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moving credits to footer

hey, i integrated vanilla in my site design and now i would like to move the vanilla credits from the sidebar to my footer, since all other credits are in there as well. been looking in panel.php, but i just can't find it. thanks for your help. bo


  • It's on line 119 of appg/init_vanilla.php
  • thanks a lot sirnot
  • Re "Text HtmlIt's on line 119 of appg/init_vanilla.php " I don't seem to see anything here to do with the vanilla credits ? I am having problems with the 'credits' as follows: The forum I'm working on displays 'adverts' in the Sidepanel. In IE7 only, when a tall advert is served, the paragraph containing the credit moves up alongside the ad and runs over the side-panel DIV boundary and under the topics listing. With an ad which is much shorter there is no problem, the credits appears under the ad. There is no problem with this in Firefox. I guess it's a CSS problem but it would be useful to know in which bit of code, the credit is coming from and, as the original query pointed out, it would be good to be able to move it to a footer or other postiion on the page.
  • $Panel->AddString($Context->GetDefinition('PanelFooter'), 500);$Context->Dictionary['PanelFooter'] contains the panel html. that string is added to the panel via Panel::AddString. if you remove that line, the credits won't appear on the panel any more, and you're free to place them whereever you want.
  • edited February 2007
    Thanks for that SirNot. Where is the actual text of the credit? As it stands the credit does not appear to do the software any justice as it does not relate to the fact that it is the forum itself that the text is referring to. E.g. it would be much better to say something like "This forum runs under Vanilla - software provided by Lussumo"
  • edited February 2007
    I think "Mark" or who ever did that had very good intentions. Think about it from his perspective -- Free software, in return from some good ol' link backs, which are good for SEO. If he didn't do it for the SEO he more than likely wanted to provide a good visual description to the ( word for a person who isn't internet retarded ) to be able to access a particular part of his website quickly.

    thats just my opinion though, who knows.
  • Hello Quickguap I'm not knocking the fact that a credit is present - indeed it should be. What I'm trying to point out is that the present credit (which I now know must not be changed) is probably lost on those visiting sites containing this excellent forum. The present credit wording is "Vanilla 1.1 is a product of Lussumo. More Information: Documentation, Community Support" but from the perspective of a site visitor they must wonder to what this text refers. As regards SEO I would have thought that a keyphrase such as "Forum software courtesy of Vanilla. A discussion forum like you've never seen, Vanilla breaks the mold cast by every other forum on the web" would have greatly helped than text which is rather obscure to both human viewers and search engines. Perhaps rather than SEO, the strategy is one of relying on the curiousity of the viewer? Anyway this is, I guess, purely academic - as the text must stay as is :-)
  • edited February 2007
    The more link backs the better. Regardless of the anchor text. Their page rank of 7/10, I'm sure was influenced by their credits ( link backs ).

    To make a long explanation short. When you visit someones forum/community you can tell if they coded it or not, 99.9% of the time they didn't. So your "Internet Instincts" come in along with some good ol' "Internet Common Sense" and you can, within seconds, locate the link to the software they used. So I believe it was written in such way to deter everyone except for those who were in search/need/interest of forum software. Genius if you ask me. Who knows, maybe the man himself will see this and tell us what the mysterious reason is for the credits being the way they are. I mean everything else was so well thought out when making this software I am sure they didn't decide to half ass it when it came time to displaying the one thing that represents them the most.
  • hmmm... wait a minute, we aren't up to a general release of Vanilla 1.1.0 yet... did you do something?
  • I guess he just copied it from the panel on here, Vincent.
  • VazVaz New
    edited March 2007
    what line number should I look for in the latest version? v1.1.2
  • Check this post:
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