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[DBTech] DragonByte Forum Tabs v1 (vB4)
Mod Version: 1.0.10, by DragonByte Tech (Coder) DragonByte Tech is offline
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vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (8 votes - 4.13 average) Installs: 60
Released: 14 Sep 2012 Last Update: 25 Apr 2016 Downloads: 492
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DragonByte Forum Tabs organizes the forum home page and it's forum content into Categories and AJAX Powered Tabs and includes a customizable Favourites Tab and a template editing free install.

Uses

Organizing the forums on the forum home into Tabs and those Tabs into Categories allows administrators to organize their content and reduce the length of the forum list. With AJAX powered Tabs as well as one click Favouriting of forums to add to a user's personal Favourites Tab, DFT makes navigating the forum home a more pleasant and customizable experience for users and admins alike.

Category Tabs can also have different styling allowing for very different looking sections to your forum home page. Tabs are remembered when coming back to the forum home page.

Installation is simple and includes no template edits.

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Major Features

AJAX Powered Tabs: Dynamically loaded AJAX Powered Tabs each with a customizable list of forums, including setting Tabs to being global and visible on all Category Tabs.

Stylized Category Tabs: Each Category Tab organizes the AJAX Powered Tabs and can have individual styles attributed to them.

Personal Favourite Tab: Each user can manage and organize their own Favourites Tab to contain just the forums they want to see.


Complete Feature List

Lite

AdminCP
  • Customizable Tabs and Category Tabs
  • Per Category Style
  • Usergroup controlled permissions for each Category and Tab
  • Option to sticky Tabs and Categories to prioritise them in display
  • Set default tab per Category to override global defaults
  • StyleVars for customizing the Tabs and Categories
  • Can choose between image, text or both image and text tab display

vBulletin Options
  • Set how many columns hidden/unstickied Category Tabs are displayed in
  • Set how many columns subforums are displayed in on the forum home
  • Enable or Disable the 'More' tab that contains hidden/unstickied Category Tabs
  • Tab Idle Timer setting
  • Global Default Tab setting
  • Option to display notifications to users or not
  • Set Default Usergroups when creating new Tabs and Category Tabs
  • Disable the display of the Category Tabs

Forum Home
  • Tabs load using AJAX
  • Category Tabs can use different styles
  • Tabs and Category Tabs can use an image only, text only or both text and images
  • Favourite Tab
  • Add forums to Favourites tab by one click on Forum Home and Forum Display pages
  • Add forums via User Control Panel
  • Drop down menu to add favourite forums in Forum Display pages
  • Unstickied/hidden Category Tabs toggled by 'More' button
  • Dimissable notifications for users who have not set a favourite forum or a default ta
  • Subforums organized into customizable columns.


Pro

AdminCP
  • Optional default or forced forums for Favourites tab
  • Choose which instance of vBShout to display for that tab, if any (requires vBShout)

vBulletin Notices
  • Set whether a notice will appear above the forums list for a particular tab

Forum Manager
  • Automatically add a forum to the Favourites list for all users

vBulletin Options
  • Tab Refresh Timer setting
  • Option to display Unread Threads Counters on Tabs
  • Tab Refresh flood check to prevent excessive tab reload

Forum Home
  • Tabs automatically refresh
  • Tabs automatically idle
  • Tabs automatically unidle
  • Remove all favourites options in drop down menu on Forum Home and Forum Display pages
  • Add and Remove all subforums from favourites list
  • Set default tab to load in the User Control Panel
  • Integration with vBulletin's default Notices system so that notices will appear above the forums only when set to
  • Unread Thread count can be placed within the Tabs
  • vBShout integration above forums per tab (requires vBShout)

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  • 1 Link to DragonByte Technologies homepage
  • 1 Link to Product Description page of this modification

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  #31  
Old 20 Jan 2013, 08:01
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Hi everyone,

A bug fix for a number of minor issues taking DragonByte Forum Tabs to version 1.0.6 for the vBulletin 4 series. There is also a new option allow admins to choose a new location for the favourites button on the forum home and forum display pages.

Full changelog is here:

Features: Alternative position for the Add/Remove Favourites images on the forum bits.
Fixed: Uncached Template on Forumdisplay
Fixed: Clarified description of a couple of phrases

Changed the following files:
/dbtech/forumtabs/clientscript/formumtabs.js
/dbtech/forumtabs/includes/class_core.php
/dbtech/forumtabs/hooks/process_templates_complete.php
/dbtech/forumtabs/hooks/forumhome_complete.php
/dbtech/forumtabs/hooks/cache_templates.php

Changed the following phrases:
dbtech_userthreads_cansticky_default
dbtech_userthreads_canclose_default

Added the following phrases:
setting_dbtech_forumtabs_favourites_position_title
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Old 20 Jan 2013, 16:49
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Reuploaded the file as there was an issue in the folder structure and a missing file. Should be resolved now.
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Old 01 Apr 2013, 20:39
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Updated the Lite version to 1.0.7 which improves the handling of right to left languages. The full changelog is as follows:

Feature: Added StyleVar to help control the right to left languages.
Fixed: Adjusted Style to now use default StyleVars for borders and backgrounds in some areas of the tab display.
Fixed: Unchecking all usergroups for a tab now makes it visible to all usergroups.
Fixed: Tidied up redundant CSS code.
Fixed: Fixed Right-to-Left language directional issues.
Change: Updated to include new Branding Free changes.
Changed the following files:
/dbtech/forumtabs/includes/class_core.php
/dbtech/forumtabs/hooks/forumhome_complete.php
/dbtech/forumtabs/hooks/process_templates_complete.php
/dbtech/forumtabs/hooks/global_bootstrap_init_complete.php
/dbtech/forumtabs/hooks/global_start.php
/dbtech/forumtabs/actions/profile.php

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Old 06 Apr 2013, 17:39
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Is it possible to change the location of the tabs to be higher up, as indicated in the attached image.
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Old 07 Apr 2013, 15:20
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Maybe. It would mean either relocating the template variable:


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in the FORUMHOME template, or more likely will need to force the rendering of the DFT code before the other mods utilize the same template. You could try it by changing the plugin execution code on the Cache Templates plugin from 5 to 4.

I've not had chance to try this myself, but I suspect option two is the better one to try, and I'd test it on a test setup first.

Let me know if it solves your problem.

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Old 07 Apr 2013, 18:00
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Maybe. It would mean either relocating the template variable:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
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in the FORUMHOME template, or more likely will need to force the rendering of the DFT code before the other mods utilize the same template. You could try it by changing the plugin execution code on the Cache Templates plugin from 5 to 4.

I've not had chance to try this myself, but I suspect option two is the better one to try, and I'd test it on a test setup first.

Let me know if it solves your problem.

Matt

neither of the above affected position, moving the hook just moved them all in same order, I didnt want to mess too much, as i dont have a test site I just tested it on an unused style. would probably be better using a different hook or the option to place in different areas.
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Old 07 Apr 2013, 21:01
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Thanks for trying it out.

The only other option that might work (depending on how the other mods use the same hook) is to change a section of the /dbtech/forumtabs/hooks/process_templates_complete.php file.

Find this line:


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

Replace with:


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

Remember this will need changing each time there's an update. I'll see if there's a way of forcing this in the mod, but part of it will depend on the way that the other mods use the hook as I mentioned above.

I wish I could suggest using another hook, but the problem is that there is no other hook fitting where you want, as all three mods use the same hook code. I hope that makes sense.

Let me know how you get on.

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Old 07 Apr 2013, 22:32
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Thanks for trying it out.

The only other option that might work (depending on how the other mods use the same hook) is to change a section of the /dbtech/forumtabs/hooks/process_templates_complete.php file.

Find this line:


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

Replace with:


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

Remember this will need changing each time there's an update. I'll see if there's a way of forcing this in the mod, but part of it will depend on the way that the other mods use the hook as I mentioned above.

I wish I could suggest using another hook, but the problem is that there is no other hook fitting where you want, as all three mods use the same hook code. I hope that makes sense.

Let me know how you get on.

Matt

Result thats much better, we have a few who have small screen laptops and this way the tabs are accessible without scrolling down.

Big Thanks for the help.
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Old 08 Apr 2013, 06:24
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Glad that's helped. Belazor at DBTech suggested making the execution order of the plugin I mentioned previously as 65535 which might improve the results even more.

Thanks for letting me know how it worked.

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Old 14 Apr 2013, 19:37
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How do I change the spelling of what I have underlined in red. I'd like to change the spelling to "Favorites", what file and line do I need to edit?

I have already edited the Tab name in Admin CP

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Old 15 Apr 2013, 07:00
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Thanks for posting matey. You need to change the phrase dbtech_forumtabs_favourites. This will change every use of that phrase, so let me know if it ends up changing more than you expect or need and we'll see if we can find a solution (as I'm not sure how widespread you want to change the term).
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Old 26 Apr 2013, 22:25
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Hi everyone,

Released a bug fix (v1.0.8) for DragonByte Forum Tabs (#DFT) to fix issues with compatibility for a number of non DBTech mods. This centres around a new setting which allows you to choose to not use the Quick Load methods DFT traditionally uses for loading AJAX Tabs and use a slightly slower version (for most forums) which will fix the compatibility issues we were having.

Feature: New Option to choose type of AJAX load.
Fixed: VaultWiki incompatibilities.
Fixed: Compatibility issues with some mods.

Changed the following files:
/dbtech/forumtabs/includes/class_core.php
/dbtech/forumtabs/hooks/cache_templates.php
/dbtech/forumtabs/hooks/process_templates_complete.php
/dbtech/forumtabs/clientscript/forumtabs.js

Thanks as always to everyone for their feedback and suggestions.
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Old 27 Apr 2013, 08:30
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Tried updating getting this error

XML Error: Invalid document end at Line 2
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Old 27 Apr 2013, 21:30
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Fixed, thanks


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Old 28 Apr 2013, 23:40
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Am I doing something wrong? I have the pro version, I bought like 6 months ago and since then have put all this a side. I am now back, and ready to build my site.

Say I make a category on my forums and call it sports. In the sports section there is say 4 forums called NBA, NFL, NBA & MLB. I want to make a tab and connect it to my sports section so when they click the tab is will show all 4 sports section. But I can't seem to get it to do this. OR the tabs can not do this? Or is my pro version out dated?
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