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    Davyc got a reaction from OptimusBain in Pages - Update   
    I can do all of these things myself, being a website developer for the last 20 years has stood me in good stead when it comes to this type of exercise.  However, I am not aiming this at the developers like myself who can create new templates and add scripts, CSS, etc, but for those who don't know how to do these kind of things.  Being more versatile, initially in layouts, would be a huge boon to people who don't want a rigid 1, 2, 3 column layout that is inflexible.  I imagine a lot more people would feel comfortable using pages if it were more user friendly.
    I love dabbling and fiddling with templates and code, it's in my blood lol.  But those souls who haven't a clue are left out in cold and prevented from using a very powerful application.
    My example of Divi is what I would like to see Pages become, initially in terms of layout options; it could then progress to being a more useable and powerful application with additional modules (or blocks) being created, not just by IPS, but also third parties.
    Your other mentions of options 1 and 2 above are another area that would prove very useful for those of us who do like to get our hands dirty and fiddle with code and CSS.  Anything that can extend the usability of the application for both novices and coders would be a boon.
    Thanks for taking the time to comment Chris, always appreciated 🙂
     
  2. Agree
    Davyc got a reaction from OptimusBain in Pages - Update   
    I've spoken briefly in other topics on how lamentable the Pages app is for those who do not possess the skills to create their own templates and layouts. The Pages app is heralded as one of the most powerful applications in the suite, and it may be for those who can harness the power it yields.  For everyone else it is a minefield to navigate and a lot of people either just give up on it or resort to plugins from the marketplace, which are generally pretty good at what they offer but they are limited by the functions which developer has designed the plugin to do.
    One of the most powerful page layout generators I have come across is a WordPress plugin called the Divi Builder (made by www.elgantthemes.com) - it is one hell of a powerful tool that allows you to develop complex pages using adaptable rows and columns.  An example of some of the basic layouts offered (which can be applied on a row by row basis) is shown below:

    At present, Pages is constrained to 1,2 or 3 column layouts which cannot be applied on a row by row basis.  For example you CAN mix some columns in Pages but you are stuck with X number of columns on top/bottom with a single column that sits above or below; you can't have single column, two/three column another single column and another two/three column layout, etc.
    The other pain with Pages is that the column widths are non-negotiable; two columns will span the width of the container equally - you can't have one column take up 60% of the real estate with the other column taking up the other 40%, that is incredibly restrictive.
    I'm not advocating that Pages mimic the Divi Builder in all of the features it brings - it's module based and there are loads of different modules that can be dragged into the layout - but Pages can make a start by giving more power to layouts.  That would be a massive improvement on what sits there now.
    The other noticeable missing aspect is the ability to add pages to a page layout.  Very long articles would be better if they were broken into pages much like a book.  Single column layouts could have an added feature of making a page columned where the text will flow naturally from one column to another, much as it does in Microsoft Word, for those reading on wider screens.
    Stacking order for columns on smaller screens would be another feature bonus where you can choose to stack the most important blocks near the top with the least important below.
    This is just the tip of the iceberg as to what Pages can become as truly outstanding CMS application within the IPS Suite.  How much work would lie behind such an undertaking I have no idea, but it would be worthwhile and it would be a huge boon to those who want to harness the power of the Pages application and create some beautiful page layouts that capture the imagination.
    Thoughts? More suggestions also welcome as this is something that can be of benefit to everyone.  Thanks for reading.
  3. Agree
    Davyc reacted to Giray in Invite System   
    Fixed. As always, Adriano rocks. Thanks!
  4. Agree
    Davyc reacted to Dean_ in Facebook login action required!?   
    Not that this helps anyone, but I've scrapped all login handles now. Sick to death of all the changes and how difficult it is to keep them running. IPS registrations only now, giving us full control over everything. I truly think it's the way to go now. I've even removed all the promoted article social parts and just push the posts to our home page.
    I cannot wait for FB, etc to just die. Die already will you!

  5. Agree
    Davyc reacted to Chris Anderson in 4.6.5.1 Release Anomolies   
    @Jordan InvisionI dropped by the Release Notes page and noted that the 4.6.5.1 version had been released today.  I went over to the client area and it shows that 4.6.5.1 was released yesterday.  I looked at the date of the install files in my archive folder and noted I had already downloaded 4.6.5.1 on 7/28/2021.
    Why are you showing a new release date for a version you released two weeks ago? If you released an updated version why didn't you change the version number and alert the ACP that a new version is available to update to?
     
  6. Like
    Davyc got a reaction from Afrodude in Pages - Update   
    I've spoken briefly in other topics on how lamentable the Pages app is for those who do not possess the skills to create their own templates and layouts. The Pages app is heralded as one of the most powerful applications in the suite, and it may be for those who can harness the power it yields.  For everyone else it is a minefield to navigate and a lot of people either just give up on it or resort to plugins from the marketplace, which are generally pretty good at what they offer but they are limited by the functions which developer has designed the plugin to do.
    One of the most powerful page layout generators I have come across is a WordPress plugin called the Divi Builder (made by www.elgantthemes.com) - it is one hell of a powerful tool that allows you to develop complex pages using adaptable rows and columns.  An example of some of the basic layouts offered (which can be applied on a row by row basis) is shown below:

    At present, Pages is constrained to 1,2 or 3 column layouts which cannot be applied on a row by row basis.  For example you CAN mix some columns in Pages but you are stuck with X number of columns on top/bottom with a single column that sits above or below; you can't have single column, two/three column another single column and another two/three column layout, etc.
    The other pain with Pages is that the column widths are non-negotiable; two columns will span the width of the container equally - you can't have one column take up 60% of the real estate with the other column taking up the other 40%, that is incredibly restrictive.
    I'm not advocating that Pages mimic the Divi Builder in all of the features it brings - it's module based and there are loads of different modules that can be dragged into the layout - but Pages can make a start by giving more power to layouts.  That would be a massive improvement on what sits there now.
    The other noticeable missing aspect is the ability to add pages to a page layout.  Very long articles would be better if they were broken into pages much like a book.  Single column layouts could have an added feature of making a page columned where the text will flow naturally from one column to another, much as it does in Microsoft Word, for those reading on wider screens.
    Stacking order for columns on smaller screens would be another feature bonus where you can choose to stack the most important blocks near the top with the least important below.
    This is just the tip of the iceberg as to what Pages can become as truly outstanding CMS application within the IPS Suite.  How much work would lie behind such an undertaking I have no idea, but it would be worthwhile and it would be a huge boon to those who want to harness the power of the Pages application and create some beautiful page layouts that capture the imagination.
    Thoughts? More suggestions also welcome as this is something that can be of benefit to everyone.  Thanks for reading.
  7. Agree
    Davyc got a reaction from ZLTRGO in Pages - Update   
    I've spoken briefly in other topics on how lamentable the Pages app is for those who do not possess the skills to create their own templates and layouts. The Pages app is heralded as one of the most powerful applications in the suite, and it may be for those who can harness the power it yields.  For everyone else it is a minefield to navigate and a lot of people either just give up on it or resort to plugins from the marketplace, which are generally pretty good at what they offer but they are limited by the functions which developer has designed the plugin to do.
    One of the most powerful page layout generators I have come across is a WordPress plugin called the Divi Builder (made by www.elgantthemes.com) - it is one hell of a powerful tool that allows you to develop complex pages using adaptable rows and columns.  An example of some of the basic layouts offered (which can be applied on a row by row basis) is shown below:

    At present, Pages is constrained to 1,2 or 3 column layouts which cannot be applied on a row by row basis.  For example you CAN mix some columns in Pages but you are stuck with X number of columns on top/bottom with a single column that sits above or below; you can't have single column, two/three column another single column and another two/three column layout, etc.
    The other pain with Pages is that the column widths are non-negotiable; two columns will span the width of the container equally - you can't have one column take up 60% of the real estate with the other column taking up the other 40%, that is incredibly restrictive.
    I'm not advocating that Pages mimic the Divi Builder in all of the features it brings - it's module based and there are loads of different modules that can be dragged into the layout - but Pages can make a start by giving more power to layouts.  That would be a massive improvement on what sits there now.
    The other noticeable missing aspect is the ability to add pages to a page layout.  Very long articles would be better if they were broken into pages much like a book.  Single column layouts could have an added feature of making a page columned where the text will flow naturally from one column to another, much as it does in Microsoft Word, for those reading on wider screens.
    Stacking order for columns on smaller screens would be another feature bonus where you can choose to stack the most important blocks near the top with the least important below.
    This is just the tip of the iceberg as to what Pages can become as truly outstanding CMS application within the IPS Suite.  How much work would lie behind such an undertaking I have no idea, but it would be worthwhile and it would be a huge boon to those who want to harness the power of the Pages application and create some beautiful page layouts that capture the imagination.
    Thoughts? More suggestions also welcome as this is something that can be of benefit to everyone.  Thanks for reading.
  8. Agree
    Davyc got a reaction from Hisashi in Pages - Update   
    I've spoken briefly in other topics on how lamentable the Pages app is for those who do not possess the skills to create their own templates and layouts. The Pages app is heralded as one of the most powerful applications in the suite, and it may be for those who can harness the power it yields.  For everyone else it is a minefield to navigate and a lot of people either just give up on it or resort to plugins from the marketplace, which are generally pretty good at what they offer but they are limited by the functions which developer has designed the plugin to do.
    One of the most powerful page layout generators I have come across is a WordPress plugin called the Divi Builder (made by www.elgantthemes.com) - it is one hell of a powerful tool that allows you to develop complex pages using adaptable rows and columns.  An example of some of the basic layouts offered (which can be applied on a row by row basis) is shown below:

    At present, Pages is constrained to 1,2 or 3 column layouts which cannot be applied on a row by row basis.  For example you CAN mix some columns in Pages but you are stuck with X number of columns on top/bottom with a single column that sits above or below; you can't have single column, two/three column another single column and another two/three column layout, etc.
    The other pain with Pages is that the column widths are non-negotiable; two columns will span the width of the container equally - you can't have one column take up 60% of the real estate with the other column taking up the other 40%, that is incredibly restrictive.
    I'm not advocating that Pages mimic the Divi Builder in all of the features it brings - it's module based and there are loads of different modules that can be dragged into the layout - but Pages can make a start by giving more power to layouts.  That would be a massive improvement on what sits there now.
    The other noticeable missing aspect is the ability to add pages to a page layout.  Very long articles would be better if they were broken into pages much like a book.  Single column layouts could have an added feature of making a page columned where the text will flow naturally from one column to another, much as it does in Microsoft Word, for those reading on wider screens.
    Stacking order for columns on smaller screens would be another feature bonus where you can choose to stack the most important blocks near the top with the least important below.
    This is just the tip of the iceberg as to what Pages can become as truly outstanding CMS application within the IPS Suite.  How much work would lie behind such an undertaking I have no idea, but it would be worthwhile and it would be a huge boon to those who want to harness the power of the Pages application and create some beautiful page layouts that capture the imagination.
    Thoughts? More suggestions also welcome as this is something that can be of benefit to everyone.  Thanks for reading.
  9. Haha
    Davyc reacted to opentype in Pages - Update   
  10. Agree
    Davyc reacted to MMXII in Pages - Update   
    Of couse creating a next-level Pages app requires lots of work... - and thinking, because if it is not done right, I doubt it will have a chance on a market that is heavily influenced by said page builders more and more people get used to. I am glad though that you have this on your minds and I am very curious what you will come up with in the (hopefully 🙂) somewhat near future.
  11. Agree
    Davyc reacted to MMXII in Pages - Update   
    There are quite a few very, very powerful page builders out there, which do a great job at giving you easy-to-use tools to create awesome-looking and super-customizable (!) pages without any coding knowledge. Wordpress has these, Joomla has these, Drupal (to some extend) has these... just to name some big, free CMS.
    Personally I think this is the future. There will always be tech-savy people who know how to create templates, use html, css, js, php and whatnot... and of course a community software should offer everything that allowes for maximum customization by anyone who is able to do so. But the vast majority has (very?) little knowledge regarding the technical background, and honestly, they just do not care. They want to focus on both creating and displaying content. For that they need tools... easy to use, with a maximum of flexibility. In the upcoming years, I think a complete community software has to offer more than "just" forums, galleries etc. They will always be needed and there will always be room for those, but around all that it needs a powerful CMS.
  12. Like
    Davyc got a reaction from MMXII in Pages - Update   
    I've spoken briefly in other topics on how lamentable the Pages app is for those who do not possess the skills to create their own templates and layouts. The Pages app is heralded as one of the most powerful applications in the suite, and it may be for those who can harness the power it yields.  For everyone else it is a minefield to navigate and a lot of people either just give up on it or resort to plugins from the marketplace, which are generally pretty good at what they offer but they are limited by the functions which developer has designed the plugin to do.
    One of the most powerful page layout generators I have come across is a WordPress plugin called the Divi Builder (made by www.elgantthemes.com) - it is one hell of a powerful tool that allows you to develop complex pages using adaptable rows and columns.  An example of some of the basic layouts offered (which can be applied on a row by row basis) is shown below:

    At present, Pages is constrained to 1,2 or 3 column layouts which cannot be applied on a row by row basis.  For example you CAN mix some columns in Pages but you are stuck with X number of columns on top/bottom with a single column that sits above or below; you can't have single column, two/three column another single column and another two/three column layout, etc.
    The other pain with Pages is that the column widths are non-negotiable; two columns will span the width of the container equally - you can't have one column take up 60% of the real estate with the other column taking up the other 40%, that is incredibly restrictive.
    I'm not advocating that Pages mimic the Divi Builder in all of the features it brings - it's module based and there are loads of different modules that can be dragged into the layout - but Pages can make a start by giving more power to layouts.  That would be a massive improvement on what sits there now.
    The other noticeable missing aspect is the ability to add pages to a page layout.  Very long articles would be better if they were broken into pages much like a book.  Single column layouts could have an added feature of making a page columned where the text will flow naturally from one column to another, much as it does in Microsoft Word, for those reading on wider screens.
    Stacking order for columns on smaller screens would be another feature bonus where you can choose to stack the most important blocks near the top with the least important below.
    This is just the tip of the iceberg as to what Pages can become as truly outstanding CMS application within the IPS Suite.  How much work would lie behind such an undertaking I have no idea, but it would be worthwhile and it would be a huge boon to those who want to harness the power of the Pages application and create some beautiful page layouts that capture the imagination.
    Thoughts? More suggestions also welcome as this is something that can be of benefit to everyone.  Thanks for reading.
  13. Agree
    Davyc got a reaction from Unienc in Pages - Update   
    I've spoken briefly in other topics on how lamentable the Pages app is for those who do not possess the skills to create their own templates and layouts. The Pages app is heralded as one of the most powerful applications in the suite, and it may be for those who can harness the power it yields.  For everyone else it is a minefield to navigate and a lot of people either just give up on it or resort to plugins from the marketplace, which are generally pretty good at what they offer but they are limited by the functions which developer has designed the plugin to do.
    One of the most powerful page layout generators I have come across is a WordPress plugin called the Divi Builder (made by www.elgantthemes.com) - it is one hell of a powerful tool that allows you to develop complex pages using adaptable rows and columns.  An example of some of the basic layouts offered (which can be applied on a row by row basis) is shown below:

    At present, Pages is constrained to 1,2 or 3 column layouts which cannot be applied on a row by row basis.  For example you CAN mix some columns in Pages but you are stuck with X number of columns on top/bottom with a single column that sits above or below; you can't have single column, two/three column another single column and another two/three column layout, etc.
    The other pain with Pages is that the column widths are non-negotiable; two columns will span the width of the container equally - you can't have one column take up 60% of the real estate with the other column taking up the other 40%, that is incredibly restrictive.
    I'm not advocating that Pages mimic the Divi Builder in all of the features it brings - it's module based and there are loads of different modules that can be dragged into the layout - but Pages can make a start by giving more power to layouts.  That would be a massive improvement on what sits there now.
    The other noticeable missing aspect is the ability to add pages to a page layout.  Very long articles would be better if they were broken into pages much like a book.  Single column layouts could have an added feature of making a page columned where the text will flow naturally from one column to another, much as it does in Microsoft Word, for those reading on wider screens.
    Stacking order for columns on smaller screens would be another feature bonus where you can choose to stack the most important blocks near the top with the least important below.
    This is just the tip of the iceberg as to what Pages can become as truly outstanding CMS application within the IPS Suite.  How much work would lie behind such an undertaking I have no idea, but it would be worthwhile and it would be a huge boon to those who want to harness the power of the Pages application and create some beautiful page layouts that capture the imagination.
    Thoughts? More suggestions also welcome as this is something that can be of benefit to everyone.  Thanks for reading.
  14. Agree
    Davyc got a reaction from Daniel Bugeac in Subjects not working on profile   
    Yeah as @opentype suggested your HTML is broken - whether this is down to a third party plugin or just something that has gone awry is hard to determine.  Your text is there, just all over the place and it looks like it's all breaking out from the main elements, suggesting that the HTML is broken or your CSS is screwed.  See screenshot below.

    If you have anything in your custom CSS file I would suggest that you copy the contents and then delete them so the file is empty, save it and check again, if all is OK then it's something in the custom CSS file - assuming you have anything in there 🙂
     
  15. Agree
    Davyc reacted to opentype in Subjects not working on profile   
    Yeah, your HTML is broken and it forces the text to be transparent in areas where it shouldn’t be transparent. 
    I would try to turn off all 3rd-party plugins/apps and check the group formatting. Where does the coloring of the groups come from? Maybe that’s it. 
  16. Agree
    Davyc reacted to MMXII in Give Pages Some Love - Achievements for Wiki Modifications!   
    Yes, please! For IPS5, please add a ton of easy-to-use functionality so that we can build great looking pages with much coding-knowledge. Layouts, containers, boxes, everything with WYSIWYG, permission-based displaying... you can basically go through the whole Wordpress/Joomla/Drupal catalog. There is so much room for a true Pages app!
  17. Agree
    Davyc got a reaction from BertT in Is it safe to upgrade to 4.6.4? Did an error occur?   
    4.6.0 thru 4.6.4 no issues at all, but then I am not running all the apps, so if the issues are specific to certain apps perhaps I'm not affected.  I have a client site to update that is running an app that I am not (commerce) so I am a little hesitant to go ahead right now - maybe leave it for a week or so lol.
    Luck to all who go for it and I hope you avoid any pitfalls 🙂
     
  18. Like
    Davyc reacted to Adriano Faria in Movies   
    This is totally developed based on TMDB API. It won’t work to another API. 
  19. Thanks
    Davyc reacted to Adriano Faria in Movies   
    This is the content item of this app: \IPS\movies\movie, which will generate a “hardcoded” language bit. Although I show different things in templates across the app, for the framework there’s only one. There’s no way to change there, AFAIK.
  20. Like
    Davyc got a reaction from Steph40 in Movies   
    Just added a TV Show as a test and it is showing in the Activity Stream, however it is being classed as a movie:

    Thanks for the info @Steph40 🙂
    Forgot to add the reason I queried this is that I went through several pages of Activity and no TV Shows were showing up, so they must be well down the list lol.
  21. Agree
    Davyc got a reaction from Karina Harumi in Is it safe to upgrade to 4.6.4? Did an error occur?   
    4.6.0 thru 4.6.4 no issues at all, but then I am not running all the apps, so if the issues are specific to certain apps perhaps I'm not affected.  I have a client site to update that is running an app that I am not (commerce) so I am a little hesitant to go ahead right now - maybe leave it for a week or so lol.
    Luck to all who go for it and I hope you avoid any pitfalls 🙂
     
  22. Agree
    Davyc reacted to Miss_B in For a Large Data Base Queries Required?   
    Before you run any sql query it is best to always make a backup of the database. 
  23. Agree
    Davyc reacted to opentype in Carousel Issue   
    I doubt this can be changed easily. The IPS carousel isn’t meant to show just one image. 
  24. Agree
    Davyc got a reaction from Bethanyrayne in How to make header images bigger in Pages?   
    I couldn't agree more - I've been in two discussions about how lamentable the Pages app is in a modern day environment where so much is streets ahead, but that's in another discussion.
    Can you provide me with a link to your site and where your pages listing is - there may be something different about your layout as it doesn't appear correct even though you're using the default template.  If you want to keep your site private from here you can PM me a link, once I see how things are being displayed I should be able to help you more, also can you tell me what version of IPS you are using? If you want to give me ACP access that may be quicker 🙂
     
  25. Thanks
    Davyc got a reaction from MMXII in How to make header images bigger in Pages?   
    OK Here we go.
    Login to your ACP and go to the Pages templates (not the theme templates).
    Locate the template named 'Entry' it's usually the first one already opened, but check.
    Locate the following code:
    <div class='ipsColumn ipsColumn_medium'> <div class="cCmsRecord_image"> <img class="ipsImage" src="{file="$record->_record_image_thumb" extension="cms_Records"}"> </div> Move the middle two lines up (see next code) and comment out the existing code (see below) so it looks like this:
    <div class="cCmsRecord_image"> <img class="ipsImage" src="{file="$record->_record_image_thumb" extension="cms_Records"}"> </div> <div {{if $record->record_image}}class='ipsColumns ipsColumns_collapsePhone'{{endif}}> {{if $record->record_image}} <!-- <div class='ipsColumn ipsColumn_medium'> <div class="cCmsRecord_image"> <img class="ipsImage" src="{file="$record->_record_image_thumb" extension="cms_Records"}"> </div> </div>--> Now we need to make some entries into your custom CSS file in the theme settings:
    To use a fixed height for your images as defined by the height of your images add this:
    /* Change floats and size for CMS record image */ .cCmsCategoryFeaturedEntry .cCmsRecord_image { float: none; } .cCmsRecord_image { float: none; } .cCmsCategoryFeaturedEntry .cCmsRecord_image img { max-width: none; max-height: none; } If you want your existing images to retain their height but you want less of it displayed use this as well as the above CSS:
    .cCmsCategoryFeaturedEntry .cCmsRecord_image { float: left; margin-right: 15px; margin-top: 4px; max-height: 200px !important; overflow: hidden; } Change the max-height to whatever you want.  If something isn't being changed try adding !important after each line until you see the changes happening.
    Any issues let me know 🙂
     
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