Event Place Search Mod
|Event Place Search|
|Summary||Adds an event place search to the bottom of your search page|
|Author(s)||Brian McFadyen, modified for TNG V9 by Bryan S. Larson|
|Homepage||Event Place Search Mod (this page)|
TNG Event Search for history
|Mod Support||TNG Community Forums|
|Latest Mod||188.8.131.52 for TNG V9 |
8.1.0 for TNG V8
2.4 for TNG V7
|Min TNG V||7.1.0|
|Max TNG V||9.0.0|
Please update your additional language cust_text.php files with translations based upon the Custom Text Additions for this mod.
Event Place Search Mod
When you enter a place location associated with a Birth, Death, Burial, Marriage, Divorce, or other Event, it is associated with your specific person record.
These locations may be searched to find other people that have the locations associated with them.
TNG version 6 and greater has a built in feature to find exact matches for this type of search. The grey magnifying glass next to locations will provide the results of an exact match to the location it is next to.
This mod will allow you to do a similar search, but in a more general matching scheme by adding a small Event Search Form on your advanced search page.
This mod is now distributed under the Mod Manager tool for TNG versions 7.1.0 and greater.
This mod was developed by Brian McFadyen
- A working TNG installation.
- A backup of your TNG searchform.php and placesearch.php files.
- An installed current version of the Mod Manager.
|V184.108.40.206||Feb 2, 2012||Updates for TNG V9|
|V8.1.0||May 30, 2010||Updates for TNG V8|
|V2.4||Dec 4, 2009||Updated config file documentation to point to TNG Wiki. This file is identical as that of V2.3 included in the Mod Manager zip file, but will soon be eliminated from the bundle.|
|TNG Version 7.1.0||May 18, 2009||Code support for this mod is now contained in the Mod Manager module|
|Rev 1.2||Jul 1, 2008||Updated installation instructions for TNG V7.0.0|
|Rev 1.1||Jul 11, 2007||Updated installation instructions for TNG V6.1.1, validated up to V6.2.0|
|Rev 1.0||May 14, 2007||minor instruction update for TNG V6.1.0|
|Jan 21, 2007||Initial release|
- Download the appropriate version mod configuration zip from the status box above.
- Extract the .zip to your ./admin/mod_folder for TNG V7 or /mods for TNG V8.
- Follow the normal automated installation for Mod Manager, as shown in the example Mod Manager - Installing Config Files to install the placesearch_form_vXXXXX.cfg.
Custom Text Additions
The following custom text will be added to your English/cust_text.php file by this mod. If you are using other languages, you must add these lines to each of your language cust_text.php files with appropriate translations of course.
//Place Search Form (English) $text[searchplaces] = "Event Place Search"; $text[findplaces] = "Find a place location associated with a Birth, Death, Burial, Marriage, Divorce, or other Event,<br /> it is associated with your specific person record."; $text[eventscont] = "Place containing"; $text[andcont] = "And containing";
//Place Search Form Text (German) $text[searchplaces] = "globale Ortssuche"; $text[findplaces] = "Finde eine Ortsbezeichnung im Zusammenhang mit Geburt, Tod, Beerdigung, Hochzeit, Scheidung oder anderen Events,<br />wenn sie mit Personen Profilen verbunden sind."; $text[eventscont] = "Ort enthält"; $text[andcont] = "und enthält";
As with most source code modifications, these changes will likely be overwritten during your next TNG revision upgrade and will need to be re-implemented. (Using the Mod Manager greatly simplifies this process).
Visualization of this mod
The image on the right shows the resultant addition made to the TNG advanced search page.
To see how this works and how the form will look on your search page, you can preview it at My Search Page at the bottom of the page.
For this example, try typing "Tiverton" without the quotes in the first search field. It will return all locations that have this in the place field.
You could also type just "Tiver" and achieve the same results.
Try entering "Tiverton" in the first field, and "Cemetery" in the second field. You get the idea.
In the event of a problem
- Try using the Mod Manager Remove capability
- copy your backup searchform.php and placesearch.php files to your base TNG directory
- all should be well now
- you may also delete the created ./extensions/placesearchform.php file
Thanks go out to Lee Drew who came up with the idea and prompted me to code it. He may be contacted via the tnguser2 mailing list.
Sites using this mod
If you download and install this mod, please add your TNG site to the table below:
|My family||(no public site)||see at||D,(NL),(GB)|
|MOTYER Family Genealogy||John Mark Motyer|| Public site
Very useful mod,
but not quite working yet
on my site
|see here||EN, DE, RU|