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Post by Repairman77 on April 18th 2011, 3:25 pm

Hi, I am one of the joint Admin staff of a new Forumotion forum and wonder if it is possible to use a small banner GIF image on the index of threads (home page) for each fourm title instead of the title in text.

I have tried replacing the text with the IMG URL from a Tinypic image but that did not appear to work (it just showed the URL).

Failing that is it possible to use standard HTML codes such as bold, italic, etc. Would those work.

Thanks,

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Post by Base on April 18th 2011, 3:26 pm

Hi, yes I think you can. Try using HTML to display the image. Smile

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Post by Repairman77 on April 18th 2011, 3:35 pm

@Base wrote:Hi, yes I think you can. Try using HTML to display the image. Smile

Thanks, what would be the actual code format?

< a href="http://tinypic.com?ref=2gt0ncm" target="_blank" >< img src="http://i52.tinypic.com/2gt0ncm.jpg" border="0" alt="Image and video hosting by TinyPic" >< /a >
or
h t t p://tinypic.com/m/ehbzhd/2
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h t t p://i52.tinypic.com/2gt0ncm.jpg

(Hope the above edited URLs don't resolve)

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Post by Base on April 18th 2011, 3:37 pm

The code is correct, but answer this question: do you want the image to link to anywhere?

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Post by Repairman77 on April 18th 2011, 3:40 pm

@Base wrote:The code is correct, but answer this question: do you want the image to link to anywhere?

It would be nice if the image could just be kept on the Forumotion server but a link to Tinypic would be OK if not.

Apologies but I am fairly new to forum admin jobs.

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Post by Base on April 18th 2011, 3:41 pm

I can make it so that it doesn't link back to TinyPic. Would that be okay?

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Post by Repairman77 on April 18th 2011, 3:41 pm

@Base wrote:I can make it so that it doesn't link back to TinyPic. Would that be okay?

Indeed, how would it be done?

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Post by Base on April 18th 2011, 3:43 pm

Please use this as your category title:

Code:
<img src="http://i52.tinypic.com/2gt0ncm.jpg" border="0" />

Once you have submitted it, you will see a message:

*** Error in the name of your category ! ***

When you see it, don't panic! It means that you've done it successfully. Very Happy

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Post by Killer2270 on April 18th 2011, 3:47 pm

Try this:

<A HREF:"Link here"><IMG SRC:"Image Http Link here"></A>

When using the link from the image, post what the image itself is, not the Tinypic link.

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Post by Repairman77 on April 18th 2011, 3:49 pm

I tried that line in the subject box but it just comes up with that code not the image. I do need it in the subject box for what I am trying to do to work; perhaps that's not possible?

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Post by Repairman77 on April 18th 2011, 3:52 pm

@Killer2270 wrote:Try this:

<A HREF:"Link here"><IMG SRC:"Image Http Link here"></A>

When using the link from the image, post what the image itself is, not the Tinypic link.

Thanks Killer, I have to go out shortly but will give that a try as well. Smile

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Post by Base on April 18th 2011, 3:57 pm

Wait... oh I misunderstood. I thought you meant the category title... Razz

No sorry, it's not possible to add an image in the topic title.

Posting consecutively is not tolerated unless separated by 24 hours since the last post. In future, please use the edit button. Wink

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Post by Repairman77 on April 18th 2011, 4:02 pm

Thanks Base; if it's not possible then that's OK. It's just that we used to have it that way in an old ebay forum we ran. Since they changed to the new system that option disappeared. Just thought it may have been possible here.

Many thanks both for your replies.

(Sorry didn't know about the consecutive post rule. Will remember in future.)

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Post by Base on April 18th 2011, 4:05 pm

Glad to be of your assistance. Very Happy
Since this problem has been solved, I will now lock this topic and mark it as solved.

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You can help the moderators to know if your problem is solved by EDITING your first post and marking the topic as solved. Thank you.

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