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Everywhere Sidebar 4 VB4
Mod Version: 1.5.3, by almannai (Coder) almannai is offline
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vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (129 votes - 4.74 average) Installs: 1018
Released: 22 Jan 2010 Last Update: 18 Jul 2012 Downloads: 8610
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Latest news::
  • [8.3.2012]ESB Gold is updated to 2.2.14 with some bugs fixed ( Tested on vb 4.2 ).
  • [7.20.2012]ESB Gold is updated to 2.2.13 with some bugs fixed ( Tested on vb 4.2 ).
  • [18.7.2012]ESB Free is updated to 1.5.3 to support activity stream ( Tested on vb 4.2 ).
  • [7.6.2012]ESB Gold is updated to 2.2.10 with some bugs fixed ( Tested on vb 4.2 ).
  • [25.5.2012]ESB Gold is updated to 2.2.8 to support activity stream ( Tested on vb 4.2 ).
  • [20.5.2012]ESB Free version is updated with some bugs fixed to 1.5.2 (tested on 4.1.12. Make to sure to upload cssrollup_everywhere_sidebar.xml again and follow the installation steps ).
  • [27.4.2012]ESB Gold is updated with some bugs fixed to 2.2.7 ( NO Need For "cssrollup_everywhere_sidebar.xml" anymore).
  • [19.4.2012]ESB Gold is updated with some bugs fixed to 2.2.6 ( NO Need For "cssrollup_everywhere_sidebar.xml" anymore).
  • [16.4.2012]ESB Free version is updated with some bugs fixed to 1.5.1 (tested on 4.1.11. Make to sure to upload cssrollup_everywhere_sidebar.xml again and follow the installation steps ).
  • [15.4.2012]ESB Gold is updated with some bugs fixed to 2.2.5 (tested on 4.1.12 works fine with both "Store CSS Stylesheets as Files" Yes or No ).
  • [26.2.2012]ESB Gold is updated with some bugs fixed to 2.2.4 (Tested and Running fine On vb4.1.11).
  • [6.2.2012]ESB Gold is updated with some bugs fixed to2.2.2.
  • [3.2.2012]ESB Gold is updated with some bugs fixed to2.2.1.
  • [30.1.2012]ESB Gold is updated with some bugs fixed and to make sure is working well with vbulletin 4.1.10.
  • [03.12.2011]ESB 1.5 released with major bugs fixed and tested on vbulletin 4.1.8.
  • [22.11.2011]ESB Gold is updated with some bugs fixed and to make sure is working well with vbulletin 4.1.8.
  • [30.09.2011] Bug fixed 2.1.6 (Gold version).
  • [11.08.2011] ESB SG discussions not showing fixed in 1.4.4.4
  • [11.06.2011] ESB go to the bottom of the page when "store css as file" set to yes bug fixed with 1.4.4.3
  • [11.06.2011] Loading page and force insert css bug fixed with 1.4.4.2
  • [06.06.2011] Some bug fixed with 1.4.4.1 and new onload option introduced
  • [04.06.2011] More stable with 1.4.4 version with a css style sorted out
  • [15.05.2011] Minor bugs in 1.4.3 version is fixed by 1.4.3.1
  • [12.05.2011] Have more control over sidebar with the 1.4.3 version. It is available download it now.
  • [10.01.2011] 1.4.1 pl1 is available.
  • [09.01.2011] Bug found in 1.4.1 where it will not show the content of Custom HTML/PHP
    blocks. This will be fixed in pl1 of this mod version.
  • [07.01.2011] Bug found in 1.4.1 where it will display disabled blocks. This can be fixed by using block filter for now.
  • [03.01.2011] The 1.4.1 Full version is released. This version is tested on vb4.1 and should work with no problem on vb4.1. This does not mean it will not work on other vb versions but it should work. Last You must uninstall previous version as this is different than the full version.
  • [30.12.2010] The 1.4.1 Lite is released. This version is tested on vb4.1 and should work with no problem on vb4.1. That does not mean it will not work on other vb versions but it is not guaranteed. The Lite version will display sidebar on forumhome, forumdisplay, album, faq and calendar.
  • [29.12.2010] I'm running out of time to keep up my word to release 1.4.1 before the end of the year. So I will release 1.4.1 lite for now then we will see later for gold version.
  • [20.12.2010]This mod will be updated to 1.4.1 version soon (hopefully before the end of 2010) From now on the last two digits of mod version will represent vb version so the next update is for vb4.1.
What is this:
By default VB4 sidebar will be shown only on forum home page. This mod Will display the Sidebar everywhere in the forum. This mod assumes that you already set your sidebar block from "forum blocks manager".

Current Version:
1.5.3 (Free)
2.2.13 (Gold)

Demo:
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Features :
  • Add ESB to Blog (Gold version only).
  • Option to set ESB in blog sidebar (Gold version only).
  • Option to replace blog sidebar by ESB (Gold version only).
  • Option to set blog sidebar width (Gold version only).
  • Show sidebar in the vbcms pages (Gold version only).
  • Rotating Ad system included in the sidebar (Gold version only).
  • Filter Block by usergroups (Gold version only).
  • More options with advance settings of the sidebar (Gold version only).
  • No backlink to our website (Gold version only).
  • The sidebar will be displayed everywhere in the forum.
  • With more than 20 setting you can enable and disable sidebar very easily on any any page.
  • You can hide sidebar in the excluded forums mod options.
  • You can show sidebar for all or show it for non members.
  • Now you don't have to enable sidebar from option. Enabling this mod will enable sidebar everywhere. But you need to set sidebar blocks from "forum blocks manager".
  • All previous bugs have been fixed.
  • The ability to exclude certain usergroups.
  • The ability to turn sidebar off for certain forum styles.
  • The ability to place the side bar on custom pages.
  • The ability to control displaying sidebar when forum is closed.
  • The ability to set different blocks for different forums [ver 1.2].
  • Don't Allow sidebar to be collapsed and force it to be always visible[ver 1.3]. To enable this you need to set "Don't hide ESB switch" from mod options to yes.
  • In 1.3.3 you have ability to exclude groups from the above feature that is to be always visible. So that the excluded group members will be able to collapse ESB.
  • In 1.3.4 the vertical collapse button is removed and blocks is forced to by expanded if "Don't hide ESB switch" is set to yes as requested in this post
  • In 1.4.1 pl1 custom html/php block bug and some other bugs were fixed.
  • In 1.4.3 you can set sidebar width and sidebar button top alignment from mod options.

Requested Features [ To Do ] :
  • -

Mod requirements:
  • The mod is tested on default vb style with no other mods. So we gurantee that mod will work on the default vb style with no conflict with other mod.
  • As a courtesy we may make minor fix so the plugin works on styles other than the default but we are not hold to it.
Installation:


1. Download plugin.
Only free ver:If you are using vb4.1.11 or above download the "cssrollup_everywhere_sidebar.xml" and upload "cssrollup_everywhere_sidebar.xml" to /includes/xml directory.

2. Login to your vBulletin admincp.

3. Open "Plugins & Products", and go to "Manage Products".

4. Click on "[Add/Import Product]".

5. Import the product-everywhere_sidebar_xxx.xml file that you download. Make sure you set "allow overwrite" to "yes".
Only free ver:Also if you are updating the product you need to disable then enable (or even un-install then install) the product to let the product knows about the "cssrollup_everywhere_sidebar.xml".

Optional steps for setting different blocks for different forums and pages:

6. Go to mod options
Admincp->Settings->options->EveryWhere Sidebar (ESB) options

7. Go down until you see "Block Configuration Switch" check "yes" and save.


8. Go to you forum home you will see all your blocks even the empty ones with blockid below each blcok as in this picture.




9. Any block you want to hide add its block id with colon on "Filter Blocks by forums" or "Filter Blocks by page" text box in the mod options. For example to hide block_html_7 on all forums except forum id 1 and 2 we will add this "block_html_7:1,2" without qoutes to "Filter Blocks by forums"box; and to hide it in all other pages except faq and calendar we will add this "block_html_7:faq,calendar" without qoutes to "Filter Blocks by pages" box. See picture below




10 To hide inactive blocks and blockid title for admins set back "Block Configuration Switch" to "No" and save

Optional step to force sidebar to be always visible and hide collapse button :

11. Go to mod options
Admincp->Settings->options->EveryWhere Sidebar (ESB) options

12. Set "Don't hide ESB switch" to "yes" and save.

Optional steps for Translation install:
Download the german translation from here
To import the German translation goes as follows:
Admincp => Languages & Phrases download => Languages / upload => Click on "EITHER upload the XML file from your computer" click Browse and select the translation from => at "Language Override chooses her German => Import => Done


Optional steps for vBadvanced:(Not supported)
This thread is created by qG ThaLiX, he asked then he answers his question intersting thread. I don't have vBadvanced but it seams it is working from the replies.
http://www.vbadvanced.com/forum/showthread.php?t=40407

Instructions for custom pages:

Please note: You don't need this unless you are planning to show sidebar on cutom pages.

1. First enable showing sidebar for custom pages from mod options.

2. Open your custom template search for


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

add below


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

search for


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

add above


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

save

3. Open custom page php file and before the render line "$templater->render();" add


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

assuming you are using $templater as variable change it as required

save and upload you php file

4. You are done


How To Add Blocks To Sidebar:
From your admincp click on "Forums & Moderators" then click "Forum Blocks Manager". Hit "Add Block" you will see a dropdown list of block types. Select the type of block you want and hit continue. Now set your block and save. You are done and this new block should be shown on your sidebar.


Bugs fix:
ver 1.1.2
1. Fixed for custom pages the sidebar will always be on the right side.
ver 1.1.3
1.Fixed compatibility with vb 4.0.2.
ver 1.1.4
1.Fixed when store CSS Stylesheets as Files enabled.
ver 1.2.2
1.Fixed now it is shown on editpost and newreply pages.
2. Fixed blank screen when user is logged with same username and password.
3. Fixed in displaying the correct block id in block configuration mode.
ver 1.3.1
1. Minor bug fixed to adjust sidebar when force to make it always visible.
ver 1.3.3
1. Minor bug fixed that is a php block is not visible in forumhome.
ver 1.4.3.1
1. More stable, better optimized and fixed previous compatibility problems.
ver 1.4.4
1. Css style is sorted to better sidebar looking.
ver 1.4.4.1
Some bugs fixed with new onload option introduced
ver 1.4.4.2
Loading page and force insert css bug fixed with 1.4.4.2
ver 1.4.4.3
ESB go to the bottom of the page when "store css as file" set to yes bug fixed with 1.4.4.3


To Fix Quickreply width:
If you have the problem of quickreply coming to wide please use Mike instructions to fix Forum bug:

1. Open editor.css and find


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

2. Change it to


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


To Adjust sidebar top level:

form admincp

open forumhome.css in the style you want to change or use the master style to effect all styles

change the padding size for #sidebar_container as you wish
eg
padding:50px 0;
Note:In the new vb versions sidebar css has been moved from forumhome.css to separate file called sidebar.css
Most asked question:

Q:I've installed your sidebar mod and it works fine except on the forumhome! The sidebar is showing at the bottom of the page. Any idea how to fix it?

A:It is either due to one of these:
1. you are using a custom style that is changing the forumhome look.
2. You are using a nother mod that is changing the content of froumhome before this ESB.

ESB needs to see this in forumhome
Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

So to tix this problem you either need to make sure that
Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

exist in the correct location or change ESB forumhome plugin to search for a new phrase.

for the latest version 1.4.1+ it looks for

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

and

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

so if you are setting new style make sure not to remove or change
Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

and

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

location to get sidebar in the proper location.






To Get Support:
  • Hit Mark as Installed from top right.
  • You have to put your website link.
  • If you include a screenshot you will get a better support.
  • Don't say for example "Doesn't Work" be more descriptive.





Gold Everywhere sidebar can be ordered from here
Old versions can be downloaded from here

Enjoy

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

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  • If you like this modification support the author by donating.
  • This modification may not be copied, reproduced or published elsewhere without author's permission.
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How do i block a sidebar from the main forum page
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Old 24 Apr 2013, 19:31
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I am trying to have this take up a little less room by changing that huge collapse image to a smaller one. i have replaced the image but still there is a huge space there.. I do not see any sizing or padding for this image in css. I am a bit confused why there is still so much space there. I guess it could be padding on the body itself but I am not sure. Has anyone else changed the collapse image to a smaller one?

Never mind.. was just body padding. I did not realize the padding was set so wide on the current theme on the site..all set now.

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Old 24 Apr 2013, 21:49
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I'd think of buying this, but the developer has not been round here or his own forum for months, the link to the right thread is dead and the demo web site does no longer exist, so it is difficult to trust, specially when I cannot get the vertical alignment parameter to work in the free version for v4.2.0 PL3 and the standard style (and forumhome).

I'll try Sidebar Everywhere to see how that goes.
Yeah, I've been keeping an eye on this as well. I was looking for a sidebar block just for my blog and this one seemed promising. But without any support it isn't worth a wooden nickel to me. And besides I'm not about to read through 1870+ posts to see what works and doesn't work and why. Needs to be condensed.

I'm looking over the Sidebar Anywhere as posted in #1872 here but I'm not going to sign up and become a member just to see the sample images. I don't commit to anything until I have a better idea as to what I'm committing to. It would seem that there is a commercial out-of-the-box one I found while doing a Google search that looks promising. I'm looking into it now.

Again, I just want one that works on my blog page. I don't care if it works or not on the Forum or CMS pages.
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Old 04 May 2013, 17:59
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I have a custom page that I'm having some troubles getting the sidebar to show up on:

http://www.seandahlberg.com/articles.php

I have:
  • Using vBulletin 4.2.1
  • Latest version of Everywhere Sidebar 4 VB4 - 1.5.3 (Free)
  • Latest version of Article Forums v4.x - 4.1.2
  • I have inserted the PHP code in the php file (articles.php)
  • Enable for custom pages? set to yes

That said, the template which appears to be the main part (af_articles) does not have {vb:raw navbar} nor {vb:raw footer} so I inserted {vb:raw sidebaropen} at the very top of the template and {vb:raw sidebarext} at the very bottom.

It is working on all other sections that I want it to, it's just this page that is causing me a problem. Any ideas on what I can do to make this work? Or is this better managed via the Gold version? Thinking of upgrading to that anyways so I can use it on other elements (such as the real Articles prod from vBulletin) but this page is my "blog" and gets the most visibility so the one I want to fix more than anything else.
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Old 13 May 2013, 04:24
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Both {vb:raw navbar} & {vb:raw footer} are not removed but ESB wouldn't work. The sidebar is @ bottom.

Theme: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=293639, vbulletin 4.2.1
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Old 13 May 2013, 22:06
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Hi there,

I think that is a very good product but... what about padding in each section of the forum? Editing sidebar.css is only a part of the problem!
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Old 16 May 2013, 17:02
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does this mod work on vb4.2.1 or vb4.2 pl3?? anyone tried it?? how was it??

I installed it long time ago when I had some issues showing the sidebar itself and then after long hours of work, had to uninstall it...

any comment is appreciated ...!! Thanks
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Old 16 May 2013, 17:12
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Originally Posted by fxdigi-cash View Post
does this mod work on vb4.2.1 or vb4.2 pl3?? anyone tried it?? how was it??

I installed it long time ago when I had some issues showing the sidebar itself and then after long hours of work, had to uninstall it...

any comment is appreciated ...!! Thanks
I am using it on 4.2.1 without an issue (aside from the custom php page I talk about above). Outside of that, it is working just fine in the forums. I couldn't get it to work in the Articles (the actual vB product) but that is probably because it has its own sidebar and I haven't tweaked it to use the forums one. You would think vBulletin would of left that as an option...
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Old 24 May 2013, 18:26
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does anyone know how to exclude certain forum posts (I want to exclude forum number 39) from appearing on the everywhere sidebar?
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Old 27 May 2013, 17:33
fxdigi-cash fxdigi-cash is offline
 
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Originally Posted by SgtSling View Post
does anyone know how to exclude certain forum posts (I want to exclude forum number 39) from appearing on the everywhere sidebar?
certain posts??? maybe not possible. you can, however, exclude forums in the sidebar options in the admin cp settings.
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Old 27 May 2013, 17:38
fxdigi-cash fxdigi-cash is offline
 
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Originally Posted by AshenTemper View Post
I am using it on 4.2.1 without an issue (aside from the custom php page I talk about above). Outside of that, it is working just fine in the forums. I couldn't get it to work in the Articles (the actual vB product) but that is probably because it has its own sidebar and I haven't tweaked it to use the forums one. You would think vBulletin would of left that as an option...
Thanks for the feedback. I actually installed it and it shows up like a naked sidebar; no skin... I believe there is something wrong with the css file or the mod itself not using the side.css

also I have an issue with sidebar location in the forumhome... it shows up at the bottom of the forum which is none sense...

any idea how to fix this??
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Old 27 May 2013, 19:38
fxdigi-cash fxdigi-cash is offline
 
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ok, got the first issue solved. I have issue with the skin of the sidebar and I just opened the template sidebarext_temp and changed forumhome.css to sidebar.css

and saved the work... and now the skin is fine.
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Old 27 May 2013, 20:02
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Hi quick help needded...

pls tell me how to configure this
block_html_1:184,254,185,100,186,227

block_html_2: (other than this forum ids.) 184,254,185,100,186,227
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Old 04 Jun 2013, 14:12
Akyeame Kwame Akyeame Kwame is offline
 
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Originally Posted by burlesque View Post
Hi - I installed this on my test forum and everything was working fine, however the sidebar widget from DBTech's Forum Live Feed & User Wall does not show up.

Is there any way to fix this or alternatively, is there any way to call the feed in its own page - minus the site header/footer oe just the feed - so I can call it into the sidebar via an ajax include?
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Just noticed that the forum blocks generated by
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don't seem to be appearing when Everywhere Sidebar is used. As far as I recall they were working before it was installed.
I'm having the same issue as these two but I didn't see an answer to either of their queries about dbtech mods not showing up. They were working before Everywhere Sidebar but now, even when I disable it they aren't showing up in the default sidebar that's just on forumhome. Is there any fix for this?
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Old 10 Jun 2013, 17:47
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still until today there are some issues with this mod! The major one is that all blocks are shown whether I type in the block id and forum id or not!! it is all same ....

BTW, do we have to disable the sidebar-built-in property in vb4?? because I don't see any effect when disabling or enabling it !!!
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