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Postby EvanP » Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:36 pm

Hello,

I've been evaluating JEvent for some projects; it seems to have the features my clients need (I'll get the Gold version for PayPal integration) except I can't have them use JEvent if I can't figure it out, and they have no documentation.

I propose that someone tell me how to use it, and I'll put together a nice doc set (only English for my part).

I think covering the following topics in a step-by-step format will make it much easier for folks evaluating and using the product, and therefore lead to more users/sales:
Install
-Including install steps, and a brief description of each sub-component.
Basic Use
-How and why to create a calendar; category; menu; event.
-The relationship of the JEvent Joomla component to categories, and such like.
Customization
-Top 10 requested customizations, and how to DIY.
Additional features available via paid upgrades
-What are the non-free features, and how to use them.

Please let me know if you're interested.
-Evan
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Postby Geraint » Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:29 pm

In the club download area there is a detailed doc on the configuration plus examples of repeat patterns (e.g. How do you put in the US thanksgiving holiday etc.). Also there is a fair amount of technical docs on how to do template overrides, optimise your configuration for performance/SEO etc.

If you were willing to contribute the type of documention you are referring to then I'd upgrade your account to "Contributor" status which is equivalent to a free gold membership.

Can I suggest you become a bronze member then start asking all the questions you want about JEvents 1.5.3 in the bronze club forum. When I upgrade your account I'd refund the membership.

How does that sound?

Geraint
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Postby EvanP » Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:15 pm

Sounds good Geraint.

The license mentions that the documentation cannot be distributed (nor modified). I was hoping to distribute a subset of the documentation to my customers (and ideally to all non-JEvent club members), who will add calendars and events to their websites. Will this be in conflict with the license or your plans for getting some money from the project?

-Evan
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Postby Geraint » Thu Dec 17, 2009 7:34 am

The idea is that you can distribute the documentation to your clients - customers for whom you develop sites or sell a basket of services since you are not making money from the distribution of the documenation but from the overall service you are providing.

What I am trying to stop is people joining the club and then selling the copyrighted material as downloads from their sites. Its a very difficult thing to word in terms of a license.

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Postby jefflush » Thu Jun 24, 2010 5:42 pm

Was the documentation ever developed? I have been crawling through the forums looking for answers to a basic install, terms, vocabulary, etc. I'm a total newbie at Joomla and wanted to get a better understanding of it, so I got a client that needed a site developed with a lot of bells and whistles. Admittedly, most of this is over my head. But I won't understand if I don't start someplace. Anyhoo, after my research, Jevents seemed the most logical component. However, development has been slow as I learn more. Without much documentation, the value of the calendar seems pretty limited. Once the site is delivered, my client will have a pretty limited understanding of the component as well. More thorough documentation would be welcome to most of us.
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Postby Geraint » Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:37 am

Did you see these pages?
  • http://www.jevents.net/en/downloads/section/9-documentation
  • http://www.jevents.net/en/jevents-15-topmenu-17/documentation
  • http://www.jevents.net/en/jevents-15-topmenu-17/club-documentation
  • http://www.jevents.net/en/jevents-15-topmenu-17/tips-and-tricks
  • http://www.jevents.net/en/jevents-15-topmenu-17/club-documentation/advanced-documentatation

If you have specific questions or want general advice please ask in the club forums and I'll try to help you out.

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