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Mod Name:
Admins Can Post As Alternative User
Created By:
karlbenson
Type:
Archived
First Created:
October 08, 2007, 11:03:09 PM
Last Modified:
March 17, 2008, 01:24:52 PM
Latest Version:
1.0
Compatible With:
1.1.4
Total Downloads:
3987

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Admins Can Post As Alternative User.zip (4kB) [2845]
Manual Install Instructions for SMF


Below are some preview images of what the mod looks like when being used

Description:

Please note this mod has now been taken over by [Sinan]
http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=1123



Admins Can Post As Alternative User v1.0
By Karl Benson


Introduction
Sometimes being an admin involves doing things like laying down the law.
Admins may therefore find it preferential to post as a 'Third Person'.

Or you may want all official posts by admins to be by Forum Staff.

Features
Admin Area -> Features and Options -> Basic Settings
- Enter ID of user that administrators wish to post as (0 = Guest called "Forum Staff") otherwise enter eg 582.
I'd advise you to create a new membergroup called Administrator, so they the user can have the title of Administrator, but NOT the privileges.

Adds a new setting to the Additional Options when posting/editing topics/replies/polls.
Check the setting to have the post appear as by your selected user (and edited by them aswell).

Note: It does NOT cover PM's.

Installation
Simply install the package to install this modification on the Default theme.

This version is compatible with SMF 1.1.x versions only.

Manual Edit
Installs automatically on Default theme and any theme that do not use a custom post.template.php

For any non-default themes with a custom post.template.php you will need to manually edit the theme.
For help see Manual Installation Of Mods

If your using a language different than the ones supported this mod (listed below), then you will need to add the following to the Modifications.{language}.php for each theme (The language folder can be found eg Themes/{themename}/languages/)

FIND
Code: [Select]
?>ADD BEFORE (and translate as necessary the language strings)
Code: [Select]
$txt['adminscanpostasaltuser'] = '*Admins Only*: Post/Edit As Selected Alternative User';
$txt['adminspostasguestcalled'] = 'Forum Staff';
$txt['adminscanpostasaltuserid'] = 'User ID of user which admins can post as<br/><div class="smalltext">(0 or blank = posts as a guest called \'Forum Staff\')</div>';
If your using utf8 encoding then you will need to also make the alteration to Modifications.{language}-utf8.php

Languages
o Supports
- English/English-utf8
I welcome translations for any other languages which SMF Supports.
Please translate the following and send them to me via the mods support topic or via pm.
(I would be grateful if you could translate for both standard and for UTF-8 aswell).
Code: [Select]
$txt['adminscanpostasaltuser'] = '*Admins Only*: Post/Edit As Selected Alternative User';
$txt['adminspostasguestcalled'] = 'Forum Staff';
$txt['adminscanpostasaltuserid'] = 'User ID of user which admins can post as<br/><div class="smalltext">(0 or blank = posts as a guest called \'Forum Staff\')</div>';

Support
Please use the modification thread for support with this modification.
(Please don't ask me to do the edits for you)

Changelog
1.0 - 8th October 2007
o Re-packaged this beta mod I posted back in July but never submitted formerly to SMF site.