Register Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Mod Options
AntlerVision - FlashChat Forum Sidebar Block Mod Details »
AntlerVision - FlashChat Forum Sidebar Block Mod
Mod Version: 00.01.01, by radmoose (Member) radmoose is offline
Developer Last Online: Apr 2017 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 4.0.1 Rating: (4 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 22
Released: 21 Jan 2010 Last Update: 22 Jan 2010 Downloads: 142
Not Supported Additional Files Is in Beta Stage  

vBulletin 4.0 Version (tested with vB 4.0.1)

Note: Support will not be provided for vBulletin 4 Alpha, Beta or RC versions.
Please remember to click Mark as Installed if you use this modification.

Note: This modification is for Flashchat 6, it will not work with Flashchat 4 or Flashchat 5.

Requires FlashChat 6.0.6 from TuFat.com
Requires CURL to be enabled and usable on your site.
Suggested use with Paul M's FlashChat integration mod for vB 4.x (but is not required if edits made.)

Please make sure that FlashChat is properly configured and running before attempting to install this mod.

The main features are ;
  1. It displays the list on Forum Home in a Sidebar Block
  2. You can click any room to go directly to that room.
  3. You can click the link below the table to go to Room 1.
  4. If the chat is empty, rooms are still listed.
  5. Public Rooms and User Created Public Rooms are displayed.
  6. Private Rooms are not displayed.
  7. Bots are displayed in the room they are active in.

General Instructions (view Readme.txt in ZIP file for more info)

Upload info_block_output.php to forum/chat directory (location of FlashChat 6.0.6)

Create Forum Block
Enter Title for block such as "Forum Chat"
Enter description for reference
Enter 0 for Cache Output
Select YES for Active
Select PHP for Content Type
Copy text from ForumBlock.txt into Content area
Make sure Template to Use is set to block_html
info_block_output.php is a slightly modified version of info_embedded.php that is distributed with FlashChat.

History:

v00.00.01 : 21-Jan-2010 : Initial Release
v00.00.02 : 21-Jan-2010 : Not Released
v00.00.03 : 21-Jan-2010 : Updated Documentation. Reduced Edits.
v00.01.00 : 21-Jan-2010 : No Edits Required.
v00.01.01 : 21-Jan-2010 : Update with proper ForumBlock.txt file


I have no connection with the Flashchat product - if you have questions about Flashchat functionality then their forums are located here.

This is my first "mod" so, please provide feedback =)

NOTE: Due to no longer having access to a vBulletin site running FlashChat, I am no longer able to continue developing this modification.

Download Now

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

Screenshots

Click image for larger version

Name:	chatblock.png
Views:	1011
Size:	4.0 KB
ID:	110660  

Show Your Support

  • To receive notifications regarding updates -> Click to Mark as Installed.
  • If you like this modification support the author by donating.
  • This modification may not be copied, reproduced or published elsewhere without author's permission.
Similar Mod
Mod Developer Type Replies Last Post
Profile Enhancements GamerCards Block in Profile Sidebar and Postbit BaziCenter vBulletin 4.x Add-ons 523 13 Apr 2020 09:53
Chat Modifications Who's on chat? Flashchat portal block tqj vBulletin 3.6 Template Modifications 2 16 Mar 2008 13:32

Comments
  #2  
Old 21 Jan 2010, 21:09
radmoose's Avatar
radmoose radmoose is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Reserved
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 21 Jan 2010, 21:52
radmoose's Avatar
radmoose radmoose is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Just when you think you have it all set something else comes up =P

I need to improve the documentation.

The edit is required on the text that is pasted into the CONTENT section.

You need to add your domain as well as any path changes.

If you do not edit that, you will probably just end up with a blank block.

The default assumes that your chat is in the "chat" directory inside of the "forum" directory. if you have installed vBulletin in another directory (such as "forums") you will need to edit that as well.

I have to see if there are other variables available within forum blocks to grab the domain/forum path automatically so you can just copy/paste the code.

Any more feedback?

Last edited by radmoose; 21 Jan 2010 at 22:41.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 21 Jan 2010, 22:50
radmoose's Avatar
radmoose radmoose is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
OK the new version has less edits =P

If you are using Paul M's FlashChat integration, you do not need to edit the info_block_output.php file. If you are NOT, you need to edit the hyperlinks near the end of the file, so they point to the right 'page' for your FlashChat.

Once I can find out how to grab the forum and domain, this should not require any edits, just pasting some text. If there is a way to 'install" forum blocks as 'product' or 'plugins' I would like to know that as well, as I would like to make this as simple as possible to install.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 22 Jan 2010, 01:47
radmoose's Avatar
radmoose radmoose is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
OK 00.01.00 no has NO Edits =)

Just follow the directions, upload the one file, copy the text from the other and it should run OK with your setup.

As always you feedback is requested and welcomed.

UPDATE: Wrong version of ForumBlock.txt was in 00.01.00. CUrrent 00.01.01 has proper code.

Last edited by radmoose; 22 Jan 2010 at 02:34.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 25 Jan 2010, 05:25
RedTrinity's Avatar
RedTrinity RedTrinity is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Hi Radmoose,

I'm trying to install this now on 4.0.1, I have PaulM's Flashchat Integration installed. However whenever the block is made active, it turns the index page blank.

So I've tried editing the end of the info_block_output.php file as suggested (adding direct URLs to the chat folder) but still can't seem to get it to work.

Hope you can help with this
__________________
http://www.theparentsanctuary.net - Australian Parents forum
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 25 Jan 2010, 17:00
zlMark zlMark is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Thumbs up

I'm very much interested in this mod. I'm using the PaulM mod currently on VB3.8. My users are used to and like better the old ChatView Mod I had installed when I was on Ravennuke. The ChatView mod can be seen here (Click) On the right side of the home page
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 25 Jan 2010, 17:57
radmoose's Avatar
radmoose radmoose is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Hi GamerGirl27....

Originally Posted by GamerGirl27 View Post
I'm trying to install this now on 4.0.1, I have PaulM's Flashchat Integration installed. However whenever the block is made active, it turns the index page blank.
The whole index page is blank as in the forum page or just the block is blank?

Originally Posted by GamerGirl27 View Post
So I've tried editing the end of the info_block_output.php file as suggested (adding direct URLs to the chat folder) but still can't seem to get it to work.
You shouldn't have to edit anything except maybe the last link but if it doesn't display without the edit, it won't display with the edit.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 25 Jan 2010, 17:58
radmoose's Avatar
radmoose radmoose is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Originally Posted by zlMark View Post
I'm very much interested in this mod. I'm using the PaulM mod currently on VB3.8. My users are used to and like better the old ChatView Mod I had installed when I was on Ravennuke. The ChatView mod can be seen here (Click) On the right side of the home page
I am not sure what you are asking for. This mod just puts a list on the sidebar, it is not an integration mod for the chat itself.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 25 Jan 2010, 22:58
zlMark zlMark is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Originally Posted by radmoose View Post
I am not sure what you are asking for. This mod just puts a list on the sidebar, it is not an integration mod for the chat itself.
Just posting to say I was interested in this. I will be upgrading to FlashChat 6.0 and VB3.8 to the new CMS 4.0 soon. (maybe)

This ChatView looks very similiar to what you're working on. It only shows users and rooms when someone is in there though. But it's much better than having Chat info stuck with the whats going on info at the bottom of the forum home. Keep up the good work
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 25 Jan 2010, 23:32
HappyFeet's Avatar
HappyFeet HappyFeet is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
*Installed!!!* & rated!!!!

I followed the instructions and installed with NO problems. This is great!

I really like the fact that the "Join us in chat" opens in a new window. This allows members to continue surfing the forum. The audible alerts let you know if some responds...

Good stuff! Thanks...
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 26 Jan 2010, 04:03
RedTrinity's Avatar
RedTrinity RedTrinity is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Originally Posted by radmoose View Post
Hi GamerGirl27....
The whole index page is blank as in the forum page or just the block is blank?
The whole index page I've had to disable the block for now, would love to see it working though.
__________________
http://www.theparentsanctuary.net - Australian Parents forum
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01 Feb 2010, 06:53
cherylferraro's Avatar
cherylferraro cherylferraro is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
My users really need this mod but unfortunately this one won't work for me.

Fatal error: Call to undefined function mb_substr() in /home/usr/public_html/forum/includes/block/html.php(89) : eval()'d code on line 7
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01 Feb 2010, 08:38
angeljs's Avatar
angeljs angeljs is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Real name: Angela
Works great, thank you
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 06 Feb 2010, 09:18
radmoose's Avatar
radmoose radmoose is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Originally Posted by RedTrinity View Post
The whole index page I've had to disable the block for now, would love to see it working though.
Originally Posted by cherylferraro View Post
My users really need this mod but unfortunately this one won't work for me.
Two with blank pages... um... hmmm.. I was going to revisit this once 4.0.2.. but I am at a loss right now.

What version of PHP area you running? Any additional major enhancements on your site installed?
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Mod Options

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 15:00.

Layout Options | Width: Wide Color: