Register Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Mod Options
DownloadsII Details »
DownloadsII
Mod Version: 5.1.2, by RS_Jelle (Coder) RS_Jelle is offline
Developer Last Online: May 2016 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (208 votes - 4.80 average) Installs: 2109
Released: 02 Jul 2006 Last Update: 25 Apr 2010 Downloads: 16078
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Auto-Template Additional Files  

There's a vB4 version of this mod available: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=231427

DownloadsII

DownloadsII is a download database that integrates into vBulletin. It allows you to upload files, add images to them, create categories, link to external files - and more. It is very flexible and has many options.

Because a lot of people keep on asking this:
This mod works with any version of vBulletin 3.7.x and 3.8.x!

It's also coded 100% XHTML 1.0 Transitional valid, just like vBulletin itself.



Instructions & Support

You can find an installation manual in the zip package (Readme-Install.txt).

We try to answer most questions asked in this thread. Please don't send any pm's if we don't ask for them, as we said we try to give a high level of support in this thread. Don't forget to click the install link, so you will receive important update notifications.

Screenshots & Live demo

At the bottom of this post, you can find 6 screenshots of the front-end and back-end (AdminCP part) of the DownloadsII software. You can see the newest version in action at the Minatica.be Downloads (Dutch).

Changelog (version 5.1.2)

Jelle
  • Backported CSRF security fix from the vB 4 release
  • Added permission check for Update Counters
  • Fixed PHP warnings when running PHP 5.3
  • Removed the imagecreatefrombmp() function. It doesn't exist.
  • Added permission check for rating submissions
You can find all the changelogs of this and older versions here.

Help!!! I can't upload large files??

This is probably the second most asked question. Have a look at this post for the solution.

It doesn't work with GARS?!

If you also use the latest version of GARS, you will get the "Fields marked in RED must be filled in!" error when uploading a file. I provided a fix here on the GARS forums.

Addons

We are offering 3 addons for this mod at the moment (have a look at the bottom of this post for them). DownloadsII contains 5 hook locations for the vBulletin plugin systems, so you can add extra functionality without file edits.

Do you want to help expanding DownloadsII (if you are a coder)? Check out this post!

Notes
  • ecDownloads Buddy is NOT compatible with this version. If you are using the Buddy, you should UNINSTALL it before installing DownloadsII ver 5.x.x. The Buddy's features are now integrated into DownloadsII.
  • DownloadsII is a direct derivative work from Ron1n's ecDownloads.

Download Now

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

Addons

Supporters / CoAuthors

Screenshots

Click image for larger version

Name:	ecDownloadsII-5.0.1-add-file.gif
Views:	14212
Size:	97.8 KB
ID:	51206   Click image for larger version

Name:	ecDownloadsII-5.0.1-admin-edit-category.gif
Views:	9176
Size:	18.7 KB
ID:	51207   Click image for larger version

Name:	ecDownloadsII-5.0.1-admin-navigation.gif
Views:	5174
Size:	4.6 KB
ID:	51208   Click image for larger version

Name:	ecDownloadsII-5.0.1-category.gif
Views:	18852
Size:	86.8 KB
ID:	51209  

Click image for larger version

Name:	ecDownloadsII-5.0.1-file.gif
Views:	30717
Size:	108.2 KB
ID:	51210   Click image for larger version

Name:	ecDownloadsII-5.0.1-main.gif
Views:	14751
Size:	64.3 KB
ID:	51211  

Show Your Support

  • To receive notifications regarding updates -> Click to Mark as Installed.
  • This modification may not be copied, reproduced or published elsewhere without author's permission.
Similar Mod
Mod Developer Type Replies Last Post
Add-On Releases DownloadsII ver 5.0 vbAdvanced Add-On CyberRanger vBulletin 3.6 Add-ons 159 01 Jul 2011 18:15

  #1411  
Old 29 May 2007, 07:05
DementedMindz DementedMindz is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
CyberRanger any plans on having it so it will show the description of the file in the meta tags this way there is not constant duplicate content in the search engines from the downloads pages?
Reply With Quote
  #1412  
Old 29 May 2007, 13:52
silencerdeluxe silencerdeluxe is offline
 
Join Date: May 2006
Originally Posted by silencerdeluxe View Post
1. Use an folder for downloads from an external File-Server
Originally Posted by CyberRanger View Post
I don't understand what you mean. Can you explain this more?
I try it:
I have one Webserver with my vbulletin-forum, this Server have "only" 3000GB traffic free, and i have one Rootserver with traffic unlimited. The Idea: You can change the Download-Folder to an external Server, in ACP you can set this + ftp.account or something like this, so i can use the rootserver for storring the files, without external links.
Hope you understand my bad english


Originally Posted by CyberRanger View Post
That's already been recoded by Jelle to stars in ver 6
Hope it will be release soon!
Reply With Quote
  #1413  
Old 29 May 2007, 13:59
silencerdeluxe silencerdeluxe is offline
 
Join Date: May 2006
Originally Posted by silencerdeluxe View Post
Hi there!

First please excuse my bad english!

The mod is really great,
but i have one little problem with the description-images added to a download,
when you click on it, the 403 error message come up, cause the image-file didnt have
the right chmod... I have set the 2 Folders "downloads" and "ec_temp" to chmod 777, but i need to change every single description-image-file from chmod 600 to 644 to get the large image working Dont want to disable the description-images...
Why it dont set it automatic on my webspace?

All other work fine!

Hope you undsertand me, and thanks for any help
Didnt find an answer for this Problem, thx for help!
Reply With Quote
  #1414  
Old 30 May 2007, 14:59
CyberRanger's Avatar
CyberRanger CyberRanger is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Originally Posted by silencerdeluxe View Post
Didnt find an answer for this Problem, thx for help!
Originally Posted by Fish UK View Post
Firstly, thank you for a great mod, just what I was looking for.

However I have a little problem I was hoping someone could assist with.
When an image is uploaded for a download it uploads with the permissions 600 which means it cannot be viewed.
The main download file uploads fine (666) and so does the thumbnail created (666).
The folder permissions are 777 and the ownership correct.

I am running the latest version of this mod and of VB. Any help would be much appreciated.

TIA
I think this will fix your problem. In downloads.php, around line 818 find:

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

BELOW that ADD

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

Let me know how it works.
Reply With Quote
  #1415  
Old 30 May 2007, 15:02
CyberRanger's Avatar
CyberRanger CyberRanger is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Originally Posted by silencerdeluxe View Post
The Idea: You can change the Download-Folder to an external Server, in ACP you can set this + ftp.account or something like this, so i can use the rootserver for storring the files, without external links.
Hope you understand my bad english
Idea noted. Right now, no plans to incorporate this although I see the utility of it.
Reply With Quote
  #1416  
Old 30 May 2007, 15:03
CyberRanger's Avatar
CyberRanger CyberRanger is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Originally Posted by DementedMindz View Post
CyberRanger any plans on having it so it will show the description of the file in the meta tags this way there is not constant duplicate content in the search engines from the downloads pages?
This would seem fairly simple. I guess we'd need to just add the meta tag to the right template with the description filled in. I'll see if Jelle is already planning to do so.
Reply With Quote
  #1417  
Old 30 May 2007, 15:40
silencerdeluxe silencerdeluxe is offline
 
Join Date: May 2006
Originally Posted by CyberRanger View Post
I think this will fix your problem. In downloads.php, around line 818 find:

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

BELOW that ADD

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

Let me know how it works.
Works fine

Thx for the fast Answer!
Reply With Quote
  #1418  
Old 31 May 2007, 06:02
DementedMindz DementedMindz is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Originally Posted by CyberRanger View Post
This would seem fairly simple. I guess we'd need to just add the meta tag to the right template with the description filled in. I'll see if Jelle is already planning to do so.
ok no problem just figured it may get more pages in search engines cause its not all dupe content that way
Reply With Quote
  #1419  
Old 31 May 2007, 08:28
Hornstar's Avatar
Hornstar Hornstar is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Real name: Matt
hey just dropping in to see how the progress is coming for the next release. any estimate on the percentage completed so far? looking forward to this next release so much ^^
Reply With Quote
  #1420  
Old 31 May 2007, 12:12
bandare bandare is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
I have installed this and can't wait to use it but I cant see where in the usergroup manager I can add permissions. Where should this be?

Don't worry.. I was being a mupp3t!

Last edited by bandare; 31 May 2007 at 12:23.
Reply With Quote
  #1421  
Old 31 May 2007, 12:43
cellow cellow is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
I try since 2 days & nights to put in the downloads.php + DownloadsII templates, the "$file[name]" and "$cat_value" into the download and category URLs.
But without success

It's hard to find the places which i have to change....

I will do this for better seo! I want to rewrite the urls with filename + catergoryname!
A lot of DownloadsII user are waiting for this in vBSEO forum, i hope CyberRanger, you can help us; which part of DownloadsII code we have to change...

thx
Reply With Quote
  #1422  
Old 31 May 2007, 18:51
bandare bandare is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
has anyone thought of making a vbadvanced module so the latest uploads and most popular could be listed in the homepage?
Reply With Quote
  #1423  
Old 01 Jun 2007, 06:13
RS_Jelle's Avatar
RS_Jelle RS_Jelle is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Originally Posted by MotMann View Post
@ RS
My litle problem exist. Look here ;
I fixed it and tested it, have a look at the attachment (I missed some = characters in the new line code)
Also note that you have to add +1 to the $countnumber you choose. If you want 3, then you set it to 4

Originally Posted by Dave Hybrid View Post
Any chance of a copyright free version?
I don't know, but we are working freely on it and there's no donation system or anything like that
So ... the copyright is the only bit of attribution. In v6 the "Based on ecDownloads 4.1 Ronin" will disappear also (full recode, so no old Ron1n code any more), so it will become a bit smaller

Originally Posted by basketmen View Post
Question


I want to change Bytes to KB in the right side File name


where file or phrase i need to edit ?


thanks guys
This changes automatically with the vBulletin file size calculation function. If it's a small file, it uses bytes, if it's a bigger, it displays the size in kilobytes, if it's "very" big, it uses megabytes, ...

Originally Posted by luket79 View Post
Actually, after looking into this, it looks like the promotion system doesnt move the user into the new usergroup. It changed the title for the user to the new group name but it didn't push the user in the new group to be able to see the new downloads. I made a user with 24 posts, then I made a post so it would be 25. The group named changed but the user was still unavailable to see the addidtional download. I even did a manual reload of user titles. Maybe I have something setup wrong in my promo system?
So, that's not really a DownloadsII problem, but a problem with the vBulletin promotion system
Are you using the usergroups promotion system, as you are talking about usertitles, which is a different thing (and has nothing to do with the usergroups)?

Originally Posted by rowlandc View Post
Has the template edit of the navbar changed in the new patch?

I've gone to the navbar section and looked around and can't find the:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.
Indeed, this seems to be slightly changed to:

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

Attached Files
File Type: php downloads.php (77.2 KB, 9 views)
__________________
Now released: DownloadsII 6.0.9 (for vB 4.x) and 5.1.2 (for vB 3.7.x and 3.8.x)
Minatica.be - Belgian/Dutch computer and technology site
Reply With Quote
  #1424  
Old 01 Jun 2007, 06:21
RS_Jelle's Avatar
RS_Jelle RS_Jelle is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Originally Posted by DementedMindz View Post
ok no problem just figured it may get more pages in search engines cause its not all dupe content that way
That's why we added already the custom titles
I'm also looking a bit at the SEO of my sites, but I don't think the description meta tag is a duplicate content problem (as the page content is different, that's the real point). But I also already thought about a custom description for categories and files. This shouldn't be a big problem to add like Brent said.

Originally Posted by hornstar1337 View Post
hey just dropping in to see how the progress is coming for the next release. any estimate on the percentage completed so far? looking forward to this next release so much ^^
No ETA
It's really difficult and for me, my exams are starting next week (two weeks of fun, afterwards a sea of time to code)

Originally Posted by cellow View Post
I try since 2 days & nights to put in the downloads.php + DownloadsII templates, the "$file[name]" and "$cat_value" into the download and category URLs.
But without success

It's hard to find the places which i have to change....

I will do this for better seo! I want to rewrite the urls with filename + catergoryname!
A lot of DownloadsII user are waiting for this in vBSEO forum, i hope CyberRanger, you can help us; which part of DownloadsII code we have to change...

thx
It's a bit difficult as you have to pay for vBSEO, so we can't test anything (and we don't know its code at all to integrate stuff). But the variables you mention should work fine ... I also don't think you have to change anything inside of downloads.php, you have to add this to the vBSEO rewrite rules.

Originally Posted by bandare View Post
has anyone thought of making a vbadvanced module so the latest uploads and most popular could be listed in the homepage?
There's already one (have a look at the add-ons listed in the first post): http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=110122
__________________
Now released: DownloadsII 6.0.9 (for vB 4.x) and 5.1.2 (for vB 3.7.x and 3.8.x)
Minatica.be - Belgian/Dutch computer and technology site
Reply With Quote
  #1425  
Old 01 Jun 2007, 08:18
Hornstar's Avatar
Hornstar Hornstar is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Real name: Matt
your post above on the vbseo side of things, i would like to extend on this.

there is a few things that need to be modified for better seo for downloadsII while using vbseo

1. edit downloads.php
2. edit a couple/few threads
3. vbseo re write rules.

Now over at vbseo there is a thread which i pointed out in my 2nd last post in this thread, that includes the vbseo re write rules. and includes details (not the best nor easiest) was at doing 1 and 2.

I am fairly sure you can modify downloadsII so it will still function the same way for normal users, but will also be albe to detect if vbseo is running, and use more vbseo friendly urls.

see this thread on how to modify hacks/mods to be better for vbseo, which is a huge benefit for many users.

http://www.vbseo.com/f2/vbseo-functi...sibility-1662/
and
http://www.vbseo.com/f23/downloads-i...39/index5.html

hope you consider this. Thanks.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Mod Options

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 18:22.

Layout Options | Width: Wide Color: