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msdana
Re: re-themed my site
  • 2007/4/17 6:02

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Nice work

May I suggest ColourLovers to help with your existing color scheme? I use them alot to help with color coordinating Sometimes I can be colorblind to different colors...let's live a little and spice things up with ColourLovers!!! LOL
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msdana
Re: re-themed my site
  • 2007/4/17 5:33

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Nice start. Your use of Bittbox images is to be commended, I frequently follow his designs myself.

IMO, the background is way to harsh and made my eyes cross.

The color scheme is not one that I would use, too many bright contrasting colors -- gray header/footer, green diagonal background, bright purple menu button, and a reflective red background image for your TD style. And there is no clear indication of hyperlinks in the content. I had to hover over a sentence to know it was a link.... Also, the left column titles were lost with the column text.

The layout itself is clean, a nice start!

Looking forward to the end result, good luck!
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Re: The Wave of Change IS Upon Us!
  • 2007/4/17 4:06

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JMorris,

It upsets me to see how badly things have "progressed" (and I use that term loosely) in the last few days and the consequences it brings -- you stepping down, Hervet leaving (if only temporary, etc.). It also saddens me to see the topics that are posted on the front page of XOOPS every time I visit the site lately. It does not give new users, potential new users, or existing users a "a warm fuzzy". I have to say the term "pis$ing contest" comes to mind, nothing to do with you, the developers, moderators, or users.

It is discouraging to say the least when users are told to have patience...we've been told to have patience for over a year for the new site. We are not criticizing about the time that it takes, the anticipation of a new site being released is enough to give everyone "the willies". The criticism is that users are not informed of the "behind the scenes", again, nothing against you, the developers, moderators, or users.

The XOOPS community does not require a timetable until the next release, but a roadmap is desired and it gives comfort to know that XOOPS is proceeding forward.

It is with great regret that I've had to move client sites and encourage new clients to move to other CMS applications, ones that are actively (visibly) developed, ones that are actively (visibly) supported, and MOST IMPORTANTLY, ones that do not have criticism, resignations, and turmoil posted on the front page. Good grief, I had two clients today email me about the status of XOOPS because they visit this site often!

The last few weeks have brought about MANY changes to XOOPS and the repercussions are scary, including Skalpa falling ill, losing you as a Moderator, losing McNaz and now possibly Hervet. This small community can NOT afford to alienate those who contribute time, skills and effort.

While we are glad to know Skalpa is recovering and returning to XOOPS code, there are those wondering why, if he can email you, why he can't write a small post to this community. Personally, it doesn't affect me in the least, I'm a designer not a developer. But there's still many unanswered questions amongst the users.

It doesn't matter whether I believe in XOOPS or not, it matters how I can provide the best solution for my clients in a timely fashion without worrying about the turmoil that is currently in Xoops. I love Xoops, the community (for the most part) and being an active contributor, but when the front page looks like a replica of the National Enquirer, it's time to decide what matters most.

I have spoken with Hervet and passed on my feelings about him leaving Xoops. No, I won't post my conversation here because it's a private conversation between him and myself. The bottom line is that WE ALL need to bond together and bring XOOPS back to the forefront of CMS applications. Skalpa alone can not do it, it requires the effort of all users of Xoops.

To trspice:
Quote:

please weed out the useless modules and set some strict guidelines for module production and a beta team (just some members) to test them before publishing.

I think 'bad' modules are a contribution to Xoops' bad name today because when someone (myself included) has a problem with a module the curses go to XOOPS and not the module writer.


Again, this should be coming with the new site. There are no "bad modules", there are modules that are outdated, but at one time they did work and still work, depending on the XOOPS version you are using. Researching the comments will help weed out the "outdated" modules until the new site becomes available. I have not seen (and can not see) a developer releasing a bad module. All modules are a generous contribution from the developer and when it's stated that it's Alpha, Beta, or for a different version, should be evaluated as such.

Yes, long live Xoops, let's just get the ball rolling
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msdana
Re: Date Format
  • 2007/3/21 12:56

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The date/time settings can be found in language/yourlanguage/global.php

Refer to this FAQ..

HTH
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Re: XPress Email A Post Function Needed
  • 2007/2/27 23:22

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Okay, I have been helping Technobia with this issue. Here's the problem...

We installed the WP email plugin 2.07 for WP version 2.0, activated it as an administrator, and added this code in single.php:

Quote:
<?php if(function_exists('wp_email')) { email_link(); } ?>


That's when we received the error. Of course, if we don't add the code and/or deactivate the plugin we don't get the error message. So, yes, it is module related directly with the plugin and not WordPress related. We do not encounter this error unless this plugin is activated and the code is placed in single.php.
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Re: I am willing to PAY someone to get my site working!
  • 2007/1/18 2:48

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Please keep in mind that the problem resided in your PHP.ini file, based on my conversation with Jody, which is not XOOPS related.

I don't expect my plumber to be able to troubleshoot and fix my electrical problem, and I don't expect XOOPS to know every problem that could arise from the php.ini file.

Xoops does have it's problems (as does others), but that hasn't stopped me or anyone else from producing commercial websites using the open-source software.

Please, be nice to XOOPS
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msdana
Re: added a theme and the site kicked me out as admin
  • 2007/1/4 10:44

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You can log in to your site by accessing http://www.yoursite.com/user.php.
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msdana
Re: Adding Content
  • 2006/12/18 2:32

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Yes, you can use one of the content modules to achieve your goal.

Create a page with the content module and then have "Sponsor Us" link to that page. You can get the URL by clicking on the page in the admin section (ex: http://www.yoursite/com/modules/tinycontent/index.php?id=1).

Make sure you give anonymous users access to the module or else they won't be able to view the page. I like using WF-Channel for my "static" pages. It has Link to Us and Refer a Friend pages and you can set different viewing permissions for each page you create.

HTH
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Re: Module?
  • 2006/12/17 17:37

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A suggestion would be to use a photo gallery and modify the code to suit your needs. You can create categories and subcategories with module photo gallery modules.

I frequently use MyAlbum-P for a products guide for clients.

HTH
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msdana
Re: Advertising Module
  • 2006/12/13 20:39

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Quote:
am thinking about the banner ads, and text links.


Have you tried RW-Banner? There used to be a news post about its release, but it's no longer available (don't know why). But doing a search for it will result in a link to the website.

I'm successfully using it on a 2.0.16 site.

Good luck

EDIT: posted this after your detailed explanation. It doesn't seem to suit your needs. Sorry
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