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DrkFusion
12 Oct 2002, 21:36
vB Link Directory v2.0*new*

News on new versions
• vB Links Directory 2.0 Build 250 is almost here, it summarizes all the fixes, and has template fixes including spelling fixes new template look, template look fixes, and over all some organization of the templates.
• vB Links Directory 3.0 development is complete. We will be releasing this privatly to select few, and will be discussing futher public release later on.

What Does it do?
This hack allows you to have a database of links, you add catagories and users may add there site, this is sort of a Links Management, but more organized and attractive, with easy to use admin panel, built in search panel and more.

This Hack should work on ALL 2.2.x versions.
Please check out the features list below, for a list of new admin, and user features.

Installation:
- Open readme.txt and follow the instructions
- Upload links.php to your forum root, and weblinksadmin.php to your forum admin dir.

Screenshots:
- AdminCP : View Catagory and Options (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?postid=309056#post309056)
- AdminCP : View Links in Catagory (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?postid=309059#post309059)
- AdminCP : Validate vB Option (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?postid=320234#post320234)
- AdminCP : Validate New Links (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?postid=320235#post320235)
- Main : Links Directory Home (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?postid=309062#post309062)
- Main : View Links in Catagory (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?postid=309063#post309063)
- Main : Error when Not Registered and Trying to add link (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?postid=309065#post309065)
- Main : Add New Link to DB (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?postid=309066#post309066)
- Main : Error when Field from adding a link is missing (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?postid=309068#post309068)
- Main : Search Results (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?postid=309068#post309068)

All copyright notices must stay intact, all links, and messages in templates must be included in order for legal use of this modification.

Features:
Admin CP::
• View Catagories
• Edit Catagories
• Remove Catagories
• Add New Link
• Edit Link
• Remove Link
• View ALL Links in database as bulk (With Catagory information)*new*
• Link Validation (Option to turn off)*new*
Public::
• View Catagory
• Browse Catagory
• Visit Links
• Add Link
• Search Link Database *new*
• View Top 10 Visited Links *new*
• View Last 10 Added Links *new*

SUPPORT FOR THIS HACK WILL ONLY BE PROVIDED IN THIS THREAD, AND IN THIS THREAD ONLY.

If you use this hack on your site please click Install, so proper support, and upgrades can be provided for you. :) Thanks

QUERIES GENERATED
- Main Links Directory Page (11 Queries STANDARD )
- Viewing Links in Catagory (10 Queries STANDARD)
- Search (7 Queries Standard)
- Search Results (9 Queries Standard)
- Top 10 Visited Links (9 Queries Standard)
- Last 10 Added Links (9 Queries Standard)
STANDARD = doesn't change with more cats, link etc

VERSIONS
v2.0 - Major Bug Fixes, new search engine, admin validation, and many new coding enhancements, and new features added
v1.03 - Minor Bug Fixes in Admin File
v1.02c - New Standard Build

Updates
11/7/2002
If you are running the previous version, there are upgrade instructions in the zip.
I have included also a new 'Installer', 'Un-Installer' and 'Upgrade' Feature to reduce hassle, and help you upgrade your version, install a new copy, or uninstall at ease. If any problems occure, please PM me immediatly.
11/8/2002
Minor mistake in Top 10 Visited Sites, if you have validation enabled, pleae download the new zip, and overwrite the links.php with the new one, if you don't...I would suggest you still download the new links.php and overwrite it.
11/8/2002
There was a little error in Top 10 Visited sites, if you downloaded the zip after the new zip file, please download this new zip file, and replace the links.php file with the one in this zip.
11/11/2002
There was an error with the code in the upgrade file, if you upgraded, and the hack didn't work, please run this query in PhpMyAdmin
SQL Query: (how to run queries (http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showthread.php?t=18558))
ALTER TABLE gportal_weblinkslink ADD hits VARCHAR (255) NOT NULL, ADD valid int(11) DEFAULT '1' NOT NULL

7/10/2002
Database field error. Some fields in the links table, including hits, link url etc, are of wrong value, and on the Top 10 Links when a site gets 99 hits, it will go back to 0 hits and start again. If you have installed vB Links Directory before July 10th 2003 then please CLICK HERE (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?s=&postid=416856#post416856) to download the file db_fix.php. Follow the instructions in the post.


AFTER INSTALLATION YOU MUST GO TO VBULLETIN OPTIONS, AND SUBMIT THE OPTIONS, AFTER YOU CHANGE THE VALIDATION OPTION. THIS IS MANDATORY, DO THIS EVEN IF YOU WISH TO HAVE VALIDATION.

Also out of respect I ask that you please do not release revamped versions of this hack as a new one, I have put countless hours into working on the basic functions, and coding it, and I would really be dissappointed. Thanks

Enjoy!
mfInc
http://www.zunepoint.com
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CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE ZIP (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showpost.php?s=&postid=309044)
CLICK HERE (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/misc.php?s=&action=install&threadid=44551) - If you installed this hack to receive updates, patches, and support

Chris M
12 Oct 2002, 21:40
Cool:)

*installs*

Satan

DrkFusion
12 Oct 2002, 21:42
Live Demo's Can be Found at:
http://www.fusion-central.net/board/links.php
http://www.fusion-central.net/board/links.php?action=main

Screenshots:
.::v2 Screenshots Coming Soon

Thanks and Enjoy!
Arunan S
arunan.s@noxmedia.net

spaceb
12 Oct 2002, 22:10
is it working with vbb 2.2.6?

DrkFusion
12 Oct 2002, 22:14
Yup, it should work :)

-Arunan

NTLDR
12 Oct 2002, 22:16
Looks good very nice, I may have just the use for this :D

Goldknight
12 Oct 2002, 22:39
Drkfusion, kewl hack :) Glad you aint leave this community

/me install

DrkFusion
12 Oct 2002, 22:50
vB Links Directory 2.0
- AdminCP : View Catagory and Options

DrkFusion
12 Oct 2002, 22:51
vB Links Directory 2.0
- AdminCP: Edit Catagory

DrkFusion
12 Oct 2002, 22:51
Screenshot#3 - AdminCP : Edit a Catagory

DrkFusion
12 Oct 2002, 22:52
vB Links Directory 2.0
- AdminCP: View Links in Catagory

DrkFusion
12 Oct 2002, 22:52
vB Links Directory 2.0
- AdminCP: Mass View Links (View All Links in Database)

DrkFusion
12 Oct 2002, 22:53
vB Links Directory 2.0
- Main: Links Home

DrkFusion
12 Oct 2002, 22:54
vB Links Directory 2.0
- Main: View Links in Cat

DrkFusion
12 Oct 2002, 22:55
vB Links Directory 2.0
- Main: Error when adding links, if the user is not logged in

DrkFusion
12 Oct 2002, 22:56
vB Links Directory 2.0
- Main: Add New Link

DrkFusion
12 Oct 2002, 22:58
vB Links Directory 2.0
- Main: Error 2, when a field is missing when link is submitted

DrkFusion
12 Oct 2002, 22:59
vB Links Directory 2.0
- Main: Search Results (After Search is submitted)

NTLDR
12 Oct 2002, 23:10
From the screenies it looks like I will install this one at TS3 (http://www.thesistersthree.com/?referrerid=715) tomorrow ;)

Thanks for sharing Arunan :D

Smoothie
12 Oct 2002, 23:58
Are links admin approved before they are added to the database and displayed?

DrkFusion
13 Oct 2002, 01:02
Originally posted by Smoothie
Are links admin approved before they are added to the database and displayed?
No, but through the View ALL Links feature, you are able to view all the links in all the catagories, and you may edit them accordingly, ones that are not catagorized are listed as well.

I have added that to replace the link moderation.

More features are yet to come.

Arunan

DrkFusion
13 Oct 2002, 03:03
File has been updated, minor changes, I would suggest you download the new zip, and replace the weblinksadmin.php with the new one.

Thanks
-Arunan

refertech
13 Oct 2002, 03:10
Great idea. Could i use this for my download links on my site? But im also assuming that anyone can add links thou?

Mark

MarkB
13 Oct 2002, 10:31
Cool :) I'm going to add some of my own features to it (search, hit count, admin approval) today.

Oh, if you want your links to be ordered A-Z, then change (in links.php) the following:

$asb = $DB_site->query("SELECT * FROM gportal_weblinkslink WHERE catagoryid=$catid")

on line 23 to:

$asb = $DB_site->query("SELECT * FROM gportal_weblinkslink WHERE catagoryid=$catid ORDER BY linkname");

Great hack!

Chris M
13 Oct 2002, 11:16
@Mark - Be sure to post your mods in here!:D

Satan

MarkB
13 Oct 2002, 11:18
Search and hit counter is done :) Admin approval should almost be done...

Chris M
13 Oct 2002, 11:42
Cool:)

Satan

MarkB
13 Oct 2002, 11:45
Ok - admin approval is done now, too... I had a links directory hack of my own which was almost done, but buggy - so I've managed to salvage some code to expand this hack :)

I'll only make these mods public if the creator of this hack approves, though...

What they do:

Search -- self explanatory :)

Hit counter -- when a user clicks a link, they go via a redirect page which increases a hit counter in the links db, and as such displays the new total in the linkbit

Validation -- when a user submits a link, it is not displayed until the admin moderates it. admin can moderate link title, url, description, and even delete the link if he wishes.

Sound good?

Chris M
13 Oct 2002, 12:13
Yeh...It does:)

Have you tested it?

Satan

MarkB
13 Oct 2002, 12:20
Yep, have it running on my site now :) We only have 4 links though, so the search needs to be a word you KNOW is there LOL

Search example: go here and search for "opeth"

http://www.ultimatemetal.com/forum/linksearch.php

Click the resulting link to see how the hit/jump works.

I'll attach a screenshot of the validation page to this post :)

MarkB
13 Oct 2002, 12:21
PS - please don't add links to my links page unless it's in context with the site ;)

MarkB
13 Oct 2002, 12:24
I also hope to have categories display the number of links in each catagory as well...

(sorry if the creator thinks I've taken over his hack - I'll stop posting if he does!)

Chris M
13 Oct 2002, 12:41
Looking good:D

Satan

Floris
13 Oct 2002, 13:15
Very cool. I will install this as soon as the final version hits this thread - with the search options etc. This is so gonna replace the current hack I have. Great work! And Happy to hear you are staying.

DrkFusion
13 Oct 2002, 13:45
Hey markB, Ive been actually working on a search modification, but if yours is already done I guess then I do not have to finish mine, the moderation modification would make a nice addone, can you please Private message me about them.

Again if anyone installs this please click the install link :)

Arunan

DrkFusion
13 Oct 2002, 13:48
Originally posted by MarkB
I also hope to have categories display the number of links in each catagory as well...

(sorry if the creator thinks I've taken over his hack - I'll stop posting if he does!)
Hehe don't worry about it, but count of catagories has been done, I am trying to make it advanced, with how many clicks etc.

-Arunan

DrkFusion
13 Oct 2002, 13:50
Update:
New Update is coming, with bit more new features I made, and if MarkB allows, his will be included too.

New Features: (For Sure)
- Search embedded within the code
- New Main Display

MarkB
13 Oct 2002, 14:27
I'll PM you all the details tonight :) Or, PM me your email and I'll send the files!

Chris M
13 Oct 2002, 14:57
Lol...

"I'll PM you...No...You PM me":p

Satan

FleaBag
13 Oct 2002, 15:23
Come on guys I'm on the edge of my seat waiting for all these features! ;)

MarkB
13 Oct 2002, 15:27
Satan's being mean - shan't share my toys now :p LOL

Chris M
13 Oct 2002, 15:43
I know:p

Its alright...I didnt want your battered old smelly toys anyway:phttp://www.darkblazes.com/forums/images/smilies/lol.gif

Satan

FleaBag
13 Oct 2002, 17:21
Awwwhh come on. Gimme the toys!

DrkFusion
13 Oct 2002, 17:23
I Pmed you Mark

MarkB
13 Oct 2002, 20:24
Cool :) I just got in, expect all the info within the next 24 hours :D

Chris M
13 Oct 2002, 20:39
Coolies:)

Satan

FleaBag
13 Oct 2002, 20:49
Awwwhh 24 hours is so long to wait! :p

Chris M
13 Oct 2002, 20:54
I know:D

Satan

erdem
14 Oct 2002, 11:26
*uhmm a little offtopic*
what about a file directory advanced from nox ?
;)

DrkFusion
14 Oct 2002, 15:30
File Directory?

Graphics
14 Oct 2002, 15:48
Looking good! Will probably install this on Static when I fixed the god damn FTP. I mucked it up last night, and now I need either Cute FTP or Smart FTP, none of the copies I downloaded work... :(

FleaBag
14 Oct 2002, 15:57
*Waits patiently...*

DrkFusion
14 Oct 2002, 16:07
OK, the search feature is done, I will be uploading it in a sec.

There are some problems in validation though.

Anyways,
check below.

Arunan

DrkFusion
14 Oct 2002, 16:11
If you would like to have an option to search the links in the database, please download this links.php and replace the one in your forum root.

*Note*
Ensim users will not be able to use this search feature, ensim and the php has some sort of problem quering fetch arrays. I will look into this problem with my host and try to come up with a good solutions.

This was created by Mark B, and modified a bit and integrated into the links.php by me for easier maintenance, and less cluter.

Anyways Enjoy, and thanks to Mark B.
-Arunan

P.S Please download the txt files below this post they are the new templates you *must* add for this search feature to work.

DrkFusion
14 Oct 2002, 16:12
Template #1
-Made by Mark B, html edited, and renamed for better template catagorization for this hack.

DrkFusion
14 Oct 2002, 16:13
Template #2
-Created by Mark B

(There may be a little error with this, if you notice something, or if it looks very wierd, please tell me immediatly. I wasn't able to test this because I run on Ensim)

-Arunan

DrkFusion
14 Oct 2002, 16:16
Now to add the link at the bottom of the main template to the search form, open up the template 'drkslinks_main' and find:

<normalfont>
<a href="links.php?action=addlink">Submit a Link</a> | <a href="links.php?action=main">Link Directory Home</a>
</normalfont>

and replace with:

<normalfont>
<a href="links.php?action=addlink">Submit a Link</a> | <a href="links.php?action=search">Search Database</a> | <a href="links.php?action=main">Link Directory Home</a>
</normalfont>

Enjoy, and please notify me if there any errors, the link validation will be added as an addon seperatly, because some people may not want it to be standard.

As I fix the search problem with ensim, it will be made standard into the script.

Thanks
-Arunan

erdem
14 Oct 2002, 16:49
Originally posted by noX
File Directory?

another hack requested over here :
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=44579

;)

DrkFusion
14 Oct 2002, 16:59
Originally posted by erdem


another hack requested over here :
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=44579

;)
I will look into it, please PM me with full details.

-Arunan

Chris M
14 Oct 2002, 18:28
Looks good Arunan:)

Unfortunately I cannot upgrade, due to my host using Ensim:(

Satan

DrkFusion
14 Oct 2002, 18:32
Hey Satan, I have found a fix for this ;)

-Arunan

DrkFusion
14 Oct 2002, 20:02
OK guys big update, this script will be moving into v2, after much search modifications, the search will be standard feature, and the link validation can be turned on or off in the admin.

I will post it soon!
Thanks
-Arunan

DrkFusion
14 Oct 2002, 21:48
v2.0 New Features
• Admin Link validation
• Switch Validation on or off through AdminCP
• Search Database
• Link Hits (How many times a user clicked that link)
• How Many Links in Catagory Counter

I would like to thank Mark B for the 'Validate a link' addon, which was modified by me to make it be able to be toggled on and off.

I would like to thank him for the original search addon aswell, which was modified to work on other servers, and was modified to use like and replacement words and to work in conjuction with original hack for re-query searching.

And once more I would like to thank Mark B for the hits addon, which is as he coded with minor modifications.

I would like to thank Xenon, NTLDR, and Velocd who helped me modify the search, and TECK (Though he may not know it) for teaching me how to toggle stuff through Admin CP.

I am at the moment coding an installer, for this, after I am finished this, the new zip will be up.

-Arunan

Dan Flynn
15 Oct 2002, 01:25
This is great. Can there be sub categories? Nice work I will be installing tonight :)

DrkFusion
15 Oct 2002, 01:46
Originally posted by Dan Flynn
This is great. Can there be sub categories? Nice work I will be installing tonight :)

Sorry at the moment you cannot, but maybe for next major release like v4 I may look into this, I will put it on my list :)

-Arunan

Dan Flynn
15 Oct 2002, 02:27
Everything works great in the cpanel. adding links and categories. but when I go to www.powerwashnetwork.com/links.php all that is there is this awhite blank page with this in the upper left corner


htmldoctype

DrkFusion
15 Oct 2002, 02:46
Did you add all the templateS?

-Arunan

Dan Flynn
15 Oct 2002, 03:28
I think I did I will recheck. I no a lot of them only had htmldoctype in them. Is that normal?

Dan Flynn
15 Oct 2002, 03:30
I just counted 8 drk temp installed the custom area!

Dan Flynn
15 Oct 2002, 03:50
I did a test link via the cpanel and then tested it. This is what I got.
http://www.powerwashnetwork.com/admin/www.powerwash.net

and the link sould be www.powerwash.net

Kohhal
15 Oct 2002, 13:03
Great hack, just what I was looking for :bunny:

Eagerly awaiting V2 before installing :cool:

Grower
15 Oct 2002, 14:00
Thank you for this hack! Good feature would be "Report non-functional link to Mods". :)

FleaBag
15 Oct 2002, 16:45
Running great on 2.2.7! :D Thanks everyone for this great hack - I've been waiting for this one! Now all I need is your gallery hack, eh noX? ;)

FleaBag
15 Oct 2002, 16:49
I just noticed too, that you re-used the HTML for the templates from your gallery hack. The title of your pages is set to "Image Gallery". Might wanna change that. ;) And I hope there'll be an upgrade path in the installer! :smoke:

DrkFusion
15 Oct 2002, 20:36
Originally posted by Dan Flynn
I did a test link via the cpanel and then tested it. This is what I got.
http://www.powerwashnetwork.com/admin/www.powerwash.net
and the link sould be www.powerwash.net

Hi, this is very wierd, it has not happend on any other sites.

v2 has a template installer as well, so it will manually install the templates, hopefully this will be fixed by then, can you please check the main template.

Thanks
-Arunan

DrkFusion
15 Oct 2002, 20:38
Originally posted by GamerForums
I just noticed too, that you re-used the HTML for the templates from your gallery hack. The title of your pages is set to "Image Gallery". Might wanna change that. ;) And I hope there'll be an upgrade path in the installer! :smoke:
Ah hehe, that is the add link right?

Well my image gallery was the first template integrated hack I had made, so it was special :laugh:

Anyways, i will look into fixing it, and I am trying to figure out how to upgrade, but Im sure it can be done :)

I would suggest for v2 to remove all the templates, and files, and the installer will alter your database tables, and install new templates auto matically :)

-Arunan

DrkFusion
15 Oct 2002, 20:39
Originally posted by GamerForums
Running great on 2.2.7! :D Thanks everyone for this great hack - I've been waiting for this one! Now all I need is your gallery hack, eh noX? ;)
This hack should work on all 2.2.x or even 2.1.x.

The gallery hack..we will see :p

-Arunan

DrkFusion
15 Oct 2002, 20:40
Alright guys you can see an example of v2 @ http://www.noxmedia.net/support/links.php?action=main
^^ Some features have been excluded
http://www.noxmedia.net/support/links.php?action=search
^^ The standard search

I have gotten the majority of the installer done, now I am doing the uninstall, and upgrade :)

-Arunan

Dan Flynn
15 Oct 2002, 20:55
noX,

You said to check the main template. Which one is that. And what am I looking for?

Thanks for your time!

Dan Flynn
15 Oct 2002, 20:58
noX,

This is what's in drkslinks_main htmldoctype

DrkFusion
15 Oct 2002, 22:08
Originally posted by Dan Flynn
noX,

This is what's in drkslinks_main htmldoctype

replace it with the one in this attatchment

-Arunan

DrkFusion
17 Oct 2002, 02:29
Ive changed my name guys :)

Also the v2 is almost finished, just working on uninstall :)

-Arunan

FleaBag
17 Oct 2002, 03:18
Hehe why fix it if it aint broke eh? :D

DrkFusion
17 Oct 2002, 21:17
It has new features :) Built in Search engine, hit tracking for links, and link validation, with option to toggle validation on or off.

New improved main view :)
-Arunan

Dan Flynn
18 Oct 2002, 03:14
I can't wait. maybe I can get 2 to work. It's so easy to install I must be having a problem with some other hack preventing this to work. I cant get the latest to work. When Can we expect 2 to be ready :) I really want this baby :)

Anitah
18 Oct 2002, 09:50
Great hack, but I'm confused. What do I need to download? Is it all packed into the original dowload on the first link? Or do I have to pick up all the pieces in these threads?

DrkFusion
18 Oct 2002, 16:45
Originally posted by Anitah
Great hack, but I'm confused. What do I need to download? Is it all packed into the original dowload on the first link? Or do I have to pick up all the pieces in these threads?
The original has everything of the original features.

-Arunan

DrkFusion
18 Oct 2002, 16:46
Originally posted by Dan Flynn
I can't wait. maybe I can get 2 to work. It's so easy to install I must be having a problem with some other hack preventing this to work. I cant get the latest to work. When Can we expect 2 to be ready :) I really want this baby :)
Hey probably next week, cuz I got suspended from school, and I have been restricted to work an dwork only by my parents, Im using this because my mom isn't home :ermm:

But I will put it up next week around thursday :cry:

-Arunan

Chris M
18 Oct 2002, 19:47
Oh dear m8:cry:

Satan

MarkB
19 Oct 2002, 06:08
I'm going to work on some more features for my own over the next week or so. If it works out, I'll drop you a line with the info. :)

nissanpower
19 Oct 2002, 16:34
I'm getting the following error message when I go to www.nissanpower.net/forum/links.php

I installed the hack to the T, ran the mysql queries and I'm getting the following error message.


Database error in vBulletin 2.2.8:

Invalid SQL: SELECT * FROM gportal_weblinkscat ORDER BY webcatid
mysql error: Table 'nissanpower_net.gportal_weblinkscat' doesn't exist

mysql error number: 1146

Date: Saturday 19th of October 2002 09:31:29 AM
Script: http://www.nissanpower.net/forum/forum/links.php
Referer:


I deleted the databases and recreated them, but I'm having the same problem. The only thing that I noticed was that in phpmyadmin, when I point my mouse over the database, the database is highlight, however, half of it in red and half of it in blue. I hope this makes sense to you, if it doesn't, I can take a screen shot.

Thanks!

MarkB
19 Oct 2002, 18:42
Make sure you created the table properly, with the correct name... that's the only thing I can think of...

nissanpower
19 Oct 2002, 22:54
You were right. I created the tables in the wrong database.

Thanks for bringing this to my attention. It works great and I love this hack!

Anitah
20 Oct 2002, 06:59
Sorry to hear about your problems at school DrkFusion.

I know you have more important things to worry about so I'll just post this in case somebody else can come up with a fix for it.

This is a great hack and I need it badly, but I'm encountering the same problem Dan Flynn is -- nothing shows up.

Installation was smooth as honey, templates installed, and it worked great before I cleared all my cookies. Then it all went blank.

Breathlessly awaiting a reply ;)

DrkFusion
20 Oct 2002, 23:13
The template should work perfectly, there may be errors, when you possibly download it, so try right-clicking and going to save target as, not sure, because all the templates have the full code.

-Arunan

Dan Flynn
21 Oct 2002, 05:17
I reinstalled this on my test forum and still nothing. When I go to www.powerwashnetwork.com/links.php or my test board forum/links.php

All I get is htmldoctype on a blanke page. I went to myphpadmin to see if the tables were there. They are and the also have the test links and categories in them.

Wierd :(

DrkFusion
21 Oct 2002, 15:35
Very wierd, Dan Flynn I have PMed you...

-Arunan

DrkFusion
21 Oct 2002, 16:28
http://www.fusion-central.net/board/links.php
^ v2 up and online :)
Ive tested v2 on my friends board above, I am going to add again a new feature.
- Hottest Links (Most Visited)
Allows people to the the top 10 most visited sites.
(The coding is basically done)
- Latest Added Links (***)
Allow a person to check up on the 10 latest added links

Thanks
-Arunan

FleaBag
22 Oct 2002, 01:05
When's it coming..?

DrkFusion
22 Oct 2002, 02:33
After I decide if I should add those features or not, but I have 1 beta tester so far from vb...well make that 2 :) I need 1 or 2 more.

Thanks
-Arunan

Dan Flynn
22 Oct 2002, 03:15
Arunan,

Im in! Send me the beta or PM me with it. I would love too help. Thanks for helping me get things straight. I figured out why the files opened up with no code. It was the program I used. I opened them in notepad and all was fine.

Dan Flynn
22 Oct 2002, 04:43
I noticed that on the links.php page or the category page. The list of categories is not in alphabetical order. But when you click on a category the links in the category are. Is there a way to alphabeticalize the catagories too?

Also a spelling typo on that same page. the word category is spelled wrong.

Hope this helps :)

FleaBag
22 Oct 2002, 15:10
/me volunteers...

You know it'll be coming to a good home! :p

Legacy
22 Oct 2002, 15:44
small Problem..all is working fine on 2.2.8 except the CATEGORY DESCRIPTION.

It wont add it and if I try to add it in the Admin Panel then it wont add anything...but if I just put the Category name with No description it works fine....but then the LINKS Description works Fine ...url to my board below

any help would be appreciated
http://www.squadgames.com/forums/links.php

Legacy
22 Oct 2002, 15:57
Also in drkslinks_addnewlink template

The Page title is IMAGE GALLERY

Legacy
22 Oct 2002, 16:03
Never Mind

Fixed problem..was in the create Table I removed the TEXT and made it VarChar and now it works

DrkFusion
22 Oct 2002, 16:33
Originally posted by Legacy
Also in drkslinks_addnewlink template

The Page title is IMAGE GALLERY
Yea, please change that, that specific template for adding was takin from my Image Gallery Hack, but you can be sure in v2 the templates are changed a bit :p

-Arunan

Dark_Wizard
24 Oct 2002, 18:44
Any idea on the release of the next version?

Legacy
24 Oct 2002, 20:11
Thanks DrkFusion ...Great Hack... I appreciate it..thx again

DrkFusion
24 Oct 2002, 20:15
No problem :)

Dark_Wizard, yes very soon :) possibly this weekend, I got some request for some features for it, I may add them.

-Arunan

Dark_Wizard
25 Oct 2002, 11:42
Originally posted by DrkFusion
No problem :)

Dark_Wizard, yes very soon :) possibly this weekend, I got some request for some features for it, I may add them.

-Arunan

Great...is there a list of new features? I was thinking of adding to it as well. One thought I had was to add the total links to each top level category, also a New Links as well as Hot links etc...is there going to be sub category support?

Great hack!

DrkFusion
25 Oct 2002, 12:21
No there won't be Sub-Cat support, because I a new to Php, and I don't know how to do it...actually I do, but if you say its not hard, I will do it I got an idea of how to do it, but you know time is precious :) Maybe in the next big release after 2.

Here are the list of New features that are already coded in and ones to be coded.
- Built in Search *done*
- Link Validation (Can be turned on/off in cp) *done*
- How many clicks on a link *done*
- Top 10 Links (ordered by Hits) aka List of Hot Links
- Latest added Links
- Rate Link *Maybe...Maybe*

You can see a live demo with new interface at http://www.fusion-central.net/board/links.php

The installation time has been cut down by 80% as well.

Hopefully I can get those features in this week. I got a huge History Test Monday, its so huge it takes 2 days to complete lol.

-Arunan

Dark_Wizard
25 Oct 2002, 12:25
I am away this weekend but can help out as I would love to have this script. If your interested I can work on it next week after you release it unless you want another beta tester and I can work on it starting monday. Let me know.

DrkFusion
25 Oct 2002, 19:07
I will for sure :)

-Arunan

Legacy
26 Oct 2002, 00:23
DrkFusion ... People on my site are forgetting to select a Category from the DROP DOWN box...when they dont choose a category the link doesnt gett added...(Well it does but it doesnt show..it is in the database and i can see it with phpmyadmin)

Do you have a QUICK Fix for me for this....i have about 75 Links not showing up and everyone e-mailing me about this.


Anyway for it to generate a error like " Hey Dummy..Choose a category :o)"


Thanks

Legacy
26 Oct 2002, 00:33
also how do I put HTTP:// in the URL box so it stays in there. They dont put the Http://
they put www.theresite.com
then the URL reads
http://www.squadgames.com/forums/www.theresite.com

Legacy
26 Oct 2002, 00:51
Originally posted by Legacy
also how do I put HTTP:// in the URL box so it stays in there. They dont put the Http://
they put www.theresite.com
then the URL reads
http://www.squadgames.com/forums/www.theresite.com



DOHHH...Simple fix...lol..this might help others in this thread that have this problem.

Add this:

value="http://"

to template drkslinks_addnewlink

so it now looks like this:

<td bgcolor="#13486D"><input type="text" class="bginput" name="linkurl" value="http://" size="25"></td>


This will add http:// automatically into the field. If people dont put in http:// that is why you get the messed up URL

OK ...Hope this helps ..saw others had this problem.

WoodiE
26 Oct 2002, 19:14
You can bet I will be installing this as soon as version 2 is released! Great work guys!!!


-WoodiE

DrkFusion
27 Oct 2002, 01:22
Originally posted by Legacy
DrkFusion ... People on my site are forgetting to select a Category from the DROP DOWN box...when they dont choose a category the link doesnt gett added...(Well it does but it doesnt show..it is in the database and i can see it with phpmyadmin)

Do you have a QUICK Fix for me for this....i have about 75 Links not showing up and everyone e-mailing me about this.


Anyway for it to generate a error like " Hey Dummy..Choose a category :o)"


Thanks
I will make the input fields needed, in the v2 release, I am coding it now, for you for this version, I will get back to you.

-Arunan

DrkFusion
27 Oct 2002, 01:25
edit:
this doesn't work, please read next post for the actual code, that will bring up a message if the user adds nothing for the catagory :)
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?postid=314543#post314543
^^ Go thre to find out how:) (its the next post:p)

-Arunan

DrkFusion
27 Oct 2002, 01:39
If a user doesn't select a catagory, this will bring an error, and prompt the user to press the back button, and select a catagory.

1. open the drkslinks_addnewlink template in your admin control panel, and replace everything with the attatched files.

2. Open links.php in the forum root, and find:
// #################### Do Add New ####################
if ($HTTP_POST_VARS['action']=="doaddnew") {

add under it:
if ($catid == '0'){
echo "You did not pick a catagory, please hit your browser back button, and choose a catagory from the drop down<br>";
}else{

3. still in links.php file, find:
}

// #################### Search Links ####################
if ($action=="search") {
and replace with:
}
}

// #################### Search Links ####################
if ($action=="search") {

That should do it, now test out by adding a new link, via the website, not the admin*

Enjoy, and good luck
-Arunan

David_McPherson
27 Oct 2002, 06:34
Arunan,

I've been following this hack and I'd just like to know.... Is it 100% or is it continuing to develop? I think this idea is fantastic and cannot wait to install. Are your install directions complete and up to date on the original post? If so, I'm installing. Can you also give us a quick down and dirty update on its status.. ?

Thanks GREAT work.. I wish I had the talent many of you Hackers have.. Great tools and resources you all put out. Thanks.!!

DrkFusion
27 Oct 2002, 17:37
Hi David,
Well, I have been working on v2, taking suggestions for new features, I will be releasing that soon, but a friend of mine (mist) has been suggesting some more great features to add, so I will be looking into that.

Version 2, is at the moment 99% done in my point of view, but for instance in Mist's point of view, its like 75% done, because of the lack of the other feature, I will possibly post new screenshots soon, I would suggest to you to wait for v2, but I will include upgrade instructions in the v2 release.

The instructions for the current release are full, but I believe there is a minor template mistake.

I am sorry if I didn't answer all your questions.
Thanks
-Arunan

Chris M
27 Oct 2002, 17:42
I cant wait:)

Satan

David_McPherson
27 Oct 2002, 18:41
Arunan,
Thats perfect... This is a great hack... :) And I'm sure it will only get better in V2.0. Thanks for what you do.

Legacy
28 Oct 2002, 19:50
DrkFusion

Thanks for the Catgory Fix.
Havent tried it yet but Will tonight but just wanted to thank you for taken the time to make a fix for it. I do appreciate what you have done.

Thank You again.

DrkFusion
28 Oct 2002, 21:23
Your welcome guys:) Don't think anything of it :)

-Arunan

FleaBag
28 Oct 2002, 22:47
Working well on 2.2.8, thanks. It might be a good idea to get all the fixes posted here in the original archive though.

DrkFusion
28 Oct 2002, 23:24
I believe I updated the original zip with the fixes, I will look into it.

JulianD
29 Oct 2002, 00:17
The demo sites looks great!

/me Installs!

marc49
29 Oct 2002, 01:23
I'm waiting for version 2.0 also, then I will install it :)

DrkFusion
29 Oct 2002, 01:57
Glad to know people are waiting :) Possibly this will push me to release faster.

-Arunan

Tigga
29 Oct 2002, 02:14
Originally posted by DrkFusion
Glad to know people are waiting :) Possibly this will push me to release faster.

-Arunan
Well if it helps any I'm waiting too and have been checking the thread for the last few days, just haven't posted yet. :)
So far it's looking great! Just waiting on v2 to install.

DrkFusion
29 Oct 2002, 02:18
Oh hehe, :) sorry about that, I have been ignoreing the new features requested by Mist, because of school, but I will try to get those in this week, all last week I was focused on tests, and exams..sorry :)

By the way, can all beta-testers please PM me?
Thanks
-Arunan

Visionray
29 Oct 2002, 04:01
AWESOME HACK! One of the best and easiest to install that I have seen around here. Nice job. Im just testing it out right now and its working fine on 2.2.4

I have one question...is it possible to rearrange the categories once you post them? What if I want to move one main category to the top of the list, or to the bottom, or anywhere in between? Is that possible to do without having to reenter all of the links?

Thanks

Visionray
29 Oct 2002, 12:00
DrkFusion,

I dont know if this has been mentioned before so I apologize if so.

I found a strange bug. Whenever I try to enter a link in the link description box with an apostrophe like:

It's a great site, Straight from the horse's mouth etc....

It will not post the link. It wont post when I do it from the forums, as well as from the admin cp. Even if I try to edit the link description text in the admin cp, the edits to not take effect. Only edits without apostrophes change.

I couldn't figure out why one of my links wasn't posting and this is what it came down to. Is this happening for anyone else?

Thanks

DrkFusion
29 Oct 2002, 12:04
Can you give me a link to your board?
I will look into this problem, none of my members have encountered this at all, they have been adding links all day and night hehe...I will look into it.

Thanks for telling me
-Arunan

Visionray
29 Oct 2002, 14:03
Hi,

The URL is http://www.fusionarena.com/community/links.php

Thanks! Also I had another question at the bottom of the last page in this thread about rearranging categories. Is that possible?

Thanks again and great hack

DrkFusion
29 Oct 2002, 21:30
I believe right now it orders it all alphabetically, but if you add a new field to the cat dir, and then just number it off 1-x, and then in links.php have it organize by the field name, i guess that would work.

I will look into this for you
-Arunan

Visionray
31 Oct 2002, 15:39
DrkFusion,

It is a bug. I've tried this on three different forums here that have this hack installed. Why not try yourself to add a link to your own link database with an apostrophe anywhere in the link description? If you are using the code you posted here, it won't work.


For example, on two of the sites, I registered and entered in a link for Google. Here is the info I put in.

------------------------
Link Name = Google
Link URL = http://www.google.com
Category = Search Engines
Description = It's the greatest search engine on earth.
------------------------------

The link did not work for this entry on 3 sites I have tested.


If I enter this:

------------------------
Link Name = Google
Link URL = http://www.google.com
Category = Search Engines
Description = It is the greatest search engine on earth.
------------------------------

Then the link works.

Just giving you a heads up. A few of my members were wondering why their links weren't showing up at all.

MarkB
31 Oct 2002, 15:50
I had a fix for this (found it on my own version)... lemme grab the code :)

MarkB
31 Oct 2002, 15:55
(I'm assuming this is the cause for YOUR problem, since it was the cause for mine...)

Find this in links.php:

// #################### Do Add New ####################
if ($HTTP_POST_VARS['action']=="doaddnew") {
$result = mysql_query("INSERT INTO gportal_weblinkslink (catagoryid, linkname, linkurl, linkdesc)
VALUES ('$catid', '$linkname', '$linkurl', '$linkdesc')");

eval("dooutput(\"".gettemplate('drkslinks_doneaddlink')."\");");
}

Change it to:

// #################### Do Add New ####################
if ($HTTP_POST_VARS['action']=="doaddnew") {
$result = mysql_query("INSERT INTO gportal_weblinkslink (catagoryid, linkname, linkurl, linkdesc)
VALUES ('$catid', '".addslashes(htmlspecialchars($linkname))."', '$linkurl', '".addslashes(htmlspecialchars($linkdesc))."')");

eval("dooutput(\"".gettemplate('drkslinks_doneaddlink')."\");");
}

That should work...

adriandaz
31 Oct 2002, 16:07
This is cool, thanks :)

Visionray
31 Oct 2002, 18:32
MarkB

Yep! You're code worked. Thanks!!!


One more question...do the links spill over into muliple pages after a certain amount, or do they all remain on the same page?

Thanks

MarkB
31 Oct 2002, 18:35
Glad it worked!
:)

All single page at the moment, AFAIK... not sure about v2 though. We'll have to see :)

Chris M
31 Oct 2002, 18:45
Version 2 has a few surprises;)

Its all im letting out:)

Satan

Visionray
31 Oct 2002, 18:51
Can't wait! This is a great hack which opens a lot of possibilities. I was looking for a way to do this exact same thing and now my users can do it too which is great.

I was thinking about another thing...don't know if this is going to be in version 2. My links don't display in alphabetical order. The first link entered remains at the top, second link underneath etc...

I think from a user standpoint, it should either be the other way around, or they should be alphabetical, because down the road when someone adds a link and it goes all the way to the bottom its not as efficient. If thats something being worked on then disregard that.

One more thing which would really be cool. I wonder if there is a way to break up the categories...for example on my site I have film links and then web links. It would be nice if I could make a divider between the two sections to differentiate them from each other, know what I mean? Just like on the vB forum home page how major sections are split up. Just an idea. I don't know anything about php, I just follow the instructions in the hacks lol.

Thanks guys this works great so far.

DrkFusion
31 Oct 2002, 20:27
Visionray, the code should display in alphabetical order by default. It was added later on, but I will take all your suggestions, and other peoples suggestion into thought as I finish it up.

MarkB, thanks for helping :) have been a very big help.

Hellsatan, You don't know the new features ;)

Anyways have a nice day, I will possibly post new screenshots later on.

-Arunan

DrkFusion
31 Oct 2002, 21:25
vB Links Directory 2.0
.:: Main

DrkFusion
31 Oct 2002, 21:25
vB Links Directory 2.0
.:: Link In Catagory

DrkFusion
31 Oct 2002, 21:26
vB Links Directory 2.0
.:: Last 10 Added Links

DrkFusion
31 Oct 2002, 21:26
vB Links Directory 2.0
.:: 10 Most Visited Links

DrkFusion
31 Oct 2002, 21:28
Thanks to MarkB for the hit counter, and admin validation feature, and Jeff and MarkB for the search engine help.

All the screenshots from above, are modified features, and/or new features that are done. There are more to be done.

Thanks for Waiting
-Arunan

Chris M
31 Oct 2002, 22:02
Oh...I think I do Arunan;)

Satan

Legacy
01 Nov 2002, 02:18
Cant seem to find the Fix for the SEARCH function if your host is on ENSIM

Is there a fix since i have ensim...generates me a error :9

Database error in vBulletin 2.2.8:

Invalid SQL: SELECT linkid,catagoryid,linkname,linkdesc,hits FROM gportal_weblinkslink WHERE valid='1' AND linkname LIKE '%Guns%' OR linkdesc LIKE '%Guns%' ORDER BY linkname
mysql error: Unknown column 'hits' in 'field list'

mysql error number: 1054

Date: Thursday 31st of October 2002 10:27:07 PM
Script: http://www.squadgames.com/forums/forums/links.php
Referer: http://www.squadgames.com/forums/links.php?action=search

DrkFusion
01 Nov 2002, 03:09
Yea I fixed it :)

Hey Legacy if you wish to wait, I will make you an official beta tester, so you can upgrade from the buggy version to the new one.

_Arunan

WoodiE
01 Nov 2002, 14:38
I see lots of screen shots of 2.0, but no link to download it...where can i get it? Is it out yet?


-WoodiE

Chris M
01 Nov 2002, 15:52
Version 2.0 isnt released yet...

@Arunan - You should chuck it my way too - XPera use Ensim;)

Satan

Dark_Wizard
01 Nov 2002, 16:38
Originally posted by DrkFusion
Yea I fixed it :)

Hey Legacy if you wish to wait, I will make you an official beta tester, so you can upgrade from the buggy version to the new one.

_Arunan

Would you like another beta tester?

Goldknight
01 Nov 2002, 17:46
I aint mind to be beta tester for drkfusion either but I doubt he will pick me anyway since I m "ant" to him...

Anyway I m keeping my eyes on this drkfusion's hack since drkfusion release.. very good hack and good luck with V2 :)

DrkFusion
03 Nov 2002, 13:33
LinksDirectory v2 is almost done, I am thinking if it should have an option to rate the link, without this it is ready to be released.

Please give me your opinions
-Arunan

Ninth Dimension
03 Nov 2002, 13:39
I think that link rating would be a good idea, maybe you can write in some code that will let other sites put your racing html on there site to let there visitors help get higher ranks in the database?

the only thing that I would say about rating is that if you are going to be listing the entries via their rating, make sure that you give new sites at least 15 days at the top so they have a chance of getting a rating too :)

DrkFusion
03 Nov 2002, 14:24
What do you mean by racing html?

The entries will not be listed by rating *if* the rating option is put in.

-Arunan

Dark_Wizard
03 Nov 2002, 14:30
Originally posted by DrkFusion
LinksDirectory v2 is almost done, I am thinking if it should have an option to rate the link, without this it is ready to be released.

Please give me your opinions
-Arunan

A rating option would be nice...just use vb's thread rating code...

Ninth Dimension
03 Nov 2002, 14:41
sorry, raTing, not raCing (my bad)

David_McPherson
03 Nov 2002, 16:28
Wouldn't the "number of hits" that is viewable to a user show its "rating"??

DrkFusion
03 Nov 2002, 16:38
Well, the hits is how many times a uer from your board clicks on the link, the rating would probabl be averaged out, and would give the user an insight and basically its a review of the link.

But For sure, this feature would be good, but hopefully people can live without it.
-Arunan

Harley-1
06 Nov 2002, 12:23
Hi DrkFusion

my english isn΄t the best because i΄m german.
I have seen your hack and have a question.

Do I have that correctly understood that it still another version 2.0 will come or is this the final release from your hack?

THX

kreftt
06 Nov 2002, 14:05
@Harley-1

in den nδchsten tagen/wochen wird eine version 2.0 mit allerlei neuen features kommen...

Harley-1
06 Nov 2002, 17:29
Aja danke fόr die info, dann hab ich das ja richtig verstanden.

Kohhal
07 Nov 2002, 09:21
Can't wait for the next version of this hack to be released, will install immediatly! Hopefully soon?

erdem
07 Nov 2002, 14:41
Originally posted by DrkFusion
Well, the hits is how many times a uer from your board clicks on the link, the rating would probabl be averaged out, and would give the user an insight and basically its a review of the link.

But For sure, this feature would be good, but hopefully people can live without it.
-Arunan

i can help on coding and testing if you need ...
cuz i see there is a delay on the new release of hack ;)

also im thinkin on coding a complex hack like yours ..
i really want to contribute to this hack ..

greetz

DrkFusion
07 Nov 2002, 20:07
Hi guys, all main features are done, I will not add a rating option in this version, maybe later, I will release this ASAP.

Erdem, thanks but for now its all covered:) After the release, I am going to start adding een more new features, but will not put out a release date.

-Arunan

DrkFusion
07 Nov 2002, 22:46
vB Links Directory 2.0 has been released, with installer, un-installer, and upgrade script.

Check the Original posts for more information!

-Arunan

David_McPherson
07 Nov 2002, 22:57
Might be me... but I'm getting an error.. Says corrupted.. ?>?

DrkFusion
07 Nov 2002, 22:59
Let me try creating a new zip.

-Arunan

David_McPherson
07 Nov 2002, 22:59
Thanks..

DrkFusion
07 Nov 2002, 23:04
Umm, wierd it works on my harddrive, but not when I download it from there, try "Right-Clicking" and going to Save Target as.

-Arunan

David_McPherson
07 Nov 2002, 23:07
No errors that way...??? Wonder why?

DrkFusion
07 Nov 2002, 23:08
Not sure, but I got an error when I right clicked, but I uploaded a new version in the post under the first one, so now all you guys have to do is click the link that says CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD :)

Works ok for now :)

Thanks
-Arunan

David_McPherson
07 Nov 2002, 23:42
New Link works great on the main page.... !!! :)

And MY Directory is installed (Test board for now)!!!!!! Working great on vb 2.2.8 :D:D:D

Thank you very much!!

auz1111
08 Nov 2002, 00:30
Awesome hack! It is working fine on vb 2.2.7 :) Thanks

NuclioN
08 Nov 2002, 00:32
After upgrading i get this error when i click on a category

Database error in vBulletin 2.2.6:

Invalid SQL: SELECT * FROM gportal_weblinkslink WHERE catagoryid=3 AND valid='1' ORDER BY linkname
mysql error: Unknown column 'valid' in 'where clause'

mysql error number: 1054


----oops, problem solved! old links en cats removed, upgrade again, all went well. Great update ;) -----

DrkFusion
08 Nov 2002, 01:24
Thanks, hope you enjoy this!

-Arunan:)

kreftt
08 Nov 2002, 01:42
ouch

03:40 am and ive just seen 2.0 is out

goodbye sleep ;)

thx

kreftt

FleaBag
08 Nov 2002, 01:42
Ditto. Hehe. :D

kreftt
08 Nov 2002, 01:46
works fine on 2.2.8.

one little addition:

in the main view you sort the categories by catname.
in the add new link dialogue the categorie select-list isnt sorted and gets shown by catid because of that.
you might want to change

// #################### Add Link ####################
if ($action=="addlink") {
if ($bbuserinfo[usergroupid]=="1" or $bbuserinfo[usergroupid]=="3" or $bbuserinfo[usergroupid]=="0") {
eval("dooutput(\"".gettemplate('drkslinks_error1')."\");");
}else{

$result1 = $DB_site->query("SELECT * FROM gportal_weblinkscat");


to
// #################### Add Link ####################
if ($action=="addlink") {
if ($bbuserinfo[usergroupid]=="1" or $bbuserinfo[usergroupid]=="3" or $bbuserinfo[usergroupid]=="0") {
eval("dooutput(\"".gettemplate('drkslinks_error1')."\");");
}else{

$result1 = $DB_site->query("SELECT * FROM gportal_weblinkscat ORDER BY catname");


and in browselinks and in main template i think you closed one

</td></tr></table> too much right above the navigational links. it at least broke my layout...

in doneaddlink template a

</normalfont></td>
</tr>
</table>
</td>
</tr>
</table>

right after

The link you had submitted has been added to the database successfully!!

thx for this fine hack

kreftt

DrkFusion
08 Nov 2002, 02:29
Hehe, these small little thing ;)

-Arunan

WoodiE
08 Nov 2002, 02:49
My links page is having a problem...

http://www.rcnitrotalk.com/forum/links.php

Notice it uses the white background, then where the text links it uses the sites background, why? and how can i change it?

DrkFusion
08 Nov 2002, 02:50
try replacing the drkslink_main template with
{htmldoctype}
<!-- DRK'S LINK DIRECTORY -->
<!-- PROGRAMMED BY removed on request -->
<!-- HTTP://WWW.NOXMEDIA,NET-->
<html>
<head>
<!-- no cache headers -->
<meta http-equiv="Pragma" content="no-cache">
<meta http-equiv="no-cache">
<meta http-equiv="Expires" content="-1">
<meta http-equiv="Cache-Control" content="no-cache">
<!-- end no cache headers -->
<meta name="keywords" content="vbulletin,forum,bbs,discussion,jelsoft">
<meta name="description" content="$bbtitle is a discussion forum powered by vBulletin. To visit the forum, go to $bburl/ . To find out about vBulletin, go to http://www.vbulletin.com/ .">
<title>$bbtitle - Link Database</title>
$headinclude
</head>
<body>
$header

<table cellpadding="{tableouterborderwidth}" cellspacing="0" border="0" bgcolor="{tablebordercolor}" {tableouterextra} width="{contenttablewidth}" align="center"><tr><td>
<table cellpadding="4" cellspacing="{tableinnerborderwidth}" border="0" {tableinnerextra} width="100%">
<tr id="cat">
<td bgcolor="{categorybackcolor}" colspan="6"><center><normalfont color="{categoryfontcolor}"><b>$bbtitle - Links Database</b></normalfont></center></td>
</tr>
<tr align="center">
<td bgcolor="{tableheadbgcolor}" width="40%" align="center"><smallfont color="{tableheadtextcolor}"><b>Catagory</b></smallfont></td>
<td bgcolor="{tableheadbgcolor}" align="center"><smallfont color="{tableheadtextcolor}"><b>Description</b></smallfont></td>
</tr>
$catlistbit
<form action="links.php" method="post">
<input type="hidden" name="s" value="$session[sessionhash]">
<input type="hidden" name="results" value="doaddnew">
<tr>
<td colspan="2" bgcolor="{tableheadbgcolor}"><smallfont color="{tableheadtextcolor}"><b>Search Links Database By Keyword</b></smallfont></td></tr>
<tr valign="top">
<td colspan="2" bgcolor="{firstaltcolor}" align="center"><smallfont><input type="text" class="bginput" name="string" size="35"><br>Enter a Keyword above (ex: vbulletin, php. webhost etc)</td>
</tr>
</table>
</td></tr></table>
<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0" width="{contenttablewidth}" {tableinvisibleextra} align="center">
<tr>
<td align="center"><normalfont>
<input type="hidden" name="action" value="results">
<input type="submit" class="bginput" name="Submit" value="Perform Search" accesskey="s">
<input type="reset" class="bginput" name="Reset" value="Reset Fields">
</normalfont></td>
</tr>
</table>
<center>
<normalfont>
<a href="links.php?action=main">Link Directory Home</a> | <a href="links.php?action=addlink">Submit a Link</a> | <a href="links.php?action=search">Search</a> | <a href="links.php?action=top10visited">Top 10 Visited Links</a> | <a href="links.php?action=top10last">Last 10 Added Links</a>
</normalfont>
</center>
<br>
<br>
<center>
<normalfont>
vB Links Directory 2.0<br>
Written By: <a href="http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/member.php?s=&action=getinfo&userid=22303">Removed on request</a><br>
<a href="http://www.noxmedia.net">http://www.noXmedia.net</a>
</normalfont>
</center>
<br>
<br>
</td></tr></table>
$footer
</body>
</html>

DrkFusion
08 Nov 2002, 02:56
If the above doesn't try replacing with
{htmldoctype}
<!-- DRK'S LINK DIRECTORY -->
<!-- PROGRAMMED BY removed on request-->
<!-- HTTP://WWW.NOXMEDIA,NET-->
<html>
<head>
<!-- no cache headers -->
<meta http-equiv="Pragma" content="no-cache">
<meta http-equiv="no-cache">
<meta http-equiv="Expires" content="-1">
<meta http-equiv="Cache-Control" content="no-cache">
<!-- end no cache headers -->
<meta name="keywords" content="vbulletin,forum,bbs,discussion,jelsoft">
<meta name="description" content="$bbtitle is a discussion forum powered by vBulletin. To visit the forum, go to $bburl/ . To find out about vBulletin, go to http://www.vbulletin.com/ .">
<title>$bbtitle - Link Database</title>
$headinclude
</head>
<body>
$header

<table cellpadding="{tableouterborderwidth}" cellspacing="0" border="0" bgcolor="{tablebordercolor}" {tableouterextra} width="{contenttablewidth}" align="center"><tr><td>
<table cellpadding="4" cellspacing="{tableinnerborderwidth}" border="0" {tableinnerextra} width="100%">
<tr id="cat">
<td bgcolor="{categorybackcolor}" colspan="6"><center><normalfont color="{categoryfontcolor}"><b>$bbtitle - Links Database</b></normalfont></center></td>
</tr>
<tr align="center">
<td bgcolor="{tableheadbgcolor}" width="40%" align="center"><smallfont color="{tableheadtextcolor}"><b>Catagory</b></smallfont></td>
<td bgcolor="{tableheadbgcolor}" align="center"><smallfont color="{tableheadtextcolor}"><b>Description</b></smallfont></td>
</tr>
$catlistbit
<form action="links.php" method="post">
<input type="hidden" name="s" value="$session[sessionhash]">
<input type="hidden" name="results" value="doaddnew">
<tr>
<td colspan="2" bgcolor="{tableheadbgcolor}"><smallfont color="{tableheadtextcolor}"><b>Search Links Database By Keyword</b></smallfont></td></tr>
<tr valign="top">
<td colspan="2" bgcolor="{firstaltcolor}" align="center"><smallfont><input type="text" class="bginput" name="string" size="35"><br>Enter a Keyword above (ex: vbulletin, php. webhost etc)</td>
</tr>
</table>
</td></tr></table>
<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0" width="{contenttablewidth}" {tableinvisibleextra} align="center">
<tr>
<td align="center"><normalfont>
<input type="hidden" name="action" value="results">
<input type="submit" class="bginput" name="Submit" value="Perform Search" accesskey="s">
<input type="reset" class="bginput" name="Reset" value="Reset Fields">
</normalfont></td>
</tr>
<tr><td>
<center>
<normalfont>
<a href="links.php?action=main">Link Directory Home</a> | <a href="links.php?action=addlink">Submit a Link</a> | <a href="links.php?action=search">Search</a> | <a href="links.php?action=top10visited">Top 10 Visited Links</a> | <a href="links.php?action=top10last">Last 10 Added Links</a>
</normalfont>
</center>
<br>
<br>
<center>
<normalfont>
vB Links Directory 2.0<br>
Written By: <a href="http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/member.php?s=&action=getinfo&userid=22303">removed on request</a><br>
<a href="http://www.noxmedia.net">http://www.noXmedia.net</a>
</normalfont>
</center>
<br>
<br>
</td>
</tr>
</table>
</td></tr></table>
$footer
</body>
</html>

Arunan

DrkFusion
08 Nov 2002, 02:56
If anyone has any questions at all feel free to post it here. Be it how to modify the templates, or how to use the script, and how to integrate the links directory as a main section of your website, I am willing to help when I can.

Thanks
-Arunan

WoodiE
08 Nov 2002, 03:11
That works, but now its using colors that are not even on my site, and a gradient background that i have never even seen before.


-WoodiE

kreftt
08 Nov 2002, 03:24
the problem is that bbcode is parsed here

the gradient is from vb.org

erdem
08 Nov 2002, 04:25
Originally posted by DrkFusion
Hi guys, all main features are done, I will not add a rating option in this version, maybe later, I will release this ASAP.

Erdem, thanks but for now its all covered:) After the release, I am going to start adding een more new features, but will not put out a release date.

-Arunan

umm allright ..
can i add sub cats ?
link rating ?
advanced search ?

look my hack which is stated here (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=45454) to see what can i add to this hack ..

waiting ur input .
greetz

Odil
08 Nov 2002, 08:04
Very cool hack and I just had to modify the code a bit to get it to display properly on all my board styles.

I have only one question, where do we look to set this up to validate links first? I don't see this anywhere. I know I have added it to the admin CP but the validate part don't show up. Just the edit, view, etc....

Thanks

Odil

Chris M
08 Nov 2002, 09:43
The Admin Cp;)

Nice hack Arunan;)

Satan

Dark_Wizard
08 Nov 2002, 12:19
Originally posted by erdem


umm allright ..
can i add sub cats ?
link rating ?
advanced search ?

look my hack which is stated here (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=45454) to see what can i add to this hack ..

waiting ur input .
greetz

I was counting on this as well and offered my help. If you are going to work on this let me know if not I will do it.

Great hack!

DrkFusion
08 Nov 2002, 12:20
I plan to work with my hack, these features are all one which I plan to release with next big release. Thanks for your help, but this is a hack which I would like to get through my self. Subcats are in the works for my own site for testing, advanced search has been already done, but not released and link rating is in the works, I am trying to get input from everyone for new features, because I would like to make the next big release of this hack full of nice features.

I am willing to have you 2 beta-test these features for me, as they get finished, you will be provided information on how to implement it, and how to use it.

Release date of 3.0 has not yet been given out, but everyone can expect that I will be working with my hacks, and coming hacks to contribute to the community as before.

Please PM me, for more information, or permission.

-Arunan

Dark_Wizard
08 Nov 2002, 12:35
Great...thx for the quick response! I would be very willing to help beta test this and if needed provide help in implementing new features if you need it. Keep up the great work!

Kohhal
08 Nov 2002, 13:06
Great hack, seems to be working well, couple of issues though.

Where in the Admin CP should I go to Validate added links as I don't see this anywhere?

Also, unvalidated links are appearing in the "Top 10 Visited" page?

Also, I would like to place links.php outside my forum directory, what do I need to change to allow this to work? as I get the following error when I move it right now :

Fatal error: Failed opening required './global.php' (include_path='') in /home/username/public_html/links.php on line 2

Other than that, great hack :D

WoodiE
08 Nov 2002, 13:15
DrkFusion,

Did you see my question Here (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?postid=319843#post319843)



Thanks,

-WoodiE

David_McPherson
08 Nov 2002, 13:59
I am willing to have you 2 beta-test these features for me, as they get finished, you will be provided information on how to implement it, and how to use it.


I have a test server and board setup if you'd like a beta tester on 2.2.8 ?? Just let me know..

I love this hack.

DrkFusion
08 Nov 2002, 14:03
Alright, when I get home, I will look into all the problems, right now I am at school..



-Arunan

Kohhal
08 Nov 2002, 14:24
Originally posted by TheMasterG
Great hack, seems to be working well, couple of issues though.

Where in the Admin CP should I go to Validate added links as I don't see this anywhere?

Also, unvalidated links are appearing in the "Top 10 Visited" page?

Also, I would like to place links.php outside my forum directory, what do I need to change to allow this to work? as I get the following error when I move it right now :

Fatal error: Failed opening required './global.php' (include_path='') in /home/username/public_html/links.php on line 2

Other than that, great hack :D

Ok, I see the "Validate New" link now, just appeared after a while.

And I fixed the unvalidated links problem:

In links.php, change :
// #################### Top 10 Most Visited Links ####################
if ($action=="top10visited") {
$asb = $DB_site->query("SELECT * FROM gportal_weblinkslink ORDER BY hits DESC LIMIT 10");

to :
// #################### Top 10 Most Visited Links ####################
if ($action=="top10visited") {
$asb = $DB_site->query("SELECT * FROM gportal_weblinkslink WHERE valid='1' ORDER BY hits DESC LIMIT 10");


Only thing left to do is how to place links.php outside my forum directory?

Kohhal
08 Nov 2002, 16:41
Just noticed that the visited links counter is incrementing two at a time? Visit a link once, Hits=2, visit twice, Hits=4 etc.... ???

Dean C
08 Nov 2002, 18:55
Arunan :(

No ratings system :(?

- miSt

Odil
08 Nov 2002, 19:17
Originally posted by DrkFusion
Alright, when I get home, I will look into all the problems, right now I am at school..



-Arunan

Validate links showed up after several hours like the previous persons. I have no idea why.

Odil

DrkFusion
08 Nov 2002, 19:34
Really wierd, let me check everything out.

-Arunan

DrkFusion
08 Nov 2002, 19:37
The validate link will only apear after you enable link validation in the vbulletin option.

-Arunan

DrkFusion
08 Nov 2002, 19:37
Originally posted by Dark_Wizard
Great...thx for the quick response! I would be very willing to help beta test this and if needed provide help in implementing new features if you need it. Keep up the great work!
If you can PM me your aim screen name, or msn we can work everything out :)

Thank
-Arunan

DrkFusion
08 Nov 2002, 19:42
Originally posted by TheMasterG


Ok, I see the "Validate New" link now, just appeared after a while.

And I fixed the unvalidated links problem:

In links.php, change :
// #################### Top 10 Most Visited Links ####################
if ($action=="top10visited") {
$asb = $DB_site->query("SELECT * FROM gportal_weblinkslink ORDER BY hits DESC LIMIT 10");

to :
// #################### Top 10 Most Visited Links ####################
if ($action=="top10visited") {
$asb = $DB_site->query("SELECT * FROM gportal_weblinkslink WHERE valid='1' ORDER BY hits DESC LIMIT 10");


Only thing left to do is how to place links.php outside my forum directory?
Alright move the links.php outside your forum dir and find:
require("./global.php");
to:
chdir("./forum/dir");
require("./global.php");
That should do it, replace forum/dir with the path to your forum dir.

-Arunan

DrkFusion
08 Nov 2002, 19:44
I will start to work on Sub Catagories right now, I will release this as an 'official' addon to this hack, and make a new zip that has this included.

Dark_Wizard, please read a pm I had sent.

Thanks
-Arunan

DrkFusion
08 Nov 2002, 19:45
Originally posted by TheMasterG


Ok, I see the "Validate New" link now, just appeared after a while.

And I fixed the unvalidated links problem:

In links.php, change :
// #################### Top 10 Most Visited Links ####################
if ($action=="top10visited") {
$asb = $DB_site->query("SELECT * FROM gportal_weblinkslink ORDER BY hits DESC LIMIT 10");

to :
// #################### Top 10 Most Visited Links ####################
if ($action=="top10visited") {
$asb = $DB_site->query("SELECT * FROM gportal_weblinkslink WHERE valid='1' ORDER BY hits DESC LIMIT 10");


Only thing left to do is how to place links.php outside my forum directory?
Hehe, slipped my mind, the zip has been updated.

-Arunan

DrkFusion
08 Nov 2002, 20:20
I just want to update all of you guys of addons I will release here.

- Advanced Search Engine
.: Allow you to search by catagory, and gives you the option to select if it should search the link name, link description etc.

- Sub-Catagories
.: Allow you to make catagories within categories to offer even more detailed catagorization of links

- Link Rating
.: Allow you to rate a link from 1-5, the votes will be averaged out and displayed to help new people judge which sites are worth visiting.

- Link Ownership (This will be made default feature in 2.5)
.: Allow the username to be assigned to a link, so it can be edited, or removed.

I will be releasing them, along with the help of Dark_Wizard. I can assure you that I will be keeping everyone updated on this links directory hack, so that you can get the best out of it, and you can basically implement this into your main site, and have a nice stable links directory with proffesional aspect.

I will also be releasing a tutorial on how to make this into a search engine, and how to modify the templates to get your general looks, as I wish to make this hack as user-friendly as I can possibly make it.

I will be going through the coding tonight, and fixing up all tiny bugs to make it more organized, for better experiences.

I hope everyone who intalls this will enjoy it, and take full advantage of it. I am here to support you every afternoon.

Thanks, please click the install ----> CLICK HERE TO INSTALL (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/misc.php?s=&action=install&threadid=44551)

You will be able to get updates, and notices easily if you install this.

Thanks


noXmedia inc

Odil
08 Nov 2002, 21:02
I think it is important to also show the date a link was added so people can tell if they have seen new ones or not.

Also I never touched the enable link validation, it simply appeared all on it's own.

Also how many links will appear on a page before it starts a new page or will it?

Odil

Originally posted by DrkFusion
I just want to update all of you guys of addons I will release here.

- Advanced Search Engine
.: Allow you to search by catagory, and gives you the option to select if it should search the link name, link description etc.

- Sub-Catagories
.: Allow you to make catagories within categories to offer even more detailed catagorization of links

- Link Rating
.: Allow you to rate a link from 1-5, the votes will be averaged out and displayed to help new people judge which sites are worth visiting.

- Link Ownership (This will be made default feature in 2.5)
.: Allow the username to be assigned to a link, so it can be edited, or removed.

I will be releasing them, along with the help of Dark_Wizard. I can assure you that I will be keeping everyone updated on this links directory hack, so that you can get the best out of it, and you can basically implement this into your main site, and have a nice stable links directory with proffesional aspect.

I will also be releasing a tutorial on how to make this into a search engine, and how to modify the templates to get your general looks, as I wish to make this hack as user-friendly as I can possibly make it.

I will be going through the coding tonight, and fixing up all tiny bugs to make it more organized, for better experiences.

I hope everyone who intalls this will enjoy it, and take full advantage of it. I am here to support you every afternoon.

Thanks, please click the install ----> CLICK HERE TO INSTALL (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/misc.php?s=&action=install&threadid=44551)

You will be able to get updates, and notices easily if you install this.

Thanks
-removed on request
noXmedia inc

DrkFusion
08 Nov 2002, 21:16
The script is set to validate by default.
I didn't take pages into account, let me work on that as well, I will make an option so you as the admin will be able to set how much per page, then it will start a new page.

-Arunan

Odil
08 Nov 2002, 21:21
Originally posted by DrkFusion
The script is set to validate by default.
I didn't take pages into account, let me work on that as well, I will make an option so you as the admin will be able to set how much per page, then it will start a new page.

-Arunan

Excellent! And don't forget if you could to have it show the date a link was added!

This is working great!

odil

DrkFusion
08 Nov 2002, 21:24
Originally posted by Odil


Excellent! And don't forget if you could to have it show the date a link was added!

This is working great!

odil
Thanks Odill, also remember to keep bugging me on your free time, as I may forget :)

-Arunan

Chris M
08 Nov 2002, 22:14
Sounds good Arunan:)

Satan

DrkFusion
09 Nov 2002, 01:26
vB Links Directory 2.0
- Admin: Validate Toggle Option

DrkFusion
09 Nov 2002, 01:28
vB Links Directory 2.0
- Admin: Validate Link

WoodiE
09 Nov 2002, 01:28
Can anyone tell me why my site is not using the forums white background where the text links are, but the sites graphical background instead? Seen Here: http://www.rcnitrotalk.com/forum/links.php

I have tried what DrkFusion stated, but it then used bizarre colors that are not even used on my forum and some how creates a gradient in part of it.

Anyone have any fixes for this?


-WoodiE

DrkFusion
09 Nov 2002, 01:30
New Sscreen Shots have been put up, please visit the first post, to see links to the new screenshots.

-Arunan

DrkFusion
09 Nov 2002, 01:34
Woodie edit drkslinks_main and replace the whole thing with
{htmldoctype}
<!-- DRK'S LINK DIRECTORY -->
<!-- PROGRAMMED BY removed on request-->
<!-- HTTP://WWW.NOXMEDIA,NET-->
<html>
<head>
<!-- no cache headers -->
<meta http-equiv="Pragma" content="no-cache">
<meta http-equiv="no-cache">
<meta http-equiv="Expires" content="-1">
<meta http-equiv="Cache-Control" content="no-cache">
<!-- end no cache headers -->
<meta name="keywords" content="vbulletin,forum,bbs,discussion,jelsoft">
<meta name="description" content="$bbtitle is a discussion forum powered by vBulletin. To visit the forum, go to $bburl/ . To find out about vBulletin, go to http://www.vbulletin.com/ .">
<title>$bbtitle - Link Database</title>
$headinclude
</head>
<body>
$header

<table cellpadding="{tableouterborderwidth}" cellspacing="0" border="0" bgcolor="{tablebordercolor}" {tableouterextra} width="{contenttablewidth}" align="center"><tr><td>
<table cellpadding="4" cellspacing="{tableinnerborderwidth}" border="0" {tableinnerextra} width="100%">
<tr id="cat">
<td bgcolor="{categorybackcolor}" colspan="6"><center><normalfont color="{categoryfontcolor}"><b>$bbtitle - Links Database</b></normalfont></center></td>
</tr>
<tr align="center">
<td bgcolor="{tableheadbgcolor}" width="40%" align="center"><smallfont color="{tableheadtextcolor}"><b>Catagory</b></smallfont></td>
<td bgcolor="{tableheadbgcolor}" align="center"><smallfont color="{tableheadtextcolor}"><b>Description</b></smallfont></td>
</tr>
$catlistbit
<form action="links.php" method="post">
<input type="hidden" name="s" value="$session[sessionhash]">
<input type="hidden" name="results" value="doaddnew">
<tr>
<td colspan="2" bgcolor="{tableheadbgcolor}"><smallfont color="{tableheadtextcolor}"><b>Search Links Database By Keyword</b></smallfont></td></tr>
<tr valign="top">
<td colspan="2" bgcolor="{firstaltcolor}" align="center"><smallfont><input type="text" class="bginput" name="string" size="35"><br>Enter a Keyword above (ex: vbulletin, php. webhost etc)</td>
</tr>
</table>
</td></tr></table>
<table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0" width="{contenttablewidth}" {tableinvisibleextra} align="center">
<tr>
<td align="center"><normalfont>
<input type="hidden" name="action" value="results">
<input type="submit" class="bginput" name="Submit" value="Perform Search" accesskey="s">
<input type="reset" class="bginput" name="Reset" value="Reset Fields">
</normalfont></td>
</tr>
<tr valign="top">
<td bgcolor="{firstaltcolor}">
<center>
<normalfont>
<a href="links.php?action=main">Link Directory Home</a> | <a href="links.php?action=addlink">Submit a Link</a> | <a href="links.php?action=search">Search</a> | <a href="links.php?action=top10visited">Top 10 Visited Links</a> | <a href="links.php?action=top10last">Last 10 Added Links</a>
</normalfont>
</center>
<br>
<br>
<center>
<normalfont>
vB Links Directory 2.0<br>
Written By: <a href="http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/member.php?s=&action=getinfo&userid=22303">removed on request</a><br>
<a href="http://www.noxmedia.net">http://www.noXmedia.net</a>
</normalfont>
</center>
</td></tr>
</table>
</td></tr></table>
<br>
<br>
$footer
</body>
</html>

if the above works, tell me, and I will give you the fixes for the rest of the templates.

-

WoodiE
09 Nov 2002, 01:37
DrkFusion,

No that changed more colors...see what I mean here: www.rcnitrotalk.com/forum/links.php

DrkFusion
09 Nov 2002, 02:10
Leave it like that woodie, we are making progress lol...for your case only replace the code in the main template with:

WoodiE
09 Nov 2002, 02:17
LoL - better, but not quite there.

Do you have AIM? If so IM me at: WoodiE55


-WoodiE

David_McPherson
09 Nov 2002, 02:20
Ok... There are new additions since I installed yesterday?

If so... How do I install the "upgrades"?

DrkFusion
09 Nov 2002, 02:26
No there isn't, just minor little bug fixes.

-Arunan

David_McPherson
09 Nov 2002, 02:58
And an upload of the links.php will fix those??

DrkFusion
09 Nov 2002, 03:02
Yup :)

-Arunan

Dark_Wizard
09 Nov 2002, 03:03
Originally posted by DrkFusion
I will start to work on Sub Catagories right now, I will release this as an 'official' addon to this hack, and make a new zip that has this included.

Dark_Wizard, please read a pm I had sent.

Thanks
-Arunan

Just checked my PM's and don't see one from you.... :ermm:

David_McPherson
09 Nov 2002, 03:05
Thanks alot.. -Arunan

DrkFusion
09 Nov 2002, 03:06
Oh...umm can you PM me your aim screen name?

Also can everyone in there spare time go to http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=45514 and please show your appreciation, please and thank you

-Arunan

Dark_Wizard
09 Nov 2002, 03:16
DarkWizard44

David_McPherson
09 Nov 2002, 04:20
Not sure if this has been mentioned.. But something that might be a good thing to have is.... # of links in each category that has been added??? On the Links Main page??

JakeC
09 Nov 2002, 05:01
Ok, the hack seems to be installed ok, but one question. Where is the links category supposed to show up? Do I need to do anything special to enable this hack to be viewed in the forum? I've created one category and one link to test the functionality and in the admin cp it looks likes it's working, however I went to try and add one in the forum and it's nowhere to be seen. Forgive my complete ignorance. Thanks in advance.

JakeC

David_McPherson
09 Nov 2002, 05:04
Jake...

You will need to setup a link from your forum index page that connects to your links. ?? I hope that helps..

My plans are to have a "button" similar to the "usercp/register" buttons that are on top of the forum.. and have one that says "links" that 'links' to the links.php page...

JakeC
09 Nov 2002, 05:10
Well, I’m in luck because I made a button in anticipation. I guess I was hoping to have it imbedded in my other categories as well. Any ideas on doing that? Thanks.

JakeC

David_McPherson
09 Nov 2002, 05:17
Where do you want the button?? Like in the top of the forum similar to the positioning of the Vbulletin default buttons?

JakeC
09 Nov 2002, 05:25
Actually I have the button where it needs to be but I would like to have a link category that blends in with the other categories in my forum.

JakeC

edwardandtubbs1
09 Nov 2002, 06:14
I am getting this database error when I view links:

Database error in vBulletin 2.2.8:

Invalid SQL: SELECT * FROM gportal_weblinkslink WHERE catagoryid=1 AND valid='1' ORDER BY linkname
mysql error: Unknown column 'valid' in 'where clause'

mysql error number: 1054

David_McPherson
09 Nov 2002, 06:19
Originally posted by JakeC
Actually I have the button where it needs to be but I would like to have a link category that blends in with the other categories in my forum.

JakeC

Are you saying...

You'd like to have a Category IN your forum, which is similar to your other categories... Example Vbulletin.org...

They have categories on their main page (In Grey) which say:

>>>Vbulletin.org<<<
>>>Code Hacks<<<
>>>Graphics and ..<<<
Then you want one that says......
>>>Links<<<

*Of course, using Vbulletin.org as an example?

Dean C
09 Nov 2002, 09:42
Sounding good Dark..

I may just install this with the ratings on :)

Regards

- miSt

DrkFusion
09 Nov 2002, 13:24
Originally posted by David_McPherson
Not sure if this has been mentioned.. But something that might be a good thing to have is.... # of links in each category that has been added??? On the Links Main page??
I will look into it, I forgot to do this :-/ I will go for it.

JakeC, I did something like this for my friends forum, the links directory appears as a catagory at the end of the forumbits

See screenshot

If its something like that, yes it can be done :)

WoodiE
09 Nov 2002, 14:19
Links that are added by my users are added without me Validating them, even though I have it marked for me to validate them before adding them!

What is wrong?


-WoodiE

DrkFusion
09 Nov 2002, 14:28
Go to your admin cp, then:
vBulletin Options->vB Links Directory (check if it to yes, if it is already then...)-> Save Changes, do it 2 times to make sure you did it right.

Then add a link via the site to make sure.
-Arunan

JakeC
09 Nov 2002, 15:34
Are you saying...

You'd like to have a Category IN your forum, which is similar to your other categories... Example Vbulletin.org...

They have categories on their main page (In Grey) which say:

>>>Vbulletin.org<<<
>>>Code Hacks<<<
>>>Graphics and ..<<<
Then you want one that says......
>>>Links<<<

*Of course, using Vbulletin.org as an example?

Actually, here is an example of what I'm thinking. Links.jpg (http://www.homebuiltairplanes.com/images/Links.jpg)

How was this done? Just manually coding it in? Thanks

JakeC

David_McPherson
09 Nov 2002, 15:38
Has anyone had any reports of someone adding a link and it not "taking" it? Seems that I've entered some 2 and 3 times before it would validate in the admin cp... I've turned off validation for the moment... would a few of you today go and add your link to see if it accepts it?

www.mcpherson-racing.com/Vb/links.php