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Written by Tim Black   
Tuesday, 04 September 2007 18:25

1. User data is now stored in Joomla user tables and in Community Builder, which is now required (we may make it optional in the future).  This will enable further integration between PresbyterySite and Community Builder user profiles in the future.  When you install PresbyterySite 0.1.0, the installer will migrate your user data from PresbyterySite's user tables into the Joomla / Community Builder tables (please backup your database first!!), and these new user accounts will be associated properly with the congregations and committees in PresbyterySite.  No more duplicate user information!  Now it will all be stored in one place.  This is the good news.

The bad news is that these new user accounts will be duplicates of the already-existing users in your Joomla / Community Builder tables, but don't contain the Joomla / Community Builder data contained in the older duplicate user profiles.  More specifically, these new user accounts consist of the following PresbyterySite data, converted into the following Joomla / Community Builder data:

PresbyterySite data
Joomla / Community Builder data
Full name (e.g., "John P. Doe, Jr. (Jack)"
Full name (e.g., "John P. Doe, Jr. (Jack)")
  username (e.g., "johnpdoejrjack") - created from full name, lowercased & all non alphanumeric characters stripped out
email (e.g., This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
email (e.g., This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).  If PresbyterySite did not have an email address for this user, a fake address in the form of This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it is created, where xx is a number.
  password - equals username (e.g., "johnpdoejrjack")

There is no easy way to migrate the old profile data into the new profiles, because there is no way to automate matching the users in PresbyterySite's tables with the users in Joomla's tables.  So, you must either copy the data over yourself, or inform your users of their new username and password* and ask them to copy it over themselves.

*If you can offer a script to do this task, please let us know as we are in need of it right now.

2.  Small improvements to the page for assigning committee members.

3.  0,0 Lat/Lon bug fixed.  The bug that plotted congregations that Google couldn't geocode somewhere off the coast of Africa (at 0,0 latitude, longitude) should now be fixed (finally)!

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 September 2007 18:54
 

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