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peterska2
05 Apr 2008, 01:36
Ultimate Side Columns
By Kerry-Anne www.peterska2.co.uk (http://www.peterska2.co.uk/)

Welcome to Ultimate Side Columns 2.2 !

USC 2.2 has now been released!!!!

Introduction

Following the success of the left and right side column modifications, and building on their weaknesses, the Ultimate Side Columns system was born.

Ultimate Side Columns (USC) is your one stop shop for all your side columns needs. It is an easy to configure, all in one solution.

USC 2.0 was born through the evolution and bug fixing of USC 1.0 for vBulletin 3.6 and is for vBulletin 3.7.0 RC1 and later only. It is not supported with earlier versions and may not work with them.

Features

USC 2.0 is fully customizable, can use conditions and variables (not available in USC 1.0), has greater flexibility in where it can be omitted from (after requests received), and contains new functionality of both independently collapsible columns and user defined custom links to be displayed on a per user basis in the column location of the administrators choosing.

A maximum of 20 blocks spread over the two columns are available at this time. However, if more are required then an expansion pack will be provided. The blocks can be reordered and moved between the templates with ease through simple template edits.

USC 2.2 Change Log:
Fixed bug with profile.php?do=editattachments
Added All Pages options

USC 2.1 Change Log:
Fixed blank page caused by missing template in the XML
Added compatibility with 3.7.0 Stable/Gold
Manual Template Edit instructions added to package
Enhanced the display page choices to allow exact selection of the pages where USC is to be displayed
Added usergroup permissions in addition to the global options for viewing the left column, viewing the right column, and using the custom contents block.

USC 2.1 has additional files. You need to upload the files first BEFORE importing the product

Upgrading from USC 2.0
Upload the contents of the upload folder, except the admincp directory, then import the XML.

Go to vBOptions > USC Options and set the display pages using the new options
Go to Usergroups > Usergroup Manager and set the permissions for each usergroup as desired. By default no permissions are given to any usergroups.

Upgrading from USC 1.0

USC 2.0 has been rewritten from the ground up and therefore all the blocks have been moved from the settings into the templates. Therefore, a unique upgrade script has been provided which must be run before importing the new product. Importing the new product first will result in the loss of your existing USC contents.

The upgrade script is located in the admincp directory after uploading the USC files and is ran by pointing your browser to admincp/usc_upgrade.php

Full upgrade instructions are included in the upgrade readme file in the zip.

Installation Instructions

Download the zip, unzip it and upload the contents of the upload folder to your forum directory. Import the product, all done.

Full instructions are included in the install readme in the zip.

Support

This modification has limited support only and is therefore flagged as unsupported. Support will be given when possible although it is always preferable when users of USC support each other. This was very successful with USC 1.0 and therefore is continued with USC 2.0

If you have any other combinations of pages that you would like to see available for the column options, please post them in the support thread ensuring that you add the title "USC Page Combination Request" to your post, or use this as the first line of your post ensuring that it is in bold text. This is very specific as due to the limited nature of support and time, the support thread will only be quickly skimmed through and therefore requests may be missed if it is not clear what they are.


The screenshots attached to this post and the next one show a range of pages with a range of column combinations. They are not labeled but they are pretty self explanatory.

Enjoy USC 2.0.

Kerry-Anne


PLEASE NOTE: This modification is unsupported. You may not receive a reply right after posting. Please try and help each other out.



Problems with your side columns not showing?
For your side columns to show, you need to update your usergroup permissions from the usergroup manager for each usergroup

Problems with errors in your vBOptions?
Point your browser to admincp/index.php?do=buildbitfields then try again

peterska2
05 Apr 2008, 01:37
more screenshots

wizardan
05 Apr 2008, 01:52
Very cool:)

ssslippy
05 Apr 2008, 01:53
Nice, glad to see this updated

bobster65
05 Apr 2008, 01:56
Excellent! Thank you once again Kerry-Anne ;)

valdet
05 Apr 2008, 03:16
Wow this is perfect addition.
Installed and nominated for MOTM

cc8balla
05 Apr 2008, 05:23
Awesome, awesome, AWESOME sidebar.

A few things from my experience updating.

I had USC 1.0, followed the instructions perfect, and when I ran the upgrade script, it gave me a db error, and I don't think it allowed it to finish. So I went ahead, and copied all my code that I had previously (just incase it got lost) and proceeded.

Once installed, it worked well, except for the sidebar was showing in the footer, so all I did was remove the old code from the footer, and all is well. Great sidebar, and thanks a ton!

BuRaCh
05 Apr 2008, 08:35
good;)
thanks and installed..

waza
05 Apr 2008, 11:09
Perfect, wanted to make something like this, but never had the time to do it. Thanks.

Maybe it would be a good feature to have some page where you can enable default blocks like last x threads (and set parameters like the 'x') and choose if it's got to be on the left or right side column (or both). But well, maybe this would bring the product too far (would almost be a little cms).

projectego
05 Apr 2008, 11:42
/me clicks install! :D

Hornstar
05 Apr 2008, 12:09
It is fantastic to see this one updated to 3.7 Thanks lots.

Alp Ozdemir
05 Apr 2008, 12:39
how can I remove USC column from some custom page? for example, I want to remove USC column from my vbtube custom video pages or vbgallery pges

maidos
05 Apr 2008, 14:14
is there a way ti have columes on forum main page and have it on center of the forum page?

ePrOmD
05 Apr 2008, 22:53
installed! tks for the update! good work!

PoetJA-1975
06 Apr 2008, 02:24
Wow! Very nice work KERRY-ANNE - I do wonder though if someone can verify whether or not this works on the vB 3.6.x series.

Thanx for sharing!

Jacquii.

peterska2
06 Apr 2008, 02:36
how can I remove USC column from some custom page? for example, I want to remove USC column from my vbtube custom video pages or vbgallery pges

Requests were made for some information about vBGallery and no-one responded. As such it cannot be omitted from there unless you are willing and able to provide information about the script.

Omitting other custom pages is not possible unless you know your way around the code and are confident in doing this yourself.

is there a way ti have columes on forum main page and have it on center of the forum page?

No. It is a side columns script not a middle of the site script.

Wow! Very nice work KERRY-ANNE - I do wonder though if someone can verify whether or not this works on the vB 3.6.x series.

Thanx for sharing!

Jacquii.


Thanks Jacquii :D

As per the first post, this does not work on 3.6 and requires a minimum version of vBulletin 3.7.0 RC1. Work on the 3.6 version (USC 1.0) is discontinued and this will not be backported to work with earlier versions. Originally it was not going to be released until 3.7.0 Gold is released, but then I felt nice so I released it now instead of sitting on it for a while.

tryance
06 Apr 2008, 02:41
I installed it but it has made two right columns...one tothe right side where its supposed to be but it has also added one at the bottom of my page directly above hte "styles" box where you can change skins. When I enter info in box 1, it goes in both places. How did this happen? I checked for duplicate code but the code is in how it says it's supposed to be. help...

i just noticed that it doesn't run on 3.6.8 versions...that stinks.

peterska2
06 Apr 2008, 02:46
Please don't cross post. I have no idea what version you are running or what you have done. You need to reply to the thread for the version that you are running and provide as much detail as possible along with a URL to your site then this can be looked at.

Subah
06 Apr 2008, 11:38
Excellent! but , is it work on 3.6 or not ?
i can not understand in first post you say it is work for both 3.6 and 3.7 and now it is not ??

Jezlad
06 Apr 2008, 12:51
Any way to add this so that it doesn't place next to the Navbar?

I want it but I don't want it to crush the navbar up, I have too many links within that area.

peterska2
06 Apr 2008, 15:04
Excellent! but , is it work on 3.6 or not ?
i can not understand in first post you say it is work for both 3.6 and 3.7 and now it is not ??

The original version works in 3.6 and is posted in that area. You can also find it via the list in my profile.

Any way to add this so that it doesn't place next to the Navbar?

I want it but I don't want it to crush the navbar up, I have too many links within that area.

It can be started above the navbar, below the navbar and above notices, or below the navbar and below the notices and forum description (if displayed).

cc8balla
06 Apr 2008, 19:41
I installed it but it has made two right columns...one tothe right side where its supposed to be but it has also added one at the bottom of my page directly above hte "styles" box where you can change skins. When I enter info in box 1, it goes in both places. How did this happen? I checked for duplicate code but the code is in how it says it's supposed to be. help...

i just noticed that it doesn't run on 3.6.8 versions...that stinks.
IF you are running vb 3.7 RC1, then you need to remove the code in the footer, since you didnt run the upgrade script I take it.

Remove this:
<!-- USC footer edit start -->
</td>
$usc_right
</tr>
</table>
<!-- USC footer edit end -->

Word of advice people. I see all you asking if it runs on 3.6. Freaking READ what Kerry-Anne wrote in the intro post, it's put there for a reason. It's really annoying to see ya'll asking when it says need a MINIMUM of 3.7 RC1.

Subah
06 Apr 2008, 22:36
The original version works in 3.6 and is posted in that area. You can also find it via the list in my profile.

Do you mean only version 1.0 is work with 3.6 ?
I think version 2.0 have more options ?!

slmoney
07 Apr 2008, 03:38
Yes version 2.0 has more options and runs only on 3.7! its that simple! That is why this Mod is posted in the 3.7 area..not 3.6!

GrendelKhan{TSU
07 Apr 2008, 09:48
LOVE YOU

<< installed

maidos
08 Apr 2008, 23:52
is it possible if you can add feature to have a middle columns ?

tonytly
09 Apr 2008, 00:00
theres a link for it on the 3.6 series....

tonytly
09 Apr 2008, 00:02
this thing has conflicts with your personal custom style...

therogueforums
09 Apr 2008, 01:22
Can you describe it a bit more in detail? Perhaps some screenshots?

@ Kerry-Anne: Wow! I have been drooling for something like this for 3.7. Thank you, a million times over, for this release. I will be implementing it on my site when we go to RC2 or higher. Very nice work, as usual!

peterska2
09 Apr 2008, 15:31
this thing has conflicts with your personal custom style...
Select the option to apply the template changes your self.

The template changes can be found here:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=141870

peterska2
09 Apr 2008, 15:32
Can you describe it a bit more in detail? Perhaps some screenshots?

@ Kerry-Anne: Wow! I have been drooling for something like this for 3.7. Thank you, a million times over, for this release. I will be implementing it on my site when we go to RC2 or higher. Very nice work, as usual!

/me looks confused

There are a load of screenshots in the first and second posts of this thread. More screenshots, although of the older version, can be found here:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=141870

Note: The ACP is different in this version to the original version.

therogueforums
09 Apr 2008, 22:27
* Kerry-Anne looks confused

There are a load of screenshots in the first and second posts of this thread. More screenshots, although of the older version, can be found here:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=141870

Note: The ACP is different in this version to the original version.
No, I was referring to the post by tonytly, about it conflicting with personal style.

SEOvB
09 Apr 2008, 23:36
USC 2.0 is fully customizable, can use conditions and variables (not available in USC 1.0), has greater flexibility in where it can be omitted from (after requests received), and contains new functionality of both independently collapsible columns and user defined custom links to be displayed on a per user basis in the column location of the administrators choosing.


But whenever i use a variable in this side colum such as $newuser it doesn't show on forumhome and the variable is already being processed in the whats going on box so i know it works on forumhome.

Any idea?

Dez_U
12 Apr 2008, 14:30
great idea.
Can this be used so that its not seen in the index page if one was using vbAdvanced? so its on the forums only?

thanks :)

Dez_U
12 Apr 2008, 14:36
sorry, just read through the instructions and it answered my question :)

again, great idea

DubaiHost
12 Apr 2008, 14:39
Perfect ..!
just want i need ..
thanks for this release ..

rinkrat
12 Apr 2008, 22:09
Is there an easy way to turn this off for certain usergroups so my donating members can avoid the sidebars entirely?

GrendelKhan{TSU
14 Apr 2008, 20:45
Is there an easy way to turn this off for certain usergroups so my donating members can avoid the sidebars entirely?

would like toknow as well!

also, is there a way to apply to one one style? I want a fixed and fluid version avaiable and this doesn't work at with my fixed version. :(

trigatch4
17 Apr 2008, 03:53
Anybody have any tips on moving the login box and breadcrumb stuff to fit into my left sidebar?

dcce11
17 Apr 2008, 08:02
I'm a complete beginner. With that said, what/where is this XML file I'm supposed to be importing?

peterska2
19 Apr 2008, 03:44
would like toknow as well!

also, is there a way to apply to one one style? I want a fixed and fluid version avaiable and this doesn't work at with my fixed version. :(

Is there an easy way to turn this off for certain usergroups so my donating members can avoid the sidebars entirely?

Use the manual template edit setting. The template edits have been linked to previously, or you can find them in the version 1.0 thread. The instructions will be being updated to include them when an update is released. (I sorta forgot to put them in the package - ooops)

But whenever i use a variable in this side colum such as $newuser it doesn't show on forumhome and the variable is already being processed in the whats going on box so i know it works on forumhome.

Any idea?
The variables must be global. if they are not global they will not work.

I'm a complete beginner. With that said, what/where is this XML file I'm supposed to be importing?

In the zip file. You need to download and unpack the zip. Read the installation instructions very carefully. Then follow them exactly.

trigatch4
19 Apr 2008, 04:29
There isn't an option that will force the sidebar on forum home and forum display but nowhere else. How can I accomplish this?

peterska2
19 Apr 2008, 22:33
Now you have requested it, it will be added in the next version.

dcce11
22 Apr 2008, 05:53
Extracted and uploaded the files and followed the directions. Trying to import the XML file but every time I hit submit, it says "Invalid File Specified." What am I doing wrong?

Thanks your continued help!

chimaira
26 Apr 2008, 15:03
Any way possible to display $numbermembers, $totalthreads
etc appear in one of these blocks?

Subah
26 Apr 2008, 19:04
I hope it is ready to 3.7 gold :)

SaltyOnionBalls
29 Apr 2008, 07:03
The custom contents page just shows up blank for me.

jellybaby
30 Apr 2008, 17:42
Should this work ok on 3.7 gold and where in admincp would I click to add blocks?

Thanks

Super Ted
30 Apr 2008, 21:40
Has anyone else found that on pages such as register.php has the right banner dumped at the bottom and when turned on the left doesn't appear at all on register?

The rest of the pages are fine though:)

kollam003
01 May 2008, 08:13
where should we add the codes ?

geevest.com
01 May 2008, 16:49
how to make the outside banner getting more closer with the side bar?

https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/external/2008/05/93.jpg

Al Gregory
01 May 2008, 17:22
For some reason I cant unzip the files without an error

Super Ted
01 May 2008, 18:18
how to make the outside banner getting more closer with the side bar?

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=79444&d=1209453322


Have you tried changing the width of the left column?

demo22
01 May 2008, 22:09
My to...:o do any one help pleases I read the intructions and I need to know where do I add $usc_custom_block to the block template where the custom contents are to be displayed...Pleases


The custom contents page just shows up blank for me.

geevest.com
02 May 2008, 10:12
Have you tried changing the width of the left column?

yes but its not work.
i change 80% / 80pixel,its not work.

Nikke
02 May 2008, 15:27
How can I show this on FORUMHOME, FORUMDISPLAY and SHOWTHREAD only? I think this is the only logical solution.

Nikke
02 May 2008, 16:51
Anyone else having problems with this on the profilepage? To me it totally destroys it because it doesn't all fit on a 1024x768 screen.

RobParker
02 May 2008, 22:35
Does anyone else have funny alignment problems on VbAdvanced pages? The columns are shifted down by maybe 20 pixels and not aligned to the top of the VBAdvanced columns. This might just be my custom theme but at the minute I'm not sure.

SiteTutorInc
03 May 2008, 06:01
Just finished installing it. I am not a programmer and even I could figure it out. Thanks.

demo22
03 May 2008, 10:10
Can you share on how you have the custom contents page to show pleases...

Just finished installing it. I am not a programmer and even I could figure it out. Thanks.

jbldesign
03 May 2008, 11:29
Anybody have a fully list of global variables that can be used in the sidebar?

I have a little problem figuring out, what can be used in this wonderful sidebar - recent posts - latest polls - if conditions dosnt seem to work - can anybody explain a little about using it :-)

Jase2
03 May 2008, 14:02
Hi Kerry,

Can this be used for pulling poll information from a certain forum, similar to this website: http://forums.extremeoverclocking.com/

egyptsons
04 May 2008, 07:28
very Cool I love it :cool:

akame
04 May 2008, 19:13
Guys, I feel really stupid, but I cannot get this zip to open without saying that there are already files with that name. What am I doing wrong?

Anne Lise
05 May 2008, 21:32
The custom page is blank.

LagGuy
06 May 2008, 10:51
Installed, thanks for nice hack.

Anne Lise
06 May 2008, 11:16
But what do I do with the blank page?

eXoOutsider
07 May 2008, 02:33
Awesome job, but I have a few questions. I am trying to get this so that I can have multiple tables under each other, but for some reason I can not get the second table to stay, it goes to right of it. Is there any template modifications I could do to solve this?

Here's an example, how you have two columns on the right side like that.


http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=78258&d=1207355646

peterska2
07 May 2008, 03:12
The custom page is blank.

Have you imported the xml? If you have, please reimport it ensuring that you have it set to allow overwrite.

Guys, I feel really stupid, but I cannot get this zip to open without saying that there are already files with that name. What am I doing wrong?

Create a new folder on your computer then extract the zip in that folder.

Hi Kerry,

Can this be used for pulling poll information from a certain forum, similar to this website: http://forums.extremeoverclocking.com/

It can, but you will need custom plugins to do that which can then be integrated via the variables produced by them.

Anybody have a fully list of global variables that can be used in the sidebar?

I have a little problem figuring out, what can be used in this wonderful sidebar - recent posts - latest polls - if conditions dosnt seem to work - can anybody explain a little about using it :-)

Anything that is fully global with an execution order of 5 or less can be used in the side columns. There is no list of available variables that I know of, but there is no reason why you can't use if conditions.

Can you share on how you have the custom contents page to show pleases...


Put $custom_block in the left or right template in the place that you want it to show.

peterska2
07 May 2008, 03:14
Awesome job, but I have a few questions. I am trying to get this so that I can have multiple tables under each other, but for some reason I can not get the second table to stay, it goes to right of it. Is there any template modifications I could do to solve this?

Here's an example, how you have two columns on the right side like that.


http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=78258&d=1207355646


That is the default layout of the profile page which has it's own column. The USC column is the one at the far right.

In terms of using multiple tables, make sure that your tables are started and ended correctly in the block templates. Put a <br /> at the end of the table if you want a gap between them.

eXoOutsider
07 May 2008, 03:24
That is the default layout of the profile page which has it's own column. The USC column is the one at the far right.

In terms of using multiple tables, make sure that your tables are started and ended correctly in the block templates. Put a <br /> at the end of the table if you want a gap between them.

Thank you for the quick reply, although I've tried the <br /> in the custom_block's and they do not seem to work right. It always puts a break ABOVE the first header, the default one. Maybe its that im editing the usc_block_1, 2, etc instead of another file? I dunno

russbo
07 May 2008, 08:43
Kerry-Anne, excellent hack. It works great. But I have one simple question, my apologies if I'm showing my ignorance.

I'm trying to get my Photopost feature to work vertically in one of your templates. The way you usually do this, is to put this, $photopostfeature, in the FORUMHOME template. It then pulls a few thumbnails from the Photopost Pro installation. It works fine on my site, (www.russbo.org/vb/index.php), but I can't get it to work in one of the UCS1 boxes.

Here's the Photopost link: http://www.photopost.com/forum/showthread.php?t=110527

I've been using this integration for years. It would be great to be able to get these thumbnails in one of your side columns.

Thanks!

Any suggestions?

demo22
07 May 2008, 11:26
Thank Kerry-Anne, I have the $custom_block add it and it work but on my usercp.php when I click on the link Your Custom Contents it showing a blank page can you help pleases..:o

Anne Lise
07 May 2008, 11:32
Have you imported the xml? If you have, please reimport it ensuring that you have it set to allow overwrite.



It didn't help. I have the 'personal content-heading' in the right column, but the page to add the content in the profile is still blank.

megawelle
07 May 2008, 15:00
Thank Kerry-Anne, I have the $custom_block add it and it work but on my usercp.php when I click on the link Your Custom Contents it showing a blank page can you help pleases..:o

i have exactly the same problem.

peterska2
07 May 2008, 17:02
Ah, sounds like a problem with the XML. I'll look into it tonight.

peterska2
07 May 2008, 17:04
Kerry-Anne, excellent hack. It works great. But I have one simple question, my apologies if I'm showing my ignorance.

I'm trying to get my Photopost feature to work vertically in one of your templates. The way you usually do this, is to put this, $photopostfeature, in the FORUMHOME template. It then pulls a few thumbnails from the Photopost Pro installation. It works fine on my site, (www.russbo.org/vb/index.php (http://www.russbo.org/vb/index.php)), but I can't get it to work in one of the UCS1 boxes.

Here's the Photopost link: http://www.photopost.com/forum/showthread.php?t=110527

I've been using this integration for years. It would be great to be able to get these thumbnails in one of your side columns.

Thanks!

Any suggestions?

As I don't have a photopost license I don't have access to their code to see how they integrate. I suggest asking them about it or making the code work in a global plugin with an execution of 5 or less.

Thank you for the quick reply, although I've tried the <br /> in the custom_block's and they do not seem to work right. It always puts a break ABOVE the first header, the default one. Maybe its that im editing the usc_block_1, 2, etc instead of another file? I dunno

Can you post your exact block contents please.

tei727
08 May 2008, 15:20
can someone maybe create a "Dummies Guide to..."? i have it installed but don't know what to do now.

auctionguy
08 May 2008, 22:38
Is this ready to go for 3.7 Gold yet Kerry-Anne?

I am anxious to install but I was waiting for Gold.

scottct1
09 May 2008, 15:14
Is there any way to show the columns only to certain usergroups?

Thanks for the update!

greatthings
09 May 2008, 15:15
can someone maybe create a "Dummies Guide to..."? i have it installed but don't know what to do now.
Yes I have this installed and don't know how you put content in, also in options, the allow user to add content, does that mean any users can put in content for the whole forum to see or is this just for their own blogs, if it for their own blogs this would be great. Also I tried allowing the user to ad content option to see if I could add content through usercp but when I clicked the link in usercp it went to pretty much a page that showed nothing. Also if I got this to work out one day, I would like that it didn't show the 'your custom content' link if it was disabled (not visible) to users would be great, as it looks like they are missing out on something if says you do not have permission to access this link

kinggori
10 May 2008, 00:47
Hi guys,

I followed the exact installation instructions explained but I can't get the columns to show. Is anyone having the same problem or knows what's going on?

Here's what I exactly did.


Uploaded usc_cp.php to the main forum directory.
Went to Manage Products (Add/Import Product) and Imported product-ka_ultimate_sidecolumns_2-0.xml
Searched for usc_block templates and added a few rows to some of them
Went to Ultimate Side Columns Options and made sure left and right columns were enabled (they were).


I don't know why nothing is showing up. I followed the instructions words by word and have never really had problems installing mods in the past.

kinggori
10 May 2008, 00:55
Fixed it! turns out I hadn't changed the header template from vb6.4 and therefore $ad_location[ad_header_end] wasn't there.

Well anyway I hope the steps I posted above can come in handy to people having problems installing this modification.

Thanks Kerry-Anne :-)

peterska2
10 May 2008, 01:21
Is this ready to go for 3.7 Gold yet Kerry-Anne?

I am anxious to install but I was waiting for Gold.

Just doing updates now. It will def work when I'm done although it will work now apart from the custom links section (which won't work anyway due to a bug in version 2.0).

Is there any way to show the columns only to certain usergroups?

Thanks for the update!

Looking into this for version 2.1

Yes I have this installed and don't know how you put content in, also in options, the allow user to add content, does that mean any users can put in content for the whole forum to see or is this just for their own blogs, if it for their own blogs this would be great. Also I tried allowing the user to ad content option to see if I could add content through usercp but when I clicked the link in usercp it went to pretty much a page that showed nothing. Also if I got this to work out one day, I would like that it didn't show the 'your custom content' link if it was disabled (not visible) to users would be great, as it looks like they are missing out on something if says you do not have permission to access this link

The blank page issue is resolved in version 2.1 (I missed a couple of templates from the XML - oooops). Permissions are being investigated at the moment.

Fixed it! turns out I hadn't changed the header template from vb6.4 and therefore $ad_location[ad_header_end] wasn't there.

Well anyway I hope the steps I posted above can come in handy to people having problems installing this modification.

Thanks Kerry-Anne :-)

Glad you got it sorted :)

eXoOutsider
10 May 2008, 01:22
Is there a way to make it so that it does not take up the entire forum home, instead just up to the last forum?

peterska2
10 May 2008, 01:36
it can be done using manual template edits but it would require that it is set for forumhome only.

eXoOutsider
10 May 2008, 02:07
it can be done using manual template edits but it would require that it is set for forumhome only.

Yea, that's what I am looking to do. Would I manually edit the Forumhome template?

peterska2
10 May 2008, 02:13
Yeah :)

Hold off for version 2.1 and I'll make sure I include the manual template edit details in the package this time :)

kinggori
10 May 2008, 02:18
The collapsible icon pushes the whole column to the right in Firefox but does not in IE7. It's not a big issue but thought I'd let you know.

You can see what I mean by visiting my forum using Firefox:
http://www.forum.smartcanucks.ca/

peterska2
10 May 2008, 02:19
Info about version 2.1

Version 2.1 is currently being coded and tested. The following items are being addressed in this version:

Bug Fixes

Missing template for custom contents page added
Manual template edit instructions added
Updates to run smoothly with 3.7.0


Changes to functions

The list of pages to display/omit the columns are now checkboxes for easy configuration
Usergroup permissions added to set if the usergroup can view the left column, view the right column, and use the custom blocks

eXoOutsider
10 May 2008, 02:50
Thank you very much for your help. I voted this for MOTM, by the way.

peterska2
10 May 2008, 07:32
USC 2.1 has been released

USC 2.1 Change Log:
Fixed blank page caused by missing template in the XML
Added compatibility with 3.7.0 Stable/Gold
Manual Template Edit instructions added to package
Enhanced the display page choices to allow exact selection of the pages where USC is to be displayed
Added usergroup permissions in addition to the global options for viewing the left column, viewing the right column, and using the custom contents block.

Upgrading from USC 2.0
Upload the contents of the upload folder, except the admincp directory, then import the XML.

Go to vBOptions > USC Options and set the display pages using the new options
Go to Usergroups > Usergroup Manager and set the permissions for each usergroup as desired. By default no permissions are given to any usergroups.

The following new screenshots have been added to the first post:
80252
80253

docvader
10 May 2008, 07:49
Nice job on 2.1.

You mentioned before, when trying to make a $photopostfeature code work, to

making the code work in a global plugin with an execution of 5 or less.

Anyone have any idea how to do that?

I'm a little lost with this plugin stuff....

peterska2
10 May 2008, 07:52
I can't help with photopost code as I don't have a photopost license so do not have access to their code or their modifications. Sorry!

Scooterpig
10 May 2008, 08:03
Thanks for the update Kerry-Anne looks great now and just for your info the new .xml isn't an .xml file, you have it in the zip as a .txt. Easily saved as an .xml but just for your info in case others ask..:)

Also if you do another update down the track, any chance you can add - Select All - for the Display Pages options?...:)

peterska2
10 May 2008, 08:08
argh! that's because I noticed a typo when I had exported it and edited it manually. I'll fix it now. Thanks :)

[edit] fixed and new zip uploaded.

docvader
10 May 2008, 08:13
Understand. I think, LOL. This plugin stuff throws me.

JBLdesign mentioned above, a similar thing. He wanted to know what "global variables" would work in the side columns. I guess not all of these variables will operate in the UCS areas. (I'm assuming this $photopostfeature code is a variable that doesn't work).

Is there a list somewhere of what we can put in the UCS boxes? I'm currently just using HTML code, and it works great (www.russbo.org/vb/index.php), but has anyone figured out how to put other stuff in here? Like Last Posts, Statistics, Random Photo, etc??? Do we have to change any of the plugin stuff in vbulletin to make this usual forumhome stuff work in the side columns? Again, I apologize for my ignorance; I just don't fully understand the plugin system yet.

You might need a new area just for mods for the UCS columns. :)

Thanks!

peterska2
10 May 2008, 08:17
Also if you do another update down the track, any chance you can add - Select All - for the Display Pages options?...:)


Sure, I'll add an all pages too as I know there are a handful of pages that have been missed out. :)

I've got 2.2 planned, it just will need some serious coding to do what I want to do with it so it wasn't put into 2.1. Every time I change something I think of something else. It's taking on a life of it's own now but it is fun coding it especially as I am learning so much while doing it.

I'm not letting on what will be in 2.2 yet though as the chances are that it will change again before I start and morph into something else again by the time I have finished it.:eek:

kollam003
10 May 2008, 08:21
oh atlast worked

peterska2
10 May 2008, 08:33
Understand. I think, LOL. This plugin stuff throws me.

JBLdesign mentioned above, a similar thing. He wanted to know what "global variables" would work in the side columns. I guess not all of these variables will operate in the UCS areas. (I'm assuming this $photopostfeature code is a variable that doesn't work).

Is there a list somewhere of what we can put in the UCS boxes? I'm currently just using HTML code, and it works great (www.russbo.org/vb/index.php (http://www.russbo.org/vb/index.php)), but has anyone figured out how to put other stuff in here? Like Last Posts, Statistics, Random Photo, etc??? Do we have to change any of the plugin stuff in vbulletin to make this usual forumhome stuff work in the side columns? Again, I apologize for my ignorance; I just don't fully understand the plugin system yet.

You might need a new area just for mods for the UCS columns. :)

Thanks!
Standard forumhome variables are not global. They would need to be made into plugins in either the global_start or global_complete hook location to allow them to be used.

Things that do come up more than a couple of times are being considered for inclusion in future releases.

If people start making UCS addons then that would be really cool! :D

Anne Lise
10 May 2008, 08:50
Thanks a lot for fixing this :)

demo22
10 May 2008, 14:32
Wow thank Kerry-Anne it work....;)

dancue
10 May 2008, 21:12
The read me file is for 2.0 still. Just thought I'd let you know.

Chadi
11 May 2008, 05:24
I just installed this and I'm getting nothing at all showing up on the forum home.

I've done the following
- uploaded files
- imported xml (overwrite)
- enabled forum home right column / edit templates manual in vbulletin options
- manually edited forumhome template accordingly

Now, Out of the 20+ templates USC creates, I'm baffled which one to edit.

The manual edit shows "usc_right", yet not one of the USC templates shows this. I see usc_sidecolumn_right which already has pre-filled content.

shlomot
11 May 2008, 05:45
Thanks for great job well done, for being attuned to our needs, and for making our wishes come true.

demo22
11 May 2008, 08:49
Go to Usergroups > Usergroup Manager and set the permissions for each usergroup as desired. By default no permissions are given to any usergroups.


Make sure you do this to...


I just installed this and I'm getting nothing at all showing up on the forum home.

I've done the following
- uploaded files
- imported xml (overwrite)
- enabled forum home right column / edit templates manual in vbulletin options
- manually edited forumhome template accordingly

Now, Out of the 20+ templates USC creates, I'm baffled which one to edit.

The manual edit shows "usc_right", yet not one of the USC templates shows this. I see usc_sidecolumn_right which already has pre-filled content.

Chadi
11 May 2008, 13:48
Make sure you do this to...

I see absolutely nothing regarding USC on this in usergroup manager.

Chadi
11 May 2008, 13:50
To top it off, after reinstalling this to try again I now get this in vboptions

ShadowOne
11 May 2008, 14:14
i dont like this one as much as the older version you made for 3.6, but the older one works for 3.7.... helps mak emy fluid skin fixed...:)

odyglo
11 May 2008, 17:56
To top it off, after reinstalling this to try again I now get this in vboptions

I'm getting this same error in the options, though it isn't telling me anything useful. I've tried several times, have disabled all plug-ins and am using default 3.7 templates... still get the error and columns aren't showing up on any of the forum pages.

Does anyone know what the problem may be?

ShadowOne
11 May 2008, 18:03
I'm getting this same error in the options, though it isn't telling me anything useful. I've tried several times, have disabled all plug-ins and am using default 3.7 templates... still get the error and columns aren't showing up on any of the forum pages.

Does anyone know what the problem may be?

Try the 3.6 one...i think its better...doesnt have the ability for users to add their own, buti think its much cleaner....

Subah
11 May 2008, 18:21
Thank you for upgrading

Enhanced the display page choices to allow exact selection of the pages where USC is to be displayed
Added usergroup permissions in addition to the global options for viewing the left column, viewing the right column, and using the custom contents block.

Great new toy ;)

slmoney
11 May 2008, 18:22
Upgraded..works fine...I just miss the option to have it show on ALL pages.

karnevil
11 May 2008, 19:10
I'm getting this same error in the options, though it isn't telling me anything useful. I've tried several times, have disabled all plug-ins and am using default 3.7 templates... still get the error and columns aren't showing up on any of the forum pages.

Does anyone know what the problem may be?


I had the same so unistalled the product from product manager and reinstalled the xml file. then it worked fine.

karnevil
11 May 2008, 19:35
I am however ending up with two left columns - identical except one is positioned higher than the other? any ideas?

karnevil
11 May 2008, 20:27
Seems to have something to do with this

<!-- USC header edit start -->
<table width="100%" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0">
<tr>
$usc_left
<td valign="top">
<!-- USC header edit end -->

If I change USC Options to ''I'll edit my own templates thanks'' and have this in it works okay.

But if I take that out and change USC Options to ''under navbar and notices'' everything goes squiffy.

Also I have to have the similar part from the footer taken out else my forum expands with the right side bar copied below the page across 100% width.


Sorry I'm not a programmer and am getting a bit lost.

Baldilocks
11 May 2008, 22:45
The .zip file is corrupt. At least its showing as empty when I try to extract aything.

Baldilocks
12 May 2008, 00:47
I can't get the columns to show up at all.. :( <sigh>

cc8balla
12 May 2008, 06:04
I can't get the columns to show up at all.. :( <sigh>

Please, learn to read.

Go to Usergroups > Usergroup Manager and set the permissions for each usergroup as desired. By default no permissions are given to any usergroups.

Baldilocks
12 May 2008, 16:09
Please learn people skills! I have done that already. Thank you. Next!!

edenx
12 May 2008, 18:19
GREAT MOD!!

I have a style problem:
In Internet Explorer the "Collapse button" remains on one line not at the left side...

Anyone having the same problem?
How can I fix this?

See attached image.

burlesque
12 May 2008, 21:03
I've just upgraded and the side columns are showing where I have set them in the admin, however I have several pages which do not show side columns because they are not included in the list.

These are mostly pages which have been created by other mods, but version 2.0 worked on all pages. How do I get this feature back?!

Chadi
12 May 2008, 21:17
I had the same so unistalled the product from product manager and reinstalled the xml file. then it worked fine.

That did not fix it for me. Error still there.

Please learn people skills! I have done that already. Thank you. Next!!

Agreed. It obviously does not work for everyone here. Nothing shows up in the usergroup manager whatsoever.

megawelle
13 May 2008, 10:35
hi, somehow the conditionals don't work. if i use <if condition="$show['guest']"></if> in one of the templates, the block doesn't show up at all.

peterska2
13 May 2008, 11:55
I'm getting this same error in the options, though it isn't telling me anything useful. I've tried several times, have disabled all plug-ins and am using default 3.7 templates... still get the error and columns aren't showing up on any of the forum pages.

Does anyone know what the problem may be?


You haven't uploaded the files in the upload folder. Upload the files in the upload folder then reimport the product.

I had the same so unistalled the product from product manager and reinstalled the xml file. then it worked fine.

The files need to be uploaded before the product is imported.

I am however ending up with two left columns - identical except one is positioned higher than the other? any ideas?

Either use the manual edits setting or delete the old manual edits from your header and footer templates.

I can't get the columns to show up at all.. :( <sigh>

You need to enable them, set the permissions for who can view them, and set the pages that they are displayed on. You also need to add some contents. When you have done this you will see your columns.

That did not fix it for me. Error still there.



Agreed. It obviously does not work for everyone here. Nothing shows up in the usergroup manager whatsoever.

UPLOAD THE FILES IN THE UPLOAD FOLDER BEFORE IMPORTING THE PRODUCT

This is clearly stated in the upgrade instructions, in the first post of this thread, in the post that was added when the update was released, and was stated in the notification of an update that was sent out to people that have marked this as installed. It is very important to read instructions and follow them exactly.

peterska2
13 May 2008, 12:02
hi, somehow the conditionals don't work. if i use in one of the templates, the block doesn't show up at all.

What condition are you trying to use and what is happening?

GREAT MOD!!

I have a style problem:
In Internet Explorer the "Collapse button" remains on one line not at the left side...

Anyone having the same problem?
How can I fix this?

See attached image.

This could be something specific to IE. I'll look into it for possible fixing in 2.2

I see absolutely nothing regarding USC on this in usergroup manager.

UPLOAD THE FILES BEFORE IMPORTING THE PRODUCT. THERE ARE NEW FILES FOR 2.1

I'm getting this same error in the options, though it isn't telling me anything useful. I've tried several times, have disabled all plug-ins and am using default 3.7 templates... still get the error and columns aren't showing up on any of the forum pages.

Does anyone know what the problem may be?

UPLOAD THE FILES BEFORE IMPORTING THE PRODUCT. THERE ARE NEW FILES FOR 2.1

peterska2
13 May 2008, 12:05
Upgraded..works fine...I just miss the option to have it show on ALL pages.

It's making a comeback in 2.2 - I sorta forgot about it in 2.1 :(

I am however ending up with two left columns - identical except one is positioned higher than the other? any ideas?

Either use the manual edit option in the settings, or use the automatic option and remove the old code added to the templates.

The .zip file is corrupt. At least its showing as empty when I try to extract aything.

Thats a problem with your firewall. Disable it then download the file again.

I just installed this and I'm getting nothing at all showing up on the forum home.

I've done the following
- uploaded files
- imported xml (overwrite)
- enabled forum home right column / edit templates manual in vbulletin options
- manually edited forumhome template accordingly

Now, Out of the 20+ templates USC creates, I'm baffled which one to edit.

The manual edit shows "usc_right", yet not one of the USC templates shows this. I see usc_sidecolumn_right which already has pre-filled content.


You edit the templates called block_ as per the instructions.

peterska2
13 May 2008, 12:13
right then, I know this should be clear by now, but it appears that there is a lot of problems following instructions.

USC 2.1 has additional files. You need to upload the files first BEFORE importing the product

2.2 did have more features. Going off the number of people having problems following the instructions to upgrade to 2.1 this is now being scrapped. 2.2 is now going to be a bug fix release only.

The new features are going on indefinite hold and earmarked for 3.0 which will be created when I have time and released when instructions can be followed as it will be complex for the initial setup. As I have previously mentioned, USC has a life of its own and is evolving rapidly. The more it evolves the more complex it will become. If a relatively simple version is causing so much difficulty then version 3.0 is going to have to be rethought. This will not happen quickly as a lot of though needs to be put in to the plans for the future of it.

Chadi
13 May 2008, 12:40
Thanks Kerry. Finally got this working. However, one slight problem.

I cannot figure out where the line break is coming from. The column should be even with the rest of the forum, left side.

I added the below in the block 11 template, nothing else.

<tr>
<td class="tcat">
Scripture &amp; Quotes
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="thead">
Today's Verse
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="alt2">
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.heartlight.org/hls/tv_kjv.js"></script>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="thead">
Daily Wisdom
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="alt2">
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.heartlight.org/hls/dw_kjv.js"></script>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="thead">
Today's Quote
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="alt2">
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.heartlight.org/hls/qm.js"></script>
</td>
</tr>

<tr>
<td class="tcat">
Streaming Multimedia
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="thead">
This Week's Video
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="alt2">
<div align="center">
<a href="http://www.talkjesus.com/streaming-multimedia/20066-shocking-youth-message-stuns-hearers.html">
<img src="images/vow.jpg" alt="Video of the Week" /></a>
</div>
</td>
</tr>

<tr>
<td class="tcat">
Scriptural Answers
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="thead">
Commonly Asked ?'s
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="alt2">
<div align="center">
<a href="http://www.talkjesus.com/scriptural-answers/">
<img src="images/old_paper.gif" alt="Bible Answers" class="footer1" /><br />
Scriptural Answers</a>
</div>
</td>
</tr>


<tr>
<td class="tcat">
Entertainment
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="thead">
Leisure Time
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="alt2">
<img src="images/navbar/arcade.gif" alt="Icons" />&nbsp;
<a href="http://www.talkjesus.com/arcade.php">Arcade</a>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="alt2">
<img src="images/navbar/journal.gif" alt="Icons" />&nbsp;
<a href="http://www.talkjesus.com/journal.php">Journal</a>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="alt2">
<img src="images/navbar/gallery.gif" alt="Icons" />&nbsp;
<a href="http://www.talkjesus.com/gallery/index.php">Photo Gallery</a>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="alt2">
<img src="images/navbar/media.gif" alt="Icons" />&nbsp;
<a href="http://www.talkjesus.com/streaming-multimedia/">Streaming Media</a>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="thead">
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</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="alt2">
<img src="images/navbar/ispy.gif" alt="Icons" />&nbsp;
<a href="http://www.talkjesus.com/vaispy.php">iSpy</a>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="alt2">
<img src="images/navbar/member.gif" alt="Icons" />&nbsp;
<a href="http://www.talkjesus.com/usercp.php">Refer a Friend</a>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="alt2">
<img src="images/navbar/tag.gif" alt="Icons" />&nbsp;
<a href="http://www.talkjesus.com/tags/">Tag Cloud</a>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="alt2">
<img src="images/navbar/time.gif" alt="Icons" />&nbsp;
<a href="http://www.talkjesus.com/worldtimes.php">World Time</a>
</td>
</tr>

<tr>
<td class="tcat">
Talk Jesus Info
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="thead">
Help Center
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="alt2">
<img src="images/navbar/info.gif" alt="Icons" />&nbsp;
<a href="http://www.talkjesus.com/faq.php">FAQ</a>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="alt2">
<img src="images/navbar/rules.gif" alt="Icons" />&nbsp;
<a href="http://www.talkjesus.com/forum-rules-ten-commandments/53-talk-jesus-10-commandments-rule.html">Forum Rules</a>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="alt2">
<img src="images/navbar/etiquette.gif" alt="Icons" />&nbsp;
<a href="http://www.talkjesus.com/press-stand/12096-forum-etiquette.html">Forum Etiquette</a>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="alt2">
<img src="images/navbar/moderator.gif" alt="Icons" />&nbsp;
<a href="http://www.talkjesus.com/showgroups.php">Moderators</a>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="alt2">
<img src="images/navbar/book.gif" alt="Icons" />&nbsp;
<a href="http://www.talkjesus.com/press-stand/3028-statement-faith.html">Faith Statement</a>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="thead">
Blog &amp; Statistics
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="alt2">
<img src="images/navbar/blog.gif" alt="Icons" />&nbsp;
<a href="http://www.talkjesus.com/blog/">Blog</a>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="alt2">
<img src="images/navbar/member.gif" alt="Icons" />&nbsp;
<a href="http://www.talkjesus.com/members/list/">Member List</a>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="alt2">
<img src="images/navbar/stats.gif" alt="Icons" />&nbsp;
<a href="http://www.talkjesus.com/psistats.php">Site Statistics</a>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="alt2">
<img src="images/navbar/statement.gif" alt="Icons" />&nbsp;
<a href="http://www.talkjesus.com/psistats.php?do=toptf">Top Threads</a>
</td>
</tr>

<tr>
<td class="tcat">
Social Network
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="thead">
Bible Resources
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="alt2">
<img src="images/navbar/bullet.gif" alt="Icons" />
<a href="http://www.biblegateway.com/">Bible Gateway</a>
</td>
<tr>
<td class="alt2">
<img src="images/navbar/bullet.gif" alt="Icons" />
<a href="http://biblepro.bibleocean.com/dox/default.aspx?WELCOME=true">Bible Pro</a>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="alt2">
<img src="images/navbar/bullet.gif" alt="Icons" />
<a href="http://www.carm.org/">CARM</a>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="alt2">
<img src="images/navbar/bullet.gif" alt="Icons" />
<a href="http://www.gotquestions.org/">Got Questions?</a>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="alt2">
<img src="images/navbar/bullet.gif" alt="Icons" />
<a href="http://www.simplyyouthministry.com/">Simply Youth</a>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="thead">
Christian Ministries
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="alt2">
<img src="images/navbar/bullet.gif" alt="Icons" />
<a href="http://billygraham.org/">Billy Graham</a>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="alt2">
<img src="images/navbar/bullet.gif" alt="Icons" />
<a href="http://www.children.org">Children Intl</a>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="alt2">
<img src="images/navbar/bullet.gif" alt="Icons" />
<a href="https://give.ccci.org/give">Campus Crusade</a>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="alt2">
<img src="images/navbar/bullet.gif" alt="Icons" />
<a href="http://www.feedthechildren.org">Feed the Children</a>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="alt2">
<img src="images/navbar/bullet.gif" alt="Icons" />
<a href="http://gfa.org/">Gospel for Asia</a>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="alt2">
<img src="images/navbar/bullet.gif" alt="Icons" />
<a href="http://www.samaritanspurse.org/">Samaritan's Purse</a>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="alt2">
<img src="images/navbar/bullet.gif" alt="Icons" />
<a href="http://www.persecution.com/">Voice of Martyrs</a>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="thead">
Entertainment
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="alt2">
<img src="images/navbar/bullet.gif" alt="Icons" />
<a href="http://www.christianquotes.org/">Christian Quotes</a>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="alt2">
<img src="images/navbar/bullet.gif" alt="Icons" />
<a href="http://www.godtube.com">GodTube</a>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="alt2">
<img src="images/navbar/bullet.gif" alt="Icons" />
<a href="http://www.sermonaudio.com">Sermon Audio</a>
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="alt2">
<img src="images/navbar/bullet.gif" alt="Icons" />
<a href="http://www.sermonindex.net/">Sermon Index</a>
</td>
</tr>

<tr>
<td class="tcat">
Photo Gallery
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="thead">
Random Images
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="alt2">
$vbgallery
</td>
</tr>

<tr>
<td class="tcat">
Online Protection
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="thead">
Chad's Tips
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td class="alt2">
<div align="center">
<a href="http://www.talkjesus.com/technical-support/6710-online-protection.html">
<img src="images/tip.gif" alt="Online Security" class="footer1" /></a><br /></div>
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<img src="images/navbar/bullet_star.gif" alt="Bullet" />&nbsp;Safe Browsing<br />
<img src="images/navbar/bullet_star.gif" alt="Bullet" />&nbsp;Parental Filters<br />
<img src="images/navbar/bullet_star.gif" alt="Bullet" />&nbsp;Enhancements<br />
<br />
<a href="http://www.talkjesus.com/technical-support/6710-online-protection.html">
...click here to read</a>
</td>
</tr>


I did the manual edits as well in forumhome. Could you explain where the extra break is coming from?

peterska2
13 May 2008, 12:54
bad html mate.

Your missing a </tr> after <tr>
<td class="alt2">
<img src="images/navbar/bullet.gif" alt="Icons" />
<a href="http://www.biblegateway.com/">Bible Gateway</a>
</td>IE does funny things with bad html

Chadi
13 May 2008, 13:03
True, but that did not fix the extra line break at the start of the right side column (top) as shown in the picture.

Also, not sure why you assume I use IE. I'm using Firefox, occasionally Opera.

I used to use your old right side column only hack for 3.6 which never caused that extra break on top.

edit: $vbgallery code (from Photoposts's Vbgallery) no longer works on forumhome either after using USC

Chadi
13 May 2008, 13:30
I fixed the extra line break

<td valign="top">
<br />
<if condition="$vboptions[usc_collapse_right]">

Removed the <br /> from that code in the usc_sidecolumn_right template.

Just need to get the photo gallery code working.

Janfri
14 May 2008, 03:08
Excellent work, thank you very much!

meolangthang
14 May 2008, 09:25
Hi,

Someone here can explain me why in Ultimate Side Columns Options, the Display pages for right and left columns options show "An error occurred while processing the bitfield files, the following information was returned:" ??? :(

Chance4Today
14 May 2008, 14:51
For some reason I probably don't know how to make it work but would like the custom another catagory on the side column. I have tried a few times and nothing is showing up as in the screen shots up there for the custom template. Is there a code that I need to use for this to show up?

Love this though I have been wanting a two column forums! :) thanks for all your work!

www.soberodaat.com/forums

Chance4Today
14 May 2008, 15:04
Chadi thanks for putting that code up there I copied and paste and it show me how to make the categories now :) I do like your bible verse things also :) just don't know how to do that java thinngggieee I am a newbie as ya can see if I can't even figure out how to code columns. LOL

slmoney
14 May 2008, 15:32
[QUOTE=Kerry-Anne;1518091]It's making a comeback in 2.2 - I sorta forgot about it in 2.1 :(


AWESOME! Thanks for the heads up! I can't wait!

Chadi
15 May 2008, 01:02
I'm trying to pull some of the info from the What's Going On forumhome area to one of the blocks in the right side column (also on the forumhome strictly). The problem is that it is not giving the output at all for a simple request:

$activeusers

Is there something else that must be done in the backend to allow this to output correctly?

Chadi
15 May 2008, 01:03
Chadi thanks for putting that code up there I copied and paste and it show me how to make the categories now :) I do like your bible verse things also :) just don't know how to do that java thinngggieee I am a newbie as ya can see if I can't even figure out how to code columns. LOL

Glad I could help at all, without knowing it ;)

Just copy/paste the <script>...</script> codes as you wish. They're free from heartlights.org

Chadi
15 May 2008, 01:40
Further clarification, not even this hack is able to pull the poll info in the USC block

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=155170&page=2

So basically so far I've noticed USC does not pull info for:
- the poll hack above
- latest gallery posts (vbgallery)
- forum stats

They used to work fine in the 3.6 version of your right-side forumhome only hack. The reason I switched
is because that older hack had endless W3C errors.

CThiessen
15 May 2008, 19:47
Hi,
pretty good an helpful Add-on.
Here are some custom changes that I made to collapse the sidebar total (At least with Firefox an IE not working with Safari). At my Site this only available for Users but it belong to you where you like to put in the Code.


My usc_sidecolumn_left:
<td valign="top">
<if condition="$vboptions[usc_collapse_left]">
<table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" style="padding-right: 20px">
<tbody id="collapseobj_usc_left" style="$vbcollapse[collapseobj_usc_left]">
<tr>
<td>
</if>
<table border="0" width="200" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="$stylevar[cellspacing]" class="tborder">
<if condition="$vboptions[usc_left_title]">
<tr>
<td class="thead">$vboptions[usc_left_title]</td>
</tr>
</if>
$block1
$block2
$block3
$block4
$block5
$block6
$block7
$block8
$block9
$block10
<if condition="$vboptions[usc_collapse_left]">
</table>

<br>
$tag_cloud

</tr>
</td>
</tbody>
</if>
</table>
<br>

<td width="0" valign="top"><img src="clear.gif" border="0" width="0" />
</td> In my navbar I put in (Use some extra Graphics)

<a href="#top" onclick="return toggle_collapse('usc_left')"><img class="inlineimg" id="collapseimg_usc_left" src="$stylevar[imgdir_button]/collapse_sidebar$vbcollapse[collapseimg_usc_left].gif" alt="" border="0" /></a>
<br />

Greetings
Christian

Subah
16 May 2008, 00:26
How can i add picture in the column ??

Hornstar
16 May 2008, 07:38
http://www.peterska2.co.uk/profile.php?do=editattachments Can you see if you get an error on your page? Because I get the following error on my site when going to the similiar link:


Fatal error: Cannot use assign-op operators with overloaded objects nor string offsets in /homepages/22/d198817824/htdocs/profile.php(3669) : eval()'d code on line 30




If I disable this, I can access that page fine, but if it is enabled, I get the above error.

CThiessen
16 May 2008, 08:44
How can i add picture in the column ??
Hi,
For put in pictures use Standard HTML in the “usc_block_X” Templates.

For what you see in the screenshot above your Post (Icon with Link)


<div class="smallfont">
<img class="inlineimg" border="1" alt="" src="/designs/gl/statusicon/geld.gif"/>
<a href=/brasilien/wechselkurs/>Wechselkurs</a></div>


Greetings
Christian

mattswanson
16 May 2008, 18:51
Hi,

Someone here can explain me why in Ultimate Side Columns Options, the Display pages for right and left columns options show "An error occurred while processing the bitfield files, the following information was returned:" ??? :(

I am having this problem too.

An error occurred while processing the bitfield files, the following information was returned:

CThiessen
16 May 2008, 19:24
Hi,
I can´t remember exactly but I had something similar after the update to 3.7. The reason was vBCredits. If you have this Mod running you need to update.

Christian

peterska2
16 May 2008, 20:18
Hi,

Someone here can explain me why in Ultimate Side Columns Options, the Display pages for right and left columns options show "An error occurred while processing the bitfield files, the following information was returned:" ??? :(

I am having this problem too.

An error occurred while processing the bitfield files, the following information was returned:
You need to make sure that you have uploaded the files BEFORE importing the product. I'm not sure how much clearer this needs to be.

peterska2
16 May 2008, 20:20
http://www.peterska2.co.uk/profile.php?do=editattachments Can you see if you get an error on your page? Because I get the following error on my site when going to the similiar link:


Fatal error: Cannot use assign-op operators with overloaded objects nor string offsets in /homepages/22/d198817824/htdocs/profile.php(3669) : eval()'d code on line 30

If I disable this, I can access that page fine, but if it is enabled, I get the above error.
I have recreated this on localhost. Looking into it now.

[edit] I've found the problem. It is something to do with the auto edits. I'm still looking into it but a fix is that if the autoedits are disabled and the manual edits used that it will resolve the problem.

[edit 2] I've put a fix in which disables the display of the columns in all profile.php pages. I haven't found the reason for this yet or why it only affects that one particular page.

mattswanson
16 May 2008, 20:41
You need to make sure that you have uploaded the files BEFORE importing the product. I'm not sure how much clearer this needs to be.

Well now that would be a little more difficult as the ZIP file I downloaded didn't include any other files that needed to get moved over. I'll download it again and see what I come up with.

mattswanson
16 May 2008, 20:47
Well I see the problem, the Zip file seems to keep generating little error messages about missing files. When I auto extracted the zip file it just pulled out what it could and in this case missed the entire uploads folder. Was this zip compiled on a Mac by any chance?

peterska2
16 May 2008, 21:10
Yes, it was :)

I'm going to be bringing out 2.2 very soon. I just need to finalize the changes and
remove the additional code I've been working on for 3.0 before packaging it up.

peterska2
16 May 2008, 21:49
I'm pleased to announce that USC 2.2 has been released

USC 2.2 Change Log:
Fixed bug with profile.php?do=editattachments
Added All Pages options

Upgrade instructions are available in the zip file.

Chadi
16 May 2008, 21:55
Further clarification, not even this hack is able to pull the poll info in the USC block

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=155170&page=2

So basically so far I've noticed USC does not pull info for:
- the poll hack above
- latest gallery posts (vbgallery)
- forum stats

They used to work fine in the 3.6 version of your right-side forumhome only hack. The reason I switched
is because that older hack had endless W3C errors.

Unfortunately versions 2.2 did not fix these problems. Could you please look into this Kerry? Thanks

peterska2
16 May 2008, 22:54
Unfortunately versions 2.2 did not fix these problems. Could you please look into this Kerry? Thanks

I didn't say these would be in 2.2!

These are things that are on my 3.0 wish list. 3.0 is not yet in active development.

Please remember that the modification you were using was a simple template edit. USC is not a template edit. USC is a complex modification that is getting more complex with every major release. It is not however a portal system nor is it intended to be. I still do and always will recommend simple template modifications over complex modifications where the modification is only required on one page and is required to be able to access existing page specific and non-global functions.

threat
16 May 2008, 23:03
I dont see where you add the html to the blocks, no blocks for me to add the html in. This is my screenshot.

peterska2
16 May 2008, 23:05
edit the templates called block_*

Its in the instructions and readme file :)

Scooterpig
16 May 2008, 23:18
V2.2 working fine, thank you very much Kerry-Anne...:)

threat
16 May 2008, 23:23
<tr>
<td class="alt1"><a href="http://www.superstreetbike.com/index.html"><img src="http://www.gixxerplanet.com/images/banners/ssbbanner.jpg">
</td>
</tr>

Thats the html I put in but nothing still does not show up. Maybe its my skin. I think I might have to start over

waza
17 May 2008, 00:01
thanks for this product, however a little suggestion:

I know there is already extensive support for what pages the sidebar should appear on. But can't you add 2 text fields in the options page for default pages to include/exclude.

most pages have an identifier, in example 'payments.php' has:
define('THIS_SCRIPT', 'payments');

So maybe a text field:
include sidebar on pages (and then the this_script identifiers seperated with commas), like:
payments, usercp, ...

same thing for exclude.

This could be useful for modifications where you want to disable/enable the navbar...

for example, I want to see the sidebar on all pages, except on a page of a mod that hase already a 3 column layout, so the sidebar would be to much.
Then this option would be very useful...

peterska2
17 May 2008, 00:31
If it is a popular modification that you are referring to then let me know which one and I'll add it into the options. I'm always a bit wary of adding too many options, especially ones where there is free input allowed as it is more likely to be a failure point for people who misunderstand the setting or set it incorrectly. If I was able to provide more support time for this then it wouldn't be too much of an issue, but at the moment it is not going to be practical because it has a high likelihood of causing issues for the average user. Adding additional exceptions via the plugins is possible for people who have a moderate understanding of PHP and will be easier when more comments are added to the code in the plugins (they pretty much just contain the code with little to no comments at the moment).

Subah
17 May 2008, 00:33
Thank you for the update, but there is some thing wrong the Column Title is being down ?
if i add text or HTML code for image banner it always down ? in the screenshots it is in top ?!

peterska2
17 May 2008, 00:38
Is this at albinali? If it is, can you make sure that guests can view your columns and the style that you are using USC on and I'll have a look and see what I can make of the visible display. If it isn't at albinali can you let me know where you are using it too.

Subah
17 May 2008, 00:45
Hi,
For put in pictures use Standard HTML in the “usc_block_X” Templates.

For what you see in the screenshot above your Post (Icon with Link)


<div class="smallfont">
<img class="inlineimg" border="1" alt="" src="/designs/gl/statusicon/geld.gif"/>
<a href=/brasilien/wechselkurs/>Wechselkurs</a></div>


Greetings
Christian

Good code but how if i want the link it inside the picture ?
i need the click be on the picture ?

Subah
17 May 2008, 00:48
Is this at albinali? If it is, can you make sure that guests can view your columns and the style that you are using USC on and I'll have a look and see what I can make of the visible display. If it isn't at albinali can you let me know where you are using it too.

LoooL OK i just enable it for guests :)

peterska2
17 May 2008, 00:49
Good code but how if i want the link it inside the picture ?
i need the click be on the picture ?
You need to put your link code around the image code so it is like<div>
<a href="the link url">
<img src="the image url" border="0" alt="the text you want to have as the alternative text should the image fail to display" />
</a>
</div>

peterska2
17 May 2008, 00:52
LoooL OK i just enable it for guests :)

Ok, two options:

1. Delete the contents of the settings for the left column title and the right column title

2. Make sure that your blocks start with <tr>
<td>and end with</td>
</tr>as per the readme file.

Subah
17 May 2008, 00:58
OK choise the 2nd option :p
Ok another question why is the right column apper in the left and the left column in the right ?
I know that i can change the title but i just want to know why this opesite places ?

peterska2
17 May 2008, 01:02
OK choise the 2nd option :p
Ok another question why is the right column apper in the left and the left column in the right ?
I know that i can change the title but i just want to know why this opesite places ?
That's easy to answer - your board is RTL so all lefts are rights and rights are lefts. RTL languages get a mirror image of vBulletin so that everything is the correct way around for these languages. As USC uses the same standards it does the same thing.

Subah
17 May 2008, 01:05
Thank you so much Kerry for supporting me on this great mod :)

Hornstar
17 May 2008, 02:31
Thanks for the update, its strange that it wouldnt work on the attachments page.

kollam003
17 May 2008, 04:09
updated thx

Rik Brown
17 May 2008, 04:33
Kerry-Anne:

Just upgraded from 1.0 to 2.2 running with vb 3.7.0.

As always, a fantastic product. Works flawlessly.

Thank you very much! -- Rik

peterska2
17 May 2008, 11:39
Thanks for the update, its strange that it wouldnt work on the attachments page.

I'm completely baffled by that too - had a good argument with the code and I'm still looking into it. If it can be fixed to work correctly on that page (I found the plugin but haven't yet worked out why it isn't working) then I'll include it in 2.3 but at the moment the fix that has been put in does work, it's just not ideal. There has to be something that is clashing for some reason which is what I'm looking into but it will take a while as it is such a large file to go through (profile.php)

DefenceTalk
17 May 2008, 22:45
Standard forumhome variables are not global. They would need to be made into plugins in either the global_start or global_complete hook location to allow them to be used.

Things that do come up more than a couple of times are being considered for inclusion in future releases.

If people start making UCS addons then that would be really cool! :D

Even global_start, etc. variables do not work. I am trying to include rss feeds in the sidebars

ob_start();
require_once('rss.php');
$rss = ob_get_contents();
ob_end_clean();It just does not parse... its a fresh forum install with no other product installed but the USC.

Now, if you put the $rss variable in the usc_sidecolumn_right template like:
$rss
$block11
$block12
$block13
Then it works... but not when put in the block templates.

Some help would be appreciated!

Thanks

peterska2
17 May 2008, 23:17
Please click install to receive support. As support is limited it can only be given to those who have clicked install. In addition, support for other modifications and integrating them with USC is not something that is provided at this time. Basic integration instructions are in the readme.

Hornstar
18 May 2008, 04:12
I disabled it on registration pages, as I edited a phrase to improve some wording for banned email address and then the side bar was covering up part of the image verification.

However it is making my page look funny now.

Is it just me or could this be a bug?

When I disable USC altogether my registration pages look fine, so USC is making my registration pages look off in the footer.

http://www.gamerzneeds.net/forums/register.php

peasoup
18 May 2008, 06:26
I've been through all the readme install files and cannot get the columns to appear.

The only thing I dont understand with the install is to enable columns in the usergroup area. Where is that shown??

I had USC 1.0 working ok. I unistalled everything and started from scratch.

I've resorted to manually putting the table code in. I set a fat broder and can see the table starting and ending but no side colums.

Any help thanks.

peterska2
18 May 2008, 13:50
I disabled it on registration pages, as I edited a phrase to improve some wording for banned email address and then the side bar was covering up part of the image verification.

However it is making my page look funny now.

Is it just me or could this be a bug?

When I disable USC altogether my registration pages look fine, so USC is making my registration pages look off in the footer.

http://www.gamerzneeds.net/forums/register.php

If you have all pages unchecked and registration pages unchecked then USC will not display on any registration pages.

I've been through all the readme install files and cannot get the columns to appear.

The only thing I dont understand with the install is to enable columns in the usergroup area. Where is that shown??

I had USC 1.0 working ok. I unistalled everything and started from scratch.

I've resorted to manually putting the table code in. I set a fat broder and can see the table starting and ending but no side colums.

Any help thanks.

Ensure that you have the USC columns enabled, have set the display pages and also the usergroup permissions for the columns to be shown. If the usergroup does not have permissions to view the columns then they will not appear. If the columns are turned off or have not had display pages set then they will also not appear.

Captain DDL
18 May 2008, 22:16
It seems that you cannot delete your custom links, even though it says it was deleted successfully. Is this something you can reproduce, Kerry-Anne? If not, what could be causing this?

peterska2
18 May 2008, 23:45
I can reproduce this and it will be fixed in the next version. In the meantime, setting the display order to 0 will stop the link from being displayed.

Hornstar
19 May 2008, 10:44
If you have all pages unchecked and registration pages unchecked then USC will not display on any registration pages.



Ensure that you have the USC columns enabled, have set the display pages and also the usergroup permissions for the columns to be shown. If the usergroup does not have permissions to view the columns then they will not appear. If the columns are turned off or have not had display pages set then they will also not appear.

Even with it disabled in the registration pages, it is making it look funny. go to my register page to see what I mean.
http://www.gamerzneeds.net/forums/register.php

I have it unchecked to not show on that page.
However disabling the product makes the page look good again.

meolangthang
19 May 2008, 14:35
:( I have read your posts but i have not yet done. The column doesn't show T________T. I followed some steps below:
- Upload necessary files in the upload folder.
- Import the .XML file.
- I enable left column with the witdh 160 (default). Then I choose All pages. At Column start point option, I keep it default (below header and above navbar). I allow everyone to view.
- I export .XML to add some rows. :( I don't know if it is true @_@
Some rows and the quotation in the .XML file:

<template name="usc_block_1" templatetype="template" date="1207162379" username="peterska2" version="2.0" />
<tr>
<td class="alt1"><a href="http://ddth.com">
<img src="http://localhost/f/images/banner/bn1.jpg">
</td>
</tr>
<template name="usc_block_10" templatetype="template" date="1207162511" username="peterska2" version="2.0" />

( the blue lines are default, I don't change)
- And then I open forum homepage, no column appears @__@.

Can someone help me pls? Can someone post your code including the default lines, for example my code? I 'm a complete beginner and don't know where to put it : [
Thanks for any help....

Adam H
19 May 2008, 19:27
Ive just installed it and the admin pannel is fine , i have edited the required templates but its not showing up on the site ? can some one please help me ?

TRONIXNEWS
20 May 2008, 00:42
I am experiencing the same issue. Uploaded all the required files to their directory. Enabled the mod, but nothing shows on my site at www.tronixnews.com. What else do we have to do that isn't mentioned?

peterska2
20 May 2008, 01:29
:( I have read your posts but i have not yet done. The column doesn't show T________T. I followed some steps below:
- Upload necessary files in the upload folder.
- Import the .XML file.
- I enable left column with the witdh 160 (default). Then I choose All pages. At Column start point option, I keep it default (below header and above navbar). I allow everyone to view.
- I export .XML to add some rows. :( I don't know if it is true @_@
Some rows and the quotation in the .XML file:

<template name="usc_block_1" templatetype="template" date="1207162379" username="peterska2" version="2.0" />
<tr>
<td class="alt1"><a href="http://ddth.com">
<img src="http://localhost/f/images/banner/bn1.jpg">
</td>
</tr>
<template name="usc_block_10" templatetype="template" date="1207162511" username="peterska2" version="2.0" />
( the blue lines are default, I don't change)
- And then I open forum homepage, no column appears @__@.

Can someone help me pls? Can someone post your code including the default lines, for example my code? I 'm a complete beginner and don't know where to put it : [
Thanks for any help....

DONT EDIT THE XML!

The templates are in the style manager in the section called Ultimate Side Columns Templates.

Ive just installed it and the admin pannel is fine , i have edited the required templates but its not showing up on the site ? can some one please help me ?

I am experiencing the same issue. Uploaded all the required files to their directory. Enabled the mod, but nothing shows on my site at www.tronixnews.com (http://www.tronixnews.com). What else do we have to do that isn't mentioned?


Make sure you have also set your usergroup permissions. By default the columns are not displayed to any usergroups. You need to set the usergroup permissions for the usergroups that you wish to be able to see the columns.

peterska2
20 May 2008, 01:31
Even with it disabled in the registration pages, it is making it look funny. go to my register page to see what I mean.
http://www.gamerzneeds.net/forums/register.php

I have it unchecked to not show on that page.
However disabling the product makes the page look good again.

This is an issue with your style. I cannot support custom styles for obvious reasons.

slmoney
20 May 2008, 03:37
OK..strange issue...

I cannot use the GO button to moderate posts, threads or any other item that needs moderation.

I had this problem once before..then discovered that the USC mod interfered with V3.7Beta.
When the new version came out supporting V3.7, I installed it..and everythign worked great...

BUT..after this latest update (2.2 - THANKS!) ..my GO button quit working again.

Strange...anyone else have this??? Or please..let me be the only one..lol.

peterska2
20 May 2008, 09:13
I cannot reproduce this on the default style. If you are not using the default style then it is most likely a style issue which will need to be resolved with your style author.

meolangthang
20 May 2008, 14:23
DONT EDIT THE XML!

The templates are in the style manager in the section called Ultimate Side Columns Templates.


Thank you much, the column have appeared :D

xnewman
20 May 2008, 15:56
Hi everybody,
I have tried install ucs to my vbulletin 3.7.0 and although I have precisly followed installation insctructions I have got this error message:

Invalid File Specified

It happened when I tried to import XML file. Does anyone have hint what is wrong and how can I fix it?

Thanks a lot

meolangthang
20 May 2008, 16:10
Remember upload the files before import. Perhaps you have not yet enabled the plugin/hook system. Vbulletin option-->Plugin/Hook System---> Yes

xnewman
20 May 2008, 20:43
meolangthang:
Thanks for ideas, but they didnt help at all :-( I have hook system switched on and before importing I uploaded whole upload directory to place where I have installed forum.

The way how I am trying to import file:
Plugins & products -> Manage Products -> Add/Import product -> Chose xml file (bitfield_usc.xml) from my directory and click on import button and then "Invalid File Specified" appears

Am I doing something wrong?

peterska2
20 May 2008, 23:03
meolangthang:
Thanks for ideas, but they didnt help at all :-( I have hook system switched on and before importing I uploaded whole upload directory to place where I have installed forum.

The way how I am trying to import file:
Plugins & products -> Manage Products -> Add/Import product -> Chose xml file (bitfield_usc.xml) from my directory and click on import button and then "Invalid File Specified" appears

Am I doing something wrong?

Yup :) Don't worry though - we only learn by making mistakes :)

You need to import the product-ka_ultimate_sidecolumn_2-2.xml file, not the bitfield file. The bitfield file should be uploaded to the includes/xml directory.

xnewman
21 May 2008, 13:27
Kerry-Anne:
thanks a lot :) oooops my mistake, I havent spotted those xml files in the root directory :-)

slmoney
21 May 2008, 14:53
Ok...it was not USC 2.2 that caused my Moderation (GO) button problem... whew..

BUT...now I have another issue.

Load time of my forum has been slowed to a crawl when USC 2.2 is enabled. Even without items in the columns the load time is like 5-8 seconds per page. Without it, load time is instant. What would cause this?

pewa
21 May 2008, 15:58
Problem solved! Works fine!

Adam H
22 May 2008, 18:00
mines all installed thanks for the last tip it worked a charm, .....oh hang on just answered my question my self :) Have a good day everyone

pewa
23 May 2008, 08:50
How can I edit the template so that my right column ends up "outside" of the site? (outside of the white field in this case)

See picture

Flep
23 May 2008, 09:42
I've installed 2.2 .
No way :(
I did exactly what installation guide says but it does not work.

Default style 3.7.0

bOh

peterska2
23 May 2008, 15:04
How can I edit the template so that my right column ends up "outside" of the site? (outside of the white field in this case)

See picture

Use manual edits and put the header edit right at the top of the header template and the footer edit in the footer template right after the copyright code.

I've installed 2.2 .
No way :(
I did exactly what installation guide says but it does not work.

Default style 3.7.0

bOh
You need to enable it in the usergroup permissions as well as in the vBOptions and add some content or nothing will appear.

burlesque
23 May 2008, 17:01
Could somebody please post the default code for the 'usc_sidecolumn_left' template. I overwrote it by mistake!

ceciliacelis
23 May 2008, 17:38
Hi
I'm really a newbie in vbulletin but i need to install and work with USC 2.2.
Please it's there anybody with some patience to explain me step by step how can i install it?
I have a 3.7.0 vbulletin and i'm using small business yahoo as hosting.
I have filezilla to upload the files but i dont know where exactly upload the files!
Thanks a lot!!!
Ceci

pewa
23 May 2008, 18:31
Use manual edits and put the header edit right at the top of the header template and the footer edit in the footer template right after the copyright code.

Thanks! I got it to work. How do i position the column? I would like it to be closer to the site, just outside the white field.

See picture again

peterska2
23 May 2008, 23:46
Thanks! I got it to work. How do i position the column? I would like it to be closer to the site, just outside the white field.

See picture again

You are using it in an unsupported way. You will need to figure this out for yourself. It is an unsupported modification and as such support is limited and can only be provided for default setups.

Hi
I'm really a newbie in vbulletin but i need to install and work with USC 2.2.
Please it's there anybody with some patience to explain me step by step how can i install it?
I have a 3.7.0 vbulletin and i'm using small business yahoo as hosting.
I have filezilla to upload the files but i dont know where exactly upload the files!
Thanks a lot!!!
Ceci
All the instructions are in the readme file and the first post of this thread.

Shana
24 May 2008, 00:34
Hi, for some reason the navbar is too close to my forum; how can I fix this?

Veronica Vain
24 May 2008, 00:55
An error occurred while processing the bitfield files, the following information was returned:

I am getting that error in Display Pages For Left Column and Display Pages For Right Column and I do not know where to go to enter the content i want on my sidebars

pushedx
24 May 2008, 22:05
Is it possible to have this product work independently in different forums. I.e. let's say you have Forum Section A, Forum Section B, and Forum Section C. The Side Column in A would list quick links to content in Section A. The Side Column in B would list quick links to content in Section B, and so on for C.

Is this possible with this product?

Thanks

setishock
25 May 2008, 11:39
Ok I got it working but now the big issue is this:
I'm not a coder and don't know jack about HTML. Does any one have modules they have created they would like to share?
Maybe start their own thread about that.

Flep
25 May 2008, 11:41
You need to enable it in the usergroup permissions as well as in the vBOptions and add some content or nothing will appear.

perfect,
thank you.

dilbert
25 May 2008, 15:47
Hi Kerry-Anne,
Something to consider for the next release.

I am using vBadvanced Links Directory. It does not work correctly. The strange thing is that I use all of their products, and the Links directory is the only one with an issue.

Brian provided a solution.
Product: USC Alignment Fix

Add the items in red.

if (VBA_SCRIPT != 'links_directory')
{

$vbulletin->templatecache['header'] = $vbulletin->templatecache['header'] . '";$spacer_open="';
$vbulletin->templatecache['footer'] = $vbulletin->templatecache['footer'] . '";$spacer_close="';

}

kinggori
26 May 2008, 21:51
Kerry-Anne, the custom links (content) delete option is not working. So after I added a new link, when I tried deleting it nothing happens.

xnewman
28 May 2008, 10:25
Hi everybody,
I am using this mod and I have found that I have to make variables global when I want to use them in the left/right column. I tried to use plugin manager and I did short code there with global start - I am not pretty sure it is right way.

Therefore - please, is anyone able to show me how (for example) to make available information on total number of threads, last registered user and so on?

Thanks a lot!

yunie_
28 May 2008, 18:14
sry but i dont quite understand how to seperate the blocks even after reading readme.. can anyone show me?

Adam H
28 May 2008, 23:52
Hi im using this mod, it was all working ok on 3.7 ive just upgraded to 3.7.1 and now the coloum sits under the forum instead of the right hand side, its fine on all the other pages but the home page it just isnt working correctly please can some one help. Thanks

peterska2
29 May 2008, 03:10
Hi Kerry-Anne,
Something to consider for the next release.

I am using vBadvanced Links Directory. It does not work correctly. The strange thing is that I use all of their products, and the Links directory is the only one with an issue.

Brian provided a solution.
Product: USC Alignment Fix

Add the items in red.

if (VBA_SCRIPT != 'links_directory')
{

$vbulletin->templatecache['header'] = $vbulletin->templatecache['header'] . '";$spacer_open="';
$vbulletin->templatecache['footer'] = $vbulletin->templatecache['footer'] . '";$spacer_close="';

}

Thankyou. Now this has been reported along with a solution I will add this by default into the next release (2.3)

I am getting that error in Display Pages For Left Column and Display Pages For Right Column and I do not know where to go to enter the content i want on my sidebars

Make sure you have uploaded the files. When you have done so, reimport the product selecting Allow Overwrite - Yes

Is it possible to have this product work independently in different forums. I.e. let's say you have Forum Section A, Forum Section B, and Forum Section C. The Side Column in A would list quick links to content in Section A. The Side Column in B would list quick links to content in Section B, and so on for C.

Is this possible with this product?

Thanks

Yes, use template conditionals in your blocks to do this.

Kerry-Anne, the custom links (content) delete option is not working. So after I added a new link, when I tried deleting it nothing happens.


I know :) It's fixed on localhost in 2.3

peterska2
29 May 2008, 03:14
Hi im using this mod, it was all working ok on 3.7 ive just upgraded to 3.7.1 and now the coloum sits under the forum instead of the right hand side, its fine on all the other pages but the home page it just isnt working correctly please can some one help. Thanks

This is a template issue, either with reverted templates and manual template edits, or with custom styles, or with the block contents. Check that all opening tags have closing tags.

sry but i dont quite understand how to seperate the blocks even after reading readme.. can anyone show me?

Start a new table in the block, then end it at the end of the block and put a <br /> or two to add a gap.

Hi everybody,
I am using this mod and I have found that I have to make variables global when I want to use them in the left/right column. I tried to use plugin manager and I did short code there with global start - I am not pretty sure it is right way.

Therefore - please, is anyone able to show me how (for example) to make available information on total number of threads, last registered user and so on?

Thanks a lot!


Yes, adding code to global start is the correct way to make the code global. You should always use a new plugin for each code that you add then you can manage it easily.

Adding the stats that you are requesting is something that is already coded into 3.0 which is in development (albeit slow development because of other commitments)

peterska2
29 May 2008, 03:16
Could somebody please post the default code for the 'usc_sidecolumn_left' template. I overwrote it by mistake!

Revert the template like you would with any other template. It will return it to the original state.

Hi, for some reason the navbar is too close to my forum; how can I fix this?


Add an extra <br /> or two to the end of your navbar template or use a different automatic template edit location.

Adam H
29 May 2008, 08:57
Ok i think you are right, however what template would the issue be in ?

yunie_
29 May 2008, 10:20
sry the problem is im noob enough not to know how to start a table..

i've tried <table> and </table> doesnt work

xnewman
29 May 2008, 10:24
Kerry-Anne:
thanks for you reply. I am trying to make working at least one test variable in usc and I still cannot do that. It is pitty :(

I have created plugin with global start, where is (for example) this line:
$my_test = 1;

It had no effect if i had chosen vbulletin or usc product


When I try to use it in some usc_block then it does not work at all. Use it = just write $my_test in the template. Am I doing something wrong?

NsT
29 May 2008, 17:55
Yes, use template conditionals in your blocks to do this.


Hi,

Could you please give an example of the conditional?
Your help is greatly appreciated.

Tony

DeepXP
29 May 2008, 23:04
Hi,
I am facing this really strange issue, I am not able to get the columns display despite of following the instructions.

I had version 1.0 installed earlier but I uninstalled it and installed the latest version from scratch. (i.e. didn't run the upgrade script)

I added the sample code in block1 but still the left column doesn't get displayed. (Yes, it's been enabled in vb options)

My forum URL is: http://forums.tybcom.com

Any kind of help is appreciated.

Regards,
Deep

xnewman
30 May 2008, 13:58
Please, is anyone show me some simple tutorial how to use some plugins/variables in usc columns?

Thanks a lot!

xnewman
30 May 2008, 13:59
oups ... I meant "is anyone able to show me....."

b65ran
31 May 2008, 03:02
Thanks for the nice hack. I have a question though. How can you make the column floatable. What I mean is when a user will scroll down the page column will move with it.

Thanks

peterska2
31 May 2008, 03:07
Thanks for the nice hack. I have a question though. How can you make the column floatable. What I mean is when a user will scroll down the page column will move with it.

Thanks

It won't do that, or at least not in version 2.x I haven't got this on my wish list for 3.0 either, and it is unlikely to be put on there as there are many completely different issues for this type that are specific to that. I did release one that did this a while back which can be found in my profile. As long as it is for 3.5 or 3.6 then it will work on 3.7 (I think it is probably 3.6, but it might be older than that - I know it is a good while ago).

Hi,
I am facing this really strange issue, I am not able to get the columns display despite of following the instructions.

I had version 1.0 installed earlier but I uninstalled it and installed the latest version from scratch. (i.e. didn't run the upgrade script)

I added the sample code in block1 but still the left column doesn't get displayed. (Yes, it's been enabled in vb options)

My forum URL is: http://forums.tybcom.com

Any kind of help is appreciated.

Regards,
Deep

Check that you have enabled the usergroup to be able to view the columns in the usergroup > edit usergroup page. By default it is disabled for all usergroups here.

kinggori
31 May 2008, 08:35
I love how this mod says "Not Supported" although Kerry-Anne is one of the best developers and most supportive. Thank you Kerry-Anne :-)

vcruiser
31 May 2008, 13:36
Display Pages For Left Column
Using this setting you can determine the pages where the left column will be displayed.
An error occurred while processing the bitfield files, the following information was returned:
Error:
1
Display Pages For Right Column
Using this setting you can determine the pages where the right column will be displayed.
An error occurred while processing the bitfield files, the following information was returned:

I have my page width set at 960 px, I don't know if that affects the install. Any ideas on how I can fix this?

DeepXP
01 Jun 2008, 10:57
Check that you have enabled the usergroup to be able to view the columns in the usergroup > edit usergroup page. By default it is disabled for all usergroups here.

Aha, You rock :up:

It worked..

Thanks
Deep

apex944
01 Jun 2008, 14:02
This zip file is corrupted.

peterle1
01 Jun 2008, 22:53
I tried to move the $spacer_open part to the navbar to get the wifth of the header for the navbar, but this little mod doesn't work with the USC 2.2 - I changed the parts in the xml wich says:
$vbulletin->templatecache['header'] = $vbulletin->templatecache['header'] . '";$spacer_open="';

to:

$vbulletin->templatecache['navbar'] = $vbulletin->templatecache['navbar'] . '";$spacer_open="';

and it seems to work.

I don't think, that you can change your mod to do this automagically, but I wanted to mention it, since it gave me a big headache. :eek:

Boosted Panda
02 Jun 2008, 00:24
How would I integrate this mod into the left column?

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=174445

vcruiser
02 Jun 2008, 01:49
Can you take a look here (http://www.flamingomarina.org/)...see how my left column is displaying. What am I doing wrong?

peterle1
02 Jun 2008, 09:26
Can you take a look here (http://www.flamingomarina.org/)...see how my left column is displaying. What am I doing wrong?


You have to start the block with:
<tr>
<td class="alt1"> (or some other type for the class ;) )

and to end with:
</td>
</tr>

joanne862
02 Jun 2008, 13:45
I've installed this & it's working great, apart from one small problem. I have it set to display below header and above navbar. But the column is lower than it should be, see here (http://www.wdisneyw.com/forums/index.php).

Thanks :)

peterle1
02 Jun 2008, 16:34
First I would try with the default style and if that doesn't work, I would turn off the plugins one by one.

nanaimobar
02 Jun 2008, 16:44
Hi Kerry-Anne and other folks,

Would it be a simple process for you to add time or date or other options like the Notices function has? For me it would be great to have the ability of Notices included in this mod.

I don't know how server intensive this extra coding would be, or even if anyone else would like to have such options as well. I'm just throwing the idea out for comment.

vrinteractive
03 Jun 2008, 15:17
i uploaded but its not showing up- any ideas?

vrinteractive
03 Jun 2008, 15:19
is there something i have to do to enable it? i uploaded the files and imported the product. i set my options such that they should show up on every page. see www.tetongravity.com/forums.

geevest.com
03 Jun 2008, 15:33
how i can make the side banner more closer with the side forum.

DefenceTalk
03 Jun 2008, 16:12
Even global_start, etc. variables do not work. I am trying to include rss feeds in the sidebars

ob_start();
require_once('rss.php');
$rss = ob_get_contents();
ob_end_clean();It just does not parse... its a fresh forum install with no other product installed but the USC.

Now, if you put the $rss variable in the usc_sidecolumn_right template like:
$rss
$block11
$block12
$block13
Then it works... but not when put in the block templates.

Some help would be appreciated!

Thanks

Anybody figure this out yet? :o

Thanks

apex944
03 Jun 2008, 20:44
How are you guys installing this? I Have DL it on 2 different computers and both have a corrupt zip file. The 'upload' subdirectory inside the zip arcive will not copy. On 2 totally different machines. :confused:

MrFlicks
03 Jun 2008, 20:49
Installed - marked as installed

With Thanks :)

Wired
04 Jun 2008, 02:46
I've been trying everything I can think of, most especially reading and rereading the instructions, to get an install. I develop software myself, so I hate to give in ask for advise, but I can't think of anything left to do.

I've uploaded the files, then went back to remove the usc_upgrade.php file.

I've imported the product-ka_ultimate_sidecolumns_2-0.xml

This part works fine. I get 2.0 installed.

Next, I go to import product-ka_ultimate_sidecolumns_2-1.xml

No luck. I made sure to check the "overwrite" box. I get a blank page when importing. No error, just a blank white page.

Same with product-ka_ultimate_sidecolumn_2-2.xml
Blank, white page.

I've uninstalled everything. Tried to import 2-2 first. No luck, blank white page. The only file I can import, is the 2-0 file.

If I go to userpermissions, I can see the user options at the very bottom. There is no text next to them, but looking at the code, I can make out these are the settings for usc.

If I set an option and save, I get a database error:

MySQL Error : Unknown column 'uscpermissions' in 'field list'

Thinking that maybe I don't have permission to alter the tables, I do a search and find this page:

http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-111100.html

I add my user id. Try again. No luck.

I figure six hours is long enough, it's time to ask for some help!

Very basic VB installation. In fact, still using the default VB theme. Current version is 3.7.0.

Appreciate any advice. Just want to get it to the 2.2 version.

peterle1
04 Jun 2008, 10:44
How are you guys installing this? I Have DL it on 2 different computers and both have a corrupt zip file. The 'upload' subdirectory inside the zip arcive will not copy. On 2 totally different machines. :confused:

What exactly did you do?

tonyswifey
05 Jun 2008, 15:25
How do you add anything to the blocks? All it says on my forum is left forum sidebar and then right forum sidebar. This is different then the previous mod, I don't know how to add any advertisements or anything into the block because there isn't a place for it?

tonyswifey
05 Jun 2008, 15:30
Duh! Figured it out, lol. For those who do not know, it's in your template editor, just look for ultimate side columns, it's in the directions, I just overlooked it :o.

nanaimobar
05 Jun 2008, 18:19
I've been trying everything I can think of, most especially reading and rereading the instructions, to get an install. I develop software myself, so I hate to give in ask for advise, but I can't think of anything left to do.

I've uploaded the files, then went back to remove the usc_upgrade.php file.

I've imported the product-ka_ultimate_sidecolumns_2-0.xml

This part works fine. I get 2.0 installed.

Next, I go to import product-ka_ultimate_sidecolumns_2-1.xml

No luck. I made sure to check the "overwrite" box. I get a blank page when importing. No error, just a blank white page.

Same with product-ka_ultimate_sidecolumn_2-2.xml
Blank, white page.

I've uninstalled everything. Tried to import 2-2 first. No luck, blank white page. The only file I can import, is the 2-0 file.

If I go to userpermissions, I can see the user options at the very bottom. There is no text next to them, but looking at the code, I can make out these are the settings for usc.

If I set an option and save, I get a database error:

MySQL Error : Unknown column 'uscpermissions' in 'field list'

Thinking that maybe I don't have permission to alter the tables, I do a search and find this page:

http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-111100.html

I add my user id. Try again. No luck.

I figure six hours is long enough, it's time to ask for some help!

Very basic VB installation. In fact, still using the default VB theme. Current version is 3.7.0.

Appreciate any advice. Just want to get it to the 2.2 version.

Do this: 1) Uninstall what you have done. In your AdminCP click on Plugin & Products then click on Manage Products. 2) Look for Ultimate Side Columns in the list and opposite it there is a text drop-down box with the word "Edit" in it. Click on that dropdown box arrow and choose "Uninstall". Then..

Use your FTP program to upload everything in the Upload folder that came with the 2.2 version file. But before you upload to your server remove the usc_upgrade.php file from the admincp folder. After you upload all files check the admincp folder on your server to make sure the usc_upgrade.php file isn't there. If it is then remove it. Once you have uploaded all the files to their proper locations on your server then...

Go to your AdminCP click on Plugin & Products then Manage Products and click on the Add/Import product link at bottom of page. In the Import Product window browse to the location where your 2.2 files are and choose ONLY the 2.2 product file. DON'T import any others as this is a new install and not an upgrade. Make sure you choose Yes for Allow Overwrite. Then....

Click Import. Mod should be imported properly and you can now make necessary changes to usergroup permissions in Usergroup Manager. To add content to a block just read the instructions and when you are ready to add content go to your Admincp, click on Search in Templates, type in the letters usc in the text box and click Find button. All the usc templates will appear and you can begin to choose which block(s) to add content.

guvner
06 Jun 2008, 02:44
I just upgraded to VB 3.7, USC 2.2 and VBA CMPS 3.01 - prior to this I had no alignment issue. Now, my right (USC) column has dropped to the left side below all content - see here (http://www.xpmediacentre.com.au).

I don't know where to go with this since I can't be sure if it's a a VBA CMPS issue or a combination of VBA & USC, so I'm posting it with both authors in the hope I can find a fix.

On first glance it would seem likely that it's a style problem, the same problem presents when I select the default VB skin - see here (http://www.xpmediacentre.com.au/community/index.php?styleid=18) - then go to http://www.xpmediacentre.com.au/.

As can be seen, I have no problem with the main forum pages, just the portal page. I'm guessing that it's related to a rogue <div> problem, but having scoured my templates and the forums here and over at VBA - I'm at a loss as to where to look next.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Mike :)

Chadi
06 Jun 2008, 02:50
Further clarification, not even this hack is able to pull the poll info in the USC block

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=155170&page=2

So basically so far I've noticed USC does not pull info for:
- the poll hack above
- latest gallery posts (vbgallery)
- forum stats

They used to work fine in the 3.6 version of your right-side forumhome only hack. The reason I switched
is because that older hack had endless W3C errors.

Considering this hack is listed as "unsupported" and the developer stated the above won't be available until the 3.0 version, does anyone know how to resolve this in the meantime?