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Joomla and SWTOR


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MasterApollo
01.13.2012 , 01:47 PM | #1
So I thought I'd get a thread together for folks to share some of their designs and modules for swtor that are specific for Joomla.

My own personal preference ended up being Joomla 1.5 as it was the more mature product (in relation to how quickly they went with a turnaround on 1.6/1.7) yet each to their own I guess.

Anyway! If you have some good links to things you've used on your joomla sites, then post the links below and I'll compile them in this first post for others. Or perhaps you've been extra creative and made your own and you want to show folks what you've made. Either way, post your links below! Also posted some of my favourites to get things started!


Design
  • Artisteer ~ purchasable design software that allows you to do wonders with joomla (and other) CMS. Perfect for beginners who want a decent looking website without any web coding experience.



Components (Joomla 1.5 only)
  • Artof User - a nice and simple to use custom user access component that allows you to create pretty much unlimited user access levels on your site. Ideal for a guild with the need to have multiple ranks!



Components (all versions)
  • Community Builder - quite possibly the most flexible piece of software around for Joomla for social guilds, provided you have the patience to read up on how to use it (there's loads of youtube tutorials out there too!) The free version doesn't really come with any support and is missing the odd piece like facebook account linking, yet as an overall it's very nice and allows for a lot of community based features!
  • Kunena - There's loads of free forum software out there, yet few integrate seamlessly with Joomla quite like Kunena does. Along with the massive number of plugins and modules available for the software, it's also compatible with things like Artof User, so you can be sure that your access levels are universal across the whole website.



Modules (Joomla 1.5 only)



Modules (all versions)
  • JBGMusic - discrete music player for your site which streams any music you set it to. Loads from the point where the music stopped when you load onto a new page, so your members never miss an epic track!
  • Lof ArticlesSlideShow - ever wondered how those sites get that cool news scroller on their homepage? It's probably this or similar! Very easy to setup and customise to your preferences.

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TheZeph
02.03.2012 , 06:44 AM | #2
Hi guys,

Nice one!

Before I let my info free @ you guys, plz. understand that i'm not a programmer.
I work in the IT business through which I leared to read/adjust come codes.

I do not make these things, I adjusted some stuff for my own needs (with approval).
And now, I want to share this stuff

To start, it's all based on Joomla! 1.7
(I haven't tested it on 2.5 as I don't plan to upgrade any time soon)

First:
A (Raid) Planner based on a WoW raidplanner - named Taracque's Raidplanner
  • I've adjusted the images used for the dungeons in WoW.
  • I've adjusted the choses for dungeons into Heroics, Flashpoints and operations.
  • I've adjusted the races and classes from WoW into SWTOR.

LOOKING FOR:
Correct pictures for the roles in SWTOR.
Still using the WoW pictures for tank/healer/dps.

Remark:
Although the language in the planner could be dutch, originally it was english.
The .zip is english!

Download link:
http://www.sendspace.com/file/xfze2w

Second:
SWTOR recruitment module - based on this module
I got this version from the admin @ http://portal.unnamed-guild.de

Difference is, it has both Republic and Empire in it.

Download link:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/chg8at...ecruitment.zip

You wanna see examples?
Check out our Guild site : http://mmo.vdplasse.nl
There is no emotion; there is peace.
There is no ignorance, there is knowledge.
There is no passion, there is serenity.
There is no death, there is the Force.

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Jiminimonka
02.06.2012 , 10:25 AM | #3
Thanks for those links.

You should upgrade to 2.5 as older versions will not be supported for much longer. From 1.7 to 2.5 is a fairly painless upgrade and most modules are updated or in the process of being updated.

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MasterApollo
02.06.2012 , 10:47 AM | #4
Funnily enough, it has been incompatibility issues that kept me on 1.5 for so long. As with all new releases, although this is a major release for Joomla, I'll wait to let it mature before changing.

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SithLordDrew
02.06.2012 , 12:45 PM | #5
I have been running Joomla 1.5 for about 2 years now. Link below. The big thing stopping me from upgrading is my search mod. The developer stoped supporting it about a year ago. Love Joomla and I have not seen a mod that I "must have" that is not supported on 1.5. (yet)

My friends want me to add a Google AdSense Mod. I'm worried I can't call my site a fan site anymore if I do.
-=Sith Lord Drew=-

http://holocrons.com - Searchable holocron database of FlashPoints, Lore, and News centered on StarWars: The Old Republic Universe.

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MasterApollo
02.07.2012 , 05:28 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by SithLordDrew View Post
My friends want me to add a Google AdSense Mod. I'm worried I can't call my site a fan site anymore if I do.
We've been contemplating doing the same thing to pay for a few little guild prizes and such, not to mention hosting costs

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TheZeph
02.07.2012 , 09:28 AM | #7
I'm not going to upgrade to 2.5 yet...
Reason, is that I don't know if the Joomla <> Phpbb brigde (Jfusion) will continue to work.
There is no emotion; there is peace.
There is no ignorance, there is knowledge.
There is no passion, there is serenity.
There is no death, there is the Force.

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syncronius
02.21.2012 , 12:07 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by TheZeph View Post
I'm not going to upgrade to 2.5 yet...
Reason, is that I don't know if the Joomla <> Phpbb brigde (Jfusion) will continue to work.
yes it does, but u need to upgrade jFusion to the latest stable version
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Kaelara
02.21.2012 , 12:19 PM | #9
Currently working on our new Joomla site - I initially thought that the RaidPlanner would work great, but it had some issues (we are a multi-gaming guild). So I'm looking elsewhere. I will be going with 2.5, as generally the more recent stuff is more secure. I'm just making sure I select the minimum necessary mods, and that they are currently actively supported - or that I can pull needed information from them.
~Kaelara
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AichaHalcyon
02.28.2012 , 06:27 PM | #10
Hey, sorry to necro this thread, but I figured it was the best place to post this.

First off, my guild uses Joomla 1.7 as our CMS, and I've been looking for a recruitment module that fits our needs. So thanks a lot TheZeph, yours works perfectly.

The other big thing I'd like to add is a Operation progression tracker. I'd really like to find one that shows the Operations and each boss below the Operation name. And also some way to differentiate between Normal, Hard, or Nightmare.

I've been trying to find something, but I haven't really found anything that wasn't developed by a guild hosting site. If I can't find anything I may just add a text module and do something like this:

Eternity Vault
Droid [N] [H] [NM]
Gharj [N] [H] [NM]
Pylons [N] [H] [NM]
Council [N] [H] [NM]
Soa [N] [H] [NM]

Thanks for any help or advice you guys might have! And if you want to check out our site and offer and feedback that would be appreciate as well.
Guild Leader, Omega Company
Social and Casual PVE Progression
www.omegacompany.xtreemhost.com