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BlackTie V2.0 and v2.1

1. First and foremost, BlackTie 2.0 and 2.1 are simple themes that are both attactive and professional. This paticular theme I have been using over 2 years and have a very succesful forum with it.

2. Blacktie V2.0 has no images in the header. BlackTie v2.1 does have images in the header.

3. BlackTie themes are meant to follow MyBB's format for a stock theme. Some people like more in-depth themes. Not what the BlackTie themes are about. Not what I'd care to have on my personal forum either. I think they are cool. Just not my cup of tea. I'm also not asking to hear if someone likes or dislikes the fact this theme follows MyBb's original theme design. Who cares. If you like it download it, if not, then don't. Taste is subjective.

3. Both BlackTie Themes come with a outlined Who's Online bar on each forum display page.

4. Both BlackTies also have a custom thread navigation bar.

5. Both BlackTie themes come with 3 additional custom pages with custom input areas that include a custom header, footer and mid repeated image. Included in each version is folderlegend.php, customtemplate.php and thankyou.php.

6. You may notice all folders not included directly into a forum is now put onto a seperate page called "folderlegends" Folder legends can be found by when a user visits the forum display page and scrolls to the bottom. There, they will see a link that says folder legend. Once they click on that, they are taken to a seperate page that displays all the folders and says what they mean. It also cleans up the board from more images. I put a screen below of this.

7. customtemplate.php is a blank template you just need to add your code or html too to make a cool custom page of your own. Again, the page has a custom design for information placement.

8. There's also a total of 14 different colored banners to choose from when designing. Simply change banner name to "logo" or whatever it is called by in your custom header.

I will also be releaseing in the future, 2 more versions of this. The next will be a little more advanced. So happy downloading. Smile

Live Demo:

BlackTie uses a private license and I ask you all read it. No one is allowed to re-distribute this theme or use the images with other themes. This theme is also Licensed, so please leave that in place.
Nice original theme and great use of colors.
Yes, very good.
The bright red on black is way too harsh ...
Quote:Taste is subjective

As said above

Don't like the red change it. It really is that easy!

And thanks everyone.
very good theme.It's not so...default.
Google Search option for your site

You will need to do a few things to get this to work but they are very easy. SearchChoice is a in-between page that allows your visitors the opportunity to search your site without being a member of your site. The googlesearch page will return the results from the search and keep your users at your site. This feature also comes in handy to keep your members at your site when they need to use an outside source to search for information.

*You will need to have a Google account to place your personal Google code into so your users can search your site. If you don't have a google account, the link below will also allow you to sign up. It's free also Smile

*You will need to edit your search link located at the top of your page to reflect the searchchoice.php page. You can find that in your Templates> BlackTie> Header. If your using BlackTie 2.1 it's the same path. Below is the line you need to replace. And below that is the replacement example if that's how you prefer to add the link.
Original code:
<li><a href="{$mybb->settings['bburl']}/search.php"><img src="{$mybb->settings['bburl']}/{$theme['imgdir']}/toplinks/search.gif" alt="" title="" />{$lang->toplinks_search}</a></li>

Replace with this code:
<li><a href="searchchoice.php">Search</a></li>

When creating these templates, it's vital you name your pages correctly for them to work. Copy the page names just as they appear below in all lowercase letters. The page names are in quotations.
*You will need to download The searchchoice html file below and copy that code into a new template called "searchchoice". Yes, you will have to create a new template under the BlackTie templates or BlackTie 2.1
*You will need to download the googlesearch html file below and copy that code into a new template called "googlesearch".

*You will need to download the 2 files below called "googlesearch.php" & "searchchoice.php" and ftp them into your MyBB root folder.
*You will need to upload/ftp the images provided to your forum/images/blacktie/custompages folder or if your using 2.1, to your forum/images/blacktie21/custompages

I also use this on my site and my members have found this to be very very useful to have. Searching both your site and Google from the same location keeps people at your site when this tool is available.


On a side note, I'd like to thank NetSage for helping me test this theme before it was released. BlackTie themes are also tested against IE7&8, FF3, Google chrome and Opera.
Great Theme's

is there any chance of getting it made in black & yellow
Regards jumpinjack and thank you for the kind comment.

I'd like too but right now I'm starting a new business and it's consuming most of my time from Dawn to dusk. After the new year I will take a look at this request. I apologize.

Kind Regards
BlackTie 2.1
Header alteration when adding additional buttons.

If you add more buttons to this theme, you will have to extend the table. Here's how Smile Go into your admin CP and find your header templates, then find "header".. Change 85% to 80 and 15% into 20.

<td width="85%"><img border="0" src="images/blacktie21/logo.gif"></td>
<td width="15%"><a href="search.php">
<img border="0" src="images/blacktie21/head/searchx.gif"></a><a href="calendar.php"><img border="0" src="images/blacktie21/head/calx.gif"></a><a href="memberlist.php"><img border="0" src="images/blacktie21/head/mlx.gif"></a><a href="misc.php?action=help"><img border="0" src="images/blacktie21/head/helpx.gif"></a></td>
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