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duffer
06-16-2006, 06:49 AM
Having trouble figuring this out. I have images I would like to use with rankings in phpbb currently in a desktop folder. Where do I put them and how would I access them in rank administration?

racefan20
06-16-2006, 07:08 AM
Go into your Admin Panel and scroll all the way to the bottom to 'Ranks'. Click that, create the rank(s) and create a link to the images. For instance, say the folder you have on your desktop is called ranks. Upload it to your forum's root and then the url will be yourdomain.com/forum/ranks/name_of_image.jpg or .gif

Let me know if that's not clear enough and I'll break it down more.

duffer
06-16-2006, 07:18 AM
Thank you for the reply racefan. I guess my main problem is that I don't know how to upload to my forum's root. Just a corporal after all.

racefan20
06-16-2006, 07:33 AM
Thank you for the reply racefan. I guess my main problem is that I don't know how to upload to my forum's root. Just a corporal after all.

No worries, open BlueFTP (in BlueVoda, tools>ftp manager) or whatever ftp program you use and log into your server with the same username, password and IP address you use to publish.

You should see two windows open. On the server side (usually the right side), navigate to public_html/forum (with forum being whatever you've named it) - if you use BlueFTP for this, it automatically opens public_html, so you just have to find forum.

On the desktop side (usually the left side), navigate to the folder where your images are stored, click it once (don't open it) and then find the 'copy to' button at the top of your screen - with some programs, the 'copy to' button is simply an arrow pointing to the other side of the screen. Click that, watch the files fly through the air with the greatest of ease and once they're finished your images have been uploaded.

duffer
06-16-2006, 07:47 AM
Worked like a charm. Thanks for your time.

racefan20
06-16-2006, 07:57 AM
Happy to help. Have fun.

nzbr
05-27-2007, 04:52 AM
Hi racefan,
Have done all the above. Then go to "rank" (bottom of Administration board).
Then I go and create a new rank, like "private". That's easy. But then how do I get the pictures that I have upload to match with "private"?

It says:"Rank Image (Relative to phpBB2 root path):
Use this to define a small image associated with the rank"

What do I write on the blank box in front of this message?

Thanks,

PlayItByBeer
05-27-2007, 11:55 PM
Hi racefan,
Have done all the above. Then go to "rank" (bottom of Administration board).
Then I go and create a new rank, like "private". That's easy. But then how do I get the pictures that I have upload to match with "private"?

It says:"Rank Image (Relative to phpBB2 root path):
Use this to define a small image associated with the rank"

What do I write on the blank box in front of this message?

Thanks,


Hi NZBR

Check where you placed the uploaded rank images (should be in the images folder in the subsilver template if thats the template you are using) and you will enter something similar to this:
"http://www.nzbrtours.com/forum/templates/subSilver/images/rank/private.gif"

in the blank box.

Cheers,

PlayItByBeer
05-28-2007, 12:12 AM
Sorry... for tiediness it should be in the template/images/rank folder. It really doesn't matter where the rank picture is, just enter it's full path and away you go.(http://www.nzbrtours.com/.../private.gif

Cheers,

nzbr
05-28-2007, 02:49 AM
Thanks for the help, but I still can't do it. (hv been trying for hours!)
Maybe it was how I upload the file from my desktop to ftp.?

I'm writing as you said (and in 1000 different ways!) but the picture never comes up. Instead I have that small logo. When I right click on it and go in properties, thats what it says about the location of the picture:

http://nzbrtours.com/forum/http://www.nzbrtours.com/forum/ranks/private.gif


Something is wrong, isn't it?

Cheers,

nzbr
05-28-2007, 03:11 AM
Here is what I did step by step:

-went to control panel (in one of my pages) to open the ftp
-located my folder, which is in my desktop
-got the conection
-the right side opens up and I see a folder caled "forum" (the name of my forum)
-then i go back to left side and click once (don't open it) on "ranks"
-go to the to of the page and click in "Copy to" (beside the 'delet sign')
-comes up a window like that: COPY: ranks
To: ftp://75.126.10.7/public_html
-I click ok and wait for the files to go

Are they going to my folder "forum", or, as you said, it does'nt matter as long as they are there in the public_html?


After doing all that I go back to my forum:

- all the way down to rank to 'edit' the ranks I put there, and have the images for: private, corporal, colonel,etc....
Rank Title: private
Set as Special Rank: NO
Minimum posts: 1
"Rank Image (Relative to phpBB2 root path):
Use this to define a small image associated with the rank":
Now comes the problem:

I write: http://www.nzbrtours.com/forum/ranks/private.gif

What else can I do?

Thanks a lot!

PlayItByBeer
05-28-2007, 03:28 AM
I'm not hundreds on where your picture is, so to check on the full path go back to CP file manager and find the picture. Double click on it's name>> on the top right you'll now see an address for the file http://... right click >>copy >>and dump this info into the forum rank root area. Change the pictures permissions while you are there to open 777. (file manager)

This should do it

PlayItByBeer
05-28-2007, 03:40 AM
If you are worried about the success of your upload, before you copy the pictures full path. Click on 'show file contents' this will show you the file.

nzbr
05-28-2007, 03:40 AM
Sorry but I'm still a beginer...

Control Panel in my computer you mean? ( the file "rank" with all the pictures is in my desktop)

PlayItByBeer
05-28-2007, 03:47 AM
No Problem,
Give me a second and i'll return post a full description.
The CP (control panel) is on the right of the bottom nav bar of BV program.

nzbr
05-28-2007, 03:55 AM
got some of it:

found the cp in blue voda
found the picture
right click and on the top right is the ad: http://www.nzbrtours.com/ranks/private.gif

"copy and dump in forum rank root area"?

nzbr
05-28-2007, 04:00 AM
permission was 6 6 6
then I clicked in Execute and the numbers changed to 7 7 7.
Shall I do that to all my rank pictures (corporal, major,colonel.....)?

PlayItByBeer
05-28-2007, 04:07 AM
Open CP>>file manager
click on public_html (the folder icon and not name)
click on forum (the folder icon and not name)
click on templates (the folder icon)
click on subsilver (the folder icon)
click on images (folder)
click on rank (folder)
click on Upload file(s)
click browse>>find each file on your desktop (my documents or where ever you saved them to) repeat this process with all your rank picture files>>upload
click on "private.gif" (the name this time) or what ever the file is called and change permissions to 755 (this is top right of screen)
highlight and right click copy the file url: which is going to be something like this: http://www.nzbr.com/forum/templates/subSilver/images/rank/private.gif

Paste this to the root request area in forum>>admin>>rank etc which you know already.

Enjoy Your Ranked Forum.

nzbr
05-28-2007, 04:11 AM
When I right click on the link http://www.nzbrtours......private.gif
the only option I have is "copy link location". If i do that I can't take it to the other side (left side) and paste it in the 'forum' folder

PlayItByBeer
05-28-2007, 04:15 AM
i took so long with coffee and the 'how to' I missed your last 2 posts. You seem to be there!!! Except a private does'nt have rank. The private gif which I can now see, is actually a "one liner" or "happy troop" as we used to call them (a corporal)LOL

PlayItByBeer
05-28-2007, 04:21 AM
No No, right click and copy shortcut http://www.nzbrtours.com/ranks/private.gif then go to admin panel in your forum to the rank area then to edit and paste it into the rank image block

Cheers,

nzbr
05-28-2007, 04:22 AM
ok. I'm doing it step by step.
ok till click on images
when u ask me to click on "ranks"...it's not there the folder!

when I go all the way back (up none level, up one level,etc.)
I find the "ranks" folder as in an other folder (outside "forum"):

I see folders of: cgi-bin
forum
ranks
create new file
etc
etc

PlayItByBeer
05-28-2007, 04:32 AM
Go to your forum admin panel >>in rank edit >>type from scratch http://www.nzbrtours.com/ranks/private.gif and then repreat this in all your rank image blocks eg the next rank will be http://www.nzbrtours.com/ranks/major.gif or what ever your next rank is.

nzbr
05-28-2007, 04:43 AM
I have done it and nothing.

maybe there's something blocking th epictures to come up.

When I edit it shows:

Rank title: Private
Set as Special Rank: no
Minimum posts: 1
Rank Image (Relative to phpBB2 root path):
Use this to define a small image associated with the rank

Then I put: http://www.nzbrtours.com/ranks/private.gif

Any last thoughts..lol beacause I'm about to give up.

Thanks heaps!

PlayItByBeer
05-28-2007, 04:46 AM
I have just tested your "major" rank http://www.nzbrtours.com/ranks/major.gif in my forum and it is operational follow the last post only and you are one step away.

I'll check on your "ranked forum" later, but it is now 5:45am in South Africa

Good Morning...

nzbr
05-28-2007, 04:49 AM
ok. have a good night (morning)! Talk to you later because it's not working

thanks

PlayItByBeer
05-28-2007, 04:51 AM
I get a red x in the admin panel with my ranks, but if I go to a person who has lets say 1 post I can see his rank within the actual forum. So check first before deciding it's not working...

Cheers,

nzbr
05-28-2007, 05:07 AM
I was expecting to see the pictures when I edit the ranks (after puting the adres:. http:......private.gif)Note there.
But when I go to the forum... It's there! Finally!!
Thank you very much!
Let me know if you need any help (I doubt with my little knowledge) or maybe about New Zealand!

Cheers,

PlayItByBeer
05-28-2007, 09:32 AM
Hey Hey...NZBR's ranked site is up and running.

Just read through our (many) posts above. Opening a new topic in 'forum' forum as this was actual duffer's topic, which we Hi Jack ed, with a couple of forum tweeks which are worth while your forum is an infant...

Cheers

PlayItByBeer
05-28-2007, 10:05 AM
To throw a spanner in the works
... a private does'nt have rank. The private rank which I can now see, is actually a "one liner" or "happy troop" as we used to call them (a corporal) LOL:)