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Applies to:

All versions of Cryptshare Server

Purpose:

This article shows an example for one of the possibilites for modifying Cryptshare E-Mail Templates as described in the Cryptshare Server Manual

In this case, the email template is changed so that the Cryptshare logo is removed from the email notifications.

Please note, that you can make any changes in the e-mail templates if you are familiar with HTML. The only thing you need to keep intact is

  • the table-layout: removing single cells can break the layout, removing complete rows is possible
  • the velocity code: Templates are not pure HTML but also contain application logic (i.e. placeholders starting with a '$'-character). This code should be kept intact.


Step-by-step guide:


  1. Download the language package you want to change. Assuming you want to change the server templates, the language packages can be found here.

  2. Unpack the zip file and navigate to the subdirectory 'templates'.

  3.  Open the file 'head.html' with a text file editor supporting UTF-8 encoding, for instance notepad++ or PSPad


  4.  Remove the if-else block regarding '$applicationLogo' (Lines 1-7)

     Show original template file
    Original File
    #if(!$applicationLogo)
        #if($baseurl.endsWith('/'))
            #set($applicationLogo = $baseurl  + "images/application_logo.png")
        #else
            #set($applicationLogo = $baseurl  + "/images/application_logo.png")
        #end
    #end
    <tr id="Header">
        <td width="$width_2">
            <img alt="CRYPTSHARE LOGO" src="$applicationLogo" width="200" />
        </td>
        <td id="Slogan">
            $slogan
        </td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
        <td width="$width_2" colspan="2" class="PrimaryColorBox" >
            <h2><nobr>$heading</nobr></h2>
        </td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
        <td  width="$width_2" colspan="2" class="PrimaryColorBox">    
            <a href="$baseurl" class="InfoText">
            <h3>$baseurl</h3>
        </a>
        </td>
    </tr>
     Show file without if-else block
    Changed File
    <tr id="Header">
        <td width="$width_2">
            <img alt="CRYPTSHARE LOGO" src="$applicationLogo" width="200" />
        </td>
        <td id="Slogan">
            $slogan
        </td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
        <td width="$width_2" colspan="2" class="PrimaryColorBox" >
            <h2><nobr>$heading</nobr></h2>
        </td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
        <td  width="$width_2" colspan="2" class="PrimaryColorBox">    
            <a href="$baseurl" class="InfoText">
            <h3>$baseurl</h3>
        </a>
        </td>
    </tr>
  5.  Replace the complete img-tag with '&nbsp;' (Line 10 in unchanged file)

    It is important to keep the td-tag, otherwise the table-layout is corrupt and contents will be misplaced.

     Show original template file
    Original File
    #if(!$applicationLogo)
        #if($baseurl.endsWith('/'))
            #set($applicationLogo = $baseurl  + "images/application_logo.png")
        #else
            #set($applicationLogo = $baseurl  + "/images/application_logo.png")
        #end
    #end
    <tr id="Header">
        <td width="$width_2">
            <img alt="CRYPTSHARE LOGO" src="$applicationLogo" width="200" />
        </td>
        <td id="Slogan">
            $slogan
        </td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
        <td width="$width_2" colspan="2" class="PrimaryColorBox" >
            <h2><nobr>$heading</nobr></h2>
        </td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
        <td  width="$width_2" colspan="2" class="PrimaryColorBox">    
            <a href="$baseurl" class="InfoText">
            <h3>$baseurl</h3>
        </a>
        </td>
    </tr>
     Show changed file
    Changed File
    <tr id="Header">
        <td width="$width_2">
            &nbsp;
        </td>
        <td id="Slogan">
            $slogan
        </td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
        <td width="$width_2" colspan="2" class="PrimaryColorBox" >
            <h2><nobr>$heading</nobr></h2>
        </td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
        <td  width="$width_2" colspan="2" class="PrimaryColorBox">    
            <a href="$baseurl" class="InfoText">
            <h3>$baseurl</h3>
        </a>
        </td>
    </tr>
  6. Repeat step 3 to 5 for each 'head.html' file in the subfolders of the directory 'templates'.
    (For the default package this is only required for 'templates/recipient')
  7.  Save the changes and exit the editor.

  8.  Pack the edited language package into a zip file. Make sure to retain the original structure as shown in the documentation.

    Please note that language packages having the wrong directory/file-structure will not be recognized as a valid package and declined when trying to install them.

     

  9.  Install the language package on your server via the Administration Interface.