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XF 1.3 Links to outside websites

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Problems' started by Blue chummer, Apr 7, 2014.

  1. Blue chummer

    Blue chummer Active Member

    Hi
    When creating a node - there is a option for a "Link Forum"

    when I create one of these - the link brings me to the outside website (which I guess is the intended purpose)
    but- It doesn't open a separate page- it just goes directly to the outside page.

    how do you:
    1- Link a outside webpage so it opens within your forum(best)
    or
    2-Link a outside page so it opens another window instead of just going to outside page (good)

    thanks
     
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  3. Blue chummer

    Blue chummer Active Member

    thanks Brogan

    1- Are the Iframe where the ads usually go? This might work for some of the RSS feeds I have/will have. Do you think I can put a RSS feed into a Iframe back within a certain page or forum?

    2- you are the man. I think I just did my first bunch of successful css editing :)
     
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  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I'm really not sure what you are trying to do with 1.

    Ads go in the ad_* templates.
     
  5. Blue chummer

    Blue chummer Active Member

    I have a combined feed rss Box feed with about 10 feeds wrapped into one rssbox.

    when I open this particular forum/thread - I would like there to be a sidebar on the right with this rssbox . Is this possible and how would I do it?

    thanks
     
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You would need to edit the template(s) and use a conditional statement to only show the content in the node(s) and thread(s) as required.
     
  7. Blue chummer

    Blue chummer Active Member

    Thanks Brogan Do you have any examples of a conditional statement to use? thanks
     
  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The link in my signature will point you to a comprehensive resource.
     
  9. Blue chummer

    Blue chummer Active Member

    thanks Brogan.
    Ok I browsed through a lot of the resources. Starting to make a little sense.
    Based on what I see, I would like to add a rss feed to a - sidebar on - a specific exact forum page.
    Can you let me know where to start. I have the rss feed. thanks
     
  10. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  11. Blue chummer

    Blue chummer Active Member

    Hi Brogan
    when on that thread it reads:
    Create the templates
    1-Create the css template: cta_rss_feed.css
    2-Create the master feed template: cta_rss_feed
    3-Create the sidebar feed template: cta_rss_feed_sidebar


    I am going to be putting a FB rss box from rssinclude , on a few of my individual forums.
    1- will I need to make all three templates above?
    2- rssinclude gives me options for code for the feed . would I use javascrpit,php,iframe etc?
    3-where do I find the template for that individual forum under"templates"

    thanks for sticking with me. After I get it going once I will be good .


     
  12. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    That resource is just for reference.

    Create your own templates and code to suit.
     
  13. Blue chummer

    Blue chummer Active Member

    Ok , I don't know how to create my own template and code-yet.

    This is why I need to see it first. I need to see specific examples of how to do it and where to put it.


    Just trying to learn how to do this without having to pay someone to do it for me. thanks
     
  14. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    upload_2014-4-8_17-51-3.png

    The big button on the right.
     
  15. Blue chummer

    Blue chummer Active Member

    I know where to start the template , don't know the code to put into it. thanks for the help!
     

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