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vortexx1 (New Admin) 5/20/2009 11:41 PM EST : Uh oh! Oopsies with the HTML Custom Editor!

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Having trouble with what the "Required Elements" mean, i've taken a few HTML courses do know enough of how to use it, just not sure of what, for example, what do I do with this:

Required Elements:

$block[boilerplate]


????
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Mottie (MVP) 5/21/2009 9:11 AM EST : RE: Uh oh! Oopsies with the HTML Custom Editor!
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Hi Vortexx1!

Basically the required elements are markers for GuildPortal to show it where to add certain things.

  • $block[bannerimage] is where GuildPortal adds the HTML for the banner image, which includes the image tag and URL to the image you entered in the Control Panel > Custom Images > Banner Image > Banner URL. You can simply ignore this required element if you add it yourself in the Banner HTML.

  • $block[boilerplate] adds the content from Control Panel > Site Style > Page Footer into the footer HTML. So if you have nothing there, then you won't see any difference.

  • $block[username] is the best example of how the marker works. Anywhere you have this marker, GuildPortal replaces it with the user name of the person who is logged in, otherwise it shows "guest". Try adding something like "Welcome $block[username] to our site" in your Welcome Content Box!
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vortexx1 (New Admin) 5/21/2009 10:14 AM EST : RE: Uh oh! Oopsies with the HTML Custom Editor!

vortexx1
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Thank you very much!

Hey, i was also wondering.... that style for your second test site, i believe, how did you get that style? Have to pay?
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Mottie (MVP) 5/21/2009 1:17 PM EST : RE: Uh oh! Oopsies with the HTML Custom Editor!
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Hi Vortexx1!

I'm not sure which theme you are referring to as my test-site 2 has a theme selector that allows you to pick which theme displays. The default theme is "WoW-Bold" which may be the one, but I can't be sure.

Check out this post that explains how to add a theme selector and the links to each CSS file that goes with each theme. I put all of these themes together although the majority of them I did copy from other sites. Hopefully I haven't violated any copyright, but I am not charging people to use those themes. So please feel free to use any or all of them as you wish. Actually I need to update that post with two new themes that I recently added (WoW-Slim and WoW-Exodar).
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