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Forum logo

Posted: Thu May 04, 2006 7:58 pm
by JackMicro
I've just installed the forum, and still have the "phpBB" picture at the top left corner. How do I change it to one of my pictures?

Posted: Thu May 04, 2006 7:59 pm
by MarkTheDaemon
Open root/templates/your template/overall_header.tpl
Find:
<tr>
<td><a href="{U_INDEX}"><img src="templates/subSilver/images/logo_phpBB.gif" border="0" alt="{L_INDEX}" vspace="1" /></a></td>
<td align="center" width="100%" valign="middle"><span class="maintitle">{SITENAME}</span><br /><span class="gen">{SITE_DESCRIPTION}<br />&nbsp; </span>
<table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2" border="0">
<tr>


- To change the extension, filename, or path of the logo, edit the text in green
- To change where the logo hyperlink goes, edit the text in red. Replace with http://www.yoursite.com. You may also wish to change the alternative text (orange) to reflect the new location. (ex. 'Portal', 'Home', etc.)
- To change the logo, just overwrite the {root}/templates/subSilver/images/logo_phpBB.gif file with your own

Posted: Thu May 04, 2006 8:10 pm
by JackMicro
Sry, I'm a newbe, go easy one me. Where can I find the root directory? In the administrator site?

Posted: Thu May 04, 2006 8:17 pm
by Marshalrusty
Jack, are you on a free host? Can we get a link to your board?

Posted: Thu May 04, 2006 8:17 pm
by JackMicro
forum.banana.se/phpBB2

Posted: Thu May 04, 2006 8:20 pm
by Marshalrusty
You have FTP access, right? The root folder is the main phpBB folder (the one with config.php).

Posted: Thu May 04, 2006 8:23 pm
by JackMicro
Marshalrusty wrote: You have FTP access, right? The root folder is the main phpBB folder (the one with config.php).


Ok, thx. How do I open the over_header.tpl file?

EDIT: When I dubble-click the file in the FTP program a page pops up and you can read:
<div align="center"><span class="copyright"><br />{ADMIN_LINK}<br />
<!--
We request you retain the full copyright notice below including the link to www.phpbb.com.
This not only gives respect to the large amount of time given freely by the developers
but also helps build interest, traffic and use of phpBB 2.0. If you cannot (for good
reason) retain the full copyright we request you at least leave in place the
Powered by phpBB line, with phpBB linked to www.phpbb.com. If you refuse
to include even this then support on our forums may be affected.

The phpBB Group : 2002
// -->
Powered by <a href="http://www.phpbb.com/" target="_phpbb" class="copyright">phpBB</a> &copy; 2001, 2005 phpBB Group<br />{TRANSLATION_INFO}</span></div>
</td>
</tr>
</table>

</body>
</html>

Posted: Thu May 04, 2006 8:24 pm
by Marshalrusty
Download it and use a plain text editor such as Wordpad to edit it.

Posted: Thu May 04, 2006 8:25 pm
by jwunderly
JackMicro wrote:
Marshalrusty wrote:You have FTP access, right? The root folder is the main phpBB folder (the one with config.php).


Ok, thx. How do I open the over_header.tpl file?


1. Download it to your computer
2. Using a text editor (like url=http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/uk/site.htm]NotePad++[/url]), makes the edits.
3. Upload it and test

Posted: Thu May 04, 2006 8:29 pm
by KevC
JackMicro wrote:
Marshalrusty wrote:You have FTP access, right? The root folder is the main phpBB folder (the one with config.php).


Ok, thx. How do I open the over_header.tpl file?

EDIT: When I dubble-click the file in the FTP program a page pops up and you can read:
<div align="center"><span class="copyright"><br />{ADMIN_LINK}<br />
<!--
We request you retain the full copyright notice below including the link to www.phpbb.com.
This not only gives respect to the large amount of time given freely by the developers
but also helps build interest, traffic and use of phpBB 2.0. If you cannot (for good
reason) retain the full copyright we request you at least leave in place the
Powered by phpBB line, with phpBB linked to www.phpbb.com. If you refuse
to include even this then support on our forums may be affected.

The phpBB Group : 2002
// -->
Powered by <a href="http://www.phpbb.com/" target="_phpbb" class="copyright">phpBB</a> &copy; 2001, 2005 phpBB Group<br />{TRANSLATION_INFO}</span></div>
</td>
</tr>
</table>

</body>
</html>


That's the overall_footer.tpl (ie the bottom of the page). You need the overall_header.tpl.

Posted: Thu May 04, 2006 8:36 pm
by JackMicro
Yes, I noticed that :)

I've done what you suggested. Downloaded it and opend it with notepad, maked the changes, and then uploaded it again. But the result was that the old picture dissapeard and the text: "forum.banana.se Forum Index" replaced it. Instead of the picture which is located at "phpBB2/images/bananaloga.jpg".

Posted: Thu May 04, 2006 8:47 pm
by Marshalrusty
The path should be "images/bananaloga.jpg", not "phpBB2/images/bananaloga.jpg". If that still doesn't work, please post exactly what you replaced the code with.

Posted: Thu May 04, 2006 8:51 pm
by JackMicro
<td><a href="{U_INDEX}"><img src="images/bananalogoa.jpg" border="0" alt="{L_INDEX}" vspace="1" /></a></td>

Posted: Thu May 04, 2006 8:53 pm
by Marshalrusty
Assuming that the image is actually in that folder, that should work fine. Note that there are two 'images' folders. You are saying it is in the first one, not the one in the templates folder.

Posted: Thu May 04, 2006 8:54 pm
by JackMicro
I've fixed it, it was a typing-error :D

Thx for your help, though.