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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:

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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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  #91  
Old 17 Sep 2006, 16:35
WATRD WATRD is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Originally Posted by Farcaster
I've modified this hack on my forums to integrate with the Event Attendance 2.0 script. This will only work if you have Event Attendance 2.0 installed as well (which does work with vb 3.6.0 if you uninstall it and reinstall it).

Below are the steps you need to merge these two products:

<SNIP>

That's it. Enjoy!

Now, did someone say something about some cash?? *chuckle*
Okay, I found where to put the code, but users are not being shown a link to RSVP
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  #92  
Old 17 Sep 2006, 20:26
Farcaster Farcaster is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Real name: Robert Howard
Originally Posted by WATRD
I am good for sending some cash your way, if you can be a bit more specific about where to find the code you modified. It is in a file or do I get at it via the template editor?

I am comfortable subbing in the code, I just don't understand where to go about doing so.
I was just kidding about that. No worries. I wanted to make this modification for my boards anyway, so I am happy to share it.

To find the plugins I mentioned above, you'd need to go into "Plugins & Products" section of the Admin Panel. Then go into the Plugin Manager and look for the plugins mentioned above under the product group "Product : Lv vB Event Forums". You then edit each plugin as indicated above.

But, if you'd like an easier route, I hope the original author won't mind if I post a modified XML file. You can import the product xml file I am attaching and OVERWRITE the existing product (be sure to use overwrite, do not uninstall or you may loose settings and thread to event relationships).
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File Type: xml product-lv_vb_eventforums_MODIFIED.xml (105.6 KB, 19 views)
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  #93  
Old 18 Sep 2006, 00:50
butty butty is offline
 
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im getting this error when i try and delete a event in 3.6.1, any ideas?

Fatal error: Call to undefined function: delete_thread() in /home/pianohea/public_html/forum/includes/class_dm_event.php(626) : eval()'d code on line 15
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  #94  
Old 18 Sep 2006, 12:37
tis01 tis01 is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Originally Posted by Farcaster
I was just kidding about that. No worries. I wanted to make this modification for my boards anyway, so I am happy to share it.

To find the plugins I mentioned above, you'd need to go into "Plugins & Products" section of the Admin Panel. Then go into the Plugin Manager and look for the plugins mentioned above under the product group "Product : Lv vB Event Forums". You then edit each plugin as indicated above.

But, if you'd like an easier route, I hope the original author won't mind if I post a modified XML file. You can import the product xml file I am attaching and OVERWRITE the existing product (be sure to use overwrite, do not uninstall or you may loose settings and thread to event relationships).

Thanks for your hard work...I just have a problem with extended events : I can't enroll these but work fine on simple events
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  #95  
Old 18 Sep 2006, 16:28
Farcaster Farcaster is offline
 
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Real name: Robert Howard
If think that is standard behavior of the Event Attednance 2.0 product. It should work on single day or ranged events, but will not work on recurring events. Is yours working on ranged events at least?
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  #96  
Old 18 Sep 2006, 19:17
butty butty is offline
 
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farcaster mate what ver of vbulletin u running and can you delete events ok or does it error?

ps i will gladly have ur children for sorting this event attendance tie in. you are a star my friend!
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  #97  
Old 18 Sep 2006, 19:29
Farcaster Farcaster is offline
 
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Real name: Robert Howard
Originally Posted by butty
farcaster mate what ver of vbulletin u running and can you delete events ok or does it error?

ps i will gladly have ur children for sorting this event attendance tie in. you are a star my friend!
I am on version 3.6.0 at the moment, and I am able to delete events without any errors. I will be upgrading to 3.6.1 in the next week or so, so I will see if I can figure out what the delete problem is if someone else hasn't already got it fixed by then.

And, you are most welcome.
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  #98  
Old 18 Sep 2006, 19:35
WATRD WATRD is offline
 
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Wahhhhooooooo! I now have an integrated calendar/thread system with RSVP funtionality that works flawlessly!

On top of that, Farcaster won't take my money

This IS the coolest thing since sliced bread and I vote we name a day after Farcaster or something similar. I am serious. This is THAT cool for my club.

Farcaster, should you ever be in the Seattle, Washington, USA area, I will have some frosty beverages of your choice waiting for you.
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  #99  
Old 19 Sep 2006, 17:51
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I m getting this Fatal error when reporting a post! I've vBSEO installed. So i asked them. they said the error happens in "postdata_postsave" plugin of this mod. I disabled this mod for temp & that fatal error is gone..

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  #100  
Old 20 Sep 2006, 09:56
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Same error. New install. Version 3.61. Only when deleting thread.

Delete works in the calendar, but NOT for the thread. the threads are still there, and cannot be manually deleted. (no replies are posted, just the initial thread)--> when I try to delete, it says "Invalid Event specified. If you followed a valid link, please notify the administrator"

Thread is no longer in the calendar, but thread is in forum and not deletable. (even with the delete post tools).

Please look into this. Thanks.

Last edited by drex; 20 Sep 2006 at 10:01.
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  #101  
Old 20 Sep 2006, 10:20
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Originally Posted by drex
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Same error. New install. Version 3.61. Only when deleting thread.

Delete works in the calendar, but NOT for the thread. the threads are still there, and cannot be manually deleted. (no replies are posted, just the initial thread)--> when I try to delete, it says "Invalid Event specified. If you followed a valid link, please notify the administrator"

Thread is no longer in the calendar, but thread is in forum and not deletable. (even with the delete post tools).

Please look into this. Thanks.
Yep I have the same problem here I am unable to delete from the forum area.

When I try delete from Thread Options I recieve the following error:
Invalid Event specified. If you followed a valid link, please notify the administrator

When I try to delete from forum display "Moderation" I recieve this following error (Please note with soft or Physically remove)

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


Last edited by :Judge:; 20 Sep 2006 at 15:10.
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  #102  
Old 20 Sep 2006, 13:40
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Good work with the attendance patch, ill have a look when I get time and put that version in the downloads. I can proberly improve it a bit to detect whether the attendance mod is installed, and intergrate it with the latest version.

There does seem to be a problemo with the latest version of vb with this plugin. I'll try and setup my test area to 3.6.1 and see whats going wrong. Hopefully its a quick fix. I'll also try and get round to looking at the other problems reported tonight too if I can.
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  #103  
Old 20 Sep 2006, 19:00
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for the support und your work
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  #104  
Old 20 Sep 2006, 19:21
JenniferK JenniferK is offline
 
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Originally Posted by JenniferK
Any way to have the Events summary show up in a vBa CMPS module? I tried creating a template module using the code from the lv_vb_eventforums_eventsSummary template, but that didn't work. I don't know enough about it to really figure out what might work - thought I'd give that a shot. Any one have any ideas?
anything on this?
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  #105  
Old 20 Sep 2006, 21:18
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thanks much!
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