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Bug with gantry template (rockettheme)

Bug with gantry template (rockettheme)

Hello Metamodguy

I have been installing the metamodpro plugin and I see a "big" problem.

I have used the "drawer" position (http://demo.rockettheme.com/?template=panacea) and you can compare http://www.bankrollbuilder.org/poker-videos-streaming  with the homepage where there isn't any metamod.

Assuming all is working I guess there shouldn't be any space, opposed to the free version.

Regards,

arnaud

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Re: Bug with gantry template (rockettheme)

someone told me it could be the dinabar/dynabar module I am trying to wrap in the metamod that causes the problem:

<body  class="readonstyle-link font-family-default font-size-is-default menu-type-fusionmenu col12 ">
<div id="rt-drawer">
<div class="rt-container">
<div class="rt-grid-12 rt-alpha rt-omega">
<div class="rt-block">
<div class="rt-module-surround">
<div class="rt-module-inner">
<div class="module-content">

<noscript><div>DynaBar requires Javascript</div></noscript>
<div id='dynabar'>
<a href='path/file.html'><img src='path/file.gif'></a><div id='dynaclose'><a href='' onClick='mdb_closebar(); return false' title='close'>Click to close</small></a></div>
</div>                            <div class="clear"></div>
</div>
</div>
</div>
</div>

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Re: Bug with gantry template (rockettheme)

Hi undercash,

which version of dynabar/dinarbar are you using? The one from this site? I seem to remember some issues with dinarbar in the past; possibly the ones you found.

Mm, yeah, looking at Dynabar (my edited version) again I see that the modules are loaded using "{loadposition}" syntax. It's quite likely that this has some problems when there's nothing in those positions, even with MetaMod Pro involved.

Sorry, I really can't help with this. Dynabar was a GPL component that I found and did some edits to, but there's no guarantee that it works in all cases - and evidently not in this case.

Best regards,
Stephen

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Re: Bug with gantry template (rockettheme)

Hi

well I am not that sure this has to do only with the dinabar/dynabar, since it works perfectly fine with another template for instance.

ex: http://www.pokercast.tv/poker-videos-streaming

and yes I know how you found out the dinabar since I sent it to you smile

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Oh, yeah, that was you wasn't it!

Dynabar/Dinabar is quite susceptible to CSS issues on different templates, because it's all about CSS... I'm sure that's no comfort to know that... sorry I can't help with it.

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Ok Stephen, thanks anyway

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From what you have written - DynaBar/Dinabar was this problem and not gantry template?

This metatemplate pro worked on my site until I installed RT gantry templates.  Now - it does change and display as set on the first page of each category - but once you click on a product (virtuemart) it jumps around in the system to what appears to be random categories.  It is not reverting to the base or default template when it does this. 

In the plugin manager - each entry for metatemplate is up as far as it can go.  Their are sections of plugins that supersede it and you cannot put it higher in the stack. 

Some suggestions to resolve would help enormously!!

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I'm pretty sure that Dynabar was causing the original problems, but it's interesting that you're experiencing issues with Gantry templates which I want to investigate.

Can you please provide some more info:

1 - are you using a SEF component, e.g. sh404SEF or AceSEF? If so, then the plugin for shs404SEF etc must appear ABOVE the MetaTemplate system plugin. This is important.
2 - template name
3 - what rules are you using in MetaTemplate?
4 - do your products belong to just 1 category each, or do products belong to more than one category?
5 - can you give the name of a template that *does* work? e.g a Rockettheme one, or one of the Joomla built-in ones?
6 - version of Joomla you are using
7 - version of MetaTemplate Pro you are using
8 - when you say random categories, are they truly random (i.e. different each page load)?
9 - are you saying that the actual category name that the product is in changes? Is the category that it changes to, a category that the product is actually in?

Thanks,
Stephen

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Re: Bug with gantry template (rockettheme)

Hi Stephen,

I tried to begin setting it up now.   still not getting results I want.  The site layout is this:  4 main categories which are to appear as separate stores and each to have separate template. 


supplies
hair
furniture
spas

There is also brochure of bricks and morter store published to the site -


1.  I bought the yagendoo seo which THEY say is supposed to be better, BUT I haven't installed it yet.

http://www.yagendoo.com/en/joomla/jooml … t-seo.html

2.  Templates are coming up on main pages as I wish.  The "fail" is that it is still going to another template during checkout.  I want the Panacea to be the default template for all the checkout pages, and it is also the template for store info pages, supplies vm category.   

3.  I still have your login there available. 

4.  Products may belong in more than one category - as we will have free products with purchase that is a hack to vm - but they would only show in cart - which should always go to Panacea. 

Joomla 1.5.21
vm 1.1.5 stable
metamodpro - just downloaded last week - not seeing version in back end.


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the random situation seems to have resolved itself.  I set the virtuemart pages for panacea in a rule - but it isn't minding.


When i do install the SEO - its just supposed to be above your metatemplate in the list, is that correct?

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Re: Bug with gantry template (rockettheme)

Hi Angelina,

the main problem is that you are stacking too many things into each MetaTemplate rule :-)

If you put more than one condition into each rule (like testing for "virtuemart front page" and also "section Furniture and Spa Customer Service"), then MetaTemplate has to match both of these ("AND") in order for the rule to succeed. In that example it would be impossible for the rule to succeed because it can only happen if the page is both a VM page and a Content Section page, which is impossible!

So, if you want any of your normal content in the Furniture and Spa Customer Service to get a certain template, and you also want a certain VM category to get that template, then you need to make a separate rule for each one of them.

I'll help you set this up if you like - can you just reply with as much detail as you can about exactly which template should be appearing, and on which pages? e.g. "Every page on the Hair Care tab should have XXX template. All Cart page should be on YYY template. All checkout pages [list them exactly if possible] should be on ZZZ template".

If you can make a table of which pages or conditions should trigger which templates, then it's easy to translate that into MetaTemplate rules - usually one rule per condition. In the end it's fairly logical and straight forward.

Best regards,
Stephen

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