bXpress: a lightweight forum for XOOPS

Thu, 02 Apr 2015 15:49:11 -2300

Some of you might be already aware of bXpress, a module to create a forum section in XOOPS, with the peculiarity of being very light and easy to use.

Panel de Control

Well, today's news is that, for some time now, I have been testing it in Xoops México, and so far the results have been satisfactory. Therefore I have decided to publish the version 1.2 Beta.

Module Features


From the beginning, when I published the first version of bXpress, it was always clear to me that the module should focus on simplicity and ease of use to provide a real alternative to existing options. So, this basic feature —lightness to its simplicity— has remained unchanged. Partial list of features:

  • A lightweight Forum
  • Amazing simplicity and ease of use
  • Organization of forums in categories
  • Assigning permissions for user groups
  • Supports image (or icon) representative of each forum
  • Supports file upload
  • Supports Short URL
  • Supports annoucements that can be configured to be deployed in various places on the forum.
  • Includes a reporting tool for users
  • Assigned by forum moderators
  • Now supports posts likes for each entry New
  • All templates use Bootstrap 3
  • Includes more functional, adaptable and easily configurable blocks (preferably through the Common Utilities block manager)


Portada del Módulo

Requirements


bXpress have the same basic requirements that other modules developed with Common Utilities:




Warning: this version of bXpress is in beta state. If you want to use note all that that implies. Although so far in Xoops México has worked very well, could lead to errors undetected so far.

If you want to check the operation of the module, I invite you to visit the Xoops México forum and leave a message.

Download bXpress 1.2 Beta


Puedes leer esta noticia en español haciendo click aquí.

 

Beortho.com with new theme based on Ethernial

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:11:50 -2300

A new theme, based on Ethernial has been created for beortho.com by Eduardo Cortés. The new theme includes full integration with Formulize, a module designed for forms creation and reports on the web.

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Another relevant feature of this new site, is a new Landing Page for QuickPages that is used as home page. This landing page has two different layouts: one for anonymous users and another for registered users.

The biggest challenge for this project was the integration with formulize, because this module has all presetation code (HTML) hard coded in PHP files, however the results are satisfactory.

In words of François, Webmaster of beortho.com:

I had a big project: to redesign my website with some particular needs, like changing the UX for an awesome module called Formulize. For that job I didn’t only need a web designer, I needed also experience in php and javascript. Because I’ve already worked 2 years ago with Eduardo (bitcer0), I knew what he can do with rmcommon, and how he changed my UX with xoops. One month later he has built a beautiful design (as always) and he gaves a powerful new way to use this module, without hardcoding. That’s just unbelievable. Thank you, really.

— François.
Webmaster of eorthodontie.com



Used modules:

- Common Utilities
- xThemes
- QuickPages
- Formulize

You can visit this web site here. Also you can view the item in my portfolio.

 

Bootnewage CPanel theme (Beta release)

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:10:00 -2300

I am happy to introduce a new CPanel (Admin) theme for XOOPS, completely rewritten with Bootstrap, in order to provide visibility and compatibility with different mobile devices.

It is important to stress that unfortunately, with versions of XOOPS 2.5.x that support Bootstrap, this Admin theme may not work properly. Therefore this Beta version should be tested first locally, before using it in a production site.

I have changed many file in the System module, in addition to many other Core files, so it is necessary to do the tests on a fresh installation of XOOPS on your localhost, because if there is incompatibility with this new code, you're not risking anything.

However, even the Default theme will be changed, to avoid any problems.

This below is a screenshot of the theme that can be modified in various colors just like the default theme.

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Libraries used:
- bootstrap.css 3.3.2
- bootstrap.theme.css 3.3.2
- bootstrap.min.js 3.3.2
- jquery.min.js 1.11.2
- jquery-ui.min.js 1.10.4

As I wrote in this thread for some problems, you might find difficulty with some features.

I must point out that in the package there are other themes, in addition to the default, but they are not complete like this one. You can still edit them to your liking in the expectation that we can use in production.

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Newoni, a new free theme

Sat, 07 Mar 2015 05:47:04 -2300

I'm thrilled to announce my first new XOOPS theme in a few years!
It's been a long while, but I hope this one is worth it ;).

I present to you... Newoni!
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Newoni is built upon the wonderful xbootstrap which is a wonderful base template to use (if you are familiar with Bootstrap, which unfortunately I'm not :P).

The design itself has been heavily inspired by the current Neowin website.

Features
* Responsive design
* Included image slider
* Modified login block template
* Modified search block template
* And many others.

Demo
My demo site is currently not yet ready, but once it is I'll post it in the comments below.

Download
You can download Newoni for free on the Github repository: https://github.com/kevjoe/xoops-newoni
If you prefer a direct download link, you can click here.

Please keep in mind that Newoni is being released as a work in progress. It's ready for usage on any website, but not all templates have been styled as much as I like them to be. I however couldn't wait to release it ;).

Support
If you've got any questions about Newoni, feel free to ask me about them below, or mail me on kevin@kevjoe.be.

 

ocaholic.ch/it/fr/co.uk/net with modified xBootstrap Theme

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:01:58 -2300

Back in November 2014 I've started working with my coder from Italy on moving ocaholic to the xBootstrap theme. Meanwhile we've almost done everything we wanted to. There are some things in the forums we still want to change and there are also some minor changes to the way Publisher looks. Apart from that we want to change the news appear on the front page. But once all these things are done we're finally where we want to be.

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Here we go with a link to the site: ocaholic

To give you a little overview which version of Xoops and the modules installed we're using, here a list:

Publisher: 1RC
Smartfaq: 1.08
Calendar: 2.21 Final
Multilingual Content Module: 2.17 Beta 1
extGallery: 1.11
News: 1.68 RC1
NewBB: 4.4 Alpha 1
WebLinks: 1.95
XoopsPoll: 1.33 Final
Private Messaging: 1.1 RC2
Smart Profile: 1.86 RC2
Xoops Tag: 2.31 Beta 2
xNewsletter: 1.2 Final
xLanguage: 3.05 Beta 1

Please let us know what you think. The theme is fully responsive also. If you have any suggestions we would be more than happy reading from you.

 

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