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Title: [GUIDE] EzPortal Guide
Post by: Seldom Fail on August 07, 2010, 12:31:03 am

How to Enable the EzPortal System

Admin CP > EzPortal - Settings > Install and Enable EzPortal (click this button)

By doing so, you will have the ability to edit the settings, set up EzBlocks, and create webpages.


Enable Portal Homepage - By checking this box, you will be able to add EzBlocks on a home page. This is where the "Home" and "Forum" tabs come from. When enabled, a "Forum" tab will appear. That tab will lead you to the board index. The "Home" tab will now be redirected to a home page with the blocks you've set up.

Custom Homepage Title - This will be the text that appears in the users' browsers when viewing your page. Both on their tabs and in the top corner of their internet browser.

Hide edit/delete options on ezBlocks for Admin's and ezBlock Manager's - When you create EzBlocks, quick link images will appear next to the title on them. These images are only viewable to Admins or staff that have permission to edit the EzPortal. They allow you to quickly edit or delete blocks. But they can be annoying to move around, so this box is to disable them.

Disable TinyMCE when adding/editing html ezBlock - removes the text toolbar above the text area when adding or editing HTML blocks.

Shoutbox Settings

Enable Shoutbox - This allows you to use the shoutbox built into the EzPortal system

Show date on shoutbox - When someone makes a post in the shoutbox, the date AND time will be shown instead of just the time.

Show shout history link - This will allow users to view posts that are no longer shown on the board.

Hide says on shoutbox - When posts are made on the shoutbox it will say "USERNAME says: message here". By checking this box, it will remove the word "says"

Hide admin delete shout entry - Admins have the ability to delete any post on the shoutbox. This will remove the "delete" link next to each entry

Number of items to show per page on shoutbox history - When someone views the shoutbox history, this will determine how many entries will be listed on each page.

Show BBC box icons for shoutbox - This will add a very small text toolbar above the text area. With the bold, italics, underline, etc. buttons on it.

Show smilies on shoutbox - This will display the smileys for use on the toolbar

Shoutbox refresh time in seconds - This will allow you to chose the amount of time between each refresh. If it's set to zero, it will only refresh when the page is refreshed

Allow to collect stats on your Portal - Pretty self explanatory.

EzBlock Manager

Block Title - The name that will appear above the EzBlock

Column - Its placement on the homepage

Icon - The image that will appear next to the title of the block

Block Data - The contents of the block

Permissions - Who can view the block

EzBlock Managers - What membergroups can edit the block

Additional Settings - The only setting here is whether or not they can collapse the box or not.

The rest is pretty self explanatory

Page Manager

Using this feature allows you to create webpages for basically ANYTHING. These pages can be used for chatboxes, information, etc.

Admin CP > Page Manager > Add Page (click this button)

Page Title - The title of the page you're creating.

Page Content - what will appear on the page

Permissions - What membergroups can view the page

The Page Manager is used for creating separate webpages. Youtube videos, charts, text, music, chatboxes, ANYTHING can be put here.

When using HTML with a webpage, you'll need to find the HTML option on the toolbar. Putting HTML in the text area will not work.

Below is an image with the location to the HTML button on the toolbar:

HTML should be placed here. Scripts or most codes found in the code index should not be placed in this area of the forum.

After you create the page, you will be brought back to the page where you started but now you will see your new pages title and link. That link can be distributed to lead people directly to that page.

It can also be used in a custom tab (feature not on CreateAForum yet)

I hope this has been helpful. If you have any questions, feel free to post them here.

Title: Re: [GUIDE] EzPortal Guide
Post by: -Candy- on December 08, 2011, 02:02:17 am
Ok.  I have a question about the Ez Portal.  First of all....Is there anyway that I can see a forum that uses the Ez Portal so I can see exactly what it is?  (I have never seen one.  In fact...until I got my Create a Forum forum....I had never heard of or seen a Create a Forum)
Title: Re: [GUIDE] EzPortal Guide
Post by: CreateAForum on December 08, 2011, 02:08:24 am
I have the site basically you can setup a homepage and have blocks on the right,left, top, bottom or center.
Title: Re: [GUIDE] EzPortal Guide
Post by: Bodomy on December 08, 2011, 06:22:51 am

Can somebody please give me a way to fix this? The eZportals do not fit, this makes the homepage look pretty unattractive.. if somebody could please give me some instructions on how to fix this it would be greatly appreciated :).

Title: Re: [GUIDE] EzPortal Guide
Post by: aIURbliS on December 11, 2011, 06:17:44 pm
Bodomy, they do fit
Title: Re: [GUIDE] EzPortal Guide
Post by: brian cowley on March 25, 2012, 11:57:43 pm
Can the page be previewed somehow before launching it?
Title: Re: [GUIDE] EzPortal Guide
Post by: aIURbliS on March 26, 2012, 12:35:35 am
You could just go to the page itself, no one will know that you just made a page unless you told them about it.
Title: Re: [GUIDE] EzPortal Guide
Post by: Rob Young on June 25, 2014, 09:59:51 pm
I'm using the EZportal shoutbox (as the other one wouldn't actually shoe the shouts) but the EZportal shoutbox will not show the smiley graphics (gifs) it just shows the symbols.
Title: Re: [GUIDE] EzPortal Guide
Post by: CreateAForum on June 28, 2014, 07:56:07 pm
Tested on your forum. I was able to see the smileys I did fix two broken images for size and face on the shoubox icons though.