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[CDB] phpBB siteMaker

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 5:40 am
by Blitze
Description

phpBB SiteMaker allows you to transform your phpBB3 board into a full-blown site.

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Version: 2.0.3

Git Rep: https://github.com/blitze/phpBB-ext-sitemaker.git

Demo: http://www.phpbb-sitemaker.website [username: demo, password: password]

Features
  • Customize your site using blocks of content
  • Drag and drop interface for adding/removing blocks
  • Customizable block display - background color, title, etc
  • Set any front-facing controller as your site's landing page
  • Create layouts for each page or set a default layout for your entire site
  • Icon picker for choosing blocks/menu icons using font awesome
  • Limit access to specific blocks based on group memberships
  • Create Menus with nested lists
  • Create blocks with your own content using html/bbcode
Download (as of March 20)

https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/exte ... temaker_2/

Install

Go to "ACP" > "Customise" > "Extensions" and enable the "Sitemaker" extension.

Update
  1. Disable (do not Purge) SiteMaker extension
  2. Upload new files
  3. Enable SiteMaker
Upgrade from phpBB Primetime
  1. Disable (do not Purge) phpBB Primetime
  2. Install phpBB Sitemaker as described above
  3. Purge phpBB Primetime
  4. Remove the Primetime directory
Screenshots:

Adding a block
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Editing a block
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Re: [RC] phpBB siteMaker

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 5:41 am
by Blitze
Dev Status: Submitted to extension db for validataion

Re: [RC] phpBB siteMaker

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 6:11 am
by Sippan
Luv to see this for 3.2

Re: [RC] phpBB siteMaker

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 8:34 am
by 5hocK
Blitze wrote: [username: demo, password: password]
I'm getting
You have specified an incorrect username. Please check your username and try again. If you continue to have problems please contact the Board Administrator.

Re: [RC] phpBB siteMaker

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 8:58 am
by david63
I may be wrong about this but I don't think that having a user install anything from the command line is acceptable for an extension. There will be many users who do not even know what the "command line" is - let alone how to access it!

Re: [RC] phpBB siteMaker

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:48 am
by Bermudez
5hocK wrote:
Blitze wrote: [username: demo, password: password]
I'm getting
You have specified an incorrect username. Please check your username and try again. If you continue to have problems please contact the Board Administrator.
Me too.

Re: [RC] phpBB siteMaker

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 2:01 pm
by Blitze
Thank you guys for your interest.

I have updated the site to point to the correct demo.

@Sippan: I have a separate branch that is 3.2/3.3 ready

@david63: I did not want to release anything. I have submitted the extension for validation and was only offering the git and command line options for anyone wanting to install a dev build and contribute to the project if they so choose. If you all think I ought to provide an unapproved version for download, I can do that too but that would not be my preference

Re: [RC] phpBB siteMaker

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 2:33 pm
by Scanialady
and will you change the installation method after validation, so that normal user can use this extension, too?

Re: [RC] phpBB siteMaker

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 3:18 pm
by Blitze
The git and command line stuff is how you get the extension before validation. How you install it after you have uploaded it into the phpBB/ext/ folder is like any other extension.

Here's what I'll do, I'll provide a downloadable version later on today when i get home from work.

Re: [RC] phpBB siteMaker

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 4:06 pm
by Sippan
were can i find this I have a separate branch that is 3.2/3.3 ready

Idid find it

Re: [RC] phpBB siteMaker

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 4:46 pm
by Lumpy Burgertushie
so this is basically a portal extension?

and , even for people that want to install the dev version from github, the command line method is way above most people's knowledge level.
it is the first dev extension I have seen at github with command line install instructions.
most of them just tell you to download the zip file and rename the included folder/file names to the proper naming of phpbb extensions and upload it.

I am not even sure why we have to do the renaming procedure. I don't know anything about github but I would think that when you make an extension available there, you could simply change the folder/file names to the proper naming convention before making it available to download.



robert

Re: [RC] phpBB siteMaker

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 5:24 pm
by Blitze
Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:so this is basically a portal extension? ...
What were you expecting it to be Robert?

As I've said in my previous post, i will provide a download later today. Let's put this to rest. If you have a question, a suggestion or want to see a certain feature, I'm glad to make it happen as time permits. I make no claims about this extension. There are the features. Call it what you want. Use it if you want.

Re: [RC] phpBB siteMaker

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 5:53 pm
by Lumpy Burgertushie
I meant nothing negative by my question. to me, "sitemaker" is quite different from "portal" . I was expecting something that was going to automate the process of creating a website using the phpbb template system rather than a portal like all the other portals.

sorry for the confusion.


robert

Re: [RC] phpBB siteMaker

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 5:54 pm
by Sippan
I realy like it...but some blocks dont work for me on 3.2 forum topics for example don't work says
There are no new posts to display even if there are....same on forum poll

Re: [RC] phpBB siteMaker

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 6:16 pm
by Blitze
Sorry if i was kind of harsh. I tried to release this before and ended in unnecessary arguments: viewtopic.php?f=501&t=2290191.
It is not just a portal. There are other plans that are in the works but time is limiting.

@Sippan, i will review ams fix as needed

Thanks