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Panic Button - Global
Mod Version: 4.0.2, by Mosh (Coder) Mosh is offline
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vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (8 votes - 4.75 average) Installs: 66
Released: 20 Mar 2010 Last Update: 05 Feb 2011 Downloads: 351
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What Does This Hack Do?

This is a variation to my vBulletin 4.0.x Panic Button - Postbit hack. If you have that hack installed, installing this one, will uninstall that hack.

Do your members ever view your site from work when they should not be doing so? Will they get in to trouble if they do get caught by their boss? If the answer is yes to both questions, then this hack is for you.

This hack gives your members their own vBulletin Boss Key (i.e. Panic button), which is displayed at the bottom right of every page including the CMS, blog and your own custom pages (as long as the headinclude_bottom template is being called by the custom page, which it should be), so your members can quickly click themselves to the safety of legitimate url if the boss turns up, while your members are at work.

NOTE: The Panic Button always floats at the bottom right, even when you scroll down the page.

This hack has been tested and works with Firefox 3.5+, Chrome 4+, Opera 10+, Safari 4+ and Internet Explorer 7+.

This should work with most other browsers and versions, but is not guaranteed, as the positioning is controlled by CSS.

This hack was created because I was inspired by the following two hacks:
If your members report errors when clicking on the panic button, first thing to ensure is that they used the full url (including http://) when typing in the site their panic button will go to, ie http://www.google.com (will work) and not like this - www.google.com (will not work). The second thing to check for, is that the Panic Button - URL Jump box is not empty.


Limitation with this hack

People keep asking for usergroup permissions for this hack.

While this would easy to implement, what people fail to realise is that User Profile Fields are not controlled by usergroup permissions at all, and even if usergroup permissions were added to this hack, the User Profile Fields would still be viewable by members even if they do not have permissions to use them.

User Profile Fields are either viewable by all or viewable by none, this is how they were implemented in vBulletin by design, there is no in between with User Profile Fields.

So, I will not be adding usergroup permissions to this hack.


vBulletin Version Compatibility

This hack can be used with vBulletin versions 4.0.0 - 4.2.1.

For the v3.8.x version of this hack, which will also work with v3.7.x and v3.6.x - check here.



Hack Support/Feature Requests

IMPORTANT: This hack is no longer supported.



Install/Uninstall Instructions

The Panic Button - Global Installation Instructions 4.0.xxx.pdf instructions file is included in attached .zip


Version History

v4.0.2 - Saturday 5th February 2011
-- Changed: Version number formatting
-- Added: AdminCP exclude pages option

v4.0.001 - Saturday 20th March 2010
-- Released at Wolfshead Solutions on Saturday 13th March 2010
-- Initial v4.0.x Release


Thanks

Thanks 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 20 Mar 2010, 14:24
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elenh elenh is offline
 
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Thanks mate!
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Old 20 Mar 2010, 23:24
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*installed!*

Thank you!
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Old 02 Oct 2010, 17:05
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Thumbs up Works a charm!

Easy installation due to the very clear cut instructions.
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Old 02 Oct 2010, 17:41
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Old 02 Oct 2010, 20:50
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Superb product - worked straight away
Thanks!
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Old 04 Oct 2010, 13:37
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Anyone know how to exclude from a particular page?

Knowing there's no support here for us free riders, I still need to ask:
I find that the panic button graphic appears during a pop up that appears on newattachment.php for a photo gallery... and it appears right on top of the 'Done' button.

Not a huge deal, the plug in works perfectly but it's a little confusing for users uploading pics into the gallery.

Thanks!
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Old 23 Oct 2010, 17:55
Trevor Matthews Trevor Matthews is offline
 
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Hi
Great work. Excellent instructions until the bit about the additional.css, being a vbulletin newbie I struggled to find the file

What would I need to edit to make the button higher up so it doesn't clash with my CometChat button?

Would it be this.....

#panic {
position: fixed;
width: 60px;
bottom: 5px;
right: 5px;
z-index: 999;
}

Do I just make the bottom figure larger?

Thanks again.

regards
Trevor
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Old 23 Oct 2010, 18:07
Trevor Matthews Trevor Matthews is offline
 
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OK, cracked it, they are the position and size of the button....
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Old 29 Oct 2010, 10:27
JohnKF JohnKF is offline
 
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Here's an alternate button, one blue the other orange...

panic_b.png
panic_o.png

...don't forget to rename the one you use.
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Old 24 Dec 2010, 09:15
OldSchoolDSL OldSchoolDSL is offline
 
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Real name: Adam H.
Installed & works in 4.1 PL2
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Old 08 Jan 2011, 02:58
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Mosh Mosh is offline
 
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Hi all,

Free support has now been moved back to vBulletin.org.

Please see the first post for more information (and also this thread at Wolfshead Solutions).

Enjoy

Regards,

Mosh Shigdar - Wolfshead Solutions.
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Old 08 Jan 2011, 06:02
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Originally Posted by gpc10347 View Post
Knowing there's no support here for us free riders, I still need to ask:
I find that the panic button graphic appears during a pop up that appears on newattachment.php for a photo gallery... and it appears right on top of the 'Done' button.

Not a huge deal, the plug in works perfectly but it's a little confusing for users uploading pics into the gallery.

Thanks!
mmmmmm...... OK, it is a good idea. I will add an file exclusion list to the next version
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Old 09 Jan 2011, 12:06
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Just a newbie to forum mods, very easy to setup and install.

Installed and working fine on 4.0.8


Cheers
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Old 05 Feb 2011, 01:42
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Update: v4.0.2
-- Changed: Version number formatting
-- Added: AdminCP exclude pages option
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