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Mod Version: 2.20, by Null Parameter (Member) Null Parameter is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (31 votes - 4.45 average) Installs: 256
Released: 28 May 2009 Last Update: 09 Apr 2010 Downloads: 2005
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Thread Thumbnails
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Created By: Null Parameter

This mod is officially tested with 3.8.1, but has been reported to work with many other versions.

Please leave any comments, suggestions or bugs.

Description

This mod allows a user, when creating or editing a thread, to specify a Thumbnail image to be used for display next to the thread in the Thread Listing.

With this mod you can define a set of forums that have thumbnails enabled, then in those forums whenever a user creates or edits their thread they can change their thumbnail, based on the method that you choose to allow.

This image is then shown in the Forum Display, in place of the Thread Icon.
The image also appears in Search & Tag Search, and I can add it to the regular Search if somebody requests it. And possibly have options for displaying in each area.

Forum Display:
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Search:
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ACP Options:
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Installation

Install the Product XML File. That's it!

All Template Edits Are Now Automatic.

If you are Upgrading from the older version, see directions in the README file on how to undo the template edits.

Demo

Possible Future Features (With Request)
  • Additional column instead of replacing Thread Icon
  • Displaying Thumbnail within thread
  • Edit thumbnail through Thread Edit
  • Thumbnail Preview in Edit Window
Fixes
  • Version 2.2
    • Fix Attachment + Default Thumbnail Option Combo
  • Version 2.1
    • Fix DB Error when using First Attachment option
    • Fix issue with New threads not saving thumbnail
  • Version 2
    • Added Features:
      • Automatic Template Edits
      • Thumbnails in Search
      • Thumbnails from First Image/First Attachment
      • Thumbnails on Sticky Threads
    • Fixes:
      • Miscellaneous Fixes

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  #16  
Old 28 May 2009, 19:06
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tlwwolfseye tlwwolfseye is offline
 
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I just wondered why you said when no URL then attachment. But it would be good if it would also mean that if no URL and no attachment, then just the NOIMAGE thing.
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Old 28 May 2009, 19:07
Bernd Bernd is offline
 
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Originally Posted by tlwwolfseye View Post
Would it be possible that the attached image, when used for that, would only show in the Thread Thumbnail and not also attached below or in the posting ?



And in case someone doesn´t want to add a Image, how about also allowing that. In that case it would just show the NoImage picture. Should be up to the poster I think. He doesn´t have to.
It would be nice if adding an image attachment is an optional REQUIREMENT. For example, one could create a simple gallery this way and have all the images hosted on their own site instead of annoying hosts like imageshack. Furthermore, image attachments can be automatically thumbnailed by simple adding &thumb=1 behind the url. This means, true resizing of the image using GD instead of scaling an external image using width or height (which should never be done).

Attachments can be filtered for images with the following query
WHERE (attachment.extension = 'jpg' OR attachment.extension = 'gif' OR attachment.extension = 'png')

In short,
-allow attachments.
-option that sets an image attachment as a requirement.
-allow external images.

Last edited by Bernd; 28 May 2009 at 19:15.
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  #18  
Old 28 May 2009, 19:11
Veer Veer is offline
 
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I think both (URL and Attachment) options are good and should be available.
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Old 28 May 2009, 19:20
Bill from Cleve Bill from Cleve is offline
 
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Looks like a great feature! I'm going to wait for the Automatic Template Edits version though.
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Old 28 May 2009, 19:35
nooofe nooofe is offline
 
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Thanks
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  #21  
Old 28 May 2009, 19:44
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Null Parameter Null Parameter is offline
 
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Originally Posted by tlwwolfseye View Post
I just wondered why you said when no URL then attachment. But it would be good if it would also mean that if no URL and no attachment, then just the NOIMAGE thing.
I just meant that both are supported, but if a URL isn't specified then the Attachment will be used.

Originally Posted by Bernd View Post
It would be nice if adding an image attachment is an optional REQUIREMENT. For example, one could create a simple gallery this way and have all the images hosted on their own site instead of annoying hosts like imageshack. Furthermore, image attachments can be automatically thumbnailed by simple adding &thumb=1 behind the url. This means, true resizing of the image using GD instead of scaling an external image using width or height (which should never be done).

Attachments can be filtered for images with the following query
WHERE (attachment.extension = 'jpg' OR attachment.extension = 'gif' OR attachment.extension = 'png')

In short,
-allow attachments.
-option that sets an image attachment as a requirement.
-allow external images.
Thanks for the bit about being able to automatically thumbnail the attachments, that will come in handy.

Originally Posted by Bill from Cleve View Post
Looks like a great feature! I'm going to wait for the Automatic Template Edits version though.
That will be out in the next version hopefully, so stay tuned.


Thanks everybody for the positive and helpful comments, I'll try to get these changes out as soon as possible.
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  #22  
Old 28 May 2009, 19:57
mindhunter77 mindhunter77 is offline
 
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I'm not speaking to your MOD specifically, just mods that do this in general. This is a neat feature to have but unfortunately it ads some high overhead as all the thumbs on the page are usually served up by php, requiring more php processes and on large forums that's an issue.

If you could figure out how to serve the image thumbs through direct links, that would be much better.

Take a look at this, he has the right idea here, though this will only work with nginx

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=207566
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Old 28 May 2009, 20:07
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Null Parameter Null Parameter is offline
 
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Originally Posted by mindhunter77 View Post
I'm not speaking to your MOD specifically, just mods that do this in general. This is a neat feature to have but unfortunately it ads some high overhead as all the thumbs on the page are usually served up by php, requiring more php processes and on large forums that's an issue.

If you could figure out how to serve the image thumbs through direct links, that would be much better.

Take a look at this, he has the right idea here, though this will only work with nginx

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=207566
If you use the URL option (which is actually the only option as we speak), then it is served through direct links. The only things that will go through PHP would be if you decided to use the Attachment Thumbnails (future feature).

Because right now, it is just an img html tag with the url for the src.
Like this:

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

No PHP at all.
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  #24  
Old 28 May 2009, 22:33
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twitch twitch is offline
 
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great idea. option to upload the thumbnail to be used would be perfect
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Old 28 May 2009, 22:43
Sayid Sayid is offline
 
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Wow I can't believe it @_@

I was searching today for something like this

installed+nominated
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Old 28 May 2009, 22:54
Dr.LoVe Dr.LoVe is offline
 
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thanx ,

good job
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  #27  
Old 29 May 2009, 03:15
Etab Etab is offline
 
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Great mod! It would be cool if it were also possible to have the thumbnail display in the RSS2 feed somehow, in addition to the forumdisplay page.
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  #28  
Old 29 May 2009, 03:32
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Originally Posted by Etab View Post
Great mod! It would be cool if it were also possible to have the thumbnail display in the RSS2 feed somehow, in addition to the forumdisplay page.
Interesting idea! I'll look into it.
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Old 29 May 2009, 03:49
aztecboi2003 aztecboi2003 is offline
 
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This mod looks sick, I will tag and wait for the auto template edits.
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Old 29 May 2009, 08:53
mktrilogy mktrilogy is offline
 
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It would be nice to show the preview image when you hover over the thread. And also auto assign image. gets the first image available, that would be really nice. subscribing to this thread.
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