Work on XOOPS 2.6.0 Presentation Layer has started
Mon, 18 May 2015 20:30:00 -2300
We are very happy to let you know that Eduardo has started to work on the "Presentation Layer" in XOOPS 2.6.0, using his fantastic Common Utilities as basis to merge them into the Core
We all know and love the work done by Eduardo over the years, and therefore we know that XOOPS 2.6.0 will have an awesome Admin GUI for the Core and for the modules!
More info and screenshots are on GitHub XOOPS, as well as the follow-up discussion.
Goffy joins the German-speaking XOOPS Team
Fri, 01 May 2015 17:20:00 -2300
It's nice to see a new energy in the German-speaking XOOPS community, which recently added a new team member, Goffy, to its Admin team:
Goffy has been using XOOPS since 2004, and got into more serious development since 2010. He is author and contributor to several modules, incl. the excellent xNewsletter.
Bleekk, another member of the team, who we all know from his cool theme designs for XOOPS, is working on a new theme for the XOOPS German-speaking community, and the preview looks excellent (I've seen it and I loved it!!!! )
We are very happy to see the re-energized team, and wish Goffy and the whole German-speaking community much success and fun with XOOPS!
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.
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.
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
- All templates use Bootstrap 3
- Includes more functional, adaptable and easily configurable blocks (preferably through the Common Utilities block manager)
bXpress have the same basic requirements that other modules developed with Common Utilities:
- XOOPS 2.5.7+
- Common Utilities
- PHP 5.4+
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.
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:
- Common Utilities
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.
- 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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