mojoPortal Sightings for October 2013

We have two sites to share this month. The first one Backup Power Solutions, was designed by our friends over at i7MEDIA.

Backup Power Solutions - Website Designed by i7MEDIA

Next we have Altogether Better, designed by our friends across the pond at DMSQD Creative Marketing Communications.

Altogether Better website

Show us your stuff! We'd love to hear about the sites you are bringing online with mojoPortal. If you have a high profile site or a design that you're particularly proud of, or a site showing custom features you've built on mojoPortal, let us know, maybe we'll feature your site(s) in a blog post.​

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Fund Raiser Pro

I'm happy to announce the release of Fund Raiser Pro, available now in the mojoPortal Store, or take a test drive on our demo site!

Fund Raiser Pro is an add on feature for mojoPortal content management system. It provides the tools you need to do fund raising/crowd funding on your own web site. It has similar functionality to sites like and but you host it in your own site and control it yourself and collect payments via PayPal or any of the ecommerce gateways supported in mojoPortal.

You can also define contribution levels and/or allow users to contribute any amount they want (within lower and upper limits that you can define). Your fund raising campaign can have a target date for reaching a fund raising goal or it can be open ended with no end date, or you can change the end date if you need more time to achieve the fund raising goal.

You can show or hide progress toward your fund raising goal, you can show or hide contributor profiles. Contributors can control their own privacy settings for what is shown on the contributor profile and the administrative settings allow you to make things even more private. That is, you can hide information that users marked as not hidden, but you cannot show information that the user chose not to show. For example the contributor can show or not show their name, city, state, country and contribution amount for example. As administrator of the site you could choose not to show the city and state and country even if the contributor said it was ok to share that information. In some cases you may want to show the contribution amount, in other cases you may not or the contributor may not want to show that information. You can optionally allow users to edit their own contribution profile or change privacy settings. 

You can also allow people to post comments and you can post updates to keep people informed on the progress of the campaign or project. You could also use the mojoPortal Newsletter feature to keep in touch with your contributors and encourage additional contributions. If you have defined levels and are allowing users to contribute arbitrary amounts, then a subsequent contribution can move a contributor up to a higher level by aggregating with his or her previous contributions. There is also integrated social sharing using the add this widget to encourage sharing your campaign on social networks such as Facebook and twitter.

Fund Raiser Pro - A fund raising and crowd funding solution for mojoPortal web content management system

Fund Raiser Pro - Admin Menu

Fund Raiser Pro - edit contribution levels

You can try it out on our demo site to test both the front end for contributing and the back end for managing the fund raising campaign.

Gravatar Joe Audette is the founder of the mojoPortal project and was the primary developer until February 2017.

Form Wizard Pro Released

We've just released a small update to Form Wizard Pro that adds support for grouping items in a dropdown list question.

grouped items in a dropdown list

The form editor also shows the grouping and allows assigning and editing groups on items.

grouped items in edit view using ListBox

Note that this release of Form Wizard Pro requires mojoPortal (released yesterday) because the support for grouping items was implemented in the mojoDropDownList and mojoListBox controls which are part of mojoPortal. These controls extend the ASP.NET DropDownList and ListBox controls which don't provide any support for grouping.

As usual this is a free update for customers who already purchased Form Wizard Pro and can be downloaded from your purchase history by logging in as the user who made the purchase and clicking the "My Account" link at the top of the page, you'll find it under the "Order History" tab.

If you don't already have Form Wizard Pro, check out the product page, it is an essential add on product for easy custom forms and simple surveys in your web site powered by the free mojoPortal Content Management System.

Gravatar Joe Audette is the founder of the mojoPortal project and was the primary developer until February 2017.

mojoPortal Released

I'm happy to announce the release of mojoPortal, available now on our download page. This release is a minor update with a few bug fixes and improvements.

What's New?

  • Upgrade to CKEditor 4.2.1
  • added support for 'optgroup' to mojoDropDownList and new mojoListBox
  • added options for alternate email from address and alias for forum notification
  • shared files added config setting for cache header of non-attachment downloads
  • added setting in the blog to allow showing calendar navigation on post detail page default to true
  • added generic.browser file so new browsers are assumed to support cookies
  • new configuration option for mutli-site installations that use related sites mode it is possible to configure all sites to use the same media folder for user uploads by adding this setting as true
    <add key="UseSameContentFolderForRelatedSiteMode" value="true"/>
  • fixed bug in forums where user threads page in multi-site installations with related sites mode showed forum threads from other sites
  • fixed bug in forums where unsubscribing from notification did not work unless authenticated
  • fixed bug in pgsql data layer that caused an error when creating a newsletter
  • fixed bug where janrain inputs were not shown in site settings unless the legacy open id was enabled in web.config
  • fixed bug in folder child sites where facebook like in HTML content feature had a relative URL for the URL to like
  • added required field validator for module title in content wizard

Stay tuned, we will soon be announcing an update to Form Wizard Pro that uses the new support for 'optgroup' in dropdown list questions, and we are also about to release a new add-on product, Fund Raiser Pro that depends on this new version of mojoPortal.

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mojoPortal Released

I'm happy to announce the release of mojoPortal, available now on our download page. This is primarily a bug fix release. 

What's New?

upgrade from CKeditor 4.0.3 to 4.2
upgrade from TinyMCE 3.5.7 to 3.5.8
Some work is also in progress to support TinyMCE 4.x but so far there are still some issues with the file browser integration so we did not upgrade to that branch of TinyMCE just yet.

Thomas Nicolaïdès - implemented clickable folder crumbs in Shared Files

WebStore -  implemented a cart link that can be embedded in the layout.master file so it can be on every page.
To use this you first add a control declaration at the top of your layout.master file like this:
<%@ Register Namespace="WebStore.UI.Controls" Assembly="WebStore.UI" TagPrefix="webstore" %>

Then you can add the control anywhere you want on layout.master. I put it with the other top navigation links as in this example:

<div id="wraptopnav">
    <div class="topnav">
        <portal:WelcomeMessage id="WelcomeMessage" runat="server" RenderAsListItem="true" ListItemCSS="firstnav" />
        <portal:HomeLink id="HomeLink" runat="server" RenderAsListItem="true" />
        <portal:MobileSkinLink ID="mobileskin" runat="server" RenderAsListItem="true" />
        <portal:LoginLink id="LoginLink" runat="server" RenderAsListItem="true" />
        <portal:LogoutLink id="LogoutLink" runat="server" RenderAsListItem="true" />
        <portal:RegisterLink id="RegisterLink" runat="server" RenderAsListItem="true" />
        <portal:UserProfileLink id="UserProfileLink" runat="server" RenderAsListItem="true" />
        <portal:MailboxLink id="MailboxLink1" runat="server" RenderAsListItem="true"  />
        <portal:MyPageLink id="MyPageLink1" runat="server" RenderAsListItem="true" />
        <portal:MemberListLink id="MemberListLink" runat="server" RenderAsListItem="true"  />
        <portal:SiteMapLink id="SiteMapLink2" runat="server" CssClass="sitelink" RenderAsListItem="true"  />
        <webstore:FlexCartLink id="cartlink1" runat="server" PageId="490" ModuleId="733" ModuleGuid="4482d498-ea94-48dc-b4cd-b28b6abb0ad2" IncludeItemCount="true" IncludeCartTotal="true" LiteralTopMarkup="<li class='topnavitem cartnav'><span class='ui-icon ui-icon-cart'></span>" LiteralBottomMarkup="</li>" CssClass="sitelink" />

You must configure the pageid moduleid and ModuleGuid to match those values for your WebStore. The example extra markup uses the cart icon from jqueryui.

added module setting for date format in comments feature
added a new setting in html content to disable the click event for slide show slides so that clickable content within the slides can be clicked
added a Web.config option to lookup paramterized urls for 301 redirect - false by default

made it possible to style tables and mojoGridView using jqueryui, to do this you need these settings in
<mp:mojoGridView runat="server"

<mp:mojoGridView runat="server" SkinID="FileManager"

<mp:mojoGridView runat="server" SkinID="SharedFiles"

added an option on FlexMenu for StartingNodePageId
added a Web.config option to show publish workflow icon for unsubmitted draft
made the contact form set the focus to the email box if there is any email validation error
fixed a few region specific languages in ckeditor that were not previously available

made email template editor also edit the plain text version of the template
added a Web.config option to limit Active Directory to root DN

fixed bug in Forums where thread subject was unfiltered in page title element causing a potential XSS vulnerability. Anyone using the forums should definitely upgrade to get this security fix.
fixed bug in Forums where non editors could not edit their own older posts even when the settings was -1 which should allow it.
fixed bug in mssql data layer for Forums where unsubscribe was returning false even on success causing the wrong message to be shown to the user.
fixed bug in sqlce data layer where redirect list paging did not work
fixed bug in comment system don't show user inputs for name, email, and url by default if user is authenticated
fixed bug in pgsql data layer when saving a module definition setting from the ui
fixed bug in blog when using jquery datepicker for calendar nav the date format in links was not correct if not using English
fixed bug in blog where blog sitemap did not work correctly if not using friendly urls
fixed bug Blog should use addthis accountid from blog settings if specified
fixed some validation problems in the blog feed, added some new settings for feed language, managing editor, iTunes categories, logo url
fixed bug in file manager where uploading to root folder failed
fixed bug in Shared Files, when editing a file in a sub fodler it would be moved to root folder
fixed bug in Shared Files where it was possible to make a child folder the parent
fixed bug Shared Files was not updating the upload date when a file was updated
fixed bug in parentpagedialog when configured to start fully expanded
fixed bug Janrain widget should use the new implementation by default
fixed javascript error in IE 8 when using the new file uploader
fixed bug inline editor should use style and content templates
fixed bug in payment gateway where currencyCulture was not used to format currency. 
fixed bug sitemenu and pagemenu should set the ismobileskin property on flexmenu

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