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Re: TinyPortal
« Reply #2520 on: August 09, 2019, 04:23:31 AM »
I guess he wants to see it all the time, even when it has no added value over the home button..
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Re: TinyPortal
« Reply #2521 on: August 09, 2019, 12:13:19 PM »
Basically, yes.  "Go directly to forum index" displays index with portal blocks, I prefer to have an option to view the forum without the portal.  It's less cluttered, and removes a lot of stuff you only need to see when you first arrive at the forum. 

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Re: TinyPortal
« Reply #2522 on: August 09, 2019, 12:52:55 PM »
For that all you had to do is select "Go directly to forum index" Then tell TP not to display panels on the forum index.  Or better still, and the way I would do it, is tell each block where to show or not show.  That way you can have certain blocks on certain pages as required. 

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Re: TinyPortal
« Reply #2523 on: August 09, 2019, 03:38:13 PM »
Basically, yes.  "Go directly to forum index" displays index with portal blocks, I prefer to have an option to view the forum without the portal.  It's less cluttered, and removes a lot of stuff you only need to see when you first arrive at the forum.

That’s what the ‘frontpanel only’ option is for. No need to immediately start changing php code if you do not understand the available functionality.
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Re: TinyPortal
« Reply #2524 on: August 09, 2019, 10:03:53 PM »
Tried that, but I get blank screen between left/right portal blocks.

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Re: TinyPortal
« Reply #2525 on: August 10, 2019, 01:47:36 AM »
*****/index.php?action=tpadmin;sa=panels

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Left Panel

Width of this panel: ****

Use left panel?    On/ Off

Hide left panel when in forum?    Yes/No

See that last one? Wanna guess what it does? :D
Same deal for all the other panels.

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Re: TinyPortal
« Reply #2526 on: August 10, 2019, 03:01:22 AM »
Tried that, but I get blank screen between left/right portal blocks.

Interesting approach. I checked your test site, and now you actually have two boardindex pages showing: on the Home page it now shows the index page with the side panels and on the forum page it now the index page without the side panels. The home page is showing the infocenter in the central block. Is that what the user wants?
It's OK by me, I have just never seen this approach before...

I understand you don't want the forum pages 'cluttered' by the side panels: I do the same think in my forum...

But leaving the leftover Infopanel on the homepage gives me somehow the feeling that the page is 'not finished'. That's why most put some content in the central area: that's where you get the 'blank screen': that is the front panel area. Creating one or more blocks with content is the more common way to fill that area. A simple welcome block introducing the forum and it's purpose is usually a nice start.
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Re: TinyPortal
« Reply #2527 on: August 10, 2019, 05:05:29 PM »
I'm still working through the forum config, there are over 130 boards, and all are set not visible to guests, that's why you only see info center (took me a while to figure that out).  We'll probably use one of the other options for center panel, I'll leave that to the owner.  Getting a better idea how TP works, right now that's not the major problem.


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Re: TinyPortal
« Reply #2528 on: August 11, 2019, 03:34:10 PM »
Fair point about the 2.0.x doctype, and I can't see the deprecated file types being a problem. They don't seem to break anything. If it's a drama to get rid of them I'd say just leave them for now. It'll give the Purple Peeps something to grumble about, and they like a good grumble. :)

FYI: all known html5 issues fixed for the next TP release (1.6.4), now let's hope the RC3 will come soon: we plan to release 1.6.4 when we are sure it works with RC3 as well...
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Re: TinyPortal
« Reply #2529 on: August 11, 2019, 05:52:20 PM »
Makes sense. No point doing it twice.