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Lightweight Style for VB3.8.7 iPhone/Mobile/Cell/PDA
Mod Version: 1.0.1, by dartho (Coder/Designer) dartho is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.7 Rating: (31 votes - 4.77 average) Installs: 245
Released: 18 May 2011 Last Update: 20 May 2011 Downloads: 1937
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A few have asked for this, hope you like it.

As the title suggests, this is a lightweight style for vBulletin 3.8.7 (and probably most versions before that - A quick test showed it also working under vBulletin 3.7.7!)

It's lightweight (low bandwidth) and works well on most handheld / mobile devices. Some have been know to use it on their desktops and I personally use it for Google as a way of significantly reducing the bandwidth they use.

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Install Instructions
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  • Backup
  • Download and extract ZIP file locally
  • Upload contents of forum folder to your forum root
  • Go into your AdminCP->Style Manager->Download / Upload Styles
  • In the "Import Style XML File" section browse to "lightweight-vbulletin-3.8.7-style.xml" (extracted form the zip file)
  • If you are running a version of vbulletin other than 3.8.7, select Yes in "Ignore Style Version"
  • Click the "Import" button.
  • Edit the header template and change the 2nd line to reflect the Style ID of your default style and location of your home page (forum.php or index.php) and text for the anchor (Default Style).

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  • Return to vBulletin.org and click "Mark as Installed"
  • Reply to this thread leaving feedback and a rating
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Release History
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18th May 2011 - 1.0.0 Initial Release
20th May 2011 - 1.0.1 Bug Fixes and enhancements
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Branding Free
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Bugs fixes for next release
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Issue:
extra "> in template forumhome_forumbit_level2_nopost
Resolution:
Search for

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Replace with

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Issue:
Inconsistencies in disaplying locked forums
Resolution:
See this post

Thanks.

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  #61  
Old 14 Jun 2011, 02:57
plazzman plazzman is offline
 
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Oh lol. My bad, I must have DL'd 0.0 instead of 0.1

Thanks a lot mate!
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  #62  
Old 16 Jun 2011, 03:51
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bestmilan bestmilan is offline
 
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Lightbulb "Missing" status icons on the homepage

Btw, if you have enabled "Prefixes" on your forum homepage (to display specific icons for each forum) the "lightweight theme" images (status icons) will not show up on the lightweight skin's homepage.

I had to cut this piece of code from the lightweight skin templates (the specific templates are listed below) ...



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... to be able to display default lightweight theme images (status icons) on the homepage.

forumhome_forumbit_level1_post
forumhome_forumbit_level2_nopost
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Old 16 Jun 2011, 04:19
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Originally Posted by BirdOPrey5 View Post
This is great that you have updated this for 3.8.7 and are not leaving the 3.x series behind! Downloading now!
ditto!
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Old 16 Jun 2011, 13:39
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Originally Posted by BirdOPrey5 View Post
This is great that you have updated this for 3.8.7 and are not leaving the 3.x series behind!
I agree. 3.x rules!

I'm curious, does this have the auto-detect built-in or do I have to install the other mod?
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Old 16 Jun 2011, 13:43
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Originally Posted by MagicThemeParks View Post
I agree. 3.x rules!

I'm curious, does this have the auto-detect built-in or do I have to install the other mod?
It doesn't auto-detect.
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  #66  
Old 16 Jun 2011, 15:16
dartho dartho is offline
 
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Check this post: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...7&postcount=56 for an updated autodetect based on vb's detect code in 4.x (ie. it allows over-riding)
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  #67  
Old 16 Jun 2011, 16:53
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Installed. Most excellent. Thank you for this good work!
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Old 17 Jun 2011, 01:29
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Dartho, I'll be sending I've sent a donation in a moment for the brand-free option and to support your great work!

I have a question to ask though.

I have my default style (Sofia's Impact: http://www.unitedstateshistoryforum.com/) and I use the forums arranged in columns for the 'States' forums. When you switch to the mobile style (http://www.unitedstateshistoryforum.com/?styleid=3) it shows different icons than the ones being used on the other forums. How can I fix that? I noticed that post #62 has a possible fix, but is that the way to do it? Fix on that post didn't work for me.

I also just noticed a line through one of the threads: check here .... the only different thing about that thread is that it was an auto-thread from the social groups mod here. Any thoughts on what may be causing that?

Last edited by MagicThemeParks; 17 Jun 2011 at 02:29.
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Old 17 Jun 2011, 03:07
dartho dartho is offline
 
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Thanks for the Donation, it's appreciated.

Easy one first - the line through the thread is because it's closed. Probably not the best way to denote a closed thread, but ... You can change this to what you want by editing the lightweight.css.php file and searching for :

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and changing to what you prefer or just remove that block to have closed threads treated the same as normal threads.

How do you arrange them in columns - is that a default vBulletin feature or an addon? Also, if you could turn on template names in HTML comments, that would help me track it down greatly.

Thanks
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Old 17 Jun 2011, 04:03
dartho dartho is offline
 
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@MagicThemeParks - it looks like you're using this addon http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=99829

If you want the forums to display like standard forums in the lightweight style, you can edit the forumhome_forumbit_columncell template in the lightweight style and replace it's contents with the contents of the forumhome_forumbit_level2_post template (I think...)
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Old 17 Jun 2011, 04:24
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Thanks for the 'closed' suggestion. I'll see what I can think about using instead of the line-through.

Arrange in columns is a mod. I'll turn on the template names in HTML comments now to help you

EDIT: Saw that you added a post while I hadn't refreshed. LOL....I'll try that suggestion for the columncell template now.
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  #72  
Old 17 Jun 2011, 04:32
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Originally Posted by dartho View Post
If you want the forums to display like standard forums in the lightweight style, you can edit the forumhome_forumbit_columncell template in the lightweight style and replace it's contents with the contents of the forumhome_forumbit_level2_post template (I think...)
Made the changes you suggested and it was almost there. But, it was showing as if the icons were missing because I was using the prefix images. So, I used the suggestion from bradhaskins in post #62 and that worked

Now, I just have to get the mobile style detect going and we'll be set!

Thanks for your help again Dartho
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  #73  
Old 18 Jun 2011, 03:54
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Thank you dartho! This is a fantastic style. I see the auto-detect script that you outlined here and that should work great.

My question: Is there any way I can make it so if you're NOT using a mobile device that you can NOT select this style? The reason is my site depends heavily on CPM advertising, and since this is a lightweight style (light ads to possibly no ads), I'd prefer it not be user-selectable unless you are on a mobile device.

Any thoughts?
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Old 18 Jun 2011, 11:54
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Originally Posted by Clutch View Post
Thank you dartho! This is a fantastic style. I see the auto-detect script that you outlined here and that should work great.

My question: Is there any way I can make it so if you're NOT using a mobile device that you can NOT select this style? The reason is my site depends heavily on CPM advertising, and since this is a lightweight style (light ads to possibly no ads), I'd prefer it not be user-selectable unless you are on a mobile device.

Any thoughts?
AdminCP>Styles and Templates>Style Manager. Then uncheck the box for this style and click "Save display Order."

This will keep the style from being selectable by users but the automatic detection script will still be able to use it.
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  #75  
Old 21 Jun 2011, 02:33
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Is there a reason it won't show custom logo? I've entered my logo into the CSS supplied, and the path is correct, but it wont show image, just the text of site name
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