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vB Version: 3.6.x Rating: (99 votes - 4.65 average) Installs: 1249
Released: 12 Nov 2006 Last Update: 05 Oct 2007 Downloads: 5624
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Something that has been repeatedly asked in the "Members who visited today" modifications (all versions) is a similar way to track the number of guests that have visited a forum each day. This isn't possible in stock vbulletin as no record is kept of guest visits, they are a 'realtime' display only. I've therefore finally got round to looking at the issue and produced this modification.

This will add (another) section to the "What's Going On" area. The data is kept in a new table so it should be possible for other uses to be made of it (or display it in other ways). A screenshot of the current display is attached.

Options / Features ;

* The ability to turn it on/off.
* The ability to turn just the display on/off.
* The ability to allow (or prevent) certain usergroups viewing the display.
* The ability to run the display code on all pages (not just forumhome).
* The ability to switch between 'Today' and Rolling 24 Hours display (default).
* The list of guests can be set to be always collapsed on initial view.

* The script that the Guest is running is logged (e.g. showthread, usercp etc).
* The request variables in use are logged (e.g. threadid, userid etc).
* The guest table can be cleaned of old records to help control it's size.
* Controls for the displays automatic template update.
* The datastore read (for spider detection) will read from the File/APC/Memcache/Xcache datastore [if used].

Version 1.19+

* Guest Views data collection - tracking each guests viewing of the forum index page, forums and threads.
* Guest Views data collection can be separately disabled.
* Multiple guest visits to the same page are logged separately.
* Clicking on a Guest type in the main display will list all recent visits by guests of that type.
* Clicking on the option in the guest listing will show that guests viewing data (if enabled).
* Usergroup permissions are now done with the standard vbulleten usergroup permissions system.

Four new usergroup permissions are provided in the usergroup manager.

* Can View the Guests Visited Display - Members can view the guests visited display on Forumhome.
* Can View Guest IP Addresses - Members can see the ip addresses of visiting guests.
* Can View Guest Visits List - Members can view the list of guest visits page.
* Can View Guest Tracking Data - Members can view the individual guest visit tracking page.


Version 1.22+

The option to keep a record of [and display] the most ever guests has been added - this used to be provided by a seperate add-on product.


* All (non usergroup) modification settings are in vBulletin Options > Guest Tracking.

To install ;
  • Unzip the XML files.
  • Upload the bitfields file to your ../includes/xml folder.
  • Import the product into vB using the ACP Product Manager.
  • Set your required permissions in the usergroup manager.
Note that by default no permissions are given, you must set them.

You can get an improved Spiders Definition file, that recognises many more spiders, from this post.

Note: For Spider detection to work you must set Enable Spider Display to 'Yes' in vBulletin Options > Who's Online Options.

A German translation has been provided by hurik in post #769 - (for Version 1.22).


History:

v1.00 : Internal dev version.
v1.01 : Initial vb 3.6 beta release.
v1.02 : Phrasing added, final beta version.
v1.03 : Initial full version, some new options added.
v1.04 : Fix potential variable name clash with WVT Mod.
v1.05 : More options added, script and request variable logging added.
v1.06 : Minor internal code changes, phrasing altered slightly.
v1.07 : Datastore call changed to standard fetch function.
v1.08 : Moved Datastore call due to oddities, and fixed small bug.
v1.09 : Simplified always collapsed code.
v1.10 : Datastore call moved and reverted back to db_fetch.
v1.11 : Added Spider Cache Refresh on install (limited release).
v1.12 : Unique Guest id changed from standard vb id to internally created id.
v1.13 : Changed the SQL to force MySQL to use the index on forumhome.
v1.14 : Changed install code to delete old spider cache before rebuilding it.
v1.15 : Added check to try and detect a broken spider cache and fix it.
v1.16 : Number formatting added to individual totals in display list.
v1.17 : New usergroup display options added, datastore read updated.
v1.18 : Beta for new display options - listing guests and tracking guest views.
v1.19 : First release with the new permissions and display options.
v1.20 : Minor changes to install code only.
v1.21 : Internal development version, not released.
v1.22 : Added the "Most ever guests" option.

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  #586  
Old 15 Sep 2007, 15:41
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Installed the update! Thank you!
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Old 15 Sep 2007, 16:18
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obviously updated!

thx Paul
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Old 15 Sep 2007, 19:16
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Installed the new version! working gr8.

Paul, can you add an option like, members can view the Total guests that have visited the forum today but can't click & see the extra things when clicking on spiders, just admins.

Thanks...
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Old 15 Sep 2007, 20:38
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Yep, I think I can do that.

Since this will add another usergroup option, I'm thinking it might be better to move them into the usergroup manager now.

Looks like another test version may get released after all ...........
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Old 15 Sep 2007, 21:12
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Originally Posted by Paul M View Post
Yep, I think I can do that.

Since this will add another usergroup option, I'm thinking it might be better to move them into the usergroup manager now.

Looks like another test version may get released after all ...........
Thanks for adding that... well we can test for you
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Old 15 Sep 2007, 22:38
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tnx a lot - installd!
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Old 17 Sep 2007, 01:36
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Version 1.18:

Another test version with revised usergroup permissions.

If you don't want to test this then please don't use version 1.18.

Revision 1.39;

Usergroup permissions are now controlled in the usergroup manager. This requires a second bitfields file which must be uploaded to your /includes/xml folder. You should upload this file first, then import the product (otherwise you may need to manually rebuild the bitfields).

Four permissions are provided ;

* Can View the Guests Visited Display.
Members can view the guests visited display on Forumhome.

* Can View Guest IP Addresses.
Members can see the ip addresses of visiting guests.

* Can View Guest Visits List.
Members can view the list of guest visits page.

Can View Guest Tracking Data.
Members can view the individual guest visit tracking page.

There are also some minor layout changes.

Since the permissions system has changed completely, there is a small possibility that something got broke (it's been pretty well tested). Please report any bugs in this thread.
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Old 17 Sep 2007, 03:32
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Installed and working great, thank you Paul!
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Old 18 Sep 2007, 09:38
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Where and How to import spiderlist.xml?

How do I add the big list of spiders in the spiderlist.xml? Sorry for the noob question, it's just not that easy to find on the thread. I've looked for 30 minutes now!

Thanks!
Mike
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Old 18 Sep 2007, 09:49
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Sorry, I think I figured it out. I copied the contents into the spiders_vbulletin.xml file, replacing the original spiders content.

Mike
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Old 18 Sep 2007, 09:57
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Good work. Thanks.
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Old 18 Sep 2007, 13:06
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Originally Posted by snerd View Post
How do I add the big list of spiders in the spiderlist.xml? Sorry for the noob question, it's just not that easy to find on the thread. I've looked for 30 minutes now!
Just replace your default spiders.xml file with the one in the linked post.
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Old 18 Sep 2007, 13:59
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Strange.... I've installed it the latest version and checked the permissions and it is enabled but I'm not seeing anything.

Edit: working now. Took a few minutes for this to appear.
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Old 18 Sep 2007, 14:06
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Originally Posted by Pirate45 View Post
Strange.... I've installed it the latest version and checked the permissions and it is enabled but I'm not seeing anything.

Edit: working now. Took a few minutes for this to appear.
same trouble here ... but it seems that the usergroups prermissions needs to be updated ... so all runs correctly ...
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Old 18 Sep 2007, 14:12
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Just replace your default spiders.xml file with the one in the linked post.
sorry Paul, but in my xml folder i dont find that file .. i got spiders_vbulletin.xml
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