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July 08, 2014, 04:31:06 PM

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SSI News Side PHP Block
« on: July 08, 2014, 04:31:06 PM »

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If you hate the News section on the header as much as i do, here's a simple solution. Display your latest news on a side PHP block. Like the default news, it will reload different news upon browser reload.

Create a PHP block, add this code. Customize it to your needs and activate.

The CSS; add this to the index.css of your theme.

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.iblock {
    font-size: 16px;
    background-color: #f9f9f9;
    border-left: 8px solid #eb6c6c;
    color: #444;
    line-height: 1.4em;
    padding: 2.8em 1.6em;
    margin: 0.1em 0 0.3em 0;
    overflow: auto;

The markup; add this to the PHP block:

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echo '

  <div class="iblock">';

echo '

Remove the News bit from the Index.template.php so it does not show twice. Should look like this in most themes:

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                <div class="news">';

    // Show a random news item? (or you could pick one from news_lines...)
    if (!empty($settings['enable_news']))
        echo '
                <p>', $context['random_news_line'], '</p>';

            echo '