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#1 2008-02-22 23:49:59

rloaderro
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From: Costa Rica
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aro_myadmin

Hello, I thought I would sneak out this little plugin before the weekend. Recently I updated my portfolio with Textpattern 4.0.6. With this latest version of TXP I lost all the usual hacks I had made to the core and going back to the standard interface was an uncomfortable experience. Well, I wanted to see if I could incorporate my mods into a plugin so that no modification of the core would ever be necessary again…. and I think I did it.

Please download aro_myadmin here

Update – Steve (aka net-carver) has taken over development of this plugin – please see his post here for download information.

There’s a stylesheet to add to the backend and a few small images to add to the txp_image folder. After that just install the plugin and activate!

Caveat – if you want real magic you will have to add 1 line to textpattern/index.php that is detailed in the help – but the plugin is fully functional without it. Other caveats:

  • AFAIK it is 4.0.6 only.
  • It’s the same style I use for basecamp and for other web applications developed with CakePHP, so the homogenization is helpful for my clients – but please feel free to customize the CSS to your preference!
  • The logo in the header and favicon should be replaced with your brand.
  • And some requisite screenshots (with hak_tinymce).

New – the plugin has been moved to Github – if you would like to help out with code contributions, get it from the repository!

Last edited by rloaderro (2008-08-18 19:07:27)


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#2 2008-02-23 05:14:37

marios
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Re: aro_myadmin

I’ve got it working on my new development installation. It’s a lean and clean style. ( the alternating tablerow backgroundcolor is also useful).

Actually this brought me to the Idea, that we could have a new section in TextBook ( after the migration ) where we could list all the admin themes that are availabe.

(Thanks for sharing )

regards, marios


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#3 2008-02-23 11:12:05

masa
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Re: aro_myadmin

Makes Textpattern look more like Wordpress ;-)

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#4 2008-02-23 12:39:50

rloaderro
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Re: aro_myadmin

Glad you like it! If you use it for a while you will see I have added some small enhancements with jquery – I’m not sure why 4.0.6 includes the framework but continues to use all the same javascript as always. Anyway, it still needs more refinements with both the CSS and JS but it is coming along.


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#5 2008-02-23 20:25:55

Rigel
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Re: aro_myadmin

rloaderro, aro_myadmin doesn’t work with asy_dashboard.

Thanks!!.

Last edited by Rigel (2008-02-23 20:29:47)

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#6 2008-02-24 16:11:57

rloaderro
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Re: aro_myadmin

hi Rigel,

I have no problems using the two plugins together. What is the problem you are having? (remember aro_myadmin probably only works in TXP 4.0.6)


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#7 2008-02-24 16:30:30

marios
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Re: aro_myadmin

Rigel wrote:

rloaderro, aro_myadmin doesn’t work with asy_dashboard.

Remember, also that asy_dashboard is a very very barebone plugin, that hasn’t been maintained for ages. Due to popular demand, it just recently became apparent, that something should be done with this piece of code.

I’ve just recently quenched up to 4.0.6 as well, trying to compile a list, what works and what doesn’t on 4.0.6 ( And if, so how that could be fixed, for the ones I’m interested. )

However, not really top on my priority list.

I tried, to check out the admin plugin, on as much stuff I could through at it, so far I couldn’t see anything that interferes.

( And remember, the mechanism to switch it off and on is there, so it’s easy to tell also )

regards, marios

Last edited by marios (2008-02-24 16:31:14)


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#8 2008-02-24 17:08:26

iblastoff
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Registered: 2006-06-11
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Re: aro_myadmin

rloaderro wrote:

jquery – I’m not sure why 4.0.6 includes the framework but continues to use all the same javascript as always.

because the devs only included jquery for plugin authors and they don’t want to rely on jquery for core/admin stuff.

this makes absolutely no sense to me seeing as once javascript is turned off, textpattern becomes completely useless. at least with jquery you can have the option to degrade gracefully.

Last edited by iblastoff (2008-02-24 17:08:45)

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#9 2008-04-11 14:58:59

rloaderro
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From: Costa Rica
Registered: 2006-01-05
Posts: 190
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Re: aro_myadmin

I updated this little plugin to ver 0.2, includes:

  • Lots of CSS tweaks to make things look better..
  • JS autocomplete for custom fields..
  • Admin favicon!
  • Dashboard tab! Comes pre-configured with an example dashboard which can be overwritten by using a form named aro_dashboard

Screenshots updated too!

Last edited by rloaderro (2008-04-11 15:00:54)


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#10 2008-04-23 16:09:31

typeshige
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Registered: 2005-08-11
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Re: aro_myadmin

Very nice. I’m going to try it out. Is it easy to change colors to match the colors of the project site?

My suggestion is to add the version number to the zip files.

Thanks,
Shige

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