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BNR Branding Solutions is based in Huntersville, N.C., and is a full-service web development and digital marketing company.

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Brent Friar is the owner and chief web developer for BNR Branding Solutions. His development experience dates back to 1994 when he was a founding partner of Internextion Web Development in Orange County, CA.

Saturday, 28 December 2013 22:20

Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte

The Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte will be one of the more than 300 Houses operating worldwide today.

Wednesday, 04 September 2013 04:00

Vote Yes for Bonds Campaign

The Vote Yes for Bonds Campaign supports the passage of educational bonds to help support Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and Central Piedmont Community College.

Thursday, 01 November 2012 04:00

Trick Tank

Trick Tank builds high quality aluminum air tanks in Charlotte, NC.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 15:56

The Body Shop Collision Center

For twenty seven years, The Body Shop Collision Center has dedicated itself to providing Charlotte with the utmost in customer service, and highest quality collision repairs..

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 15:47

The Depot at Gibson Mill

The Depot at Gibson Mill is the largest and most popular antique mall in the Southeastern United States..

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 15:41

Howco

Provides turnkey consultation to help car wash operators launch their businesses and achieve long-term success in the industry..

Friday, 12 April 2013 06:46

License

All BNR Extensions are free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

All BNR Extensions are distributed in the hope that they will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/ or download a copy below.

Thursday, 11 April 2013 22:22

New Extension - BNR K2 Comment Notify

If you are like most businesses, you have a love/hate relationship with commenting on your website. As attractive as it is to allow users to interact with your site, having the possibility of spammers using your comments or worse, someone posting inappropriate or derogatory remarks about your business is not worth the benefit of allowing comments. This means that you have to have some sort of comment moderation before anything is published on your live site.

For us K2 users, there is no built in comment notification system. For some time, BNR used a third party extension that offered many subscription and notification options. It really did a lot more than we needed, but it worked. Unfortunately, the extension has not been updated for Joomla 2.5 or the latest version of K2 (which has undergone some pretty big changes). So we went without, that is until we finally decided to get off our duff and do it ourselves.

We decided to take the KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) approach and create a plugin that just fills the basic needs of comment notification. After seeing how our clients were using their sites, this is what we came up with -

  1. Make the extension a plugin, no core hacks to Joomla or K2.
  2. Allow the admin to enter and email address or list of addresses to send the notifications to.
  3. Include the content of the comment in the notification so the admin does not have to go looking for it.
  4. Include a link in the email to allow for easy approval of the comment.

See? Simple. Someone leaves a comment, you get an email with everything you need to quickly approve the comment. There are already some features we can think of that would be nice to have, so we'll eventually add more based on the feedback we get from our users, but we think it's a pretty simple way to address the issue without overly complicating the administration of your website.

Wednesday, 03 April 2013 14:51

404 - Page not found

We're sorry, but we just couldn't find the page you are looking for. We looked everywhere and it's just not here. We feel really bad about that so have this picture of bacon instead.

404-bacon

Monday, 10 December 2012 14:39

E-Z Way Auto Sales

E-Z Way Auto Sales is a privately owned used car dealership with four locations in North Carolina.

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