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Mod Version: 2.0.0, by Dark_Wizard (Coder) Dark_Wizard is offline
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vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (125 votes - 4.73 average) Installs: 985
Released: 10 Jun 2010 Last Update: 05 Aug 2011 Downloads: 7424
Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Template Edits Auto-Template  

This is a hack that will add icons to your forum categories on the forum home page.

History: I was the originator of this hack back in the vBulletin 1.x days and continued this in vb 3.7.x. I have had numerous requests to port this to vb 4.x.x so here you are.

Please click install if you want support for this mod and to encourage me to continue adding features!

Enjoy!

You can find nice icons here, here and here.

Thanks to LatinoCheats for this link.

Changelogs:

1.2.0:
  • * Option to change icon location i.e. After Status Icon, Under Forum Title or Replace Status Icon.
    * Now contains a dropdown listing your icons in the folder so you just select and save.
    * Displays icon in forum manager when editing a forum that contains an icon.
    * Change icon width and height so you need to only upload one size icon.
    * Set icon position so you can center the icon when using smaller icons.
    * Dropdown of transparency settings for icons used to replace status icons when indicating "Old Posts".
    * Allows you to mark forum/subforum as read.
    * Now shows locked icons (lock icon added to download and this overlays the status icons when indicating a locked forum).

1.2.1:
  • * Now works for Mark Forum/SubForum as read!

1.2.2:
  • * Fixed: template bug.
    * Added: Now shows locked icons (lock icon added to download and this overlays the status icons when indicating a locked forum.)

1.2.3:
  • * Added: Automatic Template Edits!
    * Added: Only jpg, gif and png icons allowed. (extensions checked in forum edit).
    * Fixed: Mark Forum Read for specific forum/subforum.
    * Fixed: Now shows non-transparent status icon when "Show Locks" is enabled.

1.2.4:
  • * Fixed: Users Viewing. (This is working on a default vb style, others styles may have issues)
    * Fixed: Mark Read should now be fixed, working fine on my end.
    * Fixed: Icon not appearing when "Forum Description" disabled.

2.0.0
  • * Icon size can be set either globally or set per forum, setting is in vb options.
    * When selecting an icon in forum manager the selected icon now shows to the right of the dropdown so you can see what you are selecting.
    * If your upgrading from 1.2.4 and had to do manual template edits then you will need to revert the templates and redo the edits.

Upgrades: For those upgrading just make sure when you import the product you select "Allow Overwrite". You will also need to revert your templates (only for users of version 1.2.2 or earlier) and then follow the instructions as outlined in the install.html file.

Note: Before you ask, yes this works with all browsers. (Tested on FF, IE8, IE7, Chrome, Safari and Opera)

IMPORTANT! If you use the "Auto Template" feature of this mod and it doesn't work then you MUST do the manual template edits outlined in the install.html. This plugin was created using a default vbulletin style.

If you like this mod than please nominate for "MOTM".

Donations are gladly accepted!

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  #31  
Old 15 Jun 2010, 11:55
Jacob_ITAPros Jacob_ITAPros is offline
 
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Nice work. If there were an "Add URL?" option to allow for the icon to become "clickable" and behave as a hyperlink I'd be highly interested.

Tagged for future releases.
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Old 15 Jun 2010, 15:28
Dark_Wizard Dark_Wizard is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Jacob_ITAPros View Post
Nice work. If there were an "Add URL?" option to allow for the icon to become "clickable" and behave as a hyperlink I'd be highly interested.

Tagged for future releases.
Can you elaborate a little more? Not exactly sure what you are asking.
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Old 15 Jun 2010, 18:06
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really great.
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Old 15 Jun 2010, 18:18
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Originally Posted by Dark_Wizard View Post
Can you elaborate a little more? Not exactly sure what you are asking.
probably he means if you click on the icon,it will bring up the forum. or perhaps all unread posts in that forum (would be useful).

Also, I'm specifying that I want my 90x30px icons to be allowed to be 90px in the mod (you say the default is 48)...however it's not observing that. I set it at 90px, I hit save, and it remains at 48px.

issue?
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Old 15 Jun 2010, 18:30
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recall, if you currently double click a forum icon (originals) it will mark all new posts in that forum as read. You should add this (or replicate the original function) to your mod.
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Old 15 Jun 2010, 18:44
Dark_Wizard Dark_Wizard is offline
 
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Originally Posted by texasteamplayer View Post
probably he means if you click on the icon,it will bring up the forum. or perhaps all unread posts in that forum (would be useful).

Also, I'm specifying that I want my 90x30px icons to be allowed to be 90px in the mod (you say the default is 48)...however it's not observing that. I set it at 90px, I hit save, and it remains at 48px.

issue?
This is actually only when you select "Under Forum Title". I will update the mod so it works for all locations.

Originally Posted by texasteamplayer View Post
recall, if you currently double click a forum icon (originals) it will mark all new posts in that forum as read. You should add this (or replicate the original function) to your mod.
This is being looked at for the next version.
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Old 15 Jun 2010, 20:21
Dark_Wizard Dark_Wizard is offline
 
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New version just released. I made changes to provide more granular image sizing (width and height) and added css positioning relative to top so the icon can be centered when using smaller than 48x48px icons. All images will work with the icon size not like earlier versions.

Mark forums read will be coming in a later version.

Last edited by Dark_Wizard : 15 Jun 2010 at 20:27.
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  #38  
Old 15 Jun 2010, 20:34
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good changes. I'll updated in a sec.

also, noticed that the icons work when looking at the full forum index, like here:


but if you bring up an individual forum category (in this case, teamplayer media), the icon's aren't shown for the forum categories.
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Old 15 Jun 2010, 20:37
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and templates have to be reverted and updated every time? with every update? that's odd.

why?
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Old 15 Jun 2010, 20:38
Dark_Wizard Dark_Wizard is offline
 
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Originally Posted by texasteamplayer View Post
good changes. I'll updated in a sec.

also, noticed that the icons work when looking at the full forum index, like here:


but if you bring up an individual forum category (in this case, teamplayer media), the icon's aren't shown for the forum categories.
Easy fix. I'm on my way out the door but if you want to look at it until I get back then look at template "forumhome_forumbit_level1_post" for the changes.
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Old 15 Jun 2010, 20:44
Dark_Wizard Dark_Wizard is offline
 
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Here is your fix...

Open the forumhome_forumbit_level1_post template

#############################################################################
Find:
#############################################################################

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

#############################################################################
Replace with:
#############################################################################

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Was too easy to just let it go...
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Old 15 Jun 2010, 20:46
Dark_Wizard Dark_Wizard is offline
 
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Originally Posted by texasteamplayer View Post
and templates have to be reverted and updated every time? with every update? that's odd.

why?
Only if your not sure of the updates...just compare to what is in the install.txt to your template.
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  #43  
Old 15 Jun 2010, 21:42
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Originally Posted by Dark_Wizard View Post
Here is your fix...

Open the forumhome_forumbit_level1_post template

#############################################################################
Find:
#############################################################################

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

#############################################################################
Replace with:
#############################################################################

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Was too easy to just let it go...
I figured it was, and I was going to try this. I would assume you'd want everyone to know of this, since I'd think most people woudl want an icon to be present anytime that forum has an icon next to it (index, category, and subforum view, etc).

Also, what about opacity in regards to read/unread posts? That's one of the other functions of those icons (like doubleclicking to mark as read) that most people are going to want. I know my users are already asking about it. Please add such an ability.

like this guy's mod: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=235240
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Old 15 Jun 2010, 22:45
Charlie98902 Charlie98902 is offline
 
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This was a nice mod and still is but with the mass template edits now I am not sure I want this.
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Old 15 Jun 2010, 23:07
Dark_Wizard Dark_Wizard is offline
 
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Originally Posted by texasteamplayer View Post
I figured it was, and I was going to try this. I would assume you'd want everyone to know of this, since I'd think most people woudl want an icon to be present anytime that forum has an icon next to it (index, category, and subforum view, etc).

Also, what about opacity in regards to read/unread posts? That's one of the other functions of those icons (like doubleclicking to mark as read) that most people are going to want. I know my users are already asking about it. Please add such an ability.

like this guy's mod: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=235240
Opacity is already there and I will add it to the next version where you can change it. I already added the changes to leve1_post in the file attached when I posted the fix for you.

As for the read/unread I need to figure out what vb is doing and add this functionality, it will come just need to spend some time on it.
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