Brandon Buchanan
  • Birthday November 4th, 1986
  • Gender Male
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  • posted HTML editor
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      Donna One of our lead developers checked and said the code has no restrictions for this. He said the database itself can have a limit but he doubts you are putting that much in it.

      He said it would be helpful for you to post the code you are trying to add as it could have html errors or something.
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      Brandon Buchanan From my understanding there is a difference between characters and lines of code. If this block has a character limit it will hinder the number of lines you can add.
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      Brandon Buchanan Does the HTML block in the layout editor have a character limit?
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  • posted Mobile App
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      SocialEngineAddOns Hi Brandon, Our team has contacted you regarding the same. Please check your inbox.
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      gs Although I have recently purchased the Android/iOS tools from SEAO, I have not used them yet. From what I understand yes - they allow you to create Apps that will exist in Google Play and Apple stores (I believe there's a $100 fee for Apple (1x or annual - I'm not sure). SEAO has their demo at Google Play as I have downloaded it (I don't own anything 'Apple', so I don't know if their demo also exists in the Apple store).

      Wish I could give you real world experience, but if you install the Android demo, you'll get a feel for how it should work for you.
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      Donna I've not used any of them so I can't say personally how they are. I'm sure some other clients will post or perhaps check the reviews if they have some reviews.

      I've used free ones before, https://scripttechs.com/forum/thread/103/mobile-apps-wrapper-sites-free/ but they are just mobile app wrappers and not native. They still seemed to work at the time. It's been a while since I've tried them.
  • posted Broken Image with Facebook
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      Donna Can you provide the steps you are taking as I'm not clear. Do you have a screenshot too? (you can blur out any sensitive info as this is a public forum)

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    HTML editor
    I was creating a custom menu for my website when I noticed that it suddenly stopped updating. I've played with the characters and began to realize that it appears as though it has a character limit. Has anyone else encountered this issue?
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      Donna One of our lead developers checked and said the code has no restrictions for this. He said the database itself can have a limit but he doubts you are putting that much in it.

      He said it would be helpful for you to post the code you are trying to add as it could have html errors or something.
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      Brandon Buchanan From my understanding there is a difference between characters and lines of code. If this block has a character limit it will hinder the number of lines you can add.
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      Brandon Buchanan Does the HTML block in the layout editor have a character limit?
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    Mobile App
    What is the best way to have your site turned into an app. I seen a few things on the marketplace. Just curious if these apps can be downloaded in the google play store and also for apple products. Please give me your feedback
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      SocialEngineAddOns Hi Brandon, Our team has contacted you regarding the same. Please check your inbox.
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      gs Although I have recently purchased the Android/iOS tools from SEAO, I have not used them yet. From what I understand yes - they allow you to create Apps that will exist in Google Play and Apple stores (I believe there's a $100 fee for Apple (1x or annual - I'm not sure). SEAO has their demo at Google Play as I have downloaded it (I don't own anything 'Apple', so I don't know if their demo also exists in the Apple store).

      Wish I could give you real world experience, but if you install the Android demo, you'll get a feel for how it should work for you.
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      Donna I've not used any of them so I can't say personally how they are. I'm sure some other clients will post or perhaps check the reviews if they have some reviews.

      I've used free ones before, https://scripttechs.com/forum/thread/103/mobile-apps-wrapper-sites-free/ but they are just mobile app wrappers and not native. They still seemed to work at the time. It's been a while since I've tried them.
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    Broken Image with Facebook
    I have noticed that when marketing my site on facebook that my images are broken. For instance, if I put a link to my site on the facebook mobile app the website is loaded within the app. My images for some reason show up broken.
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      Donna Can you provide the steps you are taking as I'm not clear. Do you have a screenshot too? (you can blur out any sensitive info as this is a public forum)
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    Video Size
    How can you change the display size of the video in the news feed. The videos are taking up a large portion of the news feed and would like to make the video size smaller on my news feed so it doesnt take up a large portion Does anyone know how to do this?

    I think the video should be a more optimized size similar to facebook so the visitors are not scrolling through huge video display sizes.
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      Mikel Coreclark Hello. Like this post.
      Similar issue with 'members' page and 'video' page.
      These could be made smaller, say about 1/4 or 1/2 the size.
      mikel.
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    Member Browse Menu
    What are the links that should be in the Member browse navigation menu?

    I noticed that in my layout editor that this menu is with the Member Browse page but when I looked at the menu in my navigation that its blank and just shows a blank box on the Member browse page? Does anyone know how this menu should work or what should be included on it?
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      Donna The only thing that menu has is the breadcrumb. IIRC, a tech had said once it can be edited to add other things but is mainly showing the breadcrumb.
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      gs I use a Plugin instead but I checked the standard SE stuff and it seems I have the same thing as you. The Member Browse Nav Menu in Menu Editor has no items. In Layout Editor a Member Browse Menu widget exists at the top of the Member Browse Page.

      I don't know the URL of the SE Member Browse and no longer have it in my customized menu structure so I can't actually load that page to see what's displayed in the menu. What options (if any) do you see in your live Member Browse page? It's possible this is hard-coded just like some of the 'content' widgets are, but someone more knowledgeable than me would know that for sure.

      So I may not have been much help other than to say what you are seeing seems to be the way it is (at least for 2 of us).
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    Customize Chat Colors
    Using: SocialEngine PHP 4.9

    I have changed some of the color schemes on my theme and have been testing my site. I am really pleased with it so far. However, when I access the CHAT and write a test message everything is appearing in white text. This raises an issue for me. 

    Does anyone know how to customize the background color of the chat window from white to another color? 

    I hope someone can help with this issue because if not I will have to redo my entire site or disable the chat plugin and I really dont want to take away this feature. 
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      Donna I'm not in my site at the moment but did you use inspect element to see the CSS and then change it in the theme.css file? Is this for the IM chat at the bottom of the site or the chat room?
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      gs ==>"if not I will have to redo my entire site or disable the chat plugin and I really dont want to take away this feature. "

      (I realize this doens't answer your question directly) Another option you may wish to consider (although there's a cost to it) is to use CometChat. This way you won't have to redo your site. They have a host of configuration options for colors/themes/etc. Plus it will remove any chat load from your server setup.
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    Organize membership type
    To keep my social network professional I am trying to figure out a way to put my membership types in alphabetic order or some type of custom order. When a visitor signs up on my site there is no organization when the pulldown is accessed on signup. Does anyone have advice or know how I can access the file directly? I have experience with coding but unsure where the page or coding is located for this. Furthermore, hopefully the organization will affect membership type on member browse page also.
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      Brandon Buchanan It seems like everything is wrong with social engine. I've spent more time requesting help and support than building my site. I always get the same answer to request a feature or get an expert. This is getting ridiculous
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      Donna It looks like you'll need a customization for this or a feature request. You would get it done faster by a customization from an expert, https://www.socialengine.com/experts/category/all . I didn't have a lot of time to experiment but if I find anything when I get more time to dig in the code, I'll post.
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      Brandon Buchanan Profile types
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    Duplicate profile questions in php
    I wanted to create several networks based on the members state. So when creating the profile questions I created a select box with all 50 U.S. states. I then duplicated the profile and made 8 separate member types. I now noticed that when connecting to the network that state shows multiple times.

    How can I remove the duplicate profile questions?
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      Brandon Buchanan I figured out how to fix it last night to work for my network needs. You create the question once with ADD Question. And then when you want to add the same question to a new member type you select ADD QUESTION then select DUPLICATE EXISTING and select the question you created. If you decide to edit this question later. It will actually give you a notification that it will edit the question each time it appears.
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      Brandon Buchanan Did you copy the entire address? For some reason only a portion was hyperlinked.

      I created a member type.
      And wanted to use STATE as the repeated question for all memeber types. Reason for this is because STATE will be used to determine the network for each member type for ad campaign purposes.
      After I created a member type I created a new member type and duplicated the profile. And changed everything except the STATE.
      All member types were created and was ready to create my networks.
      When creating my networks I noticed that STATE was shown multiple times. Which creates the question of which STATE do you select.

      Another way to see the multiple duplicates. Is when creating a new question in profile questions. You can select Create New or Duplicate Existing. Under Duplicate Existing you will notice multiple duplicate entries.
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      Donna Oh I think I see what you mean. In admin when I'm setting up a Network and choose for them to automatically be in one based on the selection, these all are in a long list and there's no way to see which profile type they go with. Is that what you mean?
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