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JDLamb
Xpress
  • 2008/12/16 6:50

  • JDLamb

  • Just popping in

  • Posts: 40

  • Since: 2008/11/10


I have added xpress 2-11 to my site, and I want to change the format, but I don't have a clue how.

The older version of xpress, puts the default wordpress sidebar in a XOOPS block. This one puts it in the blog page itself. A block is better, because you can position it where you like. How can I delete the side bar from the main page?

Also the blog lists contributors as the default main page. In a multiperson blog, this makes sense, but as mine has one contributor, it looks a bit silly. How can I choose one contributor as the default page?

If that is not clear, the page is here:
http://abarrelfull.com/

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JDLamb
Re: Xpress
  • 2008/12/23 12:15

  • JDLamb

  • Just popping in

  • Posts: 40

  • Since: 2008/11/10


No thoughts? The main page issue is the big problem.

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Rickb
Re: Xpress
  • 2008/12/23 17:41

  • Rickb

  • Not too shy to talk

  • Posts: 118

  • Since: 2004/10/24


Is Xpress a dead issue - is there any support. The question about the layout of the Xpress template is valid and a solution is most needed. I am willing to contract out work to make this layout work as described by JDLamb.

Rick

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sailjapan
Re: Xpress

Have you written to the developers?
Never let a man who does not believe something can be done, talk to a man that is doing it.

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Rickb
Re: Xpress
  • 2008/12/25 20:32

  • Rickb

  • Not too shy to talk

  • Posts: 118

  • Since: 2004/10/24


Hi sailjapan and thank you for replying.

The author, xForge site is down and the Nova company has abandoned Xpress

Rick

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sailjapan
Re: Xpress

Ah, I guess we'll have to wait for someone to adopt the module then.
Never let a man who does not believe something can be done, talk to a man that is doing it.

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webmystar
Re: Xpress
  • 2008/12/26 16:58

  • webmystar

  • Friend of XOOPS

  • Posts: 415

  • Since: 2008/6/23


i think the development from the wordpress module is over ... better is using the news modul for blogging.

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Rickb
Re: Xpress
  • 2008/12/26 17:09

  • Rickb

  • Not too shy to talk

  • Posts: 118

  • Since: 2004/10/24


Many of the news and article mod final layout are dull compared to WP. Possibly the XOOPS theme engine is largly to blame. Which makes WP a viable option over XOOPS and with the many ongoing WP addons, it is very attractive. WordPress has professional and creative layout options for the none coder.

A good CMS mod has always been the weak point of Xoops.

Rick

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sailjapan
Re: Xpress

Quote:
A good CMS mod has always been the weak point of Xoops.

You must mean 'Blogging mod'. XOOPS is a CMS.

Never let a man who does not believe something can be done, talk to a man that is doing it.

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Rickb
Re: Xpress
  • 2008/12/27 13:43

  • Rickb

  • Not too shy to talk

  • Posts: 118

  • Since: 2004/10/24


If you consider a CMS a platform which manages data or text. XOOPS by itself can not manage articles or the written word, whereas WordPress can.

Xoops is a framework for which modules sit upon. One module type is a CMS. To to category Xoops, it is placed as a CMS. XOOPS by itself, as a framework, does not manage content. It was designed to be plyable and not be relegated to the task of managing content. XOOPS is dependant on the modules. I would say that XOOPS is more like a membership framework than a CMS.

Rick

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