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gWoWChar - World of Warcraft Character Menu
Mod Version: 1.3.0, by Gryphon (Coder) Gryphon is offline
Developer Last Online: Sep 2018 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 3.7.x Rating: (25 votes - 4.60 average) Installs: 257
Released: 08 Mar 2007 Last Update: 30 Jan 2008 Downloads: 1321
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What is it?

gWoWChar is a modification for vBulletin which allows you to display popup World of Warcraft character information in your forums posbit.

If you use this mod, please Mark as Installed, and if you really enjoy this mod, please Nominate for MOTM, and if you really really enjoy this mod, feel free to Support Developer! Thank you!


I use my released mods daily, if I find an issue with them or add features for myself I will release updates. If there are significant bugs or simple feature requests I will do my best to release fixes. Some of my mods rely on fetching data from 3rd party websites, due to the unreliable results, my mods will require users to troubleshoot for themselves if they find the addon is not working for them specifically. I am offering my personal mods that work ok for me for you to use, I am sorry I do not have time to troubleshoot many user specific issues. Thank you for your understanding.


  • Allows your users to enter multiple servers and characters
  • Links to either US or EU WoW Armorys.
  • Templated so you can direct links somewhere other than the Armory if you wish.
  • Manually place menu in postbit with $wowchar_menu
  • Optionally automatically add to postbit*
  • Shows formatted links on user profile profile.
  • Unified profilefield compatible with gWoWEvents and gWoWRoster
*Automatic addition of menu may not work with all templates.


  1. Download the latest version and upload all files.
  2. Install the product.
  3. Create a Multiple-Line Text Box User Profile Field.
    • /admincp/?loc=profilefield.php%3Fdo%3Dadd
    • Multiple-Line Text Box
    • Continue
    • Title: World of Warcraft Characters
    • Description:
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      Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

    • Default Value: Leave Blank
    • Max length of allowed user input: 1000
    • Field Length: 50
    • Text Area Height: 6
    • Field Editable by User: Yes
    • Other options are optional.
    • Save
    • Look and see what the field name is for World of Warcraft Characters, example field25.
  4. Fill in the gWoWChar configuration options.
  5. That is all, instruct people to fill in their profile.


v1.3.0 - Import product with Overwrite
  • Fix for vBulletin 3.7

v1.24 - Import product with Overwrite
  • Maintenance release for vBulletin 3.7

v1.23 - Import product with Overwrite
  • Added option to limit posbit menu to specific forums
  • Memberinfo display now lists characters in two columns

v1.22 - Import product with Overwrite
  • Attempt at encoding url's properly

v1.21 - Import product with Overwrite
  • Small update for new Armory urls

v1.20 - Import product with Overwrite
  • Now hooks $template_hook[postbit_userinfo_left] for automatic postbit insertion
  • Removed profile overhaul changes, it is too prone to breaking things.

v1.10 - Import product with Overwrite
  • Added links in member profile page.
  • Added option to clean up the user profile display.

v1.00 - Upload all files import product.
  • Initial Release


gWoWChar, Copyright © Ryan Snook (
Please do not redistribute this script without my consent. While updates may not be made to this product regularly, I still maintain it. If you have fixes, improvements or other additions to make to this mod, please contact me at for collaboration. I appreciate your consideration.

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Old 17 Mar 2007, 19:24
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Kaelon Kaelon is offline
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Special characters really shouldn't be in people's names anyways, but as a we can probably escape those somehow, right, Blackjack?
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Old 17 Mar 2007, 21:36
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Gryphon Gryphon is offline
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Real name: Ryan Snook
Yeah, I realized that when some EU characters put in their profiles. I think I have it fixed for the next version. I always have trouble with character encoding
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Old 21 Mar 2007, 16:20
mdroschak mdroschak is offline
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I'm a bit confused here, i uploaded the files, installed the XML product into Product manager, i can see my text field i created just fine. The question is, when you say "gwowchar config" to enter your field25 that you use for example, where the heck is that at? I enter the information and nothing shows up, im assuming it doesnt know which profile field to pull from.
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Old 21 Mar 2007, 17:35
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Gryphon Gryphon is offline
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Well you need to create a user profile field, and then see what number it is and then use that number in the config. field25 is just an example of the number format you are looking for, yours may be field15 or field679, you have to look at your profile field manager to find the id.
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Old 21 Mar 2007, 17:39
mdroschak mdroschak is offline
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yes, that i know it's "field10"

My question is, where is the config to enter my field ID? I see a bunch of templates created by the xml installer but don't know specifically what config i am looking for.
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Old 21 Mar 2007, 18:13
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Gryphon Gryphon is offline
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Go to,

Enter it in the, Userfield ID section.
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Old 21 Mar 2007, 18:21
sheesh721 sheesh721 is offline
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What is the code I need to manually edit the postbit_legacy?

It didn't work for me.
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Old 21 Mar 2007, 18:50
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Gryphon Gryphon is offline
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Real name: Ryan Snook
It says on the config options, $wowchar_menu

You need to set Automatically Insert to No in order for manual insert to work.
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Old 21 Mar 2007, 22:46
mdroschak mdroschak is offline
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Works perfect, thanks!

Is there any way I can move where it displays?

I know its a change in one of the templates i want to make sure i edit the correct one.
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Old 21 Mar 2007, 23:38
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Gryphon Gryphon is offline
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You need to disable Automatically Insert, and place $wowchar_menu in your postbit wherever you want the menu to appear.
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Old 22 Mar 2007, 00:08
mdroschak mdroschak is offline
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Perfect, thanks!
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Old 25 Mar 2007, 20:03
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Atakan KOC Atakan KOC is offline
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Old 24 Apr 2007, 11:20
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Silviu Silviu is offline
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Question Help

Hi BlackJack, first of all congrats for a wonderful hack, I installed it on my board as well, but recently I've run into a little problem.

Everything is displayed as expected, but the links in postbit don't work, just the Profile ones. The menu is displayed correctly under the user reputation, but when you click on the char link nothing happens, it's like the URL field is empty. However, if you try to access the same Armory char link from the User Profile, it works as advertised.

I tried to reinstall the hack, but the end result is the same.

Any thoughts?

P.S: another weird thing is that if I set the Automatically Insert option to No and manually put the $wowchar_menu in the postbit, the menu is displayed, but if I switch the option to Yes, the menu doesn't show up anymore.
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Old 24 Apr 2007, 16:25
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Gryphon Gryphon is offline
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Real name: Ryan Snook
Looks like everything is ok, however something is modifying the links to insert the urchinTracker onclick. I am not sure if this is what is interfering with the clicking of the links, but seems like a likely culprit.

Regarding adding $wowchar_menu manually and clicking Yes, I am sure it might cause some issue as it wasn't intended to be used in that manner. It would probably try and add a second $wowchar_menu which probably messes with vBulletin's javascript or your urchinTracker insert thing.

However, everything looks fine for the most part on your install accept for the urchinTracker insert.

Thank you for clicking Install
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Old 24 Apr 2007, 17:44
kildjean kildjean is offline
Join Date: Jun 2005
Real name: Gilbert
k I managed to install this... but when you click on the wow characters link, there are no images in the drop down, nor in the profile... so it doesnt show the images at all anywhere...

Last edited by kildjean; 24 Apr 2007 at 18:19.
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