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SMF Forum tips & tricks / Highlight text
« Last post by WestwegoMan on May 15, 2015, 11:21 PM »
This will enable you to highlight text in a post.

Upload highlight-text.gif to your theme directory. Theme may vary if using a different theme from the default.


NOTE: This mod is installed the old fashioned way using Boardmod. I may eventually get around to making this work with the SMF package manager.

Files to edit:

Recipes / Sweet Potato Casserole
« Last post by WestwegoMan on Feb 09, 2015, 12:47 AM »
Sweet Potato Casserole

3 cups sweet potatoes (1 large and 1 small can)
½ cup sugar
½ cup butter
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
1/3 cup milk

1/3 cup melted butter
1 cup light brown sugar
½ cup flour
1 cup chopped pecans

Boil and mash potatoes. Mix in sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla, and milk. Put in 13x9 in. baking dish.

Melt butter and mix remaining ingredients. Sprinkle on top of potato mixture. Bake 25 minutes at 350°.
Recipes / Mr. C’s Homemade Chili
« Last post by WestwegoMan on Feb 09, 2015, 12:42 AM »
Mr. C’s Homemade Chili

3 Onions
2 Packs of chili mix
2 Tsp. Chili Powder
2  15 oz. Cans of Hunts Tomato (Chili) Sauce*
1 Can Rotel Tomatoes
2 Bell Peppers
1 16 Oz. Can of Blue Runner Red Beans. (It’s a Louisiana thing)
1tsp Cayenne pepper (optional) Just depends on how ya’ tongue feels about it.
1 tbs Tony’s seasoning
2 Lbs. Lean ground meat
1 Qt. Of water.


Finely chop bell peppers and onions.
Brown ground meat and drain. Add all other ingredients and cook on low heat for 30 minutes. Add water as needed for consistency.
Recipes / Mr. C’s Beans
« Last post by WestwegoMan on Feb 09, 2015, 12:40 AM »
I have used this same recipe on white beans and butter beans. I have had success getting people to eat beans who never would eat them before.

Mr. C's Beans

1 Lb Pickled Pork
1 ½ Lbs of sausage
1 Lb Dry Beans
2 Lg. Onions (chopped)
2 Lg. Bell Peppers
¼ tsp black pepper
1 Tsp. Sugar
2 tsp. Vinegar
1/8 tsp powdered cloves
½ tsp Thyme
1/8 tsp. Powdered allspice
3 ribs of celery
4 cloves of garlic (minced)
½ Tsp Tony’s seasoning
Salt to taste

Sauté onions, celery, and bell peppers in a large pot. Slice sausage into ¼ inch pieces. With 2 ½ quarts of water, add sausage, pork and other ingredients except for Tony’s and salt (add these after beans have been cooking for about 3 hours). Cover and set on low heat until water starts to simmer. Do not let boil. Let simmer gently stirring every 15 minutes. When beans are tender, serve over rice.
Recipes / Artichoke Casserole
« Last post by WestwegoMan on Feb 09, 2015, 12:33 AM »
Great around the holidays. If you like stuffed artichokes, you'll love this.

Artichoke Casserole

2 med. Onions
1 cup olive oil
2 – 16oz. cans French string beans
4 cans artichoke hearts
1 ½ cups dehydrated parsley
2 cups Italian style bread crumbs
2 cups Romano cheese or Italian
Salt & pepper

Cut onions in quarters, chop in food processor. Do not puree. Pour cup of olive oil into large pot and add onions, cook until onions are clear.

Clean artichoke hearts and cut into quarters and chop in food processor. Add hearts to pot and cook another 5 minutes.

Add French string beans to pot and cook 5 minutes.

Add parsley flakes, cook 5 minutes.

Add bread crumbs, cheese, salt and pepper.

Bake in covered casserole dish at 350° for 15 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 15 minutes to brown top.
SMF Forum tips & tricks / Change Quote (selected) to Quote in post
« Last post by WestwegoMan on Feb 02, 2015, 8:21 PM »
Stop Quote (selected) from showing in post when a regular quote is used from the bbc buttons with "dQuoteSelection" mod installed.

In Sources/Subs.php

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Replace with:
Code: [Select]
In Themes/default/languages/index.english.php
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$txt['quote'] = 'Quote';
Add after:
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$txt['quoted'] = 'Quote';
SMF Forum tips & tricks / Edit BBC mod
« Last post by WestwegoMan on Jan 23, 2015, 5:46 PM »
Edit BBC

Latest Version: 1.0
Compatible With SMF: 2.0.x

This mod will add a "edit" BBC used to help identify the edited or added content in a post.
This is ideal for those who like to have edited content stand out in posts. This was made for and tested on SMF 2.0.8 but as far as I know, should work on all 2.0 versions.

There are no settings for this mod. As always, make a backup first!

Just wrap the content within the following tags.
Code: [Select]

This is what the mod does.

Mod History
Sep. 22, 2014 - First release. Thanks to BurkeKnight for the use of some of his code to learn from.

SMF Forum tips & tricks / Omit leading zero in SMF time format
« Last post by WestwegoMan on Jan 23, 2015, 5:44 PM »
Since I installed SMF, the time format has been bugging me. I searched through many threads on the support site with no luck. After a bit of searching again today, I came across a thread about getting rid of the leading zero in the time.

April 05, 2014, 09:13:54 PM

I wanted it to read like this instead.

April 05, 2014, 9:13:54 PM
April 05, 2014, 9:13:54 AM

All of this time it was because I mistook an I for an l. If this bugs you also, you can set the time format to the following in Admin > Features and Options > General

Instead of this:
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%b %d, %Y, %I:%M %p
Use this to omit the leading zero
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%b %d, %Y, %l:%M %p
SMF Forum tips & tricks / Add header.php
« Last post by WestwegoMan on Jan 23, 2015, 5:12 PM »
Add header.php

This will add a header over your SMF forum incase you want to place your main site header above it.

In Themes\default\index.template.php
Code: [Select]

Add After:
Code: [Select]
Must add a file named "header.php" in the forum root directory to avoid errors in the forum log.
SMF Forum tips & tricks / Add footer.php
« Last post by WestwegoMan on Jan 23, 2015, 5:12 PM »
Add footer.php

This will add a separate footer under your SMF forum in case you want to place your main site footer below it.

In Themes\default\index.template.php
Code: [Select]
// Show the load time?
Add Before:
Code: [Select]
Must add a file named "footer.php" in the forum root directory to avoid errors in the forum log.
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