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#1 alphamale

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 12:07 PM

Hi,

Im thinking of buying ip.content. Am i right in thinking the following..
  • I install the board first and then install ip.content. Then i can have it so when people load my site it goes to a portal that i can create in ip.content and NOT the forum homepage?
  • Would i install the forum at domain.com and then install ip.content or would i install it at domain.com/forum and install ip,content in domain.com?
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#2 Marcher Technologies

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 12:10 PM

1.Yes.
2. both configurations are possible as IP.Content can run outside the board directory, as my demo site does.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 12:35 PM

You install both the board and content at the same time or IP Content after the board. The arrival page is not determined by the order you install things. Check out my site (link in my signature). The arrival page is an IP Content created portal. I've listed elsewhere the steps to make this the arrival page. It's pretty easy to do.

You install the forum at mydomain.com/forums/

IP Content gets installed in the same place as the forums.

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#4 alphamale

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:55 AM

Hi,

Surely the stuff on the right as seen in the pic can be hidden so you just see the normal skin with the blocks in the middle of what content i want?
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 08:19 AM

Yes you just remove the blocks from the page

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#6 alphamale

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 09:31 AM

How?

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 10:01 AM

Right , I've deleted all the block off now but its left a big space at the right side , as it shows in the pic , how do i centre or make the main blocks full width?

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 12:02 PM

You have to modify the CSS classes being used. The container probably has "ipsLayout_withright" or "ipsLayout_withlargeright". Remove either (or both) classes to get rid of the right sidebar space.

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#9 alphamale

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 01:39 PM

Hi,

You don't happen to know where i can find this container?

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 03:03 PM

I suggest getting the free Firefox plugin called "Firebug". With that you can easily find the css to change. What's cool is you can test changing the page css and observe the result. The actual css code on your site isn't changed, it's all done in the browser. Once you've figured out the css to change and by how much you can edit the actual skin css files in the forum ACP.

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#11 Marcher Technologies

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 04:47 PM

Hi,

You don't happen to know where i can find this container?

Matt

on the page... same place you found the blocks 0-o...
simply removing all code except {parse articles} nukes off the sidebar.

#12 alphamale

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 05:32 PM

on the page... same place you found the blocks 0-o...
simply removing all code except {parse articles} nukes off the sidebar.


Im not brilliant with html and css and that just went right over my head!

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 05:42 PM

Other Apps -> Content -> Pages -> articles.html

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You want the end result to be something akin to

{ccs special_tag="navigation"}
<div class='ipsLayout'>
    <div class='ipsLayout_content'>
	    {parse articles}
    </div>
</div>

Marcher was saying just {parse articles} on its own would work too.
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#14 alphamale

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 03:17 AM

Worked perfectly , thank you

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 07:16 AM

Hi,

Before i click buy, could somebody just pop over to macrumors.com and tell me if i could replicate that in ip.content as my main page? I don't want all the advert rubbish but just the ip.content main page with full width boxes with fresh news. I would want it where i have a News forum in my main forum and anything i put in there (when there is fresh news) would then go onto the top box and then the one that was there previously , move down to the next box lower. I would want 5 boxes or so, so every time a new post is done it moves to the top box and pushes the older ones down until they are gone. Also would want a "Older News" icon at the bottom so you could then go to the older stuff that has been pushed off.

Am i making sense? lol

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 08:25 AM

Hello.

All of that is possible if you know what you're doing.

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 09:40 AM

You can create feed blocks with 1 to n items and with an offset. So you could create first block with length 1 offset 0 and then next block with length 4 offset 1. Or if you really need 4 separate boxes (versus just formatting each article to look like a box) you could do each with length 1 offset n.

#18 alphamale

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 04:29 AM

I dont understand what your on about tbh so i might knave ip.content. Cant see myself understanding this for a while yet as only just started learning html and css

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 02:15 PM

You can even use Google Charts to make those graphs on your home page interactive. See: http://community.inv...-ipc-databases/
http://code.google.com/apis/chart/

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 09:24 AM

It is not complicated to create the news blocks you are describing. All you have to do is create a feed block on the blocks page. Pull from the forums app, pull topics, and then in the filters you select which forum is your news forum. You would pull 5 or 10 topics, and then you would update the template when you get to that step to look how you want. This would ultimately pull the latest 5 or 10 news topics to your index page. This is really quite simple once you try it out.

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