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  1. to an add code like this (htmls), what do I need to add to make it centered on the page?


    <a target="_blank" href="https://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=12842&u=2514300&m=65042&urllink=&afftrack="><img src="https://static.shareasale.com/image/65042/300x250-3.png" border="0" /></a>


    Kind regards,



  2. 5 minutes ago, Nathan Explosion said:

    Considering that a large amount of the suite uses fontawesome for icons, you don't want to disable it and I won't provide assistance on doing so.

    I respect that obviously. I thought that font awesome was just for the fonts itself but as it rather for the icons, I do understand that that wouldn't make any sense.

    I just find it super silly that iPB does not care about site speed. 2 seconds to load these icons, that's ridiculous. And no web-safe font to start with...why? I couldn't care less about small icons like that. I would like to have a built-in option to turn these things off or just use the most essential ones. 

    Thanks for all the help you provided. I think my website is running fine now on Helvetica.



  3. On 12/27/2020 at 12:24 PM, Nathan Explosion said:

    Yeah, custom css isn't going to change that. The site loads up the fonts defined in the theme....the custom css just overrides the one used.


    Edit the global -> global -> includeCSS template and remove the chunk of code at the top which relates to loading of fonts.

    I have done that and the website is still loading fine. 

    However, the website is still loading this .woff file here, which has a very bad impact on site speed (see screenshot).

    I would like to prevent fontawesome from loading at all and use Helvetiva for everything. 

    It looks everything is running on Helvetica now but it is still loading this .woff file ;(


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    On 12/27/2020 at 6:40 PM, Davyc said:

    There will be some CSS with specific fonts assigned to an element - if you use the browser console to discover these you will find the elements affected and you can change the CSS to whatever font you want and add it to your custom CSS file.

    An example would be on this site - your user name, as below:


    The font can be changed using:

    .ipsType_break {
        word-wrap: break-word;
        word-break: break-word;
        font-family: "tahoma";

    And makes it into this:


    You can drill this right down to a specific element on a specific page if you find the right combination of elements to group. The trick is not to allow one change to affect other elements, which can happen if you're not careful.  Playing with CSS can be both fun and frustrating, but have a go 🙂


    I changed everything to Helvetica and it looks great. In fact I would just like a single font (Helvetica) and make sure nothing else is loaded. Especially not fontawesome, which has a very bad influence on sitespeed (in general). 

    Any idea on how to stop font awesome from loading at all? If yes, please let me know. I would highly appreciate that. :=)



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  4. That's interesting, Nathan. Thank you very much for your message!

    Well. One thing that has not changed is that all kinds of other Google Fonts still get loaded (as far as Google Pagespeed is concerned), which has a very bad impact on my SiteSpeed. (see screenshot).

    I would like to make sure that Google Fonts are NOT loaded at all and just my web-safe Helvetica font is used for absolutely everything.

    There's still a couple of .woff fonts that get loaded (open sans, roboto) and so on.

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  5. 50 minutes ago, Adlago said:

    Critical CSS is an inline presented CSS. This CSS rules  is tagged ...

      your Critical CSS rules

    and placed in a head site before closing the tag head. (</head>)

    I am sorry but I am still not sure how I would need to do this. Do I need to create a template first in the default theme? and then I will just add the rest of that code before the closing head-tag or would I just need to put the whole code (with the first line which includes the template-info) as it is before the closing head tag?

  6. On 3/24/2019 at 7:39 PM, Adlago said:

    I have written a lot about this subject, incl. and i have a design to use the critical CSS to remove the Render-blocking CSS. Yes, it works, but it takes a lot of time to analyze and develop a good critical CSS.
    For a few days I've been exploring another idea that came to my mind.
    Code in IncludeCSS works perfectly and this code tells the browser - download all those CSS and use them to represent the site. But this code does not tell the browser when and how to use them.

    The idea I'm using right now is - I created a new template that I put before closing the tag head. In my experiment, this template looks like this:

    {template="preload_css" app="core" location="global" group="analysis" params=""}

    In this template I placed this code

    {{foreach array_unique( \IPS\Output::i()->cssFiles, SORT_STRING ) as $file}}
    <link rel='preload' href='{expression="\IPS\Http\Url::external( $file )->setQueryString( 'v', \IPS\CACHEBUST_KEY )"}' as="style">
    {{$customCss = \IPS\Theme::i()->css( 'custom.css', 'core', 'front' );}}
    {{foreach $customCss as $css}}
    <link rel='preload' href='{expression="\IPS\Http\Url::external( $css )->setQueryString( 'v', \IPS\CACHEBUST_KEY )"}' as="style">

    Now, besides a browser command to download all CSS, I send the browser a command - use these CSS as a matter of priority.
    And the result of over 100 my tests - no render-blocking CSS ...
    There are no side effects or any other bad impact.
    I've installed it on my live site and it works perfectly.

    If a development team wishes, let him test it and apply it in later releases. This will speed up all sites using this really good platform.

    Could you please tell me in which file I would need to add this? in the custom.css file? best wishes, Marcel

  7. This plugin RULES! So I need to give it some shine here.

    And it still does work even on IPB 4.5. Just wanted to let everybody know.

    Also I wanted to personally thank the developer for this awesome plugin. Great job. 

    Well worth 10 bucks. I would have paid 30 as well (one guy was complaining that 10 bucks is too much...)

    The functionality of the plugin is simple...but if you do understand the value of having more members, then 10 dollars is absolutely NOTHING. And this is exactly what this plugin does: It will make sure you get MORE members each and every day. So would I pay 10 dollars for that? ABSOLUTELY!


  8. 1 minute ago, newbie LAC said:


    I can not reproduce on the latest version.


    Maybe I haven't the last version then. Let me check this. Thanks a lot for the quick reply. I think I have 1.0.8.

    oh I did not yet pay the renewal fee. I just did that. and will now try with the latest version!

  9. Dear Newbie LAC

    I am now using your plugin again.

    It still works fine there is just one small problem. When I try to restrict an ad for just desktop and then in the settings I will tick that option, after saving that option will not be saved. When I go back into the settings then, it always shows "All devices". So I am not able to only show a certain ad only on desktop devices which is a big problem because some of my affiliate ads are not responsive and so they will be therefore cut badly on phone devices.

    How can I solve this? Would be amazing if you could help me with that!



  10. Hey Taman

    I have now inserted a fixed widget to the page


    I tried to add it then in my custom css (I see you already provided a custom css code to another person because this person was also interested in this)

    However, I could not get it to work (see screenshot). I did change the id of the widget. I am not 100% sure if I chose the right id, though. Because I am a CSS newbie. So many things could get wrong. 


    So could you please tell me the exact CSS that I need to enter in the custom.css file. That would be highly appreciated.

    Kind regards,


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  11. 1 minute ago, TAMAN said:


    A simple CSS code can o the job  

    I can help you to do that, but i need you to provide a link that the add appears on 

    The link you provided above does not have any fixed widgets, or maybe its not available for guests! 


    Hey there

    I attached a screenshot from that page. I just want the add to appear like in the screenshot BUT to be sticky. I did not choose "fixed widget" here because with if I would have done that I couldn't show you what I want to achieve.

    I can give you my login credentials if that helps!


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  12. Dear Taman

    I just purchased your plugin. 

    I have one important question. I want to use your plugin for sticky sidebar ads. I was not yet able to set this up. When I choose "fixed", then the AD will only appear after I opened the "sticky button" up. But I would like the AD to appear from the beginning and be sticky, without having to open up anything at all. 

    Please have a look at 


    That is how I want the Ad. But I want it sticky. So the thing should already be collapsed/expanded from the beginning. I don't really even want people to be able to collapse/expand it (if that is possible!) Could you please help me to achieve this? Really hope this is possible

    Kind regards, 


  13. my domain is linguaholic.com

    My page load speed is crazy slow at the moment (more than 10 seconds). I know this is partly because I have Ads on my website. But apart from that, it seems that there are lots of other things going wrong (mainly too many redirects for some reason). 

    I need someone who can have a look into this and help me to considerably improve my page load speed. I am on a fast server. That is definitely not the problem. 

    This is a paid job. 

    Looking forward to hearing from you guys. Please contact me by private message!



  14. On 2/28/2018 at 4:39 AM, Phil Lilley said:

    I'm glad someone else is having issues.  I just initiated them.  This is what I'm getting:


    Double ads.


    Ad over the post, not in between posts.  

    Anybody else seeing this?


    Were you able to fix this. I am having the exact same problem. So annoying. 

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