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Mod Version: 2.20, by Null Parameter (Coder) Null Parameter is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (31 votes - 4.45 average) Installs: 251
Released: 28 May 2009 Last Update: 09 Apr 2010 Downloads: 1899
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Thread Thumbnails
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Created By: Null Parameter

This mod is officially tested with 3.8.1, but has been reported to work with many other versions.

Please leave any comments, suggestions or bugs.

Description

This mod allows a user, when creating or editing a thread, to specify a Thumbnail image to be used for display next to the thread in the Thread Listing.

With this mod you can define a set of forums that have thumbnails enabled, then in those forums whenever a user creates or edits their thread they can change their thumbnail, based on the method that you choose to allow.

This image is then shown in the Forum Display, in place of the Thread Icon.
The image also appears in Search & Tag Search, and I can add it to the regular Search if somebody requests it. And possibly have options for displaying in each area.

Forum Display:
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Search:
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ACP Options:
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Installation

Install the Product XML File. That's it!

All Template Edits Are Now Automatic.

If you are Upgrading from the older version, see directions in the README file on how to undo the template edits.

Demo

Possible Future Features (With Request)
  • Additional column instead of replacing Thread Icon
  • Displaying Thumbnail within thread
  • Edit thumbnail through Thread Edit
  • Thumbnail Preview in Edit Window
Fixes
  • Version 2.2
    • Fix Attachment + Default Thumbnail Option Combo
  • Version 2.1
    • Fix DB Error when using First Attachment option
    • Fix issue with New threads not saving thumbnail
  • Version 2
    • Added Features:
      • Automatic Template Edits
      • Thumbnails in Search
      • Thumbnails from First Image/First Attachment
      • Thumbnails on Sticky Threads
    • Fixes:
      • Miscellaneous Fixes

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  #2  
Old 28 May 2009, 16:05
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That looks promising. I will check that out.
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Old 28 May 2009, 16:26
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Question

I installed it, and I do have it in the AdminCP. I set it to one of my forums but when I create a thread there, I dont see anything to choose an Image instead of Icon for the thread. There is no change to my Theme (not standard!) done.

I thought templates get edited automatically ?

My vB Version is 3.8.2 btw.

Last edited by tlwwolfseye : 28 May 2009 at 16:31.
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Old 28 May 2009, 16:28
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There might be a possibility if your style isn't standard that the auto-edits might not work, although they have worked with my styles. I can write up directions on how to manually edit it in, if you would like.
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Old 28 May 2009, 16:30
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Thanks very nice!!
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Old 28 May 2009, 16:31
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Actually, it looks like the initial Create Thread isn't working correctly, sorry about that. (I haven't used it in a while because I use a custom form to submit threads.)

I'll get a fix in for that right away.

In the mean time, if you edit the first post of the thread, there should be an option for the thumbnail though.
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Old 28 May 2009, 16:35
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No, i donīt see anything where I could that, no matter if I create a thread or re-edit it. So i guess the template edits arenīt done.

What do I have to change, and where, to check if the template edits are done ?
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Old 28 May 2009, 16:37
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Looks good may considering adding on our site later on. Good job
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Old 28 May 2009, 16:48
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Sorry, I uploaded a bad version of the product. I made some changes on my version but forgot to export them down.

As of now, I'll add a guide to the first post on how to manually update the templates, because I don't think the auto is working.
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Old 28 May 2009, 17:22
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Okay, everything should be fixed in the product file now. New thread should work, but for now you will have to do all of the template edits yourself, which are also now listed. Sorry for the inconvenience.

I'll be working on the auto-edits in the near future.
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Old 28 May 2009, 17:30
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Could you maybe then give me all the details for the template changes ? Is it a lot changes ? Because i think if it is, it will keep many people from using the Mod, usually Mods do automatic template edits as far as I have seen.

Update:

LOL, now i see the edits above. Sorry
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Old 28 May 2009, 17:44
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Question

I did all the edits and it works now.

The only thing I see which might be a problem for users is that the Image can only be added as URL. Not anyone likes to offer Imagehosting on his Webspace and Image hosting Services out there often donīt like direct links to images but rather use their image code. And in the long run, those images will be gone because Imagehosters donīt store images for life.

Using the attachment function for that might not be the nicest but it would make it easier for people to find a place to direct upload their images instead of first searching for a Public imagehosting site with direct links allowed.

Might be thinking about offering both, direct URLs like it is now, and also using a attached image in the thread. How about that ?
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Old 28 May 2009, 17:51
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Originally Posted by tlwwolfseye View Post
I did all the edits and it works now.

The only thing I see which might be a problem for users is that the Image can only be added as URL. Not anyone likes to offer Imagehosting on his Webspace and Image hosting Services out there often donīt like direct links to images but rather use their image code. And in the long run, those images will be gone because Imagehosters donīt store images for life.

Using the attachment function for that might not be the nicest but it would make it easier for people to find a place to direct upload their images instead of first searching for a Public imagehosting site with direct links allowed.

Might be thinking about offering both, direct URLs like it is now, and also using a attached image in the thread. How about that ?
I can definitely attempt to add support for that.

What kind of options do you think should accompany it?

Quick draft of my thoughts:
  • Thumbnail Source
    • URL Only
    • Attachment Only
    • If No URL, use Attachment
Any other options you can think of?
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Old 28 May 2009, 17:56
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Would it be possible that the attached image, when used for that, would only show in the Thread Thumbnail and not also attached below or in the posting ?

Thumbnail Source

* URL Only
* Attachment Only
* If No URL, use Attachment
And in case someone doesnīt want to add a Image, how about also allowing that. In that case it would just show the NoImage picture. Should be up to the poster I think. He doesnīt have to.
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Old 28 May 2009, 17:59
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Well, I'm assuming that if there isn't a URL or Attachment then it would show the no thumbnail image. But for the Admin CP options, they can choose to allow thumbnails from one of those 3.

So if an admin only wants to allow thumbnails from Attachments or only from a URL, then they can do that.
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