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Track Guest Visits
by Paul M
09 Jan 2009 21:00

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As of 24 Nov 2017 this modification has been withdrawn.

This tracks the number of guests that have visited a forum each day. This isn't possible in stock vbulletin as no record is kept of guest visits, they are a 'realtime' display only. This will add (another) section to the "What's Going On" area.

Options / Features ;

* The ability to turn it on/off.
* The ability to turn just the display on/off.
* The ability to allow (or prevent) certain usergroups viewing the display.
* The ability to run the display code on all pages (not just forumhome).
* The ability to switch between 'Today' and Rolling 24 Hours display (default).
* The list of guests can be set to be always collapsed on initial view.
* The script that the Guest is running is logged (e.g. showthread, usercp etc).
* The request variables in use are logged (e.g. threadid, userid etc).
* The guest table can be cleaned of old records to help control it's size.
* Controls for the displays automatic template update.
* The datastore read (for spider detection) will read from the File/APC/Memcache/Xcache datastore [if used].
* Guest Views data collection - tracking each guests viewing of the forum index page, forums and threads.
* Guest Views data collection can be separately disabled.
* Multiple guest visits to the same page are logged separately.
* Clicking on a Guest type in the main display will list all recent visits by guests of that type.
* Clicking on the option in the guest listing will show that guests viewing data (if enabled).
* Usergroup permissions are done with the standard vbulleten usergroup permissions system.
* The option to keep a record of [and display] the most ever guests can be enabled.

Four new usergroup permissions are provided in the usergroup manager.

* Can View the Guests Visited Display - Members can view the guests visited display on Forumhome.
* Can View Guest IP Addresses - Members can see the ip addresses of visiting guests.
* Can View Guest Visits List - Members can view the list of guest visits page.
* Can View Guest Tracking Data - Members can view the individual guest visit tracking page.

* All (non usergroup) modification settings are in vBulletin Options > Guest Tracking.

To install (or upgrade);
  • Unzip the XML files.
  • Upload the bitfields file to your ../includes/xml folder.
  • If upgrading from a previous version, delete the old bitfield xml file from your ../includes/xml folder.
  • Import the product into vBulletin using the ACP Product Manager.
  • Set your required permissions in the usergroup manager.
Note that by default no usergroup permissions are given, you must set them.

You can get an improved Spiders Definition file from this post.

Note: For Spider detection to work you must set Enable Spider Display to 'Yes' in vBulletin Options > Who's Online Options.

Template Hook

Please note that this modification uses the following template hook in the FORUMHOME template ;


This must be present in any customised template/style you are using, otherwise this modification will not display.


v3.8.001 : Initial vb 3.8 release.
v3.8.002 : Fix install code SQL error.
v3.8.003 : Fix bug in attachment viewing links.

SnowBot 09 Jan 2009 21:33

hhmm great idea but i got an error

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

eh9 daddy 09 Jan 2009 21:34

When i try to install the product, it shows this error:

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

KEKforce 09 Jan 2009 21:55

same error here

Vaupell 09 Jan 2009 22:08

Same error, dosent work.

Idawg 09 Jan 2009 23:55

Same here

-=Leb=- 10 Jan 2009 00:13

Sweet, thx for the update.
Hey guys, i didn't get any error. I just updated it from 3.7 to 3.8

digicom 10 Jan 2009 00:29

Same error here aswell

steven s 10 Jan 2009 03:50


Originally Posted by Leb (Post 1706812)
Sweet, thx for the update.
Hey guys, i didn't get any error. I just updated it from 3.7 to 3.8

Upgrade worked here too. Thanks! :up:

Paul M 10 Jan 2009 13:47

Hmm, ok, I guess the sql has an error, i'll have a look in a minute. :)

Paul M 10 Jan 2009 13:57

Try it now (3.8.002)

readjono 10 Jan 2009 14:48

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Thank you kind sir. Working nicely in v3.8. I've had mine coded by a geek on here so it flows a bit better :)

eh9 daddy 10 Jan 2009 15:09

thanks, works fine now

dt_truck11 11 Jan 2009 02:22

whats the template hook that should be in inserted, because it doesnt seem to have been inserted automatically.

ijob 11 Jan 2009 10:44


The hack is installed but it doesn't display on the index page and there are no options in the usergroup manager?

I had the previous vbersion with no problems....

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