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Mod Version: 2.0.0, by Dark_Wizard (Coder) Dark_Wizard is offline
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vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (128 votes - 4.72 average) Installs: 1060
Released: 10 Jun 2010 Last Update: 05 Aug 2011 Downloads: 8543
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Template Edits Auto-Template  

This is a hack that will add icons to your forum categories on the forum home page.

History: I was the originator of this hack back in the vBulletin 1.x days and continued this in vb 3.7.x. I have had numerous requests to port this to vb 4.x.x so here you are.

Please click install if you want support for this mod and to encourage me to continue adding features!

Enjoy!

You can find nice icons here, here and here.

Thanks to LatinoCheats for this link.

Changelogs:

1.2.0:
  • * Option to change icon location i.e. After Status Icon, Under Forum Title or Replace Status Icon.
    * Now contains a dropdown listing your icons in the folder so you just select and save.
    * Displays icon in forum manager when editing a forum that contains an icon.
    * Change icon width and height so you need to only upload one size icon.
    * Set icon position so you can center the icon when using smaller icons.
    * Dropdown of transparency settings for icons used to replace status icons when indicating "Old Posts".
    * Allows you to mark forum/subforum as read.
    * Now shows locked icons (lock icon added to download and this overlays the status icons when indicating a locked forum).

1.2.1:
  • * Now works for Mark Forum/SubForum as read!

1.2.2:
  • * Fixed: template bug.
    * Added: Now shows locked icons (lock icon added to download and this overlays the status icons when indicating a locked forum.)

1.2.3:
  • * Added: Automatic Template Edits!
    * Added: Only jpg, gif and png icons allowed. (extensions checked in forum edit).
    * Fixed: Mark Forum Read for specific forum/subforum.
    * Fixed: Now shows non-transparent status icon when "Show Locks" is enabled.

1.2.4:
  • * Fixed: Users Viewing. (This is working on a default vb style, others styles may have issues)
    * Fixed: Mark Read should now be fixed, working fine on my end.
    * Fixed: Icon not appearing when "Forum Description" disabled.

2.0.0
  • * Icon size can be set either globally or set per forum, setting is in vb options.
    * When selecting an icon in forum manager the selected icon now shows to the right of the dropdown so you can see what you are selecting.
    * If your upgrading from 1.2.4 and had to do manual template edits then you will need to revert the templates and redo the edits.

Upgrades: For those upgrading just make sure when you import the product you select "Allow Overwrite". You will also need to revert your templates (only for users of version 1.2.2 or earlier) and then follow the instructions as outlined in the install.html file.

Note: Before you ask, yes this works with all browsers. (Tested on FF, IE8, IE7, Chrome, Safari and Opera)

IMPORTANT! If you use the "Auto Template" feature of this mod and it doesn't work then you MUST do the manual template edits outlined in the install.html. This plugin was created using a default vbulletin style.

If you like this mod than please nominate for "MOTM".

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  #661  
Old 15 Jul 2012, 13:32
Dark_Wizard Dark_Wizard is offline
 
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Originally Posted by New Joe View Post
Doesn't work on Sub Forums.
Yes, that workaround is ok, but like you said, a whole load of work to do it.
That's why I'd rather pay for a fix.
Hence the reason it isn't completed yet...
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  #662  
Old 15 Jul 2012, 14:26
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You can't fix it DW?
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Old 15 Jul 2012, 14:48
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No disrespect but I'm also very busy but I run a forum for no profit to help peeps. It has been a very long time without a response that is why we tried to get a work around. Sorry for stepping on your toes and I will refrain from making further comments on this subject.


Originally Posted by Dark_Wizard View Post
Ummm, this is against the forum rules, I DID NOT consent for someone else to modify my code. I am almost done with my fixes but I am very busy so show some PATIENCE AND RESPECT!
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Old 15 Jul 2012, 14:55
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Originally Posted by Dark_Wizard View Post
Ummm, this is against the forum rules, I DID NOT consent for someone else to modify my code. I am almost done with my fixes but I am very busy so show some PATIENCE AND RESPECT!
Fair enough, I won't continue posting about this.

I think we all have respect for all the coders here, and as for patience, we have been going around in circles with this, over 3 weeks ago you said it was going to be done that weekend, but nothing.
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  #665  
Old 15 Jul 2012, 16:57
Dark_Wizard Dark_Wizard is offline
 
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Originally Posted by New Joe View Post
You can't fix it DW?
Send me what you have and I will look at it. I'm working on a huge website (E-Commerce with over 33k products) at the moment so I am coding as I type this...I can see what you currently have and make it work.
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Old 15 Jul 2012, 17:40
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Originally Posted by Dark_Wizard View Post
Ummm, this is against the forum rules, I DID NOT consent for someone else to modify my code. I am almost done with my fixes but I am very busy so show some PATIENCE AND RESPECT!
There is no rule that says you cannot modify someone elses code on your own site, thats perfectly legal and acceptable.
What you cannot do is release the changed version in public as a complete thing. However, its also perfectly ok to post a list of changes - i.e find this ..., change to this ...
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Old 16 Jul 2012, 00:55
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Originally Posted by New Joe View Post
You can't fix it DW?
Wow...you're really getting pushy. If you want this change so badly why don't you learn how to code and do it yourself?

You certainly presented yourself as an expert know-it-all on site development when you criticized my site design, so clearly you are a genius and should have no problems writing the mod yourself.

Last edited by Disco_Stu; 16 Jul 2012 at 03:06.
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Old 16 Jul 2012, 03:16
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Originally Posted by Disco_Stu View Post
Wow...you're really getting pushy. If you want this change so badly why don't you learn how to code and do it yourself?

You certainly presented yourself as an expert know-it-all on site development when you criticized my site design, so clearly you are a genius and should have no problems writing the mod yourself.
Not being pushy at all DS, I am not a coder and I don't have time to learn either.

I never presented myself as an expert know it all, and i NEVER criticized your site, I just said it was set up very differently than the norm, that is up to you, and I said that to you via a post and via PM, in a friendly manor.
Your post is not in a friendly manor.
Where have I said I am a genius?

DS, I am disappointed in your tone of your post.
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Old 16 Jul 2012, 09:55
Dark_Wizard Dark_Wizard is offline
 
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@ New Joe...send me your changes and let me see what I can do...
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  #670  
Old 24 Jul 2012, 22:30
Eagle Eyes Eagle Eyes is offline
 
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What is the update on this? Does this work on 4.2 now as it should?
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  #671  
Old 26 Jul 2012, 22:17
tup14 tup14 is offline
 
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New Joe thanks for the sub-forum icon fix. It works as advertized. I installed and all my sub-forum icons showed up..
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  #672  
Old 27 Jul 2012, 01:48
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subforum icons

Is this what you guys are trying to do? It just takes one simple style change after installing this mod. I will not list the change without the mod authors approval.
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  #673  
Old 27 Jul 2012, 02:43
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Here's another example where I removed the commas and have all the sub forums on the same line with the subforum titles centered under the subforum icons. I also changed the link so the icons are hot links to the subforums just like the titles.

I think this one looks better than my first example.
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  #674  
Old 27 Jul 2012, 03:25
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And here's one last example with several forums where the last forum has sub forums with the icons. I think you get the idea now so I won't clog up the thread with any more examples.

By the way, I'm using 4.2 PL2
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Old 27 Jul 2012, 04:28
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Dark Wizard, do I have your permission to list my change? As you can see from my examples it does work for sub forums.

My change is very simple and takes about 1 minute to apply.

I will not post my change without your approval.

Update:

I have a lot of work to do so I'll check back later for your reply otherwise this will have to wait until Monday.

Second Update

I have also figured out how to display the forum icon (or sub forum icon if displaying a sub forum ) at the top of the thread.

Notice in the last screen I removed the "Sub-Forum" header on the forum home display. Do we really need to tell people that these are sub forums? I think they can figure that out on their own.

*** Note that for these examples I changed some of the forums in post 674 to sub forums so you can see that my changes really do work for sub forums

Hey Tup14, are you still "lmao!" ? (post 653) - next time try believing someone when they say something works instead of mocking them.

I will explain how I made these changes after DW approves posting the changes.
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Last edited by Disco_Stu; 28 Jul 2012 at 03:07.
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