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by Chen Chen is offline 25 Feb 2002

Ok this is a pretty old 'trick' but I'm bored so here goes.

This is how you can get the effect of switching colors, like posts in vBulletin and such.

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At first we initalize $bgcounter to 0, so we know exactly what comes first (first or second color).

Then in the loop, we each time increment $bgcounter by one, so once it's an odd number and once it's even.

And last, inside the loop we check every time wheter $bgcounter is even or odd. This is done using the modulus operator.
If it's even, we get {firstaltcolor} in $bgcolor. Otherwise, we put there {secondaltcolor}.

Then all there's left to do is use $bgcolor in the template, and you will once get the first alternating color, and once the second.
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Old 27 Feb 2002, 14:16
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thanks finally i can get that working
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Old 02 Mar 2002, 19:32
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firefly you a genius I just did what I needed to do in seconds, I even amazed myself
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Old 10 Mar 2002, 18:17
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pardon the newbie question, but I just installed purchased and installed vbulletin yesterday and I want to install this hack.

In which module do I install this code?

thanks in advance and pardon my ignorance.

all in all, I got purchased the product and had the forum up and running in about 3 hours...

- jeff
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Old 10 Mar 2002, 18:31
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This is not a hack. You file hacks in the Full Releases forum, this just a forum to share small tips with other hackers.
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Old 10 Mar 2002, 18:40
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Old 21 Apr 2002, 04:00
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could you maybe give a bit of help on how to implement this please?
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