Manual Easy Design Setting

Easy Design Setting
05 /19 2010
Easy Design Setting

In the easy design setting, you can set these things:
1. BBS type
2. BBS title & header decoration
3. Font (font size and letter colors)
4. Page display (background color & background images)
5. Form
6. Entry (topics and comments)

1. BBS types

Choose a BBS type from these 3 types below and set it up!
(You must disable the template function to use these BBS types.)

(1) Multithreading Type: all entries are shown
(2) Multi Topic Type: a topic list is shown
(3) Thread Float Type: Japanese 2 channel BBS type

* The Multi Topic Type has been set for mobile phone.
* If the template function is enabled on PC, the template type BBS will be set.
* When the template function is not disabled, you can not use these BBS types.

Click on here to see the template function in details.

2. BBS Title and Header Decoration

HTML tag can be also inserted into the upper section of the BBS.
(eg. FC2 Analyzer tag is ideal and it can be inserted easily.)

(1) BBS Title
Enter a BBS's title winin 30 letters.
        The BBS title is the common BBS title for both PC and mobile phone.
        Around 20 letters are recommended for mobile phone screen.
        *A tag can not be used for the BBS title.
(2) Letter color for a BBS title
Choose a letter color for a BBS title.

(3) Title Image's URL
           An image can be used as a BBS title instead of letters.
        Enter the URL of the image you want to use as the BBS title.
        After entering the URL and inserting the image, the letters of the title will be gone.

(4) Uploading the title image file
          After uploading the image, the image's URL becomes the title image's URL.  
       *jpg, png, gif images can be uploaded up to 64KB.                                           

(5) Sub-title (for PC only)
       Enter a sub-title of a BBS.
       A sub-title can be used as an explanation of the BBS.
       (You can enter a HTML tag as a sub-title.)

3. Font
Make the settings for a font size and letter colors.

(1) Font Size: a letter size shown in the BBS.

(2) Basic letter color:
the basic letter color for "name", "subject","message", "image",
        "mail address", "homepage", "letter color", "delete key", and etc.

(3) Link color: a letter color to indicate letters with a link.

(4) Clicked link color : a letter color to indicate a link which has been clicked.
        After letters with a link are clicked, they will get the color you have set as a clicked

(5) Active link color: a letter color to indicate a link which changes the color while being

(6) On mouse link color:
a letter color to indicate a link being pointed by a mouth.

(7) Subject letter color: a letter color for a subject.

(8) Letter color for a submitter's name:
a letter color for a submitter's name.

(9) Letter Color for Date & Time: a letter color for a posting date and time.

4. Page Display
Make settings of page background colors and background images.

(1) Page background color: a page background color

(2) Uploading the background image: Upload an image and insert it to the   
background.  Then the uploaded image's URL becomes the background image's
        * jpg, png, gif images can be uploaded up to 64KB.

(3) Repetition of the Background Image: When the background images are specified,
        you can set the display order of the
images. Choose a display order from below.

        ♦ Horizontal & Vertical Repetition (standard): The specified images are shown
           repeatedly in horizontal way and vertical way.    
        ♦ Horizontal Repetition: The specified images are shown repeatedly in horizontal 
           way only.
        ♦ Vertical Repetition: the specified images are shown repeatedly in vertical way
        ♦ No repetition: only one of the specified images is shown at the left top of the

(4) Fixing a background image:
        When putting a check mark in, the background image is fixed and it won't move
        even if you scroll it. Only letters shown can be scrolled.

5. Form

Make a setting of designs for a posting form.  The followings are the items of the posting form.

(1) Choice of entering a sex:

        When posting, you can choose either entering your sex (male or female) or not
        entering it.

(2) Use of icons (for PC only):
        When writing a message, use an icon to show your feelings.
        You can also use your original icons and make your BBS a unique one!
(3) Selection of a letter color for a message:
When "Selection of a letter color for a message" is "on",
            - you can set the letter colors for the message when posting as the initial 8 colors.             -
"the selection color No.1"  is compulsory.
        ♦ When
"Selection of a letter color for a message" is "off",
            - the specified basic letter colors are set for the letter color.
(4) Display of the icon input window:
        Set either displaying or not displaying the icon input window of your mobile phone.
        When you put a check mark into your mobile phone company's name, the icon which
        enables you to use your mobile phone company's icons will come up above the
        posting form, and then submitter will be able to input  those icons.

(5) Display of the video inserting window:

        When the video inserting window is set for "on", the icon for inserting a video will
        come up above the message input section.
        Click on the icon or the letter  "video", then the window for inserting a video will be

6. Entry section (topics, comments and images)
        You can set designs of an entry section.

Background color of subject and submitter's name:
        Set a background color for a subject and a submitter's name.

(2) Width of comment:
        Set a width of a comment 50% to 100% of the entry display width.
        There are 11 levels.

(3) Display methods of the e-mail address:

        If an e-mail address is entered when posting, you can select a display method of the
        e-mail link.
        ♦ "name"               → the submitter's name is displayed.
"default image" → the image of the e-mail registered initially at FC2 BBS is
"original image"→ you can display any image as you like
        *See "URL of the e-mail address" for details.

(4) URL of the e-mail address image:
        Enter the URL of the e-mail address image you specify, and click on "Reflect the
        setting".  The e-mail address image will be reflected.

        *When you register the URL of the page from outside, the background can not be
        displayed from the page on which the direct link is prohibited.

        Another way to reflect an image is;
        First, post the image you like to your BBS.  Then right-click on the posted image and
        copy the URL of the image displayed in the "Property".  After acquiring the image's
        URL, enter the URL into the text box and click on the button "Reflect the setting". 
        the image is reflected.

(5) Uploading the e-mail image:
        The uploaded image becomes the e-mail image's URL.
        *jpg/png/gif  images can be uploaded up to 64KB.

(6) URL of the homepage image:
        When the message you want to post has a URL, you can set displaying the URL to
        the image.
Enter the URL of the image you specify.

        * When you don't specify the URL of the image, [Home] will be displayed.
        * On all mobile phone, [URL] will be displayed.

(7) Uploading the homepage image:
        The uploaded image's ULR will be set as the homepage image's URL.
        * jpg, png, gif images can be uploaded up to 64KB.

(8) Displaying the submitter's remote host name:
        You can set displaying the submitter's remote host name.                
        *When choosing "display", only the last half will be displayed in the BBS.
        (for example: *.so-net.ne.jp)

When you complete the setting, click on "Reflect the setting".

Manual Function Settings 

Function Settings
05 /19 2010
Function Settings 
You can set the following functions;
1. Linking to homepage (PC & mobile phone)
2. The number of topics
"To Get More Comments" (Arranging a comment display order)
4. Image posting function
5. Displaying QR code
Repeated posting prohibition time       prevents spams!
7. Image Verification                                 ⇒ prevents spams!
8. Message approval function

1. Linking to homepage (PC & mobile phone)
(1) Homepage for PC

        When you enter your homepage's URL here, "Home" will be displayed on the  
        uppermost part of the BBS.
        Click on [Home], ane it links to the homepage which has been set.

(2) Homepage for mobile phone

        When you view the BBS on a mobile phone screen, "Operation Menu" will be shown
        in the uppermost part of the BBS. Click on it, and you will see the menu list.     
        Click on [Home], and it links to the homepage
which has been set.

2. The number of topics
(1) The number of topics displayed on one page
         You can set the number of topics displayed on one page.
         If you have set it as "Topic List" (Multi-Topic type BBS), it will not be reflected.

(2) The number of topics to be saved
         You can set the number of topics to be saved from 10 to unlimited.
         Once you set the value, exeeding topics will be deleted from the oldest.

3. "To Get More Comment" (Arranging a comment display order)
"To Get More Comment" is a very useful function to arrange a comment display order.  With this function, a topic which has a comment goes on the top of all the comments.

Other comment display orders
        You can set the comment display order from the oldest or the newest.

4. Image posting function
Set the image posting function for "ON" or "OFF".

♦ Maximum image size shown in the message
You can set the maximum image size shown in the message. 
        To set the maximum image size, the image posting function must be set for "ON".

5. Displaying QR code
QR code of BBS is displayed underneath the title.
*QR code is not displayed on the BBS on which the template is applied.

6. Repeated posting prohibition time (seconds)

This function prevents spams such as repeated posting from the identical address.
The repeated posting prohibition time can be set from 0 to 360 seconds.

7. Image Verification
You can prevent spams by Image Verification.
With Image Verification, submitters are required to enter the number in the image when
You can add this function to shut out annoying automatic posting.

8. Message approval function
When you set the message approval function for "ON", the contents of the posted message is not shown unless it is approved in the log management page

After the setting is completed, click on "Reflect the setting".

Manual Counter Setting & Open/Private Mode Setting

Counter/Open to public
05 /19 2010
Counter Setting & Open/Private Mode Setting

1. Counter Setting
(1) Display methods of the counter
You can choose either showing or not showing.

Showing the counter: You show the counter on the BBS.
Not showing the counter: You do not show the counter on the BBS

(2) Color setting of the counter
You can also set a color of the numbers in the counter.

(3) Counter Value
Enter a number as the counter value.

After you set the counter value, the counter starts counting from the value you have set.

It is convenient when you want to keep the counter value at your another BBS.
If you transfer from another company's BBS, you can set the counter starting from the value you already have.

2. Open or private mode setting
You can make your BBS open to the public or secret (private mode).
(1) Open to the public
        All visitors can view your BBS.                

(2) Secret (private mode)
        When you don't want your BBS to be seen by your friends or other people, you can
        set the private mode.
        You need to set a password to set up the private mode.
        Only the users who know the password can view your BBS.

♦ Password: Letters within 16 letters.
♦ Message while the private mode:
Letters within 254 letters.
        The message you enter in this setting is shown in the password input screen.

When the setting is completed, click on "Reflect the setting".

Manual Original Icon Setting

Original Icon Setting
05 /19 2010
Original Icon Setting
1. How many original icons can we display?
You can set 1 to 20 of your original icons.

* When you change the setting number, the amount of reduction and increase will be reset to the default icons.

For example, you first set the number of original icons 20, and change the the number from 20 to 10. And then you change the number from 10 to 20 again. Now, No.1 - No.10 icons are the original icons and No.11 - No.20 icons are the default icons.

* If you want to use 20 of your original icons again after changing the setting, you must reset.

2. How to set original icons
You can set the following things in the original icon setting;
♦ Name of icon
♦ Uploaded URL
♦ Uploading icon images

* jpg, png, gif images can be uploaded up to 32 KB.

When you complete the setting, click on "Reflect the setting".

And also when the display is having problems after the change of setting or when you want to change the setting to the standard, click on "Reset to the default icons".

Manual Let's use a template!

Let's use a template!
05 /19 2010
Let's use a template!
1. Editting templates
(1) Enable/Disable the Template Function
♦ When you enable the template function, the template type will be applied.
♦ When you disable the template function, the BBS you have set in the Easy Design Setting will be applied.

(2) Editting  templates
FC2 does not offer the technical support about editting templates. Please do it by your self responsibility.
If you have trouble or do not know how to do after editting templates, please disable the template function.

2. List of shared templates
The lshared templates are displayed in the list, and you can "preview", "download" and also view "the creator's BBS ".

(1) Preview: You can reflect the template on your own BBS and confirm it.
(2) Download: You can download a template. The downloaded template will be added to the list of user templates on the "Editting template" page.

(3) The creator's BBS: It is linked to the BBS of the template creator.

3. Applying your original templete to the Shared Template
You can apply a template you made to the shared template.
Once it is approved, it will be open to the list of shared template and other FC2 BBS users (as well as the administror) can download and use it.

(1) How to apply the registration to the shared template
Upload the template you want to apply to the user template list beforehand.
And also enter the following things;

♦ Name of the template: (It must be your original template.)
♦ Description of the template: Explain the template up to 256 letters.
♦ Thumbnail Image: [jpg][png][gif] can be uploaded up to 20KB. 
                                   A thumbnail image is displayed by 90x90 height x width.


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