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 How about making a sticky here in the addons forum that contains descriptions of addons that people want. The reason is that if we compile popular requests in a sticky and some daring programmer visits the forum then he might feel challenged by the list and might do something. Else he might not even think of making some of the addons that people actually need and want. The sticky could contain the name of the addon and then a rough description of what exactly needs to be programmed. The list could be started off with templates (because they are always popular) and then an arcade for ami :)

Themes
 There is always need for good themes of various sorts. Original themes are awesome. However creating a theme is hard work. Thus you could try porting some of the many open source web designs out there over to ocPortal format. owsd.org offers many, many templates that you could try port.

Examples of themes created by fellow community members are at ocPortal.com:
Light Blue Curved by Ami (Click link to go to the download page of the theme)

Arcade
 Being able to offer entertainment to your members can help make them stay longer on your site and generally enjoy it better.
Requirements:
- Admin interface
- Public interface
- Uploading new games has to be easy
- Should be created as an ocPortal addon so that others can easily upload it
Project lead by: Ami

E-cards
This mod allows your users to send e-cards (for example birthday cards) to their friends through your site. A good example of what this looks like is the e-card section on Amazon.
Requirements:
- Easy to upload cards
- Allow different forms of text on each e-card. For example you could have a group of birthday cards that would all have a similar text but cards about something entirely different would have a different text.
Suggestions:
- Can use the "recommend" module as an idea on how to let users send stuff to their friends.
- Can use the image gallery for ideas on how to manage the cards both on the admin side and public side.
Project leader needed!

Skin Changer
Allow your users to personalize the look of your site by setting up a skin chooser. This suggestion is inspired by the drop down skin changer in IPB and the skin gallery in SMF.
Requirements:
- Some sort of drop down mechanism (could be Ajax too) to allow the users to pick a new skin.
- Skin gallery. It's a list of all the skins with some description. See the attached picture for more detail.
- If users log in with cookies then the session should preferably remember what skin they picked the last time they were on.
Project leader needed!
Theme Export Button in Theme Manager
Export the theme from the Theme Manager as opposed to having to go to addons and export from there.
Requirements:
- Be able to export any theme so that you can easily transfer it between sites and be able to offer it as a download for other community memmbers
Suggestions:
- Use the export addon functionality that already exists in ocPortal.
Project lead by: Ami

External Link Zone
Put a link in the zone link area to an external page (for example to a forum etc).
Project lead by: Ami

Please post all your suggestions on this topic and try to include as detailed descriptions as possible. If you want to try your hands at any of those tasks then post here so that we can let the world know that you are working on this and so that people that want to help can contact you. Teamwork is much better than having multiple mods of the same sort.


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I will add the arcade add on, its some thing I want to wrok on but I am still working on how to make skins.
I am getting close but a lot of things need yet to be worked out, like the ocf.

I run http://otakuplayground.com and am hopping to make themes and other things for ocportal even though I no longer use it for otakuplayground.com I still love it and feel it could go far with the right help. It needs themes and needs people to advertise for it.
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I forgot one ecards add on, this was one I asked for at one time so I think it still fits.

I run http://otakuplayground.com and am hopping to make themes and other things for ocportal even though I no longer use it for otakuplayground.com I still love it and feel it could go far with the right help. It needs themes and needs people to advertise for it.
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Thank you so much for the support Chris. Suggestions from the community on how I can improve the sticky (setup, info required etc) would be appreciated.

Ami could you give me some more details on what is involved in this e-card mod so that I can add it to the first post?
 

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I run http://otakuplayground.com and am hopping to make themes and other things for ocportal even though I no longer use it for otakuplayground.com I still love it and feel it could go far with the right help. It needs themes and needs people to advertise for it.
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Is my description that I edited in accurate enough?

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ya I think that works great.

I run http://otakuplayground.com and am hopping to make themes and other things for ocportal even though I no longer use it for otakuplayground.com I still love it and feel it could go far with the right help. It needs themes and needs people to advertise for it.
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BTW I am developing skins, I have litterally thousands of ideas floating in my head, starting with one idea and going to reliece it later on this week.
Also another add on which will be good and some thing I am working on is a skin chooser and skin Gallery.
Kind of Like The skin Gallery SMF has and The drop down Skin chooser IPB has. A mix of the 2.
Like have the drop down Menu and then also have a link beside it for the Gallery, which would be for sites that have lots of skins. I have actually been working on a skin Gallery add on for IPB so convertign it to ocPortal will be easy.

I run http://otakuplayground.com and am hopping to make themes and other things for ocportal even though I no longer use it for otakuplayground.com I still love it and feel it could go far with the right help. It needs themes and needs people to advertise for it.
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I recognise the IPB skin changer but could you link me to an example of the SMF skin gallery (because I think more people are unfamiliar with that one)?

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This is the skin gallery for SMF and some thing I have been developing for IPB.

 


I run http://otakuplayground.com and am hopping to make themes and other things for ocportal even though I no longer use it for otakuplayground.com I still love it and feel it could go far with the right help. It needs themes and needs people to advertise for it.
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Is the description of the skin changer ok?

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Yeppers looks good.

I run http://otakuplayground.com and am hopping to make themes and other things for ocportal even though I no longer use it for otakuplayground.com I still love it and feel it could go far with the right help. It needs themes and needs people to advertise for it.
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 EDIT: I am making an add on that moves the add ons features to styles or copies it there.
This one does have me a bit upset as I thought 3.0.12 was going to have it.

 



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I run http://otakuplayground.com and am hopping to make themes and other things for ocportal even though I no longer use it for otakuplayground.com I still love it and feel it could go far with the right help. It needs themes and needs people to advertise for it.
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amichan said

 EDIT: I am making an add on that moves the add ons features to styles or copies it there.
This one does have me a bit upset as I thought 3.0.12 was going to have it.
Hmmm….is it a theme manager? As I'm not exactly sure what you want then could you maybe write a little description for it and maybe tell us about requirements for it etc (so something similar as I have written for the other projects)?

By the way, what was the link again to the skin you created? Is it official yet or is it in beta testing?

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I was hopping the screen shot would show every thing.
The website of ocportal themes - Helping make your site stand out

That link takes you to my skin, I need to fix a few bugs though, how ever I have been busy today and kind of not in the mood after my disapointment with the theme manager.

I run http://otakuplayground.com and am hopping to make themes and other things for ocportal even though I no longer use it for otakuplayground.com I still love it and feel it could go far with the right help. It needs themes and needs people to advertise for it.
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Mover this


To this.



I run http://otakuplayground.com and am hopping to make themes and other things for ocportal even though I no longer use it for otakuplayground.com I still love it and feel it could go far with the right help. It needs themes and needs people to advertise for it.
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Theme manager suggestion added. Please check if the description matches what you had in mind. Also started a list of themes created by users under the Theme suggestion. First theme added is Light Blue Curved by Ami  :thumbs:

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I am not sure if it does. Basically what I want to do is move the export theme feature that exists in the add on section of ocPortal to a more usable portion of the ocPortal admin zone which would be where I pointed it out in the screen shot.
it is some thing I need in order to help ocPortal. Even though I can and any one can make and export skins. Its time consuming to have to go to the add ons section of the admin zone to export a theme when your already in the theme section.
I could do it faster by just putting the theme in a tar file my self using ftp, whidh tell this add on is made  I will do.
Also all those other features in the requirement are already there.
Also hate to admit it but the name is wrong. The add on I am making is a theme export add on that is located in the theme manager that already exists in ocPortal.


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I run http://otakuplayground.com and am hopping to make themes and other things for ocportal even though I no longer use it for otakuplayground.com I still love it and feel it could go far with the right help. It needs themes and needs people to advertise for it.
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Whoops, I thought you were suggesting the theme manager but then found out that it was the theme manager in ocPortal  :$

Hope it sounds right now  :lol:

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Looks right now thanks.

I run http://otakuplayground.com and am hopping to make themes and other things for ocportal even though I no longer use it for otakuplayground.com I still love it and feel it could go far with the right help. It needs themes and needs people to advertise for it.
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