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Mod Version: 3.3, by Evercraft (Member) Evercraft is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.1 Rating: (65 votes - 4.66 average) Installs: 750
Released: 08 Aug 2006 Last Update: 23 Sep 2006 Downloads: 2603
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Template Edits Additional Files  

Introduction
This is a continuation of my Event Forums plugin/addon from 3.5. You can find the old version here. The original plugin was developed by Endquote, and I have since taken it over to bring it to what it is today. I hope you can find it useful!
What is this addon?
This is a plugin which allows you to create relationships between calendars and events, giving each event a thread of its own for users to discuss. I have tested this alot, and I am running it myself on a live board.
Sure, so whats it do?
Some examples of the features this plugin offers
  • When a new event is created in a calendar, an associated thread is created in the linked forum.
  • Links to events in the calendar are forwarded to the associated thread, or optionally a seperate New Event button can be added with a minor template edit.
  • New thread links in the event forum are redirected to a new event form.
  • A summary can be shown at the top of the event forum which shows the up and coming events over the next 'x' days.
  • The date and time shown in the thread and post title, is calculated on the current viewing users timezone. In other words, times always show in the users timezone, not forced to GMT.
  • Full moderation support.
  • Editing a thread or event, will update its associated event/thread.
Screenshots
Some screenshots of this plugin
How do I install it?
For upgrading, please see the section below.
Summary
  • 1 xml import.
  • 1 (optional) template change.
  • 1 (optional) gif file upload.
Step 1
Install the product
Download the product XML file.

Goto your Admin CP at your forums, then goto Plugin System -> Manage Products. Click [Add/Import Product] at the bottom of the page. Browse to the location where you downloaded the xml file and then click the Import button.
Step 2
Calendar ID:
Goto your Admin CP at your forums, then goto Calendar Manager. Find the calendar you want to link to a forum, then click Edit.
Right at the top of the page you should see:
Calendar: NAME (id: ID)
Make a note of the ID, you will need this soon.
Forum ID:
Goto your Admin CP at your forums, then goto Forum Manager. Find the forum you want to activate as your event forum, then click Edit Forum.
Right at the top of the page you should see:
Forum: NAME (id: ID)
Make a note of the ID, you will need this soon.
Link a Calendar to a Forum:
Goto your Admin CP at your forums, then goto vBulletin Options and find Event Forums.
The first option you should see is Calendar/Forum Map.
Enter in your IDs into the box, as CALENDARID:FORUMID.
Example, my Calendar is 5 and my Forum is 14:
5:14
Click Save.
Step 3
Base permissions check:
You will need to check that users using the Event Forums, have basic permissions to both the Linked Forum AND Calendar.
Basic Permissions include: Can View Forum and Can Post Threads and possibly some others.
Step 4 (Optional template edit)
Add the New Event button:
You only need todo this if you want to show a seperate New Event button next to the New Thread button.

First of all, upload newevent.gif to your images/buttons folder. NOTE you will need to upload this to any custom image folders too for different styles you might have.

Second, open up FORUMDISPLAY template for each of your styles you want to show the button, find and add the highlighted code below:

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

Lastly, go into the Event Forums options, and change the option Show the New Event button on the thread list to yes.
Step 5
Install on VB.org:
Browse back to this thread, and click the INSTALL button so you can recieve updates whenever I update this plugin.
How do I upgrade it from an old version?
Step 1
Import xml
Download the product XML file.

Goto your Admin CP at your forums, then goto Plugin System -> Manage Products. Click [Add/Import Product] at the bottom of the page. Browse to the location where you downloaded the xml file. Make sure the overwrite option is set to ON and then click the Import button.
Can I give you money to make this?
This isn't a commercial plugin, and can be used by anyone for free. However, a few people have said to me that they would like to donate some money for my time working on the plugin and for picking it up and continuing the development of new features etc. If you do want to donate some money my way, then you can do so through paypal by clicking this link. Thanks!
Bugs / Support
If you find a bug, then please post in this thread and let me know. There are a few bugs that haven't been fixed since the old version, so i'm hoping that we can fix these soon. I will do my best to support the plugin as much as possible, however I also have a busy job which takes up alot of my time.
Known Bugs
Here is a list of known bugs to date
  • Soft delete actually hard deletes the thread.
  • Search doesn't search the first post of an event thread.
  • Inline ajax edit bugs thread title. Need to remove date and time from it before edit.
Feature request list
Here is a list of the requested features. Please note that because it makes this list, doesn't mean it will be added.
  • Intergration with the event attendance plugin.
  • Customisation of the order of the custom fields in the thread title.
  • An option to "import" all the previous events from a Calendar into threads.
  • Extra post options support (Attachments, Post Icons, Sticky etc).
  • Custom ordering of the %datetime variable.
  • Custom ordering of %custom variable.
  • Better handling of recurring events.
Credits
Thanks to endquote for originally creating the plugin.
Thanks to the Ninja :ninja: for helping me infiltrate the vb code and finding those hidden hooks!
Thanks to anybody that helps test this plugin.
Changelog
Version: 3.3
  • Added Farcasters Event Attendance patch to the mod. I've added a self check so it will only run when the Event attendance mod is installed and active.
Version: 3.2
  • Fixed a bug which was prevent the thread from being deleted when you try to delete an event.
Version: 3.1
  • Fixed a bug which would cause an error with undefined function on the forum display page when summary is turned on.
Version: 3.0
  • Version now compatible with 3.6. Please note this plugin will no longer install on a board older than 3.6. I would recommend you upgrade your board as soon as you can!
  • Added an optional template edit to show a New Event button next to the New Thread button.
  • Plugin no longer in BETA. I feel this has been running enough stablely to take this out of BETA. There are still some bugs which need fixing, but as a whole it works and is used by quite a few people.
Version: 2.7 and below
  • See the old thread here

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  #196  
Old 15 Dec 2006, 16:00
|oR|Greg |oR|Greg is offline
 
Join Date: May 2003
I have a problem.

I have 2 forums specified for 1 calendar. If I create an event in the 2nd forum, it's added to the 1st forum instead. I've tried reversing the order, I've tried other forum, I've tried more then 2... EVERYTHING goes to the first forum specified.
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  #197  
Old 15 Dec 2006, 17:52
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Originally Posted by |oR|Greg View Post
I have a problem.

I have 2 forums specified for 1 calendar. If I create an event in the 2nd forum, it's added to the 1st forum instead. I've tried reversing the order, I've tried other forum, I've tried more then 2... EVERYTHING goes to the first forum specified.
Yea, I had the same issue....so I was figuring that the hack just doesn't like to use multiple forums for the same calendar id. This is why I'm trying to figure out a different way to get this hack to work with my other forums....but it appears I will have to use multiple calendars...bummer...as it would be easiest for my members in all states to work off of one calendar.

Greg, sounds like your forums for your events are laid out very similar to mine then.
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  #198  
Old 15 Dec 2006, 18:44
|oR|Greg |oR|Greg is offline
 
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Not really the same layout, but the same problem I agree. I have a Meeting/Events forum, and I have a Universal Threads forum. The Universal Threads is a hack that allows any thread in the specified forum to show across all other forums just like an announcement would, however because it's a thread, people can comment on it. I also customized it so it shows broken out like a Sticky Thread.

Here is an example. This is my General Forum. You'll see the Uni's at the VERY top of the thread listing with there own header, then Stickies, then Normal threads.

So, some events are general weekly, hey are we doing anything this weekend, those stay in Meetings/Events. But we have monthly meetings and special events that go in Universal Threads because those are bigger events then just a weekend hangout. I shouldn't have to use a 2nd calendar and that is just going to confuse people even more I think. I would like this hack to work as advertised.
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  #199  
Old 15 Dec 2006, 21:14
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JoeWho JoeWho is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Unhappy Can not edit the New Events

Hello,

Did anyone notice that you can not edit the "New Events" ?

I get this: vBulletin Message: Invalid Action Specified

When I try to edit the message/post.

Any help on fixing this?

Thanks.
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  #200  
Old 15 Dec 2006, 21:33
|oR|Greg |oR|Greg is offline
 
Join Date: May 2003
I've edited them fine.

Also for the time being I added a second calendar and it works, but I REALLY would like it fixed so it's only 1 calendar, but multiple forums.

Why can't you make it array based, like instead of

1:3
1:43

Something like

1:3,43

That way you can specify which forums get which calendars?
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  #201  
Old 15 Dec 2006, 21:47
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Originally Posted by |oR|Greg View Post
I've edited them fine.

Also for the time being I added a second calendar and it works, but I REALLY would like it fixed so it's only 1 calendar, but multiple forums.

Why can't you make it array based, like instead of

1:3
1:43

Something like

1:3,43

That way you can specify which forums get which calendars?
Hi,

So... I am the only one having this problem?

Do you edit it from the calendar or forum?

I get the same message Invalid Action Specified from both.

Thanks
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  #202  
Old 16 Dec 2006, 02:05
|oR|Greg |oR|Greg is offline
 
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I choose Edit Event.
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  #203  
Old 16 Dec 2006, 12:17
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Join Date: Oct 2005
Originally Posted by |oR|Greg View Post
I choose Edit Event.
Hi,

Thank you for your response. I'm guessing no one else has this problem. I would assume that it has a conflict with something else I have installed. I will continue working with a and hopefully I can figure out why it will not let me edit, also noticed I could not move it, not that I've wanted to but I was checking. The good news is, I can delete the post/calendar event.

If anybody else has a similar problem board knows how to fix this I would appreciate your feedback.


Happy Holidays.
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  #204  
Old 16 Dec 2006, 17:27
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Question Please Help...

Evercraft,

Or anyone that can help...


I get this: vBulletin Message: Invalid Action Specified when I try to edit the Event/post.

I have found out that there is something missing but I don't know how to fix it, anybody out there that knows how?

Please see the attached photo: vBulletin STANDARD_ERROR (1)
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  #205  
Old 18 Dec 2006, 17:06
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:( Can not edit the New Events

Hi Evercraft,

As to my early post... http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=199
and
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=199

Well... I have found that $lv_vb_eventforums_eventdetails must be placed after $navbar, if I place the $lv_vb_eventforums_eventdetails any where else the Edit/Delete will not work.

Is there a fix for this...?

Anyone else having this problem?

Thanks.
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  #206  
Old 18 Dec 2006, 17:07
fishhub fishhub is offline
 
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Can this work on 3.5.4? TIA
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  #207  
Old 20 Dec 2006, 04:34
Crazy Serb Crazy Serb is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Originally Posted by Crazy Serb View Post
speaking of which, I'm willing to pay $20 for someone to either integrate the "buy thread" mod or edit the buy thread mod for use with this script....
going twice...
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  #208  
Old 24 Dec 2006, 02:26
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Originally Posted by |oR|Greg View Post
I've edited them fine.

Also for the time being I added a second calendar and it works, but I REALLY would like it fixed so it's only 1 calendar, but multiple forums.

Why can't you make it array based, like instead of

1:3
1:43

Something like

1:3,43

That way you can specify which forums get which calendars?
Brother, if you figure out how to use this with one calendar....let me know....and I'll do the same.
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  #209  
Old 02 Jan 2007, 09:53
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SportsZone SportsZone is offline
 
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I have installed this hack, but when I try to post an event, I get the following message:

The following errors occurred when this message was submitted:

1. You did not specify a username for your post.
The thing is, I don't even get an option to add a username to an event. Does anyone know how to fix this problem?

Cheers
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  #210  
Old 02 Jan 2007, 19:38
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Is there any way to have "This Week's Event's" Listed on Forum home (in a left-hand column).

I've posted a paid request for this, too.
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