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United-Forum Nivo Slider Widget
Mod Version: 1.1.0, by Mooff (Member) Mooff is offline
Developer Last Online: Nov 2013 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 4.1.4 Rating: (19 votes - 4.89 average) Installs: 146
Released: 18 Jul 2011 Last Update: 19 Jul 2011 Downloads: 1272
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Based on the Nivo Slider - all credit for slider awesomeness goes to them.
vB4 implementation goes to me.


What it is:
A slider for cms articles, it gets the articles via database, uses (if possible) the previewimage there and resizes it to slider size *update 1.1.0 cropping function included.

Livedemo on a Big Board (>2.000.000 posts)
the nivo slider on our site is customized to fit our heavily customized cms. Default look of this addon is shown in the picture below


facts about the nivo slider
Originally Posted by nivo slider homepage
- ~ 600.000 downloads
- 16 transition effects
- a ton of options
- different available themes
- ...
Installation
  • upload all files (attached zip file) in the folder where you do need them - this has to be the same folder you will set via $slider_img_filepath (see picture)


  • create a new php-widget and insert the following code:

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  • set refresh time to something big!
  • save - add the widget to your layout - enjoy


Custom settings:

At the top of the php-widget code you can see the following:

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If you change $maxwidth and $maxheight you need to edit the nivo-slider_uf_theme.css file, here:

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Width and height have to be the same value in your php-widget and in the css file.

In additon to these settings i also included a "value/relevance function". Meaning the slider doesn't show your latest 5 articles, but instead weights them based on age and comments.

As older an article is the less likely it will show up in the slider.
More comments make it more likely.

This behaviour can be easily changed. I didn't include an if condition cause every board has different needs and i don't know whats best for you.
In addition conditions like "articles just from this section - or these sections, or this category, with a minimum of 10 posts" can be included via one single if condition. Again, i don't know what your board needs or what your category names are.

You can also modify the preview length (more words, less words), the preview style (color fontsize, fontweight .... Again different forums different needs. It's highly customizable.
Support:

Support and requests for the slider itself should be asked here http://nivo.dev7studios.com/
Same goes for different slider themes - a lot is possible, even thumbnails - again this is part of the nivo slider and not the vb4 implementation.

If you have any questions regarding the settings - or want different settings (which have to do with vb4) - ask, and i'll try to come up with some code // show you where you have to put what.


Slider not working. No idea why?

You will find a FAQ in the first comment, which will be kept up to date:
FAQ


The widget here is completely free. No charge, no branding.
But, we do not mind donations either. If you want to give us something. Since we are advertising free and fan based we are happy about every small donation.
( On Forumhome bottom right paypal button: http://www.united-forum.de/forum.php )



That's all
Hope it works for you.
Regards Mooff

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  #136  
Old 12 Aug 2011, 19:01
Mooff Mooff is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Links in the slider are:

http://www.canadianriflesregiment.co...?r=160-Welcome...
correct would be:
http://www.canadianriflesregiment.co...hp?160-Welcome...

You are missing the crrforums part, thus the link leads to nowhere and gets redirected.

search this part:

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replace with:

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That should work. Cheers.
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  #137  
Old 12 Aug 2011, 20:51
CharlieDelta CharlieDelta is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Mooff you are number ONE in my books!

Thank you.

5 stars and nominated!
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  #138  
Old 13 Aug 2011, 15:28
bandare bandare is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
I managed to get the slider to show and an image in it, but it doesn't add text and it doesn't move from article to article.
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  #139  
Old 13 Aug 2011, 16:32
Mooff Mooff is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Sounds like a jquery problem. Can you link me to your (test)site where the slider is installed?
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  #140  
Old 14 Aug 2011, 13:49
bandare bandare is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Thanks very much for the help Mr Mooff. This addition is a must and exactly what I've been waiting for. I can't believe it's taken so long for someone to do and I'm really grateful for all your efforts and help.

Thanks!
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  #141  
Old 14 Aug 2011, 14:04
Mooff Mooff is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Since the question came up some times allready:

Q: I want the slider without widget title - how to do that?
Answer:
create a new template (main style or all styles you have your slider running)
Name: vbcms_php_no_title
code:

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save it.

go to widget configuration of the slider widget, change template name to
vbcms_php_no_title

save. Reload slider. Title is gone.

Last edited by Mooff; 14 Aug 2011 at 15:00.
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  #142  
Old 14 Aug 2011, 17:20
otectom otectom is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Ok, so first off, THANK YOU!!!

I have been waiting for a long time for this mod, and this one does EXACTLY what I wanted!! It installed easily and works perfectly! Please view installation on my site at http://www.teamotec.net

I have 3 ??????

1. Earlier you showed how to change the image speed, but didn't specify what file to edit. Can you please clarify this for me, I want to slow mine to a 5 second pause.

2. How can you limit the sections that the slider displays? I only want to display articles from the sections "Event Coverage" "Featured Rides" & "Photography"

3. The dots that show that you are on slide 1 of 5 display in the middle of my image instead of at the top or bottom. How can I move them up or down? (I don't particularly care where they end up)

Thanks again for this great mod!! 5 Stars, Nominated, and Marked as Installed!!!
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  #143  
Old 14 Aug 2011, 18:23
Mooff Mooff is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
1. Not a file. That's in the php widget code, close to the bottom.

2. I'll post code for both sections and categories, since i'll link that post in the FAQ.
How to show only articles out of specific sections or categories:

for sections
find:

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replace with

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For categories

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replace with

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Can be combined of course, if you want that.
Be careful not to miss the AND part
In the Brackets the sections-Ids/ categories-Ids you want have to be included.
In your case it would be ( 144, 145, 149 )

In general you can see the fitting ids in the links which lead to the section or category:
For example:
/content/category/31-esport.html
Category esports on our site has the ID 31.

---- category/section part ends here - in case you followed the faq link ----

3. In the nivo-slider_uf_theme.css file

find:

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replace with

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The top value is new. Modify that to whereever you want it.
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  #144  
Old 14 Aug 2011, 19:05
otectom otectom is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Mooff, thank you again. I have wanted this on my site for ages and on one rainy sunday morning I was able to add it and have it completely working and customized to my wants in a matter of hours. Support like this is what makes VB great.

FYI in the css file my code looked like this


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Which is different from the code you showed above. So I simply changed it to this


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Not a real issue, but I wanted to point it out for others that may be looking to make this same change, and aren't sure about where to make it.
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  #145  
Old 14 Aug 2011, 22:21
GamersChallenge GamersChallenge is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
help, the only image showing is the UF fallback image,
and yes the slider folder is read and writable.

the website is www.gamerschallenge.net

if someone could please help. really need this slider so bad.

thanx

edit: I was the FAQ and I think it might be cause the guests can't view the attachments, can anyone tell me how do I change the permissions for that? I cant find anywhere.

edit: changed the permissions settings for guest to view attachments, didnt fix the problem.

Last edited by GamersChallenge; 14 Aug 2011 at 22:45.
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  #146  
Old 14 Aug 2011, 22:39
bandare bandare is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Are you sure you have given read and write permissions to the folder as it says in the instructions?
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  #147  
Old 14 Aug 2011, 22:44
GamersChallenge GamersChallenge is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Originally Posted by bandare View Post
Are you sure you have given read and write permissions to the folder as it says in the instructions?
very sure.
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  #148  
Old 14 Aug 2011, 23:36
Mooff Mooff is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
I think the slider_img_filepath is wrong.

Can't confirm without the debug messages, but as a guess, change it to:

$slider_img_filepath = 'slider/';
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  #149  
Old 15 Aug 2011, 00:00
GamersChallenge GamersChallenge is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
thats what it is right now, it can't be wrong since the UF does show.

and thanx for the fast reply
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  #150  
Old 15 Aug 2011, 00:10
Mooff Mooff is offline
 
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I see. Please post the debug - last FAQ question.
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