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The PlayRoom Ultimate
« on: February 13, 2010, 03:39:31 AM »
The PlayRoom Ultimate

PlayRoom Ultimate By Shortie

Finally "PlayRoom Ultimate" has been released Based on the original PlayGround Ultimate theme for RC1.2  it contains 15 colour variations, performance enhancements in the dock operation and a number of layout tweaks to make it even smoother and sleek. 

All the icons included to ensure a consistent look "n" feel across all schemes additional icons have been added to accommodate the following functions / mods

The Rules
Contact
Arcade
Quiz
Buddies
Friends
Forum
Downloads
Gallery
Favorite

Resulting in a large number of icons all colour coordinated and consistent in design

PM Notification is achieved via a changing of Dock Icon indicating that new posts are available.

It still has a fully fluid design and will validate against XHTM standards to ensure compatibility across all main stream browsers (testing has included the use of the following browsers - IE 8 and 7 - Firefox - Opera  - Safari.

Via a number of simple edits the look can be customize further to make it even more unique and flexible to your needs.

So please enjoy and post any comments or suggestions.


The Techy Bit


In order to use this theme you require some basic knowledge of FTP and intermediate SMF administration skils. This has mainly arisen due to the size of the Theme (Approx 10MB)

Installation Instructions

Download the package and extract to a known place on your hard disk

Once extracted - navigate to the extracted files and you will find a directory called "UpLoad_EveryThing_Below_Here" change to this directory and upload all the files to your site the target location will be /YOUR_FORUM/Themes/ so that it would look like this once the upload has taken place /YOUR_FORUM/Themes/The_PlayRoom_Ultimate

Now the last stage

Log in to your forum and go

Admin > Themes and Layout >

And from the options provided -  near the bottom there is one called

"From a directory on the server:" leave all the text in place but append to the end the following "The_PlayRoom_Ultimate" so that the input box looks something like the following

"/home/iamjoe/public_html/somewhere/forum/forum1/Themes/The_PlayRoom_Ultimate"

Click install and away you

I have tried to make this as easy as possible but if there are any issues let me know

Shortie


How to add supported Mods

Simple Portal

Open The Theme's Index.template.php

And find

Code: [Select]
//echo '
//   <a class="dock-item" href="', $scripturl, '?action=forum"  ><img src="' . $settings['theme_url'] . '/images/dicons/dicons', $context['theme_variant'], '/forum.png" alt="' . $txt['gmforum'] . '" /><span>' . $txt['gmforum'] . '</span></a> ';

And replace with

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echo '
  <a class="dock-item" href="', $scripturl, '?action=forum"  ><img src="' . $settings['theme_url'] . '/images/dicons/dicons', $context['theme_variant'], '/forum.png" alt="' . $txt['gmforum'] . '" /><span>' . $txt['gmforum'] . '</span></a> ';

The Rules Mod

Open The Theme's Index.template.php

And find

Code: [Select]
//if ($user_info['is_guest'] ? !empty($modSettings['rules_enable_guest_access']) : !empty($modSettings['rules_enable_member_access']))
// echo '<a class="dock-item" href="', $scripturl, '?action=rules" ><img src="' . $settings['theme_url'] . '/images/dicons/dicons', $context['theme_variant'], '/rules.png" alt="' . $txt['gmrules'] .'" /><span>' . $txt['gmrules'], '</span></a>';

 And replace with

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if ($user_info['is_guest'] ? !empty($modSettings['rules_enable_guest_access']) : !empty($modSettings['rules_enable_member_access']))
echo '<a class="dock-item" href="', $scripturl, '?action=rules" ><img src="' . $settings['theme_url'] . '/images/dicons/dicons', $context['theme_variant'], '/rules.png" alt="' . $txt['gmrules'] .'" /><span>' . $txt['gmrules'], '</span></a>';

The Contact Form Mod

Open The Theme's Index.template.php

And find

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//if ($user_info['is_guest'] ? !empty($modSettings['contact_form_enable_guest_access']) : !empty($modSettings['contact_form_enable_member_access']))
// echo '<a class="dock-item" href="', $scripturl, '?action=contact" ><img src="' . $settings['theme_url'] . '/images/dicons/dicons', $context['theme_variant'], '/contact.png" alt="' . $txt['gmcontact'] .'" /><span>' . $txt['gmcontact'], '</span></a>';
 


 And replace with

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if ($user_info['is_guest'] ? !empty($modSettings['contact_form_enable_guest_access']) : !empty($modSettings['contact_form_enable_member_access']))
echo '<a class="dock-item" href="', $scripturl, '?action=contact" ><img src="' . $settings['theme_url'] . '/images/dicons/dicons', $context['theme_variant'], '/contact.png" alt="' . $txt['gmcontact'] .'" /><span>' . $txt['gmcontact'], '</span></a>'; 


The AEVA Mod

Open The Theme's Index.template.php

And find

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// $context['view_gallery'] = allowedTo('aeva_access');

 And replace with

Code: [Select]
$context['view_gallery'] = allowedTo('aeva_access');
And again find

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//if ($context['view_gallery'])
// echo '<a class="dock-item" href="', $scripturl, '?action=media" ><img src="' . $settings['theme_url'] . '/images/dicons/dicons', $context['theme_variant'], '/gallery.png" alt="' . $txt['gmgallery'] .'" /><span>' . $txt['gmgallery'], '</span></a>';

And replace with

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if ($context['view_gallery'])
echo '<a class="dock-item" href="', $scripturl, '?action=media" ><img src="' . $settings['theme_url'] . '/images/dicons/dicons', $context['theme_variant'], '/gallery.png" alt="' . $txt['gmgallery'] .'" /><span>' . $txt['gmgallery'], '</span></a>';

The Downloads Mod

Open The Theme's Index.template.php

And find

Code: [Select]
// $context['view_downloads'] = allowedTo('downloads_view');

 And replace with

Code: [Select]
$context['view_downloads'] = allowedTo('downloads_view');
And again find

Code: [Select]
//if ($context['view_downloads'])
// echo '<a class="dock-item" href="', $scripturl, '?action=downloads" ><img src="' . $settings['theme_url'] . '/images/dicons/dicons', $context['theme_variant'], '/download.png" alt="' . $txt['gmdownload'] .'" /><span>' . $txt['gmdownload'], '</span></a>';

And replace with

Code: [Select]
if ($context['view_downloads'])
echo '<a class="dock-item" href="', $scripturl, '?action=downloads" ><img src="' . $settings['theme_url'] . '/images/dicons/dicons', $context['theme_variant'], '/download.png" alt="' . $txt['gmdownload'] .'" /><span>' . $txt['gmdownload'], '</span></a>';

« Last Edit: February 13, 2010, 04:09:42 AM by Shortie »

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Re: The PlayRoom Ultimate
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2010, 05:37:26 AM »
Nice 1 shprtie and i have done all this.

Now i can see galery contact form and also download botuons in navigation bar cause i change like u say and i copy and paste to file.

The Playroom Ultimate theme  is realy nice.

Shortie the colors still dont work the rest is fine and work perfectly.


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Re: The PlayRoom Ultimate
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2010, 04:43:42 AM »
Very nice theme this one....I like it very much  thank you.

Is it possible to add more items to the top menu?
I'd like to add a couple more items to it   "Ajax Chat" mod and the "Team Page" mod.
I'm quite happy to make these button images so would only need the code to get it working.




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Re: The PlayRoom Ultimate
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2010, 11:54:47 AM »
Very nice theme this one....I like it very much  thank you.

Is it possible to add more items to the top menu?
I'd like to add a couple more items to it   "Ajax Chat" mod and the "Team Page" mod.
I'm quite happy to make these button images so would only need the code to get it working.


Chat is already there and the will be an Icon which will suit the Team Link

Have a look here as see if it makes sense

http://graphicsmayhem.com/GMForum/index.php/topic,1283.msg16919.html#msg16919

Any problems give me a shout

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Re: The PlayRoom Ultimate
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2010, 01:51:58 PM »
Thanks Shortie, 

I did manage to get the "chat" image to show in the menu except for it doesn't link to the mod and when hovered over the word "Chat" doesn't appear under the image.

I've added:
//if ($context['view_chat'])
            echo '<a class="dock-item" href="', $scripturl, '?action=chat" ><img src="' . $settings['theme_url'] . '/images/dicons/dicons', $context['theme_variant'], '/chat.png" alt="' . $txt['gmchat'] .'" /><span>' . $txt['gmchat'], '</span></a>';

This was by pure guess work after reading the post you said to read.

But I'm enjoying the puzzle and loving the theme  ;) 
Perhaps you could steer me in the right direction!

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Re: The PlayRoom Ultimate
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2010, 02:03:46 PM »
Hi Ya

What is your link to the the chat application

I.e. click your chat option and give me the URL


And I can rewrite the code


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Re: The PlayRoom Ultimate
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2010, 07:16:25 PM »
Very kind of your Shortie,  thank you!

http://grimracing.co.uk/forum/chat/index.php

Your help is very much appreciated.... :clap:


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Re: The PlayRoom Ultimate
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2010, 05:07:43 AM »
Okay the code you need for the button is as follows

Just add it where you want the button to appear

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            echo '<a class="dock-item" href="http://grimracing.co.uk/forum/chat/index.php" ><img src="' . $settings['theme_url'] . '/images/dicons/dicons', $context['theme_variant'], '/chat.png" alt="' . $txt['gmchat'] .'" /><span>' . $txt['gmchat'], '</span></a>';


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Re: The PlayRoom Ultimate
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2010, 06:36:43 AM »
Thanks once again Shortie that has got the chat working and using the same code with a different link I've also got the team page working too... ;D:clap:
BUT the words "Chat" & "Team" aren't showing under the menu image when I mouse over them  :(   like all the other images.


Another problem and hopefully the last is:
On my old theme a curve variant I added some code to get the Highslide mod working

// HS4SMF enable footer
   if (isset($modSettings['hs4smf_enabled'])) {
      if (!function_exists('hs4smf')) {
         global $sourcedir;
         $success = (include_once $sourcedir . '/hs4smf-Subs.php');
            if ($success)
               echo hs4smf_prepare_footer();
      }
      else
         echo hs4smf_prepare_footer();
   }


when I add this in the same place on this theme I get a white screen headed with theme parse error.

On my old theme it looks like this:

function template_body_above()
{
   global $context, $settings, $options, $scripturl, $txt, $modSettings;
   
   // HS4SMF enable footer
   if (isset($modSettings['hs4smf_enabled'])) {
      if (!function_exists('hs4smf')) {
         global $sourcedir;
         $success = (include_once $sourcedir . '/hs4smf-Subs.php');
            if ($success)
               echo hs4smf_prepare_footer();
      }


Where would you suggest placing this code?

Really sorry to be such a pain but this Highslide mod is very good and I'd highly recommend adding the code for it to all your themes and using it yourself.

Highslide 4 SMF

Thanks again for your help so far!



« Last Edit: June 11, 2010, 06:39:39 AM by Oscar »

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Re: The PlayRoom Ultimate
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2010, 10:05:44 AM »
Thanks once again Shortie that has got the chat working and using the same code with a different link I've also got the team page working too... ;D:clap:
BUT the words "Chat" & "Team" aren't showing under the menu image when I mouse over them  :(   like all the other images.

Clear you cache and all should be okay

If not check that the variables are the language file of the playroom theme

will look at the other in a while

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Re: The PlayRoom Ultimate
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2010, 11:30:20 AM »
Clear you cache and all should be okay

If not check that the variables are the language file of the playroom theme

will look at the other in a while



I've cleared the forum cache + my browser and they still don't show the text.
Sorry but I don't understand what you mean here  :-[

Quote
check that the variables are the language file of the playroom theme


Update

I now have the text under images working ok after reading your replies to Kimmi's post HERE

 ;D:clap:;D:clap::thumbsup:  Thank You!
« Last Edit: June 11, 2010, 12:03:59 PM by Oscar »

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Re: The PlayRoom Ultimate
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2010, 03:04:09 PM »
Good to here

Will look at the other in a while just need some food and a drink :D

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Re: The PlayRoom Ultimate
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2010, 03:09:19 PM »
Another problem and hopefully the last is:
On my old theme a curve variant I added some code to get the Highslide mod working

// HS4SMF enable footer
   if (isset($modSettings['hs4smf_enabled'])) {
      if (!function_exists('hs4smf')) {
         global $sourcedir;
         $success = (include_once $sourcedir . '/hs4smf-Subs.php');
            if ($success)
               echo hs4smf_prepare_footer();
      }
      else
         echo hs4smf_prepare_footer();
   }


when I add this in the same place on this theme I get a white screen headed with theme parse error.

On my old theme it looks like this:

function template_body_above()
{
   global $context, $settings, $options, $scripturl, $txt, $modSettings;
   
   // HS4SMF enable footer
   if (isset($modSettings['hs4smf_enabled'])) {
      if (!function_exists('hs4smf')) {
         global $sourcedir;
         $success = (include_once $sourcedir . '/hs4smf-Subs.php');
            if ($success)
               echo hs4smf_prepare_footer();
      }



If you can bounce me over your index.template.php from the theme folder I will have a look the only thing I can see is that it is looking for and extra /n/r which I probably removed to make the whole theme quicker

Best bet just PM me the file :D:Dsafe is good in my eyes :D:D

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Re: The PlayRoom Ultimate
« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2010, 10:24:03 AM »
I got the highslide working now...not sure exactly what I did wrong last few attempts to get it working, I can only guess it was where I put the extra code.

Sorry for any unnecessary time spent spent looking at my file.

I think I need to get more sleep

I appreciate all your help with my problems Shortie   :thumbsup:

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Re: The PlayRoom Ultimate
« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2010, 01:23:37 PM »
No Problem

Glad you managed to sort it out

Shortie

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