Category Block (Regular List)

Started by Chen Zhen, July 06, 2013, 03:00:53 pm

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Chen Zhen

Category block for SMF Arcade 2.5

Copy and paste this into a PHP code block (I suggest top or bottom block):

global $db_prefix, $modSettings, $context, $sourcedir, $scripturl, $smcFunc, $boardurl;

$requestit = array();
$rowit = array();
$category = array();
$jam = array();
$jam['arcade_category'] = array();

   $requestit = $smcFunc['db_query']('', '
      SELECT id_cat, cat_name, num_games, cat_order
      FROM {db_prefix}arcade_categories
      ORDER BY cat_order',

    while ($rowit = $smcFunc['db_fetch_assoc']($requestit))
      $jam['arcade_category'][] = array(
         'id' => $rowit['id_cat'],
         'name' => $rowit['cat_name'],
         'href' => $scripturl . '?action=arcade;category=' . $rowit['id_cat'],
         'games' => $rowit['num_games'],
         'order' => $rowit['cat_order'],
       Set table width & column variables  -
      change $NumberOfColumns for the number of columns across                  */

   echo '<table summary="cats_block2" border="0" cellspacing="2" cellpadding="5" class="smalltext" align="center" style="overflow: hidden;">

   foreach ($jam['arcade_category'] as $category)
      if ($columns <= $NumberOfColumns)  {
$gamepic_name = str_replace (" ", "_", $category['name']);
$gamepic_name = str_replace ("/", "-", $gamepic_name);
$category_pic = '<img src="' .$boardurl. '/Themes/default/images/arc_icons/'.$gamepic_name.'.gif" border="0" alt="~"  title="'.$category['name'].'" width="25" height="22" />';
            echo'   <td align="justify" width="320">', $category_pic," ",
               '<a href="', $category['href'], '">',$category['name'], '</a> (', $category['games'] , '

      if ($columns >= $NumberOfColumns)  {
         echo '</tr>';
         echo '<tr>';


   echo '<td>';
/* mt  */
echo '</td></tr></table>';


For Simple Portal users, you can have this show in your arcade (only) by selecting Advanced Options and enter the following into Custom Display Options:

The categories can also be displayed with small icons. Just name the icon the same as your category name except change any spaces to an underscore (case sensitive) and make sure it's in gif format.
Place the icons in: / Themes / default / images / arc_icons
The icons are set at 20 x 20 but this can be edited within the block.


Appreciate the code @Chen Zhen

Worked like a charm :)