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New forum icon does not update - why?

Discussion in 'Styling and Customization Questions' started by fredrikse, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. fredrikse

    fredrikse Active Member

    I created a new forum icon which I wanted to replace the existing one with. I renamed the existing one and uploaded the new one with the original name. But still, the new icon does not show up. It has the same measurements and it's a PNG file. What am I missing here? :confused:
  2. ENF

    ENF Well-Known Member

    Flush your browser cache and see if the new one shows up afterwards.
  3. fredrikse

    fredrikse Active Member

    Did not work.
  4. Arty

    Arty Well-Known Member

    What's your forum URL and what's the full (including path) file name of image you replaced?
  5. fredrikse

    fredrikse Active Member

    I have placed the new icon in exact the same location as the original one. And then I just renamed the new file.
  6. Arty

    Arty Well-Known Member

    I doubt that. You must have messed up something while replacing icon, otherwise you wouldn't have this issue.

    Unless you post your forum URL, its not possible to tell what you did wrong. We can only guess.
  7. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Normally a ctrl and f5 will sort that out.

    Have you re-sized the new node icons that maybe larger and the coordinates are wrong (pending your using a spritesheet) and it's displaying the transparent areas?

    - path to image maybe be incorrect as Arty stated could be the cause or a typo within the path code?

    Try checking in a few browsers just to make sure it's not a cache issue as this is always or at time mostly the case when they don't show.
  8. fredrikse

    fredrikse Active Member

    Arty and Shelley, thanks to both of you for giving my some input on this one. Since this site has not been launched yet I can't post this URL in public yet. PM is OK.

    Arty, most likely I have messed something up. I looked up the size of forum-read.png which was 100px X 100 px, I think. I created a new PNG in Photoshop with the exact size and pasted my newly created icon in it. I uploaded it to the same directory as the original file and just switched names of the two files.

    Shelley, I know XenForo uses coordinates for showing icons etc. In this case, since it's only one image object, I thought I was safe just using the same image size as well as save it in the same format.

    I just verified that my new icon is showing up when I enter full URL: styles/default/xenforo/widgets/forum-read.png

    But it does not show up in the forum.
  9. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

  10. Gabby

    Gabby Well-Known Member

  11. fredrikse

    fredrikse Active Member

    That sounds like a logical explanation to what I have been experiencing :) If the forum-read file isn't used, no wonder the picture doesn't show up...

    Anything in particular that I should pay attention to when working with sprites?
  12. fredrikse

    fredrikse Active Member

    This is what the node sprite looks like (node-sprite.png):


    I will basically use this image and save the different versions of my icon side by side here? Where can I tweak the sprite coordinates?
  13. fredrikse

    fredrikse Active Member

    I'm thinking of using this kind of buttons:

  14. fredrikse

    fredrikse Active Member

    I finally got it working. I changed the icons via the style properties section (y)

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