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Highlight posts with a button

Mick in Tutorials on Jul 31, 2018

Highlight pieces of text in your posts and other parts of your forum using a bbc button in SMF. A light background color will wrap your texts to call your users attentions. Useful for making lists, titles, rules page, etc. Very easy to implement in SMF with a few small edits.

Save this image:  and upload it to /Themes/your-theme/images/bbc folder.

The CSS:
Open ---->  /Themes/your-theme/css/index.css and at the very end add:

.highlight-text {
        background-color: #ffff88;

To change the highlight color, replace #ffff88; in the css file to suit your needs

Open  -----> /Themes/default/languages/Modifications.english.php and add before the ?>

$txt['highlight-text'] = 'Highlight';

Open ----->  /Sources/Subs-Editor.php and find:

                'image' => 'quote',
                'code' => 'quote',
                'before' => '[quote]',
                'after' => '[/quote]',
                'description' => $txt['bbc_quote']

Add after:

                'image' => 'highlight-text',
                'code' => 'highlight-text',
                'before' => '[highlight-text]',
                'after' => '[/highlight-text]',
                'description' => $txt['highlight-text']

Open ---->  /Sources/Subs.php and find:

                'tag' => 'table',
                'before' => '<table class="bbc_table">',
                'after' => '</table>',
                'trim' => 'inside',
                'require_children' => array('tr'),
                'block_level' => true,

Add before:

                'tag' => 'highlight-text',
                'before' => '<span class="highlight-text">',
                'after' => '</span>',

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Mick is an American theme designer for Simple Machines Forum software currently living in South Florida, USA. He runs idesignSMF and started tinkering with SMF in 2006 where he created several SMF forums of his own before he founded idesignSMF in 2009 to which he is dedicated full time and has a weakness for Tacos and Pizza.


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