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UKBL ~ Quality Drop Down Menu System
Mod Version: 1.00, by UKBusinessLive (Designer) UKBusinessLive is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.0 Rating: (14 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 154
Released: 29 Jan 2009 Last Update: 23 Feb 2009 Downloads: 1899
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UKBL ~ Quality Drop Down Menu System

You wanted Drop down Menu's that were easy to install and edit, Well now you've got it

Live Demo

http://www.aboxcafe.com/index.php

http://www.wheelsbd.com/

Compatible with almost ALL Browsers.

Hi Guys, i've had so many messages about My "Easy Menu Tabs" and when was i going to do Dropdown Tabs, Well i've listened and now i can happily add UKBL ~ Quality Drop Down menu's to our list of modifications.

This is just so easy to edit and install, as long as you feel confident with a few simple edits and uploading a graphics file to your images directory or even your photobucket account, if you don't want to mess about uploading to your server.

UKBL ~ Quality Drop Downs sit quite happily on top of your forums accessable from all pages of the forum



They look like any bog standard Menu Nav bar but when you hover the mouse over it you'll see the dropdowns, I've uploaded a test version to my forum, Take a look for yourselves http://www.ukbusinesslive.co.uk/forum

I've left the Top White Easy Men Bar in place also so you can compare both of them.

When you go over the menu bar the dropdowns should appear like in the picture below



See how the chosen links are highlighted

So now we come to the installation stage.

Download the dropdown.zip file below and open the VBOrg_Menu.txt file in notepad or any other text editor, as we need to edit a few files.

The first one we need to edit is the url of our Graphic File, So to cut a long story short we'll upload our graphic file to our Photobucket account, or any other account or image directory on your server, So firstly find


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and this is the line we need to edit, so that it gives us a nice gradiant blue acdcross the menu bar


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Just replace the url within the brackets ( ) and thats it

Then we go and do the menu edits, You don't want your members click on your forum menu and ending up on my site So what we need to do now is change the menu links for yours, It take about 15 min's but its not hard to do, so lets do it.....

First find where our menu starts, This will be right at the bottom of the code, The HTML part of this and the first bit we need to change starts from here...


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Basically each tab is made up of a block like what you see above, You have the Main Tab Description which looks like this


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and you have all the sub links underneath and they look like this...


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and its this one which we need to edit, basically if you want to keep the same link, all you need to do is to chasnge my url http://www.ukbusinesslive.co.uk/forum to your forums URL, and thats it, your link should work for your site.

If you want to change the link altogether and put your own, then replace the full URL with one that you want and don't forget to edit the end part "Edit Avatar" as that is the title thats shown on the dropdown.

When you've finished all your editing, we need to upload this whole code to your Header Template of the Style that your Currantly using on your forum, So once you've saved your edited code, Just copy and paste directly to your Header, Go right to the end and click paste, save the template and thats it, The Graphic File which you need to upload to your server or image host is also in the zip file.

So easy and a great improvement to any VBulletin Forum

This is a Freebie for all you members on VB.org with my compliments

If anyone wants any custom menus made, Just PM me I'll help where i can, Just bear in mind a menu like this takes a good couple of hours or so, so a donation is more than welcomed

Oh almost Forgot guys,

If you like it, Please Click on Installed, as this really does motivate me to improving these hacks

UPDATE 09.02.09

Uploaded a New Zip File, Black Menu.Zip This is the same as this original except that its black for darker Websites and Forums, Instructions are the same as above, and comes complete with customised Graphics which will need to be uploaded to your /images/ directory.



UPDATE 23.02.09

For some of you Admins who prefer menu Buttons as opposed to a menu bar, i've made some buttons based on the above menu formate, You can install it by following the same instructions as the main install, Just upload the graphics and edit your menu links and thats it.

Experiment with the css to change colors width of boxes etc, Add more or as little as you want, the important thing is to have fun learning.



UPDATE: 26th April 2009

Centering the Menu so that it appears central


There has been much debate about trying to centralise the menu tabs, I didn't want to edit the code too much as this would make a mess of it in different browsers, However i've found that there is a way

The easiest way to center menu content is to place it inside of a center aligned table, as shown below:


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This way the menu tabs will appear central in all browsers.

Hope this helps



Enjoy

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Old 04 Feb 2009, 10:19
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Nice work

Thanks

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Old 04 Feb 2009, 18:36
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Nice work

Thanks

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Thanks, Let us know how you got on
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Old 05 Feb 2009, 10:52
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Originally Posted by UKBusinessLive View Post
Thanks, Let us know how you got on
Works well but some of the default options are invalid such as Last 24hrs

Not a problem for me as Ive changed them but worth others checking their own installs
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Old 05 Feb 2009, 18:44
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Originally Posted by Vinyljunky View Post
Works well but some of the default options are invalid such as Last 24hrs

Not a problem for me as Ive changed them but worth others checking their own installs
Sorry buddy, i was perhaps a little to keen to add loads , Perhaps members could change that for something else or even delete it.

I've seen your forum and it does look great, well done
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Old 08 Feb 2009, 06:59
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I love it. Installed!

This is the site. http://www.aboxcafe.com/forums/index.php

Thanks UKBusinessLive
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Old 08 Feb 2009, 10:29
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it does look great,
I still waiting for the code to be in right side in my arabic forum,
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Old 08 Feb 2009, 10:47
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Originally Posted by smsoom View Post
it does look great,
I still waiting for the code to be in right side in my arabic forum,
Hi Smsoom, I'm having a fe problems converting the code to right to left, The only way i can do it is by pushing the whole menu to the right, but then that would just mess up with different resolutions, I would be happy to hear if anyone has manged to do this with CSS menus
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Old 08 Feb 2009, 16:35
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Hi =)

I am so confused ;l what is the exact code that needs to paste ? are we pasting any additional css code as well?

I want to add a drop down menu under the "logout" what could would i past under the logout code ?

http://img232.imagevenue.com/img.php..._122_572lo.JPG



i am using vb 3.7.5
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Old 08 Feb 2009, 17:11
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Hi =)

I am so confused ;l what is the exact code that needs to paste ? are we pasting any additional css code as well?

I want to add a drop down menu under the "logout" what could would i past under the logout code ?

http://img232.imagevenue.com/img.php..._122_572lo.JPG



i am using vb 3.7.5
Hi Katie,

You downloaded the zip file?? Then expand it to your desktop, Use a text editor to open the .txt file and edit it to where you want your links to go, (Your site as opposed to mine)

then save

Copy the whole code and just paste to the every end of your header template of the style your using.

If your still stuck, PM me your site details and i'll do it for you
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Old 09 Feb 2009, 04:09
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Hello,

I love this mod that you created. However, I am sort of a noob in making these background images the gif file (center_tile_blue.gif). I wanted to know if you could just help make me a simple gif for my website. It should match the theme of my website (http://www.wheelsbd.com/forum). I also wanted to know if this does work on vbadvanced, photopost gallery and photopost classifieds. I can understand it will work on the forum, so it should work on the gallery and the classifieds scripts since they pull the menu and anything over the vb navbar to those scripts. However, I am not sure if this will work in vbadvanced. Please do let me know if it works without any problems and if possible, just make a random center_tile_blue.gif file for me. I will appreciate it a lot.
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Old 09 Feb 2009, 07:05
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Originally Posted by Tauhid View Post
Hello,

I love this mod that you created. However, I am sort of a noob in making these background images the gif file (center_tile_blue.gif). I wanted to know if you could just help make me a simple gif for my website. It should match the theme of my website (http://www.wheelsbd.com/forum). I also wanted to know if this does work on vbadvanced, photopost gallery and photopost classifieds. I can understand it will work on the forum, so it should work on the gallery and the classifieds scripts since they pull the menu and anything over the vb navbar to those scripts. However, I am not sure if this will work in vbadvanced. Please do let me know if it works without any problems and if possible, just make a random center_tile_blue.gif file for me. I will appreciate it a lot.
What color do you want the menu bar and i'll do it for you when i get home from work

Works on everything
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Old 09 Feb 2009, 15:01
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What color do you want the menu bar and i'll do it for you when i get home from work

Works on everything
Do you think black will look ok? The current navbar I have is black. I can go with the green colour being used in my forums skin as well. You can make it whichever colour you prefer for my skin. Thanks a lot though! and again, thanks for making such a brilliant mod!
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Old 09 Feb 2009, 15:20
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Originally Posted by Tauhid View Post
Do you think black will look ok? The current navbar I have is black. I can go with the green colour being used in my forums skin as well. You can make it whichever colour you prefer for my skin. Thanks a lot though! and again, thanks for making such a brilliant mod!
Sure i'll make a black one and upload it for you
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Old 09 Feb 2009, 15:43
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Sure i'll make a black one and upload it for you
thank you very much...i will be waiting.
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Old 09 Feb 2009, 16:24
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UPDATE 09.02.09

Uploaded a New Zip File, Black Menu.Zip This is the same as this original except that its black for darker Websites and Forums, Instructions are the same as above, and comes complete with customised Graphics which will need to be uploaded to your /images/ directory.



Enjoy
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