It also has an option to see the stories through the menu, but I don't remember how the page opens after clicking, because I customized this module to create pages that open using the entire screen ... and I created the possibility of associating stories not only with individuals but with any other xref like sources, families, etc ... to be able to tell the story of the origins of the name, about the coat of arms, about immigration, the foundation of the city, etc.
Because of my customization, I no longer remember what the default behavior was for the list of stories seen in the menu ...
I remember an important point: you can define for which languages the story will be shown, so you can create the same story translated for each language of your site (on my site, for now, the stories are only visible in Portuguese)
fisharebest wrote: > Another tool. I am not sure if it still exists in webtrees or if it is only a faint memory from its predecessor phpgedview, is the research task feature, where you can record open questions which requires research.
It still exists.
1) add the "research tasks" block to your home page.
2) enable the _TODO (research task) event in the family-tree preferences
3) add research tasks to your individuals.
Can someone please explain what exactly I need to do for step 2? Do I add this as a type of fact for a family record? (e.g. Facts for family records -> All family facts)? I'm running 2.0.7.
Klugesherz wrote: One more question.
How do you proceed to add a image (uploaded to Webtrees) to the story.
On my side I copy the link of the image, and past it to URL
The question, is there another possibility to pick the image based on the title ?
This is the way to do it. Just be careful not to copy the thumbnail's address instead of copying the image's. You can also use images from outside the webtrees. In my case I have an "images" folder outside the webtrees directory to place images that I use to illustrate my texts (which most of the time are not about individuals, as I modified the module for a wider use as I already mentioned)
With webtrees 2 I'm using the interactive tree with the extension (custom module by UksusoFF) "full screen view" whenever I need more space to get an overview. In webtrees 1 I used very often the custom module Topola (see
). The navigation in Geneanet and in MyHeritage is good.
Any advice here ? What is your preferred tool that you use to navigate through your family tree ?
Does the : "Tree View Full Screen - by UksusoFF" , is the actual unique solution relative to the issue faced and highlighted above ? I'm surprised that the "Full Screen" was not intrinsic of the interactive tree navigating ?
Personally, I think your question is too vague to give a good answer. If you think the boxes in the interactive tree are too small and you like Geneanet, then obviously your tree is quite small!
In my tree I have several surnames where the "root individual" has more than 500 descendants in 8+ generations. For these people, the Descendants report runs 50 pages or more. I don't think any graphical tree representation is going to be very useful for randomly exploring such a large tree.
If I want to find a random individual, then navigating the tree is much slower than looking them up via Lists -> Individuals (or perhaps Lists -> Branches).
If I want to move from the current individual to a "reasonably close" relative (e.g., a second cousin or great-grandparent, say, rather than a parent, sibling or child), then I simply click on the Interactive tree tab (as opposed to Charts -> Interactive Tree) to help me choose which family member to click on next in the Family Navigator
Finally, I'd like to say that orienting the generations in the Interactive Tree to be side-to-side (rather than up-and-down, like Geni or Geneanet) is brilliant. Writing a person's name inside forces each box to be much wider than it is tall. Conversely, the number of descendants in each generation grows exponentially. For example, if each individual has 2 children then a tree with 8 generations would have 256 people on the bottom level. Similarly, an individual has 2 parents, 4 grandparents, 8 great-grandparents, etc. If each box in the tree was just 10 characters wide and 1 character tall, then the Interactive tree would be 256 wide x 80 tall (plus white space), whereas a vertically-oriented tree would be 2560 wide x 8 tall (plus white space).