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PageLines Framework 2.0 - FAQ, problems and solutions (summary attempt)

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Hi everyone :) after two days reading the forum I decided to write this post. I tried to summarize some of the most FAQ and problems concerning Framework 2.0. Please excuse my poor english, but that's it??¦ Hope it's useful for anyone :) 1. Is Framework 2.0 an update of PageLInes Pro 1.x ? Answer : no it is not. Framework 2.0 is completely deferent product. Yes. they look similar but they are not the same. Pagelines Pro is a theme, while PageLInes Framework is a framework :). As I understand it PageLines Pro is a theme build around a framework with set of given customization options. With the launching of Framework 2.0 Pagelines team is trying to partly separate the core framework from the customizable elements. Those missing customization options will be available as plugins, themes and sections. They can be found in the newly developed Store. There are two ways you can access the Store - either from www.pagelines.com > Store button (upper right), or through the Wordpress admin panel of your site - wordpress > Pagelines > Store. 2. How to purchase Framework 2.0 ? Answer : there are several scenarios - you are new customer - through the PageLines website - http://www.pagelines.com/pricing/'>http://www.pagelines.com/pricing/ - you are existing customer - platform pro developer plus license - upgrade to Framework 2.0 developer is free for you - you should find the link in your account - you are existing customer - platform pro developer ( without plus ) license - again two scenarios - a. if you purchased Platform Pro dev. before September 15 - you should have received discount coupon with a code b. if you purchased Platform Pro dev after September 15 - upgrade to Framework 2.0 developer is free for you - you should find the link in your account 3. Where to enter the discount code ? Answer: go to http://www.pagelines.com/pricing/'>http://www.pagelines.com/pricing/ ----> push Purchase button and near the bottom of the page you will see grey brackets { ADD CODE} 4. All your previously purchased items are missing from your account - Solution: don't worry - they are not deleted. PageLines Team still have them in their database, it's only the new Lauchpad that does't display them. They will be back soon. If you require any of them you should contact PageLines team at [email protected], and they will send you the .zip files. 5. All previous themes (PlatformPro, WhiteHousePro, iBlog, Station, Eco) are no longer supported? Answer: they ARE supported, but they can not be purchased any more. Probably they will be available as child themes of Framework 2.0. 6. Can I use Platform Base child theme as a child theme to Framework 2.0 ? Answer: no can not. 7. Need Framework 2.0 child theme - what to do? Answer: there are two ways of customizing Framework with CSS rules. a. you can download and activate the Framework 2.0 child theme from - wordpress admin panel > Pagelines > Store > Themes > Base theme b .or you can customize you site using the Pagelines Customize plugin (recommended) - were to find it - see 8. 8. Where to find Pagelines Customize plugin and how to use it ? Answer: wordpress admin panel > Pagelines > Store > Plugins > Pagelines Customize plugin - download it and activate it. Than go to wordpress admin panel > plugins > Pagelines Customize plugin > edit - you will see the customizable php and css files. 9. Color controls from Platform Pro are now missing in Framework 2.0 - Solution: yes. some of them are missing. If you need more detailed customization of the colors, you have to do this with the Pagelines Customize tool ( see 7., 8. ) or child theme and css rules. 10. Pagelines credit link logo ( leaf logo in the footer) - I have a developer version of Framework 2.0 but the Pagelines leaf logo appears in the footer of my website. Solution: go to wordpress admin panel > Pagelines > Account > enter your username ad password. refresh the page and the logo will desapear. 11. Where to find MediaWiki and Vanilla forum? Solution: go to wordpress admin panel > Pagelines > Store > Integrations > download and install them 12. Can I integrate bbpress forum in Framework 2.0 dev? Solution: ??¦ not sure- ask in the forum or [email protected] 13. Default translation of Framework 2.0 for my language is not good. Solution: you should change or edit the .po and. mo files for your language. 14. Footer logo, More statement and Site terms statement ( Header and footer settings) doesn't show up automatically in the footer of Framework 2.0. Solution: ...

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finlandia
Update... 15. Main menu problems. 16. Features problems. Solution: read these posts [url="post 1"]http://www.pagelines.com/forum/discussion/15732/menu-unadjustable-once-upgraded-to-pagelines-2.0-also-feature-on-039blog-page039-misbehaving.[/url] [url="post 2"]http://www.pagelines.com/forum/discussion/15773/featureslider-is-not-working-after-update[/url] 17. Problems with Vanilla forum integration into Framework 2.0 Solution: thanks to [b]stoltz[/b] - excellent post on this [url="here"]http://www.pagelines.com/forum/discussion/15809/my-adventures-together-with-vanilla-and-pagelines-2.0-or-what-to-do-if-your-website-turns-blank.#Item_4[/url]

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finlandia
Thank you! I'll be glad if it's helpful for anyone. Please feel free to correct any part of my posts if you find the information incorrect or misleading. I'll try to update the information from time to time.

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Pankaj32
@finlandia Thanks, this was very helpful. It would be great if more and more experienced people come up with posts like this. Mine is a developer version, thanks for clarifying No. 10, didn't know it was that simple. I am still not sure about everything that is there in the "store" area of the framework. Can somebody please explain what each one of those plugins can be specifically used for? Do I need to activate each one of those to get everything working? Also, point no 11 - I activated and downloaded the vanilla forum and wiki however still don't see them any where on my admin panel? Please be elaborate in your response. Thanks again!

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Jenny
@finlandia I linked to you from within my "how to install PageLines 2.0" post :)

Jenny :: Web designer at Simple Mama (follow me at @simplemamacom)

Check out Share Me, a social sharing add-on for DMS that is super simple to set up.

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tranceandy
14. Footer logo, More statement and Site terms statement ( Header and footer settings) doesn't show up automatically in the footer of Framework 2.0. Admin CP - PageLines - Settings - Header And Footer - [b]Select Number of Footer Columns[/b] Admin CP - PageLines - Templates - Footer - Drag the [b]Footer Colums Sidebar[/b] from Available / Disabled Sections into [b]Active Sections[/b]

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finlandia
...Update Solution to 14. - thanks to [b]@tranceandy[/b] (Footer logo, More statement and Site terms statement ( Header and footer settings) doesn't show up automatically in the footer of Framework 2.0. - Admin CP - PageLines - Settings - Header And Footer - Select Number of Footer Columns Admin CP - PageLines - Templates - Footer - Drag the Footer Colums Sidebar from Available / Disabled Sections into Active Sections (note - first you have to create and activate a menu in wordpress CP > appearance > menus.) 18. Vanilla forum and Wiki Pages don't show up, after download and installation from the Store (thanks to pankaj1) - Solution: please follow these instructions provided by Pagelines Team http://www.pagelines.com/wiki/index.php?title=How_to_Use_Integrations [b]@simple_mama[/b] - thank you very much:) [b]@pankaj1[/b] - Hi pankaj1 - thanks for the comment, but I'm not even close to experienced user. 18.(from this update) should help you with Vanilla forum and WikiPages. About the plugins - it would be hard for someone to describe all the plugins from the Store (moreover a lot of plugins are expected in the near future). The short answer is that you don't need all of them, especially if you are beginner. I suggest you to download and install Pagelines Customize plugin (fist post 7. and 8.) and use css for customizing.

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tranceandy
Hopefully this will be of use to those using hooks. You can install the Action Map plugin and turn it on by clicking the ActionMap toggle on the Admin Bar when viewing your site. http://www.pagelines.com/store/plugins/pagelines-action-map/ PageLines Framework Hooks http://api.pagelines.com/hooks

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Simon
@tranceandy they are platforpro hooks ;) Here is the 2.0 hooks http://api.pagelines.com/hooks

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tranceandy
@pross Thanks for the updated list. Edited post above :)

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dainiswmichel
ok, so it looks like i can't just go in and click "update." we need to rebuild our pagelines 1.x sites in 2.0 as if we were working with a new theme, right? would you say 10-30 hours or so per site? any shortcuts, workarounds, ways to save settings, etc.?

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finlandia
@dainiswmichel - unfortunately there is no option for "simple" update, and everything on you site to look the same way as it was before (PlatformPro). You have to configure some things manually.

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johnny_n
Yes, what is the expected upgrade time between Platform Pro 1.x and Pagelines 2.0? I'm just about to launch a heavily customized Platform Pro site which now uses a theme that's outdated -- a nice feeling to have considering I spent $175 on it back in July. Now I have to spend a couple of hundred more and rebuild the site again. So what's an estimate? Added: custom functions, custom post type templates, lots of custom css, custom sections.

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Simon
If your on the verge of launching your probably better to leave it. There will be maintenance releases for 1.x Especially seeing as you use CPT's and custom sections. Altho 2.0 makes it very easy to use custom sections the API is quite different. Just my 2c

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mallorcanytt
@pross I want to convert my custom section to 2.0. Do you know where i can find the documentation/tutorial for the new section API?

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Simon
There are some videos here http://www.pagelines.com/wiki/index.php?title=PageLines_Essential_Training Also take a look at some of the sections in the sections folder. We tried to make things easier by automating a lot of the code, no need to register sections anymore for example, and auto loading stylesheets.

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finlandia
...Update update to 12.( Can I integrate bbpress forum in Framework 2.0 dev?) Solution - most likely bbpress forum will be available as a plugin for Framework 2.0. So, yes - it will be possible, but there is no official information about the release of this plugin. 19. Feature slider - you can't edit the More link text. Solution - this is a bug in Framework 2.0. You can solve this problem by replacing the section.php file. Please read this post - [url]http://www.pagelines.com/forum/discussion/15821/pagelines-trac-report-bugs-here-please-quick-fix-files#Item_1[/url]

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svint5358
Oh :( Bought Pro Dev (without +) before 15th of September... that's bad for me.

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markcossin
Is there a fix to the logo not displaying in the footer? I followed the above steps and was able to remove the 'pagelines' logo by logging into my account....but my uploaded logo is still not appearing.

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