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Mod Version: 2.1, by magnus (Member) magnus is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.2 Rating: (9 votes - 4.78 average) Installs: 130
Released: 08 Nov 2006 Last Update: 08 Nov 2006 Downloads: 510
Not Supported Uses Plugins Template Edits  

Keywords: Thread, Newest, Oldest, SHOWTHREAD, SEO

Description:
Replaces the « Previous Thread | Next Thread » links located at the bottom of the SHOWTHREAD output with their respective thread titles. Adds 2 additional queries.
Details:
This hack functions exactly like the current links, except now users can see the actual thread titles of the next newest and next oldest thread. Someone said this could(?) help with SEO somewhere along the line. I don't claim to know enough to validate this statement. I developed the hack because it simply provided more information to the user, possibly enticing them to click with a thread title that may peak their interest.

I've also never been fond of the location of these links originally, at the bottom, so I've included an option via the AdminCP where you can opt to relocate the links to the top of the page just below the navbar (see screenshots below).

Installation:
1. Download and import the product-nextprevtitle_v2.1.xml file via the Product Manager.

2. Optionally, you may configure alternate placement via your AdminCP (vBulletin Options > Next/Previous Thread Titles)

3. ???

4. Profit

Version History:
v1.0 - Initial Release
v2.0 - Added ability to choose placement; Added template for end-user configuration
v2.1 - Adapted to work with 3.6.3
* Occasionally, you may notice a link beying displayed as "-" rather than a thread title. This is normal. This simply means there is no thread which is newer (or older) than the current thread being viewed. This same functionality is in vBulletin by default.

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  #2  
Old 08 Nov 2006, 17:28
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Post reserved for future use; maybe.
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Old 08 Nov 2006, 17:51
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it`s not loading to the settings groups

i can`t find it anywhere
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Old 08 Nov 2006, 17:52
radarhunter radarhunter is offline
 
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though i can see the results on my forum but can`t change it`s settings
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Old 08 Nov 2006, 17:57
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Hrm. Give me a sec.
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Old 08 Nov 2006, 18:08
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Fixed. Go ahead and download and overwrite the product. Sorry about that.
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Old 08 Nov 2006, 18:15
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Great hack, I have a very old version bookmarked which required edits. This one will do nicely as a replacement. Thanks!
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Old 08 Nov 2006, 18:41
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i dont see a zip file?
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Old 08 Nov 2006, 18:42
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Originally Posted by ChavMagnet
i dont see a zip file?
You caught me uploading a new copy which included a URL link back to this thread. :P

/embarass
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Old 08 Nov 2006, 19:09
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As this has two queries, would it not be server intensive on a large scale?
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Old 08 Nov 2006, 19:13
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Thanks for this but I think vBSEO does that already.
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Old 08 Nov 2006, 19:16
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Originally Posted by voteforbird
As this has two queries, would it not be server intensive on a large scale?
Define large scale. Regardless of the size of your forum, that doesn't change your SHOWTHREAD page. Forum size is irrelevant. However, if an additional 2 queries is of concern to you this result could still be achieved with a quick file edit which would add no additional queries.

I chose this method because a plugin is far more desireable than file edits. Your choice.

However, if you find different results as to the performance load incurred, I'd love to know. Unfortunately, I don't have the luxury of a large scale / uber-active forum to test on.

Last edited by magnus; 08 Nov 2006 at 19:22.
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Old 08 Nov 2006, 19:17
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Originally Posted by Snake
Thanks for this but I think vBSEO does that already.
Does it? I'm a vBSEO license owner, and I couldn't find this option in the vBSEO Control Panel.

Either way, this is a free alternative for those not fortunate enough to be blessed with a vBSEO license. :P

* Edit: I checked the vBSEO forums, and indeed they are implenting this feature -- however, I'm unsure if it's a function of vBSEO or a completely separate hack they are using. I'm looking through my vBSEO Control Panel right now and I can't find an option for it.

Last edited by magnus; 08 Nov 2006 at 19:25.
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Old 08 Nov 2006, 19:18
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Thanks. This option was long overdue.
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Old 08 Nov 2006, 19:24
Lionel Lionel is offline
 
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I am getting greedy. Can't we have both, under navbar and bottom of post, and make under navbar display the same way as bottom of page?
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