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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.

33 guides in this category

  1. Using Style Tags (CSS) In Posts - Written By isoldehn,

    As the title suggests I am going to show you two ways to allow style (<style></style>) tags (CSS) in posts on your board!

    Software: MyBB
    • 490 views
  2. 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
    • 173 views
  3. Specific Board Time - Written By isoldehn,

    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
    • 44 views
  4. SMF: Installing Mods That Error - Written By Arceus,

    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
    • 124 views
  5. 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)
    • 165 views
  6. 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
    • 105 views
  7. If you are anything like me you hate a long list of plugins in your ACP and you really hate uploading plugins because anything could go wrong (like accidentally placing files where they don't belong and finding them 3 weeks later thinking "how the ****?". So here is my replacement for this issue. There are two topics for this section. The first is the basic generic "pulling" and the second is a more advanced clean up for self hosted mybb forums (because unfortunately using the built in portals latest posts/threads function does not show thread prefixes (which a lot of people use for dictating whether or not a thread is Mature, Open, Private, etc.) and it also does not style a username with the color/styles attached to the usergroup) which we will fix in that section of this tutorial.

    Software: MyBB
    • 293 views
  8. Recent Posts w/o Plugin - Written By isoldehn,

    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
    • 169 views
  9. 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
    • 84 views
  10. 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
    • 82 views
  11. In the Nova Series, I will explain how to install it, use it and manage it. If you have any questions 

    Software: Nova
    • 87 views
  12. IPB 1.3 Custom ACT Pages - Written By xexes,

    How to make custom pages into your IPB 1.3 forum

    Software: Jcink
    • 4,234 views
  13. InsaneJournal Navigation guide - Written By Archaic Cyborg,

    InsaneJournal

    Foreword: This documentation was written by Blackjack Bart of RPG-D & DF. This guide has been updated from the original version, and there my be changes that are not obvious to first-time IJ users.

     

    Topics that are covered in this thread include:

    1. Navigation: The Sidebar
    2. Abbreviations & Slang
    3. Creating an Account
    4. Posting threads
    5. Journal & Community customization
    6. IJ Resources.

    Software: Journals (Tumblr, Wordpress, Livejournal, Insanejournal)
    • 475 views
  14. After an update on Icyboards (I believe around 02/10/2017), it seems that a few of Icyboard hosted forums are having some issues with inline moderation (as well as a few other things such as multiquote).

     

    There is a possible quick fix/solution to this issue and I would like to address it here, have no fear this will almost certainly fix your issues, especially if they just started happening out of the blue and you haven't touched anything in the coding.

    Software: MyBB
    • 339 views
  15. 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)
    • 136 views
  16. How to manage moderators - Written By Morrigan,

    This guide is meant to show JCink administrators how to manage their moderators. From adding them to a single forum to making global mods.

    Software: Jcink
    • 303 views
  17. Want to install a plugin? Not sure how? Read here!

    Software: MyBB
    • 169 views
  18. Not sure how to install a new theme into phpBB? Lost with the official documentation? Read on!

    Software: phpBB
    • 86 views
  19. 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
    • 97 views
  20. 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
    • 129 views
  21. 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)
    • 110 views
  22. 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)
    • 475 views
  23. Getting Familiar with SMF - Written By Arceus,

    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
    • 156 views
  24. Face Claim Listing - Written By isoldehn,

    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
    • 85 views
  25. Default Avatar Fix (If Not Showing) - Written By isoldehn,

    For an unknown reason, sometimes when we try to place user avatars in particular areas, the default avatar (if they do not have one) does not show! I'll explain here a little HTML (image scroll tag with javascript) fix that will solve all your problems. Usually this problem will occur while putting the image in the header area or somewhere else. If you are having this problem on posts or profiles, this solution may work as well you'll just need to play around with the variable used for the users avatar.

    Software: MyBB
    • 356 views
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