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vB News Ticker
Mod Version: 1.03, by davidw (Coder) davidw is offline
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This modification is in the archives.
vB Version: 3.5.5 Rating: (2 votes - 4.50 average) Installs: 52
Released: 05 Aug 2006 Last Update: 26 Jul 2007 Downloads: 428
Not Supported Uses Plugins Template Edits  

What does this do? It allows you to take your news from your news forums (up to 9 news forums) and display them. You have a choice on how many you can pull from each forum, how fast you want the ticker to scroll, the length of the title of each news item, etc.

This works on 3.5.4, 3.5.5, and should work on pretty much any of the 3.5.x. I've not tested this for 3.6, but I have been told that it does work for 3.6.

Install/Upgrade Instructions

Step 1: Go to your admin Control Panel => Styles & Templates => Style Manager
Find your Master/Parent style or the style you wish to add this to and drop down the All Style Options menu dropdown and choose Edit Templates
Click Go if it does not redirect you
Open up your Forum Home Templates subdirectory and choose your FORUMHOME template

Find
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Add above
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Click Save & Reload

Step 2: Go to your admin Control Panel => Plugin System => Manage Products => [Add/Import Product];
Click Browse and find product-christianb_vbnews_ticker.xml
Remove contents of second line ./includes/xml/product.xml
Click the button next to Yes in Allow Overwrite
Click Import

Step 3: Go to your admin Control Panel => vBulletin Options => vBulletin Options => vB News Ticker => [Edit Settings]
Alter Settings as appropriate
*** IMPORTANT *** Make sure that if you do not enter an item in the forumIDs after the first one, the rest must be set to 0
- if it is not set to 0 or a forumid number, it will result in a database error.
Click Save

I've included the readme and the .xml Product/Plugin in the zip file.

If there are features you'd like to see for a future release, please let me know.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the forumid?
The forumid is the id of the forum you have created. Each forum has its own unique number assigned to it. When you click on a forum link you can see a number that is assigned to it. This will show up in the URL of the page you are browsing. Another way of seeing the forumid is to go to your admin control panel => Forums & Moderators => Forum Manager => Click on [Expand All] and then move your mouse over (hover) any of the forums you've created. Your status bar (bottom of screen) should display your forumid (number at the end of the link/url).

How do I add the news ticker to the IBProArcade or Photoplog?
Thanks to Mark.B for his add - http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=144

Changes

1.0.4 Added security

1.0.3 Changed the hook location from forumhome_complete to global_start giving admin ability to put the news ticker most places rather than in forum home.
Updated the query to remove a JOIN that may have been causing delays.

1.0.2
Added instructions to comment out unneccessary query pulls in the array to reduce wait times.
Optimized the query by removing non-essential SELECTs.
Added option for user to separate news items in admincp.
Fixed IE whitespace issue for ticker height as seen here:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...3&postcount=28

1.0.1 Fixed a width issue as seen here:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...3&postcount=12


Known Bugs/Issues:

From my testing on the new updates, when I (or a user on my site) clicks on any of the links that has the news ticker, it works fine, but when I or a user hits the refresh button, it can hang. I'm unsure why this is happening.

Temporary demo location:
http://www.christianboards.org/forum.php

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  #2  
Old 05 Aug 2006, 17:03
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w00t #1

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Old 05 Aug 2006, 17:31
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Second one to install this. Thanks!
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Old 05 Aug 2006, 17:32
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#1 complainer :P

Do you have any non christian news ticker? :P
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Old 05 Aug 2006, 17:49
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You can pull the news from any forums on your website you want to. The forums you put in the forumid can be anti-Christian if that is how you feel.

I don't have a test website so I do all my testing on a live website - my own. (Otherwise my links would reflect a test website for the demo and for the screenshots) - hope that helps.
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Old 05 Aug 2006, 21:35
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This work on 3.6?
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thanks installed
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Old 05 Aug 2006, 22:42
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Great stuff.

How can I edit it so that I can put for example, "Latest Threads:" before the ticker? Oh and add - between each thread title to make it a little cleaner.

I'll use it once or if the above is do able. Cheers!
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Old 05 Aug 2006, 23:19
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on the Latest Threads, all you have to do is go to your templates in the admincp, find the vbnews_ticker template and add Latest threads: before $ticker_titles like this

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or if you want the Latest threads: bolded, add the strong tag <strong>Latest Threads: </strong> such as this:

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for the second part, in the edit the plugin in the plugin manager, find vB News Ticker under forumhome_complete.
Look for &nbsp; &nbsp; and put a - (hyphen) in between the two &nbsp; symbols.
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Old 06 Aug 2006, 00:18
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@oddjob - I've not tried it, but I don't see why it shouldn't work on 3.6 (I've not installed 3.6 as of yet). However, once I get a development board up and running, I'll let everyone know (unless someone has 3.6 and it works fine for them).
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Old 06 Aug 2006, 04:39
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Have it on 3.6 at www.cpfools.com/forum and works perfect. Thank you for the great addition!
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Old 06 Aug 2006, 06:50
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hey there, cool mod (installed)

Is there a way to make the stream continuous? For some reason on my forum it goes through the forums listed, waits till the last of the text clears, then starts again.

Also, there's a little browser-compliance issue:

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makes the width of the marquee 100 pixels (if it's set to 100) in IE. Easy fix:

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move the "%" inside the the quote, gives you the proper width in IE and firefox.

Last edited by Buraq; 06 Aug 2006 at 18:23.
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Old 06 Aug 2006, 08:42
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Originally Posted by christianb
on the Latest Threads, all you have to do is go to your templates in the admincp, find the vbnews_ticker template and add Latest threads: before $ticker_titles like this

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

or if you want the Latest threads: bolded, add the strong tag <strong>Latest Threads: </strong> such as this:

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

for the second part, in the edit the plugin in the plugin manager, find vB News Ticker under forumhome_complete.
Look for &nbsp; &nbsp; and put a - (hyphen) in between the two &nbsp; symbols.

Perfect. Quality mod.

Installed.
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Old 06 Aug 2006, 09:40
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Installed this and works fine - nice i must say

However i dont understand the forum id bit how do you know the number? and how to you get it to pull the data and display it?

the only way i can see to adjust the ticker is manually changing the text in the template - is this how it works?
Sorry im a bit new still to all this
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Old 06 Aug 2006, 09:59
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ah ha - sorry forget the last message i've sussed it - Brilliant
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