Updating the Banner plugin for Cacti v1.1.x

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Updating the Banner plugin for Cacti v1.1.x

#1 Post by name » Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:07 am


I am updating the banner plugin (http://docs.cacti.net/userplugin:banner) for PIA 3.1/Cacti v1.1.x (1.1.10).
For those who don't know what it is, it is a plugin you can use to display a banner at the top of Cacti so that users can be informed of certain events (for instance Scheduled Downtime, etc.).

Currently I am running into two problems.

Cacti doesn't support the "body_style" plugin hook anymore. I have replaced the <body> tag in include/top_graph_header.php and in include/top_header.php to:

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<body <?php print api_plugin_hook_function("body_style", "");?>>
The plugin works for the themes: Classic, Dark, Modern, but I have an issue with Paper-plane and Paw.

Because the plugin takes in some room on the last two themes the scroll bar is changed. If for instance try to change a users Theme, the Return and Save buttons drop off the screen, so you can't select them.

Attached my codechange for the the plugin, I haven't changed the original developer, because he did a lot more than me.

I hope someone can help me on how I could integrate the plugin better into the net Plugin Architecture?

Thank you in advance.
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Re: Updating the Banner plugin for Cacti v1.1.x

#2 Post by Pucho » Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:06 pm

Have you read this? https://github.com/Cacti/cacti/wiki/PluginMigration

I can't help you much there but it might worth the read.
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Re: Updating the Banner plugin for Cacti v1.1.x

#3 Post by Osiris » Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:29 pm

I would rewrite the whole thing in javascript using jQuery. Still a plugin of course.
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