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Social Group Statistics in Categories Listing
Mod Version: 1.1.5, by vbboarder (Member) vbboarder is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (6 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 33
Released: 07 Feb 2009 Last Update: 01 Oct 2009 Downloads: 234
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Group Statistics in Categories Listing
This mod adds 10 features to social groups.

The categories listing page is probably the most bland VB page, only showing the category name and # of groups. This mod will make that page much more interesting and visited by adding statistics per category and overall. You can specify how many groups will be shown in each category. This mod is fully phrased. 10 features are added:
  • Show statistics for newest groups (last created).
  • Show statistics for active groups (last updated).
  • Show statistics for popular groups (most members).
  • Show statistics for photogenic groups (most pics).
  • Show statistics for talkative groups (most messages).
  • Show statistics for talkative groups (most discussions).
  • Show group icon next to unread groups. You can also specify to never show, always show, or alternate show the group icon.
  • Group search input field provided for convenient searching.
  • Show the overall group statistics in forumhome at 3 different places.
  • Show the overall group statistics in VBA blocks; links will work for both VBA installed inside and outside forum directory.
Important Notes:
  • The group statistics in VBA blocks will not show statistics for most discussions to allow cleaner presentation in 3-columns layout.
  • 2-3 queries are required for the group statistics (3 if you enable marking unread groups with icons). If you installed version 1.0, the 2 manual edits are no longer required in version 1.1 in order to achieve 2-3 queries total.
  • This mod requires VB 3.8+ and MySql 4.1+.
Installation:
  • Upload the files to their respective folders in your forum directory.
  • Import the product at Manage Products page and allow overwrite.
  • Go to VB Options > Categories’ Group Statistics to set your settings.
  • Optional: to display the tag cloud in vbAdvanced, go to VBA CMPS > Download / Upload Modules > in “Module to Upload”, select ‘groupstats_vba.xml’ (in the zip file), and click ‘Submit’. Then go to VBA CMPS > Default Settings > Main Options > add to “Portal Output Global Variables”:
groupstats
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Version History:
1.0.0 - Initial Release.
1.0.1 - fixed table prefix bug.
1.1.0 - upgraded mod to not require file edits to reduce queries.
1.1.5 - fixed a minor bug. Added RTL language support.

Notes:
1. I read all posts for this mod so feel free to post any comments or suggestions.
2. You will be notified by e-mail for future updates if you click “Marked as Installed.” If you find this mod useful, remember to click “Nominate for MOTM.”

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  #16  
Old 10 Feb 2009, 09:23
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Huy Hoàng Huy Hoàng is offline
 
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Originally Posted by vbboarder View Post
The version number in the xml file was not updated - it will not affect the functionality of the mod or VB. If you want to update it, simply go to Manage Products > Categories' Group Statistics > and update the version # to 1.0.1
Thanks for the support
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Old 01 Apr 2009, 18:56
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Updated: version 1.1.0 was just released. New feature: 2-3 queries total with no file editing required. You do not need to reinstall the VBA module if you’re using it. It is recommended that you install this update.
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Old 11 Apr 2009, 17:08
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Thanks, working fine in VB 3.8.2.
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Old 16 Jun 2009, 17:19
DarkSoroush DarkSoroush is offline
 
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Any support for right-2-left?!
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Old 01 Oct 2009, 17:23
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Fixed a minor bug - updated to version 1.1.5. Added RTL language support. Updated VB & VBA templates. To update, reinstall xml file, allow overwrite, and revert updated templates.
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Old 10 Feb 2010, 14:44
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Uninstall because used for vbb 4.x
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Old 10 Feb 2010, 15:27
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No doubt, this one on 4.0 is very much needed.
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Old 10 Jul 2011, 17:57
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is there any way to show only specific categories?
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Old 31 Jan 2012, 22:37
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tried to install on vb 3.85 and got a database error, plugin removed? Sounds like a nice mod if it would work.

Anyone install on vb 3.85?
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