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Hi people,

A banner question! I know there's a lot of documentation on banners which i've given a go but ive spent a while now failing, so i'll ask for help, even though it's probs easy to accomplish. I've even succeeded in doing what i want to do now in the past, but have forgotten!..

So I want a banner on the top right of my pages, inside the letterbox shaped header section and to the right of my logo which sits to the left of the header section and which i edit in Manage Theme Images.

While I could probs hack about and insert my banner image with a link attached (a png file) somewhere in OCPortal back-end, in some kind of bodged way, I'd rather do it properly like I did the 1st time. When I first achieved this it was in my first couple of days of using OCPortal, so it can't be that hard to achieve, and I'm assuming I did this via a handy ocportal form option as opposed to code.

I think it may have something to do with template editing, actually it could be theming, hey you know what I'm not sure.

Oh yeah, I don't think I achieved this 1st time with banner management options, although I've just looked at that.

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Hi,

Could it just be that you're logged in as admin?

By default, admins don't see banners. There's an option to change that though.

The area you describe is the default banner spot. You can create new ones, but the default should work out of the box.


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Thanks Chris,

I think when I removed my banner I maybe kept whatever template I edited untouched, I simply deleted the banner png from my server. Maybe if I uploaded it to the correct folder again it will kick back into action? Do you know which folder will connect banners contained inside to the default banner spot?

I've tested logged in as a regular user and not an admin.

to put a my banner into the default banner spot, I would acheive this by adding a banner to Banner Management in Content? (which I've tried but hasn't worked yet) or do i adjust a theme or a template that deals with the header section in welcome zone and site zone.

Maybe the plugins in my browser arent working and I should just be able to hover cursor over the default banner position on a page and it should let me configure, in a similar way to how you hver over logo and get option of being able to edit theme image
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None of that sounds like a plausible cause, sorry.

Maybe you removed the HTML/Tempcode from the GLOBAL_HTML_WRAP template.

Maybe you assigned all usergroups permission to not see banners.


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it's working great for me now just using the banner management system in 'content' menu. The problem was this! Before I created a new banner I created a new 'banner type'. I just thought it would be the correct thing to do. What I didn't realise was there was already a banner type created in my back-end called 'general'. It is banners created that are assigned the banner type of general, that are assigned automatically to display. I had my new banner unknowingly assigned to my new redundant banner type, so it was not being picked up. This assignation to the banner type for automatic display is actually presented in the documentation/help on the banner creation/edit page. I just had to go over things again. Although I went the long way round, thanks for answering my query best you could Chris as I learned a lot during this process.
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