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India's Online Shopping Deal Forum

Discussion in 'Forum Showcase and Critiques' started by gginni, Jul 1, 2013.

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  1. gginni

    gginni Active Member

    Atlast I'm done with new custom home page for my forum. So today after 2 months, I would like to share my website address and I need honest feedback for my online shopping deal forum.

    Website address is :- www.onlinesasta.com (English meaning is online cheap) sasta means buying things for cheap... Concept somewhat is similar to slickdeals.net

    I pay my users for posting deals/comments and earn from affiliate marketing :)

    Any comments/suggestions are most welcome :)
  2. Matthew Hawley

    Matthew Hawley Well-Known Member

    I like the homepage! Is that custom code or an addon?
  3. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Its built upon pages, so I can only assume its custom, considering the first line of his post as well.
  4. gginni

    gginni Active Member

    Custom code.. Designed/Coded by me ... No add-on :)

    Just one issue with home page is that:-

    If you will type www.onlinesasta.com then it automatically redirects to http://onlinesasta.com/forum/pages/HomePage/

    I actually wanted to create this home page at root (www.onlinesasta.com) but I was not getting xenforo cookie at home page, so I guess it's not possible :(.. Although I'm not sure, may be some xenforo expert can tell better :)
  5. gginni

    gginni Active Member

    Yes used page node :).. BTW you and few others helped a lot in understanding how to create custom page node in xenforo :).. So thanks to you and all others who helped me in getting comfortable with xenforo :)
  6. Matthew Hawley

    Matthew Hawley Well-Known Member

    You can use the route changer in the admin panel to partially fix that. Its on the sidebar on the first page.

    Find Route: pages/HomePage/
    Replace With: HomePage
  7. gginni

    gginni Active Member

    Ohh I would love to do that... But I'm not able to find route changer in admin panel.. Is route changer available in 1.1.4 coz I'm using that version...
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2013
  8. Matthew Hawley

    Matthew Hawley Well-Known Member

    No its in 1.2.
  9. gginni

    gginni Active Member

    Ohh :(... Anyways will use that when 1.2 testing phase will be over...

    One more thing bro can u help me in doing that:-

    See below page right side bar:-


    And below forum page right side bar:-


    I want to add New Threads/New Replies widget on home page too... I tried a lot using widget plugin but I'm not able to do that... It's actually page node like below page:-


    So do u know how to add widgets on page nodes... I tried a lot but it's not working :(
  10. Matthew Hawley

    Matthew Hawley Well-Known Member


    At the end of the page template then whatever code you want to put in there between that. Ill look for the new threads code.
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  11. gginni

    gginni Active Member

    Will try that... Thanks for help :)
  12. Moshe1010

    Moshe1010 Well-Known Member

    The first time seeing your home page it seems a little bit overwhelming in terms of the amount of pictures that aren't organized in any order and just their in a sigle page. Maybe it's because I'm used to Slickdeals' layout:

    You can choose there 3 different layouts, it maybe useful to your users.
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  13. gginni

    gginni Active Member

    Thanks for your feedback :).. And you are absolutely correct regarding home page (images looks more crowded)... Even I follow slickdeals but cannot design that home page... I will surely try to improve my home page by making more width and more height so that they dnt luk overwhelming

    Will do the changes on weekend and then again seek for feedback from you :)
  14. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    I think some customisation here and there to the style would make it look more inviting. Imo.
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  15. gginni

    gginni Active Member

    Yeah even I think so... Lil bit more customization on home page will make it look more appealing :)... If you have any designs/ideas then do share else will try to do some changes by this weekend :)
  16. Matthew Hawley

    Matthew Hawley Well-Known Member

  17. gginni

    gginni Active Member

    Yeah sure bro, I have no issues in sharing but this is not plugin and custom code.. You need to create controller/listener/ and template by yourself. If you are fine with creating everything by yourself then I can share the code with you via personal conversation.

    Waiting for you reply and will share the code if you are comfortable with creating everything by urself :)
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