I have redesigned arcadefire.net over the last month and here are the results:


i integrated the design into the design of my main site (running Joomla):


demo l/p: testuser/testpass

If you check out the style section, i've got an option for the default (1024x768+) layout with the customized sidebar, or a Narrower (800x600) version that's more like the default PunBB layout. and then both of those 2 layouts that also hide the banner image as well.

the old version:


and old site:


nm, i just decided to go with using extern.php wink

hello all..

i'm redesigning my site & forums. my forum is integrated (albeit somewhat of a hack) into my Joomla template:

http://joomla.arcadefire.net is the site (url is temp)


http://forumsv2.arcadefire.net/index.php is the forums

if you register and check it out, you should see where i have built a sidebar w/ the stats on the lefthand side.
for some reason, the Online user list disappears on ocassion, yet always displays in the bottom section (i'm hoping to remove this one once i figure out what's wrong w/ the sidebar one).

any idea why that would be?

here's my code for the sidebar in functions.php:

// Generate the whos online block
function generate_whosonline()
    global $pun_config, $lang_common, $pun_user, $db;

    if ($pun_user['is_guest'])
        require PUN_ROOT.'lang/'.$pun_user['language'].'/login.php';
        return 'Welcome Guest!<br />
            Please login<br />
            <form id="login" method="post" action="login.php?action=in" onsubmit="return process_form(this)">
                <input type="hidden" name="form_sent" value="1" />
                <input type="hidden" name="redirect_url" value="index.php" />
                <label><strong>Username</strong><br /><input type="text" name="req_username" size="13" maxlength="25" tabindex="1" /><br /></label>
                <label><strong>Password</strong><br /><input type="password" name="req_password" size="13" maxlength="16" tabindex="2" /><br /></label>
                <p><a href="register.php" tabindex="4">'.$lang_login['Not registered'].'</a><br />
                <a href="login.php?action=forget" tabindex="5">'.$lang_login['Forgotten pass'].'</a></p>
                <p><input type="submit" name="login" value="Login" tabindex="3" /></p>
        require PUN_ROOT.'lang/'.$pun_user['language'].'/index.php';
        $result = $db->query('SELECT COUNT(id)-1 FROM '.$db->prefix.'users') or error('Unable to fetch total user count', __FILE__, __LINE__, $db->error());
        $stats['total_users'] = $db->result($result);

        $result = $db->query('SELECT id, username FROM '.$db->prefix.'users ORDER BY registered DESC LIMIT 1') or error('Unable to fetch newest registered user', __FILE__, __LINE__, $db->error());
        $stats['last_user'] = $db->fetch_assoc($result);

        $result = $db->query('SELECT SUM(num_topics), SUM(num_posts) FROM '.$db->prefix.'forums') or error('Unable to fetch topic/post count', __FILE__, __LINE__, $db->error());
        list($stats['total_topics'], $stats['total_posts']) = $db->fetch_row($result);

        if ($pun_config['o_users_online'] == '1')
            // Fetch users online info and generate strings for output
            $num_guests = 0;
            $users = array();
            $online = array();
            $result = $db->query('SELECT user_id, ident FROM '.$db->prefix.'online WHERE idle=0 ORDER BY ident', true) or error('Unable to fetch online list', __FILE__, __LINE__, $db->error());

            while ($pun_user_online = $db->fetch_assoc($result))
                if ($pun_user_online['user_id'] > 1)
                    $users[] = "\n\t\t\t\t".'<a href="profile.php?id='.$pun_user_online['user_id'].'">'.pun_htmlspecialchars($pun_user_online['ident']).'</a><br />';

            $num_users = count($users);
            $online[] = "\t\t\t\t".$lang_index['Users online'].': <strong>'.$num_users.'</strong><br />'."\n\t\t\t\t".$lang_index['Guests online'].': <strong>'.$num_guests.'</strong>'."\n\t\t\t"."\n";

            if ($num_users > 0 && $num_users < 10)
                $online[] = "\t\t\t"."\n\t\t\t\t".'<br /><br /><strong>'.$lang_index['Online'].': </strong><br />'."\t\t\t\t".implode($users)."\n";
                $online[] = "\t\t\t".'<div class="clearer"></div>'."\n";


return 'Welcome <strong>'.$pun_user['username'].'</strong> (<strong><font size=1><a href="login.php?action=out&id='.$pun_user['id'].'">'.$lang_common['Logout'].'</a></font></strong>)<br />

            '.$lang_common['Last visit'].': <strong>'.format_time($pun_user['last_visit']).'</strong><br /><br />

            '.implode($online,'').'<br />

            Newest Member: <strong><a href="'.$pun_config['o_base_url'].'/profile.php?id='.$stats['last_user']['id'].'">'.pun_htmlspecialchars($stats['last_user']['username']).'</strong></a><br />

            Total Users: <strong>'.$stats['total_users'].'</strong><br />

            Topics: <strong>'.$stats['total_topics'].'</strong><br />

            Posts: <strong>'.$stats['total_posts'].'</strong><br />';




// START SUBST - <pun_online>

$tpl_main = str_replace('<pun_online>','<div id="leftsidebar">'."\n\t\t\t". generate_whosonline()."\n\t\t".'</div>', $tpl_main);

// END SUBST - <pun_online>

and then i call it from the sidebar in main.tpl with this:

<div class="moduletable">

it shows the rest of the sidebar stuff (total users, last registered, time, etc.), but the Online users list only shows sometimes for some reason


(20 replies, posted in Feature requests)

no one? :-/


(20 replies, posted in Feature requests)

i put mine in main.tpl just before </body> but i'm not having any luck with Google Analytics seeing it, it works on my other sites... not sure...

thanks guys smile


i've integrated punBB 1.2 into my site:


which is built around Wordpress 1.5