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Old 01-07-2008, 12:31 AM
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Hi,

Ive got the link directory installed and it works great!

Ive got a section on my forum called "Clubs + Groups" where local members can advertise their club or group.
Id like to use GARS in this section of the forum as it looks more professional, and I think the best option would be to use a modified "Links Directory" module.

Ive seen that I can copy the links directory to make a second, but where would I need to look to edit the text refering to links and chage it to clubs/groups. Im a bit worried about searching and doing anything without asking as im actually using the link directory as a link directory and dont want to alter the text on that one.

I really hope that makes sense!
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Old 01-07-2008, 12:41 AM
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One suggestion is to make a new term set, make a new type using that new term set, and then assign to the forum the new type, which uses the link directory.
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Old 01-07-2008, 12:59 AM
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Thanks Morgan,

Thats worked a treat!

One more question for the moment!

Where it says the following: "Title" and "Byline" - How would I go about editing those to say something else in my new copied module?
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Old 01-07-2008, 01:11 AM
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Those appear from vB phrases in the templates:
Code:
$vbphrase[title]
$vbphrase[GARS_byline]
Editing the phrases changes the value everywhere so you might try a template conditional based on forum ID or some such thing:
Code:
<if condition="$forumid == 1">Alt Title<else />$vbphrase[title]</if>
<if condition="$forumid == 1">Alt Byline<else />$vbphrase[GARS_byline]</if>
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Old 01-07-2008, 01:17 AM
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Ah right,

Probably a stupid question, but whereabouts will I find them, will they be under "Languages and Phrases"? - If so, do I just add the conditional underneath?
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Old 01-07-2008, 01:19 AM
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Nope, you search the templates and make the change to the templates.
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Old 01-07-2008, 01:22 AM
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Superb! Found it!

Quote:
<input type="hidden" name="GARS_existing_image" value="$typevalues[header_image]" />
<if condition="$typeinfo['show_byline']">
<fieldset class="fieldset">
<legend>$vbphrase[GARS_byline]</legend>
<div style="padding:$stylevar[formspacer]px">
<input type="text" class="bginput" name="GARS_byline" id="GARS_byline" value="$typevalues[byline]" size="50" maxlength="155" tabindex="1" />
</div>
</fieldset>
</if>
How would I go about adding the conditional in? Failing that, would you suggest an easier way? Would it be possible to create my own custom fields but still use the web address custom box to get the snapshot?
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Old 01-07-2008, 01:29 AM
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You can turn off the byline under editing options of the type, but new threads need a title while replies do not, and the link directory is specifically geared to web address, so you might just edit the templates instead. Replace the phrase with the posted conditional, and see if it works.
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Quote:
<input type="hidden" name="GARS_existing_image" value="$typevalues[header_image]" />
<if condition="$typeinfo['show_byline']">
<fieldset class="fieldset">
<legend><if condition="$forumid == 10">Club/Group Name<else />$vbphrase[GARS_byline]</if></legend>
<div style="padding:$stylevar[formspacer]px">
<input type="text" class="bginput" name="GARS_byline" id="GARS_byline" value="$typevalues[byline]" size="50" maxlength="155" tabindex="1" />
</div>
</fieldset>
</if>
Like the above Morgan?
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Old 01-07-2008, 01:39 AM
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Yep, give it a whirl and see if it works.
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