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Tips and tricks index

Started by Gwenwyfar, August 04, 2018, 07:57:02 PM

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This is a list of all tips and tricks dating back to 2012. Those that were made solely for SMF 1.x are not included in this list (if you spot any that is, report this post for a moderator to remove).

The old index can be found here.

Ads: Adsense within first post of thread in smf 2.0 specially the core theme
Ads: Various Ad Placements
Ads: Google AdSense in SMF, various positions
Alert when few global mods online
Anti-spam: Why i dont get spammers in my forum
Anti-spam: Remove colon added to end of Verification Question
Autosuggest: Adding AutoSuggest to Search for 'By user' field
Avatar: Making a "real" default avatar (Eg: without editing templates)

Banner: Full width banner - automatically scales to any screen size
Bans: Allow Admin to search for banned members (SMF 2.0.4)
Bans: Having Problems With Banned Members?
Bans: How to ban users properly from .htaccess
BBC: Made new mod for smf v2.0.x "Vimeo bbc_code Mod"
BBC: Completely stupid BBC tag!
BBC: Cyling/Run Route BBCodes
BBC: Highlight Any Text In Your Posts Using a BBC Button
BBC: Simple trick to change the background color of text -- in BBCode form!
Blog: Make a simple SMF blog using 3 existing mods
Boardindex: Limit Recent Posts on BoardIndex to certain boards
Boards: A Neat Way To Enhance a Board!
Boards: Pretty "Child Boards" On Front Page
Boards: Use a different background per board, with only 1 theme
Boards: Show board icon as "on" to guests
Chatbox: Create sweet chat rooms for your SMF using SimplePortal
Chatbox: how to COMPLETELY integrate FlashChat into SMF so you have a cool CHAT
Chatbox: Integrate Envolve Chat to your Forum
Chatbox: How to Add Xat into SMF
Clock: Live clock in header
Cookies: How to add UK Cookie Consent to SMF

Database: Share user database for 2 (or more) different forums
Disqus: How to add Disqus support to SMF
Dropbox: Automatically get DropBox images to show using Share link

Emails: Send Email with Gmail
Emails: Setting up a gmail account on SMF
Emojis: Parser to change Emojis for images in posts for PC users

Fix for malformed activation links
Favicon: Add a favicon (bookmark/favorite icon) to your forum
Feed: Getting the Most Out of SMF - XML, RSS and RSS2 (and Atom and RDF) feeds
Footer: Auto Update The Year In SMF Footer Copyright Message

Graphics: Using Font-Awesome Icons With Simple Machines
Graphics: Slim Top Progress Bar Using NProgress.js in SMF
Graphics: Changing (Messing) the mouse-pointer on your site
Graphics: New Board Index Table Layout
Graphics: Membergroup Images Instead of Name
Graphics: Call core features icon by theme (fix for 2.0.x bug)
Graphics: "NEW" post icons to the left
Graphics: Auto resizing of images in posts, etc by CSS
Graphics: Styling The Breadcrumbs Link Tree In SMF
Graphics: VB Postbit Style With User Information Above Posts For SMF 2.0.x
Graphics: New Layout for "Replies / Views"
Graphics: Simple jQuery Fadeout Effects
Graphics: Last Post under Board Description
Graphics: Change Youtube Video Players Color on Your Forum
Graphics: Few colors that look very nice with SMF default template
Graphics: Improved Stats template
Graphics: Xenforo Like Display / Post Page for SMF 2.0
Graphics: Style Your Current Page (1 ... 6 7 >[8]< 9 10 ... 15)
Graphics: Creating a jQuery Sliding Login Panel
Graphics: PM Alert
Graphics: Float Post Around Poster Info Using CSS

Image upload: Tinypic Image Upload Popup on Post/Reply Page
Image script: Forum info image scripts
Images: Resize image alert and click resized image open new window

Karma: Change the Applaud/Smite set up To Thanks
Karma: Increase Post Count With Karma
Karma: If a user gives someone karma send them an email letting them know

Line breaks: Limit excess line breaks within posts, pm's, etc
Line breaks: Removing extra line breaks from messages
Links: Add "nofollow" for external links
Logo: Logo with link to (any) homepage

Menu: Displaying a Statically Positioned Nav Bar
Menu: Advanced sidebar menus
Menu: Add open reports to the menu
Menu: Center Nav Menu Bar (1.x and 2.x)
Menu: Moving Menu To Top Using CSS for 2.0
Menu: Additional Dropdown Menu for Curve Theme 2.0 RC3
Menu: Lazy Admin Menu
Membergroups: HowTo activate team badges
Membergroups: Group Images Instead of Names
Moderation: How to enable moderation for first 1/2/3 etc
Modify button for messages in topic search results
Mobile: Responsive Topic - Q&A
Mobile: Make your YouTube posts responsive
Multidomain SMF forum
Multiple Accounts, Same Email

Permissions: Show an error when a guest tries to view a topic
Permissions: Hiding Custom Profile Fields from guests in topic view
Permissions: Restricted set of account management options for 'Moderate forum members'
Permissions: Administrate Yourself
Permissions: Allowing guests to see all Boards but not entering
Permissions: No attachment limit for admins
Permissions: Redirect guests to the login page when trying to view a topic
PDF: See PDF in Posts
Posts: Option to post Anonymously on topics
Post images: Auto-show image links as pictures without using [img] tag in messages
Print page: Floating 'Print this page' button in "printpage" action
Profile fields: Skype Profile
Profile fields: Custom Profile Field - only owner can see, only admin can edit
Profile fields: Mood Icons using Custom Profile Field
Profile fields: Group permissions to modify CPF's set to "only admins can edit"
Proxy: Proxy Images without Proxy.php (Nginx Users)
Proxy: Implement an image proxy to speedup your SMF forum

Radio: Adding an audio player to smf with no restarting when switching pages
Radio: How to add a Nice radio player for your forum
Radio: Radio for smf
Rename index.php
Resetting Forum

Safari: SMF Shortcut Keys when posting via Safari
Scroll buttons: jQuery "scroll to top" and "scroll to bottom" buttons
Sessions: Auto Renew Sessions
Signatures: Close Signature Guests
Signatures: signature info stats
Simpleportal: Add Title Attribute To SimplePortal Front Page
Social media: SMF forum posts to Twitter / Facebook (without mods/coding!)
Social media: Adding Twitter and Facebook "Share/Like" Button To Posts
Social media: Pin your bbc tag images with this jQuery Pinterest Plugin
Social media: Add Facebook Comments to your first post
Social media: Social Media Icons in Profile Field Tutorial
Social media: Automatic Twitter Embedding
Social media: Post to Twitter using SMF RSS and small php file
Social media: Get Facebook and others to load a shared url
Social media: Facebook Share Button
Social media: How To Display Facebook, Twitter & Feedburner Subscriber Count In Text
Statistics: How to include "Recycled" topics and posts into the Statistics
Surveys, Like what ___ are you
SSI: Call first image of news on SSI boardnews
SSI: SSI menubar (re)fix
SSL: SSL offloading an SMF forum

Tapatalk: Disable Tapatalk banner popup
Timer: jquery countdown
Topics: [Hack/SMF 2.0.x] Remove "Read xx times" from topic view
Topics: Add Buddy Button On Post
Tracking User Activity
Translation: Add Google Translate to your SMF 2.0 forum
Tutorial: SMF Theme Making

Whitespace: Trim Subject and Message Body
Who's online: Displaying the "unknown action" in the who's online list
Who's online: SMF 1.x & 2.x - Custom Who.template.php - Displays Users, Guests & Spiders
Wordpress: Show the latest WordPress posts inside SMF