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 [Cutenews] How to use it as an avatar script
Ryuku
Posted: Jul 12 2006, 07:31 PM


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Well this tutorial can take you through how to use your Cutenews as an avatar script. Though there are risks using Cutenews as an avatar script, it is your own risk to use it and I recommend when the new version comes up, update your graphics Cutenews.

Requirements:
- Another Cutenews installed into your site. (Recommend naming the Cutenews, /graphics)
- Basic HTML skills.
- Site has PHP.

Steps:
1. Once you installed a second Cutenews (if you are already using one), go to Options --> System Configurations --> News and you will see “use avatars”. Put yes in there. This will make the script work. Click on save changes.
2. Then go Options --> Edit Templates and you will see [Create New template]. Click on it and you will arrive on a page. Use the default template as a base and name it avatars. Click on ‘create template’.
3. Once you are done, go back to the Edit templates page and switch to the avatar template you just made. In the short story or full story area put
CODE
{avatar} 

as your template. Click ‘Save Changes’.
4. Then go to Options --> Edit Categories and when you add the category, name it ‘avatars’ or if you have a variety of avatars such as 100 x 100 avatars, 60 x 60 avatars, etc, make a different category for each. (Note: You can use this for buttons as well if you have buttons on your site. You just have to add a buttons category).
5. Then go to Add News. Just put a name for your avatar in the title. For the avatar URL, add the avatar’s URL you are adding. For the news, just add a small description about the avatar. Also, put then into your category that the avatar or button belongs to like if you are adding a 100 x 100 avatar, put it in the 100 x 100 avatar category. Click ‘Add News’. Repeat this step if you have more avatars.
6. Go to Options --> Integration Wizards (News and RSS) --> Integrate News into your site. There you will customize your avatar script. It will explain how to add your avatar script. You just need to put in the Quick customization area not the advanced settings. The first bit is your choice. The template is of course the avatar template and the category is the avatars or other named categories (only one category or you’ll be mixing up your avatars if click two or more). Click on ‘Proceed to Integration’.
7. After that, the code will appear and copy and paste it to your avatar page. (The avatar page has to be .php.). Test out your page and if it doesn’t work, then you must’ve missed or didn’t do one of the instructions right.

That’s it. It’s a pretty simple avatar script without using MySQL, just with a simple news script, Cutenews.


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Fainaru
Posted: Jul 13 2006, 10:12 AM


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This is a great tutorial Ryuku; what does step #6 do? Couldn't you just add the show news script instead? Anything different about it?


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Ryuku
Posted: Jul 13 2006, 08:28 PM


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Step 6 is like the code you put on your page and you customize your site avatars and such.... tongue.gif


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Fainaru
Posted: Jul 15 2006, 09:14 AM


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I see. Did you come up with this yourself?


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Ryuku
Posted: Jul 15 2006, 08:19 PM


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Kind of... Well, I was actually playing around with cutenews and found it.... tongue.gif


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twi5t3dlif3
Posted: Jul 16 2006, 07:30 PM


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uh...wats a cutenews?


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Ryuku
Posted: Jul 16 2006, 08:23 PM


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a php script (no MySQL) and it's like a newsing script. More info here. So you'll need somewhere it provides php and somewhere to chmod the /data files....


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twi5t3dlif3
Posted: Jul 17 2006, 11:27 PM


can't think of nething cool to say
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oh...so dats wat it is...kewl...i learned something over da summa tongue.gif


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