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VSa - ChatBox (AJAX)
Mod Version: 3.1.8, by Valter (Coder) Valter is offline
Developer Last Online: May 2014 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (379 votes - 4.76 average) Installs: 2856
Released: 08 Feb 2010 Last Update: 11 Sep 2012 Downloads: 23295
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Auto-Template  

Info:
Powerful AJAX-based ChatBox for vBulletin.


Main Features:
-One step installation (no file uploads, no manual template modifications required)
-Put ChatBox on any forum page by setting script name and adding variable to desired template
-"ChatBox Full" (always available on separate page)
-"Messages Archive" (available on separate page, with options to edit/delete messages)
-"ChatBox Search"
-Option to block usergroups from viewing ChatBox
-Option to delete messages older than x hours automatically
-"ChatBox Statistics" (new messages since last visit, messages in last x hours, total messages, top x chatters,...)
-View users active in ChatBox (available in CBFull and Archive)
-Text formatting options (color, weight, style, decoration,...)
-Advanced Smiliebox
-Smiliebox options: total smilies available, smilies per row, smilie clipping, disable smilies...
-A lot of customizable stuff, including: set new/old status icons, time/date format, box height, message order, auto-refresh intervals,...
-One-click actions: View all messages posted by user X, Delete all messages posted by user x, Ban/unban user from ChatBox, View last message posted by user X, View your last message, View first unread message
-"/me" action (used when you want to refer to yourself in the "third person")
...and more...

View screenshots for more details.


Installation:
-Import XML file (as product): AdminCP > Plugin System > Manage Products > [Add/Import Product]
-OPTIONAL: Download attached images and extract them to images/editor (contains smilies/remove format icons)

To add to desired template (example FORUMHOME):
1. Add 'index' to THIS_SCRIPT locations (Product options)
2. Add 'FORUMHOME' to template names (Product options)
3. Open 'FORUMHOME' template and put "{vb:raw vsachatbox}" to desired line (for example after '<!-- /main -->') -> Save


To set options:
Go to: AdminCP > vBulletin Options > VSa - ChatBox


Versions:
v1.0 - Sep 15. 2007.
-First version
v2.3 - Sep 22. 2008.
-Latest vB 3.x version
v3.0 - Feb 08. 2010.
-Rewritten for vB4
-Known bugs fixed, code optimized
v3.0.1 - Feb 09. 2010.
-Fixed: Wrong title alignment in box/archive tables
-Fixed: Wrong expand/collapse button alignment in Safari
-Fixed: Wrong 'Smilies' alignment
-Fixed: XHTML errors
-New Setting: List templates where "{vb:raw vsachatbox}" will be enabled
v3.0.2 - Feb 09. 2010.
-Fixed: PHP error on CMS on some configs
-Fixed: 'Smilies' alignment
-Fixed: Minor bugs in PHP/HTML
v3.1 - Feb 14. 2010.
-New: CB Log-in/Log-out
-New Option: Stop auto-refresh if user inactive for X minutes
-New Option: Disable custom colors completely
-New Option: Random smilies
-New Option: Align messages to the usernames
-New: Remove text formatting button
-New: 'Smilies' replaced by image, arrrow removed
-Fixed: Move focus to input field when smilie inserted
-Fixed: 'Expand' button not shown after refresh
-Fixed: Now first item in color list is used as default
-Settings reorganized
-Several style/functionality bugs fixed
v3.1.1 - Feb 14. 2010.
-Fixed: Small JS issue on log-out
-New Option: Logged-out by default
v3.1.2 - Feb 16. 2010.
-Fixed: Errors with PHP 5.3
-Fixed: CB table messed up in footer
-Fixed: Several style errors, including XHTML incompatibilities
-New: Auto-insert on forumhome location - Below Forums
-New: Option to reverse message order in CB Archive
v3.1.3 - Feb 19. 2010.
-Fixed: Color selector dimensions
-Fixed: Minor bugs
v3.1.4 - Feb 20. 2010.
-New: Color Select replaced by Color Menu (and it's sexy)
-Note: Above fixes issues with Safari for Mac
-Fixed: Issue with Default color if it's in RGB format
-Note: Above will not change already posted messages
-Fixed/improved: Several style details
-Note: You may die if your templates are not reverted after upgrade
v3.1.5 - Feb 20. 2010.
-Fixed: Chrome not showing Color menu
-Fixed: headinclude_bottom added to <head
v3.1.6 - Feb 24. 2010.
-Fixed: Several style/functionality issues
-New: Set groups NOT able to edit messages
v3.1.7 - Jan 21. 2012.
-Fixed: Status images
-Fixed: Smilies button
-Fixed: Menu items invisible until highlighted
-Fixed: Several style issues (background, menus, colors, smilies)
-Fixed: https links not parsed automatically
-New: Show ChatBox in selected forum only
-New option: Automatically disable auto-refresh if server load is higher than X
-New Option: Set usergroups able to prune ChatBox
-New: 'Prune ChatBox' option available in the Main ChatBox drop-down menu
-Improved: Product menus re-organized
-Minor bugs fixed, codes optimized

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Old 06 Mar 2010, 01:40
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Videx Videx is offline
 
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Yes, one of the least fun parts about installing mods is slogging through all the pages. But it's necessary. For one, many mods simply don't work, and you won't know unless you read all the pages (posts telling you it doesn't work quickly get buried by noobs asking why it doesn't work!).

Anyway, check your settings in AdminCP. You didn't mention that above, so it could be something simple like you have it turned off.
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Old 06 Mar 2010, 01:43
gamershell gamershell is offline
 
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Oh how I wish it was a simple thing like I had it turned off! Tis not. I'm not retarded, just new to the whole thing. I'll figure it out
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Old 06 Mar 2010, 02:12
Jonluci Jonluci is offline
 
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Great Mod....installed it last night and loving it so far
I have some suggestions...to add to the chatbox

1. Easy access to EDIT, DELETE and other moderating commands.
2. A PM option will be great
3. Notification on new messages and new threads
4. Also a minimum number of characters needed to send a message

I dont know if these have been mentioned before. There is a whopping 55 pages O.o to go through
Hope to see the above implemented
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Old 06 Mar 2010, 02:27
michiganbaja michiganbaja is offline
 
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One problem, can anyone help? Everything works fine except when a member first logs in it will keep saying loading and never actually load the chat. If you click to another area in the forum all is well but if you try to enter something into chat while it is stuck loading, it says this..

Your submission could not be processed because a security token was missing.

If this occurred unexpectedly, please inform the administrator and describe the action you performed before you received this error.
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Old 07 Mar 2010, 08:55
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Real name: Olav


shows up as




19 colors listed, 20 show up in the box and at completely random order. The default color isn't even specified in the list.


This really doesn't make any sense. Where am I going wrong?


Also, is there a way to have the smilies listed in order and not randomly when clicking the smily button?
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Old 07 Mar 2010, 09:27
Universal Universal is offline
 
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Originally Posted by michiganbaja View Post
One problem, can anyone help? Everything works fine except when a member first logs in it will keep saying loading and never actually load the chat. If you click to another area in the forum all is well but if you try to enter something into chat while it is stuck loading, it says this..
Try reverting all the VSA chat templates.
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Old 07 Mar 2010, 11:46
FASEOFMARS FASEOFMARS is offline
 
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is their a way in which i can have it just display above the forums and can remove the link to the full chatbox in the navbar?

also how do i edit the name of chatbox to something of my liking?

thanks..
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Old 07 Mar 2010, 12:01
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madotds madotds is offline
 
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Originally Posted by cory_booth View Post
Add an alert sound to new chats....

OK folks, this is not for the faint of heart and I know there must be a much easier way to do this, but until something better comes along....

BEFORE YOU BEGIN.

You'll need a wav file and access to your database.

STEP 1: UPDATE USER TABLE
Add new column of type "INT"
Name Column = "countvsachats"

STEP 2: MODIFY PLUGINS - (VSa - ChatBox - MN)

Find the following function "ccbmessages"
Add above: $vbulletin->db->show_errors();

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


STEP 3: Scroll down and find .... if ($vsacb_box_totalmessages>0)
Add above (notice here I am loading a chat.wav from images\misc - you'll need to upload a wav and change accordingly):


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


I have yet to try with FireFox but the idea is simple. Have a coulm in the user tabe keep track of the current amount of chats. When the chatbox refreshes, run a quick query to count the number of chats. If the chats in the query are larger than the entry in the user table - update the user table to match and fire off a sound.



I hope that there will be a good response to this and Valter might provide a similar solution?
Cheers for this! we were missing the BOING! and now it is back the whole process is not as daunting as it may seem at first

MaDavis
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Old 07 Mar 2010, 14:02
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Originally Posted by FASEOFMARS View Post
is their a way in which i can have it just display above the forums and can remove the link to the full chatbox in the navbar?

also how do i edit the name of chatbox to something of my liking?

thanks..
Setting the locations is in the options. There's also an option to disable the navbar link - the last one. Changing the name has already been covered: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=399 .

Believe it or not, a very important part of installing any mod is taking the time to read through the entire thread for information. Yes, I know this becomes painful for popular mods, especially when people keep padding the thread with the same questions.
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Old 07 Mar 2010, 16:58
FASEOFMARS FASEOFMARS is offline
 
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sorry i figured someone asked the question but their is 56 pages and i thought i would chance my arm and hopefully a gent like yourself would stop by and make my troubles a whole lot easier.. thanks a million!
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  #836  
Old 07 Mar 2010, 18:32
Skreech94 Skreech94 is offline
 
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I'm sure this has been asked a lot and most of us would enjoy, can you add more command functions?
Examples:
/notice
/prune
/ban
and more things along those lines. It would be really nice for this chatbox and would make it perfect.
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Old 07 Mar 2010, 19:29
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madotds madotds is offline
 
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Originally Posted by cory_booth View Post
Add an alert sound to new chats....

OK folks, this is not for the faint of heart and I know there must be a much easier way to do this, but until something better comes along....

BEFORE YOU BEGIN.

You'll need a wav file and access to your database.

STEP 1: UPDATE USER TABLE
Add new column of type "INT"
Name Column = "countvsachats"



I hope that there will be a good response to this and Valter might provide a similar solution?
Hi someone asked me how to add the column for this to there database so I have created a quick picturial HERE for anyone who would like to know. It is not as hard as it sounds

Hope it helps

MaDavis
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Old 07 Mar 2010, 20:26
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Originally Posted by madotds View Post
Hi someone asked me how to add the column for this to there database so I have created a quick picturial HERE for anyone who would like to know. It is not as hard as it sounds

Hope it helps

MaDavis
what a nice step by step add-ons tutorial out there mate...thanks a lot for the time you've spent...

but still confused about this thing here


STEP 2: MODIFY PLUGINS - (VSa - ChatBox - MN)
FIND THE FOLLOWING FUNCTIONS "ccbmessages"

ADD ABOVE: THIS ONE? >>> $vbulletin->db->show_errors(); OR WHAT?

AND WHAT IS THIS CODE BELOW?

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


STEP 3: SCROLL DOWN AND FIND .... if ($vsacb_box_totalmessages>0)

ADD ABOVE: >>> (notice here I am loading a chat.wav from images\misc - you'll need to upload a wav and change accordingly):


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


tried to think to make this work still no luck...


hmmm...
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Old 07 Mar 2010, 21:20
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Just shooting some noobs on xbox and then i will make an addon to that post buddy
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Old 07 Mar 2010, 21:48
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Ok the easiest way to do this is to go to the plugin we need to edit in this case
“VSa - ChatBox – MN”
How? Admincp>>> Plugin and products>>>>Plugin manager Scroll down and find the VSa-Chatbox-MN plugin and next to that click edit.

Select everything in the php code box and copy it to a text editor of your choice ( I use notepad++ )

Once there you can use the find function and look for


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

And add on the line above it (copy and paste)


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


Then use the search function again to find


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

And on the line above that add (copy and paste) the next bit of code


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

Once you have done that you can copy the whole lot back from your text editor into the plugin phpcode box replacing the original code and click save.

You then need to find a good wav file. you can TRY HERE and upload it to your images/misc folder ( make sure and name it "chat.wav )

Hope this helps
Mark
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