Themes: How to quickly prepare a slide show for Christmas on XOOPS 2.5.0

Posted by: algalochkinon 2010/11/10 16:00:00 4446 reads 1. Download or receive e-mail theme archive. (For example ixt0290542hunter.zip)

2. Unpack archive

3. Copy unpacked a directory (for example ixt0290542hunter) in a directory /themes

On the admin side

4. Close access for visitors of a site except the administrator
Modules -> System -> Preferences -> General Settings -> Turn your site off? -> Yes -> Go!

5. Make a theme (for example ixt0290542hunter) by default theme
Modules -> System -> Preferences -> General Settings -> Default Theme -> (for example ixt0290542hunter) -> Go!

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6. Create blocks for a slide show area
Modules -> System -> Blocks
At creation of blocks make their invisible and title empty

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7. Define numbers of the created blocks
The mouse cursor guide at link EDIT and you will see number BID in the end of URI

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8. Open a file assigns.html in Templates Manager (for example /themes/ixt0290542hunter/tpl/assigns.html)

9. Appoint numbers of blocks for slides (line 24 in theme release 4.2)

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replace
$this->assign('ixt_slblocks', array('ixt10','ixt16','ixt13','ixt17'));

to
$this->assign('ixt_slblocks', array('bid0','bid1',...,'bidN'));


10. Open access for visitors of a site
Modules -> System -> Preferences -> General Settings -> Turn your site off? -> No -> Go!

On the user side

11. Reload a page and look the blocks in slide show of a theme by IXThemes