Add Member Account Box Links/Notifications to NingBar and Hide Account Box - - Saving Space Above Fold (Collaborative Efforts: Jen and Elson)

Add Member Account Box Links/Notifications to NingBar, and Hide Account Box - - Saving Space Above Fold (Collaborative Efforts: Jen and Elson)


There are now 3 versions of this code.

Notes: #1 taking the least amount of space in Custom Code Box, and #3 taking the most space (but offers the most features):

  1. Without icons, without Notifications - - just links: Inbox, Alerts, Friends, Invite, Settings.
  2. With icons, without Notifications - - just icons and links.
  3. With icons, with Notifications - -icons, links, and Notifications (everything! thanks to Elson).



What Will This Code Do For Your Network?

  1. This tip will show you how to add your Account Box Links for: Inbox, Alerts, Friends, Invite and Settings to your NingBar.
  2. Hide your Account Box, saving space above fold.
  3. The links will only be visible to signed-in Members.
  4. Version #1 - No icons, no notifications, just links.
  5. Version #2 - No Notifications, just icons and links.
  6. Version #3 - Everything (Icons, Links, and Notifications)
  7. Note: you may experience issues with formatting if you already have custom links in your NingBar.

 

 

Instructions:

Version #1, No Icons, No Notifications (Just Links):

  • If you do not want to hide the Account Box, remove the CSS:
    .account-links {display:none!important;}
  • Otherwise, add all code below to your Custom Code Box via: My Network/Tools/Custom Code
  • The safest method of copying code below - - copy/paste from this text file: AddMemberAccountLinks_NingBar.txt


<!--  NingBar Navigation Links for Member Account Box -->
<style>
.lsep { margin:10px 2px 0;float:left;color:#ccc;font-size:110%; }
.account-links { display:none!important; }
.ningbarlink a { text-decoration:underline!important; }
</style>

<script type="text/javascript">
if (ning.CurrentProfile != null ) {
var NingBarLinks = '<li class="ningbarlink"><a href="/profiles/message/listInbox">Inbox</a></li>' + '<span class="lsep">|</span>'
+ '<li class="ningbarlink"><a href="/profiles/message/listAlerts">Alerts</a></li>' + '<span class="lsep">|</span>'
+ '<li class="ningbarlink"><a href="/profiles/friend/list?my=1">Friends</a></li>' + '<span class="lsep">|</span>'
+ '<li class="ningbarlink"><a href="/main/invitation/new">Invite</a></li>' + '<span class="lsep">|</span>'
+ '<li class="ningbarlink"><a href="/profiles/settings/editProfileInfo">Settings</a></li>';
x$('#xn_bar #xn_bar_menu #xn_bar_menu_tabs').prepend(NingBarLinks);
};
</script>
<!-- End NingBar Navigation Links -->

 

 


Version #2 No Notifications (Icons and Links):

The safest method of copying code below - - copy/paste from this text file: AddMemberAccountLinks_NingBarIcons.txt

 

<!--  NingBar Navigation Links for Member Account Box -->
<style>
.lsep { margin:10px 2px 0;float:left;color:#ccc;font-size:110%; }
.account-links { display:none!important; }
.ningbarlink a { text-decoration:underline!important; }
.ningbarlink img { padding-top:3px; }
</style>

<script type="text/javascript">
if (ning.CurrentProfile != null ) {
var NingBarLinks = '<li class="ningbarlink"><a href="/profiles/message/listInbox"><img alt="Inbox" src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/138172248?profile=original">Inbox</a></li>' + '<span class="lsep">|</span>'
+ '<li class="ningbarlink"><a href="/profiles/message/listAlerts"><img alt="Alerts" src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/138172359?profile=original">Alerts</a></li>' + '<span class="lsep">|</span>'
+ '<li class="ningbarlink"><a href="/profiles/friend/list?my=1"><img alt="Friends"src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/138172317?profile=original" width="16">Friends</a></li>' + '<span class="lsep">|</span>'
+ '<li class="ningbarlink"><a href="/main/invitation/new"><img src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/138172294?profile=original" width="16">Invite</a></li>' + '<span class="lsep">|</span>'
+ '<li class="ningbarlink"><a href="/profiles/settings/editProfileInfo"><img src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/138172376?profile=original" width="16">Settings</a></li>';
x$('#xn_bar #xn_bar_menu #xn_bar_menu_tabs').prepend(NingBarLinks);
};
</script>

<!-- End NingBar Navigation Links -->

 

Version #3, Everything (Courtesy of Elson) Icons, Links, and Notifications:

The safest method of copying code below - - copy/paste from this text file: AddMemberAccountLinks_NingBarIcons_ElsonsNotifications.txt

 

<!-- NingBar Navigation Links for Member Account Box -->
<style>
.lsep { margin:10px 2px 0;float:left;color:#ccc;font-size:110%; }
.account-links { display:none!important; }
.ningbarlink a { text-decoration:underline!important; }
.ningbarlink img { margin-top:7px!important; }
</style>

<script type="text/javascript">
var getinbox;
var getalert;
var getrequest;

if (ning.CurrentProfile != null ) {
getinbox = x$('.xj_messages_present .xj_count_unreadMessages').html();
getalert = x$('.xj_alerts_present .xj_count_unreadAlerts').html();
getrequest = x$('.xj_count_friendRequestsReceived .xj_multiple_friend_requests a').html();


var NingBarLinks = '<li id="ninbox" class="ningbarlink"><a href="/profiles/message/listInbox"><img alt="Inbox" src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/138172248?profile=original">Inbox</a></li>' + '<span class="lsep">|</span>'
+ '<li id="nalert" class="ningbarlink"><a href="/profiles/message/listAlerts"><img alt="Alerts" src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/138172359?profile=original">Alerts</a></li>' + '<span class="lsep">|</span>'
+ '<li id="nfriends" class="ningbarlink"><a href="/profiles/friend/list?my=1"><img alt="Friends"src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/138172317?profile=original" width="16">Friends</a></li>' + '<span class="lsep">|</span>'
+ '<li class="ningbarlink"><a href="/main/invitation/new"><img src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/138172294?profile=original" width="16">Invite</a></li>' + '<span class="lsep">|</span>'
+ '<li class="ningbarlink"><a href="/profiles/settings/editProfileInfo"><img src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/138172376?profile=original" width="16">Settings</a></li>';
x$('#xn_bar #xn_bar_menu #xn_bar_menu_tabs').prepend(NingBarLinks);
};

var ninboxa = x$('#ninbox a').html();
var nalerta = x$('#nalert a').html();
var nfriendsa = x$('#nfriends a').html();

if(getinbox > '0') x$('#ninbox a').html(ninboxa + ' ( ' + getinbox + ' ) ');
if(getalert > '0') x$('#nalert a').html(nalerta + ' ( ' + getalert + ' ) ');
if(getrequest.indexOf( 'xj_count') <= 0) x$('#nfriends a').html(nfriendsa + ' ' + getrequest);
</script>
<!-- End NingBar Navigation Links -->

 

NOTE: The Inbox Notification doesn't show up until a refresh or going to new page.

 

It took some careful thought to create this tip, like would it affect any other code, etc...Please let me know if this causes any issues.

 

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A special thanks to Elson for adding the code for notifications!


I hope you all enjoy this tip!

Jen

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Thnx Jen!!!

Anyway you could make it work with this code: 

/* Inbox Alert */
.xj_messages_present .xj_count_unreadMessages {
background-color: #ff0303;
border-color: #006600;
border-style: solid;
border-width: 1px;
color: #FFFFFF;
margin-left: 2px;
padding-bottom: 0px;
padding-left: 3px;
padding-right: 3px;
padding-top: 0px;
text-shadow: 1px 1px #3F3F3F;
-moz-border-radius: 2px;
border-radius: 2px;
}
.xj_messages_present small{
background-color: #e8e8e8;
}
.xj_messages_present small a{
text-decoration:none !important;
color:transparent !important;
}
/* Inbox Alert END */


/* friend request */
.xj_one_friend_request small{
background-color: #ff0303;
border-color: #006600;
border-style: solid;
border-width: 1px;
color: #FFFFFF;
margin-left: 2px;
padding-bottom: 1px;
padding-left: 3px;
padding-right: 3px;
padding-top: 0px;
text-shadow: 1px 1px #3F3F3F;
-moz-border-radius: 2px;
border-radius: 2px;
}
.xj_one_friend_request small a{
text-decoration:none !important;
color:#e8e8e8;
}

#xn_bar {
position:fixed;z-index:999!important;top:0px;margin-left:auto!important;margin-right:auto!important;width:100%;
}
#xg_navigation { margin-top:25px !important; }


/* friend request END */

These are red notifications for inbox and friend requests.

Glen,

I'm not using those classes in these links. They are just standard links. Your code wouldn't affect this, except your xn_bar and xg_navigation. I suggest in your case, don't hide the account box. Use both.

Best,

Jen

Ok thanks

Glen,

I was writing the code for the notifications, and Elson beat me to it. LOL I haven't had time to review all of the code, but he's more accomplished writing this type code than I am:

http://creators.ning.com/forum/topics/add-member-account-box-links-...

Have a great weekend,

Jen

Ok its working fine Thanks!!!!! Kos's post says it all!

How can i put the links to pop out like yours when the mouse highlights it?

Jen I like my Account Link Box. How do you put those design that you have at the Ningbar to your Account Link Box? Do you have a code for that please?

Hi Joshua,

I'm not sure what you're asking. If you want to keep your Account Box, and add the links to NingBar, just remove this line of code:

.account-links { display:none!important; }

Best Regards,
Jen

How do you get new design that went with the ning bar you had there to be pasted at the account link box? Here's picture of it below? You had the yellow bell that's one for Alert.

 

Joshua,

I am so sorry. But I just don't understand.

Best Regards,

Jen

ahhh, I think I understand. I haven't added those icons to the Inbox. Sorry, I don't have code written for this. It's not that straightforward.

Best,

Jen

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