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This discussion is related to the Vanbook addon.


  • So i've been editing this theme quite a bit, and love it.. except I can't figure out why the AccountHistory isn't populating? Anyone have any ideas?

    **Edit** Didn't realize it required the Role History plugin. Installed and it works! Thanks!
  • JohnnyFive, there is a sstyling issue in the hot discussions view in your forum, I don't know if for the default VanBook theme is the same or not:

    the tab showing "All Discussions : Hot Discussions" is smaller than the width of the text
  • miquel: Thanks! I had that fixed on my local machine, but forget to sync it. Only way I could find around that was to set a default width for that box. Anyone else run into this issue, or find a fix for it?
  • I'm aware of that issue and it will be fixed :]
  • I've hacked your theme up enough now that any updates you release are going to *suck* for me to try and integrate again.. but either way, thought i'd point somet out that I don't understand and seems odd. You have it set, or maybe it's just Vanilla, to aadd your vanilla-ie.css after every stylesheet included.. That seems kind of odd, couldn't you just include it at the end of all the others? Example:
  • Thanks for pointing that out! Must've put it in a wrong place. Can't fix it right now - I'm on vacation, away from my laptop. I'll take a look at it as soon as I'm back.
  • thank you! this is absolutely fantastic... i have one problem and its kiiiillllling me... ive been going through code on all os this theme trying to fix it but i just cant seem to find where you set the parameters for this one spot...


    the spot that displays who made the last comment and when, well its supposed to have the grey lines above and below it just like the rest of the row that the discussion it refers to has... but it doesnt... please help me fix this... i think it has something to do with the huge space between the two lines.
  • oops, sorry for mucking up the width of this page!
  • Sorry guys for the lack of updates/fixes - I'm kind of short in time lately. However I'm keeping in mind all of your requests (and things I want to change) and as soon as possible I'll release another version (this weekend maybe).
  • okay great thank you.... btw if anyone likes the icons im using in the vanbook (image above) you can get them at, theyre free and you can dload them in .png format so they have transparent backgrounds (doesnt muck with the look when a discussion is highlighted) and .png works with the category icons add-on :)
  • Hey Guys.. I don't know if am just stupid.. ( I am new to vanilla) I am using the vanbook theme, but I cannot upload a account picture? I can choose it, but there is no button to upload it? It also show that default account picture on right - out of place?
  • you need to use the 'account pictures' extension
  • I **LOVE** this theme! Thanks so much!

    I do have one question, tho - I have been sifting through the css files, and cannot find where I would change the size of the member display icon in comments. I really need to make them display larger on my site. If anyone could point me in the right direction, I'd appreciate it!

    Again - fantastic theme - great work!
  • @ Hamed

    whats your forum?
  • Is this theme compatible with 1.1.5a?
  • Haven't tested it, but I guess it is not... yet.
  • great theme

    Want to have the Panel at the right. Is it possible? In other Themes its just change the float from left to right - doesnt work here.
  • I have this theme running and modified slightly on with 1.15a but I will soon be looking to change the width of the sidebar as it is only this which causes issues in IE6 and some screens with smaller screen resolutions.
  • It's a beautifully simple and tweakable theme. BRAVO!
  • Uploaded version 1.2a of Vanbook.
  • thanks for the amazing theme, works amazingly!
  • Uploaded version 1.2b of Vanbook.
  • If you are running Flickrizer along with User Wall extension, you will probably find that you have a little CSS error that allow the two tags to combine and messes up the layout a little, to fix this, do the following:

    Open: vanilla.css and locate:

    #AccountHistory {
    padding: 10px;
    html>body #AccountHistory { /* ugly hack, but fixes display error in IE. */
    margin-left:300px !important;

    Change to:
    #AccountHistory {
    float: left;
    width: 435px;
    padding: 10px;
    html>body #AccountHistory { /* ugly hack, but fixes display error in IE. */

    Then Find:
    #AccountHistory h2 {
    background: #D8DFEA;
    border-top: 1px solid #3B5998;
    padding:5px 8px;

    And change to:
    #AccountHistory h2 {
    clear: both;
    background: #D8DFEA;
    border-top: 1px solid #3B5998;
    padding:5px 8px;

    This will fix the error, it also works in IE :)
    Hope this helps someone
  • Just wanted to let you know that the #Comments Code appears not to function as it should by default by not breaking down the line of a long line of code making it extend beyond the border of the post making it invisible. Fixed by doing this in the vanilla.css file:

    #Comments code {
    background: #EFEFEF url('code.gif') top left no-repeat;
    margin: 0 0 10px;
    padding: 8px 16px 8px 40px;
    display: block;
    min-height: 35px;

    Cheers for a most wonderful theme though, absolutely love it, as does my users.
  • Anybody know how to get the tab to extend the length of the text? Any category name over about 25 characters and the word extends beyond the blue tab and becomes invisible.

    Vanbook - Category name issue
    Uploaded with plasq's Skitch!

    I know that I can adjust the vanilla.css file on line 24 from:

    margin: 10px 80% 0 10px;

    to something like

    margin: 10px 70% 0 10px;

    and that will extend the box, but it does it for every single category name. What I want to see is for the tab to grow/shrink based on the actual category name. I did try setting the float to left instead of none and that helped a little, but broke some of the other formatting. Anybody have any ideas?
  • Also, it seems that this is not compatible with IE6; anybody have any fixes they did to the CSS to make it look right in IE6?
  • Hi! this is a great template, but how can I change the language direction from ltr to rtl with out any damage in appearance of the theme?
    adding a direction:rtl; line to the content tag of vanilla.css makes it good, but in the discussion list the "last active" area do not comes to the left of list and remains in the right, so the discussion name goes under that and is not clear.
    Thanks in advance
  • I fixed the problem, but something new happened:
    when i'm not signed in, discussions in the list appears like this: see this picture please:
    but after sign in, every thing appears great. Please tell me what to do.
    I changed the theme. no need help anymore.
  • I am new to Vanilla, but I have done a bit of cut & paste coding in phpMyDirectory & ExpressionEngine. I am trying to figure out how to add a jpg in the (side) panel, under the StartNewDiscussion link. Could someone dumb it down for me? Thanks!
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