how to change my phpbb 3.2 logo

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how to change my phpbb 3.2 logo

Post by admin » November 11th, 2017, 12:01 pm

  1. Uploading your Logo
  2. Configuring your Logo
  3. Troubleshooting
This explains how to change the default logo on your phpBB 3.2.x board.

1. Uploading Your Logo
Using your SSH, FTP or File manager from your control panel, you need to upload the image to: /styles/prosilver/theme/images/. You can name your image the same as the default logo site_logo.gif or give it a different name.

You need to find yourself a logo to be uploaded which you are allowed to use or else create your own. Be aware that no browser will be able to display all image types, therefore, it is best to limit the image to one of the commonly supported types: png, jpg, or gif.

2. Configuring your logo
Download, backup, and open the file /styles/prosilver/theme/colours.css in a text editor (eg: Gedit or [url]notepad++[/url]) and find:
colours.css wrote:.site_logo {
background-image: url("./images/site_logo.gif");
Edit the file name to match your new logo.

Download, backup, and open the file /styles/prosilver/theme/common.css in a text editor and find:
common.css wrote:.site_logo {
display: inline-block;
width: 149px;
height: 52px;
Edit the width, and height to match your new logo.

Save and upload the colours.css and the common.css files, to the same location on your server, using your FTP client (overwriting the existing files).

From the ACP, Purge the board cache. The button to do that is on the right side of the main screen.

Your new logo should now be displaying in the forums.

3. Troubleshooting
If the logo is not displaying properly:
  1. Try refreshing your browser:
    • For Windows and Linux using: Ctrl + F5 or Shift + Reload
    • For Mac using: (Cmd) + F5 or Shift + Reload
  2. Check all the edits again. A single mistyped character in the image name could prevent it from displaying.
  3. If part of the image is not showing then you likely have not adjusted the padding settings correctly.
  4. Double check that you've followed all the steps, and made the changes to the style you're using and not a different one.

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