Private Message Warning

Started by Mick, May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019 Last Edit: Nov 03, 2019 by Mick

Creating a very simple warning message when users private message each other. In this case, I wanted a specific warning shown when sending a private message using a simple line of html and css code. Nothing fancy, nothing troublesome. This area can be used to your liking, ie; ads, rules, etc.

1. Open Themes/default/PersonalMessage.template.php and find:

echo '
<dl id="post_header">';

Add after:

        echo '
                                <div class="pm-warning"><p>Please, do not send private messages to the author for support. Instead, reply to articles so others can also find the answer. <br /> Regards, The idesignSMF team.</p></div>';

2. Open your current theme's css file and at the very end add:

.pm-warning {
   background-color: #2ecc71;
   width: 100%;
   color: #ffffff;
   font-size: 18px;
   line-height: 22px;
   text-align: center;
   padding: 15px;
   display: block;
   margin-bottom: 20px;

Replace hex colors to your liking as well as the text

Reference: About PersonalMessage.template.php scripting help