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Any chance of getting some help on HTMLEditors FIle Manager

Thread began 3/19/2013 2:05 am by neo314 | Last modified 3/20/2013 11:05 am by Christopher West | 961 views | 22 replies |

neo314

Any chance of getting some help on HTMLEditors FIle Manager

Hi WA,

Since KFM is really dead, and there has been no talk of updating it in the near future, if it possible to edit the extension source files to integrate the extensions file manager security settings to a different file manager like KCFinder?

If it is not a significant rewrite (numerous locations requiring code change), just pointing us in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

It's really just a matter of adding the security assist access rule to the file that initiates the file manager.

If you look at the KFM Files in webassist/kfm/index.php, the security access rule is applied to that file to restrict access to the file manager.

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Christopher WestCommunity Expert

As a work around to the upload ability (I have experimented and cannot get KFM to work in any instance of IE version 7, 8, 9, 10)...ANd would rather not pay for an upload plugin...So I was thinking...since I can use KFM in some part (ie can select an image thats already stored in the directory)...Couldnt I just add a WebAssist Upload behaviour on the same page as the HTMLEditor...I guess its a bit long-winded since the user would have to upload the file first...then go into the HtmlEditor and chose that file from the KFM browser window (However when KFM browser first opens up the images dont show...if i then click on the view list in KFM then images show in list format then if i click on KFM icon view then they correctly appear as thumbnails - its a on bug).

Chris

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neo314

Originally Said By: Jason Byrnes
  It's really just a matter of adding the security assist access rule to the file that initiates the file manager.

If you look at the KFM Files in webassist/kfm/index.php, the security access rule is applied to that file to restrict access to the file manager.  



Thanks Jason. I got that. What I wanted to know is, if I emulate the WA code in KFM, is there a way to get HTMLEditor to reference KCFinder config instead of KFM so the Website/Editor file upload preferences still work?

BTW, is there any projection on updating HTMLEditor? If not, please consider patching HTMLEditor with other options. There has been no development on KFM for 2 years and it really is broken since IE9 at least and it does not work well in IE8.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

I have added a feature request to our system to consider using a different file manager.

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neo314

So I presume there is no easy way to point the extension to a different file manager, correct?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

No, you would need to add the file manager manually.

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neo314

Hi Jason,

I don't mean to be a pest. I just want to make sure we are understanding each other.

I understand that I have to add kcfinder myself. I'm wondering if it is possible with limited modification, to alter one or two extension files and get the extension GUI (The site file manager configuration), to look at the new file browser instead of KFM. I'm not sure how much the WA extension files interact with KFM outside of configuration.php.

If it is only configuration.php, perhaps a slight modification is possible to get it to look at config.php of kcfinder instead.

If we're connecting, and it can't be done easily, that's fine. I just wasn't sure from your response if we were connecting.

Steven

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

I understand what you asking, the reality is I don't think it an be easily done, but it is not something i have tried doing, so cant say for certain.

that being said, who knows, maybe if you try it it will work. I doubt it, the extension wont know what file to add the security assist permissions to, not will it know how to add the upload path.


you can try it at your own risk though, if you like...


It's not supported, so if it doesn't work, or causes other problems, we wont be able to help.

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neo314

Originally Said By: Jason Byrnes
  I understand what you asking, the reality is I don't think it an be easily done, but it is not something i have tried doing, so cant say for certain.

that being said, who knows, maybe if you try it it will work. I doubt it, the extension wont know what file to add the security assist permissions to, not will it know how to add the upload path.


you can try it at your own risk though, if you like...


It's not supported, so if it doesn't work, or causes other problems, we wont be able to help.  



If the code to do that is only in one or two places, I could look, but I was hoping to find out whether all the relevant code is in one place or scattered throughout the extension.

The actual implementation should be easy, but if it was hard with KFM, the modification might not be. I'm finding KCFinder is really easy to work with.

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