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alain01

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Posted on: 11/14 15:14
alain01
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Posts: 308
Since: 2003/6/20
#1

XOOPS installation with sample data

Hi,
cause XOOPS comes with no data, it 's hard for novices to see and undertand the power of xoops in 10 mn.

2 examples :
1 - In the themes directory, since long time (2016 ?), there is a beautiful theme with lot of functionnalities : xswatch.
I never used it cause for a fresh install, without data, this theme is very minimalist. With data, it's a wonderfull theme

2 - With Goofy's modules (wgteams), there is button to import sample data
It's very usefull, in 1 mn, we can see how works the module
I think it would be in the next new modules

Now,
i think, to bring more people, it would be so usefull for all (specially for new xoops webmaster) to get XOOPS with an option during installation :
- Fresh empty news XOOPS
- Fresh New XOOPS with sample data

For the option 2,
We could install and activate a very simple and usefull module like xmcontent, with 2 pages like :
page 1 : "Welcome to my first page"
page 2 : "About us"
Using center block to display pages.

I know that blocks are not always display, depends theme, but, the idea is here.

It's just an idea...

Mamba

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Posted on: 11/16 4:04
Mamba
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Since: 2004/4/23
#2

Re: XOOPS installation with sample data

We're working on each module having a sample data that could be imported by the user. Several modules have it already.

There will be also an option for the user to save his test data, that could be then submitted as a sample data for other users.

That's how our community could help us by sharing their test data with the rest of us.
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alain01

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Posted on: 11/16 14:00
alain01
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Re: XOOPS installation with sample data

Mamba,

i 've wrotten other thing :
Quote:
Now,
i think, to bring more people, it would be so usefull for all (specially for new xoops webmaster) to get XOOPS with an option during installation :
- Fresh empty news XOOPS
- Fresh New XOOPS with sample data


I mean " A ready to use " XOOPS, for the option 2 (1 module installed like xmcontent with data, and 2 activated blocks with informations on it)