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sjeepssjeeps New
edited November 2009 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
This discussion is related to the Blogger addon.


  • Screenshots: (Updated for Blogger 1.4)

    Vanilla Blogger!

    Vanilla Blogger!

    Vanilla Blogger!
  • Really really nice. Thank you.
  • Yeah, I like it. But, why did you choose "Blogger"?
  • @garvin
    I couldn't find a better name!
  • There seems to be some issues with the discussion overview plugin. You should check it out. There is a huge gap under the category name and the discussions.

    There is also a problem when viewing member profiles.

    Overall its the best theme on here.
  • Uploaded version 1.1 of Blogger.
  • @Alslinet
    "There seems to be some issues with the discussion overview plugin. You should check it out. There is a huge gap under the category name and the discussions."

    Fixed by changing #Discussions float from "none" to "left" and adding a spacer to discussions.php to clear the .PageList

    Screenshot: (Updated)

    Vanilla Blogger!

    "There is also a problem when viewing member profiles."

    This's my screenshot: (Updated)

    Vanilla Blogger!

    And I don't see anything wrong with it, could you show me a screenshot for your site?
  • Uploaded version 1.1 of Blogger.
  • Im running it at a rather high resolution so you might not be able to see it as clear. It looks kinda squished into the side. Just thought i would mention it while i was leaving a comment you see.

    And thanks for fixing my number one problem.
  • Great theme. Only thing I'm missing is a little colour. The default theme does a great job of managing a lot of content on a page and making it visually easily digestible. I'm running a blog as a front page of one of my forums, and with that in mind, this works really well, but the discussion page feels like a lot of undifferentiated rows of text. That's not a strong criticism, just some feedback. Good work, and it's great to have an alternative theme for one of my forum's that I'm actually going to use... ;)
  • Ah. Just figured it out. I think the niggling thing for me is that links aren't differentiated until rollover - or at least there's an inconsistency between links in the discussion list (underlined) and links on the sidepanel (nada, except for the rollover effect).
  • @jsamlarose
    "Only thing I'm missing is a little colour"
    Well, the main 2 colors I used is just black and white. However, changing a:hover color or .ContentInfo h1 color to whatever you want should take care of that "little colour" you're missing. :)

    A new theme (Grace) should be out be out soon with more calming and soft colors, thank you very much for the feedback.
  • I fixed a couple of things to make the css valid.

    I changed all the
    in the default.php.
    In the footer.php file, I added a after the:
    <p class="Vanilla"><a href="" title="Get vanilla!">Vanilla Powered</a>

    In the default.php, I changed:
    // some space
    //$Panel->AddString('<br/><br/><br/>', 100); /*jimw - replace with h2 below*/
    $Panel->AddString('<h2>Albums</h2><div id="AlbumList">',100); /*jimw*/

    and added the following after the "foreach" code:
    $Panel->AddString('</div>',100); /*jimw*/
  • <code></code> is your friend... ;)
  • Thanks jimw, I've been trying to upload a new source file for 2 days with some CSS fixes and the missing "" in the foot.php file but guess what?

    I'm having trouble with it again (I'm using 7-zip) and i get this:

    "You are not allowed to upload ( the requested file type: application/force-download"

    Any idea?! :)
  • I've also had this problem with both 7-zip and WinRAR. I guess something's changed in either the newer versions of these utilities and/or the config of the addons site. Sure is annoying though.

    <assumption>Have you tried creating a ZIP file using the built in Windows zip creation?</assumption>
  • I found a few more things I updated in the vanilla.css file for the "update checking" facility in Vanilla. There is an image that is used to show it is checking and then the add-on info is colored if okay or not. Here it is:
    /* Update Check form */
    /* remove jimw for new Update stuff in Vanilla 1.1.2
    #Form.UpdateCheck p.Description {
    padding: 0px !important;
    margin: 0px 0px 10px 0px !important;
    /* Update Check form add jimw for Vanilla 1.1.2 */
    .UpdateOld .Name,
    .UpdateGood .Name,
    .UpdateUnknown .Name,
    .UpdateChecking .Name {
    padding: 0px 0px 4px 23px !important;
    .UpdateOld .Details,
    .UpdateGood .Details,
    .UpdateUnknown .Details,
    .UpdateChecking .Details {
    font-weight: normal;
    .UpdateUnknown {
    background: #FFFFCC;
    .UpdateGood {
    background: #FFFB97;
    .UpdateChecking {
    background: #FFFEEC;
    .UpdateOld .Name {
    background: url(ico.alert.gif) no-repeat top left;
    .UpdateGood .Name {
    background: url(ico.check.gif) no-repeat top left;
    .UpdateUnknown .Name {
    background: url(ico.unknown.gif) no-repeat top left;
    .UpdateChecking .Name {
    background: url(progress.gif) no-repeat center left;
  • @[Stash-]
    "Have you tried creating a ZIP file using the built in Windows zip creation?"

    Yep, and it didn't work either!
  • Must be an addon site/browser problem in that case then...? Mark?
  • I found a conflict with the date display and the CategoryIcons add-on. I have a fix for it in the CategoryIcons style.css file:

    #Discussions li ul{
    padding-left:2px; /*was 65 and moved from below where it was included with the Category items*/
    /*jimw was 15 - changed for Blogger theme*/

    /*Image overlap fix*/
    #Discussions li li {
    height:20px; /*jimw was 40 - changed for Blogger theme*/


    .DiscussionCategory {
    /*width:60px !important;*/ /*jimw - removed for Blogger theme*/
    /*height:60px !important;*/ /*jimw - removed for Blogger theme*/
    /*padding:0; margin:0;*/ /*jimw - removed for Blogger theme*/
    text-indent:-9999px; /*moves the Category name off the page*/
    position:absolute; top:4px; right:2px; /*change to right if you want the image to the right*/
  • I also noticed that the Bling add-on didn't show. I found that the AboutVanilla css was removed. I guess so that it could be put in the footer. In any case, If you want it back, just remove:

    #AboutVanilla {
    display: none;
    .floatLeft {
    float: left;

    and replace with:

    #AboutVanilla {
    margin: 20px 0px 20px 0px !important;
    border-top:1px solid #ccc;
    padding: 3px 0px 3px 0px;
    color:#bbb !important;
    #AboutVanilla a {
    color:#d0d0d0 !important;
    #AboutVanilla a:hover {
    color:#aaa !important;
  • Uploaded version 1.2 of Blogger.
  • CSS file is now valid with 0 errors and 0 warnings :)

    1.2 - CSS fixes to accommodate some add-ons (thanks to jimw).
  • hi :)

    i am not an experienced user.
    i copied the directory into the themes directory,
    i then went on the settings menu and changed to Blogger, saved,
    and here's what I got:
    (partial) printscreen here:
    any help?
  • Did you check this box?
  • no. i'll do that now though, see what happens.
  • why did it just work?!

    also, after switching, the box got unchecked.
    "saving" again leaves it as is.

    changing back to the default one requires the same trick.
  • Uploaded version 1.3 of Blogger.
  • sjeeps, just in case you were wondering I successfully uploaded an extension in ZIP format using the 4.52 beta of 7zip.
  • [-Stash-], I found out this morning that uploading a zip to the add-ons site using IE works fine BUT not with FF!!
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