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[Tutorial]How to force/remove postbit styles
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With MyBB 1.4.x and 1.6.x, there are 2 postbit styles to choose from. The classic postbit has all the user details on the left of the post, the same as MyBB 1.2.x, and the horizontal postbit shows the same information above the post. A lot of people have asked how to remove a postbit style, or force it on users. You may want to do this to make sure everyone is seeing the same thing, because one postbit style works better with your theme than another, or you just don't like one of them. I'll now show you what I consider to be the best way of doing it.

First, we'll delete the option for people to change their postbit style. To do this, go to ACP --> Templates & Style --> Templates --> **expand template set** --> User Control Panel Templates --> usercp_options. Now, search for this code:

<tr>
	<td valign="top" width="1"><input type="checkbox" class="checkbox" name="classicpostbit" id="classicpostbit" value="1" {$classicpostbitcheck} /></td>
	<td><span class="smalltext"><label for="classicpostbit">{$lang->show_classic_postbit}</label></span></td>
	</tr>

If you want to force the classic postbit, replace it with this:

<input type="hidden" name="classicpostbit" id="classicpostbit" value="1" />

If you want to force the horizontal postbit, replace it with this:

<input type="hidden" name="classicpostbit" id="classicpostbit" value="0" />

Now, when you go to User CP > Edit Option, you will notice the option to change your postbit style has gone. Next, we must force the postbit style we want.

If you want to put everybody on the classic postbit, run this query in PHPMyAdmin, or some other database manager:

UPDATE `mybb_users` SET `classicpostbit` = '1' WHERE `classicpostbit` = '0'

If you want to put everybody on the horizontal postbit, run this query in PHPMyAdmin, or some other database manager:

UPDATE `mybb_users` SET `classicpostbit` = '0' WHERE `classicpostbit` = '1'

Remember to make sure yout table prefix (mybb_ here) is correct.

Now, all your users will have your desired postbit style and will be unable to change it Smile Also make sure that 'ACP > Configuration > Show Thread Options > Post Layout' is what you want to force, as this is what will be used by guests and new users.
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Thanks for this great Tutorial, very usefull !! nice work.
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Good tutorial. Here's a few additions..

The correct sql command should be:
UPDATE mybb_users SET classicpostbit='1' WHERE classicpostbit='0';

I got this from this post by WDZ. If you don't do this your postbit will revert back to the horizontal postibit every time you save your options in the User CP.

Open the usercp_options template

Find:
<form action="usercp.php" method="post">

Add right below:
<input type="hidden" name="classicpostbit" value="1" />
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(11-09-2008, 05:26 AM)monacelli Wrote: The correct sql command should be:
UPDATE mybb_users SET classicpostbit='1' WHERE classicpostbit='0';

Hmm, well I had that first but was then told that what I have now is better... Undecided

(11-09-2008, 05:26 AM)monacelli Wrote: I got this from this post by WDZ. If you don't do this your postbit will revert back to the horizontal postibit every time you save your options in the User CP.

Open the usercp_options template

Find:
<form action="usercp.php" method="post">

Add right below:
<input type="hidden" name="classicpostbit" value="1" />

Ooh ok, I'll add that to the OP.
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(11-09-2008, 05:26 AM)monacelli Wrote: The correct sql command should be:
UPDATE mybb_users SET classicpostbit='1' WHERE classicpostbit='0';

I suggested to Matt that he changes it from that to include the marks - if only to promote best practice for executing MySQL queries. It won't make any difference whichever way you do it.

Technically speaking - if you include the hidden post field in the UCP then a user can still change it. Although it's a better alternative to altering source code Toungue
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Really cool. I prefer the classic post bit, the horizontal isn't cool in my opinion. Thanks for sharing Matt_, keep up the good work! Toungue
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I may be stating the obvious, but I think it wasn't mentioned so far: You also have to set Board Settings -> Show Thread options -> Post layout to 'Display posts using the classic layout', so users who register after you alter the database will start out with the right bit.

Thanks for the guide, I too prefer the classic mode...
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(11-12-2008, 11:47 PM)frostschutz Wrote: I may be stating the obvious, but I think it wasn't mentioned so far: You also have to set Board Settings -> Show Thread options -> Post layout to 'Display posts using the classic layout', so users who register after you alter the database will start out with the right bit.

Thanks for the guide, I too prefer the classic mode...

I mentioned that at the end, but I'll make it a bit clearer.
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Sorry, I'd like to run
UPDATE mybb_users SET classicpostbit='1' WHERE classicpostbit='0'

and change to this (hide checkbox)
<input type="hidden" class="checkbox" name="classicpostbit" id="classicpostbit" value="0" {$classicpostbitcheck} />

I dont like Classic Post Bits.
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(11-19-2008, 03:56 PM)FBI Wrote: Sorry, I'd like to run
UPDATE mybb_users SET classicpostbit='1' WHERE classicpostbit='0'

Either will work, it makes no difference what so ever.
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