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Current Staff Online Forum Sideblock and CMS Widget by BOP5
by BirdOPrey5
19 Jun 2012 00:19

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New Version: 0.99 Beta
New in 0.99
  • Added Widget
  • Added Settings instead of manual configuration
  • Added phrases for "None" and "No staff currently online." text.
  • Made code more compatible with older VB Versions (should work in 4.1.x now)


This is my first attempt at a Sideblock and Widget. The purpose of this is to list all forum staff members online.

There are settings to choose which usergroups are considered staff groups and for other basic settings.

The product .xml file contains the necessary templates and phrases but you will need to manually install the sideblock code itself and/or manually create the widget.

Specific installation instructions are in the .txt file in the zip file but the overall process is:
  • Upload the Product XML File
  • Add code to additional.css template
  • Edit Settings in Admin CP -> Options to setup your options
  • Create Sideblock (if using Sideblock)
  • Create Widget (if using widget)
  • Add Widget to Layout(s) (if using widget)

Overall this is working well- it is Beta as it's my fist Sideblock and Widget. I know it works on VB 4.2.0 but it should work on earlier versions as well (code was revised in Beta 0.99 for greater compatibility.)

If you get an error at the top of the browser window when you enable the sideblock or widget you know your VB version is too old.

In addition to working with my Font Selection by Username mod it will also work withe my Sidebar Anywhere mod.

Does not work with "Everywhere Sidebar" mod but DOES work with MY "Sidebar Anywhere" mod.


Please "Mark as Installed" if you use this. :)
Donations always appreciated. :up:
Nominate MOTM if you LOVE it! ;)

BirdOPrey5 19 Jun 2012 00:22


sodasusu 19 Jun 2012 00:39

nice mods like xenforo

BirdOPrey5 19 Jun 2012 00:39

I forgot to post the css code- just added it to the first post. :o

LouiseWilson 19 Jun 2012 00:39

All working good here super work again :)

DM BoNeZ 19 Jun 2012 01:05

will be testing this on 4.1.7
i will give feed back when done,,,,
EDIT does not work on 4.1.7

FTG LIQUID CL 19 Jun 2012 01:43

error on 4.1.12

RSNF 19 Jun 2012 03:40

The mod specifically states vB Version: 4.2.x


Originally Posted by FTG LIQUID CL (Post 2340900)
error on 4.1.12

sodasusu 19 Jun 2012 03:56


Originally Posted by FTG LIQUID CL (Post 2340900)
error on 4.1.12

vB Version: 4.2.x

Hornstar 19 Jun 2012 07:59

Looking good. Nice work.

ProFifaLeagues 19 Jun 2012 09:52

Very handy Idea thank you!!!

Are there any plans to turn this into a Widget too Sir???

deverill2010 19 Jun 2012 10:02

I asked for this, he's done the sidebar block and will hopefully be doing the widget soon :D fingers crossed!

BOP rocks!

BirdOPrey5 19 Jun 2012 10:48

Thanks for the Feedback on the version numbers guys, I knew it wouldn't work on older versions though honestly I am surprised there is an error even on 4.1.12. I will see if I can get access to a 4.1.12 board again, I ended up updating both my test sites to 4.2.0.

Yes I plan to make this into a widget as well, although it is re-usable code so if anyone wants to "beat me to it" they are encouraged to try. :)

Krusty1231 19 Jun 2012 11:23

Excellent. Works great!


GSMPINOY 19 Jun 2012 11:25

i'll be installing this on my forum... hope it will work fine.. ;)

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