This theme allow each individual user to personalize the color of the site. It also detects if the device is an iPhone and displays an optimized page based on the small screen. The site admin can also set a site-wide color selection for those who are not logged in or haven't set their personal preference.
Although I have this installed on my site, this is still beta code and I do not recommend it for installation on a production site. I've only tested this on elgg 1.6 and 1.6.1 and I do not intend to test it on earlier releases.
If you don't yet have experience setting up an elgg plugin or theme, I do not recommend starting with this theme.
HOW TO USE:
Each user can select their personal color preference by going to their settings menu on the top bar then set the tool configuration by choosing the color theme and brightness levels.
Please note that because of the fuzzy logic used, some of the color combination (background color/text color) does not work well and you may need to try various settings to get the look that you want and still be readable.
Version 0.4 beta uploaded Friday, Oct 23, 2009. NEW FEATURES:
Version 0.2 beta uploaded Sunday, Sep 13, 2009. NEW FEATURES:
Version 0.4 beta issues:
IPHONE SCREENSHOTS: visit http://lionsclubs.me using your iPhone as it is actively using this theme.
DESKTOP/NOTEBOOK SCREEN SHOT: visit http://lionsclubs.me as it is actively using this theme.
ADVANCED CONFIGURATION MENU - For Site Administrator Use Only
THEMER USER SETTINGS MENU
Great plugin!. Couple things I noticed. It narrows the page with by 50px. This can cause some issues, with other plugins that extend the pageshell view. It conflicts with any other widget that adds a link on the toolbar. Example the "help" widget. ( I am trying to fix now.)
Also in the new toolbar you have the dashboard named activity. Some sites use the original dashboard and the activity is a separate page. Little confusing. Love the color ranges and the added discussion link in the toolbar. If I figure out a fix to the toolbar issue I will upload the notes for you.
Again this is a great plugin. It is just what i have been looking for. Thanks
I will upload screen shots as soon as I get time to play more with it.
thanks alot. Did that and now it works. worked on the top tool bar and now I am testing with some other plugins if everything goes well I will send you results. so far so go. When I activate the help plugin it works for users now, but still conflicts for the admin view.
I just turned the option to allow user customization on so you can try it out. The administrator has the option thru the tools administation menu for the plugin to turn user-level personalization on/off and just allow the site-wide setting. You really should try it out on a system where you have admin privileges to see the full functionality. I've added a screenshot of the advanced settings.
You may have permission issue with the themer directory. Try "sudo chmod -R 777 on mod/themer" directory to see if it disappears. If it fixes it, you may want to review the best file permission for your site. If all else fails, simply remove the themer directory to get your site back. You can then try this plugin out on another test installation.
When I make any changes in plugins I get spaghetti text on whole screen until I back out. So I just have to browser back and re enter the "tools menu" everytime. I think this bug is from your plugin, not sure but makes for extra work getting plugin on/off.
My apologies. Although I love spaghetti once in a while, I also don't want it in a plugin. Like you said, it happens everytime you rearrage the plugin or enable/disable one. I think it is because this plugin generates the css and during plugin management time, my code may not be running optimally so that the CSS comes up after other requests are altready loaded.
I''ll have to be honest, I haven't digged in deeper - other priorities. If someone has ideas, post it here and I'll include it in the next release.
Excellent template. A few problems on install: (1) displayed full page of coding instead of normal page after initial installing. Refreshing page fixed this problems. (2) Initial color scheme was mostly blue and hard to work with until getting a more readable color scheme set up. Scheme editor worked great and was able to more or less figure out which controls managed which style color elements. Was able to get a very readable color scheme set up. Overall excellent template. I de-installed however because the page elements could not be configured to my liking. Needed more control over page layout and menus. (I'm using v.1.6.1 with riverdashboard enabled). Very good template--light and easy to install and use. Loss of control over page layout was only negative. Excellent job!
This plugin was developed and tested only under 1.6. I've done some light testing with SVN 1.7 and looks like it works. It works with plugins that comes with 1.6. It should work with any other plugin EXCEPT perhaps those that have their own CSS files.
I would suggest creating a test system, backup and migrate your data, and test the upgrade process before proceeding. You can then enable all the plugins you'd like to use one by one so it would be easy to isolate what works and what does not.
I've been busy with life and work and haven't gotten a chance to work on the next version. I'm hoping I'll get to it soon. I will likely change the structure and how it works now that I know more about elgg and jquery/java techniques.
I tried it and I got:
themer.0.4beta is a misconfigured plugin.
I am really new to this so I do not know if I did something wrong.
I unzipped it
FTP it to the mod folder
moved it to the bottom of the plugind
disabled the simple cache in the Site Adminstration setting.
enabled the plug in
and my page went to this: themer.0.4beta is a misconfigured plugin.
I couldn't do anything so I had to delete the file from the Mod folder to get my dashboard to open up again.
Thanks for any help with this. Like I stated before, I am really new to this and I have no background or knowledge of development or programing.
Nice work Alex!
This is "Day One" for me using Elgg and my 1st issue was the placement of the unzipped theme. I tried
and discovered the correct placement is to be
I am now using the advanced settings and see I need to refresh Tool Administration once or twice for it to appear in formatted form.
It would be nice to have a color picker available for the hex numbers. I have seen some nice ones yet here is an example.
Also Logo Url and Background Url repeat and logo appears under title link "New Elgg Site" I am using http://www.logoimg.com type of entry. Is there a simple fix for these to not repeat and to place the logo under the title link?