• Phplugins hook locations in Backlight

    On my Backlight test site I’ve created a couple of pages that show the locations for those phplugins hooks that appear on pages (as opposed to those that are behind the scenes, like the head and script hooks). These hooks are current as of Backlight 1.1. I’ll update as new hooks are added. All phplugins […]


  • Responsive grid framework in Backlight

    TTG’s Responsive Grid Framework allows you to create columns of text, allowing for just about any layout you can think of. Some things have changed in the Backlight version. I’ll take a look at them here.


  • Managing navigation with phplugins

    Using the phplugins feature of the TTG web products allows you to customize your site beyond what the web engines can already do, and managing navigation with phplugins is probably the most popular usage. So popular, in fact, that Matt has already coded the phplugins.php file for use in navigation. You’ll first need to have […]


  • Styling the TTG Add to Cart pop-up dialog

    Note: the disappearing text issue has been resolved with the Cart 3.1.4 update. There’s a tiny quirk with the TTG Add to Cart dialog box. Some of the styling comes from a file named modal.css (from ttg-be/cart/lib/css/) and some of it comes directly from the style-common.css file of the gallery from which your clients are […]


  • Using phplugins to move the Social Media Sharing icons inside of column navigation

    Social media sharing icons in nav container only

    Customize your site by using phplugins to move your social media sharing icons into the column navigation


  • Accessing the ttg-be database

    Access your ttg-be database to fix Publisher problems


  • Add some holiday cheer to your site with custom css

    Add some animated holiday bells to your TTG site


  • Dynamic Mastheads in CE4

    In case you’ve been wondering about how to employ dynamic mastheads inĀ  CE4 based sites, wonder no more. First, what’s a dynamic masthead? It’s a masthead that will adjust to the size of the browser width so that it looks good no matter the device. If you use a graphic logo for your masthead, when […]


  • Using the Responsive Grid Framework

    One of my favorite features of the CE3 and CE4 versions of the TTG plugins is the Responsive Grid Framework. What this allows you to do is to use columns of text, giving your site more of a magazine feel. This way you can also group text into meaningful blocks. It works on the concept […]


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Current TTG versions

Backlight Versions

Backlight 1.2.2
Pages module 1.2.1
Cart Add-on 4.1.3
Client Response Add-on 7.1.2
Theater Add-on 1.2.1
WordPress Add-on 1.2.1
Publisher 3.2.2

CE4 Versions

TTG-BE: 2.0.5a
Autoindex: 7.0.8
Cart: 3.1.4a
CRG: 6.1.3a
Gallery: 6.1.9
Pages: 7.0.15
Publisher: 2.3.3
Stage: 6.1.6
Theme for WordPress: 3.1.2

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