I am testing a new Anti Spam bot script from coRpSE over at www.headshotdomain.net that has several different approaches to combat auto register script from hitting RavenNuke sites. I wanted to give him a shout out and say thank you for developing this script that will be a huge help to the entire RN community. If you have any issues registering on this site, feel free to comment on this article or email me.
I have updated the RN Etsy module v2. I noticed a bug in the display limit not being respected. That has been fixed and I also changed the api url to use the https url and increased the cache time to 3 hours. The cache time can be increased to store the data for a longer period of time if you want it. Etsy only allows 10 requests on their api per second which can cause issues if you have a large shop with a lot of items displayed in the module. Switching to the https allows you to request more than the standard 10 per second from Etsy if needed. I have also added a config option to delay the json requests for .15 seconds to keep you under the 10 per second if needed. By default it is off. This can slow down the module if you have a large number of display items.
I am testing a new anti-spam system on this site. It is designed to catch link spammers in the sites profile. It is set to catch spammers in the signature, user website, extra info and interests fields. If you accidentally get banned, I will restore your account asap. Thanks.
I have released a second version of the RN Video module. This module uses a users YouTube feed to display the videos in your site. This latest release has some code cleanup and pagination added. By default, this module will display 5 videos per page. This is easily modified in the modules index file.
For those of you who do not know what etsy.com is, it is a website that helps people sell their handmade crafts. It's the 45th most popular site in the US and globally it is 152nd. I have been working on a module for users to be able to display their products in RavenNuke. I am just curious as to how many people actually have or plan to have an Etsy store. Would this module be useful to people or just a waste of time and energy on my part? Demo
Sorry for being away for so long. My youngest son just graduated boot camp and has been on a 10 day leave before he had to go to Marine Combat Training for the next 22 days. I have been spending as much time as I could with him. I took 2 weeks of vacation so I could go to his graduation and be with him while he was home. I am still trying to get back in the swing of things.
I have been working on a brand new Tricked Out News. This is a seperate module from the news module. It will work with the old news module, older Tricked Out News installs and with Neralex's awesome mod to TON. It will have a slider at the top that displays the last 5 stories you have posted with a slider image uploaded. Below the slider, it will have the last 5 article titles under the topics you have articles for with css tricks to show more on click. On mouse over, you will be able to see the first few lines of the articles content.
Nextgen has started a new theme site for the RavenNuke CMS. You can visit it at AlteredNuke. Show your support for the great new themes that will help modernize your sites look.