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  • [vB4] Custom Forum Icons

    I would like to put a different custom icon in each forumbit in between the status icon and the title/description.

    What code do I need? Where?

    What variable do I test to decide which icon to use?

    Which folder do the icons go in?

    What are the names of the templates I need to modify and where/how do I access the correct part of the css?

    How do I keep from getting these modifications wiped out in upgrades?

    I know that is a lot of questions, but I am new at this and have never worked on a vBulletin forum before.

    JFTR: It is vB4.1.5

    Thanks

  • #2
    I'd suggest doing a search over on vbulletin.org, the modification site, because I believe there is a modification that does this. It has also been discussed several times over there.

    Please don't PM or VM me for support - I only help out in the threads.
    vBulletin Manual & vBulletin 4.0 Code Documentation (API)
    Want help modifying your vbulletin forum? Head on over to vbulletin.org
    If I post CSS and you don't know where it goes, throw it into the additional.css template.

    W3Schools <- awesome site for html/css help

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    • #3
      Thanks.

      I did some searching there before I post a question. I came across this thread.

      http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showt...ht=forum+icons

      In the last post, Hoffi, a German vB staff member, says there is a way to do it using the standard features, but does not describe how.

      Do you have any idea what he is talking about?

      In this thread I detail how I screwed up the Forum manager last night trying to figure out a way by manipulating the editable fields.

      https://www.vbulletin.com/forum/show...-Forum-Manager

      I now know one way that doesn't work.

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      • #4
        There is a way to use the standard features and set a unique status icon per forum, but you said you still wanted to use the regular status icons. What he is talking about is in Forum Manager > edit forum > Prefix for Forum Status Images . That allows you to have different status icons for a forum.

        Please don't PM or VM me for support - I only help out in the threads.
        vBulletin Manual & vBulletin 4.0 Code Documentation (API)
        Want help modifying your vbulletin forum? Head on over to vbulletin.org
        If I post CSS and you don't know where it goes, throw it into the additional.css template.

        W3Schools <- awesome site for html/css help

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        • #5
          Thanks. That will do. Much appreciated.

          I am just trying to find something that will work. I am reluctant to mess with the code or css and prefer a solution that preserves the factory software. I can have the artist put markers on the icons to make a new message version of the forum icon and do it that way.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Lynne View Post
            There is a way to use the standard features and set a unique status icon per forum.
            How would this be done?

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            • #7
              Forums & Moderators > Forum Manager > Prefix for Forum Status Images

              Please don't PM or VM me for support - I only help out in the threads.
              vBulletin Manual & vBulletin 4.0 Code Documentation (API)
              Want help modifying your vbulletin forum? Head on over to vbulletin.org
              If I post CSS and you don't know where it goes, throw it into the additional.css template.

              W3Schools <- awesome site for html/css help

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