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Title: Front Page – Something other than a board listing.
Post by: godboko71 on May 21st, 2011, 11:17 PM
I know you all have mentioned there is a possibility for a portal in the future. So I have been thinking, is there a need for a portal?

Anyway I was thinking, and I don’t know how simple this would be. How about a configurable Front Page, this front page could grow into a content management system over time, but could start simple.

It would start out as a simple configure page with a few options:
The Template Override would allow advanced users to show whatever they want on their front page. Be it a set of blocks, pulled content, what have you.

Long term this could lead to a pages module/add-on for static content, an articles module/add-on for more dynamic content (could have different article types with different fields ect ect.)
Title: Re: Front Page  Something other than a board listing.
Post by: Arantor on May 21st, 2011, 11:18 PM
I've actually raised this very thing myself because I actually need to implement this for InI...
Title: Re: Front Page  Something other than a board listing.
Post by: godboko71 on May 21st, 2011, 11:28 PM
Quote from Arantor on May 21st, 2011, 11:18 PM
I've actually raised this very thing myself because I actually need to implement this for InI...
My idea thoughts are based on needs and off some of yours and Bloc's comments about portals.
Title: Re: Front Page
Post by: spoogs on May 21st, 2011, 11:33 PM
I use a portal because I don't like landing on the boardindex and all I use is the frontpage, no side blocks anywhere in the forum. I display a welcome block, only the topics considered news and announcements, a few random images from the gallery and that's about it really. So what's described above would work just fine for me.
Title: Re: Front Page  Something other than a board listing.
Post by: Nao on May 21st, 2011, 11:36 PM
Template overrides aren't needed per se-- could simply be a page pulled through SSI.php.
Wedge.org currently uses the same method as Noisen though: I hacked into BoardIndex.template.php to show my custom stuff in it. It's a bit ugly and won't be done this way in Wedge, of course.

Thing is, Dragooon is working on a portal for Wedge right now, and I do see myself including it in Wedge eventually -- he's a capable coder and honestly I could do with extra developers because it seems like it's never going to end for me, eheh.
So, we'll have to see.
Title: Re: Front Page  Something other than a board listing.
Post by: godboko71 on May 21st, 2011, 11:48 PM
The template overrides is more so a person could mix blocks and their own content (be it ssi, api’s to other software, plain text.)
Title: Re: Front Page – Something other than a board listing.
Post by: billy2 on May 22nd, 2011, 07:06 PM

......... similar to spoogs, a portal would make a great difference to me.

Gee up Dragoon  :lol:

Title: Re: Front Page  Something other than a board listing.
Post by: Arantor on May 22nd, 2011, 07:13 PM
-sigh-

A front page would not be the same as a portal. It would be a front page, and customisable but still JUST a front page...
Title: Re: Front Page  Something other than a board listing.
Post by: Dragooon on May 22nd, 2011, 07:22 PM
I am working on a simplistic portal/cms which is extensible enough to cater enough amount of needs. I'll be resuming work on it in a day or two, next up is pages.
Title: Re: Front Page
Post by: billy2 on May 22nd, 2011, 07:50 PM
Quote from Arantor on May 22nd, 2011, 07:13 PM
-sigh-

A front page would not be the same as a portal. It would be a front page, and customisable but still JUST a front page...
agreed, but to me who doesnt know a <div> from a <Li> - it would be a great start to how I want my front page to look.
Quote from Dragooon on May 22nd, 2011, 07:22 PM
I am working on a simplistic portal/cms which is extensible enough to cater enough amount of needs. I'll be resuming work on it in a day or two, next up is pages.
Simple is good :)

Cheers
Billy
Title: Re: Front Page
Post by: godboko71 on May 22nd, 2011, 09:41 PM
Quote from Arantor on May 22nd, 2011, 07:13 PM
-sigh-

A front page would not be the same as a portal. It would be a front page, and customisable but still JUST a front page...
Thanks for understanding what I meant :)
Title: Re: Front Page  Something other than a board listing.
Post by: Nao on May 22nd, 2011, 10:33 PM
Quote from Arantor on May 22nd, 2011, 07:13 PM
-sigh-

A front page would not be the same as a portal. It would be a front page, and customisable but still JUST a front page...
A portal is just a front page. Haven't looked up, but it probably comes from the French word "portail", which translates to "front gate", really... :^^;:

Anything else is not related to a portal per se, but is considered "portal business" because other portal software did it. (Pages, etc.)

I'm not very excited with the idea of considering pages to be part of a portal process, really.
Title: Re: Front Page  Something other than a board listing.
Post by: Dragooon on May 22nd, 2011, 10:51 PM
That's why I'm thinking of renaming to CMS or something like that, I haven't really decided on a name yet.
Title: Re: Front Page  Something other than a board listing.
Post by: Nao on May 22nd, 2011, 10:59 PM
But technically -- you don't need to give it a name if it's going to be in the Wedge core... It's just gonna be called Wedge :P
Title: Re: Front Page  Something other than a board listing.
Post by: Dragooon on May 22nd, 2011, 11:06 PM
And you're set!
Title: Re: Front Page  Something other than a board listing.
Post by: Nao on May 22nd, 2011, 11:20 PM
Waddayamean?
Title: Re: Front Page  Something other than a board listing.
Post by: Dragooon on May 22nd, 2011, 11:25 PM
Nothing, just that I don't need to think of a name now. I was at Dragooon's Awesome Portal for Wedge 1.0 - Draconian until I read your post.
Title: Re: Front Page  Something other than a board listing.
Post by: Nao on May 22nd, 2011, 11:43 PM
:lol:
Title: Re: Front Page – Something other than a board listing.
Post by: DoctorMalboro on May 23rd, 2011, 06:19 AM
I would actually prefer a new SSI.php to work on the portal myself but a CMS sounds great!