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Simple as Apple Pie ... lol

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by CyclingTribe, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    Much as I've hovered around the off-topic forum for months, I finally got around to installing and setting up GeeksChat.net last night, and I've got to say - wow - what a great ACP (Admin Control Panel) and what a refreshing change to be able to get stuck in with changes and put them into effect quickly.

    In a few short hours (and with no previous experience of XF's ACP or template/file system) I've managed to install a skin (thanks Erik), change the default editor icons for some different ones, add new smilies, add new forum-read icons, placed my Google ads where I want them, add a site logo, and set-up user/moderator permissions and open my forums.

    Fantastic. Well done chaps - keep up the good work. (y)

    Oh, and did I mention the site name was GeeksChat.net? (lol) :ROFLMAO:

    Shaun :D
  2. ragtek

    ragtek Guest

    Yes, it's really simple.
    I have only extrem big problems with the permissions.
    As a hardcore vBulletin user with some learning troubles, it's really hard to understand how's the new system working:D

    I've spent weeks configuring the permissions, but they are still not as they should be:(
  3. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    They seem pretty straight forward to me, but then if you have complex requirements there may not be the options to cover what your need?

    Actually, I did have one question regarding the permissions myself - does anyone know what the "Revoke" column does?

    Shaun :D
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member


    It's used for node permissions, to remove an Allow which has been set elsewhere.
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  5. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    I see, so for example, if you don't want regular members to ever access a feature - regardless of any other group memberships - you set the option to never.

    But if you've got a regular group who can't access it, but a subscription group who can, you set it to revoke for the regular group so that the additional subscription membership can overwrite the permission once they've paid-up.

    Have I got that right?

    Shaun :D
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Spot on (y)
  7. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Good work! You still need to remove that blue background from the status forum icons. :)
  8. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    I made the changes this morning, but as I have long expires headers on my server you might need to do a forced refresh. What browser are you using Peggy?
  9. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    Scratch that ... I've just logged out and you're right ... the evil blue background is back ... lol

    I shall endeavour to hunt it down and kill it. :cautious:
  10. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    .node .forumNodeInfo.unread .nodeIcon, .node .categoryForumNodeInfo.unread .nodeIcon {
    background-image: url(styles/flexile/xenforo/widgets/forum-unread.png);
    background-color: #1061B3;
    It's the background colour set for the class.
    Remove that or set it to transparent.
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  11. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    [Sorry Paul, missed your post - was fiddling with the templates - but yes, you had it nailed. Clever clogs!! :) ].

    Unread ... I'd removed the background element for read forums, but not unread.

    Thanks Peggy ... (y)
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  12. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    I use Flexile too and had to remove mine.

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