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fizi theme BS_Magazine_01 news problem.

I just downloaded this theme and really like it the only problem is where is says main content area (Menus Area) where the news for e107 is suppose to show it does not it only shows in the themes built in version.

If its possible I wanted to make two seperate areas for news being the top half that the theme has built in and the basic bottom half that is for e107 alone.

 

Thanks for your time.

 

PS I am trying to match the layout on the preview picture of the theme. I looked at the full picture view of the theme I'm not sure if the news area is the area labeled Kultura or not.
e107 version 2.1.6
closed with the note: Solved

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tgtje Points2341
As i understand the theme build the main content area is not supposed to carry news items. Only for stories  pages, etc (eg welcome message etc.).( in theme php shortcodes like this {BOOTSTRAP_GRID_NEWS_FEATURES_   ......... etc define the position. Do remember : the theme uses its own sets of news templating....

The theme uses 4 'layouts' with hardcoded shortcodes calling different News related items like categories.

The more cats are present, the more is visible..
Do experiment using all 4 layout settings and assign some news items to different templates and so on. Just change settings In news use preferences (including last template setting) and watch each outcome..
In regular use it will likely not all be filled (as it reacts more to more items)..

Too hard to tell what you like to see, as there are more possibilities...
Kultura is again a combination of news cat and layout (image = fully stuffed demo)

tgtje commented Sep 10

Oops, accidently used BS_02 has some small differences, however overall is the same..
In regards to demo image (as discovered by visiting Fizi he did have https://github.com/e107inc/hits  the "Hits' plugin installed too...

Of course you are free to visit Fizi and become member?  and ask questions there too : http://fizithemes.hu/h%C3%ADrek/view/139/free-themes/free-theme-bs-magazine-theme

inferno-prime commented Sep 11

So your saying that after posting so much news in both area's that I wont see the same thing over lapping like that ?.

tgtje commented Sep 11

No. as original question was to get a 'equal'view : added the info that  when demo image was created, some content ALSO was presented by that plugin too. (BS1 should have the plugin already install itself) so it seems one has only to avtivate(use) it (inside theme folder install /plug readme file)

inferno-prime commented 6 days ago

I don't know if this will help or not but just wanted I got the email the other day from fizi and the way he puts it is a little hard for me to understand.

The news item inserted via shortcode by categories.

And I set the shorcodes that latest news (what you insert into the category) appears in the category and in the top of page (latest news)

You can set it in the theme_shortcode.php.

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tgtje Points2341

Just did install bs 1 to see what goes on..
On my testsite i do not have alot of news or content items so i look what happens when doing stuff.

Ok, let's hope i understand what Fizi meant : (loose based on what i see happen and code)

News items ARE being inserted by use of shortcodes 'calling' categories
He also set the shortcodes so, that latest news (belonging to a category) and so it should appaer in the category(ies) AND on top of the page...

Next > the you can set : there is the file (theme_shortcodes) now is already pre coded some stuff (category calls eg: limit=4&category=8   < ergo cat 8 ) etc etc..(8 cats coded, with different layout modes).

But it gets interesting when you activate the MENU news_grid. SET IT to an area (i used HOME for experiment) and put it in Area 5 for a 'clean'look) .. and in menu_manager > click IN that menu ON the EDIT button and watch what appears... It DOES make it somewhat easier to understand (by selecting diff. stuff) and than it is trial run..  If i may suggest : use theme setting Home, and menu manager home layout and start there.. set some things and look, do it again ..and so on.. (damn... Fizi will have had a lot of headaches doing that... surprise  and... free...

btw : a working site just mentioned using BS 2  (work in progress) hope he doesn't mind  http://www.metalfromfinland.com/

Hint : if you take a look at the THEME php and see  shortcodes as {BOOTSTRAP_GRID_NEWS_FEATURES_TOP}   change them by adding spaces  like {    BOOTSTRAP_GRID_NEWS_FEATURES_TOP     }   and save; refresh the page and look what happens.
The spaces trigger the system to not see the intended code but should DISPLAY that line of text INSTEAD of the outcome of it.. (so for testing only spaces!!/ and afterwards delete spaces) that way you can find its position where used, and some learning how the theme is build...(what happens where).
 

inferno-prime commented 1 day ago

Update:

This problem has been solved.

In short I chose a different Configuration.

 

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