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Read PMs (PM Management Suite Lite)
Mod Version: 3.8.17, by Mosh (Coder) Mosh is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (43 votes - 4.56 average) Installs: 712
Released: 25 Mar 2009 Last Update: 14 Jan 2011 Downloads: 5383
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IMPORTANT NOTICE: This hack can only be used by Super Administrators.


What Does This Hack Do?

This version is a major update (a virtual re-write, there is very little original code left) of Dream's Read PMs hack v0.7. Permission for me to release this hack is shown here, and blessings are given by Dream here.

This hack will allow you as a Super Administrator to read your member's private messages.

Please, lets not get into a discussion in this support thread about the suitability of this hack and invading privacy etc, (I have seen this happen in other threads, so, I am pre-empting people before it starts). If you have a moral objection to this hack, please don't comment on it, just don't install it, it is as simple as that. This hack is here for people who want to use it, I have no opinion about it one way or the other.

Original Features by Dream:
  • List PMs separated by sent/received given a username or id
  • List all users with PMs
  • Search PMs by exact text, all words and at least one of the words
  • List the latest X PMs sent
Fixed in this version:
  • BBCode in PMs is now parsed correctly !!!!
  • To and BCC fields when reading a single PM now display correctly
  • If a PM is displayed in Latest X PMs that has been deleted by all parties (from, to, cc, bcc) and it has not yet been deleted permanently by the hourly cron job, it will display a proper error message when clicking on the link for it, instead of displaying a database error
  • Any PMs that a user sent to others that included the themselves in the To or BCC now show up in Received PMs (they did not before)
  • High server load when clicking List Users with PMs, especially if there are 1000s of users that have PMs (now split into categories acording to how many PMs a user has)
Added in this version:
  • Now completely phrased (uses a language file that has 75 custom phrases that take the form $rpmphrase['phrase_name']), so can be translated into other languages very easily by creating a separate phrase file for each language
  • Now available in 7 languages:
    • English
    • Italian
    • German
    • Brazilian/Portuguese
    • Spanish
    • Turkish
    • French
  • Read Single PM - read a single PM by typing in pmtextid
  • Minimum length for each search term, and the ability to disable it
  • userids now displayed next to user (From, To and BCC)
  • userids are now click-able and linked to their admincp user profile, so user can be edited (ie prune all PMs from a spammer)
  • A more complete message is displayed if admin user is not super administrator, it has a link to vBulletin manual
  • To column to Lastest X PMs
  • To column to the recieved section of Read A User's PMs
  • To and From columns to Search for PMs
  • A lot of the formatting has been changed to make it look better (that is just my opinion)
  • Extra links to various functions for each user
  • Other things I can not think of right now

Frequently Asked Questions

Question:
How do I hide the Read PMs link?
Answer:
The only way to do so, is to not upload cpnav_rpm.xml and to use a shortcut/bookmark to http://<your-forum-path-here>/admincp/read_pms.php? instead.
Question:
How do I fix the following error when I upgrade to PHP 5.3.x and above?
Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Answer:
The fix is available here - http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=235

vBulletin Version Compatibility

This hack can be used with vBulletin versions 3.6.0 - 3.8.8. This may even work for v3.5.x (but has not been tested).

The version of this hack that is compatible with vBulletin v4.0.0 or later versions is available here.



Hack Support

IMPORTANT: This hack is no longer supported.


Branding

There is a small unobtrusive block of copyright branding text at the bottom of each page generated by this hack, which is there to promote my work and allow you to use this hack for free.

You are NOT allowed to remove my copyright branding from this hack.


Install/Uninstall Instructions

IMPORTANT: THERE ARE NO FILES TO IMPORT INTO THE ADMINCP

The readme.txt instructions file is included in attached .zip file. The upgrade instructions are exactly the same as the install instructions.


Translations

Official Language Files (included in the zip file):
  • read_pms_eng.php - English by Mosh
  • read_pms_ita.php - Italian by anonymous
  • read_pms_deu.php - German by Speedy1505
  • read_pms_bra.php - Brazilian/Portuguese by Setokaiba (SW)
  • read_pms_esp.php - Spanish by cloferba
  • read_pms_tur.php - Turkish by Adem GENĒ
  • read_pms_fre.php - French by Dadoo


Version History

v3.8.17 - Saturday 15th January 2011
-- Altered: updated 3 phrases in the Turkish language file "read_pms_tur.php"

v3.8.16 - Sunday 9th January 2011
-- Added: French language file "read_pms_fre.php" - thanks to Dadoo
-- Updated: "readpms.php" to accommodate the new language
-- Updated: Instructions

v3.8.15 - Saturday 8th January 2011
-- Added: Turkish language file "read_pms_tur.php" - thanks to Adem GENĒ
-- Updated: "readpms.php" to accommodate the new language
-- Updated: Instructions

v3.8.014 - Sunday 23rd August 2009
-- Added: Spanish language file "read_pms_esp.php" - thanks to cloferba
-- Updated: "readpms.php" to accommodate the new language
-- Updated: Instructions

v3.8.013 - Friday 14th August 2009
-- Added: Brazilian (Portuguese) language file "read_pms_bra.php" - thanks to Setokaiba (SW)
-- Updated: "readpms.php" to accommodate the new language
-- Updated: Instructions

v3.8.012 - Thursday 13th August 2009
-- Added: German language file "read_pms_deu.php" - thanks to Speedy1505
-- Updated: "readpms.php" to accommodate the new language
-- Updated: Instructions

v3.8.011 - Wednesday 12th August 2009
-- Added: Italian language file "read_pms_ita.php" - author wishes to remain anonymous
-- Updated: "readpms.php" to accommodate the new language
-- Updated: Instructions on how to change language files

v3.8.010 - Saturday 25th July 2009
-- Fixed: Typo on line 63 of 'readpms.php' - thanks to Andrea (Silvio)
-- Fixed: Typo on line 171 of 'readpms.php' - thanks to macc
-- Fixed: Typo on line 476 of 'readpms.php'
-- Fixed: Typo on line 483 of 'readpms.php'

v3.8.009 - Monday 6th July 2009
-- Fixed: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() error a very small percentage of people were experiencing
-- Added: 1 phrase

v3.8.008 - Saturday 4rd July 2009
-- Fixed: Several missing </div>s
-- Fixed: Uncached BBCode templates (save up-to 4 queries when viewing a PM)
-- Added: New English language phrase file - 74 new phrases
-- Added: 'To' column to 'Lastest X PMs'
-- Added: 'To' column to the recieved section of 'Read A User's PMs'
-- Added: 'To' and 'From' columns to 'Search for PMs'
-- Updated: A virtual re-write of the base code to remove all the hard-coded phrases

v3.8.007 - Thursday 2nd July 2009
-- Fixed: Now correctly parses BBCode Tags !!!
-- Added: Correct header when viewing single PMs
-- Updated: Screenshots

v3.8.006 - Tuesday 31st March 2009
-- Fixed: High server load when finding PMs for single user id or username
-- Fixed: Problems with hacks that have custom BBCode being called by the "bbcode_fetch_tags" file hook

v3.8.005 - Saturday 28th March 2009
-- Added: Read Single PM - read a single PM by typing in pmtextid
-- Added: Ability to disable the limit minimum length a key search word can be

v3.8.004 - Friday 27th March 2009
-- Changed: Layout of PM lists, individual PMs, sent/received PMs, Search Results
-- Fixed: High server load when clicking List Users with PMs, especially if there are 1000s of users that have PMs (now split into categories acording to how many PMs a user has)
-- Removed: From info for individual users sent PMs
-- Added: Constant to limit minimum length a key search word can be, to limit higher server loads when trying to search for a keyword with a length of 1 (ie. "a"). This minimum is currently set at 4, but can be altered by editing read_pms.php)
-- Added: Various links (depending what function you are using) to view all a users PMs, go to the users pmstats page, edit the user and send the user a PM

v3.8.003 - Thursday 26th March 2009
-- Fixed: The Plain Text BBcode parser version of the PM message body was stretching the screen too wide, now word wraps

v3.8.002 - Thursday 26th March 2009
-- Fixed: The unparsed version of the PM message body was stretching the screen too wide, now instead of just leaving unparsed, I have used the Plain Text BBcode parser instead.

v3.8.001 - Tuesday 24th March 2009
-- Initial Release


Thanks

A big thanks goes out to Dream, whose original hack and permission to re-use his code enabled me to release this hack.


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Old 25 Nov 2009, 19:37
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This hack has been found to be not compatible with v4.0.0 Beta 3
Is this mod one of the ones you plan to update to vb4?
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Old 25 Nov 2009, 20:08
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Originally Posted by Alibass View Post
Is this mod one of the ones you plan to update to vb4?
Once I work out how to convert it, I will be releasing a version for v4.0.x. There is no ETA at the moment.
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Old 13 Dec 2009, 10:10
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Thanks for updating this mod from the previous version.
Just installed. My Supers are having permission problems - they are not able to access it.
Looking at the code:

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

and I don't understand it. It seems to be matching some text?
Why not just compare usergroup ids?
Any idea why my super moderators can't get in?
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Old 13 Dec 2009, 22:24
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Originally Posted by Spinball View Post
Thanks for updating this mod from the previous version.
Just installed. My Supers are having permission problems - they are not able to access it.
Looking at the code:

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

and I don't understand it. It seems to be matching some text?
Why not just compare usergroup ids?
Any idea why my super moderators can't get in?
This hack is only for Super Administrators, states that clearly in the first post, and that is because Dreams version has always only been for Super Administrators. I will not be changing that.
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Old 28 Dec 2009, 09:24
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PM Management Suite for vb4?
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Old 28 Dec 2009, 22:24
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Originally Posted by I.am View Post
PM Management Suite for vb4?
There will be, as soon as I work out how to get it to display BBCode in vBulletin 4.0.0 Gold.

The template system has completely changed in v4.0.0 and in their current form either Read PMs (PM Management Suite Lite) or the PM Management Suite work 99% already, but any PMs that contain BBCode do not display at all at the moment.

I sort of have a work around that does display the PMs with BBCode, but the indent formatting has been lost, so am sort of half way there at the moment.

See the attached screenshot of the PM Management Suite Lite for v4. I will be releasing this version at Wolfshead Solutions today, and will only available to members who have purchased a vBulletin.org Paid Subscription. But, once I have it working properly, it will be released here as well for free. However, there is no ETA as to when I get it working.

At the same time the full version of PM Management Suite will be available to purchase by customers.
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Old 29 Dec 2009, 10:11
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Thanks I can't wait.
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Old 02 Jan 2010, 02:57
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Hi all,

It is with regret that after over 4 years (and thousands of hours) spent providing free support for my free hacks released here, as of today I will no longer be able to provide support for free.

This is due to being unemployed for a while, being strapped for cash and unable to rely on the virtually non-existant donations from here to help to pay the bills or put food on the table for my family. I am now providing all support for my free hacks released here over at Wolfshead Solutions via an annual support subscription (for a small fee).

It does not mean I will be no longer release free hacks, I will, but I will just no longer be supporting them for free.

My free hacks have and always will remain free to download and use. And so will updates/bug fixes.

I will be releasing more free hacks, but if you require any support at all for those free hacks, you will need to purchase an annual support subscription over at Wolfshead Solutions to receive support.

I am really sorry I have to do this, but revenue generated by my programming gigs are now my only source of income, and I can no longer afford the luxury of providing free support here, when that time can be spent creating new commerial products, doing paid work requests or providing paid support to pay the bills.

Thank you for the understanding.

Regards,

Mosh.
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Old 02 Jan 2010, 09:31
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I've tried to register in your community, but i have not received the email to activate my account yet.

Anyway when will be released the PM Mangement Suite for vb4?

Thanks
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Old 02 Jan 2010, 09:49
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I've tried to register in your community, but i have not received the email to activate my account yet.
Have you checked that the confirmation email is not being blocked as spam?

Originally Posted by I.am View Post
Anyway when will be released the PM Mangement Suite for vb4?

Thanks
I have not yet decided if I am going to re-write it from scratch to be front-end based or just do a minimal update when I can get it to work (vBulletin 4.0.x template system issue, the template system has never worked in the AdminCP, it has to be initialised) from the AdminCP. I am leaning more towards a total rewrite, as it would be a lot more flexible being front-end based.

When it is ready I will announce it. There is no ETA yet, but assume that it is at least 2 or 3 months away, if not longer. If it is going to be quicker than that, I will announce it.
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Old 02 Jan 2010, 10:42
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Yes i have already checked and no one email in my spam box.
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Old 02 Jan 2010, 12:46
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Yes i have already checked and no one email in my spam box.
What username did you register with? Once I know I will resend the confirmation email.
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Old 03 Jan 2010, 10:36
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ralex thanks
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Old 03 Jan 2010, 13:11
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ralex thanks
Confirmation email resent
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Old 04 Jan 2010, 07:26
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