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Heavily Modded FAQ

Post by R0CKY » Fri May 07, 2010 11:44 pm

I've finally completed by modded FAQ (been at it on and off for months).

Before I list the alterations I want to thank Thorsten (again) for such a brilliant FAQ system. Although I have removed quite a lot, and moved things around, if it was not for Thorsten clear code making it easy for these alterations, I would never have managed. I also want to stress that there is nothing wrong with the features I have removed, they are fantastic, they were just not required for my own particular installation. I want to thank Thorsten for making these features available even though in my particular case they were not required.

Here is my FAQ

And here are the mods...

REMOVED

Remove Select Language
Remove User Login
Remove Site Map
Remove Sticky FAQ listing
Remove News
Remove the Propose a translation for option
Remove the Tag feature, we don't need it.
Remove the related entries feature.
Remove the All Categories link from the nav column.
Remove Date info from listings.
Remove the FAQ Title from the top left
Removed RSS Feeds, not required
Removed unwanted menu items
Remove Tag Cloud
Remove "You cannot comment on this entry"

ADDED

Add Footer
Add Header
Custom social networking icons added.

MOVED

Relocate FAQs from right hand side to middle of page
Move the top nav links into the left hand nav section.


ALTERED

FAQ Details - These take up 3 lines under each FAQ so altered to all be on one line.
Bunch of changes in STYLE.CSS
Rocky.

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Re: Heavily Modded FAQ

Post by Thorsten » Sat May 08, 2010 8:47 am

Hi,

great work! I really like it!

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Re: Heavily Modded FAQ

Post by mangloid » Fri May 14, 2010 3:58 pm

Just wanted to say what you have done to your faq site is quite amazing. It looks great.

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Re: Heavily Modded FAQ

Post by R0CKY » Fri May 14, 2010 5:30 pm

mangloid wrote:Just wanted to say what you have done to your faq site is quite amazing. It looks great.
Hi thanks for the feedback!

Most amazing is I do not know any PHP, all the changes were made by trail and error LOL.
Rocky.

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Re: Heavily Modded FAQ

Post by Thorsten » Fri May 14, 2010 7:40 pm

Hi,
R0CKY wrote:Most amazing is I do not know any PHP, all the changes were made by trail and error LOL.
did you have to change PHP code?

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Re: Heavily Modded FAQ

Post by R0CKY » Fri May 14, 2010 9:35 pm

Thorsten wrote:Hi,
R0CKY wrote:Most amazing is I do not know any PHP, all the changes were made by trail and error LOL.
did you have to change PHP code?

bye
Thorsten
I don't think I changed any code, but to remove some of it, or comment it out, I had to try a few times to get the effect I was looking for.

You did help me with one minor change, to increase the number of words (8) in the FAQ main listing of the newest and most popular FAQ listings.
Rocky.

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Re: Heavily Modded FAQ

Post by mangloid » Wed May 19, 2010 11:44 pm

The fact you have done all this with no php is cool. I don't know any either - so it looks like it will be trial and error for me as well.

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Re: Heavily Modded FAQ

Post by Thorsten » Thu May 20, 2010 6:48 am

Hi,

well, it's all just XHTML and CSS. :-)

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Re: Heavily Modded FAQ

Post by sullyman » Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:16 pm

Hi Rocky / Thorsten,

Can you tell me please how you are able to have the most popular and latest FAQ's on the homepage but only the Related Articles in the Article page.

Thanks,
Sully

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Re: Heavily Modded FAQ

Post by R0CKY » Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:54 pm

Here are the edits I made that probably are what you are looking for.

template/index.tpl changes

Relocate FAQs from right hand side to middle of page

Cut {rightBox} and put it directly under the search bar code here

Code: Select all

<div class="main-content">
                <form id="search" action="{writeSendAdress}" method="get">
                        <input type="text" name="search" id="searchfield" size="30" /><input type="submit" name="submit" value="{searchBox}" /><input type="hidden" name="action" value="search" />
                                </form>
          {writeContent} 
           {rightBox}
Remove News

To remove the news display completely just comment out the entire contents of main.tpl
Rocky.

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Re: Heavily Modded FAQ

Post by sullyman » Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:16 pm

Thanks Rocky. I'll try it now

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Re: Heavily Modded FAQ

Post by sullyman » Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:24 pm

Can't get it to work Rocky? Any other thoughts. Did you modify php perhaps?

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