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css.php is there a way to <link> that in as a static file?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by Tigratrus, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. Tigratrus

    Tigratrus Well-Known Member

    When I see css.php being called in XF headers it's got a bunch of parameters and what looks like an incrementing id# passed as parameters.

    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="css.php?css=xenforo,form,public&amp;style=7&amp;d=1297095139" />
        <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="css.php?css=attachment_editor,bb_code,editor_ui,likes_summary,message,message_user_info,quick_reply,share_page,thread_view&amp;style=7&amp;d=1297095139"
    I'm guessing the d=##### is to force the css to be recached when there is an update?

    Ideally we'd like to rework a WP theme like Sandbox to use XF css classes, and then just call in the xf css directly so that the same file is cached and reused throughout the site. It would give us great semantic markup on the WP side, and make the two sides automatically styled the same while improving the user experience as you'd only cache the .css once.

    Is there a way to make that happen?

    TIA for any clarification/assistance anyone can provide!
  2. bambua

    bambua Well-Known Member

    I'm actually about 99% done with this, and plan on releasing it as soon as I am. You can check it out at http://www.criticalmassguild.com

    It pulls the CSS directly from the forums to display the page.
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  3. Tigratrus

    Tigratrus Well-Known Member

    Bambue... You are my freaking hero! :)
  4. GofD

    GofD Well-Known Member


    As an aside, if you click on the Login or Sign Up tab on your site, forcing the jQuery to drop the login form down, and then you attempt to click it again to close it, it doesn't close. I don't know if that's a Flexile thing, or a consequence of your work with the files, but I thought I'd let you know.
  5. bambua

    bambua Well-Known Member

    Yeah that's actually a bug I'm working on at the moment.
  6. GofD

    GofD Well-Known Member

    Oh, ok! Glad you're aware and workin' on it. :D
  7. TerminalAddict

    TerminalAddict Active Member

    looks good mate.

    I took a slightly different route, and used the wordpress API to create my own home page, wrapped in xF.

    The front page is built entirely from the wordpress site: www.fps.net.nz/wp

    The "What's all this about" box is a single page, which I get like this:
       'post__in' => array(27)
    $my_query = new WP_Query($args);
    The latest promo is a single blog which I get like this:
    query_posts('posts_per_page=1'); // number of posts?

    The previous competitions bit is the last 10 blog entries which I get like this:

    I still don't have a graceful way of wrapping the page in xF .. hopefully the developers will sort this in the future
  8. bambua

    bambua Well-Known Member

    My theme is just about done, all I have left to do is fix a few links and one of the menus. I'm hoping today or tomorrow :) At the moment, it is ready to go with the main menu, the sidebar using widgets from wordpress and all content types. All you have to do to set it up is give it the style id for the one you choose in the wordpress control panel and give it the path to xenforo. I know it works with Flexfile and the Xenforo base skins, I'll test with a few more soon but it's looking real smooth :)

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