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How to add "Forum rules" to my forum

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I like the pink "Forum rules" box in this forum. How can I add this in my phpBB3 forum, please?

I searched this forum for forum rules but could not find any entry.
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Re: How to add "Forum rules" to my forum

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Admin panel>manage forums
Click the green cog to edit it.
At the bottom of the page is a rules section where you can add a link or add text for the box.
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Re: How to add "Forum rules" to my forum

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How do you add text and a link just like shown on phpbb.com?
I don't think bb code works in 'forum rules"
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Re: How to add "Forum rules" to my forum

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radiofranky wrote:I don't think bb code works in 'forum rules"
Have you tried it? :)
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Re: How to add "Forum rules" to my forum

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radiofranky wrote:How do you add text and a link just like shown on phpbb.com?
I don't think bb code works in 'forum rules"
It works on my forum.

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Please make sure you've read the [url=http://forum.svpocketpc.com/viewforum.php?f=8]Board Policies forum[/url], which spells out the rules and guidelines of this forum.
I do wish there was a way to apply the rules to all forums at once, though.

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Re: How to add "Forum rules" to my forum

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this is what I have and url doesn't show. "Board-Wide Rules and Regulations [url]test[/url]"
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radiofranky wrote:this is what I have and url doesn't show. "Board-Wide Rules and Regulations test"
If you literally used that string, it won't work ("test" isn't a valid URL). See:

test

Put a valid URL in there like I did in my previous post. If you visited my forum, you saw that it works.

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Re: How to add "Forum rules" to my forum

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I even copy and pasted your code

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[url=http://forum.svpocketpc.com/viewforum.php?f=8]Board Policies forum[/url]
into my rule, but it won't display when there is other text around

then link itself is ok but not when there is other text around
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Re: How to add "Forum rules" to my forum

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radiofranky wrote:I even copy and pasted your code

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[url=http://forum.svpocketpc.com/viewforum.php?f=8]Board Policies forum[/url]
into my rule, but it won't display when there is other text around

then link itself is ok but not when there is other text around
How would you expect a code to work when they point to Steve's forum and a specific topic on his forum?
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Can you screenshot your forum management so we can see what you're putting in please.
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Re: How to add "Forum rules" to my forum

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sunsop wrote:
radiofranky wrote:I even copy and pasted your code

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[url=http://forum.svpocketpc.com/viewforum.php?f=8]Board Policies forum[/url]
into my rule, but it won't display when there is other text around

then link itself is ok but not when there is other text around
How would you expect a code to work when they point to Steve's forum and a specific topic on his forum?
it's just a link, so why it matters what put in.
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Re: How to add "Forum rules" to my forum

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this is what I have in "rule" section. It doesn't show the link when there is a text next to it
this is what I have in "rule" section.  It doesn't show the link when there is a text next to it
this is what I have in "rule" section. It doesn't show the link when there is a text next to it
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it show fine in this the admin page, but in the forum it won't show
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Re: How to add "Forum rules" to my forum

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It shows above that box a preview of the code you've entered and shows the test123 bit is a link.

So now what are you seeing on the forum? Screenshot or link will do.
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Re: How to add "Forum rules" to my forum

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here is forum screen
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Re: How to add "Forum rules" to my forum

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hmmm

I'm not sure what is producing the text under the forum rules part in your screenshot. I can't find where there's coming from in the code.

Are you sure you're looking at the forum that you're editing the rule box for?
I'm just wondering if you're editing it for the category (which won't show) and not the forum which is what you've entered.
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