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Huubs

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More user friendly Administrator template
« on: October 15, 2020, 09:55:10 am »
Hello,

I am using Virtuemart for quite some time now, but I think there is a lot to gain in the administrator template of the website. So I want to build an override for the template, but how do I make this into a package for everyone to download? Do I just need to get the ISIS administrator template and put the overrides in that template? Or is there a possibility to use some sort of plugin or component so that it can be used with every other template?

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Re: More user friendly Administrator template
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2020, 10:18:18 am »
You can go with overrides, make a copy of Isis, I guess there is a Joomla guide to do this, and customize.

You could also make plugins, Studio42 has some great extensions You could look at.

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Re: More user friendly Administrator template
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2020, 10:37:59 am »
Normally it would be a pack of over rides for the admin template /html folder

Stefan was also maintaining a VM admin template loaded by plugin here:  https://www.jooglies.com/virtuemart-templates/vm-admin-template
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Re: More user friendly Administrator template
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2020, 11:28:58 am »
Yeah I understand the overrides. But I think a plugin is more user friendly, because that way I can update it via the update manager and the overrides can be used with every other template, so when people have a custom template, they can use this override as well without any copying overrides folders etc. It's more user friendly that way.

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Re: More user friendly Administrator template
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2020, 14:01:13 pm »
The plugin would definitely be better - just someone has to develop it: D

I'm not a lunatic who deeloping, because he enjoys it, I have to pay rent, electricity, food, licenses, hosting, domains, fellow developers, a dissatisfied wife and children ... :D

Many of our clients,
many people on the Joomla Forum,
many people on the VirtueMart Forum want a lot of things.
When it comes to payment they don't want anything.

I like this...
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Re: More user friendly Administrator template
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2020, 15:47:43 pm »
The plugin would definitely be better - just someone has to develop it: D

I'm not a lunatic who deeloping, because he enjoys it, I have to pay rent, electricity, food, licenses, hosting, domains, fellow developers, a dissatisfied wife and children ... :D

Many of our clients,
many people on the Joomla Forum,
many people on the VirtueMart Forum want a lot of things.
When it comes to payment they don't want anything.

I like this...

I totally understand where you are coming from. Good thing I can develop this on my own and I want to invest my time in it because I think it is a good addition.. I can make the overrides, i'm currently designing, the only thing I need to know is how to package this into a plugin :)

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Re: More user friendly Administrator template
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2020, 16:00:08 pm »
Visit Joomla documentation pages, there are some good examples on how to make plugins, components and modules.

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Re: More user friendly Administrator template
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2020, 16:31:17 pm »
Visit Joomla documentation pages, there are some good examples on how to make plugins, components and modules.

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Well, this would be a virtuemart plugin right? For overrides, which isn't described somewhere

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Re: More user friendly Administrator template
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2020, 21:45:28 pm »
I guess You will have to make a SYSTEM plugin, MODULE or COMPONENT. Not a specific VMCUSTOM or similar plugin. My experience tells me that you will never cover this with one simple plugin.
You can of course use VM libraries check VM documentation. A VMplugin is often designed to interact with the FRONTEND. But a VMplugin is just a very slight variation of the common JOOMLA types.

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Re: More user friendly Administrator template
« Reply #9 on: Today at 13:16:48 »
I guess You will have to make a SYSTEM plugin, MODULE or COMPONENT. Not a specific VMCUSTOM or similar plugin. My experience tells me that you will never cover this with one simple plugin.
You can of course use VM libraries check VM documentation. A VMplugin is often designed to interact with the FRONTEND. But a VMplugin is just a very slight variation of the common JOOMLA types.

https://docs.virtuemart.net/

Jörgen @ Kreativ Fotografi

Thanks I'll probably just use the template overrides itself instead of making a plugin out of it.