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Top posters widget type
Mod Version: 4.0-0.1 a2, by Carnage (Coder) Carnage is offline
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vB Version: 4.0.2 Rating: (7 votes - 4.43 average) Installs: 59
Released: 19 Feb 2010 Last Update: 05 Feb 2011 Downloads: 612
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Additional Files Is in Beta Stage  

What does this do?
This mod provides a Top Posters widget type which can be configured to show the members who made the most posts over a period of time.

Features
  • Provides widget type Top Posters.
  • Displays a list of the top posters on your forum inside a widget.
  • Allows multiple instances of the widget.
  • Easy installation via products system.
  • Configuration options:
    • Usergroups to include
    • Eight different time periods to choose from
    • Number of posters to display.
  • Displays avatar of 'top poster'

Potential features
  • Exclude forum(s) from counting
  • Exclude forum(s) with no post count
  • Top all time posters (eg based on post count)
  • Top bloggers widget
  • Top article posters widget
  • Top social groups widget
  • Top posted in forums widget
  • Top posted in threads widget
  • Top commented on album/blog/articles widget

Installation
1. Upload the contents of the upload folder to your site.
2. Import product file.
3. Clear CMS cache. (failing to do this may mean the widget doesn't show up in the create new widget box)

Usage
1. Go into the widget manager and select Create new widget.
2. Select the top posters widget type from the drop down list.
3. Fill out the remaining form items and hit save.
4. Configure the widget from the widget manager.
5. Add the widget to a layout.

What is an Alpha release?
This modification has been released as an Alpha release. This means that it has only been tested within a limited number of environments, eg My development board and boards of a small number of other users. As far as I'm aware, all releases are bug free at the time of release, but due to the limited number of users not all the bugs may have been found yet.

As with all mods, make a full backup of your database before installing and ideally, test on a development board which matches the setup of your live board as closely as possible first. Please report any issues you have and any solutions you find, to help improve this product.

Changelog
  • 4.0-0.1 a2
    • Fixed issue with configuring widget on vb 4.1
    • Added avatar of top poster to widget.
  • 4.0-0.1 a1
    • Initial release

Notes
  • I created this widget because the existing ones that do similar things had performance issues and the mod author was unwilling/slow to implement the fix I sent them. This behaives much more reasonably, even in the worst case (top posters this year) It takes a little over a second when run against my 1.2 million posts board. Considering that this result is cached for a day, the performance implications of this widget are minimal.
  • Caching behaivour can only be changed by editing the code; currently the last* time periods cache the result to the end of the time period (eg if you are using last month, the cache is set to expire about 1 minuite after the start of the next month) For this year and this month, the cache is set to expire after a day, this week is set to expire after 6 hours and today is set to expire hourly. A future version may allow customisation over these timings.
  • The Planned features are a set of ideas that I could do using the current code fairly easilly; however most are not required for my own use, if there are sufficient people interested in a feature to make it worth my while coding it, I will do.
  • This is an example of how to write a widget properly and I used the direct php execution widget as a model of how to implement it. Please feel free to use this code as an example when creating your own widgets types.

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Old 24 Jun 2011, 01:55
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Same boat here guess I missed this posting been working with VB to resolve mine not sure if mine was caused from removing something dependent with cms now...
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Old 09 Jul 2011, 08:24
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I'm trying to get the bug http://tracker.vbulletin.com/browse/VBIV-11264 bumped up the queue for fixing as its fairly trivial.
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Old 09 Jul 2011, 11:16
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Installed it but doesn't appear in Widget list.
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Old 05 Nov 2011, 16:01
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Join Date: Aug 2011
I need to edit the template for this widget to match my layout but I cant find it. where is it?

edit: nvm I founded, had to look it in the .xml file.

Last edited by GamersChallenge; 05 Nov 2011 at 16:16.
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Old 14 Jan 2012, 16:38
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Real name: Trevor
Problem... My top posters list never updates. Any ideas?
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Old 17 Jun 2012, 08:07
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Throws out an error on 4.2.0
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