Professional Community Server Themes

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John Wiley & Sons, Nov 5, 2007 - Computers - 337 pages
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Wrox’s Professional Community Server Themes is one the first guide to the Chameleon theming engine. Inside, Telligent developers Wyatt Preul and Ben Tiedt share their experience with Community Server, and teach readers how to extend their implementation with theming. Professional Community Server Themes is heavy on fully implemented examples, making this a hands-on guide that will get readers customizing the look of their Community Server install quickly. Topics include:
  • URL Rewriting
  • Modifying SiteUrls.config through Overrides
  • Understanding Chameleon
  • Implementing Blog Themes
  • Interaction with ASP.NET AJAX
  • Dynamic Configuration Options
  • Content Scrubbing
  • Creating Custom Chameleon Controls

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Contents

Key Concepts
1
Key Concepts
2
Getting Started
7
URL Rewriting
15
Adding New Pages to SiteUrls config
25
Basics of Chameleon
33
Implementing Blog Themes
81
Implementing Site Themes
95
Content Scrubbing
163
Creating Custom Chameleon Controls
171
Creating Custom Dynamic Configuration Controls and Rules
215
Creating a Custom Editor
227
Creating a Custom Browseable List
237
SiteUrls config Reference
247
Chameleon Controls Common
251
Chameleon Controls Blogs
279

Theme Considerations
105
Basics of Dynamic Configuration Options
117
Property Subgroups
124
BuiltIn Property Controls
135
BuiltIn Property Rules
143
Summary
149
Adding Dynamic Configuration Options to a Theme
151
Chameleon Controls Forums
291
Chameleon Controls File Galleries
303
Chameleon Controls Photo Galleries
313
Theme config Reference
323
Index
327
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Wyatt Preul works as a software test engineer for Telligent Systems. Wyatt is the author of the Wrox book Professional Community Server. Wyatt has been working with and admiring Community Server shortly after version 1.1 was released. Since that time he has become a respected member of the community and active participant in the product itself. Wyatt now spends his days happily developing features for Community Server and trying to locate bugs in the product, to which he reports there aren't many. His thoughts on development, testing, and Community Server can all be found at www.wyattpreul.com. Wyatt currently lives in Philadelphia with his beautiful wife Dusti.

Ben Tiedt works as a developer lead on the Community Server Team for Telligent Systems. Ben started working with Community Server during the development of version 2.0 and recently worked on the development of the Chameleon theming engine and Dynamic Configuration feature of Community Server 2007. Ben continues to develop future versions of Community Server and also enjoys answering questions on communityserver.org and posting help and tips on his blog at getben.com. Ben is happily married to his beautiful, understanding wife Tarah and lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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