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Reply Tue 1 Jul, 2003 11:23 am
Craven has been single handedly helping me get my board in shape. No money has crossed hands. No stone has been left unturned!
I propose (if you haven't done this already) that anyone who has received help from Craven or Able2know and who has the capability, either add a link to Able2know and/or Craven and/or a banner to each - Craven, I know you do SOMETHING with website design, hosting, etc. - I don't know if you have a commercial banner designed, but if you do I'd be happy to put it up on my site, and likewise a link for A2K - it's a way of giving back that I would say virtually anybody here would be willing to do.
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Tue 1 Jul, 2003 11:29 am
If ya wanna put a link to A2K that's cool. This is my pet project and my other sites are not as important.
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gadgetaddict
 
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Reply Tue 1 Jul, 2003 11:32 am
the link is the least of it - like i said, if you had commercial endeavor(s) like web design and maintenance, etc. i'd be happy to put up the banner.
and i'll add the link....once i get a links section working! Smile
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Monger
 
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Reply Tue 1 Jul, 2003 12:06 pm
Right now I don't have time to work on any personal sites, but if I do in the future I'll definitely have a link to A2K up.


Craven, something I wouldn't mind doing in the future would be to pay a bit for some google adwords that I'd set up myself to advertise this site. What does ya think about something like that?
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Tue 1 Jul, 2003 12:15 pm
Monger, that is actually something I'd thought of. Thing is, to do it right one must know the stuff or it's wasted money. So I'm kinda wary. You have to know what keywords to target and where to send the clicks etc.

The best way someone can support this site is to invite others. All the ads and links etc are ultimately exactly that.
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Tue 1 Jul, 2003 12:16 pm
Oh, HELP OTHERS! I forgot that. Every single thing I learned I learned from free sources or free teachers. Always pass it on and we all get to learn.
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gadgetaddict
 
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Reply Tue 1 Jul, 2003 12:20 pm
Craven de Kere wrote:
Oh, HELP OTHERS! I forgot that. Every single thing I learned I learned from free sources or free teachers. Always pass it on and we all get to learn.


It's a good karma thing. One of the reasons I'm pushing for an A2K banner and potentially a web servicing banner for CdK (or whatever it is you do for income! Smile
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Tue 1 Jul, 2003 12:34 pm
Ah, I work for a pittance doing import Logistics.

But I will soon open a web development business and get back to working for myself. :-)
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gadgetaddict
 
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Reply Tue 1 Jul, 2003 12:37 pm
uncle gary suggests that, among other things, you write a small php script so i/other users who you have helped can point their browsers to it, and it makes the appropriate changes to the footer file or whatever to provide a link to where you want it (whether A2K or de Kere webbing or whatever...
i am in "grateful/i owe you mode" so i would do what i had to do to add the appropriate coding manually, etc. but for those lazy folks, having an automatic doohickey would potentially get more of a response.
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Tue 1 Jul, 2003 12:52 pm
LOL, that would be more work! If you want to add a link in your forum footer just use something like this to your overall_footer.tpl file:

Code:
<a target="_blank" class="copyright" href="http://www.able2know.com">Ask An Expert</a>


I just had a look at how you are doing with the upgrade and will give you a few suggestions here (since I is here and if you is reading this so is you).

A) Remove the group block from fetch all (unless you want to display a group). If you don't specify a group it slows down the page.

To remove it comment out or delete this:
Code:
// fetch user of a specific group
$member = phpbb_fetch_users();


and this:

Code:<!-- MEMBER -->
<?php if ($member) { ?>
<table width="100%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1" border="0" class="forumline">
<tr>
<td class="catHead" height="28"><span class="cattitle"><?php echo $member[0]['group_name']; ?></span></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="row1" align="left" width="100%">
<span class="gensmall">
<?php for ($i = 0; $i < count($member); $i++) { ?>
<a href="<?php echo $phpbb_root_path; ?>profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=<?php echo $member[$i]['user_id']; ?>"><b><?php echo $member[$i]['username']; ?></b></a><?php if ($i < (count($member)-1)) { ?>,
<?php } ?>
<?php } ?>
</span>
</td>
</tr>
</table>
<?php } ?>
<!-- MEMBER -->


B) I can give you code to use for a home link. But you need a little graphic thingie.

Go to the home page of this site and save the graphic I use for my "make the site your homepage" script. Or find another image that size to use.

I'll then get the file name and location from you and post you some code to add it to your header.
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gadgetaddict
 
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Reply Tue 1 Jul, 2003 01:12 pm
okay - got it all done. my home page icon is: /templates/subSilver/icon_mini_portal.gif
i can of course rename it to something better or move it if you so recommend
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Tue 1 Jul, 2003 01:25 pm
It should be in your images directory within subsilver. But here's is your link, change it if you move the image:

Code:<a href="http://www.gadgetaddict.com/" class="mainmenu"><img src="templates/subSilver/icon_mini_portal.gif" width="12" height="13" border="0" align="top" alt="Home Page" hspace="3" />Home</a>


Place it in the overall_header.tpl file. If you need help with placement give me a holler.
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gadgetaddict
 
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Reply Tue 1 Jul, 2003 01:47 pm
worked like a champ.
Now here's the harder part (as no good deed goes unpunished)
overall_header.tpl uses variables, i don't need those for fetch, i can use hardwired stuff (like the home icon and link) - is there an easy way to allow the use of the variables in fetch just by copying some code, or do i need to hard code in that menu bar?
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Tue 1 Jul, 2003 01:54 pm
It's easy to hardcode most of the variables but some are dynamic (like the log in log out) and need special workarounds.

To do this just replace the U variables with the link path and the L variables with what the link is supposed to say.

You can either leave out the login link (as there is a log in form on fetch) or you can use php to display it only if the user is not logged in.
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Tue 1 Jul, 2003 01:55 pm
BTW, you need to space out teh home link. Use two spaces (   ) after the link.
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gadgetaddict
 
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Reply Tue 1 Jul, 2003 01:58 pm
okay - i'll add spaces to the home link. also, you've been teaching this bum a fish (thanks for not feeding me) - i'm going to add a forums link as well to the header.

okay, so what's the easiest way to make a header for fetch - should i hard code, or can i use the overall_header file in some way? i would rather avoid separate overall_header files if possible, but it's not the worst thing in the world if i have a separate one for fetch - i'm not trying to do anything fancy (i don't think i am) so basically, i'd like the main page to look like any ohter forum page - thanks! Smile
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Tue 1 Jul, 2003 02:00 pm
The easiest way would be to take the overall header and footer files and paste them into a WYSIWYG editor and then to make three columns and plug the fetch stuff in.
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gadgetaddict
 
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Reply Tue 1 Jul, 2003 02:09 pm
okay - sounds like a barf fest - i don't know how to make the 3 columns. i, like any other novice, can (mostly) cut and paste large quantities of code without understanding their function. is there an easy way to paste parts of header and footer, add a few includes for good luck, and get the thing to work? i'm surprised this is actually such a difficult task for fetch - their basic portal example is very good and largely complete - but i don't know how they left off a menu!
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Tue 1 Jul, 2003 02:17 pm
Well you could cut and paste the header and footer above and below the fetch html.
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gadgetaddict
 
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Reply Tue 1 Jul, 2003 02:20 pm
actually, i tried that with the header, and it didn't work for me - i got the menu and a lot of variables that were not filled

should i try again? can you direct me which parts to cut and where to put them? before, i tried pasting right below the style sheet call, as i recall
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