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BoardTracker
09 Oct 2006, 14:16
BoardTracker Thread Tags Mod - ***version 2.1*** :cool:

This easy to install mod adds a complete thread tagging and tag search system to your board. Tags are displayed with the thread, similar to the tagging and tag search often used on blogs, and link to a tag search system on your board which is powered by boardtracker. (meaning no search load on your servers!)

Tag search and tag results are fully integrated with your board, similar to our other board search mods (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=123862).

New in version 2.1:

Locally cached tagclouds updated by vb cron
Full css customization of tagclouds on any vb page
Restrict tagging to certain usergroups
Disallow tagging in specific forums
Tag posting uses the standard vb 'censorwords' to block posting of innappropriate words
Tag search uses the standard search 'badwords' list


Advanced tag search options include:

Search tags by user
Search tags by forum and related forums
Search by boardtracker category
Search tags on all boards in boardtracker (optional)
Restrict search by date range
Tag cloud and 'related tags' cloud on search results - fully customizable!
Mod_rewrite option for tag links
RSS feed for tag searches
Search tags on a single or multiple specific boards you define thereby allowing you to create traffic trading rings with other board owners or just within your own boards if you have more than one.
Many options to play with the in admin panel!

If your board is not yet indexed by BoardTracker, make sure to submit it! (http://www.boardtracker.com/boards/) :)

Tags created are indexed and searchable on boardtracker search engine also and can appear in various boardtracker tag clouds bringing you more traffic!

Once you have the mod installed and your users have started tagging, you will be able to add tag clouds to any page on your board - just copy/paste the following onto any vb page..

<!-- Tag Cloud -->
<table class="tborder" cellpadding="$stylevar[cellpadding]" cellspacing="$stylevar[cellspacing]" border="0" width="100%" align="center">
<tr>
<td class="tcat">$vbphrase[bt_tag_cloud]</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="alt1" align="center">
{$bt_cloud}
</td>
</tr>
</table>
<!-- End Tag Cloud -->



Or even easier, just paste the following line onto any vb page and wrap it in whatever html you like..
{$bt_cloud}


You can also add your tag cloud to any site with this simple bit of html/js (http://blog.boardtracker.com/viewtopic.php?t=131).

You can see an example of the tag search on our demo forums (http://demo.boardtracker.com/vb/tags.php?search=broadband) (using tag results from another board just for example since there are no real threads/tags there)

Also see here the advanced tag search (http://demo.boardtracker.com/vb/tags.php?adv=1) demo.

For support you can post here or on boardtracker support forums.

To upgrade from the last version just install the product in the usual way, upload the files and then go through the template edits as described in the included README file. There are additional template edits and also modified (simplified) edits to the previous versions template edits so you should remove the old ones and add these although the old ones will still work as long as the additional new edits are also done.

Make sure to activate the 'BT Tag Cloud Cache' sheduled task once everything else is done (scripts uploaded etc) - requires cURL which most people have already but if you dont have then just use the standard html/js version of the tagclouds and leave the scheduled task inactive.

Also there is a vb3.5 version here (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=111887).

:D

updates:
v2.1.3 - fix to forum/usergroup restriction process - reinstall the product file to upgrade.
v2.1.2 - fix to bt_cloud.php cron script so to upgrade you only need to upload that file to the vb cron directory.
v2.1.1 - minor fix to the font-size setting in tags_default.css so to upgrade you only need to upload that file.
v2.1 - added locally cached tag clouds with cron, usergroup and forum restrictions, censorwords filters, full css customization for tag clouds on any page.

v2.0.6 - fixed problem affecting tags on quickedit
v2.0.5 - added missing space in tag link
v2.0.4 - made search options link more clear and other small stuff
v2.0.2 - small fix in bt_topic_tags template for forum list
v2.0.1 - fixed small bug in bt_topic_tags template

projectego
09 Oct 2006, 15:02
Awesome!

woodysfj40
09 Oct 2006, 16:00
very nice...installed and tweaking ;)

beduino
09 Oct 2006, 19:50
really looks great!
this 'tags' works with the usual spiders?
tks
beduino

BoardTracker
10 Oct 2006, 00:08
All tags are also indexed and searchable in boardtracker and on other boards through the global search option and tag clouds and rss feeds for tags will keep people coming back. :cool:

BoardTracker
11 Oct 2006, 18:43
Made some small changes to the tags template to make the options link more visible since it seems some people didn't realise you could click it for 'advanced search' options!

Feedback on this mod or our others is welcome as always. :)

Roxie
12 Oct 2006, 00:20
I think I may install this one instead of zoints. Looks like it has more features. :)

BoardTracker
12 Oct 2006, 08:57
Let us know when you submit your board to boardtracker so we can get it indexed quickly and start sending you fresh traffic! :)

TheComputerGuy
13 Oct 2006, 15:47
I installed it on www.gunandgame.com

I am playing around with the tag cloud. Hopefully it will get populated ASAP :)

Thanks for the mod!

Seems to be very useful from what I can see. I love the ability to edit and control the look of it!

alexi
13 Oct 2006, 18:12
I just installed this on Disboards.com I think it will be a great way to produce more targeted searchs

BoardTracker
15 Oct 2006, 18:17
v2.0.6 out now fixes a problem affecting tags only when using the ajax quick edit. To upgrade just import the product xml again, no manual edits needed.

BoardTracker
19 Oct 2006, 09:51
we're currently working on the list of features for the next major release so if you have any suggestions for features you'd like to see implemented, please let us know.

rezapci
26 Oct 2006, 11:01
thanks much :)

mcyates
28 Oct 2006, 12:34
nothing is showing up, it just says:

Sorry - no tag matches. Please try some different terms.

Even though i've writted tags into the new threads, for example, i saved a tag called Middlesbrough, i went to search for that tag and it didn't find anything.

BoardTracker
28 Oct 2006, 13:30
nothing is showing up, it just says:

Sorry - no tag matches. Please try some different terms.

Even though i've writted tags into the new threads, for example, i saved a tag called Middlesbrough, i went to search for that tag and it didn't find anything.
It sometimes takes a bit till BoardTracker recognizes the tags.
They show now..

By the way, set your boardID (1113) if you want the search and tag clouds to be limited to your board.

spipo
29 Oct 2006, 08:06
How can this addon help my forum ?
this can attract more visitors ?
by the way my site is indexed in board tracker in June.
thanks

BoardTracker
29 Oct 2006, 09:27
How can this addon help my forum ?
this can attract more visitors ?
by the way my site is indexed in board tracker in June.
thanks
it helps by providing members with more ways to find what they want, related threads, currently hot topics and also could help with seo by providing more content/pages on your board not to mention the tags being index by boardtracker and appearing in our tag clouds

Blackhat
29 Oct 2006, 12:03
I got this error when trying to overwrite the 3.5.4


Database error in vBulletin 3.6.1:

Invalid SQL:

INSERT INTO vb3_setting
(varname, grouptitle, value, defaultvalue, datatype, optioncode, displayorder, advanced, volatile, validationcode, blacklist, product)
VALUES
(
'bt_tag_active',
'bt_tag_options',
'1',
'1',
'free',
'yesno',
5,
0,
1,
'',
0,
'boardtracker_tags'
),
(
'bt_tag_force',
'bt_tag_options',
'1',
'1',
'free',
'yesno',
10,
0,
1,
'',
0,
'boardtracker_tags'
),
(
'bt_tag_search_safe_filter',
'bt_tag_options',
'0',
'1',
'free',
'yesno',
15,
0,
1,
'',
0,
'boardtracker_tags'
),
(
'bt_tag_search_global',
'bt_tag_options',
'1',
'1',
'free',
'yesno',
20,
0,
1,
'',
0,
'boardtracker_tags'
),
(
'bt_tag_boardid',
'bt_tag_options',
'1789',
'',
'free',
'',
25,
0,
1,
'',
0,
'boardtracker_tags'
),
(
'bt_tag_link_type',
'bt_tag_options',
'1',
'2',
'number',
'',
30,
0,
1,
'',
0,
'boardtracker_tags'
),
(
'bt_tag_search_categoryid',
'bt_tag_options',
'1',
'1',
'number',
'',
35,
0,
1,
'',
0,
'boardtracker_tags'
),
(
'bt_tag_search_scope',
'bt_tag_options',
'4',
'4',
'number',
'',
40,
0,
1,
'',
0,
'boardtracker_tags'
);

MySQL Error : Duplicate entry 'bt_tag_active' for key 1
Error Number : 1062
Date : Sunday, October 29th 2006 @ 07:02:06 AM
Script : http://www.sdfdsfdsfsd.com/forums/admincp/plugin.php?do=productimport
Referrer : http://www.wwwww.com/forums/admincp/plugin.php?do=productadd
IP Address : xxx.xxxx.xxxx.xxx
Username : User
Classname : vb_database

BoardTracker
29 Oct 2006, 12:23
I got this error when trying to overwrite the 3.5.4
If you have no tags yet then just uninstall the vb3.5 version and then install the vb3.6 version.
if you have tags you don't want to lose then edit the product (through the vb admin) and delete the sql that removes the tags column before running uninstall otherwise it will delete all the existing tags.

Let me know if you know how to proceed or if you need any help.

Blackhat
29 Oct 2006, 12:50
thanks, just installed it. So when users create new threads with tags now they keywords will start popping up in the tag cloud box?

BoardTracker
30 Oct 2006, 12:42
thanks, just installed it. So when users create new threads with tags now they keywords will start popping up in the tag cloud box?
Yep )
As you see, it already does

redspider
31 Oct 2006, 04:18
Let us know when you submit your board to boardtracker so we can get it indexed quickly and start sending you fresh traffic! :)
I install in dtv100.com

BoardTracker
31 Oct 2006, 10:45
I install in dtv100.com
Hi Redspider
We have added dtv100. It is now waiting for your activation.
You should be getting an email from BoardTracker system regarding it.
Let me know if there are any problems

rezapci
01 Nov 2006, 07:50
how can I do this? https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/external/2008/05/1.png

put the Specify tags: txt under?

BoardTracker
01 Nov 2006, 09:20
how can I do this? https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/external/2008/05/1.png
put the Specify tags: txt under?
Yes, of course you can do this.
Simply edit the 'newthread' templat, and move $vbphrase[bt_tag_howto] to wherever you want. in this case, move it to the cell where the input field is, after the input field, with a <br> before the $vbphrase[bt_tag_howto]

rezapci
01 Nov 2006, 10:23
Yes, of course you can do this.
Simply edit the 'newthread' templat, and move $vbphrase[bt_tag_howto] to wherever you want. in this case, move it to the cell where the input field is, after the input field, with a <br> before the $vbphrase[bt_tag_howto]

thanks, but see mines,before I make any changes, then tell me what should I do? because I edit the pharse!

redspider
01 Nov 2006, 12:07
Hi Redspider
We have added dtv100. It is now waiting for your activation.
You should be getting an email from BoardTracker system regarding it.
Let me know if there are any problems
after a post and tag I make a search for the tag and I get this :

Sorry - no tag matches. Please try some different terms.

how long take for site to get index by boardtracker?

BoardTracker
01 Nov 2006, 15:08
thanks, but see mines,before I make any changes, then tell me what should I do? because I edit the pharse!
You need to either put a <br> before the explanation bit and/or move it into the <td> where the input field is, in case you didn't do it yet.
(The way it is originally set is in a seperate <td>, so that it appears on the right side. Move it to the first <td> then.)

If you can supply a URL where it is installed, we can better advise where exactly to put the variable in case it's still not clear.

BoardTracker
01 Nov 2006, 20:14
after a post and tag I make a search for the tag and I get this :

Sorry - no tag matches. Please try some different terms.

how long take for site to get index by boardtracker?
Hi redspider. We have sent you a PM regarding this matter. Let me know if there are any questions of problems we can help with.

VBUsers
13 Nov 2006, 23:21
great modification but for some reason im not receiving my email with my forum ID so i can have it search only my forum.

Andromeda2875
22 Nov 2006, 02:35
I am having a heck of a time getting this thing to work. I want it above the threads and I keep getting parse errors. Can anyone assist?

Brandon Sheley
22 Nov 2006, 02:50
It worked great for me but one thing I dislike is the results on boardtracker.com don't have re-written url's as vbseo does :(

Hope this gets fixed and I'll re install

Andromeda2875
22 Nov 2006, 03:07
it takes a long time to get activated in the system. I have been waiting for that email with my boardtracker id and it has not arrived.

BoardTracker
22 Nov 2006, 05:01
I am having a heck of a time getting this thing to work. I want it above the threads and I keep getting parse errors. Can anyone assist?

it takes a long time to get activated in the system. I have been waiting for that email with my boardtracker id and it has not arrived.

This will change very soon. Adding new boards is going to be much faster.
We will keep you informed soon about your board's addition.

Andromeda2875
22 Nov 2006, 06:27
Thank you. Do you have an approximation of time?

BoardTracker
05 Dec 2006, 10:07
Thank you. Do you have an approximation of time?

Very soon as we are about to roll out the new system :)

woodysfj40
23 Jan 2007, 16:33
One feature I need to see is a timeout for those rare occasions when the Boardtracker site is down...it can make some page loads on the forum VERY slow...while it's a rare frustration, it's enough to generate a pile of complaints from my users, something I really can't tolerate.

15.25 seconds, and the Tag Cloud portion never loaded....

please let me know when a solution for this is created so i can re-activate this plugin.

thanks!

BoardTracker
23 Jan 2007, 21:21
One feature I need to see is a timeout for those rare occasions when the Boardtracker site is down...it can make some page loads on the forum VERY slow...while it's a rare frustration, it's enough to generate a pile of complaints from my users, something I really can't tolerate.

15.25 seconds, and the Tag Cloud portion never loaded....

please let me know when a solution for this is created so i can re-activate this plugin.

thanks!

We will create an IFrame version of the TagCloud as well as an SSI option with a cron so that you can store a cached version of the tag-cloud's JS on your server and refresh it every X minutes. (this option you can implement immediately by the way. If you have access to cron we can show you how to do that).

TheBlackPoet
08 Mar 2007, 04:35
im using 3.64.. and i installed... it works fine until i want to create a new thread... then i get a dbase error... i uninstall it .. and my site is back to normal... BUT i was having this same problem with another hacker earlier...

im wondering if it is because i need to update the templates since i just upgraded??? i will be coming back to this because it looks really good...

installed..

SBlueman
11 May 2007, 04:25
Is there a way to set permissions so only a certain usergroup can use the topic tags?

BoardTracker
23 May 2007, 11:49
SBlueman: since the mod is a "simple" VB mod, you can if you want wrap the part where it shows the tag box and hide it for non mods (or other usergroups). That way, these users wont see the box and wont be able to fill it.
If there is a demand for this feature by more people, we can add it to the next version.

TheBlackPoet: Let us know if it fixed itself in your following attempt.

BoardTracker
02 Jun 2007, 23:47
Is there a way to set permissions so only a certain usergroup can use the topic tags?

The new version for vb3.6.7 now has this feature. Also added ability to disallow tagging in specific forums.

One feature I need to see is a timeout for those rare occasions when the Boardtracker site is down...it can make some page loads on the forum VERY slow...while it's a rare frustration, it's enough to generate a pile of complaints from my users, something I really can't tolerate.

Also this - tag clouds can now be cached locally in your db and refreshed using the scheduled tasks function.

BoardTracker
04 Jun 2007, 10:18
v2.1.1 uploaded - contains a minor fix to the font-size setting in the tags css file (tags_default.css) so to upgrade you only need to upload that file.

SBlueman
09 Jun 2007, 09:27
I am still waiting for BoardTracker to track my new vBulletin site. It's still bringing up links from my old phpBB site when people click on tags....

BoardTracker
09 Jun 2007, 13:08
I am still waiting for BoardTracker to track my new vBulletin site. It's still bringing up links from my old phpBB site when people click on tags....

Its updated now although will take a few days to reindex all threads on the new board.

Nudda
15 Jun 2007, 00:10
So, I currently have zoints thread tags installed, and I would like to install this. Is there a way to import current tags from the zoints hack into this? So that way I dont have to retag all the threads.

edenx
15 Jun 2007, 01:32
Its updated now although will take a few days to reindex all threads on the new board.


boardtracker, i've sent my board to boardtracker.com and i got never indexed and registered
can you help me ?

RedTyger
15 Jun 2007, 08:44
Is there an option for me to buy a brand-free version of this modification?

BoardTracker
15 Jun 2007, 11:57
So, I currently have zoints thread tags installed, and I would like to install this. Is there a way to import current tags from the zoints hack into this? So that way I dont have to retag all the threads.

I dont know of any existing import script but its probably not too difficult to import them. We'll look into it.

leeman
15 Jun 2007, 11:59
boardtracker, i've sent my board to boardtracker.com and i got never indexed and registered
can you help me ?

Ditto ....

BoardTracker
15 Jun 2007, 12:03
boardtracker, i've sent my board to boardtracker.com and i got never indexed and registered
can you help me ?

We're currently spidering and indexing boards for the new version to be launched soon so you may already see our spider in your server logs. If not then it will be added soon after launch.

BoardTracker
15 Jun 2007, 12:37
Is there an option for me to buy a brand-free version of this modification?

We are working on not only a brand free version, but one that will also make you money. Not sure when exactly it will be ready but not too long I hope.

da420
15 Jun 2007, 19:47
I dont know of any existing import script but its probably not too difficult to import them. We'll look into it.

I am also interested in an import script. If one could be provided, I would probably switch over to Boardtracker rather than using Zoints on both forums.

BoardTracker
16 Jun 2007, 08:24
New version just uploaded - found a small error in the cloud caching script (bt_cloud.php) so to upgrade just upload that file again to the /includes/cron directory. No other changes in this version so the installer doesn't need to be run.

leeman
18 Jun 2007, 09:23
I have installed this and it works marvelously for me .... except one major bummer ...


I am the only one to see the the input field where to enter tags ...

I thought since i see it everything works.
Not ... none of my users could see the tag entry fields and I had the setting to mandatory and then went on a 4 day holiday.

So noone could post a thread since I demanded tags to be entered but they had nowhere to enter them .....


PLZ Help....

My site : www.insanetrain.com

BoardTracker
18 Jun 2007, 09:34
What options did you set in the admin panel? Did you limit to specifc usergroups or forums?

*edit*
I just registered to your board and I do see the tags entry box - did you change anything since your post above?

leeman
18 Jun 2007, 09:47
What options did you set in the admin panel? Did you limit to specifc usergroups or forums?

*edit*
I just registered to your board and I do see the tags entry box - did you change anything since your post above?

No...

I think I'll have to have my members flush their caches or sumthing then i guess ...

**EDIT**

And I haven't gotten a board id from you yet either ...

I regged my board like mid last week ...

BoardTracker
18 Jun 2007, 10:27
Just uploaded a new version which fixes a bug affecting tagging in forums which are listed as excluded in the admin panel. It should fix the problem you have.

We're soon to release a new version of BT so your board will be added to that.

RedTyger
23 Jun 2007, 12:15
We are working on not only a brand free version, but one that will also make you money. Not sure when exactly it will be ready but not too long I hope.

Ok, that's not for me but it sounds an interesting endeavor nonetheless. Thanks for your reply.

BoardTracker
23 Jun 2007, 13:49
Ok, that's not for me but it sounds an interesting endeavor nonetheless. Thanks for your reply.
Sure.
By the way, Which part of it, you feel is not for you?

RedTyger
23 Jun 2007, 14:17
Well I'm a coder and it's for a forum for my business site. So what I'd really like to do is remove the branding and then rewrite bits of it to suit myself. It's save me coding it myself, basically. I'd be ideal for any other site, I looked at the other tagging modifications and this one looks the best to me. :)

BoardTracker
23 Jun 2007, 14:28
As we said, the option will be branding free.
IN addition, you can recode/change parts of the mod as you like as well as modify the way the results are rendered.

What exactly would you like to change in the tagging mod?

Chadi
24 Jun 2007, 19:10
Just saw this. I have Zoints tag system installed and want to know what the differences are overall, aside your mod having the search function.

- can I somehow import the current tags from Zoints tag mod to yours?
- will this work in forumhome?

Thanks.

kwblue
03 Jul 2007, 16:09
Can you please get my board in the system?

I installed several weeks ago and submitted at the same time, but I still have default tags on my forum :(

I really need to get this working ASAP and am hoping you can 'speed up' the process for me. The forum is: http://www.affiliateguarddog.com/forums/

Thanks!

Dark_Konoko
10 Jul 2007, 14:56
Indeed it seems that you guys are taking an awful long time migrating to the new hardware and accepting new applications. I do know first-hand how much of nightmare it can be to tackle such a grandiose task, but is there any chance at all of an update regarding your current progress?

I've been haulting the launch of a forum I'm working on for this very system, as I know how users work - and It'll be much easier to bully them into using tags from the start rather than introducing them at a later date. I've been considering reverting my template modifications and using the Zoids tagging system - but I'll try and hold out on that little temptation as long as possible.

kwblue
10 Jul 2007, 15:09
I decided to uninstall. Not worth it until they are up and running properly. I will use Zoints.

BoardTracker
10 Jul 2007, 15:34
is there any chance at all of an update regarding your current progress?

The new boardtracker is progressing - main delay at the moment is simply spidering and indexing such a huge amount of data.. if we spider too fast it adds load to boards so we dont want to do that and if we spider too slow everyone gets impatient ;)

For anyone using the bt search mod who wants to try the new system, you can do that now.. but bear in mind it should be considered BETA and not all data on your board will be indexed or up to date and not all boards submitted are yet included although at least twice as many boards are now in the new system and more will be added soon.

The way to try it is simply to edit the bt search results template and replace this..

http://www.boardtracker.com/search-v2.js

with this..

http://v2.boardtracker.com/search-v3.js

There are some additional changes you can make which enable access to many more search features however they will be announced later.

This has only been tested on boards in the search mod, not this tags mod but it uses the same search api so should work - if you have any problems let me know and again I must stress that this is beta and so there *might* be problems (hopefully nothing more than simply partial coverage) but these will be fixed and coverage is increasing daily - currently we index many millions of posts every day.

BoardTracker
10 Jul 2007, 16:28
This has only been tested on boards in the search mod, not this tags mod but it uses the same search api so should work

Regarding my previous post - this has now been tested with the tags mod and it does work so if you want to try using BT v2 tag search on your board then just change the url in the tag search results template as mentioned above.

dtv100
18 Jul 2007, 17:50
I have this on my forum but the only thing is I want to use this with vbgeek Gars and I cant find a way to make this work .

thanks for any help

puertoblack2003
22 Sep 2007, 20:05
i'm getting this error when the cron job is ran


BT Tag Cloud Cache

Fatal error: Call to undefined function curl_init() in xxxxx\xxxx\xxxxx\forums\includes\cron\bt_cloud.php on line 18

BoardTracker
23 Sep 2007, 21:00
i'm getting this error when the cron job is ran

Perhaps you dont have cURL installed..

http://www.php.net/curl

puertoblack2003
24 Sep 2007, 20:13
Perhaps you dont have cURL installed..

http://www.php.net/curl

yep that what it is installed!!!! just waiting for your email response for a transfer :rolleyes:

BoardTracker
24 Sep 2007, 21:52
just waiting for your email response for a transfer

Do you mean the pm you sent through our support board? If so I replied to that already, maybe you didn't get the notification email from the board for some reason.. anyway if you go there now you can see the reply.

punchbowl
25 Sep 2007, 16:05
can i easily add tags to existing/old threads?

BoardTracker
25 Sep 2007, 18:50
Yes.
Tags become just another field, like the title of a post.
It can be then edited easily.

Baldilocks
07 May 2008, 20:05
How long does it take for my board ID ??

stuartn
10 Aug 2008, 13:10
Installed and waiting but nothing showing as yet, registered on boardtracker and gave details of my board but waiting to see if it starts to fill up. I can see in the DB tag words being populated but nothing as yet showing.

www.rcheliaddict.co.uk