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[CMS] Use original thread for comments
Mod Version: 4.0-0.1 a2, by Carnage (Coder) Carnage is offline
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vB Version: 4.0.1 Rating: (40 votes - 4.83 average) Installs: 305
Released: 17 Dec 2009 Last Update: 18 Dec 2009 Downloads: 1087
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As of 4.1.11 this functionality is included in vbulletin. So you no longer need this mod.

What does this do?
This is a really simple hack that sets the thread for article comments to be the original thread for any thread that is promoted to an article.

What can I use it for?
This mod has two major uses:

1. If you have a wealth of information in your forums and you want to promote it into articles, this mod allows you to retain the rest of the thread as comments in the cms while adding any new comments as replies to the thread; essentially allowing it to function as both a forum thread and a CMS article.

2. If you want to use multiple fourms for CMS comments. This is a fairly none obvious use case, but probably a popular one. If you have three sections in your cms (for example) and want each section to feed into its own forum, the current cms dosn't allow you to do this. With this mod installed, you can. Instead of creating your new article directly in the cms create it in the forum you wish to use for comments. Write your article as the first post of the thread and promote it to a cms article. Fill out the extra information needed (eg publish date) and save. Comments will be saved into the original thread, in the forum you created it in.

Installation Vb 4.0.1 and later
1. Import product

1. Disable the plugin "set thread id"

Full uninstallation
1. Move threads that have been promoted to articles into the vbcms comments forum.
2. COPY the threads back to their original forums
3. Remove product

Steps 1 and 2 are needed to retain cache functions on the comments threads. Without them new comments will not appear on the article.

  • 4.0-0.1 a2
    • Fixed bug causing original thread to be delete when the article was deleted
  • 4.0-0.1 a1
    • Initial release

  • I believe this is the first mod for the CMS (not including addon widgets/content types)
  • Removing this product entirly will cause issues with the cache on any articles using the original thread. Follow the uninstall steps to remove functionallity while retaining the ability to comment on these articles this mod has altered.
  • Although its compatible with vbulletin 4.0 Rc 4, a bug in RC 4 and 4.0.0 Gold prevents it from acctually working. I have provided a replacement hooks_vbcms.xml file which corrects the issue in the interim. (fixed in vb4.0.1)
  • Deleting an article will remove the associated original thread This is considered a bug in this product and will hopefully be fixed with the next release. (fixed)
  • The above bug has been fixed, however pending this request: Thread tags for the original thread will still be removed. There is /nothing/ I can do about that until the issue listed is resolved. (this has been marked as fixed in 4.0.2; will update further when i've tested that its fixed.)
  • If you hard delete the original thread without first removing the article you will be affected by this bug: the fix I posted to that issue needs to be applied BEFORE deleting the original thread. After more research, this only becomes an issue if you promote a thread more than once. If you've done this, you can fix the error by clearing the CMS cache. (fixed in 4.0.1)

As of 4.1.11 this functionality is included in vbulletin. So you no longer need this mod.

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Show Thread Enhancements Display Thank Score of thread near of the original poster vietdjclub vBulletin 3.7 Add-ons 38 30 Oct 2015 19:58

Old 10 Jul 2011, 00:42
sticky sticky is offline
Join Date: Sep 2003
Originally Posted by Videx View Post
One guy reported trouble with RSS but didn't stick around long enough to verify or even confirm an RSS problem.

If I had to guess, I'd say replies wouldn't go to the feed because they aren't actually being manually posted. But we already knew that.
If the only issue is replies going to the feed that isn't even that big of a problem. Why not just use the forum feed then?

I use RSS mainly to tweet out new articles automatically. If that works fine, I can upgrade.
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Old 11 Aug 2011, 12:23
Aramist Aramist is offline
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is it working fine on 4.1.4?
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Old 11 Aug 2011, 18:25
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archet1337 archet1337 is offline
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Installed this on my 4.1.5 board, working great.
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Old 13 Aug 2011, 19:15
zhai zhai is offline
Join Date: Jun 2006
i'm sorry this might sound stupid, but how do I use it?
I installed it, but no option/setting page shown on my ACP
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Old 14 Aug 2011, 07:50
Carnage Carnage is offline
Join Date: Jan 2005
There aren't any settings to configure.

when a thread is promoted to the front page; this mod prevents vBulletin from creating a new comments thread for it. Instead the original thread is used for comments.

If you want/need to contact me, best thing is to pm me on that site, username Carnage.
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Old 14 Aug 2011, 08:39
ngphuc2k ngphuc2k is offline
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Old 25 Aug 2011, 23:30 is offline
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This is the best product ever.

Any greater functionality planned? Though this pretty much accomplishes everything it needs to.
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Old 08 Sep 2011, 10:12
Mooff Mooff is offline
Join Date: Mar 2010
For your information:
There's a bug using this addon combined with the dp-sphinx search. Basecially all new posts show up as article comments, bypassing the vb4-rights management, in the sphinx-delta. And therefore internal posts are visible for all users via the search function. That does not happen in the sphinx-fullindex, so if the posts get older the problem does fix itself.

Cause of this bug:
The newpost plugin of this mod changes the parentforumid and therefore breaks an if condition in the dp-sphinx makeing it true every time.

This FYI is meant for admins who are running both addons and most likely will never see it happen without someone telling them.
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Old 14 Oct 2011, 09:03
aleinside aleinside is offline
Join Date: Feb 2007
First of all, thank you
I would to display my article as first post in thread: I think it's not so hard. I know PHP very well but I never wrote plugin for vb.

My problem, for a better optimization, it's how can I save a boolean in thread record to know if there is an article connect?

It's simple enough? Anyone can help me?
Thank you again
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Old 21 Oct 2011, 03:25
sub_ubi sub_ubi is offline
Join Date: Dec 2004
Thank you, I don't understand why this isn't in the CMS normally.
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Old 21 Oct 2011, 10:40
ahfm ahfm is offline
Join Date: Aug 2008
Thank you for this mod, however maybe you can help me..

Is there anyway i can disable the show replies below the article that have been promoted.. and rather link the comments link to the original forum thread?

My users are confused they don't know where to reply, either forum or to the promoted article.. so one place would be ideal..

any help much appreciated.
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Old 17 Nov 2011, 15:34
SocketTF SocketTF is offline
Join Date: Aug 2010
This mod seems don't work on vbulletin 4.1.8.

When I post on a forum thread of the promoted one the article comments don't show the new comment.

Any Idea?. I don't want to uninstall this mod for only this issue
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Old 19 Nov 2011, 14:37
SocketTF SocketTF is offline
Join Date: Aug 2010
For anyone interested (i managed to resolved by myself), the mod still works on 4.1.8 the only "fix" tha resolved the issue is setting the permisions on all sections and subsections of the CMS (CP Admin menu -> Vbulletin CMS -> Permisions) and clear the system cache.
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Old 20 Nov 2011, 07:12
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vexxy vexxy is offline
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works in 4.1.8..great plugin btw!
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Old 20 Nov 2011, 09:32
Carnage Carnage is offline
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I've not yet upgraded to 4.1.8 myself, once I do I'll fix any issues there may be with this mod on 4.1.8

If you want/need to contact me, best thing is to pm me on that site, username Carnage.
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