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Commbull (Community Bulletin) 5.1b
Mod Version: 5.1a, by grandeur_69 (Member) grandeur_69 is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.4 Rating: (29 votes - 4.90 average) Installs: 205
Released: 17 Dec 2009 Last Update: 04 Feb 2011 Downloads: 1584
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Community Bulletin:

This mod grabs all the latest information in your forum (posts, threads, events, birthdays, etc) and puts them into a newsletter to be sent to all your members that subscribe.

This mod has been around a long time and gone through many versions. It has been a paid version for a number of years with great success, but it's time to pass on the reigns.

[edit Feb 03, 2011]
Attempted fix for sending to users that are part of multiple user groups

[installation]
- upload some files
- upload the product.xml
- make 1 mod to the usercp options template
- FULL DETAILS in the README.txt

[note] many people ask why all the images, etc don't show up in the HTML version of what is in your forum. This is because most mail clients strip out the CSS and vbulletin is 99% CSS. I have created an HTML version that is nice and clean, but is forum independent. If you know what you are doing, you can edit this HTML file and build your own newsletter.

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Old 14 Jan 2010, 22:22
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Could someone explain the following line in the Settings page and an example?

This string will be added to the end of each link, for referals or other tracking purposes
Thanks very much!!


Additionally, I think this only sends to accounts Primary Usergroup, not secondary. Can anyone confirm this?
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Old 16 Jan 2010, 17:15
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that setting means that you can add something like &affilid=35 to all URL's or Google Analytics stuff for newsletter link tracking.

yes, i can confirm that it does NOT send to secondary user groups. It has never been in there, from the earliest versions, so I never thought to put it in in later versions. I've never actually used secondary user groups in my forums
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Old 16 Jan 2010, 17:18
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Originally Posted by Taurus1 View Post
I can't find anything like that in my config.php file! Damn!
i wish i knew why yours is in debug mode. that is awfully strange. Can you quote the exact line about being in debug mode? All the lines about being in debug, that I could find easily, are like this
Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

, which means that all of vbulletin is set in debug, not just Commbull
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Old 17 Jan 2010, 00:41
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I believe to be set in debug, the config file would need:

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

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Old 17 Jan 2010, 20:26
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ah yes. that sounds more familiar
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Old 17 Jan 2010, 20:52
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Originally Posted by grandeur_69 View Post
that setting means that you can add something like &affilid=35 to all URL's or Google Analytics stuff for newsletter link tracking.
This sounds very handy. I have a Google Analytics account but what exactly would I add there to get it to track the action on the links?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 17 Jan 2010, 21:25
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http://www.google.com/support/analyt...n&answer=55518
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Old 17 Jan 2010, 22:12
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Thank you again for helping me. I truly appreciate your taking the time.

I used Google's tool.. hopefully it works okay. It's a url and quite a bit longer then that little snippet (&affilid=35) you mentioned.
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Old 21 Jan 2010, 10:18
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Hope to see this for vb4. Looks outstanding and is supported very well
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Old 21 Jan 2010, 15:09
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hey...great addon...anyway to link this to the advanced forum statistics addon?

or

make it put in the stats from the last 30 days (e.g most replied thread in the last 30days, most viewed thread in the last 30 days, etc)? the "Show info starting from this date" feature doesnt seem to be working for thread statistics.
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Old 21 Jan 2010, 21:38
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Hi, the version 5.1a work fine with vbulletin 4.0.1 ?

thanks.

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Old 21 Jan 2010, 23:19
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I have the previous version, 4.5f, which does run successfully via a cron job, running on 4.01. It required some modification of the installation instructions but it does work. I expect you should be able to get this version running as well, although as the coder noted the cron capability doesn't work.

1. Edit product-Commbull.xml and find the following line:


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

Change to:


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


2. Upload the files and import the product.

3. Now you need to do the template edits so that members can opt-in or opt-out of your newsletter. The current instructions are as follows:

4. Template modifications
--------------------------------------

Template: "Modify User Option" -> "modifyoptions"

After:


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


Add:


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

Now, obviously this won't work in 4.x. These need to be modified as follows:

1. Edit Template: "Modify User Option" -> "modifyoptions"

FIND:


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


ADD AFTER:


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

That first part (above) is the option to receive or not receive the newsletters.

Next would be the option for HTML or plain text emails, which should be:


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


However, I was unable to get that second option to stick, for reasons which escape me. I could check the box to specify HTML, which is far superior, but the next time I enterd my settings page, it was always unchecked again.

What I did instead was omit that second entry entirely. That means that everyone who gets the newsletter will receive the HTML version (the default option), but frankly on my forum it was extremely rare that anyone did not opt for HTML, since it has live links.

Last edited by djbaxter; 21 Jan 2010 at 23:25.
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Old 21 Jan 2010, 23:40
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thx djbaxter. I hope to look at updated 5.1 to work with vbulletin next week. What you have provided should help that greatly.
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Old 21 Jan 2010, 23:58
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Originally Posted by grandeur_69
thx djbaxter. I hope to look at updated 5.1 to work with vbulletin next week. What you have provided should help that greatly.
Oh, Sean - I sent you an email or PM about this.

I am aware that you've been busy and wasn't expecting you to be able to develop this any further. I therefore took the liberty of posting this for the attention of other vBulletin 4.x owners at http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?p=1962857 - my earlier message to you was to bring this to your attention.

I'm happy to withdraw that thread if you are in fact going to be working on further development. Let me know.
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Old 22 Jan 2010, 00:05
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i am not actively able to keep users happy with constant updates and fixes, so it is not fair to continue to charge people for this mod. However, there are things that I will need accomplished for my forums, so will still be required to do work here and there, but if someone beats me to fixes / additions, then who am I to not accept it
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