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Discussion in 'Forum Showcase and Critiques' started by Svoboda, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. Svoboda

    Svoboda Member

    Site has been online two days now is still pretty basic as I pick up what can be done with XF. Have modified the default theme, created some custom pages for each of the schools within the conference and that's about it.

    Currently trying to figure out how I can create news pages that include external RSS feeds, Twitter blocks and the like. I also plan on picking up the Pick'em add-on in time for football season.

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  2. Ernest L. Defoe

    Ernest L. Defoe Well-Known Member

    Looks good. Very clean and well laid out. Very nice site.
  3. kkm323

    kkm323 Well-Known Member

    You have done a great job, you have 3 tabs (home, forum, and school) that goes to the same place.
  4. Ernest L. Defoe

    Ernest L. Defoe Well-Known Member

    I didn't even notice that. Good catch!
  5. Svoboda

    Svoboda Member

    Yeah. I'm not sure how to get rid of either the home or forums tab since I only need one or the other.

    As for the schools tab, I don't like the "Create Pages for Categories" option as I couldn't figure out how to change the node icons on that page. Is there a way to do that?
  6. Ernest L. Defoe

    Ernest L. Defoe Well-Known Member

    Yeah root for an SEC school......just kidding......I'm not sure. Honestly you don't have a need for the pages unless you plan to do something specific with each school. The way you have the forums laid out is perfect as is. As far as getting rid of the home button just remove the Home Page URL under Options/Basic Board Info.
  7. Svoboda

    Svoboda Member

    Not following. The School tab is a drop down menu so there are individual pages. I wouldn't mind using the master index page if I could find out how to customize those icons to reflect the same school logos.
  8. Ernest L. Defoe

    Ernest L. Defoe Well-Known Member

    Nice work on the pages for the schools.....When I clicked it earlier all it did was reload the forum index. Didn't see the dropdown.
  9. Svoboda

    Svoboda Member

    Right, I just turned on the categories page. If you have it off, the drop down still works if you don't click first. If you click, it just reloads the forum list.
  10. Svoboda

    Svoboda Member

    Nevermind. I just figured it out.
  11. onionaut

    onionaut Member

    Nice looking forum! Can i find out from you how do you change your forum status icon? I'm using the mod by vinavb but couldn't figure out on how to resize the icon
  12. Svoboda

    Svoboda Member

    The node icons? Just using CSS in my extra.css template. Here is an example of one the CSS I'm using:

    .categoryForumNodeInfo, .nodeList .node_3 .forumNodeInfo .nodeIcon, .node .node_3 .categoryForumNodeInfo .nodeIcon {
    background-image: url("@imagePath/xenforo/icons/mvfc.png") !important;
    background-position: 0 center;
    .categoryForumNodeInfo, .nodeList .node_3 .forumNodeInfo.unread .nodeIcon, .node .node_3 .categoryForumNodeInfo.unread .nodeIcon {
    background-image: url("@imagePath/xenforo/icons/mvfc.png") !important;
    background-position: 0 center;

    As for the size, that is something you can set within the style options itself. In the CP, go to Appearance | Style Properties | Node Icons and you can set the size under the Miscellaneous section.
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  13. onionaut

    onionaut Member

    Thank you very much for the useful information!!
  14. jadmperry

    jadmperry Well-Known Member

    Like what you have done with the styling. Looks like a well put together site.

    Just clicking on the site, I don't see "Missouri Valley Football Conference" anywhere. Maybe everyone interested in the topic knows what MVFC means, but it strikes me that maybe you should reference the full title somewhere.

    Are you looking for this: http://xenforo.com/community/threads/8wayrun-com-xenporta-portal.26838/
  15. Bram

    Bram Well-Known Member

    Hi mate, just a little warning. If you want to have your adsense account banned you are on the right track with the header advertisement :)

    You can't put ads under dropdown menu's or in this case the login or signup button like that as it's again the TOS I am pretty sure.

    On topic of the style: very nice!
  16. kkm323

    kkm323 Well-Known Member

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  17. Bram

    Bram Well-Known Member

    I hope Xenforo will find a better location for the login button in v1.2
  18. Svoboda

    Svoboda Member

    Thanks for that... I wasn't aware. Definitely have to get that addressed.
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  19. Ingenious

    Ingenious Well-Known Member

    Nice looking site. Good use of custom node images.
  20. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    Looks pretty nice...

    A note...when viewing....

    the search is on top of the tablinks for the individual schools...​


    moving the search bar up would fix that...​

    something like

    #QuickSearch {
        top: -90px;
    should fix you right up
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