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About MTsymbal

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  1. Portal

    thompsone, thank you. I actually have both portals installed. Unreal is just the visible one right now. When I get home tonight I intend on trying the what Mike John suggested. I basically want a forum topic to display as the news rather than latest posts. If anything, I apologize to everyone as you can imagine I'm simply frustrated that IPB doesn't come up with a home page solution. I even went as far as purchasing IP Content and completely gave up afterwards. Anyway, thanks again guys. -MT
  2. Portal

    Mike thanks for your response, I might give it a try. To be honest I think myself and many users out there are looking for a simple solution in terms of an all in one type of package for a home page. I feel that if you were to develop one it would be a huge break through for many users out there and speaking for myself I wouldn't mind paying for something that is supported by an active author and works great. Ultimately, it would be nice to have a portal with a news system built within it and have the ability to easily add custom blocks based on what the user needs. I mean not just pull from the IPB software itself but like include social icons, youtube videos, graphics, etc to make a home page complete and customizable. When it comes to blocks, a lot of people do not know how to code. I myself have a hard time. I really hate to do this however to give you a better idea check out the Unreal Portal. It seems to suit my needs better for the most part in terms of a portal and news system together. However going by what I see, I wish it had better support with a more active author such as yourself. What I like and makes it easy for users for example with the unreal portal it has the ability to position the layout using graphical blocks and arrows. I guess what I'm trying to say is if we can simplify the process for users then it would be a great tool and more would use it. In addition, I feel that your portal/news system has elments that I wish the unreal portal had such as the social media icons at the bottom on each news post. I am more than willing to continue sharing ideas and help out in any way that I can if it will ultimately result in a one package home page solution. Thanks again for your time and efforts, it is greatly appreciated. -Mike Tsymbal
  3. Portal

    Hi, I hope someone can help me, I'm not an IPB Pro but can find my way around. I purchased IP Content and gave up. I'm inlove with the portal and the ability to select the customized blocks, very simple. I found out about the portal after purchasing the news system that Mike John developed. To be honest, my original intentions of the news system was both something along the lines of the portal and news system. I basically need a home page and the portal seems to do just that from what I can see. Here is what I'm hoping to ultimately achieve... In short, topics created in a specifc category/forum to be posted as news. Post/replies to the topic to be added as a comments button. Rather than displaying every recent post/topic. Could I establish a designated category/topic in the forum, i.e. News and have those new topics display on the portal? I would have used the news system however I can't seem to wrap my head of how moderators or designated members would be able to post news without providing them admin access. I'm hoping to instead achieve this using the portal or if possible somehow combine the two? Greatly appreciate any help, thanks in advance. My test site... www.fightersevolution.com/forumstest My prod site... www.fightersevolution.com/forums
  4. (e32) Custom Sidebar Blocks

    Just wanted to say thanks for your support guys, I got it all working properly and love the mod.
  5. (e32) Custom Sidebar Blocks

    Doesn't seem that way, the app works now properly, thanks guys. However, I encountered one minor problem or question rather. For some reason I can't seem to position the blocks anyway I desire, any suggestions? For example, "Recent Topics" is always below the custom block. When I toggle the setting to set it below, it does nothing and remains on top of all blocks. Any suggestions? Thanks again!
  6. (e32) Custom Sidebar Blocks

    Ok, looks like it was something with the download. I re-downloaded the app/plugin and then FTP/installed successfully. Thanks again for your help!
  7. (e32) Custom Sidebar Blocks

    Thanks guys. I tried extracting using 7z and then used FileZilla to FTP again... same error. It's werid. I'll try downloading the zip again.
  8. (e32) Custom Sidebar Blocks

    Ok, I have my test forum up now and tried uploading the plugin again. It returned with the following error that's listed below. All I did was upload the admin folder. The strange part is that if I go to applications, I see it there and can install it. The last time I did that, it crashed my board. Please advise, thank you.
  9. (e32) Custom Sidebar Blocks

    Ok well, I just decided to rebuild my forum. It was a test forum anyway. Next time I'll be more careful to perform necessary backups. I'll retry uploading the plugin and let you know the error before I install/crash again.
  10. (e32) Custom Sidebar Blocks

    Thanks Eric, unfortunately I cannot access the ACP. The only access I have is to MySQL or files via FTP. Are there files I can restore or something?
  11. (e32) Custom Sidebar Blocks

    Hey Eric, I hope you can help. It looks as though after installing the plugin it crashed my board with a driver error. http://www.fightersevolution.com/forumstest During the upload it appears to have not uploaded the xml files based off what I found when I reviewed FTP logs. The strange part and why I had proceeded with the install was because I did see the plugin within the applications portion in the admin panel. I proceeded with the install until it came up with the driver error. My mistake, I didn't backup the directory nor the database. Please advise, I'm running version 3.3.4 using Max Skin v9. Thanks in advance! -mtsymbal
  12. Maxx 2012: The Most Advanced Skin.

    Ajouz, thank you but I tried this code below and it did not work. It instead modified the primary (inital) screen when you first visit the forum. Please let me know if we could modify/adjust after selecting a topic / category. Thanks again for all your help
  13. Maxx 2012: The Most Advanced Skin.

    I was also wondering if you could help me with this... I've been trying to scale down an image I would like to use for "t_unread.png" and "t_read.png" However, it won't work so I'm wondering if I could make so the picture is within the grid / box? Again, thank you for all your help.
  14. Maxx 2012: The Most Advanced Skin.

    Thanks Ajouz, if this is possible then that would be great. If not, I guess I will just try changing the pictures to something else. Also, I can't seem to find how to change the CSS for Gallery. If you can point me in the right direction or help with this, I would greatly appreciate it...
  15. Maxx 2012: The Most Advanced Skin.

    Ajouz, that's okay. I did manage to figure out how to change the CSS for the drop menu and imported images for the gallery so I'm okay there. Nothing to do with the skin at all, I just have to say when it comes IP Gallery I'm personally not a fan of how the stripless.png and end of line arrows appear... it's ugly. Would be nice if there was a way to change the way it is displayed. I feel that the arrows alone are enough. Is there a way I could remove the programming for stripless.png and the end of line arrows? I searched and could not find. Thanks again for all your help!