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Question on Social Integration settings for the Media module


I haven’t been able to work out how to modify the “Override Site Settings” Social Integration setting for the Media module.

Can you please explain it to me.

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Closed Sep 1, 2014 at 7:55 PM by hismightiness
Not an issue. Just a question.


hismightiness wrote Sep 1, 2014 at 7:55 PM

FYI - This would have been more appropriate as a Discussion, since this isn't a bug or feature enhancement request. Discussions are on the DNN forums, as shown on the project home page.

The module allows you to set the social settings for the entire site, instead of module by module as you add them to pages. However, once you enable these settings for the entire site, you might want to override them in a specific instance to NOT update the social journal.

You'll notice that between the labels and the label help, the second social setting says that it will apply these social settings to all instances of the media module. Until that setting is checked, the site-wide settings checkbox is disabled.

I hope this helps. :)

wrote Sep 1, 2014 at 7:55 PM

wrote Sep 2, 2014 at 2:20 AM

dnnangel wrote Sep 2, 2014 at 2:21 AM

Thanks for your speedy reply. I am still a little confused on one point. If I log in as an Administrator and set a Media module (let's call it A) with these Social Integration options:
  • Post to Journal: Uncheck
  • For All Media Modules - Check
  • Override Site Settings - Uncheck
  • Notify Administrators on Update: Check
and then I update the module. If I then add a new Media module ( let's call it B) and allow registered users to add/edit the module, I would expect that when they do so they cannot Override Site Settings and therefore cannot post to their journal as set in Media module A. However, in my tests the module editor can check/uncheck "Override Setting Settings" and choose to post or not to post.

I have attached screen captures of the settings I have configured as outlined in this example.

Thanks again,

hismightiness wrote Sep 2, 2014 at 5:32 PM

Actually, that's not the intent. The site-wide settings can and are intended to be set from any instance of the module. It's site-wide or not site-wide. Once someone determines the settings should be site-wide, then an individual instance can override.

dnnangel wrote Sep 4, 2014 at 1:18 AM

Gotcha! Thanks for the clarification.