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Offline docprego

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Hello all,

I just set up SMF and I am using the theme called Red FS.  I have some questions about installing the ads mod:

1.  If I use SMF's built in package installer and the ads mod doesn't work, can I cause any damage to my SMF forum?
2.  If the package installer doesn't work can I uninstall the ads mod through the package management system in SMF and then manually install the mod?
3.  has anyone used this mod on the Red FS theme?
4.  Anyone willing to post the changes I would need to make to my theme for this to work?

Thank you.

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Re: Questions about installing Ad Management mod on Red FS custom theme.
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2009, 01:53:24 pm »
Hello all,

I just set up SMF and I am using the theme called Red FS.  I have some questions about installing the ads mod:

1.  If I use SMF's built in package installer and the ads mod doesn't work, can I cause any damage to my SMF forum?
2.  If the package installer doesn't work can I uninstall the ads mod through the package management system in SMF and then manually install the mod?
3.  has anyone used this mod on the Red FS theme?
4.  Anyone willing to post the changes I would need to make to my theme for this to work?

Thank you.
1. You cannot "damage" your forum but you should always have a very recent backup just incase there are issues (usually there is not)
2. I personally have not, maybe others have.
3. As for the edits, if you go to the site and parse the mod for manual install all the theme edits will be there for you.

Hopefullly that helps.

Offline docprego

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Re: Questions about installing Ad Management mod on Red FS custom theme.
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2009, 04:37:24 pm »
Hello all,

I just set up SMF and I am using the theme called Red FS.  I have some questions about installing the ads mod:

1.  If I use SMF's built in package installer and the ads mod doesn't work, can I cause any damage to my SMF forum?
2.  If the package installer doesn't work can I uninstall the ads mod through the package management system in SMF and then manually install the mod?
3.  has anyone used this mod on the Red FS theme?
4.  Anyone willing to post the changes I would need to make to my theme for this to work?

Thank you.
1. You cannot "damage" your forum but you should always have a very recent backup just incase there are issues (usually there is not)
2. I personally have not, maybe others have.
3. As for the edits, if you go to the site and parse the mod for manual install all the theme edits will be there for you.

Hopefullly that helps.


Thank you very much.  I read the manual edit mods and it looks fairly easy.  I have one more question, I read that if a file does not exist in my custom template the ads mod will roll back and use that file from the default theme.  If that is the case wouldn't it behoove me to install the mod through he SMF package manager and then simply edit the files that are present in both my custom theme and the default theme?  That seems like it would save me having to edit all the files and it would place the required files from the ad mod into the correct directories (ie: sources).  Finally the ad mode manual edits talk about running queries, I am assuming these are SQL queries, and again if I have the package manager install the mod these should be daone automatically.

To summarize this is my course of action:

1.Use SMF's package manager to install the mod
2.Manually edit any file in my custom theme that the mod installed into the default theme.
3.That should be it.

Am I missing anything or do I make sense?

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Re: Questions about installing Ad Management mod on Red FS custom theme.
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2009, 04:37:24 pm »
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