QuickLinks Plugin

Version 29

    Summary

    Adds a drop down to the global Jive navigation that can be configured by users to store up to 10 links for quick navigation in Jive 5.0.x+

     

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    Plugin Support

    This plugin IS NOT supported by Jive, and use of this plugin should be done at the user's discretion, or as advised by their Jive Support representative.

     

    Copyright and License

    Copyright 2012 Ryan Rutan under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0 Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.


     

    Getting Started

    Once the plugin is installed, users will have immediate access to the plugins features in the User Bar.

     

    Note:  This plugin was developed to help address a common complaint in Jive 5, regarding the removal of "Your View" where people used HTML Widgets to manage direct links to their places of interest.

    This plugin addresses the essence of that use-case by giving the users the ability to quickly being able to manage a set of 10 links for ready access in the UI.

     

    Screenshots

    The links drop down expanded with 2 of the 10 links defined.

     

    Simple Edit Screen to manage your Quick Links

    Note:  URLs much be relative to the Jive Environment, unless otherwise allowed by the configuration. (see Configuration section below)

     

     

    Installation

    Plugin install through Admin Console.

     

    Configurations

    Configuration is now done through an Admin Console Screen.  System > Settings > Configure QuickLinks

     

    Known Issues

    • Reported December 16th, 2011:  When selected from your default landing page under User Preferences, selecting "Links" will result in a person's default page being "blank".
    • Workaround: For the time being, it is recommended that this option not be used.
    • Fix:  Corrected in version 1.1.1.0 released on 02/08/2012

     

    FAQ

    • How do I change the label for the Links drop down?
      • Go to the Theme Manager in the Admin Console > System > Settings > Themes
      • Click on your Global Theme (Edit Icon)
      • Towards the bottom, look for Phrase Substitutions and click Edit Rules
      • Select the locale (top), and then click Add Rule (bottom)
      • In this example, we are renaming it to "Favorites"

     

    Features

    • 1.1.0 - October 27th, 2011
      • Added Admin Screen Configuration
      • Added ability for Admins to specify the default links for All Users.  Once User configures their links, these defaults will be ignored.
    • 1.1.1.0 - February 8th, 2011
      • Added ability for Admins to display links to Anonymous Users
      • Added ability for Admins to deny ability for End-Users to Edit Links
    • 1.1.2.0 - February 15th, 2011
      • Added 5 additional links to the end of the QuickLinks list that are only configurable via the Admin Console.

     

    Next Features

    Will lobby Jive to include this feature into the core product.  Suggested placement is to the left of the History icon, as this is a means of getting back to content similar to History, Bookmarks, and Search.

    I am not looking to grow this plugin's functionality much, as I think it would be served as a core platform implementation.

     

    Please vote on this idea if you like this plugin, or even the concept:

    User Configurable List of Links Available in Toolbar for Quick Navigation