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Ultimate Side Columns 2.2
Mod Version: 2.2, by peterska2 (Member) peterska2 is offline
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This modification is in the archives.
vB Version: 3.7.0 Rating: (59 votes - 4.54 average) Installs: 657
Released: 05 Apr 2008 Last Update: 16 May 2008 Downloads: 5837
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Template Edits Auto-Template Additional Files Translations  

Ultimate Side Columns
By Kerry-Anne

Welcome to Ultimate Side Columns 2.2 !

USC 2.2 has now been released!!!!


Following the success of the left and right side column modifications, and building on their weaknesses, the Ultimate Side Columns system was born.

Ultimate Side Columns (USC) is your one stop shop for all your side columns needs. It is an easy to configure, all in one solution.

USC 2.0 was born through the evolution and bug fixing of USC 1.0 for vBulletin 3.6 and is for vBulletin 3.7.0 RC1 and later only. It is not supported with earlier versions and may not work with them.


USC 2.0 is fully customizable, can use conditions and variables (not available in USC 1.0), has greater flexibility in where it can be omitted from (after requests received), and contains new functionality of both independently collapsible columns and user defined custom links to be displayed on a per user basis in the column location of the administrators choosing.

A maximum of 20 blocks spread over the two columns are available at this time. However, if more are required then an expansion pack will be provided. The blocks can be reordered and moved between the templates with ease through simple template edits.

USC 2.2 Change Log:
Fixed bug with profile.php?do=editattachments
Added All Pages options

USC 2.1 Change Log:
Fixed blank page caused by missing template in the XML
Added compatibility with 3.7.0 Stable/Gold
Manual Template Edit instructions added to package
Enhanced the display page choices to allow exact selection of the pages where USC is to be displayed
Added usergroup permissions in addition to the global options for viewing the left column, viewing the right column, and using the custom contents block.

USC 2.1 has additional files. You need to upload the files first BEFORE importing the product

Upgrading from USC 2.0
Upload the contents of the upload folder, except the admincp directory, then import the XML.

Go to vBOptions > USC Options and set the display pages using the new options
Go to Usergroups > Usergroup Manager and set the permissions for each usergroup as desired. By default no permissions are given to any usergroups.

Upgrading from USC 1.0

USC 2.0 has been rewritten from the ground up and therefore all the blocks have been moved from the settings into the templates. Therefore, a unique upgrade script has been provided which must be run before importing the new product. Importing the new product first will result in the loss of your existing USC contents.

The upgrade script is located in the admincp directory after uploading the USC files and is ran by pointing your browser to admincp/usc_upgrade.php

Full upgrade instructions are included in the upgrade readme file in the zip.

Installation Instructions

Download the zip, unzip it and upload the contents of the upload folder to your forum directory. Import the product, all done.

Full instructions are included in the install readme in the zip.


This modification has limited support only and is therefore flagged as unsupported. Support will be given when possible although it is always preferable when users of USC support each other. This was very successful with USC 1.0 and therefore is continued with USC 2.0

If you have any other combinations of pages that you would like to see available for the column options, please post them in the support thread ensuring that you add the title "USC Page Combination Request" to your post, or use this as the first line of your post ensuring that it is in bold text. This is very specific as due to the limited nature of support and time, the support thread will only be quickly skimmed through and therefore requests may be missed if it is not clear what they are.

The screenshots attached to this post and the next one show a range of pages with a range of column combinations. They are not labeled but they are pretty self explanatory.

Enjoy USC 2.0.


PLEASE NOTE: This modification is unsupported. You may not receive a reply right after posting. Please try and help each other out.

Problems with your side columns not showing?
For your side columns to show, you need to update your usergroup permissions from the usergroup manager for each usergroup

Problems with errors in your vBOptions?
Point your browser to admincp/index.php?do=buildbitfields then try again

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Miscellaneous Hacks Ultimate Side Columns peterska2 vBulletin 3.6 Add-ons 490 18 Oct 2011 23:04

Old 05 Apr 2008, 00:37
peterska2 peterska2 is offline
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Last edited by peterska2; 10 May 2008 at 06:29.
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Old 05 Apr 2008, 00:52
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Very cool
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Old 05 Apr 2008, 00:53
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Nice, glad to see this updated
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Old 05 Apr 2008, 00:56
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Excellent! Thank you once again Kerry-Anne
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Old 05 Apr 2008, 02:16
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Wow this is perfect addition.
Installed and nominated for MOTM
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Old 05 Apr 2008, 04:23
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Awesome, awesome, AWESOME sidebar.

A few things from my experience updating.

I had USC 1.0, followed the instructions perfect, and when I ran the upgrade script, it gave me a db error, and I don't think it allowed it to finish. So I went ahead, and copied all my code that I had previously (just incase it got lost) and proceeded.

Once installed, it worked well, except for the sidebar was showing in the footer, so all I did was remove the old code from the footer, and all is well. Great sidebar, and thanks a ton!
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Old 05 Apr 2008, 07:35
BuRaCh BuRaCh is offline
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thanks and installed..
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Old 05 Apr 2008, 10:09
waza waza is offline
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Perfect, wanted to make something like this, but never had the time to do it. Thanks.

Maybe it would be a good feature to have some page where you can enable default blocks like last x threads (and set parameters like the 'x') and choose if it's got to be on the left or right side column (or both). But well, maybe this would bring the product too far (would almost be a little cms).
Now available: SAPR, it's like god send an angel
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Old 05 Apr 2008, 10:42
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/me clicks install!
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Old 05 Apr 2008, 11:09
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It is fantastic to see this one updated to 3.7 Thanks lots.
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Old 05 Apr 2008, 11:39
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how can I remove USC column from some custom page? for example, I want to remove USC column from my vbtube custom video pages or vbgallery pges
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Old 05 Apr 2008, 13:14
maidos maidos is offline
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is there a way ti have columes on forum main page and have it on center of the forum page?
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Old 05 Apr 2008, 21:53
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installed! tks for the update! good work!
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Old 06 Apr 2008, 01:24
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Wow! Very nice work KERRY-ANNE - I do wonder though if someone can verify whether or not this works on the vB 3.6.x series.

Thanx for sharing!

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