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davidw
06 Jan 2008, 02:29
What does this do?

It allows you to take your news from your forums (up to 10) and display them in a ticker (marquee).
You have a choice on how many you can pull from each forum as a whole or select your whole site,
how fast you want the ticker to scroll, the length of the title of each news item, colors, etc. You can also add RSS feeds and the latest blogs.

New Features:

Usergroup Permissions (per request)

Ticker Background Color: If you leave this blank, it will stay your forum colors. If you put in a hex value, it will change to that color.
Please use 000000 - FFFFFF only.

Ticker Color: If you leave this blank, it will stay your forum colors. If you put in a hex value, it will change to that color.
Please use 000000 - FFFFFF only.

Ticker Prefix: You can prefix anything you want here. Such as Latest Blogs - or Latest News: or whatever you want to start out with.


WARNING *** 2.0 IS NO LONGER BACKWARDS COMPATIBLE WITH 3.6.x ***

Install Instructions

Step 1:
Fresh Install
If you intend to use the RSS features, upload the RSS folder to the root of your forums.
If you rename this folder or change the location, you MUST edit the path in the XML file for each of the require_once 'rss/rss_fetch.inc'; paths.
Go to your admin Control Panel => Plugin System => Manage Products => [Add/Import Product];
Click Browse and find product-davidw_vbnews_ticker.xml
Click Import

Upgrade Options:
Go to your admin Control Panel => Plugin System => Manage Products => [Add/Import Product];
Click Browse and find product-davidw_vbnews_ticker.xml
[If upgrading] Click the button next to Yes in Allow Overwrite
Click Import
You will probably want to revert any templates you have altered as most changes people have requested are now integrated.


Step 2:
Edit the admincp options
*** IMPORTANT ***
Make sure that if you do not enter an item in the forumIDs after the first one, the rest must be set to 0
- if it is not set to 0 or a forumid number, it will result in a database error.


Step 3:
Go to your admin Control Panel => Styles & Templates => Style Manager
Find your Master/Parent style or the style you wish to add this to and drop down the All Style Options menu dropdown and choose Edit Templates
Click Go if it does not redirect you
For your Forums Directory:

Open up your Forum Home Templates subdirectory and choose your FORUMHOME template

Find:

<!-- main -->


Add above:

$vbnews_ticker


Click Save & Reload

For all your web pages (Navigation Bar)
Open up your Navigation / Breadcrumb Templates subdirectory and choose Navbar template

Find:

<!-- / nav buttons bar -->

<br />


Add Below (You may want to remove the <br /> for aesthetics):

$vbnews_ticker


Click Save & Reload


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I add the news ticker to my vB Advanced?
To get the ticker in your vbadvanced, you need to add global output variables
Admin CP => vBa CMPS => Default Settings => Portal Output Global Variables and put vbnews_ticker in there.

How do I add the news ticker to the IBProArcade or Photoplog?
Thanks to Mark.B for his add - http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showpost.php?p=1407098&postcount=144

Why does this seem slow?
For a couple links or for a couple displayed items per link/news item, it should display fine, but as you add more (fill up) each potential slot and up the number of items to pull it will take longer to load. It it easy to add up fast. This uses anywhere from 1-30 queries depending on how many you use.

What is the forumid?
The forumid is the id of the forum you have created. Each forum has its own unique number assigned to it. When you click on a forum link you can see a number that is assigned to it. This will show up in the URL of the page you are browsing. Another way of seeing the forumid is to go to your admin control panel => Forums & Moderators => Forum Manager => Click on [Expand All] and then move your mouse over (hover) any of the forums you've created. Your status bar (bottom of screen) should display your forumid (number at the end of the link/url).

How do I change the color of the text?
It's an admincp option now :)
If you want alternating colors do this (You need to edit the plugin to make this work.):
Find:

$ticker_titles .= '<a href="showthread.php?t='. $ticker['threadid'] .'" title="'. $ticker['title'] .'" target="blank">'. $ticker['title'] .'</a> '. $ticksep.'';


Replace With:

$tick_color = ($color % 2) ? $color1 : $color2;
$ticker_titles .= '<a href="showthread.php?t='. $ticker['threadid'] .'" title="'. $ticker['title'] .'" target="blank"><font color="'. $tick_color .'">'. $ticker['title'] .'</font></a> '. $ticksep .'';
$color++;


How do I put in (absolute) links directly to the location rather than relative links?
In the plugin, find each instance of
showthread.php?t= (or whatever the page is)

and change part to a full url.
Example:
http://www.yoursite.com/showthread.php?t=


Change Log:

2.0.2
Added usergroup permissions.

2.0.1
Fix for Thread Prefixes. It no longer just uses prefixids - but grabs the vbphrase that is associated with the prefixid. I don't know how I missed this.

2.0

WARNING *** THIS IS NO LONGER BACKWARDS COMPATIBLE WITH 3.6.x ***

*Ability to add a ticker prefix without editing the template now.
*Ability to add a ticker background color without editing the template now.
*Ability to add a ticker color without editing the product/plugin now.
*Separate General/Blogs/Forums/RSS AdminCP Options.

Blogs Options:
*Enable/Disable Blogs.
*Allows either unlimited latest blogs or x amount from up to ten individual users.
*Separate limits for all blogs or individual blogs.

Forum Options:
*Enable/Disable Forums.
*Allows either unlimited latest forums or x amounts from up to ten individual forums.
*Separate limits for all forums or individual forums.
*Grabs prefixes if available.

RSS Options:
*Enable/Disable RSS.
*Allows up to ten RSS feeds.
*Fixed a bug that displayed x-1 on limits for total displayed where x is how many you previously specified.

1.4

This now allows you to add up to 5 blog users' feeds to the ticker. As with 1.3, this also includes the RSS (see 1.3 for details).

1.3
This now allows you to add up to 5 external RSS feeds to the ticker. This uses magpierss-0.72 as found at sourceforge. It may be possible that your site might not work with magpie.

I've updated this a little and it works on 3.7. If you have a previous version, uninstall it first and then install this one. Make sure you copy your admincp settings for this down first.

Known Bugs/Issues:
From my testing on the new updates, when I (or a user on my site) clicks on any of the links that has the news ticker, it works fine, but when I or a user hits the refresh button, it can hang. I'm unsure why this is happening.

iogames
06 Jan 2008, 16:31
Yuhu! First!

iamhatinh
06 Jan 2008, 16:37
nice mod
Thanks

Derek Chai
06 Jan 2008, 16:51
thanks

Doctor Who
06 Jan 2008, 19:59
Any chance of making it so that you can pull the contents of an rss feed? I would really like to have my sites news headlines scrolling across the top of the forum...

Great hack!

davidw
06 Jan 2008, 22:55
You know, that's a very good possibility - let me see what I can do (this could take a few days). Don't forget to click install :)

seangworld
07 Jan 2008, 03:17
how come in the description it says 'christianb' in the xml link (step 2) but the download link says 'davidw' ?

lol did you steal this?

seangworld
07 Jan 2008, 05:00
hey! how do i get this to marquee on my vBa???
i tried just dropping the $vbnews_ticker in there but it doesnt show up.

davidw
07 Jan 2008, 11:48
My former username was christianb :P Search through some of my old posts and see those who have quoted me... you'll see. Also, christianb is the first part of my website. Why would I steal my own name? Just look through this thread if you're still unsure http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=123126

To get the ticker in your vbadvanced, you need to add global output variables
Admin CP => vBa CMPS => Default Settings => Portal Output Global Variables and put vbnews_ticker in there

Edit: I copied and pasted from the above link to here, editing some things. I've corrected Step 2.

seangworld
09 Jan 2008, 04:49
and then what? i cant get it to work on vba.

semauae
09 Jan 2008, 09:44
thnx :)

davidw
09 Jan 2008, 12:24
and then what? i cant get it to work on vba.Where are you trying to put it on your vba page? If I know, I can look at recreating it and tell you how it needs to be fixed to work.

Martell
09 Jan 2008, 12:47
Thanks, good fashions. But does many inquiries.:up:

MrShides
12 Jan 2008, 14:11
i'm also interested in using this to pull an RSS feed, although i'd like to pull it from an external site.

davidw
12 Jan 2008, 14:29
It's probably be going to be this weekend before I can look at it as I've been out of the loop on other thing most of the week.

davidw
15 Jan 2008, 02:35
I have RSS working now - I have it set up for 1 RSS link at the moment. How many external links did you have in mind?

Edit, I have it set up for 5 RSS external links.

Alfa1
15 Jan 2008, 14:23
I would like to have several CMPS pages with different news tickers. Could you please add functionality to display multiple news tickers?

davidw
16 Jan 2008, 00:07
interesting... did you want the full capability for each location or just 1-2 forums/RSS items per location?

Alfa1
16 Jan 2008, 02:04
Just a few forums per location.

rinkrat
16 Jan 2008, 06:03
Works great! RSS and everything :)

davidw
16 Jan 2008, 11:56
Just a few forums per location.Ok, let me see what I can do, it might take me a few days as I can only do this in the evenings.

Works great! RSS and everything :)I'm glad you like.

skrazydogz
07 Feb 2008, 16:39
Is it compatible with vb 3.6.8 ?

Martell
07 Feb 2008, 16:49
Is it compatible with vb 3.6.8 ?

Has put on 3.6.8 PL2! All works.:up:

skrazydogz
07 Feb 2008, 18:13
how can I output bold letters ?

davidw
09 Feb 2008, 16:12
See How do I change the color of the text? or How do I change the color of the background? above.

skrazydogz
09 Feb 2008, 16:19
no i do that with a <div> code ;) and i dont want to change the color !

davidw
09 Feb 2008, 19:43
I think I may be confused then - how do you want to output bold letters?

skrazydogz
10 Feb 2008, 03:29
Its very simple.

Instead of $vbnews_ticker in template forumhome, replace the code with <div class="smallfont" vlign="center"><strong>$vbnews_ticker</strong></div> it looks much better.

davidw
10 Feb 2008, 12:24
So does this mean you have it figured out or you need alternative?

skrazydogz
10 Feb 2008, 12:37
yes i figured myself :D

davidw
10 Feb 2008, 14:40
Ahh good :)
The way I was suggesting in post 25 above you could most likely add the <strong> tags to $ticker_titles that way no (additional) template edits (as one way).

Question - in your code - does
<div class="smallfont" vlign="center">
work the same as
<div class="smallfont" valign="center">?

macc
23 Feb 2008, 21:57
hello!

installed your hack - mod and get it to work ... have one problem .. when i use external rss feeds i have problem with my language letters (croatian) ... can i get that characters - leters on your ticker ..and what to do ?


regards
macc

http://belaplay.com/vb/libar/index.php

davidw
25 Feb 2008, 01:53
Usually something like that I fix (on some sites) by adding replacement variables.
Go to whichever style you want to add this to (admincp => Styles and Templates => Replacement Variable Manager => Add New Replacement Variable)

Don't forget to click install :)

macc
25 Feb 2008, 07:45
hello!

can you explain what i must add in, mean which new replacement variable for get my letters to works?


macc

i click install...

davidw
25 Feb 2008, 12:07
Add in what variables you see and what variables you need. For example:
This is what you see in the text:
€
(This would be the Search for Text)
This is what you want it to be:

(This would be the Replace with Text)
A lot of times I will go directly to the source and copy the characters from there to use in the Replace with Text part if it is something that I wouldn't normally use.

macc
25 Feb 2008, 23:17
i have ? this in my feeds but it represent 3 letters

exp

ve?ernji = vecernji (with ' over c )
podr?avati=podrzavati
bra?ki= bracki ( with ^over c) iso8859-2

how fixed that?

macc

vmacedonia
26 Feb 2008, 08:37
Can these be added on specific forum or sub-forum, not on the main forum page?

macc
26 Feb 2008, 12:27
what you mean with that? problem is same, no difference on which page is feeds!

regards
macc

davidw
27 Feb 2008, 00:46
i have ? this in my feeds but it represent 3 letters

exp

ve?ernji = vecernji (with ' over c )
podr?avati=podrzavati
bra?ki= bracki ( with ^over c) iso8859-2

how fixed that?

macc
In these cases you would do something like
Search for Text = ve?ernji
Replace with Text = većernji
Search for Text = podr?avati
Replace with Text = podrzavati
Search for Text = bra?ki
Replace with Text = braĉki
Another option is to check your site's character set
Languages & Phrases => Language Manager => [your language][Edit Settings]
HTML Character Set
The default is ISO-8859-1
You can try changing this to see if this makes a difference, but I would make sure I have things backed up just in case so that no issues with your site are caused.


Can these be added on specific forum or sub-forum, not on the main forum page?

This modification can be placed where you can place the template $vbnews_ticker - it is not required to go on the forum home (that is just the main example I used)
Also, you can add an <if condition around the variable to specify which forums you want or do not want them to go in.

vmacedonia
29 Feb 2008, 19:26
This modification can be placed where you can place the template $vbnews_ticker - it is not required to go on the forum home (that is just the main example I used)
Also, you can add an <if condition around the variable to specify which forums you want or do not want them to go in.

Thanks, installed and solved.

<if condition="$foruminfo[forumid] == 'xx'">$vbnews_ticker</if>
One question, how to remove underline from the links?

Temporary live demo (http://forums.vmacedonia.com/forumdisplay.php?f=11).

davidw
29 Feb 2008, 22:46
They are hyperlinks. Editing your CSS properties will remove the underlines from the hyperlinks. If you are unsure of this, I will see if I can find a quick tutorial on it.

vmacedonia
01 Mar 2008, 09:49
Yes I know that, but strange the additional CSS definitions doesn't function in these case.

.newslink a:visited, .newslink_avisited, .newslink a:active{
text-decoration: none;
}

.newslink a:hover, .newslink_ahover{
text-decoration: none;
}
<div class="newslink"><strong>$vbnews_ticker</strong></div>

davidw
01 Mar 2008, 12:09
Actually, that won't work. That is a good way of adding additional CSS to it, but to remove current CSS, you need to do something like this:
a { text-decoration: none; } This affects everything globally (or depending on how you have this CSS added/changed - your style, or your page.

vmacedonia
01 Mar 2008, 14:15
Thanks again, solved.

CrashPush
01 Mar 2008, 22:50
Love the mod great job.

Is there any way to decrease the height of the space that the news ticker scrolls through. The height seems a little to high for my taste.

Also, is there any way to add "Latest news:" in front of the ticker before it displays the actual news.

davidw
01 Mar 2008, 23:36
In the instructions above under
How do I change the color of the background?
To change the background color you should be able to just edit the $vbnews_ticker template and add something like this in this div tag:
There is a part that says <div align="center" style="padding:7px">

Remove the style="padding:7px"

To add the "Latest news:" in front edit that same code and put that right after the >.

So your code would be something like <div align="center">Latest News:

taydu
02 Mar 2008, 16:03
Is there any way to change the way the news showing ?
Replace the marquee text. Like this: http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamicindex2/tickertape.htm

Waiting for your response. Many thanks :)

davidw
02 Mar 2008, 19:34
Feel free to make those changes, if you want :)

JJ the Fox
11 Mar 2008, 23:00
Really like this hack, I'm using it on my board at the moment.

Question that would make this perfect:

How can I get the headlines to continuously flow after each other. After my default 5 are done, everything has to scroll to the left before the headlines repeat. I'd like it to flow seamlessly.

davidw
12 Mar 2008, 00:06
How can I get the headlines to continuously flow after each other. After my default 5 are done, everything has to scroll to the left before the headlines repeat. I'd like it to flow seamlessly.Thanks, That's something I've looked into a few times as I've got the same issue. Changing it to javascript has worked in some marquees I've used, but I've not tried converting this over. The main issue is that the difference between the end and the start is offset by the width of the marquee window.

macc
25 Mar 2008, 21:41
have just one question...how get this to work on cmps - 3.0 ...have tested - with global portal variables but come not up on cmps page ?


reg

macc

davidw
26 Mar 2008, 01:03
I'll probably look at this tonight or tomorrow night as I've just set up cmps 3.0 with 3.7

nascarjake
03 Apr 2008, 22:15
is it possible to make this not only work on vBulletin but for an external php site as well? I want to use it on my site, and all the links would link over to my forum, my site uses a different php cms called openci

davidw
03 Apr 2008, 23:06
This is installed on vbulletin, but anywhere that has an RSS feed you can use. Are you wanting to know if this will work on a non-vb page? If so, there is a strong possibility but it would take some tweaking to the code.

Phaedrus
04 Apr 2008, 21:01
This works swimmingly in 3.6.8... pulling only from the RSS Feeds.

Thanks!

nightbloom
05 Apr 2008, 01:02
For some reason, this just doesnt show the first item on the RSS feed. Its weird. I have it set to show four items from this feed (http://silkroadaddiction.com/cutenews/rss.php) and instead it only shows 3. The first one just isnt there.

I am unable to figure out why. lol This is my own news feed off my site's main page. ^^

davidw
05 Apr 2008, 02:48
That's bizarre - is that the only ticker going - that one RSS feed?

Phaedrus
05 Apr 2008, 02:49
How often does it check the rss feed?

nightbloom
05 Apr 2008, 04:34
That's bizarre - is that the only ticker going - that one RSS feed?

Yup. Because it is a seperate from the main forum, many ppl link straight to the forum and often miss the news from the main page. I thought this may solve that issue without setting up an RSS feed post, which seems redundant.

davidw
05 Apr 2008, 15:05
How often does it check the rss feed?I think the RSS gets checked by either A) the time in between refreshes or B) the time setting in the RSS controls itself. A) won't come into play until after B) reaches its set time (which I'm not sure where the setting is located) but I think it is set for 1 hour (or 60x60 seconds). Finding and changing this to a smaller number will speed up the time that it gets updated and cached.

Yup. Because it is a seperate from the main forum, many ppl link straight to the forum and often miss the news from the main page. I thought this may solve that issue without setting up an RSS feed post, which seems redundant.I'm thinking that what you and I were viewing was the cached version of the feed. IF this was a recent post/even/etc. that fell within the cached period, that would explain why it was not included, but would not explain why there was only three if you set it to four. As for the RSS went, it most likely is a cache issue, which this might help fix it:

See if you can find a cache folder within your rss folder. CHMOD'ding the RSS folder 777 should fix this, but here's an secondary method.
In your rss folder (preferably), create a folder and chmod it 777. I will name it example in this example.

Then, open up /rss/rss_fetch.inc
Find (about 2/3rds of the way down):
if ( !defined('MAGPIE_CACHE_DIR') ) {
define('MAGPIE_CACHE_DIR', './cache');
}
Replace:
define('MAGPIE_CACHE_DIR', './cache');
with:
define('MAGPIE_CACHE_DIR', '/var/foo/magpie/cache/dir/for/example');
Save and replace/upload.

Voyager-S
20 Apr 2008, 01:05
Thanks for this mod! It's gonna be really useful for me :)

However, maybe I missed something, but I don't know how to use it to read an external RSS feed, I can't seem to find that option in the main preferences of the plugin. Can you help me? Thanks in advance!

davidw
20 Apr 2008, 13:31
Basically, as long as you've set it up as the instructions show, all you have to do is go to your admincp => vBulletin Options => vB News Ticker

RSS URL
Specify the first (optional) RSS site where you want your news to come from.
and put in the URL of the news feed
For example:
http://www.somewebsitethatusesrssfeeds.com/rss/feed.xml?cat=1216
Click Save

macc
20 Apr 2008, 13:35
hello!

ask before but never get answer... how get this hack to work on cmps page?
global variable works not1

have vbulletin 3.7 rc-3 and cmps 3.0!

reg

macc

ishare
03 May 2008, 12:30
Is it possible to do something like shown on below picture ?

https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/

I would like to add a table to forumhome. And each column of the table (with 5 rows) will get the thread titles from specified forum categories.

Thanks again for all of your very usefull modifications.

davidw
03 May 2008, 15:04
hello!

ask before but never get answer... how get this hack to work on cmps page?
global variable works not1

have vbulletin 3.7 rc-3 and cmps 3.0!

reg

maccI don't know why I didn't see this. How do you want it to show on a CMPS page? On every page or just one page? Or do you want this like a module - center column?

Is it possible to do something like shown on below picture ?

http://www.tv-sinema.com/images/3dpim5g6hhb9uvc1rtw.jpg

I would like to add a table to forumhome. And each column of the table (with 5 rows) will get the thread titles from specified forum categories.

Thanks again for all of your very usefull modifications.To be honest, I'm unsure if this modification is the right one for what you are looking to do what you have in the table. This being a ticker, works as a marquee, scrolling. What you would need would be a rewrite of the output.

x YNWA x
13 May 2008, 21:03
intalled and uploaded everything, but its not showing up? i added the code to the template but nothing its showing up?

x YNWA x
18 May 2008, 00:05
issue resolved, cheers dave


*clicks install*

osariase
20 May 2008, 21:51
How do I increase the height of the ticker?

davidw
23 May 2008, 11:53
Depending on where you put it, navbar, forumhome, etc. <br /> add spacing or <div> tags with padding. In the controls themselves, there is a tickheight option, that adds height.

gpc10347
25 May 2008, 13:33
I'll probably look at this tonight or tomorrow night as I've just set up cmps 3.0 with 3.7

Nice mod! Anxiously awaiting a hint on whatever step I've missed to place it under the navbar in CMPS!

I've just attached newsticker.xml that I added to vBa CMPS by using the Download/Upload Module function and importing it work very well. I placed it in the center position at the top (using 0 as the position) and lovin' it!

Sorry. Newbie post but it's nice to see it on the front page! Thanks for a great Installed mod!

davidw
25 May 2008, 14:02
Ok, since you didn't specify how you wanted it (I asked in post 65), I figured a module might be a good approach.

Admincp => vBA CMPS => Default Settings => Main Options [Edit Settings]

Portal Output Global Variables vbnews_ticker


Admincp => vBA CMPS => Add Module

Main Options
Module Title Latest News
Active Yes

Template Module Options
Template to Include ticker
Template Content $vbnews_ticker

Module Wrapper Template Options
Use Module Wrapper Template No
Save
Specify where you want the location (order).
Save

gpc10347
25 May 2008, 14:12
Ok, since you didn't specify how you wanted it (I asked in post 65), I figured a module might be a good approach.


Or, of course, you could do that :D

davidw
25 May 2008, 17:25
:) - Actually the module might be a better approach - if you use the three column system (as you have less white space. (Something I am going to use personally as it looks better on the portal). If you tack this on under than navbar (at the end of the navbar) it should show up automatically after making the Global Variables addition as that is all it should require.

kalypsoweb
25 May 2008, 21:27
I have installed this and it works great...is there a way I can use this to scroll my blog entries instead of a forum entries, since this is where we started to keep our company news.

Thanks again for a great mod...

davidw
25 May 2008, 21:28
It's possible - it may take me a little time to work something up, but let me see what I can do.

kalypsoweb
27 May 2008, 04:26
It's possible - it may take me a little time to work something up, but let me see what I can do.

Sounds great...I would definitely like to see something like that for the vb blog posts. Right now I have the ticker on our news forum since I make new threads for each blog post with the respective link to the blog. But they have to click on the ticker which opens a new window, then click on the blog link in that forum which opens yet another window just to get to the blog post. So to be able to place the new blod posts in the ticker instead of the forum threads would be awesome!

I will definitely be keeping my eye out for any changes.

Thanks again David...

davidw
27 May 2008, 15:01
I've got up to 5 blogs (by userid) working - making some other changes and should release today.

chriszep
27 May 2008, 15:31
hello
work great with blog
is it possible to add more blog ?

davidw
27 May 2008, 15:36
Don't forget to click Install :)

davidw
27 May 2008, 17:16
How many more do you want to add?

I suppose I could come up with a separate ticker for those who only want to use it for blogs - if enough people could use it.

kalypsoweb
27 May 2008, 21:34
I've got up to 5 blogs (by userid) working - making some other changes and should release today.

You rock! The blog ticker was exactly what I needed. I upgraded and it is working like a champ!

Marked installed and nominated!

Thanks again David.

chriszep
28 May 2008, 07:32
Don't forget to click Install :)
done it .... i forgot :D

How many more do you want to add?

I suppose I could come up with a separate ticker for those who only want to use it for blogs - if enough people could use it.

ten blog would be great , i just use blog with your product

i installed it yesterday , now i can tell it works great :up:

davidw
28 May 2008, 12:09
I will work on an expanded one today - shouldn't be that hard at all to add to it since I've got it working.

davidw
28 May 2008, 23:48
Try this one (remember to save a copy of the original just in case).

I am going to probably end up editing the hack as this is growing larger and larger. I will most likely add CPNAV entries for navigation LOL.

davidw
03 Jun 2008, 18:17
chriszep, did you see my last post?

yunie_
04 Jun 2008, 08:01
can i ask, im using a abouttoday news feeder to feed the rss. so im not using any forum id or rss url.. can i feed the news from abouttoday instead?

yunie_
04 Jun 2008, 08:33
My former username was christianb :P Search through some of my old posts and see those who have quoted me... you'll see. Also, christianb is the first part of my website. Why would I steal my own name? Just look through this thread if you're still unsure http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=123126

To get the ticker in your vbadvanced, you need to add global output variables
Admin CP => vBa CMPS => Default Settings => Portal Output Global Variables and put vbnews_ticker in there

Edit: I copied and pasted from the above link to here, editing some things. I've corrected Step 2.

i put vbnews_ticker in Portal Output but wads next? i cant see it appearing in vba..

davidw
04 Jun 2008, 13:05
can i ask, im using a abouttoday news feeder to feed the rss. so im not using any forum id or rss url.. can i feed the news from abouttoday instead?If you are suing abouttoday, the newsticker would probably have to be modified, unless you have a way to grab your external RSS from the abouttoday (if that is possible) and you will still need to enter that in to your RSS field in the options.

i put vbnews_ticker in Portal Output but wads next? i cant see it appearing in vba..Did you create a module or did you tack it onto your navbar (global area)?

Raptor
02 Jul 2008, 00:29
works great for sky news :)

http://news.sky.com/sky-news/rss/uk-news/rss.xml

vividbreeze
02 Jul 2008, 01:23
Hey mine only shows up halfway...what am I doing wrong?? Here is the link for the picture:

http://www.truckmountforums.com/vbticker.jpg

acco
02 Jul 2008, 02:02
I had the same happen for some of my IE users, using FF I never got on to it..
Uping the ticker height to 20 fixed it.

boandmichele
08 Jul 2008, 15:33
hey, great mod, thanks a million. one question,

i want it to say something like 'most recent posts' preceding the ticker. any ideas?

jlew24asu
08 Jul 2008, 15:47
sweet, cant wait to give this a try

jlew24asu
08 Jul 2008, 16:31
installed, excellent! thank you

macc
08 Jul 2008, 16:37
hello!

how get this on vba CMPS 3. 0. 1 page or vba dynamics and how get bold letters?

regards

macc

davidw
08 Jul 2008, 16:44
hey, great mod, thanks a million. one question,

i want it to say something like 'most recent posts' preceding the ticker. any ideas?
Edit you vbnews_ticker template in whichever style and just put it here:

<div align="center" style="padding:2px"><marquee width="{$vboptions[tickwidth]}%" height="{$vboptions[tickheight]}" behavior=scroll scrollamount="{$vboptions[tickspeed]}" onmouseover="this.stop()" onmouseout="this.start()">Your message here $ticker_titles</marquee></div>

davidw
08 Jul 2008, 16:51
hello!

how get this on vba CMPS 3. 0. 1 page or vba dynamics and how get bold letters?

regards

macc
I am not sure on vba dynamics.

For CMPS
How do I add the news ticker to my vB Advanced?
To get the ticker in your vbadvanced, you need to add global output variables
Admin CP => vBa CMPS => Default Settings => Portal Output Global Variables and put vbnews_ticker in there

I have it running via CMPS 3.0.1 but I have mine attached to my navbar.

For bold, see this: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showpost.php?p=1570160&postcount=96 and instead of
Your message here $ticker_titles
do something like
<strong>$ticker_titles</strong>

boandmichele
10 Jul 2008, 15:10
Edit you vbnews_ticker template in whichever style and just put it here:

<div align="center" style="padding:2px"><marquee width="{$vboptions[tickwidth]}%" height="{$vboptions[tickheight]}" behavior=scroll scrollamount="{$vboptions[tickspeed]}" onmouseover="this.stop()" onmouseout="this.start()">Your message here $ticker_titles</marquee></div>

thank you again. :)

one more question. what if i wanted to just display only the most recent threads from the entire forum? say, the 10 most recent threads?

davidw
10 Jul 2008, 15:30
That would be a different query, but wouldn't be that hard to do. I may add that as an option for my next update.

boandmichele
11 Jul 2008, 15:31
alright thanks much. :)

davidw
17 Jul 2008, 03:00
Need a couple beta testers for version 2.0. PM me if you'd like to beta test. Lots of new features. Also taking some requests.

*Ability to add a ticker prefix without editing the template now
*Ability to add a ticker color without editing the product/plugin now
*Separate Blogs/Forums/RSS admincp options
*Separate limits for each of the Blogs/Forums/RSS instead of one defining them all
*Up to 10 per item
*Either all forums or individual forums
*Turn off each feature or include them all (subject to whether or not you have all forums or individual forums)
*Grabs prefixes if available

Keep in mind the more you add, the more of a performance hit you take. This hasn't changed from before but now this utilizes anywhere from 1-30 queries depending on how you configure it instead of 1-19 queries.

EagleNick
17 Jul 2008, 15:44
Question:
Is there a way to show the Thread Prefixes in the thread titles that are shown?
It doesn't show them, so some of the thread titles look a bit silly without the prefix.

Suggestion:
It would be nice to be able to control the amount of threads taken from each forum, on an individual forum basis.

davidw
17 Jul 2008, 16:03
I'd have to look into that; it may be possibl - but I won't know until I look.

davidw
18 Jul 2008, 00:42
Question:
Is there a way to show the Thread Prefixes in the thread titles that are shown?
It doesn't show them, so some of the thread titles look a bit silly without the prefix.I now have prefixes working on version 2.0 beta.

Suggestion:
It would be nice to be able to control the amount of threads taken from each forum, on an individual forum basis.
Need a couple beta testers for version 2.0. PM me if you'd like to beta test. Lots of new features. Also taking some requests.

*Ability to add a ticker prefix without editing the template now
*Ability to add a ticker color without editing the product/plugin now
*Separate Blogs/Forums/RSS admincp options
*Separate limits for each of the Blogs/Forums/RSS instead of one defining them all
*Up to 10 per item
*Either all forums or individual forums
*Turn off each feature or include them all (subject to whether or not you have all forums or individual forums)This is also part of version 2.0 beta. I'm still a bit a ways from completing it but its getting there. Is this what you had in mind or were you wanting to have a limit on each and every single line item? Keep in mind that there are at least (currently 30 individual locations here).

This project has tripled in size since the stable 1.4 version.

EagleNick
21 Jul 2008, 03:37
I'm curious, what did you have to add to show the prefixes?

The reason I ask is because I cannot get somebody to reply to my thread, here:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=184039

Maybe you can help? ;)

davidw
21 Jul 2008, 11:46
t.prefixid (but that only works for this hack) - prefixid is what is needed.

davidw
21 Jul 2008, 12:17
Version 2.0 should be coming out this week.

karlm
22 Jul 2008, 00:38
I know it was mentioned previously, but has this been sorted to work on vbadvanced or dbdrupal yet?

davidw
22 Jul 2008, 00:44
It has been working on vBadvanced for quite some time now - I've never used Drupal so I don't know.

Instructions (above)
How do I add the news ticker to my vB Advanced?
To get the ticker in your vbadvanced, you need to add global output variables
Admin CP => vBa CMPS => Default Settings => Portal Output Global Variables and put vbnews_ticker in there
In fact, in my upcoming 2.0 release I will have a screenshot with it work on 2 places in vBAdvanced at once (In the Navbar and also in a module I created for fun).
Drupal shouldn't be that hard to work with though, assuming it works similarly to vBAdvanced.

Erika
23 Jul 2008, 22:53
How would I go about disabling linking from the ticker itself? I just want a scrolling news ticker at the top of my forum.

I created a private forum and I am creating private threads to make them appear, but the regular members of my site can't view them and I don't want to view them - I just want to use it as a news ticker without any links to anything. Any help is greatly appreciated :)

davidw
24 Jul 2008, 02:02
If you want to take out the hyperlinks, just edit the product and every reference of <a href... > and then </a> remove.

Erika
24 Jul 2008, 06:47
Duh - thank you so much David :) Great mod!

davidw
24 Jul 2008, 12:09
No problem - glad you like
I've got a new version coming out today or tomrrow with many more features :)

davidw
24 Jul 2008, 17:11
2.0 has been released

jlew24asu
25 Jul 2008, 12:36
edit

basilrath
25 Jul 2008, 14:31
can we get the text display bold?

davidw
25 Jul 2008, 15:02
Currenly, by editing the template, but it is something I have slated for a later release.
See this:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showpost.php?p=1570160&postcount=96
then for the change see this:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showpost.php?p=1570171&postcount=97

basilrath
25 Jul 2008, 15:17
nice .........

can you pull from latest threads ?

instead of news / blogs etc

davidw
25 Jul 2008, 15:24
Yes, in the forums options.
Don't forget to click install.

neoxi
26 Jul 2008, 13:36
thanks

vmacedonia
27 Jul 2008, 22:36
The latest version I have installed is 1.3, I should upgrade to see what's new. :-)

davidw
28 Jul 2008, 00:30
There have been some enhancements since 1.3 :)

jlew24asu
30 Jul 2008, 19:28
my forum seems a little slower after installing this. does this effect performance? I have 7 feeds scrolling...

davidw
30 Jul 2008, 20:11
Yes, it will, depending on which one(s) and how many you use. Some sites won't notice any difference and others will - this also depends on your traffic as well.

jlew24asu
30 Jul 2008, 20:26
Yes, it will, depending on which one(s) and how many you use. Some sites won't notice any difference and others will - this also depends on your traffic as well.

what is the recommended amount of feeds? keep in mind, at this point I have almost no users, so thats not an issue

davidw
31 Jul 2008, 11:40
If you are pulling from your own site, the 3-5 per forum if you do not have that many forums, 1-3 if you are using all of them, or just do 3-5 on the first option for the forums (all). For RSS feeds, it really depends on the site(s) that it gets pulled from as most sites should be ok, but some sites may have issues - I recommend 3-5 there as well depending on the source - its really a test-as-you-go situation (see what works and what doesn't).

MDK-Indy
31 Jul 2008, 11:53
Salü,

how i can change the Tickerbackground from class="thead" to class="tcat"?

greeting Indy

davidw
31 Jul 2008, 11:56
Where do you find class="thead"?

MDK-Indy
31 Jul 2008, 12:39
See the Picture, the Tickerbackground is the same as the Navbarbackground and that is class="thead"...

davidw
31 Jul 2008, 14:05
This is the code that is shown there (based on version 2.0)
<div align="center" style="padding:2px; z-index: -1; background-color:#{$vboptions[tickbgcol]}; layer-background-color:#{$vboptions[tickbgcol]}";><marquee width="{$vboptions[tickwidth]}%" height="{$vboptions[tickheight]}" behavior=scroll scrollamount="{$vboptions[tickspeed]}" onmouseover="this.stop()" onmouseout="this.start()"><font color="#{$vboptions[tickcolor]}">$tickpre</font> $ticker_titles</marquee></div>
There are three things that can be done.
1) Update to 2.0 and have control over the background color
2) Edit your template and change it from a <div> tag to <table><tr><td> and put in what you want class="tcat" technically should work for you there - but I've not tested it.
3) Edit your current template and change the background there.

vmacedonia
10 Aug 2008, 00:43
Updated, thanks.

One question, is there any possibility to implement two tickers that will fetch informations from two different forums?

Example:
Forum 1 - Ticker 1 fetching information from Forum 2
Forum 3 - Ticker 2 fetching information from Forum 4

or

Forum 1 - Ticker 1 fetching information from Forum 2
Forum 3 - Ticker 2 fetching information from Blog

etc.

davidw
11 Aug 2008, 12:15
Yes it is possible, but you would need to rename the product, productid, and pretty much everything (variables and such) in the product, otherwise there would be conflicts. I have done this once before on a much smaller scale, but it does work.

There is a second possibility that would just require recoding of the and split the current but it would be easier to do the first (copy/rewrite).

vbboarder
20 Aug 2008, 21:40
Thanks for the great mod! I have a feature request:

Can you provide an option to enable pages to have different tickers showing different content? Example, page1 shows a ticker with forum content, page2 shows a ticker with blog content, page3 shows a ticker with RSS content, etc. Thanks for considering. ;)

davidw
20 Aug 2008, 23:12
Let me look into this - it could be a little bit, but I may separate these out into mini-tickers and have a master ticker.

ShawneyJ
21 Aug 2008, 00:27
hi, is there away to put a comma between the titles as they scroll across please?
at the moment mine is just eg: New Hi Next Week
the eg i want is: New, Hi, Next Week, etc?

thanks and great hack by the way ;)


EDIT: I have to learn to read lol, sorry found the option :rolleyes:

EDIT AGAIN: When you click on the scrolling links it opens in a new window, is there away to open in same window?

Alfa1
28 Aug 2008, 23:30
I only have my ticker within vbAdvanced. I upgraded to version 2, by importing the product and checking settings. Now the ticker displays the same text twice; it's like 2 times the same ticker under another.

Looks like this:
----------------------------------------------------------------
thread title 1 - thread title 2 - thread title 3 - thread title 4 -
thread title 1 - thread title 2 - thread title 3 - thread title 4 -
----------------------------------------------------------------

davidw
29 Aug 2008, 00:59
Did you make any changes to your templates? If so, you may need to revert them. Can you show me where this is happening? The reason it looks like it does in my screenshot (in vBAdvanced) is because I have it once in the Navbar and once in its own module.

Spank
29 Aug 2008, 02:27
Is this a scrolling marquee? If so is it possible to get it to be one of those 'typewriter' tickers?

davidw
29 Aug 2008, 02:38
Do you have an example? If so, it could be possible - I'm using a standard marquee atm.

Alfa1
29 Aug 2008, 03:46
I will check if there are any edits.

It would be nice if this style could be added to the ticker: http://news.bbc.co.uk/

Spank
29 Aug 2008, 10:10
^ Yeah that's exactly how I'd want it Alfa1.

There's a script here (http://vbarsan.com/typewriterticker.htm) for a type writer ticker, not sure if that would be any help.

davidw
29 Aug 2008, 14:09
Since it says free, I don't see why not - there's another one I'm looking at as well so let me see what I can do :)

boandmichele
29 Aug 2008, 19:28
david, thanks for implementing my request for the newest site-wide threads. i just finally upgraded. i am noticing a problem that should be a simple fix, although i am certainly no coder.

we have a private forum for mods/admins, and any posts made in there are shown on the marquee. im sure that non-mods cannot actually see the thread itself, but it is visible in the marquee, even to unregistered visitors. can we exclude forums from the marquee now, or at least do that in a future update? (i know i ask a lot, sorry :))

Spank
29 Aug 2008, 19:32
Since it says free, I don't see why not - there's another one I'm looking at as well so let me see what I can do :)

Awesome, thank you :)

davidw
29 Aug 2008, 19:36
david, thanks for implementing my request for the newest site-wide threads. i just finally upgraded. i am noticing a problem that should be a simple fix, although i am certainly no coder.

we have a private forum for mods/admins, and any posts made in there are shown on the marquee. im sure that non-mods cannot actually see the thread itself, but it is visible in the marquee, even to unregistered visitors. can we exclude forums from the marquee now, or at least do that in a future update? (i know i ask a lot, sorry :))
Are you wanting all forums except for one or two forums?
If so, that should be fairly easy - I will need to work on that later when I get home.

boandmichele
29 Aug 2008, 19:58
yeah, ive excluded our 'mod board' to just mods and admins. but say we have a thread in there called 'how much xxxx member sucks' (jk, but you get the concept), i dont want that scrolling across the main index.

davidw
29 Aug 2008, 21:00
ok, let me see what I can do - how many did you want to exclude?

boandmichele
31 Aug 2008, 01:19
ok, let me see what I can do - how many did you want to exclude?

hrm... 3 would be good i think

davidw
31 Aug 2008, 01:46
Here's the fix:

In the product, edit this (around lines 242-251)
if($vbulletin->options['toggleforumsall'] || $vbulletin->options['toggleforums']){
if($vbulletin->options['toggleforumsall']){
if (fall) {
$gettickers0 = $db->query_read("
SELECT t.threadid, t.title, t.forumid, t.open, t.dateline, t.visible, t.firstpostid, t.prefixid
FROM " . TABLE_PREFIX . "forum f
INNER JOIN " . TABLE_PREFIX . "thread t ON t.forumid = f.forumid
ORDER BY dateline DESC
LIMIT " . $alllim . "
");
Replace with:
if($vbulletin->options['toggleforumsall'] || $vbulletin->options['toggleforums']){
if($vbulletin->options['toggleforumsall']){
if (fall) {
$gettickers0 = $db->query_read("
SELECT t.threadid, t.title, t.forumid, t.open, t.dateline, t.visible, t.firstpostid, t.prefixid
FROM " . TABLE_PREFIX . "forum f
INNER JOIN " . TABLE_PREFIX . "thread t ON t.forumid = f.forumid
WHERE f.forumid !=X and f.forumid !=Y AND f.forumid !=Z
ORDER BY dateline DESC
LIMIT " . $alllim . "
");

Edit X, Y, and Z
I have tested this with phpmyadmin.

davidw
31 Aug 2008, 01:48
Awesome, thank you :)

The ticker works, but not with calling my variables - only with direct text. This may take some time.

Spank
31 Aug 2008, 04:23
Well there's no rush for me, it'd be a nice feature but it's not urgent :)

boandmichele
02 Sep 2008, 02:58
thank you very much for your help and great mod david!

davidw
02 Sep 2008, 11:53
No problem.

Alfa1
05 Sep 2008, 22:29
Prefixes do not show in my ticker, but the prefix ID codes do show. This looks funny. How do I solve this?

Links to the listed threads, miss part of the url: '/forum'
How and where do I add this? My ticker is located within vbadvanced, which is in my root directory, while my forum is in domain.com/forum/

davidw
06 Sep 2008, 23:32
Can you PM me where this is happening?

Tim_GPN
10 Sep 2008, 04:04
Would be nice to see 'Allowed Usergroups' in the General Options. Ive got threads i would like to display on the marquee but dont want guests to view.

Or to make things really confusing, allowing more than one Marquee, which can be limited to specific usergroups.

Eg. A marquee for UsergroupA, and a different marquee for UsergroupB.

Fantastic mod, +install

davidw
10 Sep 2008, 22:12
That could be an option in the future - and I'm considering doing multiple marquees.

Saint_I_Am
11 Sep 2008, 12:11
In the general options it says

Specify how you would like to separate your news.
For a blank space, type: &nb sp; (without the space)
To separate with a hyphen or a slash type: &nb sp; / &nb sp; (without the spaces).

I want to put / in between the feeds from ym forums but no matter what I try, / doesn't show

I have tried

&nbsp;/&nbsp;
&nbsp; / &nbsp;
/&nbsp;
/;

etc... and I can't figure it out. Help please

davidw
11 Sep 2008, 13:52
if any of those options are not working then it could be a type of character set issue. You need to find out what type of character set your forum uses and then use that version in the blank.
You may even want to try (spacebar slash spacebar)
/

Don't forget to click install. :)

Saint_I_Am
11 Sep 2008, 14:13
clicked install :)

How do I find what character set I am using? Sorry, new to vbulletin

davidw
11 Sep 2008, 15:07
http://www.vbulletin.com/docs/html/main/language_add

macc
11 Sep 2008, 15:46
hello!

have same problem with prefixes ... show only id prefix number in front of threads but no prefix!

some help?

regards

macc

UKBusinessLive
11 Sep 2008, 17:05
I've installed Works fine on my Forum :D

have also included feeds from my main site too!

Thank you David, Sir

davidw
11 Sep 2008, 21:10
Ok, for those using prefixes - I've figured out the issue... I will have a fix soon.

RobbieZ
11 Sep 2008, 21:24
Robbie clicks installed :D

Any chance of a demo ??

Saint_I_Am
11 Sep 2008, 23:50
It's using ISO-8859-1 so i'm not sure what I would put there

davidw
12 Sep 2008, 00:05
That should work - so I'm not sure why you are having an issue.
Try
&# 47;without the space

From here: http://www.roubaixinteractive.com/PlayGround/XSLT/HTML_Characters.asp

davidw
12 Sep 2008, 00:23
Updated modification with fixed thread prefixes.

Saint_I_Am
12 Sep 2008, 00:35
That's strange, it's not working. I was even looking on this site - http://www.roubaixinteractive.com/PlayGround/XSLT/HTML_Characters.asp but nothing works

I have this in my source code in the header

<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1" />

iogames
12 Sep 2008, 00:52
Thanks :P

davidw
12 Sep 2008, 01:04
Btw, sometime really soon, I'll have this rigged up with usergroup permissions (per request).

davidw
12 Sep 2008, 01:06
That's strange, it's not working. I was even looking on this site - http://www.roubaixinteractive.com/PlayGround/XSLT/HTML_Characters.asp but nothing works

I have this in my source code in the header

<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1" />Are there other characters that don't work? Also do you have that character by chance in your replacement variables?

Try doing this... Create a default style and set this up on that default style and see if that happens there as well. It is VERY possible that your host may be doing something, but somewhat unlikely. I've seen stranger things.

Saint_I_Am
12 Sep 2008, 01:22
No characters work

I changed to the default style and it worked. Don't know why it won't with this style

davidw
12 Sep 2008, 01:27
There's something in the style that is causing it to not to work - either another addon or something else that's specific to that style.

macc
12 Sep 2008, 01:41
thanks ...works perfect and prefixes also!

regards

macc

davidw
12 Sep 2008, 01:51
No problem :)

Alfa1
12 Sep 2008, 02:55
Thank you!

davidw
12 Sep 2008, 03:16
This weekend - permissions! (Well, its fixed now, but I'm going to bed) :P

vbboarder
12 Sep 2008, 04:43
Thanks for the great mod! I have a feature request:

Can you provide an option to enable pages to have different tickers showing different content? Example, page1 shows a ticker with forum content, page2 shows a ticker with blog content, page3 shows a ticker with RSS content, etc. Thanks for considering. ;)
Thanks for the update! :) When will you be releasing this feature request?

davidw
12 Sep 2008, 11:58
Actually yes AND no.

I will be leaving this as it is, but I will be creating mini tickers that do that for all three functions. This will be an all-in-one deal. This one has just gotten so big, it can get a little confusing sometimes. If I separate it out, it may be possible to do multiple singles.

I'm not ruling it out 100% on this one, but just not at the present. A feature that a lot of people don't even realize is that there is one box in here that will act as a marquee by itself even if nothing is selected elsewhere... hehe.

vbboarder
12 Sep 2008, 15:58
Allowing multiple tickers with your current mod, as you suggested, would also be awesome! Either way would be fine.

A feature that a lot of people don't even realize is that there is one box in here that will act as a marquee by itself even if nothing is selected elsewhere... hehe.

You're right.... I'm not aware of that. What box are you referring to? What does it display? Are there any options for it?

davidw
12 Sep 2008, 16:58
There is a box in the first screenshot that says Ticker Prefix...

harlita
13 Sep 2008, 21:10
Installed. I dig it. Nice.

Edit: Marked Installed. heh... I usually don't forget to do that. heh....

davidw
13 Sep 2008, 21:46
Don't forget to click install :)

iogames
14 Sep 2008, 05:14
why don't u make it for 3.6.x too?

Stryker412
15 Sep 2008, 13:13
How can you set it to display the ticker in only one section of the forums not the home index?

davidw
16 Sep 2008, 02:29
why don't u make it for 3.6.x too?
The 1.4 version should work for 3.6, but I guess it wouldn't hurt. If anyone wants to verify that 1.4 works I will release it for 3.6 officially as I don't have a 3.6 test board anymore.

How can you set it to display the ticker in only one section of the forums not the home index?For example - which section?

Stryker412
16 Sep 2008, 13:28
The 1.4 version should work for 3.6, but I guess it wouldn't hurt. If anyone wants to verify that 1.4 works I will release it for 3.6 officially as I don't have a 3.6 test board anymore.

For example - which section?

I have a sports section, which I'd like to have the marquee scroll sports news.

http://www.shatteredplanet.org/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=41

davidw
18 Sep 2008, 18:04
Edit your vbnews_ticker template and put this before the marquee:
<if condition="in_array($foruminfo[forumid], array(41))">
and this after:
</if>
put your $vbnews_ticker in the forumdisplay template (most likely right below the $navbar varable).

pmcnamara
24 Sep 2008, 16:24
anyway to make it scroll up.. instead of across ?

it takes too long to go across the screen.. and if you speed up the scroll, it flashes.

I'd rather have the whole thing scroll upwards (or downwards)

davidw
24 Sep 2008, 18:19
I'm actually looking into a variant of the ticker that will do that (I'm working on a few variants and the ability to give the choice which one you want to use).

pmcnamara
26 Sep 2008, 13:55
I'm actually looking into a variant of the ticker that will do that (I'm working on a few variants and the ability to give the choice which one you want to use). Thank you.. right now, the scroll is just brutal. When you set the speed of the scroll at a rate necessary, it blinks and is choppy. Slow it down to make it smooth, and it takes 10 to 15 seconds to cross the screen. Its too slow.

http://www.sportsinferno.com/forums

pmcnamara
26 Sep 2008, 22:53
maybe a way to make it fade ?

davidw
29 Sep 2008, 17:59
Howso on fade (do you have an example)?

ArnyVee
11 Oct 2008, 16:12
I've got this one on my radar. :D

As soon as there comes a time when you can speed up the scrolling without the blinking, I'm in!

With a full sized page, it would take forever to get it across that thing! :(

dolphin678
12 Oct 2008, 10:00
(version 3.7.3 PL1)
This looks good - but I have 2 questions:
First - is there any way to have the first item in each scrolling cycle be the date and time?

Second - does this allow me to choose specific threads to be shown rather than grabbing latest posts from specific or multiple forums?

pmcnamara
12 Oct 2008, 13:53
Howso on fade (do you have an example)?

Fade meaning, instead of each item scrolling across the screen, they would fade in and fade out.

http://www.moedesigns.com/moescroll-advanced-demo

http://www.shape5.com/demo/index.php#

http://www.bcetechs.com/

davidw
14 Oct 2008, 02:44
(version 3.7.3 PL1)
This looks good - but I have 2 questions:
First - is there any way to have the first item in each scrolling cycle be the date and time?

Second - does this allow me to choose specific threads to be shown rather than grabbing latest posts from specific or multiple forums?

For the first item - there is a block in the admincp for whatever you want to preceed your ticker. HTML is allowed and only set in by the admin.

For the second item, no, this grabs the latest or specific forums, but not specific threads. This might be a possibility later, but at the present it isn't available.

davidw
14 Oct 2008, 02:45
Fade meaning, instead of each item scrolling across the screen, they would fade in and fade out.

http://www.moedesigns.com/moescroll-advanced-demo

http://www.shape5.com/demo/index.php#

http://www.bcetechs.com/

I'll look at these when I get a chance.

Alfa1
14 Oct 2008, 23:13
Does anyone have an idea how to fix a typing ticker (http://news.bbc.co.uk/)? Several people have requested this before, but I have not found a solution.

Is there a way to hide thread prefixes?

unitedbreaks
19 Oct 2008, 01:40
Anyway to get this working using external.php and calling it's XML/RSS or some variant of it? I would like to add this ticker on a non-vB page.

davidw
20 Oct 2008, 01:50
Does anyone have an idea how to fix a typing ticker (http://news.bbc.co.uk/)? Several people have requested this before, but I have not found a solution.

Is there a way to hide thread prefixes?
I've not had time to work on the typing ticker yet as everything I've done has failed (it does work, but not from a variable).
Also, if you do not want to use the prefix, you can remove it by search and replace on the XML

Anyway to get this working using external.php and calling it's XML/RSS or some variant of it? I would like to add this ticker on a non-vB page.The ticker uses the product/plugin system (as well as the template system) so any way you can make it work that way, there shouldn't be a problem. I've just not messed with it otherwise.

Alfa1
02 Nov 2008, 03:07
Thanks!

DJDynasty239
19 Nov 2008, 04:53
Maybe I have a setting incorrect, but as most message boards do, I have numerous amounts of forums on my site. I would only like the news ticker to pull news from only one of the sections on my board...I have the first forumid filled in @ 12...and the rest are 0 but it is still pulling from each forum

davidw
19 Nov 2008, 11:56
Is Enable All Forums set to No or Yes?
Is Enable Individual Forums set to Yes or No?

If you answered Yes to the first question, it would result in what you are describing.

DJDynasty239
19 Nov 2008, 12:30
Indeed it was, thanks for the help, works like a charm now

davidw
19 Nov 2008, 12:58
Glad that fixed it.
Don't forget to click install :)

maaref
13 Dec 2008, 06:53
thank you for this great mod

I have question.
how to make the text move from left to right?

maaref
14 Dec 2008, 11:13
can someone help to explain how to make the text move from left to right??

Thanks

macc
14 Dec 2008, 11:19
hello!

how to get on rss feeds UTF-8 ? (can not get croatian characters)

regards

macc

Fynnon
14 Dec 2008, 11:38
Can you display NEWS from other sites on the forum with this mod ?

I want to display some online newspapers news on my forum using their rss feed !

Can it be done with this mode, should i install it ?

Thank You!

macc
14 Dec 2008, 11:45
Can you display NEWS from other sites on the forum with this mod ?

I want to display some online newspapers news on my forum using their rss feed !

Can it be done with this mode, should i install it ?

Thank You!


yes you can display rss news from newspapers ...like bbc and some more

macc

davidw
14 Dec 2008, 13:35
thank you for this great mod

I have question.
how to make the text move from left to right?

Edit vbnews_ticker template

Change this:
<marquee width="{$vboptions[tickwidth]}%"
to
<marquee direction="right" width="{$vboptions[tickwidth]}%"

davidw
14 Dec 2008, 13:42
how to get on rss feeds UTF-8 ? (can not get croatian characters)
I am not sure how one would be able to force UTF-8 on a non-UTF-8 feed, however - I have fixed issues on a couple sites with RSS feeds displaying other characters by using the Replacement Variable Manager - and no more issues on those sites.
Can you display NEWS from other sites on the forum with this mod ?

I want to display some online newspapers news on my forum using their rss feed !Any place that supports valid RSS feeds [forums, news, blogs, etc] you should be able to pull their RSS feeds and display using the RSS feeds on this mod.

davidw
14 Dec 2008, 14:03
@emp1re - try this attached file to see if it works for you. Remember to save a backup (export) the original one in case it doesn't.

Aadil
26 Dec 2008, 08:11
how do i put an image in front of the marquee? a small image size is 100x30 thanks

Alfa1
03 Jan 2009, 08:53
Does anyone have an idea how to fix a typing ticker (http://news.bbc.co.uk/)? Several people have requested this before, but I have not found a solution.

I've not had time to work on the typing ticker yet as everything I've done has failed (it does work, but not from a variable).

Does anyone have an idea how to create a typing ticker?

Spank
03 Jan 2009, 08:58
I'm look for the same Alfa1, I've not found anything.

davidw
04 Jan 2009, 22:47
I have a typewriter ticker working - however...

It only works statically and not dynamically. If I manually enter what needs to be ticked, it works, but if I use a variable (what I'm trying to pull), it does not work.

I've not given up on this, but I just haven't found anything that works. I want multiple tickers to choose from but so far I've come up with very very little.

Alfa1
06 Jan 2009, 14:16
Would it be possible to use a dynamically generated html/php page as the source for the ticker?

davidw
06 Jan 2009, 15:04
As long as the page has a specific output (regardless of the output being static or dynamic); e.g. RSS/SQL query - I don't see why not. Each of these relies on specific outputs from their respective sources (Blog/RSS/Forum output). If the output is dynamic the ticker will display dynamic results, provided it works.

Alfa1
06 Jan 2009, 15:22
So generating a html page with the latest threads and then using this source for a typed ticker, would be a way to circumvent the problem you encountered.
I have no way to do this myself. If you could, then this would solve the problem.

davidw
06 Jan 2009, 16:12
The typing ticker requires input to be put in manually between two ' or " characters (I'm not sure which offhand) - using a variable there doesn't work. It requests static input and anything else won't display.

What I am understanding of pulling information from another page (html or php) which is dynamic (or static) in nature still has to be put to an output source (storage) before it can be
called, whether in the database or XML. If therefore, the XML is properly formatted as an RSS feed (regardless if it is dynamic to start with) or it is stored in the database, it can be called and used conventionally by pulling of an RSS feed or by a MySQL query.

The typerwriter ticker does not look for RSS feeds nor MySQL queries but statically [manually] inserted text (e.g. hardcoded) and displayed what it reads between those characters.

If someone can make the javascript read from a variable rather than hardcoded text, this will work.

apiasto
09 Jan 2009, 15:45
awesome work thnx

enteha
03 Feb 2009, 12:13
hi,
can I make changes to show poster and post forum next to news? how?

davidw
03 Feb 2009, 13:25
You would need to do two things
1) alter the query to retrieve the poster's information and edit the loop to add that information.
2) add the new variable (the one added in the loop) to the template so that it displays.
Adding the forum works similarly.

I don't have the query offhand but if you look at your table through mysql (via phpmyadmin) you should be able to see what you need.

If you can't figure it out, give me a few days (or as soon as I get time) and I will add it. Usually I do most of my updates on the weekends.

enteha
04 Feb 2009, 01:22
You would need to do two things
1) alter the query to retrieve the poster's information and edit the loop to add that information.
2) add the new variable (the one added in the loop) to the template so that it displays.
Adding the forum works similarly.

I don't have the query offhand but if you look at your table through mysql (via phpmyadmin) you should be able to see what you need.

If you can't figure it out, give me a few days (or as soon as I get time) and I will add it. Usually I do most of my updates on the weekends.

thanx davidw, I didn't understand abou mysql and if you do this i'll be very happy.

davidw
04 Feb 2009, 01:36
Most likely it will be this weekend as currently I am working on a new vB Sponsors modification (different than the one on here) and is to be released this week.

tnagaming
04 Feb 2009, 18:20
Hi I'm a noob when it comes to all of this website stuff. We have had this mod installed for a while and no problems now today whenever we try to go to our site we get this error.

Fatal error: Only variables can be passed by reference in /home/bran7311/public_html/tnagaming/forum/rss/rss_parse.inc on line 343

I've looked through that file and I don't see anything wrong off hand. What is this error and how can I make it go away.

I've done a bunch of google searching but all of that stuff that it gives me doesn't make sense to me. Maybe someone can explain better and help me get rid of this error so I can get my site working again.

I can't remove the mod from my site in order to get my site working as I cannot get into the admin panel for vbulletin as that error pops up when I try to login.

Thanks for any help.

davidw
04 Feb 2009, 19:14
Try removing (temporarily) one of your links in your RSS locations to see what that does as it may be a malformed RSS feed.

tnagaming
04 Feb 2009, 20:00
In which file would those links be located in as I cannot get into our vbulletin admin panel as the error shows when trying to login. I can get to the login page but can't login.

Thanks for the help.

davidw
04 Feb 2009, 20:37
Edit your config.php file and at the top, after the <?php type this:
define('DISABLE_HOOKS', true);
save and upload

Edit: To edit the links, it isn't in a file, but stored in your admincp options (see screenshot for detail).

tnagaming
04 Feb 2009, 20:58
Thank you fixed.

davidw
04 Feb 2009, 21:51
Not a problem :)

davidw
08 Feb 2009, 23:22
hi,
can I make changes to show poster and post forum next to news? how?
Is this something you had in mind? If not, can you tell me more along the lines of what you want?

ArnyVee
09 Feb 2009, 00:20
David, can you show a quick screen shot of the changes you made in that xml file?

davidw
09 Feb 2009, 01:05
I made the same change to each of the forum areas - the screenshot shows the first one

enteha
09 Feb 2009, 12:20
thanx a million David, you are so good man :D

davidw
09 Feb 2009, 13:10
If you look at the screenshot in post 237, you can edit it to your liking (just make sure you edit every forum that applies). The last red box is the only area that needs editing.

cbehan
14 Feb 2009, 13:40
Are there any issues running this in 3.8.x?

davidw
14 Feb 2009, 14:47
I've not tested this in 3.8, however, I understand this to work in 3.8 with no issues. I will be testing this soon for 3.8 and releasing it.

HappyAndyK
24 Feb 2009, 16:15
Hi,

I have followed the installation instructions step by step, however as soon as I enable the plugin, it results in DB error..

Database error in vBulletin 3.7.2:

Invalid SQL:

SELECT title, userid, blogid
FROM blog
WHERE userid = 0
ORDER BY dateline DESC
LIMIT 3;

MySQL Error : Table 'xxxx_forum.blog' doesn't exist
Error Number : 1146
Request Date : Tuesday, February 24th 2009 @ 10:37:56 PM
Error Date : Tuesday, February 24th 2009 @ 10:37:56 PM
Script : http://www.xxxxxx.com/forum/index.php
Referrer : http://www.xxxxxx.com/forum/admincp/index.php?do=head
IP Address : xxx.xxx.201.193
Username : xxxxx xxxxx
Classname : vB_Database
MySQL Version : 5.0.67-community

(I have edited few conf data as xxxx)

What I am doing wrong here ??, The first forum id is 24, and rest are as 0, done as written in installation doc, then why still I am having DB issue ?

Thanks,

davidw
24 Feb 2009, 16:27
It sounds as if you entered your forum ID into a Blog location. If you do not use vBulletin's blogs, then make sure that no items in the Blog locations are entered. Use your forum ID in your forum location.

Preech
11 Mar 2009, 19:18
When I try to edit the plugin to make changes it gives me a page is not found message. I am forced to edit the product manually than reinstall. Can you tell me why.

davidw
11 Mar 2009, 21:48
How are you trying to edit it? What are you trying to put in and where? Perhaps a screenshot?

ArnyVee
21 Mar 2009, 01:49
David, just added this mod finally to my site. I'm playing around with the background colors and such, but wanted to mention that it's working perfectly! Thanks! :up:

davidw
30 Mar 2009, 12:11
Glad it works for you! If you have any ideas for updates, let me know.

busur
18 Apr 2009, 22:05
Di David;

I have a vbulletin forum, it have got many forums and have got 1 secret forum.
I dont want to show it to regitered users. but vb news ticker is show it.

I didnt enter its forum id.
how can I solve this problem?
Thanks

davidw
19 Apr 2009, 16:53
So, let me understand you correctly.
You have a forum with 1 forum that is hidden. You are using the ticker.

A) You want to hide the forum but allow the ticker to display news from that forum?
or
B) You want to display all news from all forums except that one hidden forum?

busur
19 Apr 2009, 19:57
answer is A:

I dont want to show forumid:1 to registered users.
Only the admin and mod can see forumid:1

forumid:1 is my secret hidden forum (all the admin and mods talks there)