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RedDot UI: Report

RedDot UI: Report is an user interface enhancement for RedDot CMS, which allows problem reporting by editors in SmartEdit view. Additionally, the report is complemented by essential information (user information, project, page id, langauge variant, template name, etc.) for easier bug tracking by developers or helpdesk personnel.

Example Report

Date: 02.07.2008 09:45

Text editor does not allow bullet lists.

User Information
User name:  FHemberger (Frederic Hemberger)
User level: 1
User agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727)

Page Information
Project:   Up And Away (Navigation Manager)
Page:      Contact (ID: 7191)
Status:    Released
Language:  English (ENG)
Template:  Content Modules/Text with image


  1. Copy the /rdUIReport folder to the /ASP folder of your RedDot CMS installation.
  2. Include the following code in your template to enable reporting:
    <a href="#" onclick="window.open('rdUIReport/rdUIReport.asp', 'rdUIReport', 'width=650,height=550');void(0);">
      <img src="rdUIReport/reddotreport.gif" alt="Report a problem" border="0" />


Open /rdUIReport/rdUIReport.asp for email configuration:

' -- Configuration ------------------------------------------------------------
' Recipient
EMAIL_TO = "reddot-admin@yourcompany.com"

' From address, will be replaced by user's email (if available)
EMAIL_FROM_FALLBACK = "noreply@yourcompany.com"
' -----------------------------------------------------------------------------


Latest version can be downloaded/forked at GitHub

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Frederic Hemberger Frederic Hemberger lives in Cologne, Germany where he works as a technical consultant and senior RedDot developer. After years of studying the ancient and mysterious ways of content management, he acquired the black belt of RedDot-fu. After teaching many students in the weird ways of the Dot, he retreated to the old misty mountains to meditate. Legends tell that he finally reached the mysterious state of IoRangeNoRedDotMode.


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