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    Post Support Forum For PHPBB Users Only!

    I thought it would be a great idea to start up a support forum for PHPBB.

    Please only post information & questions about PHPBB

    1: VIP code: This mod is to help prevent spamming on your site, you have to offer a VIP code somewhere on your site or within the forum, otherwise users won't be able to register.
    Download it here www.youngstroke.org.nz/myvipcode.zip

    2: Admin Mass Delete: This mod will install admin mass delete into your admin side of your web forum; this is a very handy mod if you have multiple spam users.
    Download it here http://www.youngstroke.org.nz/Admin Mass%20Delete.rar

    3: User Account: To help prevent spam by enabling admin to activate user account. Go to administration panel login....(you will need to re-authenticate yourself).
    Once you are in the admin panel, go to CONFIGURATION and then enable account activation Admin click SAVE/SUBMIT at the bottom.

    4: Visual Registration: Go to administration panel login....(you will need to re-authenticate yourself).
    Once you are in the admin panel, go to CONFIGURATION and then enable the visual registration (to stop SPAM auto-registering)...click SAVE/SUBMIT at the bottom.

    5: PHPBB Community Forum Tutorials: Tutorials cover everything you need to know about installing and configuring your PHPBB community forum with Vodahost.
    View files here http://www.vodahost.com/tut_phpbb.htm

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    Default Changing the phpBB Logo Image

    Changing the phpBB Logo Image

    IF you want to change the phpBB logo, there are two ways to do it.
    Easy way:
    If your logo images is a gif file, rename it to logo_phpBB.gif and
    upload it to the templates/subSilver/images directory, overwriting
    the one that is there.
    If you are using a different style/template, then rename it/ upload it
    to the appropriate directory.

    A little harder way:
    Go to the templates/subSilver (or whatever style you have) directory.
    open the overall_header.tpl file, using a text editor like wordpad or
    even notepad.(not Word)
    Scroll down almost to the bottom of the file and look for:

    <img src="templates/subSilver/images/logo_phpBB.gif"

    replace the path to the logo with whatever yours is.

    All of this works for the subSilver template, your template may vary
    a little, but the idea is the same. If you are having trouble finding
    the name or path to the style logo, try this;
    Go to your forum, right click on the logo that is there, go to properties,
    that will show you the path and logo name to look for.

    Making the logo image a link of your choice.

    f you have replaced the phpBB logo with your own, and now want it to
    link to your home page (or wherever), here is how:
    Go to the templates/subSilver (or whatever style you have) directory.
    open the overall_header.tpl file, using a text editor like wordpad or
    even notepad.(not Word)
    Scroll down almost to the bottom of the file and look for:
    <a href="{U_INDEX}">

    change like this:
    <a href="http://yourdomain.com">

    You are done.

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    Default Adding new menu items & changing bottom of pages

    Adding new menu items to the phpBB pages.

    If you want to add new menu items of your own to the ones at the top
    of the forum pages, here's how:
    Go to the templates/subSilver (or whatever style you have) directory.
    open the overall_header.tpl file, using a text editor like wordpad or
    even notepad.(not Word)
    Scroll down almost to the bottom of the file and look for:
    <a href="{U_LOGIN_LOGOUT}" class="mainmenu"><img src="templates/subSilver/images/icon_mini_login.gif" width="12" height="13" border="0" alt="{L_LOGIN_LOGOUT}" hspace="3" />{L_LOGIN_LOGOUT}</a>&nbsp;</span></td>

    Now, let's say you want a new link that says "Home", try this;

    On the next line after the above code, enter the following:
    <tr><td height="25" align="center" valign="top" nowrap="nowrap"><span class="mainmenu">&nbsp;<a href="http://yourdomain.com/index.html" class="mainmenu">Home</a></span></td></tr>

    If you want a graphic like the other ones, you can create one or
    find one somewhere. Then upload it to the server and make the image
    path point to it as in the first code above.

    Changing the bottom of the pages

    To change/add to the bottom of all pages on your forum:
    Go to the templates/subSilver (or whatever style you have) directory.
    open the overall_footer.tpl file, using a text editor like wordpad or
    even notepad.(not Word)
    You can add whatever html you want to this file and it will show up
    at the bottom of every page of your forum.

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    Default Chat Box

    Chatbox into your phpBB.

    Only registered users can join the chat. Admins can moderate chatroom by some IRC-like commands.

    Info:

    - Live chat
    - Only logged-in users can join chat
    - Smilies support
    - Use MySQL for backend database
    - Admin can kick others with command:
    /kick
    - Admin can clear the chat history with command:
    /clear
    - Admin cannot be kicked
    - Ready for VietUni (for Vietnamese)
    - Included "How to add ChatBox link on overall_header.tpl Guide"


    Download Here....www.youngstroke.org.nz/Chat Box.zip

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    Default Re: Chat Box

    Link was removed I realized it's against the rules of VodaHost's Terms of Service & we dont want any one in trouble

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    Default Re: Support Forum For PHPBB Users Only!

    Hi Stroke,
    where is the directory ...?

    I quote you

    " Making the logo image a link of your choice.

    f you have replaced the phpBB logo with your own, and now want it to
    link to your home page (or wherever), here is how:
    Go to the templates/subSilver (or whatever style you have) directory.
    open the overall_header.tpl file, using a text editor like wordpad or
    even notepad.(not Word)
    Scroll down almost to the bottom of the file and look for:
    <a href="{U_INDEX}">

    change like this:
    <a href="http://yourdomain.com"> "


    I open the FTP from bluevoda, and got in to the file : overall_header.tpl ,
    but I can not open, I can see only :copy, delete, rename/move, properties.
    Please a help will be very apreciated.
    Regards
    Alas

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    Default Re: Support Forum For PHPBB Users Only!

    The Official phpBB Support Forum will have many more detailed solutions you will find helpful.

    Also, take some time to read many of the threads here in VodaTalk in this forum, even on pages that are underlaying the first page of threads....

    ....and lastly, keep in contact with the peer I mentioned earlier, as he truly is our resident technical Guru, even though he is more an infrequent visitor here nowadays!
    . VodaWebs....Luxury Group
    * Success Is Potential Realized *

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    Default Re: Support Forum For PHPBB Users Only!

    Hello Generalissimo,
    I followed your suggestion & got an email from him.
    Thanks
    Alas

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    Default Re: Support Forum For PHPBB Users Only!

    Hi,
    Is it possible to make a automatic thread previews of my forum on my home page?
    thank you

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    Default Re: Support Forum For PHPBB Users Only!

    Have you seen it anywhere else that you can provide a link to look at?

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    Default Re: Support Forum For PHPBB Users Only!

    yes, usually it's on the left side of the home page, it shows latest posts and active threads:

    www.bagra.org - On the left side there are 3 windows showing latest posts...
    www.kajgana.com - on the bottom of the left menu side
    www.vbulletin.org/forum/portal.php

    cheers

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    Default Re: Support Forum For PHPBB Users Only!

    This is not a home page as such. it is know as a portal and is a modiforction for forums phpBB AND vBulletin have this which needs to be installed to the forum, if done right you can pull a lot off different info in to them.

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    Default Re: Support Forum For PHPBB Users Only!

    Anyone knows why is it against the rules of VODA to put a ChatBox? i dont see anything bad about a chatbox. instead, it's one way to have more regular members visiting a forum who make the chatbox their hangout! i hope VODAHOST will realize and remove such restriction in their TOS later! please?

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    Default Re: Support Forum For PHPBB Users Only!

    I want to replace the phpBB header (logo included) but can't figure it even after reading the tutorials. Am I missing something or being thick?

    I have found a nice and compartively easy tutorial from phpbb's support forum:
    http://www.phpbb.com/kb/article/chan...ur-board-logo/

    It says, I need to upload the logo on the server vis FTP. I ain't got no FTP! I upload stuff via "File Manager" in the "Control Panel". Am I not being able to upload cos of this?

    I thank you in advance for your input.

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    Default Re: Support Forum For PHPBB Users Only!

    Quote Originally Posted by kachano
    Am I not being able to upload cos of this?
    I meant to say, "am I not being able to replace the header (logo included) cos I ain't using FTP?"

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    Default Re: Support Forum For PHPBB Users Only!

    interesting

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    Default Re: Support Forum For PHPBB Users Only!

    Thanks very much for the tip, Sahara. I recently switched to SMF. IMO, SMF is more user friendly and the adminstration panel is simple enough for a novice like me to play with. :)

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    Default Re: Support Forum For PHPBB Users Only!

    good idea for a subthread, ill post something to it soon.
    -Ed Larson

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