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vB Version: 4.2.x Rating: (3 votes - 4.00 average) Installs: 11
Released: 16 Jan 2017 Last Update: 30 Jan 2017 Downloads: 35
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This product is the result of a request from hugoroger to:

Say I wanted to add a custom blurb as an admin on the bottom of a specific thread to show on all thread pages for that specific topic only. How hard would that be? As in, I would just want to give some attribution for material discussed in the topic. I could add it to the posts, but was wondering if I could edit the footer of the specific page in question.
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Overview:

This product allows you to define blurbs (a block of information) on a per thread basis. BBCodes are allowed in the text, and support is added for my BBCodes that require extra processing, which include:

You can select whether you want the blurbs to appear above the threads/posts or below the threads/posts. The blurbs appear in a collapsible element.



Updates:

Version 1.1:
  • Added setting to define thread blurbs on a per forum basis.
  • Added support for multiple forumids/threadids per blurb.

Version 1.2:
  • Updated to allow for display of Forum Blurbs on Forum Display.

Version 1.3:
  • Updated to allow for excluding usergroups from seeing blurbs, on a blurb by blurb basis.
  • Stacked block titles separated by " - " string, and stacked blurb content separated by horizontal rule.

Version 1.4:
  • Added setting to allow choosing between HTML and BBCodes blurb content type.

Compatibility:

Tested and working on VB 4.2.x and may work on all 4.x versions of vBulletin.

Backup/Warning:

This product does not alter your database, however it is always good practice to make regular backups and you should make a backup before installing ANY new mod.

As always, products are USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. I will provide support and do my best to help but no absolute guarantee is offered.

To Install:
  1. Download and extract the attached .zip file.
  2. Follow AdminCP -> Plugins & Products -> Manage Products -> Add/Import Product.
  3. Click on "Choose File" and browse to the product .xml file that was packaged in the .zip file.
  4. Click "Import."
  5. You MUST enable the product in the settings before it will function.
  6. Configure the remaining settings to your liking. Each setting has a detailed explanation of its use.



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  #2  
Old 17 Jan 2017, 13:54
hugoroger hugoroger is offline
 
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This is extremely useful! Thank you so much for this Mark!

Examples of usage for instance, if an admin is overseeing a discussion and would like to add a note, update, or he wants to add a warning or some type of information and does not want to trigger the thread or posts, this can easily be used to cover that need. Important specific pieces of information can be added to the thread without having to bump it.

As well as give attribution to work used in the discussion or to make disclaimers based on a specific thread, this is a fantastic option as it wont bump the threads and it wont interfere with the discussion and it will be easily visible across all pages in a given thread.

I just finished testing out the feature and it works flawlessly.

Question, the colors are defined in the XML right?
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Old 17 Jan 2017, 15:20
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Originally Posted by hugoroger View Post
...Question, the colors are defined in the XML right?
The colors are determined in part by existing vB class selectors and also by postbit stylevars.
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Old 17 Jan 2017, 20:41
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Awesome! Yeah, that's what I was thinking too since I noticed it matched some colors but I wasn't sure! hehe thanks man!
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Old 23 Jan 2017, 15:26
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Great job installed!
I should force the user to read the information before proceeding to see the link, this would be perfect if there was a check the confirmation box.
Can you help me Mark?
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Old 23 Jan 2017, 15:57
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Am I guessing correctly, that these blubs "begin" with *threadid, and that everything that follows after is part of the blurb *until* another *threadid is entered?
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Old 23 Jan 2017, 16:45
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Originally Posted by Gn_Snake View Post
Great job installed!
I should force the user to read the information before proceeding to see the link, this would be perfect if there was a check the confirmation box.
Can you help me Mark?
Hmm...that would be an extensive addition, and I'm not sure it would be just a blurb then...the intent of this product is to simply allow you to display information within a thread, not force users to check a box before they can view the thread.

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Am I guessing correctly, that these blubs "begin" with *threadid, and that everything that follows after is part of the blurb *until* another *threadid is entered?
Yes, "blurbs" follow the format:

*threadid|blurb block title|blurb content (BBCodes/Smilies allowed)
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Old 23 Jan 2017, 17:15
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Ok Mark would say that the app on my forum go okay!

A question

I should apply this warning to thousands of topics, you can apply it to a section?
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Old 23 Jan 2017, 17:25
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Originally Posted by Gn_Snake View Post
Ok Mark would say that the app on my forum go okay!

A question

I should apply this warning to thousands of topics, you can apply it to a section?
Right now, it is designed on a per thread basis, however, I will soon add the ability to apply a "blurb" to threads on a per forum (or list of forums) basis.

I can't say when though, as I am in the middle of several projects at the moment.
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Old 24 Jan 2017, 09:00
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Originally Posted by MarkFL View Post
Right now, it is designed on a per thread basis, however, I will soon add the ability to apply a "blurb" to threads on a per forum (or list of forums) basis.

I can't say when though, as I am in the middle of several projects at the moment.
Ciao Mark,
Thanks for your time, i look forward
It would be nice to choose sections or forum from a list and not write the ID

Excuse me for requests
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Old 24 Jan 2017, 13:06
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I have another problem. I was inputting various id forum, in this form: * 1234 * 5678 * 9125..etc etc
, but it only works with a single id forum

If I have to replicate the text for each id?
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Old 24 Jan 2017, 13:25
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Originally Posted by Gn_Snake View Post
I have another problem. I was inputting various id forum, in this form: * 1234 * 5678 * 9125..etc etc
, but it only works with a single id forum

If I have to replicate the text for each id?
Yes, this was initially designed to have "blurbs" that each pertain to one thread. I will update it to allow for multiple threads as well.
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Old 24 Jan 2017, 14:51
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Originally Posted by MarkFL View Post
Yes, this was initially designed to have "blurbs" that each pertain to one thread. I will update it to allow for multiple threads as well.

Thanks Mark....waiting
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Old 24 Jan 2017, 17:43
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Update - Version 1.1:
  • Added setting to define thread blurbs on a per forum basis.
  • Added support for multiple forumids/threadids per blurb.
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Old 24 Jan 2017, 21:37
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Originally Posted by MarkFL View Post
Update - Version 1.1:
  • Added setting to define thread blurbs on a per forum basis.
  • Added support for multiple forumids/threadids per blurb.
Perfect Mark ... thanks

I wait for your next plugins
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