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    Q1: I would like to add google search like this website did. How do I go about? I would appreciate step by step directions as I am new to php,html arena.
    Also if I were to go about adding MSN search in addition to google how would I go about?

    Q2a: I have a forum for alumnis and for that forum I would like to display school picture as the logo.
    Q2b: How do I rotate images randomly for the main forum (main page)?
    Once again step by step directions would help me a lot.

    Q3: How would I add news tiucker on the main page? or URLs that point to other websites.

    Q4: I want to change the way information in threads is displayed, basically I want the users information (avatar, biodata) to appear on the left rather than on the top.

    I know I am asking a lot of ?s but your help will be greatly appreciated.

  • #2
    1) You can see the code they used in the source code of the page:

    <!-- Search Google -->
    <form method="get" action="" target="google_window">
    <table bgcolor="#ffffff">
    <tr><td nowrap="nowrap" valign="top" align="left" height="32">
    <a href="">
    <img src="" border="0" alt="Google" align="middle"></img></a>
    <input type="text" name="q" size="31" maxlength="255" value=""></input>
    <input type="submit" name="sa" value="Search"></input>
    <input type="hidden" name="client" value="pub-4747481950053407"></input>
    <input type="hidden" name="forid" value="1"></input>
    <input type="hidden" name="ie" value="ISO-8859-1"></input>
    <input type="hidden" name="oe" value="ISO-8859-1"></input>
    <input type="hidden" name="cof" value="GALT:#008000;GL:1;DIV:#336699;VLC:663399;AH:center;BGC:FFFFFF;LBGC:336699;ALC:0000FF;LC:0000FF;T:000000;GFNT:0000FF;GIMP:0000FF;FORID:1;"></input>
    <input type="hidden" name="hl" value="en"></input>
    <!-- Search Google -->
    I don't know what the code would be for MSN. They probably have directions on their site somewhere.

    2) You can create a new style in your:

    Admin CP -> Styles & Templates -> Style Manager -> Add New Style

    Then you can make a forum use that style in your:

    Admin CP -> Forums & Moderators -> Forum Manager -> Edit Forum -> Custom Style for this Forum

    Here is one way to randomize images in a template.

    3) News ticker? I am not sure what that is.

    4) Toggle this setting:

    Admin CP -> vBulletin Options -> Style & Language Settings -> Use Legacy (Vertical) Postbit Template


    • #3
      Thanks I pasted the code into my header template and it worked. News ticker is something like the news reel in the bottom of CNN TV. I came across that, with Microsoft Sharepoint portal server and webparts (applets).
      Legacy postbit worked as well.


      • #4
        Hmm, I wouldn't know the code for a news ticker like that.


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