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Putting images on your site or customizing the header [message #160338] Wed, 19 August 2009 22:27 Go to next message
wittrs is currently offline  wittrs   United States
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Is it possible to make some innocent surgical changes to FUDforum's appearance? Things like uploading a banner or a PNG at the top of the page. All I can see are discussion about changing the color.

If not, what about running it in an iframe? Does that create any problems?
Re: Putting images on your site or customizing the header [message #160339 is a reply to message #160338] Thu, 20 August 2009 11:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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wittrs wrote on Wed, 19 August 2009 21:27
Is it possible to make some innocent surgical changes to FUDforum's appearance? Things like uploading a banner or a PNG at the top of the page. All I can see are discussion about changing the color.

If not, what about running it in an iframe? Does that create any problems?


Yes it is possible by editing the header.tmpl for your theme in fact you are only limited by your knowledge of html etc.

Of course its not just that simple. Once you have created a "New Template Set:" for your forum, edit your header.tmpl as desired then "create your theme" otherwise every time you rebuild your theme it will over write your changes including those for your header.

We discussed it briefly here: http://fudforum.org/forum/index.php?t=msg&th=118576&start=0&

It all depends on your knowledge and how innocent you want the changes to be. The example I am currently using as the default in the test forum is a single image and was accomplished by adding:

</head>
<body><!comment--insert header image code -->
<div align="center"><img src="/theme/concord_default_tst1/images/tsthdr2.jpg"></div>


into the header.tmpl using the Admins template editor AND THEN creating the new theme "concord_default_tst1" using the theme manager.

On the other hand for http://thewitcher.us/ I used naudef's northern lights experimental theme http://fudforum.org/forum/index.php?t=msg&th=118490&start=0&

By uploading the theme to .../thm/northernlights

Added a favicon by inserting

<link rel="shortcut icon" href="favicon.ico" >
<link rel="icon" type="image/gif" href="animated_favicon1.gif" >

Into the header, added a single javascript mouse over image link as well as some table links to other sites.

I also uploaded the images needed, and changed some of the other images BEFORE creating the new theme "northernlights_default" using the theme manager and making it the default theme.

You can see how it was done by right clicking and selecting "view page source"

Bottom line is there is any number of ways to do make changes to FUDforum's appearance, I believe I have some notes around here somewhere on inserting Images into other areas of the forum as well.




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Re: Putting images on your site or customizing the header [message #160348 is a reply to message #160338] Mon, 24 August 2009 15:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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... thanks for the help. I figured out what to do because of your very helpful input. But I was wondering if you might have a suggestion about two things:

1. How do it center the title of my forum in light of the buttons I have just added: http://seanwilson.org/forum/

(I know. They are ugly and intrusive. I'll go back to the drawing board i think).

2. Is there anyway to have a header only for the home page only, so that when a person clicks any other page, the header switches to somethign else?

Thanks and regards.

And my apologies for those ugly buttons.
Re: Putting images on your site or customizing the header [message #160349 is a reply to message #160338] Mon, 24 August 2009 17:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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... never mind. I've got this all sorted out now. I was using a huge screen, so I was seeing something different from what many might have been seeing. In any event, I moved those buttons altogether and created a new header. It works and looks just fine I think.

Sorry to have bothered you!
Re: Putting images on your site or customizing the header [message #160350 is a reply to message #160348] Mon, 24 August 2009 18:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Just looking at it, I was intrigued that you managed to insert the buttons into the default header! But I believe you could rearrange the order the of the buttons and title along with a <align="center"> tag, of course I believe you would need to include the search block in that: and I don't have time to test the idea out.

Even if it worked I'm guessing your title still would not be centered because of the search block on the right you would have to try it and see, firebug tells me that that sections consists of 2 TD's but I only saw one /td. The last attempt I saw with the images at the top should work fine if you placed one of the buttons on the right and centered it.

As for clearing the header going to next page the only way I could think of doing so would be to create virtual forums on the front page linking to a different sub forum or theme with different headers or no header at all but that would negate having a home link as your title. However I am sure there is a more elegant way of doing so.

I tried the registration button and got no response! The only time I have seen that before was when I enabled "Path.info" but did not create a path info theme so you might want to like into it. I bookmarked it because I want to understand more about this E-mail group posting thingy!




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Re: Putting images on your site or customizing the header [message #160355 is a reply to message #160338] Mon, 24 August 2009 18:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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... dude, I'm locked out of my site. The links don't work. I can't log in. It's like a coup or something. It's like it's not even mine anymore. It doesn't work. The whole thing is "broke."

All that happened was that I turned OFF path-urls, because turning them on created linking problems. However, when the path-urls were on, the linking problems occured ONLY for LOGGED ON people, not logged off people. When I turned path-urls OFF, it seemed to fix it for LOGGED ON folks (me), so I thought it was fixed. Then I find out after logging off that nothing works!!! And I can't log back in to fix it!

The links don't work!!!

You guys know how to fix this?
Re: Putting images on your site or customizing the header [message #160357 is a reply to message #160355] Mon, 24 August 2009 20:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Sorry I was taking a nap!

Login through the admin panel and correct the issue!



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Re: Putting images on your site or customizing the header [message #160359 is a reply to message #160338] Mon, 24 August 2009 22:04 Go to previous message
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... dude, you saved the day!!

Way to go.

I mean that was like calling the batphone or something.

Everything is fixed now. Working A-okay.

We're good to go Houston!!!

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