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[IPB 2.3.x] Create an IPB components public page


Will show you how to create your own components public page
First to start off with open an ftp program / find your forums folder / sources / components_public
Download and open the file example.php as you can see Matt has a simple example.

Step 1. Open notepad copy the below text and save it as yourpage.php


if ( ! defined( 'IN_IPB' ) )
print "<h1>Incorrect access</h1>You cannot access this file directly. If you have recently upgraded, make sure you upgraded 'admin.php'.";

class component_public
var $output = "";
var $page_title = "";
var $nav = array();
var $html = "";
var $ipsclass;

// Run Component

function run_component()
$this->base_url = $this->ipsclass->base_url;


$this->nav[] = "<a href='{$this->ipsclass->base_url}autocom=yourpage'>{$this->ipsclass->lang['page_title']}</a>";
$this->page_title = $this->ipsclass->lang['page_title'];

$this->ipsclass->print->add_output( $this->output );
$this->ipsclass->print->do_output( array( 'TITLE' => $this->ipsclass->vars['board_name']." - ".$this->page_title, 'JS' => 0, NAV => $this->nav ) );

// Main
function main()
global $ipsclass;

$this->output .= $this->ipsclass->compiled_templates['skin_yourpage']->main();



Step 2. Open your AdminCP / LOOK & FEEL / Select your skin / Edit Template HTML / All Global HTML / down the bottom click Add Template Bit

New Template Bit Name: main
Or Create New Group: yourpage
Click Continue / In the text box copy and paste the below code into it and Click Save Template

[code]<div class='borderwrap'>
<div class="maintitle">{$this->ipsclass->lang['welcome_message']}</div>
<table width='100%' cellpadding='4' cellspacing='1'>
<tr><td class='row2' width='100%' align='left'>{$this->ipsclass->lang['welcome_message']} {$this->ipsclass->member['name']} <br />
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Step 3. Open notepad and copy the following code, save this as lang_yourpage.php


$lang = array

'page_title' => "Your Page",
'welcome_message' => "Welcome to Your Page",


Step 4. Upload all the files as described below
yourpage.php -> sources/components_public
lang_yourpage.php -> cache/lang_cache/en

Step 5. You can access your file from [url=""][/url]


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