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User's Social Groups on Forum Home (like forumlist, fully templated)
Mod Version: 1.5.2, by cellarius (Coder) cellarius is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (22 votes - 4.86 average) Installs: 211
Released: 31 Jan 2009 Last Update: 18 Jun 2010 Downloads: 1149
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What does it do?
  • Shows all social groups the actual user is a member of or is subscribed to, just below the forumlist (or anywhere else on forumhome). If there are new messages, the corresponding forum statusicon is highlighted - just like in forumlist.
  • If there are no groups to show, you can choose to show a teaser message.


Things to set in AdminCP/Options
:
  • show member of / subscribed to /nothing
  • sort by name or last message date
  • limit max number of groups shown, then link to appropriate page (grouplist for members, usercp for subscribers)
  • restrict use by usergroup
  • show a teaser message if there are no groups to show
  • show buttons to open new discussion etc.
  • apply custom css to grouptitle
  • trim group description to max length or disable
  • parse bbcode in group descriptions
  • use a different set of statusicons for groups than for forums
  • use .png for statusicons instead of .gif (global in AdminCP, per style in groupsbit template)
  • show groupicon instead of statusicon


Looks
  • Out of the box: I tried to copy the standard look of the forumlist on forumhome.
  • As requested, it is now fully templated (following the forumbit-scheme) for easy adjustment to custom styles.
    See the screenshot of a modified example in this post.


Install/upgrade
  1. Upload folder "images" to your forum root (can be omitted if you do not want to use the buttons).
  2. Import the product file.
  3. Check settings in AdminCP->Options->Social Groups on Forumhome.


Template edit
Will be automatically inserted below your forums list if you are using TMS, which I highly recommend to do. If not:

Find:

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Above add:

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Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

If you don't like it there, you can insert $cel_social_groups anywhere you like on forumhome.


Technical stuff
1 product file that adds
+ 3 templates (following the forumbit-scheme)
+ 3 plugins
+ adds 2 queries to forumhome (only if groups are shown, of course).
+ a bunch of phrases (prefix: cel_sgfh_).
+ 4 png-buttons, taken from the silk icon set.


Limitations
  • Marking of new messages only works with database, not with cookie based marking of read threads (-> AdminCP setting)
    Explanation: This mod relys on the information in the database when a discussion was last read by the actual user. If you rely on cookies for this, you can use this mod anyway, but there will be no marking if there are unread messages by changed statusicons.
  • 3.7 Discussion groups will show up as "no messages yet" as long as there was no message written under 3.8
    Explanation: When converting the old 3.7 message board into a discussion, Jelsoft was a little bit slack. While normally all the information about the last updated discussion is stored in the socialgroups table, this information is not entered for the auto-created discussion. For example: The discussion ID for the last updated discussion simply is 0 instead of the actual id of the auto created discussion. Therefore, this mod can not retrieve the information it needs since the discussion is not linked to the social group. This only changes when the first message under 3.8 is written.
  • Not a bug note: In vB 3.8 there was an issue where the last discussion title was not correctly updated by vB in the socialgroup table. This would lead this mod to show a wrong last discussion title under some circumstances. This was resolved in 3.8.1.
    See Bugtracker: http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/proje...?issueid=27176
Version history

v 1.4
+ some bugfixes
+ option to turn teaser message off
+ option to show several buttons: to start a new discussion - see the group's members list - see the group' photos (only shown if there are any attached pictures) - unsubscribe (only if subscribed groups are shown) (Thanks to glorify)
1.4.1: Template/Style error in Google Chrome fixed


v 1.3
+ now fully templated. New templates: forumhome_cel_social_groups_groupsbit and forumhome_cel_social_groups_lastmsgby.
1.3.1: Link to user profile error fixed

v 1.2
+ added option to sort groups by date of last message
+ added missing phrase

v 1.1

+ improved database query
+ limitations somewhat lessened
+ added settings page to AdminCP
+ choose whether to show groups the user is a member of or subscribed to
+ limit number of groups shown, then link to appropriate page
+ restrict use by usergroup
+ some minor bugfixes



Planned features (no promises made!)

none atm

option to use a set of different statusicons for the groups
option to use the social group's icon instead of the statusicon
and to go with that, for additional/substitunional unread marking, possibility to add css markup to the social group's title


Translations
Screenshots:
  • AdminCP
  • Forumhome (with groupicon and css formatted groupname, bbcode in description parsed)
  • Forumhome (with forum statusicons and trimmed description -> bbcode not parsed)
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Old 31 Jan 2009, 17:22
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Old 31 Jan 2009, 17:23
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Install
Just import product file.
there is no product file attached??
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Old 31 Jan 2009, 17:34
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Originally Posted by digicom View Post
there is no product file attached??
Well, just give a man a few seconds to prepare
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Old 31 Jan 2009, 17:48
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Thank you

Originally Posted by cellarius View Post
Well, just give a man a few seconds to prepare
looooooool
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Old 31 Jan 2009, 17:58
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FINALLY! gosh you are heaven sent here.

I have installed it, I am a member on one of my groups there were new posts but still i did not see it forumhome.

Have I done wro ng?

Last edited by RvG2; 31 Jan 2009 at 18:14.
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Old 31 Jan 2009, 18:15
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Did you do the template edit?
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Old 31 Jan 2009, 18:17
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yes it shows only You are currently not a member of a social group.
See what you are missing

although there are new posts in the group.
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Old 31 Jan 2009, 18:22
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what is this? reisekalender.php
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Old 31 Jan 2009, 20:16
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Originally Posted by RvG2 View Post
what is this? reisekalender.php
Sorry, a relict from another of my mods where I took this snippet from

Please re-download and re-import the product file. Should be fixed.

Concerning your other problem: Are you a member of these social groups and have you read the limitations in the fist post?
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Old 31 Jan 2009, 20:56
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Needs a bit of tidying up of the html but works fine.

Would be nice if it could pull a thumbnail of the group icon somehow, I did have a play but I get all in a tizz with database queries after a while.
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Old 31 Jan 2009, 22:33
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Uploaded a new version of the product with a corrected xml. If you downloaded before, please reinstall.
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Old 01 Feb 2009, 15:52
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yes this works perfectly.
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Old 01 Feb 2009, 16:22
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looks nice i will try it!
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Old 01 Feb 2009, 18:17
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Any way you could have it so only the subscribed groups show?
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