DNN Themes (Beta version)

Support Team
Support Team posted this 13 January 2016

Hi guys,

Last month we released Beta version of DNN themes in Themler.
We would like to know your opinion on the current implementation of DNN themes in Themler.
Any feedback or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Documentation:
- About Themler themes for DNN
- DNN Documentation

Known issues:

  • issues with Search control - FIXED. The fix will be available in the hot-fix update after upcoming HotFix update.
  • problems with display of admin pages -- FIXED. The fix will be available in the hot-fix update after upcoming HotFix update.
  • controls inside Sidebars are not exported with theme - IN PROCESS.
  • theme Settings (author, URL, etc.) do not go to the exported theme;
  • no skin thumbnails - IN PROCESS.
  • Top Menu (Login, User, Messages, Notifications) - IN PROCESS.

Thank you,
Themler Team

Hi guys, Last month we released Beta version of DNN themes in Themler. We would like to know your opinion on the current implementation of DNN themes in Themler. Any feedback or suggestions will be greatly appreciated. **Documentation:** - [About Themler themes for DNN](page:51173) - [DNN Documentation](page:48479) **Known issues:** - issues with Search control - **FIXED**. The fix will be available in the hot-fix update after upcoming HotFix update. - problems with display of admin pages -- **FIXED**. The fix will be available in the hot-fix update after upcoming HotFix update. - controls inside Sidebars are not exported with theme - *IN PROCESS*. - theme Settings (author, URL, etc.) do not go to the exported theme; - no skin thumbnails - *IN PROCESS*. - Top Menu (Login, User, Messages, Notifications) - *IN PROCESS*. Thank you, Themler Team

Last edited 19 January 2016 by Support Team

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cody
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cody posted this 15 January 2016

Look forward to the update!!! A user control bar for top menu or even inside the header would be great, or above the header. Possibly even adding another menu that only shows controls for profile, search, user, messages would be awesome! This way we can make themes that look similar to Yahoo and MSN easily.

Making the Login, User, Messages, Notifications, Profile Pic controls that can be added one at a time maybe a cool way to use these inside our themes as well.

DNN Version 8.0 just released so some changes have been made to the DNN core not sure if this is something that effects Themes at all but just a heads up.

Look forward to the update!!! A user control bar for top menu or even inside the header would be great, or above the header. Possibly even adding another menu that only shows controls for profile, search, user, messages would be awesome! This way we can make themes that look similar to Yahoo and MSN easily. Making the Login, User, Messages, Notifications, Profile Pic controls that can be added one at a time maybe a cool way to use these inside our themes as well. DNN Version 8.0 just released so some changes have been made to the DNN core not sure if this is something that effects Themes at all but just a heads up.
Support Team
Support Team posted this 20 January 2016

Hi,

A user control bar for top menu or even inside the header would be great, or above the header. Possibly even adding another menu that only shows controls for profile, search, user, messages would be awesome! This way we can make themes that look similar to Yahoo and MSN easily.

We plan a separate control called "Top Menu" with hardcoded profile items: Login, User, Messages, Notifications, Profile. This control will be similar to existing "Horizontal Menu".
In addition to this we'll fix the Search control and it will be available for adding to the skin.

Thank you,
Olivia

Hi, > A user control bar for top menu or even inside the header would be great, or above the header. Possibly even adding another menu that only shows controls for profile, search, user, messages would be awesome! This way we can make themes that look similar to Yahoo and MSN easily. We plan a separate control called "Top Menu" with hardcoded profile items: Login, User, Messages, Notifications, Profile. This control will be similar to existing "Horizontal Menu". In addition to this we'll fix the Search control and it will be available for adding to the skin. Thank you, Olivia
Manfred
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Manfred posted this 30 January 2016

Hi there,

any news about a timeline? I would really appreciate the new version, as the current one is not really usable for dnn.

Thanks and best regards,
Manfred

Hi there, any news about a timeline? I would really appreciate the new version, as the current one is not really usable for dnn. Thanks and best regards, Manfred
Support Team
Support Team posted this 01 February 2016

Hi,

In about a week or two the new update will be available ad beta version with the following fixes:

  • issues with Search control;
  • problems with display of admin pages;
  • controls inside Sidebars are not exported with theme;
  • The next Themler update will include position control. You will be able to add DNN place to any place on the page.

At this stage Themler themes will be very close to Artisteer themes before content importing. Except Vertical Menu. But this update will have position control.

Anyway, after this update we decided to temporarily freeze DNN themes development because we received a very few feedback about current version of DNN themes. If no one using it there is point in spending time on developing additional controls, etc.

Thank you,
Olivia

Hi, In about a week or two the new update will be available ad beta version with the following fixes: - issues with Search control; - problems with display of admin pages; - controls inside Sidebars are not exported with theme; - The next Themler update will include position control. You will be able to add DNN place to any place on the page. At this stage Themler themes will be very close to Artisteer themes before content importing. Except Vertical Menu. But this update will have position control. Anyway, after this update we decided to temporarily freeze DNN themes development because we received a very few feedback about current version of DNN themes. If no one using it there is point in spending time on developing additional controls, etc. Thank you, Olivia
Support Team
Support Team posted this 01 February 2016

UPD:

as the current one is not really usable for dnn.

What exactly you think we should improve in the current version of dnn themes?

UPD: > as the current one is not really usable for dnn. What exactly you think we should improve in the current version of dnn themes?
12.madu
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12.madu posted this 23 February 2016

Hello,

I was finding where to post my suggestions and just found this.
I think there are more people will interest this product and the Artisteer users + new users. Once you provide a stable version for DNN with more important features, you'll get the attraction. The most of the users are finding a good product and 90% of them will not spend much time to test and see what it will do for you. This is the reality. But I am keen on this and I was a beta tester for Artisteer 2 (when it introduced DNN for Artisteer) too.

I saw you were requesting an answer for the previous poster's post and my the answer is below.
Q - as the current one is not really usable for dnn. --What exactly you think we should improve in the current version of dnn themes?
My Answer - Exporting the contents as it is to DNN.

A few questions from mine as well.
1) Do we need a license to test this beta version in the localhost websites?
2) I installed the Windows version and it installed on C drive by default. Can't we change the default path to another drive like we did in Artisteer?
3) Can't we buy Themes from BillionThemes for DNN and can edit in Themler for Windows Software?
4) Can't we Export the edited content in the Themler software and use it in DNN site with the Themler theme?
5) Can't we create and export testing Themler themes with Themler software? If you advise me to buy it, I can buy and if you recommend me to use these produced themes to use in production sites.

Please continue the product and we need your product only for DNN. Please, let us know if there's anything else from us.

Thank You!

Hello, I was finding where to post my suggestions and just found this. I think there are more people will interest this product and the Artisteer users + new users. Once you provide a stable version for DNN with more important features, you'll get the attraction. The most of the users are finding a good product and 90% of them will not spend much time to test and see what it will do for you. This is the reality. But I am keen on this and I was a beta tester for Artisteer 2 (when it introduced DNN for Artisteer) too. I saw you were requesting an answer for the previous poster's post and my the answer is below. Q - as the current one is not really usable for dnn. --What exactly you think we should improve in the current version of dnn themes? My Answer - Exporting the contents as it is to DNN. A few questions from mine as well. 1) Do we need a license to test this beta version in the localhost websites? 2) I installed the Windows version and it installed on C drive by default. Can't we change the default path to another drive like we did in Artisteer? 3) Can't we buy Themes from BillionThemes for DNN and can edit in Themler for Windows Software? 4) Can't we Export the edited content in the Themler software and use it in DNN site with the Themler theme? 5) Can't we create and export testing Themler themes with Themler software? If you advise me to buy it, I can buy and if you recommend me to use these produced themes to use in production sites. Please continue the product and we need your product only for DNN. Please, let us know if there's anything else from us. Thank You!
Support Team
Support Team posted this 24 February 2016

Hi 12.madu,

Thank you for contacting us.

1) Do we need a license to test this beta version in the localhost websites?

DNN is included into the Themler Business subscription. If you have active Artisteer license you can get it for free.

2) I installed the Windows version and it installed on C drive by default. Can't we change the default path to another drive like we did in Artisteer?

No, unfortunately.

3) Can't we buy Themes from BillionThemes for DNN and can edit in Themler for Windows Software?

Only Themler themes for DNN can be opened and edited in Themler. Currently there are no ready DNN themes.

4) Can't we Export the edited content in the Themler software and use it in DNN site with the Themler theme?

Themler does not support Content editor for DNN. All content added in Themler will be a part of the theme design.

5) Can't we create and export testing Themler themes with Themler software? If you advise me to buy it, I can buy and if you recommend me to use these produced themes to use in production sites.

Unfortunately export requires subscription.
Please create a new Private topic. We will discuss possible solutions for you to test DNN themes a bit.

Thank you,
Olivia

Hi 12.madu, Thank you for contacting us. > 1) Do we need a license to test this beta version in the localhost websites? DNN is included into the Themler Business subscription. If you have **active** Artisteer license you can get it for free. > 2) I installed the Windows version and it installed on C drive by default. Can't we change the default path to another drive like we did in Artisteer? No, unfortunately. > 3) Can't we buy Themes from BillionThemes for DNN and can edit in Themler for Windows Software? Only Themler themes for DNN can be opened and edited in Themler. Currently there are no ready DNN themes. > 4) Can't we Export the edited content in the Themler software and use it in DNN site with the Themler theme? Themler does not support Content editor for DNN. All content added in Themler will be a part of the theme design. > 5) Can't we create and export testing Themler themes with Themler software? If you advise me to buy it, I can buy and if you recommend me to use these produced themes to use in production sites. Unfortunately export requires subscription. Please create a new Private topic. We will discuss possible solutions for you to test DNN themes a bit. Thank you, Olivia
12.madu
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12.madu posted this 29 February 2016

3) ME : Can't we buy Themes from BillionThemes for DNN and can edit in Themler for Windows Software?
You : Only Themler themes for DNN can be opened and edited in Themler. Currently there are no ready DNN themes.
ME : Can I buy any Themler theme in the store and to use to edit and generate a DNN skin? Or not available Themler theme for DNN now?

4) ME : Can't we Export the edited content in the Themler software and use it in DNN site with the Themler theme?
You: Themler does not support Content editor for DNN. All content added in Themler will be a part of the theme design.
ME : So the edited content in the Themler software for a DNN site will not export to the DNN site with the skin? Only the skin is exporting? :( Please advise. Still this software's status is below than Artisteer?

5) ME : Can't we create and export testing Themler themes with Themler software? If you advise me to buy it, I can buy and YOU : If you recommend me to use these produced themes to use in production sites.
Unfortunately export requires subscription.
Please create a new Private topic. We will discuss possible solutions for you to test DNN themes a bit.
ME : Opening a private topic? How? Please, allow me to test this software and then i can tell you my suggestions. If you want me to buy it, then I can do it. But please, confirm if I can use it for my production sites with the current developments.

3) ME : Can't we buy Themes from BillionThemes for DNN and can edit in Themler for Windows Software? You : Only Themler themes for DNN can be opened and edited in Themler. Currently there are no ready DNN themes. ME : Can I buy any Themler theme in the store and to use to edit and generate a DNN skin? Or not available Themler theme for DNN now? 4) ME : Can't we Export the edited content in the Themler software and use it in DNN site with the Themler theme? You: Themler does not support Content editor for DNN. All content added in Themler will be a part of the theme design. ME : So the edited content in the Themler software for a DNN site will not export to the DNN site with the skin? Only the skin is exporting? :( Please advise. Still this software's status is below than Artisteer? 5) ME : Can't we create and export testing Themler themes with Themler software? If you advise me to buy it, I can buy and YOU : If you recommend me to use these produced themes to use in production sites. Unfortunately export requires subscription. Please create a new Private topic. We will discuss possible solutions for you to test DNN themes a bit. ME : Opening a private topic? How? Please, allow me to test this software and then i can tell you my suggestions. If you want me to buy it, then I can do it. But please, confirm if I can use it for my production sites with the current developments.
Support Team
Support Team posted this 02 March 2016

Hi,

Can I buy any Themler theme in the store and to use to edit and generate a DNN skin? Or not available Themler theme for DNN now?

Unfortunately themes for different CMSs are different. You cannot convert, for example, WP themes to DNN theme.

ME : So the edited content in the Themler software for a DNN site will not export to the DNN site with the skin? Only the skin is exporting? :( Please advise. Still this software's status is below than Artisteer?

Not exactly. You can't edit content in Themler for DNN. The dummy content do not go into the theme (a lorem ipsum text). Any text added into the theme (using Text controls, for example) will be a part of the theme. You will not be able to edit in in DNN.

For example, you can create unique home page using Themler sections. For this you need to add desired Section to the Home template outside shared areas (areas with orange border). Then you need to export theme, install this theme in DNN, assign Page template to all pages and then override default template of the Home page under the page settings. You will get unique Home page. But you will not be able to edit the content of these section in DNN. They only way is manual editing of the theme code.

Opening a private topic? How?

Go to http://answers.themler.com/ >> click "New discussion" >> add topic title and description and check "Is Private" option at the very bottom of the page.

Thank you,
Olivia

Hi, > Can I buy any Themler theme in the store and to use to edit and generate a DNN skin? Or not available Themler theme for DNN now? Unfortunately themes for different CMSs are different. You cannot convert, for example, WP themes to DNN theme. > ME : So the edited content in the Themler software for a DNN site will not export to the DNN site with the skin? Only the skin is exporting? :( Please advise. Still this software's status is below than Artisteer? Not exactly. You can't edit content in Themler for DNN. The dummy content do not go into the theme (a lorem ipsum text). Any text added into the theme (using Text controls, for example) will be a part of the theme. You will not be able to edit in in DNN. For example, you can create unique home page using Themler sections. For this you need to add desired Section to the Home template outside shared areas (areas with orange border). Then you need to export theme, install this theme in DNN, assign Page template to all pages and then override default template of the Home page under the page settings. You will get unique Home page. But you will not be able to edit the content of these section in DNN. They only way is manual editing of the theme code. > Opening a private topic? How? Go to http://answers.themler.com/ >> click "New discussion" >> add topic title and description and check **"Is Private"** option at the very bottom of the page. Thank you, Olivia
12.madu
36 Posts
12.madu posted this 06 March 2016

Hello,

I purchased an Ecommerce version and now trying your beta version. I think I can not test and see DNN themes without purchasing the product.

Anyway, I created a testing theme using Themler and created a DNN skin. It did not install on DNN 7 site. I 'll open a private ticket and will provide you the testing results.

Please, can you create and make available a few DNN themes in the billionethemes and create a few pages to export from the store? Then we can try to import and test.

Please, give the same priority to the DNN improvements as well. If you have a strong product and if it support DNN well, then the customers will be on your hands.

Thank You!

Hello, I purchased an Ecommerce version and now trying your beta version. I think I can not test and see DNN themes without purchasing the product. Anyway, I created a testing theme using Themler and created a DNN skin. It did not install on DNN 7 site. I 'll open a private ticket and will provide you the testing results. Please, can you create and make available a few DNN themes in the billionethemes and create a few pages to export from the store? Then we can try to import and test. Please, give the same priority to the DNN improvements as well. If you have a strong product and if it support DNN well, then the customers will be on your hands. Thank You!
Support Team
Support Team posted this 10 March 2016

Hi,

It did not install on DNN 7 site.

Please make sure that you exported theme without Themler:
http://answers.themler.com/articles/49607/how-to-install-dnn-skin

Thank you,
Olivia

Hi, > It did not install on DNN 7 site. Please make sure that you exported theme without Themler: http://answers.themler.com/articles/49607/how-to-install-dnn-skin Thank you, Olivia
greiner
1 Posts
greiner posted this 06 April 2016

Support for DNN was the sole reason I purchased this product. I have been using Artisteer for a long time. I would really appreciate the Login support for the DNN skins. Without it, there is no way to log into the site, unless you add a page and drop the Login.ascx module onto it. But that does not give you the option to logout.... :(

Support for DNN was the sole reason I purchased this product. I have been using Artisteer for a long time. I would really appreciate the Login support for the DNN skins. Without it, there is no way to log into the site, unless you add a page and drop the Login.ascx module onto it. But that does not give you the option to logout.... :(
Support Team
Support Team posted this 12 April 2016

Hi greiner,

As alternative to menu you can try adding HTML control in Themler or DNN HTML module in DNN with quick Login/Logout links:

<a href="http://YOURSITE.com/default.aspx?ctl=login">Login</a>
<a href="http://YOURSITE.com/default.aspx?ctl=logoff">Logout</a>

Thank you,
Olivia

Hi greiner, As alternative to menu you can try adding HTML control in Themler or DNN HTML module in DNN with quick Login/Logout links: `<a href="http://YOURSITE.com/default.aspx?ctl=login">Login</a>` `<a href="http://YOURSITE.com/default.aspx?ctl=logoff">Logout</a>` Thank you, Olivia
alexdyazzie
3 Posts
alexdyazzie posted this 26 May 2016

Yes! Thanks for the momentum in bringing on DNN support! I will look at this.

Yes! Thanks for the momentum in bringing on DNN support! I will look at this.

Last edited 26 May 2016 by alexdyazzie

12.madu
36 Posts
12.madu posted this 26 December 2016

The updates for DNN is not much faster from Themler development team I think. Still, we can not add Login controls to the menu. Please can you advise how to add the login control with the same css like in the menu?

The updates for DNN is not much faster from Themler development team I think. Still, we can not add Login controls to the menu. Please can you advise how to add the login control with the same css like in the menu?
Support Team
Support Team posted this 26 December 2016

Hi,

Please can you advise how to add the login control with the same css like in the menu?

For this you should wrap the suggested code in the list with classes of the menu. But the classes are dynamic and you should check the exact menu classes used in your theme in the page source. For example:

<ul class="bd-menu-3 nav nav-pills navbar-left">
<li class="bd-menuitem-7"><a href="http://YOURSITE.com/default.aspx?ctl=login">Login</a></li>
<li class="bd-menuitem-7"><a href="http://YOURSITE.com/default.aspx?ctl=logoff">Logout</a></li>
</ul>

Thank you,
Olivia

Hi, > Please can you advise how to add the login control with the same css like in the menu? For this you should wrap the suggested code in the list with classes of the menu. But the classes are dynamic and you should check the exact menu classes used in your theme in the page source. For example: `<ul class="bd-menu-3 nav nav-pills navbar-left"> <li class="bd-menuitem-7"><a href="http://YOURSITE.com/default.aspx?ctl=login">Login</a></li> <li class="bd-menuitem-7"><a href="http://YOURSITE.com/default.aspx?ctl=logoff">Logout</a></li> </ul>` Thank you, Olivia
12.madu
36 Posts
12.madu posted this 27 December 2016

Can't we add these classes with Login and User controls instead of page links? It is much professional and This is not nice to add just for links. We have to give two links for the login link and user can not find if he has logged in or not too.

Can't we add these classes with Login and User controls instead of page links? It is much professional and This is not nice to add just for links. We have to give two links for the login link and user can not find if he has logged in or not too.
Support Team
Support Team posted this 09 January 2017

Hi,

Do you mean
<dnn:LOGIN ID="dnnLogin"... />
<dnn:USER ID="dnnUser" ... />

controls?

You can, of course, but it will not affect. These controls are not simple links. They have own structure, like additional DIV wrapper. Themler uses > css combinator to control the style of menu links. It means "direct child". The additional DIV breaks this structure and css rule will not affect.

Thank you,
Olivia

Hi, Do you mean `<dnn:LOGIN ID="dnnLogin"... /> <dnn:USER ID="dnnUser" ... /> ` controls? You can, of course, but it will not affect. These controls are not simple links. They have own structure, like additional DIV wrapper. Themler uses `>` css combinator to control the style of menu links. It means "direct child". The additional DIV breaks this structure and css rule will not affect. Thank you, Olivia
12.madu
36 Posts
12.madu posted this 11 January 2017

How do we apply the same footer CSS for the these controls? Thanks!

Hi,

Do you mean
&lt;dnn:login id ...&gt;&lt;/dnn:login&gt;
&lt;dnn:user id ...&gt;&lt;/dnn:user&gt;

controls?

You can, of course, but it will not affect. These controls are not simple links. They have own structure, like additional DIV wrapper. Themler uses > css combinator to control the style of menu links. It means "direct child". The additional DIV breaks this structure and css rule will not affect.

Thank you,
Olivia

How do we apply the same footer CSS for the these controls? Thanks! > Hi, > > Do you mean > `&lt;dnn:login id ...&gt;&lt;/dnn:login&gt; > &lt;dnn:user id ...&gt;&lt;/dnn:user&gt; ` > controls? > > You can, of course, but it will not affect. These controls are not simple links. They have own structure, like additional DIV wrapper. Themler uses `>` css combinator to control the style of menu links. It means "direct child". The additional DIV breaks this structure and css rule will not affect. > > Thank you, > Olivia > > > >
Support Team
Support Team posted this 11 January 2017

Hi,

What exactly css you're referring to? There are lot of elements that can be located in the footer. What exactly effect you're trying to achieve?

Thank you,
Olivia

Hi, What exactly css you're referring to? There are lot of elements that can be located in the footer. What exactly effect you're trying to achieve? Thank you, Olivia
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