When Styles Update from phpBB to the next phpBB

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When Styles Update from phpBB to the next phpBB

Post by itsallaboutmusic » Tue May 01, 2012 7:15 pm

What is actually changed in a style when a phpBB version changes? Example: When phpBB 3.0.10 turns to 3.11 why are styles changed and what is changed. The reason I ask, is when a site has several mods, often times the style updates require re-coding for the mods installed of which is very time consuming.

This is a great opportunity for myself and any other to learn what this process is.


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"Activity over the last 24 hours" on my site in the Areo styles is white and I'm not sure how to change the color to black. See http://www.itsallaboutmusic.net for what I'm referring to.
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Re: When Styles Update from phpBB to the next phpBB

Post by spaceace » Thu May 03, 2012 7:20 pm

some of the functions in the styles change when the core of phpBB gets changed or recoded. simple things like forum icons get called by a different function and then the template files have to also reflect those changes.

for some of the other changes to styles is to make them xhtml compliant. like the order in which the css files have elements, some of them have to be in a certain order now.

some of the changes in my opinion are kinda dumb and not really needed. for example... in my styles, when you go to register and have to click on the button saying that you agree or disagree to the terms, phpBB will not accept the position of my buttons. i have disagree as the first button as bots are programmed to click on the first button on that page and phpBB wants the agree button set as the first one... dumb if you ask me :lol:

now, for your style question... you need to put in an inline colour element...

find
Code: Select all
<h3 id="24hour_stats">{L_24HOUR_STATS}</h3>
change to
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<h3 id="24hour_stats" style="color: #000000;">{L_24HOUR_STATS}</h3>
in your style the <h3> is set to #FFFFFF which is white ;)
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Re: When Styles Update from phpBB to the next phpBB

Post by itsallaboutmusic » Thu May 03, 2012 7:28 pm

Awesome! all fixed and thanks for the education to boot! It was great chatting with you as well.
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Re: When Styles Update from phpBB to the next phpBB

Post by spaceace » Fri May 04, 2012 7:19 am

you're welcome :)
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Re: When Styles Update from phpBB to the next phpBB

Post by Gnome! » Sun May 06, 2012 6:06 pm

some of the changes in my opinion are kinda dumb and not really needed. for example... in my styles, when you go to register and have to click on the button saying that you agree or disagree to the terms, phpBB will not accept the position of my buttons. i have disagree as the first button as bots are programmed to click on the first button on that page and phpBB wants the agree button set as the first one... dumb if you ask me :lol:
This is set so as Spam bots and the like can get into the site and create havock! ... I like the way Space has set he buttons out and if anything it is way less complicated.


Thanks heaps for the information Spaceace :D
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Re: When Styles Update from phpBB to the next phpBB

Post by Mintcopper » Sat May 12, 2012 2:15 pm

some of the changes in my opinion are kinda dumb and not really needed. for example... in my styles, when you go to register and have to click on the button saying that you agree or disagree to the terms, phpBB will not accept the position of my buttons. i have disagree as the first button as bots are programmed to click on the first button on that page and phpBB wants the agree button set as the first one... dumb if you ask me :lol:

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In the case that bots click on the first button it only makes sense to put the disagree button first
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Re: When Styles Update from phpBB to the next phpBB

Post by jahanshazi » Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:36 am

This was interesting.
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