Post by steveharman » Thu May 24, 2012 11:19 pm

Just started to work with the extension since upgrading to Shoppica 2. :-(

I appreciate it's not your issue that things must have changed with the release of Shoppica 2, but to be honest with articles not inheriting style from the theme the extension is no longer usable. Equally disappointing is that 'Read n times 0 comments' still shows on articles despite not being selected in Settings.

We've put a lot of time and effort into writing up articles for use with your extension and now can't use them so the site can't be launched. Will you be able to look into the Shoppica 2 style issues please? Similarly no longer being able to add articles to the top menu and why the annoying 'Read n times 0 comments' is still shown?

I fully appreciate this isn't a problem of your making, but without any help on this the extension might just as well be deleted. The guys over at Themeburn.com who produce Shoppica are really helpful & responsive if you need to check anything out.

Thanks,

Steve

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Post by fanha99 » Fri May 25, 2012 12:04 am

i'm working on it, maybe 1 or 2 days later will public the first version of the patch.

Since I did NOT buy that theme, so I could not ask theme for support.

EDIT: good news:
- finished the top menu.
- news/all, news/category, news/search almost done and worked (but each item is not in shoppica style)

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Post by steveharman » Fri May 25, 2012 12:25 am

That's marvelous, many thanks. :-)

If you get stuck on something Shoppica related by all means PM me and I'll post it on to the Themeburn guys if that helps. It's in their interest that as many modules as possible work with their theme so I'd guess they'd be happy to help.

Once again - many thanks!

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Post by fanha99 » Fri May 25, 2012 12:45 am

hi,

the good point of the 2.0.0 version is better compatible with other module.

but they make everything become difficult and crazy when they rewrite many many things.

actually most of them is not necessary. I think, maybe they do that to prevent the other one rip their theme from the demo page :D

there is the powerful vqmod tool, they know (they use it inside tb_themes\shoppica2\library\Utils.php)
but they don't use it to make everything easy for customer.

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Post by fanha99 » Fri May 25, 2012 1:08 am

hi steveharman,

have just upload the patch for shoppica2.

the patch is not 100% finish, but it is in good looking enough.

you can use it in case you are rush to use. remember to delete the old patch files, which is use for shoppica.

for the read times and the comment in the article page, you can do like this: http://forum.opencart.com/viewtopic.php ... 60#p294355

the same for shoppica2 theme

I will make the option for it later.

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Post by steveharman » Fri May 25, 2012 8:25 pm

Excellent, thanks!

Quick query; I've modified the news.tpl file as per your instructions and the Read / Comment counts are no longer showing in articles (great!). But isn't this what the options in News > Settings are for?

Once again, superb support of an excellent product.

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Post by MissLiss » Wed May 30, 2012 4:03 pm

Hello,

I upgraded to the latest opencart 1.5.3.1 and the news articles disappeared from the frontend and the news menu item disappeared from the backend.
I re-uploaded the news folder download, ran the install, disabled and reenabled the vqmod items and still no go?
What else can I try?
I have reinstalled the backup so it works, but would like to upgrade opencart asap.

thanks for any help?

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Post by fanha99 » Wed May 30, 2012 6:12 pm

hi, could you pls send me the link to your site?

how did you upgraded? do you make any change to the database table prefix?

please double check the vqmod, to make sure you are reinstall it.

delete all the file inside vqmod/cache folder, then refresh your site, if there is no new file regeneration, that mean your vqmod is not work.

I try to upgrade 1 of my local site, It worked normally

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Post by steveharman » Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:52 pm

Hi,

Could you let me know where things are with being able to show / hide thumbnail images alongside article names please?

I don't have anything selected ('Show') in settings yet still the thumbnails are displayed alongside my articles in the Article Box (please see screenshot). I'd rather not show the images....

Thanks,

Steve

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Post by fanha99 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:06 pm

open the file:

catalog\view\theme\shoppica2\template\module\newsbox.tpl

search for this line

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<?php if($article['image']){ ?><div class="news-image"><a href="<?php echo $article['href']; ?>"><img src="<?php echo $article['image']; ?>" alt="<?php echo $article['title']; ?>" title="<?php echo $article['title']; ?>" /></a></div><?php } ?>
delete it :)

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Post by steveharman » Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:10 pm

Thanks. That code seems to appear twice in newsbox.tpl, should I remove both instances? Also - is this what deselecting the box in Settings should do? Just curious....

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Post by aarontay » Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:36 pm

Hi there,

Wonder if someone can help with regard to the setup/styling please?

Basically I'd like a page that just displays the news articles and categories. Similar to the way a wordpress blog works – categories in a column with the main articles listed that you can then click and read the whole article. I've got everything installed and have created some articles and it pretty much works how I want it but need to just need to improve it.

This could be the way I've configured the settings which is why I want someone to point me in the right direction.

At the moment I've set up an information page and assigned articles to it, see http://racebikebitz.com/racing-news

But this appears on all information pages – i don't want it like this. Just want one news area, and keep it separate from everything else.

If this is possible, does it work like wordpress where you set the amount of articles that appear on a page and it creates multiple pages automatically?

Lastly, can you change the date format to DD/MM/YYYY ?

Thank you in advance.

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Post by carlchenled » Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:53 pm

steveharman wrote:Sorry, site URL is:

http://www.lovelyleds.co.uk

Steve
hello,steve,could please tell me your email? my email is: carlluckchen@hotmail.com i have some questions

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Post by scanreg » Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:33 pm

fanha99 wrote:Thanks to Shaman for sharing the patch for SEO PRO (a part of the RU version of opencart)
download here: https://github.com/shaman/ocu-news-seo-pro-support
1. which seo extension is this in the Extension area?

searched for seo pro but got a package from privatemtx

2. will this news/blog system work with the privatemtx seo package?

http://www.opencart.com/index.php?route ... =seo%20pro

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Post by fanha99 » Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:50 pm

the Seo pro is a part of RU version of opencart. if you are not using RU version, don't need to care about it.

about the 99$ one, I didn't have a change to test it. so I couldn't sure.

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Post by scanreg » Sun Sep 02, 2012 1:54 am

fanha99 wrote:the Seo pro is a part of RU version of opencart. if you are not using RU version, don't need to care about it.
Ah, so you mean it works with the english opencart seo system, right? You don't need any special extension?

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