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Customizing PrestaShop Theme Part 2

by Hayati Hashim | July 2010 | Beginner's Guides e-Commerce Open Source

In the previous article, you learnt about selecting, installing, and positioning the appropriate modules for your store. You also discovered how you can modify the key default modules through the back office, in order to customize your web page navigation and layouts.

We will now proceed with configuring and customizing the other key elements of your online store through the back office.

This article by Hayati Hashim, author of PrestaShop 1.3 Theming Beginner's Guide, will help you set up your key elements for the PrestaShop store: The title, top of page, footer, logos, featured products. This will be a part and parcel of what you need to do. It also completes the look of the store you are designing through the back office administration. You will also begin to explore the relevant files you need to work with in customizing your own theme.

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Customizing PrestaShop Theme Part 1

by Hayati Hashim | July 2010 | Beginner's Guides e-Commerce Open Source

This article by Hayati Hashim, author of PrestaShop 1.3 Theming Beginner's Guide, covers the ways to modify the general layout of the PrestaShop’s theme. Here, you will be guided on editing the theme and playing around with the modules. You will get to know terms such as hooks, transplanting, and positioning.

Specifically we will cover:

  • Installing and enabling module blocks
  • Adding the module blocks in the columns
  • Transplanting modules and hooking modules
  • Moving modules within columns
  • Updating the editorial block in the center column.
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Packt to make ePub downloads available from its website

by Julian Copes | July 2010 | Enterprise Articles Open Source

Packt Publishing announced today that its eBooks will be available to download from www.PacktPub.com in ePub format with immediate effect. Following feedback from customers, the fast-growing publisher made the move to provide this popular format and expects it to be well received.

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Nginx HTTP Server: Base Module Directives

by Clément Nedelcu | July 2010 | Open Source Web Development

It is a well-known fact that the market of web servers has a long-established leader: Apache. However recent surveys reveal the rise of a new competitor: Nginx, a lightweight HTTP server originating from Russia— pronounced "engine X". This article provides a first approach of the configuration architecture by studying the core module directives that have an impact on the overall server performance. We will understand the need for the various directives that will let you optimize your server for different traffic patterns and hardware setups.

In this article by Clément Nedelcu, author of the book Nginx HTTP Server, we will take a look at the base modules.

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Remote Installation and Managing User Profiles using Joomla!

by Beatrice A. Boateng Kwasi Boateng | July 2010 | Moodle Open Source

We need to migrate our site to a remote server, in order to make our site live for further development. This is absolutely important because we intend to integrate our site with existing social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, and this cannot be done in a local environment. Those of us wanting to continue development locally can continue to do so, especially if we do not have a registered domain name and hosting account. We can use the backup process in this article to migrate our site when we are ready to go live.

In this article,by Beatrice A. Boateng and Kwasi Boateng, author of Joomla! Social Networking with JomSocial we will learn how to:

  • Migrate the site from a local machine to a remote server by:
    • Backing up the local site using a Joomla! backup system called Akeeba Backup (formerly known as JoomlaPack)
    • Creating a live website from the backup
  • Sign up for an account
  • Manage user profiles by:
    • Editing user profiles
    • Changing profile pictures
    • Setting profile privacy
    • Adding applications and privacy settings for applications
  • Delete a profile
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