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[Mod-Mall] Apture - Keep visitors on your pages longer (as used at economist.com)
Mod Version: 1.00, by nitra1000 (Coder) nitra1000 is offline
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vB Version: 4.1.2 Rating: (3 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 18
Released: 07 May 2011 Last Update: 08 May 2011 Downloads: 69
Not Supported Uses Plugins External Content  

What Apture Does
Apture allows the users to select a piece of text and then searchs your website (or websites) to find pages releavent to that text. This keeps people on your pages and website longer, as they don't go and google the next topic of interest.

It has too many features to list but if you go to there website you will get a decent idea..

Apture Website

You can try it out on the economist.com

What This Mod Does
This mod inserts the javascript in your header template, saving you from having to edit or revert your templates every upgrade.

It also has built in conditionals to allow you (or your users) to configure who the script is active for


Currently supports
  • Disable for guests
  • Allow users to enable/disable from their options
  • Only show for certain usergroups (for example only people who donate)
  • Only show to people above a certain post count
  • More coming soon...

How to install
  1. Import the xml
  2. Register at apture.com, and configure your settings
  3. It should give you some code that looks like the below to insert into your header

    Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
    Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

  4. copy and paste this into the script box found in your admincp under Settings>Options>Add apture Script
  5. Activate and configure the add on in the same screen

To allow users to turn Apture on and off
  1. Do all the steps listed in install
  2. in your admincp go to "Add New User Profile Field"
  3. Select "Single Selection Radio Buttons" and fill in the following
    (you can change these as you see fit but these are my setup)
    • Title: Apture
    • Description: Turn Apture Search on or off.
    • Profile Field Category: Doesn't matter
    • Options:
      • On
      • Off
    • Set Default: Yes (VERY IMPORTANT!)
    • Display Order: Doesn't Matter
    • Field Required: No
    • Field Editable by User: Yes
    • Private Field: No
    • Field Searchable on Members List: No
    • Show on Members List: No
  4. Save that, and note down the name (note this isn't the title and should be something like "field13"
  5. Go back to Settings>Options>Add apture Script
  6. Fill in the What is the fieldid box with the name of your field
  7. Fill in the Disabled text (in the example above this would "Off" without the quotes)
  8. Select Yes to allow users to enable/disable toolbar

How to upgrade
  1. Import the xml, set overwrite to allow/yes/on
  2. Check the settings at Settings>Options>Add Apture Script


Releases
V1.0 - Initial Release
V1.1 - Added support for different options, usergroups, post counts
V1.2 - Bug fix (to do with how VB handles defaults)

To Do List
  • Additional user checks (User ID, Usergroup) - Done V1.1
  • Allow different field options (i.e different to on/off) - Done V1.1
  • Vbulletin NULLS the field values, which disabled the addon - Fixed V1.2
  • Additional forum checks (Forum ID)
  • Style checks

Notes
I will support this modification but not Apture... if you need help signing up or using the service... You can find help on the apture.com website.

Do not remove the attributation link...

Please note I have nothing to do with apture, I just needed this for my forum and thought I would be nice....

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Only licensed members can download files, Click Here for more information.

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Old 10 May 2011, 14:52
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You see, I have no problem retaining the copyrights, but with the number of mods installed id we vB users kept copyright tags to every one of them, we would end up with an extra 5 inch space on our footer.

@nitra1000, I understand and appreciate you hard working on this mod but, I had to remove your link from the XML file, sorry. It points to your forum, and not really the Apture thingy (even though its credited).

I hope you understand..
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Old 10 May 2011, 15:58
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Originally Posted by The Rocketeer View Post
You see, I have no problem retaining the copyrights, but with the number of mods installed id we vB users kept copyright tags to every one of them, we would end up with an extra 5 inch space on our footer.

@nitra1000, I understand and appreciate you hard working on this mod but, I had to remove your link from the XML file, sorry. It points to your forum, and not really the Apture thingy (even though its credited).

I hope you understand..
Then uninstall it and pm me, don't uncredit my work without asking! It takes a lot of hard work to make modifications and to remove someones credit like that is just plain rude!

If you want to remove the credit link, then drop me a pm and ask
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Old 10 May 2011, 17:56
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Like I said, I understand and appreciate you hard working on this mod but if we users kept copyright tags to every one of the mods we used on our forums.. then we would end up with an big chunk of space on our footer.

Look I was nice enough to tell you that, a lot of people wouldn't. But if you find that rude well, then that's up to you. *uninstalled by the way(not because you asked me so, but because the script becomes kinda annoying after a while specially when you try to copy and paste).
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Old 10 May 2011, 18:05
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Originally Posted by The Rocketeer View Post
Like I said, I understand and appreciate you hard working on this mod but if we users kept copyright tags to every one of the mods we used on our forums.. then we would end up with an big chunk of space on our footer.
Then make the mods yourself (or ask the modder), good day...

I think you'll find most modders will be happy for you to remove the copyright for a small donation....
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Old 10 May 2011, 22:40
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Thumbs down Ya 2+2 is 28

Originally Posted by nitra1000 View Post
Then make the mods yourself (or ask the modder), good day...
I think you'll find most modders will be happy for you to remove the copyright for a small donation....
Wrong.

Just look around the most popular modders in vb, such as vSA, DragonByte Tech etc. Most modders here who are genuinely wanting to help people, they wouldn't even put up such a thing on the footer in the first place. Because they understand the users needs and they know better not to. Heck, half the time even the average "Joe Sixpack Modders" would say "Feel free to remove the copyright if you wish" Let alone beg for money donations and promote their website asking to have a entire section of your forum dedicated to irrelevant links.


Then make the mods yourself (or ask the modder), good day...
No, I will not make the mods myself, and I will not ask modders to do it either, I'll do what most people happily do here, but I am just pointing out to you the Fact. Just for the sake of the argument, how many people do you think that have installed your mod are going to donate to have your footer removed?If you think people like and willingly want to keep 50 odd and irrelevant links on the bottom of their forum, then That logic of yours is flawed sir, And if you cant cope with the facts and stay arrogant and ignorant towards me because unlike others I was honest about my intentions, then thats your problem, please do remain rude and arrogant sir. You can find someone else to put up with that insane bull$#!t of yours...

Now I Bid you a good day..
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Old 10 May 2011, 22:59
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Originally Posted by The Rocketeer View Post
Wrong.

Just look around the most popular modders in vb, such as vSA, DragonByte Tech etc. Most modders here who are genuinely wanting to help people, they wouldn't even put up such a thing on the footer in the first place.
I have a DragonByte credit in my footer.

I don't WANT it in my footer but I'd have to pay to get it removed.

This is a dumb thing to complain about in this thread though.

This is a great mod. You always have the option of installing apture in the footer instead of using his script.
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Old 11 May 2011, 00:24
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Originally Posted by The Rocketeer View Post
Wrong.

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Now I Bid you a good day..
Well, I'm just a retired 63 year old veteran who's obviously not as articulate and sure of what the world order should be as you are, but in our case, we operate a not-for-profit site that survives just on donations, so funds are scarce.

However, I felt that nitra1000's efforts to create a value added script with additional options warranted sending him a PayPal donation, which we did. I honestly didn't think about removing his copyright notice, even if that donation gave us legitimacy in doing so.

I do understand your point about all these types notices taking up screen space at the bottom and it is becoming a problem for us too. It would be interesting to have a way of creating a drop down box area for credits, or perhaps some kind of small window scrolling method that only took up a line or two.

Regards,
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Old 11 May 2011, 01:52
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I like this. Thank you very much. However, I do not like the fact that I have a white page for like a second between opening any page. When I disable this, the white page is gone. Why does this happen?
Can you please help me on this?
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Old 11 May 2011, 08:33
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Originally Posted by Taurus1 View Post
Can you please help me on this?
I don't think it's anything to do with my mod and more a combination of performance factors taking there toll but I will investigate (if you have a link to a test site with it installed could you pm me)
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Old 11 May 2011, 09:52
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I love this, thank you
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Old 03 Jun 2011, 17:25
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You can turn this off, in the apture account settings
Thanks ...

Is there a place to increase the number of items returned in a search of the site? It only seems to return links on the first dozen or so, even if there's 50 or more?

Regards,
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Old 05 Jun 2011, 11:02
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Un-installed ...

Members didn't like it and it interfered with another mod for "Quotes" ...

Thanks to the developer nitra1000 for his efforts though ...

Regards,
Doug
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Old 26 Jan 2012, 02:20
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Apture has stoped working on my site.

This is from the Apture website

After enhancing more than a billion pages with our products, we think now is the best time to expand our efforts with another team just down the road that shares our vision of making the web better. That's right -- we've been acquired by Google and will be joining the Chrome team to continue driving innovation and creating a better user experience on the web. The modern web is an amazing platform, so stay tuned for even more enhancements to your Chrome browsing experience.

Sincerely,
The Apture Team
is it still working on your site?
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Old 05 Apr 2012, 14:04
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Please graveyard this mod, it was designed for apture.com that had been bought out by Google (and they have removed the service)
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