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Tinkrbelle (New Admin) 9/1/2012 8:27 PM EST : New to this please help!

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So I'm fairly new to this whole web design thing. I have no formal training or anything like that, most of what I've done is just through trial and error or finding the answer on google. So my questions might have very simple solutions. 

http://methodguild.net/ 

There's the website. What I'm trying to do is make an "Apply" tab in the nav bar and just have it bring up either the recruitment forum only or if there's an app/widget/mod that I can put on the 'Apply' page to generate a custom app (My old guild site had one generated, you'd fill it out then the app would get submitted and be posted on a special forum only members/officers could see).

The other thing I was trying to do was in regards to the "Video and Stream" tab. What I really wanted to do was have a "Youtube" tab and a "Twitch.tv" tab and when you clicked on either they would bring you to the respective site. I wasn't sure if that's possible, if it's not it's not a big deal I can just leave it as is.

I'm sorry if my questions seem noobish like I said... very inexperienced but no one else is willing to step up and even try to make the site better. Anyway I'd appreciate any help I could get. Thanks.
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Tinkrbelle (New Admin) 9/1/2012 8:28 PM EST : RE: New to this please help!

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Oh I wanted to note... I know about access levels on the forums... I want to be able to keep our "Guide" forums open to the public as well, not just members.
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Mottie (MVP) 9/2/2012 7:51 AM EST : RE: New to this please help!
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Hi Tinkrbelle!

Well, first off welcome!

There is a "Join Method" link just under the tab bar, so a tab shouldn't be necessary. I do have some code which will add a new tab to the bar, but I you'd have to do something a little different with the code.

So after you add the code from that post, you should end up with something looking sort of like this:
newTab.push([ 'Roster', 'Google', 'http://www.google.com', true ]);
newTab.push([ 'Google', 'Bing', 'http://www.bing.com', true ]);
newTab.push([ 'Bing', 'Yahoo', 'http://www.yahoo.com', true ]);
newTab.push([ 'Yahoo', 'Help Site', '/Guild.aspx?GuildID=258012', true ]);
Now at the end just add this code - I just updated that post with the code below, so you won't need to swap back-and-forth 
var newuser = $('.WfTopMenu').find('a[href*="NewUser"]');
if (newuser.length) {
  // only add an Apply tab if the join guild link exists
    // Add this tab after whatever tab you want, "Yahoo" is just an example
  newTab.push([ 'Yahoo', 'Apply', newuser.attr('href'), false ]);
  // hide join and new user links & extra bullet in front
  newuser.hide().prev('.welcomeBullet').hide();
}

Altermatively, you could add a new tab that just points to your forum post.

Or a third alternative would be to add a permanent page to your site, then add an iframe widget with a link to your application page. Just right click on the "Join Method" link and copy the URL and you will get this address:
http://www.guildportal.com/ContentControls/Support/NewUser.aspx?GuildID=298755 
Thanks for this new idea! Please feel free to search my help site for more ideas.
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Tinkrbelle (New Admin) 9/3/2012 3:13 PM EST : RE: New to this please help!

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You are amazing. This is EXACTLY what I was looking for THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!!! Oh I'm sooo excited!!!
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Tinkrbelle (New Admin) 9/3/2012 5:47 PM EST : RE: New to this please help!

Tinkrbelle
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Methodguild.net is the site.

So I'm not sure the exact terms but I'll try to explain the best I can. On the guild site linked above what I'm trying to do is get rid of that transparent black background in the banner area on the top of the page so "Method" is just on the picture background.

Thanks
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Mottie (MVP) 9/3/2012 8:26 PM EST : RE: New to this please help!
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Go to Control Panel > Style Tools > Page Wrapper > Wrapper Border

Then uncheck the "Enabled?" box

Now click on the "Wrapper Background" tab at the top, click on "Custom Gradient" and click on the box next to "Background Color" - click on the box at the top with a red line through it; when you hover over it it shows a tooltip of "No Color".

Save Changes and reload your site page.
 If that didn't work, then add the following to your custom CSS (Control Panel > Custom HTML & Script > Custom CSS > CSS Additions to Standard)
.pageWrapper { background-image: url(); border: 0; }

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Tinkrbelle (New Admin) 9/4/2012 3:32 AM EST : RE: New to this please help!

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Once again you have made my night. Thank you so much.
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