LUG Finder

I mentioned in my last post that I had an idea for a LUG Locater or as its now called Finder, well things have moved on a pace Stewart Langridge (AKA Aq ) very kindly threw some code together and gave it away to me and I now have a basic search module.

lugfinderI need to make some of the front-end elements smaller so it will fit on the site however before that I’m busy trying to get the rough Longitude and Latitudes of all the LUG’s listed on https://lug.org.uk from here https://www.npemap.org.uk There are, at the moment, 129 live LUG’s listed and I’ve done 100 so far. I’m having to guess locations as most LUG’s meet in pubs houses and the odd police station Wink

I’m pretty excited about it although as I’ve said its not that huge in the grand scheme of things. What would be really cool is if somebody from the Joomla community offered to make it into a proper module as all I will do is create a module on the site, probably static content or something and then display it in the relevant position. That will work but its a workaround rather than a proper Joomla Extension.

I have had some other offers of help but it would not be fair to mention the individuals here yet as I haven’t asked them if they want their names blazed across the internet. I’m hoping to have something ready by the end of this week or at least the beginning of next week so stay tuned.

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Site makeover update

Things are starting to come together with the site now, I’ve added some new modules and moved bits around. I could do with some house keeping as I’ve discovered that some of the images on old stories are not displaying, probably because they was originally hosted on the gallery2 which no longer exists

I have an idea for a simple search query module that I’d like to put up, in essence its a Lug locater the idea is you’d put your postcode in and it would return with the email/web address of your nearest group to that post code. Seeing as I cant code or write scripts I was hoping some kind soul would have said “Hey thats a good idea” and helped me however after some promising noises on the Joomla forum and a fair few other groups I belong too I’m afraid I’m still waiting. There is now a proper Download section so as soon as I get get some stuff uploaded to the other server I’ll post some links.

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