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Mod Version: 3.8.004, by Mosh (Coder) Mosh is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (4 votes - 4.75 average) Installs: 38
Released: 22 Jul 2009 Last Update: 08 Aug 2009 Downloads: 194
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What Does This Hack Do?

This is a major update to the vB News CMS hack v1.3 by davidw. Permission for me to release this hack is shown here.

It allows you to take your news from your news forums (up to 9 news forums) and display them in a category-style fashion with the ability to add new content, reply to the original story, send to a friend, and print.

This version fixes several problems with two fixes preventing database errors. Refactoring of the base-code and added functionality (adds pagination) has reduced the base-code size by more than two-thirds. The hack is now fully phrased.


Frequently Asked Questions

Question:
What if I don't like the archive name for the forum? e.g. .../archives.php?&do=forum1
Answer:
You can now change the forum1 part to whatever you want in the AdminCP options via the Forum X Archive Name. Just remember that each Forum X Archive Name need to be different from the other eight.

Question:
What if I get a blank vbnews page when I view the page?
Answer:
Did you actually select a forum for at least forum1 from the vBulletin options for this hack? If not, then you need to select one (none are selected as default).

Question:
What if BBCode on the vbnews and archive pages breaks and shows ugly markup when I view the page?
Answer:
It is probably the BBCode being truncated because of the preview word count (i.e. [SIZE=4] is shown, but [/SIZE] was lopped off because of the word count). But, don't lose hope, as there are now AdminCP Options to control if HTML, Smilies, BBCode and IMG BBCode are displayed in the previews or not.

Question:
My custom BBCode tags do not display on the vbnews and archive pages, what do I do?
Answer:
Actually the solution is very simple. I have found that if custom BBCode tags are created in the BB Code Manager with capitals, then they will not parse, but if they are in lower case they will parse fine.

So, in your Custom BB Codes -> BB Code Manager in the AdminCP, change the BB Code Tag Name field of each of your custom BBCodes to lower case, and that will allow your custom BBCode to display. It does not seem to matter if the custom BBCode tags are in capitals or not within the posts themselves, so they do not need to be changed.


vBulletin Version Compatibility

This hack can be used with vBulletin versions 3.6.0 - 3.8.7.

NOTE: I will not be upgrading this hack to vBulletin v4.0.x, as vBulletin now has the Publishing Suite.



Hack Support/Feature Requests

IMPORTANT: This hack is no longer supported.


Branding

There is a small unobtrusive block of copyright branding text at the bottom of each page generated by this hack, which is there to promote my work and allow you to use this hack for free.

You are NOT allowed to remove my copyright branding from this hack.


Install/Uninstall Instructions

The readme.txt instructions file is included in attached .zip file.


Screenshots

Shown in this order:
  • vB News CMS main page
  • vB News CMS archive page
  • vB News CMS archive page with pagination
  • AdminCP Options

Version History

v3.8.004 - Saturday 8th August 2009
-- Added: AdminCP option: Allow HTML
-- Added: AdminCP option: Allow Smilies
-- Added: AdminCP option: Allow BBCode
-- Added: AdminCP option: Allow [IMG] BBCode
-- Updated: "vbnews.php" and "archives.php" to allow for the above AdminCP Options
-- Updated: Screenshots

v3.8.003 - Tuesday 4th August 2009
-- Fixed: If archive turned off, then archive link does not appear in "vbnews.php"

v3.8.002 - Monday 27th July 2009
-- Fixed: Pagination in the archive

v3.8.001 - Wednesday 22nd July 2009
-- Initial v3.8.x Release
-- Updated: Refactoring of the base-code and added functionality has reduced the base-code size by more than two-thirds.
-- Added: 11 AdminCP options
-- Added: AdminCP options: input validation for all non-selectable items
-- Added: AdminCP options: change name of the archive url - eg "forum1" in the url ".../archives.php?&do=forum1" (no more file edits)
-- Added: AdminCP options: for pagination (how many news items per page)
-- Added: 26 phrases - hack now fully phrased (no more hard coded words - easy to translate)
-- Added: 2 plugins
-- Added: Pagination on the archives page
-- Added: Implemented unused permission to turn archive on/off (was unused in davidw's versions)
-- Fixed: AdminCP options: can not enter incorrect usergroups, as now selected by checkboxes (prevents database errors)
-- Fixed: AdminCP options: can not enter incorrect forums, as now forums selectable by dropdown list (prevents database errors)
-- Fixed: Link to archived page removed if actually in the archive (would give a page with no content)
-- Fixed: Who's online link if in the archive


Thanks

A big thanks goes out to davidw, whose original hack and permission to re-use his code enabled me to release this hack. Thanks also go out to Paul M who gave me permission to use some of his install code.


Show Your Appreciation

Although not required, if you have enjoyed the benefits of this hack, and would like show your appreciation for my efforts, then please feel free to click on the Support Developer link and donate any amount you feel is appropriate.

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Old 22 Jul 2009, 12:25
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very nice hack! thx
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Old 22 Jul 2009, 17:34
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Looks good. Will wait for a live demo first though.
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Old 22 Jul 2009, 17:37
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Cool !!
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Old 22 Jul 2009, 18:08
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cool hack installed
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Old 22 Jul 2009, 19:47
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there is problem in viewing of the threades bb code shown with the posts

any solution for this

http://www.saad6.com/vbnews.php
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Old 23 Jul 2009, 00:34
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Originally Posted by saadessa View Post
there is problem in viewing of the threades bb code shown with the posts

any solution for this

http://www.saad6.com/vbnews.php
For starters looking at the page it is in arabic, which I do not understand.

But secondly you have altered the files and removed my branding (you have not purchased a branding-free license from me), and added your own instead. You are not allowed to do that, as you are breaching copyright, and that is NOT on.

I looked at the souce of the page:

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

What other alterations have you done???

I will not be providing support to you until you upload the un-altered files and if you want to remove my branding read the first post or the readme.txt file that came with the hack, so you can enquire about a branding-free license, or leave the original one intact.

Even if you restore your files back to the original files, I may still not be able to help you as I do not read arabic, and can not tell what is happening on your page, as I support English only, but I will try my best.
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Old 23 Jul 2009, 13:48
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t's possible to divie this news on 2 columms

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Old 23 Jul 2009, 14:00
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checkin it out now

Thanks
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Old 24 Jul 2009, 00:58
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Originally Posted by saadessa View Post
there is problem in viewing of the threades bb code shown with the posts

any solution for this

http://www.saad6.com/vbnews.php
Originally Posted by Mosh View Post
For starters looking at the page it is in arabic, which I do not understand.

But secondly you have altered the files and removed my branding (you have not purchased a branding-free license from me), and added your own instead. You are not allowed to do that, as you are breaching copyright, and that is NOT on.

I looked at the souce of the page:

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

What other alterations have you done???

I will not be providing support to you until you upload the un-altered files and if you want to remove my branding read the first post or the readme.txt file that came with the hack, so you can enquire about a branding-free license, or leave the original one intact.

Even if you restore your files back to the original files, I may still not be able to help you as I do not read arabic, and can not tell what is happening on your page, as I support English only, but I will try my best.
I see that you have been on the forums in the last 24 hours, but you are still infringing on my copyright. I do take copyright infringement seriously.

If you do not replace the branding with the original unaltered branding (by uploading the unaltered original files), pay for a branding-free license or remove the files (i.e. uninstall this hack) from your server within the next 48 hours (from time I amended this post), I will be forced to contact your webhost (The Planet) with a notice of Copyright Infringement under Title 17 of The United States Code (i.e. the Digital Millennium Copyright Act). This will ask them to forcibly remove my work from your site.

Edit: Also sent you a PM pointing to this request.
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Last edited by Mosh; 24 Jul 2009 at 03:48. Reason: Made slight amendment - added url to Title 17
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Old 24 Jul 2009, 01:00
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Originally Posted by bartek24m View Post
t's possible to divie this news on 2 columms

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It is doable, but is not something I wish to look into at the moment. However, I may look into it at a later date, but no promises.
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Old 24 Jul 2009, 18:15
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english demo?
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Old 24 Jul 2009, 19:16
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Originally Posted by Mosh View Post
For starters looking at the page it is in arabic, which I do not understand.

But secondly you have altered the files and removed my branding (you have not purchased a branding-free license from me), and added your own instead. You are not allowed to do that, as you are breaching copyright, and that is NOT on.
Sorry, Mosh I apologize for me this was an attempt only to Arabization, I will remove this code from my site, I never did publish the CAPI
But you retain the rights of the programming
I apologize again
And I promise you to re-install the original
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Old 24 Jul 2009, 22:08
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Originally Posted by saadessa View Post
Sorry, Mosh I apologize for me this was an attempt only to Arabization, I will remove this code from my site, I never did publish the CAPI
But you retain the rights of the programming
I apologize again
And I promise you to re-install the original
Apology accepted.

But that is not what I had the issue with, the issue was with branding being altered in the files, which I stipulated was to be left untouched, i.e. links in this hack thread and my vbulletin.org profile (along with my name in English) left as they are. As long as you comply with that, I do not mind you change every other phrase to Arabic.
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Old 24 Jul 2009, 22:10
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Originally Posted by Qwest View Post
english demo?
Nope, only the screenshots, unless someone who has installed this hack wants to post the url to their installation of this hack as a demo.
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