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BLK306
01-05-2007, 10:14 PM
1. Can you manually change someones "Joined Date"? For some reason it says I joined my Forum in 1969.

2. Can you manually change someones post count?

3. How difficult would it be to get rid of the PHPBB logo at the top and replace it with my own?

4. Is there a way I could put a "Home" button on my forum so that visitors can navigate there way back to my website without hitting the back button or reentering the URL?

Aliens Anonymous
01-05-2007, 11:31 PM
1. Can you manually change someones "Joined Date"? For some reason it says I joined my Forum in 1969.

2. Can you manually change someones post count?

3. How difficult would it be to get rid of the PHPBB logo at the top and replace it with my own?

4. Is there a way I could put a "Home" button on my forum so that visitors can navigate there way back to my website without hitting the back button or reentering the URL?


1/ You can change the joined date, Read this topic (http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=376202&highlight=reset+joined+date)

2/ Why, it tells you how many posts each member has made. you could just delete the post's.

3/ you are using just subSilver Skin. in the templates/subSilver/images folder you will see a image named logo_phpBB.gif make a image file the same size save using the same name then replace it.

4/ in the templates/subSilver folder find and download the file overall_header.tpl open with your text editer.
FIND

&nbsp; &nbsp;<a href="{U_GROUP_CP}" class="mainmenu"><img src="templates/subSilver/images/icon_mini_groups.gif" width="12" height="13" border="0" alt="{L_USERGROUPS}" hspace="3" />{L_USERGROUPS}</a>

AFTER ADD

&nbsp; &nbsp;<a href=http://www.yourwebsite.com class="mainmenu"><img src="templates/subSilver/images/icon_mini_groups.gif" width="12" height="13" border="0" alt="Home Page" hspace="3" />Home Page</a>

change the yourwebsite.com to yours or the page you want.
close and save then upload in to same folder.

BLK306
01-06-2007, 05:45 PM
Thanks I'll give that a shot when I get home but I'm afraid I'm in over my head on this one but I will try.

So far everthing with this forum business has been extremely hard for me to grasp without someone actually showing me how to do it.

I'm way more of a visual learner.

BLK306
01-11-2007, 02:03 AM
1/ You can change the joined date, Read this topic (http://www.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=376202&highlight=reset+joined+date)

2/ Why, it tells you how many posts each member has made. you could just delete the post's.

3/ you are using just subSilver Skin. in the templates/subSilver/images folder you will see a image named logo_phpBB.gif make a image file the same size save using the same name then replace it.

4/ in the templates/subSilver folder find and download the file overall_header.tpl open with your text editer.
FIND

&nbsp; &nbsp;<a href="{U_GROUP_CP}" class="mainmenu"><img src="templates/subSilver/images/icon_mini_groups.gif" width="12" height="13" border="0" alt="{L_USERGROUPS}" hspace="3" />{L_USERGROUPS}</a>

AFTER ADD

&nbsp; &nbsp;<a href=http://www.yourwebsite.com class="mainmenu"><img src="templates/subSilver/images/icon_mini_groups.gif" width="12" height="13" border="0" alt="Home Page" hspace="3" />Home Page</a>

change the yourwebsite.com to yours or the page you want.
close and save then upload in to same folder.

Ok I have a couple of questions.

1. How do I know how big the current logo is? Does mine need to be exactly the same size?

2. When you say open with your text editor do you mean a program such as micrsoft word?

Aliens Anonymous
01-11-2007, 03:38 PM
First find the logo name you want to change, this can be done by right clicking the image and then clicking properties. then using your ftp manager download the image to your computer noting which folder you put it in. the logo images can usaully be found in the templates/yourskin/images/ . then click start on your computer and find the folder were you downloaded the image. want you have found the folder locate the image and mouseover it , you should get a little pop give info on the image the dimentions is the top one.

text editer as in Notepad, Notepad2, Dreamweaver the are some good free ones on the web like Notepad2 just put free text editer in your browser.

BLK306
01-13-2007, 02:59 AM
First find the logo name you want to change, this can be done by right clicking the image and then clicking properties. then using your ftp manager download the image to your computer noting which folder you put it in. the logo images can usaully be found in the templates/yourskin/images/ . then click start on your computer and find the folder were you downloaded the image. want you have found the folder locate the image and mouseover it , you should get a little pop give info on the image the dimentions is the top one.

text editer as in Notepad, Notepad2, Dreamweaver the are some good free ones on the web like Notepad2 just put free text editer in your browser.


OK I got the link to work so that I can get back to my site but in the forum it still says User Group. How can I change it to say home?

This is what I have so far.

&nbsp;<a href=http://www.steadyracing.net class="mainmenu"><img src="templates/subSilver/images/icon_mini_groups.gif" width="12" height="13" border="0" alt="{L_USERGROUPS}" hspace="3" />{L_USERGROUPS}</a>&nbsp;

Do I need to change all the areas where it says {L_USERGROUPS} to say HOME instead?

Aliens Anonymous
01-13-2007, 06:58 AM
Ok i see what you have done, if you mouseover the usergroup link on your forum you will see in the bottom left hand corner that you changed that link to go back to your site.

if you see the post above you should of ADDED extra text after the usergroup section, you have edited the usergroup and not added the extra code. it should look like this.

&nbsp;<a href="{U_GROUP_CP}" class="mainmenu"><img src="templates/subSilver/images/icon_mini_groups.gif" width="12" height="13" border="0" alt="{L_USERGROUPS}" hspace="3" />{L_USERGROUPS}</a>&nbsp; &nbsp;<a href="http://www.steadyracing.net" class="mainmenu"><img src="templates/subSilver/images/icon_mini_groups.gif" width="12" height="13" border="0" alt="Home Page" hspace="3" />Home Page</a>&nbsp;


Now copy this code and paste it over the code you posted you will then see the link.

BLK306
01-14-2007, 09:40 PM
Ok i see what you have done, if you mouseover the usergroup link on your forum you will see in the bottom left hand corner that you changed that link to go back to your site.

if you see the post above you should of ADDED extra text after the usergroup section, you have edited the usergroup and not added the extra code. it should look like this.

&nbsp;<a href="{U_GROUP_CP}" class="mainmenu"><img src="templates/subSilver/images/icon_mini_groups.gif" width="12" height="13" border="0" alt="{L_USERGROUPS}" hspace="3" />{L_USERGROUPS}</a>&nbsp; &nbsp;<a href="http://www.steadyracing.net" class="mainmenu"><img src="templates/subSilver/images/icon_mini_groups.gif" width="12" height="13" border="0" alt="Home Page" hspace="3" />Home Page</a>&nbsp;


Now copy this code and paste it over the code you posted you will then see the link.

Thanks that got it. Now I have to tackle this logo issue. Hopefully I can figure that one out.

BLK306
01-14-2007, 09:59 PM
First find the logo name you want to change, this can be done by right clicking the image and then clicking properties. then using your ftp manager download the image to your computer noting which folder you put it in. the logo images can usaully be found in the templates/yourskin/images/ . then click start on your computer and find the folder were you downloaded the image. want you have found the folder locate the image and mouseover it , you should get a little pop give info on the image the dimentions is the top one.

text editer as in Notepad, Notepad2, Dreamweaver the are some good free ones on the web like Notepad2 just put free text editer in your browser.

As far as determining the size of the current logo which size do I need to go by? I found that it is 200 x 91 pixles or 8KB. Which one do I need to go by when creating my own logo?

Aliens Anonymous
01-15-2007, 12:30 AM
As far as determining the size of the current logo which size do I need to go by? I found that it is 200 x 91 pixles or 8KB. Which one do I need to go by when creating my own logo?

200 x 91 you could try larger just to see if it works, sometime you can get away with it, as long as it doesn't distort the forum.

BLK306
01-15-2007, 01:09 AM
200 x 91 you could try larger just to see if it works, sometime you can get away with it, as long as it doesn't distort the forum.

Do you know of any free programs that work well for making logos? I having a tuff time with the programs I have to work with.