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SMF Support => SMF 2.0.x Support => Topic started by: Cheese Head on April 27, 2008, 09:15:11 AM

Title: Editing Forum Shell & News Banner?
Post by: Cheese Head on April 27, 2008, 09:15:11 AM
Hi y'all, I recently upgraded to SMF Beta 2 and all good, I don't use themes.

1) On old SMF I just modified the forum shell's text directly (like changing Welcome Guest to Welcome fellow Cheese Lover) I think in one of forum/theme/Default files, I forget which. I've searched all the SMF files for key words that I want to change but can't find, is this still possible in SMF 2 and where/which file.

2) On old SMF as Administrator I had news banner at top which appears in upgraded SMF Beta 2, where do I alter or delete this? (I've searched for over 1 hour in the Admin section while logged in as Adminsitrator but cannot find, I must be blind).

Thanks for your help.
Title: Re: Editing Forum Shell & News Banner?
Post by: Justyne on April 28, 2008, 09:53:36 AM
1) The file you are trying to edit is languages\index.english.php. I think it's called 'welcome_guest'. Before editing anything please make sure you have a backup. Ideally you should create a new theme for this.


2) I am not sure what you are trying to do. To change news items:

admin -> main -> news and newsletters -> news

To remove it:

admin -> configuration -> current theme

The things you are looking for are 'Enable News?' and 'Show news fader on board index'
Title: Editing Forum Shell & News Banner?
Post by: Cheese Head on April 28, 2008, 10:07:23 PM
Justyne

Perfect, thanks for support, all my questions answered. Dummy me for not finding the news buttons.

I really want to personalize my forum shell amd thought that changing colors and text directly was the easiest way to go rather than using a canned theme or building my own. Please let me know if I am on the wrong track and if so where I can learn about building my own theme.

Thanks again, John.
Title: Re: Editing Forum Shell & News Banner?
Post by: Justyne on April 29, 2008, 02:14:55 AM
you can just create a copy of the default theme and edit things in there. That way if anything goes wrong you have the default to fall back to.
Title: Re: Editing Forum Shell & News Banner?
Post by: Cheese Head on May 01, 2008, 07:14:30 PM
OK, I'll do that, I already have a copy, thanks . . .
Title: Re: Editing Forum Shell & News Banner?
Post by: Rumbaar on May 19, 2008, 08:02:18 PM
There are a number of $txt[] string changes from 1.1.* to 2.*, I find this site very helpful for future changes and where to find passages of text and what file they are in:
http://huw.org.uk/smfstrings/