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    Hi

    I want to add a forum called' Online Diet Chat' but instead of that then opening up a new forum I want it to be a direct link to a html page

    I have seen it done here:
    http://ironmagazineforums.com/

    See the 'live chat' forum at the bottom, how do you do that?

    Simon Harrison

  • #2
    When creating or editing the Forum, simply put in the URL you wish to link with in the Forum Link field.
    (Entering a URL here will cause anyone clicking the forum link to be redirected to that URL)
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    • #3
      Not to be dim, but I don't have a a 'Forum Link' field

      These are the options presented to me when I create a new forum, where is the 'Forum Link' field ??



      Title


      Description
      You may use HTML


      Display Order
      0=do not display


      Default view age
      'Select threads from last x days'
      Recommended values: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 30, 45, 60, 75, 100, 365, 1000 (ie all)


      Forum Parent
      - ----Real Time Chat--

      Moderation Options
      Emails addresses to notify when there is a new post
      (Separate each with a SPACE)


      Emails addresses to notify when there is a new thread
      (Separate each with a SPACE)


      Moderator Queue
      (Require moderator validation before new posts are displayed)
      Yes No

      Attachment Queue
      (Require moderator validation before new attachment are displayed)
      Yes No

      Style Options
      Custom style set for this forum
      Default

      Override users custom styles
      (will force this forum's specified colors)
      Yes No

      Posting Options
      Private forum
      (Invisible to all except moderators and admins; user access masks must be on!)
      Yes No

      Act as forum?
      (Will act as a category if no)
      Yes No

      Is active?
      (Will not appear if not)
      Yes No

      Open for new posts?
      (Will have lock if not, but still act as forum)
      Yes No

      Enable/Disable Features
      Allow HTML Code in posts
      Yes No

      Allow BB Code in posts
      Yes No

      Allow BB IMG Code in posts
      Yes No

      Allow Smilies in posts
      Yes No

      Allow Icons for posts
      Yes No

      Allow thread ratings in this forum?
      Yes No

      Count posts made in this forum towards user post counts?

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      • #4
        Hmm - I guess this is only a feature of vB3. I thought is was available in vB2 as well. Sorry.
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        • #5
          No problem, I did wonder if you must be talking about a vb3 option. I have seen this done on plenty of vb2 forums, perhaps it's been hacked by somebody who knows what they are doing.

          Any takers as to how hard this is to do>?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by SIMES
            No problem, I did wonder if you must be talking about a vb3 option. I have seen this done on plenty of vb2 forums, perhaps it's been hacked by somebody who knows what they are doing.

            Any takers as to how hard this is to do>?
            In the title put the following

            HTML Code:
            <a href="http://www.linktosite.com">Forum Title</a>
            Last edited by poolking; Sun 25 Apr '04, 4:39am. Reason: edited with the correct closing tag

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            • #7
              Ahh, of course, thanks very much

              Sorry I missed the day at school when they taught common sence...

              Thanks again

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              • #8
                oops that should be </a> at the end, getting BBCode and HTML mixed.

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                • #9
                  There's a hack for this over at vbulletin.org, autor is GameCrash
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Thomas P
                    There's a hack for this over at vbulletin.org, autor is GameCrash
                    But do you really need it? No dis-respect to GameCrash. It only takes a couple of seconds to put the link into the title.

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                    • #11
                      I think so, it looks better, have a look: http://mcseboard.com
                      You can define the link target and more.
                      Awesome: It comes with a link counter

                      Btw: Here's the link to the hack: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=22351
                      It was integrated into vB3.
                      http://www.mcseboard.de/images/buttons/lastpost.gif www.MCSEboard.de
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                      • #12
                        i think the advantage would be you can have a longer link name,it only let me have a very short link name as i ran out of space in the title field, I also added a target=blank to the code as i wanted it in a new window.

                        I am going to bite th ebullet and move to vb3 very shortly anyway

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