I too think this would be a great modification or addition to the admin panel.

Thanks to everyone for your help and please take the time to play the demo game here:
and view my forum:
All of which will develop over time.

Ignore that last question I now have it sorted.

To make the page go to a set page I used this for guests:


define('PUN_ROOT', '../forum/');
require PUN_ROOT.'include/common.php';

$URL="type URL here";
header ("Location: $URL");


So to continue with this making a secure page on my forums I would like the alternate
no permission page
to be something other than the current one:
(which is a miss match of the forum menu (that doesn't work) and some text not in the style.

Is it possible to make it so that if the user is a guest it redirects them to
another page?

Thanks in advance

It worked very well,

it took me half an hour to realise my forums is a forum (spelling) and I needed two dots before it.

this ended up been the working code:
define('PUN_ROOT', '../forum/');

I now have a secure area on my site for my stock market game, thanks.


(47 replies, posted in Programming)

On a further note, I think it's a great idea for a 'paid areas' system.

Going back to the original post: I think it would be fairly simple to make paypal do this through their IPN service.
See demo here:

http://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cm … ro-outside

However, it would have to be a great forum with many resources, maybe a guest part of your forum can show people examples of the content you have etc.


(47 replies, posted in Programming)

Reines wrote:

RE: Pricing - I'm not sure, I guess the best bet would be to find out what people think is a reasonable price.

Not to upset you or anything but as this is a free software and covered under GPL, the terms are that any modifications can not be sold or you would be in breach of this original agreement when you downloaded Punbb.
All modifications and released updates should really be open source and free.

However, I understand that you need to make a living from your creations. If you make this and ask for a donation via a paypal button you might get some money that way, probably more people would download it and you would possibly get more interest and thus more donations. Who knows.

Thank you all, I will attempt this next week (fingers crossed).

I have a html page that I wish to have linked along the top of the menu.
It has no forum data on the page. But I only want the 'members' of my forum to have access to it.
Is this possible?


(10 replies, posted in PunBB 1.2 troubleshooting)

Ah, I understand then, well it's all done now and Thank you.

It's caused a gap on my redirect page before the bottom graphic, but i can live with that, thanks for your time on this.


(10 replies, posted in PunBB 1.2 troubleshooting)

I'm assuming I have to change admin ad redirect to make those also look the same and have the bottom graphic.
It just puzzles me that I have to change files outside the template to make this work, when all I downloaded was the template? If you understand what I mean? It seems like a situation or problem that would occur often if the forum was designed this way with these <div> tags?


(10 replies, posted in PunBB 1.2 troubleshooting)

Did you know, I couldn't find that file. I didn't even know that it existed, i thought the word main.tpl stood for main template. I had been trying to make it work using just the css files for hours.

I found the file and have updated the site. I thank you greatly.


(10 replies, posted in PunBB 1.2 troubleshooting)

Dear Paul,

Thank you so much for your help, as you can see from the forum, it is now fixed.

Apart from the bottom graphic, which is no longer showing. How do I get that to show?

Just to let you know I have followed your instructions to the word and with 4 hours of playing around I managed to understand a lot more about CSS, thanks.



(10 replies, posted in PunBB 1.2 troubleshooting)

Yes, I have tried to change the top position in the CSS and in truth I have been unable to move the top graphic differently to the other repeating side graphic. They seem to be linked in the CSS code:
#punwrap {
    width: 950px;
    margin-left: auto;
    margin-right: auto;
    text-align: left;
    background-repeat: repeat-y;
.pun {
    padding-top: 35px;
    padding-left: 40px;
    padding-right: 40px;
    background-repeat: no-repeat;

I have tried everything I can and I am hoping for someone to look at:
http://www.stockmarketgame.biz/forum/st … ast_cs.css

and provide a solution.
I'm just so stuck with this and as you can see, it looks horrible.

Thanks to all in advance.


(10 replies, posted in PunBB 1.2 troubleshooting)

I have the following designed forum:
based upon the Kontrast template.

However, if you look at the repeating background tile that creates the side edges, it shows at the top.
The reason it does this is because I made the top graphic transparent so you could see the striped background.
But it means this repeating image can be seen underneath (as they both start at the same xy point).

Is there a way using CSS to make just the tiled background appear a bit lower down? I have tried everything from margins to padding in the stylesheets.

Thanks in advance for your help.