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wajones
15 Mar 2001, 03:54
UPDATED vbPortal beta1 released, I'm not really too good at this, so it is what it is.

Get it at http://www.phpportals.com in my new IndexU scripts section.

15 Mar 2001, 07:37
I was unable to make it run. Plenty of parse errors didn't make much problems and I cleaned them up but then I recieved cache errors:

Warning: Supplied argument is not a valid MySQL result resource in ./vbpstuff.php on line 104

Warning: fopen("/forums/cache/Slashdot.cache","w") - No such file or directory in ./vbpstuff.php on line 134

Warning: Supplied argument is not a valid File-Handle resource in ./vbpstuff.php on line 154

Warning: fopen("/forums/cache/PHPBuilder.cache","w") - No such file or directory in ./vbpstuff.php on line 134

Warning: Supplied argument is not a valid File-Handle resource in ./vbpstuff.php on line 154

15 Mar 2001, 10:38
Make sure you create a directiry named "cache" in your vb root per "INSTALL" instruction 5.

5. Create the following directories and/or copy the vbPortal scripts as *indicated for vbPortal operation
Directory: ......

* /vbulletin_root/cache....................(Cache directory for the News grabber
** SET CACHE DIRECTORY PERMISSIONS TO drwxr-xr-x (chmod 777)

Please let me know what parse errors you got, if they were typos or ommisions in the source?

15 Mar 2001, 10:47
I created cache directory (testing on W2k) and set appropriate local and IIS permissions onto the dir.

I'll try it on a fresh install of vB 2.0 on Linux this evening and send you any parse errors found.

Btw: Thanks for releasing it.

15 Mar 2001, 12:01
PeF i went into the admin headline grabber and disabled these feeds and those error messages for slashdot and the likes disapeared/however now when i return i have the following error ?

Warning: Supplied argument is not a valid MySQL result resource in vbpstuff.php on line 104
something to do with this line here
while ($thread=mysql_fetch_array($threads)) {

15 Mar 2001, 12:37
Temporarily took vbPortal off line, too many errors. Will put back a.s.a.p.

15 Mar 2001, 15:43
Ok, I'm trying this again. I fixed a few bugs and put the install back on line.

15 Mar 2001, 17:24
got this working and running on my local test board will be changing my website on my host over to this this weekend...this rocks

15 Mar 2001, 18:04
anybody have a demo. i'd like to see it

15 Mar 2001, 18:28
See the first message in this thread.... what you see is what you get.

15 Mar 2001, 18:53
it's a phnuke like no?

15 Mar 2001, 20:38
nah - thats just the layout.

WHat it does it capture the posts from vbulletin and puts them on the front page.

ie for news/ hot topics etc

--James

15 Mar 2001, 21:39
Fatal error: Call to a member function on a non-object in /home/bimmer/www/bmw/global.php on line 64

Thats what I get, Can somebody send me their global.php file?

Ray

15 Mar 2001, 21:46
Originally posted by ray
Fatal error: Call to a member function on a non-object in /home/bimmer/www/bmw/global.php on line 64

Thats what I get, Can somebody send me their global.php file?

Ray

The global.php cannot be redistributed. It violates the license agreement. You can redownload it from the member's area.

15 Mar 2001, 23:19
Oh, I see.

i have the original global.php file, but I wanted the "modified" one for this script. For some reason, when I follow the instructions and modify my global file than i get that error.

Anybody know why?

Thanks,

Ray

15 Mar 2001, 23:33
Its a *bad* idea to modify global.php as it will get overwritten with every install of vB.

Would be good if config.php had a variable in it called

$external_mods_files=filea.php,fileb.php

and global.php went in a loop and loaded those files.

16 Mar 2001, 00:22
Originally posted by shri
Its a *bad* idea to modify global.php as it will get overwritten with every install of vB.

Would be good if config.php had a variable in it called

$external_mods_files=filea.php,fileb.php

and global.php went in a loop and loaded those files.

Any script that you hack most likely will be overwritten when you re-install, upgrade vB... the penalty of installing a hack, is you have to re-install with upgrades.

16 Mar 2001, 04:04
arf....

16 Mar 2001, 05:08
Hi wajones,

I cant get it to work, I keep getting the same error in my global file, what am I doing wrong? Any help will be appreciated.

Thanks,

Ray

16 Mar 2001, 06:34
I keep getting the same error in my global file

What PHP version do you have installed?
Did you try to go thru instuctions again and check if you didn't miss anything?

16 Mar 2001, 12:00
When editing news post I'm getting a blank screen.

16 Mar 2001, 12:44
Need a lot of work before a good release!

16 Mar 2001, 13:01
Originally posted by jojo85
Need a lot of work before a good release!

That is why it has an Alpha designation... Sometimes I wonder if you actually read the posts or just randomly post 1 word and 1 line posts to boost your post count.

16 Mar 2001, 13:05
Originally posted by wluke


That is why it has an Alpha designation... Sometimes I wonder if you actually read the posts or just randomly post 1 word and 1 line posts to boost your post count.

....... :(

I'm french wayne and it's very hard for me to speak correctly english you know?
I say what i can say!

16 Mar 2001, 13:16
vbportal makes a lot better name I think as PHP Nuke is seen as a portal program and I see this as a great hack to date when its finshed. (Out of alpha)

Good work so far with adding new stuff like BFC Web Log, Links and other things. :)

For jojo:
Yeah but just posting for the sake of it is just littering this thread with silly things like "It has a long away to go" when the first post already tells us.

Also the creater is a newbie to PHP so dont expect anything prefect to come out for a while. So he does indeed have to do a lot to bring it upto full force.

16 Mar 2001, 13:25
ok will try to explain some details....lol

I'm 15 years and i make english since.....5 years not more
So your language is more easy than french it's right
but for me it's hard .so when i don't understand one of your words i take my little translator and i translate lol
But sometime i make hum.... grammatical error isn't it?
So sorry for my little english
I didn't say that the work of vbportal is bad no!!!:o
But i say than if he work hardiest i can take the 1# of the phpnuke

Ouffff.... :)

16 Mar 2001, 13:44
Originally posted by jojo85
ok will try to explain some details....lol

I'm 15 years and i make english since.....5 years not more
So your language is more easy than french it's right
but for me it's hard .so when i don't understand one of your words i take my little translator and i translate lol
But sometime i make hum.... grammatical error isn't it?
So sorry for my little english
I didn't say that the work of vbportal is bad no!!!:o
But i say than if he work hardiest i can take the 1# of the phpnuke

Ouffff.... :)

I have to admit my english isn't the best around here either.

Sorry in advance jojo I should have known English was a hard subject as I have my own troubles with it.

16 Mar 2001, 13:58
vBPortal is the excellent piece of software. I found only one major bug and there's missing tag in one of templates. I'm currently testing whole thing and will post some comments and suggestions or even better fixes as soon as finished.

That's all. I think it's pretty good when considering it's alpha release.

I can see hard work behind this hack.
Pat yourself on the backs.

16 Mar 2001, 14:24
Originally posted by John Harrison


I have to admit my english isn't the best around here either.

Sorry in advance jojo I should have known English was a hard subject as I have my own troubles with it.

it's me who are sorry

16 Mar 2001, 14:55
Originally posted by PeF
When editing news post I'm getting a blank screen.

Make sure your news editpost template is named correctly "P_NewsEditPost" I did I typo I think!

And I wish to thank everyone for the support. I'm just learning PHP (trial and error) and having fun, but I do want to have this end up as a good hack, so any constructive comments is appreciated.

BTW, if you post in my forums your not limited to one thread and I would really like to get alot of input into different aspects of the scripts.

i.e. What I did wrong and how to fix it...
What could be done better, tell me (you'll get credit)

Best of all you'll get a free copy :D

16 Mar 2001, 15:07
Silly me. I was looking at the code for an hour... one small "s". :D
Thanks. Fixed.
[I posted a thread on your forums]

16 Mar 2001, 15:08
the typo fixed the white screen ..sweet

17 Mar 2001, 04:03
Fixed bugs (I hope) that were found today and made available a new install in vbportals downloads area. I wish to thank those pointing those pesky things out to me. I will be trying to post an updated zip as often as I can until all bugs are squashed!!!!
Then the fun will begin with cool styles/themes and custom user options. Not counting a slew of addons in the works that will be integrated to use vB's selectable styles.

17 Mar 2001, 09:45
cant wait till then

17 Mar 2001, 13:01
Do the active topics and online users come in this hack as well?

17 Mar 2001, 13:20
active topics is a main feature of this hack and the online users is displayed on the main page check it out at wajones site
www.911pc.com

17 Mar 2001, 21:16
This is the error I'm getting in index.php

Warning: Supplied argument is not a valid MySQL result resource in /home2/snoop/public_html/forums/vbpstuff.php on line 22

Warning: Supplied argument is not a valid MySQL result resource in /home2/snoop/public_html/forums/vbpstuff.php on line 31

Warning: Supplied argument is not a valid MySQL result resource in /home2/snoop/public_html/forums/vbpstuff.php on line 69

There seems to have been a slight problem with the database. Please try again by pressing the refresh button in your browser.

An E-Mail has been dispatched to our Technical Staff, who you can also contact if the problem persists.

We apologise for any inconvenience.


ALSO: I can't login to my control panel... unless I'm using the wrong password, all it does is refresh. I want to check what it is in phpMyAdmin, does anyone know what the members table name is?

17 Mar 2001, 21:21
the control panel refreshing might be caused by an error in global.php as to the other errors i believe i had them because i had not referenced my paths correctly as specified in the install instruction and in your mysql db the table is users just browse the user table .

18 Mar 2001, 01:07
If this hack was included in the next version of vBulletin it would be a lot easier :) Maybe they could setup a special section where you can download beta stuff. :D Just a suggestion

22 Mar 2001, 19:53
Alpha5 should be out by this weekend if everything goes right.
Features will include...
1. Web Links Add-on.
2. Events and Birthday hack in left column.
3. A new MySQL based main menu system.
4. A new MySQL based vbPortal admin hack
for vBulletins control panel.
5. A few bug fixs.
6. Started cleaning up the PHP and HTML coding
and modularizing the install, hacks and add-ons
for a easier cleaner upgrade path.

This is a continuing process and vbPortal won't
go beta until I'm satisfied with the install procedure.

24 Mar 2001, 01:54
Released vbPortal alpha5

24 Mar 2001, 05:02
Originally posted by wajones
Released vbPortal alpha5

Nice,but you need a vbulletin files no?

24 Mar 2001, 16:31
Originally posted by jojo85


Nice,but you need a vbulletin files no?

Yes, it's a hack or add-on for vBulletin and you do need to own vBulletin.

26 Mar 2001, 11:10
Originally posted by wajones


Yes, it's a hack or add-on for vBulletin and you do need to own vBulletin.

ok,cause if it's a portal
he cost very much!
But if it's add-on ,it's a big and very nice add-on
GOOOOOOOODDDD Work!!

26 Mar 2001, 15:18
got to say my words of encouragement.

I read through your site, and you looked disheartened that people werent interested.

Talking with a few pals over ICq, quite the opposite. I for one will install it v soon after my upgrade to vB2 and i know others will follow suit.

I think its just a case of people trusting hacks as far as others opinion, so u can be guaranteed that when i install i will be backing this one, and helping try to drum up public support of it.

Gimme 2 weeks to sort my life out and u WILL have another dedicated follower to the future that is the vBportal !

26 Mar 2001, 15:45
What exactly does the program _DO_?

Went to your site, and all I can gather is that it's a news poster/logger like Blog.

If that's the case, I'd love to use it after I get vbulletin.

(And if vbulletin eventually supports email submission of posts, it'd be even greater.)


Don't give up on it, whatever it is. :) Good to see you put it back up.

26 Mar 2001, 20:06
Originally posted by veedee
got to say my words of encouragement.

I read through your site, and you looked disheartened that people werent interested.

Talking with a few pals over ICq, quite the opposite. I for one will install it v soon after my upgrade to vB2 and i know others will follow suit.

I think its just a case of people trusting hacks as far as others opinion, so u can be guaranteed that when i install i will be backing this one, and helping try to drum up public support of it.

Gimme 2 weeks to sort my life out and u WILL have another dedicated follower to the future that is the vBportal !

Before I can make a beta release I have to know what I've done wrong. So I need some constructive feed back on the various ways I've implemented the vbstuff etc. so that I can make corrections. Until then I agree no one should put it on their production site., although it seems stable after you labor though the install.

The various addons, links, downloads etc. are just fluff and I'm not spending a lot of time on them except just trying to show people haw easy addons are once the vbPortal thingy is stable and "efficient" Almost any third party add can be hacked in to use vB's styles. For instance I roughed in a hack of PHPWebCard this moring in about two hours.

BTW, I want to thank everyone for the encouragement i've been getting.

26 Mar 2001, 20:52
I'll download it as soon as I figure out what my username and password is.

I hope that is configurable. ;)

26 Mar 2001, 21:10
Originally posted by wluke


I hope that is configurable. ;)

Sure :)

27 Mar 2001, 20:00
Please don't get disheartened, Wajones. What you've done is incredible! It looks fantastic and I can't wait to try it out. Great work!
TigerLily:)

27 Mar 2001, 21:09
the problem with that is that. i aint have my own site design. i want sommin like newspro where i can jsut post news and put a simple include on the main page and then you see it all the in its lil tables. noone i see. might be losin vB due to login problems soem ppl face with it (especially behind proxies) cookies dont work at all. either it fixes by beta 4 or i'll ave to wait for it to come out of beta version, 2 come out.

28 Mar 2001, 05:11
I have tried to install it but it's not very easy.........:(

28 Mar 2001, 05:32
Yes, it is a little difficult. I'm trying to simplify it as I go. Making it more modular so that you can install the basic vbPortal without the addons. You can do that now but the install docs cover everything.

28 Mar 2001, 08:19
I've installed the lastest alpha this morning. I upgraded from the previous version but until now I don't experience ANY problems. Works like a charm. ;)

28 Mar 2001, 10:27
Originally posted by wajones
Yes, it is a little difficult. I'm trying to simplify it as I go. Making it more modular so that you can install the basic vbPortal without the addons. You can do that now but the install docs cover everything.

Why not make a install like vbulletin.???

upperking
10 Apr 2001, 21:38
I made new portal kinda like this for ikonboard..

i included attachments and some other features..

where can i download your vbportal. i would love to test it...:D
heres a rough demo of my rnews via SSI

RNEWS (http://server44.hypermart.net/upperkingj/cgi-bin/ikonboard/news.shtml)

Raptor
11 Apr 2001, 01:20
what portal is www.3dsociety.com using ?

wajones
11 Apr 2001, 01:24
Originally posted by jojo85


Why not make a install like vbulletin.???

Because it's a vBulletin hack not a complete program. There is no way to make a install to go thru and change the scripts for you. At least that's beyond my abilities.

It's not hard to install if you have installed hacks before, the hard part is my ability to explain how to do it I guess. I hope it will be getting a little better soon. I'm changing some things that will make the hardest part easier.

Anyway it's off line till I make the changes, I'll let you know when it's available again. Then if anyone wants it it will be available.

upperking
11 Apr 2001, 04:05
i used codebottons allsoDEMO FLASH (http://server44.hypermart.net/upperkingj/cgi-bin/ikonboard/news.shtml) :eek:

Kayn
11 Apr 2001, 16:20
I'm interested in installing this news program.

Let me know when you have a final release please (I'm at kayn@pluh.com) or just post here and let me know. I'll be checking back.

Cool stuff!

Tho
15 Apr 2001, 10:42
Get it at http://www.911pc.com in the downloads section.

Ähm, sorry. Where is the download section?
Greetings

scotty
15 Apr 2001, 14:31
Originally posted by Tho

Ähm, sorry. Where is the download section?
Greetings
just remembering... :D

scott

GimmeTech
20 Apr 2001, 03:17
I wanted to test this. No download page that I can find. I couldn't register to vPortal. registration refusal. Must be workin on the site I would suppose.



Waz Up? :)



Update: Must be working on it or something. There was no download and now there is a link. It however doesn't work.

"Fatal error: Call to undefined function: openhead() in /var/www/XXXXXX/site/vbportal/download.php on line 340"

bokhalifa
20 Apr 2001, 08:15
I wanted also to test this. No download page that I can find

:confused:

wajones
21 Apr 2001, 03:23
Originally posted by bokhalifa
I wanted also to test this. No download page that I can find

:confused:

I just released beta1, it's posted on the vBulletin.org forums in the hacks forum and the downloads area.

bokhalifa
21 Apr 2001, 05:15
hihih


tanks:;)

handinhand
21 Apr 2001, 11:21
Very good, Thank you!

bokhalifa
21 Apr 2001, 11:31
:confused: big
problem
in newthread


this problem
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There seems to have been a slight problem with the database. Please try again by pressing the refresh button in your browser.

An E-Mail has been dispatched to our Technical Staff, who you can also contact if the problem persists.

We apologise for any inconvenience.
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help

wajones
21 Apr 2001, 16:54
I would have to see what the error is your getting from the e-mail that it sent to you to give you an answer I can't reproduce that error.

rickjansen105
21 Apr 2001, 18:30
till now, no errors!
heheh, i can say that this portal ROCKZ!!!

bokhalifa
21 Apr 2001, 23:29
It works for me:D


i so sory;)

wajones
22 Apr 2001, 18:46
I have decided to move on with other projects, I will be starting my own BBS soon, I won't drop vbPortal but development will be behind closed doors because I need my lic. to run my own site. I won't close the vbPortal site until I'm ready to open the other, but I can't really spend the time supporting this project much more. The interest is good, but I need to move on to supplement my retirement. I'll let everyone that's interested know before that happens and will reserve a spot on my new board for vbPortal inquiries and support. I will also post any new update's on the bulletin board and the vbulletin.org board.

GimmeTech
22 Apr 2001, 18:57
Good luck to you wajones. I do understand the retirement fund supplement issue.

Thank You for the hack.
Best Wishes
Hooper

wajones
23 Apr 2001, 01:49
I'm not dropping it, just redirecting my energy :D

BTW...
For those that may be interrested I forgot to complete the admin block in the latest release, But I just put the updated vbpstuff.php zip into my downloads section, just replace your existing vbpstuff.php in the vB root and add the var $P_adminblock in the P_header and P_forumheaderall templates right under the $P_mainmenu var in each of these. What this does is provide a admin block that only the admin and moderators can see. You can use it for short cuts such as a link to your admin cp etc. just format with html using the block administration in the cp as with the other blocks.

Drenth
01 May 2001, 19:54
ob_start();
include_once("./vbpstuff.php");
ob_end_clean();

I added that into the PHPinclude template and I get this error:

Fatal error: Call to unsupported or undefined function ob_start() in ./global.php on line 204

Is PHP4 REQUIRED to use VBPortal? Is there a workaround to this problem?

Help please!

JonnyQuest
01 May 2001, 20:10
That ob_start function is php4 only. I dont' know a workaround (which doesn't mean there isn't one).