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[DBTech] DragonByte Forum Tabs v1 (vB4)
Mod Version: 1.0.10, by DragonByte Tech (Coder) DragonByte Tech is offline
Developer Last Online: Sep 2019 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (8 votes - 4.13 average) Installs: 59
Released: 14 Sep 2012 Last Update: 25 Apr 2016 Downloads: 458
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DragonByte Forum Tabs organizes the forum home page and it's forum content into Categories and AJAX Powered Tabs and includes a customizable Favourites Tab and a template editing free install.

Uses

Organizing the forums on the forum home into Tabs and those Tabs into Categories allows administrators to organize their content and reduce the length of the forum list. With AJAX powered Tabs as well as one click Favouriting of forums to add to a user's personal Favourites Tab, DFT makes navigating the forum home a more pleasant and customizable experience for users and admins alike.

Category Tabs can also have different styling allowing for very different looking sections to your forum home page. Tabs are remembered when coming back to the forum home page.

Installation is simple and includes no template edits.

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Translations available @ our forum
Support for translations handled by the translator in its respective threads only.

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Major Features

AJAX Powered Tabs: Dynamically loaded AJAX Powered Tabs each with a customizable list of forums, including setting Tabs to being global and visible on all Category Tabs.

Stylized Category Tabs: Each Category Tab organizes the AJAX Powered Tabs and can have individual styles attributed to them.

Personal Favourite Tab: Each user can manage and organize their own Favourites Tab to contain just the forums they want to see.


Complete Feature List

Lite

AdminCP
  • Customizable Tabs and Category Tabs
  • Per Category Style
  • Usergroup controlled permissions for each Category and Tab
  • Option to sticky Tabs and Categories to prioritise them in display
  • Set default tab per Category to override global defaults
  • StyleVars for customizing the Tabs and Categories
  • Can choose between image, text or both image and text tab display

vBulletin Options
  • Set how many columns hidden/unstickied Category Tabs are displayed in
  • Set how many columns subforums are displayed in on the forum home
  • Enable or Disable the 'More' tab that contains hidden/unstickied Category Tabs
  • Tab Idle Timer setting
  • Global Default Tab setting
  • Option to display notifications to users or not
  • Set Default Usergroups when creating new Tabs and Category Tabs
  • Disable the display of the Category Tabs

Forum Home
  • Tabs load using AJAX
  • Category Tabs can use different styles
  • Tabs and Category Tabs can use an image only, text only or both text and images
  • Favourite Tab
  • Add forums to Favourites tab by one click on Forum Home and Forum Display pages
  • Add forums via User Control Panel
  • Drop down menu to add favourite forums in Forum Display pages
  • Unstickied/hidden Category Tabs toggled by 'More' button
  • Dimissable notifications for users who have not set a favourite forum or a default ta
  • Subforums organized into customizable columns.


Pro

AdminCP
  • Optional default or forced forums for Favourites tab
  • Choose which instance of vBShout to display for that tab, if any (requires vBShout)

vBulletin Notices
  • Set whether a notice will appear above the forums list for a particular tab

Forum Manager
  • Automatically add a forum to the Favourites list for all users

vBulletin Options
  • Tab Refresh Timer setting
  • Option to display Unread Threads Counters on Tabs
  • Tab Refresh flood check to prevent excessive tab reload

Forum Home
  • Tabs automatically refresh
  • Tabs automatically idle
  • Tabs automatically unidle
  • Remove all favourites options in drop down menu on Forum Home and Forum Display pages
  • Add and Remove all subforums from favourites list
  • Set default tab to load in the User Control Panel
  • Integration with vBulletin's default Notices system so that notices will appear above the forums only when set to
  • Unread Thread count can be placed within the Tabs
  • vBShout integration above forums per tab (requires vBShout)

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This mod displays a copyright notification in the footer of all pages generated by this mod which includes:
  • 1 Link to DragonByte Technologies homepage
  • 1 Link to Product Description page of this modification

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  #46  
Old 29 Apr 2013, 00:00
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Old 29 Apr 2013, 17:59
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It still isn't fixed.

This time I get:

XML Error: unclosed token at Line 848
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Old 30 Apr 2013, 17:51
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Problem should be fixed now. I've repackaged the zip with a new XML and that works fine for me. Let us know if there are any other problems.

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Old 01 May 2013, 16:54
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Now it installs fine. However I think there is a bug with sub forums and adding them to favourites. If you click the button which is supposed to add all Subforums of a forum to favourites, it does nothing but moves you to the top of the main screen.
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Old 02 May 2013, 07:35
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Thanks matey, will look into it and see what the problem is as the subforums favourite adding is a Pro only feature.

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Old 10 May 2013, 23:57
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Originally Posted by cyceronpl View Post
Now it installs fine. However I think there is a bug with sub forums and adding them to favourites. If you click the button which is supposed to add all Subforums of a forum to favourites, it does nothing but moves you to the top of the main screen.
This is fixed tonight. I've uploaded a patch that removes the code from the template that shouldn't be there in the Lite version.
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Old 11 May 2013, 06:07
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Running vb 4.2 no tabs showing.
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Old 15 May 2013, 21:51
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You on 4.2.1 or 4.2.0? Have you got some screenshots you can show me? If you want to PM me a link to your site, I'll take a look.

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Old 14 Jun 2013, 23:26
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Hi everyone,

Released a bugfix (v1.0.9) for DragonByte Forum Tabs that resolve some issues with datastore entries. Full changelog follows:

Fixed: Datastore no longer stores favourites
Fixed: Fixed other misc Datastore inconsistencies

Changed the following files:
/dbtech/forumtabs/includes/class_core.php
/dbtech/forumtabs/hooks/cache_templates.php
/dbtech/forumtabs/actions/addfavourite.php
/dbtech/forumtabs/actions/removefavourite.php
/dbtech/forumtabs/actions/admin/quickupdatetabs.php
/dbtech/forumtabs/actions/admin/quickupdatecategories.php
/dbtech/forumtabs/actions/admin/quickupdatealltabs.php
/dbtech/forumtabs/actions/admin/doeditcategory.php
/dbtech/forumtabs/actions/admin/doaddcategory.php
/dbtech/forumtabs_pro/actions/addsubforumfavourite.php
/dbtech/forumtabs_pro/actions/removeallfavourites.php
/dbtech/forumtabs_pro/actions/removesubforumfavourite.php

Added the following files:
/dbtech/forumtabs/install/109.php

Thanks as always to everyone for their feedback and suggestions.
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Old 15 Jun 2013, 16:26
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Hi DB,

Looking good, it will certainly enhance my readers experience so they don't have to keep scrolling to get to where they want in forum.

How does this affect seo and if so would a latest thread marquee help above the forums with this?
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Old 17 Jun 2013, 07:06
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We've designed it to work with mods like vBSEO (there is a setting in the ACP that can be activated to maintain compatibility), but anything within stock vB SEO should work fine.

As far as SEO generally, I'll dig deeper into the impact on a site. I've not looked at it any further than maintaining compatibility with SEO methods within vB.

Thanks for the questions.

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Old 28 Aug 2013, 03:56
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Question

Before members save their favorite tabs a yellow message appears at the top of the forums saying "You currently have no favorites saved. Click..."

We'd like to personalize this a bit and have it say "Hello <their username here>, You currently have no favorites saved. Click..."

What is the correct code to do that? I think it's $username or something right?
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Old 28 Aug 2013, 04:18
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First thing edit the phrase, dbtech_forumtabs_no_favourites and change it to this,


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

Then edit the template, dbtech_forumtabs_tabs search for the following:


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

And change it to this:


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

You can always edit the phrase to your liking, just remember {1} will be replaced with the users name that is viewing the message.
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Old 28 Aug 2013, 04:34
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Works like a charm

You're the best Ozzy! Thank you so much.
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Old 28 Aug 2013, 04:35
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Not a problem, glad to help.
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