Register Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Mod Options
[DBTech] vBDownloads v2 (vB4) [AJAX] Details »
[DBTech] vBDownloads v2 (vB4) [AJAX]
Mod Version: 2.4.9, by DragonByte Tech (Coder) DragonByte Tech is offline
Developer Last Online: May 2020 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (24 votes - 4.25 average) Installs: 195
Released: 23 Oct 2010 Last Update: 25 Apr 2016 Downloads: 1880
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Additional Files Translations  

vBDownloads: What is it?

DragonByte Technologies is proud to present vBDownloads v1.0, the most professional, innovative and feature-rich downloads mod to date.

vBDownloads aims to help you manage your forum's downloads in a fast and efficient way, presenting you with all the information you and your users need.

Why vBDownloads?
Whilst looking for a new product idea, we felt that there was a need for a fully-supported downloads database in vBulletin. vBDownloads is the result of this. vBDownloads contains many interesting features such as multi-file downloads, password-protected downloads and many more exciting and innovative features!

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

If you like this mod please hit the button to the right ---->

Please remember to click the, button to the right if you installed the mod ---->

What does 'Marking As Installed' do ?

* It helps you to stay on top of updates - members who have installed modifications will be notified by us whenever new updates are available.

*
For security issues - vbulletin.org will contact all members who have installed a modification whenever a security issue is brought to their attention.

* Marking a modification as installed also helps us know how many people are using our work, giving us extra incentive to provide more features and new modifications.

We appreciate the support!
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Differences between Pro and Lite

Priority support & Product Demos available at: http://www.dragonbyte-tech.com/vbdownloads.php

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Translations available @ Dragonbyte-Tech.com
Support for translations handled by the translator in its respective threads only.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Major Features:

Searchable Downloads: Search downloads by title, description, author, or a combination of the above.

Importer: vBDownloads currently supports importing from DownloadsII.

Favourite Downloads: Got a download you like? vBDownloads will allow you to easily add it to your favourites list.

Multiple File Downloads: vBDownloads allows you to upload multiple files within one download stopping the need to create 20 different downloads for one thing.

Moderation: vBDownloads comes with its own moderation control panel. This will allow you to easily moderate new files and reports.

DragonByte SEO Integration: Seamlessly integrates with DragonByte SEO to create Friendly URLs for all your downloads & categories.


Extra Pro Features:
Download All Files: This will allow you to easily download all files in a download at the click of a button. These will be added to a zip and returned to you in seconds.

File Ratings: File ratings will allow users to easily separate the good content from the bad.

Downloads Per Day: This feature will allow you to control the number of files and add a limit to the size of downloads users are allowed to download per day.

Private Downloads: This feature will allow you to control who can access a download on a per user basis and allow you to password-protect downloads.


Complete Feature List
Lite

System Information
  • Whether the mod is active
  • Total bandwidth usage
  • Monthly bandwidth usage
  • Number of uploaded files
  • Value of php.ini's maximum execution time
  • vBDownloads' version number
  • Number of MBs of disk space all files use
  • Number of MBs of disk space this month's files use
  • Value of php.ini's maximum upload size
  • Value of php.ini's memory limit

Extensions
  • Group extensions together into Extension Groups
  • Define extension
  • Define MIME Type
  • Define maximum file size
  • Define Max Width / Max Height (only applies to images)

Categories
  • Define Title / Description
  • Set display order
  • Choose category image
  • Choose extension groups valid for this category
  • Automatically place new files in moderation queue
  • Per-usergroup Can View Category permission
  • Per-usergroup Can Download Files permission
  • Per-usergroup Can Upload Files permission

Import Utility
  • Import from DownloadsII
  • Preserves all important data
  • Avoids duplicate imports

Settings
  • Toggle displaying version number
  • Turn vBDownloads on/off
  • Reason for turning vBDownloads off
  • Welcome Notice for the homescreen
  • Storage path for uploads
  • Custom name for the main .php file
  • Maximum files per download
  • Minimum posts to download
  • Download description preview length
  • Enable/Disable Favourites system
  • Enable/Disable Comments system
  • Enable/Disable Mirrors system
  • File Reporting Reasons
  • Comment Reporting Reasons
  • Mirror Reporting Reasons

Usergroup Permissions
  • Downloads Manager, bypasses certain restrictions
  • Can View vBDownloads
  • Can Download
  • Can Upload
  • Can Favourite
  • Can Comment
  • Download Delay (in seconds)

Home Page
  • Display welcome message
  • Search downloads by title, description, author or any combination of the above
  • Category list in the same style as Forums are listed on Forum Home
  • Display number of files and number of downloads per category
  • Display latest download per category
  • Sub-categories in the same style as sub-forums
  • Sidebar block: Total files and total downloads
  • Sidebar block: Recent files, changes based on what category you're browsing
  • Sidebar block: Top downloads, changes based on what category you're browsing

Uploads
  • jQuery-powered upload script
  • Works with big files
  • No Flash plugins required
  • Progress bars on uploads
  • Display file sizes in-line
  • Quick deletion of files
  • Toggle which files are screenshots

Download Page
  • Thumbnail
  • Edit / delete file
  • Send file to moderation queue
  • Add to favourites
  • Add a comment
  • Basic file information: Author, Last Updated, Category and Total Downloads
  • File List w/ number of downloads
  • Mirror List w/ number of hits
  • "More From This User" block with thumbnails of other downloads by this user
  • Full description
  • Paginated comments list
  • Edit/Delete comments
  • Password entry page if the download is password protected
  • Download delay page when downloading files if applicable

Favourites List
  • Paginated display of downloads added to favourites
  • Same style as search results

ModCP
  • Tabbed interface for Moderation Queue / Reports
  • Ability to take no action, approve and deny moderation queue entries
  • Ability to take no action, dismiss or delete reported entries

Thumbnail Generation
  • Ability to choose which image to use for thumbnail generation
  • A physical thumbnail image will be generated when one is requested
  • Saves bandwidth / decreases load time vs. using full image resized

Category Aware Search
  • Choose to restrict search to currently viewed category
  • Only available when browsing a category
  • Perfect for searching through a large downloads database for less unique keywords



Pro

Mirror Link Images
  • Define replacement domains
  • Set what image to show instead of direct link to mirror

Categories
  • Allow private downloads
  • Allow password protected downloads
  • Category Parent
  • Choose forum to announce new downloads in

Settings
  • Download delay page advertisement
  • Path to importable files
  • Enable/Disable [DBTech] vBShout integration
  • Enable/Disable Rating system
  • Enable/Disable ability to download all files as zip
  • Zip filename prefix
  • Post To Thread: Title
  • Post To Thread: Message

Usergroup Permissions
  • Maximum downloads per day
  • Maximum downloads size per day
  • Can Rate Downloads
  • Can Create Category
  • Can Import Files

Home Page
  • Sidebar block: Highest rated, changes based on what category you're browsing

Download Page
  • Rate the download +1/-1
  • "Download All Files" button
  • Display advertisement on downloads delay page

Manage Categories
  • Allows users with the necessary permissions to manage categories via front-end
  • Download Managers can edit all Category settings
  • Non-Managers see their categories added to moderation queue

Import Files
  • Allows users with the necessary permissions to import files from the filesystem
  • Pre-defined path or custom path
  • Imported files aren't copied or moved
  • Ability to skip or re-import files
  • Per-file category assignment
  • Per-file download title

Who's Online Display
  • Displays users / guests browsing vBDownloads
  • Uses same HTML/CSS as forum home's "What's Going On" box
  • Displays full markup username
  • Can be turned off via vBulletin Options

vBDownloads Statistics Display
  • Displays total number of downloads
  • Displays total number of files
  • Displays total bandwidth usage
  • Displays total storage space usage
  • Uses same HTML/CSS as forum home's "Forum Statistics" box
  • Can be turned off via vBulletin Options

Per-Usergroup "Minimum Posts" Bypass
  • Ability to bypass the "Minimum Posts" setting per-usergroup
  • Perfect for donator / VIP usergroups
  • Toggled via Usergroup Manager

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

This mod displays a copyright notification in the footer of pages generated by this mod which includes:
  • 1 Link to DragonByte Technologies homepage
  • 1 Link to Product Description page of this modification

Download Now

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

Screenshots

Click image for larger version

Name:	224.jpg
Views:	1319
Size:	56.6 KB
ID:	143884   Click image for larger version

Name:	225.jpg
Views:	1494
Size:	74.7 KB
ID:	143885   Click image for larger version

Name:	226.jpg
Views:	1145
Size:	77.2 KB
ID:	143886   Click image for larger version

Name:	227.jpg
Views:	902
Size:	67.2 KB
ID:	143887  

Click image for larger version

Name:	228.jpg
Views:	835
Size:	33.1 KB
ID:	143888   Click image for larger version

Name:	229.jpg
Views:	630
Size:	25.5 KB
ID:	143889  

Show Your Support

  • To receive notifications regarding updates -> Click to Mark as Installed.
  • If you like this modification support the author by donating.
  • This modification may not be copied, reproduced or published elsewhere without author's permission.
Similar Mod
Mod Developer Type Replies Last Post
Chat Modifications [DBTech] vBShout v6 (vB4) [AJAX] DragonByte Tech vBulletin 4.x Add-ons 2845 22 Apr 2021 20:22
Chat Modifications [DBTech] vBShout v6 (vB3) [AJAX] DragonByte Tech vBulletin 3.8 Add-ons 691 22 Nov 2017 01:08
Board Optimization [DBTech] vB Optimise 2.0.1 (Lite) Deceptor vBulletin 3.8 Add-ons 1279 10 Aug 2014 06:51
Major Additions [DBTech] Triple Triad (Lite) [AJAX] Deceptor vBulletin 4.x Add-ons 103 24 Feb 2014 16:56
Major Additions [DBTech] Triple Triad (Lite) [AJAX] Deceptor vBulletin 3.8 Add-ons 15 22 Sep 2012 14:45

  #286  
Old 10 Mar 2012, 16:38
Cleeq Cleeq is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
I'm running into an issue that I feel in completely my fault, as I haven't been into vB or any kind of web site design or coding for many years. When in the Manage Settings section of the Downloads product in the Admincp, no matter what I enter in the path to downloads I get a message saying: "There are errors in the settings on this page. Are you sure you want to save?" This occurs no matter what I enter as my path to downloads it seems, whether it be the absolute path or a generic html one. I've been able to get the system basically up and running flawlessly aside from this one issue. I dunno what it determines as my download path, thus no one can download anything.

Again, I am obviously rusty and the internet has come along way in about 8 years or so.... any help would be much appreciated.

[edit] Whoa this technically is my first post on vb.org ever?! WTF, I used to be a developer here lol.

Also, I have the downloads product disabled, however the "Downloads" link still exists in my Navbar Tab, and I see no way to disable that either. I have all modules disabled, and yet the systems is usable....sort of. You're more than welcome to look at what me and my friend have setup at this point lol. http://www.grievousguild.com/forums[/edit]

Last edited by Cleeq; 10 Mar 2012 at 17:32. Reason: flabbergasted + typos.
Reply With Quote
  #287  
Old 10 Mar 2012, 17:48
DragonByte Tech's Avatar
DragonByte Tech DragonByte Tech is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Originally Posted by Cleeq View Post
I'm running into an issue that I feel in completely my fault, as I haven't been into vB or any kind of web site design or coding for many years. When in the Manage Settings section of the Downloads product in the Admincp, no matter what I enter in the path to downloads I get a message saying: "There are errors in the settings on this page. Are you sure you want to save?" This occurs no matter what I enter as my path to downloads it seems, whether it be the absolute path or a generic html one. I've been able to get the system basically up and running flawlessly aside from this one issue. I dunno what it determines as my download path, thus no one can download anything.

Again, I am obviously rusty and the internet has come along way in about 8 years or so.... any help would be much appreciated.

[edit] Whoa this technically is my first post on vb.org ever?! WTF, I used to be a developer here lol.

Also, I have the downloads product disabled, however the "Downloads" link still exists in my Navbar Tab, and I see no way to disable that either. I have all modules disabled, and yet the systems is usable....sort of. You're more than welcome to look at what me and my friend have setup at this point lol. http://www.grievousguild.com/forums[/edit]
If you look in the ACP you can find the path to your forum directory.
ACP->Maintenance->View PHP Info
Just change the path from your forums to your downloads.

Do you have it disabled in the product section? As soon as I disable it there the navbar link goes away. If I disable the global module I don't see it as well.

Dylan
__________________
www.Dragonbyte-tech.com
Support is ONLY available @ our website, not via modification threads, Private Message or email.
Reply With Quote
  #288  
Old 10 Mar 2012, 23:48
Cleeq Cleeq is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
I did take your advice and disable via the product menu in the ACP, and that worked just fine for making it unavailable for everyone. Now, I just need to figure out my issue with the download path. Nevermind me
Reply With Quote
  #289  
Old 11 Mar 2012, 04:15
DragonByte Tech's Avatar
DragonByte Tech DragonByte Tech is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Originally Posted by Cleeq View Post
I did take your advice and disable via the product menu in the ACP, and that worked just fine for making it unavailable for everyone. Now, I just need to figure out my issue with the download path. Nevermind me
If you want to pm me a temp admin account I will take a look at it for you.

Dylan
__________________
www.Dragonbyte-tech.com
Support is ONLY available @ our website, not via modification threads, Private Message or email.
Reply With Quote
  #290  
Old 19 Mar 2012, 14:01
New Joe's Avatar
New Joe New Joe is offline
 
Join Date: May 2009
Is there any way of adding an image into the Description box for a Category?
I've tried a few codes into the Description box bu non that will how an image.
Reply With Quote
  #291  
Old 19 Mar 2012, 17:44
bposner bposner is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Originally Posted by DragonByte Tech View Post
If you look in the ACP you can find the path to your forum directory.
ACP->Maintenance->View PHP Info
Just change the path from your forums to your downloads.


Dylan
Hi
I have this same error message, and don't see anything in PHP info to change download directory.

I've tried ./public_html/downloads and ./downloads and full path and still get the error

Update, ok so I added this directory /www/forum/downloads then pointed path to ./downloads and by gosh it works there is even a file in the directory
Thanks

Last edited by bposner; 19 Mar 2012 at 20:23.
Reply With Quote
  #292  
Old 19 Mar 2012, 20:36
bposner bposner is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
I have a few questions, probably mostly user errors.

1. I can't seem to find out how to add the icon for the file type. They are setup correctly in the Attachments area in ACP. But when uploading to the Download module, the (in this case XML) file type does not appear, even though I have content type matching what I have in Attachments.
Edit: I found that this broken image was pointing to +/forum/images/icons/icon1.gif which didn't exist, so I just put an image in the directory under that name <shrug>

2. I can't seem to get rid of that "no image" image. We are using this upload initially for text and xml templates so there is no image as part of the file. My one idea is just replace your standard no image, image with one of our own. but, when listing files, or under the section "More from this user" then we get the same image displayed, looks kinda unprofessional, to have all the same images displayed.
EDIT: Found the image, noimage.png, and just replaced it that looks more friendly. Thanks



Thoughts?

Thanks!!

Last edited by bposner; 19 Mar 2012 at 22:11.
Reply With Quote
  #293  
Old 19 Mar 2012, 21:58
bposner bposner is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Question about Pro version and Ratings
I see from your site, that ratings is just a + or - one point, correct? is there a scalable ratings in the works, such as rate 1-5 ?

Thanks for your time.
Reply With Quote
  #294  
Old 25 Mar 2012, 07:45
DragonByte Tech's Avatar
DragonByte Tech DragonByte Tech is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Originally Posted by bposner View Post
Question about Pro version and Ratings
I see from your site, that ratings is just a + or - one point, correct? is there a scalable ratings in the works, such as rate 1-5 ?

Thanks for your time.
Sorry, been a busy week and didn't realize I haven't checked the thread.

We are not working on the next version yet. I don't believe there is a request in the queue to change the rating system although I'll keep it in mind when we start the next version.

Dylan
__________________
www.Dragonbyte-tech.com
Support is ONLY available @ our website, not via modification threads, Private Message or email.
Reply With Quote
  #295  
Old 25 Mar 2012, 22:31
DragonByte Tech's Avatar
DragonByte Tech DragonByte Tech is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
vBDownloads v1.3.2 (Hotfix)
Fix: XSS vulnerability in Edit Download if Mirror link is malformed


Fillip
__________________
www.Dragonbyte-tech.com
Support is ONLY available @ our website, not via modification threads, Private Message or email.
Reply With Quote
  #296  
Old 26 Mar 2012, 07:21
David_R David_R is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Real name: David RutherFord
Can you please How the URL is Address Bar look like ? Because DownloadsII is not good as per SEO. SO just wondering.. whether its good for SEO or Not.

Regards
Reply With Quote
  #297  
Old 03 May 2012, 17:01
duyetmai duyetmai is offline
 
Join Date: May 2012
Hi can you make a tags (cloud) function in this add on? It will make user to find the book easily
Thank
Reply With Quote
  #298  
Old 05 May 2012, 03:36
shuangddr shuangddr is offline
 
Join Date: May 2007
Please support the search Asian characters
Reply With Quote
  #299  
Old 05 May 2012, 06:23
DragonByte Tech's Avatar
DragonByte Tech DragonByte Tech is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Originally Posted by duyetmai View Post
Hi can you make a tags (cloud) function in this add on? It will make user to find the book easily
Thank
I'll add it as a feature request to be looked at for the next version

Dylan
__________________
www.Dragonbyte-tech.com
Support is ONLY available @ our website, not via modification threads, Private Message or email.
Reply With Quote
  #300  
Old 05 May 2012, 06:24
DragonByte Tech's Avatar
DragonByte Tech DragonByte Tech is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Originally Posted by shuangddr View Post
Please support the search Asian characters
Can you give me a couple sample characters? I'll put them in my dev and work on it.

Dylan
__________________
www.Dragonbyte-tech.com
Support is ONLY available @ our website, not via modification threads, Private Message or email.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 2 (0 members and 2 guests)
 
Mod Options

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 18:23.

Layout Options | Width: Wide Color: