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Custom Tag Cloud in vbAdvanced, Forum Home & Related Pages
Mod Version: 2.1.0, by vbboarder (Member) vbboarder is offline
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vB Version: 3.7.x Rating: (8 votes - 4.88 average) Installs: 90
Released: 12 Sep 2008 Last Update: 01 Apr 2009 Downloads: 350
Not Supported Uses Plugins Auto-Template  

Download the latest version that supports social groups clouds here: 2.5 Version (VB 3.8 required)

Forum VBA Custom Tag Cloud
This mod adds 6 features to VB’s tag cloud:

1. It allows you to display the tag cloud in forum related pages in any location you want. You can display tag clouds in forumhome, forumdisplay, and showthread, and hook it to any $template_hook or HTML comment. Instead of installing 3 different mods to accomplish this, you can install this mod to do all 3. Plus you can specify if you want to not display the tag cloud in certain pages.

2. It allows you to show the tag cloud in your site’s home page in any location you want if you have vbAdvanced installed (optional).

3. When viewing forumdisplay or showthread (pages listing threads or posts), you can specify custom styles for tags that belong to the active forum or thread being viewed so that users will know which tags are relevant to that forum or thread.

4. It allows you to specify preferred tags that you want to have custom styles so that they will be noticed more. For example, if your site just started a forum about cars with tags like “Lexus” “Infinity”, you can specify those tags as preferred to draw attention to the new forum.

5. The tag cloud resides in a collapsible box and has a legend for the custom styles.

6. When viewing a thread (in showthread), this mod will move the thread’s tag box below the tag cloud. The tag box and tag cloud are different: the tag box shows tags specific to its thread, whereas the tag cloud shows tags from all threads. Currently, the tag box is shown at the very bottom of the thread, which can be easily ignored by readers. Moving it next to the tag cloud will make the tag box more visible.

Installation
1. Download the product xml file. Go to Manage Products > Add/Import Product, upload that xml file, set “allow overwrite” to yes, and click Import.

2. Go to VB Options > Forum VBA Tag Clouds to set the locations of the tag cloud (default is below the navbar) and custom tag styles.

3. Optional: to display the tag cloud in vbAdvanced, go to VBA CMPS > Default Settings > Main Options > add to “Portal Output Global Variables”:
tag_cloud
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Update:
Reimport the new product xml file and allow overwrite.
See the 2nd post for a screenshot and template hook selection tips.

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  #16  
Old 16 Sep 2008, 12:45
Mondi Mondi is offline
 
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What Tags Are Fetched?

vbboarder - have vbadvanced cmps, links, dynamics and - soon - vbclassifieds running.

Will this mod fetch tags from all afore mentioned? This would be OUTSTANDING...

Btw: As for location , I too could do with a few pointers.

If you could get back to me on my question, cheers.
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  #17  
Old 16 Sep 2008, 18:28
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vbboarder vbboarder is offline
 
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Wow, you got everything! That's cool, but I don't have vba dynamics, vba links, or vb classifieds myself so I can't test it for you.

Anyways, this mod will fetch all tags from VB forums and place them in a cloud box under the navbar (see pics). If the navbar is showing on all those $$$ mods of yours, then it should also show the tag cloud - you just need to output the global variable, tag_cloud, as the instructions say. That's another advantage of having the tag cloud near the navbar.... it can be easily included in other external mods and custom web pages (like those made with the WebTemplates mod with the header/ navbar included).

Btw: As for location , I too could do with a few pointers.
Sorry, your vote doesn't count since you haven't marked installed. For further support, you need to mark install.
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  #18  
Old 16 Sep 2008, 20:59
Mondi Mondi is offline
 
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Hehehe......

Got me there - unintentional though!

INSTALLED!!!!

[One Extra Vote....]

Thanks mate!
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  #19  
Old 22 Sep 2008, 13:42
realmr realmr is offline
 
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Is it possible to display the "forum specific tags" rather than the entire forum tags in forum specific pages ?
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  #20  
Old 22 Sep 2008, 18:15
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Originally Posted by realmr View Post
Is it possible to display the "forum specific tags" rather than the entire forum tags in forum specific pages ?
No, not currently possible with this mod. I decided against this feature because VB caches the tag cloud so there is no DB queries if you have caching enabled. I'll see if there's a way to filter forum specific tags with just 1 query while being able to use VB built-in tag cloud function and caching.
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Old 22 Sep 2008, 23:43
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Shaheen Shaheen is offline
 
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nice Mod but one more option will make it best thats choose the place
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Old 01 Oct 2008, 22:42
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I'd love to see it be made able to collapse. Other than that, it works great! Thanks
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  #23  
Old 04 Oct 2008, 23:58
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Just Updated to 2.0: ALL feature requests were implemented!
2.0.0 New Features: See the 2nd post for a screenshot and template hook selection tips.
Auto templating – allows setting the location of the tag cloud anywhere on the page.
Tag cloud resides in a collapsible box and has a legend for the custom styles.
Tags that belong to the active forum or thread being viewed can have custom styles.
Added option to set preferred tags that will have custom styles to get them noticed more.

Update:
Reimport the new product xml file and allow overwrite.
Go to VB Options > Forum VBA Tag Clouds to set the locations of the tag cloud (default is below the navbar) and custom tag styles.

Note: if you enable the “Customize Active Tags?” option, then this mod will add 1 query to forumdisplay & showthread pages only. Tag clouds in vbAdvanced and forumhome should still have 0 queries if caching is enabled.
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  #24  
Old 05 Oct 2008, 09:09
Mondi Mondi is offline
 
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Module CMPS

Probably 9/10 already addressed somewhere - but - how do I put this mod into a CMPS Module?

Can someone point me either into the right direction 'by example' here, or to a tut. somewhere posted previously...

Sorry - haven't gotten my head around that one yet so help would be marvellously appreciated.

Cheers.
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  #25  
Old 05 Oct 2008, 22:10
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To display the tag cloud in vbAdvanced, go to VBA CMPS -> Default Settings -> Main Options -> add to “Portal Output Global Variables”:
tag_cloud
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  #26  
Old 09 Oct 2008, 04:48
Ted Clore Ted Clore is offline
 
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I've done this and it isn't there. There must be something missing!?!

Can you give us a walk through for VBa CPMS?

IOW, there is no module.php so that a module can be made and put on a page where you want it.

Last edited by Ted Clore; 09 Oct 2008 at 04:53.
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Old 10 Oct 2008, 17:53
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Originally Posted by vbboarder View Post
To display the tag cloud in vbAdvanced, go to VBA CMPS -> Default Settings -> Main Options -> add to “Portal Output Global Variables”: tag_cloud
I don't know how else to elaborate than what's quoted above. The tag cloud works fine for myself and other users. Are you using CMPS version 3.0.1 dated 4-24-08?

There is no module.php file - it's unneccessary. If you want custom placement of the tag cloud in CMPS pages, you use template hooking (with $template_hook or HTML comments) in VB Options -> Forum VBA Tag Clouds (read the 2nd post for further instructions), OR add a CMPS template module: go to VBA CMPS > Add Module > Template Module > and add to the Template Content box:
<div>$tag_cloud</div>
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Note that if adding "tag_cloud" to the Portal Output Global Variables in CMPS does not work for you, then adding a CMPS template module will also most likely not work for you. In that case, somehow your CMPS installation is messed up.
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  #28  
Old 12 Oct 2008, 02:42
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Just Updated to version 2.0.2 - optimized memory usage of this mod.
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  #29  
Old 03 Nov 2008, 22:05
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Just tested this mod in VB 3.8.0-beta1 with no problems - all features work fine.
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  #30  
Old 04 Nov 2008, 01:36
transparent transparent is offline
 
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Nice hack...

How do I get the tag cloud to display right above the "What's going on" section at the bottom of the FORUMHOME page? For my board having it right under the navbar is not visually appealing.

Thank you!
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