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#70072 (In Topic #14842)

Some disruptive changes, for the possible future ocPortal…

Facebook support – move it all out into non-bundled addon. Ensure addon is good.
Twitter support – move it all out into non-bundled addon. Ensure addon is good.
Workflows – move from non-bundled addon, in as standard ocPortal functionality.
CEDI – rename to 'Wiki+'.
Flagrant text – rename to 'Community messages'.
Staff addon – drop.
Tester addon – move to non-bundled addon.
devguide addon – drop.
main_recent_* and main_top_* blocks – drop (we have a unified main_multi_content block now, which is more powerful)
Backup addon – tell Setup Wizard to uninstall it by default (it can never be consistently good enough on all servers).

Things left unchanged…

Google maps – keep as non-bundled addon.  [we prefer not to tie into third-party external services by standard]
OpenID – keep as non-bundled addon.   [not widely adopted in the real world, hard to support officially]
Lightbox2 – keep as non-bundled addon.   [heavy weight of third party coding, easy to install if wanted]

Discuss :)

Last edit: by Chris Graham

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 :thumbs:  to all.

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All the above sounds good to me. If it streamlines the base code, I'm all for it especially if the replaced included add-ons are as good or better then what is offered now.

I've not experimented with the main_multi_content block but it sounds like I better get up to speed with it.

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I'm with Fletch and Bob, sounds good to me Chris.

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Adding my supportive vote!:thumbs:

I have long used WIKI instead of CEDI on my site, cutting down the amount of explanation needed to get users to adopt this great feature of ocP.

Facebook support is crucial for community type sites. I've been looking forward to re-design my Facebook theme for a while now. A self-contained updated add-on package would be welcome. 
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