cwboaze

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Hi,

my question is simple!,
where is the location of the main
page that is displayed once
you have logged into cpanel.

I have cpanel 11
using x3 skins.

Which i like, I am trying to find this page
so I can edit the code adding a extra grahic
for Live Help with our system.

is this possible and where is it located,
which method do you recommend me
using pico or nano to edit the file!
or another method!

thanks for your help!
 

cwboaze

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ok, I edit the file
index.html like I wanted.

save changes and go look at
the control panel!, it is changed.

Great!,

I thought to myself I better test
something before I edit completely
the way I want it!

So I run cpanel updates!,
well it overrides my edits

is there something I can do
to make this not override my edits
to a certain file or just don't run
cpanel updates.
 

cPanelDavidG

Technical Product Specialist
Nov 29, 2006
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ok, I edit the file
index.html like I wanted.

save changes and go look at
the control panel!, it is changed.

Great!,

I thought to myself I better test
something before I edit completely
the way I want it!

So I run cpanel updates!,
well it overrides my edits

is there something I can do
to make this not override my edits
to a certain file or just don't run
cpanel updates.
The trick is to not edit cPanel files. Rather, if you are customizing a theme manually - copy/paste it to make a new theme then edit your copy of the theme rather than cPanel's version. This will prevent your changes from getting lost in an upgrade/update.
 

cwboaze

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ok, noted.

is there anyway to edit which videos are
listed in the video tutorials.

Some videos I don't want shown like
how to change your password. I don't
allow such things on our hosting services.

Where is the location to this video tutorial
page and if I edit it will it stay edited.
or replace once I update cpanel.
 

cPanelDavidG

Technical Product Specialist
Nov 29, 2006
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ok, noted.

is there anyway to edit which videos are
listed in the video tutorials.

Some videos I don't want shown like
how to change your password. I don't
allow such things on our hosting services.

Where is the location to this video tutorial
page and if I edit it will it stay edited.
or replace once I update cpanel.
Seeing as the path is frontend/x3/tutorial.html, I would assume the file to be stored somewhere in /usr/local/cpanel/base

Just note that if you edit tutorial.html for the X3 theme, it may be replaced by later cPanel updates. You may want to copy the X3 theme and customize that theme instead to avoid any possible loss to your customizations.
 

cwboaze

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this is not editable:

I looked and found the file,
here it's code:

Code:
<html>
<head>
<title>cPanel X</title>
<cpanel relinclude="charset.html">
</head>
<frameset rows="*" frameborder="NO" border="0" framespacing="0" cols="*">
  <frame name="mainFrame" src="https://www.cpanel.net/products/cPanelandWHM/linux/cpanel11/tutorials.html">
</frameset>
<noframes>
<body bgcolor="#FFFFFF" text="#000000">
</body>
</noframes>
</html>
They are outsourcing the code using frames,
so I can't edit which videos I want to play or not!

I am submitting this to support, to
see if we could get a system built, to control
which videos show!
 

zippohosting

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Can someone provide the steps to add a link

I read all this but I am somewhat confused.

Can someone provide the baby steps to place an icon in CP that will not be overwritten and that I can link to my helpdesk???

I have the latest version of cPanel.
 

cPanelDavidG

Technical Product Specialist
Nov 29, 2006
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This is the easiest way to do this. Not exactly the best way, because you need to repeat this process for all styles. The best way would be to create a cPanel Plug-in that redirected to your help desk when clicked. However, knowing that most web hosting providers only let their users use maybe 1 or 2 styles of the X3 theme anyway - here's the easy way to do this :):

1. Login to your cPanel interface using a Reseller Account's user/pass
2. Click on "Branding Editor" in the Preferences block
3. Below the style you wish to edit, click "Edit This Style"
4. Click "Add Interface Elements"
5. For "Select A Type:" select Image
6. For "Select Image Category:" select Icon
7. For "Create a Filename:" type a filename for your button, example: myTech
8. For "Create a Description:" describe the button's use
9. For "Select Image Type:" select Image
10. Height and Width is the height/width of the image.
11. Description is the text that appears below your icon
12. Ignore the Feature and If fields
13. For "URL:" enter the URL to link to (ex: the URL of your support desk)
14. For "Group:" enter the name of a group to place the icon in. Groups bundled with the X3 theme are: pref, mail, files, logs, sec, domains, db, software and advanced. If for some reason you already have created your own group, you can use that name as well.
15. For "Item Order:" place where you want your icon to be on the list (low numbers being near the beginning, high numbers like 999 meaning at the end).
16. Click "Add"
17. Click "Back to Branding Editor"
18. Click "Edit This Style" for the style you were editing
19. Click "Edit Icons"
20. You will now be able to upload your own icon. Scroll down to your icon (note the filename and Description will be displayed here), next to it is a browse button to upload an image. Browse for your image.
21. Click "Upload Images" at the bottom of the page
22. Repeat steps 3 through 21 for other styles of the X3 theme if you desire.
 
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zerutreck

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Click "Add Interface Elements"

My whm dont have this option:

"Click "Add Interface Elements""


What mine whm of has made a mistake?
What I made of wrong? Something related to be as root?

Thanxs,

Hermes Alves
 

cPanelDavidG

Technical Product Specialist
Nov 29, 2006
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My whm dont have this option:

"Click "Add Interface Elements""


What mine whm of has made a mistake?
What I made of wrong? Something related to be as root?

Thanxs,

Hermes Alves
Since I wrote that, that functionality has been removed from cPanel/WHM. If you wish to add an icon to the cPanel interface, you will need to create a cPanel Plugin. Documentation for that is available at:

http://www.cPanel.net/plugins/devel
 
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