New user - quick fire Q & A to install and setup

New user - quick fire Q & A to install and setup

Hi I have just purchased a license for JFBconnect and trying to get my head around what and how to implement SClogin. I would be grateful if you could answer some quick fire questions:

1) Is there two versions of SC Login - Basic and enhanced. Material is misleading not sure which one I have downloaded?
2) My template is clean and tidy. Therefore modal pop up only option. I wish to execute via a user clicking on a menu item (text - login | Register ). How? Load the module into article and link articles to menu item? Feels unclean?
3) User menu drop down feature found on your site - how would I execute this outcome. No documentation found anywhere?
4) SClogin uses the standard joomla registration form? Yes | No?. If yes and I wanted to customize it with additional fields using RSForms or some other 3rd party extension is this going to cause any conflicts?

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1) Is there two versions of SC Login - Basic and enhanced. Material is misleading not sure which one I have downloaded?

There is one version of SCLogin. It is included with the JFBConnect installation package, but we also provide it for free as a separate download. When the SCLogin module is used in conjunction with JFBConnect, there are social login buttons available that aren't present when JFBConnect is not installed.

2) My template is clean and tidy. Therefore modal pop up only option. I wish to execute via a user clicking on a menu item (text - login | Register ). How? Load the module into article and link articles to menu item? Feels unclean?

Please see our Common Support Questions at the "How can i open the SCLogin Modal Popup with a regular link?" item for our suggestions on how to get started for this.

3) User menu drop down feature found on your site - how would I execute this outcome. No documentation found anywhere?

In addition to the previous loading of the module:
1. There are a few options in the SCLogin module > Logout View Settings tab for the User Menu "Show User Menu" and "User Menu Style". We then style that menu with CSS to work with our template/menu styling.
2. In the "How can I add direct links to Logout in the user menu?" question in the Common Support Questions we add the logout link to the menu.

4) SClogin uses the standard joomla registration form? Yes | No?. If yes and I wanted to customize it with additional fields using RSForms or some other 3rd party extension is this going to cause any conflicts?

When you click the Register button, yes we simply redirect to the registration page for the "Registration Component" setting in SCLogin > Login View Settings tab. If Joomla is the registration component, then we will go to the com_users registration page. If you're using the social login buttons to register, you configure how the registration proceeds with the JFBConnect backend > Configuration > General settings (e.g. Automatic Registration option, etc)

I hope this helps get you started, but let us know if you have any other questions. I'd also suggest you look at our Quick Start Guide.

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Re: New user - quick fire Q & A to install and setup

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Thanks for your feedback. Please be assured I have read every piece of documentation available - many times - to try and ascertain how to get your extension working. Reaching my end point with it all if I can be honest.

So far I have activated the SC login from the menu based on your guidance. The joomla log-in fields don't seem to be right and are missing any form of labels. The SC Login header / name cannot be removed even if this is selected to be removed within the backend too.

I have swapped out the standard Joomla registration component with a form developed within RSForms. Clicking on the register menu item produced by SC directs a user to the correct page. As well as clicking on the register button within the modal pop up. But when I login or register by clicking on a social network it takes me to a completely different registration form.

The instagram social network isn't working altogether. The error message refer to a redirection URI. Not sure what this is and how to correct it.

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The SC Login header / name cannot be removed even if this is set to be removed within the backend too.

If you enable the close button on the modal, then the title has to be displayed. If we didn't display the title, there'd be a big white bar there, so we show the title of the module instead.

But when I login or register by clicking on a social network it takes me to a completely different registration form.

This is normal. Many users use the Automatic Registration feature of JFBConnect to have the user account created automatically. If you need to collect additional information from your users, you can disable automatic registration, but that will bring the user to JFBConnect's registration page. We have support for showing fields from many other extensions, like Community Builder, JomSocial, Kunena, K2, Virtuemart and others. Unfortunately, we don't have a social profile plugin that supports showing fields from RSForms.

The instagram social network isn't working altogether. The error message refer to a redirection URI. Not sure what this is and how to correct it.

Please take a look at our Instagram configuration guide. Specifically, step 4e, which describes how to best setup your redirection URL

I hope that helps, but if you need anything else, please let us know!

Thanks,
Alex

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Re: New user - quick fire Q & A to install and setup

Hi thanks for your response. But I am still struggling:

* I have followed your advice to create a menu item as detailed in your instructions. However, my template is an off the page menu design. And the text “ login / Register” appears in the header - and not off page. Also the text and size is not aligned with my template. Why? And how do I fix both areas?
* If a user clicks on the either the log in and/or the register text assigned to the menu item. And clicks on the Register button included within the modal pop up form. The user - in all three instances - is taken to the standard Joomla log in form i.e - input username and password and “log in “ button. Clearly if the user clicks on register they should be taken to a registration page and not a log in page. Why is this? It is unclear to me how your extension works with Joomla. You clearly use their log in form in the modal pop up for logging in. But how does your extension behave with the joomla registration form? Your documentation infer’s that you have your own registration page. But I am not seeing it on the frontend. And neither can I see anything in the backend to modify or configure it. So how is this achieved. Do I have to activate the joomla module registration menu item and module? Please explain the interrelationship and dependencies between your extension and joomla please for registration purposes
* Header module - I have turned off the close module button to remove the unsightly formatting of your header text. But what does the header in your module not follow the template default header styling? Do I have to learn CSS to modify the styling of the module and specifically the header style? Where do I go and how to change the header text to be aligned with my template?
* Within the module pop window the login boxes do not display any labels - ie. Username and Password. Why? Is this a template modification I need to make? Or a source coast modal modification?
* Within your extension configuration page there is an area to modify profile settings of a user. My implementation says this is not activated. However I cannot find the plugin and I also do not understand the relevancy and importance of this plugin to my installation
* I have activated the User menu drop down functionality within the configuration settings. A user clicking onto one of the social buttons works correctly. But I am having challenges in the following areas:
    * User menu - this appears as a big ugly white button in the header. As explained above I have an off-page menu system layout. So this is aesthetically unappealing. So what can done. It is not clear to me where and how the button originates. I have published a joomla user menu. Is this your extension button which is overriding the joomla menu system? To the left of the button is "logout" text and "profile text”. Again all of this is a mess and not aligned with my template styling. But where does this originate from. What is controlling it?
    * Clicking on the profile button shows some registration form that is badly styled and incorporates a whole load of unnecessary fields. What is this form. Where does it come from. How do I modify and control it
    * I am trying to understand the difference between automatic registration and mini registration. However turning off automatic seems to make not difference to the user experience as outlined above. What should I be seeing from a mini registration perspective?
* In terms of registration forms and fields. My business requires at registration to capture data such as age, height, weight, shoe size. Based on your previous answers your extension is not compatible with the form builder I had intended to use - RSFORMs. Is there any form builder extension that you are compatible with please? And is not listed in your previous answers?

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Paul,
Lots of questions above. I'll try to answer them the best I can, but if I miss something, just let me know.

However, my template is an off the page menu design. Also the text and size is not aligned with my template. Why? And how do I fix both areas?

What do you mean by an 'off the page menu design'? We're not designers. That's part of the reason we develop an extension that mostly functional and not primarily cosmetic. current/smile As for updating the styles in the our login module, please check out our SCLogin theme guide, which points out how to create your own CSS styles for our login module to fit in with your site however you need.

Registration
The SCLogin module doesn't have it's own registration view. It should redirect the user to the standard Joomla registration page where the user can register a new account. If it's not, I'd check your settings within Joomla if new user registration is enabled or not. If New User Registration is disabled then Joomla automatically sends the user to the login page like you mention.

JFBConnect does have it's own registration flow for users registering with a social network. For standard Joomla registrations though, we redirect the user to Joomla's registration system.

Where do I go and how to change the header text to be aligned with my template?

Unfortunately, there isn't a standard header styling that all templates must use. The SCLogin does use Bootstrap to style the header, which is what the default Joomla templates for Joomla 2.5 and 3.x ship with and what we support. However, if you need to make adjustments, yes you may need to implement some CSS changes as necessary.

Within the module pop window the login boxes do not display any labels - ie. Username and Password. Why? Is this a template modification I need to make? Or a source coast modal modification?

The SCLogin module uses the placeholder ability of fields to show the username and password text in the box before the user starts typing. You can see how that works on this site. If your template is disabling this feature, you'll need to undo that or override those styles.

* User menu

The user menu comes from the SCLogin module. Again, we use a Bootstrap button for the menu, but have other options to show the menu as an inline list or other options. We try to make the style look good in the majority of standard templates out there, but it's impossible to make it integrate exactly with every template. Some styling may be required by you or your template provider.

Clicking on the profile button shows some registration form that is badly styled and incorporates a whole load of unnecessary fields. What is this form. Where does it come from. How do I modify and control it

I'm assuming this is bringing you to the standard Joomla Profile page which shows additional fields for the user. If you can share the exact non-SEF URL, that would make it clear where this page is coming from.

  * I am trying to understand the difference between automatic registration and mini registration. However turning off automatic seems to make not difference to the user experience as outlined above. What should I be seeing from a mini registration perspective?

Automatic registration should create the user account automatically when logging in with a social network. Mini registration should bring them to a page from JFBConnect where they can set their username, name, email, password or other options you configure in JFBConnect to be set by the user. Neither of those settings affect users that are registering without a social network.

* In terms of registration forms and fields. My business requires at registration to capture data such as age, height, weight, shoe size. Based on your previous answers your extension is not compatible with the form builder I had intended to use - RSFORMs. Is there any form builder extension that you are compatible with please? And is not listed in your previous answers?

We support the Joomla User - Profile plugin, which lets you create your own registration form fields on it's own. You can modify the /plugins/user/profile/profiles/profile.xml file with the fields you want and JFBConnect can show and import data into those fields. Beyond that, we list out the other networks we integrate with in our [url=https://www.sourcecoast.com/jfbconnect/docs/third-party-integration/]3rd party integration[/ur] documentation area.

I hope that helps,
Alex

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