Jump to content

Community

Sai5i

Members
  • Content Count

    46
  • Joined

  • Last visited

About Sai5i

  • Rank
    New Member

Recent Profile Visitors

1,576 profile views
  1. I'm a veteran, worked with quite a bit of CMS. I tried pages few years ago, it was a total waste of time, so i created a very nice looking site with wordpress instead. I wanted to remake my site few months ago. So i tried to give pages another shot. i got trial demo with everything. This time i was more serious to get stuff done with pages. I done quite a bit work on demo site like how i wanted a listing page by adding custom code, how i wanted a single page with quite a bit of custom fields. Spend 4/5 days working on this/ Quite a bit of things were still left like home page, a nice slider, different sections with articles etc. It was pain to work but i wanted to learn this. But then a question struck me about IPS upgrade or if i change theme in future. What will happen to custom code So i asked support about it and they said... I'm using IPB for about 11 years and saw templates evolving in all this period. I give up. Pages is not a good product even for experienced user s. I think IPB should rethink Pages model and write it from scratch. Follow wordpress example with better code and more better settings. I'm sure more communities will start using Pages. It would become an easy to use CMS for everyone and more sales for IPS.
  2. There are many times when we link to an old topic, (which looks quite good now thanks to v4). I think It would be great if old topic get a small one line reference link, maybe very similar to github. I think that would be great for users to check similar discussion in new topics.
  3. That's great. Thanks for posting this. I hope if IPS include that by default including some body classes and make them permanent. So it can work with all themes. It would help with changing themes and forum upgrades.
  4. Okay. here is my quick code and it works. Thanks [data-forumID="127"] .ipsDataItem_subList.ipsList_inline li:nth-child(5):after { content: "(Post everything else here)"; margin-left: 10px; } But all sub-forums are sorted by alphabet. So if i add another sub-forum and it took earlier spot then this CSS will be useless for "Random Stuff" forum. Instead other number 5 sub-forum will show this message. Its a feature request and a built-in single unique class for each forum in subList and body wouldn't hurt anyone and would save lot of time to find and modify theme files. It would also help on all other pages as i mentioned above. I hope IPS team will consider this in future versions and give designers to power over different types of pages.
  5. I have been used to modifying wordpress themes where each page gets different class in body. e.g: "single-post post-id-123 post-type-books post-category product-single product-category menu-item-123 widget-text widget-recent-posts" etc. So basically i can make each page, each area look different, hide some parts, add :before :after content, change fonts etc and that's what i do all the time. But IPS have some major limits on that part. Even forum index page doesn't have any extra unique class in body. I tried to hide title "Forums" on index page and that created problems with other titles. Until i found that hide forum title plugin and then someone posted this simple code on that, which solved the issue. body[data-pagemodule="forums"][data-pagecontroller="index"] .ipsPageHeader{ display: none; } I mean do i really need a custom plugin to hide some text on forum index? or use that data-pagemodule etc. There is another example is modifying some forum or sub-forum name, i have lots of sub-forums. Each forum is listed on one line and i want to add some text after the sub-forum title. e.g: Main Forum Random Stuff (please post everything else here) Its very easier with css but each sub-forum get code like this. <ul class="ipsDataItem_subList ipsList_inline"> <li class=""> <a href="#">Random Stuff</a> </li> No class at all. If there was a unique class like that forum id. like `<li class="forum-30">` that would have make things easier. Its even difficult to use nth-child because all other forums also have same class selector for sublist.. So i would suggest to include some unique css selectors for each page. Forum index get its unique class in body, main forums and sub-forums on index gets their unique class selector in <li> tags and topics also get a unique class in body like "forum-topic" at-least but if there is topic-id class as well that would great. Forum category view also gets class like "forum-category forum-id-30". All these classes would give great power to end-user over styles and anyone with simple CSS knowledge can change the design without going into PHP code and modifying the whole theme. Also same CSS code would be applicable on other themes.
    Widget is not showing up in block manager.. Please fix this.
  6. I totally agree with this and the whole post.. Even if we take out that inline menu beside logo if it's from pages section.. Still that bottom menu with stylish marker feels so superior to those clunky tabs. Only that part in demo could've make it look much better..
  7. Sai5i

    4.0 - Q&A Forums

    Too late to reply on this but sometime answers are not very relevant or the one who posted question have something else to say about the answer etc.. If comments and discussion started like normal forum, it will get messy as other pointed out. and it won't work on forums where users are used to normal discussion in any thread.. Without a comment system under each answer. i think this is useless.. On top of that, you guys removed "solved" best answer feature from normal discussion forums.. just great.. now if i want to use question section like normal discussion threads with comments/discussion. there is no way to make a best answer.. unbelievable.. add a feature in a version and then remove it in next.. brilliant ips just brilliant.. lets see how long this feature will stay until a new idea come along and this feature will go out of the window without any consideration.
  8. I read quite a bit of posts in this thread and I wonder how difficult it is to just add a simple Toggle on top which let you choose the view like email software.. It could be 2 view options.. (1) sidebar list view. (2) list on top, message in bottom view.. or a third option like ipb v3 can be added as well.. full page list view and message on new page. Or make a responsive view like 100% list when no message is selected.. but once you select a message, it dynamically move list to 3 columns and selected message open in remaining 9 columns (if it's 12 column setup).. I'm sure i have seen something like this but i don't remember where.. Either change should make everyone happy.. And when you're making improvements based on each user feedback, you should consider minority as well. I don't receive large quantity of PM's on my forum, so it won't be an issue for me. But i can certainly see it if i had to manage 100 messages daily in a 3 column view..
  9. @Tomzl @Lindy Is it really need to re-index all posts for future updates or just one time problem with v3 to v4 conversion? I have been planning to upgrade my board with about 100K posts and i'm not sure if it's worth if i have to go through the trouble again and again.. But if later minor updates will take normal time similar to earlier versions.. Then i can go with initial conversion.. And i'm on a shared hosting package on dreamhost, which is running several sites.. All others are wordpress sites and have quite a bit of issues because of shared hosting but i never had any problem with IPB.. It's running very smoothly.. No complain whatsoever from any user.. I'm bit worried whether v4 will make this performance more better or it could cause issues which are unseen in v3... Would appreciate If anyone know server resources comparison between v3 and v4 or point me to right direction..
  10. Is there comparison somewhere between 3.4 and 4.0? What i'm looking for some major feature differences. I know there is new responsive design and post editor. But i don't think these are the only things for better user experience of new ipb 4.
  11. Many peoples use RTL language on our forum and there is problem in the editor while writing text. Often text goes off-balance and right alignment is not the solution. We need two language direction buttons in the editor to support both languages. A custom [RTL] bbcode works but after the post is being made, so while writing text in editor still remains the problem. I think a simple two buttons like in MS Word can help many peoples out there. Please consider this in next version.
×
×
  • Create New...