Could anyone help out, please? @julian, maybe?
Posts made by karthiks
Can't get Google Analytics to work
I'm aware that there's a Google Analytics plugin by @julian, but after installing it, activating it, putting the tracking code in the required field, saving the changes and restarting my NodeBB, neither did the tracking script show up in my front-end code (which Julian himself had explained in another thread here) nor did my Google Analytics show any activity in the real time report.
I then tried putting the whole tracking script in (i) custom header as a script, and (ii) a footer widget, restarting NodeBB multiple times along the way. Both of them showed the script in the front-end code, but my Google Analytics was still silent. As I write this, my NodeBB still runs without an active GA implementation.
I'm not exactly happy with any of the available solutions (regardless of whether they worked or not), since none of them seems to put the tracking code in the place where GA recommends it to be. Julian must be aware that the GA script needs to load before the page's HTML content is loaded in order to capture any DOM changes and stuff, but putting it in a footer widget to dynamically load after the page HTML loads.... defeats the whole purpose.
We chose NodeBB out of other alternatives for our latest project, and have learned the ropes fine so far, though the road was bumpy. I only think that the core package needs a few important functions inbuilt, instead of relying on plugins which may or may not be upgraded in tandem with newer versions of the core package. I have another thread opened here since last week that still needs solving. I sincerely hope that the community helps us get along, and that we made the right decision by choosing NodeBB. Thanks to the NodeBB team for the excellent work they've done, though. No mistaking that.
RE: Transliteration for users
There are third party services that would enable me to do this in my forum, by the way. This one, for example: https://gisttransserver.in/Help/help.pdf
The above one or any other such services out there require me to include scripts in the places where the transliteration needs to be invoked.
Unfortunately, the way NodeBB is made makes it very hard to identify where the text editor is triggered from and to figure out how to place the script as required by the third party services.
So, we're essentially lost.
RE: Transliteration for users
Thanks for the reply. It's a function of letting users typing a non-English text without knowing the respective language's keyboard layout.
For example, if I want to type "வணக்கம்" in Tamil, but I don't know the keyboard layout for any Tamil font, I could still achieve the result (with transliteration enabled) by typing "vanakkam" and pressing space bar or the Enter key.
Google offers it for end-users, but there's no API to tap into. You could check how it works for any given language here: https://google.com/transliteration
Transliteration for users
I want to offer my forum's users the ability to type in their native language right within the post editor. I've been searching around, but there doesn't seem to be a plugin for transliteration on the user side, and the third party workarounds are way too hard to implement and maintain. Can we have a plugin for transliteration (I'm looking at Tamil)?
Thanks so much.