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UKBL ~ "Buy Me a Beer" Hack
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Released: 12 Feb 2009 Last Update: 14 Feb 2009 Downloads: 218
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UKBL ~ "Buy Me a Beer" Hack v1.5



You may of seen this on other Forums But Now, The Buy Me a Beer Hack comes to VBulletin Display a Drinks Icon on your Postbit and watch those beers come rolling in, Don't forget to Buy me a Beer
Now even Easier to Install




View the demo above for step by step demo on how to set up a Buy me a Beer on your forums as well as Buy me a Drink - Multichoice

All we need to do is a simple Custom User Field to allow members to add their paypal address, Thats It.

In this Updated version i've set the beer Price to 3 you can off course change this and convert the currency to UD Dollars, its a lot easier believe me.
So to Start



Here is a walkthrough on what to do.

Download the beer.zip file and upload the four images to your forums /images/misc directory or even a hosting service like photobucket.


Next we need to create a Custom User Field in the members CP so, Log onto your Admin CP and go to "User Profile Fields"

Click on Add New User Profile field, and chose "Single Line Text Box"

Then copy the Following


Title = Buy Me A Beer

Description = Add your Paypal Email Address so members can buy you a Beer!

Max length of allowed user input = 50

Field Length = 50

Display Order = 10

Field Required = No

Field Editable by User = Yes

Private Field = No

Field Searchable on Members List = Yes

Display Page = Edit your Details

Thats It when your done click save

Then you'll see a list of custom fields and your new one should be right at the bottom, Make a note of the field number, For example we'll use field8



Copy and Paste the code from the zip file into notepad


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You need to edit the following

Remember to change the X in FieldX to the Field Number from your Custom Field shown in RED

In the code look for


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


This is the value of your beer, Look for


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

This is the currancy country code and GB is the Country , so for Dollars you'd need to change these values to USD and US

its pretty easy really,

and finally change the url of the pictures you uploaded earlier to your forums /images/misc folder or even an image hosting company.

Thats all there is to the code edits, Now we need to go back to our Admin CP, Go to the template you are using in Styles & Templates/Style Manager, and select Edit templates.

Go to "postbit templates" and select the template you are using, either postbit or postbit_legacy.


Find the following


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

directly below it add your saved code


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

Then all your members need to do is to add their Paypal address in their UserCP and automatically their drinks icon will show up in their postbit, If they no longer want to accept Drinks, all they need to do is to delete their Paypal Address from their User CP

So when they click on your Drinks icon they'll be taken to your Paypal's donation Page



Easy

Hope you enjoy this, Please don't forget to click install if you use





UPDATE 13.02.09

Several Members have expressed concerns with the fact that when you hover with your cursor over the drinks icon the members paypal add is displayed in the Status Bar.

Concerns were made about email harvesters and spammers, and as a responsible Developer Please Find below a security patch which you will need to add at the bottom of the Postbit template that your using, Just copy and paste, right at the bottom.



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



This will disable the Staus bar and prevent anyone viewing details, however once the Beer icon has been clicked and the page reverts to the paypal payment page, then the link will be shown.

Also Don't forget to add a template conditional around your uploaded code


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


With the X the numbers of your usergroup, This will prevent guests, and no registered members from viewing this hack

Please continue reporting any bugs and we'll fix them accordindly



A Second Version with Multiple choices is now available in the Multichoice.zip

REMEMBER YOU'LL NEED TO ADD THIS IN ADDITION TO THE BUY ME A BEER HACK.

You can Now add a wide variety of Drinks, Food or anything you want to the list and this will be shown inyour posbit and will still allow others to Buy for you via paypal, The Code is basically the same but we will need to add a few extra's, To get the multichoice hack to work we need to have the "Buy Me a Beer Hack" Installed, so if you havn't done that then please do so before going to Multichoice, OK so lets start...

1. Download the Multichoice.zip to your desktop and copy the multichoice.txt file to your text editor, like Notepad

2.Next we need to create a Custom User Field in the members CP so, Log onto your Admin CP and go to "User Profile Fields"

Click on Add New User Profile field, and chose "Single Selection drop down menu "

Then copy the Following


Title = Buy Me A Drink

Options Add the Different varity of drinks here ( One on each line, Remember you need to keep the name of the drinks the same as the drinks Picture format, so if you have Beer, Then you should have beer.png as the graphic file. )

Display Order = 15

Field Required = No

Field Editable by User = Yes

Private Field = No

Field Searchable on Members List = Yes

Display Page = Edit your Details

Thats It when your done click save





Remember you need to add this second custom user field in addition to the first one, make a note of the user Field Number Its like this Field9

Next Make sure that the graphic files are named the same as the Drinks in the Multichoice box, So if you have Wine as one of your choices, you need to make sure the Graphic is called Wine.png

In your forums Image directory you need to make a new directory called "Drinks" and upload all your drinks graphic files to your newly created directory, should be something like this..

YourForum.com/images/drinks

Finally we need to edit the code we have already uploaded into the postbit template,

So grab that code



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

Now look carefully at the code


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


The red X's are to be replace withthe usergroup ID's of the usergroups you want to view


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

This remains the same as this is our user dedined field which we did earleier which allows the insertion of the Paypal Email addy. That was field8 in our example.

Now look at the next bit


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

Have you noticed i've changed the "Buy me a Beer" to "Buy me a Drink" and inplace of the name of our graphic file i've added another post field attribute $post[fieldx9] Which is the custom user field for the dropdown multichoice this will insert whatever the member choses to show in their postbit.

VERY IMPORTANT.

As the Name only of the Graphic file is chosen by the user, you need to ensure that your graphic formats remain the same, either all .jpg, png, or gif, No mixing of formats allowed.

Hope you enjoy the new addition

Many thanks to My Friend Steve (TimberFloorAu) from http://www.yobromofo.com/forum/ for the update on the code, and for getting my ideas working

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Old 12 Feb 2009, 19:12
UKBusinessLive UKBusinessLive is offline
 
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Old 12 Feb 2009, 19:50
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haha nice!
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Old 12 Feb 2009, 19:54
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lol this is really fresh!! Will take a closer look on it this week-end. Thx :=)
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Old 12 Feb 2009, 19:56
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Originally Posted by jlew24asu View Post
haha nice!
Cheers

Its been a long time coming, Once its all set up on your site, all your members need to do is create their own Donate button in their paypal account and just use the 7 digit number in the HTML code to add to their UserCP, Then they'll recieve their Beer Glass, or Coffee or Coke whatever icon you chose to add.

Then just click on the beer glass to be taken to their paypal Page
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Old 12 Feb 2009, 19:57
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Originally Posted by FiMeTi View Post
lol this is really fresh!! Will take a closer look on it this week-end. Thx :=)
Get Fresh at the weekend ??
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Old 12 Feb 2009, 21:51
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Just to let you all know i've updated the code making it easier for everyone.

The main differences are

1. Now your members will not have to play around making Donation Buttons at Pay pal to get an ID number, all they need to do is add their Paypal email in the Custom user field in the User CP

2. To stop abuse of the system with members paying pennies to each other, which means Paypal will take that as cost, and no one getting anything, I've made the donations fixed at 3, Its easy to change this amount and also the currancy, its all in the code

3. Installation time should be no more than 10 minutes or less if your fast.

New Zip file uploaded

Enjoy
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Old 12 Feb 2009, 22:31
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Good work mate !

What about a custom page called:

Most Pissed Users.

Listing who has been bought the most beers/cokes etc in chronological order.

That would be the icing on the cake.

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Old 12 Feb 2009, 22:34
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Originally Posted by TimberFloorAu View Post
Good work mate !

What about a custom page called:

Most Pissed Users.

Listing who has been bought the most beers/cokes etc in chronological order.

That would be the icing on the cake.

Ste
Hi Steve

This ones for you





Instead of going down the Pub and spending all your money you could buy everyone a beer
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Old 12 Feb 2009, 22:46
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LOL!!!

This is great!! You're getting good at this!

Thank you
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Old 12 Feb 2009, 22:56
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Notes:

rename your image url to coincide with image uploaded:

thus

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beer.png to match the uploaded file, included file needs to be renamed accordingly.

Changed my postbit as above to fit in with our style.

Good work Mate
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Old 12 Feb 2009, 22:57
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hahah lol at Fosters, we export that for the Poms to drink

We drink VB
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Old 12 Feb 2009, 23:00
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All joking aside:

if a new custom drop down was added for say Coffee , Wine, Beer, Coke etc

then linked to the image, when users edit their paypal details, they could choose their preferred poison.

This then would reflect the drink type in postbit, and provide some alternate drinking donations on a per user basis


******
My only reservation.
I would prefer that the email addy is hidden. When hovering over the beer bottle, this could cause some security issues.
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Old 12 Feb 2009, 23:01
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Originally Posted by TimberFloorAu View Post
Notes:

rename your image url to coincide with image uploaded:

thus

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

beer.png to match the uploaded file, included file needs to be renamed accordingly.

Changed my postbit as above to fit in with our style.

Good work Mate
Thats just an example url, As long as you have the fully url to where your graphic is, it dosn't matter what its called

You drink VB ??? Vbulletin ??

BTW, It looks great on your forum
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Old 12 Feb 2009, 23:07
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Originally Posted by TimberFloorAu View Post
All joking aside:

if a new custom drop down was added for say Coffee , Wine, Beer, Coke etc

then linked to the image, when users edit their paypal details, they could choose their preferred poison.

This then would reflect the drink type in postbit, and provide some alternate drinking donations on a per user basis


******
My only reservation.
I would prefer that the email addy is hidden. When hovering over the beer bottle, this could cause some security issues.
Great Ideas mate Something to look at for version 2

What do you mean about the email addy showing when you hover over the beer???

It should only say "Buy me a Beer"?
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