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Creating pages that look like articles

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by Core Freedom, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. Core Freedom

    Core Freedom Well-Known Member

    Hi Everyone,

    I have a WP blog and want to manually re-create the blog posts in form of articles on separate pages but visible like the help manual is here.

    Most of these blog posts are articles that were submitted to article directories, I use pictures, links, bolding, underlining, etc. I can't seem to figure out how to create a 'page' under a node and make it look like an article.

    Any suggestions?

  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You will just need to create the look you want using HTML and CSS.
  3. Core Freedom

    Core Freedom Well-Known Member

    I'm screwed, I don't know either. Okay, not cool. I need a simple WORD editor. I write a gazillion articles and posts. This is HUGE for me or I may have to bag XF all together. :cry: Is one planned soon?
  4. Andrej

    Andrej Well-Known Member

    I don't think there is anything planned such as a article system yet, but what is wrong with using Wordpress for your articles? :)
    Core Freedom likes this.
  5. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Don't stop using Wordpress.
    Use the Bridge + Style integration.

    Another option is to use XenPorta and have your Articles in Forums but Style the threads to look like Articles + comments.

    Xenforo Pages could be much more useful if they would use the native editor.
    Please vote for this thread about a good editor for pages.
  6. Core Freedom

    Core Freedom Well-Known Member

    Yes, Brogan had also recommended XenPorta, will definitely get that. What is bridge + style integration? Ad-on?

    Thanks guys!:)
  7. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    To clarify, I didn't recommend that add-on, I just told you it was being used by the site you linked to.
  9. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    You should have.
    People look to you to suggest the best options for them based on their needs.
  10. Core Freedom

    Core Freedom Well-Known Member

    got it Brogan, sorry for the mis-use in terminology. :p
  11. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Which is why I wouldn't recommend it.
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  12. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    I guess you'll suggest people wait 2 years until xF CMS comes out.
  13. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I won't suggest anything.

    I'm not sure why you're being so belligerent.
    Yes, I saw the post you deleted on the other thread.
    Onimua, Shelley and Forsaken like this.
  14. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    Blueprint have a look at whatever word processor you use. Check out File/ Save section.
    Or look at its Help file.

    There may be a way to Save a document as a webpage with its html. Mine does iot (Atlantis Word Processor) though it's not free @ $35. Nice prog though.

    I also tried searching on "convert doc html" and there was plenty to check out.
    One was
    which is free.

    You'd need to get the xf people to help you where to upload images so your Page knows where to find them.

    But me I'm after a front end editor and I may have a coder who can do it! Will keep you posted on the thread the DigDoc mentioneded above.
    It's fine doing html if you know how. Many admins don't, and many like me want to delegate editing to my mods ALL of whom don't know html! Also I want to be able to do quick n dirty updates on the fly w/o going into admincp. For those that don't want it, it's a disable, or a mod you don't install. For those that do need it it's pretty big issue. It's been fully discussed on the thread given.
  15. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    Where is the info on how to create a static page? I can't find it anywhere.
  16. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    Admin / Applications (top bar)/ Create new Page (left)

    Categories, Forums and Pages are as a group called 'nodes.'

    You can assign a Page to any of the types of Nodes as a parent including another Page.
    Or make it a top level 'root' node itself.

    HTML edit only.
  17. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

  18. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    I think js is ok as long as it's one that doesn't need to call script from the header.
    For that you'd need to get into templates.
  19. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    Here is an example of some of the code I would like to include on a Xenforo page:


    Instead of "widgets" they call them "spuds" but it's the same thing.

    There is code for a "main calendar", then code for a "spud" which controls how the calendar is viewed. I am not too technical so don't know if these things would be possible to put inside a Xenforo page.
  20. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    I'm sure you could do something similar but it would need some of the xenforo codes.
    It won't take long for one of the grand coders to help you on how to do it.

    You could try looking at XenAtendo calendar which is designed for XF.

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