First of all please upload these images to your template, you only need to upload the ones you wish to use. Many thanks to Nick(nr) for the designs of the buttons.
Upload buttons. just right click on each button and save as.
DO NOT change the names. Now Goto admin panel --- 3. Styles --- Edit Templates/Logos -- the template you wish to edit (EG myff_howtodoit1)--- Submit
Now look at the middle in the area marked Upload Image (make sure the filename does not contain spaces, brackets etc) Click on browse and upload the images from where you saved them on your PC
For this guide we will use Facebook as the example. For the others follow the Guide and make the edits as explained in the tips section at the end of the guide.
1.Go to your forum's Administration Panel ----- 2. General --- Profile Fields
Now add FACEBOOK And click Add Custom Profile Field
You will now see this screen
Fill out the details as shown in the image. (Of course you can edit to suit your forum.) The Link And Image Link are given below.
You can use the spoiler below if you can not view the picture correctly, Or you wish to confirm what each section should be.
Field name = FACEBOOK (do not change) Displayed title = Facebook (you can add extra text to guide your members in what to enter, see tips at end of guide) Topic display position= None (leave as none) Automatic Entry = Yes (leave as Yes) Automatic Display= No (leave as No) Required = No (leave as no) Display at user registration
= Yes ( this is your choice do you want new members to be able to add these details form the start. if yes leave yes if no then change to no.) Visibility= All (leave as All) Access= User (leave As User) Type = Text (leave as text) Default= Blank ( Do not put anything in this box) Link = See the rest of the guide as to what to put here as each one will be different. Maximum characters= 120 (Leave as it is ) Character width= 12 (leave as it is) Display as image= See the rest of the guide as to what to put here as each one will be different. Style= width: 200px (leave as it is)
Display as image
As long as you have uploaded the images above to your template then you can use the code below.
*** = the name of your template for example mine would be
Ok all that done you should be set up, so how do they enter their details ? And What do they enter.
If you goto to your profile you should see something like this.(depending on which ones you have added)
Bebo = Enter your login name
Myspace = Enter your name
Xfire = Enter your name
Facebook = Enter Your ID Number
To find your ID number on facebook goto facebook and sign in , now click on your profile button, now look at your address bar you will see something like this.
You need to note down that number only for example
and enter that instead of a name.
You can tell your members about this by editing the profile field of FaceBook and where it says Displayed title change that to something like
FaceBook, please enter your Id number And not your name.
Which gives you something like this.
1. Only when someone enters information in their profile will the buttons appear. So for example if someone has a facebook and a myspace, but not bebo, and they enter their details for those two then only those two buttons will show up.
3. To add more buttons
Repeat STEP 1 again but this time call it MYSPACE Or XFIRE Or BEBO
All details will be the same except for the link and imagine link.
So now you need to enter the addition codes to your template
Please note This will only work if you have uploaded the images to each template AND given it the SAME name and it is done in the same format.
So if you have red , blue, pink buttons, for your 3 templates then upload each button to the correct template red to red pink to pink etc, but make sure that ALL of them have the same name and done in same format, for example facebook.jpg
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