Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Sign In with Facebook Sign In with Google Sign In with OpenID Sign In with Twitter
Support for Vanilla Forums Cloud product

In this Discussion

Follow Us


Blogger

sjeepssjeeps New
edited November 2009 in Questions
This discussion is related to the Blogger addon.
Blogger
«13

Comments

  • 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
    to
    in the default.php.
    In the footer.php file, I added a after the:
    <p class="Vanilla"><a href="http://www.getvanilla.com"; 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*/
    to
    $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 "</p>" 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 (Blogger.zip) 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;
    }
    .UpdateOld,
    .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*/
    }
    /**********************/

    .Discussion{
    position:relative;
    }

    .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;
    background-color:#f9f9f9;
    padding: 3px 0px 3px 0px;
    text-align:center;
    color:#bbb !important;
    width:180px;
    }
    #AboutVanilla a {
    color:#d0d0d0 !important;
    text-decoration:none;
    }
    #AboutVanilla a:hover {
    color:#aaa !important;
    text-decoration:underline;
    }
  • 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:
    http://mega.ist.utl.pt/~sdsa/vanillaps/ps.JPG
    any help?
  • Did you check this box?
    pic
  • 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!!
«13
Sign In or Register to comment.