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[Solved][2.1b2] Need help replacing specific text with icon

ZhaanZhaan Professional fool ✭✭
edited December 2013 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8

Good evening, VF. :)

So here's my problem today: I want to replace the 'Announcement' and 'Closed' status text with icons (using Font Awesome), but I'm not sure which templates to edit. Could someone point me in the right direction?

Thanks in advance!


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    KasperKasper Scholar of the Bits Copenhagen Vanilla Staff

    To get things going, put the following in {your-theme}/views/discussions/helper_functions.php:

    <?php if (!defined('APPLICATION')) exit;
    if (!function_exists('Tag')):
        function Tag($Discussion, $Column, $Code, $CssClass = FALSE) {
            $Discussion = (object)$Discussion;
            if (is_numeric($Discussion->$Column) && !$Discussion->$Column)
                return '';
            if (!is_numeric($Discussion->$Column) && strcasecmp($Discussion->$Column, $Code) != 0)
            if (!$CssClass)
                $CssClass = "Tag-$Code";
            $Icons = array(
                'Tag-Closed' => 'foo',
                'Tag-Announcement' => 'bar'
            if (isset($Icons[$CssClass])) $Icon = $Icons[$CssClass];
            return ' <span class="Tag '.$CssClass.'" title="'.htmlspecialchars(T($Code)).'">'.(isset($Icon)) ? '<i class="fa fa-'.$Icon.'"></i>' : T($Code).'</span> ';
    require_once PATH_APPLICATIONS . '/vanilla/views/discussions/helper_functions.php';

    Kasper Kronborg Isager (kasperisager) | Freelance Developer @Vanilla | Hit me up: Google Mail or Vanilla Mail | Find me on GitHub

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    ZhaanZhaan Professional fool ✭✭

    Thanks a lot! I'll give it a try.

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    ZhaanZhaan Professional fool ✭✭

    Turns out my coding knowledge is worse than I thought! What else do I need to do here? :P

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    hgtonighthgtonight ∞ · New Moderator

    I would try and use a definition for 'Announcement' and 'Closed' that has a sprite span.

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    ZhaanZhaan Professional fool ✭✭

    Hadn't though of that. Will try!

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    ZhaanZhaan Professional fool ✭✭

    Oh wow, that did work. How brilliant!

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