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DenoChino

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Registered: 06/07/04
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Hi,

It's me again. I know that in an earlier post, I was asking if I could change the color of my forum I made, and I'm told that that I would have to get forum templates. Where do I get them? and how do I install them?

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Dirk

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The forum templates come - surprise, surprise - with the forum plugin.

It sounds like you haven't even attempted to install the forum yet. I'd suggest you do that (read the installation instructions!) - it will become a lot clearer then ...

bye, Dirk
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DenoChino

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I have the forum installed already. I've looked everywhere for a forums setting, and I don't see any. I just want to change the color of the forum to red. Where & how do I go do this?

BTW, I'm new with geeklog.

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Dirk

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During the installation of the plugin, you have been asked to copy a directory into your theme's layout directory. So you now have a directory /path/to/geeklog/layout/YourTheme/forum - the template files are in there.

But beware, there are a lot of files in there. If you're lucky, you can get away with a few color changes in the style sheet (remember that you had to copy the contents of the additional-forum.css file into your style.css?).

I recently made a forum theme for my ClearBlue theme and I can tell you that it can be quite a bit of work. But I think the result was worth it ...

bye, Dirk
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DenoChino

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Ok, I went in and got the CSS file, which is forumstyle.css, I believe?

I tried updating it, by changing the color code, but it still doesn't work!

Am I even updating the right file here? I just wanna change the color of the forum to red from default gray.

- Help!
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Dazzy

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Don't forgoet you have to copy the code in forumstyle.css into your themes css file!
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Dirk

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The contents of that additional forum style sheet are supposed to be copied into the style.css of the theme you're using. That is actually explained in the forum installation instructions - you should have done that when you installed the forum plugin ...

bye, Dirk
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geeklog-fan

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hmmm.. about the forumstyle.css... I have errors in my error.log.. something is calling for forumstyle.css, but I can't find what is causing this...
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Schtonk

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Registered: 08/05/04
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I have a forum question too.

In the index forum, top level.....the rollover is set to change the font size to a larger size on rollover.

How do I keep the color rollover, but keep the font size rollover the same size on rollover?
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Schtonk

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BTW, can you clear up where the additional-forums.css should be copied to?

Copy the information in the additional-forums.css to what file? Forumstyle.css or the style.css?
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Blaine

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You need to copy the new CSS declarations in the file "additional-forum.css" are to be copied into the style.css file for your theme.

Each theme has a style.css

If your talking about the text in the Roll-over on the main forum index page then that is controlled as well by the new CSS. You may want to add more css such as setting the font-size as there can be CSS effects from other declarations.

This is the CSS for that rollover effect.

TD.forumRollOver { text-align:left;
background-color: #FFFFFF;
font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;
color: #000033
}
TD.forumRollOut { text-align:left;
background-color: #EFEFEF;
font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif;
color: #000033
}







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geeklog-fan

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blaine? do you have a solution for my problem?
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Blaine

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Just need to run a search on the "forumstyle.css" - looks like it was left there from version 2.2

Look at theme/forum/layout/block_header.thtml and remove
Text Formatted Code

<head>
    <link rel='stylesheet' href='{layout_url}/forum/forumstyle.css' type='text/css'>
</head>

 

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Schtonk

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Quote by Schtonk: BTW, can you clear up where the additional-forums.css should be copied to?

Copy the information in the additional-forums.css to what file? Forumstyle.css or the style.css?


That did the trick, Thank you very much!


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geeklog-fan

Anonymous
Quote by Blaine: Just need to run a search on the "forumstyle.css" - looks like it was left there from version 2.2

Look at theme/forum/layout/block_header.thtml and remove
Text Formatted Code

<head>
    <link rel='stylesheet' href='{layout_url}/forum/forumstyle.css' type='text/css'>
</head>


 


Thanks! I did a search for forumstyle.css through windows search function, but it couldn't find the phrase
weird
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