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There are a few minor or task-specific configuration files, but of distinct importance, there are three you really need to be concerned about. This will be a long page as I’m going to show you the editable content portions of these files. They are well commented and it should give you a good idea of what’s in store when you do your installation. I’m not going to further decscribe these files and the values therein. My thinking is that the content will speak for itself. I guess if I get lots of questions on how to do this or that I am wrong in my assumptions. But you know what they say about making assuptions. I’m not immune! Please note, there are additional general instructions in the files themselves.

Note: The values in these files may differ from what you see in the actual files.

USERS_CONFIG - Main Configuration File


###############################################################################
// PART 1 of 6 - Enter some general but vital information
###############################################################################

// Enter your general blog info (again... sorry about that)
   $blog_name=     "Your Blog Name";         // Exact match with WP info
   $blog_descrip=  "Your Blog Description";  // Exact match with WP info
   $path_to_blog=  "yourDomain.com/blog";    // Use NO http:// or end-slash
   $path_to_theme= "wp-content/themes";      // Use NO end-slash

###############################################################################
// PART 2 of 6 - Enter set-up info
###############################################################################

// Enable or Disable Contact Me/Us Page and all associated links
   $enable_form=        "yes";           // Or "no";

// Blog copyright and launch info, and possession
   $pers_or_org=        "pers";          // Or "org"; (Very Important!)
   $launch_year=        "2006";          // Launch or Copyright start year
   $copyright_level=    "All";           // "Some"; or "No"; rights reserved

// This is your info and URL for more (create About Page in WP or use "#";)
   $author_name=        "Your Name";            // Or organization name
   $author_bio_url=     "#about_page_url";      // About page URL
                                                // Create in WP to get URL

// This is to make it more international... a little bit anyway
   $your_language=      "en-us";                  // en-us, en-gb, it, sp, fr
   $your_salutation=    "Hello";                  // Howdy, Ciao, whatever
   $your_welcome=       "Welcome and enjoy!";     // Whatever, but empty's ok
   $your_thanks=        "Thank you";              // Thanks, Grazie, Cool

// Enter your favicon preference ("supplied"; "my_own";  or "none";)
   $use_favicon=        "supplied"; 

// After you create a "Site Map & Links" page in WP (using "Links" template!)
   $site_map_id = "1";      // Enter the page_id number here (or name maybe!)

###############################################################################
// PART 3 of 6 - Manage your Sidebar and Farbar headings
###############################################################################

// These are SIDEBAR headings (not listed? then it's part of WordPress)
   $blog_author=        "Blog Author";
   $blog_home_link=     "Blog Home";
   $contact_options=    "Contact Options";
   $blog_search=        "Blog Search";
   $blog_guide=         "Blog Guide";
   $blog_pages=         "Blog Pages";
   $blog_categories=    "Blog Categories";
   $blog_archives=      "Blog Archives";
   $blog_meta=          "Blog Meta";
   $user_sidebar_head=  "Blogger’s SideBar";

// The Main Page(s) heading cannot be modified as it is partially dynamic

// These are FARBAR headings (not listed? then it's part of WordPress)
   $blog_feeds=         "Blog Feeds";
   $blog_icons=         "Blog Icons";
   $blog_functions=     "Blog Functions";
   $blog_farbar_head=   "Blogger’s FarBar";  

###############################################################################
// PART 4 of 6 - Turn some stuff on or off
###############################################################################

// As an option you can show/hide the entire Blog Author box if you wish
   $author_display=     "show";           // Or "hide";
                                          // Hide image-only: USERS_MODS file

// As an option you can show/hide the entire Blog Icons box if you wish
   $icons_display=      "show";           // Or "hide";

// As an option you can show/hide the entire Blog Functions box if you wish
   $functions_display=  "show";           // Or "hide";

// You can hide the entire 'Contact Options' block if you wish
   $options_display=    "show";           // Or hide

###############################################################################
// PART 5 of 6 - Stats and stats security
###############################################################################
/*
  IMPORTANT: Create a code name for your IP number tracking file, then rename
  file, such as: seabeast_myipfile.txt to: seabeast_myipfileYOURCODE.txt.
  Example: If your code is  QzX8iw then rename the seabeast_myipfile file to
  seabeast_myipfileaQzX8iw.txt. Enter the code below:
*/
   $ipfile_codename=    "";    // Ok to use: [A-Z][a-z][0-9][_][-]

// Enable or disable unique visitor stats on footer (this does more than hides)
   $hide_show_stats=    "hide";           // Or "show";  

##############################################################################
// PART 6 of 6 - Document configuration (somewhat advanced)
##############################################################################

// Do you have a JavaScript body="onLoad(function)";? Put it here:
   $onload_function=    "";       // Example: "body=\"onLoad(funct_name)\"";
                                  // Put Your JS in the USERS_JS file

// Configure doc type, etc (trans is more forgiving but pfft!.. use strict)
   $document_type=      "strict";        // Or "trans"; for transitional DTD
   $chararcter_set=     "UTF-8";         // Match WP's bloginfo('charset')
   $letter_direction=   "ltr";           // Or "rtl"; ltr = left-to-right

###############################################################################

USERS_MODS - Styling and Display Configuration File


###############################################################################
// THEME STYLE CONFIG PART 1 of 3 - Turn stuff on and off and what not
###############################################################################

// Do you want the hover effect on the main heading. may flicker for IE 6 users
   $hover_effect=       "yes";            // Enter "no"; to disable all pages
                                          // Already disabled on Home page

// Use to hide 'Read' icons in case you regularly use of long headings
   $show_read_icons=    "yes";            // Or "no"; to hide the Read icons

// Select your icon box icons alignment - center is the default
   $icon_alignment=     "center";         // Or "left"; or "right";

###############################################################################
// THEME STYLE CONFIG PART 2 of 3 - Some author pic and logo display stuff
###############################################################################

// Logo related stuff (to hide the logo, just enter 0 [zero] height)
   $logo_height=        "160";            // 0-300~ pixels (by 160 pixels)
   $logo_img_type=      "jpg";            // "jpg";, "gif";. or "png";
   $logo_target=        "#logo_link_url"; // URL of logo target
   $logo_title_text=    "Blog Home";      // Title text for logo link
   $logo_alt_text=      "Blog Home Link"; // Alt text for logo image
   $logo_cursor=        "pointer";        // or "default"; or "crosshair";

// Author photo stuff (seabeast/images/sb_author_pic.???)
   $author_pic=         "show";           // "show"; or "hide"; (50x65px jpg)
   $author_pic_type=    "jpg";            // "jpg";, "gif";. or "png";
   $author_pic_alt=     "";               // Image alt text (is it NEEDED?)

###############################################################################
// THEME STYLE CONFIG PART 3 of 3 - Now the fun stuff: The Colors and such
// Need colors help? Try: (http://www.htmlhelp.com/cgi-bin/color.cgi)
###############################################################################

// General style stuff
   $text_size=          "100";            // 90% - 130%
   $font_color=         "#333";           // default is #333 (#000 is black)
   $main_background=    "#fffffa";        // #fffffa Main BG
   $alt_background=     "#ffffee";        // #ffffee Alt and search back
   $border_color=       "#ccc";           // #ccc Global color
   $code_color=         "#000";           // #000 (for code and pre)
   $pre_background=     "#fff";           // #fff (has image, sb_preback)

// Special content area styles
   $content_bg=         "transparent";    // Or #color_code (def: transparent)
   $border_show_cont=   "no";             // Or "yes"; for a 1px border

// Special sidebar styles
   $sidebar_bg=         "transparent";    // Or #color_code (def: transparent)
   $border_show_side=   "yes";            // Or "no"; for no border

// Special farbar style
   $farbar_bg=          "transparent";    // Or #color_code (def: transparent)
   $border_show_far=    "no";             // Or "yes"; for a 1px border

// Specialty colors
   $contrast_color=     "#000";           // #000 focal-nav span text (Tab)
   $med_font=           "#999";           // #999 Medium color
   $lite_font=          "#ccc";           // #ccc Light color (button faces)
   $link_color=         "#777";           // #777 Link color (not headings)
   $hover_color=        "#000";           // #000 Link hover color
   $focus_bg=           "#ffffdd";        // #ffffdd Focal background color
   $highlight_color=    "#669900";        // #669900 highlight color (headings)
   $highlight_color2=   "#cc9900";        // #cc9900 highlight color 2 (small)
   $error_color=        "#cd0000";        // #cd0000 for the error headings

// Some form styles
   $form_text=          "#333";           // #333 Form field text color
   $form_fields=        "#fffffa";        // #fffffa Field background color
   $form_focus=         "#fafafa";        // #fafafa Field focus color
   $reverse_color=      "#fff";           // #fff Form hover/focus text

// Blockquote styles
   $border_thick=       "3";              // Def: 3 pixels
   $border_style=       "solid";          // dotted, dashed 

###############################################################################


USERS_FORM - Contact Page, Form, and Communications Variables


###############################################################################
// FORM AND CONTACT CONFIG PART 1 of 3 - Your email info (will remain private)
###############################################################################

// Enter your email address
   $youremail= "yourEmail@yourDomain.com";  // For the form (remains private)

###############################################################################
// FORM AND CONTACT CONFIG PART 2 of 3 - Contact Options Box Config
###############################################################################

// Contact Options Sidebar Sub-Headings
    $postal_info=       "Postal Info";       // The first section's heading
    $telecom_info=      "Telecom Info";      // The second sections's heading

// Enter your postal info
    $addy_1=            "123 Main St";       // Street, PO Box, whatever
    $addy_2=            "";                  // Optional Line 2
    $city_1=            "Anytown";           // Your city or town
    $state_1=           "ST";                // State, province, whatever
    $zcode_1=           "01234";             // Zip or Postal Code
    $cntry_1=           "USA";               // Country abbreviation

// Enter your telecom info (up to two means)
    $line1=             "123.456.7890";      // First number
    $line1_abbr=        "Tel";               // Number for: Abbr
    $line1_name=        "Telephone";         // Number for: Name
    $line2=             "987.654.3210";      // Second number
    $line2_abbr=        "Fax";               // Number for: Abbr
    $line2_name=        "Facsimilie";        // Number for: Name
/*
  Abbreviation ideas: Tel-Telephone, Cell-Cellular, Fax-Facsimilie
  Bus-Business, H-Home, W-Work, D-Day, N-Night, Wats-TollFree,
  TDD-Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (or TTY), Pvt-Private
*/

###############################################################################
// FORM AND CONTACT CONFIG PART 2 of 3 - Form Select Pull-down option
###############################################################################
/*
  Enter the your "Reason for Contact" pulldown select options
  Enter up to 15 options - Four useful examples are provided below
  Value should read after word (to), example: (to) "make a general comment";
*/

	$opt01_visible=     "I have a comment to make";
	$opt01_value=       "make a general comment";

	$opt02_visible=     "I have a question to ask";
	$opt02_value=       "ask a question";

	$opt03_visible=     "";
	$opt03_value=       "";

	$opt04_visible=     "";
	$opt04_value=       "";

	$opt05_visible=     "";
	$opt05_value=       "";

	$opt06_visible=     "";
	$opt06_value=       "";

	$opt07_visible=     "";
	$opt07_value=       "";

	$opt08_visible=     "";
	$opt08_value=       "";

	$opt09_visible=     "";
	$opt09_value=       "";

	$opt10_visible=     "";
	$opt10_value=       "";

	$opt11_visible=     "";
	$opt11_value=       "";

	$opt12_visible=     "";
	$opt12_value=       "";

	$opt13_visible=     "";
	$opt13_value=       "";

	$opt14_visible=     "I need to report site problems";
	$opt14_value=       "report site problems";

	$opt15_visible=     "Something else (explain below)";
	$opt15_value=       "request/ask/give/something else";

###############################################################################


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