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May 27th, 2007

By RBA - May 27th, 2007, 19:23, Category: Templates

While coRank allows you to virtually change the way your entire site looks, maybe you just want to change the logo, or at least start from there.

There are mainly two ways to do it. One is to add the logo via an IMG in the header file and the other is to add the logo to the CSS itself.

Both ways start with the same process:

  • Go to the Admin page of your site, and click on the Files tab.
  • Click on the "Upload image" option and upload your logo.
  • Go back to the File Index.
  • Find the file you just uploaded, click on the name and note its URL. It will be something like http://mysite.corank.com/st/82/01/000/mylogo.gif (the path will be different)
  • Edit the file style.css (the second in the list of files) by clicking on its name.

Now, if you want to just add the logo to the CSS file, do this:

  • In the #header and #logo sections, change the url value of the 'background' property (what goes between parenthesist) with the URL for your logo.
  • You should also change the width and height values of the #logo section for the width and height of your logo.
  • Click "Save" to save the updated style.css. Done!
  • Go your site to make sure everything looks good.

And if you want to do it by adding the IMG tag in the header instead, do this:

  • In the #header and #logo sections (somewhere around the beginning of the file), delete the 'background' property. You may also want to modify the width and height values of the #logo section to match the width and height of your just uploaded logo.
  • Click "Save" to save the updated style.css
  • Now, edit the Header.html file (third in the list of files) and insert your <img src="..."> tag between the <a href="/" id="logo">...</a> tags. You should also delete the <$zg=cbTitle> tag you'll see right there.
  • Click "Save" to save the updated Header.html. Done!
  • Go your site to make sure everything looks good.

Yes, it would be great if we could just give you a text box where you could add your logo with the click of a mouse, but then you'd lose the flexibility of being able to fully edit the CSS and header files and do with them whatever you want.


By RBA - May 27th, 2007, 11:11, Category: FAQ

Many people have asked us how to have their coRank site under their own domain, so instead of running out of mysite.corank.com (where 'mysite' is of course the name you gave to your coRank site) it can be accessed from, for example, www.example.com.

By the way, let's continue using example.com as our... example ;-)

Firs of all, yo must have created your site at coRank. If you haven't then start there.

Now, if you already have a website at www.example.com, you  want to run your coRank site from a subdomain, which could be corank.example.com, news.example.com or any other subdomain (subdomains such as mail, smtp, pop, ftp and www are generally used for other things, so be creative when seelcting the name for your subdomain). If you want, you can also get a domain just for your coRank site, it's up to you.

Let's say you decided to go with corank.example.com. There's only two things you need to do.

  1. Edit the DNS records of your domain and create a new CNAME record for corank.example.com aliased to branded.corank.com.

    Alternatively you could create a "type A record" where corank.example.com points to the IP 72.9.152.120. This method has the disadvantage that it will likely become obsolete in the future (when it does we'll announce it here regardless). Of course, either way you have to replace corank.example.com with your subdomain+domain.

    If you don't know how to do any of this, ask your hosting company, your domain registrar or your webmaster. Each registrar and hosting company has its own control panels to configure domain records, and we cannot possibly know how to use all of them. In other words, we likely don't know how to do those changes, so ask the people who does: your hosting company or registrar.

  2. Let us know! Go http://www.corank.com/support.html and send us a message with the following information:

    • Your coRank username
    • The current URL of your coRank site (???.corank.com)
    • The complete (sub)domain you wish to use. It must be yours already, of course, and you must have done step 1 already.

    Please do not write to us unless you've done step 1 (creating a CNAME or A record for your subdomain), because if you haven't, all we're going to do is ask you to do it and get back to us when you've done it, so let's help each other save some time by not going through that :-)

And that's it. Any questions, let us know either down here in the comments or via http://www.corank.com/support.html!

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