Help & Support
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Your Cbox embed code is available at your control panel. You need this code to install your Cbox on your website.
Also on that page is your Quick Link — a URL which you can use to access your Cbox directly in your browser or on your mobile device.
If you install your Cbox and all you see is code, or nothing at all, your web host may be removing or otherwise interfering with the HTML iframe tags that Cbox uses. Your Cbox code needs to be pasted into an area of your site that accepts HTML without modification. This may mean switching your editor from "rich text" or "WYSIWYG" mode into HTML-editing or "raw" mode, or you may need to open your template files in a plain-text editor like Notepad.
Remember that you always have the option of posting or sharing your Cbox Quick Link — this gives visitors direct access to your Cbox in a full-screen layout, so it's perfect as a mobile option or for stand-alone use.
Go to the Theme editor in your control panel. There you can specify the fonts and colours of your Cbox, using a point-and-click editor. You can always reset your theme to one of the preset defaults there, if you would like to start again.
If you have a Premium or Pro Cbox, you can create a moderator name for yourself at your Users page, and then log in on your Cbox using the "profile" link. You will see a delete icon [x] next to each message in your Cbox, and you will not have to log in at your control panel at all to delete messages.
Yes. In the Theme editor, simply delete the colour codes for the main and form background ("BG") elements. This will make the Cbox transparent, allowing whatever is behind the Cbox to show through.
Note that any pop-ups generated by a transparent Cbox will have the default background colour — usually white. If your font colour is light, it may be invisible in popups. You can fix this by editing the CSS to introduce a background-color rule for popups.
Creating a Cbox is quick, easy, and free. Simply visit this page, and fill in the form. Your Cbox will be created instantly, and you will be able to get started right away.
By default, Cboxes embedded on MyLeague.com are integrated with your MyLeague userbase. This disables the "name" and "email / url" boxes on your Cbox, and automatically assigns usernames and avatars to members who are signed in on MyLeague. Non-members and members who have not signed in are given the name "Guest."
If you would prefer to use Cbox's built-in user features, so that your visitors must specify their names themselves, you can do that by choosing a different Cbox code variation — choose "Inline (default)". Then a new embed code will appear, which you will need to copy-and-paste over your old Cbox code in your MyLeague page.
Then Save and refresh your page and you should see the "name" box on your Cbox. You will now have access to all User and Access Control features.
Cbox Premium and Pro allow you to customize the four built-in usergroup name colours at your Themes page. The group colours you can specify are Normal, Registered, Moderator, and Admin. These correspond to the user types at your Users page.
In addition, you can use Filtering rules to specify unique styles for selected names, including unregistered ones. To do this, add rules as follows, one per line:
In the above example "jacob" is the name of the user. You can change the colour to any valid HTML colour name or hex code. You will need to have boxcode enabled in order for this to work.
The ActiveX prompt appears in very old versions of Internet Explorer if the security level setting is high. Cbox uses ActiveX in some versions of IE for refreshing and posting. However your Cbox will function fine without ActiveX if you choose to disable it. To disable the dialog, follow these steps:
- Select Tools -> Internet Options from the menu.
- Choose the Security tab.
- If the Default Level button is not disabled, click it.
- Set the Security level slider to Medium.
If that does not work, or you have set up a Custom Level, click the Custom Level button and ensure that "Run ActiveX controls and plugins" and "Script ActiveX controls marked safe for scripting" are both set to Enabled.
You can enable avatars for your Cbox at your Posting options page (under "Message options").
Once enabled, your users can upload their chosen images to any image hosting provider, and then enter the link to them in the email / url input box of your Cbox. Any URL ending .gif, .jpg or .png will be accepted.
Note that if you are accessing your Cbox over HTTPS, then your users' avatars will need to be hosted at a provider that supports HTTPS; otherwise, the browser will not show them.
Avatars will be resized by the browser. You can change the size of avatars with Premium Cbox by editing the CSS. The class that controls avatars is called
.pic. Edit the
height properties to change the dimensions.
To integrate avatars with your user system, see Extended Integration at your User Integration page.