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Old 11-01-2013, 02:31 AM
 
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Hi

I would like to implement a blog module but am not sure what's best. They also differ hugely in price. I only need to post blog articles and show the last 3 titles on the front page. All the RSS stuff etc is not really needed.

$119
http://www.websitecm.com/x-cart-mods/x-cart-blog-cms.html


$49
http://www.safetynetweb.com/blog-for-xcart.html


I'm not sure which blog to choose here? Any experiences and thoughts to share. Thank you for your help.
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http://www.arscommunity.com/wiki/articles/x-cart-wordpress-integration
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Old 11-01-2013, 09:53 AM
 
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Thanks, I've seen this but didn't know if it has been recommended by pros like you. So thanks for pointing me towards this!


I installed a fresh blog in root/blog which shows up and is running but I got stuck with point 3. I'm not sure if I need to edit these too as it is written 4.2.x
I can't open the created domain.com/blog.php.



In X-Cart 4.2.x version you need to change the skin1/customer/meta.tpl template and insert the following code:

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{if $printable} <meta name="ROBOTS" content="NOINDEX,NOFOLLOW" /> {elseif $main eq 'wordpress'} <meta name="description" content="{$page_data.metadescr|truncate:"500":"... ":false|escape}" /> <meta name="keywords" content="{$page_data.metakeywords|truncate:"500":" ":false|escape}" /> {if $page_data.additional_meta} {foreach from=$page_data.additional_meta key=prop item=val} <meta property="{$prop}" content="{$val}" /> {/foreach} {/if} {else} {meta type='description' page_type=$meta_page_type page_id=$meta_page_id} {meta type='keywords' page_type=$meta_page_type page_id=$meta_page_id} {/if}



You can see here additonal {elseif}…{else} section.
In order to change a page title in previous X-Cart versions it is required to change the “skin1/customer/home.tpl” template in X-Cart by inserting the following lines:


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<title> {if $page_data.metatitle} {$page_data.metatitle} {else} ... {/if} </title>


where the ”…” value is the default code inside the ”<title>” tag.
For the same purpose the “skin1/meta.tpl” template in X-Cart should be changed in the following way:

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{if $page_data.metadescr} {assign var="_meta_descr" value=$page_data.metadescr} {/if} {if $page_data.metakeywords} {assign var="_meta_keywords" value=$page_data.metakeywords} {/if}





The code should be added below the following lines:

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{assign var="_meta_descr" value=""} {assign var="_meta_keywords" value=""}
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For x-cart 5.0 following blog module really useful
http://market.x-cart.com/addons/blog-by-perception-system.html
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