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CodyG
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 9:05 am Reply with quote

I need to make a few changes to fonts and such in fisubice. With other themes I've made changes to forums.css and it works great. But not in fisubice.
After looking around in the themes/fisubice/forums dir I've discovered there is style code in a couple of places; forums.css, simple_header.tpl ( where the link rel is commented out ?). However, nothing I edit helps.

I've looked around the RavenNuke ver2 forums and haven't seen this question asked before so I'm wondering if I'm just missing something and everyone else has it figured out.

How do I get forums.css to work for me in fisubice?

Thanks, hugs for your time.
And have a happy nuking day.

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Raven
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 11:12 am Reply with quote

Remember that CSS works through inheritance.

You need to check all of the following:
themes/fisubice/style/style.css
themes/fisubice/forums/forums.css
themes/fisubice/forums/theme_info.cfg

What exactly are you endeavoring to change?
 
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CodyG
PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 1:20 pm Reply with quote

Exactly, it should all call forums.css and I've been working through those files, without any success. I'll have another look, maybe the problem will jump up and hit me over the head with a soggy fish.

I need to make the forums theme a bit more compatible with the rest of my site. If I could get the body background and fonts changed I'd be happy.


Thanks Raven.
 
CodyG
PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 4:48 pm Reply with quote

So, forums.css stays forums.css ... is something like fisubice.css required? Am I even allowed to be changing anything in this theme?

And the variable in theme_info.cfg is the theme name, right?
ie:
$fisubice[0]['template_name'] = "fisubice";
$fisubice[0]['style_name'] = "fisubice";
$fisubice[0]['head_stylesheet'] = "forums.css";
$fisubice[0]['body_background'] = "";

I played with the above var body_background path to an image, but that didn't work, either. I'm also pathing the body_background in forums.css...
My forums.css looks perfect in my TopStyle .css editor but as soon as I put the files on the server and refresh forums... it refuses to work. hmm, I'll delete cookies, but I don't think its going to help.

minutes and an asprin later, no it didn't help.

I'm still confuddled.
 
Raven
PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 5:19 pm Reply with quote

Have you looked at all in the Forum Admin Style section?
 
CodyG
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 1:04 am Reply with quote

Yes.


Last edited by CodyG on Fri Feb 10, 2006 11:13 am; edited 1 time in total 
CodyG
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 11:13 am Reply with quote

I've coddled this puppy for days, still unable to get the body bg, for forums, integrated into my skinning of fisubice. I've looked everywhere, found a gazzillion lines of .css and was still unable to come up with a solution.

A very confused conclusion: perhaps missing a nuke_bbthemes and nuke_bbthemes_name records and the call to "use ID 2" ... lol, or something else. Actually, I have no conclusions and little skill, only a headache. lol

Here is another good question ... Because gurus suggest one modifies another theme, just when do you call it something else?

Anyways, my goal today is to modify only the skin of fisubice. It's still fisubice doing all the work, but viewing this blue/grey all day is not particularly a joyful experience... (different strokes for different nuker folks.) So a little change of the background and fonts and a few new images and it will be all good.

I managed to get the wanted changes on nuke-side, but can't find the magic button needed to do the same to the forums.css. Again, the forum.css file looks great in my .css editor. However, it is currently untranslatable in themes/fisubice/forums/forums.css Sad

If there is some magic key and making these changes is unethical without it, then do tell. I'll find another solution.

Have a better nuking day.
 
montego
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 6:03 pm Reply with quote

CodyG, unfortunately, I am relatively no help where themes are concerned, but Jaded, on the other hand, is a wiz... However, regarding your *unethical* comment, I see no issues whatsoever with you hacking up a theme to transform it into something YOU prefer and calling it something different. If you are using it for your own website, that is perfectly ethical and I think even expected. You could even put a statement in the theme footer to give credit to the original theme author and state that you modified it into what it is. I would think that you could then also feel good about making it available to others too. That is OpenSource.

You can also look at this "summary" which may help:
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 8:18 am Reply with quote

Thanks guys ... I fixed it on my own. Smile But couldn't have done it without your support.

However, the file that needed editing was not the forums.css, which fisubice seems to be ignoring when it comes to most forum style, but the overall_header.tpl !! in the themes/fisubice/forums dir.

Once I figured this out, I thought I would remove the css in that file... and the page would inherit it's style from forums.css. There is a link rel in the file that points there! Anyways, when I removed the css all the forum lines, backgrounds, etc disappeared. The text was still there, but it was on something white, without definitions. So, my guess is that there are defs in the the overall_header that should be in the forums.css. And then the css can be removed from the overall_header.tpl.

I really thought I was loosing it over this edit. I was thinking geranium farming might be a better choice for a hobby. lol I still don't really get it with this theme, but thankfully, as usual, when one stamps their feet hard enough, the universe seems to provide a workable solution. Smile

I appreciate the link to the post, Montego. I know opensource is a major discussion area and it's good to keep on top of the latest.

Carry on nuking!
 
Raven
PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 8:45 am Reply with quote

Basket-weaving 101 at the Daisy Hill funny farm is always a consideration too.
 
spasticdonkey
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 4:20 pm Reply with quote

glad i found this post... Very Happy was having the same issue Embarassed only pulled out a few hairs before I found it...
editing the overall_header.tpl file did the trick for me Smile - interesting how differently each theme is layed out.... i can assume that this was done for 100% W3C CSS & HTML 4.01 Transitional Compliance??
 
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Gremmie
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Joined: Apr 06, 2006
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 4:25 pm Reply with quote

The CSS in the overall_header.tpl file is part of the larger "double head" problem with the phpBB forums integration. There is a thread around here somewhere in which 64bitguy laid out a solution. I did it for 7.9 and then again for RN2.10. But my site only allows 1 theme so it was pretty easy for me to do.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 1:22 am Reply with quote

For the sake of completeness;
themes/fisubice/style/style.css
- controls the THEME style

themes/fisubice/forums/forums.css
- controls the Forum TEMPLATE style (see below)

themes/fisubice/forums/theme_info.cfg
- this file is normally generated by phpBB when using the forum style manager so for nuke purposes it can actually be empty as it's content is not required (but the file must remain)

themes/fisubice/forums/forums.cfg
- this holds the image placement tags for the themes forum template

themes/fisubice/forums/overall_header.tpl
- this is another carry over from phpBB stand alone. This file references the themes forum style sheet but has hard coded styles in case the forum style sheet cannot be found. You can safely remove any hard coded styles but make sure you leave the rel link to the forum style sheet intact.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:49 am Reply with quote

are the controls for posting_topic_review.tpl (seen at the bottom of post reply page) and the PM notification popup located somewhere else?
 
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