GreenByGreen

This component/theme works with latest OSSN version.
5.0
German Michael Zülsdorff 3 years ago

GreenByGreen

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A simple responsive theme optimized for mobile usability, featuring ...

  • fixed topbar

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  • two member selectable color presets (light and dark)

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  • custom color and logo editor on admin backend

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  • chat on mobile devices

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  • separate 'My Groups' page instead of numerous entries in the sidebar menu
  • separate section keeping your personal stuff
  • floating widgets allowing usage of full screen width on large displays

Backup / Restore

Starting with release V 2.3, GreenByGreen comes with a backup/restore mechanism that takes care of keeping your modifications.
Whenever you disable GreenByGreen (= switch to a different theme) the following files will be saved to your Ossn data directory:

  • favicon.ico
  • logo.png (your site's frontend logo)
  • logo_admin.jpg (your admin backend logo)
  • frontpage.css
  • light_mode.css
  • dark_mode.css
  • as well as the 3 accompanying pdf files listing your currently chosen colors
  • site_custom_css.php (holding your custom css changes and additions)

Whenever you enable GreenByGreen these files will be restored to the theme directory, making your site instantly look the same again without any further manual interaction.

Customizing

Before manually applying any CSS changes to GreenByGreen, make friends with the comfortable admin backend and asure they can't be applied there in a much more easier way.
Manual CSS changes and additions must be saved in site_custom_css.php, only. Don't touch any of the other files since they are being modified and managed programmatically.

Comments
German Michael Zülsdorff Replied 3 years ago

Well, no bad idea ideed.
But difficult to achieve. Because all changes you mentioned are not theme related, but component related. That is:
1. it would need a change in the Blog component to display a button instead of a text link
2. Ossn themes basically only define the place (left column in this case) where to display menu entries, while the entries themselves are dynamically generated by the corresponding components.

in Ranjan Rai Replied 3 years ago

Thanks Zetman for fixing those issues, In this theme I felt two more places of Improvements
1. On the all Blogs page, I fell there should be a button for the Sort by members / Short by date rather than a simple text.
2. It would be nice to relocate the position of my Blogs and the names of the Joined Groups in the Personal sub menu as shown in the following figure...
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German Michael Zülsdorff Replied 3 years ago

Thank you for your feedback Ranjan.
Actually, with 1.14 I implemented a wrong check for content availability in the right sidebar.
I have fixed that and installed V 1.15 at your site. It's working correctly now.

in Ranjan Rai Replied 3 years ago

I followed your instruction but it didn't work for me

German Michael Zülsdorff Replied 3 years ago

Okay, in order to crosscheck

  • switch to Goblue theme
  • while on admin backend, enter some stuff via Configure -> HTML Sidebar and save
  • click View Site
  • does the stuff you just entered appear in the right column? if not, you have an issue with the HTML sidebar component
  • if stuff is visible, switch to GreenByGreen and view site again
  • sidebar stuff should be visible on friends and photos page

Just did it that way and it's working for me. If your site looks different, add a demo account and I'll try to verify the issue tomorrow.

in Ranjan Rai Replied 3 years ago

For me the sidebar is not working with version 1.14 on desktop, I tried with two different browser firefox and brave browser, but no luck.

German Michael Zülsdorff Replied 3 years ago

I agree that the friends column is too wide, but instead of changing the row view I decided to add a right column to these kind of pages.
Simply because the inner content structure is being controlled by core Ossn and can't be re-arranged the easy way and without breaking compatibility.
Feel free to make use of this new extra column by adding something to the HTMLsidebar component.

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in Ranjan Rai Replied 3 years ago

Thanks Zetman, for fixing this issue, I thought it might take few days but fix was quick, but this time I came up to suggest few improvement:
1. The friends list and Members list does not looks good, it's using a lot of space to show the names in row wise, so i suggest this can be improved as shown in the following image.
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2. Moving the buttons in the above page as shown bellow
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3. It will be OK to have a transparent background for the album that are been created but it does not look good to have a transparent background in the Profile cover as shown bellow:
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German Michael Zülsdorff Replied 3 years ago

Issue with unused space at the right has been fixed with V 1.13

German Michael Zülsdorff Replied 3 years ago

Well,
since Ossn has been developed having closed communities in mind in first place (actually, we had a lot of requests in the past not to allow ANYTHING visible!!!) we weren't focused so much on that..

I'll have a look into that ... but it'll take some time ...

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Developer: Michael
License GPL v2
Type: Themes
Requires Ossn Version : 6.2
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