Family Chart Mod
|Family Chart Mod|
|Summary||This provides a new family chart, consisting of a family and those of the two parents, which can be used to navigate a family tree.|
|Validation||The mod is XHTML compliant.|
|Download link||10.1.0.3a for
|Homepage||Family Chart Mod|
|Mod Support||contact author|
|Contact Developer||contact author|
|Min TNG V||10.0.3|
|Max TNG V||10.1.1|
getperson.php, genlib.php, globallib.php, css/genstyle.css, languages/English/cust_text.php, also Dutch, French, German and Norwegian if present
The Family Chart Mod provides a representation of a family together with those of the parents which can be used to navigate more easily around a tree. The chart includes siblings, parents, uncles and aunts and grandparents, with their dates and thumbnails. One click on a link takes you to children, cousins, in-laws and great and great-great grandparents, together with great-uncles etc., from which you can proceed further. By clicking on the image you are taken to the person's individual sheet.
As distributed, the chart stays comfortably within the 768 pixel width limit of many tablets and mobiles and so is usable on these. Ask me if you want it to work on earlier versions of TNG.
The mod adds a new item "Family" to the main menu bar so that you can easily switch from other views. A consequence of this is that many of the entries such as Ancestors and Descendants actually apply to one or the other parents rather than the family as a unit. Subsidiary links to the chart are under the appropriate family in the Individual display (getperson) with links called "Family Chart". If you are on the Family Group sheet there is also a top menu item called Family Chart. In this case the ancestors and descendants chart more nearly reflect the family.
When a parent has several families, these are indicated next to the box with a popup which shows one or more extra families. A family symbol also indicates another family through adoption. For living people, a small 'alive' symbol is shown; this can easily be turned off in the customconfig.php file. If this is because the user is not logged in, then a tooltip suggestion to log in is given.
- Download the file from the download links in the mod summary area in the upper right.
- Extract the downloaded zip file to your 'mods folder.
- Follow the installation procedure for Mod Manager, as shown in the example Mod Manager - Installing Config Files to install the appropriate Family_Chart_Mod.cfg file.
If you want to change colors to match your site, you need to update your customconfig.php file. See Customization below. It is not necessary to move the famconfig.php file if you are using the Config Path as it won't be necessary to modify the file.
On the right is an example of the Family Chart.
Most of the settings for the page are in a file famconfig.php which is normally in the main tng folder. If you want to change the colours or sizes of boxes, the relevant lines need to be changed. It is best to copy the line and paste it into your customconfig.php file. Do not change the famconfig.php file itself. In this way, when you reinstall the mod, your changes will not be lost.
For example, if you don't use any pictures on your site or don't want thumbnails in the Family Chart page, place the following line in customconfig.php
- $familychart['inclphotos'] = 0;
If you want the background colour of the family boxes to show as a dull red rather than dull blue:
- $familychart['fbackcolor'] = '#CAA'; #family background
You can use any of the standard html codes for colours.
A fuller example shows the colors from TNG style classes in Template 4 with the mytngstyle.css values that will override these.
|class||Template 4 Color||famconfig Variable||Original Color||Changed Color|
for which the following was added to the customconfig.php file
- // Added for Family Chart customization
- $familychart['fboxcolor'] = '#DEEAF2'; #colour of main family boxes
- $familychart['fbackcolor'] = '#CCCC99'; #family background
- $familychart['boxcolor'] = '#ECF9FF'; #colour of other family boxes
Mod Compatibility issues
Several early problems have been resolved. The only known incompatibility is with the Regroup Person Profile mod and possibly with some of its derivatives. You will need to decide between these mods.
Translations of texts
Dutch, German, French and Norwegian versions are included in the recent distributions. If you translate the custom text into another language please please send it to me via the link in the box above so I can include it in a future version.
TNG User sites using this mod
If you download and install this mod, please add your TNG sites to the table below.
|Moss Family Tree||Chris Moss||Template 5||10.1.0.3/10.1.1||EN, FR, DE|
|Genealogische Verkenningen||Cor Kuipers||Template 14||10.0.3||NL, EN, DE,SP, PT|
|My family (no public site)||Template 3||see at users site||D,(NL),(GB)|
|Our Roy and Boucher Family||Ken Roy||Template 4||10.1.0.3/10.1.0||EN, FR|
|Our Family Histories||Bryan S. Larson||Template 8 - Customized to use standard TNG silhouette icons and my colors||10.0.3.2a/10.0.3||EN|
|Hooley Family Links||Rick Hooley||Template 12 - login: guest pwd: guest||10.1.0.3/10.1.1||EN|
|Girod-Bonner Tree (Private)||Jeff Girod||Template 12||10.1||EN|
|Genealogy of the Hendee Family||John Hendee||Template 10||10.1||EN|
|De Zoethouten van Woudsend||John Zoethout||Template 12||10.0.3.2b/10.1.0||NL / EN|
|Familie van Seeventer||Sandor van Seeventer||Template 12||10.1.0.3/10.1.1||DE / EN / NL|
|v10.0.3.1||2 Jan 2015||corrected display of living individuals, added some tooltips and incorporated person not found mod|
|v10.0.3.2a||5 Jan 2015||added Family tab to main display; removed conflicts with other mods; various other cleanups|
|v10.0.3.2b||23 Jan 2015||dealt with most known issues, including edit, bookmarking, icon, photos. Living icon shows for all living people.|
|v10.1.0.2c||23 Jan 2015||same as v10.0.3.2b but suitable for TNG v10.1.0.|
|v10.1.0.3||19 Apr 2015||Minimizes height of chart, keeps uncles on aunts on same side, shows adopted families, includes dates for christening and burial if necessary, stops robots indexing page, works with Wordpress, handles log file.|
|v10.1.0.3a||28 Apr 2015||Correct Norwegian translation|
- Colors do not adapt automatically to templates
- Although this works on my system with TNG v10.1.1, some people have reported difficulties when installing it.