Here's a simple tip which turns your side column Inbox notification text into a simple new icon that is already built-in to your base theme layout. I just thought this method is more noticeable so I have shared this tip. You don't need to upload any images just insert these few lines or copy and paste the attachment code text below into your custom code box and you're all set.
Sample screen shot:
Language Editor Version (with unread count, easy & more integrated)
Go to your Language Editor and search for the keyword 'new'. You can find the target field around mid part of the search result (Page 3) or sample link here:
Search for <span %1$s>%2$s</span> new and replace it with:
Hit 'Save' and the new changes should take effect.
Latest: With unread messages count (Load time fix)
Choose your version and enjoy!
Is there any way to apply this for "new member pending" notifications? It would definitely make them STAND OUT. Love this tip btw. Thank you for sharing.
same way using the language editor
Alrightee.........giving it a shot. Thank you Soaringeagle
Uh no. I searched for "new member" and "awaiting approval" trying a few replacements. "New" is the only thing that appears [no red highlight]......in Firefox and IE. Clearly I'm doing it wrong. Will move onto other things. Thanks for trying. I truly appreciate it.
<span %1$s>%2$s</span> new
ah i havent tried it with that yet lets see what i can find 1 sec
ok i tried but i dont use member moderation so can u screenshot it for me i need to see the wording and capitalization
glad you like it Kos, sure thing.
Ron I'm still trying to find a method to apply to the "member pending" area on the main page. The customer code version doesn't function when it comes to that area and a boatload of various searches pertaining to pending approvals have only yielded the actual approval page itself; nothing where the count would increase beyond 1. Any ideas? I'm even dreaming a/b this in my sleep now *LOL*
i dont got the time for it but i am certain if u try this
step 1 fame a new freind request and a member pending approval waitting for testing purposes
step 2 search the language editor for %1$s
step 3 every 1 on each page that u cant imedietly identify as NOT it edit add new1 new2 new 3 etc to identify each 1 uniquely save the page
reload the site and lo0k to see if ether of them changed if not undo your chabges save and go on to next page
im assumming your looking for siomething like
or even %1$s <span %2$s> %3$s </span> (%4$s) %5$s
good luck it drove me crazy too but ui didhnt try editing the 1st 10 pages of them to test
Hey KOS, wow this is getting serious :-D sorry but I've been busy lately so I haven't got the chance to check out the language editor.
Anyway to get something going, I do have a custom code version that should work. I tested this on our sandbox site recently.
See attached file and here's a screen cap result. Hope that helps.