Due to popular demand as I am no longer making Crew Centers for people I have decided to create this series to show you all how to make a Crew Center powered by the simpilot version of phpVMS. Please note that to make this series work you will need a computer that can have one program installed.
Here are the previous parts:
Before you start, make sure you’ve completed all of parts 1 and 2 and your site is not showing any errors.
First of all, you need to download my modified version of the CrewCenter phpVMS Skins. For all you techeads out there (you know who you are) it’s based off AdminLTE. To download this version of the skin, go to the below link and download the Release ZIP file (not the source code) for the latest release.
Do not unzip this file.
Now, go into your Crew Center then into the admin panel like so:
Then go into Plugin Manager under addons in the admin panel.
Select Upload Plugin
thread()error, it goes away eventually. Now upload the CrewCenter ZIP folder. Once you get the success message ‘Your plugin file was uploaded and unpacked.’ head back to Plugins Home (top left corner). You should now see this page. Click Install Plugin.
This will take some time, but as long as you see this at the end you’re fine.
Now we need to activate the skin. To do this go to
Site & Settings > General Settings in the admin panel. Find the Current Skin option and change it to crewcenter. Then click Save Settings.
Now if you go back out of the Admin Panel you should see a lovely new interface.
Now you need to customize this interface to suit your VA. Go into FileZilla, connect to your site’s FTP server then navigate to
htdocs > lib > skins > crewcenter and find
app_top.php. Right click on it and select View/Edit. This will open this file in your text editor. There’s just one thing we need to change. On line 17 (
<div class="hold-transition skin-blue sidebar-mini">) change blue to the desired color for your VA. Note not all colors work. So far I’ve found red, blue, green, black, white and yellow to be the ones that work, but let me know if you find another.
And that’s it! There’s not even a head start step because the next tutorial is super simple. Thanks for making it this far and see you in the skies!