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  • I got hit with this today. As I have a Pro subscription to Font Awesome, this allows me to use a much wider range of fonts. Unfortunately, NodeBB only seems to list the free fonts, so in order to use the Pro icons, you have to manually type the font name you want (leave the fa- part off, as it’s not needed).

    No issues, so I went ahead and typed in the name. Below is the result

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    Now, despite the icon not showing here, it does once you save and reload the site. Great - problem solved then?

    Yes - until you want to change the icon back…

    Highlight over an unchanged icon, and you’ll see the mouse pointer change meaning there is a link behind it

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    However, hover over one you’ve changed by typing in the value manually, and you’ll see the link is gone

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    Panic stations… headless chicken… major cussing session… No - there is a way out

    Fire up the dev tools (F12 for console), and press the select tool. Now select the element with the missing link

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    In the resultant element list, follow the HTML until you reach

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    change-icon-link hidden

    Now delete the hidden part, so you are left with just change-icon-link and press enter

    You’ll see that the alt text appears for the image, which is enough for you to be able to click the anchor, and change the icon

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    There you go. Now enjoy how smug you feel that you’ve sorted this problem yourself 🙂

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    @phenomlab
    Ah, got it working!
    I reversed the CSS addition to put z index high, and then I could see another error box saying fork title must be at least 3 characters.
    So made the new fork title longer and button responded.

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    @Panda said in Interesting Widget code, but can’t fetch API:

    How did you drop that widget into the post there?
    I hadnt seen this BSgenerator anywhere on sudonix site, do you use it somewhere already?

    Yes, here

    https://sudonix.org/topic/414/corporate-bullshit-generator?_=1687774393044

    It’s not a “post” or “topic” in the common sense. It is actually a page in it’s own right and leverages nodebb-plugin-custom-pages. This in turn creates a new “route” which behaves like a page, meaning it is then exposed for widgets.

    @Panda said in Interesting Widget code, but can’t fetch API:

    Also can you explain more what you mean by calling the code externally. In my API call example, how would I go about doing that?

    By this, I mean create all the required code in an external JS file that is reachable by the NodeBB instance - so, in “public” for example - or in my case /public/js. The widget then “calls” that file and because it runs outside of the scope of NodeBB, you just need to return the values to the widget.

    Hope this makes sense?

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    @dave1904 that’s a really good point actually. I know it was there previously on Persona, but you’re right - no such function exists on harmony.

    However, putting something in place to mimick the behaviour of Persona won’t be hard from the js standpoint, although I wonder if perhaps we should ask the NodeBB developers is this feature was overlooked?

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    @cagatay this relates to a change the css classes used for the brand header meaning it will now float to the left instead of right.

    If you’d like to retain the original behavior, you can add this css class

    [data-widget-area="brand-header"] { justify-content: end; display: flex; }

    Further information here

    https://community.nodebb.org/topic/17090/manual-build-a-custom-header-in-harmony/19?_=1684069325296

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    @DownPW I see why. The code relies on the existence of

    [component="topic/quickreply/container"]

    However, this by definition means that the below has to be enabled

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    It will then work

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    For some unknown reason, this is hidden in Harmony, and only shows if you select it. In v2, it seems that the <section> is deleted altogether in Persona if “Quick Reply” is disabled, meaning it won’t fire as it can’t locate that specific component.

    The downside is that you might not want the quick reply function, but I think it’s a PITA to scroll up to the top of the post just to reply, so I have it on 🙂

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    Been playing with the user profile page this afternoon. Thought I’d post a video as I’m really pleased with how this came out

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    @cagatay You should ask in the NodeBB forums. Perhaps reference this post

    https://discuss.flarum.org/d/23066-who-read

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    @cagatay You could experiment with nodebb-plugin-ns-embed but I expect the x-origin tag on the remote site to prevent playback.