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Old 01 May 2006, 18:51
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Is it possible to have Different category Images Rather Than Text

Is it possible to have a different category image for each forum category as i want to use them instead of the Text.

So in stead of having work cup forum like i have on www.myfootballforum.com;

This is what its like at present:


But i want it like this:


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Old 02 May 2006, 04:22
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Just replace your Category text with the HTML bit. I haven't tried using "style..." (for background use) but I did use <img src=... /> and it worked.
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Old 08 May 2006, 14:07
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thank you.
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Old 28 May 2006, 13:47
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here is what i did its my forumhome_forumbit_level1_nopost
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Old 29 May 2006, 15:56
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Using IF statments may be handy if you have only a few forums, however, why add more code than you really need? Using the $forumid variable and the background CSS attribute, you can do the exact same thing with even less .


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This basically enters the forum id as the name of an image and calls it from a directory of your choosing. You can limit this to simply categories, or have a background for every forum using this, depending on where you place the coding.

Simply create a directory, fill in the path, make sure the images are named accordingly for the forums and insert/save the code to the template.
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Old 30 May 2006, 02:20
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Im trying to use this as my first forum category style bar

imma use diff stylebars for each category of course....how do i do this?

There have been explinations, but i dont understand anyone of those

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Old 30 May 2006, 02:36
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Which method you were thinking of using?
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Old 30 May 2006, 02:37
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shit...both are confusing! lmao
I was hoping i could get someone who knows what they doin, to do it right quick for me
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Old 30 May 2006, 03:10
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We've listed 3 different methods but I'll use Saintdog's approach, since mcyates has provided a hack (see his attachment and hack thread) and mine is more of a quick fix.

This will be lengthy to allow me to explain the method.

Each forum has an ID. When you create a forum an ID will be assigned to it. Here is my first category:

Forum: What's The 411? (id: 2)
My Forum ID above is "2". What Saintdog suggests is that using the forum ID's you can use one code to assign a different image for each forum category. This is how it works:

In your "forumhome_forumbit_level1_nopost" template (located inside the Forum Home Templates find the code:


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And replace it with:


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1. Change the color #000000 to whatever you want.
2. The "./path/to/images/" is the directory where your background image will be located in.
3. The "$forumid" is the number assigned to the forum.
4. If you want the background image to repeat change "no-repeat" to "repeat".

Since my first category is Forum ID 2 I'll name the background image I want to use for that forum to "2.gif". Ill place "2.gif" in the image directory I specified. For each forum category you want to have a background image just name it as the Forum ID. Such as:

forum ID 2 = 2.gif (or use .jpg)
Forum ID 3 = 3.gif
Forum ID 6 = 6.gif

And so on...

Let us know on your progress.
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Old 30 May 2006, 03:27
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<tbody>
<tr>
<td class="tcat" style="background:#000000 url(/path/to/images/1.gif) no-repeat top left" colspan="<if condition="$vboptions[showmoderatorcolumn]">6<else />5</if>">

this is the code i ended using for my first forum category image (the path on my server would be public_html/forums/images/Files/1.gif) all that happened was every background for all the categories became black (i even changed the background color number, but it just went back to its usual gray color)
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Old 30 May 2006, 03:32
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You'll need to remove "public_html" so the code you should be using is (don't change the $forumid below):


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You can also remove "#000000" in the code. It's not necessary for it to work.

*IMPORTANT: For it to work properly do not change "$forumid.gif" in the above code. Only the image name will be changed. In your case since you're using Forum ID 1 name the image file to "1.gif". Again, not the code.
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Old 30 May 2006, 03:32
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If it is an entire image that you wish to use for the category or forum name then instead of entering text in the forum title box in the forum manager use the following


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Old 30 May 2006, 03:38
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Err...Post #2.
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Old 30 May 2006, 03:44
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Originally Posted by Freesteyelz
Err...Post #2.
I know, I saw it. Just detailing the enter code required really.
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I hear ya. :classic:
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