Koken

How-to articles and Plugins for the photo CMS Koken.

Implementing a Contact Form for Koken

Koken contains (so far) no standard function for a contact form. However, it is not very difficult to implement an own form. For this purpose you will need at least a special lens template and a small PHP script that will be used to to deliver the mail. To give the user more feedback about the successful delivery of the message, I have added some use JavaScript using Ajax to communicate with the PHP backend.
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Insert Images into Essays and Posts

If you insert an image into an essay or a page with the insert media function  the image will always be shown at full width. In order to get a floating image with a smaller size you would have to add it manually in the HTML editor. To make this easier I have created this shortcode plugin. It allows you to select and insert an image and configure how it should be displayed.
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Generate Meta Tags for Verification IDs

After a new website has been added to Google Webmaster Tools, Bing Webmaster Tools or Alexa these services wants to verify that you are really the owner of the added site. Therefore a special ID will be generated. This ID must either be uploaded to the server as a HTML page or a special meta tag must be added to the HTML pages.

Because I prefer the use of meta tags I hae written a small plugin for Koken that generates the necessary tags. This plugin can be downloaded from here and installed in Koken. The installation of plugins is documented on the Koken-Website.

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