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Solved Online and offline appearances (PhpBB2)

Post by SkyGuide on Fri 23 Oct - 6:19

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Forum version : #phpBB2
Position : Founder
Concerned browser(s) : Google Chrome
Who the problem concerns : All members
Forum link : http://mafiaofoldschool.freeinvision.net/t343-thesandsnake-problem

Description of problem

I was wondering if someone could possibly give me a coding for online/offline appearances. Just like on this forum. The only reason I ask is that a lot of my members were wondering if they could see an online/offline status more clearly. I'am aware that it is possible to see "online" on my forum, but perhaps it would be better to have it shown just like on this forumotion. Its all about entertaining the viewers, and if this its possible to obtain this type of coding, then I might be able to attract more activity on my forum. Thanks guys!


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Solved Re: Online and offline appearances (PhpBB2)

Post by Ange Tuteur on Fri 23 Oct - 7:18

Hi @SkyGuide,

Since your forum is phpbb2 you'll have to make a small modification. Go to Admin Panel > Display > Templates > General and open the viewtopic_body template. Edit

Find :
Code:
class="post post--{postrow.displayed.U_POST_ID}"

and replace by :
Code:
class="post {postrow.displayed.ONLINE_IMG_NEW} post--{postrow.displayed.U_POST_ID}"

Then save and publish.

This should add a class to posts which indicates the online state.

You'd have to use CSS for this. Something like :
Code:
.post .name {
  display:block;
}

.post.online .name {
  background:url('IMAGE') 0 0;
  padding-top:50px;
}

Replace IMAGE with the image URL of your online icon, and adjust the 50px so it corresponds to the height of the image.

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Solved Re: Online and offline appearances (PhpBB2)

Post by SkyGuide on Fri 23 Oct - 8:07

I'm guessing I would add the second code this time into the CCS? Also, I don't know where to find the image URL for the online icon.

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Solved Re: Online and offline appearances (PhpBB2)

Post by Ange Tuteur on Fri 23 Oct - 8:13

Yes, the second code goes in the stylesheet. For the image, you can upload one, request one, etc.. Then you just paste the URL where "IMAGE" is Smile

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Solved Re: Online and offline appearances (PhpBB2)

Post by SkyGuide on Fri 23 Oct - 8:19

The code works because I can see quite a large space at the top above the avatar. Thanks for the help. Also, could you tell me where to find the online image in the admin panel please? I can't seem to find it lol

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Solved Re: Online and offline appearances (PhpBB2)

Post by Ange Tuteur on Fri 23 Oct - 8:22

If you have one set it would be under Display > Pics management > Advanced > Buttons > Online

So the icon displays just edit the CSS I gave you and replace IMAGE in this part :
Code:
background:url('IMAGE') 0 0;
with the URL to the online image. Wink

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Solved Re: Online and offline appearances (PhpBB2)

Post by SkyGuide on Fri 23 Oct - 8:29

Thanks buddy Smile. I try to find some time to get my head around the coding, and I will get back to you if I have any problems. Topic complete!

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Solved Re: Online and offline appearances (PhpBB2)

Post by APE on Fri 23 Oct - 8:37

Topic solved and archived





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