Friday, 28 September 2012

Playing your SoundCloud files on Folio Two Wordpress Theme.

If you follow the instructions the same as you would for you You Tube or Vimeo files then it doesn't work.  What you need to do in the case of SoundCloud is to input all the Embed Code.  You can find this by using the 'share' button from your files soundcloud page. 

Here some instruction if you need it.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

CB Connect Module

If your looking for the CB Connect Module that should go with the CB Connect Plugin for Community Builder; then look now longer as you don't need it.

What you need to do is use the 'CB Login' module that comes packed with CB Subs and at the bottom of the Module setting; where it says 'CB Plugins integration'  click on 'yes'  .  Here's a quick vid of this.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Infinite loop detected in JError - Joomla 2.5 transfer

This is a common error line when transferring a Joomla 2.5 website .

The answer this time in my case was to double check the MySQL database information that I had saved in the configuration.php file - in root.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Wordpress Gallery isn't showing my Vimeo Video

And I get this message


There was a problem loading this video'

Here's the solution that I found.  The address I was trying to enter for the film was

if I change this to

and take off the SSL it now works.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Transfer wordpress folio two template website

After transfering a Wordpress website with Folio Template I was getting 2 problems.

> Firstly a blank page intoduction page.

> Secondly all links go to the old site.

The solution to this is to open MySQL and go to the 'wp_options' table.

Search for your old domain name in this table. And edit those cells. 


folio two template transfer black first page

folio two template transfer gallery links to previous site

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Changing the right hand navigation and Social Buttons on Folio Two Wordpress Theme

Here's the mission I'm looking to change the navigation that

currently looks like this .

What I want to do is change the background colour and

change the Social Media buttons.

To change the background OPEN


around line 677  FIND

.gal-v2 #fdgNav span#fdgPrev{background:url(images/skins-

items/sprite-gal-handlers.png) no-repeat 0 -43px #000;}

here you need to change the color before the closing ';}'  - to

what ever you want . 

Also change the colour in all the following CSS commands that

start with

.gal-v2 #fdgNav span#

i've chose to swap the white with #60bb46
and black with #93cc79

!! Now to the Social Media buttons.  The images themselves

need to swapped in


but if your images are a different size like mine then you'll also

need to change some css.

swap the background image we're pointing to on line 689

I made a new speach bubble and labelled it 'bubble-background'  - you may also need to changes the height and margins in the following CSS

.gal-v2 #fdgNav #fdgSocialOptions{display:block;float:left;width:310px;height:60px;background:url(images/skins-items/bubble-background.png) no-repeat 0 0;margin:4px 4px 0 -255px;margin-top:-13px \9;display:none;}

Monday, 3 September 2012

Google Base Datafeed for Joomla 2.5 and Virtuemart 2.0

UPDATED 31 October 2012: 
I used to use RedMystic to help write me Google Base Datafeed but at the time of working there's no upgrade for virtuemart 2 and Joomla 2.5 .  So I written a backend component that outputs a Xml file you can write to a file and upload. 

This component is basically just a component button in administrator that will then take you to a page that has the text with the xml on. 
You then need to copy and paste this text into a .xml file that you'll need upload from your Google Merchant account.
Product Mapper for Virtuemart 2.0 on Joomla 2.5

I've made some improvements to my Product Mapper Component which moves it to version 0.9.

Rather than having an on screen output for the product.xml file it now gives you a download, meaning less sorting of invalid values afterwards .

Here's the change - I added this function to the controller in adiministrator area.

function sendToFile($xmlfile) {
$fp = @fopen('products.xml','w');
if(!$fp) {
    die('Error cannot create XML file');

However at this stage this Product Mapper component is still not ready for a full release . 
What it needs is to take your Category names and do a match with Google Categories. 
  What I would like to do is make a manual selection feature which saves this information for you in mySQL.
Hopefully I will add this at the next development. Please contact me on if you would like this feature added quickly. 

 Unfortunatley for now you will need to download your XML file below and open it with your favourite editor; adding the google_product_category yourself.

I'll try and get round to this change next month.

You can get this information from Google Merchant Category

Feel free to use and copy this code as you wish; but let me know of any improvements as its quite likely I'd like to use an updated version myself. 

Google Base Datafeed for Joomla 2.5 and Virtuemart 2.0 Version 0.9

Google Base Datafeed for Joomla 2.5 and Virtuemart 2.0 Version 0.8

 Here's a video of how it works.