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Ultimate Side Columns
Mod Version: 1.00, by peterska2 (Coder/Designer) peterska2 is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.5 Rating: (54 votes - 4.78 average) Installs: 578
Released: 12 Mar 2007 Last Update: Never Downloads: 3835
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Ultimate Side Columns
By Kerry-Anne www.peterska2.co.uk

Welcome to Ultimate Side Columns!

Introduction

Following the success of the left and right side column modifications, and building on their weaknesses, the Ultimate Side Columns system was born.

Ultimate Side Columns (USC) is your one stop shop for all your side columns needs. It is an easy to configure, all in one solution.


Features

USC uses a standard vBulletin Options Interface with minimal template editing involved, to display content in columns on your site.

USC controls both the left and right columns on your site, both of which work independently of each other, and can be displayed on a range of pages through some very simple options.

The only editing required for a standard installation is the header and footer template. For advanced users, the templates for the two columns can also be edited if required. Most users of this system will not need to do this.


Installation

Import the product-ka_ultimate_sidecolumns.xml file as a product through your product manager.

Open your header template and at the very end add

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

Open your footer template and above

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

add

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

That is all your template editing done.

Now, go to vBulletin Options > Ultimate Side Columns Options

Here you can set which column you wish to use, and where you want it to appear. Content is also controlled through the options on this page. HTML is allowed in all content boxes.


Configuration

As there are a number of options available, this section explains them all.

First, you have the settings for enabling and disabling the two columns. As these work independently of each other, you can have the left column turned on, the right column turned on, or both turned on. If you need to turn them off for any reason, you can also turn them off here. Also, if you need to disable plugins for any reason, the code is completely disabled meaning that no unsightly white gaps are left on your pages.

Next, we have the width settings for the two columns. If you find that your columns are too wide, or too narrow, then they can be adjusted independently here.

The display pages settings allow you to control where your columns are displayed. These are pretty straightforward, with the exception of the setting adsense appropriate. This option stops the column from being displayed on the following pages in line with the adsense TOS:
- search
- search results
- registration
- contact us
- usercp
This is correct as of todays date. Any changes in the TOS for adsense will only be reflected in any updates as appropriate.

Next are the settings for the content of the left column, followed by the content of the right column. Both sections are prefixed by a blank setting. This is by design and there is not a bug with the code or anything missing.


Adding More Blocks

By design there are five (5) blocks per column. Some people may require more than this. To allow for this, comments have been added to both the usc_sidecolumn_left and usc_sidecolumn_right templates. The comments include a commented out section of code to use as a template for additional blocks. There are also some warning comments present in both templates. Take heed of these as editing other than the places indicated will result in the templates being malformed and the USC system not working correctly.


Support

Support for this modification is extremely limited. However, as everything apart from the two small template edits is controlled directly through the vBulletin options and not through template editing, issues should be minimal.

If you have any other combinations of pages that you would like to see available for the column options, please post them in the support thread ensuring that you add the title "USC Page Combination Request" to your post, or use this as the first line of your post ensuring that it is in bold text. This is very specific as due to the limited nature of support and time, the support thread will only be quickly skimmed through and therefore requests may be missed if it is not clear what they are.


The screenshots attached to this post and the next one show a range of pages with a range of column combinations. They are not labeled but they are pretty self explanatory.

Enjoy the USC system.

Kerry-Anne




PLEASE NOTE: This modification is unsupported. You may not receive a reply right after posting. Please try and help each other out. I do not support custom styles. If this does not work in your style, and you can confirm that it does not work in the default style (with a link and screenshot) then you will need to resolve the problem yourself. I also do not support any versions earlier than 3.6.5 in any way, shape or form. If you are using it on a version prior to 3.6.5 then no support at all will be provided.



Version 2.0 information


Version 2.0 has been released and can be found here:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=175181

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  #2  
Old 12 Mar 2007, 18:31
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Old 12 Mar 2007, 18:42
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Thanks Kerry... glad to see this back as I used to for a reference for other things I do on my site more than anything... *installed*

Sorry for the off topic of this next part...
But any chance of your minimum age or bottom navbar hack coming back? Or maybe if I can get a copy of the original just in case I have to uninstall/reinstall if I screw something up by accident... was gonna PM you, but then I noticed your sig, and figured this would be good as any place. Sorry, and thanks.
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Old 12 Mar 2007, 18:47
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PERFECT!!! I had planned to install your right and left column mods over the weekend but didnt have time will be installing this when I get home tonight!




any idea how many queries it adds?
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Old 12 Mar 2007, 18:47
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This is completely different to my old versions as it is a complete solution.

As for anything else, I can't really comment on them at the moment. Some things are on the list for complete rewrites (like this one replacing the old columns mods) but others are defunct and may remain on the scrap heap. Information will be made available about them as and when I am ready to deal with them on a mod by mod basis.
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Old 12 Mar 2007, 18:49
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This is what i looking for. Thank you Kerry, for this release.

*installed*

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Old 12 Mar 2007, 18:49
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Nice one, Gotta try this one for sure.
Thanks..
*Clicks Install *
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Old 12 Mar 2007, 19:10
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Hi Kerry-Anne can I translate your wounderful hack für german vb users?
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Old 12 Mar 2007, 19:12
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as always, all my hacks can be translated for release at vBHacks-Germany They cannot be released on any other sites without my written permission though (before everyone starts asking)
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Old 12 Mar 2007, 19:44
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Hello, nice Hack, but it has a "bug".

If you view a thread, its too small. Andreas postet a soultion for this problem here.

ALso the caldendar Display has this "bug"

In English:
Create a Plugin on parse_templates with the following Content:

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

Greetings Surviver
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Old 12 Mar 2007, 21:59
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Amazing
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Old 12 Mar 2007, 23:11
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/me clicks install
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Old 13 Mar 2007, 00:06
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You rock! This is heaps better, I am currently using your old one, but will change over right now. Thanks.
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Old 13 Mar 2007, 00:36
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This is awesome!

Thanks!
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