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Offline GhostRider2110

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Modified BlueSkies Theme upgrade....
« on: October 05, 2012, 01:12:08 PM »

Link to my site: http://www.usscalemasters.org
SMF version: 1.1.16
TP version: 1.104
Default Forum Language: English
Theme name and version: Blueskies (color scheme modified)
Browser Name and Version: Latest Chrome/Firefox

Hi all, been a while since I posted, but still been lurking around at times.

My question is, is it possible, worth the trouble/expense to update the BlueSkies
theme to support the latest version of SMF and Tinyportal. 

And, if so, is then someone out there willing to do it? help? etc...

I would like to move the forums up, but without the theme working properly I can't. 

Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advanced..

See-ya
Mitch
« Last Edit: November 18, 2012, 02:36:03 PM by GhostRider2110 »
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Re: Modified BlueSkies Theme upgrade....
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2012, 04:37:52 PM »
Mitch,

Though the Blueskies theme was one of Bloc's best, it simply won't work for the latest version of SMF.  There are just too many changes for it to work.  Bloc is not doing much theme work at this time but Maxx is doing some work with some of his themes and Crip's themes for SMF 2.0 are excellent as well.  Of course, if Maxx were to try to attempt to upgrade this theme to SMF 2, he would have to talk it over with Bloc first.  Upgrading your Forum to SMF 2.02 is a good idea but, if I was you, I would first clone your live site to a test site before doing so though that is not really a necessity if you have a theme that you have found that you want to use.  In your case though, and having worked with you in the past, I think it would be a good idea for you to have a test bed.

I will see if I can get hold of Maxx and have him take a look at this topic to see what he thinks but you might want to join Crip's site and take a look at some of his themes as well.  Most of his themes are quite easy to change the color scheme for just about all of his new themes.  I commend you for wanting to upgrade your site to the latest versions of both SMF and TinyPortal as both versions in use on your site are getting quite dated.  Here is a link to Crip's site --> http://www.jpr62.com/theme/index.php?action=forum

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Re: Modified BlueSkies Theme upgrade....
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2012, 04:52:47 PM »
Thanks Zar,

Already joined up on Crip's site... :)  Crip helped me out many times in the past as have you... Big thanks!!!..  I started looking at some of the theme to see.  As you can imagine, since the site is a club site, any change to layout can be a pain...  Some of the folks just can't take change like then... Shoot, have spent last several years getting them to use the site.. so a change in layout will really be fun to explain... HAHAHA...

Thanks.. Will also be looking forward to what Maxx has to say...

See-ya
Mitch
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Re: Modified BlueSkies Theme upgrade....
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2012, 05:06:24 PM »
Maxx and I are both Admins over at Crip's site so I posted a private topic over there to both of them to take a look at this topic.  Give them a day or so to respond.  At the end of last month. Crip just removed a large quantity of his older themes from his demo site and his main site that people weren't using too much anymore.  H e does that once in a while if there doesn't seem to be much interest in them.  Some of those he removed were quite good though.  He'll be adding some new one though so it might be a good time to post a topic over there.  I just counted how many themes he removed last month and it came to 36 so you know he's planning on getting busy again. ;)

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Re: Modified BlueSkies Theme upgrade....
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2012, 05:13:35 AM »
Hi GhostRider2110,
I have Bloc's Blueskies 1.1 = Theme , so you want to upgrade 2.0.2?
I have become comfortably numb!

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Re: Modified BlueSkies Theme upgrade....
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2012, 06:10:02 AM »
Hi Crip, nice to chat with you again!!!...

Yes, I am wanting to move the site to latest SMF/TP combo...  Or if there is something out there simular that I can modify the color scheme that would work as well.

I'm in the process of putting up a dev site to upgrade and test with. 

See-ya
Mitch
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Re: Modified BlueSkies Theme upgrade....
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2012, 06:22:54 AM »
Hiya,
I might could make a Similar looking 2.0 Theme , but it would take some time to create..
=> or with Bloc's permission update BlueSkies with Core Templates..?
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Offline GhostRider2110

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Re: Modified BlueSkies Theme upgrade....
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2012, 06:28:31 AM »
Probably just as long or longer to convert BlueSkies to 2.0 as well.. knowing my luck...  :2funny: ...

This stuff could drive you crazy if I was not already that what...  :uglystupid2:

What would be feasible?

--Mitch
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Re: Modified BlueSkies Theme upgrade....
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2012, 06:40:41 AM »
Which ever you'd like Mitch ? ;)
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Re: Modified BlueSkies Theme upgrade....
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2012, 06:48:56 AM »
I'm easy...  I was looking at your BigSky theme.

Which ever would be easiest and quickest... and yea I know those are very relative terms. haha..

See-ya
Mitch
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