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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 10:25 am 
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the board seems to be going well! nice one 8)

here's a few add-ons for phpBB which i've found really useful on the various forums i run :D

they fall into 2 categories - forum stuff (add new features to the board software) and admin stuff (give administrators more tools)

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FORUM STUFF:

Quick Reply Hack with Quote (quick reply box at the bottom of every topic page)
http://www.phpbbhacks.com/download/540

Search Posts by Time (the drop down on HL that allows you to show all posts in last X minutes/hours/days)
http://www.phpbbhacks.com/download/348

Statistics (forum stats!)
http://www.phpbbhacks.com/download/477


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ADMIN STUFF:

Account Activation Overview
http://www.phpbbhacks.com/download/483

eXtreme Styles (caches templates for speed, and allows PHP code in .tpl files)
http://www.phpbbstyles.com/viewtopic.php?t=356

Log Registration IP
http://www.phpbbhacks.com/download/2975


there's a stack more that i've used on HL but i found that adding too many means upgrading is a nightmare :D

those few that i've mentioned add key functionality, and more importantly they are pretty straightforward to do, and the admin ones in particular dont usually involve any code changes - its all just a case of dropping new files into certain folders :)

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 10:36 am 
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Quiff Boy: YOU ARE A STAR! :D :D :D

I'll look into them ASAP!


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 10:49 am 
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no worries ;)

one other comment - its a bit hard to distinguish between the icons for forums with "new posts" and those with "no new posts" :?

i found that on the HL "industrial groove machine" style (which had similar icons to this one) i had to colour the "new post" ones in - have a look at that theme on HL - they're blue and (i hope) stand out a bit more...

your current theme is very monochrome - i'd maybe suggest choosing 1 other colour (something nephlimiy - green? brown? khaki maybe?) and adding splashes of it to the colour scheme (a:hover links, topic icons etc) - it will liven the whole thing up :D

if you want to use the HL blue "new" icons let me know and i'll zip them all up for you :)

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You're right! I have been trying to modify the new post icon this morning, but it doesn't look nice. :?

I've also tried to change the icons to this indianstyle Nephilim logo,
"totem" I think it's also called. New posts will glow in yellow/orange, but like above.. it dosen't look nice. :?

I'll check out the theme you mention at Heartland and get back soon. :)


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 10:54 am 
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..and about one more color, I was thinking this orange/yellow they have on their official homepage. Thumbs up, thumbs down - what do you think?


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Oh yes, I like the blue icons in the IGM theme.
Something similar to that, but maybe orange instead blue..


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Quick Reply :o :lol:

nice :D

a darkish reddy orange sounds good 8)

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Yepp, I think it works just as it should.. ;)

Just updated the icons a bit, don't know really. I want to have whole new icons.

...and I have question for you: how do you put up a gallery for members? :)

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you have 2 options for galleries - one thats fully intergrated into the forum, or that just shares the users db

heartland uses a standalone gallery that plugs in to the user db - the main two for this are 4images (which HL uses) and coppermine (i'm not a huge fan of this one)

the main option for one that plugs straight into the forum is written by a guy called smartor - Smartors Photo Album

i'd try smartor's album as its pretty easy to get up and running and does the job quite nicely :)

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Thank you!
I'll look into the Smarters one then.. as it sounds the easiest. ;D

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I can't seem to be able to paste text when I post a reply. Is that intentional?

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kazamel wrote:
I can't seem to be able to paste text when I post a reply. Is that intentional?


No, that's not intentional. Hrm. Wonder why it does a such strange behaviour.


EDIT: It works for me though. :shock:


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kazamel wrote:
I can't seem to be able to paste text when I post a reply. Is that intentional?


No, that's not intentional. Hrm. Wonder why it does a such strange behaviour.


EDIT: It works for me though. :shock:

wow, something's very wrong with my pc
i can't ctrl+c anymore in IE6. sorry, it was a pebkac :oops:

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like the new bronze logo... ;) :D :P

next step - get that bronze colour repeated throughout the site

change all the :hover links from that orange to something a bit more like the colour of the logo

in the css:

current colour: #FFCCOO (might be written as #FC0)

try one of these:

#DF773F
#D0672E
#A54113

which ever you settle on, try setting H1 and .maintitle to have the same "color" in the css too :D

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then i'd also change the yellow arrow on your "latest reply" icon

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to whatever of those bronzey colours you use :)

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am i doing your head in yet? :lol:

sorry :oops: :D

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Thanks Quiff Boy!

If it's going on like this, I never get finished. ;D

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show all the smilies on the main posting page & remove that "more" link

open includes/functions_post.php

find
Code:
$inline_rows = 5;
about line 725

change the value to
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$inline_rows = 8;
about line 725
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Danke! *notworthy*
I'll fix that.. after I've fixed my computer.. it broke down again. :roll:


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i see you've done it then? ;) :!: :D

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