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[DBTech] InfoPanels v2 (vB5) [AJAX]
by DragonByte Tech
17 Sep 2012 03:00

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DragonByte Technologies are proud to present InfoPanels v2: The most feature-packed Welcome Panel system for vBulletin, and the first Welcome Panel system for vBulletin 5!

Why InfoPanels?

Info Panels is another product from DragonByte Technologies, creators of vBActivity and vBShout. Info Panels allows you to display useful and interesting information in a much more user friendly way, allowing your members to access important areas of the forum, and important information, without having to go through different menu screens.

The Welcome Panel displays all the information your users may want to see instantly when they log on, without having to go searching for it. A handy Module format means you don't have to fiddle with complex code in order to drop it on ANY page, you simply use the Site Manager natively in vBulletin 5!

The Top X Stats portion of the software allows your users to keep track of whats going on in the forum almost in real time - perfect for boards with many forums which are hard to keep track of!

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Complete Feature List

Welcome Panel
  • The user's picture with link to the profile where they can edit their User Picture
  • New posts and threads since the user's last visit
  • Time and date
  • # unread PMs (# total PMs)
  • Forum Stats: Total Members / Total Threads / Total Posts
  • Top Poster with link to their profile, showing number of posts and threads they have
  • Own Posts / Threads
  • # Posts Per Day (# Posts Today)
  • % of forum's total posts
  • What forum the user is most active in (# posts and # threads)
  • Latest News ticker with fade between news items (settable in vBulletin Options)
  • Link to User Settings page

Top X Stats
  • Choose "X"
  • Disable each individual block
  • Set various options per block
  • Create new blocks with different options based on each Block Type
  • User Stats
    • Newest Members
    • Top Posters
    • Top Thread Starters
  • Forum Statistics
    • Newest Replies
    • Most Viewed Threads

Caching
  • Fully integrated with vBulletin 5's new Cache functionality using the "Standard" cache type
  • Settable Time-To-Live in vBulletin options to balance stale content with resource savings
  • "Global" stats such as the Forum Stats in the above list are cached user-agnostic
  • Per-user stats like # Posts Per Day are cached per-user

Easy Setup
  • A hassle-free Module setup lets you drop the Welcome Panel on literally any page via vBulletin 5's Site Builder!
  • Configurable Module title lets you rename the "Welcome Panel" header should you choose
  • Fully integrated with the Site Builder under the "Display" grouping

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

DragonByte Tech 17 Sep 2012 03:38

Update:
A Pro-only vBOption (Disabled Statistics) was accidentally left in the .zip file - it would most likely produce a bitfield error.


Fillip

Hornstar 17 Sep 2012 20:20

Was just curious about how the install and uninstall works for vb5 and this mod?

DragonByte Tech 17 Sep 2012 20:21

Exactly the same as on vB3 and vB4 - except we support loading the XML file from the server as opposed to having to upload it from your computer :)

We don't use the AutoInstall functionality because it's currently unknown to us how it handles mods that print messages during install / how it handles redirects post-install.


Fillip

alfanexus 19 Sep 2012 14:58

Is this only working with forum or is blogs and groups also supported?

DragonByte Tech 19 Sep 2012 16:24

I'm not 100% sure what you're asking...

You can drop the module anywhere, blogs or forums or custom pages.

There's currently no blocks that pull Blog content available.


Fillip

alfanexus 19 Sep 2012 17:10

Quote:

Originally Posted by DragonByte Tech (Post 2366681)
I'm not 100% sure what you're asking...

You can drop the module anywhere, blogs or forums or custom pages.

There's currently no blocks that pull Blog content available.


Fillip

I was thinking about if :

New posts and threads since the user's last visit - if they include blog posts and group posts?

Forum Stats: Total Members / Total Threads / Total Posts - if they include blog posts and group posts?

Top Poster with link to their profile, showing number of posts and threads they have
Own Posts / Threads - if they include blog posts and group posts?
etc.

Its a great way of giving users a quick overview of whats going on, but since I also very much use blogs and groups, it would be nice if they counted the sameway as forum posts

DragonByte Tech 19 Sep 2012 17:21

Ah, no they do not.

There will be separate blocks for those things, but they are Pro-only :)


Fillip

abdobasha2004 20 Sep 2012 00:47

am very happy to see vb5 mods comming in :)

nhawk 21 Sep 2012 16:04

I'm getting a ton of errors if I upload the product prior to being in the ACP and before site builder is turned on. I have to remove dbtechinfopanels from the packages directory to regain access.

I'd rather not post the errors here since they reveal my complete setup information.

DragonByte, if your IP hasn't changed you already have access to my dev server to reproduce the problem. The only change is it ends with vb5b10 now.

DragonByte Tech 22 Sep 2012 13:24

Fixed in Beta 2 and fixed on your dev board, thanks :)

If it hadn't been for your sig I woulda thought you were a crazy person as I didn't recognise your username :D


Fillip

nhawk 22 Sep 2012 13:29

Quote:

Originally Posted by DragonByte Tech (Post 2367591)
Fixed in Beta 2 and fixed on your dev board, thanks :)

If it hadn't been for your sig I woulda thought you were a crazy person as I didn't recognise your username :D


Fillip

Well I am a crazy person, but that's beside the point. LOL!

One day I'll get all of the names synced together. ;)

DragonByte Tech 22 Sep 2012 13:42

Not surprised, coding does take its toll... One has to be either crazy, or just have an extensive supply of energy drinks ;)


Fillip

eva2000 25 Sep 2012 03:50

anyone else not seeing any top x stats in their panel ??

looks like updating to beta2 wiped the modules for db tech welcome and top x stats page from all my saved page templates ?

TheSupportForum 25 Sep 2012 11:00

@ DragonByte Tech

for beta 10 here are a few errors shown in admincp

Block Management
editing a block


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.



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