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viss

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Registered: 25/03/04
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Hey guys, Just new to geeklog had plenty of experiance with PHPNuke but little with Geek. Just wondering if its possible to use a different forum setup than the one with geeklog im not to impressed with it I was thinking of php_bb is that compatible or can somone suggest another type of forum to use

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Many geeklogers have outgrown phpbb as a plugin to the current genuine geeklog forum. If you prefer that, you can check out squatty.com and search phpbb. You will find a lot of information.

I am curious what part of GL forum you are not impressed with?

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viss

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Your right I hane had a good look at it and it looks to be ok, The only thing is the colors im using the gameserver theme and some of the colors arnt quite right in the theme, any chance someone could point me in the right direction to edit the colors also Id like to centre my logo which page has the code in it that displays the logo so I can centre it

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Look here
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Ok that helped somewhat. The main thing im trying to change is the catagory tree at the top of the page. The writing is in blue on a black background and you cant read it. Ive looked in the file style.css but im not sure what it would be called. Take a look for yourself here
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Dazzy

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I believe it uses


.forumoutline { background-color: #FFFFFF; }

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viss

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The style sheet does not contain the .forumoutline I did a search for it but didnt find it ??? Frown
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Have you added the new forum CSS to your themes style.css file?

This is noted in the install/upgrade steps. You need to add the CSS from the file additional-forum.css that is located in the suppplied archive - plugins/forum/themefiles/additional-forum.css
Geeklog components by PortalParts -- www.portalparts.com
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viss

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Sorry that file does not exist either ? Did a search of the whole geek directory for .css files and its not there by the way im running 1.3.9
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Blaine

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It's part of the plugin archive that you restored.
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viss

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Sorry for sounding stupid Blaine but you've lost me. I havent restored nothing this is a clean install All I really need to do is to change some colors in the gameserver theme forums because half of it is unreadable bad layout of colors is that so difficult ? or mabye i should just find a new theme. Can you recommend one that is mostly all black ?

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Blaine

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Ok, let me backup.

You noted that you could not find the CSS definition in your themes style.css called .forumoutline.

This and the other required new CSS definitions for the forum are located in a file called additional-forum.css. This is documented in the install_doc as part of a install or upgrade - to add the forum CSS definitions to each and every theme's style.css file. Each theme has to be updated if you have more then one.

The file additional-forum.css is part of the Forum plugin files that were un-compressed into your plugins folder. Look in the plugins/forum/themefiles directory. It should be there and the CSS declaration .forumoutline is one of the definitions.

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viss

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Nope not there im using Aeonserv i dont know if you are aware of it it includes phpmyadmin apatche and geeklog in an all in one install, mabye thay left it out for some reason http://aeonserv.com mabye space issue I dont know I will download geeklog and unzip it and get it from there.

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viss

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Bah its not in there either mabye you could just email it to me ive made the gameserver the default theme and users cant change their theme so I just need the one .css file

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Quote by viss: Bah its not in there either mabye you could just email it to me

Err, why don't you simply download the forum plugin from Blaine's site?

bye, Dirk
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viss

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Errr as I said im new to geeklog I didnt realize it was a seperate plugin Frown
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well. it's not that i don't like this forum plugin.. the only problem is that I have a very heavy modded phpbb forum.. i wish Geeklog used the user tables from phpbb.. but I guess that's too much asked

anyway.. I am still not using this forum.. too many mods I don't wanna loose, plus the fact the many mods there are for the phpbb forum can't be integrated anymore
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