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How do we create a sideblock?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by Booth, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. Booth

    Booth Well-Known Member

    How do I go about creating a sideblock on the forum home page? I just want to add a simple block with some graphical links to areas of the site.
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  3. Booth

    Booth Well-Known Member

    Many thanks Brogan :)

    Edit: Actually I really need to know how to add a block to the existing side column on the forum home page - not add a side column to other pages. Any ideas?
  4. AWJunkies

    AWJunkies Active Member

    As I see it they are directly calling templates within the template. Let me give example in forum_list which is the forum index has:

    <xen:include template="sidebar_online_users" />

    so you can do a similar thing directly to the template you want to show there

    <xen:include template="sidebar_YOURS" />

    which does work I have tested it but no template type hooks like vB if that is what your looking for.

    So basically create a template with your data then add the line of code in the template forum_list for what you want. Presume your just looking for a quick thing and not a mod type deal to add it.
    Booth likes this.
  5. Booth

    Booth Well-Known Member

    For the moment yes, I do hope they add something in admin though which allows the addition of custom blocks. Preferably using a wysiwyg editor, and allowing the use of html.

    Thanks for pointing out what I should be editing btw :)
  6. AWJunkies

    AWJunkies Active Member

    I am sure they will. Just a matter of time for them to get feedback and add everything.

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