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dtbaker Volunteer moderator says

Wow, I missed this thread by a long shot. David, if you’re still having issues, shoot me a PM, I may be able to help.

thanks for the offer, but got it pretty much sorted now :)

ar it’s Australia day tomorrow so I’ll be in a pool with a beer all day, wont be able to finish/upload this item. humph.

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dtbaker Volunteer moderator says

My eyes are bleeding XML .

I’ve finally been able to make a custom menu button in the admin panel.

It errors out when you click it, but at least I’ve got a button. ha

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dtbaker Volunteer moderator says

http://www.facebook.com/pages/create.php

you get to pick a custom url (eg: /widgets/) after you get a certain number of followers.

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dtbaker Volunteer moderator says

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ok.

  • gives it another hour *
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dtbaker Volunteer moderator says

phpstorm

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dtbaker Volunteer moderator says

ergh. sorry. Magento has lost me for good. I can see why nobody is rushing to fill that category!

Will check back [here] from time to time to see if there’s a decent plugin tutorial.

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dtbaker Volunteer moderator says

I think my first script will be one that allows easy installation of a magento module from a zip file. lol. Maybe I’ll provide an “install_my_plugin.php” script which they just upload into their root magento directory and it takes care of installation.

doesn’t seem to be any standard development or packaging practices, just wing it.

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dtbaker Volunteer moderator says

Ok so a few questions for anyone who has created a magento extension.

My google must be broken, I cannot find anything helpful about developing magento extensions. I swear there was an article on the forums here but cannot locate it. It took me half an hour to just install magento with sample data. This thing’s a beast!

1) Where can I find a “hello world” magento extension to pull apart.

Edit: never mind I’ve downloaded a few free extensions from http://ecommerce.aheadworks.com/ to play with.

2) How do you install a magento extension from a zip file? (ie: without magento connect).

edit: here are some instructions from a plugin that came as a zip file, complicated!

Step 1
Navigate inside step_1 directory. If you use a different from default theme – be sure to rename step_1/app/design/frontend/default/default and step_1/skin/frontend/default/default folders to your store’s values. Using your FTP client upload content of step_1 directory to your store root.
Step 2:
Navigate inside step_2 directory and upload its content to your store root. Some extensions do not have files in step_2 directory, so just ignore this step.
I suppose these extensions are marketed towards people who really know what they’re doing.

3) Is there a difference between “module” and “extension” like some other systems?

Cheers!
dtbaker

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dtbaker Volunteer moderator says

I can now integrate my account verification for item support.

Feel free to share it when you have it working

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dtbaker Volunteer moderator says

Try something along the lines of:

define('APPLICATION', 'Vanilla');
define('APPLICATION_VERSION', '2.0.16');
define('DS', '/');
define('PATH_ROOT', 'path-to-forum');
ob_start();
require_once(PATH_ROOT.DS.'bootstrap.php');
ob_end_clean(); // clear any header output from vanila
$Session = Gdn::Session();
$Authenticator = Gdn::Authenticator();
if ($Session->IsValid()) {
   $Name = $Session->User->Name;
   echo "You are logged in as $Name";
}else{
  echo "You are not logged in";
}

change path-to-forum above.

I’ve just put this on my site, it works from a php script outside of my vanilla forum:

[link]

enjoy!
dave.

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