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FAQ-Tastic Lite Not Working in 2.7?? (54 posts)

  1. Altstatten
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Plugin worked fine until I upgraded to 2.7 <sigh>.

    Plugin's author site(s) don't appear to have been updated in many moons and I found nothing there about any incompatibility issues (or anything else of a curent nature!).

    When I go to add a Q&A and click on the appropriate link to do so, I'm taken to the "Pending Questions" page which is not where that link should go.

    Anyone else experiencing the same? Any hacks to fix it in lieu of waiting on the author to surface?

  2. Altstatten
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Wow!! I'm the only one in the universe experiencing this problem with FAQ-Tastic?? Hmmmm. Come on...talk to me. I need a friend.

  3. hdeejay
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Yes, I just found the same thing when I tried to add a question. I can't get there! Maybe they want us to upgrade to pro???

  4. Altstatten
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Which is cheaper? Having a local php guy hack the plugin to get it working or pay for the Pro version??

    I get the feeling from his website and the flavor of a couple of forum posts that the plugin author has gone awol???

    Anyone know anything specific about that?

  5. Patricia
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    It seems abandoned. I wrote them about a year ago to say I'd be happy to purchase the PRO version, but no response and the PRO page on their site never got completed. So I doubt they are continuing this one.

    I cannot get it to work with 2.7 either. Bummer, this is the 2nd FAQ plugin I was content with to 'disappear'. Neither of them being open source so nobody can continue development it seems...

  6. Altstatten
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Wonderful. Anyone know of another plugin to use?? (I can't find one...)
    Or any Plan C's??

  7. hdeejay
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm lucky, I'm just building my site so I only had one FAQ question. For now I've created an FAQ on a regular page.

  8. isbrucker
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I have a backup of the FAQs, but same thing. Was just on the phone with a client, explaining what to click to modify a FAQ... boy do I feel stoopid.

    Anyone have an idea of which FAQ addins have the same capabilities?

  9. Altstatten
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I've searched until my fingers are bleeding and I can find NOTHING at all as far as other plugins that do the same thing.

    I'm currently paying a programmer to either update the existing plugin file so that it works with 2.7, or write another just like it from scratch. Compatible with 2.7, of course.

    Should be done in a couple of days. We'll see.

  10. creativeworldstudio
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm in the same boat as you guys. I'd love to see FAQ-Tastic made compatible with wordpress 2.7 (even if I had to pay for it). It is simply the best plugin to manage FAQ's on a wordpress blog and I don't know where I'd be without it..

    @Altstatten - Keep us posted as to know how you go with updating the current FAQ-Tastic plugin or if you build another similar from scratch. :)

  11. Altstatten
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    My programmer tells me he finished step 1 today (getting it to work with 2.7) and he'll be adding another little goodie I wanted to add to it, tomorrow, then off for a few days and finish up by next Tuesday. I'll letcha know.

  12. Altstatten
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Okay, boys and girls. Here's a working version of FAQ-tastic, compatible with WP 2.7. Make sure you deactivate your prior copy of it before you do anything with this one. I paid someone to fix it for me since the original author hasn't publicly responded in well over a year.

    You can download the FAQ-Tastic plugin for WP 2.7 right here.

  13. kchayka
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    You can download the FAQ-Tastic plugin for WP 2.7

    Alas that fix is for FAQ-Tastic version 0.9. It does not work with the latest version available on the original author's web site (1.0.7). Is the 0.9 release available anywhere?

    BTW, I see on the author's old web site that FAQ-Tastic was released with a Creative Commons NC-SA license, so theoretically anyone could take it over.

  14. kchayka
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    There don't seem to be any other FAQ plugins, but for a simple FAQ, the Collapsible Elements plugin is an alternative. It's not perfect, but should suffice for me.

  15. Altstatten
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    May be, but I never had 1.0.7 anyway. It works.

  16. mspanish
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Alstatten could you upload a zip file for us w/ the old version? You could just zip your faq-tastic directory from the website. I'd be happy to donate 5 or 10 bucks towards your programming fee for a working copy of faq-tastic - it's amazing to me that there are no other faq programs for WordPress.

  17. doug444
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Please post .zip for V0.9 please!

  18. Altstatten
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Look up 5 posts from here and you'll see a link where you can download the 2.7 compatible version.

  19. tracyberna
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Add me to the list of people who was counting on FAQ-Tastic Lite to do its job, only to find myself unable to add questions to question groups and the plugin's author nowhere to be found. (And while there's no support, somehow the service that automatically sends out marketing emails is still working like a champ. And this after I manually took out that hideous Lolcat nagware thing on the dashboard. Charming.)

    Look up 5 posts from here and you'll see a link where you can download the 2.7 compatible version.

    I downloaded it, @Alstatten, but I don't know what to do with it from here. I put it in the plugins folder and tried to use it as a stand-alone plugin, but that didn't work as it needed folders and things it didn't have. So I substituted it for the "faq-tastic.php" file in my 1.0.7 version of FAQ-Tastic, but that caused errors, too. Can you tell me what is the undoubtedly very easy solution I'm missing here? :) Thanks.

  20. Altstatten
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    De-activate the plugin.
    Open the plugin in edit mode in the WP amin area.
    Copy/paste the updated version over the onstalled version (the one that doesn't work.)
    Save it.
    Reactivate the plugin.
    That should do it.

    If it doesn't, I'm expecting my programmer to finish a few more tweaks I'm having him do to it, then I'll post that version, too.

  21. Altstatten
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Oops. Just re-read your post. You already did what I suggested but you did it to the 1.07 version. I did it to the 0.9 version. That worked.

    Got .9?

  22. tracyberna
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    @Alstatten - Nope, and unfortunately the author's site doesn't offer it any more. However, if YOU would put .9 into a zip file and offer it for download somewhere, I think we would all cheer your name and virtually crowd surf you over to your own virtual throne where we would feed you virtual grapes. :)

  23. Altstatten
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Crowd surfing??!? We can do that here?? Well heck, yeah!!

    Download that .9 version right here, honey!

    Install it.
    Open it in edit mode in the admin area.
    Copy/paste the new version over the old in the edit area.
    Activate it.
    Should work just fine.

  24. LoveNotWar
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hello Alstatten. You are a real star, and if you want some nice links i would love to give them to you from a couple of nice sites we have as a gesture of thanks!

    however, I am running 2.7 .... did as you suggested, and I get this error when setting a question ...

    Fatal error: Call to a member function approve() on a non-object in /home/blogcann/public_html/wp-content/plugins/faq-tastic/models/question.php on line 155

    Does anyone else get this problem?

    Thanks!

    Lao

  25. Altstatten
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'd be happy to be linked to some really nice sites, once we get this bug all figgered out!

    My programmer is supposed to have the plugin finished today. I'm having him add functionality to it to allow me to create an ebook out of the q/a, so we'll see how that goes.

    Once I get my paws on the finished/final version I'll test it on 2.7 the old-fashioned way, post it on my site, then let everybody know right back here in the forum. (I won't forget!)

    Patience, Oh Great Link-meister, and all will be well.

  26. tracyberna
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi there -

    Yay! and Boo! Yay = posting of .9! Alstatten, you rock the free world and parts of Asia. ::catches you as you fall offstage and passes you to the next crowd member::

    Boo = I can get to the Add Question page now, but when I try to hit save I get the same error LoveNotWar described above: Fatal error: Call to a member function approve() on a non-object in /home/blogcann/public_html/wp-content/plugins/faq-tastic/models/question.php on line 155 Le argh! I too am running WP 2.7, and the newly installed .9 version of FAQ-Tastic.

    I await the results of your PHP programmer's tinkering with bated breath.

  27. LoveNotWar
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Presumably it is a minor coding error, but I am no coder so cant see any syntax issues or anything.

    I think that if one gets this working it would be a great project to take over. There really are not any other FAQ modules, and what with the rise and rise of collaborative content, it is quite an important module to have!

  28. Copernicus
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi everyone. It seems this topic is fairly well covered; but I thought I'd add my experience in getting FAQ-tastic to work with WP 2.7.

    For me, it was a simple matter that the latest official version of FAQ-tastic is referencing edit.php in various links within its admin interface -- however, under WP 2.7, plugins are now organized under tools.php in admin area.

    The FAQ-tastic files of concern (within the FAQ-tastic plugin folder) are as follows:

    • Main FAQ-tastic folder
      • faq-tastic.php
    • "admin" sub-folder (within the FAQ-tastic plugin folder:
      • admin_email.php,
      • group_item.php,
      • help.php and
      • pending.php

    In each of those files, the instances of references to "edit.php" need simply be changed to "tools.php"

    Then, of course, those files should be saved and uploaded over the plugin's files on your site (making certain that the files from the "admin" sub-folder get posted to that same sub-folder and not to the main "FAQ-tastic" folder).

    Then, FAQ-tastic should work with WP 2.7!

    Hope this helps!

  29. agion1
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Copernicus:

    Thanks for taking the time to share your experience! It definitely works! You're a life saver.

  30. doog
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Copernicus! I don't even USE the plugin and I'm impressed. Well-done lad! Kudos! This is what makes open-source software whip the pants off the corporate jokers!! I'm sure the energy will come right back to you in a good way!

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