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Everywhere Sidebar 4 VB4
Mod Version: 1.5.3, by almannai (Coder) almannai is offline
Developer Last Online: Dec 2012 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (129 votes - 4.74 average) Installs: 1018
Released: 22 Jan 2010 Last Update: 18 Jul 2012 Downloads: 8643
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Latest news::
  • [8.3.2012]ESB Gold is updated to 2.2.14 with some bugs fixed ( Tested on vb 4.2 ).
  • [7.20.2012]ESB Gold is updated to 2.2.13 with some bugs fixed ( Tested on vb 4.2 ).
  • [18.7.2012]ESB Free is updated to 1.5.3 to support activity stream ( Tested on vb 4.2 ).
  • [7.6.2012]ESB Gold is updated to 2.2.10 with some bugs fixed ( Tested on vb 4.2 ).
  • [25.5.2012]ESB Gold is updated to 2.2.8 to support activity stream ( Tested on vb 4.2 ).
  • [20.5.2012]ESB Free version is updated with some bugs fixed to 1.5.2 (tested on 4.1.12. Make to sure to upload cssrollup_everywhere_sidebar.xml again and follow the installation steps ).
  • [27.4.2012]ESB Gold is updated with some bugs fixed to 2.2.7 ( NO Need For "cssrollup_everywhere_sidebar.xml" anymore).
  • [19.4.2012]ESB Gold is updated with some bugs fixed to 2.2.6 ( NO Need For "cssrollup_everywhere_sidebar.xml" anymore).
  • [16.4.2012]ESB Free version is updated with some bugs fixed to 1.5.1 (tested on 4.1.11. Make to sure to upload cssrollup_everywhere_sidebar.xml again and follow the installation steps ).
  • [15.4.2012]ESB Gold is updated with some bugs fixed to 2.2.5 (tested on 4.1.12 works fine with both "Store CSS Stylesheets as Files" Yes or No ).
  • [26.2.2012]ESB Gold is updated with some bugs fixed to 2.2.4 (Tested and Running fine On vb4.1.11).
  • [6.2.2012]ESB Gold is updated with some bugs fixed to2.2.2.
  • [3.2.2012]ESB Gold is updated with some bugs fixed to2.2.1.
  • [30.1.2012]ESB Gold is updated with some bugs fixed and to make sure is working well with vbulletin 4.1.10.
  • [03.12.2011]ESB 1.5 released with major bugs fixed and tested on vbulletin 4.1.8.
  • [22.11.2011]ESB Gold is updated with some bugs fixed and to make sure is working well with vbulletin 4.1.8.
  • [30.09.2011] Bug fixed 2.1.6 (Gold version).
  • [11.08.2011] ESB SG discussions not showing fixed in 1.4.4.4
  • [11.06.2011] ESB go to the bottom of the page when "store css as file" set to yes bug fixed with 1.4.4.3
  • [11.06.2011] Loading page and force insert css bug fixed with 1.4.4.2
  • [06.06.2011] Some bug fixed with 1.4.4.1 and new onload option introduced
  • [04.06.2011] More stable with 1.4.4 version with a css style sorted out
  • [15.05.2011] Minor bugs in 1.4.3 version is fixed by 1.4.3.1
  • [12.05.2011] Have more control over sidebar with the 1.4.3 version. It is available download it now.
  • [10.01.2011] 1.4.1 pl1 is available.
  • [09.01.2011] Bug found in 1.4.1 where it will not show the content of Custom HTML/PHP
    blocks. This will be fixed in pl1 of this mod version.
  • [07.01.2011] Bug found in 1.4.1 where it will display disabled blocks. This can be fixed by using block filter for now.
  • [03.01.2011] The 1.4.1 Full version is released. This version is tested on vb4.1 and should work with no problem on vb4.1. This does not mean it will not work on other vb versions but it should work. Last You must uninstall previous version as this is different than the full version.
  • [30.12.2010] The 1.4.1 Lite is released. This version is tested on vb4.1 and should work with no problem on vb4.1. That does not mean it will not work on other vb versions but it is not guaranteed. The Lite version will display sidebar on forumhome, forumdisplay, album, faq and calendar.
  • [29.12.2010] I'm running out of time to keep up my word to release 1.4.1 before the end of the year. So I will release 1.4.1 lite for now then we will see later for gold version.
  • [20.12.2010]This mod will be updated to 1.4.1 version soon (hopefully before the end of 2010) From now on the last two digits of mod version will represent vb version so the next update is for vb4.1.
What is this:
By default VB4 sidebar will be shown only on forum home page. This mod Will display the Sidebar everywhere in the forum. This mod assumes that you already set your sidebar block from "forum blocks manager".

Current Version:
1.5.3 (Free)
2.2.13 (Gold)

Demo:
Latest Technology





Features :
  • Add ESB to Blog (Gold version only).
  • Option to set ESB in blog sidebar (Gold version only).
  • Option to replace blog sidebar by ESB (Gold version only).
  • Option to set blog sidebar width (Gold version only).
  • Show sidebar in the vbcms pages (Gold version only).
  • Rotating Ad system included in the sidebar (Gold version only).
  • Filter Block by usergroups (Gold version only).
  • More options with advance settings of the sidebar (Gold version only).
  • No backlink to our website (Gold version only).
  • The sidebar will be displayed everywhere in the forum.
  • With more than 20 setting you can enable and disable sidebar very easily on any any page.
  • You can hide sidebar in the excluded forums mod options.
  • You can show sidebar for all or show it for non members.
  • Now you don't have to enable sidebar from option. Enabling this mod will enable sidebar everywhere. But you need to set sidebar blocks from "forum blocks manager".
  • All previous bugs have been fixed.
  • The ability to exclude certain usergroups.
  • The ability to turn sidebar off for certain forum styles.
  • The ability to place the side bar on custom pages.
  • The ability to control displaying sidebar when forum is closed.
  • The ability to set different blocks for different forums [ver 1.2].
  • Don't Allow sidebar to be collapsed and force it to be always visible[ver 1.3]. To enable this you need to set "Don't hide ESB switch" from mod options to yes.
  • In 1.3.3 you have ability to exclude groups from the above feature that is to be always visible. So that the excluded group members will be able to collapse ESB.
  • In 1.3.4 the vertical collapse button is removed and blocks is forced to by expanded if "Don't hide ESB switch" is set to yes as requested in this post
  • In 1.4.1 pl1 custom html/php block bug and some other bugs were fixed.
  • In 1.4.3 you can set sidebar width and sidebar button top alignment from mod options.

Requested Features [ To Do ] :
  • -

Mod requirements:
  • The mod is tested on default vb style with no other mods. So we gurantee that mod will work on the default vb style with no conflict with other mod.
  • As a courtesy we may make minor fix so the plugin works on styles other than the default but we are not hold to it.
Installation:


1. Download plugin.
Only free ver:If you are using vb4.1.11 or above download the "cssrollup_everywhere_sidebar.xml" and upload "cssrollup_everywhere_sidebar.xml" to /includes/xml directory.

2. Login to your vBulletin admincp.

3. Open "Plugins & Products", and go to "Manage Products".

4. Click on "[Add/Import Product]".

5. Import the product-everywhere_sidebar_xxx.xml file that you download. Make sure you set "allow overwrite" to "yes".
Only free ver:Also if you are updating the product you need to disable then enable (or even un-install then install) the product to let the product knows about the "cssrollup_everywhere_sidebar.xml".

Optional steps for setting different blocks for different forums and pages:

6. Go to mod options
Admincp->Settings->options->EveryWhere Sidebar (ESB) options

7. Go down until you see "Block Configuration Switch" check "yes" and save.


8. Go to you forum home you will see all your blocks even the empty ones with blockid below each blcok as in this picture.




9. Any block you want to hide add its block id with colon on "Filter Blocks by forums" or "Filter Blocks by page" text box in the mod options. For example to hide block_html_7 on all forums except forum id 1 and 2 we will add this "block_html_7:1,2" without qoutes to "Filter Blocks by forums"box; and to hide it in all other pages except faq and calendar we will add this "block_html_7:faq,calendar" without qoutes to "Filter Blocks by pages" box. See picture below




10 To hide inactive blocks and blockid title for admins set back "Block Configuration Switch" to "No" and save

Optional step to force sidebar to be always visible and hide collapse button :

11. Go to mod options
Admincp->Settings->options->EveryWhere Sidebar (ESB) options

12. Set "Don't hide ESB switch" to "yes" and save.

Optional steps for Translation install:
Download the german translation from here
To import the German translation goes as follows:
Admincp => Languages & Phrases download => Languages / upload => Click on "EITHER upload the XML file from your computer" click Browse and select the translation from => at "Language Override chooses her German => Import => Done


Optional steps for vBadvanced:(Not supported)
This thread is created by qG ThaLiX, he asked then he answers his question intersting thread. I don't have vBadvanced but it seams it is working from the replies.
http://www.vbadvanced.com/forum/showthread.php?t=40407

Instructions for custom pages:

Please note: You don't need this unless you are planning to show sidebar on cutom pages.

1. First enable showing sidebar for custom pages from mod options.

2. Open your custom template search for


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

add below


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

search for


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

add above


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

save

3. Open custom page php file and before the render line "$templater->render();" add


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

assuming you are using $templater as variable change it as required

save and upload you php file

4. You are done


How To Add Blocks To Sidebar:
From your admincp click on "Forums & Moderators" then click "Forum Blocks Manager". Hit "Add Block" you will see a dropdown list of block types. Select the type of block you want and hit continue. Now set your block and save. You are done and this new block should be shown on your sidebar.


Bugs fix:
ver 1.1.2
1. Fixed for custom pages the sidebar will always be on the right side.
ver 1.1.3
1.Fixed compatibility with vb 4.0.2.
ver 1.1.4
1.Fixed when store CSS Stylesheets as Files enabled.
ver 1.2.2
1.Fixed now it is shown on editpost and newreply pages.
2. Fixed blank screen when user is logged with same username and password.
3. Fixed in displaying the correct block id in block configuration mode.
ver 1.3.1
1. Minor bug fixed to adjust sidebar when force to make it always visible.
ver 1.3.3
1. Minor bug fixed that is a php block is not visible in forumhome.
ver 1.4.3.1
1. More stable, better optimized and fixed previous compatibility problems.
ver 1.4.4
1. Css style is sorted to better sidebar looking.
ver 1.4.4.1
Some bugs fixed with new onload option introduced
ver 1.4.4.2
Loading page and force insert css bug fixed with 1.4.4.2
ver 1.4.4.3
ESB go to the bottom of the page when "store css as file" set to yes bug fixed with 1.4.4.3


To Fix Quickreply width:
If you have the problem of quickreply coming to wide please use Mike instructions to fix Forum bug:

1. Open editor.css and find


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

2. Change it to


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


To Adjust sidebar top level:

form admincp

open forumhome.css in the style you want to change or use the master style to effect all styles

change the padding size for #sidebar_container as you wish
eg
padding:50px 0;
Note:In the new vb versions sidebar css has been moved from forumhome.css to separate file called sidebar.css
Most asked question:

Q:I've installed your sidebar mod and it works fine except on the forumhome! The sidebar is showing at the bottom of the page. Any idea how to fix it?

A:It is either due to one of these:
1. you are using a custom style that is changing the forumhome look.
2. You are using a nother mod that is changing the content of froumhome before this ESB.

ESB needs to see this in forumhome
Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

So to tix this problem you either need to make sure that
Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

exist in the correct location or change ESB forumhome plugin to search for a new phrase.

for the latest version 1.4.1+ it looks for

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

and

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

so if you are setting new style make sure not to remove or change
Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

and

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

location to get sidebar in the proper location.






To Get Support:
  • Hit Mark as Installed from top right.
  • You have to put your website link.
  • If you include a screenshot you will get a better support.
  • Don't say for example "Doesn't Work" be more descriptive.





Gold Everywhere sidebar can be ordered from here
Old versions can be downloaded from here

Enjoy

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Only licensed members can download files, Click Here for more information.

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  #196  
Old 12 Mar 2010, 17:56
almannai almannai is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Originally Posted by Jabong82 View Post
Actually I was able to fix it almannai. It was just a conflict with one of my ads Thank you again for this wonderful mod.
hv a good day
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  #197  
Old 13 Mar 2010, 15:50
adadk adadk is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Excellent mod almannai.
Is there any way to change the width of it however? I looked through different options trying find a setting of some sort for that but didn't have any luck.

edit: n/m found it.

Last edited by adadk; 13 Mar 2010 at 16:29.
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  #198  
Old 13 Mar 2010, 22:45
misticjeff misticjeff is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Hi,

Will your mod work with this mod??

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=234782

It would be great if it did as I'd like to have a sidebar and/or blocks on the custom page.
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  #199  
Old 15 Mar 2010, 08:42
almannai almannai is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Originally Posted by adadk View Post
Excellent mod almannai.
Is there any way to change the width of it however? I looked through different options trying find a setting of some sort for that but didn't have any luck.

edit: n/m found it.
Ok you found it, but I could'nt

Originally Posted by misticjeff View Post
Hi,

Will your mod work with this mod??

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=234782

It would be great if it did as I'd like to have a sidebar and/or blocks on the custom page.
I don't see why not. Just follow the instructions above
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  #200  
Old 23 Mar 2010, 12:47
gabs1980 gabs1980 is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Thanks...

For whatever reason I couldn't get it to work on the homepage...

Anyway if you have the same problem I hacked the plugin sidebar_forumhome_complete to do nothing and enabled the vbulletin "standard" sidebar..

Not perfect but works great for me..
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  #201  
Old 23 Mar 2010, 18:12
almannai almannai is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Originally Posted by gabs1980 View Post
Thanks...

For whatever reason I couldn't get it to work on the homepage...

Anyway if you have the same problem I hacked the plugin sidebar_forumhome_complete to do nothing and enabled the vbulletin "standard" sidebar..

Not perfect but works great for me..
as long as it works it is perfect
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  #202  
Old 24 Mar 2010, 19:31
guvner guvner is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Real name: Mike
Love the hack - many thanks!

I'm another one with the extra wide quick reply box - see attached.

I've had a lot of members report it - but it appears to only happen with IE8 - FF is fine.

Until I can sort it out I've had to remove a couple of my blocks because quite a few users complained that if their post took up a full line using QR, they lost sight of what they were typing behind the sidebar block.

I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling but no luck - did you manage to figure out what's causing it?

I'd also like to add my voice for the option to using different block for different pages. My forum home is pretty long due to the number of forums I have, so when I have my widgets and ad blocks taking up the full height it looks OK. But then when we move to shorter pages it looks pretty bad having the sidebar create all the extra white space above the footer.

To be able to turn off some blocks on specific pages would make this just about the best hack at VB.org for me.

Mike
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Last edited by guvner; 24 Mar 2010 at 19:40.
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  #203  
Old 25 Mar 2010, 06:55
almannai almannai is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Originally Posted by guvner View Post
Love the hack - many thanks!

I'm another one with the extra wide quick reply box - see attached.

I've had a lot of members report it - but it appears to only happen with IE8 - FF is fine.

Until I can sort it out I've had to remove a couple of my blocks because quite a few users complained that if their post took up a full line using QR, they lost sight of what they were typing behind the sidebar block.

I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling but no luck - did you manage to figure out what's causing it?

I'd also like to add my voice for the option to using different block for different pages. My forum home is pretty long due to the number of forums I have, so when I have my widgets and ad blocks taking up the full height it looks OK. But then when we move to shorter pages it looks pretty bad having the sidebar create all the extra white space above the footer.

To be able to turn off some blocks on specific pages would make this just about the best hack at VB.org for me.

Mike
Hello Mike

We have discused this bug before. It is not related to this mod it is a bug in vbulletin.
It is only happening to members not admins in ie8. Did you try to uninstall the mod and check with your members if the bug persist.

Also please report it to vbulletin bugs if it is due to vbulletin

Last edited by almannai; 25 Mar 2010 at 07:15.
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  #204  
Old 25 Mar 2010, 18:09
guvner guvner is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Real name: Mike
I understand - however the problem isn't there with the hack uninstalled or disabled and it does affects me (admin : IE8).

I'm more than happy to report the bug over at VB - but because VB.com don't want to know about problems if we have modifications installed - if a VB bug affects a modification but isn't visible without the mod (like my installation), that's a bit like a "chicken & egg" problem - how can I demonstrate there's a bug if it's really only visible when a modification is installed?

Still I'll give it a go - do you have any details about, or a link to the bug please? - they still have so many over there.

Mike

Last edited by guvner; 25 Mar 2010 at 18:14.
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  #205  
Old 25 Mar 2010, 18:27
almannai almannai is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Originally Posted by guvner View Post
I understand - however the problem isn't there with the hack uninstalled or disabled and it does affects me (admin : IE8).

I'm more than happy to report the bug over at VB - but because VB.com don't want to know about problems if we have modifications installed - if a VB bug affects a modification but isn't visible without the mod (like my installation), that's a bit like a "chicken & egg" problem - how can I demonstrate there's a bug if it's really only visible when a modification is installed?

Still I'll give it a go - do you have any details about, or a link to the bug please? - they still have so many over there.

Mike
As I remember this bug was visible to me if I login as a member not admin with disabling the mod. Maybe i've done something wrong when i test it but it was visible only when i login as user.

Nevertheless you could try my other mod where it will replace the quick reply with the full advanced reply. Also there is similar mod's like replace quickreply you can try them if you didn't liked mine.

When I have sometime I'll have a nother look at the mod to see if anything can be done.

Last thing did you tried it on ie9?

Khalid
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  #206  
Old 30 Mar 2010, 12:32
kingMOB kingMOB is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Thanks for the mod almannai, very useful.

But, for some reason it is just using the stylevar options from vBulletin. Here I have lots of custom css in the additional.css file. Is there a way to make the mod work with this .css files?
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  #207  
Old 03 Apr 2010, 03:54
hoathinh hoathinh is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
error templates Version 4.0.2
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  #208  
Old 03 Apr 2010, 07:14
almannai almannai is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Originally Posted by kingMOB View Post
Thanks for the mod almannai, very useful.

But, for some reason it is just using the stylevar options from vBulletin. Here I have lots of custom css in the additional.css file. Is there a way to make the mod work with this .css files?
I see what you mean.

Originally Posted by hoathinh View Post
error templates Version 4.0.2
What is the problem?
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  #209  
Old 04 Apr 2010, 05:18
guvner guvner is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Real name: Mike
Originally Posted by almannai View Post
When I have sometime I'll have a nother look at the mod to see if anything can be done.
I've fixed the problem - at least for my forum.

It was a CSS issue - the current editor.css had the following:


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

I changed that to:


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

and now my quick edit box no longer disappears behind the sidebar.

Mike
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  #210  
Old 04 Apr 2010, 06:17
almannai almannai is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Originally Posted by guvner View Post
I've fixed the problem - at least for my forum.

It was a CSS issue - the current editor.css had the following:


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

I changed that to:


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

and now my quick edit box no longer disappears behind the sidebar.

Mike
Nice work Mike

Thank you for sharing it
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