Note - not all mods and addons provided here are installed via the admin package manager. Be sure to carefully read the instructions for each mod or addon.

The Mods or Addons listed on this page that have been included in Etano version 1.23 will be noted as such:

*Included in Etano version 1.23


MixTape Music Playlist Mod

This addon mod creates a new profile field that allows members to add a music playlist from MixTape.me to their profile.

Download : field_mixtape-1.00.zip

Refer to the Etano Wiki Documentation on how to install custom profile field addons.

Once this addon has been installed go to the "Profile Fields" section in your admin panel and you'll see a new field type (Mixtape Playlist) in the list for creating a new profile field. If you want you can also also create a special profile category for this field, named something like "My Music Playlist".

Basic Instructions: Once you have installed the mod, a user goes to their account manager and clicks the edit link for the section which you placed it in. In the blank field for mixtape you add the embed code for a playlist, just like you would to embed a YouTube video on your site, it can be either the embed code for your own playlist or someone else's.

If you register with Mixtape.me and create and embed your own playlist it allows you to manage it by adding or deleting songs.

If you embed someone else's playlist you don't have to register with Mixtape.me, however you won't be able to manage it as you won't have access to it because it's not your playlist.

It's up to you to get familiar with it and then include the necessary instructions on your site for your members.

YouTube Profile Field Mod

This addon mod creates a new profile field that allows members to add a YouTube Video to their profile.

Download : field_youtube-1.0.zip

Refer to the Etano Wiki Documentation on how to install custom profile field addons.

Once this addon has been installed go to the "Profile Fields" section in your admin panel and you'll see a new field type (YouTube) in the list for creating a new profile field. If you want you can also also create a special profile category for this field, named something like "My Video".

Note - The mod allows users to simply include either the "SHARE" code or the "URL Link" for the video and the mod will take care of creating the required embed code. They can also include the "EMBED" code as well but they must select "Use old embed code" when fetching the code from YouTube. When you create the profile field for YouTube you should include Help Text for Users: that says something like .... Include either your YouTube "SHARE" code or the "URL Link" here. If you want to include "EMBED" code you must select "Use old embed code" when copying embed from YouTube.

NOTE - if it won't install via the package manager, it's a very simple mod to manually install by unzipping the file on your computer and upload the 09field_youtube.class file to this folder location on your on server ... /includes/classes/fields/

Auto Activate Members at Registration Mod

This mod disables the required email confirmation with activation at sign up. After signing up the user will not be sent a confirmation email that includes a link required to activate their account, instead their account will be instantly auto activated allowing them to login and use their account immediately after signing up.

important note
WARNING - by using this mod to disable the email confirmation and activation allows people to sign up using fake or inactive email addresses which makes your site more susceptible to spammers. It also decreases the odds of user's receiving emails regarding site notifications or email alerts such as when they have new messages, etc. Use at your own discretion!

Download : auto_activate_mod.zip

NOTE - this mod is manually installed, instructions included in zip file.

Flirt Image Collection

A collection of over 50 images that can be used as flirt messages for your Etano site.

Download : flirts.zip

Unzip the file and upload the images you want to use to your /images/custom/ folder.

When you add a flirt in the admin, click the image icon located at the bottom of the editor and include the URL in the popup window to the image you want to use http://www.yoursite.com/images/custom/flirt.jpg

You only need to include the URL in the popup window, all other fields are optional.

Index Page Mod For The Etano Default Template

*Included in Etano version 1.23
This mod creates more of true 2 column layout for the main index page making it easier to add additional content below the search box, much the same as you would add additional content to the left menu in the other sections of the site. Also has new modified/designed description box which is also easier to customize.

Download : alt_index.zip

NOTE - this mod is manually installed, a "readme.txt" file is included for the instructions.

Blog Mod For The Etano Default Template

*Included in Etano version 1.23
Some users are confused on how to create blogs in Etano. This mod makes it a bit easier for users to understand how to create blogs and post topics in their Blog Manager. It just changes and adds some text in 2 html files, "my_blogs.html" and "my_blog_posts.html".

Download : blogs_mod.zip

Simply download the zip file and replace the 2 included html files with your exisiting ones.

Template Skin Clone Tool

Allows you to easily create a clone of your site's default skin which will allow you to redesign and create a new template skin without messing with your default skin or causing any interruptions to your visitors.

Download : 14clone_skin1.3.zip

For instructions on installing and setting up the clone tool, go to Clone Installation Guide

Search Mod

Included in Etano version 1.23
This mod adds "Search by Username" and "Basic Search" forms to the left menu columns of the user's home page and the advanced search page.

Download : Search Mod

Instruction text file included in the download

No Search Results Found Modification

*Included in Etano version 1.23
When users make search criteria selections which does not produce any results, they can click a "Go Back" link and return to the search page and broaden their selections while still retaining their previous selections. Works in all major modern browsers.
Login

Open your search.html file located in the "/skins_site/def/" folder.

replace the following line of code ...

No results found matching your search criteria. Please refine your search and try again.

with this ...

No results found that match your search criteria. <a class="content-link simple" href="#" onclick="history.go(-1);return false">Go Back</a> and broaden your criteria selections and try again.



Stylized Header Login Mod

This mod creates a unique login form in the header which includes icons in the input fields that distinguishes which field is for the username and password, and also allows you to change the background color of the input fields to whatever you want.

Login

Download : login_mod.zip

NOTE - this mod is manually installed, a "readme.txt" file is included for the instructions.



Aesthetic Modification for Etano Thumbs

Allows you to have all the thumbnails of your Etano photos appear square and even.
Thumbs

Here's How:
Open the img_functions.inc.php file located in your "includes" folder.

On line #68 replace the following line of code ...

imagefilledrectangle($mynewimg,0,0,$size[0],$size[1],0xFFFFFF);

with this ...

$bgColor = imagecolorallocate($mynewimg, 0,0,0);
imagefilledrectangle($mynewimg,0,0,$size[0],$size[1],$bgColor);

important note
Important - in your Etano admin, go to "Features and Options" and then scroll down and expand the "Photo Album" section, and be sure that the box for "Use round corners for user photos?" is unchecked. Any thumbs that we're previously created before making this modification will not be changed, they will still have the rounded corners, or a square white background if you weren't using the rounded corners. There's no way to alter the appearance of thumbs that have already been created by the system as this is done during the photo upload process.



Mod For Reading Inbox Messages From "SYSTEM"

*Included in Etano version 1.23
This mod is for when the admin sends online messages to members. When member's read the messages it changes the "Message from: SYSTEM" to "Message from: ADMIN". It also allows you to display a custom image for the ADMIN instead of using the system's default "no photo" image.

Follow These 3 Steps:

1. In your Etano admin panel go to "Skin Settings" and then click the "Translate" link next to your skin. In the "Key" column scroll down to #135 and change the text from SYSTEM to ADMIN (if you prefer to have the message still show that it's from SYSTEM and are only interested in including a custom image, you can skip this step).

2. Create an image for the admin that is *100px by 100px (*must be this size), then save it as "admin.gif and upload it to this folder on your server ... /media/pics/t1/

3. Open the message_read.php file located in your root directory (where index.php is located).

Locate the following code which starts at around line #94.

case MESS_SYSTEM:
// check_login_member('auth'); this check was made at the begining
if (empty($output['_user_other'])) {
$output['_user_other']=$GLOBALS['_lang'][135];
}
$tpl->set_var('spam_controls',false);
break;

And change it to this ...

case MESS_SYSTEM:
// check_login_member('auth'); this check was made at the begining
if (empty($output['_user_other'])) {
$output['_user_other']=$GLOBALS['_lang'][135];
}
if (empty($output['photo'])) {
$output['photo']='admin.gif';
}
$tpl->set_var('spam_controls',false);
break;





Expand Profile Edit Page so Textarea Boxes are Wider

*Included in Etano version 1.23
Do you find when editing profiles that the Textarea boxes are too small? Here's a simple modifictaion that will make them much wider.

Open the profile_edit.css file located in your "/skins_site/def/styles/" folder.

Add the following code just below @import url('bbcode.css');

form.edit_form dd {
float: left;
width: 400px;
padding: 0px;
}





Site Wide Alerts For New Messages or Friend Requests

*Included in Etano version 1.23
Adds site wide alerts when a user has new messages or friend requests. Small blinking icons dynamically appear in the header to alert the user when they have either new messages or friend requests, the icons disappear from the header once they have read all messages or dealt with all friend requests.

Alerts

Download : alerts.zip