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Donation Goal Thermometer Forum Block addon for Donation Manager
Mod Version: 1.00, by SemperFideles (Coder) SemperFideles is offline
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vB Version: 4.0.1 Rating: (2 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 24
Released: 26 Jan 2010 Last Update: Never Downloads: 225
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**This is an addon for the Donation Manager addon if installed as below.**

I've been waiting for something that will be an all-in-one donation system such as the Cyb Paypal Donate for vBulletin 4 but can't wait any longer. I really needed a donation goal monitor as it encourages people to donate who otherwise do not.

I like the features of the Donation Manager addon and decided I would search for some sort of script that would enable me to display donation progress. I found this free script: http://www.arkie.net/~scripts/thermometer/

I have implemented a basic method to display donation progress through both of these scripts. It is a manual process to update donation progress but the Cyb Donate plugin was as well.

DEMO: You can see my implementation in action at http://www.puritanboard.com/forum.php

Instructions
1. Download thermometer.php and upload that into your forum root.
2. Create a new Forum Block
a. AdminCP -> Forums & Moderators -> Forum Blocks Manager
b. Click Add Block
c. Block Title: Donate (or Support Us)
d. Active: Yes
e. Content Type: HTML
f. Content

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

g. BEFORE YOU SAVE, you must configure the thermometer in the Content block. All the settings are within the img attributes and you don't need to touch the thermometer.php file. Notice that img has the following src value:

thermometer.php?Current=0&Goal=100&Width=50&Height=100&Font=2
(1) Current=current donations received
(2) Goal=donation goal
(3) Width=width of the thermometer
(4) Height=height of thermometer
(5) Font=size of font from 1...whatever
(You can experiment with these settings but I found a width of 50 and Height of 100 with a font size of 2 makes my thermometer about right)
Once you save the Forum Block you can position it in your Block order. When you receive donations you simply edit the forum block and update the Current= value. It's not perfect but it's better than having no goal meter. When the user clicks on the Support Us link he is taken to the Donation System which allows him to donate.

ALTERNATIVE IMPLEMENTATION

You can set up the forum block to allow the user to select pulldown dollar amounts. I don't know how to pass the variables that the donation system uses or I would use them in my block. This block requires a bit more editing to get it working for your site.

Follow the same instructions as above but in the Content Block replace all with:

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

Set:
- Thermometer values as before
- [email protected] to your paypal e-mail address
- value="USD" to a different currency if you want to accept by another currency
- option values to the amounts you want to donate and set the values between the option tags to the currency you want
- value="US" to your country
- value="Forum Donation" to what you want displayed in the paypal cart when the user donates
- forumdomain.com to your forum domain (there are two and they are the success and fail pages of the Donation System plugin)

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  #31  
Old 12 Feb 2010, 17:42
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Direct link to my thermometer.php file.

Nothing.

http://movslow.com/forum/thermometer.php

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Old 12 Feb 2010, 23:14
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Originally Posted by movslow View Post
Direct link to my thermometer.php file.

Nothing.

http://movslow.com/forum/thermometer.php

You're lucky. When I try to access my thermometer via direct link like that I get a page full of really scary error messages! Are you sure you're setting up the forum block properly? I see you have several blocks so I would assume you know how it's done. But really, even if the thermometer isn't working you should get a block with the text and links in it.
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Old 13 Feb 2010, 15:26
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can you do something like this image?

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Old 13 Feb 2010, 22:54
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as they did with version 4.0.1?
http://www.ipmart-forum.it/forum.php
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Old 20 Feb 2010, 00:43
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I wonder if anyone else is experiencing an uptick in donations since implementing this. I used to rely upon the Cyb bar below my Navbar but my donations per month have actually gone up quite a bit with the thermometer.

Call it ugly or whatever you like but it works. I had some previous research and experience with Pay per click advertising and the upper left of the screen is always where PPC advertising was most effective. I think the location combined with the thermometer graphic is inspiring more donations.
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Old 20 Feb 2010, 12:26
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I'll see how it does.
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Old 23 Feb 2010, 05:52
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will this work with vsa donations?
i really dig the thermometer but i need the functions in vsa donations.
for usergroups and stuff
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Old 23 Feb 2010, 13:11
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Originally Posted by sinistergaming View Post
will this work with vsa donations?
i really dig the thermometer but i need the functions in vsa donations.
for usergroups and stuff
I'm trying to figure out how to do it. I would love to be able to make it work for myself. I'm going to try to poke around and figure out how to do it.
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Old 26 Feb 2010, 02:55
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Would be amazing if could use this image...

thermometer_chart.png
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Old 22 Apr 2010, 12:24
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Can this be configured as a widget? is it possible to change the thermometer picture?
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Old 11 May 2010, 18:56
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Originally Posted by movslow View Post
Obvious easy mod for the forum block, but I can't get anything to load there.

It only shows where an image should be, w/nothing other than Support us underneath it.

I uploaded the thermometer.php to the forum root, and still nothing.

?

Please advise.

Thanks



/edit

I tried the 2nd code, and it shows a donate button, and the drop down box, but NO image.

??
I have the exact same issue, and GD Support is enabled.
any idea where we went wrong?
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Old 12 May 2010, 04:50
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Sorry dude but it looks like shit..
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Old 01 Jun 2010, 11:14
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Great addon : You can even personalise the payment page with this little addon

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=241560
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Old 14 Aug 2010, 16:52
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couple issues.

I tried the first block to start...the goal image looked nothing like the one one your site, it was very overlarged for some reason...also it has a donate.php which you do not seem to mention in any of the above directions...

I tried the second block, the imagine appears much better, but with this one, I guess you are saying that I will be unable to raise the donation bar to show members progress? the graph meter also appears on the left side of the block, leaving the other side blank...I would like to place text on the right side, how can I do this?
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Old 14 Aug 2010, 17:48
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Originally Posted by onehost View Post
couple issues.

I tried the first block to start...the goal image looked nothing like the one one your site, it was very overlarged for some reason...also it has a donate.php which you do not seem to mention in any of the above directions...
If it doesn't look like the one on my site it is because I have changed the variables, per the very detailed instructions below the code window.

Also, I do mention donate.php. This is listed as an addon for the Donation Manager. Take some time to clearly read the instructions.

I tried the second block, the imagine appears much better, but with this one, I guess you are saying that I will be unable to raise the donation bar to show members progress?
You can measure progress. Read the instructions. It is a manual process vice automatic.
the graph meter also appears on the left side of the block, leaving the other side blank...I would like to place text on the right side, how can I do this?
The donation meter is called within an img tag. Change align="left" to align="right" if you want to change the alignment.
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