Yes. But as I didn't plan on making an elaborate and secure user demo (front-end back end) demo site as this would require serious effort and maintenance on my part, and I'm not even sure 5 people want the plugin! My support commitment is the following:Is there anyway we can test this plugin before purchasing, or do you provide support if anything goes wrong?
Are you planning to integrate with all the PKP suite?
If I'm not mistaken, the PKP WAL has centralized all the login controls, simplifying this process. Is this plugin integrated with OxS 2.3 already?
Could you send the URL for testing?
Can you send me the demo link for the plugin?
Does the plugin work if you have enable subscription on the OJS website? Or would subscription need to be handled with Joomla?
Would it allow users to register with all the journals that is hosted on a single OJS installation? Currently, with OJS you have to register for each individual journal.
Also, is it possible to create a similar plugin for Gallery Menalto and OJS?
I only have a Spanish demo up and running this morning. I am building up an English version today. Once I have it up, I can send you - privately - the link. I don't want traffic on that site, only serious interested users. I still have to find out how to CRON the dbase every hour or so to ensure a stable demo.
Second part of your question, is no, joomla does not handle the subscriptions. Because you are simultaneously working with both platforms, Joomla picks up the user rights based on the platform you are working with. For example. the Admin in JOOMLA has enormous powers, but in your OJS this person might only be Journal Manager. Also, you control, through the joomla interface, the links to the appropriate pages of OJS. Think of the Joomla as a FRAME wrapping the OJS installation only.
At the beginning, upon activating the Joomla plugin, the admin decides which journals are included in the registration. After that, you're going to use the OJS as is, so everything is the same. This means Joomla does not perform user actions that are not available to OJS. Joomla does NOT take over OJS functions. It runs in parallel with OJS.
This question is a bit confusing, because you are asking for a OJS/Menalto plugin. I work only with Joomla Plugins to other applications. So let me put it this way. It is possible to create a Joomla plugin for Gallery Menalto as well. Having done that, in the initial setup, the admin decides which plugins are active, so in your case it woud be:
install and activate the OJS plugin
install and activate the Menalto plugin
What that would mean is that every user who logs into your Joomla site, would automatically be logged into and acquire their rights to OJS simultaneously with those of Gallery Menalto. i.e. They can navigate seamlessly through all three applications. A plugin just between Menalto and OJS is not something I can comment about, because my work entails running everything under joomla.
I should add I had to pay a developer to build my plugin. I did that out of my pocket. I am offering it to the community at a price I think to be "symbolic" of the time and money I had to invest just to get the plugins for the PKP. To develop a plugin for Menalto would create the same scenario, i.e. a huge investment up front, but without, I imagine, the possiblility of recovering much if any of the investment: how many people would find that plugin necessary?
For me the OJS/OCS is absolutely necessary because there a lot of related content areas that these 2 platforms don't perform well under, as they are now, and that Joomla (or drupal) is exceptional for. That said, I understand that there is the possibility of getting some kind of simple BRIDGE (which is not a plugin) between two independent platforms, which might work between Joomla and Menalto, but of course, doesn't synchronize the user database across platforms.
There is a free plugin for a software called Gallery2 - I don't know this programme, if it could do what you are doing with Menalto, it might be a way to go.
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