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Old 11 May 2009, 18:06
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Question Some very newbie questions

OK, I'm ready to add my own background and logo . . . I made both in Photoshop and have them saved to computer.
Can anyone tell me in super simple terms how I get them from a picture folder on my computer to my forum? I did a search and found a little info but not enough for me to figure it out
I'm very green. . . this is all very new to me and not making much sense yet.

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Old 11 May 2009, 18:13
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Are you meaning you need help with your ftp client or you need help knowing where to put them on your site and how to get them to show up in your style?
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Old 11 May 2009, 18:19
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that's how beginner I am. . . I'm not even sure, LOL! It's like Japanese to me. . . another language
I just downloaded the forums and have yet to customize it . . .
I guess I need it all{?}
I need to know how to get my logo & b/g into the files to even upload to my server?
I saw someone say assign it a url? How?

I'm sorry, I probably really needed to hire this out.
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Old 11 May 2009, 18:22
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Did you install vbulletin yourself? Do you understand the directory structure of the forums - like the /image folder and the other directories in the /image folder?
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Old 11 May 2009, 18:30
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yes, I installed it myself.
Do you mean on my server? . . . I've never even peeked into an image folder related to this
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Old 11 May 2009, 18:45
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If you installed it yourself, didn't you have to upload all the files to a directory? Maybe it is named "forums"? Inside that folder should be a folder called "images" which is where most images for your styles are saved. Do you know where your images folder is? Are you creating a new style or modifying the existing one?
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Old 11 May 2009, 18:50
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I blindly uploaded it all myself, it took me much longer as I had no clue what I was doing and had to ask for help from host and vbull the whole way thru it. . . . so yes, I uploaded all the "upload" files to my server. On my server I can see an 'images' file in my directory.
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Old 11 May 2009, 19:26
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OK, let's try this....

What is the full name of your background and your logo image? And, is your background image a single image you wish to be displayed once or something that you need to have 'repeated'?
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Old 11 May 2009, 19:36
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my image name for my logo on my computer is tSSlogo1 in jpeg background is tSSbackground

Also, is there a specific size that's better for logo and one for backgrounds and should it be jpeg?
Not sure what you mean about repeated, my background I've chosen I want in all my forums/pages. Is that what you mean?
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Old 11 May 2009, 19:48
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Make sure your images have extensions. They should not just be named "tSSbackground", but instead "tSSbackground.jpeg" (or whatever extension they are).

I can't answer regarding specific sizes since I'm really not a graphics person. Perhaps Shelley or someone else who is good with graphics can answer that question. Regarding photoshop, make sure when you save the images, you Save for Web. That will make the images smaller in size for the web.

As for repeated, for instance the background on this page looks like this and is repeated vertically (I'll link to it since it is so long) - http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/image...ybkgd950px.jpg
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Old 11 May 2009, 20:26
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Ok thanks!

So they're on my computer . . . what do I do w/ them now? I still don't know how to go from having them saved on my computer to seeing them on my forum{?}
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Old 11 May 2009, 20:46
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Well, you upload them and then point to them in your style.

Default vb uses these folders to put the logo and background - /images/misc for the banner/logo and /images/gradient for most background gradients. So, go ahead and put them in those folders. Then, enter the logo path in Style Manager > find your style > StyleVars > Title Image and then for the background, you would enter the image most likely in Style Manager > find your style > Main CSS > Body > background box: #color url(images/gradients/tSSbackground.jpeg) (something like that)
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Old 11 May 2009, 20:52
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LOL! trying to even understand that

1st I open my server and find my images on my computer to upload? Then upload them into my images folder?
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Old 11 May 2009, 20:59
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Yes. But, in your images folder is a folder called misc. Put the logo in there. The go back to your images folder and go to the gradients folder. Put the background in there.
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Old 11 May 2009, 21:00
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within my server or in my downloads file on my MAC?

--------------- Added 11 May 2009 at 21:01 ---------------

I'm sorry, this is probably so clear but it's the very first time I've ever tried this. . . I can Mod and Admin any vbull forum, but I've never been on this side, setting one up

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