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[TIP/TRICK] Membergroup Images Instead of Name
« on: April 27, 2009, 12:51:11 PM »
WARNING: This method can seriously damage your forum! Do not use this unless you know what you're doing!

For those that are wondering how to make a membergroup name an image instead of just boring old text, here you go.

Go to Admin -> Membergroups -> {Group} Modify -> Group Name

Then, do the following
Code: [Select]
<img src="http://www.url-to-image.com/image.jpg" />
Add that as the Membergroup name INSTEAD of entering text.
Remember to replace the URL provided with the actual URL of the image you are using.

See attached screenshots for a demo :)

* This tip works for board names as well.
** I Highly recommend that you host the image on your site as it will speed up the loading time of the image and prevent lag on your site.

« Last Edit: April 04, 2013, 10:19:43 AM by JBlaze »
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Re: [TIP/TRICK] Membergroup Images Instead of Name
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2009, 05:58:15 PM »
Nice post and well said. :)
You can also use the same image code for several other spots in your forum, such as board names and descriptions.

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** I Highly recommend that you host the image on your site as it will speed up the loading time of the image and prevent lag on your site.
Very good point.
« Last Edit: April 27, 2009, 07:21:13 PM by Shadow82x »
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Re: [TIP/TRICK] Membergroup Images Instead of Name
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2009, 07:17:48 PM »
Very Good Trick
Thanks Bro
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Re: [TIP/TRICK] Membergroup Images Instead of Name
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2009, 03:02:52 AM »
Nice post and well said. :)
You can also use the same image code for several other spots in your forum, such as board names and descriptions.

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** I Highly recommend that you host the image on your site as it will speed up the loading time of the image and prevent lag on your site.
Very good point.

Thanks Shadow82x :)
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Re: [TIP/TRICK] Membergroup Images Instead of Name
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2009, 05:31:07 AM »
thank you... i'll consider to use it on our forum.

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Re: [TIP/TRICK] Membergroup Images Instead of Name
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2009, 04:05:49 AM »
cool. Didnt think of that before. Use to many other images in that area .. lol
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Re: [TIP/TRICK] Membergroup Images Instead of Name
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2011, 07:37:27 PM »
Nice post and well said. :)

You can also use the same image code for several other spots in your forum, such as board names and descriptions.

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** I Highly recommend that you host the image on your site as it will speed up the loading time of the image and prevent lag on your site.
Very good point.
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Re: [TIP/TRICK] Membergroup Images Instead of Name
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2011, 08:08:39 PM »
* Kcmartz already knew this

Thanks though :)

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Re: [TIP/TRICK] Membergroup Images Instead of Name
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2011, 05:17:21 AM »
cool. Didnt think of that before. Use to many other images in that area .. lol
lol same here, thank you for this tip!
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Re: [TIP/TRICK] Membergroup Images Instead of Name
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2011, 05:35:31 AM »
Hmm found an error, on 2.0 RC5 if you make this edit it breaks the theme and outputs this:

Code: [Select]
<td><a href="http:///forums/index.php?action=admin;area=membergroups;sa=members;group=10"><img src="http:///forums/Themes/default/images/ranks/banned.pn&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/td&gt;
&lt;td&gt;&lt;/td&gt;
&lt;td style=" text-align:="" center"="">0</a></td>

Also shows no image..
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Re: [TIP/TRICK] Membergroup Images Instead of Name
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2011, 05:36:27 AM »
Great tip.  :)

We've been using images as board names for a long time now... they look nice, work great and we love it.  8)
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Re: [TIP/TRICK] Membergroup Images Instead of Name
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2011, 05:42:41 PM »
but make sure u dont use a image to large it mess up the forum big time lol
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Re: [TIP/TRICK] Membergroup Images Instead of Name
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2011, 01:53:27 AM »
ooo I've been wondering this. Thanks Jaaaay. <3

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Re: [TIP/TRICK] Membergroup Images Instead of Name
« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2011, 02:23:52 AM »
ooo I've been wondering this. Thanks Jaaaay. <3
No problem ;)
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Re: [TIP/TRICK] Membergroup Images Instead of Name
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2011, 08:02:45 AM »
great idea, i love you :D

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Re: [TIP/TRICK] Membergroup Images Instead of Name
« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2011, 03:59:56 PM »
I've done this on my forum and I love the idea.

I've done this for Admin, Global Moderators, Moderators and Mentors on my site. 

The only issue is that when I go to change a member's primary member group, to make them a moderator, say, the drop down menu is blank (since there is not text and it won't show a picture) and you have to kind of guess where your moderator button might be.

The images do show beside the check buttons for the 'additional member group' area, though.  Go figure.

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Re: [TIP/TRICK] Membergroup Images Instead of Name
« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2011, 04:47:23 PM »
Thank easy basic
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Re: [TIP/TRICK] Membergroup Images Instead of Name
« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2011, 10:22:50 PM »
Using this tip to -create new membergroups- has broken my forum. Any ideas?

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Re: [TIP/TRICK] Membergroup Images Instead of Name
« Reply #18 on: October 25, 2011, 08:54:08 PM »
No. How is it broken?
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Re: [TIP/TRICK] Membergroup Images Instead of Name
« Reply #19 on: October 27, 2011, 11:51:27 PM »
Nice post and well said. 
You can also use the same image code for several other spots in your forum, such as board names and descriptions.