Conditional for graphic under node description on forum list only?


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I'd like to add a sponsor graphic under the node description on the forum home page, for a specific node only, and only to show on the forum list.

If I add an image <img> to the forum description it also shows on the message list for that forum at the top, along with the description, I don't want this.

So I guess I need to edit the home page forum list template and add, between the node description and the node stats, something along the lines of:

If this is the forum home page AND the node ID = X, then display some html.

The html will be an iframe, since I want to run some banner rotations there.

Can someone please translate the above conditional into actual <xen> code please?



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<xen:if is="{$controllerName} == 'XenForo_ControllerPublic_Forum' AND {$controllerAction} == 'index' AND {$node} == 'x'> CODE </xen:if>
In theory should work though I haven't tested it


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I'm afraid that didn't work Cezz, but it was sort of close enough for me to reverse engineer and fix it :)

I didn't need to check for being on the forum home page in the end, since I was directly editing the node_forum_level2 template, and that only appears on the forum list anyway. After {xen:raw $forum.description} I used the following:

<xen:if is="{$forum.node_id}==X"> my code </xen:if>
Replacing X with the node ID.

This now puts a nice randomly chosen banner under the forum description (via an iframe) :)

I must thank XenFans - that conditional is from their excellent template conditionals guide.


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I just want to expand on this if I may, in case any other newbies would like to stick a nice graphic banner under the forum description of a particular forum on their home page.

The "my code" in the above example is an insertion of an iframe, as this is a shortcut to sticking anything you like in the forum, here because it is a random image generated by a PHP file and it means I don't need to try and figure out a plugin or other mysterious things. So the code I inserted above is:

<div class="banner"><iframe frameborder="0" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="advert.php" width="300px" height="50px" border="0"></iframe></div>
In extra CSS you can then add some CSS for the banner, in this case just to give some space top and bottom:

.banner {
margin-top: 5px;
margin-bottom: 5px;
And advert.php is my own script cobbled together which just displays a random banner graphic (with link) from a pre-determined selection of banners (basically it picks a random number between 1 and the number of banners available, then inserts X.php, with X.php being, for example 1.php or 2.php etc and those files contain a graphic banner and link and any thing else required for that advert). Quite belt and braces and basic but it works.