Display ‘Tips’ in Elgg 1.8

In this article I will give you a step by step guide on how to display ‘tips’ or ‘latest news’ in the sidebar of elgg 1.8

1. Download “Did You Know” plugin for elgg 1.8 here

2. Unzip the plugin in the mod folder of your elgg installation. If you don’t know how to do that, please read this article.

3. Log into your Elgg network as an Administrator, click on the Administration link located in the top bar menu to go to the Admin Dashboard: Learn More

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SEO Manufacturers Box Module in TomatoCart is Available

You may find that the default manufacturers box module don’t support SEO friendly url as setting ‘Manufacturers List Type ‘ to ‘ComboBox’ under admin panel > Templates > Templates Modules > Boxes > Manufacturers. Learn More

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Using Excel to Update SQL Data

The other day a co-worker was trying to figure out how to help a client update a lot of individual fields in a SQL table.  He did not want to grant them direct access to the entire backend of the SQL server table but he also did not want to have to spend a lot of time “developing” code to do this update.  This was a one-time update and using SSIS to create a package seemed like overkill.  He also wanted to have control over which fields got update.  He was trying to find an easy way of doing this.  His client also has some experience using spreadsheets.  I told him of a way to accomplish these requirements while at the same time giving his client the ability to “mass update” fields as needed. Learn More

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