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02-23-2007, 04:17 PM
Can we check pixelpost html templates, off-line, in a browser before uploading them to the server?
Plz guide me.
02-23-2007, 04:25 PM
Yeah you can. But you will get errors because of the <tags> that aren't recognized.
I'm not sure what you want but I got a local installation that can be only accessed by me to test all addons and templates before I decide to go on my live site. This requires a LAMPP installation.
02-23-2007, 04:51 PM
Thanks fr replying.
I want to check my layout of the template in the off line browser before posting th same to server.
What is LAMPP installation? Can you please elaborate? I am new to this designing stuff.
02-23-2007, 05:00 PM
LAMPP has nothing to do with designing
LAMPP means: a linux- Apache-MySql-PHP-Pearl-Combination, which means:
Operation System = Apache
Database = MySql
PHP = scripting languae
Pearl = scripting language
it is possible to install this at a pc at home, so you will have your own webserver running at home
there are some packages which you can download and install at your computer, www.apachefriends.org (http://www.apachefriends.org) for example
they have a sytem called XAMP:
XAMPP is an easy to install Apache distribution containing MySQL, PHP and Perl. XAMPP is really very easy to install and to use - just download, extract and start.
but if you are a newbie, it will not be so easy as they say
you will have a lot to learn, as we had as well, that's why you can ask here now ;=)
PP is just one of thousands applications which work on these systems
I think it will be much more easy for you, to have PP installed at a webserver and protect it with a password before you want to show it to the public
please note: we cannot give support for local webservers etc. here, only for Pixelpost ;=)
good luck and enjoy!
02-23-2007, 05:06 PM
Thanks for an elaborate explanation.
I am a newby and I must first learn as you said.
Will do the needful soon:-)
02-23-2007, 08:18 PM
Wait, I have one idea:
Learning is always necessary and helpful, but for short I have an idea:
I understand that you want to protect your Pixelpost Installation when you are testing and modifying templates
think about this:
1) create a file "temporary_index.html" which tells that here will be your photoblog soon
2) upload this to your webspace
3) when your Pixelpost is online and you want to show it, index.php of Pixelpost will be the default file, and the browser will present this when people come to your website
4) when you want to have your Pixelpost "offline" to the public, rename "temporary_index.html" in the same folder as Pixelpost to the name "index.html"
browsers will look for index.htm, index.html, index.php in a sequence like this
so, as long as there is an index.html, browsers will show that file when people come to http://www.yourdomain.com
so you can "close the curtain for some time", this will work in 99%, I guess
02-25-2007, 01:33 AM
I'll do the needful and let you know soon.
Bye the way, where can I see ALL the pixelpost templates DEMO in action?
The demo section on pixelpost is not available.
Plz guide me.
02-25-2007, 05:53 PM
there is no public demo of templates around, unfortunately
02-28-2007, 07:37 PM
didn't work for me
02-28-2007, 08:58 PM
what did not work for you?
03-01-2007, 05:31 AM
I told you already that you could install a local webserver at your computer
then you could install Pixelpost there
then you can edit your template and check it and upload it later
you can install PP two (or even more times) at a webserver, in different directories with different table-prefixes (is described in pixelpost.php)
so you can test in one version (maybe in a private, passwordprotected directory) and when it is ok, you can include it in the active installation
or you could check and edit and check when all other people sleep... (but remember the world is a globe ;=) )
it's the same with all systems which use templates and generate content dynamically, this is not PP specific
you need a local webserver to run the script "offline" and check and develop
11-05-2007, 09:10 PM
i've come across interesting solutions that are supposed to allow you to edit and preview local and online sites and synchronise between them, such as "Coda" for mac:
now, the problem i run into is that neither the php code seems to run (i.e. the images of the blog don't show, whether off- or on-line) nor does the css preview work.
any help? experience?
BTW I use an iMac, 10.4.10, and pp 1.6.
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