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Sam1985 27 May 2007 00:41

Hey,

I love this.
Thanks. Joomla is the best!!

I just would like to know how to make the forum like part of the whole layout.

For example the SMF board that is here is seamlessly part of the whole site.
http://forum.joomla.org/

How can i take whole header or footer and wrapp it around the forum?

what do I need?

Drix 27 May 2007 01:06

This is some fantastic work you are doing here.. Can't wait for this to go stable!
What is a possible time frame to look at? I know it's too soon to say, but roughly?

InfoNirvana 27 May 2007 04:56

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sam1985 (Post 1255227)
Hey,

I love this.
Thanks. Joomla is the best!!

I just would like to know how to make the forum like part of the whole layout.

For example the SMF board that is here is seamlessly part of the whole site.
http://forum.joomla.org/

How can i take whole header or footer and wrapp it around the forum?

what do I need?

vJoomla is automatically seamless as it will have the same templates as vBulletin.

If you like Joomla! but don't want vB .. use Joomla! and Fireboard.

SMF are good forums, the only reason http://forum.joomla.org/ looks integrated is because someone matched the templates well (between joomla and SMF). Not an easy task.

TheHeartSmasher 27 May 2007 06:38

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This is working great for me, my only question is how would I get the navbar locations set to go to the forums as currently they are pointing to:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

instead of


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

in the vJoomla CMS section at:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Along with the images for the Joomla CMS

as I have put the direct path in and some of the images are still not showing.

InfoNirvana 27 May 2007 19:56

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheHeartSmasher (Post 1255333)
This is working great for me

Q: what Joomla! core and non-core components and modules have you verified that work ?

Michael Morris 28 May 2007 03:23

Ironically this will probably go stable a month or two before Joomla 1.5 does. I'll begin work on the Joomla 1.5 version right after this is complete.

Michael Morris 28 May 2007 03:27

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sam1985 (Post 1255227)
Hey,

I love this.
Thanks. Joomla is the best!!

I just would like to know how to make the forum like part of the whole layout.

For example the SMF board that is here is seamlessly part of the whole site.
http://forum.joomla.org/

How can i take whole header or footer and wrapp it around the forum?

what do I need?

vJoomla uses vBulletin's template engine so a wrapping of module positions around the forum body requires you to modify the header and footer template in the vbulletin admincp. (Styles and templates -> Edit Templates)

This isn't too difficult - you do the header stuff and the left column and module positions in the header. You can call any joomla module by including $modules[POSITION] in the template, where POSITION is the position you want at that point in the flow. End the header template with an open div or td tag, then close that tag in the footer template. Put the right column materials in this template.

While you're in there you can see the templates that define how Joomla lays out it's content and modules. (They all start with jos_ ) You can change these from the default tables to div's if you wish, just be careful - modifying those templates is NOT for the faint of heart. However it does give you a degree of control over the output of vJoomla not possible with standard Joomla (at least until version 1.5 goes final).

Another word of caution - by default vJoomla provides no styling definitions for Joomla's default css elements. This will probably be the last thing I add before going gold but it might affect some of the modules.

Michael Morris 28 May 2007 03:35

If you are on Linux go to the Joomla root and run these commands as the user with write permissions to the directory.

ln -s /path/to/your/forums/clientscript clientscript
ln -s /path/to/your/forums/cpstyles cpstyles

Copy all the Joomla images to the vbulletin /images folder then delete the Joomla images folder and run

ln -s /path/to/your/forums/images images

Finally rename the htacces.txt file that came with Joomla to .htaccess
Among other things, this will allow the Apache client to follow the "symlinks" created above.

nix 29 May 2007 12:21

Is it possible to use Joomla template system instead?

Blue Fusion 29 May 2007 13:07

Quote:

Originally Posted by nix (Post 1256778)
Is it possible to use Joomla template system instead?

well with the vb system it does save the big effort in trying to convert it and what not ;D

Michael Morris 29 May 2007 13:07

Quote:

Originally Posted by nix (Post 1256778)
Is it possible to use Joomla template system instead?

No. This has been requested enough to warrant looking into - but it would require a different version of the files (I think. It might be possible to do by simply not uploading a few of the modified files).

Blue Fusion 29 May 2007 13:08

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheHeartSmasher (Post 1255333)
This is working great for me, my only question is how would I get the navbar locations set to go to the forums as currently they are pointing to:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

instead of


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

in the vJoomla CMS section at:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Along with the images for the Joomla CMS

as I have put the direct path in and some of the images are still not showing.

and im getting that same issue i think its with the url path base i will see about figureing that out =)

nix 29 May 2007 13:11

Quote:

Originally Posted by Michael Morris (Post 1256804)
No. This has been requested enough to warrant looking into - but it would require a different version of the files (I think. It might be possible to do by simply not uploading a few of the modified files).

I was thinking that also. I'll give it a try. A future option would be fantastic though.

Michael Morris 31 May 2007 06:42

BETA 0.2.0 IS DONE

That wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be. Next version (0.2.1) will complete the usergroup configuration and I think I'll be able to relatively quickly place in a toggle that will allow you to choose which template engine to use (vbulletin or Joomla) for Joomla pages (why anyone would want to use two separate template engines eludes me - but it's been requested enough to warrant inclusion).

ngocha85 31 May 2007 06:46

You are my hero! ^^


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