Adding a Author Column to your ProSilver theme.

So I have noticed that there was some confusion regarding the lack of an author section in the ProSilver theme. So today I am going to show you how to add this. Now I assume that you know how to edit .css and HTML files from your own installation.

First we are going to get to the files that we need. You can use something such as FileZilla or you can do this via Arvixe’s handy file manager from your cpanel.

So first we are going to need to edit our content.css the path is as follows:


It looks like this:


Now we are going to find the line that starts with:

dd.lastpost {

It should be around line 147

You are going to replace the whole part of that :


With this:

dd.lastpost {
   width: 15%;
   font-size: 1.1em;

Like so:


Then we are going to look for this piece of code in the same file:

dd.posts, dd.topics, dd.views {
width: 8%;
text-align: center;
line-height: 2.2em;
font-size: 1.2em;

It’s on or about line 128

Like so:


below it we are going to add the following: {
   width: 10%;
   text-align: center;
   line-height: 2.2em;
   font-size: 1.2em;

Like so:


Ok now that we have done that save and re-upload and replace it.

Now we are going to add the actual section for the author. So time for some HTML edits we are going to navigate to the path:


Open it in your favorite editor and look for the line:

<dd class=”posts”>

Like so:


Now before that line you are going to add the following line:

<dd class="author">{L_AUTHOR}</dd>

Like so:


Next we are going to find the line:

<dd class=”posts”>{topicrow.REPLIES} <dfn>{L_REPLIES}</dfn></dd>

Its around line 149

Like so:


Before that you are going to add the following:

<dd class="author">{topicrow.TOPIC_AUTHOR_FULL}</dd>

Like so:


You will then find the following code:

<!-- IF topicrow.ATTACH_ICON_IMG -->{topicrow.ATTACH_ICON_IMG} <!-- ENDIF -->{L_POST_BY_AUTHOR} {topicrow.TOPIC_AUTHOR_FULL} » {topicrow.FIRST_POST_TIME}

It’s around line 147

Like so:


You will replace that with the following:

<!-- IF topicrow.ATTACH_ICON_IMG -->{topicrow.ATTACH_ICON_IMG} <!-- ENDIF -->{L_POSTED} » {topicrow.FIRST_POST_TIME}

Like so:


Ok now make sure that you save it and upload and overwrite the new one.

Now we have to do a few clean up items. Make sure that you go to themes and refresh the prosilver template like so:


Also go to Templates and refresh prosilver from there as well:


When you are all finished you should see this:


Your all done!

If you have any questions or comments please ask away below!

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