Software

Publish Improve

Current Version: 2.0.1
  • Installation

    1. Unzip the folder to a temporary location on your local hard drive.
    2. Copy the ext.publishimprove.php file to your extensions directory, and the lang.publishimprove.php file to the appropriate language directory in your EE folders on the server.
    3. Go to Admin -> Utilities -> Extension Manager in your EE control panel.
    4. Install the add-on.

  • Usage

    1. Go to Admin -> Utilities -> Extension Manager in your EE control panel.
    2. Click on Settings for the add-on and choose which modifications you want affecting your site.

  • Updating

    If you don’t disable the extension while upgrading, the upgrade probably won’t work properly.

    1. Go to Admin -> Utilities -> Extension Manager in your EE control panel, and select Settings for the add-on.
    2. We strongly recommend you take a screenshot or record a copy of any existing settings before you do your update. Just in case.
    3. Disable the add-on (Admin -> Utilities -> Extension Manager).
    4. Copy the new ext.publishimprove.php file to your extensions directory, and the new lang.publishimprove.php file to the appropriate language directory in your EE folders on the server.
    5. Go to Admin -> Utilities -> Extension Manager in your EE control panel, and re-enable the add-on.
    6. Select Settings to be sure your settings are still accurate.

  • Uninstalling

    1. Go to Admin -> Utilities -> Extension Manager in your EE control panel, and disable the add-on. Your settings will be erased.
    2. (optional) Remove the files from your server.

  • Known Issues

    1. If you preview a new entry, the “Save As a Copy” checkbox goes away.  I don’t consider this a huge problem.
    2. If you press the tab key while your cursor is in the very first characters of the template field, the field is blanked out.  Just UNDO to get it back, and don’t press tab there.
    3. The Live Entry link is a best guess, and doesn’t work at all with Pages—I’m open to suggestions on how to make this work better, but it’s a can of worms.

  • Credits

    Thank you to Mark Huot, who showed me how to make my extension to play well with others.
    Thank you to Rob Q and Arden, for their suggestions.
    Thank you to G-B-O for his bug identification.
    Thank you to Cap_Nemo who discovered that it wasn’t working if you only had one blog (who only has one blog?!)
    Thank you to Elwin Zuiderveld, whose modules provided inspiration for functionality in this one.  If you want a more locked-down solution for removing the Modules or My Account tab, I recommend his extension.

    And thanks to the EllisLab folks, without whom, etc., etc., etc.

  • Final Note

    Final note to those using this extension: I update it more often when I hear people are benefiting from it.  By all means, drop me a line and tell me what you’d like to see added.

  • Version History

    2.0.1
    Upgraded and tested with EE 1.6.7
    Tweaks to language
    Fixes a date display error
    2.0.0
    Upgraded and tested with EE 1.6.
    Tweaks to language
    Improved the Email button on the Publish screen
    Remove the "Image" button. I mean seriously, who uses it?
    Remove some of the cruft from user-added Date fields (like not the entry_date, but rather new Date fields you've added)
    Changed the title behavior on the Publish screen
    Made it easy to add the date to your url_title
    Remove the My Account tab
    Remove the Modules tab
    1.7.0
    I have un-integrated the textarea resizer extension from this extension, upon request from that developer.
    1.6.0
    I have integrated the textarea extension into this extension. (See Copyright)
    Fixed a small publish page bug
    1.5.1
    It now cleans out its own old extension hooks from 1.2. You don't have to disable it to upgrade it. Yeah!
    1.5
    Rewrote it to use fewer hooks, and a different method of showing/hiding buttons
    Added settings to allow folks to change the text on Preview/Quick Save/Save buttons, and next to the File Upload button
    I didn't make the File Upload box itself disappear for two reasons. 1) It would have looked unbalanced, and 2) it was too hard.
    Added link next to URL Title to preview the entry on the live site. This relies on the "search results" base URL for that entry's weblog
    built using EE 1.5.2 (20061128)
    1.2.1
    Fixed a bug that broke the admin home page link
    built using EE 1.5.1 (20061016)
    1.2
    Added ability to insert a tab in the text field of the template screen
    added a "Save As New Copy" checkbox
    fixed a bug where if you previewed, the boxes reverted to the EE default
    built using EE 1.5.1 (20061016)
    1.1
    Added link on CP home page that lets users edit that home page
    added settings for each individual modification
    added a language file
    added version notes
    fixed it so that it integrates better with other extensions
    built using EE 1.4.2
    1.0
    Initial Release
    changed Quick Save, Publish and Update button
    changed File Upload link
    built using EE 1.4.2

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