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UKBL ~ Quality Drop Down Menu System
Mod Version: 1.00, by UKBusinessLive (Designer) UKBusinessLive is offline
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vB Version: 3.7.5 Rating: (3 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 14
Released: 29 Jan 2009 Last Update: 23 Feb 2009 Downloads: 89
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UKBL ~ Quality Drop Down Menu System

You wanted Drop down Menu's that were easy to install and edit, Well now you've got it

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Compatible with almost ALL Browsers.

Hi Guys, i've had so many messages about My "Easy Menu Tabs" and when was i going to do Dropdown Tabs, Well i've listened and now i can happily add UKBL ~ Quality Drop Down menu's to our list of modifications.

This is just so easy to edit and install, as long as you feel confident with a few simple edits and uploading a graphics file to your images directory or even your photobucket account, if you don't want to mess about uploading to your server.

UKBL ~ Quality Drop Downs sit quite happily on top of your forums accessable from all pages of the forum



They look like any bog standard Menu Nav bar but when you hover the mouse over it you'll see the dropdowns, I've uploaded a test version to my forum, Take a look for yourselves http://www.ukbusinesslive.co.uk/forum

I've left the Top White Easy Men Bar in place also so you can compare both of them.

When you go over the menu bar the dropdowns should appear like in the picture below



See how the chosen links are highlighted

So now we come to the installation stage.

Download the dropdown.zip file below and open the VBOrg_Menu.txt file in notepad or any other text editor, as we need to edit a few files.

The first one we need to edit is the url of our Graphic File, So to cut a long story short we'll upload our graphic file to our Photobucket account, or any other account or image directory on your server, So firstly find


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and this is the line we need to edit, so that it gives us a nice gradiant blue acdcross the menu bar


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Just replace the url within the brackets ( ) and thats it

Then we go and do the menu edits, You don't want your members click on your forum menu and ending up on my site So what we need to do now is change the menu links for yours, It take about 15 min's but its not hard to do, so lets do it.....

First find where our menu starts, This will be right at the bottom of the code, The HTML part of this and the first bit we need to change starts from here...


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Basically each tab is made up of a block like what you see above, You have the Main Tab Description which looks like this


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and you have all the sub links underneath and they look like this...


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and its this one which we need to edit, basically if you want to keep the same link, all you need to do is to chasnge my url http://www.ukbusinesslive.co.uk/forum to your forums URL, and thats it, your link should work for your site.

If you want to change the link altogether and put your own, then replace the full URL with one that you want and don't forget to edit the end part "Edit Avatar" as that is the title thats shown on the dropdown.

When you've finished all your editing, we need to upload this whole code to your Header Template of the Style that your Currantly using on your forum, So once you've saved your edited code, Just copy and paste directly to your Header, Go right to the end and click paste, save the template and thats it, The Graphic File which you need to upload to your server or image host is also in the zip file.

So easy and a great improvement to any VBulletin Forum

This is a Freebie for all you members on VB.org with my compliments

If anyone wants any custom menus made, Just PM me I'll help where i can, Just bear in mind a menu like this takes a good couple of hours or so, so a donation is more than welcomed

Oh almost Forgot guys,

If you like it, Please Click on Installed, as this really does motivate me to improving these hacks

UPDATE 09.02.09

Uploaded a New Zip File, Black Menu.Zip This is the same as this original except that its black for darker Websites and Forums, Instructions are the same as above, and comes complete with customised Graphics which will need to be uploaded to your /images/ directory.



UPDATE 23.02.09

For some of you Admins who prefer menu Buttons as opposed to a menu bar, i've made some buttons based on the above menu formate, You can install it by following the same instructions as the main install, Just upload the graphics and edit your menu links and thats it.

Experiment with the css to change colors width of boxes etc, Add more or as little as you want, the important thing is to have fun learning.



UPDATE: 26th April 2009

Centering the Menu so that it appears central


There has been much debate about trying to centralise the menu tabs, I didn't want to edit the code too much as this would make a mess of it in different browsers, However i've found that there is a way

The easiest way to center menu content is to place it inside of a center aligned table, as shown below:


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This way the menu tabs will appear central in all browsers.

Hope this helps

As always, post here if you want help i'll help where i can



Enjoy

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Old 29 Jan 2009, 20:26
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Great job dude... but i've got a tiny suggestion... make the menus disappear faster after mouseout.
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Old 30 Jan 2009, 00:10
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Great job dude... but i've got a tiny suggestion... make the menus disappear faster after mouseout.
Will look into that for you Sir

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awesome job good codeing marked as installed.
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awesome gud job marked instald

can this posibal to change this color into white ?
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awesome gud job marked instald

can this posibal to change this color into white ?
You mean the font color???

At the top of the code find


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Change the color:#55555 to


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That should give you white fonts

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yes dear i mean font color
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yes dear i mean font color
Just added the answer above, Dear lol

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done thanks 4 quick help
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Yet another nice one UK!

Not using but I just released a Menu/BB Code two mods in one but a user wanted drop down menu functionality so I linked them here
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The installation isn't organized very well and its confusing.....


But overall I like it and I appreciate that you made this I will change the color though I dont really like that blue :P
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The installation isn't organized very well and its confusing.....


But overall I like it and I appreciate that you made this I will change the color though I dont really like that blue :P
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Hi Alex,

I tried to be as simple as i could, there are only 3 steps to get this working on your site.

The Colors can be changed so esily, thats the beauty of it, i only made it blue to compliment the default style, but if you can do color changes using Hex numbers then you'll be able to change colors no problem.

1. Upload the Graphics to your server, Or image host account and add to the CSS code, which i've shown in the installation guide

2. Edit your Menu links and replace my ones with yours, Also shown in the guide above

3. Upload the entire code to the very end of your style's header template

Thats it

if you have any problems with any of it, let me know and i'll help where i can
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