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Bez

Add on's

I have tried to do this add on for my forum..

http://zappysnapperz.myfreeforum.org/index.php

the add on is

http://howtodoit.myfreeforum.org/...component=content&topicid=629


I have done everything its says, yet nothing happens? It doesnt appear. Any ideas what I could be doing wrong?
Thanks in advance.
myff admin

but what have you done? since the guides work if they have actually been done they work. So we need to know what you have actually done!
Bez

admin (no pm's please) wrote:
but what have you done? since the guides work if they have actually been done they work.
Yes I believe you, I must be doing something wrong

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So we need to know what you have actually done!


I got the template ready as it says, then followed ALL the instructions on here

http://howtodoit.myfreeforum.org/...component=content&topicid=629

but the welcome message doesnt appear  
myff admin

That is just repeating that you thing you have followed the guides.

We need code exerts/screenshots of what you have actually done.
Nick(NR)

admin (no pm's please) wrote:
That is just repeating that you thing you have followed the guides.

We need code exerts/screenshots of what you have actually done.


and is the blueish purple with the black background the template your working on?
Bez

Ok this is what I did.

I went to edit templates/logos

I copied myff zappysnappers1 to create myff zappysnappers 2



Then selecting myff zappysnappers 2 in the box above, I went to overall_header.tpl  and inserted the Welcome text as shown below



Can you tell me where Ive gone wrong as the welcome message refuses to show up.   Thanks.
myff admin

Code should be cut and pasted between [code][/code] tags here.

I can't read screenshots as small as that.
Bez

[quote="admin (no pm's please)"]Code should be cut and pasted between
Code:
 <!--
   if ( {PRIVATE_MESSAGE_NEW_FLAG} )
   {
      window.open('{U_PRIVATEMSGS_POPUP}', '_phpbbprivmsg', 'HEIGHT=225,resizable=yes,WIDTH=400');;
   }
//-->
</script>
<!-- END switch_enable_pm_popup -->
</head>
<body bgcolor="{T_BODY_BGCOLOR}" text="{T_BODY_TEXT}" link="{T_BODY_LINK}" vlink="{T_BODY_VLINK}">

<a name="top"></a>

<table width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="10" border="0" align="center">
   <tr>
      <td class="bodyline"><table width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0">
         <tr>
            <td><a href="{U_INDEX}"><img src="templates/myff_zappysnapperz2/images/logo_phpBB.gif" border="0" alt="{L_INDEX}" vspace="1" /></a></td>
            <td align="right" width="100%" valign="middle"><span class="gen"><h3>Welcome To HOWTODOIT I Hope You Enjoy Your Stay "{USERNAME}"</h3><br />&nbsp; </span>
            <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2" border="0">
               <tr>
                  <td align="center" valign="top" nowrap="nowrap"><span class="mainmenu">&nbsp;</span><span class="maintitle">{SITENAME}<br>
                        </span><span class="mainmenu"><br>
                        <a href="{U_PROFILE}" class="mainmenu"><img src="templates/myff_zappysnapperz2/images/profile.gif" width="62" height="20" border="0" alt="{L_PROFILE}" hspace="0" /></a></span><span class="mainmenu"><a href="{U_REGISTER}" class="mainmenu"><img src="templates/myff_zappysnapperz2/images/register.gif" width="62" height="20" border="0" alt="{L_REGISTER}" hspace="0" /></a><a href="{U_FAQ}" class="mainmenu"><img src="templates/myff_zappysnapperz2/images/faq.gif" width="39" height="20" border="0" alt="{L_FAQ}" hspace="0" /></a><a href="{U_INDEX}" class="mainmenu"><img src="templates/myff_zappysnapperz2/images/bbhome.gif" width="62" height="20" border="0" alt="{L_INDEX}" hspace="0" /></a><a href="{U_SEARCH}" class="mainmenu"><img src="templates/myff_zappysnapperz2/images/search.gif" width="62" height="20" border="0" alt="{L_SEARCH}" hspace="0" /></a></span>&nbsp;
                  </td>
               </tr>
               <tr>
                  <td height="25" align="center" valign="top" nowrap="nowrap"><span class="mainmenu">&nbsp;<a href="{U_MEMBERLIST}" class="mainmenu"><img src="templates/myff_zappysnapperz2/images/members.gif" width="62" height="20" border="0" alt="{L_MEMBERLIST}" hspace="0" /></a><a href="{U_GROUP_CP}" class="mainmenu"><img src="templates/myff_zappysnapperz2/images/usergroups.gif" width="82" height="20" border="0" alt="{L_USERGROUPS}" hspace=
tags here.

Thats where I put the code. Is it in the right place?







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I can't read screenshots as small as that.


Its imageshack-You click on the picture on the right, which enlarges it. surely you can read them that size?
myff admin

Your forum is still showing  myff zappysnappers1.
Bez

admin (no pm's please) wrote:
Your forum is still showing  myff zappysnappers1.


Could you explain that more clearly please to someone who's never indulged in this sort of thing much before and is trying to learn. And also possibly tell me what to do, as I thought that was what this forum is all about?  

Are you trying to say I havent made the template correctly?
myff admin

You may have made the template correctly, but it does not seem set as the default template in admin/configure.

You really need to master the basics like setting a template before editing them!
Bez

admin (no pm's please) wrote:
You may have made the template correctly, but it does not seem set as the default template in admin/configure.


Do you need to set each template you edit as default or just zappysnappeers 1?

Quote:
You really need to master the basics like setting a template before editing them!


But it says nothing about setting templates in all the HOWTODOIT pages.

Is there a HOWTODOIT on setting templates?
myff admin

The basics of setting which template is the default is covered in the video guides, as well as on howtodoit.

And when you edit a template the screen tells you if that template is the current default template people will see.

And as I said it can be set in admin/configure.

You do need to get your head around changing from one template to another before editing them.
Bez

admin (no pm's please) wrote:
The basics of setting which template is the default is covered in the video guides, as well as on howtodoit.


ok I'll watch them again


Quote:
And as I said it can be set in admin/configure.


So if Im making a zappysnappers 2 template, I need to make that the  default in configuration, or not?

Quote:
You do need to get your head around changing from one template to another before editing them.


I have searched for more template editing but the same stuff comes up.

My admin techy friend has lost interest in my forum, so I'm having to try and do things myself.Thats why I'm asking so many questions  
myff admin

I'm struggling here, you have dived in and made edits to template files, something which is warned about here:

http://forum.myfreeforum.org/sutra7092.php#7092

a thread you are asked to read before making such changes, and yet you come back and double check a simple instruction about setting a default template in admin/configure  

You don't need to make any edits to run a successful forum, and I fear that if we encourage you to get further out of your current depth, then you will blow the template up.

Please take things slowly and learn the basics before editing.
Bez

admin (no pm's please) wrote:
I'm struggling here, you have dived in and made edits to template files, something which is warned about here:

http://forum.myfreeforum.org/sutra7092.php#7092

a thread you are asked to read before making such changes, and yet you come back and double check a simple instruction about setting a default template in admin/configure  


I havent 'dived' in at all. Its better me asking 'simple' instructions rather than jumping in. i'm not stupid and wont do anything until I'm absolutely sure. I dont want to 'blow' my forum up either!

Quote:
You don't need to make any edits to run a successful forum,


I only wanted to add a welcome message and later some portals at the sides. I know it needs to be learnt slowly and thats how I'll go.
Nick(NR)

Bez wrote:
admin (no pm's please) wrote:
Your forum is still showing  myff zappysnappers1.


Could you explain that more clearly please to someone who's never indulged in this sort of thing much before and is trying to learn. And also possibly tell me what to do, as I thought that was what this forum is all about?  

Are you trying to say I havent made the template correctly?


Basically, if you want template support, then at the time of posting the question you need to set the template your working on as the default, so that guests can see it, that way we can see the template you've been working on and help you with less hassle, as seeing the template your working on helps us see errors and for the more code enabled, to see errors in the code, allowing us to respond with a better answer.



I'd also like to add, if your not seeing the edits, then my question is why aren't you using the editor to view the template your editing, as it overrides the default template for the board?
Bez

Nick(NR) wrote:
Bez wrote:
admin (no pm's please) wrote:
Your forum is still showing  myff zappysnappers1.


Could you explain that more clearly please to someone who's never indulged in this sort of thing much before and is trying to learn. And also possibly tell me what to do, as I thought that was what this forum is all about?  

Are you trying to say I havent made the template correctly?


Basically, if you want template support, then at the time of posting the question you need to set the template your working on as the default, so that guests can see it, that way we can see the template you've been working on and help you with less hassle, as seeing the template your working on helps us see errors and for the more code enabled, to see errors in the code, allowing us to respond with a better answer.



Thankyou for that  

Quote:
I'd also like to add, if your not seeing the edits, then my question is why aren't you using the editor to view the template your editing, as it overrides the default template for the board?


I always use 'editor'  
Nick(NR)

then one of two things is happening, the editor isn't set to the right template or something your entering is mangled, but something should still show or possibly affect the appearance of a temple.

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