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  1. NiftyWolfie

    Colour Codes

    In order to color text you basically just follow the example below. You type the brackets [ ] with the word color= inside Within the brackets after the = sign you add the color you want (EX.1) After the bracket ] you type in the text you want to be colored At the end of the text you want colored you put another set of brackets like this [/color] Ex.1 : [color=] Ex.2 : [color=blue] Hi There, have a nice day Ex.3 : [color=blue] Hi There, have a nice day [/color] Which will look like this : Hi There, have a nice day Not all colors use a word you can also use a color code like so #356217. Just replace the word with the number including the hash tag at front. Click on this link to be taken to a color chart with plenty of different color choices on for you to use.
  2. So we make an RSS feed block and add the following to it as the feed:- http://api.twitter.com/1/statuses/user_timeline.rss?screen_name=xxxxx A very simple idea and one that is over looked as Twitter has its own widget for people to use. This is the better option as it can be used by multiple skins as you can alter the HTML/CSS to fit your page and not be stuck with the options/colour scheme Twitter give you Thanks to Marcher Technologies for this little trick
  3. So to remove the sidebars only on the mobile view we need to see if the user is using the mobile view or not. //sidebars code Now that code there needs to be added in a Template or a Block, with the code for your sidebar between it. This will also work if your using the default wrapper from IPS setting. All this simple check does is see if the mobile skin is being used or not and then removes the sidebar if it is. Thanks to Marcher Technologies for this wonderful tip
  4. Although basic, this does work. 1 > Start with the calendar. (ACP > My Apps > Calendar > Edit Calendar) 2 > Under "RSS Options" , set "RSS: Enable" to YES. 3> Set "RSS: Forthcoming Days" to the same as you have set for displaying on the board view (Tools / Settings > Calendar And Birthdays) "Show forthcoming events from today to [x] days ahead". It is important that these two match. In my case I have them set both at 14 days. 3 > Back to the calendar settings again and set "RSS: Update Frequency" to 1440 (1 day) 4 > Next set "Permission: Show Events" to make sure Guests can view events. This is needed for the exporter to work properly. 5 > Go back to the main calendar management screen and click on the options to rebuild the calendars RSS export. 6 > Visit your boards index page and click on the orange RSS icon. View the RSS and save the URL for later. This will be something like http://{Board URL}/forum/index.php?/rss/calendar/1-community-calendar/ 7 > Now visit the RSS import manager. (Forums > RSS Management > RSS Import Manager) 8 > Validate your URL feed in the validate box. Make a note of the character set (in my case this was ISO-8859-1) 9 > Next create a new RSS import. Fill in the information putting a description in and the saved URL and character set from earlier. Pick a forum / username for the import too. 10 > Leave the "RSS Import Refresh" at 200 as the events will only be exported daily, x days in advance, depending on what you set. I also chose to set the "RSS Import Topic Prefix" to "[Calendar] " (note the space afterwards) 11 > That's it! Be patient and do not run the calendar RSS cache or the RSS cache tools unnecessarily. It took it 14 days in my case (as that's what the events were set at) to begin to work but it does the job well. This was created by AndyF on various IPS modding sites
  5. Manage Skin Sets & Templates Not everyone is able to understand the function of tags and how they can be useful to add to a topic. Adding a small explanation into this area might help. Login to your Admin Control Panel and navigate to the below area ACP>Look / Feel>Manage Skin Sets & Templates>(choose skin)> Manage Templates>Other Global Templates>TagTextEntryBox At the very top of the template before everything else add the following {$this->settings[ Tags are single words to describe this topic and make searching for it easier. Save the template to keep the changes. You would need to do this on every skin you have, some customs skins might need it adding in a different place depending on the complexity of that skin.
  6. Sometimes you may encounter errors with your board and need to get into the Admin CP to fix it, but when you attempt to do so it automatically redirects you to IP.Board's application upgrade page. It does this when it detects that an application has files uploaded which are for a more recent version of the application than you have installed. While this may be clever in that it tries to make sure you are upgraded, it can lead to issues whereby you need to get into the Admin CP for other issues, such as to fix problems which occur when you do run the upgrader. To prevent IP.Board from automatically sending you to this upgrade page, edit your forum's conf_global.php file (or constants.php if you use that) and add this line into that file: define( 'SKIP_UPGRADE_CHECK', 1 ); Then save and upload that file. This will override the code that forces you into the upgrade page, and will let you access the Admin CP normally. Posted By Michael on Invision Focus Website Nov 2012
  7. NiftyWolfie

    Navigation Menu

    IP.Content 2.3 includes a new feature designed to help you build your forums and website out the way you want to: control over your primary navigational menu. The primary navigation menu is the the "tab" bar across the top of the page that includes links to each major section of your site. IP.Board builds this automatically based on the applications you have installed, but when you use IP.Content, you will likely find yourself creating new pages that you wish you could quickly link to in that same bar. It is possible to edit your skin templates manually to accomplish this, but this presents a few problems: Your template edits may need to be reverted when upgrading in the future in order to inherit updates in the skin in future releases. You will have to determine the logic necessary to show the tab as "lit up" when someone is viewing that page (and to ensure other tabs do not appear to be lit up). It is inconvenient repeating this process each time a new page is created. This is no longer a problem with IP.Content 2.3. You can now visit the "Navigation Menu" page available under the Settings module in the IP.Content ACP area and build tabs through an easy to use interface. You can control what order your tabs display in, and even put them before or in between default application tabs. You can control almost every aspect of the tab from the title, the textual tooltip, any additional non-default attributes (for instance, including a javascript click handler that will log the click in an analytics program) and more. You can even create submenus that will display on click or on hover, including many links underneath one tab. You can also modify many aspects of your default application tabs as well, going beyond what IP.Board offers by default. For instance, using this tool you can add additional attributes to your application tabs, change the title, and modify the textual tooltip shown when a user hovers over the tab. The best part about this new feature - IP.Content automatically figures out which tab to light up without any extra work on your part! We hope this new feature in IP.Content 2.3 helps you better control your site the way you want it to be.
  8. NiftyWolfie

    Sharing Links

    IP.Board 3.1 introduces a new feature that is available for any application to make use of: sharing links. IP.Content makes use of this feature in the custom databases (and articles) modules to allow you to more easily expose your content to a wider audience. Along with supporting sharing of your content with third party services such as Facebook and Twitter, you can now also send an article via email, print the article, and download the article easily by clicking the appropriate icon under the article body. The additional printing and downloading features allow the content to be shared, online as well as offline. Within the articles module specifically, the article image that you upload when posting the article (optionally) will automatically be flagged for use with Facebook when someone uses Facebook to share the link. This ensures that the correct image is the one Facebook displays to other users. Similarly, we pull out an appropriate extract of textual content for Facebook to use as well. If the user is logged in to Twitter or Facebook, sharing the content becomes even easier, not requiring you to even leave the site. We hope that by providing tools to make it easier to share content on your site, your content will be exposed to a wider audience, bringing you more traffic and making your content more easily and readily available to the world.
  9. With IP.Content articles and custom databases you can mirror a topic to the forums when a new article or database record is submitted. In doing so, IP.Content can also utilize that automatically-generated topic as the comment "storage" for the article or record. When a comment is submitted to the article, the comment is actually stored as a reply to the topic. Similarly, replies made directly to the topic in the forum also show up as comments for the record. This functionality can be enabled at a per-database and per-category level. You can specify separate forums for each category in your article section, for instance, or you can turn off forum commenting for a specific category, while enabling it for all others. A few additional configuration options, such as allowing you to automatically remove the topic when the record is removed, and specifying a prefix and/or suffix for the topic title so that your users can more easily identify that such topics were stemmed from the articles section help round out the feature, giving you better control over how these automatically posted topics are handled. The forum cross-posting capabilities allow the administrator to better tie in articles with the forums, giving you better opportunities to expose your content to a wider audience. Additionally, forum management of comments provides for easier maintenance and stronger managerial options of the comments, utilizing IP.Board's powerful, proven feature set.
  10. NiftyWolfie

    Page Management

    The page management module interface has many powerful tools built in, designed to help you work with pages and folders in IP.Content efficiently. Firstly, the folder navigation utilizes AJAX to load the folder contents inline without requiring you to visit a new page to view the contents of the folder. We have also updated some common management features to utilize AJAX to help facilitate management of your pages. Actions like clearing folders and deleting folders, for instance, will now occur without page refreshes, making your managerial activities flow smoother and quicker. Additionally, the interface as a whole has been updated to provide a nicer, smoother feel for the page management areas. In practice, we found that many administrators spend the majority of their time setting up and utilizing IP.Content in the page management areas, so we wanted to update the user interface to make this experience as easy and enjoyable as possible. Minor details like confirmation dialogues have been updated to bring everything together for a more consistent feel. A new filter bar, utilizing AJAX to retrieve the results without the need for a page refresh, has also been added to the page management area. You can begin typing in the name of a page and a live-search action will occur in the background, showing you the results of your search as you type. If you have many pages and many folders (and many pages within those many folders), you will find that using the filter bar to locate your pages can dramatically speed up your navigation of IP.Content within the page management areas of the ACP. Overall, we've modernized the IP.Content page management area of the ACP, polishing up the little details, in an effort to make your experience all the more pleasant.
  11. IP.Content 2.0 uses the term "frontpage" to refer to both the homepage of the Articles module, and the landing page of each individual category. We have introduced this new navigational structure to better allow you to showcase content, while presenting it in a standardized format that your users will be able to understand and jump into without assistance. Firstly, you will now be able to define "frontpage" templates in the ACP for the Articles module. IP.Content will ship with 3 defaults: 1x2x2 Layout This layout will display articles in a traditional "news" style layout. Blog format This format will display articles in a blog-style format. Single column This layout will force articles to display in a single column, one per row. You can use one or more of these frontpage layouts, or you can create your own. Experiment with displaying articles in different formats on your homepage to determine which layout your users like best. Articles must be set to "Show on front page" in order for them to display on the homepage frontpage. In addition to the homepage frontpage, each category has it's own frontpage. The category frontpage functions identically to the homepage frontpage, except for two important factors: Only records from within that category (and it's subcategories) will be displayed The "Show on front page" setting is not honoured for the category frontpage You will be able to easily review and manage the articles set to display on the frontpage from a new section of the ACP labeled "Frontpage Manager". We feel that this new area of the articles section will help showcase important articles and increase user interaction with your articles section.
  12. IP.Content allows you to promote posts from your forums to articles in the IP.Content Articles database. The administrator can configure the specifics of this feature in the ACP under My Apps -> IP.Content -> Promote Article Settings. You can turn the system on and off, control which groups can copy and move posts to the articles section, and specify a few other details for the feature. A new hook is included with IP.Content which adds a button to each post labeled "Promote to Article". This button only shows up if you have permission to use the feature based on the ACP configuration. When clicked, the button will take you to a new form where you can formalize the details of the new article. You can tweak the text and title, upload an image, and specify other pertinent details. If you are able to both move and copy posts to the articles section, you will also be asked which type of promotion you wish to use. Upon submitting the form, IP.Content handles the rest. This new feature can be used to showcase important content otherwise hidden in your forums by pushing this content to your frontpage. It is then up to you whether you want a copy made in the articles section (leaving the original post in tact), whether you want to actually move the post to the articles section, and whether you want any cross-linking left in place. With such powerful options, we are sure you will find many uses for this great tool available in IP.Content.
  13. NiftyWolfie

    Welcome to Pages

    Welcome to Pages! Pages extends your site with custom content management designed especially for communities. Create brand new sections of your community using features like blocks, databases and articles, pulling in data from other areas of your community. Create custom pages in your community using our drag'n'drop, WYSIWYG editor. Build blocks that pull in all kinds of data from throughout your community to create dynamic pages, or use one of the ready-made widgets we include with the Invision Community. View our Pages documentation
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