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HTML Template Sets have been released for public beta testing. We recently made it available to all forums and encourage all forum owners and developers to read our announcement on it.

The HTML Template Sets area can be found in Admin CP → Skins & Templates → HTML Templates.

Via this new feature, you can now fully customize the following templates:
  • Category Headers
  • Board Stats
  • Forum Row
  • Topic Row
  • Main Profile
  • Mini Profile
  • Redirect Row
  • Subforum Headers
  • Topic List Headers
  • Post Row
We created this built-in feature, having seen developers do amazing things with JFH and JavaScript to customize their forum's HTML. A well-known available script is Black's Custom Forum Structure or "CFS" for short. While this popular 3rd party script has done amazing job for JFH users and we're amazed and even grateful at how much work was put into it all for JFH's benefit, it does not come without flaws, and it is no longer being regularly updated by its original author. The last commit to the github for it was 5 months ago.

As a result, if you are running CFS (you may be here because the Admin CP told you) you may have experienced all or some of the following:
  • Forums disappearing
  • Categories Disappearing
  • In-Forum Sub-forums Disappearing
  • In-Forum topic indexes disappearing
  • Profiles Disappearing
  • Profile Fields Out Of Order
  • Forum Templates 'Flickering'
We cannot solve any of these problems, they are bugs within the script itself that we cannot fix. But you do not have to live with these problems anymore. You can switch away from Custom Forum Structure, and use the new HTML Template Sets feature which is more robust and stable -- because it's done via the system side, coded and fully supported by Jcink.com Forum Hosting.

We urge all users presently using Custom Forum Structure (CFS), to please take a look at our migration guide. We have worked hard to try to make it so you can simply copy your CFS template into our system, and it will automatically translate it. To start moving your templates away from CFS, please see our Converting Custom Forum to Structure HTML Templates Migration Guide. No matter what version of CFS you are using, you can migrate from it.

The system is still in "beta", so we are actively developing it and welcome your input in the development topic. However, at this stage there is really no reason to be using CFS anymore for any of the above mentioned templates. All of them are extremely stable.

If you require assistance with conversion because you are suffering from problems related to CFS, please feel free to post in our forums for help and we will try to guide you!

Helpful Links:Thank you for your support!

- JFH Administration

This post has been edited by John: Nov 17 2016, 08:58 PM

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