11. January 2010 18:25
A few widget improvements
As commented on by BenAmada:
I think it would be more ideal to create a new widget that does what you're looking for -- rather than modify the TextBox widget. Others have asked to be able to output Google AdSense code or other pieces of Raw HTML into widgets. It never works very well with the TextBox widget.
A new, very simple widget could be created that has a multi-line textbox in it (not tinyMce), and raw HTML would be pasted into the textbox. I know this widget would be perfect for the AdSense and other Ad people, and sounds like it might fit what you're looking for too.
Here is a quick Literal Widget created on suggestion since it helps me with one of my own issues.
Please try this and let me know if you have made any improvements. It’s simple and not tested extensively and came right out of the TextBox widget, but without tinyMce and simple required mods.
17. August 2008 17:45
A simple way to adjust or tweak a theme to your liking can be as simple as a few lines of css code in styles.css. I made a couple very minor changes to achieve the affect of a new background color, content on the right when it was always on the left, and a font color change to go along with the background better. This is what it looked like:
/* I replace the Standard body formatting:
margin: 0 auto;
/* With the following: */
margin: 0 auto;
15. July 2008 10:37
I'd really like to see some more BlogEngine.NET themes take advantage of the new WidgetZone and cool features of version 1.4. To that end, I wanted to see how difficult it would be to do this myself. As a .NET architect and developer I haven't found myself doing a lot of css and UI interface work recently, but figured if I can do BizTalk, SharePoint, EntLib, SQL, WinForms and even ASP.NET development, HTML and css might be possible. Besides, I'm only adding on to what other artists and geniuses have already done.
Here is my first attempt at modifying an existing BLogEngine.NET 1.3 theme to handle 1.4 functionality. I went after one of my favorites: MWRT-002.
This is my update for BlogEngine.NET 1.4: MWRT-002-14.zip (23.24 kb)
Please critique, and let me know if you made any improvements that I had missed. I'll be working on a few really nice themes from various locations over the next several weeks including one I'll be using on this site. I'll try to show an example site soon.