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vB Version: 3.6.x Rating: (99 votes - 4.65 average) Installs: 1249
Released: 12 Nov 2006 Last Update: 05 Oct 2007 Downloads: 5624
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Something that has been repeatedly asked in the "Members who visited today" modifications (all versions) is a similar way to track the number of guests that have visited a forum each day. This isn't possible in stock vbulletin as no record is kept of guest visits, they are a 'realtime' display only. I've therefore finally got round to looking at the issue and produced this modification.

This will add (another) section to the "What's Going On" area. The data is kept in a new table so it should be possible for other uses to be made of it (or display it in other ways). A screenshot of the current display is attached.

Options / Features ;

* The ability to turn it on/off.
* The ability to turn just the display on/off.
* The ability to allow (or prevent) certain usergroups viewing the display.
* The ability to run the display code on all pages (not just forumhome).
* The ability to switch between 'Today' and Rolling 24 Hours display (default).
* The list of guests can be set to be always collapsed on initial view.

* The script that the Guest is running is logged (e.g. showthread, usercp etc).
* The request variables in use are logged (e.g. threadid, userid etc).
* The guest table can be cleaned of old records to help control it's size.
* Controls for the displays automatic template update.
* The datastore read (for spider detection) will read from the File/APC/Memcache/Xcache datastore [if used].

Version 1.19+

* Guest Views data collection - tracking each guests viewing of the forum index page, forums and threads.
* Guest Views data collection can be separately disabled.
* Multiple guest visits to the same page are logged separately.
* Clicking on a Guest type in the main display will list all recent visits by guests of that type.
* Clicking on the option in the guest listing will show that guests viewing data (if enabled).
* Usergroup permissions are now done with the standard vbulleten usergroup permissions system.

Four new usergroup permissions are provided in the usergroup manager.

* Can View the Guests Visited Display - Members can view the guests visited display on Forumhome.
* Can View Guest IP Addresses - Members can see the ip addresses of visiting guests.
* Can View Guest Visits List - Members can view the list of guest visits page.
* Can View Guest Tracking Data - Members can view the individual guest visit tracking page.

Version 1.22+

The option to keep a record of [and display] the most ever guests has been added - this used to be provided by a seperate add-on product.

* All (non usergroup) modification settings are in vBulletin Options > Guest Tracking.

To install ;
  • Unzip the XML files.
  • Upload the bitfields file to your ../includes/xml folder.
  • Import the product into vB using the ACP Product Manager.
  • Set your required permissions in the usergroup manager.
Note that by default no permissions are given, you must set them.

You can get an improved Spiders Definition file, that recognises many more spiders, from this post.

Note: For Spider detection to work you must set Enable Spider Display to 'Yes' in vBulletin Options > Who's Online Options.

A German translation has been provided by hurik in post #769 - (for Version 1.22).


v1.00 : Internal dev version.
v1.01 : Initial vb 3.6 beta release.
v1.02 : Phrasing added, final beta version.
v1.03 : Initial full version, some new options added.
v1.04 : Fix potential variable name clash with WVT Mod.
v1.05 : More options added, script and request variable logging added.
v1.06 : Minor internal code changes, phrasing altered slightly.
v1.07 : Datastore call changed to standard fetch function.
v1.08 : Moved Datastore call due to oddities, and fixed small bug.
v1.09 : Simplified always collapsed code.
v1.10 : Datastore call moved and reverted back to db_fetch.
v1.11 : Added Spider Cache Refresh on install (limited release).
v1.12 : Unique Guest id changed from standard vb id to internally created id.
v1.13 : Changed the SQL to force MySQL to use the index on forumhome.
v1.14 : Changed install code to delete old spider cache before rebuilding it.
v1.15 : Added check to try and detect a broken spider cache and fix it.
v1.16 : Number formatting added to individual totals in display list.
v1.17 : New usergroup display options added, datastore read updated.
v1.18 : Beta for new display options - listing guests and tracking guest views.
v1.19 : First release with the new permissions and display options.
v1.20 : Minor changes to install code only.
v1.21 : Internal development version, not released.
v1.22 : Added the "Most ever guests" option.

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Old 12 Nov 2006, 02:39
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Thank you sir
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Old 12 Nov 2006, 03:18
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This should come in handy since each day google has been adding over 100 pages from my its time to see if my guest stats increase

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Old 12 Nov 2006, 03:22
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helo PaulM..this is really a nice modifications..

can it be shown in the same block of "User Visited Today"
also can it show Spider Visited today in the same block? Hence its showing the spider too...

thnx in advance
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Old 12 Nov 2006, 03:23
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Its looks good, will install it later on
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Old 12 Nov 2006, 04:51
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Ive been waiting for one of these
Looks good
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Old 12 Nov 2006, 05:29
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Originally Posted by Zia
helo PaulM..this is really a nice modifications..

can it be shown in the same block of "User Visited Today"
also can it show Spider Visited today in the same block? Hence its showing the spider too...

thnx in advance
Great hack, Paul M!

I agree with Zia...Paul, can you do this, or give us the code to add to "User Visited Today" template, as this strip does take up a large amount of space which has, or will have, little detail in it!

Would appreciate it!


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Old 12 Nov 2006, 07:08
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If you removed the plugin, it does take the table it adds away right?
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Old 12 Nov 2006, 08:24
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Very nice and useful, thank you
Ho can i change the name "Visitors" and "Google Spiders" ?

Last edited by Ascor; 12 Nov 2006 at 08:33.
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Old 12 Nov 2006, 08:46
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Thank you!
it's working.
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Old 12 Nov 2006, 09:22
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Thank you for this hack Paul
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Last edited by Allan; 12 Nov 2006 at 09:24.
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Old 12 Nov 2006, 10:03
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Wow! I have been waiting for this. Thanks!
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Old 12 Nov 2006, 10:16
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WOW, Great Hack


But waiting for stable release !!

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Old 12 Nov 2006, 10:35
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Well, what can i say, i just couldn't help myself, this is a great add-on and i just had to try it, not that im like that ya know, it aint as if i try every hack out there

Anyway, nice idea but it didn't work, well not for me, It gave a blank page, i refreshed a few times and got this db error

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

I am assuming it didn't add the table?
I will try to add this manually and see what happens, that's as long as the table is in the product lol


Nope it wont let me add it manually, i cannot see whats wrong as i do not know sql

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Last edited by bashy; 12 Nov 2006 at 10:38.
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Old 12 Nov 2006, 12:00
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Can you Phrase this please within the next Update ?
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