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suprsidr

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Want to let your visitors show/hide blocks?
Just released - toggle blocks for geeklog.
package contains a modified professional theme, and a javascript file.
This hack uses Javascript and DOM to change the page, so no page refresh is needed. It also tracks block visibility through cookies.
No change to the gl core.(so not really a hack)
Let your visitors hide single blocks, or all left/right blocks.

Very easy to install.

You can see them in action here,
and download them here.

Best of all, it's free Very Happy
If you would like your theme modified, let me know.
Support is available on my site.
FlashYourWeb and Your Gallery with the E2 XML Media Player for Gallery2 - http://www.flashyourweb.com
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sammykrupa

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Love this idea!
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beewee

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Nice, but I don't love to see visitors shut down my Adsense blocks.... Wink
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suprsidr

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Honestly, if your visitor has seen your Adsense, and shut it. He is not going to click it anyways. And it would be open for the next visitor anyways. Also with an "if" statement in the js you could make adsense(or any block you choose) always open.

The one bug with this script is it doesn't like blocknames with apostrophes. The blockname is what makes each block unique so the script doesn't shut them all when you click one.
I'll have to look into naming them different, maybe with $bid or something. So for now, "who's online" has to be "who is online" and "what's new" - "what is new"...

Question for Dirk, can I use something like $bid or $_CONF('$bid') in blockheader.thtml?

Cheers
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beewee

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Honestly, if your visitor has seen your Adsense, and shut it. He is not going to click it anyways.


Yep, you're damn right, but the blocks stay closed if the visitor clicks to another page of the same site, so the Adsense stays unvisible.

But what do I worry, my Adsense blocks are all hardcoded in the layout...
Dutch Geeklog sites about camping/hiking:
www.kampeerzaken.nl | www.campersite.nl | www.caravans.nl | www.caravans.net
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Quote by suprsidr: Question for Dirk, can I use something like $bid or $_CONF('$bid') in blockheader.thtml?

No (i.e. not without modifications to the code).

bye, Dirk
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suprsidr

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Ok so I created a modified function to reopen any block one would want:
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function toggle_init(id) {
var session = new CJL_CookieUtil("toggle_cookie", 1440*30, "/", "YOURDOMAIN.COM");
if( session.cookieExists() ) {
        if( session.getSubValue(id) == "none" ){
                document.getElementById(id).style.display = "none";
                document.getElementById(id+1).innerHTML = "<img src='http://www.YOURDOMAIN.COM/tabs/plus.gif' height='10' width='10' border='0' alt='Click To Show Block'>";
        }
        if( document.getElementById(id) == "NAME OF BLOCK TO REOPEN" ){
                document.getElementById(id).style.display = "block";
                document.getElementById(id+1).innerHTML = "<img src='http://www.YOURDOMAIN.COM/tabs/minus.gif' height='10' width='10' border='0' alt='Click To Show Block'>";
        }else{
                document.getElementById(id).style.display = "block";
                document.getElementById(id+1).innerHTML = "<img src='http://www.YOURDOMAIN.COM/tabs/minus.gif' height='10' width='10' border='0' alt='Click To Hide Block'>";
        }
}else{
        document.getElementById(id).style.display = "block";
        document.getElementById(id+1).innerHTML = "<img src='http://www.YOURDOMAIN.COM/tabs/minus.gif' height='10' width='10' border='0' alt='Click To Show Block'>";
}
}
 

So even if they closed say... all right blocks, and your adsense was in there, it would reopen rightblocks (of coarse not any others they had closed).

I integrated this script into a friends site, he has very long articles. It's great to be able to close all blocks and read full screen. I think this is a great tool for gl site owners.

happy toggling
FlashYourWeb and Your Gallery with the E2 XML Media Player for Gallery2 - http://www.flashyourweb.com
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