Elevated X Set to Supplant ‘Smarty’ Template System

Jan 7, 2015 12:04 PM PST

LOS ANGELES — Adult content management system provider Elevated X is preparing to unveil a new PHP driven templating engine to replace its existing Smarty setup.

Although Smarty is also a PHP-based system, it uses custom tags that are substituted with other code at runtime and can impart an unnecessary added layer of complexity.

Elevated X CEO AJ Hall, author of the monthly “Pay Site Power” column in XBIZ World magazine, explains that Smarty has been a big thorn in the company’s side for a few years.

“We’re finally gearing up to announce PHP code-based templates for Elevated X,” Hall told XBIZ. “This is a big deal that will positively impact us, our customers, designers and developers in the industry and site members as well.”

While Hall is not ready to formally announce the changeover yet, he wants to invite anyone interested in seeing this new lighter, slimmed down template code to see it at XBIZ 360.

At the event, Hall will reveal Elevated X’s new PHP template system, which features easier operation and simpler code, with shorter, more sensible variable names and the ability to integrate with other features, such as live cams that operate via PHP code.

The new template engine and templates offer an updated look and feel, with easier to browse photos and standard CSS and div tags that make it easier for designers to customize.

XBIZ 360 is slated for Jan. 13-16 at the luxurious Andaz hotel in Hollywood. The event combines seven unique business, educational and networking events targeting the adult digital media, film, pleasure products and retail market segments. The annual FSC Summit coincides with XBIZ 360, which culminates in the annual red carpet gala XBIZ Awards — the adult entertainment industry’s most prestigious event.

To schedule an appointment to view Elevated X’s new template system, email aj@elevatedx.com.

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