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SocialForums for vB3.8
Mod Version: 2.1.0, by Phalynx (Coder) Phalynx is offline
Developer Last Online: Nov 2015 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (29 votes - 4.90 average) Installs: 251
Released: 04 Mar 2009 Last Update: 11 Aug 2009 Downloads: 1270
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SocialForums for vBulletin 3.8

Created by Marius Czyz aka Phalynx.

This mod will work *ONLY* with vBulletin 3.8 or higher. It will not run on vBulletin 3.7. Please use the version for vBulletin 3.7

Support will be only given for people who clicked Mark as INSTALLED.

Description
Not satisfied with vBulletin social groups messaging function? With SocialForums your social group leaders can create a standard forum for their group.
A group leader can only create a forum if the group has at least 5 members - this can be changed via settings. Optionally the group leader can be a moderator of such a social forum.

What about old discussions?
Via AdminCP, SocialForums, you can transfer all discussions and messages to a new forum. No post would be lost.

Permissions
There are advanced permissions (Forum and Archive). This includes read/write public and private (moderated/invite only) socialforums and creation of forum. As this needs two additional queries on every page you can disable this.

Demo
None, see screenshots

Installation
This product is fully phrased and uses template hooks. No file changes or manual template edits needed.
1. Upload bitfield_socialforums.xml to existing folder /includes/xml/
2. Upload functions_socialforums.php to existing folder /includes/
3. Fresh Installation: Just import the product. Upgrade: Import the product, allow overwrite. No forums get lost!
4. Check settings, especially for parent forum. Don't forget to set permissions via usergroups!

Troubleshooting
Q: I don't see a link to create a forum. Why?
A: Check permissions for the usergroup, espacially if the user is allowed to create forum.
A: Check if the usergroup meet min users requirement, see AdminCP/Settings/SocialForums.

Q: My users see the forums, but they shouldn't!
A: Check permissions for the usergroup, if the users usergroup is set to "can see".
A: Did you disabled the restriction mode? Enable it.

Todo
- By deleting a group the forum should also be deleted/archived. Currently this has to be done manually.

Known Issues
- On big boards with hundreds of social groups this mod can really impact the performance because of the mass of new created forums. If you still want to use this mod use the "Minimum Members" feature with a higher value. Using the permission check there are additional two queries on every page.
- With activated option to add owner as a moderator the transfering leads to removing all moderators of the linked forum

History
2.1.0, 11th August 2009
- Social Groups without a forum are listed in AdminCP and can be automatically converted with few clicks.
- Fixed errors converting bigger discussions
- Minor changes and fixes

2.0.1, 05th March 2009
- Convert ignores now deleted discussions
- Threads on Groups equipped with mark on new

2.0.0
- First official release for vBulletin 3.8
- Possibility to transfer Social Group Discussion into a real Forum
- New layout for threadlisting, similar to a real threadlist in a forum
- Possibility of a notice in Forums associated with a Social Group
- Discussion/Message counter is showing Thread/Reply counts. Phrase "Discussion" and "Message" cannot be changed to "Thread"/"Reply".
- Transfering a Group to another user updates now also the moderator
- Minor changes and fixes

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Only licensed members can download files, Click Here for more information.

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  #2  
Old 04 Mar 2009, 13:07
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indie2industry indie2industry is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Will you be making a 2.0 version for VB 3.7.x ??

I have that one installed.
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Old 04 Mar 2009, 13:10
Redzzand Redzzand is offline
 
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thanks for this!!

Installed...
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Old 04 Mar 2009, 13:11
blogthea blogthea is offline
 
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Awesome work Phalynx
works great
thank you
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Old 04 Mar 2009, 13:15
abdelghani68 abdelghani68 is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
thanks. I have upgrade but there is a problem.


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

thanks
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Old 04 Mar 2009, 13:25
Phalynx Phalynx is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Real name: Marius
Originally Posted by indie2industry View Post
Will you be making a 2.0 version for VB 3.7.x ??

I have that one installed.
It cannot be done due to missing/other hooklocations. Also, 3.7 has only messages, no discussions.

Originally Posted by abdelghani68 View Post
thanks. I have upgrade but there is a problem.
thanks
Fixed. Please download the ZIP again and import the product XML, overwrite.
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Old 04 Mar 2009, 13:32
micza micza is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
I've got the Database Error on
...forum/group.php?do=grouplist&cat=1
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Old 04 Mar 2009, 13:34
Phalynx Phalynx is offline
 
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Real name: Marius
Same for you: Please download the ZIP again and import the product XML, overwrite.

Thanks for pointing me to this.
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Old 04 Mar 2009, 13:34
abdelghani68 abdelghani68 is offline
 
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Thanks, I have upgrade but there is a new problem :


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

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Old 04 Mar 2009, 13:36
buro9 buro9 is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
What's the upgrade process from running 1.4 on vb3.7 to 2.0 on vb3.8?

I've upgraded vbulletin itself from 3.7 to 3.8 and 1.4 remains installed, so how do I get from 1.4 to 2.0? I don't want to lose the socialforums I already have.

PS, a donation is winging it's way to you.
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Old 04 Mar 2009, 13:36
Phalynx Phalynx is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Real name: Marius
Originally Posted by abdelghani68 View Post
Thanks, I have upgrade but there is a new problem
Sorry for this. It was the same error, other location.
Reported here: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...51&postcount=7

ZIP fixed...
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Old 04 Mar 2009, 13:36
micza micza is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Originally Posted by Phalynx View Post
Thanks for pointing me to this.
We have to say "Thank you!" for this great work.
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Old 04 Mar 2009, 13:36
buro9 buro9 is offline
 
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Donation sent... that "Support developer" link should really be on your profile page.

Anyhow... thanks again.
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Old 04 Mar 2009, 13:38
Phalynx Phalynx is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Real name: Marius
Originally Posted by buro9 View Post
What's the upgrade process from running 1.4 on vb3.7 to 2.0 on vb3.8?

I've upgraded vbulletin itself from 3.7 to 3.8 and 1.4 remains installed, so how do I get from 1.4 to 2.0? I don't want to lose the socialforums I already have.

PS, a donation is winging it's way to you.
Just install 2.0 over the old one, no linked forum get's lost. Don't forget to upload the php files from the ZIP.

As for the donation: Thanks in advance.
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Old 04 Mar 2009, 13:39
Phalynx Phalynx is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Real name: Marius
Originally Posted by buro9 View Post
Actually, no donation... you haven't published a paypal address anywhere. Do so and you'll have some money
That is not really true. You can use the button from above to send me money. Also, in AdminCP there is a "Info"-Link with a PayPal Button.

If you want to use the eMail directly: contact@marius.de

Thanks
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