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Joe Velez began developing for the web in 1998. He is an avid vBulletin user and volunteers his services as a vbulletin.org administrator. He currently spends his time maintaining and developing allnurses.com.

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by Princeton Princeton is offline 22 Feb 2006

GO-TOTAL LLC had everyone in mind when GTCustom Pages was created.
Custom pages can now be created with little or no coding knowledge.

If you know how to create a phrase within ADMINCP / LANGUAGES then you can create custom pages with ease.

First Download and install product and...

Let's Create A Custom "About Us" Page:
  1. In your favorite editor, create the contents of the page. HTML is allowed.
  2. When you finish with the contents of the page, create 2 phrases (an optional subtitle is available).
    • "gtcustom_about_header" - title of custom page
    • "gtcustom_about" - contents of custom page
    • "gtcustom_about_subtitle" -optional subtitle for custom page; the subtitle (table cell) will only display if it's created
  3. That's it! Now, go visit the page via URL: $vboptions[bburl]/goto.php?section=about
NOTE:
- Replace bold text with your choice of name. Follow naming convention as described above or the pages will not display.
- All 'xxx_header' phrases should be added to GLOBAL phrase group. (Needs to be global to display in navbar, etc.)
- All other phrases are required to be in GTCustom Pages phrase group. (If it's not here, cutom page will not work.)
Tips:
  • URL looks good with mod-rewrite enabled.
    For example, $vboptions[bburl]/goto/section/about, $vboptions[bburl]/goto_section_about.html
  • Use short names to prevent mod-rewrite (SEO links) problems. (It really depends on your setup. For example, some SEO scripts will convert every '_' into '/'. Which will prevent custom page from being displayed.)
    • Examples:
      • about - (GOOD)
      • terms - (GOOD)
      • privacy - (GOOD)
      • about_us - (BAD)
      • terms_of_service - (BAD)
      • privacy_policy - (BAD)

Examples Included With Product:
  • About Us Custom Page - phrases: gtcustom_about_header, gtcustom_about
    URL: $vboptions[bburl]/goto.php?section=about
  • Terms Of Service Custom Page - phrases: gtcustom_terms_header, gtcustom_terms
    URL: $vboptions[bburl]/goto.php?section=terms
    Additional options available in Admincp/ vBulletin Options/ Site Name / URL / Contact Details to create Terms of Service
  • Privacy Policy Custom Page- phrases: gtcustom_privacy_header, gtcustom_privacy
    URL: $vboptions[bburl]/goto.php?section=privacy
Now Let's Create Who's Online Location For All Custom Pages:
  • Oops, this feature is only available to those who donate.
  • What do you get? A new Custom Pages Plugin. All you have to do is overwrite the original.

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Old 25 Apr 2006, 03:38
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Very nice .. if i need to show a messge for each usergroup when they visit the about page .. is there any way to do this ?

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Old 25 Apr 2006, 13:25
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edit the goto.php and create a new template with conditionals

FIND:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

REPLACE:

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FIND:

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Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

REPLACE WITH:

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Create new template as you see fit (use conditionals, use phrases, it's up to you):
name it "gtcustom_about"

that's it
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Old 25 Apr 2006, 18:15
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Thankyou very much .. It's work fine. . i'm not sure if there is way where i can add UserPost Count ..

Example

Welcome Username You have Made XX Post ..

Welcome username i find how to do this but Their postcount i dont no

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Old 04 May 2006, 13:13
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What if I need the page to do some PHP commands?

How do I just add a header and a footer to that PHP file?
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Im sorry, but im new to this and i dont have a clue what you are talking about in your instructions.

In the admin CP im going to phrase manager, then what, you havent said?!

Phrase type = ?
Product type = ?
Var name = gtcustom_about_header (for first one)
Text = ?

Thank you
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Old 05 May 2006, 00:07
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Originally Posted by aceofspades
Im sorry, but im new to this and i dont have a clue what you are talking about in your instructions.

In the admin CP im going to phrase manager, then what, you havent said?!

Phrase type = ?
Product type = ?
Var name = gtcustom_about_header (for first one)
Text = ?

Thank you
- Replace bold text with your choice of name. Follow naming convention as described above or the pages will not display.
- All 'xxx_header' phrases should be added to GLOBAL phrase group. (Needs to be global to display in navbar, etc.)
- All other phrases are required to be in GTCustom Pages phrase group. (If it's not here, cutom page will not work.)
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Old 12 May 2006, 20:32
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Here is my page:

http://www.hiven.net/forum/goto.php?section=rules

Can you tell me how i get rid of the box's on the left please, i just want the text no search / advert / stuff box. Thank you

James
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Old 12 May 2006, 20:43
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edit the CUSTOM_SHELL template
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Thanks for the tutorial. Very useful!
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Originally Posted by Princeton
edit the CUSTOM_SHELL template
can you tell me exactly what to remove in order to get rid of that stuff on the left?

Awesome product, I donated to help the cause
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Old 27 May 2006, 03:51
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replace custom_shell with

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thanks Arin ... appreciate the donation
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Old 27 May 2006, 06:23
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Thanks! That did the trick
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Old 22 Jun 2006, 05:40
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Great looking mod. Will this allow me to update the body of the custom page via the Admin CP?

For example, I want to have a custom page to list advsertising rates and availability. I would then also like to regularly update the availability and pricing. Is this possible with this mod?


---off-topic----
ps - off-topic but hoping someone here might know the answer. How do sites like totalbf2.com and evilavatar.com display news pulled from specific forums on their front page? Are they using vbexternal or a similar available mod? thx.
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Old 22 Jun 2006, 13:44
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the "body" of the page is a phrase
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