Page Index Toggle Pages: 1 Send TopicPrint
Normal Topic 2.6.11 Help Section (Read 912 times)
Dandello
Forum Administrator
*****
Offline


I love YaBB 2.7!

Posts: 1759
Location: The Land of YaBB
Joined: Feb 12th, 2014
Gender: Female
2.6.11 Help Section
Nov 21st, 2015 at 2:56pm
Print Post  
I've just updated/added sections in the Admin section concerning the Event Calendar, Smilies, Advanced Settings and more. I've taken the permissions off the Help Center here so every one can review the changes.

I see a number of places in the Admin Center where items should be moved to more logical places for 2.6.20 (Like the Attachment settings under Advanced Settings should be moved to the Attachment Functions (and that section should be renamed and maybe moved) and the Attachment Resize Image section from Images under Advanced Settings should be moved to Attachment Functions as well.

The image resizing settings for the other items should also be moved into their respective related sections. (Avatars under Members, etc.)

Other suggestions/comments?

  

Perfection is not possible. Excellence, however, is excellent.
Back to top
WWW  
IP Logged
 
Dandello
Forum Administrator
*****
Offline


I love YaBB 2.7!

Posts: 1759
Location: The Land of YaBB
Joined: Feb 12th, 2014
Gender: Female
Re: 2.6.11 Help Section
Reply #1 - Nov 23rd, 2015 at 1:36am
Print Post  
The Changes:

In User/user03_posting.help

find:
Code
Select All
### Section 4
#############################################
$SectionSub4 = "YaBBC_Reference";
$SectionBody4 =  



and change to;
Code
Select All
### Section 4
#############################################
$SectionSub4 = "Posting_an_Event";
$SectionBody4 = q~<p>If the Event Calendar has been activated and the Admin allows it, members and even guests can add notices for special events, holidays, meetings, and reminders to the Event Calendar. The Event Calendar Event posting section has many of the same features found in Posting to a Topic. You can add smilies and use YaBBC to format your Event post. Then you can preview it to see what it will look like once it's posted.</p>
~;
#############################################


### Section 5
#############################################
$SectionSub5 = "YaBBC_Reference";
$SectionBody5 =  



The Admin Help has a lot of changes and additions, including new files. I'll start posting those changes/additions tomorrow.
  

Perfection is not possible. Excellence, however, is excellent.
Back to top
WWW  
IP Logged
 
Dandello
Forum Administrator
*****
Offline


I love YaBB 2.7!

Posts: 1759
Location: The Land of YaBB
Joined: Feb 12th, 2014
Gender: Female
Re: 2.6.11 Help Section
Reply #2 - Nov 23rd, 2015 at 5:40pm
Print Post  
The Admin section:

file 'admin06_misc.help' renamed to 'admin08_changes.help'
file 'admin07_index.help' renamed to 'admin09_index.help'


added files 'admin06_advanced.help', 'admin07_misc.help'

changes to 'admin01_cats.help':

find
Code
Select All
$SectionBody1 = qq~<p>This YaBB version comes equipped with many powerful tools to manage and control the conversational flow of your community, the cornerstone of which is the ability to group Boards into an unlimited<b>*</b> number of Categories. In order to access these functions, you must, of course, be logged in as an Administrator (or Global Moderator with proper access rights). Once you are, look at the Main tabbed menu at the top of your forum under the logo. You will notice a link titled “Admin Center”. Clicking this will bring you to a large control panel. On the left hand menu, search for the section titled “Forum Controls” and click on the first link titled “Categories”.</p>
 


replace with:
Code
Select All
$SectionBody1 = q~<p>This YaBB version comes equipped with many powerful tools to manage and control the conversational flow of your community, the cornerstone of which is the ability to group Boards into an unlimited<b>*</b> number of Categories. In order to access these functions, you must, of course, be logged in as an Administrator (or Global Moderator with proper access rights). Once you are, look at the Main tabbed menu at the top of your forum under the logo. You will notice a link titled “Admin”. Clicking this will bring up a password screen so you can verify that your are, in fact, authorized to work in the Admin Center. Once your password is confirmed, you will be taken to the Administrator's control panel. On the left hand menu, search for the section titled “Forum Controls” and click on the link titled “Categories”.</p>
 



find:
Code
Select All
                  <li>If you wish to use an image for your Category, type the complete URL to the image in this box using the standard format: http:www.domain.com/folder/imagename.jpg</li>
 


replace with:
Code
Select All
                  <li>If you wish to use an image for your Category, you can upload an image to be used.</li>
 


find:
Code
Select All
            <p class="help_attn"><b><span class="underline">Administrator Tip:</span></b> File types allowed for Category pictures are .bmp, .gif, .jpg, and .png. Category Pictures will need to be about 25px in height to keep the same height aspects of Categories without pictures.</p>
 


replace with:
Code
Select All
            <p class="help_attn"><b><span class="underline">Administrator Tip:</span></b> File types allowed for Category pictures are .bmp, .gif, .jpg, and .png. To save on download bandwidth, Category Pictures should be pre-sized to be about 25px in height. If you have set image size for Board Images in “Advanced Settings -> Images”, over-sized Category images will be resized to the same size as the Board Images.</p>
 



find:
Code
Select All
            <p class="help_attn"><b><span class="underline">Administrator Tip:</span></b> Your new Category will not be visible on the Board Index (main) page of the forum until it has at least one board in it.</p>
      </li> 


add after:
Code
Select All
      <li><b><span class="underline">RSS</span></b>
            <ul>
                  <li>If you have RSS (Really Simple Syndication) enabled (“Advanced Settings -> Permalinks/RSS”), checking this box will put an RSS button in the Category. RSS allows users to keep up to date on the newest information on a board without having stay on the forum site.</li>
            </ul>
       </li> 



find:
Code
Select All
            <li>Check this box to allow your users to expand and collapse this Category on the Main Index page.</li>
        </ul>
    </li> 


add after:
Code
Select All
      <li><b><span class="underline">RSS</span></b>
            <ul>
                  <li>If you have RSS (Really Simple Syndication) enabled (“Advanced Settings -> Permalinks/RSS”), checking this box will put an RSS button in the Category. RSS allows users to keep up to date on the newest information on a board without having stay on the forum site.</li>
            </ul>
       </li> 



changes to 'admin02_boards.help'

find:
Code
Select All
$SectionBody1 = qq~<p>Now that you have created your Categories, you can use YaBB's amazing Board-creation utilities to manage the post-able sections of your community. YaBB allows you to create an unlimited<b>*</b> number of boards in every category. In order to access these functions, you must be logged in as an Administrator or Global Moderator with proper access rights. Once you are, look at the main menu. You will notice a link titled “Admin Center”. Clicking this will bring you to a large control panel. On the left hand menu, search for the section titled “Forum Controls” and click on the second link titled “Boards”.</p>
 



replace with:
Code
Select All
$SectionBody1 = q~<p>Now that you have created your Categories, you can use YaBB's amazing Board-creation utilities to manage the post-able sections of your community. YaBB allows you to create an unlimited<b>*</b> number of boards in every category. In order to access these functions, you must be logged in as an Administrator or Global Moderator with proper access rights. Once you are, look at the main menu. You will notice a link titled “Admin”. Clicking this will bring up a password screen so you can verify that your are, in fact, authorized to work in the Admin Center. Once your password is confirmed, you will be taken to the Administrator's control panel. On the left hand menu, search for the section titled “Forum Controls” and click on the link titled “Boards”.</p>
 



find:
Code
Select All
            <li>Here you can assign a small image to represent this board. Type the complete URL to the image in this box using the standard format: http:www.domain.com/folder/imagename.jpg. Allowed image formats are .gif, .jpg, .png, and .bmp.</li>
        </ul> 


replace with:
Code
Select All
            <li>Here you can assign a small image to represent this board. Choose which template the board picture will apply to. (You can assign different board graphics for each template you have.) Then type the complete URL to the image into the URL box using the standard format: http://www.domain.com/folder/imagename.jpg. You can also upload board pictures. These will be stored in the 'Boards' folder in the template graphics folder. You can set the size of the board graphic by going to Admin Center&#47;Forum Configuration&#47;Advanced Settings “Images” tab. 50 by 50 is generally a good size for board picture. Allowed image formats are .gif, .jpg, and .png.</li>
        </ul>
       <p class="help_attn"><b><span class="underline">Administrator Tip:</span></b> If you already have a board picture assigned to a particular template and wish to change the picture, delete the old picture first.</p>
 



changes to 'admin03_members.help'

find:
Code
Select All
<h4>Banning a Member</h4> 


replace with:
Code
Select All
<h4>Banning a Member from the Banning Utility</h4> 


find:
Code
Select All
~;
#############################################

### Section 4 


add before:
Code
Select All
<h4>Banning a Member from their Profile</h4>
<p class="help_attn">Banning from their Profile gives the Admin (or other authorized staff person) the option of banning the member for set time periods, giving a reason for the banning and the opto sending the an e-mail notifying them of the ban.</p>
<ul>
    <li><b>IP Address</b>
        <ul>
            <li>Banning by IP address will prevent anyone from accessing your board if their IP address is listed here.</li>
        </ul>
        <p class="help_attn"><b><span class="underline">Administrator Tip:</span></b> You can only block IP's that are listed in the member's profile.</p> </li>
    <li><b>E-mail Address</b>
        <ul>
            <li>This method allows you to prevent anyone using a specific e-mail address (example: bad&#64;user.com) from registering or logging in.</li>
        </ul>
    </li>
    <li><b>User ID</b>
        <ul>
            <li>Note that this is <i>not</i> their Screen Name.</li>
        </ul>
    </li>
</ul> 



find:
Code
Select All
~;
#############################################

1; 



add before:
Code
Select All
<p class="help_attn"><b><span class="underline">Administrator Tip:</span></b> Some actions depend on what level of Profile edit the Global Moderator has been granted. Access to such things as PM Attachments and downloading YaBB backups depend on having the Admin Edits option checked.</p>
<p class="help_attn"><b><span class="underline">Administrator Tip:</span></b> In most cases, actions you do NOT select for the Global Moderator will not even be visible to them in the Admin Center; however this is <i>not always the case</i>.</p>
~;
#############################################
### Section 6
#############################################
$SectionSub6 = "Forum_Moderator";
$SectionBody6 = q~<p>New in YaBB 2.6 is the “Forum Moderator”. This is a position with more global privileges than Board Moderator and fewer than Global Moderator. The Forum Moderator has automatic moderation privileges for <strong>all</strong> member accessible boards but has no access to administrator functions except for banning and unbanning members from member Profiles.</p>
 


  

admin06_advanced.zip ( 4 KB | 48 Downloads )
admin07_misc.zip ( 2 KB | 48 Downloads )

Perfection is not possible. Excellence, however, is excellent.
Back to top
WWW  
IP Logged
 
Dandello
Forum Administrator
*****
Offline


I love YaBB 2.7!

Posts: 1759
Location: The Land of YaBB
Joined: Feb 12th, 2014
Gender: Female
Re: 2.6.11 Help Section
Reply #3 - Nov 23rd, 2015 at 5:53pm
Print Post  
changes to 'admin04_security.help'

find:
Code
Select All
$SectionSub5 = "Administrative_Functions";
$SectionBody5 = qq~<p>The Forum Administrator may select what administrative functions the Global Moderators may control. The Forum Administrator may restrict access to the Admin Center completely, or may choose to allow Global Moderators to control a selected list of these functions. These include items such as editing user Profiles, adding Members, deleting Members, editing the Forum News, altering forum Security Settings, and many more.</p>
<p>The best way to know for sure what options you have control over is to discuss them with the Forum Administrator.</p>
<p>If your Forum Administrator has given you access to the Admin Center, the various menus on the left will show you the functions you have <i>at least some</i> control over.</p>
<p class="help_attn"><b><span class="underline">Administrator Tip:</span></b> Access to some screens in the Admin Center display options that <i>you may not have access to</i>. For example, the Forum Administrator may allow you to <b>add</b> and <b>view</b> members, but <span class="underline">not</span> <b>delete</b> members. The screen you view them on, however, contains checkboxes and buttons for the <b>delete</b> function. If you attempt to use these without having permission, it will result in you receiving an error message. This is <i>not</i> a bug - you do not have permission - and the program's proper response is to give you that error message.</p>
~; 



replace with:
Code
Select All
$SectionSub5 = "Administrative_Functions_-_Global_Moderator_Access";
$SectionBody5 = q~<p>The Forum Administrator may select what administrative functions the Global Moderators may control. The Forum Administrator may restrict access to the Admin Center completely, or may choose to allow Global Moderators to control a selected list of these functions. These include items such as editing user Profiles, adding Members, deleting Members, editing the Forum News, altering forum Security Settings, running forum backups and many more.</p>
~; 



changes to 'admin05_templates.help'
find:
Code
Select All
$SectionBody1 = qq~<p>YaBB gives you the ability to quickly and easily add and/or modify the look and feel of your Forum. In order to access these functions, you must be logged in as a Forum Administrator or Global Moderator with proper access rights. In the “Admin Center” find the section in the left hand menu titled “Forum Layout”. There you will see three links: “Template Configuration”, “Style Sheet”, and “Template”.</p>
 


replace with:
Code
Select All
$SectionBody1 = q~<p>YaBB gives you the ability to quickly and easily add and/or modify the look and feel of your Forum. In order to access these functions, you must be logged in as a Forum Administrator or Global Moderator with proper access rights. In the “Admin Center” find the section in the left hand menu titled “Forum Layout”. There you will see two links: “Template Configuration”, and “Style Sheet”.</p>
 



find end of file:

add before:
Code
Select All
### Section 3
#############################################
$SectionSub3 = "Editing_Templates";
$SectionBody3 = q~YaBB gives you the ability to edit the html code for all the major Forum sections except the Admin Center.
<p><b>Editing a Template</b></p>
<ul>
    <li>At the top of the “Template Configuration” section is a link “Go to Edit Template Files”. This opens the Edit Templates section. The drop-down selection list shows all the various templates files in all the template folders. The contents of the selected file will appear in the window and can be edited. Note: with the exception of files with the '.html' extension, all the template files are Perl coded files. Do not edit or alter any variable names. ( <span style="background-color:yellow">$variable</span> = q\~html code here\~;) Changing variable names can render your forum inoperable.</li>
</ul>
~;
#############################################
### Section 4
#############################################
$SectionSub4 = "Editing_Style_Sheets";
$SectionBody4 = q~YaBB also gives you the ability to edit the forum stylesheet, choose button backgrounds and backgrounds for the UBBC buttons.
<p><b>Editing a Style Sheet</b></p>
<ul>
    <li>The “Style Sheet” button takes you to the “WYSIWYG Style Sheet” section where you can change attributes such as color and background color for items such as the Board Index Title, Category Bar, Message display sections. </li>
</ul>
<p class="help_attn">The default stylesheet cannot be edited from WYSIWYG screen. However, you can save your changes to a new stylesheet and then choose that stylesheet as the stylesheet for your default template in the “Template Configuration” section.</p>
<h4>Editing a Stylesheet file</h4>
<ul>
    <li>At the top of the “WYSIWYG Style Sheet” section is a button “Source”. This opens the “Edit Style Sheet” section. The drop-down selection list shows all the available stylesheets, including those belonging to special functions such as the 'calscroller'. The contents of the selected file will appear in the window and can be edited.</li>
</ul>
~;

1;
 

  

Perfection is not possible. Excellence, however, is excellent.
Back to top
WWW  
IP Logged
 
Page Index Toggle Pages: 1
Send TopicPrint