Advanced BBCode Box 3

Frequently Asked Questions

[How To] Customize BBCode Icons & Toolbar

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How Do I Add an Icon To My Custom BBCodes?

Easy! All you need is an icon in GIF format that has the exact same name as your BBCode.

Just add the icon to the vse/abbc3/images/icons/ directory.

For example, the BBCode [foobar][/foobar] would work with foobar.gif.

For convenience, ABBC3 ships with a huge library of icons that you can find in the vse/abbc3/contrib/ directory.

If you want to create your own icons, ABBC3 uses 16x16 and 20x20 GIF icons.

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How Do I Customize the BBCode Toolbar?

1. BBCode sorting/order:
The top row toolbar is set in stone and displays phpBB's built-in BBCodes. The lower rows contain custom BBCodes and they can be sorted in any order from the "Posting" tab inside the ACP. They can be sorted using either the up/down icons associated with each BBCode or you can drag-and-drop the BBCode rows into the the order you would like.

2. BBCode toolbar color:
The background color of the toolbar can be changed. There are a number of alternative toolbar images in the vse/abbc3/contrib/ directory. Replace the image located at vse/abbc3/styles/all/theme/images/abbc3_bg.gif with an alternate toolbar image (it must be renamed abbc3_bg.gif) and you can see the new toolbar (a refresh of your browser cache may be needed).

What about customizing the toolbar color differently for different styles? That can be done too! In the vse/abbc3/styles/ directory create a new folder named exactly the same as your style's folder name. Then move a copy of the theme folder found inside vse/abbc3/styles/all/ to your new style folder. Add the new toolbar image to vse/abbc3/styles/yourstyle/theme/images/abbc3_bg.gif and that's it.

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Warning: Make a backup of the images you create, add and/or change because they could be lost when you update this extension, if your update process to the extension involves deleting the entire old abbc3 folder and uploading a fresh new version. You will need to re-upload your custom images again after the update.