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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
Developer Last Online: Jul 2012 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

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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  #91  
Old 26 Dec 2009, 12:52
Zi55 Zi55 is offline
 
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Dear Silverhat ,
After a lot of tests , find a fix for modify header problem just but commas near
// define('CVS_REVISION', '$RCSfile: dnpmusicbox_setting.php');
// define('NO_REGISTER_GLOBALS', 1);
in dnp_custom_news_setting.php
and the modify header problem will be fixed , but there are still other problem that it use 4 queries in every page , even it's not called through $dnp_news_output , i do a test in my localhost and in a live server .
PHP 5.2.11
With xCache and without
Apache 2.2.22.
I hope you please to fix this bugs , as this hack very very nice , and we need it .
Thanks ,
Zi55
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Old 26 Dec 2009, 15:31
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are u planing to add rss feature to this great mod
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Old 28 Dec 2009, 03:33
Zi55 Zi55 is offline
 
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Hello Silveryhat ,
I know that you are busy , but i really really hope you to fix this bugs .
Thanks ,
Zi55
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Old 28 Dec 2009, 05:25
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Originally Posted by kmohamed View Post
are u planing to add rss feature to this great mod
I doubt and it depends on the whether it is a must or not. Because I want to keep the mod small and fast at the moment. However, I may give additional plugin that supports rss for DnP News in the future.

Originally Posted by Zi55 View Post
and the modify header problem will be fixed , but there are still other problem that it use 4 queries in every page , even it's not called through $dnp_news_output , i do a test in my localhost and in a live server .
PHP 5.2.11
With xCache and without
Apache 2.2.22.
Did you by any chance follow this guide DnP AJAX Custom News on every page of forum before ?

You may reverse the steps by open up Plugin Manager > DnP Custom News, then change Hook Location to forumhome_complete
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Old 28 Dec 2009, 05:36
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Man, I am so happy to see you online! I really need to get this working on my forum homepage and my portal. Do you have a solution for me please!!!!!?????

Thanks!!
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Old 28 Dec 2009, 18:58
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Originally Posted by Taurus1 View Post
Man, I am so happy to see you online! I really need to get this working on my forum homepage and my portal. Do you have a solution for me please!!!!!?????

Thanks!!
If I'm not here you can always find for help on the official homepage of DnP News.

Now, let's try this :
- Download v1.3 again. Reupload everything to forum_root , and upload one more of dnp_news.php to modules folder.
- Go to Plugin Manager > DnP Custom News plugin, change Hook Location to forumhome_complete instead of global_start.
- Now follow the instruction for both with/without vBadvanced CMPS in the first post.
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Old 28 Dec 2009, 23:11
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Originally Posted by silveryhat View Post
If I'm not here you can always find for help on the official homepage of DnP News.

Now, let's try this :
- Download v1.3 again. Reupload everything to forum_root , and upload one more of dnp_news.php to modules folder.
- Go to Plugin Manager > DnP Custom News plugin, change Hook Location to forumhome_complete instead of global_start.
- Now follow the instruction for both with/without vBadvanced CMPS in the first post.
Fantastic!!! Works man!

Thank you so much!!
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Old 30 Dec 2009, 08:14
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Would it be possible for you to make this so that the DNP Control Panel is also in the Moderators Control Panel? Then my Mods can also add news.

That would really help!!

Thanks!!
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Old 31 Dec 2009, 10:36
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Originally Posted by silveryhat View Post
I doubt and it depends on the whether it is a must or not. Because I want to keep the mod small and fast at the moment. However, I may give additional plugin that supports rss for DnP News in the future.



Did you by any chance follow this guide DnP AJAX Custom News on every page of forum before ?

You may reverse the steps by open up Plugin Manager > DnP Custom News, then change Hook Location to forumhome_complete
I didn't give it a try yet , but the hack still use 4 queries in each page , and not as you say to us 1 query only , We hope to see your develop for this hack
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Old 31 Dec 2009, 23:19
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Originally Posted by Taurus1 View Post
Would it be possible for you to make this so that the DNP Control Panel is also in the Moderators Control Panel? Then my Mods can also add news.

That would really help!!

Thanks!!
I'll take a try into that soon

Originally Posted by Zi55 View Post
I didn't give it a try yet , but the hack still use 4 queries in each page , and not as you say to us 1 query only , We hope to see your develop for this hack
I have already explained to you about the 4 queries you see via the PM

The MOD is using a different way of approaching the data it stores and the AJAX has its method to retrieve data, asynchronously. It only runs one query, the other three come from vBulletin's global.php and class_bbcode.php which are duplicated and does not actually run themselves again.
Now, go ahead and try the steps
- Go to Plugin Manager > DnP Custom News plugin, change Hook Location to forumhome_complete instead of global_start.
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Old 02 Jan 2010, 06:09
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Excellent work, really looking forward to this.

Mike
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Old 04 Jan 2010, 02:35
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Hello Silvery ,
Thanks for your reply , what about vBSEO support ?
as if you put a long URL the hack won't save it , and if you put the default vBulletin URL , and then you have more then 10 news , when you go to the second page the URLS becomes not re-writed .
Thanks ,
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Old 15 Jan 2010, 06:49
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How about that option to have the DNP control panel in the Moderators Control Panel??

Thanks!
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Old 30 Jan 2010, 11:58
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I suppose not then....great support...thanks man!
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Old 05 Feb 2010, 21:54
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Originally Posted by Taurus1 View Post
I suppose not then....great support...thanks man!
It will be included in next version


Originally Posted by Zi55 View Post
Hello Silvery ,
Thanks for your reply , what about vBSEO support ?
as if you put a long URL the hack won't save it , and if you put the default vBulletin URL , and then you have more then 10 news , when you go to the second page the URLS becomes not re-writed .
Thanks ,
As I have replied on your PM

vbSEO does not fully support AJAX, however if you worry about SEO, all search engines will see the rewrited URL since search engines does not execute javascript. I'll see what I can do to extend the URL length limitation by this weekend.
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