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XF 1.2 Adding links to dynamic banners above the forum

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by SchmitzIT, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. SchmitzIT

    SchmitzIT Well-Known Member


    I'm using a small hack to display a banner above a forum, when the user is in that particular forum. To accomplish this, I created a template modification doing the following.

    Template: forum_view

    <xen:if is="{$forum.description} AND @threadListDescriptions">
        <xen:description class="baseHtml">{xen:raw $forum.description}</xen:description>
    Replace with:

    <xen:description class="baseHtml">
        <span class="forumbanner{$forum.node_id}"></span>
    This then allows me to add a banner in css:

    .forumbanner1 {
        background-image: url(''myBanner.png');
        float: left;
        width: 728px;
        height: 90px;
        margin: auto;
    However, that leaves me with just a banner image. Now I'd like to add a link to the banner. I tried using pseudo-elements to inject the html:

    span.forumbanner1:before {
     content:<a href=\"https://www.okumafishing.com/resources/news\">;
    However, that won't work as the pseudo-elements do not allow for adding HTML. Does anyone have an idea of how I could possibly dynamically add these links?

    Thanks :)
  2. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

    When you say its dynamic, how so? Are the defined via CSS or something else?
  3. xf_phantom

    xf_phantom Well-Known Member

    Why are you trying to use css?
    Why not add the condition and the link to
    <xen:description class="baseHtml">
    <span class="forumbanner{$forum.node_id}"></span>

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