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Nexia's Forum Sidebar Everywhere
Mod Version: 1.0.3, by vbenhancer (Coder) vbenhancer is offline
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vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (8 votes - 4.50 average) Installs: 50
Released: 22 Mar 2012 Last Update: 09 Aug 2012 Downloads: 443
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Will add the forumhome sidebar everywhere logically possible to show it, with choices of locations.

First Screenshots show how it is "before/after" on the calendar page, doing some esthetical changes... some templates are less obvious!

Third screeny is about the settings you can change to your wills.

I take requests if you want other templates to be available...

Actual Pages where the sidebar can be activated on release date, Mar 21th, 2012:

Forumhome (can even be deactivate and show sidebar elsewhere)
Main Albums Pages
Announcements
Calendar
FAQ
Forum Display
Main Groups Pages
Member List
Who's Online
Show Thread
Main Blog Pages

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# How To use Nexia's Forum Sidebar Everywhere:


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# Simple Installation:

1- upload via ftp the content of the /UPLOAD_THIS/ folder in your forum's base directory.

2- Import the Product file included in the /IMPORT_THIS/ folder.

3- AdminCP >> Settings >> Options >> Forum Sidebar and Block Options

Follow that path and change the list of pages you want the sidebar to show up.


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# Customization:

If you have customized templates on the pages affected by this engine, you will need to edit it's related template to make it fit your custom design. To do so, it's simple... to edit our version of SHOWTHREAD, find SHOWTHREAD_SIDEBAR and edit it accordingly.
*(you can also hire nexialys to do the job!)


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# What to Know:

This tool originally replace the pages you browse by pages that contain the sidebar you already have on Forum Home.

How it work is simple. Each page you see on your browser is made from a "template" containing the proper codes to display each elements you see in the page. For the default vBulletin, only the "Forum Home" page contain the codes to display a sidebar. But maybe you would like to see that sidebar in other pages where it would help the navigation of the visitors ?!

That's what this tool intend to do... add the sidebar in precise pages that deserve to. In the "Forum Sidebar and Block Options" page, you can now select what page will show the sidebar...

To make it more even, the FORUMHOME template was updated as well to look like all the others... as the sidebar is supposed to be similar everywhere.


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# Why not adding everything via plugin instead of switching templates?:

When we add that kind of content via plugin, we face the possibility to have a template that is incompatible with the hooks we need, or a style that we can not trust because written poorly.

We switch templates so your designer can edit the default templates we provide and make them better if necessary. It is tangible content, it requires less server process, and you can customize it for each style you have... the other technique does not comply with that option.

EDIT: update on april 10th, now deactivate automatically for Mobile styles... *(as requested hundreds of times! )
EDIT: update on april 11th, edited the product file to fit forumhome for mobiles, sorry!

EDIT: august 9th, 2012: version 4.2 is now supported - memberlist and other pages are now showing proper content... sorry for the late, summer vacations with 7 kids is a bit complicated to deal with!

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Old 22 Mar 2012, 22:11
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I just installed this on an empty test forum.
All I get is a blank white page on parts of the forum where this mod is installed.
There seems to be a big issue here.

What did I miss????
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Old 22 Mar 2012, 22:29
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Originally Posted by burlesque View Post
Will this work with the block for DBTech's Forum Live Feed & User Wall? The 'Everywhere Sidebar' mod doesn't like this at all.
do not compare between products, the result would be too sad for another product.. .rofl

technically, this engine is not interacting with any widget/sidebar-block, it just handle the sidebar wrapper, so i suppose it's ok...
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Old 22 Mar 2012, 22:29
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Originally Posted by Trevor Matthews View Post
I just installed this on an empty test forum.
All I get is a blank white page on parts of the forum where this mod is installed.
There seems to be a big issue here.

What did I miss????
i have no idea, first time it calls an error... did you upload the file ?!
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Old 22 Mar 2012, 23:14
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Originally Posted by Trevor Matthews View Post
I have been using ESB Gold but my forums mobile style is broken unless I disable ESB Gold.
Would I be able to try your mod if I disable Everywhere Sidebar Gold???
ESG requires file editions... you need to revert your files to their original state if you want to uninstall ESG ...

also, i have no idea about how it interact with mobile styles, so i can not evaluate what would work on such circumstance... i may evaluate that later when i'm ready to have an official non-beta version released.
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Old 22 Mar 2012, 23:16
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Yes, I upload the file to the forum root and then installed the plug-in.

It doesn't work on my live forum or my test forum. 4.1.11
A real shame as I wanted to get rid of ESB
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Old 22 Mar 2012, 23:34
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Any way to cache the block templates when they are appearing on pages other than FORUMHOME?
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Old 23 Mar 2012, 04:01
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Can you update this to show on Search results and with non-standard vBulletin pages that still use the vBulletin template, such as albumall.php from:

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=237931

That is, give a text field where you can put in php script names for it to hook into.
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Old 23 Mar 2012, 05:32
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Going to wait for some others to install and provide feedback, and work out any possible bugs.

Looks promising!
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Old 23 Mar 2012, 12:01
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Installed and working great on latest VB Build and stock skin.

Running various plug-ins with no perceived issues.

Simple and smooth script that works without all the clutter in the admin CP.

What most site admins will want.
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Old 23 Mar 2012, 12:03
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Noticed it does not pull the VB Gallery block over from the Forum Homepage.

Probably a good thing to cut down on page size through-out the forums.
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Old 23 Mar 2012, 12:41
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Originally Posted by Gemma View Post
Any way to cache the block templates when they are appearing on pages other than FORUMHOME?
hum, i think i cached them, i'll check that...
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Old 23 Mar 2012, 12:42
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Originally Posted by laebshade View Post
Can you update this to show on Search results and with non-standard vBulletin pages that still use the vBulletin template, such as albumall.php from:

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=237931

That is, give a text field where you can put in php script names for it to hook into.
that is EXACTLY what is planned for non-standard pages...

for version 1.0.2... before that, i debug the absolute version!
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Old 23 Mar 2012, 12:44
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Noticed it does not pull the VB Gallery block over from the Forum Homepage.

Probably a good thing to cut down on page size through-out the forums.
the vbGallery blocks and some other plugins are loading their widgets/blocks later in the process... i'll take a look at what we can fix with the coders of these tools...

this product try to load the latest moment possible to avoid that kind of situation, but i can't do all with a default install... when the guys think the product is interesting enough, they will surely try to make everything fit together... but it is new...
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Old 23 Mar 2012, 12:46
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on version 1.0.2, i will add the possibility to use the vbCMS widgets, if possible. i know we can transform them from widgets to sidebar blocks, but not sure it will work... rofl
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Originally Posted by burlesque View Post
Will this work with the block for DBTech's Forum Live Feed & User Wall? The 'Everywhere Sidebar' mod doesn't like this at all.
Working fine on my site with DBtechs Forum Live feed

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