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vB Version: 4.2.x Rating: (9 votes - 4.67 average) Installs: 28
Released: 21 Jul 2016 Last Update: 01 Apr 2017 Downloads: 114
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Overview:

This product is designed to give your users the ability to create/manage a list of starred/favorite posts so they can easily locate them in the future. Some users may have limited time when browsing your site, and wish to earmark posts to which they will want to reply later when they have more time. This product will allow them to tag these posts and easily find them later.

Upon installing the product a new table is added to your database to store the data pertaining to the user lists, and a new column is added to your user table to store the number of posts in each user's list.

Users with permission to use the system will see a star icon in the postbits just above the signature and to the far right that allows them to add the posts to their list. Once a post has been added, a checkmark appears next to the star icon to indicate that that post is already on their list, and if this is clicked the post is removed from the list. The icons have tooltips to indicate what will happen upon clicking them, as do all buttons and checkboxes used by the system.



In the search results and forum thread listings, an icon is shown to users to indicate which threads have posts in their starred list, and the icon has a tooltip indicates how many posts in the thread are in the user's starred list.



Under the "Quick Links" menu, users who have permission to use the system, will find a link titled "My Starred Posts" which will take them to a custom page which displays their starred posts and allow for posts to be removed. Each post has detailed information regarding the post, with links to the forum, thread and to the post itself. There are controls that allow the user to select posts for removal from the list, and to expand the post content so they can review the entire post(s) right there and to reply to the post with a quote. Post content can be expanded/collapsed one a per post basis, or all at once. Each postbit can be collapsed as well.



Users who have a limit imposed on the number of posts in their list will be shown additional information in the redirect messages that tell them how many additional posts they can add to their list. Once a user has added the maximum number of posts in their list, they will no longer see the star icon in the postbits with threads to add posts...they will only see the icon fro removing posts from their list.

In the product settings, you may select the usergroups that have permission to use the system, set a limit to the number of posts a user may have in their list, excempt usergroups from this limit, give limits based on usergroups, and set the persistence of user lists so that users who are inactive for longer than the number of days you have set will have their list removed from the database via a daily cron job. You may also set the maximum height of the elements containing the list of posts, and the post content within each list postbit.



This product is fully phrased, and stylevars are used so that the CSS for the custom page can be customized per style.

Updates:

Version 1.1:
  • Added reply button.
  • Online location processed.

Version 1.2:
  • Fixed issue with postbit star icon not displaying.
  • Added icon to threadbits to show users which threads haev posts in the starred list.

Version 1.3:

Version 1.3.1:
  • Fixed Thread/Post authors in postbits.

Version 1.4:
  • Deleted posts removed from the lists of all users.
  • Posts moved to areas where users do not have permission to view are removed from the lists of those users.
  • User lists are updated when posts/threads are merged.
  • Unapproved posts and posts within unapproved threads are removed from the lists of users who are not moderators of the forum in which the affected posts reside.
  • Stylevar added for the margins of the postbit icon.

Version 1.5:
  • Usernames escaped to avoid db errors.
  • Postbit icon now appears at the lower right of the post content element when using legacy postbit, regardless of the post length.
  • Postbit icon CSS moved to template.

Version 1.6:
  • Added setting to allow for limits per usergroup.

Version 1.6.1:
  • Guests shown no permission message if trying to access the external script.

Version 1.6.2:
  • Users not part of the allowed usergroups shown no permission message if trying to access the external script.

Compatibility:

Tested and working on VB 4.2.x and may work on all 4.x versions of vBulletin.

Backup/Warning:

This product does alter your database, however it is always good practice to make regular backups and you should make a backup before installing ANY new mod.

As always, products are USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. I will provide support and do my best to help but no absolute guarantee is offered.

To Install:
  1. Download and extract the attached .zip file.
  2. Upload the files from the "upload" folder to your root folder on your server.
  3. Follow AdminCP -> Plugins & Products -> Manage Products -> Add/Import Product.
  4. Click on "Choose File" and browse to the product .xml file that was packaged in the .zip file.
  5. Click "Import."
  6. You MUST enable the product in the settings before it will function.
  7. Configure the remaining settings to your liking. Each setting has a detailed explanation of its use.

Special acknowledgement goes to the administrators of Christianity Haven for the general idea of this product and for their feedback and testing through all phases of development.

Support for this product can be found here:

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Old 21 Jul 2016, 09:56
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great job
thank you very much
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Old 21 Jul 2016, 13:09
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Nice idea.
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Old 21 Jul 2016, 19:18
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for some reason only 1 member has the star next to his posts/threads. it doesn't show up for anyone else.

I have it enabled for all usergroups.
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Old 21 Jul 2016, 19:39
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Originally Posted by mikez006 View Post
for some reason only 1 member has the star next to his posts/threads. it doesn't show up for anyone else.

I have it enabled for all usergroups.
I've personally installed this on 3 separate vB 4.2.x sites, and that hasn't been an issue at all on them.

I would have to come to your site with an admin account to troubleshoot...if interested, send the credentials to such an account on your site, along with a link to your site, to me by PM and I can look into this tonight.
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Old 22 Jul 2016, 01:35
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This is an outstanding idea Mark! I am going to check it out right now!
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Works great but i really need to do the css so it will work with my theme.. I also changed the phrase and the nav to "My Favorites List"..

Awesome Mark! Thanks

####I see you added stylevars! Really nice Mark! The first 5 star rating is from me.
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Originally Posted by RichieBoy67 View Post
Works great but i really need to do the css so it will work with my theme.. I also changed the phrase and the nav to "My Favorites List"..

Awesome Mark! Thanks

####I see you added stylevars! Really nice Mark! The first 5 star rating is from me.
Thank you! I do appreciate your kind words.
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Old 22 Jul 2016, 04:37
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Originally Posted by mikez006 View Post
for some reason only 1 member has the star next to his posts/threads. it doesn't show up for anyone else.

I have it enabled for all usergroups.
Some thing like this is for me to, with the difference... if one thread has 10 posts it shows it only in 2-4 posts, same to all other threads. All posts don't show the icon.

Very nice idea, thanks
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Old 22 Jul 2016, 04:40
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I have discovered there is a conflict with the "Show First Post Only" product of mine...are you running that mod by chance?
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Old 22 Jul 2016, 05:50
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Update - Version 1.1:
  • Added reply button.
  • Online location processed.
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Old 22 Jul 2016, 11:00
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Awesome...works nicely & the added stylevars needed to work with my different themes, makes for a perfect addon!

Awesome Work Mark ...Thanks!

Installed & Rated....
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Old 22 Jul 2016, 13:01
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Hi Mark,
i have followed Problems.
  1. Expand and Expand all are not Working in VB4.2.3 PL1.
  2. The left Pointing Pointer are bigger then the left, see Att.
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Hi Mark,
i have followed Problems.
  1. Expand and Expand all are not Working in VB4.2.3 PL1.
  2. The left Pointing Pointer are bigger then the left, see Att.
What browser are you using?
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Old 22 Jul 2016, 15:52
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really nice addon, but the idea itself isn't new, there already is something similar from dragonbyte availiable around here...

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=258738

if you are looking for additional features, take a look at the bookmarks addon for xenforo, where you can choose between private and public. with the public bookmarks you can create a list of recomented posts for other users. also you can add a little comment to each bookmark.

https://xenforo.com/community/resources/bookmarks.272/
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