Monthly Archives: March 2015

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How To Cache Google Analytics Code

If you’re trying to increase site speed by caching Google Analytics code then you’re in luck. I’ve created this guide with easy instructions on how to cache your Google Analytics code.

In this guide we’ll be covering the following:

  1. Creating a php script that grabs the Analytics JavaScript from Google server.
  2. Creating a cron job to grab the latest version of the script.
  3. Caching Analytics locally. Continue reading

How To Install Google Analytics With MyBB

Easily add Google Analytics code to MyBB with a plugin or with one template edit.

Google Analytics is free to use and provides invaluable historical data on visitors. It’s the most popular analytic tool among webmasters for this reason.

Get a Google Analytic account (duh)

Google’s get started with analytics page is the best place to be if you want an account but don’t know how to get one. I won’t waste your time by re-hashing what they say. Continue reading

Check If Your Site is Mobile Friendly

According to Google over at Webmaster Central Blog, April 21 is the deadline for getting your site mobile friendly. Or else.

We all knew that this was coming for a while now. The original post was published back in February but I’m guessing most of you haven’t gotten around to making changes to your sites. Continue reading

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What is Confirmed for MyBB 2.0

I’m excited for MyBB 2.0 and I hope you are to. I ran across a thread here that lists what is confirmed for MyBB 2.0 by Staffers and thought I would share here.

This was originally posted by Alex Smith over at the MyBB community forums

What is confirmed for MyBB 2.0

  • A framework will be used (was originally going to be Yii but doesn’t seem to be the case anymore).
  • Twig will be the template engine. (Not sure if this will be effected by the framework change or not)
  • 2.0 will use jquery(also used by yii as default js library).
  • SEO friendly Url(as yii already provides easy way to do this).
  • A WYSIWYG editor will be included with the option of disabling at the admin and user levels.
  • A new theme
    -Will include css based buttons
  • An API will be available to make integration easier.
  • Improved User CP
  • Conversation PMs
  • New Profiles
    -Including profile comments
  • Mobile Functionality
  • There will be modal boxes in 2.0 as Matt wrote in this post.
  • Threaded mode will be removed.

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How To Edit MyBB Redirect Template

Some may think that how to edit the MyBB redirect template is trivial information. I’ve been slowly updating our MyBB theme, Sleek, for 1.8.4 and I didn’t notice an issue with the redirect page until the end. I needed to view the redirect page, but I couldn’t do it without seeing the redirect page. The problem is the redirect page automatically redirects and pressing the back button doesn’t go to the page. Continue reading

How To Backup MyBB and Restore After

This post covers how to backup MyBB, and how to restore the backup you made earlier. The methods below do not require SSH or extensive technical knowledge. If you can navigate through options then you can follow my steps easily.

CPanel is one of the most popular web hosting control panels and it’s what we use throughout this how to. Continue reading

Anchor Links with a Fixed Forum Header

So it recently came to my attention that anchor links did not work correctly when the last reply link was clicked on our forum at ThemeFreak. The problem was that when I clicked on the last post link the page would jump to the correct post, but the fixed forum header would cover part of the forum content. There’s no need for any JS or JQuery fix. Simple HTML & CSS works. Continue reading

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Metro MyBB Theme: MetroStyle

MetroStyle is a very popular Metro theme for MyBB inspired by Windows 8 Metro UI that was developed for computer and internet related forums. It’s compatible with MyBB 1.8 and is feature rich. Many colors are included (10 different colors) and one can choose a light or dark layout. You and your members will love this metro theme for MyBB. Continue reading