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XenvB4 (Formerly ProjectvB4)
Mod Version: 1.0.1, by ChrisTERiS (Coder) ChrisTERiS is offline
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vB Version: 4.2.5 Rating: (3 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 13
Released: 10 Jul 2020 Last Update: 07 Nov 2020 Downloads: 76
Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Auto-Template Additional Files Is in Beta Stage  

  1. Works with "Forum only" vBulletin version. Suite version still is not supported.
  2. RTL support is currently limited.
  3. I can't guarantee that it will works with any 3nd party addon. No errors but the templates will not be responsive.
XenvB4 (formerly ProjectvB4) is not just a responsive style, but a full framework adding new features to vBulletin 4.2.5
  • Responsive, mobile first design
  • Redesigned important pages
    • Forumlist
    • Threadlist
    • Showthread
    • User Profile
  • New Modern Features
    • Modal profile popup
    • Search Panle
    • User menu Panel
    • Navigation Panel
    • Advanced Footer
    • Forum Cover Photo
    • Forum Icon
    • Facebook style Profile Cover Photo
  • Included Add-on Modules
    • Donations
    • Mailinglist
    • Memberlist
    • Cookies
    • GDPR Compliance
    • Legal Agreements

Installation



XenvB4 installation is pretty easy if you follow the instructions below, step by step.
  1. If you've installed any version (Alpha or Beta) of ProjectvB4, uninstall it !!
  2. Unizip the file and upload all the files and folders from upload/ folder, to the directory where you've installed vBulletin. ATTENTION !!! If you've renamed your admincp/ directory, or if you've the admin files in a different directory, then you need to upload everything from admincp/ to your real admin directory.
  3. Go to your admincp and first import the new style from Styles & Templates-> Download/Upload Style-> Import Style
    1. Browse and select the style/xenvb4-style.xml from your computer
    2. Let "Create a New Style" as is
    3. Just in case, is better to set "Ignore Style Version" to YES
    4. Let other settings as is
    5. Click Import
  4. XenvB4 comes with a set of plugins and templates, so you need to import the product file. Select Plugins & Products-> Manage Products
  5. Click Add/Import Product and select product-xenvb4.xml from your computer. Is good to set "Allow Overwrite" to YES.

Configuration



If XenvB4 installation was successful is time to configure it. First of all you must complete the follow steps which are important for XenvB4 operation.
  1. XenvB4 add the default forum icon and forum cover to your existing forums, but you need to update the cache to see them working. If you don't do this, all your existing forums will not show any icon or cover. Goto Admincp-> Maintenance-> General Update Tools and Rebuild Forum Information.
  2. Now is time to set User Profile Avatar and Cover Photo. I never understood the reason why these dimensions are not Global but per Usergroup. So you must edit one by one all your Usergroups and modify Picture Uploading Permissions with the values:
    1. Can Upload Profile Pictures : YES
    2. Can Upload Animated Profile Picture : NO
    3. Profile Picture Maximum Width : 1200
    4. Profile Picture Maximum Height : 340
    5. Profile Picture Maximum File-Size : 1024000
    6. Can Upload Custom Avatars : YES
    7. Can Upload Animated Avatar : NO
    8. Custom Avatar Maximum Width : 150
    9. Custom Avatar Maximum Height : 150
    10. Custom Avatar Maximum File-Size : 200000
  3. Back to Maintenance-> General Update Tools and Rebuild Custom Avatar Thumbnails
  4. At xenvb4/images/ you can overwrite the default images. Even if it's ok to use images with different dimensions, I highly recommend to use the default dimensions:
    1. email_logo.png (119 X 46)
    2. footer_logo.png (250 X 60)
    3. noavatar.png (150 X 150)
    4. nocover.png (1200 X 340) for both forum cover and profile cover.

Core Modifications



Depending on your configuration, may there are some changes that you need to do in core files. Unfortunately vBulletin license does not allows distribution of core files, so you must modify them on your own.

1.- HTML Emails
If you want to replace Text emails with HTML emails, you must edit the file: includes/class_mail.php
Line 285
Replace:

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With:

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Line 294
Replace:

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With

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PS: If you already did these changes before when you installed ProjectvB4, the only change on this file is line 294

2.- Editor Emoticons
If you want to hide the emoticons from the right side of the editor to earn some space in mobile view (emoticon will still be available from the button menu), you must edit the file includes/functions_editor.php. Open it with a text editor (not Word and similar), and change line 551
From:

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To:

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3.- Poll icon in Forum/Thread lists
To replace the Poll icon with a FA icon, your need to edit the file includes/functions_forumlist.php line 592
From:

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To:

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  #106  
Old 02 Dec 2020, 13:19
cdoyle cdoyle is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Originally Posted by iA1 View Post
In the navbar template, replace the following lines:

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with these lines:

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

and in navbar_tabs template, find
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Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

and replace with
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@iA1;
Any idea why my dropdowns don't seem to functioning correctly in the nav?
I've tried your method a couple times, but get the same result.

www.caraudiocentral.net
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Old 07 Dec 2020, 12:29
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Originally Posted by cdoyle View Post
@iA1;
Any idea why my dropdowns don't seem to functioning correctly in the nav?
I've tried your method a couple times, but get the same result.

www.caraudiocentral.net
Add this to additional.css

.navtabs .popupbody {top:20px}

The color of those links should also be changed, as it matches the background. I think you might have to change that from stylevars. But if you want to override stylevars settings and manually set them in additional.css, then add this line and change the color value to whatever required:

.navtabs > ul.floatcontainer li a, .navtabs > ul.floatcontainer li a.popupctrl { color: #0575b2;}
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  #108  
Old 09 Dec 2020, 12:52
cdoyle cdoyle is offline
 
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Originally Posted by iA1 View Post
Add this to additional.css

.navtabs .popupbody {top:20px}

The color of those links should also be changed, as it matches the background. I think you might have to change that from stylevars. But if you want to override stylevars settings and manually set them in additional.css, then add this line and change the color value to whatever required:

.navtabs > ul.floatcontainer li a, .navtabs > ul.floatcontainer li a.popupctrl { color: #0575b2;}
That worked! Thank You
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Old 14 Dec 2020, 22:45
cdoyle cdoyle is offline
 
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Originally Posted by ChrisTERiS View Post
Newsletter is a bundle of 2 separate modules:
  1. First I'll complete the Mailinglist module. Have already the functions to Subscribe/Unsubscribe, so what left is to add the Newsletter creation.
  2. Second is the Member Newsletter which will includes forum activity. If I use the exact same code as my old mod, does not needs lot of work, as the only that need to change are some (few) templates.
But I can't fix a date for release. The good point is that I finished with XLForo, both script and website, so I can focus now again the XenvB4.
ChrisTERis, do you have any updates on the newsletter functionality?
It's something I would really like to start doing on my forum to help bring back users to my forum.

Also at one point you mentioned a classified system for XEN. Is that still in the works?
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Old 22 Dec 2020, 00:41
cdoyle cdoyle is offline
 
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For anyone who wants to use this plugin, be aware that there appears to be an exploit in the 'newsletter.php' file.

My site was attacked today, and looks like they were trying to send out mail via this page. I've now since deleted the page entirely.

Since it appears that Chriteris' demo site has been deleted again, and he hasn't been back here since he posted them. I don't think we'll be able to get any support from him.

Are there any other coders around, who would be willing to look at this theme and see if there are any other vulnerabilities anywhere?

I really like this theme, but it needs support.

EDIT:
Here is what my host had to say about this page
The individuals are setting their name as a URL/image and it's being linked and sent. Here's the header portion:


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


Last edited by cdoyle; 22 Dec 2020 at 00:56.
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  #111  
Old 22 Dec 2020, 07:56
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I will be setting up a new demo site for it. It seems like the newsletter functionality wasn't included, so deleting the file should be ok for now.
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Old 22 Dec 2020, 20:06
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The demo is now available at https://www.vb4mobile.com/forum.php?styleid=18
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Old 22 Dec 2020, 21:57
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Originally Posted by iA1 View Post
Looking good.
Are you going through and fixing things?

Have a request:
Would it be possible to update the card layout some?
I had some help with this from another member here, but take a look at how mine is currently.
https://www.caraudiocentral.net/foru...llation-faq-s/

The thread starter avatar is put inside the card, to me that looks better and takes up less space and allows for more cards to display on the page.

Do you think it's possible to do something like this in the official plugin? That way if there are updates, won't have to redo everything each time.
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Old 24 Dec 2020, 06:11
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Originally Posted by cdoyle View Post
Looking good.
Are you going through and fixing things?

Have a request:
Would it be possible to update the card layout some?
I had some help with this from another member here, but take a look at how mine is currently.
https://www.caraudiocentral.net/foru...llation-faq-s/

The thread starter avatar is put inside the card, to me that looks better and takes up less space and allows for more cards to display on the page.

Do you think it's possible to do something like this in the official plugin? That way if there are updates, won't have to redo everything each time.
^^^ This. Your layout is MUCH cleaner than the original.
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  #115  
Old 24 Dec 2020, 19:59
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Originally Posted by cdoyle View Post
Looking good.
Are you going through and fixing things?
Yes, I am updating as well as trying fix any bugs and issues. Chris has given me permission to update the mod and redistribute.

Have a request:
Would it be possible to update the card layout some?
I had some help with this from another member here, but take a look at how mine is currently.
https://www.caraudiocentral.net/foru...llation-faq-s/

The thread starter avatar is put inside the card, to me that looks better and takes up less space and allows for more cards to display on the page.

Do you think it's possible to do something like this in the official plugin? That way if there are updates, won't have to redo everything each time.
I tried to make it look similar. Have a look here: https://www.vb4mobile.com/forumdispl...f=7&styleid=18
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Old 24 Dec 2020, 20:05
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Has anyone noticed that the moderation checkboxes for inline moderation do not work. The threads/posts do not get selected when you tick the checkbox. I couldn't figure it out. Does anyone know why it doesn't work?
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Old 25 Dec 2020, 01:25
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Has anyone noticed that the moderation checkboxes for inline moderation do not work. The threads/posts do not get selected when you tick the checkbox. I couldn't figure it out. Does anyone know why it doesn't work?
I noticed this yesterday. I'm spending the next few days to play around with this myself. Finally have some time instead of "asking favors" lol.

also, I decided to remove the thread starter avatar all together. While it does look cool, It felt redundant and made the display appear confusing in regards to flow. Simply highlighting and embolding the thread starter name looked clean enough for me. It's easy to get caught up in design overload and forget about user experience. I was able to accomplish Doyle's look, but the feedback was that it was a bit much on color/visual and took away from browsing the actual threads. So I'm not sure if that look is the best "out of the box" unless an alternate display is an option, while I initially wanted it myself, the simplified version seems far more user-friendly.

Any improvements I find/adjust I will report here as well.
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Old 25 Dec 2020, 12:33
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Originally Posted by iA1 View Post
Yes, I am updating as well as trying fix any bugs and issues. Chris has given me permission to update the mod and redistribute.



I tried to make it look similar. Have a look here: https://www.vb4mobile.com/forumdispl...f=7&styleid=18
I love it!!
Looks great!
I really like the thread starter avatar within the box like that. Really cleans it up, but still provides that quick visual of who started the thread.

Is registration possible on your demo forum? Was going to try it out, but doesn't seem to allow me to register.
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Old 25 Dec 2020, 12:46
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Has anyone noticed that the moderation checkboxes for inline moderation do not work. The threads/posts do not get selected when you tick the checkbox. I couldn't figure it out. Does anyone know why it doesn't work?
On my site, the check boxes work when within a thread. And looks like I'm able to delete posts etc.

But I also just noticed, when viewing all posts within a forum, the check boxes work, but I don't seem to have any way to do anything with them. I don't have any inline options. Guess I never noticed that before.
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Old 05 Jan 2021, 18:43
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Do you know when you might be releasing the updated version?
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