Help I am very new and could have a little problem

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wedmonds
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Help I am very new and could have a little problem

Post by wedmonds » Fri Sep 23, 2005 10:42 pm

Hi people,

I am using Dreamweaver and have managed to setup my forum without any problems and i dont think the problem i have is directly related to PHPBB.

How do i set a button on my page to automatically link to the forum i have created. I just cannot seem to work it out.

Do i have to point at specific file?

Any help would be greatly received.

Thanks people.

wedmonds

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Post by gmex2006 » Fri Sep 23, 2005 10:54 pm

Well I do not use dreamweaver, but I guess you just have to use a button, which on release will go to yourdomain.com/forum/index.php

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Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Sat Sep 24, 2005 4:15 am

Modifying or editing the phpBB files.

If you intend to modify any of the phpBB files, then you will need a
text editor.
MSWord or Wordperfect, or any kind of word processor, is not a text editor.
You can use notepad, it is not very user friendly for this.
You can use wordpad, it works pretty good.
You can download some other text editor and use it.
If you know how to use FrontPage or Dreamweaver properly, you can use one of
them. If you don't know how to use the pure text part of them, don't use them.
Netscape Composer won't work.

All of the phpBB files are just pure text. If you use something other than a pure
text editor, you will screw up the code and then it won't work.

Ok, now you have a text editor, what next?

Assuming that you downloaded the phpBB zip file, you now have all the files
on your computer. When you want to edit one of the files for your forum, all
you have to do is find the appropriate file on your computer, edit it and
upload it to your server. It will overwrite the one there and that will be it.

What I do is create a folder on my computer and name it "working", then I put a
copy of the file I am working on in there. Then I do my edits, upload it to the
server, and see if it works. If it doesn't work, I do more edits and try again,
each time overwriting the one that is on the server.

If it all gets completely messed up, I still have the original in the zip file
to replace it with and I am back to normal.



Changing the Top and Bottom of phpBB pages.



Changing the phpBB Logo Image

IF you want to change the phpBB logo, there are two ways to do it.
Easy way:
If your logo images is a gif file, rename it to logo_phpBB.gif and
upload it to the templates/subSilver/images directory, overwriting
the one that is there.
If you are using a different style/template, then rename it/ upload it
to the appropriate directory.

A little harder way:
Go to the templates/subSilver (or whatever style you have) directory.
open the overall_header.tpl file, using a text editor like wordpad or
even notepad.(not Word)
Scroll down almost to the bottom of the file and look for:

<img src="templates/subSilver/images/logo_phpBB.gif"

replace the path to the logo with whatever yours is.

All of this works for the subSilver template, your template may vary
a little, but the idea is the same. If you are having trouble finding
the name or path to the style logo, try this;
Go to your forum, right click on the logo that is there, go to properties,
that will show you the path and logo name to look for.


Making the logo image a link of your choice.

If you have replaced the phpBB logo with your own, and now want it to
link to your home page (or wherever), here is how:
Go to the templates/subSilver (or whatever style you have) directory.
open the overall_header.tpl file, using a text editor like wordpad or
even notepad.(not Word)
Scroll down almost to the bottom of the file and look for:
<a href="{U_INDEX}">

change like this:
<a href="http://yourdomain.com">

You are done.


Adding new menu items to the phpBB pages.

If you want to add new menu items of your own to the ones at the top
of the forum pages, here's how:
Go to the templates/subSilver (or whatever style you have) directory.
open the overall_header.tpl file, using a text editor like wordpad or
even notepad.(not Word)
Scroll down almost to the bottom of the file and look for:
<a href="{U_LOGIN_LOGOUT}" class="mainmenu"><img src="templates/subSilver/images/icon_mini_login.gif" width="12" height="13" border="0" alt="{L_LOGIN_LOGOUT}" hspace="3" />{L_LOGIN_LOGOUT}</a>&nbsp;</span></td>

Now, let's say you want a new link that says "Home", try this;

On the next line after the above code, enter the following:
<tr><td height="25" align="center" valign="top" nowrap="nowrap"><span class="mainmenu">&nbsp;<a href="http://yourdomain.com/index.html" class="mainmenu">Home</a></span></td></tr>

If you want a graphic like the other ones, you can create one or
find one somewhere. Then upload it to the server and make the image
path point to it as in the first code above.



Changing the bottom of the pages.

To change/add to the bottom of all pages on your forum:
Go to the templates/subSilver (or whatever style you have) directory.
open the overall_footer.tpl file, using a text editor like wordpad or
even notepad.(not Word)
You can add whatever html you want to this file and it will show up
at the bottom of every page of your forum.

good luck.
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Post by wedmonds » Tue Dec 06, 2005 3:47 pm

Thanks for coming back to me.

I had decided to try and make my new logo have a link back to my main index page but the template i am using (charcoal) does not have the <a href="{U_INDEX}"> line within the overall_header.tpl file.

I have managed to get the logo in the charcoal template and all works fine. Just need a little more help to get logo to link back to Index.

Can anyone help me do this please. I would be eternally greatful.

Many Thanks

Wayne

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