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  • #46
    In the breaking up categories mod,i notice the box with the on/off gif for PM's is larger than the the forum on/off gif box.
    Is there a way to make the PM box the same size as the forum one.
    Sorry if that sounds a bit confusing.
    I haven't installed this mod on my board yet,so I have attached the original screenshot from xiphoids post to explain what i mean.
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    • #47
      That has nothing to do with my temp mods :> Just default vBulletin template modding.

      The boards are using spanning for 6. and hte first cell to 20%, you can try to do this to the PM box aswell.

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      • #48
        Originally posted by xiphoid
        That has nothing to do with my temp mods :> Just default vBulletin template modding.

        The boards are using spanning for 6. and hte first cell to 20%, you can try to do this to the PM box aswell.
        Yeah sorry didn't mean to imply it was your mod that was causing it.
        Which template would the PM box coding be in?
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        • #49
          problems with background images

          Originally posted by xiphoid
          If you have indeed installed the other frontpage mods, then you made an error, obviously. Since in 'breaking up the cats' mod it says in step 2: You should find this "<tr id=cat> and BEFORE that add..', if you successfully installed the other hack, than in the category background image mod, you should see that line again .. for it did not got removed and both are the same template. (uhm, sorry for poor english)
          You were correct - went back and went thru step by step and found two I missed from previous mod (wierd though because it still worked)

          At any rate, have followed the steps to the letter, have created the images/frontpage dirs and have two gifs named appropriately and it still dosnt work. I see no changes to my board. have rebooted the server and still no BG images - would youhave any ideas?

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          • #50
            hey man i installed the one for the background picture on the cats.. but how would i get that in on the welcome cat bar and some of the other ones.. like the top author and all those also? sicc tho.. just need alittle help! thanx

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            • #51
              Originally posted by king sting
              hey man i installed the one for the background picture on the cats.. but how would i get that in on the welcome cat bar and some of the other ones.. like the top author and all those also? sicc tho.. just need alittle help! thanx
              Go to your vBulletin Admin Control Panel
              2. Scroll down to Styles
              3. Click the Modify link
              4. Select the style you want to change, and click on fonts/colors/etc
              5. Scroll down to Category Strip Background Color
              6. Replace the contents of the textbox with this:
              Code:
              #006699" background="images/frontpage/cat_bg_01.gif
              Make sure you substitute the proper color and location of your background image. Note that there is not a closing quotation mark at the end.
              7. Submit, and enjoy

              (author of that one is DirectPixel)
              Last edited by Floris; Mon 22 Jul '02, 1:53am.

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              • #52
                Not sure where this line is coming from and how to get rid of it, I assume its some overlapping border table/row/column that is screwed up. Any ideas on what it could be? Or how to fix it? I can provide you with more information if needed, just tell me what you need to see.

                Thanks,

                -nocturnix
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                • #53
                  Moved to hints &amp; tips!

                  Hey there
                  Nice moderator, thank you for moving my thread to the hints & tips section. Appreciated.
                  Last edited by Floris; Tue 20 Apr '04, 6:27am.

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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by nocturnix
                    Not sure where this line is coming from and how to get rid of it, I assume its some overlapping border table/row/column that is screwed up. Any ideas on what it could be? Or how to fix it? I can provide you with more information if needed, just tell me what you need to see.

                    Thanks,

                    -nocturnix
                    Just go through some templates from the forumhome template set and see which table it could be and set its background color to the page background color.

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                    • #55
                      THANKS !!!

                      GREAT JOB XIPHOID! Thanks so much for posting this thread and making the installation so easy.

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                      • #56
                        this only makes one forum light up

                        Take a look at www.superstockforum.com
                        Only the top forum onmouseover works?

                        Thxs

                        Dale

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                        • #57
                          Re: this only makes one forum light up

                          Originally posted by stocker
                          Take a look at www.superstockforum.com
                          Only the top forum onmouseover works?

                          Thxs

                          Dale
                          Guessing the rest are deeper subforums.

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                          • #58
                            Hi, I am trying to make this custom welcome on my forum but after several hours of messing around I got the main part to come up, but I cant et the avatar to load. If some one could help me out that would be great! Well this picture whould shows what i am trying to do. Please help.
                            This is what i have so far:
                            {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><img src="{imagesfolder}/vb_bullet.gif" border="0" align="middle" alt="$bbtitle : Powered by vBulletin version $templateversion">
                            <normalfont><b>$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=$newuserid">$newusername</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="130">$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 -->


                            <!-- 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%">
                            $forumbits
                            </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%">
                            $loggedinusers
                            $birthdaybits
                            $pminfo
                            </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>
                            Last edited by XtReMaTriX; Thu 15 Aug '02, 6:08am.
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                            • #59
                              These Mod's

                              Stupid question...I am new to building my forums. I wondered is this a new template?

                              Would this be saved under another name than the 'default'?

                              I am sorry for the ignorance...but I want to make these changes and wondered if I will be adding or changing.

                              Joe

                              Excellent POST!!! Can't wait to make these.

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                              • #60
                                Okay, I am new to this and did the first few mod's and love it! These are great!

                                Question, on the last one to change the pm message, here is what i have as my 'original' for forumhome_pmloggedin

                                <tr id="cat">
                                <td bgcolor="{categorybackcolor}" colspan="6"><a href="private.php?s=$session[sessionhash]" title="Click Here to Open Your Private Messages $inboxname"><normalfont color="{categoryfontcolor}"><b>Private Messages</normalfont></b></a></td>
                                </tr>
                                <tr>
                                <td bgcolor="{secondaltcolor}" align="center" valign="top"><img src="{imagesfolder}/$lightbulb.gif" alt=""></td>
                                <td bgcolor="{firstaltcolor}" colspan="5"><smallfont>
                                <b>$bbuserinfo[username]</b> - You have $newpm[messages] new message(s) since your last visit.<br>
                                (You have $unreadpm[messages] unread messages and $allpm[messages] total messages in all your folders.)</smallfont></td>
                                </tr>

                                I cannot find where (from the beginning of this post) instruction to find where it starts with the following?

                                <tr id="cat">
                                <td background="{........

                                Sorry if I am missing something...but the other mod's are absolutely great! Thanks for the help!

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