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CG-FlashyTitles: sIFR 2.0 for WordPress... (107 posts)

  1. 3stripe
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    great! looking forward to flash 8 support :) :) :)

  2. davidchait
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Yes, it is pretty darn sweet. I've been playing around with some knockout and shadowed FlashyTitles on H1 and H2 in the default Kubrick, and lemme tell you it helps a lot! ;)

    -d

  3. 3stripe
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Any chance of a pre-release copy? I'm converting a site to WordPress and it's got a load of small gif images I'd love to convert to sIFR... it would be amazing to do it with Flash 8...

    (If so you could maybe contact me via my site)

  4. davidchait
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Yep, I'll ping you.

  5. piotr82
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    hello , davidchait your site is down
    could someone help me with this sIFR.
    i've installed this : http://wp-plugins.net/plugin/sifr/
    but nothing is making, i don't know what to change

    and yours 2.0 plugin, could someone can make it download for me or just email it to me: slabosz@gmail.com

    thanks

  6. davidchait
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Apparently the primary drive in my hosted box failed. Should be back up online in an hour or two. Then you can grab CG-FlashyTitles.

    I didn't even know wp-sifr existed, and frankly it doesn't help you to 'easily' implement sIFR into a site (at that point, just download sifr and paste code into the relevant places yourself... the plugin isn't saving you really any work!)

    CG-FlashyTitles actually does a TON of work behind the scenes, removing any need for hand-editing of CSS or PHP to add sIFR to your site. It directly inserts the proper styles and JS code to do replacements, all based on an admin panel that allows you to create 'FlashyTitles' for different styles.

    -d

  7. Lautreamont
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Admin works ok. Yet it does not print anything on the screen (no title text). Any help?

  8. douglascoronel
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Same here, wtf?

  9. davidchait
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    If the admin works 100%, but the site doesn't, that usually indicates your theme is missing either the wp_head(); or wp_footer(); calls in the appropriate places.

    CG-FlashyTitles >relies< on properly-coded themes, as it needs those 'hooks' in the right places to set up CSS and JS in the header, and to do the actual JS flash replacement in the footer (after the page is done loading).

    Otherwise, I'd need more description on what's working, what's not, what you are seeing where... etc.

  10. davidchait
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    If the admin works 100%, but the site doesn't, that usually indicates your theme is missing either the wp_head(); or wp_footer(); calls in the appropriate places.

    CG-FlashyTitles >relies< on properly-coded themes, as it needs those 'hooks' in the right places to set up CSS and JS in the header, and to do the actual JS flash replacement in the footer (after the page is done loading).

    Otherwise, I'd need more description on what's working, what's not, what you are seeing where... etc.

  11. Erwin
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hmm...never mind me. :P

    Ok, in an effort to make this a slightly usable bump: http://www.fontsmack.com free sifr fonts. :) (not my site btw)

  12. davidchait
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    heh.

    Note that at the moment, those are all sIFR 2.x fonts. CG-FlashyTitles 3.x (and sIFR 3.x) requires completely new font files (only one or two people have seen CGFT3, so not yet an 'immediate issue', just wanted to give folks a heads-up...). sIFR 3.x just switched to only supporting Flash 8 version SWFs, for ease of coding and deployment, and because frankly the coolest advantage of sIFR 3 is support for Flash 8 enhancements (i.e., dropshadows, knockouts...).

    -d

  13. syncbox
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    um, the admin interface isn't working right for me. Nor is the sIFR replacement - I get the .dat problem mentioned previously in this thread.
    error msg:
    Unable to open file (/home/[pathstuffremovedhere]/wp-content/plugins/../cg-flashytitles.dat).

    1) no replacement happening, likely because there is no .dat file to be found per the msg.
    2) on trying to edit the existing flashytitle, I click Edit and it takes me to the edit page but all the applied values are reset to default and the selector field is emptied. Hmm. wtf?
    3) on cancelling out of a delete flashtitle, it goes ahead and deletes it anyway.

    that said, here are some questions and suggestions?

    1) where is the documentation for the actual plugin? The readmefile is, er, minimal.
    2) is there a fla file for creating new fonts from flash 8?

  14. syncbox
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I just flat out don't have the .dat file. I've tried putting the sIFR folder at the root level of the plugins and I get the error:

    Unable to open file (/home/[pathstuffremovedhere]/wp-content/plugins/../cg-flashytitles.dat).

    that folder is writable. What permissions should be set on the wp-content folder? (666?) what?

    I CAN see the examples in the page where you create the plugin (I have two places, plugins>flashtitles and manage>flashytitles)... but on creating a title, it gives the unable to open dat file error. On editing, the default values are back, so any data entered is missing, and on cancelling the delete, it deletes anyway.

    dcasey AT syncbox DOT com, if you want to contact me directly, I'll give you access to where I am working... I'd be happy to make a donation to get this working.

  15. davidchait
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    1. if you are getting that .dat error, then the php process doesn't have file creation access to wp-content/. I suck at linux permissions, but I think the key is that php needs write access to wp-content.

    2. if you aren't seeing sifr replacement working, there's a handful of possibilities. the header or footer call isn't executing. the JS is having a conflict with other JS. the sifr subfolder is in the wrong place. Usually in under 60s with firefox's developer toolbar, view source, and JS console, you can see whether the header pieces exist, whether the path to the JS and CSS files is correct, and whether the footer call to kick things off is there.

    I'll drop you a line offline, see what we can do. I can also give you an alpha of CG-FlashyTitles 3 (==sifr3), which you could create new fonts for with Flash 8 (since that's the new file format for sifr3...).

    -d

  16. Ethel
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I have the same problem too..

    Seems like the cg-flashytitles.dat doesn't exist in my folder. *sigh*

    I'm about to cry. Please help. :P

  17. maerys
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I love this Plugin! Thank you 4 sharing!

    But the combination with some themes is very difficult: What CSS Selector do I have to set down for "#news .words h2 a" (Theme is: "wave" by devlounge http://www.devlounge.net/extras/wave).

    thnx, and bye

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