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Certificate 1.9 and MoodleDocs

I am not sure why mod/certificate/mod is used instead of add/edit Certificate Module for the link to Moodle Docs in 1.9. I am thinking of changing mod/certificate/mod and place links to add/edit and how to tweak certificate. First I will do some research and then ask for advice.

Since nobody looks beyond this page :), I added my own version of Settings for 1.9 here after a comment in the Certificate forum. --chris collman 13:18, 18 October 2010 (UTC)

Certificate in 1.7

I just installed the certificate for 1.7 on a local host. I did it a little bit differently this time to see what would happen. My 1.7 version was a beta, so I downloaded the 21 Nov 06 latest set of zipped files. I first unzipped the 1.7 new files directly to my 1.7 folder. Then I unzipped the certificate files to c:/1.7Folder/moodle/mod and it created the certificate folder there. Finally I started xamp and went to my localhost in my browser. Everything updated in the correct order as soon as I logged in as administrator. That was easy. I am not going to change the instructions because they are a bit more consertative for someone who maynot have unpacked files on a regular basis --chris collman 07:38, 23 November 2006 (CST)

Certificate in 1.6

I will be installing certificate on 1.6. I will document my progress and post my install instructions. However this will be for my localhost (WinXP) machine. So it may have limited usefulness. --chris collman 23:59, 8 June 2006 (WST)

The install was easy to figure out. Only made one false step, unpacked the zip file in moodle/mod and went directly to my moodle administration block. Then I looked at the file structure (blush) and the rest was easy.

Only question I have is if the lang .php file should go to en, or en_us or en_utf8 . I put it in both en and en_utf8. And I forgot if Moodle started to install when I went into Administration or when I exited the configuration link.

Did not see any install.txt file in the zip package. Suggest somebody add it and perhaps delete my install instructions here in MoodleDocs. :) Now to see how to use it so I can catch up with my production site administrator! Thanks!!!--chris collman 20:49, 9 June 2006 (WST)

Image file location

Requiring a Moodle site to add images into the pix/ directory of a module is poor programming practice, for many reasons. This module should be patched to allow the images to be added to moodledata/pix/mod/certificate/ or moodledat/mod/certificate/pix/ or similar. i.e., the site's moodledata folder, not the codebase pix/ folder for the module itself. --Jeffrey Silverman 14:56, 24 July 2009 (UTC)

First I am not a code person and your points maybe excellent. You probably want to post in the General Developers forum. Guidlelines for contributed code file structures seem to say Certificate and Questionnaire modules are following the "rules" for cntributed code. Could be time for a change :) As an aside, I do not I understand your "moodledata" location. In moodle/config.php, are you referring to $CFG->dataroot= or $CFG->directoryroot=. "moodledata" in Moodle is usually short hand for the dataroot location and I have only seen user and course images placed there. Best --chris collman 11:49, 26 July 2009 (UTC)
That aside it's not particularly clear about where this icon appears on the site (admin side) or where the icon should be on the server side. sauj 11:47, 3 December 2009 (UTC)

Bad day but it got better

Due to tweaing the Nov 09 version of certificate, I crashed my 1.9.6 localhost site so that I could log in as admin and only see the Moodle site title. One new localhost later and the May 09 version of certificate tweaked nicely into place. Evidently I did not read this page carefully, thus my additions and rollback. But I am happy that I now have couple of certificates tweaked and I understand more today that I did yesterday.

I still have not figured out how to put a variable like credithours between two strings on one line. I did it by writing 3 lines of code in the pdf area, checking the spacing between the 3 strings. Oh well, best to all --chris collman 21:17, 2 December 2009 (UTC)