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ry215
03 Mar 2008, 00:27
Add new vbPalza Tab for VBB 3.7.0

New Plugins: 1
New Templates: 1
Edit Templates: 1
Files to upload: 0
Time to install: 1 minute max


Install:
1. Import the file product-vbplaza_tab.xml via Manage Products >> [Add/Import Product]
2. Edit Temp:
Open MEMBERINFO and find:
$template_hook[profile_right_mini]

add below:
<!-- vbPlaza start -->
<if condition="$vboptions['vbbux_enabled']">$show[vbbuxuserinfo]</if>
<!-- vbPlaza end -->

The Ottoman
03 Mar 2008, 01:28
Cool idea for a hack.

What version of VBplaza is this for?


Also, I installed it, and am missing the information on the right hand side, and the VbPlaza tab is empty.

ry215
03 Mar 2008, 01:37
Cool idea for a hack.

What version of VBplaza is this for?


Also, I installed it, and am missing the information on the right hand side, and the VbPlaza tab is empty.

for version 1.5

the VbPlaza tab is empty<< Maybe you have no gifts or ribbons!

The Ottoman
03 Mar 2008, 01:46
for version >1.5.8

the VbPlaza tab is empty<< Maybe you have no gifts or ribbons!


Okay.. I'm running 2.0. That is what my problem is.


Any plans on porting it over?

jerx
03 Mar 2008, 10:43
I don' t think this mod should be used!

VbPlaza 1.58 had been removed from vb.org, because it had security problems. I don' t know wether these have been addressed yet, but when I remember correctly vbplaza author announced a fix, but could not come up with one.

chatzworld
03 Mar 2008, 15:38
i get the error Fatal error: Cannot redeclare class vB_ProfileBlock_vbplaza in /home/chatsuk/public_html/member.php(452) : eval()'d code on line 129

can you help

OrionsMom
03 Mar 2008, 15:53
Everyone talks about the plaza having major security issues but no where can I find information on the actual issues. I have been told it had to do with putting in gifts and ribbons, but what kind of security issue could that possibly be? People can add ribbons and gifts or steal your ribbons and gifts? How does this effect the entire board enough to be concidered a major security issue? I asked over on the vbPlaza site and they just said there's no details so people won't hack. I can't help but wonder if the real issue was that the creator of vbPlaza put so much time and energy into creating it that they wanted to charge for it. I'm not saying that's bad, I just wish there was more information on exactly what the issue was. I have members asking if the plaza will be back, I would love to add it but the $50 is just too much to get the license and even worse the $20 a year afterward...$20 a year for a $50 product is asking too much IMHO. I know it takes a lot to create this sort of thing and I wouldn't even begin to think it was an easy task, it just seems like a lot. I have debated over and over again adding the 1.58 version back onto my board, but I can't get a straight answer as to whether the major security issue is a board wide issue or just a plaza issue. What kind of damage can really be done using the old plaza?

Greek76
03 Mar 2008, 16:25
Im still using vbplaza...

chatzworld
03 Mar 2008, 16:30
i was using the old version for 9/10 months without a problem

CallieJo
03 Mar 2008, 17:21
Thanks for this. I haven't installed it as I'm still pondering on whether or not to add vbplaza back. I found some mentions of where security issues were from reading the forums here. However, no one can conclude if there were more yet to be fixed.

I did run vbplaza on my site for many months with the few fixes I found here. But, I can't say it was wise or secure even.

I just wish someone would provide a mod that would fix the known issues that the rest of us are unaware of apparently. Or a tutorial atleast. I know many people still run it on their forums. Atleast a fix would prevent them from getting hacked. Many are unaware of any issues with it. And some who are feel that there is nothing better out there and don't want to lose it. Then you have some like me who really don't want to buy another encrypted hack/script/whathaveyou since I've been burned too many times and left unsupported and money lost. Besides, I already donated several times to the free one and now I have no support for it.

I'd love to download your mod someday. I've bookmarked it for future reference. Thanks for your hard work.

bigcurt
03 Mar 2008, 21:25
vBPlaza ( the older version ) had an exploit that allowed any user access to full admin rights ( somehow ). You may believe that or not, but vBulletin.org had NO REASON to just make it up. The newer version however I have heard is fixed..who knows though as it still isn't released here.

jerx
03 Mar 2008, 21:46
I have never used vbplaza and I do not have enough knowledge to judge, but I would not install version 1.58. Everyone running it, should uninstall it.

I don' t think that it just has been banned from vb.org, just because the author wanted to charge for the hack. Vbplaza people seem to have admitted the security hole, so from my point of view there should not be any doubt on its existence. That you have not been hacked, does not mean that your site is safe. Even vbulletin needs to be updated from time to time, because new risks have been discovered, but not every site is updating.

Everyone in need of a point system should have a look at vbcredits or vbexperience. I think vbplaza has a lot more to offer, but those hacks should be good enough for most sites.

ZGeek
04 Mar 2008, 01:06
vbplaza was an awesome mod. I wish it would come back.

MaxiMal
05 Mar 2008, 18:03
vbplaza was an awesome mod. I wish it would come back.

+1. v.1.5.8 really vulnerable. I have "tested" it on myself. :-(

Marco van Herwaarden
06 Mar 2008, 08:54
If a modification is removed from vB.org because of vulnerabilities, then this is done after a vulnerability was reported by a member and confirmed by staff.

What you do with this information is up to you, but using a modification that is known to have exploits is not something i would advertise.

Shazz
08 Mar 2008, 11:12
Link to vBPlaza v2 which the author has released?

jerx
08 Mar 2008, 11:43
http://www.vbplaza.com

pcoskat
16 Mar 2008, 19:43
Here's the actual thread about the new release: http://www.vbplaza.com/forum/showthread.php?t=72

I'll admit, I'm totally confused about what works, and what points are used for now.

My members want 'gifts' and want them in a bad way, so if anyone can help me figure this out - much appreciated.

RvG2
22 Mar 2008, 06:08
ry215, how did you fix the usergroup bug from vbplaza using 3.7? whenever you are updating the usergroup it always creating new usergroup based on the same usergroup.

I am trying to find out if it is the db scheme or something else. help :)

msvi007
15 Apr 2008, 06:39
Any chance having this working with vbplaza 2?

Thanks

DubaiHost
15 Apr 2008, 06:52
Nice mod. :)
thanks for sharing ..

Installed.

msvi007
15 Apr 2008, 06:57
Never mind, the newest release of vbplaza took care of it.

Firen
02 May 2008, 04:04
Ok, I may be mistaken here, but let me get this straight. We now have to PAY for vbplaza???? Sorry, my members will just have to live without it. No way am I paying that much for it.....

jerx
02 May 2008, 06:38
Ok, I may be mistaken here, but let me get this straight. We now have to PAY for vbplaza???? Sorry, my members will just have to live without it. No way am I paying that much for it.....

The developer of vbplaza wanted to release a free light version of vbplaza, but it looks like it has not been released yet. There is an announcement that work on vbplaza 2.1 will continuo soon, don' t know if this also includes the light version.

yingzhou
30 Jun 2008, 01:51
can I have a tab with Ishop hack like this?

MissKalunji
24 Jul 2008, 20:09
indeed it's not working on mine either...

The tab is empty but my points does show up

any idea?

MissKalunji
25 Jul 2008, 18:05
A little help? i've looked at everything.....

chatzworld
25 Jul 2008, 18:19
if you install the latest version of vbplaza it installs the tab for you ;)

MissKalunji
25 Jul 2008, 18:35
really? ok i'll check it out thanks

AuroraStorm
27 Jul 2008, 02:38
All I know is I bought the new license but can't get the IonCube installer to work with it. Does anyone know how to get this uploaded to the ftp server? I've asked CMX but he tells me to go to my ISP but my programmer has never heard of this IonCube and is wary about uploading it on the server that he hosts several other sites. I figured it would be easy and after reading it all before I bought it but it's the most complicated thing I've ever seen.

I have a product I can't use and the hack creator can't help me...can anyone help me here?

MissKalunji
27 Jul 2008, 02:57
Ioncube is just a way to encrypt your codes. usually no one can steal it some people claim they can but never works properly.

It won't do anything to you rserver

But you CAN try to download the ioncube zip and just upload it to the root / (where you see public html www etc etc

That might work, it did for me before i upgraded....(vbseo used to be ioncube and zend)

If the programmer agrees he just has to Repack php and add Ioncube.

But i've heard ioncube slowing down servers and some stuff like that don't know if it's true i have it for one small mod and that's it... one reason i stay away from anything ioncube or zend

Forgott3n
28 Jul 2008, 18:00
Thanks for the mod! But for some reason, after I upgraded to vB 3.7.x I noticed that the gifts and ribbons are displaying someone else's and not the member's. This happens with both your mod and just editing the template manually (like in the original instructions). I'm using vbPlaza 1.58 and if anyone could help me out, that would be great!

AuroraStorm
02 Aug 2008, 10:11
Has anybody been able to get into his site?

AuroraStorm
02 Aug 2008, 11:56
This does not surprise me, even remotely. The author of the vbPlaza is a criminal. It is unfortunate that such an intelligent idea for a hack had to originate from dishonest people.

Someone should steal its code, revamp it, and give it away for free as their own, rather than trust the author to not have some new, even more conceiled form of the admin exploit.

Furthermore, anyone worried about infringing on anything; take heart. Parodies of copyrighted materials are legal. Such a product would be the HONEST spin of a work that is sadly NOT.:confused:

I think you might be right.

Greek76
02 Aug 2008, 18:39
I dont know but Im starting to change my mind about this guy. I bought another vbplaza for my newest forum and cant get the license to work because I put down the wrong url. I bought it about a week ago and he does not come to his site. Now his site is not working. I will still give him the benefit of a doubt and wait another few days. If not I will ask for a refund with pay pal.

MissKalunji
05 Aug 2008, 00:18
so what no one's can help me? i swear is ee people posting mod but they barely have time to support...

FreshFroot
27 Aug 2008, 05:21
so what no one's can help me? i swear is ee people posting mod but they barely have time to support...

Because this mod is DEAD.. if your using vBplaza, chances are you will be hacked.

I dont know but Im starting to change my mind about this guy. I bought another vbplaza for my newest forum and cant get the license to work because I put down the wrong url. I bought it about a week ago and he does not come to his site. Now his site is not working. I will still give him the benefit of a doubt and wait another few days. If not I will ask for a refund with pay pal.

Did you ever get it working?

Greek76
27 Aug 2008, 22:47
Yes I got it working. It was only a license detail which I entered the url wrong. Listen I have two sites with vbplaza. One Ive had with vbplaza for 2 years and so far I have never been hacked. Anyways he stated that he fixed the security flaw.

MissKalunji
27 Aug 2008, 23:31
Because this mod is DEAD.. if your using vBplaza, chances are you will be hacked.



Did you ever get it working?

Thanks

Its cool i got rid of it n e ways :)

saviola8x
10 Oct 2008, 03:08
not work 3.7.3 :|

Tyran1
04 Jan 2009, 00:09
I have the version 1.6.0 this runs with me less than 3.8 RC 2
Only there is 1 problem if I X a present shops it gets Y in the profile Indicated ...
with the contributions everything is OK only not in the profile.
What can this lie with??

Please, no answer because of security problem if one has no notion!
Answer because of security problem please only with precise information all other is schwachsinn!

Thank you!

German:

Ich habe die Version 1.6.0 diese läuft bei mir unter 3.8 RC 2

Nur gibt es 1 Problem wenn ich X ein Geschenk kaufe bekommt es Y im Profil Angezeigt ... bei den Beiträgen ist alles ok nur nicht im Profil.

Woran kann das liegen ??

Bitte keine Antwort wegen Sicherheitsproblem wenn man keine Ahnung hat!
Antwort wegen Sicherheitsproblem bitte nur mit genauer Angabe alles andere ist schwachsinn!
Danke!

Tyran1
11 Jan 2009, 04:51
*top*

oxblood12
15 Mar 2009, 03:42
thank`s :)