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Newbie needs help

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 2:57 pm
by onit
Hi All
I would really like to use this mod but I dont know how to install it
Can somebody please help me?
Thanks
Robin
http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.ph ... d285387e6b

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 3:01 pm
by Marshalrusty
Have you read the MOD installation tutorial? It can be found here: http://www.phpbb.com/kb/article.php?article_id=150

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 3:10 pm
by onit
Yes I did but this one is very confusing to me..Im very new to this..Im sorry
Robin :cry:

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 3:58 pm
by Lumpy Burgertushie
onit wrote: Yes I did but this one is very confusing to me..Im very new to this..Im sorry
Robin :cry:


that article explains how to do MODs . it is very simple,

get a text editor, not frontpage or word, etc.

open the file in question
find the code it tells you to.


add the code it tells you to where it tells you to.

save the file and upload it back to the server.

pretty simple

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 4:18 pm
by onit
Lumpy Burgertushie wrote: get a text editor, not frontpage or word, etc.
What do you recommend for a text editor and where do I get one?
Im sorry, I guess guys are just better at this stuff :oops:

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 5:55 pm
by onit
Is there a way to edit and view my forum offline before uploading a mod?
I have backed up everything to my desktop.
I am having a very difficult time trying to understand how to install this mod.
Thank you
Robin

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 6:00 pm
by spiritdream
onit wrote: What do you recommend for a text editor and where do I get one?

If you're using a Windows-based pc, you should have Notepad and Wordpad both available - personally, I prefer Wordpad because it's easier to read the template files, but either one works fine.

You open the file you want to edit, make your changes, save, and upload to your server choosing to "overwrite" the file that's there (make sure you have backups in case something goes wrong though!!).

BTW - it's got nothing to do with being a guy!! You'll be fine once you get some practice in, too!! :wink:

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 6:11 pm
by onit
spiritdream wrote:
onit wrote:What do you recommend for a text editor and where do I get one?

If you're using a Windows-based pc, you should have Notepad and Wordpad both available - personally, I prefer Wordpad because it's easier to read the template files, but either one works fine.

You open the file you want to edit, make your changes, save, and upload to your server choosing to "overwrite" the file that's there (make sure you have backups in case something goes wrong though!!).

BTW - it's got nothing to do with being a guy!! You'll be fine once you get some practice in, too!! :wink:
Lumpy Burgertushie posted above NOT frontpage or word..
Also, the mod says"subsilver" but im using subBlack, will it work?..I have no idea how to get this mod installed and Im afraid of wrecking the whole board.. :cry:
Thank you for your help
Robin

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 6:31 pm
by Lumpy Burgertushie
correct, I said not word, wordpad is not word.

wordpad comes with windows. word is part of MS Office.

anyway,

just do to subBlack whatever it says to do to subSilver.

robert

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 6:35 pm
by EagleWing
http://www.textpad.com/index.html

TEXTPAD is a GREAT editor for using 'php' with...it color codes and you can use the 'UNDO' button even after saving a file...and they use 'phpBB' as their forum.... :D


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Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 6:41 pm
by onit
Lumpy Burgertushie wrote: correct, I said not word, wordpad is not word.

wordpad comes with windows. word is part of MS Office.

anyway,

just do to subBlack whatever it says to do to subSilver.

robert
Im sorry Robert, I misread your message :oops:
There is so much information for the mod thad I really want to install but im afraid I will screw up the whole board.
Ill do more research on how to install mods but for now I dont want to bother you people anymore.
You have been very helpful but I dont even know where to start with the installation.

Robin :cry:

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 7:36 pm
by GreyDogz
I use "Notepad +" http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/

Has line numbers, can have multiple tabs open and its freeware.

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 7:47 pm
by EagleWing
dont get too depressed Robin....its an easy one to do...
if you would like some help, shoot me a PM with a way to hookup with you over the next couple days, (MSN, ICQ, YIM, etc)

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 8:01 pm
by onit
EagleWing wrote: dont get too depressed Robin....its an easy one to do...
if you would like some help, shoot me a PM with a way to hookup with you over the next couple days, (MSN, ICQ, YIM, etc)
Thanks all
Im working on it right now, I just dont want to screw up the entire forum 8O

I already did that once
I had to have the person that set it up for me get the board going again then I just ran a Backup

Is there a way to view/practice on the forum (I copied EVERY file that I have uploaded to the site)
This way I could see if it worked before I upload it.
Thanks again
Robin :lol:

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2006 8:16 pm
by EagleWing
Is there a way to view/practice on the forum (I copied EVERY file that I have uploaded to the site)
This way I could see if it worked before I upload it.


Not without another database running the same config....
in other words, NO....(not that I know of)

IMPORTANT: if you are running your forum with a diff theme than 'subsilver' then you will be opening the 'index_body.tpl' from in your themes folder, not the 'subsilver' folder....same with the 'overall_footer' file.


you might wonder "why didnt it work" if you didnt use 'your' theme.

BTW, what is the URL of you forum??