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I want to add this to my site.
<?PHP
include("forumdirectory/with/conf_global/in/it/recent_posts.
php");
?>

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ocPortal 2.5 introduced a feature called 'miniblocks'. If you saved that code in sources_custom/miniblocks/example.php, then you could put it onto your site using this Comcode…

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[block]example[/block]

If you're running 2.1, you'll need to create a full block, which is a lot more difficult.


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I am using 2.6.1 and it worked sort of. It has not back ground like the other blocks.

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You can place the 'external_table' tag around it (details of how that tag works are in the Comcode tutorial).


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hmm hard to understand, I will try making my own code. The problem with that is if I change a color in the CSS I will have to edit this seperately.
Question with this be better in 3?

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It's actually quite easy, although I appreciate that there is so much in the documentation that that might not be clear. This should do it…

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[external_table="Recent Posts" place="side"]
[block]my_recent_posts_miniblock[/block]
[/external_table]


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I am sorry for being stupid. I got used to MKportal, which I do not use any more as they might stop the support of exteranl boards, besides yours has way more features that I like and is faster.


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You're not being stupid :). Whenever we see customers having trouble, we help and use what we learn to make things easier in the future.

Edit: I see I said it was "actually easy" - that just means I think our documentation needs improving :).


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hehe coolies. I still love your product. It runs much faster then Mkportal and easier to use then mkportal.

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