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Support Thread for eFloating bar MOD for SMF


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    Ricky is offline eTI Silver

    Support Thread for eFloating bar MOD for SMF

    eFloating Bar For Guests and Members
    Author : Ricky.

    Version 0.1.1
    For SMF 2 beta 4, 2 RC1 and SMF 1.1.7, 1.1.8

    This eFloating bar uses the Javascript & CSS combination to produce eye catchy - attention grabber floating bar which can be displayed to guests as well as to members. You can display separate message for Guest and members. This MOD is highly customizable through Admin Panel.

    Possible use of this eFloating bar MOD:
    --> It can be really helpful for you to boost number of new registrations in your SMF Community. If properly used, you can see your new member registration count getting doubled in no time.
    --> Can be used to give a quick overview including qualities and specialties about your forum to guests and attract them to JOIN it.
    --> Can be used for members if you need some immediate attention from members and they can't ignore it.
    --> Can be used to place ads which can't be ignored by Visitors.

    • Can not be blocked by Pop-up blockers as its a floating layer inside the page itself.
    • Can be disabled or enbabled for Guests or for Members or For Both
    • Separate Message for Guests and Members
    • eFloatingbar for Logged in Members Remains closed for the browser session if they closed it once. Which means it won't reload again and again after the member closed it manually.
    • Highly Customizable through Admin Panel ie. - See Customization Details for more Information

    Demo can be found here -->
    India Forum & Linux Forum Community

    Simply install it via package manager.

    Installation on Custom Template
    This MOD need manual modification in order to function on custom themes other than default. You can use Package Parser to do the required changes. If you are unsure about it then you can ask me.

    After install you can access it through Admin Panel where you can specify your own Message for Guests as well as for Members.
    • For SMF 2beta4:
      Goto --> Admin --> Configuration --> Modification --> Miscellaneous
    • For SMF 1.1.7:
      Goto --> Admin --> Features & Options --> Layout & Options

    This mod can be highly customized via Admin Panel to change the way it looks and behave. If you have basic knowledge of CSS then you can experiment a lot to make it look good. You may see screenshots provided to have general idea.

    While you can customize the CSS, you have to make sure that certain elements do not get changed as it may result in non-functioning of the eFloating bar.
    To start with you can PASTE following CSS code in ADMIN area:
      border: 2px solid black;
      padding: 2px;
      width: 450px;
      visibility: hidden;
      z-index: 100;
    #topbar a:hover
    	color: #FFFFFF;
    Here you can specify and modify element yourself like changing its background, changing size of the Floating bar etc.
    Hence with the combination of HTML which can be used in Message to guest and CSS you can create some nice layouts for your eFloating Bar.
    Note:ID #topbar has to be there and every changes made should be inside it and for it.

    In case of broken layout just disable the Custom CSS option and it will revert back to original CSS.

    This mod is based on script Floating Top Bar script of

    Version Information
    Jan 27th 2009 : Version 0.1.1
    Made minor changes to make it more compatible with SMF 1.1.x version.
    It will eliminate some folder permission issue while installing on SMF 1.1.x version.

    Jan 25th 2009 : Version 0.1

    If you find this mod useful and it worked for you then please stop by and make a comment over here.

    Thank you!

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    Smarryfal Guest


    I really enjoyed reading your blogpost, keep on posting such interesting stuff!!

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    Arebias is offline Just in!

    Re: Support Thread for eFloating bar MOD for SMF

    Is there any way to make it remain closed after a guest closes it once for that session?

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    Admin is offline Administrator

    Re: Support Thread for eFloating bar MOD for SMF

    Well, yes you can do that.

    In your theme ie. template directory, delete : floating-bar-guest.js and then make a copy of "floating-bar-logged.js" and rename it to floating-bar-guest.js

    Both files are there already if you have installed this MOD.
    You may want to read:

    Thought of the Moment:
    A community is all about helping each other.

  5. #5
    Jerry Lilly Guest

    Re: Support Thread for eFloating bar MOD for SMF

    Can you port this for SMF 1.1.11? I really want to use this mod, but I can not not due to comppatability.


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    superman2011 Guest

    i have installed eFloating bar mod on my forum
    i have a custom template so i tried to manipulate it just as instructions in the parse section of the Mod
    it says in index.template.php find "<body>';" and add something after that
    well in my template there is no such a thing
    i found
    <body class="avsthem" >
    <div id="toparea">
    <div id="topbox" class="wrapper">
    <div id="userarea">';
    echo $txt['hello_member_ndt'] , ' <strong>' , $context['user']['name'] , '</strong><br />';
    so i added the code right after

    <body class="avsthem" >
    <div id="toparea">
    <div id="topbox" class="wrapper">
    <div id="userarea">';

    its working now
    im almost sure the problem is caused by index.template.php , as i restore it , the Captcha would be ok ...

    suggestions please ?

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  8. #7
    Ricky is offline eTI Silver

    Kindly add that code which is required to add after "<body> after your <body class="avsthem" >

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