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Replace URL's With Page Title
Mod Version: 1.1, by Jafo232 (Coder) Jafo232 is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.8 Rating: (30 votes - 4.60 average) Installs: 464
Released: 22 Aug 2007 Last Update: 22 Aug 2007 Downloads: 2091
Not Supported Uses Plugins  


This product will automatically take any incoming parsed link and display the title of that page instead of showing the URL.

Example:

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/index.php

Is how URL's are displayed by default, after adding this plugin, automatically the page title of that URL will be displayed and linked:

VBulletin.org Forum

The only thing required to install is to upload the product file (see readme in attached file).

For those asking what the difference is between this mod, and a similar one, see my post here:

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...7&postcount=23

Limitations:
  • If the page has no title tag, only the URL will be displayed.
  • If the title tag does not appear within the first 1000 lines of the page, only the URL will be displayed. To keep the script from locking on URL's that go to large files or other large documents that could put a strain on the server and timeout a post, only the first 1000 lines are accepting when retrieving the page information.
  • Links on pages posted prior to adding this mod will not be updated.
Changelog:
  • Aug 22-2007: Fixed issue where functions might redeclare themselves, especially with shoutbox.
(note 49 downloads v1.0)

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Replace Local Links With Title Jafo232 vBulletin 3.5 Add-ons 90 22 Aug 2007 04:10

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Old 17 Sep 2007, 04:27
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excellent - thanks!
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Old 17 Sep 2007, 16:19
Jafo232 Jafo232 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by yoyoyoyo View Post
excellent - thanks!
You welcome, and don't forget to vote.
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Old 24 Sep 2007, 16:51
Jafo232 Jafo232 is offline
 
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I should remind everyone seeing as how there twice as many downloads as there are installs:


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Old 04 Oct 2007, 16:08
Jafo232 Jafo232 is offline
 
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If anyone notices any issues with foreign characters let me know. I think I compensated for it, but please tell me if a problem arises.
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Old 07 Oct 2007, 07:12
falconKing falconKing is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Jafo232 View Post
This is the title to your page. You need to remove it from your Vbulletin admin cp. It will display whatever is between the <title></title> tags.
Please help me, I removed the title from my vB Admin cP, but still it will only display the Forum name instead of displaying theThread name .

(please note the I have vBSEO installed, and don't know if it's affecting it!)

Thanx in advance .
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Old 08 Oct 2007, 15:16
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Does the thread require the user to be logged in to see it?
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Old 08 Oct 2007, 18:22
falconKing falconKing is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Jafo232 View Post
Does the thread require the user to be logged in to see it?
Yes but even when I sign in it doesn't show !!!

Last edited by falconKing; 08 Oct 2007 at 18:46.
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Old 08 Oct 2007, 18:30
jer2eydevil88 jer2eydevil88 is offline
 
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I installed the mod but it doesn't seem to change anything when I post a url... maybe I misunderstand the purpose of this mod?

Does it take a string of text in the shape of a url like http://www.apple.com/macosx/leopard/ and change it to the title of that page? (i.e. Apple - Mac OS X Leopard)
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Old 08 Oct 2007, 18:33
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Yes, that is what it does..
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Old 08 Oct 2007, 18:46
Canis Firebrand Canis Firebrand is offline
 
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Nice idea, but I had to uninstall it after I downloaded and installed because I can't use fopen. I hadn't gotten to the post about fopen before I downloaded and installed it. Otherwise, I wouldn't have tried it. Just wanted to explain one download without a marked install.

I had to go with the other plugin because it used cURL and that is what my host, Dreamhost, allows.
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Old 08 Oct 2007, 19:19
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OK, Just note the security issues I brought up with that plugin.
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Old 08 Oct 2007, 19:26
Canis Firebrand Canis Firebrand is offline
 
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Thanks for the link to your post above.

If yours was able to use fopen or cURL so that both avenues worked, I'd give yours the install. But as it stands with my host, plugins that only use fopen will not work for me.

I'll keep an eye on this incase you do decide to add in cURL support in addition to fopen.
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Old 08 Oct 2007, 21:42
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The problem with cURL is you cannot tell the script to get X bytes of data and then stop, which you can with fopen. So basically if someone types in a URL to say a 7gb file, your server will attempt to download that entire file before parsing it to get the title tag. Most likely, your server will timeout after 30 seconds (if that is the setting in php.ini) or if it goes above the memory limit.

This could adversely affect your servers performance, and may also greatly increase your bandwidth usage. You should be VERY wary if that plugin works with shoutbox. Someone could easily do a denial of service attack on you relatively quick.
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Old 17 Oct 2007, 18:07
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Somebody correct me if im wrong..

but this hack should be good for seo'ing right? as it rewrites the urls?
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Old 17 Oct 2007, 18:38
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Originally Posted by CP, View Post
Somebody correct me if im wrong..

but this hack should be good for seo'ing right? as it rewrites the urls?
No, it doesn't rewrite the URLs. What it does is add anchor text to the URL.

This might help with SEO for your forum if the link points to one of your threads. Otherwise, the page at the end of the link may benefit. In both cases, I say "might" and "may" because it depends on the title of the page or thread to which the link is pointing - for many forums, the thread title is often pretty much useless for SEO (e.g., "Hi... I'm new here" isn't likely to rocket that thread to the top of the search engine rankings for anything useful to the forum owner, which is one - but only one - of the problems with trying to use mod_rewrite strategies with vBulletin).


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