Pack Site Creation Help

Make or join a pack in Pack Central. Please read the Pack Central FAQ before posting.

Moderator: Koa

Forum rules
Please read the Pack Central FAQ before posting.
User avatar
WolfTracks12
Pup
Pup
Posts: 34
Joined: Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:04 pm
Gender: Female
Location: Gallifrey

Re: Pack Site Creation Help

Post by WolfTracks12 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:06 pm

So, I was wondering, what version of Forumotion seems to work best for RPGs, design and feature wise, as well as aesthetically. There are four versions: PhpBB 3, PhpBB 2, PunBB, and Invision. I'd like to get a few opinions on this.

Thanks in advance.

- WolfTracks12
Dealan-De' Pack

~Find Where Your Fate Takes You~

http://dealan-depack.forumotion.co.uk/

User avatar
Eclipse Senpai
Pup
Pup
Posts: 94
Joined: Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:03 pm
Gender: Androgyne
Location: i is a PANDA *.*
Contact:

Re: Pack Site Creation Help

Post by Eclipse Senpai » Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:52 pm

I don't ahve mine fully set up yet, but the fastest would be your pack's name then .forumotion.com
I believe this is what you meant??? If not, please tell me...
.·´¯`·.· ·.·´¯`·.
÷·.·´¯`·)» Meadow Eclipse «(·´¯`·.·÷

Ƴσυ ɗση'т кησω нσω ѕтяσηg уσυ αяє....
UηтιƖ вєιηg ѕтяσηg ιѕ тнє σηƖу σρтιση уσυ нανє.

sig - riv
Pack of Rolling Thunder
http://rollingthunder.forumotion.com/


AVVIE COURTESY OF ACTION BAT
i squished me cupcake...

User avatar
WolfTracks12
Pup
Pup
Posts: 34
Joined: Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:04 pm
Gender: Female
Location: Gallifrey

Re: Pack Site Creation Help

Post by WolfTracks12 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:59 pm

I was referring to the platform version on which the forum operates. I had the four types listed in my above post. I was just trying to get some other's opinions on what version they prefer for RPGs and why.

- WolfTracks12
Dealan-De' Pack

~Find Where Your Fate Takes You~

http://dealan-depack.forumotion.co.uk/

User avatar
Eclipse Senpai
Pup
Pup
Posts: 94
Joined: Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:03 pm
Gender: Androgyne
Location: i is a PANDA *.*
Contact:

Re: Pack Site Creation Help

Post by Eclipse Senpai » Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:13 pm

Oh, sorry about that... To that one, my friend is actually making my site, so I can tell you once she seds it to me if you wish...
.·´¯`·.· ·.·´¯`·.
÷·.·´¯`·)» Meadow Eclipse «(·´¯`·.·÷

Ƴσυ ɗση'т кησω нσω ѕтяσηg уσυ αяє....
UηтιƖ вєιηg ѕтяσηg ιѕ тнє σηƖу σρтιση уσυ нανє.

sig - riv
Pack of Rolling Thunder
http://rollingthunder.forumotion.com/


AVVIE COURTESY OF ACTION BAT
i squished me cupcake...

My Throne Above
Guest
Guest

Re: Pack Site Creation Help

Post by My Throne Above » Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:32 pm

WolfTracks12 wrote:So, I was wondering, what version of Forumotion seems to work best for RPGs, design and feature wise, as well as aesthetically. There are four versions: PhpBB 3, PhpBB 2, PunBB, and Invision. I'd like to get a few opinions on this.

Thanks in advance.

- WolfTracks12
Each of the Forumotion versions would work perfectly fine for a RPG site and you could, with the right coding and design, achieve an aesthetically pleasing site with any of the four. What really matters is what you feel most comfortable using and working with, I suggest if you make a forum that you try out different versions before you start doing any real designing of your site just so that you can see for yourself what they look like (Admin panel>>Display>>Choose a theme>>Versions and you can change the version there whenever you want). Here is a guide to the different versions and what they can/can't do: http://help.forumotion.com/t50776-forum-versions.

Personally I use phpBB2 because although it might be the most simplistic there's plenty you can add to it with the right knowledge of html code.

User avatar
WolfTracks12
Pup
Pup
Posts: 34
Joined: Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:04 pm
Gender: Female
Location: Gallifrey

Re: Pack Site Creation Help

Post by WolfTracks12 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:43 pm

Thanks, Savoury Muffin! And thanks for the link, too. That's a great resource.

- WolfTracks12
Dealan-De' Pack

~Find Where Your Fate Takes You~

http://dealan-depack.forumotion.co.uk/

User avatar
The Traveler -
Newborn Wolf
Newborn Wolf
Posts: 18
Joined: Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:02 am
Gender: Female
Location: Tamriel

Re: Pack Site Creation Help

Post by The Traveler - » Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:55 pm

Critique Request
Name: The Traveler -
Pack Name: White River Pack
Pack Topic Link: http://www.wolfquest.org/bb/viewtopic.p ... 7#p2247487
Pack Site: whiteriverpack.tumblr.com
Preferred Delivery: Private message, please c:
Other: This site is supposed to be a way for members to receive news and updates rather than a roleplay site. I'm still working on it a little, but it's mostly done. As well, I did not create the coding myself; it's a tumblr theme. I would like some opinions on how it looks though. Thank you in advance c:

EDIT - As well, I'm working on a wolf roleplay forum, although I haven't started the pack thread yet. I don't have much experience in site coding, although I'm good at making logos and graphics, or at least no bad at it. I was wondering if someone had any tips? Also, I'd like to try to do this thing where the category names are images, which link to or show a normal list of the sub-boards in that category when clicked on - similar to Arcana Imperii site example on the first page. Not sure how, though. I'm using proboards, and any help would be vastly appreciated. If needed, this is the link - anewagerp.boards.net. It is still very early in the construction process.
Avatar - dawnthieves.de

Wake me up when it's all over
When I'm wiser and I'm older

User avatar
Floofysaur
Sub-adult Wolf
Sub-adult Wolf
Posts: 790
Joined: Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:27 pm
Name: Fwoof
Gender: Female
Location: New Jersey
Contact:

Re: Pack Site Creation Help

Post by Floofysaur » Tue Jul 01, 2014 7:09 am

I'm slowly starting to continue my work of this wolf pack site and may need some pointers to help me get started again!
Okay well first off, I know there's a way to do this but not too sure how exactly..How can you make the glowing text for the group administarion? I'm looking forward to have this glow effect only for the elites.
Secondly, how can I provide information about the moderators. Sometimes on the left side panel, the co-administrators are able to show who is a mod and admin within the site, maybe some facts about them here and there.
Thirdly, how can you bring up the RP time and weather event? This would also be found on the left side.
Roses are gray,
Violets are blue,
I am a dog

Avatar by the lovely, Randy.:*

User avatar
alethe
Senior Member
Senior Member
Posts: 2811
Joined: Thu Dec 17, 2009 4:39 pm
Name: [REDACTED]
Gender: Female
Location: scadrial
Contact:

Re: Pack Site Creation Help

Post by alethe » Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:12 am

What are you using? Forumotion? I can answer all of these if you are.


_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ⋯⋯⋯_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
I eat danger for breakfast!
Actually, I don’t. I prefer cereal.

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ⋯⋯⋯_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


av/sig : lupe

User avatar
Floofysaur
Sub-adult Wolf
Sub-adult Wolf
Posts: 790
Joined: Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:27 pm
Name: Fwoof
Gender: Female
Location: New Jersey
Contact:

Re: Pack Site Creation Help

Post by Floofysaur » Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:37 am

Forgot to mention that and yes I am. Version, phpBB. Forumotion.
Roses are gray,
Violets are blue,
I am a dog

Avatar by the lovely, Randy.:*

User avatar
alethe
Senior Member
Senior Member
Posts: 2811
Joined: Thu Dec 17, 2009 4:39 pm
Name: [REDACTED]
Gender: Female
Location: scadrial
Contact:

Re: Pack Site Creation Help

Post by alethe » Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:50 am

Okay, cool.
The code for glowing text on names is this

Code: Select all

a[href="/u2"]{ 
text-decoration: none !important; 
text-shadow: 0 2px 6px #A901DB;
}
The color it will be is purple (if I remember correctly). Change the #A901DB to another color if you want something else. Like, if you want my text color, put in #00BF00

To change what user it is on, look at /u2. Change the number. They should be in order of joining the site. So /u1 if you want the admin account, /u4 if you want the fourth user who joined. If you go to a user's profile it should be in the url.

To put the code in, go to admin panel>display>colors. There should be an option to change th css. Insert the code at the bottom of it and it should work.

To do the other two things, make sure your admin panel is on advanced. Then go to modules>widget management. Acitvate it, and you'll get the sidebar. You can change what's on it and pick from the premade widgets (none of which do what you're requesting, but they're helpful and nice). Go to "new widget."

The first one for the mods, call it like Staff or something (what you want.) Then type, put in pictures (I don't think bbcode works, though. You'll have to look up the html for pictures) (also make sure the pictures fit in your bar, it should tell you how big it is), etc, go nuts. Do the same for the weather and time. You'll have to find a weather/time widget code, I don't know any off the top of my head.
[/color]


_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ⋯⋯⋯_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
I eat danger for breakfast!
Actually, I don’t. I prefer cereal.

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ⋯⋯⋯_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


av/sig : lupe

User avatar
Floofysaur
Sub-adult Wolf
Sub-adult Wolf
Posts: 790
Joined: Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:27 pm
Name: Fwoof
Gender: Female
Location: New Jersey
Contact:

Re: Pack Site Creation Help

Post by Floofysaur » Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:02 am

Yeah I know the advanced part an always have used that option. Once I get more members I'll tweak with the css management and see what happens from there. This really helps a lot for me and hopefully I can figure it out and remember in the future. Thanks river!
Roses are gray,
Violets are blue,
I am a dog

Avatar by the lovely, Randy.:*

User avatar
alethe
Senior Member
Senior Member
Posts: 2811
Joined: Thu Dec 17, 2009 4:39 pm
Name: [REDACTED]
Gender: Female
Location: scadrial
Contact:

Re: Pack Site Creation Help

Post by alethe » Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:12 am

No problem, glad to help! However, I strongly advise against messing with th css of your site unless you know exactly what it will do. I had a site a while back and I ruined it when playing with the css, and had to totally reset it to fix.


_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ⋯⋯⋯_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
I eat danger for breakfast!
Actually, I don’t. I prefer cereal.

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ⋯⋯⋯_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


av/sig : lupe

User avatar
Floofysaur
Sub-adult Wolf
Sub-adult Wolf
Posts: 790
Joined: Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:27 pm
Name: Fwoof
Gender: Female
Location: New Jersey
Contact:

Re: Pack Site Creation Help

Post by Floofysaur » Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:06 am

It seems like Private messaging has also crashed :/ Any who, river6 or anyone else know of how to make a private forum for specific members? I'm willing to just create one and I know this one pack had one...just not sure how to make it so only I can add certain members at a point.

What I am looking for is making a category with some forums that involve this private area. Users not apart of this private area cannot access it.
Roses are gray,
Violets are blue,
I am a dog

Avatar by the lovely, Randy.:*

User avatar
alethe
Senior Member
Senior Member
Posts: 2811
Joined: Thu Dec 17, 2009 4:39 pm
Name: [REDACTED]
Gender: Female
Location: scadrial
Contact:

Re: Pack Site Creation Help

Post by alethe » Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:08 am

I'm fixing to reply to your pm right now, sorry for the delay. What problems are you having with the private message system, though?


_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ⋯⋯⋯_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
I eat danger for breakfast!
Actually, I don’t. I prefer cereal.

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ⋯⋯⋯_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


av/sig : lupe

Post Reply

Return to “Pack Central”