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lenzo 18 Dec 2008 12:04

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1. It allows you to display the tag cloud in forum related pages in any location you want. You can display tag clouds in forumhome, forumdisplay, and showthread, and hook it to any $template_hook or HTML comment. Instead of installing 3 different mods to accomplish this, you can install this mod to do all 3. Plus you can specify if you want to not display the tag cloud in certain pages.
I just don't get it. I did every step, but nothing shows. I just don't understand what you mean by option 1. Can you make a specific example to explain what we do for step 1?

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Revised: So freakin' weird. I disable every piece of the tag cloud, then suddenly it starts to appear. So, I guess it's working now, but I don't understand how...

vbboarder 18 Dec 2008 17:38

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Originally Posted by motowebmaster (Post 1687044)
Does this mod create it's own template? I'd like to modify the look of the Tag Cloud a bit, if possible.

If you want to custom style the tag links, then enter the CSS styles in the VB Options page for the Forum VBA Tag Cloud settings.

If you want to custom style the box in which the tags are located, then edit the template 'tag_cloud_collapsedbox'. It's essentially the same as the VB template 'tag_cloud_box' but the tags are contained in a collapsible box.

If you want to change the words "Active Tags" & "Preferred Tags", you can use VB Phrase Manager to change them to whatever you want.

vbboarder 18 Dec 2008 17:39

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Originally Posted by lenzo (Post 1687911)
I just don't get it. I did every step, but nothing shows. I just don't understand what you mean by option 1. Can you make a specific example to explain what we do for step 1?

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Revised: So freakin' weird. I disable every piece of the tag cloud, then suddenly it starts to appear. So, I guess it's working now, but I don't understand how...

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If you want the tag cloud to appear in a specific location, make sure you read my 2nd post for detailed instructions.

lenzo 18 Dec 2008 18:18

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Originally Posted by vbboarder (Post 1688098)
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If you want the tag cloud to appear in a specific location, make sure you read my 2nd post for detailed instructions.

Actually, I read your instructions, read every post, and still was confused at first. Honestly, in order for people to understand right away, you should make a specific example. I can understand why even a programmer would be confused at first.

Putting that aside, thank you for making this mod. It adds a little something. And thank you for answering the posts. :)

alehawk 26 Dec 2008 19:32

Hi!
2 Questions, I upgraded from tag cloud 1.0 and now I got the tag cloud over forum home even when its disabled (i disabled it to show only one tag cloud box), how can I fix that?
Second, how can I change the preffered and active clud color because it cand be read in my site color scheme (http://www.astrodestino.com.ar)
Thank you!

MTGDarkness 27 Dec 2008 14:17

I still really don't get the whole hook location system. Can you give me an example of how to set a new hook up in a theme and attach this MOD to it?

KevinL 27 Dec 2008 14:37

you can find a hook in any template like -> $template_hook[forumhome_wgo_pos5]

MTGDarkness 27 Dec 2008 15:37

I found a hook, and tried to enter it as an option. But then it wouldn't come up at all.

vbboarder 27 Dec 2008 19:59

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Originally Posted by MTGDarkness (Post 1694739)
I still really don't get the whole hook location system. Can you give me an example of how to set a new hook up in a theme and attach this MOD to it?

Make sure you read the 2nd post for hook selection tips & instructions. The first note says:

"You can find and place hooks in adv_portal, FORUMHOME, FORUMDISPLAY, & SHOWTHREAD templates. The hook must be $navbar, $template_hook, or a HTML comment (ie: $template_hook[place] or <!-- comment -->)."

This means that you go the VB Styles > Edit Templates > then review either the adv_portal (for vbAdvanced), FORUMHOME, FORUMDISPLAY (for pages listing threads), or SHOWTHREAD (for pages listing posts) for hooks that you can use.

As stated, the hook must be $navbar or something that starts with $template_hook or an html comment (which starts with <!-- and ends -->). Examples that were recently posted were: $template_hook[forumhome_wgo_pos5] and <!-- what's going on box --> These are FORUMHOME hooks so they won't work in the other pages (you must select different hooks for them).

The 2nd post give reasons to why a certain hook may not work (ie: if it occurs between <if> and </if> tags that evaluates to false). Hope these examples help.... don't know how else to clarify.

vbboarder 27 Dec 2008 20:03

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Originally Posted by alehawk (Post 1694231)
Hi!
2 Questions, I upgraded from tag cloud 1.0 and now I got the tag cloud over forum home even when its disabled (i disabled it to show only one tag cloud box), how can I fix that?
Second, how can I change the preffered and active clud color because it cand be read in my site color scheme (http://www.astrodestino.com.ar)
Thank you!

You can change the tag colors in VB Options > Custom Tag Clouds settings page using CSS styles syntax. For further help, you need to click "Marked as Installed" on this page.

Sunka 11 Jan 2009 01:11

Is this MOD working on vBulletin v3.8.0?

vbboarder 11 Jan 2009 01:28

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Originally Posted by Sunka (Post 1707995)
Is this MOD working on vBulletin v3.8.0?

Yup, workin' fine without any problems ;)

MTGDarkness 11 Jan 2009 06:46

Does this work with 3.7.4PL1? Cuz one of my MODs is apparently giving my members token errors, and this is one of them. I'm going to disable it and hope for an update for now.

vbboarder 12 Jan 2009 18:34

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Originally Posted by MTGDarkness (Post 1708278)
Does this work with 3.7.4PL1? Cuz one of my MODs is apparently giving my members token errors, and this is one of them. I'm going to disable it and hope for an update for now.

Don't know how this mod is giving token errors, 'cause it uses VB's built-in tag cloud function to build the tag cloud (in other words, this mod calls a function that's written by VB). Also, I haven't received any other reports of token errors due to this mod.

vbboarder 14 Jan 2009 02:14

NEW FEATURES: Social Group Tag Cloud (VB 3.8.0 or higher required)

1. A tag cloud for social group categories can be displayed anywhere in the site homepage (vbAdvanced) or forum homepage (forumhome). Similar to the forum tag cloud, the social group cloud resides in a collapsible box and the links can be custom styled to draw focus to specific groups (ie: if you have a new group that you want to promote).

2. Both the forum tag cloud and social group cloud can now be positioned in the left, right, or center blocks (download the VBA xml files). In earlier versions, the tag cloud could only be hooked to the adv_portal template.

To download, go to: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=201692


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