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Mod Version: 2.3.0, by AndrewD (R.I.P) AndrewD is offline
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vB Version: 3.7.0 Rating: (66 votes - 4.74 average) Installs: 574
Released: 25 Dec 2007 Last Update: 14 Jun 2009 Downloads: 9272
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What this is and does

LDM is a general-purpose tool for managing libraries of links and files, and handling uploads and downloads in a flexible way, while tracking and control user access. It has a range of integrated media players and a large library of 'plugin' extras.

Installation and Usage Explained in the on-line Wiki, with a brief explanation in the file instructions.txt in the release zip. The recent revision history is given in the first post of this thread.

Please use carefully and always backup your database before upgrading. Post reports of problems and suggestions for enhancements in this thread.

14.06.09 Version 2.3.0 is now the the officially-supported version. Works with 3.7 and vb 3.8. Please post comments in this thread

22.06.08 Version 2.2.9-post1 - This is the previous supported version. Works fine with all versions of vb 3.6 and vb 3.7. All standard features except profile integration and forum prefix selection work fine with vb 3.8.

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  #811  
Old 13 Aug 2008, 15:44
sparklywater sparklywater is offline
 
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Originally Posted by AndrewD View Post
- Option to make comments/ratings visble inline consistently
Would this feature allow display of the 'links_viewall_comment' template (ie. the full list of comments), within the playerbit templates, such as 'links_playerbit_Realplayer' and 'links_playerbit_JWplayer' ?

Also, is it possible to make the LDM variables 'global', so that their use is not restricted to specific templates only, allowing them to be used in other templates too? Is there some code I can edit to do this myself?

Here is an example of how I would like the comments-list displayed within the playerbit templates:




PS. I'm not sure if the comments listing is already paginated, but if not then it would keep things more organised if the comments are listed across a number of pages rather than all running down a single long page.
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Old 13 Aug 2008, 15:53
AndrewD AndrewD is offline
 
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Originally Posted by sparklywater View Post
Would this feature allow display of the 'links_viewall_comment' template (ie. the full list of comments), within the playerbit templates, such as 'links_playerbit_Realplayer' and 'links_playerbit_JWplayer' ?

Also, is it possible to make the LDM variables 'global', so that their use is not restricted to specific templates only, allowing them to be used in other templates too? Is there some code I can edit to do this myself?

Here is an example of how I would like the comments-list displayed within the playerbit templates:

PS. I'm not sure if the comments listing is already paginated, but if not then it would keep things more organised if the comments are listed across a number of pages rather than all running down a single long page.
These are broadly what I have in mind. I have to check to ensure I can be consistent across different displays.
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Old 13 Aug 2008, 16:10
sparklywater sparklywater is offline
 
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Originally Posted by AndrewD View Post
These are broadly what I have in mind. I have to check to ensure I can be consistent across different displays.
great, thanks for considering our suggestions, I for one would be happy to test any alpha version of LDM you decide to release
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  #814  
Old 13 Aug 2008, 16:43
obmob obmob is offline
 
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Is it possible to disable comments, but keep rating options on? o.

Thanks
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  #815  
Old 13 Aug 2008, 17:22
AndrewD AndrewD is offline
 
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Originally Posted by obmob View Post
Is it possible to disable comments, but keep rating options on? o.

Thanks
I think that's already there in 2.2.9 - ldm/admin/settings/comments and ratings/hide comment + hide rate
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Old 13 Aug 2008, 17:54
sparklywater sparklywater is offline
 
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If I add this line of code into a template, ' <!--$linkid::entities--> ' , only then the entities / attributes are displayed within the template. Is there a similar line of code I need to add to make the following variables work in other templates:

$linkeditbit
$linkfavbit
$linksendtofriendbit
$linkreportlinkbit
$linklikebit
$linkstarbit
$linknewbit


?

Last edited by sparklywater; 13 Aug 2008 at 18:02.
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Old 13 Aug 2008, 18:54
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Originally Posted by sparklywater View Post
If I add this line of code into a template, ' <!--$linkid::entities--> ' , only then the entities / attributes are displayed within the template. Is there a similar line of code I need to add to make the following variables work in other templates:

$linkeditbit
$linkfavbit
$linksendtofriendbit
$linkreportlinkbit
$linklikebit
$linkstarbit
$linknewbit


?
There's two different points to consider -

a) the various link_linkbit_* templates can all use any of the variables that are used in the other templates - so you can freely mix and match among these templates.

b) however, the variables are built up in different ways (or not at all) depending on what you are doing. So for example, after a search, not all the variables are created. Similarly when rating/commenting, etc.

For any particular action, the same variables will always be created, regardless of the template. For different actions, different combinations of the variables are created. This is what I need to check carefully.
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  #818  
Old 13 Aug 2008, 19:28
sparklywater sparklywater is offline
 
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Originally Posted by AndrewD View Post
a) the various link_linkbit_* templates can all use any of the variables that are used in the other templates - so you can freely mix and match among these templates.
My problem is that I need to use the link_linkbit_* variables in either the 'links_play_embedded' template or the 'links_playerbit_RealPlayer' template, but they don't work in these templates. Can you please tell me in which php file these variables are defined to work only in the link_linkbit_* templates?
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  #819  
Old 13 Aug 2008, 20:25
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Andrew D, can this be used to manage a users downloads if a user was to purchase a subscription and move in to a different usergroup for 1 day can a limit of 1 download be set, would i have to manually change the usergroup each time - i'm a complete novice in html and php and am just setting up my forum i want a pay per download section on my site, is this possible with this mod?
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Old 14 Aug 2008, 03:42
stwilson stwilson is offline
 
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Originally Posted by AndrewD View Post
2.2.9 is likely to stay the supported release for at least a couple of months, perhaps with a few more bug fixes applied.

I have done quite some work already on 2.3.0, but some of the suggestions and the bug reports posted here will take time to complete. Perhaps an early alpha will be available fairly soon, but thorough testing is the big challenge these days.

Coded so far for 2.3.0:

+ Category Display
Added option to display/remove keyword filter dropdown
+ Starred nominations
Entries can be unnominated
Nominations are no longer stacked, i.e. only user's current nomination is recorded
+ Session ids
vBulletin session ids handled corrrectly throughout
+ Efficiency changes
Admin and categories tables cached in vBulletin datastore and other code rewritten to eliminate various database lookups
+ Media Players
Upgraded JWsilverlight player to version 1.1 and added windowless and background params
+ Hooks
Added ldm_icons_cached after caching list of icon filenames
+ Bug fixes
Fixed id3tag-enhancements extra
Fixed permissions-related null category bug within Edit Entry
Fixed sort order/pagination bugs when searches contain urlencoded chars
Fixed Add LDM to VB navbar plugins for situation when vbAdvanced is not installed in forum directory

Still to do:

- Redo much of the 'attributes' code to fix bugs/improve functionality
- Provide import mechanism for vb attachments
- Move to jw media player 4.0
- Disentangle comments and ratings calculations
- Option to make comments/ratings visble inline consistently
- other bug fixes

Anything else?
Andrew,

Thank you. One other suggestion, a few more layout templates to choose from. AND just in case you have nothing else to do, the ability to integrate Google Maps into the link display page, via a latitude and longitude attribute, with a waypoint attribute too. I would pay for someone to custom develop that for me! hint...hint...
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Old 14 Aug 2008, 06:17
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Originally Posted by Simon Lloyd View Post
Andrew D, can this be used to manage a users downloads if a user was to purchase a subscription and move in to a different usergroup for 1 day can a limit of 1 download be set, would i have to manually change the usergroup each time - i'm a complete novice in html and php and am just setting up my forum i want a pay per download section on my site, is this possible with this mod?
Simon, yes, I think this will work

1- set up VB so that when users puchase a subscription, they are moved to usergroup XYZ
2- in LDM/admin/allowances, you give usergroup XYZ the right to download one file per day
3- give other usergroups zero allowance
4- in LDM/admin/permissions, you give usergroup XYZ *can_access*link* permission and deny it to other usergroups.
5- deny usergroups *can_bypass_bandwidth_limits* permission

5 if there are usergroups that you want to bypass these restrictions, then don't set any of their allowances.

If you want to apply the limit only to downloads in a particular category, follow steps 2 and 3 in the same way, but in place of step 4

6- in the defined category, edit/category/permissions, give/remove the *can_access_link* and *can_bypass_bandwidth_limits* permissions
7- in LDM/admin/permissions, give everyone *can_access_link* and *can_bypass_bandwidth_limits* permissions

My only uncertainty is how well the *day* start/end calculation in LDM will synchronise with vbulletin's calculation. You will need to test it to find out.
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  #822  
Old 14 Aug 2008, 06:59
derfelix derfelix is offline
 
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While we are at it.. a little internetexplorer bug when editing keywords..

ok we are at the normal display page.. with a page with 20 entries..
each entry (depending of the template you are using) allows you as admin to edit keywords inline..

works fine (I modified the template a little bit)
BUT if you toggle the tag graphic the word "keywords" appears and a field where you can edit the keywords of this entry.. and a go button..

if you click the word "keywords" it goes back to the tag symbol...

In IE7 it acts weird.. because the link is linked to a jumpmark that doesnt really exist.. #$linkid
and it eventually reloads the page.. or pushes the link to the top of the screen when you edit it.. (adding the jumpmark #$linkid to the url)

I fixed it that way:
the link in the template is:

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

i changed it to:

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

It has to be done twice (also for the tag image when you toggle).. otherwise IE will jump to the link.. this is NOT the way it should act (imho).. because:

if you are editing the last link on the page... it will open the editfield (as it should) but will then "jump" to that link.. so if you had it in the middle of the page.. it will scroll that link to the top of the page..
It's the same when you close the editbox when klicking on the word: "keywords"
(grrr hope you understood what i meant)


Anyway there should at least be a: return false; at the end of the "onclick" stuff..

Felix

PS: I also removed the $linkid leaving only the # thinking there is no point jumping to that link because you are allready at that link..(i might be wrong)

Last edited by derfelix; 14 Aug 2008 at 07:06.
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Old 14 Aug 2008, 07:23
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Andrew D, thanks for the very detailed information, i have VBAdvanced, Donations Pro and Mark Solved Mods is your's ok with these? I'm a novice so is it easy to install?

Regards,
Simon
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Old 14 Aug 2008, 07:50
AndrewD AndrewD is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Simon Lloyd View Post
Andrew D, thanks for the very detailed information, i have VBAdvanced, Donations Pro and Mark Solved Mods is your's ok with these? I'm a novice so is it easy to install?

Regards,
Simon
Certainly ok with vbadvanced - don't know about the others - not had any reports of problems. Installation is straightforward, but am here to help in case of problems.
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Old 14 Aug 2008, 15:10
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Andrew, thanks for the responses!, i'm running 3.7.2 PL1 and am going to install this, will post back.

Regards,
Simon
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