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DnP AJAX Custom News Link - Offer the best news to your forum visitors
Mod Version: 1.3, by silveryhat (Member) silveryhat is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (11 votes - 4.64 average) Installs: 88
Released: 06 Oct 2009 Last Update: 25 Dec 2009 Downloads: 537
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What was the last time you were so excited to write an awesome topic for your forum then hopelessly watched it faded away and nobody cares? How about having some great threads, unique information that's only available on your forum, and you want all visitors instantly pay attention to them ? Think you would make announcements everywhere about those topics, then expect someone to click on the links? Maybe that isn't so good and professional at all. Even worse, you have to bump your own thread to get others attention. DnP Custom News may have a solution for you.

What does this little MOD do ?


As the matter of fact, topics in forum are displayed by some formatted orders. Either it is arranged by newest first, oldest first, or last replies, etc...at some point these topics will not be visible in the view of members anymore. Especially, for new visitors to your forum since they have no clue whether yours is a good forum or just a random half-dead community with nothing interesting. How could you show them how great your forum is, what information it has and what kind of fun can be found there? What you need is a manual list that looks automatic, absolutely informative and interactive, totally content-rich to the guests and even search engines. DnP Custom News Link allows you to place your best topics and urls into an article block that appears on your forum home index and makes it looks like a section of online newspaper homepage. This way, it is almost guaranteed you will freshen up your forum look and feel, attract more members to articles or threads that give best of your forum! Even better, DnP Custom News Link supports AJAX for instant page change without refreshing the whole forum index page.

Screenshots of different configurations




Demo

Right on the forum homepage of DnP Network™

Feature Summary
+ Multipaging support.
+ Lightweight AJAX / SEO Friendly pages and links.
+ Three types of news : Image, Video, Article.
+ Option to track views.
+ Consume single query for fastest load.
+ Topic Thumbnail.
+ Topic Description. BBcode supported.
+ All settings and News manager under AdminCP.
+ Links are SEO.
+ Different style is not yet implemented in this version.
+ Able to act as a vB Advanced CMPS Module
Installation for normal forum without vB Advanced CMPS :
  1. Upload all files and folders from the package to your forum_root folder, except product-dnp-custom-news-install.xml.
  2. Use Product Manager to install product-dnp-custom-news-install.xml
  3. Open your FORUMHOME template (or any templates that are used together for forum home index) , then place

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to anywhere you would want DnP Custom News block to appear.



Installation for vB Advanced CMPS :


Example of how DnP News block blends in along with other columns on a vBA CMPS page
  1. Upload all files and folders from the package to your forum_root , then upload dnp_news.php one more time into forum_root/modules folder, except product-dnp-custom-news-install.xml.
  2. Use Product Manager to install product-dnp-custom-news-install.xml
  3. Go to Style Manager » Add New Template of your currently in-use style. Input

    Title : dnp_vba_news_output
    Template content : $dnp_news_output

  4. Go to vBa CMPS » Add Module » PHP File Module. Input the following information :

    Module Title
    : DnP vBa CMPS Custom News Link
    Active : Yes
    File to Include : dnp_news.php
    Module Parent : None
    Templates Used : dnp_vba_news_output
    Use Module Wrapper Template : No
    Leave everything else by default.
  5. Save and load module to your CMPS page. Go to Plugin Manager and disable DnP Custom News : global_start
Management :
Now you can go to AdminCP to post some news link or configure the Dnp Custom News block



Enjoy and have fun, if you like this little MOD give it a mark and rating.
Feedbacks are very welcome in order to improve the MOD functions and features.

[Original Source : http://www.silveryhat.com/delynie/f139/dnp-ajax-custom-news-link-modification-7086.html]

Update :
Upload all files and folders in the package to your forum_root folder (or forum_root/modules if used vBa CMPS). Use Product Manager to install product-dnp-custom-news-install.xml to upgrade your current version.

History Log :
v1.3
  1. Fix a minor bug
  2. Add support for vB Advanced CMPS
v1.2
  1. Cache Template fix. Performance optimized
  2. Add List Order (Newest first, Oldest first, Views, Random).
v1.1
  1. Improve AJAX Compability.
  2. Add Collapsible feature.
  3. New option to hide description and thumbnail for small news.
v1.0
  1. Initial Release.

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Old 05 Dec 2009, 04:50
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Originally Posted by S7rik3R View Post
Thanks Installed ... But do you have a block for Vbadvanced to be display on CMPS ?
No, not at the moment because first off the mod was not designed for vBadvanced.

Originally Posted by ninjaneco View Post
Installed and working fine. Thanks for this mod - excellent work!

As asked before, A Vbadvanced mod would be great as well as being able to order the news rather than the Big News being the last one added.

Another possible addition for the future; being able to set different custom news pages for different sections of the forum. For example, if someones has a general interest website, you could have movie news for a movie forum, music news for a music forum and so on.

This change:
http://www.silveryhat.com/delynie/f1...orum-7105.html

would show the same news in each location, right?
(Sorry, newbie am I

Top work though mate! Keep it up
Yes the link is the tut for hooking the mod to different location on forum. You can configure the News order in the Options of the mod under AdminCP. Other ideas seem good but in second consideration, I need to keep the mod optimized and as fast as it currently is.
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Old 06 Dec 2009, 16:57
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installed but is there any rss feature

i would highly recommend this
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Old 19 Dec 2009, 00:26
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Everytime i add a news i get this error

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at adminfunctions.php:280) in functions.php on line 3010
my php version is : 5.2.10
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Old 19 Dec 2009, 04:40
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Also this error apear in debug explain page
Warning: session_start() [function.session-start]: Cannot send session cache limiter - headers already sent (output started at class_database_explain.php:57) in dnp_news.php on line 5

cache method using: xCache 1.2.2
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Old 19 Dec 2009, 04:41
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and it use 1 query for each thread block too much using .
I hope to get this fixed
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Old 19 Dec 2009, 06:35
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Originally Posted by Zi55 View Post
and it use 1 query for each thread block too much using .
I hope to get this fixed
The modification uses one query for all the content. It even saves you bandwidth with the AJAX feature therefore the whole forum does not have to refresh itself to switch pages.
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Old 20 Dec 2009, 00:53
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Dear Silvery hat ,
If you would like to check my forum i can send you the details PM .
Thanks ,
Zi55
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Old 21 Dec 2009, 12:58
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We hope to get this bugs fixed
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Old 21 Dec 2009, 23:24
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Originally Posted by Zi55 View Post
We hope to get this bugs fixed
Yes please pm me your board url.

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Updated v1.3 on Dec / 21 / 2009
Fix a small bug and add support for vBA CMPS.

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Old 23 Dec 2009, 02:03
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will this be upgraded to vb4?
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Old 25 Dec 2009, 01:05
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Originally Posted by cloferba View Post
will this be upgraded to vb4?
As soon as I could have vb4. At the meantime it's too expensive for a college student to afford.
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Old 25 Dec 2009, 05:56
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I can share with you? Or something else, PM me about it.
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Old 25 Dec 2009, 12:19
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This is great!! Thanks!! But it only shows on the Portal if I disable the plugin. Is there any way I can display this on my forumhome and the Portal??

Thanks!!
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Old 25 Dec 2009, 23:24
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Originally Posted by Wormow View Post
I can share with you? Or something else, PM me about it.
I don't think we could share a license right , it seems to me the major difference atm is the template changes

Originally Posted by Taurus1 View Post
This is great!! Thanks!! But it only shows on the Portal if I disable the plugin. Is there any way I can display this on my forumhome and the Portal??

Thanks!!
I believe as long as DnP News as a plugin + as a module does not run on the same page it should not conflict.
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Originally Posted by silveryhat View Post
I don't think we could share a license right , it seems to me the major difference atm is the template changes



I believe as long as DnP News as a plugin + as a module does not run on the same page it should not conflict.
I had to disable the module for this for my Portal page to show again, and enable the plugin for the news to show on my homepage. It wont work together. Please help me to get this working on both. Thanks!
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