Layout: Cast Sorter

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Hey guys! I have been dying to make this layout all year, and doubly dying to post it once I did make it. What is this layout? Well, I'll tell ya! Today's layout is a sortable cast list integration. You put in a teeny tiny code each time you update with a new character, tag it with the filters you want to be able to sort your cast list by (fandom, gender, team, species, faction—the possibilities are only limited by what you need for your game's setup!) and post! That's it!

That means this layout is great for cutting down on mod work, because you don't have to sort through lines of code to find and delete past characters or to edit current ones or add new ones in. You just locate the entry you need, or post a new one! To cut down on work even further, you can add the entry code to your players' welcome note and have them fill it out for you with their info and all you'll have to do is paste it in!

The friends and archive pages still function normally, so don't worry about weird entry glitches when you're not using the cast list view. Enjoy! ♥

Layout Coding

Entry Coding

Installation Guide

♡ Go to Basics and choose S2 for your style system, fill in your title and subtitle, then save.
♡ Fill in your links list if desired, then save.
♡ Go to Look and Feel, choose Complete Style, then save.
♡ Go to Custom Options and choose the following options:
Layout Type: Two Column (sidebar on left)
Disable customized comment pages for your journal: Yes
Navlink titles: Recent, Archive, Friends, Profile
Link text to leave a comment: Comment
Display of tags in sidebar: List
♡ Order your sidebar as desired!
Person to credit if you have an individually created layout: Layout by Tessisamess
URL to link the credit to: http://tessisamess.insanejournal.com/
Custom stylesheet: Input the CSS provided and save!

Adding Castmembers

Post a new entry with the code given above (cast images must be square), making sure to tag the entry so that the sorter works. I'd also suggest putting the character's name as the entry title so that if you're ever in the archive view you know what you're looking for.

After posting the entry, copy the entry URL, edit the entry, and paste it into ENTRYURL so that you have an easy way to get back into the entry if you ever need to edit or delete it.

Editing Guide

Paste the coding into Notepad or similar and bring up Replace All (usually Ctrl+H) to replace values quickly and easily!

PAGEBGHERE - Page background; leave as is for black
https://i.imgur.com/jD2q3pr.png - Security icons
https://i.imgur.com/Ou3Ej5A.png - User/comm icons

Raleway - Page text
Creepster - Header text

#fff - Header text, cast overlay text, entry background, module background
#ddd - Sidebar link border
#999 - Date and tags
#9a2424 - Headings and non-cast list view links
#333 - Entry text (non-cast list view), sidebar text
0,0,0 - Cast overlay backgrounds, non-cast view entry borders, tag hover background

http://i.imgur.com/YlofFIe.png - User and Private icon
http://i.imgur.com/XnO8SxL.png - Community and Locked icon

Terms of Use

♡ Do not remove credit.
♡ Do not redistribute my codes in part or in whole (posting a copy for players to use in your game is fine with a link to original post.)
♡ If you break something during editing, please feel free to drop me a comment and I'll help as best I can!
♡ I love seeing edits! This isn't a rule, but if you have a cool edit of one of my codes I'd love to see it!


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