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Embed's working nearly seamlessly...

edited December 2011 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8

I just had a few questions on how to prevent or ensure the surrounding html being shown when appropriate. For example, on my test site:

if you click on the "Apply for membership" button, you get the site's header twice. Same thing if you try to comment on a post and you aren't logged in.

Conversely, if you were to try to link directly to a discussion topic and cut and paste the topic link:
the site header does not show up at all.

Can this be fixed?

Thanks so much!


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    ToddTodd Chief Product Officer Vanilla Staff

    It looks as though you are using a redirect in your signin with something like ProxyConnect. I recommend you try the following:

    1. Hide the guest box ("Howdy Stranger" with css. or
    2. Try and put target="_top" in the guest box's links with javascript.

    As for the discussion links there is an option to tell embed to redirect to the embedded url when you visit a page directly. Have a look in your embed options.

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    Thanks for the response! OK -- I tried checking the Remote URL option in embed, but still, this direct link to the thread is not embedded

    Also, my css is not the best -- how do I define the css for the GuestBox? I'm experimenting with

    div.Box GuestBox {
    background-color: red;

    just to see if I can get the background to show red and know that I'm affecting the right place, but so far, no dice.


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    ToddTodd Chief Product Officer Vanilla Staff

    I don't know what's going wrong with your redirect, but double check your settings. I can't help you anymore with that.

    Your css is incorrect. Use this instead:

    div.Box .GuestBox { background-color: red; }

    Notice the period before the word GuestBox. I highly recommend you familiarize yourself with css a bit if you are going to be running a website of any size. You will feel much better about your product if you are able to do these modifications with a bit of knowledge.

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