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Portal Components Compiled

Ok, this is a list of basic available portal components. that I've compiled into one place to make it easier.

All you need to do is pick the portal components you want then go to this Tutorial Here to find out where to put them.


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The Front Page

You Can Change The bit below in bold in admin panel --- 3. Styles --- Portal Settings --- FRONTPAGE

[FRONTPAGE]
title=Latest Articles
count=10
return_chars=200
show_title=1



return_chars is how many characters of a front page article will be displayed. Articles longer than this will be truncated with "...".

count is the number of articles to display.


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The Visits

Code:
{MYFF.VISITS}


It shows recently online members.

the count parameter
Code:
{MYFF.VISITS count="10"}

are:
count - how many members to show as a maximum


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Top Posters

Placed in a forum template, you might have:
Code:
{MYFF.TOPPOSTERS count="5"}


count is how many members to show, the number can be more or less depending on how many you want to show.


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The Links Menu

You Can Change The bit below in bold in admin panel --- 3. Styles --- Portal Settings --- LINKSMENU

[LINKSMENU]
title=My Links
item1=Myfreeforum
link1=http://www.myfreeforum.org
item2=Myfastforum
link2=http://www.myfastforum.org


Title - lets you change the default name to what you want
item - is the name for each link
link - well that is an obvious one

Placed in a forum template, you might have:
Code:
{MYFF.LINKSMENU}



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The Main Menu

You Can Change The bit below in bold in admin panel --- 3. Styles --- Portal Settings --- MAINMENU

[MAINMENU]
title=Forum Info
item1=Myfreeforum
link1=http://www.myfreeforum.org
item2=Myfastforum
link2=http://www.myfastforum.org


Title - lets you change the default name to what you want
item - is the name for each link
link - well that is an obvious one

Placed in a forum template, you might have:
Code:
{MYFF.MAINMENU}


Yes MAINMENU and LINKSMENU work the same, but they do work seperately


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Popular Topics

You Can Change The bit below in bold in admin panel --- 3. Styles --- Portal Settings --- POPULAR

[POPULAR]
count=10
topics=500


count is how many articles to show.

topics is how many recent topics to look at. Keeping topics down to a sensible number means that the ongoing "word association" thread that has been running since the beginning of the forum won't show up, neither will other threads that were popular in the dim distant past.

Placed in a forum template, you might have:
Code:
{MYFF.POPULAR}



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The Sticky

You Can Change The bit below in bold in admin panel --- 3. Styles --- Portal Settings --- STICKY

[STICKY]
title=Sticky Articles
show_results=posts
search_type=1
link=FORUM


show_results can be set to posts or topics, topics will only show the topic title.

Search type takes a comma separated lists of post types.

0 - normal
1 - sticky
2 - announce
3 - global announce
4 - unused
5 - top
6 - archive

link=FORUM
will link to forum pages.

Placed in a forum template, you might have:
Code:
{MYFF.STICKY show_results="topic" link="FORUM"}



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The Announcements

You Can Change The bit below in bold in admin panel --- 3. Styles --- Portal Settings --- ANNOUNCE

[ANNOUNCE]
title=Announcements
show_results=topics
search_type=2,3
link=FORUM


show_results can be set to posts or topics, topics will only show the topic title.

Search type takes a comma separated lists of post types.

0 - normal
1 - sticky
2 - announce
3 - global announce
4 - unused
5 - top
6 - archive

link=FORUM
will link to forum pages.

Placed in a forum template, you might have:
Code:
{MYFF.ANNOUNCE show_results="topics" link="FORUM"}


Yes STICKY and ANNOUNCE work the same, but they do work seperately

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The Latest Posts
You Can Change The bit below in bold in admin panel --- 3. Styles --- Portal Settings --- LATEST

[LATEST]
show_title=1
title=Latest Posts
filter=ALL
count=10


Show Title - Show the title
Title - lets you change the default name to what you want
Count - shows 10 topics (number can be changed to show more or less)
Filter - ALL or PORTAL (still not sure after trying both?)

Placed in a forum template, you might have:
Code:
{MYFF.LATEST}


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This list will be updated as new components become available

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