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[DBTech] DragonByte Forum Tabs v1 (vB4)
by DragonByte Tech
14 Sep 2012 23:19

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DragonByte Forum Tabs organizes the forum home page and it's forum content into Categories and AJAX Powered Tabs and includes a customizable Favourites Tab and a template editing free install.

Uses

Organizing the forums on the forum home into Tabs and those Tabs into Categories allows administrators to organize their content and reduce the length of the forum list. With AJAX powered Tabs as well as one click Favouriting of forums to add to a user's personal Favourites Tab, DFT makes navigating the forum home a more pleasant and customizable experience for users and admins alike.

Category Tabs can also have different styling allowing for very different looking sections to your forum home page. Tabs are remembered when coming back to the forum home page.

Installation is simple and includes no template edits.

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Priority support & Product Demos available at: http://www.dragonbyte-tech.com

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Translations available @ our forum
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Major Features

AJAX Powered Tabs: Dynamically loaded AJAX Powered Tabs each with a customizable list of forums, including setting Tabs to being global and visible on all Category Tabs.

Stylized Category Tabs: Each Category Tab organizes the AJAX Powered Tabs and can have individual styles attributed to them.

Personal Favourite Tab: Each user can manage and organize their own Favourites Tab to contain just the forums they want to see.


Complete Feature List

Lite

AdminCP
  • Customizable Tabs and Category Tabs
  • Per Category Style
  • Usergroup controlled permissions for each Category and Tab
  • Option to sticky Tabs and Categories to prioritise them in display
  • Set default tab per Category to override global defaults
  • StyleVars for customizing the Tabs and Categories
  • Can choose between image, text or both image and text tab display

vBulletin Options
  • Set how many columns hidden/unstickied Category Tabs are displayed in
  • Set how many columns subforums are displayed in on the forum home
  • Enable or Disable the 'More' tab that contains hidden/unstickied Category Tabs
  • Tab Idle Timer setting
  • Global Default Tab setting
  • Option to display notifications to users or not
  • Set Default Usergroups when creating new Tabs and Category Tabs
  • Disable the display of the Category Tabs

Forum Home
  • Tabs load using AJAX
  • Category Tabs can use different styles
  • Tabs and Category Tabs can use an image only, text only or both text and images
  • Favourite Tab
  • Add forums to Favourites tab by one click on Forum Home and Forum Display pages
  • Add forums via User Control Panel
  • Drop down menu to add favourite forums in Forum Display pages
  • Unstickied/hidden Category Tabs toggled by 'More' button
  • Dimissable notifications for users who have not set a favourite forum or a default ta
  • Subforums organized into customizable columns.


Pro

AdminCP
  • Optional default or forced forums for Favourites tab
  • Choose which instance of vBShout to display for that tab, if any (requires vBShout)

vBulletin Notices
  • Set whether a notice will appear above the forums list for a particular tab

Forum Manager
  • Automatically add a forum to the Favourites list for all users

vBulletin Options
  • Tab Refresh Timer setting
  • Option to display Unread Threads Counters on Tabs
  • Tab Refresh flood check to prevent excessive tab reload

Forum Home
  • Tabs automatically refresh
  • Tabs automatically idle
  • Tabs automatically unidle
  • Remove all favourites options in drop down menu on Forum Home and Forum Display pages
  • Add and Remove all subforums from favourites list
  • Set default tab to load in the User Control Panel
  • Integration with vBulletin's default Notices system so that notices will appear above the forums only when set to
  • Unread Thread count can be placed within the Tabs
  • vBShout integration above forums per tab (requires vBShout)

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This mod displays a copyright notification in the footer of all pages generated by this mod which includes:
  • 1 Link to DragonByte Technologies homepage
  • 1 Link to Product Description page of this modification

gwerzal 15 Sep 2012 02:04

I used to use a plug in like this and loved it. This is great. Thank you so much!

ReFuZe 15 Sep 2012 16:15

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gwerzal 16 Sep 2012 00:25

Im getting this error below when i try and install the xml -


XML Error: not well-formed (invalid token) at Line 1

DragonByte Tech 16 Sep 2012 05:48

Quote:

Originally Posted by gwerzal (Post 2365799)
Im getting this error below when i try and install the xml -


XML Error: not well-formed (invalid token) at Line 1

Very strange. I've just downloaded and tried reimporting the XML on a test site and it works fine for me. Perhaps the download was corrupted somehow when you downloaded. Can you try redownloading the file and seeing if that fixes the issue. Has anyone else had this problem?

Rckcrwlr 16 Sep 2012 12:58

I like the format...tagged for future.

Raimund 20 Sep 2012 08:35

That's a great Mod! Been searching for something like this for a while.

two bugs? i found

1. that X-Button - in the bar telling you don't have any favourites set yet - is not working, the bar will not disappear unless i put something in the favs.
2. Tabs within a category don't show up, i have to set them as a global tab to appear.

and some request for future versions. is it possible that each user can set a default active tab wihtin the user control panel? and is it possible to have global tabs only without a category set? i only have one category active to show the global tabs.

Thanks!

PS: sorry for my english

DragonByte Tech 20 Sep 2012 09:52

Quote:

Originally Posted by Raimund (Post 2366923)
That's a great Mod! Been searching for something like this for a while.

two bugs? i found

1. that X-Button - in the bar telling you don't have any favourites set yet - is not working, the bar will not disappear unless i put something in the favs.
2. Tabs within a category don't show up, i have to set them as a global tab to appear.

and some request for future versions. is it possible that each user can set a default active tab wihtin the user control panel? and is it possible to have global tabs only without a category set? i only have one category active to show the global tabs.

Thanks!

PS: sorry for my english

Glad you like the mod so far. :)

Will look into the two bugs, I've an idea what's causing them.

The Pro version does allow for setting a per user default tab in their control panel.

The second idea of having Global Tabs only without a category set I'm not sure of exactly what you mean. The Pro version does allow you to hide the Category Tabs and it will run effectively off the first Category Tab and what AJAX Tabs are assigned to it and the Global Tabs as well. Is that you are wanting?

DragonByte Tech 20 Sep 2012 14:21

Hi everyone,

Thanks to a number of bug reports we've worked out some of the issues to do with DragonByte Forum Tabs (DFT) and so we are releasing version 1.0.3 which contains those fixes and a number of other issues we came across (for both the Pro and Lite versions). It also adds a method to prevent the main Category Tab and AJAX Tab from being deactivated which caused a number of errors.

The full Changelog is here:

Feature: Unable to deactivate either the 'Forum' Category Tab or the 'All' AJAX Tab.
Fixed: Template that wasn't cached.
Fixed: Unstickied Category Tab showing next to the 'More' Tab when the Selected Category.
Fixed: Non-Global Tabs not showing up under their parent Category Tab.
Fixed: No Favourites and No Default Tab notices not dismissing correctly.
Fixed: Issue where on all Category Tabs and AJAX Tabs being deactivated would cause a PHP error.
Fixed: Cookie setting error.
Fixed: A conditional that conflicts with the fix for non-Global Tabs above.

Thanks as always to everyone for their feedback and suggestions.

Raimund 21 Sep 2012 07:32

Thanks for the fixes!

the Pro Version does everything i suggested, i did'nt realized there was a pro version. i'm getting the pro version :)

DragonByte Tech 21 Sep 2012 08:04

Quote:

Originally Posted by Raimund (Post 2367219)
Thanks for the fixes!

the Pro Version does everything i suggested, i did'nt realized there was a pro version. i'm getting the pro version :)

Cool, glad you're happy with the fixes. Another slight fix in the files for an IE error. Just reupload the files (no need to reimport the XML if running version 1.0.3). :)

glen290 26 Sep 2012 16:08

How do I assign forums to tabs ?

Ignore that, sussed it out...

DragonByte Tech 27 Sep 2012 06:42

Quote:

Originally Posted by glen290 (Post 2368733)
How do I assign forums to tabs ?

Ignore that, sussed it out...

Cool. There is a manual to help out here:

https://www.dragonbyte-tech.com/docs/forumtabs

The manual is written with the Pro version in mind, but many of the principles apply to the Lite version as well. Let us know if you have any more questions. :)

glen290 27 Sep 2012 07:16

Was after playing around on the VB5 demo that i remembered about this..

DragonByte Tech 28 Sep 2012 10:46

Quote:

Originally Posted by glen290 (Post 2368923)
Was after playing around on the VB5 demo that i remembered about this..

How do you mean? :)


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