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The Ultimate Random Header Mod
Mod Version: 1.0.0, by Jaxel (Coder) Jaxel is offline
Developer Last Online: Sep 2013 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (7 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 51
Released: 28 Apr 2009 Last Update: 28 Apr 2009 Downloads: 233
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This mod has been rewritten for vB4x here: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=240629

THIS SCRIPT DOES NOT USE JAVASCRIPT!

I wrote this mod for my own website last year (http://www.8wayrun.com/). I was looking for a way to create a random header situation, while also letting people select the random header through their UserCP and FORCE a header depending on what forum they are on. If you go to my website (http://www.8wayrun.com/), a random character will appear on your header, if you ctrl+refresh, a new character will show up... if you go to our character specific forums, the character in the random header will be FORCED to the character of that specific forum... I have done my best to make this script as simple as possible.

Product Demo:
http://www.8wayrun.com/
http://www.8wayrun.com/customstyles/...der/header.php
Installation Procedure:
  1. Create a dedicated folder on your server where you will be putting your random images.
  2. Put the included "header.php" script into the folder you created previously in step 1.
  3. Put the images you want randomized into the folder you created previously in step 1.
Optional Switches:
  1. OPTIONAL: If you want, you can set this script to FORCE a header on specific forum. Its simple, when naming the files for your random images, simply name the file as the forum ID of that forum. So if you want a specific image forced when viewing forum 38, name the file 38.png.
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  2. OPTIONAL: If you want, you can let users SELECT which header they want on places where the script would normally randomize.
    1. Create a new "Single-Selection Menu" profile field in your adminCP, set title and description to whatever you want. If you use numbered filenames like those in step 2, you may want to use the description field to let people know what they are selecting. (see screenshot)
    2. For each selection option, enter an image's filename WITHOUT the extension, so wolves.png will be just "wolves".
    3. Set Default: None
    4. Field Required: No
    5. Field Editable: Yes
    6. Private Field: No
    7. Field Searchable on Members List: No
    8. Show on Members List: No
    9. Display Page: Options: Other
    After you submit, this field will be given a name (ex: field9). Make sure to remember this name.
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  3. OPTIONAL: Open up the included "header.php" script and go to the section flagged "// VALIDATE CURRENT IMAGE DATA, CHECK FID, CHECK PID". By default, the image randomizer will find ANY image with the JPG, PNG or GIF extension. However, the FORCED and SELECT settings will always look for PNG images. If you would like to change this to either JPG or GIF, you must change the two isntances of PNG to the appropriate format. Only ONE filetype is usable with the FORCED or SELECT options.
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  4. The script has a heirarchy of importance when searching for images. The first thing it will look for is the FORCED image from step 1. If it doesn't find a forced image, it will use the user defined image in step 2. If the user doesn't have a defined image, it will pick an image at random from the folder it resides in.
Usage Procedure:
  1. Anywhere you want to use this random script, just link to this script, instead of an image.
    • <img src="DIRECTORY/header.php?fid=$forumid&pid=$bbuserinfo[field9]" />
    • <table background="DIRECTORY/header.php?fid=$forumid&pid=$bbuserinfo[field9]"></table>
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  2. The text in BLUE above is the switch for forcing an image based on the forumid. If you don't want to force images depending on the forum, you dont need to include that switch.
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  3. The text in RED above is the switch for forcing an image based on user control panel selection. If you don't want to give users the option to select an image manually, you dont need to include the switch. Notice that this switch has a variable called "field9"; this may not be the same in your forum. This variable should be changed to the field name I had you make note of in a previous step.
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Name:	2.jpg
Views:	975
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ID:	98439  

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  #2  
Old 28 Apr 2009, 14:43
John Henry John Henry is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
how nice

but where is the header.php?

btw. it would be cool if it COULD use more extensions at once... like you said, now it just can either .jpg OR .png or.... but it would be awesome if it could do all at once.

since I am waiting for the header.php... could you just answer me the question... will it pick ALL the images from the folder (with the right extensions e.g. .jpg) or just if I name them like "1.jpg", "2.jpg" etc.?

edit: found this up there... thanks... even mentioning my example

Regards,
John Henry

Last edited by John Henry; 28 Apr 2009 at 14:50.
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Old 28 Apr 2009, 14:59
Jaxel Jaxel is offline
 
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You can get it to take more than one file type for the RANDOMIZER by adding the following in the
// DEFINE VALID EXTENSIONS AND CONTENT TYPES area...

$extList['gif'] = 'image/gif';
$extList['jpg'] = 'image/jpg';

However, the FORCED and the USER SELECTION options will only display the SINGLE filetype defined in the
// VALIDATE CURRENT IMAGE DATA, CHECK FID, CHECK PID area.
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Old 28 Apr 2009, 15:02
John Henry John Henry is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Jaxel View Post
You can get it to take more than one file type for the RANDOMIZER by adding the following in the
// DEFINE VALID EXTENSIONS AND CONTENT TYPES area...

$extList['gif'] = 'image/gif';
$extList['jpg'] = 'image/jpg';

However, the FORCED and the USER SELECTION options will only display the SINGLE filetype defined in the
// VALIDATE CURRENT IMAGE DATA, CHECK FID, CHECK PID area.
thanks, that's a good compromise!

vote for motm

the only thing I am worrying is, what happens if you use some Seo Component (like me)... will this "user selects header..." thing be possible, as the ID is "different"... i mean, in database it isn't different (is it?) but you don't see the id in the sections...
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Old 28 Apr 2009, 15:06
Jaxel Jaxel is offline
 
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add an HTACCESS file to the directory turning the rewrite engine off... thats what I did on my forum and it works fine. Besides, the data is being pulled from the $forumid and $bbuserinfo... SEO and modRewrite has no access to that information; if they changed those, your forum wouldn't work.
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Old 28 Apr 2009, 15:16
DobieGillis© DobieGillis© is offline
 
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that is so cool. Just checked your site. Noice!
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Old 28 Apr 2009, 15:34
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Nice work, will look into this soon
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Old 28 Apr 2009, 16:52
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The Realist The Realist is offline
 
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Works a treat thanks

See www.sattalk.co.uk for a working independent demo.

Regards
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Old 29 Apr 2009, 00:09
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Jaxel, I was hoping that you'd share how that works!

I'm definitely going to work with this one in the near future. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 29 Apr 2009, 03:25
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thanks 4 this good work
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Old 29 Apr 2009, 09:09
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Looks very interesting, thanks!
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Old 29 Apr 2009, 15:16
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Great work , thank you!
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Old 24 May 2009, 08:42
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Great!

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Old 29 May 2009, 13:35
Gigio755 Gigio755 is offline
 
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several errors with IE7/8

EDIT:
now it work very very very well (it was my fault! with another script)!

GREAT MOD!

Last edited by Gigio755; 02 Jun 2009 at 12:46.
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Old 29 May 2009, 14:20
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I do not understand this mod.
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