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Main Page Customization

Postby pkpyam » Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:32 pm

Searched and did not find an answer to this. If it exists, I missed it (so, sorry!).

Where do I find the OJS homepage template/theme for customization and a few text changes? Can anyone send me the path?

Thanks! :)

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Re: Main Page Customization

Postby Garant » Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:12 am

Having the same question.
I'll make my question a bit clearer, here, at demo: ... ndex/index
We can find the main page with the list of journals.
I want to modificate this template. So I haven't found which one belongs to it.
And one more thing - I need to add a custom css only for this "area": for journals list page with all its pages(Home,About, Log In and so on), but this css should not interfere with any other journal css.
How can I make it? Load it in its own template?
Thank you!
P.S. I've found the templates: they are put in "user" and "index" folders. But still can't figure out how to load separate css only for this modules with smarty syntax... OR should I write a plugin ?

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Re: Main Page Customization

Postby Garant » Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:11 am

Made a hack with JS:

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    <script type="text/javascript">{literal}
       var loc = window.location;
       var currentURL = loc.pathname;
       if (currentURL=='/ojs/index' || currentURL=='/ojs/' || currentURL=='/ojs/about' || currentURL=='/ojs/user/register')
        loadjscssfile("/ojs/styles/images/main_page_style.css", "css")
    function loadjscssfile(filename, filetype){
     if (filetype=="css"){
      var fileref=document.createElement("link")
      fileref.setAttribute("rel", "stylesheet")
      fileref.setAttribute("type", "text/css")
      fileref.setAttribute("href", filename)
     if (typeof fileref!="undefined")

But it's not a real solution. It would be great in future to make a possibility to customize the main page and also add classes to published elements.

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Re: Main Page Customization

Postby JasonNugent » Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:43 am

HI Garant,

You can do what you want to do with a plugin. A 'generic' plugin that hooks against TemplateManager::display would have a chance to call addStyleSheet() on the template manager variable before the template was shown. You'd just have to test for the specific template you wanted. Have a look at the addStyleSheet() method in lib/pkp/classes/template/


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Re: Main Page Customization

Postby Garant » Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:55 am

Hi JasonNugent!
Thank you for your answer!
Sound like a good solution. I will try to write a plugin for this purpose.
So the plugin could consist of a one function which will check for specific template and if that criteria will be met - call addStyleSheet() method?

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