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1/25/2013 12:44:20 PM
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You need to read what it says on the download page, it links to codeplex where the download files are hosted. You will also need to know what .NET framework version your hosting has so you can choose the correct package to download from codeplex.

Hope that helps,

Joe

1/25/2013 1:24:13 PM
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so if I have 3.5 and MS SQL I would download mojoportal-2-3-9-4-mssql-net35-deploymentfiles.zip correct

 

1/25/2013 1:30:03 PM
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correct

1/25/2013 1:31:36 PM
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If your 3.5 hosting is medium trust hosting you should also read the section at the bottom of the article Understanding the theme.skin file

1/25/2013 3:15:31 PM
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ok I like the firebug option. So after I find the css with firebug do I need to go to the server and find the css and make changes there and what would I use to change the css notepad or something.

1/25/2013 3:29:03 PM
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also where are the skins located at. Do I go under what ever skin Im using and look for the css there

1/25/2013 3:37:59 PM
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See the Design and Skinning Overview to get started and from there its good to review the rest of the design documentation.

1/28/2013 9:15:30 AM
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I notice it says to turn caching off but i can not find that option on my version of mojoPortal can it be done with the version i have 2.3.5.5
1/28/2013 10:05:51 AM
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You'll need to use some config keys to accomplish this. Set the following in your user.config, then touch web.config so the changes are picked up. Be sure to remove these when you're done, if you're working on a production site.

   <add key="CombineCSS" value="false" />
   <add key="MinifyCSS" value="false" />
   <add key="CacheCssOnServer" value="false"/>
   <add key="CacheCssInBrowser" value="false"/>

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1/28/2013 10:21:59 AM
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I don't recommend setting CombineCss to false. If you do that the browser will cache it and we have no control over caching in that case.

In newer versions of mojoPortal one should leave those settings alone and after editing css just go to Administration > Advanced Tools > Design Tools > Cache Tool and click the button to reset the skin guid.

For older versions you can use the settings Jamie mentioned except for the CombineCss setting. I do not recommend ever setting that to false.

1/28/2013 11:06:37 AM
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Hey Joe, I only use that setting only when working with Firebug, so I can identify which CSS file needs to be changed. Without it, the source file always shows up in Firebug as something like https://[site]/csshandler.ashx?skin=[skinname]&s=1&v=2.3.8.6&sv=aa729a89-cd21-4f1d-b3fe-fec1b82eca8d, which isn't really helpful in locating the file that needs to be edited. Is there some other way to get the original CSS source filename to show up?

Thanks,

Jamie

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