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UKBL ~ Google friends Connect
by UKBusinessLive
28 May 2009 00:58

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UKBL ~ Google friends Connect

A simple and effective way to let your members sign up to their google friends from your forum

Lets start...

This will add a small Google friends connect box next to your username in the navbar, This is just one of many possabilities for using this new Google friends Connect


Ok so first we need to set up a Google friends connect account at google so go to this link here and sign up


1. Click on "Friends Connect for websites"

2. Add your site name and Url

3. Download and save to your server the two files which are then shown, these are
rpc_relay.html and canvas.html

You need to save them onto your root directory, if you see the instructions it will show you where ;)

Don't worry if you've made a mistake, google will soon tell you :up:

4. Once you've done that you need to click on the members gadgets on the left hand side menu, Click on "Sign in Gadget"

5. Then "Create HTML Code"

and thats the first part done.

Now to add it to the Navbar ;)

In Notepad or a text editor of your choice add the following code

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

you should have something along the lines of this

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Now save this in Notepad, because we now need to upload this onto our Navbar template

Go to edit the following template in your admin CP

AdminCP > Styles & Templates> Style Manager> Your Chosen Style> All style options> Edit templates> Navigation / Breadcrumb Templates> navbar

In template NAVBAR find

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

and directly below it add your saved code.

Then save, and thats it

Members will be able to sign up, Using their Google, Aim and Yahoo id's


and then the login box will turn like this...


where members can then sort out their friends and send invites etc..




For those of you That would prefer the Social Bar that goes accross the top of your screen, then here are the instructions :D


LIVE DEMO : http://www.ossamples.com/freestyle/

1. Sign up to Google friends as described above and the from the menu on the left choose "Social Bar"


Add a social bar to your site

Put a social bar at the top of your site's pages to give your visitors easy access to Friend Connect's social features.

Enable your visitors to easily join and discover each other
Let visitors read and post comments together
Activities taking place in social gadgets throughout your site bubble to the top
No need to redesign your pages

2. Fill in the Options 1 on that page, thats easy enough.

3. Option 2 creates the HTML code that we'll need to ad to our site it looks something like this...

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

So now we need to ad the code to our site, and its so easy, First we go to our adminCP and Styles & Templates > Style Manager > Your Style >

and at the top of your header template add the code, then save.

Thats it, You should see your sites new google social bar at the top of your forum :D


As always Please Click installed if you use

UKBusinessLive 28 May 2009 00:59

:D Reserved :up:

valdet 28 May 2009 20:40

Another quality add-on Gerry.


UKBusinessLive 28 May 2009 21:09


Originally Posted by valdet (Post 1818985)
Another quality add-on Gerry.


Hey Val, Thanks buddy, I always value your Opinion ;) It was one of those late night fixes, someone wanted it done and i thought, Hey i can do that :D

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