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[joomla] Workflow question

Bill Crews bill.crews at gmail.com
Wed May 23 08:07:25 EDT 2012


... and told us about it.  Thanks!

*-bc*


On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 7:46 AM, Matt Thomas <matt at betweenbrain.com> wrote:

> Janet,
>
> That's great to hear. I'm in the same boat as you; reading the manual is
> not the first thought that occurs to me either (with the exception
> of anything by Nicholas at Akeeba as his documentation is phenomenal).
>
> The reason I mention it is that preserving modifications to a file, like
> adding a style sheet to your template's index.php, is not something that
> Joomla handles well between upgrades. Typically, any modifications, to
> files that you install, get lost. We each seem to address in our own
> particular way, so each framework might have a special feature for this.
>
> In any case, I'm glad that you worked it out.
>
> Best,
>
> Matt Thomas
> Founder betweenbrain <http://betweenbrain.com/>™
> Lead Developer Construct Template Development Framework<http://construct-framework.com/>
> Phone: 203.632.9322
> Twitter: @betweenbrain
> Github: https://github.com/betweenbrain
>
>
>
> On Sun, May 20, 2012 at 9:20 AM, Janet Sullivan <jmsullivan50 at yahoo.com>wrote:
>
>> Matt:
>>
>> I'm sitting here laughing because "reading the manual" is something that
>> seldom occurs to me,
>> yet is so often the solution.  As in this case, when I read the manual I
>> find that Yoothemes offers
>> a premium version of the same theme.
>>
>> The difference between the free and premium is that the premium version
>> has another style sheet file
>> called "extra-styles" where you can add customizations, just as I want to
>> do.  So simple.  I'm still mildly
>> curious as to whether or not modifying the
>> tk_redemption_free/layouts/template.config would have worked.
>> I think I will try it after I get the real client site going.....
>> And thanks!
>>
>>  I'm writing it 100 times:  Read the manual, read the manual, read the
>> manual.....
>> Janet Sullivan
>>
>>
>>    ------------------------------
>> *From:* Matt Thomas <matt at betweenbrain.com>
>> *To:* NYPHP SIG: Joomla <joomla at lists.nyphp.org>
>> *Sent:* Saturday, May 19, 2012 11:25 AM
>>
>> *Subject:* Re: [joomla] Workflow question
>>
>> You can also look at https://github.com/joomla/joomla-cms#L38 to see how
>> the core templates add stylesheets.
>> Have you checked with the folks at Yootheme? They may have a preferred
>> method that might also persevere this change between upgrades.
>> Best,
>> Matt
>> Sent from my phone that uses an open source operating system.
>> On May 19, 2012 7:07 AM, "Scott Wolpow" <scott at wolpow.com> wrote:
>>
>>  The one for your template
>>
>> ie
>>
>> path-to-site- /template/index.php
>>
>> the css is
>>
>> path-to-site- /template/css
>>
>> Make sure it calls your custom css last.
>> Look at the index.php file, you will see the other css's listed there.
>> SW
>>
>> On 5/19/2012 7:04 AM, Janet Sullivan wrote:
>>
>>  Thanks Scott.  I'm not very good with php yet.
>> which index.php file? I think I've seen several....
>>   and where to add it so that my css is guaranteed to override the
>> standard template?
>>
>>  Janet Sullivan
>>
>>
>>    ------------------------------
>> *From:* Scott Wolpow <scott at wolpow.com> <scott at wolpow.com>
>> *To:* joomla at lists.nyphp.org
>> *Sent:* Saturday, May 19, 2012 6:44 AM
>> *Subject:* Re: [joomla] Workflow question
>>
>>  Your best bet is to add a custom.css file to the template.
>> Then add it in the index.php
>> This will solve your issues, but you may have to add the line again in
>> the index.php
>>
>> Scott Wolpow
>>
>> On 5/19/2012 6:29 AM, Janet Sullivan wrote:
>>
>>  I am building a joomla site using  Yootheme, based on the Warp
>> framework.
>>
>>  I can't limit my changes to only what the framework/ theme has built in
>> so use firebug to
>>   to identify  the css changes necessary.
>>
>> My problem is that I don't know where I should be putting the new CSS
>> code.  I know how to change the various
>> css files because firebug tells me the filename and the line number for
>> each element that I want to change. I could
>> easily go into each file and make the changes.
>> However, is that how I should be working?  For example, I am using a free
>> version of the TK Redemption theme.  Suppose later in the
>> project I need the premium features of that theme and need to upgrade?
>> If I have made a bunch of random changes to the css, I think
>> I may have to start all over with the premium theme.  I think there
>> should be a way to isolate my CSS is a separate place to make upgrading
>> easy.
>>
>> What is the proper procedure  so I don't make a mess?
>> Thanks in advance.  And by the way, this forum (and the NYC Users Group)
>> is GREAT.  Thanks to everyone who has helped this novice
>> jump start with Joomla!
>>
>> Janet Sullivan
>>
>>
>>
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