Tetra-WebBBS Support Forum
Please see below:
: I am looking to have the header on the front page of my forum show
: up on every page of the forum as you do, but i have followed the
: steps in the link below
: The problem i don't understand is that 5 and 6 refer to other
: templates found inside the */_tmpl* folder.
: I don't see other templates in this folder.
: What am i missing?
Well, I should update the docs here and there
The short answer is simple though:
(1) forget about #5 and #6 on that page
(2) to section(3) of webbbs_config.pl and arch_config.pl add these two lines of code:
$MessageHeaderFile = $HeaderFile; $MessageFooterFile = $FooterFile;
Do the same with any other forum which you want to behave the same way.
: also would you mind pointing me to the plugin or link on this forum
: which discribes how to put adds into the form as you have done
: with this one.
Thanks for asking. This is indeed one of the great features we've invented some time back
Please read this page:
Dig into #3 on that page. It explains what's called "custom HTML". It's a simple, yet very flexible way to add whatsoever HTML in various places on all sort of pages.
If you enable webbbs_custom.pl you'll probably first get shocked because of all the tiny little text snipplets shown all over the forum pages. No worry. Find those placeholders where you want your own custom HTML inserted and then proceed as is described on the page linked above.
If you use custom HTML ist's often of much help to wrap your HTML by DIV tags to make your stuff stand out a bit.
And if simple HTML isn't enough, then you can play with CSS to format your custom HTML. Must admit though, CSS is a bit more tricky - but worth learning
On this site I'm using the forum software for almost everything except very few pages. Each section is a "forum" but configured in different ways. So, if you've seen anything special on this site and you want to know how I did it, don't hesitate to ask. I'll try to explain if I can.
: Thanks again for your help and patience
You're welcome, Scott. I'm always glad if someone enjoys trying out new things.