Living Color Mod
|Downloads of Living Color Mod are restricted to logged in users. If you do not have a user account on the TNG Wiki use the Request Account link to request a user account|
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|Living Color has been tested with other popular mods and no conflicts have been noted. If you encounter a clash with other mods on your website, please provide the details and we will look into it.||
|Living Color Mod|
|Summary||Displays names of living persons in selected color on personal and family group sheets.|
|Validation||Latest mod is XHTML compliant.|
|Mod Updated||17 April 2023|
|Download stats||view statistics|
|Homepage||Bisbee Family Connection|
|Mod Support||Support for Living_Color_Mod|
|Contact Developer||As above|
|Min TNG V||9.0.0|
|Max TNG V||14.0|
Very easy to configure and use.
If you are also using the Wiki Integration mod then it must be installed prior to the Living Color Mod in TNG V8.
When you are logged in as Admin it is impossible to tell at a glance if a person is flagged as living or private without going into the Edit tab. It is important because all those who should be flagged but are not, may have vital information revealed to unauthorized visitors. This mod affects TNG pages by setting the names of everyone flagged as living or private to the colors of your choice. You can also determine who will be allowed to see highlighting for living or private persons. By default it is Admin only, but you can set it to be visible to any logged in user to whom you have given permissions.
Current version adds an option to bold & italicize living and private persons for those who may be color-vision impaired.
CAUTION: TNG families also have a 'living' flag which serves to limit information shown to the public about marriages. Living Color on family group sheets or in family search lists only reflects the status of a person's 'living' flag and says nothing about the state of family/marriage 'living' flags.
|Ver||900||910||922||1000 all||1100 all||1102+||1200+||1300+||1400+|
|184.108.40.206||php 5.6/7.4||php 7.4/8.2|
*green: compatible red: not compatible white: not tested
See Multisite Testbed for information on how this mod is tested and managed.
Conflicts With Other Mods
|TNG version:||≤ 10.0|
|TNG version:||≥ 9.0.4|
If using Relationship Display Mod, then you must install it before installing Living Color.
At the moment there are no known conflicts with other TNG mods. It should be noted however, that if you are using the Wiki Integration mod, you must install it before installing Living Color.
|v220.127.116.11||17 Apr 2023||
|v18.104.22.168||05 Dec 2022||
|v22.214.171.124||03 Oct 2021||
Thanks to Rob Van Rij for providing and testing these updates.
|v126.96.36.199||26 Sep 2020||
|v188.8.131.52||25 Sep 2020||
|v184.108.40.206||21 Sep 2020||
|v220.127.116.11||11 Aug 2020||
|v18.104.22.168||23 Mar 2018||
|v22.214.171.124||20 Mar 2016||
|v10.1.1.14||25 Jul 2015||
|v10.1.1.13||5 Apr 2015||
|v10.1.0.12||9 Mar 2015||
|v10.1.0.11||8 Jan 2015||
|v10.0.2.10||28 Apr 2014||
|v10.0.2.10||27 Apr 2014||
|v126.96.36.199||26 Feb 2012||
|v188.8.131.52||7 Oct 2012||
|v184.108.40.206||12 Aug 2012||Adds living color to the anniversaries display.|
|v220.127.116.11||26 Apr 2012||New Feature! In addition to highlighting names of persons whose 'living' flag is set, this version adds capability to highlight names whose 'private' flag is set. The admin can turn off highlighting for living or private flags, choose separate highlight colors, and display highlighted names on TNG pages for admins only or for both admins and registered users. See new Mod Manager Editor options.|
|v18.104.22.168||14 Apr 2012||Fixes Errors in Admin >> People when searching for those with no children or no parents.|
|v22.214.171.124||25 Feb 2012||Removes unwanted styling from CSV output in showreport.php|
|v126.96.36.199||21 Feb 2012||Adds living color to timelines|
|v188.8.131.52||16 Feb 2012||Prevent fatal errors if upgrade is installed on top of mod|
|v184.108.40.206||15 Feb 2012||Minor technical fix|
|v220.127.116.11||8 Feb 2012||Updated for TNG V9. No known conflicts or install dependencies.|
|v8.1.2j||18 Aug 2011||Deconflicted with Research Link Mod; add descendant charts (again).|
|v8.1.2i||15 Aug 2011||Deconflicted with Submit Photo/Document Mod.|
|v8.1.2h||15 Aug 2011||Deconflicted with Relationship Display Mod.|
|v8.1.2g||15 Aug 2011||Deconflicted with Deceased Icon mod; included What's New page.|
|v8.1.2f||13 Aug 2011||Fixed a few bugs, reduced it's impact on TNG scripts, and made it a bit more bullet-proof.|
|v8.1.2e||11 Aug 2011||Fixes a bug on family edit page, where if you added a parent by personID it showed the styling tags as part of the name. Also fixed the alt text for small photos in family group sheets to remove styling tags.|
|v8.1.2d||10 Aug 2011||Adds living color to virtually all pages and lists|
|v8.1.2c||9 Aug 2011||Adds living color to individual and family search lists|
|v8.1.2b||2 Aug 2011||Adds living color to descendant charts|
|v8.1.2a||29 Jul 2011||Initial release of Living Color Mod|
User's Page View
This is how part of a page might appear with Admin or View living and View private persons privileges. Bear in mind, the highlight colors simply show that the living flag (red) or private flag (blue) is set.
The example above is shown with the Child Descendant Indicator Mod by Chuck Filteau that replaces the greater-than symbol (>) with the more traditional plus sign (+) to indicate that a person has children.
Note that if your are using the Event Map add children mod the child's name in the Google Map Events table will also be highlighted.
After the Living Color Mod is successfully installed, one of the items listed in the Mod Manager will look something like this.
To change the program parameters, click on Edit Options.
Mod Manager Editor
The Mod Manager editor presents four program parameters for editing. The first two set the highlight color and viewing privileges for Private persons, while the next two do the same for Living persons. Highlight colors can be expressed as a hex color code (e.g., #000080) or as a color constant (e.g., blue). In either case, do not surround the parameter with quotes. If you don't care why data is being restricted, you can set both living and private highlight colors to the same value. After setting parameter values, click on Confirm Edit to save your preferences. If you click on Restore default parameter values, the defaults in parentheses will be restored.
- A working installation of TNG.
- A copy of living_color with suitable version for your TNG installation. See download area at top of page for selecting the right version for your website.
- Remove and delete previously installed version of living_color.
- Download the appropriate living_color zip file from the Mod Summary at the top of the page.
- Unzip the file and place it in your /mods folder.
- Click on Mod Manager in the Admin panel and install it.
- In the Mod Manager listing for this mod, click on Edit and change the color and access parameters as desired.
Manual installation is not supported.
The names shown in 'living color' are also links, but they will no longer change their color when you hover over them as do your normal links.
Acknowledgements and Disclaimer
Thanks to Ken Roy for his assistance and always helpful suggestions. Also kudos to Bryan Larson and Rob van Rij for suggesting useful extensions.
Thanks and appreciation to Martin Pannier for his addition of highlighting for Private flags.
As always, use this script at your own risk. The author will not be responsible for any damage to your website resulting from its use.
- Deceased Indication - adds a headstone indicator viewable by all visitors to the page to indicate whether an individual is deceased
Sites using this mod
If you download and install this mod, please add your TNG site to the table below:
|Bisbee Family Connection||Rick Bisbee||Mod Developer||V18.104.22.168||TNG V9.2.2||EN|
|A Line of Malkins in NZ||Rick Malkin||Great Mod...||v22.214.171.124||v13.1.1||English|
|Things of KINGS||Garry KING||Happy user...||V126.96.36.199||TNG V13.0.2||English|
|Our Roy and Boucher Family||Ken Roy||I also use this mod on a test system with the Wiki Integration mod||V188.8.131.52||11.0.0||EN, FR|
|Our Family Histories||Bryan S. Larson||I use this mod with admin only enabled.||V184.108.40.206||TNG V11.1||EN|
|AppeltHaus Genealogy||Lawrence Appelt||Not a Public Site.||10.0.2.10||10.0.2||EN|
|Kielakowie.pl||Janusz Kielak||I also use this mod on a test system with the Wiki Integration mod||V220.127.116.11||TNG V9.0.2||PL,EN,DE,ES,RUS|
|My family||(no public site)||see here||D,(NL),(GB)|
|Kemp(e) Family History||Andrew Kemp||see User:Kempons||EN|
|Walls Wrightsman Family||Carl B Zachary||V18.104.22.168||TNG 9.2.0||English|
|Zausmers and More-smers||Joyaa Antares||Not a public site. I really like this Mod||V22.214.171.124||TNG 11.1.2||EN|
|Sorenson Robey Family History||Darlene Bittaker||Admin only enabled||V126.96.36.199||TNG 9.1.1||EN|
|Hooley Family Links||Rick Hooley||Public/Private||See Here||See Here||EN|
|Wortelboer Genealogy||Bernard Wortelboer||Public site||V10.1.0.15||11.0.0||NL, EN|
|Brady Family Tree in Western Australia||Darryl Brady||Public site||10.1.0.13||10.1.1||EN, DE|
|Kleinmann Genealogy||John Kleinmann||188.8.131.52||14.0||EN|
|R G Strong Family Genealogy||Russell Strong||Public Site||184.108.40.206||13.1.1||EN, FR, DE, NL|
|Roots & Relatives Remembered||Ron Krzmarzick||Public & Private||See Here||See Here||EN,DE,CS|
|Luithlenfamilie||Ingo Wagner||Not a Public site||220.127.116.11||11.1.2||DE, EN, NO, FR|
|Population reconstruction Baarle-Nassau/Hertog and surrounding places||Rob van Rij||Public Site||V18.104.22.168||13.0.2||DE,EN,NL|
|Familie van Seeventer||Sandor van Seeventer||Public site||22.214.171.124||14.0||DE/EN/NL|
|Bumbery-Wangler||Bob Bumbery||Public/Private site||126.96.36.199||13.0.0||English|
|Genealogische Datenbank||Public site||see here||see here||DE, EN, FR|
|Gambrill Family Tree||Bobby Gambrill||Public site||188.8.131.52||13.1.1||English|
|Familienforschung SCABELL||Helga Scabell||Public/Private||184.108.40.206||13.0.1||DE, EN, PT|
|Racines Luxo-hennuyères||Michel Kirsch||Public site (registration)||V220.127.116.11||TNG 13.0.3||FR/EN/GE/NL|
|Nordic Ancestry||Mogens C. Fenger||Private site (registration)||V18.104.22.168||TNG 13.1||DA/EN|
|Joseph Oran Holtz Genealogy Pages||Jim Holt||Private||See Here||See Here||EN|
|Barta Joggele aus Mauren Liechtenstein||Gerald Meier||Private||22.214.171.124||14.0||EN, DE, FR, IT, PT, ES, CZ|
|La Saga BIGEY||François BIGEY||Public||126.96.36.199||14.0.1||FR|
|Solem Genealogy||Jan-Thore Solem||Private||188.8.131.52||14.0.2||EN, NO|
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