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Mod Version: 1.1.0, by MaryTheG(r)eek (Member) MaryTheG(r)eek is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.7 Rating: (8 votes - 4.75 average) Installs: 75
Released: 21 Aug 2007 Last Update: 28 Aug 2007 Downloads: 572
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vbJournal by Mary
Article Publishing Module
http://www.MicroHellas.com


Totally different and incompatible with my other Mods
vbArticles & vbNews

I just informed that there is another mod with this name
Except that I apologize to its Author for any trouble
I want to make clear that my mod has nothing to do with Blogs.



1.- General information

vbJurnal it is a combination (in features but in interface too) of my former (Free versions) vbArticles and vbNews. What I'm delivering in features in this 1.0.0 version is the main mod. There are nearly dozens of additional features that can be add on it, but everything is depending on it's popularity. If I see lots of installations, sure I'll spend time to add more features.

Some of the additional features that I've in mind are:
  • Text Search
  • RSS feeds
  • Assign a future date for publishing
  • Rating and Reviews
  • Video upload
  • Attachments
  • Article Pagination
  • Chapters
  • etc etc
Please note that I'm not planing to add subcategories. I don't like it to become completitor of my commercial modules

2.- Features
  • This module is mainly for use for Article posting with 1 photo. Unlike vbNews and vbArticles which are using 3nd party HTML editor, vbJurnal uses vB's Editor.
  • Editors choice Articles
  • Breaking Articles
  • Important Articles
  • Newest Articles by category
  • Most Active Authors (according to the number of post Articles)
  • All these blocks can be turn off in case that you don't need them, by setting 0 as the number of appearing articles
  • All these blocks are following the active category. eg Breaking news in main page shows articles from all categories. Breaking news while you're in X category shows breaking news from X category only.
3.- Installation
  • Step 1: Open vbjournal.php file with a text editor like notepad. At line 9 you'll find a variable: $mydateformat = 'm/d/Y'; This is set to default US date format. You can change it according to your country's setting eg. for UK d/m/Y or for other European countries to d.m.Y or d-m-Y. You can also add the time if you want. eg 'd/m/Y H:ia' this will give 20/8/2007 14:15pm. The reason that I didn't used the internal vbdate function is because that some users from Scandinavian countries, Spain and France had problems with vbdate().
  • Step 2: Upload the contains of /forum directory to the same directory where you've installed vBulletin
  • Step 3: CMOD following directories to 777
    /photos (inside vbjournal directory)
    /tmp (inside vbjournal directory)
    /thumbs (inside vbjournal/photos directory)
  • Step 4: For security reasons backup your database AND turn your board off
  • Step 5: Check at your AdminCP->vBulletin Options->Plugin/Hook System that Plugin system is enabled.
  • Step 6: From your AdminCP->Plugin System->Manage Products choose Add/Import Product and import the product: product_vbjournal.xml
  • Step 7: If you want to add a link to your nav bar then you must edit the NAVBAR template:
Search For:

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Add Below:

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....or use any other word you want
  • Step 8: By default none usergroup has permissions to use vbjournal, so you need to give permissions to any group. Goto AdminCP->Usergroups->Usergroup Manager and edit any usergroup you like to give permissions.
  • Step 9: In your adminCP, under vbJournal, choose vbJournal options and configure it depending on your needs. If you can't see vbJournal's menu, press F5 to refresh the page, or logout and login again to your admincp.
  • Final: Now, you can access vbJournal at: www.youdomain.com/vb_installation/vbjournal.php
4.- Copyright

The script cannot be redistributed, reproduced, or published in any way. Modifying this
script and sharing or publishing your modification A-N-Y-W-H-E-R-E (including here)without the author's written permission is not allowed, but you can modify it as you want but just for your own use.

In addition to above restrictions you can't develop and share addons for 3nd party scripts (eg for vBadvanced).


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Maria

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  #31  
Old 22 Aug 2007, 18:01
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Click here: http://www.hotgame.vn/forum/vbjournal.php?do=newarticle
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Old 22 Aug 2007, 18:11
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Thanks for this mod Mary.

On do=newarticle, IE reports this error:

Line: 347
Char: 22
Error: Expected ')'

Is anyone able to tell me where I need to edit to correct this? Thanks
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Old 22 Aug 2007, 18:13
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Originally Posted by ngocha85 View Post
I tried your link but asked me for login. Can you please setup Guest to be able to use it?
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Old 22 Aug 2007, 18:17
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Originally Posted by Piccante View Post
Thanks for this mod Mary.

On do=newarticle, IE reports this error:

Line: 347
Char: 22
Error: Expected ')'

Is anyone able to tell me where I need to edit to correct this? Thanks
Line 347 of code (php file) has nothing to do with New article. Is about Category's listing articles. So most probably something in the template causes this error. Can you please tell me IE version and if you've check it with any other browser?
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Old 22 Aug 2007, 18:23
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Hi Mary

Thanks a lot for this great hack!

I've a little problem when i want to add a photo for an article. I chmod the 3 directories.

I have this message :

Warning: imagepng(): Unable to open './vbjournal/photos/thumbs/phpEjdx6h.png' for writing in /var/www/virtual/xxx.com/htdocs/forum/vbjournal.php on line 905
Thanks a lot
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Old 22 Aug 2007, 18:46
MaryTheG(r)eek MaryTheG(r)eek is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Sofia View Post
Hi Mary

Thanks a lot for this great hack!

I've a little problem when i want to add a photo for an article. I chmod the 3 directories.

I have this message :

Thanks a lot
Hello Sofia,

Are you totally sure that /thumbs directory in vbjournal/photos/ is CMOD 777 ?
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Old 22 Aug 2007, 18:47
Sofia Sofia is offline
 
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Originally Posted by MicroHellas View Post
Hello Sofia,

Are you totally sure that /thumbs directory in vbjournal/photos/ is CMOD 777 ?
Ohhhhh no !! Sorry. It's ok ! Thanks a lot
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Old 22 Aug 2007, 18:50
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Thumbs up

Outstanding hack! Thanks very much! Installed!
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Old 22 Aug 2007, 19:04
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Originally Posted by MicroHellas View Post
Line 347 of code (php file) has nothing to do with New article. Is about Category's listing articles. So most probably something in the template causes this error. Can you please tell me IE version and if you've check it with any other browser?

Hi

IE 6.0 produces the error (but it doesn't stop an article being submitted)

There is NO such error when using Firefox. However, the text in the categories box list is not aligned correctly when using Firefox.

Also, I noticed a spelling error (Successfull - Successful) within the product file.

Great mod Mary, thanks.
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Old 22 Aug 2007, 21:48
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Just a few more observations:
  • Why doesn't the button appear in the vB Editor Toolbar when submitting an article?
  • Normal members get the "Administrator Options" at the bottom of their article, although they cannot edit their own articles despite this being enabled in the Usergroup Permissions
  • On the original vbarticles in the category listings (the bit where the 50x50 pixel icons are displayed) the Article Titles were in bold and the description was in normal font. This gave a nice differentiation. In vbjournal all the text is in bold which doesn't look so tidy. How can I edit this?

Having said that it's a great mod, and thanks to Mary, but I'd very much appreciate help making those few small changes.
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 05:42
MaryTheG(r)eek MaryTheG(r)eek is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Piccante View Post
Just a few more observations:
  • Why doesn't the button appear in the vB Editor Toolbar when submitting an article?
  • Normal members get the "Administrator Options" at the bottom of their article, although they cannot edit their own articles despite this being enabled in the Usergroup Permissions
  • On the original vbarticles in the category listings (the bit where the 50x50 pixel icons are displayed) the Article Titles were in bold and the description was in normal font. This gave a nice differentiation. In vbjournal all the text is in bold which doesn't look so tidy. How can I edit this?
Having said that it's a great mod, and thanks to Mary, but I'd very much appreciate help making those few small changes.
Hello,
  1. You must activate inline images at vBulletin options.
  2. Please note that the permissions are: Add/Edit/Delete and not only Add. So its normal to get the Admin menu at the bottom of their articles.
  3. Sorry. Being in rush to remove ( ) from there I also removed the end of bold letter. Please open the template: vbjournal_categorybit
Find:

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Add the highlight command:

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Old 23 Aug 2007, 06:34
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Originally Posted by MicroHellas View Post
I tried your link but asked me for login. Can you please setup Guest to be able to use it?
OK. Visit this link: http://www.hotgame.vn/forum/vbjournal.php?do=newarticle
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 07:21
MaryTheG(r)eek MaryTheG(r)eek is offline
 
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Originally Posted by ngocha85 View Post
As Guest I seen a text area for "Full Article" instead vBeditor. Have you give access to vbeditor to guests?
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 10:40
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Originally Posted by Piccante View Post
Hi

IE 6.0 produces the error (but it doesn't stop an article being submitted)
Well, I can't duplicate the error even when I asked some friends to check it. Could you please check it from another computer?
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 11:45
Piccante Piccante is offline
 
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Hi

I have checked from two other computers and the same thing happens. Interestingly, when the vbjournal.php?do=newarticle page is refreshed there is no page error! I guess it's not a problem as it doesn't stop it functioning. I guess it must be something to do with my style template then!

Inline images are activated. It's just the shortcut button which is missing, only on vbjournal vbulletin editor, not on the rest of the board. I can still dsiplay images by actually typing in the [img] tags.

On the Newest Articles box it says: "By x, at 22/08/2007" - I'd like to change that to "By x on 22/08/2007". Would you be able to tell me which template to modify? Thanks.

On vbarticles I liked the "preview" button. With vbjournal a member cannot preview their articles. If they have made an error then cannot edit their own articles either. This is likely to cause increase requests to admin to make minor spelling and formatting alterations!
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