Post by seths » Mon Nov 23, 2009 3:20 am

It's a very simple blog module, but it should do the trick for most folks:

http://tinyurl.com/opencart-blog

Enjoy!

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Post by leprimo » Mon Nov 23, 2009 4:04 am

thank you, good for news.!
Easy to install, works well!

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Post by DannyMacD » Thu Nov 26, 2009 11:15 pm

do you have any demo stores with this on to see please?

many thanks :)

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Post by richard211986 » Sun Nov 29, 2009 9:22 pm

would this be suitable for older versions of oc 1.3.2?

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Post by seths » Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:43 am

I can't think of any reason why it wouldn't work with an older release.

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Post by vimal » Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:11 pm

Followed everything but i get an error saying

Notice: Undefined variable: blog in C:\Server\xampp\htdocs\oc134\catalog\view\theme\dark_red\template\common\home.tpl on line 8

Any idea what it is?

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Post by seths » Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:01 am

Yes, it sounds like the home.php controller doesn't have the $this->children[] = 'module/blog' in the right place (or perhaps it's missing altogether).

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Post by vimal » Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:40 pm

Hi My home.php file (\catalog\controller\common\home.php) is as below.

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<?php  
class ControllerCommonHome extends Controller {
	public function index() {
		$this->children[] = "module/blog";
		$this->language->load('common/home');
		
		$this->document->title = $this->config->get('config_title');
		$this->document->description = $this->config->get('config_meta_description');

		$this->document->breadcrumbs = array();

      	$this->document->breadcrumbs[] = array(
        	'href'      => $this->url->http('common/home'),
        	'text'      => $this->language->get('text_home'),
        	'separator' => FALSE
      	);
		
		$this->data['heading_title'] = sprintf($this->language->get('heading_title'), $this->config->get('config_store'));
		$this->data['welcome'] = html_entity_decode($this->config->get('config_welcome_' . $this->language->getId()));
		
		$this->data['text_latest'] = $this->language->get('text_latest');
		$this->load->model('catalog/product');
		$this->load->model('catalog/review');
		$this->load->model('tool/seo_url');
		$this->load->helper('image');
		
		$this->data['products'] = array();

		foreach ($this->model_catalog_product->getLatestProducts(8) as $result) {			
			if ($result['image']) {
				$image = $result['image'];
			} else {
				$image = 'no_image.jpg';
			}
			
			$rating = $this->model_catalog_review->getAverageRating($result['product_id']);	
			
			$special = FALSE;
			
			$discount = $this->model_catalog_product->getProductDiscount($result['product_id']);
			
			if ($discount) {
				$price = $this->currency->format($this->tax->calculate($discount, $result['tax_class_id'], $this->config->get('config_tax')));
			} else {
				$price = $this->currency->format($this->tax->calculate($result['price'], $result['tax_class_id'], $this->config->get('config_tax')));
			 
				$special = $this->model_catalog_product->getProductSpecial($result['product_id']);
			
				if ($special) {
					$special = $this->currency->format($this->tax->calculate($special, $result['tax_class_id'], $this->config->get('config_tax')));
				}						
			}
				
          	$this->data['products'][] = array(
            	'name'    => $result['name'],
				'model'   => $result['model'],
            	'rating'  => $rating,
				'stars'   => sprintf($this->language->get('text_stars'), $rating),
				'thumb'   => image_resize($image, $this->config->get('config_image_product_width'), $this->config->get('config_image_product_height')),
            	'price'   => $price,
				'special' => $special,
				'href'    => $this->model_tool_seo_url->rewrite($this->url->http('product/product&product_id=' . $result['product_id']))
          	);
		}

		if (!$this->config->get('config_customer_price')) {
			$this->data['display_price'] = TRUE;
		} elseif ($this->customer->isLogged()) {
			$this->data['display_price'] = TRUE;
		} else {
			$this->data['display_price'] = FALSE;
		}
				
		if (file_exists(DIR_TEMPLATE . $this->config->get('config_template') . '/template/common/home.tpl')) {
			$this->template = $this->config->get('config_template') . '/template/common/home.tpl';
		} else {
			$this->template = 'default/template/common/home.tpl';
		}
		
		$this->children = array(
			'common/header',
			'common/footer',
			'common/column_left',
			'common/column_right'
		);
		
		$this->response->setOutput($this->render(TRUE), $this->config->get('config_compression'));
	}
}
?>

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Post by leprimo » Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:31 pm

Find

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		$this->children = array(
			'common/header',
			'common/footer',
			'common/column_left',
			'common/column_right'
		);
Add after

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$this->children[] = "module/blog";
Maybe its the better place???

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Post by seths » Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:38 am

Yes, as stated in the documentation, it must appear after

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    $this->children = array(
         'common/header',
         'common/footer',
         'common/column_left',
         'common/column_right'
      );
As this code overwrites any changes to $this->children. Alternatively, you could simply add 'module/blog' to that call as follows:

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    $this->children = array(
         'common/header',
         'common/footer',
         'common/column_left',
         'common/column_right',
         'module/blog'
      );

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Post by vimal » Wed Dec 09, 2009 5:50 pm

Thanks all. Got it working.

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Post by DannyMacD » Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:57 pm

Hello,

i have just installed this on my 1.3.4 shop and i have this error code on main site:

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING, expecting ')' in /home/disifin/public_html/shop/catalog/controller/common/home.php on line 89

could someone point out what im doing wrong please?

thank you :)

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Post by DannyMacD » Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:59 pm

dcrap that, just realised i didnt put a ' after blog on it.

sorted :)

good module!!!

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Post by dannowatts » Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:44 am

odd, when i go to access it via the admin panel, i am gettin a "permission denied"... any reason why?

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Post by dannowatts » Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:50 am

whelp, solved that issue i just posted, by actually giving my user the ability to use that extension, but now i'm getting this new error:
"Error: Could not load model extension/blog!"

hmmm... help?

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Post by dannowatts » Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:59 am

aaaaaaand i fixed the other error. i'm working in mac os x's Coda application. for some reason it didn't upload the extension directory along with the blog.php file . after i opened up my server via FTP i could see that it wasn't there. after correctly uploading the file it said was missing, all is well.

sometimes it takes just posting that you have a problem to figure it out yourself ;)

thanks again :)

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Post by JordanAustin » Thu Dec 24, 2009 6:10 am

seths,
Nice job with this extension, it's really useful. Also you had great documentation.

What do you think this would take to add an RSS feed to the blog? And does anyone else think this would be useful?

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Post by seths » Thu Dec 24, 2009 6:21 am

I don't think it would take much. I just don't have a ton of time to work on it just now. But since I haven't gotten any other requests I will do my best to include it in the next release. I was hoping for some bug fixes to include, but I've yet to get any bug reports...

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Post by JordanAustin » Thu Dec 24, 2009 7:31 am

seths wrote:I don't think it would take much. I just don't have a ton of time to work on it just now. But since I haven't gotten any other requests I will do my best to include it in the next release. I was hoping for some bug fixes to include, but I've yet to get any bug reports...
I'm testing it out right now. It's really cut and dry. So hopefully you won't get any bug reports :)

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Post by CEOself » Thu Dec 31, 2009 1:28 am

Great Module, I got it working fine.

Now where to put it. I plan on writing on it alot. Therefore, I would like to give it's own page under the Information area. Is there a way to create a new page under Category> Information> Insert, and use the source code setting in the WYSIWYG to show the blog.php file?

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