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2017 New Features

Post by JerriLeah7 on 27th January 2017, 4:49 am

New Gateway Features:

Any inquiries or comments regarding our new features can be posted in this topic!


  • Theme/Color Changer

Now, there is a theme changing drop-down menu on the top right corner of each page (underneath the search bar), allowing you to have full color customization of your view at any time!  You can also select a "random theme," which will change the theme's color every time you open or refresh to a new page!


  • Side Menus/Slide Bars

On the top left of the screen, you will see two buttons on the index and three buttons on any other page!  The icon of three lines will take you to the quick navigation, preventing any need to scroll up to reach the navigation bar.  The icon of a gear or cog will show you the index widgets when you are not on the primary, index page.  This prevents your posts from being scrunched in while you are reading.  Lastly, the speech bubble icon will take you to a full-screen chat-box from any page with ease and comes with a counter in the corner of the icon to inform you of how many members are in chat.  (Notice:  Auto-login has been disabled.)  Due to this ease of access, the toolbar chat-box has been deemed unnecessary and has been removed.


  • Personal Profile Rank

You can now add your own personal rank via your profile.  This field is easy to edit and can be customized with the same codes used in your every day posts.  (BBCode)  Additionally, it's easy to change at any time and will show up on your posts just under your official rank at all times.  No explicit content or visually disturbing color mixtures that make your rank difficult to read will be allowed.  If you break the rules, a staff member will remove your personal rank for you if you do not do it yourself when asked.  


  • GIFActif

There is a new button on your full editor, which will appear as a page with the letter "G" inside of it.  This button brings up Giphy and you can simply type in the search bar for what GIF you are searching for to insert it into any post.  Sometimes, GIFs are just what we need to properly express our emotions, so have fun!  If a GIF is overly-flashy and/or huge with bright colors, we ask that you use a spoiler to assist those with epilepsy and other at-risk users.  Thank you!


  • Personal Emoticons

"This plugin [gives you] the ability to create your own personal list of emoticons, which [you] can use in the editor [and grants you] the freedom to use the emoticons that [you] prefer! These custom emoticons are unique to each member, and display at the top of the emoticon list by default."  --Ange Tuteur

SPECIAL NOTE:  Please understand that overly-large emoticons do not need to be used excessively in the chat-box and most certainly should not be spammed with.  They take up a lot of space here and can make keeping up with a conversation rather difficult for those that are multi-tasking.  Thank you!

Instructions on how to use the Personal Emoticon feature is below, as written by the creator, Ange Tuteur.  Be sure to thank him for all of his hard work and for his dedication, my friends!

Personal Emoticon Instructions:

Usage Instructions

Below is a list of instructions for using this plugin.

1. Adding New Custom Emoticons
To add new emoticons, go to your edit profile page, click the textarea for the "Personal Emoticons" field, and follow the steps below !

  1. Paste an image URL into the input field. ( a preview of your emoticon will display on the left )
  2. Click the "+" button to add more emoticons. ( optional )
  3. Click the "Update" button to update the textarea.
  4. Save your profile changes.
  5. Your new emoticons should now be available !



To make finding emoticons easier, I along with a few members selected some websites which you can pass along to your members if you like.
- DeviantArt
- Chinese Font Design
- Your Smileys
- Engram Pixel
- Find Icons
- Icon Archive
- Icon Finder

Since the field is limited to 15,000 characters, you can use TinyURL to shorten image URLs if necessary.


2. Uploading Custom Emoticons
If you don't have a direct link to an image, but a file on your computer, you can use the upload button. Clicking this button will open servimg so that you can upload your emoticons.



3. Deleting Custom Emoticons
Tired of the emoticons you've added and want to remove them ? Go to your edit profile page, click the textarea for the "Personal Emoticons" field, and follow the steps below !

  1. Click the "-" button to remove a custom emoticon.
  2. Click the "Update" button to update the textarea.
  3. Save your profile changes.
  4. The emoticon is now obliterated !




4. Sorting Custom Emoticons
Are your emoticons not in the right order ? Don't worry, you can sort them ! To sort emoticons, go to your edit profile page, click the textarea for the "Personal Emoticons" field, and follow the steps below !

  1. Click the up or down buttons to change the position of your emoticons.
  2. Click the "Update" button to update the textarea when you're done sorting.
  3. Save your profile changes.
  4. Everything is in order now !




5. Using Custom Emoticons
Custom Emoticons are just like any other emoticon, except they're defined by you, the user ! To use custom emoticons, simply proceed to a topic, open the emoticon drop down ( or choose them from the side ), and scroll to the bottom of the emoticon list if necessary. Your custom emoticons will always be at the top of the emoticon list by default, unless the admin chooses to display them at the bottom. Simply click the emoticon to add it to your post !

Note : It'll be added as an image, because the emoticon doesn't have a usage code on the forum. ( e.g. :emote: )


6. Why wont my emoticons update ?
If you updated your emoticons on another computer or device and they didn't update on the other, go to Edit Profile, click the textarea for your personal emoticons, and click the update button -- no need to save. Clicking the update button, clears the cache for your personal emoticons, so the next time you use the emoticons you'll see the new ones ! Your personal emoticons are cached in browser storage, allowing them to load quickly without sending any additional requests to the server. So you can also clear your browser cache to update the emoticon list. ;)


Questions and Comments


That's all there is you need to know ! ;)

If you have any questions, comments, or have a problem with this plugin, feel free to leave a reply below. Have fun with your new emoticon lists !  :victory:


Notice
Tutorial written by @Ange Tuteur.
Special thanks to Valoish for the idea and to the Beta Testers for testing this plugin.
Additional thanks to @Luffy and Valoish for suggesting websites where you can find emoticons.
Reproduction not permitted without consent from the author.

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Re: 2017 New Features

Post by JerriLeah7 on 3rd February 2017, 11:34 pm

02.03.2017 Update


> "Bilbao" Edited

> "Metero" Added
> "Chambray" Added
> "Gigas" Added

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Re: 2017 New Features

Post by JerriLeah7 on 17th February 2017, 12:55 pm

02.17.2017 Update


> "Governor Bay" Updated into "Cerulean Blue"
> "Key Lime Pie" Updated into "Citron"

> "Seaweed" Added
> "Punga" Added
> "Nutmeg" Added

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