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Trouble with homepage message

Post by Luke Frost on December 16th 2012, 11:20 pm

I've had a few issues with the homepage message notice, which is used as an introduction on the forum I administrate: http://gproaus.forumotion.com/

The issues are simply:

- it wont let you use paragraphs
- it wont let you use links

It might be my inexperience with that type of HTML, but it's still frustrating. This is what's written in the coding for what I'm having trouble with:

Code:
<strong>  </p>
<p></p><p></p>
<p><p>There are only a few rules to abide by</p>
<p><font color="red">1. <u>Please use your real (GPRO) name</u>. Names like 'Michael Schumacher' or 'fastracer1234' wont be accepted. Reason: so people know who they're talking to.</p>
<p></p>
<p>2. <u>You must be an Australian or NZ manager</u> that plays GPRO -  <u><font color="blue">http://gpro.net/gb/gpro.asp</font></u></p>
<p></p>
<p>3. We're all here because we share a common passion for a game. Serious discussion can be natural, but bare in mind that a fun and positive attitude is the key to happiness & success :)</p></font></b>
<p></p>
<p><font color="black">Register here: <u></font> <font color="blue">http://gproaus.forumotion.com/g4-australian-managers</u></font></p>
<p></p>
<p><font color="black">Then, when accepted;</font></p>
<p></p>
<p><font color="black">sign up to the 'Australian managers' group:</font> <u><font color="blue">http://gproaus.forumotion.com/g4-australian-managers</u></font></p>

Any feedback would be much appreciated!!

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Re: Trouble with homepage message

Post by P-Robs on December 16th 2012, 11:23 pm

Perhaps this can help you figure out what is wrong with you coding... I am, as you stated, inexperienced with HTML but have found this to be a very helpful tool when "trying to create my own codes/messages...

http://www.webmonkey.com/2010/02/html_cheatsheet/

Good luck!

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Re: Trouble with homepage message

Post by Luke Frost on December 16th 2012, 11:32 pm

Yep I've tried some similar pages to get the above working, including the link generator. It all just doesn't work.

As you'll see in the link posted above, the paragraph coding seems to be maxed out at one line, which makes the text look like some cheesy advertisement or something lol. The links would also make life easier for new registering users.

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Re: Trouble with homepage message

Post by Mariofan13 on December 16th 2012, 11:45 pm

This is the HTMl-Code for a link:
Code:
<a href="URL">LINKED TEXT</a>

With a <br />-tag you can make breaks Wink

There very much unnecessary <p>-tags in the code Wink

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Re: Trouble with homepage message

Post by P-Robs on December 17th 2012, 12:13 am

@Mariofan13 wrote:This is the HTMl-Code for a link:
Code:
<a href="URL">LINKED TEXT</a>

With a <br />-tag you can make breaks Wink

There very much unnecessary <p>-tags in the code Wink

That's what I'm seeing. so many <p></p> tags that the format "thinks" you have just an empty space. if you are using <p></p> as your break, just replace those with a line break"<br>", which will actually space out the paragraphs.

I also see several incomplete tags. If you will give me like 15 minutes, I will rewrite that code for you and you should be able to just place that where you want. Also if you could provide me with a screenshot of what it SHOULD look like (type a new topic somewhere and preview then give a screenshot), it would be much easier.

UPDATE: This is what i came up with from the code you provided. I placed this right onto my own forum and I didn't see any problems come from it.

Code:

<strong><br>There are only a few rules to abide by:<br><br><font color="red">1. <u>Please use your real (GPRO) name</u>. Names like 'Michael Schumacher' or 'fastracer1234' won’t be accepted. Reason: so people know who they're talking to.</font color><br>2. <u>You must be an Australian or NZ manager</u> that plays GPRO - <a href=http://gpro.net/gb/gpro.asp</a><br>3. We're all here because we share a common passion for a game. Serious discussion can be natural, but bare in mind that a fun and positive attitude is the key to happiness & success.<br><a href= “http://gproaus.forumotion.com/g4-australian-managers” class=”postlink”> REGISTER HERE</a><br><font color="black">Then, when accepted, sign up to the <a href=”http://gproaus.forumotion.com/g4-australian-managers” class=”postlink”>‘Australian Managers' group</a></font></strong>

Oh! You can't use smilies in HTML... Sad


Last edited by schneizel el britannia on December 17th 2012, 12:48 am; edited 2 times in total (Reason for editing : Inserted rewritten code.)

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Re: Trouble with homepage message

Post by Luke Frost on December 17th 2012, 5:19 am

YES!!! Thank you that worked!! Very Happy

Code:
<br> </br>

^ solution for anyone searching in the future.

You guys are legends!

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Re: Trouble with homepage message

Post by Luke Frost on December 17th 2012, 5:44 am

Okay, another problem.

The links provided using the examples provided by Brittania kind of redirect within themselves. Example:

Code:
http://gproaus.forumotion.com/%E2%80%9Dhttp://gproaus.forumotion.com/g4-australian-managers%E2%80%9D

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Re: Trouble with homepage message

Post by SLGray on December 17th 2012, 8:05 am

Please don't double/triple post. Your post need to be separated by 24 hours before bumping, replying or adding more information. Please use the edit button instead!


When your topic has been solved, ensure you mark the topic solved.
Never post your email in public.


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Re: Trouble with homepage message

Post by P-Robs on December 18th 2012, 4:06 am

@Luke Frost wrote:Okay, another problem.

The links provided using the examples provided by Brittania kind of redirect within themselves. Example:

Code:
http://gproaus.forumotion.com/%E2%80%9Dhttp://gproaus.forumotion.com/g4-australian-managers%E2%80%9D

Perhaps I can help you more with a test account on your forum?

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