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Questions & Answers

Inevitably, with the release of Fast Apps came usage questions from users. So, here's a list of questions I've been asked along with their useful responses, which I'm sure will help others too. More questions and answers will be added, as they are asked in the future.

Just click on a question to view its answer.

If you have a question that isn't answered here, please do not hesitate to contact me and I'll add it below along with a suitable answer.

Fast Logs questions

  • Q: How can I restrict what HTML tags and inline-style attributes are used in Fast Logs?

    A: There is an optional setting in the main config file that allows or disallows the use of the style attribute inside Fast Logs entries. Also in the main config file you will find a custom array function to strip only the HTML tags that you define (e.g. - keep <ul> and <li> but remove <table>, <tr> and <td>).

    This could be useful for correcting content that has been copied and pasted from another source, that would otherwise introduce 3rd party inline-styles that conflict with the look of your design.
     

Fast Feed questions

  • Q: Will you help me install a news scroller/content slider for Fast Feed?

    A: If the back-end admin panel is working, and the rss.xml file is being written/updated every time a change is made, then Fast Feed is setup as it should be and my work is done.

    Fast Feed is a back-end tool only and any scroller script samples that come with the download pack are simply included as a starting point for you to get display ideas for your website. The news scroller is not Fast Feed - only the admin panel and generated .xml file are Fast Feed. I'm sorry, but I am unable to offer support for any front-facing scripts - I just don't have the time. Please seek help instead from the actual developers of any news scroller or content slider scripts that you'd like to use.

    If you want help in configuring the sample scroller that comes with the download pack, which is the Pausing RSS Scroller from Dynamic Drive, you should head over to the Dynamic Drive forums and ask for help there.
     
  • Q: How can I restrict what HTML tags and inline-style attributes are used in Fast Feed?

    A: There is an optional setting in the main config file that allows or disallows the use of the style attribute inside Fast Feed entries. Also in the main config file you will find a custom array function to strip only the HTML tags that you define (e.g. - keep <ul> and <li> but remove <table>, <tr> and <td>).

    This could be useful for correcting content that has been copied and pasted from another source, that would otherwise introduce 3rd party inline-styles that conflict with the look of your design.
     

Fast Warn questions

  • Q: How can I restrict what HTML tags and inline-style attributes are used in Fast Warn?

    A: There is an optional setting in the main config file that allows or disallows the use of the style attribute inside Fast Warn. Also in the main config file you will find a custom array function to strip only the HTML tags that you define (e.g. - keep <ul> and <li> but remove <table>, <tr> and <td>).

    This could be useful for correcting content that has been copied and pasted from another source, that would otherwise introduce 3rd party inline-styles that conflict with the look of your design.
     

Last updated: February 3rd, 2014