Template Contest Entry [JoomlaPraise] UPDATED

This forum is for the Joomla! 1.5 template contest, where people can post their templates.
jaron
Joomla! Apprentice
Joomla! Apprentice
Posts: 14
Joined: Mon Dec 10, 2007 4:51 pm

Re: Template Contest Entry [JoomlaPraise] UPDATED

Post by jaron » Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:11 am

F-Forward wrote: I managed to solve the problem above. After getting mod_rewite to work properly, the links in the menus worked, but the design was still broken on some other pages. So I started to look at the source of other templates to compare, even that I'm a total noob at html/php/css and all that. I quickly figured out that all URL's in index.php for this template was relative to the current directory and not the site.
So I changed all the URL's in the file to /templates/ instead of templates/ and now it works just fine :)
I'm a new joomla user and am doing my first 1.5 site.  i'm running into the same problem you described fixing here, but i've tried all sorts of combinations and can't get it to work.  the closest i've come is that all the buttons work, and the urls are SEF, but the articles are not filling into the content area.  the rest of the template holds up though.  this was with the SEF urls enabled, the mod_rewrite enabled, the index.php reset to be /templates/ as you mentioned.  i have a feeling i'm not setting up the .htaccess file correctly, but i haven't found insight into that elsewhere.  can you let me know what you did to get the mod_rewrite working properly?  i should mention that i'm not using this template, but the ja_purity template.  this is just the only place i've found insight into fixing a problem that seems to be common to 1.5 templates.  moderators - if this should be shifted somewhere else, please do.  thanks in advance for any help. 

User avatar
PhilOSparta
Joomla! Guru
Joomla! Guru
Posts: 512
Joined: Sun Feb 25, 2007 10:44 pm
Location: New Jersey, USA
Contact:

pp_joomlapraise template: frontpage problem

Post by PhilOSparta » Wed Jan 16, 2008 7:19 pm

A word of praise:  After reviewing all the other templates in the contest, I feel that pp_joomlapraise is one of the best.
That said, I am going to use it for my first 1.5 RC4 site.

For my site, I don't want the PDF, print or email icons to show.  Also, I don't want the author name or any publish or change dates to show.  I have checked all of the appropriate "hide" boxes and buttons in both the Article-Manager Parameters pages and in the individual article Parameters->Advanced sections.  All icons, names and dates are hidden on all pages except the frontpage.

This is not a show stopper, but it can be a real annoyance if you don't want these items on the frontpage.

SOLVED: Another template had the same problem, and the solution worked here.
I found the cause.  In file html/com_content/frontpage/default_item.php.

Code: Select all

<?php if ($this->params->get('show_pdf_icon')) : ?>
In the default templates provided with RC4, like beez, there is :

Code: Select all

<?php if ($this->item->params->get('show_pdf_icon')) : ?>

So I added "item->" before all "params->", and it works fine now.
Last edited by PhilOSparta on Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:57 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
pixelpraise
Joomla! Intern
Joomla! Intern
Posts: 63
Joined: Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:36 am
Location: Austin, TX
Contact:

Re: Template Contest Entry [JoomlaPraise] UPDATED

Post by pixelpraise » Mon Jan 28, 2008 3:48 am

Thanks for the praise  :D
When you say that change you made in the code worked, I wonder if it just broke and isn't actually checking the parameter...
For the frontpage, you'd actually need to change the component parameters on the link itself: Menus>Main Menu>Edit home link>Component-Parameters, and you'll see that by default, some of these parameters are overriding the global parameters.

If this tip helps, would you be interested in a site that let's you ask these types of Joomla questions and get professional answers for free?  Just curious.  Also, would you be interested in a 1.0.x or 1.5 Stable version of the JoomlaPraise template?
Kyle Ledbetter
http://www.kyleledbetter.com/kyleledbetter.com
http://www.projectfork.net/ Projectfork

User avatar
PhilOSparta
Joomla! Guru
Joomla! Guru
Posts: 512
Joined: Sun Feb 25, 2007 10:44 pm
Location: New Jersey, USA
Contact:

Re: Template Contest Entry [JoomlaPraise] UPDATED

Post by PhilOSparta » Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:53 pm

pixelpraise wrote: If this tip helps, would you be interested in a site that let's you ask these types of Joomla questions and get professional answers for free?  Just curious.  Also, would you be interested in a 1.0.x or 1.5 Stable version of the JoomlaPraise template?

Thanks for the tip.  I check into it later.
I don't think anything could be better than this forum as this is where most people would congregate.
Stable version?  You mean the one posted on the templates contest page isn't stable?    ;)

User avatar
pixelpraise
Joomla! Intern
Joomla! Intern
Posts: 63
Joined: Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:36 am
Location: Austin, TX
Contact:

Re: Template Contest Entry [JoomlaPraise] UPDATED

Post by pixelpraise » Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:18 pm

Agreed, this forum is the best :)  We were just considering doing a free advice service for Joomla best practices, and trying to see if people need this or if this forum is enough.
The template was made for one of the 1.5 Release Candidates but we've updated it for the 1.5 Stable (I think you were messing w/me though)
Here's the latest:
http://www.joomlapraise.com/index.php?o ... &Itemid=53
Kyle Ledbetter
http://www.kyleledbetter.com/kyleledbetter.com
http://www.projectfork.net/ Projectfork

newseed
Joomla! Enthusiast
Joomla! Enthusiast
Posts: 173
Joined: Tue Feb 06, 2007 3:40 pm

Re: Template Contest Entry [JoomlaPraise] UPDATED

Post by newseed » Mon Jan 28, 2008 8:54 pm

pixelpraise wrote: Agreed, this forum is the best :)  We were just considering doing a free advice service for Joomla best practices, and trying to see if people need this or if this forum is enough.
The template was made for one of the 1.5 Release Candidates but we've updated it for the 1.5 Stable (I think you were messing w/me though)
Here's the latest:
http://www.joomlapraise.com/index.php?o ... &Itemid=53
Thanks for updating the template.

As for offering a forum to help support this template and any other Joomla related products you developed, I see nothing wrong in providing such forum service even though there seems to be plenty support here.  I have seen this done by other developers of modules, components and templates.

zkorosi
Joomla! Apprentice
Joomla! Apprentice
Posts: 7
Joined: Wed Apr 19, 2006 1:37 am

Frontend: The parameter file is unwritable...

Post by zkorosi » Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:12 pm

1st sorry about my English, so please correct it if necessary...  :P

Always get the error message on frontend:

The parameter file is unwritable: /template/pp_joomlapraise/params.ini

Edited file: admin.html.php

change this on line 87

Code: Select all

<?php $templatefile = DS.'templates'.DS._TEMPLATE_NAME.DS.'params.ini';
to this

Code: Select all

<?php $templatefile = JPATH_SITE.DS.'templates'.DS._TEMPLATE_NAME.DS.'params.ini';
and it will works correct even your installation directory is not the root...

Please check it!

I love this template. Thx! Zozo
Last edited by zkorosi on Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:09 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
michaelper22
Joomla! Apprentice
Joomla! Apprentice
Posts: 24
Joined: Tue Oct 10, 2006 2:48 pm
Location: New York City
Contact:

Re: Template Contest Entry [JoomlaPraise] UPDATED

Post by michaelper22 » Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:21 am

The main thing I'd like to say is that this template is simple yet powerful. It combines a simplistic design with tons of flexibility (such as that allowed by Joomla's new template scheme, which I never knew existed until I installed this template).

I'm redoing a site I am currently running under (the accursed) Mambo 4.6, which is totally incompatible with many useful components that I've seen since I last actively worked on the site. I even had to comment out the sefRelToAbs() function in the 4.6 version in order to allow the antiquated 404-SEF component to at least partially work on the site. After a short bit of using Mambo 4.6, I decided to leave the site dormant, and wait until Joomla 1.5 Stable to rebuild the site.

I'm discovering that Joomla 1.5 moves many parameters out of the template's index.php, and into isolated .ini files. This is good, except when your web server runs on a different user-id than cPanel and FTP (mine is like that).

I'm going to continue tweaking, and eventually custom design a logo and banner for the site I'm working on.

If you'd like to see what I'm working on, check out these links:

Old: http://www.mesivtaofroslyn.info/
New: http://www.mesivtaofroslyn.info/joomla-dev/

kaktux
Joomla! Apprentice
Joomla! Apprentice
Posts: 9
Joined: Thu Nov 01, 2007 4:09 pm

Re: Template Contest Entry [JoomlaPraise] UPDATED

Post by kaktux » Thu Jan 31, 2008 12:38 pm

i just saw that there is a new version of the Joomlapraise Tmeplate for the Joomla 1.5 stable version.
Before i used the older version with the Joomla 1.5 stable to - which works fine (version with the control panel on the frontpage).
But with the new version somethings wrong - al least on my site.
It looks totally broken - but as i am nopt very familiar with programming and stuff i don`t know what could be wrong.
This is how it looks like (click me)

hope someone can help.

User avatar
hamfest
Joomla! Fledgling
Joomla! Fledgling
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:47 pm
Contact:

Re: Template Contest Entry [JoomlaPraise] UPDATED

Post by hamfest » Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:50 pm

Fatal error: Out of memory (allocated 28049408) (tried to allocate 77 bytes) in  www/htdocs/joomlap/libraries/joomla/database/database/mysql.php on line 417

get this when hit site http://joomlapraise.digital-gray.com/

zkorosi
Joomla! Apprentice
Joomla! Apprentice
Posts: 7
Joined: Wed Apr 19, 2006 1:37 am

Re: Template Contest Entry [JoomlaPraise] UPDATED

Post by zkorosi » Sun Feb 03, 2008 8:25 pm

Hi! Can you customize the archive list view like the others, please? I like this template, but I need that view mode too.

Thx! Zozo

F-Forward
Joomla! Apprentice
Joomla! Apprentice
Posts: 27
Joined: Fri Mar 16, 2007 2:38 pm

Re: Template Contest Entry [JoomlaPraise] UPDATED

Post by F-Forward » Wed Feb 06, 2008 7:07 pm

I was about to upgrade to 1.5 Stable version of this, but noticed that the backend has changed too. I use the drop down lists to choose Grey and black in the old version, but that isn't an option now :/

User avatar
Kelthas
Joomla! Apprentice
Joomla! Apprentice
Posts: 11
Joined: Tue Jan 08, 2008 11:03 am
Location: Belgium
Contact:

Re: Template Contest Entry [JoomlaPraise] UPDATED

Post by Kelthas » Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:04 pm

Is it me or is the demo not working?
- Kelthas

kaktux
Joomla! Apprentice
Joomla! Apprentice
Posts: 9
Joined: Thu Nov 01, 2007 4:09 pm

Re: Template Contest Entry [JoomlaPraise] UPDATED

Post by kaktux » Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:52 am

i think the site moved...

http://www.joomlapraise.com/

should work

User avatar
jahsymon
Joomla! Enthusiast
Joomla! Enthusiast
Posts: 152
Joined: Wed Dec 20, 2006 4:23 pm
Location: Africa
Contact:

Re: Template Contest Entry [JoomlaPraise] UPDATED

Post by jahsymon » Thu Feb 07, 2008 6:33 pm

Wonderful template worksm for me with no problems on both local and live installtions
There is no patch for stupidity

Code: Select all

Set x = stupid, Y=< ? 

infidean
Joomla! Apprentice
Joomla! Apprentice
Posts: 10
Joined: Thu Jan 31, 2008 8:14 pm

Re: Template Contest Entry [JoomlaPraise] UPDATED

Post by infidean » Fri Feb 08, 2008 4:01 am

Joomla newb here so forgive me if this is a dumb question...

I'm using a banner (the same on for now) for all my menu items.  The problem is that there are pages you can get to on the site (poll results for example) that you cannot define the banner and the default banner shows up.  How can I define my banner for these module generated pages.

Thanks

EDIT: Okay, brain dead moment here, I just replaced the default with my own.  Duh
Last edited by infidean on Fri Feb 08, 2008 4:17 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
pixelpraise
Joomla! Intern
Joomla! Intern
Posts: 63
Joined: Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:36 am
Location: Austin, TX
Contact:

Updated Link to JoomlaPraise Template for 1.5.x

Post by pixelpraise » Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:52 pm

Hi all, just wanted to make sure everyone was using the updated version of the template found here:
http://www.joomlapraise.com/index.php?o ... &Itemid=53
(couldn't edit our original post, or maybe I'm just not familiar w/phpBB3 ;D )
For any who are interested, we'll be releasing a 1.0.x version of the JoomlaPraise template on 2/29/08
-cheers
Kyle Ledbetter
http://www.kyleledbetter.com/kyleledbetter.com
http://www.projectfork.net/ Projectfork

User avatar
newart
Joomla! Virtuoso
Joomla! Virtuoso
Posts: 3177
Joined: Fri Sep 02, 2005 10:06 am
Location: Solar system - Earth - European Union

Re: Template Contest Entry [JoomlaPraise] UPDATED

Post by newart » Tue Feb 19, 2008 5:40 pm

I'd like to thank you very much for your Great effort and work done! I think your behaviour is a good one for the joomla community. I like to see a template (and not the winner template) like yours with this good support!!!
former Q&T WorkGroup Joomla member - Italian Translation Team Member

User avatar
GreatGatsby
Joomla! Enthusiast
Joomla! Enthusiast
Posts: 234
Joined: Tue Oct 02, 2007 2:03 pm
Location: Michigan
Contact:

Re: Template Contest Entry [JoomlaPraise] UPDATED

Post by GreatGatsby » Thu Feb 21, 2008 4:35 am

I am having a problem viewing my site after installing the updated joomlapraise template for 1.5 Stable. I am currently running Joomla! 1.5.0 Stable.

My issue is that it appears the CSS isn't applied to my data. I've installed about half a dozen different templates, and I've never had this issue.

I will appreciate any help you can give.
Last edited by GreatGatsby on Thu Feb 21, 2008 1:19 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Jason Boyette

User avatar
pixelpraise
Joomla! Intern
Joomla! Intern
Posts: 63
Joined: Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:36 am
Location: Austin, TX
Contact:

Re: Template Contest Entry [JoomlaPraise] UPDATED

Post by pixelpraise » Thu Feb 21, 2008 4:52 am

Hi GreatGatsby,
It's bc your site's not in the root directory and our template references from the root directory to allow for SEF
To fix, in the template's index.php:
change:

Code: Select all

<link rel="stylesheet" href="/templates/system/css/general.css" type="text/css" />
<link rel="stylesheet" href="/templates/<?php echo $this->template ?>/css/template.css" type="text/css" />
<link rel="stylesheet" href="/templates/<?php echo $this->template ?>/css/<?php echo $this->params->get('templateTheme'); ?>.css" type="text/css" />
to:

Code: Select all

<link rel="stylesheet" href="templates/system/css/general.css" type="text/css" />
<link rel="stylesheet" href="templates/<?php echo $this->template ?>/css/template.css" type="text/css" />
<link rel="stylesheet" href="templates/<?php echo $this->template ?>/css/<?php echo $this->params->get('templateTheme'); ?>.css" type="text/css" />
(just removing the forward slashes from the css references)
Let me know if that doesn't fix it.
Kyle Ledbetter
http://www.kyleledbetter.com/kyleledbetter.com
http://www.projectfork.net/ Projectfork

User avatar
GreatGatsby
Joomla! Enthusiast
Joomla! Enthusiast
Posts: 234
Joined: Tue Oct 02, 2007 2:03 pm
Location: Michigan
Contact:

Re: Template Contest Entry [JoomlaPraise] UPDATED

Post by GreatGatsby » Thu Feb 21, 2008 1:14 pm

pixelpraise:

Yes, thank you. Changing my index.php file worked perfectly. I knew it had to be skipping the CSS, but couldn't figure out where. I will keep this in mind when I move it back to the root directory. SOLVED.
Jason Boyette

User avatar
GreatGatsby
Joomla! Enthusiast
Joomla! Enthusiast
Posts: 234
Joined: Tue Oct 02, 2007 2:03 pm
Location: Michigan
Contact:

Re: Template Contest Entry [JoomlaPraise] UPDATED

Post by GreatGatsby » Thu Feb 21, 2008 3:48 pm

Another question: did the latest update of the joomlapraise template leave out the special typography classes like info, alert, note, and download? I can't seem to find them in the CSS files.
Jason Boyette

User avatar
pixelpraise
Joomla! Intern
Joomla! Intern
Posts: 63
Joined: Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:36 am
Location: Austin, TX
Contact:

Re: Template Contest Entry [JoomlaPraise] UPDATED

Post by pixelpraise » Thu Feb 21, 2008 4:11 pm

You're totally right, those somehow didn't make it into the update, we'll have to add them.
Add the attached images to /templates/pp_joomla_1.5/images/
and add the following to /templates/pp_joomla_1.5/css/template.css:

Code: Select all

.alert {
color: #c00;
border-top: 3px solid #fe7b7a;
border-bottom: 3px solid #fe7b7a;
background: #FFD6D6 url(../images/status-alert.png) 10px 50% no-repeat;
display: block;
padding-left: 40px;
margin-top: 5px;
margin-bottom: 5px;
}
.info {
color: #0055BB;
border-top: 3px solid #629de3;
border-bottom: 3px solid #629de3;
background: #D8E5F8 url(../images/status-info.png) 10px 50% no-repeat;
display: block;
padding-left: 40px;
margin-top: 5px;
margin-bottom: 5px;
}
.note {
color: #B79000;
border-top: 3px solid #fde179;
border-bottom: 3px solid #fde179;
background: #FEF6D8 url(../images/status-note.png) 10px 50% no-repeat;
display: block;
padding-left: 40px;
margin-top: 5px;
margin-bottom: 5px;
}
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Kyle Ledbetter
http://www.kyleledbetter.com/kyleledbetter.com
http://www.projectfork.net/ Projectfork

User avatar
GreatGatsby
Joomla! Enthusiast
Joomla! Enthusiast
Posts: 234
Joined: Tue Oct 02, 2007 2:03 pm
Location: Michigan
Contact:

Re: Template Contest Entry [JoomlaPraise] UPDATED

Post by GreatGatsby » Thu Feb 21, 2008 5:22 pm

Thanks, that worked. How about the download style and .png file? And blockquote?

Hate to keep bugging you, but I really like what you've produced with this template, and I intend to use these styles.
Jason Boyette

User avatar
pixelpraise
Joomla! Intern
Joomla! Intern
Posts: 63
Joined: Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:36 am
Location: Austin, TX
Contact:

Re: Template Contest Entry [JoomlaPraise] UPDATED

Post by pixelpraise » Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:52 pm

Hi, I'm going to teach you how to fish a little here :)
All you need to do is unpack the previous template to your computer, open up the template.css and images folder and find this missing styles and images and add to your current template.css and template images folder, here's a start:

Code: Select all

blockquote {
background-color: #EDEDED;
padding-top: 10px;
padding-right: 10px;
padding-bottom: 10px;
padding-left: 35px;
background-image: url(../images/quote.png);
background-repeat: no-repeat;
background-position: 5px 5px;
}
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Kyle Ledbetter
http://www.kyleledbetter.com/kyleledbetter.com
http://www.projectfork.net/ Projectfork

User avatar
GreatGatsby
Joomla! Enthusiast
Joomla! Enthusiast
Posts: 234
Joined: Tue Oct 02, 2007 2:03 pm
Location: Michigan
Contact:

Re: Template Contest Entry [JoomlaPraise] UPDATED

Post by GreatGatsby » Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:17 pm

Got it. Thank you for all your help. Keep up the good work.
Jason Boyette

deffault
Joomla! Fledgling
Joomla! Fledgling
Posts: 3
Joined: Thu Sep 13, 2007 11:51 pm

Re: Template Contest Entry [JoomlaPraise] UPDATED

Post by deffault » Fri Feb 22, 2008 7:01 pm

I have the same problem pictured just above (the css thingy) but i haven't corrected yet. I will do so right away.
Anyway, i'd like to ask you to give us the module positions.

I've tried the previous version of your template and i couldn't put my lastest news and popular modules over the Welcome to FrontPage...

This is why i'm asking you for the modules positions.
So that i can make some sense of it.


Best regards and best of templates!
;)

User avatar
pixelpraise
Joomla! Intern
Joomla! Intern
Posts: 63
Joined: Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:36 am
Location: Austin, TX
Contact:

Re: Template Contest Entry [JoomlaPraise] UPDATED

Post by pixelpraise » Fri Feb 22, 2008 7:14 pm

Hi deffault,
You can quickly view a template's module positions in the J1.5 administrator site:
Extension > Template Manager > Click on Template Name > Preview
This is a great feature!
(we'll be releasing some more documentation on the template later this week as well)
Thanks for the kind words :)
Kyle Ledbetter
http://www.kyleledbetter.com/kyleledbetter.com
http://www.projectfork.net/ Projectfork

kaktux
Joomla! Apprentice
Joomla! Apprentice
Posts: 9
Joined: Thu Nov 01, 2007 4:09 pm

Re: Template Contest Entry [JoomlaPraise] UPDATED

Post by kaktux » Sat Feb 23, 2008 1:21 pm

kaktux wrote:i just saw that there is a new version of the Joomlapraise Tmeplate for the Joomla 1.5 stable version.
Before i used the older version with the Joomla 1.5 stable to - which works fine (version with the control panel on the frontpage).
But with the new version somethings wrong - al least on my site.
It looks totally broken - but as i am nopt very familiar with programming and stuff i don`t know what could be wrong.
This is how it looks like (click me)

hope someone can help.
Changing

Code: Select all

<link rel="stylesheet" href="/templates/system/css/general.css" type="text/css" />
<link rel="stylesheet" href="/templates/<?php echo $this->template ?>/css/template.css" type="text/css" />
<link rel="stylesheet" href="/templates/<?php echo $this->template ?>/css/<?php echo $this->params->get('templateTheme'); ?>.css" type="text/css" />
to

Code: Select all

<link rel="stylesheet" href="templates/system/css/general.css" type="text/css" />
<link rel="stylesheet" href="templates/<?php echo $this->template ?>/css/template.css" type="text/css" />
<link rel="stylesheet" href="templates/<?php echo $this->template ?>/css/<?php echo $this->params->get('templateTheme'); ?>.css" type="text/css" />
also worked fine for me.
Thanks for your great template.
By the way - would be great if you could also move the turorial section of the former homepage to joomlapraise.com - would be of great help to new fans of this template. (for me its fine as i saved it all on my pc :) )
Keep it up. reat work

User avatar
pixelpraise
Joomla! Intern
Joomla! Intern
Posts: 63
Joined: Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:36 am
Location: Austin, TX
Contact:

Re: Template Contest Entry [JoomlaPraise] UPDATED

Post by pixelpraise » Sat Feb 23, 2008 5:31 pm

Hi kaktux,
We're working on even better documentation and tutorials and will have them up very soon!
That's very cool that you saved the previous documentation on your computer, makes me feel like we did a decent job ;D
Kyle Ledbetter
http://www.kyleledbetter.com/kyleledbetter.com
http://www.projectfork.net/ Projectfork


Locked

Return to “Joomla! 1.5 Template Contest”