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I've been getting a lot of the same questions about the component layouts I've made, so I decided to make a public post with all those questions and all the answers.


How do I see the icon that the community member's used instead of the community's default icon?

set use_shared_pic = true;


Set it to false.

How can enable/disable my profile?
Find the following in your set commands (user layer) and set it to true or false:


set show_profile = true;


Setting it to "true" keeps it there. Setting it to "false" removes it.

How can enable/disable my calendar?
Find the following in your set commands (user layer) and set it to true or false:


set show_calendar = true;


Setting it to "true" keeps it there. Setting it to "false" removes it.

How can enable/disable my page summary?
Find the following in your set commands (user layer) and set it to true or false:


set show_summary = false;


Setting it to "true" keeps it there. Setting it to "false" removes it.

How can enable/disable my links?
Find the following in your set commands (user layer) and set it to true or false:


set show_links = true;


Setting it to "true" keeps it there. Setting it to "false" removes it.

How can enable/disable my free text?
Find the following in your set commands (user layer) and set it to true or false:


set show_free_text = true;


Setting it to "true" keeps it there. Setting it to "false" removes it.

How can disable all of my components?
Find the following in your set commands (user layer) and set all of them to false:


set comp_navbar = true;
set show_profile = true;
set show_free_text = true;
set show_links = true;
set show_summary = true;
set show_calendar = true;


Or find the following in your set commands (user layer) and delete the left or right:

set comp_state = "left";

Unless the style is using the comps on both sides coding. In which case you need to delete the coding starting with this:

###################################
#    SQUARE COMPS ON BOTH SIDES   #
# kunzite1, component-help/589908 #
# overrides page_layout(Page p)   #
###################################


and ends with this:

# End the body section and end the html document
"""
</body>
</html>
""";
}


How do I move my navigation to the top/side?


set comp_navbar = false;


Setting it to "false" keeps the navigation on the top. Setting it to "true" keeps it on the side.

Can I remove the banner you have and replace with a different one?
Yes, you can. Just remember, adding your name to the banner I made and included in the style does not make it a different completely banner. Neither does resizing it, cropping it, changing the colors, or erasing some part of it.

You may also have to find the credit in the style, and delete the "the banner was made by iq80, using a screen cap mady by thisperson) because that part no longer is true.

You can also change the colors to match the new banner/header.

Where to place the url for the header in the style?
Find this in your theme layer (in older styles, it will be in the user layer):

function page_layout(Page p) {

  # Set this to the width that you want both the navbar (if it exists) and the whole journal to be

  # may be percentage (70%) or number of pixels (700px).

  var string k1Swidth      = "613px";

  var string k1Sheader_url = "URL GOES HERE"; # optional header image url

  var string k1Sheader_alt = "$p.journal.username [at] livejournal [dot] com"; # optional header image alt text


How do I change the width of my journal?
Find this in your theme layer (in older styles, it will be in the user layer):

function page_layout(Page p) {

  # Set this to the width that you want both the navbar (if it exists) and the whole journal to be

  # may be percentage (70%) or number of pixels (700px).

  var string k1Swidth      = "613px";

  var string k1Sheader_url = "URL GOES HERE"; # optional header image url

  var string k1Sheader_alt = "$p.journal.username [at] livejournal [dot] com"; # optional header image alt text


To have it match up with the header (it should already be, unless you've changed it it to something new), add 13 to the width of the new header, and it should all match up. Depending on your screen resolution. (I'm on 1024x768.)

This layout spazzes of FireFox, Mozilla, Opera, etc!
You'll have to figure that one out on your own, I have Internet Explorer.

Will you install my layout for me?
Yep. Couple things though:

  • Try figuring it out on your own, using this tutorial.
  • DO NOT show me your password in the comments of any entry, that is so beyond dangerous.
  • Change your password to something temporary, email it to me and I'll set it up for you.

    Why isn't the header showing up?
    Probably because you haven't uploaded one yet. Or because you haven't replaced http://www.yourimagehost.com/BANNERNAMEHERE1.jpg with an actual image url yet. I suggest uploading it to Scrapbook or Photobucket.

    Hey, I love your layouts, but I don't have a paid account. Can you make me a free one?
    No. It's not that I don't want, too. It's that I don't know how. I used to, but I lost it somewhere down the line. If you want a free layout, try free_stylin. They know what they're doing. ;)

    Any other questions that should be added to the list?


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    Comments
    From:fionaa (permalink)
    Date: 2005-10-29 @ 1:34pm (UTC)
    Wow, it's rather useful! Thank you.
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    From:angelbunnyjp (permalink)
    Date: 2005-11-19 @ 3:08pm (UTC)
    Ok, I am using your layout Impressive Instant, and I would like to know how to add the "header box//header image" to my friends page...Can you help? Thanks
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    From:verymad_affair (permalink)
    Date: 2005-11-20 @ 3:24am (UTC)
    Find this in the user layer:

    ### Override the print_my_entries so we can make a custom titles and/or title sub components

    function print_my_entries(Page p, string title) {

    # Set to be your welcome note title, if you want one

        var string welcome_title = "<center>Impressive Instant</center>";



        # Set to be your welcome note. HTML is taken, so make sure it's valid and is all properly closed tagged.

        # Use "<br/><br/>" for line breaks with space between

        var string welcome_note = "<img src=http://www.yourimagehost.com/madgesingywingy1.png>";


    change the bolded text to the url for the image you want there.
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    From:angelbunnyjp (permalink)
    Date: 2005-11-20 @ 4:35pm (UTC)
    I already did that, and it only shows up on my entries page, but it won't even show the box on my friends page...
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    From:verymad_affair (permalink)
    Date: 2005-11-21 @ 4:49am (UTC)
    That's the point of the layout. The banner only shows up on the recent entries page.
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    From:angelbunnyjp (permalink)
    Date: 2005-11-21 @ 10:36pm (UTC)
    Oh, sorry...I feel dumb! ~.^;
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    From:friendsholic (permalink)
    Date: 2005-11-26 @ 8:24pm (UTC)
    i have questions, i'm always confused when there's stuff like that:

    $p.journal.username

    k1CPusername

    $e.journal.username$e

    Am i supposed to replace 'username' with my username or leave it as it? Since i don't know the functions, i never know if it's gonna mess it up or not.
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    From:verymad_affair (permalink)
    Date: 2005-12-08 @ 6:05am (UTC)
    (I'm sorry I'm responding so late, LJ wasn't sending comment emails, so ... )

    There should be anyneed to change those.
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    From:muffinbutt_ (permalink)
    Date: 2005-11-27 @ 6:52am (UTC)
    hi i was wondering if i could have code, basic ones so i can edit them with my layout colours for a control panel, and a desktop view on my latout.

    also is there anyway that i can have the width of my side panel ie; profile and calender a sertainw idth cos mine always go really long and i don't like that.

    thanks! <3
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    From:verymad_affair (permalink)
    Date: 2005-11-27 @ 8:31am (UTC)
    Um, I'm not exactly sure what you mean with that first part. Do you want the seperate codes for a control panel and a desktop view?

    And about the sidebar, it's wide because of an image's width. And I don't even think you're using one of my styles.
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    From:jchristislife (permalink)
    Date: 2005-12-19 @ 4:18pm (UTC)
    I have been trying and TRYING to get the Impressive Instant layout to work, and just cannot seem to get it! I have installed a million component layouts before, but this one is just giving me a nasty hard time!

    When I try to save and complile the layers, I am getting a lot of errors. For example, while working on the user layer (with no changes to the original code made) I get: Error Compiling Parent Layer. Now I made a top-level layer, but what does that mean? Is there a problem with the code?

    Also, when trying to save and compile the theme layer (again with no edits made), I get an error message that says there is a problem in this section of the code:


    }

    """;
    }

    function print_my_components(Page p) {
    """


    Now I checked both codes and they are exactly the same. Am I doing something so completely wrong or is there really a problem? It looks fine to me!!

    PLEASE AND THANK YOU!
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    From:jchristislife (permalink)
    Date: 2005-12-19 @ 4:32pm (UTC)
    Ok I feel like a DAMN fool. I just tried it one more time because I really wanted this damn thing to work...and it did. Poo. Can you tell me why I was getting those errors anyway? Thanks!
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    From:verymad_affair (permalink)
    Date: 2005-12-20 @ 12:18am (UTC)
    There was probably a line break in the coding that fixed itself.
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    From:drewcypher (permalink)
    Date: 2005-12-29 @ 6:00pm (UTC)
    Hey, I know this is a dumb question, so I apologize up front. All my entries and components seem to be double-spaced. I want them single-spaced. I know this is probably a very easy fix on the style sheet, but since I know jack about coding, it's eluding me.

    And my easy solution is...

    Help!
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    From:verymad_affair (permalink)
    Date: 2005-12-29 @ 11:16pm (UTC)
    You mean the letters in your entries and components? They look fine to me.
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    From:ddiva_xo (permalink)
    Date: 2006-01-11 @ 2:42pm (UTC)
    Hey! I wasn't sure if I was supposed to reply here or in another journal/entry. I have your Linz Mel and Gus layout, just installed it, but I have one major issue. On the entries, the "reply" icon is nowhere to be found. The comments icon is there, but there's no way for any of my friends to reply to my posts from my layout. Also, I can't reply using my layout to any of their posts, I have to go to their journals to do so. Is there something that I screwed up somehow that made the reply link disappear? Or is there a way I can get it back? I copied and pasted your code exactly, so I'm not sure what I did. :( Any help you could give me would be so appreciated, I'm so sorry to have bugged you.
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    From:verymad_affair (permalink)
    Date: 2006-01-12 @ 3:38am (UTC)
    I can't think of what's wrong. That's not how the style is. :/ Sorry.
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    From:storylikeascar (permalink)
    Date: 2006-02-28 @ 7:16pm (UTC)
    this is fantastic, thanks for sharing :D
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    From:babie (permalink)
    Date: 2006-05-01 @ 7:08pm (UTC)
    i have a pretty simple question (i think!)

    if i want to change how many entries are displayed on my journal and/or my friends page.. is there any code that you can put into the layer? or just use regular override code? i'm not sure how it would work with a component layout. let me know! :) thanks!
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    From:verymad_affair (permalink)
    Date: 2006-05-02 @ 1:23am (UTC)
    in the user layer, you'll see this:

    set page_recent_items = 10;
    set page_friends_items = 10;

    recent_items are your updates.
    friends_items are your friends' updates.

    change the numbers to whatever you like, but I think LJ has a limit of 50 per page.
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    From:babie (permalink)
    Date: 2006-05-02 @ 4:44am (UTC)
    ahh. i was looking all over for it in the theme layer (DUHH!!) ... thanks for the code it helped a lot ♥♥
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    From:babie (permalink)
    Date: 2006-05-02 @ 4:47am (UTC)
    ps- just for the hell of it i changed my friends entries to 100 and it worked :D sweet.
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    From:middleschools (permalink)
    Date: 2006-05-06 @ 4:17pm (UTC)
    Would these codes work on GreatestJournal too?
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    From:verymad_affair (permalink)
    Date: 2006-05-06 @ 10:15pm (UTC)
    No. You're not supposed to be using these layouts at GJ anyways.
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    From:mangle (permalink)
    Date: 2006-06-03 @ 10:57pm (UTC)
    Do you happen to know how to show tags on the components layout you've made? I have asked for help in component_help and they indicated that I should talk to the person who made it.
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    From:verymad_affair (permalink)
    Date: 2006-06-04 @ 5:51am (UTC)
    It depends on what style you're using. For the older ones, I'm not sure how you could add tags there. For the newer ones, I believe it's just replacing false with true in a few places. Which style are you using?
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    From:mangle (permalink)
    Date: 2006-06-04 @ 6:10am (UTC)
    I am using Base Layout 2.
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    From:verymad_affair (permalink)
    Date: 2006-06-04 @ 6:49am (UTC)
    TRy adding this to the user layer. But, if this doesn't work, I don't know what will. Sorry. I don't use the tag feature.

    set tags_aware = true;
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    From:bowtiful (permalink)
    Date: 2006-06-15 @ 3:28am (UTC)
    Sorry to bother you again, but I'm trying to edit the credit part of my layout, but I can't find it in the User coding for S2 Alanis. I've editted it quite abit, and the Header is from elsewhere.

    I was also wondering(and I've searched) if you could tell me how to center the layout to my header?

    And how I can edit the link list, in my layout that's not in the coding either, it's from a previous layout I had made.

    I'm so sorry to bother you again, but I've been looking over and over again.
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    From:verymad_affair (permalink)
    Date: 2006-06-15 @ 3:50am (UTC)
    The credit is in the theme layer, ni the coding for the profile.

    The header is already centered. You just have it bigger than the layout. Take the width of the header, add 13 to it, and have that number be the width of the layout in pixels. So it that header is 500px, it should bethat your layout is 513px.

    You edit the links by using LiveJournal's link edit page.
    http://www.livejournal.com/manage/links.bml
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    From:bowtiful (permalink)
    Date: 2006-06-15 @ 4:45pm (UTC)
    To fix the header problem, would that be in the User or Theme coding? I should add that this is a problem only with Mozilla, which is what I use.
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    From:verymad_affair (permalink)
    Date: 2006-06-15 @ 8:16pm (UTC)
    User layer, I believe. And I don't work with Moz so I can't help you with that.
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    From:nineteen60 (permalink)
    Date: 2007-03-11 @ 12:27am (UTC)
    Not sure if this is the right spot but I tried customizing the colors however, when I went to edit them in for the style it said an error had occured. I took a screen cap if you need to see it cause I don't quite understand it. Thanks in advance. Also, thank you for sending the codes =)
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    From:verymad_affair (permalink)
    Date: 2007-03-11 @ 2:37am (UTC)
    Are you using the set commands in the user layer? Other than that, I don't know what's wrong.
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    From:nineteen60 (permalink)
    Date: 2007-03-11 @ 1:54pm (UTC)
    Yes. I actually copied it exactly from what you had it as just changed the color codes. I even overlooked it to make sure I didn't leave something out as far as the semi-colon or anything like that. The problem it said it had was "header_bgcolor" and then if I take it out it just goes to the line below.

    At first I added everything exactly in which you sent me to see it, then when I changed it to what I wanted, it messed up. Same thing with the theme layer.

    Thanks again.
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    From:verymad_affair (permalink)
    Date: 2007-03-11 @ 5:38pm (UTC)
    I'm not sure what to do then. It's been 6 months since I made a layout and I think LJ has updated a lot of their style systems. Sorry. :/
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    rules
    General Rules:
    001. Don't say you made my work.
    002. Don't steal and offer up at GreatestJournal, Xanga, or any other blog or web site AT ALL.
    003. No hotlinking.
    004. I will customize when asked and provided with details.
    005. Don't take my work to someone else asking them to edit or modify it.

    Icon Rules:
    001. Comment.
    002. Credit in the icons keywords or icon comments to iq80 or frenchie_icons.
    003. Icons without text are not bases. Do not customize them. That includes changing the colors and/or putting your name on it.

    Mood Theme Rules:
    001. Comment.
    002. Credit in your userinfo to iq80 or frenchie_icons.

    Banner Rules:
    001. Comment.
    002. Credit in your userinfo to iq80 or frenchie_icons.
    003. Do not customize them, and that includes changing the colors and/or putting your name on it.

    Layout Rules:
    001. Comment.
    002. Credit has already been placed in the style, do not edit it out. Feel free to add "edited by: ME", but please leave in "layout credit: frenchie_icons."
    003. Questions are welcome.
    004. Feel free to customize, provided you leave the credit in tact.

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