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Gimme your code *sigh* newbies... Common issues Source Code Rules Which tutorial do I need?


No Layer ID/Layer Not Viewable
In order to help you, we need to have a look at your layer. Please make it viewable and give us its ID. If you have multiple layers that you are working with, we will need all of them to be viewable and all of their IDs. <a href="http://community.livejournal.com/component_help/862660.html#id">This entry</a> will tell you how to do that.


Wrong Layers
The <a href="http://www.livejournal.com/customize/advanced/styles.bml">current style</a> being "used" (bolded) does not seem to have the referenced layer(s) attached to it. Please give us the s2id number of the style that you are having problems with.


Posting Code in a Comment
Please paste your code into <a href="http://mike.mm1swebcreations.com/lj/ljhtmlparser/">this utility</a> to make it viewable in a comment.


Put it into a Theme Layer
If you're not sure where to put your code or how to create a theme layer, click <a href="http://community.livejournal.com/component_help/928921.html">here</a> and follow the instructions.


You need a Style
You need to tell LJ to use your custom layer. <a href="http://community.livejournal.com/component_help/862986.html#guide_whatcustomizationsappear">This section</a> of the beginners' guide will tell you how to do that.


Dirty User Guide
<code><ol>
<li>Create a Theme Layer. (instructions <a href="http://community.livejournal.com/component_help/928921.html">here</a>).</li>
<li>Copy and paste the code into it then Save and Compile.</li>
<li>Create a Style (instructions <a href ="http://community.livejournal.com/component_help/862986.html#guide_whatcustomizationsappear">here</a>) using the Theme Layer you've created as the Theme.</li>
<li>Use the Style.</li>
</ol></code>


Changing the Title/Subtitle
To change the title/subtitle of your journal or the title of your friends page, go to the <a href="http://www.livejournal.com/customize/">Customize page</a>.


Say No to Stretching
If the stretching occurs on:
[x] your entry page, you'll want to use the <a href="http://community.livejournal.com/component_help/890129.html">Comment Headers</a> tutorial to decrease the horizontal space that they take up.
[x] your entries in general, you'll want to implement scrollbars in your entries (via the <a href="http://community.livejournal.com/component_help/949747.html">Customizing the Entries and Scrollbars in Entries tutorials</a>) or use image placeholders (see <a href="http://www.livejournal.com/manage/settings/">Viewing Options</a>).
[x] your reply page, you'll want to use the Fixing the Reply Form tutorial to decrease the horizontal space it takes up.
[x] your layout in general, please note that the width of your layout varies according to your screen resolution and sometimes your browser if you have set the width of your layout using a percentage rather than a number of pixels.


No Tags?
If you've customized your entries using our tutorial, please make sure that you're using <a href="http://community.livejournal.com/component_help/949747.html">the latest version</a>. Tags will then be normally displayed.


No Script
LiveJournal doesn't allow the use of any scripting language in one's layout (except s2 itself of course) or the embedding of objects with HTML tags such as &lt;iframe&gt;, &lt;embed&gt; or &lt;object&gt;. See <a href="http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=14&view=full">FAQ #14</a> for more information.


Upgrade to C-H's tutorials
The code you have in your layer is the source of your problem(s). The best advice I can give you is to start over using <lj user="component_help">'s tutorials.

[And then cite the tutorial(s) they need and explain what they're for.]


You need to talk to the person who made your layout. They will know the code better than we will. If you look on the <a href="http://community.livejournal.com/component_help/profile/">profile page</a> of this community, you will find that mentioned. You could also start over using <lj user="component_help">'s tutorials.

[And then cite the tutorial(s) they need and explain what they're for.]


Subject, please.
As mentioned in the <a href="http://community.livejournal.com/component_help/profile/#rules">rules</a>, would you please use a title to describe the topic of your post? That way whoever has the same questions can find your post more easily while using the search function.

Thanks in advance. :)


LJ-cut
As mentioned in the <a href="http://community.livejournal.com/component_help/profile/#rules">rules</a>, put your code and/or images behind a &lt;lj-cut&gt; please. See <a href="http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=75&amp;amp;view=full">FAQ #75</a>.

Thanks in advance. :)


No Text Area Box
As mentioned in the <a href="http://community.livejournal.com/component_help/profile/#rules">rules</a>, please do not post your code using a textarea box as it makes it very difficult to read the code. <a href="http://community.livejournal.com/component_help/862660.html#id">Make your layer viewable and give us its ID</a>.

Thanks in advance. :)


Say Solved
As mentioned in the <a href="http://community.livejournal.com/component_help/profile/#rules">rules</a>, would you please edit your entry to show that you got the answer you needed? That way whoever looks at it on their friends page will know that you got the help you needed.

Thanks in advance. :)


Don't Strike Out
As mentioned in the <a href="http://community.livejournal.com/component_help/profile/#rules">rules</a>, please do not strike your post once you have gotten an answer. Members read old posts when looking for an answer to their issue and may have trouble reading through the strike you have added to your post. Simply edit your entry to show that you got the answer you needed.

Thanks in advance. :)


Basic Users
As mentioned in the <a href="http://community.livejournal.com/component_help/profile/#rules">rules</a>, Component is reserved to EA/Sponsored+/Paid/Permanent Accounts. The username you've used to post links to a Free Account. If you do have an EA/Sponsored+/Paid/Permanent Account but post from a Free Account, mention the name of your EA/Sponsored+/Paid/Permanent Account so that we can be sure we're not losing our time. This has unfortunately happened before and we are used to checking posters' Account Level before answering now.

Thanks in advance. :)


S+ Users
As mentioned in the <a href="http://community.livejournal.com/component_help/profile/#rules">rules</a>, Advanced Customizations are reserved to EA/Paid/Permanent Accounts. The username you've used to post links to a Free/Sponsored+ Account. If you do have an EA/Paid/Permanent Account but post from a Free/Sponsored+ Account, mention the name of your EA/Paid/Permanent Account so that we can be sure we're not losing our time. This has unfortunately happened before and we are used to checking posters' Account Level before answering now.

Thanks in advance. :)


The only customizations options available to Sponsored+ Accounts are the ones in the <a href="http://www.livejournal.com/customize/options.bml">Custom Options section</a> of the Customize page. Advanced Customizations are reserved to Early Adopter, Paid, and Permanent Accounts.


Forbidden Requests
As mentioned in the <a href="http://community.livejournal.com/component_help/profile/#forbidden">forbidden questions section</a>, <lj user="component_help"> won't help you find pre-made layouts.

Unlock Entry
As mentioned in the <a href="http://community.livejournal.com/component_help/profile/#rules">rules</a>, would you please unlock your entry? That way anyone may read it and possibly learn from it.

Thanks in advance. :)


Shrinking and Centering
The <a href="http://community.livejournal.com/component_help/1002140.html">Shrinking & Centering tutorial</a> will allow you to narrow and position your journal, add a header above it, make your navigation bar rounded or square (not the default square bar but something prettier). Other tutorials will allow you to have a completely Square look or a fully Rounded look.

Adding an image header with S&C
The <a href="http://community.livejournal.com/component_help/1002140.html">Shrinking & Centering tutorial</a> will allow you to add an image header. Shrinking is optional. If you set the percentage to 100 where it says # width of component layout, you will not get any shrinkage. Place the image URL between the quotes where it says # optional header image url and you will have a header image.


Customizing the Entries
The <a href="http://community.livejournal.com/component_help/949747.html">Customizing the Entries tutorial</a> will allow you to have custom security icons, choose the position of your userpic (left, right, inside, outside), choose the position of your metadata (top, bottom), add scrollbars to your entries, move the edit/edit tags/+mem icons to the bottom of the entry, customize these and the comment links, add a permalink. Several other tutorials such as "Spiffy Date Format" or "Metadata in a Box" also require CTE.


Adding and Mixing Components
The <a href="http://community.livejournal.com/s2component/1044.html">Additional Components tutorial</a> will tell you how to add components, and the <a href="http://community.livejournal.com/component_help/266369.html">Mixing Components tutorial</a> will tell you how to intersperse the standard components with your custom ones.


Source Code
The latest version of the source code of Component can be found <a href="http://code.sixapart.com/svn/ljcom/trunk/bin/upgrading/s2layers/component/layout.s2">here</a>. It may not always be the live version on the site.

Please read <a href="http://code.sixapart.com/svn/ljcom/trunk/README-ljcom.txt">the Policy</a> concerning this file at it is not General Public License. The Component layout is only allowed to be used on LiveJournal.com and its test servers. Use of the Component layout in any other location is prohibited by law.
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