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Post by BobG on May 13th 2011, 6:27 pm

Okay, I was reading the last person that had this problem
http://help.forumotion.com/frequently-asked-questions-f5/forum-widgets-t22589.htm#126813
and although it was apparently clear to them I am still having a problem. I got Step #1 - pasted into the CSS Stylesheet (which I am assuming I can paste anywhere), but Step #2 is my problem.

The instructions say go to (display / homepage / configure) and paste the provided solution. I am not finding this location. The choices that I see are Homepage / (Generalities or Structure and hierarchy or Headers & Navigation) none of these provide any place for code that I can see. I did see on Generalities a Homepage message box that I tried to paste the code in but nothing happened. On the CSS Stylesheet I am seeing no homepage reference. Where does the code provided go.

Can some one please help me.

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Post by Base on May 13th 2011, 6:53 pm

Please make sure that you're in advanced mode of the administration panel. The homepage message can be found at:

1. Administration Panel (advanced mode)
2. Display Tab
3. Generalities
4. Homepage message, it's a big box and you can't miss it.

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Post by BobG on May 13th 2011, 7:06 pm

Okay I did that and I still am not seeing it. I did see where I originally made an error by pasting the step #1 code in the CSS Stylesheet (which hides the text), but I corrected that by deleteing it.

Any other suggestions?


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Post by Base on May 13th 2011, 7:09 pm

For step 1, the code is only necessary if you're on phpBB 2. So it won't be needed since you're on phpBB 3. Just set the widths of your widget columns and drag and drop widgets to your liking. Wink

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Post by BobG on May 13th 2011, 11:23 pm

Okay I must be really doing something wrong. I deleted the code listed in step #1 that I pasted in error, I pasted the code in the Homepage / textbox per step #2, I have set the pixel count to 180 on column 3. Why can't I see the widgets? Could it be a color issue? White on White? but if that was the case I should be able to see them when I cursor over them.

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Post by Base on May 14th 2011, 10:25 am

If you are running on phpBB 3 then no extra coding is necessary. Simply use the forum widgets management section of the forum to display your forum widgets. If possible, could I have a screenshot of what it looks like on your forum widgets management section?

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Post by BobG on May 16th 2011, 4:24 pm

I am sorry I really am a newbie I don't know how to post a screen shot. I did try to attach a *.jpg, but for some reason I am failing to see how to attach.[img][/img] I am hoping that this makes it.

Looks like it did! Was this the screen shot you were looking for?

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Post by Gangstar15 on May 16th 2011, 4:49 pm

Maybe there is not enough space for the widgets .)
is ur forum width 100%?

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Post by BobG on May 16th 2011, 4:54 pm

Hey that sounds logical, where do I set the width of the actual forum content?

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Post by Gangstar15 on May 16th 2011, 4:58 pm

ACP - General - Forum - Configuration - Forum width (number or %) :

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Post by BobG on May 16th 2011, 5:18 pm

Okay thanks, however that still didn't work. I set the page to 50% and used the minimum pixels for the widgets at 180 and still nothing. Any other ideas?

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Post by Gangstar15 on May 16th 2011, 5:19 pm

make it 100% :=)

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Post by BobG on May 16th 2011, 5:23 pm

Okay, it was at 98% originally, I changed it to 50%, the system wouldn't accept that so set it at 75%, and then I retried it at 100%. No matter what it still isn't displaying. Now what?

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Post by Gangstar15 on May 16th 2011, 5:25 pm

Give me your forum URL, if i can't do something then the theme is the problem Smile

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Post by BobG on May 16th 2011, 5:37 pm

http://picnic2011.forumotion.com/
Any suggestions are appreciated.

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Post by Base on May 16th 2011, 6:37 pm

Whoa! Never EVER post your forum link with an SID number at the end, especially a link to the administration panel. I have removed it for your safety.

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Post by Gangstar15 on May 16th 2011, 6:44 pm

Is the widget enabled now? Smile

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Post by BobG on May 16th 2011, 6:45 pm

No, I'm not seeing it.

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Post by Gangstar15 on May 16th 2011, 6:48 pm

Hmm.. try look in your CSS for this:
Code:

#content-container div#left {
width: 0px;
float: left;
margin-right: 0px;
overflow: hidden;
}

and replace it with :
Code:

#content-container div#left {
width: 180px;
}

Edit: PS: do it for the right side too Smile its under it Smile

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Post by BobG on May 16th 2011, 6:57 pm

Genius!!! that works!!! Thank you very much. For some reason just adjusting the left made the right side also display. I don't know what happened, but it works and that is good enough for me. :wouhou:

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Post by Gangstar15 on May 16th 2011, 7:01 pm

No Problem Very Happy
Glad i could help Wink

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Post by Base on May 16th 2011, 7:27 pm

Since this problem has been solved, I will now lock this topic and mark it as solved.

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