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How To :: Mimick Category In Helios_Multi (w/ demo)

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DoA:
Here's the code I'm using to mimick a category in the helios_multi theme. I'll let you know if my CTR improves because of this!

This code will automatically change if you select a different colour scheme - therefore making it completely blend with the rest of the site.

Files to be modified : BoardIndex.template.php

FIND


--- Code: ---/* Each category in categories is made up of:
--- End code ---

Then ADD, DIRECTLY ABOVE -


--- Code: ---echo '<table width="100%" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0">
<tr>
<td style="height: 16px; width: 22px;"><img src="'.$settings['images_url'].'/pod/'.$options['theme_color'].'/pod-info-topleft.gif" style="height: 16px; width: 22px; border: 0px; padding: 0px; margin: 0px;" alt="gfx" /></td>

<td colspan="3" style="height: 16px; background-image: url('.$settings['images_url'].'/pod/'.$options['theme_color'].'/pod-info-topmid.gif); "></td>

<td style="height: 16px; width: 27px;"><img alt="gfx" src="'.$settings['images_url'].'/pod/'.$options['theme_color'].'/pod-info-topright.gif" style="height: 16px; width: 27px; border: 0px; padding: 0px; margin: 0px;" /></td>
</tr>
<tr><td style="width: 22px; background-image: url('.$settings['images_url'].'/pod/'.$options['theme_color'].'/pod-info-midleft.gif); "></td><td valign="top">
<div class="tborder"><table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="6">
        <tr>
<td colspan="2" class="catbg">Acapella / Instrumental Forum</td>
<td class="catbg"><b>Posts</b></td>
                <td class="catbg"><b>Topics</b></td>
                <td align="center" class="catbg">Last Post</td>
</tr>
<tr class="windowbg2">
<td class="windowbg"><img src="http://lazyrecords.co.uk/testforum/Themes/index/images/on.gif"></td>
<td class="windowbg2" width="514">
<script type="text/javascript"><!--
google_ad_client = "pub-9849376241889335";
google_ad_width = 234;
google_ad_height = 60;
google_ad_format = "234x60_as";
google_ad_type = "text";
//2006-10-25: fake cat
google_ad_channel = "4179509550";
google_color_border = "404040";
google_color_bg = "404040";
google_color_link = "ffb00f";
google_color_text = "ffb00f";
google_color_url = "404040";
//--></script>
<script type="text/javascript"
  src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js">
</script>
</td>
<td class="windowbg"><center>14</center></td>
<td class="windowbg"><center>6</center></td>
<td class="windowbg2">October 221, 2006, 02:45:07 PM
<br><a href="http://www.lazyrecords.co.uk/forum">Forum News</a> by <a href="http://www.lazyrecords.co.uk">DoA</a></td>
</tr>
</table>
</td><td>&nbsp;</td><td>&nbsp;</td><td style="width: 27px; background-image: url('.$settings['images_url'].'/pod/'.$options['theme_color'].'/pod-info-midright.gif); "></td></tr>
<tr><td style="height: 14px; width: 22px;"><img alt="gfx" src="'.$settings['images_url'].'/pod/'.$options['theme_color'].'/pod-info-botleft.gif" style="height: 14px; width: 22px; border: 0px; padding: 0px; margin: 0px;" /></td><td style="height: 14px; background-image: url('.$settings['images_url'].'/pod/'.$options['theme_color'].'/pod-info-botmid.gif); "></td><td style="height: 14px; background-image: url('.$settings['images_url'].'/pod/'.$options['theme_color'].'/pod-info-botmid.gif); "></td><td style="height: 14px; background-image: url('.$settings['images_url'].'/pod/'.$options['theme_color'].'/pod-info-botmid.gif); "></td><td style="height: 14px; width: 27px;"><img alt="gfx" src="'.$settings['images_url'].'/pod/'.$options['theme_color'].'/pod-info-botright.gif" style="height: 14px; width: 27px; border: 0px; padding: 0px; margin: 0px;" /></td></tr></table><br>';

--- End code ---


You can see a demo of it here --> Instrumental & Acapella Download Forum


DoA

Loki66:
Cool, so you dont need the mod with that trick ?

I have just given up trying to run it with Helios multi ....  :'(

DoA:
nope no mod needed, just copy and paste and your away!

Loki66:
any idea to place another banner on the side ??

DoA:
thats my next task. I'll keep you informed.

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