
If that isn’t an option, sometimes an SMTP mailer plugin can help, especially if you can get a dedicated email address like firstname.lastname@example.org
Charlie and everyone,
It was so nice meeting everyone today. I sincerely appreciate it. If any of you would like to see the Pressbooks cloning features, how we use it, and what we have learned from it (I probably clone 2 Pressbooks a week for faculty through our OER initiative) I would be so happy to share.
There are several things (probably…[Read more]
Thanks for the information:
I just want to explain why I am asking. Amanda and I are kind of bleeding edge people. We are testing out OpenLab basically on our own in our Universities with a small core of early adopters that are patient and understand that small issues may happen. Right now we do all the maintenance on the servers and quite…[Read more]
Thanks for that info Ray,
Can you give me a little more information about Commons in a Box’s upgrade strategy?
My limited understanding is that as a program that is meant for College and University settings, you have tried to make it so that Commons in a Box releases new major releases approximately according to the semester schedule, and does…[Read more]
Intermittent errors make me even more nervous than repeatable errors so I pulled the logs: Does this give you more information?
[09-Oct-2020 18:19:31 UTC] PHP Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Class ‘PHPMailer’ not found in /home/sunycreate/geneseo.sunycreate.cloud/wp-content/plugins/buddypress/bp-core/classes/class-bp-phpmailer.php:91
We ended up creating a subdomain. We felt like that gave us the possibility of using a theme that was designed to be a knowledgebase. Thanks for openly licensing your content! Our help pages are cloned from yours for now. (My student intern is working on this project, and I will continue to help her as she does this work,…[Read more]
First of all, I want to just say that I am grateful for this community putting up with all my questions about OpenLab. I don’t know why my server has had such a rough go at it or why I seem to find more bugs than other places, but I wanted to let you know that I appreciate the help I have been given.
Today I am struggling a little bit trying to…[Read more]
The text file from Thursday has the page source. Portfolio is listed in that CBOXOLAppConfig 90+ times doing a simple search.
I attached it as well in case you wanted to see any more details.
Hi Boone does this attachment help?
The only thing that we changed from core OpenLab is that we had renamed the “Club” group type “Organization.” We hadn’t done anything fancy to do this, just using the GUI and tools in OpenLab 1.1. We had done this back before we upgraded to the latest version.
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