[HOW TO] Change your logo in 3.2.x

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Re: [HOW TO] Change your logo in 3.2.x

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:14 pm

do you mean that your board style does not show the phpbb logo or do you mean that you want to change it but you don't have your own logo to replace it with?

please be more specific and also give us a link to your board.


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Re: [HOW TO] Change your logo in 3.2.x

Post by milango » Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:44 pm

No.
I want to replace site_logo.xxx by SITE NAME .
How do it? Thanks

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Re: [HOW TO] Change your logo in 3.2.x

Post by dre40 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:03 am

If im using a different style. what file do i have to mod so my logo will show up in that style? like prosilver_se or Black-silver.
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Re: [HOW TO] Change your logo in 3.2.x

Post by Mick » Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:18 am

You should contact the style author if it's different to the default prosilver. Prosilver_se should be the same as prosilver except you edit stylesheet.css.
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Re: [HOW TO] Change your logo in 3.2.x

Post by RG_C » Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:47 am

Hello. My first visit to the forum. This may be slightly off topic but for me it is a continuation of the header logo change matter.

The instructions to replace the logo were perfect. I was able to replace the site_logo.gif with a new 500x125.png with rounded corners and transparency. It needs a bit of tinkering but it is mighty close.

The challenge now is to change the background of the container that holds the logo, board title, slogan and search box. CSS is not my strong suit so I have been fumbling around with this for hours in the hopes that I will stumble across the answer, but have failed miserably. Something like a #103687 would probably fit better with the blue of my logo than the default. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: [HOW TO] Change your logo in 3.2.x

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Sat Mar 04, 2017 4:59 am

if your style is prosilver or prosilver based it will usually be the colours.css file.
look for this part:

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.headerbar {
	color: #FFFFFF;
}

.headerbar, .forumbg {
	background-color: #12A3EB;
	background-image: -webkit-linear-gradient(top, #6ACEFF 0%, #0076B1 2px, #12A3EB 92px, #12A3EB 100%);
	background-image: linear-gradient(to bottom, #6ACEFF 0%,#0076B1 2px,#12A3EB 92px,#12A3EB 100%);
	background-repeat: repeat-x;
}
change it to this:

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.headerbar {
	color: #FFFFFF;
	background-color: #103687;
}

.forumbg {
	background-color: #12A3EB;
	background-image: -webkit-linear-gradient(top, #6ACEFF 0%, #0076B1 2px, #12A3EB 92px, #12A3EB 100%);
	background-image: linear-gradient(to bottom, #6ACEFF 0%,#0076B1 2px,#12A3EB 92px,#12A3EB 100%);
	background-repeat: repeat-x;
}
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Re: [HOW TO] Change your logo in 3.2.x

Post by RG_C » Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:18 pm

Thank you! That is exactly the result that I was searching for. I decided that the border around the category and forum containers needed some help so I found the line
.forabg {
background-color: #103687;
and made the change. Now all is well. Perfect!!!!!!

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Re: [HOW TO] Change your logo in 3.2.x

Post by Lady_G » Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:16 am

I have followed the instructions in Post #1 and everything is working, but I think an important step is missing.

Can you please add instructions to clear the system cache after the files have been uploaded? Otherwise, the modified files will not be detected and the prior configuration will remain.
stevemaury wrote:
Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:05 pm
...
3. Configuring your logo

...

Edit the width, and height to match your new logo.

Save and upload the colours.css and the common.css files, to the same location on your server, using your FTP client (overwriting the existing files).

Clear the system cache (Administration Control Panel --> Purge the cache), then reload your browser page.

Your new logo should now be displaying in the forums.
(I have decided to not use the site logo extension for the reasons described here.)

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Re: [HOW TO] Change your logo in 3.2.x

Post by tammyfolk » Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:57 pm

So I've spent several days trying to learn this...

www.cookinupcreations.net

at this point I have the code correct based on the above instructions.

colours.css is

.site_logo {
background-image: url("./images/CUC_Logo2017.png");

and common.css is

.site_logo {
display: inline-block;
width: 936px;
height: 48px;
}
I did the refresh and now I have phpbbphpbbphpbb all the way across. Am I missing something?? Thanks for any help!
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Re: [HOW TO] Change your logo in 3.2.x

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:48 am

right under : background-image: url("./images/CUC_Logo2017.png");

put
background-repeat: no-repeat;


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Re: [HOW TO] Change your logo in 3.2.x

Post by tammyfolk » Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:18 am

Thanks for the help....that removed the continuous phpbbphpbb...but the inage still isn't loading. Off to start over again. :shock:

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Re: [HOW TO] Change your logo in 3.2.x

Post by tammyfolk » Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:25 am

Lady_G wrote:
Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:16 am
I have followed the instructions in Post #1 and everything is working, but I think an important step is missing.

Can you please add instructions to clear the system cache after the files have been uploaded? Otherwise, the modified files will not be detected and the prior configuration will remain.
stevemaury wrote:
Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:05 pm
...
3. Configuring your logo

...

Edit the width, and height to match your new logo.

Save and upload the colours.css and the common.css files, to the same location on your server, using your FTP client (overwriting the existing files).

Clear the system cache (Administration Control Panel --> Purge the cache), then reload your browser page.

Your new logo should now be displaying in the forums.
(I have decided to not use the site logo extension for the reasons described here.)
Like I mentioned in a previous post, I'm reading, watching you tube, and trying to self educate myself with how to manage the phpbb forum that I installed. I too had the problem with trying to purge the cache, as I never found that option anywhere...I just wound up using ctrl & F5 for a forced refresh. Is this the same thing??

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Re: [HOW TO] Change your logo in 3.2.x

Post by P_I » Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:29 am

tammyfolk wrote:
Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:18 am
Thanks for the help....that removed the continuous phpbbphpbb...but the inage still isn't loading. Off to start over again. :shock:
Using Chrome's Inspect tool I'm getting a 404 error on the logo file. Double-check where you've placed it. There is also something strange with your header layout.
tammyfolk wrote:
Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:25 am
I too had the problem with trying to purge the cache, as I never found that option anywhere.
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Re: [HOW TO] Change your logo in 3.2.x

Post by GoesOn » Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:25 pm

What is the best and easiest program to create your own logo?
English is not my native language :!:

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Re: [HOW TO] Change your logo in 3.2.x

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:49 am

search online for logo wizards or logo creators.

otherwise get a good graphics program and learn how to create graphics with it.


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