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Started by 1MileCrash, June 09, 2005, 01:52:00 AM
Quote from: Tippmaster on June 09, 2005, 02:09:37 AMthanks. I just didnt feel like doing alot of work to put banners on my forums. and i never use that news box thing anyway. I made an announcements forum. works good enough
Quote from: Tippmaster on June 09, 2005, 01:52:00 AMlooking for the easiest way to put ads or sponser banners on your forums? Well, i think this little trick is as easy as it's going to get. The news box, used to display the forum news. If you have multiple news entrys, they will change with each refresh of the page. They also allow bbc code, so you can easily place images and links in the news box.I did this for the default theme, so doing it for another theme may require a different (harder) technique (i.e. if it uses text for the word "newsbox" instead of an image.)All i did was make to replace .Then i uploaded it to themes/default/images/english as newsbox.gif, overwriting the old file.Now, the "newsbox" is going to say "sponsors". So you can place a linking banner to your sponsor, and not look stupid. Like, "hey, that's not news you dumby". Keep the banner under around 53 pix, or you'll get a scroll bar. Eew. width can go up to around 250 pix. using bbc code, just edit the "news" to display the linking image. since the page changes with every refresh of the page, you can put multiple banners in there own "newsbox".Just a little trick i thought id share. another good idea is to make a page to let companies know how to advertise on your forum, than put a link in the "sponsor" box to the page. I.E.- "If you are interested in advertising on www.*****.com, click here" yada ya or something like that.