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how to add external link to top menu

edited December 2011 in Questions

I'm currently using the default theme and cPanel. I would like to add a button to the top menu / nav bar that says "HOME " and it takes members to my home page (I would also like to add one that says classifieds and takes them to my e-commerce page - and i would hope the solution is much the same) I've never done a successful code mod before and I would appreciate detail in a simple solution. Would be even better if there was a plugin/theme that could do this.

Other options would be: to have; My logo = Homepage link, or, A message header with a coded hyper link (what code to put in it?) or, a side bar link.

Any help on ANY of these solutions appreciated. Hell, i could use more than one option!

Background: I'm sure this has been requested many times, but i couldn't find my solution

I read http://vanillaforums.org/discussion/14565/top-menu-items/p1 and i got a headache

I also read the theme tutorial on this site but couldn't get my head around how/what i needed to change.

I did also locate the css files and view files and managed to stuff them up once or twice and then fix it. So i kinda know how to get there.

Best Answer

  • edited December 2011 Answer ✓

    Yay i figured it out. I can't write code, but i can cut and paste it. I added that 3rd line onto the default.master.tpl of "default smarty" theme.

      <h1><a class="Title" href="{link path="/"}"><span>{logo}</span></a></h1>
      <ul id="Menu">
         <li><strong><a href="http://www.colinwill.com.au/">Patalk HOME</a></strong>&nbsp;</li>
         {dashboard_link}
         {discussions_link}
         {activity_link}
         {inbox_link}
         {profile_link}
         {custom_menu}
         {signinout_link}
      </ul>
      <div id="Search">{searchbox}</div>
    </div>
    

    And it added a link to the front of the menu reading "Patalk HOME"

    credit to Aolee http://vanillaforums.org/discussion/comment/148704#Comment_148704

    Douglas_Thor
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