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[TIP/TRICK] Membergroup Images Instead of Name

Started by jblazeofek, April 27, 2009, 12:51:11 PM

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KensonPlays

Quote from: WantSome 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.
You have it like this, right?

<img src="path/to/image.jpg" />

Right?

Try this:

<img src="path/to/image.jpg" alt="Membergroup Name"/>

Owner of Mesozoic Haven

WantSome

Thanks for the tip, Kcmartz but it doesn't seem to change the drop down menu at all and it remains blank.

When I say blank, I mean I can still choose something.  I just doesn't tell me what I'm choosing.

kingkingston

well if you stuff it up, you can't re edit the link as i just found out, doesn't even show the edit  group link.

http://aussiesportsforum.com/index.php?action=admin;area=membergroups;sa=edit;group=18: Undefined index: group_inheritFile: /home/aussies2/public_html/Sources/ManageMembergroups.php


kingkingston

bump, can someone help me fix the above problem please :)

kingkingston


WantSome

You'll probably get more joy in the support forums, Kinkingston - I'd recommend starting a topic there instead.

kingkingston

Quote from: WantSome on December 22, 2011, 04:11:56 PM
You'll probably get more joy in the support forums, Kinkingston - I'd recommend starting a topic there instead.
got the problem fixed :)

Sir Charles

Good idea there, I have used the code to put images into descriptions before but never thought of this.

ProHax

how would you change the display name into an image?

Pred@t0R

Quote from: JBlaze on April 27, 2009, 12:51:11 PM
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
<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.

Do you know which results did i got becouse of this code ?

This solution destroyed my forum , and now i dont have any option te repair it ... The only solution is to delte my forum and install it again and  to upload my files and do edit settings ... Everything from start. Thank you very much.

This are the results of this solution :



And when i press " Change / Edit " i got this results , so no way to repair it ...



And normally it should looks like that :



So now i need to reinstall my forum , right ?
Thank you ............

Heardy

I found a way to fix that problem,


  • Log in to your database that your host controls
  • Go to smf_membergroups
  • Click on "Edit" where you can see the <img src~~
  • Change it back to the name it was before
  • Press "Go"

FIXED! :)
Mindless Junk - A haven for forumers.

N i g h t m a r e

is there a way to use this code in the membergroup ID without it jacking up your Forum? if anyone can let me know please reply FAST!
Thanks
, Zeum

MaSSSS

Quote from: Pred@t0R on February 09, 2012, 06:21:35 PM

Do you know which results did i got becouse of this code ?

This solution destroyed my forum , and now i dont have any option te repair it ... The only solution is to delte my forum and install it again and  to upload my files and do edit settings ... Everything from start. Thank you very much.

-snip-

So now i need to reinstall my forum , right ?
Thank you ............

Same problem here. Now I have to use fix mentioned above so I can use my forum normally again. I admit I was a fool cause I wasnt thinking before I did this, so the joke is on me.

Dear visitors if you ever stump on this "Trick" please save yourself a headache and close this tab. Dont use it or you will be laughing to yourself as we did.

Quote from: Heardy on February 19, 2012, 02:58:03 PM
I found a way to fix that problem,


  • Log in to your database that your host controls
  • Go to smf_membergroups
  • Click on "Edit" where you can see the <img src~~
  • Change it back to the name it was before
  • Press "Go"

Thank you for the solution!

@SMF staff

Please remove this, its not safe and its not recommended to do, ever.

thearmykid

holy **** didnt think this was possible been looking for this method for months and only just found it thanks for the share ! appreciate it !

Arantor

PLEASE DON'T USE IT.

In case you didn't read the tips, this can seriously damage your forum requiring manual database changes to fix.
Holder of controversial views, all of which my own.

thearmykid

you are rite with that one i had to go to database and fix the bugged groups but im ok with  that so it still ok with me :)

JBlaze

I totally I forgot I made this... 4 years ago.

Anyways, added a warning/disclaimer to the OP.
Jason Clemons
Former Team Member 2009 - 2012

winniethepooh

i just wanted to add a tip to anyone who uses this cool smf "hack", make sure your maximum avatar with is greater than or equal to the width of the images you use. ie my avatar maximum size is 148x148, so i would make my member group images 148x30. you get the idea.
"But I'm tryin' Ringo.I'm tryin' real hard to be the Shepherd."

N i g h t m a r e


Arantor

Quote from: Sir Cumber-Patcher on April 03, 2013, 07:31:31 PM
PLEASE DON'T USE IT.

In case you didn't read the tips, this can seriously damage your forum requiring manual database changes to fix.
Holder of controversial views, all of which my own.

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