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General Discussion / Re: What web design software do you use? (2019 Poll)
« Last post by onlye on August 09, 2019, 06:08:45 PM »
Will XT-CMS work with WYSIWYG Web Builder?

I use Xara 70% of the time and WWB 30%.  I am looking to adopt a CMS.  Would be nice to learn one CMS system that would work with both web building platforms.

SORRY - I see now that you reference that it does work with WWB.

thanks,
eric
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Support / Re: Support for PHP version 7?
« Last post by xtom on August 04, 2019, 11:20:45 PM »
The latest release version of the CMS now supports PHP7.
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General Discussion / Re: Forum updated and now https secure
« Last post by xtom on August 01, 2019, 08:29:00 AM »
Another update to forum: new responsive theme. Should be easier now to browse and read posts on a mobile phone.
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Announcements / XT-CMS v2.0.0 Released
« Last post by xtom on July 24, 2019, 12:17:27 PM »
A new version 2.0.0 of the CMS has been released. This version includes a huge list of improvements and fixes and is now fully compatible with PHP7. Check out our What's new in V2 blog post and changelog below.

To download this latest version click here.

v 2.0.0 changelog

* Listing format file now fully controls how item listings are displayed, can use responsive flex layouts or tables layout etc.
* Default listing format files updated with new flex layouts etc.
* update_templates.php now adds conditional jquery script code to page templates if no jquery is present and special tag {jquery} is also not present - use with $jquery_required=1
* safe_filename() function now outputs even safer filename string
* New mobile mode for admin area
* Updated admin pages to be more responsive design
* Updated admin menu ui and added font awesome/fontello icons
* Updated jquery multiselect plugin from v1.10 to v2.0.1
* Updated to latest versions of Jquery 3.3.1 and Jquery UI 1.12.1
* Contact forms updated for responsive design
* Checkout and payment pages updated for responsive design
* Galleria plugin updated to 1.5.7
* New image settings page in admin
* Better message feedback in admin when deleting items
* Special tag {contact_form} can now also be added to a page template instead of just via conent area in cms
* Fixed bug where product could not be deleted if it had no category selected
* All image buttons replaced with CSS buttons and added to language file
* More hardcoded text moved to language file
* Confirm order emails now use short_name
* Icons added to confirm order page
* System log file is now saved in backup folder so is no longer backed up or overwritten when restoring data
* Update_item_list_file now retains old data file when doing a full update
* Added 2 second delay for failed logins - anti-brute-force measure
* Added 3 second delay for failed forgot password email lookups - anti-brute-force measure
* Added accept=".jpg,.jpeg,.png" to image file upload buttons
* Function country_name_to_code() better handles if country code not found and logs the warning
* Some order filters updated to work with sorting and now list orders newest(id) to oldest by default
* Buttons to rebuild item list files added to maintenance page in admin area)
* New block IP feature added to admin area Settings -> Users
* Shipping options in admin area are now listed in alphabetic order
* Improved shipping page display and selection in checkout
* More texts moved to language file
* Fixed broken div tags on note form and upload form in product detail page
* Fixed bug where shopping cart popup would ignore customer note form or file upload - now popup is disabled for such products - no_scpu
* Added dedicated textareas for editing Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy in admin area, now saved in seperate files and terms_full.html file
* Checkout terms link now points to terms_full.html
* GDPR options for personal data, cookie notice and newsletter consent added to T&C page in admin area
* New soft warning if no categories selected when adding/editing a product or article
* Fixed display_products_default.php to display Out of Stock message instead of Add to Cart button for out of stock products
* Optimisations to html,css and scripts in admin to speed up page loads
* Admin categories page is now cached for faster page loading
* Search fixed to allow searching of full email address again in admin area (broken in a previous update)
* Fixed search by usergroup - blank usergroup passed in and user has no usergroup data was not omiting
* Fixed export items in admin ignoring filter and search
* Category search text moved out of functions file and into display items files in theme folder.
* Pulled category display code out of functions file and now in theme/includes/display_*.php format file(s) for easier customisation
* Removed "No Items Found" field from Add/Modify category - this can now be edited in theme/includes/display_*.php format file(s)
* Full PHP7 support
* cms.css now gets minified automatically
* Use current time for created_time and modified_time data on a duplicated product
* Added duplicate feature for category, article, subscription, coupon
* Fixed login to view order message showing on paynow page when already logged in
* Search phrase function now keeps underscores for email address searches
* New control bar buttons when modifying items
* Tidied up top of page when modifying items in admin
* When viewing item data now shows in popup window
* Email reminders can now be enabled/disabled on each subscription if enabled globally in config.php
* Fixed bug in myaccount.php that broke page layout for admins with readonly permission
* Category data now saves created_time and modified_time
* Category raw data can now be viewed in admin
* Select All button in admin now selects/deselects all instead of inverting selection
* Fixed serious bug in email address validation failing with leading/trailing spaces
* Added more safety checks to code when deleting items or categories
* Log files are now php instead of txt for more security
* Added Refresh, Print, Delete buttons to admin log page
* Logs now coloured green text on black to empahasise log data, with color coded warnings and errors
* Status setting added to categories - inactive categories
* Removed visibility setting on products and added new Inactive status
* Unpublished status renamed to Draft on articles - is inactive setting
* Inactive settings on categories, articles, products, listings now unlist item from catagories and 404 the detail page
* Updated coupons page and edit coupon page in admin
* Updated help docs
* Added some extra saftey code to recursive_remove_directory() function - checks for valid directory paths
* Moved all language files including admin to a language folder in the root cms directory cms/languages/en etc.
* Meta links to cms css files front-end and admin are now versioned with file modified timestamp (cached css now refresh automatically on update, updates css cached on cloudflare too)
* Can now edit an item on an order, no longer have to remove and re-add item
* Order item note is now multi-line
* Edit, cancel, and delete icons now used on order/invoice
* Fixed bug in myaccount area disabling fields when it shouldn't
* Updated cmsupdate file - new cms_data_version file in data folder for data version checking instead of cms_settings
* Fixed bug in modify_category when checking if category name already exists under the same parent category
* New install.txt file added to cms/data folder for detecting a fresh installation
* Many other fixes and improvements
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General Discussion / Forum updated and now https secure
« Last post by xtom on July 09, 2019, 02:24:14 PM »
Forum has been updated to a newer version and is now also https secure. If anyone encounters any problems on the forum after these changes just let me know.
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General Discussion / What web design software do you use? (2019 Poll)
« Last post by xtom on May 30, 2019, 10:58:47 AM »
Some of the web design apps in the old poll have been discontinued so I decided to post this more up to date poll for 2019.  Poll only allows five options so if the web design software you use is not listed please feel free to post below.

So which software do you like to use when designing websites? Maybe you use more than one. There are a lot of cloud based web design apps these days but I prefer to use desktop software when designing sites and my current tools of choice are Xara Designer Pro and Coffee Cup Site Designer. Nicepage is another web design app I recently came across but I've not had the chance to try it yet.
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General Discussion / Re: What wysiwyg web design software do you use?
« Last post by xtom on May 30, 2019, 10:22:50 AM »
Good point, you might use more than one, not sure if the forum poll option allows multiple choice. This is pretty much an out of date post now though as Adobe Muse and Serif WebPlus have both since been discontinued as far as I know. I've not looked at WWB in a long time, I should have a look at it again. Thanks for your post.


Locking this out of date poll and posted new poll here.
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General Discussion / Re: What wysiwyg web design software do you use?
« Last post by onlye on May 28, 2019, 03:04:57 PM »
Consider allowing multiple choices for the poll. 

I use Xara Web Designer for most sites.  I started using WYSIWYG Web Builder (WWB) about a year ago due to Xara not being able to handle the ecommerce solution, ecwid.com.  WWB also has some very nice extensions and does RWD a little better.  But I use Xara for a quick draft to show a client even if I am going to build it in WWB.  Xara is just so much faster to build a sample site.
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General Discussion / Re: Alternative payment with mollie.com
« Last post by Damian on May 06, 2019, 05:09:50 PM »
For the payments in my webshop I want to use the Dbal max product php-API from www.mollie.com/en/docs.
Has anyone experience using mollie?
Or can someone help me installing it?

I know I'm replying to a very old post, but I would like to vouch for Mollie. I used Mollie a couple of years back and never faced any problem with it.

I've been using it for the last few years and their USP is that you have to pay only for the successful transactions.

i also using it since 3 years but th efact is it is good enough to handle lot of transactions
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General Discussion / CSS Frameworks
« Last post by xtom on March 28, 2019, 08:12:35 AM »
Over the past few months I've been exploring some of the popular CSS frameworks that are available out there at the moment. And really the two I've spent time with have been Foundation and Materialze but there are others too.

So what is a CSS framework?

Well if you're using a wysiwyg web design program like Xara Designer Pro or Xara Web Designer then you don't really need to worry too much about css frameworks as wysiwyg programs like these export their own vanilla flavour of css. The CSS is all handled automatically under the hood for you which is a huge time saver but sometimes you might see a fancy effect in use on some website and it might be using a framework to acheive the affect. Basically frameworks give a structured set of rules and methods for the css you use on your website and they come with some nice easy to add features like image carousels, image sliders, accordion menus, form controls, responsive layouts and a ton of other stuff. They also harness javasript for some of the features they offer. Basically though with a framework your not always building from scratch or re-inventing the wheel when working hands on with your website's CSS code and instead are using some preset building blocks and components.

So the reason I'm bringing this up here is because I've been going over on the CSS for the CMS so that it works in tandem better with any framework CSS you might decide to use or are already using. One of the core goals of XT-CMS has always been to allow the freedom to work with withever web design tool or method you choose to use whether that's a wysiwyg web design program, a CSS framework or even your own completely hand made designs.

So do you have a favourite framework? Do you even use one? Here's an article that sumarizes the popular css frameworks.
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