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Everywhere Sidebar 4 VB4
Mod Version: 1.5.3, by almannai (Coder) almannai is offline
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vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (129 votes - 4.74 average) Installs: 1016
Released: 22 Jan 2010 Last Update: 18 Jul 2012 Downloads: 8652
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Latest news::
  • [8.3.2012]ESB Gold is updated to 2.2.14 with some bugs fixed ( Tested on vb 4.2 ).
  • [7.20.2012]ESB Gold is updated to 2.2.13 with some bugs fixed ( Tested on vb 4.2 ).
  • [18.7.2012]ESB Free is updated to 1.5.3 to support activity stream ( Tested on vb 4.2 ).
  • [7.6.2012]ESB Gold is updated to 2.2.10 with some bugs fixed ( Tested on vb 4.2 ).
  • [25.5.2012]ESB Gold is updated to 2.2.8 to support activity stream ( Tested on vb 4.2 ).
  • [20.5.2012]ESB Free version is updated with some bugs fixed to 1.5.2 (tested on 4.1.12. Make to sure to upload cssrollup_everywhere_sidebar.xml again and follow the installation steps ).
  • [27.4.2012]ESB Gold is updated with some bugs fixed to 2.2.7 ( NO Need For "cssrollup_everywhere_sidebar.xml" anymore).
  • [19.4.2012]ESB Gold is updated with some bugs fixed to 2.2.6 ( NO Need For "cssrollup_everywhere_sidebar.xml" anymore).
  • [16.4.2012]ESB Free version is updated with some bugs fixed to 1.5.1 (tested on 4.1.11. Make to sure to upload cssrollup_everywhere_sidebar.xml again and follow the installation steps ).
  • [15.4.2012]ESB Gold is updated with some bugs fixed to 2.2.5 (tested on 4.1.12 works fine with both "Store CSS Stylesheets as Files" Yes or No ).
  • [26.2.2012]ESB Gold is updated with some bugs fixed to 2.2.4 (Tested and Running fine On vb4.1.11).
  • [6.2.2012]ESB Gold is updated with some bugs fixed to2.2.2.
  • [3.2.2012]ESB Gold is updated with some bugs fixed to2.2.1.
  • [30.1.2012]ESB Gold is updated with some bugs fixed and to make sure is working well with vbulletin 4.1.10.
  • [03.12.2011]ESB 1.5 released with major bugs fixed and tested on vbulletin 4.1.8.
  • [22.11.2011]ESB Gold is updated with some bugs fixed and to make sure is working well with vbulletin 4.1.8.
  • [30.09.2011] Bug fixed 2.1.6 (Gold version).
  • [11.08.2011] ESB SG discussions not showing fixed in 1.4.4.4
  • [11.06.2011] ESB go to the bottom of the page when "store css as file" set to yes bug fixed with 1.4.4.3
  • [11.06.2011] Loading page and force insert css bug fixed with 1.4.4.2
  • [06.06.2011] Some bug fixed with 1.4.4.1 and new onload option introduced
  • [04.06.2011] More stable with 1.4.4 version with a css style sorted out
  • [15.05.2011] Minor bugs in 1.4.3 version is fixed by 1.4.3.1
  • [12.05.2011] Have more control over sidebar with the 1.4.3 version. It is available download it now.
  • [10.01.2011] 1.4.1 pl1 is available.
  • [09.01.2011] Bug found in 1.4.1 where it will not show the content of Custom HTML/PHP
    blocks. This will be fixed in pl1 of this mod version.
  • [07.01.2011] Bug found in 1.4.1 where it will display disabled blocks. This can be fixed by using block filter for now.
  • [03.01.2011] The 1.4.1 Full version is released. This version is tested on vb4.1 and should work with no problem on vb4.1. This does not mean it will not work on other vb versions but it should work. Last You must uninstall previous version as this is different than the full version.
  • [30.12.2010] The 1.4.1 Lite is released. This version is tested on vb4.1 and should work with no problem on vb4.1. That does not mean it will not work on other vb versions but it is not guaranteed. The Lite version will display sidebar on forumhome, forumdisplay, album, faq and calendar.
  • [29.12.2010] I'm running out of time to keep up my word to release 1.4.1 before the end of the year. So I will release 1.4.1 lite for now then we will see later for gold version.
  • [20.12.2010]This mod will be updated to 1.4.1 version soon (hopefully before the end of 2010) From now on the last two digits of mod version will represent vb version so the next update is for vb4.1.
What is this:
By default VB4 sidebar will be shown only on forum home page. This mod Will display the Sidebar everywhere in the forum. This mod assumes that you already set your sidebar block from "forum blocks manager".

Current Version:
1.5.3 (Free)
2.2.13 (Gold)

Demo:
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Features :
  • Add ESB to Blog (Gold version only).
  • Option to set ESB in blog sidebar (Gold version only).
  • Option to replace blog sidebar by ESB (Gold version only).
  • Option to set blog sidebar width (Gold version only).
  • Show sidebar in the vbcms pages (Gold version only).
  • Rotating Ad system included in the sidebar (Gold version only).
  • Filter Block by usergroups (Gold version only).
  • More options with advance settings of the sidebar (Gold version only).
  • No backlink to our website (Gold version only).
  • The sidebar will be displayed everywhere in the forum.
  • With more than 20 setting you can enable and disable sidebar very easily on any any page.
  • You can hide sidebar in the excluded forums mod options.
  • You can show sidebar for all or show it for non members.
  • Now you don't have to enable sidebar from option. Enabling this mod will enable sidebar everywhere. But you need to set sidebar blocks from "forum blocks manager".
  • All previous bugs have been fixed.
  • The ability to exclude certain usergroups.
  • The ability to turn sidebar off for certain forum styles.
  • The ability to place the side bar on custom pages.
  • The ability to control displaying sidebar when forum is closed.
  • The ability to set different blocks for different forums [ver 1.2].
  • Don't Allow sidebar to be collapsed and force it to be always visible[ver 1.3]. To enable this you need to set "Don't hide ESB switch" from mod options to yes.
  • In 1.3.3 you have ability to exclude groups from the above feature that is to be always visible. So that the excluded group members will be able to collapse ESB.
  • In 1.3.4 the vertical collapse button is removed and blocks is forced to by expanded if "Don't hide ESB switch" is set to yes as requested in this post
  • In 1.4.1 pl1 custom html/php block bug and some other bugs were fixed.
  • In 1.4.3 you can set sidebar width and sidebar button top alignment from mod options.

Requested Features [ To Do ] :
  • -

Mod requirements:
  • The mod is tested on default vb style with no other mods. So we gurantee that mod will work on the default vb style with no conflict with other mod.
  • As a courtesy we may make minor fix so the plugin works on styles other than the default but we are not hold to it.
Installation:


1. Download plugin.
Only free ver:If you are using vb4.1.11 or above download the "cssrollup_everywhere_sidebar.xml" and upload "cssrollup_everywhere_sidebar.xml" to /includes/xml directory.

2. Login to your vBulletin admincp.

3. Open "Plugins & Products", and go to "Manage Products".

4. Click on "[Add/Import Product]".

5. Import the product-everywhere_sidebar_xxx.xml file that you download. Make sure you set "allow overwrite" to "yes".
Only free ver:Also if you are updating the product you need to disable then enable (or even un-install then install) the product to let the product knows about the "cssrollup_everywhere_sidebar.xml".

Optional steps for setting different blocks for different forums and pages:

6. Go to mod options
Admincp->Settings->options->EveryWhere Sidebar (ESB) options

7. Go down until you see "Block Configuration Switch" check "yes" and save.


8. Go to you forum home you will see all your blocks even the empty ones with blockid below each blcok as in this picture.




9. Any block you want to hide add its block id with colon on "Filter Blocks by forums" or "Filter Blocks by page" text box in the mod options. For example to hide block_html_7 on all forums except forum id 1 and 2 we will add this "block_html_7:1,2" without qoutes to "Filter Blocks by forums"box; and to hide it in all other pages except faq and calendar we will add this "block_html_7:faq,calendar" without qoutes to "Filter Blocks by pages" box. See picture below




10 To hide inactive blocks and blockid title for admins set back "Block Configuration Switch" to "No" and save

Optional step to force sidebar to be always visible and hide collapse button :

11. Go to mod options
Admincp->Settings->options->EveryWhere Sidebar (ESB) options

12. Set "Don't hide ESB switch" to "yes" and save.

Optional steps for Translation install:
Download the german translation from here
To import the German translation goes as follows:
Admincp => Languages & Phrases download => Languages / upload => Click on "EITHER upload the XML file from your computer" click Browse and select the translation from => at "Language Override chooses her German => Import => Done


Optional steps for vBadvanced:(Not supported)
This thread is created by qG ThaLiX, he asked then he answers his question intersting thread. I don't have vBadvanced but it seams it is working from the replies.
http://www.vbadvanced.com/forum/showthread.php?t=40407

Instructions for custom pages:

Please note: You don't need this unless you are planning to show sidebar on cutom pages.

1. First enable showing sidebar for custom pages from mod options.

2. Open your custom template search for


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

add below


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

search for


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

add above


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

save

3. Open custom page php file and before the render line "$templater->render();" add


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

assuming you are using $templater as variable change it as required

save and upload you php file

4. You are done


How To Add Blocks To Sidebar:
From your admincp click on "Forums & Moderators" then click "Forum Blocks Manager". Hit "Add Block" you will see a dropdown list of block types. Select the type of block you want and hit continue. Now set your block and save. You are done and this new block should be shown on your sidebar.


Bugs fix:
ver 1.1.2
1. Fixed for custom pages the sidebar will always be on the right side.
ver 1.1.3
1.Fixed compatibility with vb 4.0.2.
ver 1.1.4
1.Fixed when store CSS Stylesheets as Files enabled.
ver 1.2.2
1.Fixed now it is shown on editpost and newreply pages.
2. Fixed blank screen when user is logged with same username and password.
3. Fixed in displaying the correct block id in block configuration mode.
ver 1.3.1
1. Minor bug fixed to adjust sidebar when force to make it always visible.
ver 1.3.3
1. Minor bug fixed that is a php block is not visible in forumhome.
ver 1.4.3.1
1. More stable, better optimized and fixed previous compatibility problems.
ver 1.4.4
1. Css style is sorted to better sidebar looking.
ver 1.4.4.1
Some bugs fixed with new onload option introduced
ver 1.4.4.2
Loading page and force insert css bug fixed with 1.4.4.2
ver 1.4.4.3
ESB go to the bottom of the page when "store css as file" set to yes bug fixed with 1.4.4.3


To Fix Quickreply width:
If you have the problem of quickreply coming to wide please use Mike instructions to fix Forum bug:

1. Open editor.css and find


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

2. Change it to


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


To Adjust sidebar top level:

form admincp

open forumhome.css in the style you want to change or use the master style to effect all styles

change the padding size for #sidebar_container as you wish
eg
padding:50px 0;
Note:In the new vb versions sidebar css has been moved from forumhome.css to separate file called sidebar.css
Most asked question:

Q:I've installed your sidebar mod and it works fine except on the forumhome! The sidebar is showing at the bottom of the page. Any idea how to fix it?

A:It is either due to one of these:
1. you are using a custom style that is changing the forumhome look.
2. You are using a nother mod that is changing the content of froumhome before this ESB.

ESB needs to see this in forumhome
Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

So to tix this problem you either need to make sure that
Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

exist in the correct location or change ESB forumhome plugin to search for a new phrase.

for the latest version 1.4.1+ it looks for

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

and

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

so if you are setting new style make sure not to remove or change
Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

and

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

location to get sidebar in the proper location.






To Get Support:
  • Hit Mark as Installed from top right.
  • You have to put your website link.
  • If you include a screenshot you will get a better support.
  • Don't say for example "Doesn't Work" be more descriptive.





Gold Everywhere sidebar can be ordered from here
Old versions can be downloaded from here

Enjoy

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Only licensed members can download files, Click Here for more information.

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  #826  
Old 07 Jan 2011, 17:32
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Originally Posted by MikeWarner View Post
When enabled, the sidebar area is blank on forum home, and there is no change on other pages. Templates are the default. See the attached image of forum home.

I did have an earlier version working on 4.0.x.

Thanks.
Can you check something

Do you have different type of blocks or one type?

Can you try different type of blocks and see what happens?
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Old 10 Jan 2011, 01:31
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I am having an issue with the sidebar appearing at the bottom of the forums on forum home. Displays fine everywhere else. I saw the author's note about the following:

1. you are using a custom style that is changing the forumhome look.
2. You are using a nother mod that is changing the content of froumhome before this ESB.

And neither one apply to me. The forumhome template is the default template and I am not using another mod that would modify the forum home. It was working fine before I upgraded to this latest version of it. I am running vb 4.1.0 PL2
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Old 10 Jan 2011, 07:15
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Originally Posted by txsbmw View Post
I am having an issue with the sidebar appearing at the bottom of the forums on forum home. Displays fine everywhere else. I saw the author's note about the following:

1. you are using a custom style that is changing the forumhome look.
2. You are using a nother mod that is changing the content of froumhome before this ESB.

And neither one apply to me. The forumhome template is the default template and I am not using another mod that would modify the forum home. It was working fine before I upgraded to this latest version of it. I am running vb 4.1.0 PL2
Quote:"I am not using another mod that would modify the forum home."

Are you sure about this? Have you temperorly disabled all other mods to check that?
Can you pls post your forum url?

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Old 10 Jan 2011, 16:56
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I am positive. I disabled all other mods (other than the blog and CMS one of course) to see if there was a conflict. They are all re-enabled now since there was no reason to leave them disabled, but my forum is located at http://www.militarylifenetwork.com/portal
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Old 10 Jan 2011, 17:30
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Originally Posted by txsbmw View Post
I am positive. I disabled all other mods (other than the blog and CMS one of course) to see if there was a conflict. They are all re-enabled now since there was no reason to leave them disabled, but my forum is located at http://www.militarylifenetwork.com/portal
I don't see the vb default style in style options!
BW I will upload version 1.4.1 with pl1 right now try it and see if it fix this issue. If the problem pressist let me know and maybe in this case it would be better to disable sidebar for your forum forumhome page.

Also for everyone custom style can work with sidebar it is just the style have to take care of some factors. IT is always better to copy the default style then create the custom style from the copied style.
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Old 10 Jan 2011, 18:11
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That is due to the fact that we do not allow users to select the default vb style. It does not work in the default style either as I have tested it. Again it was working fine on 4.0.8 PL2 before I updated the mod to the 1.4.1 version
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Old 10 Jan 2011, 18:13
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Also my custom styles are just the same as default (as they were copied from that) I just changed the header template to include my navigation bars and I changed the colors under StyleVars
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Old 10 Jan 2011, 22:35
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The version 1.4.1pl1 my skin for the first time all mixed up

VB 4.1.0pl2
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Old 11 Jan 2011, 08:08
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Originally Posted by txsbmw View Post
That is due to the fact that we do not allow users to select the default vb style. It does not work in the default style either as I have tested it. Again it was working fine on 4.0.8 PL2 before I updated the mod to the 1.4.1 version
Originally Posted by txsbmw View Post
Also my custom styles are just the same as default (as they were copied from that) I just changed the header template to include my navigation bars and I changed the colors under StyleVars
The mod is searching for navbar and footer phrases to locate itself in the proper location please read this from mod thread


Most asked question:

Q:I've installed your sidebar mod and it works fine except on the forumhome! The sidebar is showing at the bottom of the page. Any idea how to fix it?

A:It is either due to one of these:
1. you are using a custom style that is changing the forumhome look.
2. You are using a nother mod that is changing the content of froumhome before this ESB.

ESB needs to see this in forumhome
Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

So to tix this problem you either need to make sure that
Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

exist in the correct location or change ESB forumhome plugin to search for a new phrase.

for the latest version 1.4.1+ it looks for

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

so if you are setting new style make sure not to remove or change
Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

location to get sidebar in the proper location.





Originally Posted by Igel1 View Post
The version 1.4.1pl1 my skin for the first time all mixed up

VB 4.1.0pl2
Was it ok on 1.4.1?
Did you check on the default style?
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Old 11 Jan 2011, 09:17
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Having slight issues with the positioning of the sidebar.

Works fine in all areas except top positioning. Tried the fix above (forumhome.css) but couldn't find #sidebar_container at all.

Currently have it positioning itself differently for forumhome, subforum and inside a thread as can be seen in images attached.

Help please?

Forum Home


Sub-forum


And thread look
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Old 11 Jan 2011, 13:45
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Originally Posted by Rob F View Post
Having slight issues with the positioning of the sidebar.

Works fine in all areas except top positioning. Tried the fix above (forumhome.css) but couldn't find #sidebar_container at all.

Currently have it positioning itself differently for forumhome, subforum and inside a thread as can be seen in images attached.

Help please?

Forum Home


Sub-forum


And thread look
That is because sidebar css has been moved from forumhome.css to sidebar.css. You will find #sidebar_container there.


Good luck
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Old 11 Jan 2011, 14:04
Igel1 Igel1 is offline
 
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Hello almannai

Was it ok on 1.4.1?
Did you check on the default style?
1.4.1 is OK and works like all the other versions so far
With 1.4.1pl2 the Sidebar is displayed but the content is very narrow and long attracted
Thanks for your answer

Igel1
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Old 11 Jan 2011, 14:54
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Originally Posted by Igel1 View Post
Hello almannai


1.4.1 is OK and works like all the other versions so far
With 1.4.1pl2 the Sidebar is displayed but the content is very narrow and long attracted
Thanks for your answer

Igel1
You mean 1.4.1pl1 and not 1.4.1pl2

Can I see it in action?
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Old 11 Jan 2011, 15:14
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For what its worth, I've been running 4.1PL2 from the beginning and not had any issues... http://pdaphonehome.com/forums . My templates have some minimal tweaks, but mostly standard.
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Old 11 Jan 2011, 15:16
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What I just noticed yet, the bottom bar of vb (Contact, Admin, etc) is appended with 1.4.1pl1 at the end of the sidebar and squeezed.

Screen 1 with 1.4.1
Screen 2+3 with 1.4.1pl1
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