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Minitabbars 3.7 *** Tabs & Dropdown menus
by Deepdog009
08 Apr 2008 20:30

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What this mod does is allows admins to add custom tabbars to Forumhome,,,Gallery or CMPS navbar templates... With customization you can also add it to other areas of your site...

Before installing or updating,,, download and read tutorial...

Primary setup consists of uploading minitabs images folder to your forum images folder...

FIXED CMPS with better dropdown options
  1. If you want to add to your CMPS,,, You must upload minitabs images folder to your domain root...
  2. http://yoursite.com/images/minitabbar/
  3. Goto CMPS and open main options / global varible...>>> Add $var $minitabbar1 or minitabbar1 so that it will show on frontpage...save...

If you want to add to your Gallery,,, You must upload minitabs images folder to your gallery root...

If you want to add to your Forum,,, You must upload minitabs images folder to your Forum root...


Step {2}

Goto Admincp and open products and install xml plugin with admin options on/off...

Goto vbsettings at top of admincp and find Minitabs and open...

  • View options and setup URL's
  • View options and setup Tooltip text
  • View options and setup Name of each tabbar
  • View options and setup CSS color of text
  • View options and setup Color type of tabbar from over 30 colors
  • View options and setup Font family type
  • View options and setup Font size
  • View options and setup Hover color link text
  • View options and setup No hover color link text



Goto vbsettings at top of admincp and find Minitabbars and open...

Setup correct path so that your images will show correctly...

images/minitabs/spacer.gif = http://yoursite.com/forums/images/minitabs/spacer.gif

Place main images folder {{{ minitabs }}} = http://yoursite.com/forums/images/minitabs/

Place main images folder {{{ minitabs }}} = http://forums/images/minitabs/yoursite.com/

Second option may need customization to xml...


Step {4}

Popups? This mod uses the default vbulletin dropdown menu...
Some of my other mods don't work well with vbulletin default dropdown menus... other type {Chrome}?

Adding popups code to text window...

UPDATED Dropdowns to work on all TEN minitabbars
added the ability to turn on/off all eight dropdowns...
added the ability to control register and ID names on all TEN dropdowns...

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Step {5}

Last,,, add $minitabbar1 to NAVBAR template at top under <br/>... save
Goto CMPS global/Main and add $minitabbar1 or minitabbar1 and $minitabbarpopups or minitabbarpopups to global/main and save...


Ver...>>> 0.1.3
  • Added custom images insert tabbars...
  • Added total of 10 tabbars...
  • Added tutorial to help with install...


Ver...>>> 0.1.4
  • Cleaned up code to 75%...
  • Fixed on/off options...


Ver...>>> 0.1.5
  • Added usergroups on 9th & 10th tabbars...
  • Added dropdowns on/off per tabbar...
  • Fixed dropdown links *** Turn off if using main link...


Ver...>>> 0.1.6
  • Fixed CMPS links *** setup global $var...
  • Cleaned house in Html & PHP @ 90%...


Overwrite with new 0.1.6 ver....

If Overwrite causes issues,,, Uninstall ^ Re-install...

kaptanblack 08 Apr 2008 21:37

Thanks, very nice ;)

gwerzal 08 Apr 2008 22:24

Sweet trying it out now

smartwulf 09 Apr 2008 00:41

thank you so much, very sweet!

therogueforums 09 Apr 2008 01:12

Interesting concept. Downloaded, and will be testing tomorrow.

tmiland 09 Apr 2008 01:31

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Here are som nice tabs for you all :)

G-man561 09 Apr 2008 01:34

thanks! Hopefully, this will look good on my site! :D

raagaswaram 09 Apr 2008 03:13

can it work on 3.6.8

TrikkeTalk 09 Apr 2008 03:18


Works brilliant, even on 3.6.8, with one exeption, can't get it to work on my VBA portal page. What am I doing wrong?

Never mind, I forgot to add minitabbar1 to the VBA "Output Global Variables" :o, problem solved!!!

So, this Mod works just fine, also on 3.6.8

Zaiaku 09 Apr 2008 06:59

I wont be using this for my boards mainly becuase I not a big fan of all the colors but think this is a really nice mod.

GrendelKhan{TSU 09 Apr 2008 07:46

love the concept... but style doesn't match my board.

is it easy to make/apply different tab styles? I'm all over if so. :)

Thanks 2 ALL
by Deepdog009
09 Apr 2008 07:46


Originally Posted by tmiland (Post 1486320)
Here are som nice tabs for you all :)

tmiland thanks for the tab images,,, I will put them in the next tab pack for tab menus...

Releasing a Inverted tabbar sets at the end of the week...

By the way U can use only same COLOR or RAINBOW for all minitabbars

Edit CSS files in clientsript so that TEXT color and size change...

Thanks 2 ALL Thanks;)

therogueforums 09 Apr 2008 10:36

I can work on a slue of tabs for you, but is it possible to have the product take the style of the tabs from the skin, like vB does with its user profile tabs?

Butcher 09 Apr 2008 13:28

nice hack but unfortunately the tabs simply won't fit any style. a better control over the tabs colour would make this far better

indie2industry 09 Apr 2008 15:13

Are there any limits to how many tabs you can have??

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