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In progress News Widget Issue

Post by Valoish on January 3rd 2017, 7:00 pm

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Who the problem concerns : All members
When the problem appeared : Today
Forum link : http://www.canvasforums.com

Description of problem

I activated widgets on my forum to see how they work and I wanted to use the News Widget to show the Staff Updates threads we have.
When I put it up and changed the category that will be showed this happened:
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In progress Re: News Widget Issue

Post by SLGray on January 3rd 2017, 10:00 pm

Could you add the widget so we can see it?


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In progress Re: News Widget Issue

Post by Valoish on January 3rd 2017, 10:08 pm

@SLGray Sure thing~! ^^ It's up now.
I'd prefer not to keep it on all the time since we have people browsing the forum, so please let me know when you've had a look so I can hide it again ><

I could also give you a test account with mod permissions so you can check it out on the ACP as well c: (And turn it on/off as you wish)
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In progress Re: News Widget Issue

Post by SLGray on January 3rd 2017, 10:19 pm

Have you modified many templates?


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In progress Re: News Widget Issue

Post by Valoish on January 3rd 2017, 10:22 pm

I personally have only modified 1, and that was the overall_header one. The issue was there before that.
There was a different designer/technician on Canvas before me so he may have changed some stuff..
Here are all the template links from ACP:
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In progress Re: News Widget Issue

Post by APE on January 3rd 2017, 10:46 pm

Try and turn off the templates just for a second and then see if it's ok. Don't worry you can turn I back on you will not loose nothing. Just go force templates to basic.



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In progress Re: News Widget Issue

Post by Valoish on January 3rd 2017, 10:57 pm

@Ape; That didnt work D; http://prntscr.com/dr671e
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Post by APE on January 3rd 2017, 11:01 pm

Hmm ok it looks like you have some sort of css codes messing it up then. Sad thing is I can't help you right now as I'm on my phone and it's crap for looking at codes.



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In progress Re: News Widget Issue

Post by Valoish on January 3rd 2017, 11:05 pm

@Ape; Possibly x_x And no worries~ This isn't such a huge problem since I'm still trying to figure out what widgets I want to display and how to style them LOL. So no rush ^^
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In progress Re: News Widget Issue

Post by Valoish on January 5th 2017, 12:42 am

Bump~
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In progress Re: News Widget Issue

Post by Draxion on January 5th 2017, 1:51 am

Have you tried clearing your browser cache?


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In progress Re: News Widget Issue

Post by Valoish on January 5th 2017, 2:00 am

@Draxion; Yes numerous times :I I also checked on my phone, and on my work computer. Same result as my laptop
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Post by Valoish on January 6th 2017, 3:45 am

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In progress Re: News Widget Issue

Post by Valoish on January 7th 2017, 4:52 pm

Even when I force the basic CSS, the issue is still there o_e
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Post by SLGray on January 7th 2017, 8:51 pm

What do you have the columns set for the widgets?


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Post by Valoish on January 7th 2017, 9:15 pm

200 for left and 0 for right. I have 2 other widgets under the news one and they look fine


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Post by SLGray on January 7th 2017, 9:20 pm

Try 180.


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In progress Re: News Widget Issue

Post by Valoish on January 7th 2017, 9:48 pm

Still does the same thing.. Can the news widget be recoded?
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Post by Valoish on January 7th 2017, 10:03 pm

I figured out what was stretching the the widget. The widget displays the content of the topic (not just the title and author). The topics in that forum all have images larger than 180px which is why it stretched out.
My question now is how to get the news widget to only show the title and name of the poster
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Post by SLGray on January 8th 2017, 3:00 am

It sounds like you want the recent topics widget.


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Post by Valoish on January 8th 2017, 3:05 am

I was thinking that, but not a general recent topics for the entire forum, but just for a specific sub-forum (staff updates, in my case).
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Post by SLGray on January 8th 2017, 3:10 am



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Post by Valoish on January 8th 2017, 3:16 am

Ooh, thanks SLGray~! It's almosttt perfect ^^ The only thing missing from it is the Author of each post under the topic title.. Any idea how to add that in? ><
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Post by Valoish on January 9th 2017, 3:37 am

Bump~ c:
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Post by Valoish on January 15th 2017, 11:37 pm

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