Mini Front Page / Date and Images

I am using the latest version of Mini Front Page. I have turned off the display of images, author, dates, etc. I configured the main section to show an article with the title and a portion of the description. I also configured the more section to show the title only.
Here is the problem. The dates are displaying on the more section, yet I selected that they are hidden. I do not want to show the dates.
Furthermore, I have selected the creation date for sorting. Yet, the articles in the more section are still sorted by the publishing date.
Please advised on how to correct these issues.
       
  • Replied by admin on Thursday, August 06 2020, 11:01 PM · Hide· #1
    Hi, can you tell me what theme you are using and can you give a screenshot of your module settings so I can try to replicate it?
    The dates are displaying on the more section, yet I selected that they are hidden. I do not want to show the dates.
    There is no setting to hide the date, how did you hide it?
    Furthermore, I have selected the creation date for sorting. Yet, the articles in the more section are still sorted by the publishing date.
    I have re-checked the module and there's nothing wrong with it. The ordering by created date should be work properly. Can you share your website url?
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  • Replied by Mediaversal on Friday, August 07 2020, 01:37 AM · Hide· #2
    The website is - https://www.peacecoalition.org/
    You'll notice as also provided in the screenshot two things.

    1) The top Main part doesn't display the date, which is as it should be, as I have turned off the display for date in the module. However, the dates still show in the bottomw More section. Naturally, I don't want this if i have selected to Hide the dates. Of course, I also think this be a unique set of options for the Main and More sections... but let's get this right first!

    2) I am crrecting my above and restating, I selected to sort by Most Recent Publishing Date First. However, if I wanted to show the dates, it shows the Creation date, making it appear out of order to the reader. Thus, if the admin selects the Publishing Date, that is what should display, not the Creation Date. The sort is most likely correct for the Publishing Date, it is only the issue of displaying the incorrect date (Creation vs Publishing).
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  • Replied by Mediaversal on Friday, August 07 2020, 01:41 AM · Hide· #3
    Here are the setting.
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  • Replied by admin on Friday, August 07 2020, 03:31 AM · Hide· #4
    1) The top Main part doesn't display the date, which is as it should be, as I have turned off the display for date in the module. However, the dates still show in the bottomw More section. Naturally, I don't want this if i have selected to Hide the dates. Of course, I also think this be a unique set of options for the Main and More sections... but let's get this right first!
    Add this code to the CSS Adjustment tab in the module settings page :
    .mfp_default_skin_default .mfp_date {display:none!important;}

    2) I am crrecting my above and restating, I selected to sort by Most Recent Publishing Date First. However, if I wanted to show the dates, it shows the Creation date, making it appear out of order to the reader. Thus, if the admin selects the Publishing Date, that is what should display, not the Creation Date. The sort is most likely correct for the Publishing Date, it is only the issue of displaying the incorrect date (Creation vs Publishing).
    Ah ok. I will add this as a TODO in our next update.
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  • Replied by Mediaversal on Friday, August 07 2020, 03:57 AM · Hide· #5
    Two other things.

    1) Is there a way to wrap the More section list of titles into an unordered list?

    2) I wish the number of days for the Timerange field wa sa free form entry instead a short list of pre specified periods. As an example we have always 365 days (1 year). I am sure other admins could use a more granular entry for this option.
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  • Replied by admin on Friday, August 07 2020, 04:15 AM · Hide· #6
    1) Is there a way to wrap the More section list of titles into an unordered list?
    It is already wrapped in unordered list right? :
    https://www.dropbox.com/s%2F5epf6uf1tu27e4f%2FMonosnap%25202020-08-07%252011-01-40.png?raw=1
    2) I wish the number of days for the Timerange field wa sa free form entry instead a short list of pre specified periods. As an example we have always 365 days (1 year). I am sure other admins could use a more granular entry for this option.
    If you want to display more than 6 months then you can choose the 'All Time'. If you want to have 1 year articles period then it is likely your website doesn't get news update often, then All Time option might be the best choice.
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  • Replied by Mediaversal on Friday, August 07 2020, 10:29 PM · Hide· #7
    Thanks for your help. I do see now that the more links are wrapped with a UL / LI. I just expected them to have a "disc" or "Square" to indicate each new item. I modified the CSS, but it failed to work. I found another work around that I personally am happy, and I wager the client will approve.

    I understand about using the "All" Timerange. But, for this particular project that may mean, depending on how many items are shown and the frequency of the alerts, the list could stretch back over a few years - which is not current. I hope down the road you will consider a more flexible entry for the Timerange, as the previous developer of the module using the same name back in 2013 (and prior) certianly had that feature. I can also say that two similar article display modules also have that level of Timerange flexibility.

    I appreciate your help - and I am really sold on the custom CSS section for each module, that is very nice. I can see creating multiple instances with difference CSS styling down the road.

    Regards,
    Wesley
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  • Replied by admin on Friday, August 07 2020, 11:22 PM · Hide· #8
    Hi Mediaversal, Glad you managed to solve the css problem ;)
    Thanks for your help. I do see now that the more links are wrapped with a UL / LI. I just expected them to have a "disc" or "Square" to indicate each new item. I modified the CSS, but it failed to work. I found another work around that I personally am happy, and I wager the client will approve.

    Yes it just a matter of css. You just need to apply the list-style:disc to the ul via css adjustment tab. If it doesn't work simply add more stronger /specific selector.

    I understand about using the "All" Timerange. But, for this particular project that may mean, depending on how many items are shown and the frequency of the alerts, the list could stretch back over a few years - which is not current. I hope down the road you will consider a more flexible entry for the Timerange, as the previous developer of the module using the same name back in 2013 (and prior) certianly had that feature. I can also say that two similar article display modules also have that level of Timerange flexibility.

    The previous version of Minifrontpage is indeed using input text/free form for time period. We changed it to dropdown list to make the settings page more intuitive and easy for new user. But it's ok, I will option for adding the custom days in the next update.

    I appreciate your help - and I am really sold on the custom CSS section for each module, that is very nice. I can see creating multiple instances with difference CSS styling down the road.
    Yes exactly. You can even personalize the individual module with different css style for modules those are published in the same page, as we have prepared unique class for every module instance (you will see css class like this : .mfp_mid_xx in the html source)
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    Replied by admin on Saturday, September 19 2020, 02:40 AM · Hide· #9
    Hi, just want to let you know that we have uploaded the new version with custom time period and published date included. Just try it ;)
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