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  • #16
    Can this be fixed? Can it be done just through templates or is it a coding problem?!

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    • #17
      Originally posted by N9ne
      Can this be fixed? Can it be done just through templates or is it a coding problem?!
      Obviously you have replaced some other sections of the forumhome template, displacing the table nesting perhaps when applying the category split up mod. I'd say, revert to original, apply the hack, and re-apply the other hacks to this one. (Or check the table nesting)

      Your signature states: My vB 2.2.5 Forum *warning -- contains over 20 hacks*
      My first post states: [snap] However, I will not and can not support older versions of these hacks, older versions of vBulletin, and/or integration with other code-hacks / template modifications. All template modifications in this thread are based on a clean installation of vBulletin 2.2.6 final. [/snap]

      I also integrated a fix to make the Whois Currently Online, NOT sticky to the categories. But since you moved this part, you maybe could skip that .. The instructions were to find $forumbits and below it add:
      Code:
      </table>
      </td></tr></table><br>
      <table cellpadding="{[i][/i]tableouterborderwidth}" cellspacing="0" border="0" bgcolor="{[i][/i]tablebordercolor}" {[i][/i]tableouterextra} width="{[i][/i]contenttablewidth}" align="center"><tr><td>
      <table cellpadding="4" cellspacing="{[i][/i]tableinnerborderwidth}" border="0" {[i][/i]tableinnerextra} width="100%">
      You could remove those lines again and see if that might fix the double table's being created, which show up as a line. (just a thought)


      Originally posted by DestyNova
      Excellent! It is finally work!

      Many thanks!
      I am happy to hear that this 'tweaked' edition with all the bug fixes and other design flaws we run into, finally works for your board. Enjoy.

      Originally posted by bluecat
      Thank you. Excellent step by step instructions.
      I tried to make it as clear as possible. If I come back in somewhat months and I need it myself again, I wouldn't want to go 'MoO?' - especially since I typed it myself :P

      Originally posted by hypedave
      thankyou for taking the time to share this info with us,
      No problem, it took me enough time to figure it out. And when others make something I can use, I am glad they did it too. This is what makes a community work I believe. Thank you for noticing.

      Originally posted by VeRTeX
      wow that just owns, haha write a book = ]

      actually i think someone should make this sticky and maybe added to the users guide, very nice job,

      two thumbs up man and keep them coming = ]
      I doubt that this will be included in my auto biography :P
      It would be nice if this would be considered pretty helpfull, and that it ends up as a sticky, or maybe gets moved to the hints & tips section. But it doesn't really matter. As long as license holders can use it to the max.
      I will try to keep them comming, but I am a little bit coded out. Got the bulk of my site done now, and am just tweaking the individual pages to my liking. (cough, waiting to see what vB3 will bring, cough)

      Originally posted by N9ne
      I use almost all of your template mods keep it up!!!!

      I'm rating this thread 5 star because it's brilliant
      Thank you for rating this thread *sweet* Your site looks damn good, probably ends up as BotM sometime


      Enjoy people.
      Last edited by Floris; Fri 14 Jun '02, 11:56am.

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      • #18
        Ok I removed the lines of code you quoted in your post just above ^ and that got rid of the line at the bottom of the forums in both logged in and guest modes.

        However at the top the problem still remains where:

        When Logged Out: A line above and below Currently Active Users.

        When Logged In: A line below Currently Active Users.

        I'm on 2.2.6, my sig is out of date as that forum is closed.

        I can't post the URL to my board as it's private until it's done, I posted screens though.

        If you want me to post the code inside any of my templates, please just say so

        Thanks for the help, we're 50% there, the line at the bottom is gone

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        • #19
          Originally posted by N9ne
          Ok I removed the lines of code you quoted in your post just above ^ and that got rid of the line at the bottom of the forums in both logged in and guest modes.

          However at the top the problem still remains where:

          When Logged Out: A line above and below Currently Active Users.

          When Logged In: A line below Currently Active Users.

          I'm on 2.2.6, my sig is out of date as that forum is closed.

          I can't post the URL to my board as it's private until it's done, I posted screens though.

          If you want me to post the code inside any of my templates, please just say so

          Thanks for the help, we're 50% there, the line at the bottom is gone
          If removing those lines from the forumhome template worked to get those lines on screen gone, then i still do think that it is the table nesting. Which is not properly done, due to possible other template mods.

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          • #20
            I don't think I've changed much else in forumhome though. I've put Who's Online at the top, I've installed the Welcome Panel, but that's it...


            Here's my forumhome template, maybe this'll make it easier to find a fix; i'm no good with HTML or tables

            {htmldoctype}
            <html>
            <head>
            <!-- no cache headers -->
            <meta http-equiv="Pragma" content="no-cache">
            <meta http-equiv="no-cache">
            <meta http-equiv="Expires" content="-1">
            <meta http-equiv="Cache-Control" content="no-cache">
            <!-- end no cache headers -->
            <meta name="keywords" content="vbulletin,forum,bbs,discussion,jelsoft">
            <meta name="description" content="$bbtitle is a discussion forum powered by vBulletin. To visit the forum, go to $bburl/ . To find out about vBulletin, go to http://www.vbulletin.com/ .">
            <title>$bbtitle - powered by vBulletin</title>
            $headinclude
            </head>
            <body>
            $header

            <!-- text -->
            <table cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0" border="0" width="{contenttablewidth}" {tableinvisibleextra} align="center">
            <tr valign="top">
            <td><a href="javascript:window.location=window.location"><img src="{imagesfolder}/vb_bullet.gif" border="0" align="middle" alt="$bbtitle : Powered by vBulletin version $templateversion"></a>
            <normalfont><b>$bbtitle</b></normalfont></td>
            </tr>
            </table>

            <table cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0" border="0" width="{contenttablewidth}" {tableinvisibleextra} align="center">
            <tr valign="bottom">
            <td><smallfont>
            Members: $numbermembers, Threads: $totalthreads, Posts: $totalposts<br>
            Welcome to our newest member, <a href="member.php?s=$session[sessionhash]&action=getinfo&userid=$newuserid"><b>$newusername</b></a><br><a href="store.php?s=$session[sessionhash]&action=main"><b><u>$storename</u></b></a>
            </smallfont></td>
            </tr>
            </table>
            <!-- /text -->

            <!-- welcomepanel -->
            <table cellpadding="{tableouterborderwidth}" cellspacing="0" border="0" bgcolor="{tablebordercolor}" {tableouterextra} width="{contenttablewidth}" align="center">
            <tr>
            <td>
            <table cellpadding="4" cellspacing="{tableinnerborderwidth}" border="0" {tableinnerextra} width="100%">
            <tr id="cat">
            <td bgcolor="{categorybackcolor}" colspan="6"><normalfont color="{categoryfontcolor}"><b><center>Welcome</center></b></normalfont></td>
            </tr>
            <tr>
            <td bgcolor="{secondaltcolor}" align="center" valign="top" width="100">$avatarimage</td>
            <td bgcolor="{firstaltcolor}">
            <smallfont>
            $unregwelcomemessage
            $welcometext<br>
            The time now is $timenow.<br>
            You last visited: $bbuserinfo[lastvisitdate].<br>
            <b>$newposts</b><br><b>$pointname:</b> $storepoints
            </smallfont>
            </td>
            <td bgcolor="{secondaltcolor}" align="center" valign="middle" width="300">
            $logincode
            </td>
            </tr>

            </table>
            </td></tr></table><br>
            <table cellpadding="{tableouterborderwidth}" cellspacing="0" border="0" bgcolor="{tablebordercolor}" {tableouterextra} width="{contenttablewidth}" align="center"><tr><td>
            <table cellpadding="4" cellspacing="{tableinnerborderwidth}" border="0" {tableinnerextra} width="100%">

            $pminfo
            </table>
            </td></tr></table>
            <!-- /welcomepanel -->

            <br>

            <!-- main -->
            <table cellpadding="{tableouterborderwidth}" cellspacing="0" border="0" bgcolor="{pagebgcolor}" {tableouterextra} width="{contenttablewidth}" align="center"><tr><td>
            <table cellpadding="4" cellspacing="{tableinnerborderwidth}" border="0" {tableinnerextra} width="100%">

            $loggedinusers

            </table>
            </td></tr></table><br>
            <table cellpadding="{tableouterborderwidth}" cellspacing="0" border="0" bgcolor="{tablebordercolor}" {tableouterextra} width="{contenttablewidth}" align="center"><tr><td>
            <table cellpadding="4" cellspacing="{tableinnerborderwidth}" border="0" {tableinnerextra} width="100%">






            $forumbits



            $birthdaybits
            </table>
            </td></tr></table>
            <!-- /main -->

            <br>

            <!-- timezone/login-->
            <table cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0" border="0" width="{contenttablewidth}" {tableinvisibleextra} align="center">
            <tr valign="top">
            <td><smallfont>$timezone</smallfont></td>
            <td align="right">$logincode</td>
            </tr>
            </table>
            <!-- /timezone/login -->

            <br>

            <!-- icons -->
            <table cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0" border="0" width="{contenttablewidth}" {tableinvisibleextra} align="center">
            <tr>
            <td align="center">
            <img src="{imagesfolder}/on.gif" border="0" alt="On" align="absmiddle">
            <b><smallfont>New posts</smallfont></b>
            &nbsp;&nbsp;
            <img src="{imagesfolder}/off.gif" border="0" alt="Off" align="absmiddle">
            <b><smallfont>No new posts</smallfont></b>
            &nbsp;&nbsp;
            <img src="{imagesfolder}/lock.gif" border="0" alt="Closed Forum" align="absmiddle">
            <b><smallfont>A closed forum</smallfont></b>
            </td>
            </tr>
            </table>
            <!-- /icons -->

            $footer
            </body>
            </html>

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            • #21
              this is a very useful thread xihpoid (as ever!) ... i have worked this out myself but the code is a bit messy... perhaps an addition to this thread would be HOWTO put your forums into a table ... as seen at yaxay.com/yack and many other forums... its a very nice addition to any site ...

              jus an idea

              l8er
              Dean Clatworthy - Web Developer/Designer

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              • #22
                n9ne, i have no idea .. sorry, your template looks ok.

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                • #23
                  Hmm, could it possibly be something to do with some code below Currently Active Users? Because You told me to remove the code below forumbits was it? And it worked, so maybe it's something to do with that? also, I think the reason there's an extra line ABOVE who's online when Logged OUT is because the PM thing is there normally, but the user is not logged in so the data is not shown but the table is?

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by N9ne
                    Hmm, could it possibly be something to do with some code below Currently Active Users? Because You told me to remove the code below forumbits was it? And it worked, so maybe it's something to do with that? also, I think the reason there's an extra line ABOVE who's online when Logged OUT is because the PM thing is there normally, but the user is not logged in so the data is not shown but the table is?
                    I wouldn't know. I only made this for a clean install.

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                    • #25
                      Ok I managed to get rid of the lines everywhere for when you're logged in, but for logged out, where the PM info is normally, there is a line And I don't know how to get rid of it. anyone got any ideas?

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                      • #26
                        Thanks xiphoid, they all work perfect and my forum looks much cooler now
                        I had to change something though (spaces between forums) because my PM ''category'' strip was somewhat smaller then all the other category strips (and I'm using a bg for them).

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by MoonSlasher
                          Thanks xiphoid, they all work perfect and my forum looks much cooler now
                          I had to change something though (spaces between forums) because my PM ''category'' strip was somewhat smaller then all the other category strips (and I'm using a bg for them).
                          Just surfed your site, it looks damn good

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                          • #28
                            Excellent Job!!

                            Just a probably stupid question:
                            Wich is the size of the images for the background?
                            Thanks
                            Carlos
                            http://www.northbits.com

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                            • #29
                              Re: Excellent Job!!

                              Originally posted by CarlosC
                              Just a probably stupid question:
                              Wich is the size of the images for the background?
                              Thanks
                              That depends on a few things:
                              Your font type & size and if you are using a forum description or not. So this is totally up to you. It is a matter of playing around and testing.

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                              • #30
                                Any other neat tricks/modifications you'd care to share with us??

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