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#1
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The last few items in the readme file for the Blue Bulletin theme say:

"6. Go to the Admin Control Panel under Themes > Import

7. Search the XML File in the theme folder and click the Button "Import Theme" "

So here I am at the end of step six, looking at a form that the step has caused to be displayed.

But there are no instructions as to what goes in any of those fields. I suspect it will a rough ride from there. Starting with . . .

1) what, exactly, goes in the first field ("File")?

2) the second field promises to get "interesting." It's already filled in with :../install/resources/mybb_theme.xml"

But I deleted the install folder immediately after I installed MyBB. So ehere will it come from unless I reinstall? Is that what is intended here?

As unlikely as it seems, things go downhill from there . . .

Next step wants:

"Custom Name
If left blank, the name specified in the theme file will be used."

But there is no field on this screen called "theme file" so I am clueless about what to put here or what bad thing will happen if I leave it blank.

The above message sounds churlish and ungrateful. I'm not. I am truly appreciative of the work that goes into writing a theme and I say thank you loud and clear to the person who is giving it away.

But, when you write software instructions, please put yourself in the position of the ignorant user like myself. When you write step-by-step instructions, forget what you know. Don't skip over things that are obvious to you.

Before you publish the instructions, hand them to some simpleton like me and listen to the questions that he comes up with. Clarify those issues.

And finally, would someone please fill in the above missing pieces so I can finish installing the theme?

TIA
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#2
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Simply go into the Import Theme section, click the "Browse" button and find the .xml file for Blue Bulletin.

For more info see this turorial:
[wiki]Templates_and_Themes#Importing_Released_Themes_and_Templates[/wiki]
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#3
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DrPoodle Wrote:Simply go into the Import Theme section, click the "Browse" button and find the .xml file for Blue Bulletin.

For more info see this turorial:
[wiki]Templates_and_Themes#Importing_Released_Themes_and_Templates[/wiki]

OK, I did that. That takes me to a screen labeled

Forums Control Panel
---Theme Manager

where I am offered:

MyBB Master Style
BlueBulletin
MyBB Default (Default)

What do I do next?
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#4
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I suppose you want that theme to be the default one. Just open the box at the right place of the BlueBulletin theme and click 'default'.
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#5
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jerseyjoe Wrote:The last few items in the readme file for the Blue Bulletin theme say:

"6. Go to the Admin Control Panel under Themes > Import

7. Search the XML File in the theme folder and click the Button "Import Theme" "

So here I am at the end of step six, looking at a form that the step has caused to be displayed.

But there are no instructions as to what goes in any of those fields. I suspect it will a rough ride from there. Starting with . . .

1) what, exactly, goes in the first field ("File")?

2) the second field promises to get "interesting." It's already filled in with :../install/resources/mybb_theme.xml"

But I deleted the install folder immediately after I installed MyBB. So ehere will it come from unless I reinstall? Is that what is intended here?

As unlikely as it seems, things go downhill from there . . .

Next step wants:

"Custom Name
If left blank, the name specified in the theme file will be used."

But there is no field on this screen called "theme file" so I am clueless about what to put here or what bad thing will happen if I leave it blank.

The above message sounds churlish and ungrateful. I'm not. I am truly appreciative of the work that goes into writing a theme and I say thank you loud and clear to the person who is giving it away.

But, when you write software instructions, please put yourself in the position of the ignorant user like myself. When you write step-by-step instructions, forget what you know. Don't skip over things that are obvious to you.

Before you publish the instructions, hand them to some simpleton like me and listen to the questions that he comes up with. Clarify those issues.

And finally, would someone please fill in the above missing pieces so I can finish installing the theme?

TIA

Dear TIA..,

Sorry about that.., I wrote the readme after a couple of steaming cups of java so I may have rushed through the instructions a little. So.., what would make more sense for that particular instruction in the readme? As it appeared fairly simple to me.., but if you suggest a simple instruction..., I would be more than glad to add it to the readme and then re-up the package. Again sorry about any confusion during install.

But yes from where you read in the wiki and are now seeking direction.., you would go ahead and select BlueBulletin as default theme but make sure you have uploaded all files to correct directories in order to avoid any further frustrations.

Oh.., and if you decide that you like this theme you can also checkout BlueBulletinPro as another theme to offer on your bulletin board.

Does this work a little better?


/////////////////////////////////////////////////
											
	BlueBulletin Theme for MyBB

        By: Vintagedaddyo

        at:
        http://www.slodesignz.com

	Based off MyBulletin By: [email protected]
			
	at:				
	http://www.MyBBDesign.com	
											
/////////////////////////////////////////////////



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Installation:


1.) After downloading the Theme unpack it (with WinRAR for example)

2.) Upload contents of "images" into your forums image folder.

3.) Upload contents of "inc" folder into your forums "inc" folder.

4.) Upload contents of "jscripts" folder into your forums "jscripts" folder.

5.) Upload the entire folder called "Blue_Bulletin" into your forums images folder.

6.) Go to the Admin Control Panel under Themes > Select Import Theme

7.) Search for the XML File titled "BlueBulletin-theme.xml" in the theme folder found on your computer and click the Button "Import Theme" this will upload the file from your computer to your forum.

8.) Now have fun with your forum!


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Note: The top menu is already setup to allow for the rules plugin and download plugin found at: http://mods.mybboard.net/
      
If you would like to change those links to other plugin links follow these simple steps:

1.) Login to "Admin Control Panel"

2.) Now find Templates and select "Modify/Delete"

3.) Then look for "BlueBulletin Templates" and select "Expand"

4.) Now find "header" and select "Edit"

5.) Scroll through code until you find the following code:


Begin Code:

<td class="tcat" align="center">
<a href="{$mybb->settings['bburl']}/search.php" id="search" onclick="return openMenu(this)" class="popup_button">Search<img src="images/popup_down.gif" border="0" /></a></td>
<td class="tcat" align="center"><a href="{$mybb->settings['bburl']}/misc.php?action=rules"><b>Rules</b></a></td>
<td class="tcat" align="center"><a href="{$mybb->settings['bburl']}/misc.php?action=help"><b>{$lang->toplinks_help}</b></a></td>
<td class="tcat" align="center"><a href="{$mybb->settings['bburl']}/memberlist.php"><b>Member List</b></a></td>
<td class="tcat" align="center"><a href="{$mybb->settings['bburl']}/calendar.php"><b>{$lang->toplinks_calendar}</b></a></td>
<td class="tcat" align="center"><a href="{$mybb->settings['bburl']}/downloads.php"><b>Downloads</b></a></td>
$admincplink
<if condition=$mybb->user['uid']> 0 <then>
<td class="tcat" align="center"><a href="{$mybb->settings['bburl']}/member.php?action=logout&uid={$mybb->user['uid']}" onclick="return log_out()"><b>$lang->welcome_logout</b></a></td><else /></if>
</tr></table>

End Code:



7.) Ok where you find the link for "Downloads" and "Rules".., you can 
replace with your own plugin linkage and text.



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History:


- 4/17/07 Updated ReadMe.txt
  Also added favicon.ico

Version 1.2.5

- first release

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You can download the new ReadMe.txt at the following link:

http://community.mybboard.net/attachment.php?aid=5943
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#6
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This user has been denied support. This user has been denied support.
Is there a demo board for this style or just a board using this theme?
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#7
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Jerlene Wrote:Is there a demo board for this style or just a board using this theme?

Well there are plenty of boards using thie theme.., but yes I have a test board that has it on there for display at:

http://slodesignz.com/forum/index.php

At the bottom of the forum there is a quick theme changer.., there you can select the theme you would like to see. Note this board does not allow user registrations.
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