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Custom Tag Cloud in vbAdvanced, Forum Home & Related Pages
Mod Version: 2.1.0, by vbboarder (Member) vbboarder is offline
Developer Last Online: Apr 2012 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

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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
.
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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  #61  
Old 07 Feb 2009, 01:27
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New version 2.0.5: Optimized code to create tag links. Created preselected hooks for forumhome.

This is not a critical update, but it will speed up creating tag links a little. Also, if you are having trouble selecting hooks for the tag cloud in forumhome, you should update since preselected hooks are now included for forumhome.
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Old 01 Apr 2009, 18:07
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Updated: version 2.1.0 was just released. Fixed a potential conflict with other mods. It is recommended that you install this update.
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  #63  
Old 04 Apr 2009, 04:13
ZapFlash ZapFlash is offline
 
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How can i put the tag cloud in other sections of my site, for example, my index (which is not vbadvanced), wordpress blog, vbulletin archive, etc. it would be very helpful
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Old 06 Apr 2009, 18:13
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Originally Posted by ZapFlash View Post
How can i put the tag cloud in other sections of my site, for example, my index (which is not vbadvanced), wordpress blog, vbulletin archive, etc. it would be very helpful
You can not put the tag clouds in other parts of VB without customizing the code.... sorry, I do not support custom codes.

To put the tag cloud in non-vba portal pages, you need to enable tag clouds in VBA in VB Options > Custom Tag Clouds (even though you're not using VBA) and output globalize the variable $tag_cloud, similar to what VBA does. Don't know how you would do that in wordpress since I don't use that.
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Old 13 Apr 2009, 02:03
vidan vidan is offline
 
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helo, i want to ask something.
tag cloud in forumdisplay,
is it display all the tag used in whole forum at forumdisplay OR display all tag used in CURRENT Forum at forumdisplay?

example:

tag cloud: global tag, tag from all forum
or
tag cloud: tag used in this forum, tag1 this forum, tag2 this forum
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