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XF 1.3 Using ad_below_top_breadcrumb as mini-directory to other forums (code help)

#1
I'm lost on the coding here. Learning, but lost.

I'd like to use the space ad_below_top_breadcrumb as a directory, of sorts.

Instead of using a Link Forum, displayed as a child forum, for a link to another forum I'm hoping to use this space for two links to two different news pages.

Scenario: This is for a sports forum. There are two other forums in this category—Today's News and an Archive forum for news older than 24 hours.

I can make a Child Forum, title it Today's News, and place it on the main sports page (as a Link Forum.) A click there would take them directly to the Today's News Page.

However, in the interest of using as little space as possible I think it's possible to use the ad space in the template and have links to both pages.

I haven't figure out how to code this correctly. The HTML code for the hyperlink? No problems at all. Using the HTML code within these parameters with xF? There's my issue.

I've used Inspect Element on several differnt xF sites and still can't seem to get the code correct.

Help?
 
#4
@Brogan Thanks for looking at this.

Here's what I've put in the ad_template and the attached image is what I'm trying to do. Right now, this HTML code is in the Description of the node, but obviously I don't want to leave it there.

Code:
<xen:hook name="ad_below_top_breadcrumb" />
<a href="http://www.rolltidebama.com/forum/index.php?forums/todays-bama-news.167/" target="_blank"><font size="3"><b>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#660000"><!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<body>


<img border="0" src="http://rolltidebama.com/forum/styles/default/xenforo/finger.png" width="30" height="20">

</body>
</html>Today's News</a></font></font></b>
 

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Brogan

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#6
I still don't really understand.
You can add whatever content you want to an ad_ template.

The navbar issue is due to your logo/header settings not being correct.
You need to adjust the Style Properties.
 
#7
I still don't really understand.
You can add whatever content you want to an ad_ template.

The navbar issue is due to your logo/header settings not being correct.
You need to adjust the Style Properties.
Yet, when I put that code in ad_below_top_breadcrumb nothing shows up.
 
#9
Your code is malformed.

In addition, you have html and body tags, which shouldn't be there.
OK. (Believe you me, I appreciate your patience with me on this.)

My code is malformed. But, it shows perfectly when placed in the description area for that particular node when it says "You can use HTML."

This is where I am seeking help: how is my code malformed? If it works in other areas which say HTML is allowed, why is it not working in that ad_template? My instinct tells me I'm doing to the code incorrectly—which is what you're telling me as well.

What do I need to do to get that image, serving as a link to that forum,to show up in that ad_template?

(This is likely so simple I've over-thinking this...and if so, my apologies.)