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oscardog says

CodeIgniter is a really nice framework. Not only is it relatively easy to use with good documentation, it’s very lightweight – especially when compared to something like Zend. It’s my personal choice :)

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oscardog says

Hey,

I have just completed a Joomla theme for sale on ThemeForest. However, being a newbie to Joomla theme development I have come unstuck at actually working out how you “export” it all.

I’m going to provide a full site clone, so everything will be uploaded by the buyer… but I am struggling to understand how to place the database so it’s imported during the install.

So if anyone could point me in the right direction I’d be super grateful. I understand it needs to go in the installation/sql/ folder and named joomla.sql but exporting it from phpMyAdmin results in errors etc so any tips/guides would be amazing!

Thanks in advance!

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oscardog says

Using jQuery is perfectly fine, a very large number of JS-powered items use jQuery. It won’t get rejected on the grounds it uses jQuery.

As for conflicts, if you just use jQuery instead of $ in your code it should avoid any conflicts. I’ve never really had a problem using the $ sign though, it’s only when something like MooTools overrides it that there’s a problem.

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oscardog says


I like it how in Joomla you can knock your entire site out including design. Really amazing how poorly coded Joomla is.
Come on! That can’t be in that way. I think Joomla is more complex, that make it better for programmers. WP maybe is better for designers. Just my opinion.

That’s as much a downside as it is a potential upside. While being great for us is a bonus, having it easy to use for potential clients is far more important – that’s why Wordpress wins every time, it’s 10000000x more user friendly and overall just easier to use out of the box.

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oscardog says

After working on my first ever Joomla site while creating a theme for ThemeForest, I can safely say that Wordpress beats it (in my opinion) on almost every single level.

The way it works is sometimes so retarded it’s unreal, something that should take a few clicks can require you to go into numerous sections and jump about from one to the other, all very annoying.

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oscardog says

Just to let everyone know that 7Studio fixed my problem, I hadn’t named the feature file the same as the fieldset in the Gantry options!

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oscardog says

Sorry for double post but I can’t edit anymore… I think the problem is the layout section. In the footer section it only has 3 positions listed. If I change it to 4 and save, it reverts to 3… if I force it shows 4 but makes one position span two blocks.

That might be the issue? If so… any ideas?

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oscardog says

Thanks for the reply! This is on Joomla btw.

Unfortunately, that didn’t work :( I noticed in other features there is no check to see if it’s enabled so I didn’t think that would be required.

I tried the code, but it didn’t work either… I can PM you a link if it makes it easier. I added the line:

if ($this->get('enabled')) { die('ARGH'); }

To test it, and it doesn’t die… if I put a die() above the class it kills the script so the feature is being processed… it’s just not outputting anything!

Any ideas?

Thanks again in advance :)

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oscardog says

I am hoping someone here has some experience using Gantry (it’s my first time!) and it’s going fairly well… however I can’t seem to create a new feature.

I’ve created the fields in the template options XML file, they appear fine and I can save them fine (they can be seen at http://pastebin.com/Rycnd1Kh ). I’ve created a file and uploaded, yet in the position specified nothing is shown. The feature file’s content can be seen at http://pastebin.com/ZJDLN58F

I can’t really see what I’m doing wrong! If I put a die() call in the top of the feature file it dies, however it just refuses to render anything in the position specified. The position is definitely used in the theme, so it’s not that either!

On a side note, the framework seems nice… although it’s severely lacking in documentation. Even creating a new feature, their tutorial is inaccurate and lists wrong files!

Thanks in advance :)

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oscardog says

You’ll need to post a comment in the comment section for that item or send a message to the developer via their user page. It’s doubtful that you’ll receive a reply from the author who made the item on the forums as not everyone checks the the forums!

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