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Removing the google news stuff?

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Fan in training

I just found ocPortal and I'm damn impressed. At first glance it appears to have everything I've been looking for, for a long time.

I do find it a little odd to navigate partially because I'm so used to vBulletin 3.5+, but I'm having a hard time locating how the news is added from google, and where to remove it from. I don't want those articles there and as far as I can see right now, I won't be adding news from anywhere.

I would appreciate some assistance in figuring out how to remove that stuff.

Thanks.
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It is the main rss  block. Edit the page you see it on and double click the block to edit/remove it.
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This thing is ridiculously hard to figure out. I can't seem to remove the block in WYSIWYG mode, and then I removed the small chunk relating to that block and now the entire site is messed up.

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Not sure where you could have went wrong but maybe these screen shots will help.





And if you have not found the tutorials yet here is the link. They will be a huge help to you.
http://ocportal.com/docs/tutorials.htm
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I have no option to remove it.
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If the editor isn't working for you, you could turn of WYSIWYG and remove the 'Comcode' manually.


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Fan in training

thats what I did the first time and the entire site got messed up.

So far this has proven to be a gaint pain, and is really starting to deter me from this software. If this is what it takes just to delete a news block I can't even begin to imagine trying to customize it further.
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Another option available to you if you messed-up your start page is to restore the original and then try again, either suggestions from Brian or Robbie, to delete the RSS_feed news block. This will give you a bit of needed practice and show you that there are more than one way to deal with this kind of stuff.;)

To do this, edit the page and you will find the restore option at the bottom left.
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Fan in training

I've done that also.

This is what I remove and it throws the whole site into chaos showing unparsed code everywhere.


<input class="ocp_keep_real_block" title="

" type="button" value="main_rss block (click to edit)" />
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I honestly do not understand where you could have gone wrong using Brian's explanation, and from what you are quoting, it looks like you have used the "Source" button. (see images below)


Disabling the WYSIWYG is another option which makes it very easy to identify and remove blocks. (see images below)


This start page is just a simple text file which can be found here: (cPanel file manager or FTP)
/pages/comcode_custom/EN/start.txt
If you see other start.txt.numbers, they are the backups for every edit you did. (pretty cool!)

If you cannot use the comcode editor, you can bring anyone of these files to your computer, edit them with notepad or notepad++ and replace the current one.

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