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  • Shoutbox is not for support!
  • {OCS}MasterSeal: Yup, Still adore SP
    April 21, 2019, 07:08:06 PM
  • {OCS}MasterSeal: STILL love SP :)
    November 24, 2018, 05:05:50 AM
  • ♦ Ninja ZX-10RR ♦: <3 aegersz
    September 13, 2018, 03:36:09 PM
  • aegersz: I STILL <3 LOVE SimplePortal
    September 13, 2018, 07:11:39 AM
  • aegersz: o LOVE you guys - Simple Portal rocks !
    May 09, 2018, 05:18:59 AM
  • Chen Zhen: our apologies for the site being down.. please read server issues topic
    March 22, 2018, 05:32:38 AM
  • {OCS}MasterSeal: LOL PLEASE forget I just posted that. I found the answer in my own dang post back in 2015. lol sorry!
    July 04, 2017, 10:47:55 PM
  • {OCS}MasterSeal: I know this SB isnt' for support, but I just have a general question. Who would I contact to find out where SP stores its block info? Is it DB driven or files? I searched the site but came up with nothing. probably my fault any insight is appreciated.
    July 04, 2017, 10:43:36 PM
  • ♦ Ninja ZX-10RR ♦: Excuse me but what does Simpleportal have to deal with that?
    February 05, 2017, 08:21:14 PM
  • WhiteEagle: of course IMHO that site appears to be dead :(
    February 04, 2017, 01:08:05 PM
  • WhiteEagle: If I can get that, then I'll use it for that site...
    February 04, 2017, 01:07:35 PM
  • WhiteEagle: decided to not use SMF for any projects, unless I can get a copy of the premium version of the fanfiction archive plugin
    February 04, 2017, 01:06:54 PM
  • expertdecisions: cloudflare
    January 28, 2017, 08:01:47 AM
  • aegersz: SM release 2.0.13 !
    January 12, 2017, 06:00:13 AM
  • raffo: Tks Emanuele, even if I didn't understand the fix :D
    November 07, 2016, 02:01:20 AM
  • emanuele: [link]
    November 01, 2016, 12:43:50 PM
  • emanuele: raffo: the English support board is a good place. ;)
    November 01, 2016, 12:43:38 PM
  • raffo: Where can I find the fix for the shoutbox?
    November 01, 2016, 05:06:09 AM
  • {OCS}MasterSeal: To the SP team, I make a point to come here and thank you as much as possible for your work.  so again, THANK YOU!
    October 28, 2016, 10:38:05 AM
  • emanuele: That's indeed funny, the limit is present only in the patch and not the full install.
    October 22, 2016, 06:14:58 PM

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Adding Forums Button to Nav bar by jirapon
[August 01, 2019, 09:07:12 AM]

Re: Board Icons by ♦ Ninja ZX-10RR ♦
[July 30, 2019, 04:03:41 PM]

MOVED: Czech translation???? by ♦ Ninja ZX-10RR ♦
[July 30, 2019, 03:04:51 PM]

Board Icons by jirapon
[July 30, 2019, 07:28:44 AM]

Re: Thankyou Simpleportal, by ♦ Ninja ZX-10RR ♦
[July 29, 2019, 09:41:29 AM]

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Custom Blocks Display

Custom Display options are available when you check the "Advanced Options" under Display Options in the blocks editor.  They are for those situations where neither the basic Display options nor the places listed when the "Advanced Options" is checked give you enough control over exactly when the block should be displayed.
These rules are all based on the URL of the page you want or do not want the block to show up on. The custom display options gives you some basic options -- all, portal, forum, sforum, allaction, allboards. Then it gives you ways to specify different parts of the page's URL. SMF URLs use a query string. The query string starts with ?. The ? is followed by a parameter. A parameter might be followed by an equals sign (=) and a value. A parameter (and its value, if it has one), can be followed by a semi-colon (;). The semicolon is followed by another parameter, and so on, until the end of the query string.  Some common SMF parameters are action, topic, board, sa.  Some examples of parameters that mods might provide are game, album, etc
The custom display rules let you specify a parameter, optionally a value, and even allow you to say "only if that is NOT the case", if you wish.
Using a parameter
You may use the "basic" parameters -- all, portal, forum, sforum, allaction, allboards.  If you want to be specific, though, you can use the tilde, or wavy, to give a rule for a parameter you choose.
  • ~board -- block will show whenever board appears as a parameter in the query string
  • ~game -- block will show whenever game appears as a parameter in the query string
Specify a Value
If you want to show the block only when the parameter has a certain value (board=10.0, album=99, game=uno), then you must use the pipe or idkin character |.  It is standing in for an equals sign (=).
  • ~board|10.0 -- block will show only when board=10.0 appears in the query string.
  • ~game|uno -- block will show only when game=uno appears in the query string
Negate it
The minus sign acts as the negator.
  • -~action|post -- don't show this block when starting or editing a post (topic or reply)
  • -~board|12.0 -- don't show this block for board 12
Multiple Rules
You can use multiple rules for one block.  Just separate them with a comma (,).
  • ~board|10.0 -- the block will show up whenever "board=10.0" appears in the query string.  Even when you start a new topic on that board!
  • ~board|10.0, -~action|post -- the block will show up whenever "board=10.0" appears in the query string. Except, it won't appear whenever "action=post" appears in the query string.  So you won't see it when you start a new topic on the board (or any other board)
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