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  • Just was wondering if there wasn’t a better way to install templates.

    Couldn’t you just put together an sql installer for the chunks, template it’s self and other parts that need copying pasting?

    I can understand the css and images needing ftp but ... hmmm ... I’m still a complete newbie to modx (hate to admit just started to use it recently too rolleyes )
      Tangent-Warrior smiley
    • hmm, but how if we can available templates in zip for download, and user will add chunks snippets itself ! and also ftp the images, while CSS can be used from inside.. remember "Content Types" !!

      btw: me too, very new wink

      Regards,

      zi
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      • But I thought you could edit the template from the manager?

        I’m thinking simplicity for all these new people. If we stick with the way things are now, we’ll have to have a thread just for templates (btw, I just a thread on that right now -- haven’t read it yet though) and then have in are signitures a link to that thread, etc ...

        simplicity -- ease of use smiley
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          • One of the things that I think needs to be clarified is how templates are actually used in MODx. For starters, templaters are NOT used as they are in other CMS’s...there are no "cookie-cutter" approaches to templates just yet. Sure, MODx could always take the approach that Mambo and others use and have a bunch of templates that others can download and use...but I’m not too keen on the idea myself.

            I will say this though...we definitely need some tutorials for newbies on creating their own templates. I’ll likely volunteer to do this since I have some other ideas as well.

            A while back I started working on a Dreamweaver extension for Etomite template creation. For one reason or another, the idea didn’t catch on very well on the Etomite forums. So...I’m gonna rework it for MODx. It’s just simple objects that aid in inserting in the necessary snippets, content variables and such into a new template. Once I’ve finished up on some plugin work, I think I’ll get it fixed up and post it here with a tutorial on its use. smiley
              Jeff Whitfield

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            • Quote from: Bravado at Jul 27, 2005, 03:21 PM

              A while back I started working on a Dreamweaver extension for Etomite template creation.? For one reason or another, the idea didn’t catch on very well on the Etomite forums.? So...I’m gonna rework it for MODx.? It’s just simple objects that aid in inserting in the necessary snippets, content variables and such into a new template.? Once I’ve finished up on some plugin work, I think I’ll get it fixed up and post it here with a tutorial on its use.? smiley

              Sounds great Jeff! smiley

              It would also be nice to have something like FrontPage extensions, HTML Kit extensions or tag libraries for MODx - Just a thought! smiley



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              • Quote from: xwisdom at Jul 27, 2005, 04:12 PM

                It would also be nice to have something like FrontPage extensions, HTML Kit extensions or tag libraries for MODx - Just a thought! smiley

                FrontPage?! Ugg! You evil, evil man! LOL! An HTML Kit extension might work...but to be honest, since I don’t really use it...I might need some help with that one. But I’ll definitely get a Dreamweaver extension finished along with a good tutorial on creating templates. laugh
                  Jeff Whitfield

                  "I like my coffee hot and strong, like I like my women, hot and strong... with a spoon in them."
                • I still think we need a DAV protocol interface (basically FrontPage extensions) so we can edit and then publish documents, snippets, chunks, etc. directly from a development environment like Dreamweaver, GoLive, or even Eclipse. No more cut and paste!
                  • Quote from: OpenGeek at Jul 27, 2005, 06:34 PM

                    I still think we need a DAV protocol interface (basically FrontPage extensions) so we can edit and then publish documents, snippets, chunks, etc. directly from a development environment like Dreamweaver, GoLive, or even Eclipse.? No more cut and paste!

                    Sounds very cool! Any quick pointers/links to an existing interface?
                      xWisdom
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                      The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom:
                      MODx Co-Founder - Create and do more with less.
                    • Actually, DAV is the basis of the Apache content management system known as Slide, and an accepted set of extensions to the HTTP protocol for writing to the web. WebDAV if you want the full term, which stands for Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning. It is still not widely known, but is supported by major players like Adobe/Macromedia and if you’ve ever used FrontPage extensions or Microsoft WebFolders, these are, along with Dreamweaver DAV support, some of the first examples of WebDAV implementations.

                      See http://webdav.org

                      This would probably have to be an optional feature, as not all servers would support it, but there is the mod_dav module for Apache (comes with XAMPP btw) and other support is still steadily growing.