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Information on software both hosted, like Jcink, Icyboards, as well as guides on how to delve into the world of self hosting or piggy back hosting.

35 guides in this category

  1. Image Rotator for Characters in the Character Mod

    The rotating avatars is for character accounts, with the wonderful character mod

     

    But you can adapt for use with regular accounts if you want. You will need to use different variables.

    Software: Invision Power Services (IPS)
    • 47 views
  2. Installing an SMF Theme

    Installing a new SMF theme is a clickity click away! Here's a quick and handy guide on how to get the pretties operating on your SMF install.

    Software: SMF
    • 43 views
  3. Specific Board Time

    MyBB has the current time setting, which can have a default enabled though if a user has a time zone selected the time will then update to their time. A lot of boards run big events or other things by a specific timezone/set time for the board. Here I will show you how to insert your own!

    Software: MyBB
    • 105 views
  4. Face Claim Listing

    Face Claims are a big part of the RPG community, an automatic listing of who has who will make every ones lives much easier. Ooo and did I mention this list was searchable!?

    Software: MyBB
    • 137 views
  5. Absence List w/ Account Switcher Attached Accounts

    An absence list (using the "Away" status option via User CPs) that also displays attached accounts (using the "Account Switcher" plugin).

    Software: MyBB
    • 165 views
  6. Auto Counting Additional Statistics

    A lot of boards like to use census totals for characters of specific sex, group (like factions, clans and so on), posts in specific boards and so on so forth. Here I will explain a base script to allow such counting and a few tips on pointers on where to go to further your abilities with what I have given you here. I will also do my best to explain what I have done while keeping it simplified and avoiding an overly defined/long guide.

    Software: MyBB
    • 193 views
  7. Recent Posts w/o Plugin

    This guide offers two options to installing and running recent posts on your forum. It also uses the recent posts from the portal so portal settings will dictate how this will work but I have updated this to include thread prefixes and username/group display to properly show.

     

    Version 1.8.x

    Software: MyBB
    • 230 views
  8. How to individually customise forums and categories

    Want to customise your forums individually? A different background image for every forum? A different colour for every category? This guide will show you how to do it for mybb.

    Software: MyBB
    • 142 views
  9. Simple custom fields change for the Mini-Profile in the Character Mod

    Centered custom fields, while default for IPS, normally look a little messy when you have more than one or two things listed, this is a simple guide on how to make some minor changes to make a big difference, feel free to adjust as you like.

    Software: Invision Power Services (IPS)
    • 208 views
  10. How to get a tall avatar using the Character Mod

    IPS, by default, uses square avatars and the Character Mod matches this system but there is a way to get taller avatars, you can actually even use this method to get larger avatars for your standard site avatars.

    Software: Invision Power Services (IPS)
    • 152 views
  11. How to use custom fields in the character mod

    The basic information on coding for the IPS Character Mod using Custom fields to be able to make custom mini-profiles and profiles.

    Software: Invision Power Services (IPS)
    • 192 views
  12. Basic Profile alterations to put custom fields into their own tab

    This guide is a simple guide to show you how to move your profile fields out of the left column and into their own tab.

    Software: Invision Power Services (IPS)
    • 180 views
  13. Setting up HTTPS & Maintaining The Green Secure Tag

    This guide quickly discusses the how to when setting up your HTTPS and also informs you of great ways to ensure you secure flag stays green without mixed content warnings. You need to contact your hosting provider for information on gaining a TLS certificate.  RPG Initiative hosting already does that part for you when you sign up.

    Software: MyBB
    • 127 views
  14. SMF: Installing Mods That Error

    A little quick guide on what to do when a mod you're installing on SMF errors, and how to install it anyway. Did SubAccounts give you an error? Yeah, I bet it did. That's okay, it still works on 2.0.15, you just need to do some tweaking. A lot of mods that error will work anyway; this handy guide will show you how to make them do their thang.

    Software: SMF
    • 152 views
  15. Getting Familiar with SMF

    Where are the options I'm looking for? What are all these other options? How do I make it do this? Can I make it do that? This handy guide to getting set up with SMF should help answer some of these burning questions. Even if you've been using SMF for a while, I'd peek at this guide anyway, as you may find something in it you didn't know SMF did! It aims to take you from installation to initial set ups, and also has a neat list of useful modifications, some pro and con things, and a bunch of "this person's spent too long working with this software" rambling.

    Software: SMF
    • 194 views
  16. How to Install a New Theme into phpBB

    Not sure how to install a new theme into phpBB? Lost with the official documentation? Read on!

    Software: phpBB
    • 104 views
  17. Adding Extensions to your phpBB forum

    Not sure how to install an extension for your phpBB forum? Lost with the official documentation? Read on! I'm going to show you how to install an extension, using the Linked Accounts extension as an example.

    Software: phpBB
    • 96 views
  18. Nova - Episode 3: Player Perspective

    In the Nova Series, I will explain how to install it, use it and manage it. If you have any questions regarding the video's, please place them in the comment section and I will try my best to answer them!

    Software: Nova
    • 97 views
  19. Nova - Episode 2: Management

    In the Nova Series, I will explain how to install it, use it and manage it. If you have any questions regarding the video's, please place them in the comment section and I will try my best to answer them!

    Software: Nova
    • 99 views
  20. Nova - Episode 1: How to install it

    In the Nova Series, I will explain how to install it, use it and manage it. If you have any questions 

    Software: Nova
    • 106 views
  21. Update: Kill Spam on MyBB

    Confession: I have never had a problem with spam on my icyboards or self hosted mybb forums. Here is my guide to combatting spam, updated from VirusZero's guide.

    Software: MyBB
    • 198 views
  22. How to Install Mybb Plugins

    Want to install a plugin? Not sure how? Read here!

    Software: MyBB
    • 182 views
  23. How to import a theme to mybb/icyboards

    So you have found a theme that you like? Here is a guide on how to import it, along with some of the common issues that you might come across.

    Software: MyBB
    • 140 views
  24. Harnessing the Power of IPS Pages

    Welcome to this shiny new documentation on IPS Pages (formerly known as IP.Content), the content management component of the community suite system by InvisionPower Services. This documentation will guide you through what Pages is, the benefits you'll get from working with a full content management system, and guide you through some of the most excellent features of a very powerful software.

    Software: Invision Power Services (IPS)
    • 527 views
  25. Create a Push Sidebar for MYBB

    This is a CSS only sidebar code for mybb (and icyboards.) You can adapt it for any other board software, but this guide is focused on mybb.

    Software: MyBB
    • 246 views
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