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    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 🙂
     
  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 got a reaction from kmk in Pages - Update   
    Sometimes you have to take a longer route to express your desires for the application to provide for.  Everything you mentioned I agree with and I am not under the illusion that this is something that can be cobbled together and added quickly.  The whole Page application needs a complete overhaul and revamp.  It's showcased as potentially the most powerful application in the suite, but its use cases are incredibly limited, especially for novices who would probably love to use the application but user experience is sadly lacking for this group of users. Not everyone is a coder, not everyone can manipulate backend code and CSS to achieve a desired outcome, so for the uninitiated Pages is taken out of their reach.  
    With some imagination and seeing what other page builders can do, especially with drag and drop, Pages could become the most sought after application in the suite.  Let's see what the dev team come back with in response to our observations and request 🙂
  4. Agree
    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 🙂
     
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    Davyc got a reaction from Dreadknux in Pages - Update   
    Sometimes you have to take a longer route to express your desires for the application to provide for.  Everything you mentioned I agree with and I am not under the illusion that this is something that can be cobbled together and added quickly.  The whole Page application needs a complete overhaul and revamp.  It's showcased as potentially the most powerful application in the suite, but its use cases are incredibly limited, especially for novices who would probably love to use the application but user experience is sadly lacking for this group of users. Not everyone is a coder, not everyone can manipulate backend code and CSS to achieve a desired outcome, so for the uninitiated Pages is taken out of their reach.  
    With some imagination and seeing what other page builders can do, especially with drag and drop, Pages could become the most sought after application in the suite.  Let's see what the dev team come back with in response to our observations and request 🙂
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    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. Like
    Davyc got a reaction from Claudia999 in Pages - Update   
    Sometimes you have to take a longer route to express your desires for the application to provide for.  Everything you mentioned I agree with and I am not under the illusion that this is something that can be cobbled together and added quickly.  The whole Page application needs a complete overhaul and revamp.  It's showcased as potentially the most powerful application in the suite, but its use cases are incredibly limited, especially for novices who would probably love to use the application but user experience is sadly lacking for this group of users. Not everyone is a coder, not everyone can manipulate backend code and CSS to achieve a desired outcome, so for the uninitiated Pages is taken out of their reach.  
    With some imagination and seeing what other page builders can do, especially with drag and drop, Pages could become the most sought after application in the suite.  Let's see what the dev team come back with in response to our observations and request 🙂
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    Davyc reacted to christopher-w in Pages - Update   
    I know you are looking for changes to be made to core, but in the meantime have you looked at CSS grid template areas? I appreciate that in most cases you'll have to target entities using CSS :nth-child(), or nth child range, which is a pain, but you can come up with some very cool layouts (also see point 2 below *)
    https://css-tricks.com/simple-named-grid-areas/
    Two things I'd like to see in Pages:
    1/ Repeating fields - see ACF Pro for how this might work.
    2/ Entity CSS class names. Same goes for custom blocks, forums, in fact anything that has a config section in the ACP should have the ability to assign a class names string to the entity being edited/configured. Would make client side positioning* so much easier. I appreciate we can create and assign our own pages templates, but the lack of literal class name assignments seems a bit of an oversight to me.
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    Davyc reacted to TAMAN in Pages: Add CSS and JS download/upload   
    use the default ips css framework https://invisioncommunity.com/4guides/themes-and-customizations/css-framework/introduction-to-the-css-framework-r88/ 
    everything will look nice and will match the user theme. and if you have a bit of js code then add it inside the html template 
    if you are creating a plugin then add your js/css files in the plugin dev folder and in the developer center settings in acp, ips recently added options to select your pages templates to be installed with your plugin. your plugin will install/delete/update the pages templates for you 😛 
     
     
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Thanks
    Davyc got a reaction from Adriano Faria in Movies   
    Update was as smooth as Galaxy Chocolate - thanks @Adriano Faria for this update 🙂
     
  13. 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.
  14. Agree
    Davyc reacted to opentype in How to make header images bigger in Pages?   
    It shouldn’t look like this. The image should float next to the text. 
    Minor changes to the size/placement could be made with CSS alone. Note that the image sits inside a container and BOTH need to be changed to make the image bigger.
    For bigger changes, the template needs to be edited. Important: Don’t change the default template though! Create a new template of the same type and assign it to the database first. Then you can change your custom template. 
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    Davyc got a reaction from Stuart Silvester in Manifest is not working   
    Ran CCleaner to empty device caches and it's working now - thanks for the headsup 🙂
     
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    Davyc reacted to Stuart Silvester in Manifest is not working   
    It's working for me, you may find that your device has cached the old manifest so it hasn't seen your new updates yet.

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    Davyc got a reaction from Karina Harumi in Upgrading to 4.6.3 screwed up my forum!   
    Updated to 4.6.3 with no issues at all.  I imagine that something screwed up during your upgrade and the only recourse you have will be to open a ticket.
    No software is totally bug free and with something like IPS being installed on many different server environments it's to be expected that issues will arise.  If you wait until 'all' issues or bugs are discovered then you will be in for a very long wait - ad infinitum 🙂
    Open a ticket IPS developers will be able to help you - I just hope that you took a backup of your database before updating.
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    Davyc got a reaction from Umaar in Guide for Forums Front-end only?   
    On my upcoming forum I have generated a number of help topics to guide people who will want to use the most common aspects of the forum and community suite in general.  I'll be opening it up tomorrow (July 1st 2021) so you are welcome to take a look and see if you can do something similar.
    https://spiritualvariations.com
    Make a date and see what I have done - the help is in the main menu under ahem 'help' 🙂
     
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    Davyc got a reaction from Nathan Explosion in Guide for Forums Front-end only?   
    On my upcoming forum I have generated a number of help topics to guide people who will want to use the most common aspects of the forum and community suite in general.  I'll be opening it up tomorrow (July 1st 2021) so you are welcome to take a look and see if you can do something similar.
    https://spiritualvariations.com
    Make a date and see what I have done - the help is in the main menu under ahem 'help' 🙂
     
  20. Agree
    Davyc reacted to opentype in Ban all members by default   
    Approving access on a per-member basis is what CLUBS are for. 
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    Davyc got a reaction from kmk in Ban all members by default   
    You can already do that by creating groups that have permissions to see and post in specified forums.

    Each forum has its own permissions as to:
    Who can see the forum Who can read topics Who can post new topics Who can reply to topics It's a very powerful feature and by creating groups and moving those members you want to have access to certain forums, you can restrict who can use the forum without the need for a different type of forum.  You can also use member permissions to restrict their individual access 🙂
     
  22. Agree
    Davyc got a reaction from Dexter_X in Ban all members by default   
    You can already do that by creating groups that have permissions to see and post in specified forums.

    Each forum has its own permissions as to:
    Who can see the forum Who can read topics Who can post new topics Who can reply to topics It's a very powerful feature and by creating groups and moving those members you want to have access to certain forums, you can restrict who can use the forum without the need for a different type of forum.  You can also use member permissions to restrict their individual access 🙂
     
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    Davyc reacted to A Zayed in External Links Rich Embed [Support Topic]   
    A new version is posted including bug fix and waiting IPS admin approval:
    Preview image and favicon broken in case admin disabled remote images posting.
  24. Meow
    Davyc got a reaction from Ducatti in Help with this problem please :)   
    I figured that lol.  I had a look at the templates, and it was something beyond my reckoning. Seems like a lot of work just to add a few lines of text, but if it can be done I'm happy to pay someone as long as it isn't a huge sum as I have a very limited budget 🙂
     
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    Davyc got a reaction from Claudia999 in How do you add a Clickable HTML hyperlink button ?   
    Just download this:
    https://ckeditor.com/cke4/addon/simplebutton
    And add it to your editor in the ACP - don't unzip it, just upload as is and add it to your editor:

    Gives you this:

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