Just uploaded the new 1.0.1 version to my server and selected the new theme "core" to start on a new project.
Couple of things i noticed and could do with help on please is that firstly:
Once uploaded i started to edit the welcome message (index.php) and all was good, it filled the full span of the middle division. Moved on to the others News, downloads, contact us but the center division will only fill just over half of the width before breaks and starts a new line. Tried making a new page and the same again, yet the welcome message box allows for full width.
Secondly i noticed that when you click on menus in the admin panel it greets you with a page thats dark blue and you really struggle to see the grey writing. Infact i can't even find what areas are whic. It states (have to highlight it to read it ) "To see the menu areas and their positions for custom layouts, select the custom layout here:" but i can't see them even when i select from the options home, default or full.
I apologise if my enquirey is a bit vague in techincal language, but if anyone is willing to help i'd be most appreciate it. Regards
Admin Theme e107 core v 1.0 by e107 Inc. (12/2011)
Just noticed another thing on top of the admin screen that states this :
Version check error
Error contacting e107.org to check for new version.
I think i may have a bad install?????? do you suggest i delete the whole lot including database and start again? ( I have not made a serious attempt at making new site, was just playing around with it.
give me 5 mins and i'll try to add some screenshots as i realise my desciption is lacking in terms of trying to explain myself
Just deleted it all and uploaded it from a fresh and i can see its a menu now. I dont want a menu there !
Can see the menus now and they seem odd in terms of 1 is top right,menu 5 is top left, menu 6 is in the middlish to the left, then areas 2.3.4 are at the bottom!
Fair play i know i like to get drunk but even i struggle to work out them menus positions!! Can i delete all them menus positions bar 2.3.4? Or otherwise it leaves the pages cramped to hell in the middle and not what i needed.
actually the welcome page doesnt have them menus affecting all the other pages, is it an option i am missing ?
see the right upper corner it allows you to swap between multiple page layouts, in this case: default layout,home and full view.
You can add a page/section to one of these categories by editing your theme.php.
line 189 from your core/theme.php
$CUSTOMPAGES['HOME'] = SITEURL.'index.php';
or line 246 from your core/theme.php
$CUSTOMPAGES['FULL'] = 'forum/ ';
If it is still unclear let me know. Basically the only "issue" is that theme creator didn't made the default layout center area fluid, on other themes if a menu is not displayed on right or left side, the center area expands by itself.
Thanks for reply. Is it possible to move out / delete that menu section as per your picture where it says "hello im a menu" on all pages including new ones i make? I tried that default layout ,HOME and Full but can't really see what it does, i change them but doesn't actually affect anything that i can tell. So i'm thinking i like all the other menu positions just not the one in the center "box" and if i could remove / delete this then i am good to start work. Basically replicate every page to be the same layout as the "home page"
Except for index which is using (in core theme) by default HOME layout(see in my previous post, line 189 in your theme.php) and forum which is by default using full layout (line 246, in core/theme.php) all the other pages are using the default layout, so when you don't want the default look, on a page you add it to one of the other layouts.
Let's say your test page is page.php?2 to add that to full view, you do the following. Open e107_themes/core/theme.php, look for the line $CUSTOMPAGES['FULL'] = 'forum/ ' and you change it into $CUSTOMPAGES['FULL'] = 'forum/ page.php?2'
More info about custom pages can be found in wiki.
Ok so have done what you have said and nothing has changed, i have cleared the cache refreshed and i still can't get rid of that menu section. Oh well going to give up on this theme and look for one without a menu in the middle! shame as i liked the layout otherwise Thanks for help though.
Can't help myself liking this theme so i changed the line 246 to:
$CUSTOMPAGES['FULL'] = 'forum/ page.php?4'
And nothing changes, it's still showing the menu in the middle. I really dont want that menu in any pages but not sure what i'm doing wrong or what to delete in the theme.php file so that every page is laid out the same as the index.php.
Now it expands full width in all pages bar downloads (but as you explained i can now see what to do. New test pages are great too!! Thank you very much for your patience and help, e107 and it's community rocks !!!
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