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Geek Article and Review System (GARS) LITE
Mod Version: 1.00, by The Geek (Coder) The Geek is offline
Developer Last Online: Jan 2019 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

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vB Version: 3.5.3 Rating: (1 vote - 5.00 average) Installs: 144
Released: 21 Feb 2006 Last Update: 21 Feb 2006 Downloads: 837
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Template Edits Additional Files  

From the makers of disco and square dancing comes the LITE, GARS LITE. Released for those needing an article/tutorial/recipe/review/blahblahblah system for only 1 forum, GARS LITE will make your site sing.

To say that GARS is only for articles, tutorials and reviews is like saying spoons are only for eating cereal. GARS can radically transform your forums look and functionality by allowing you to create an unlimited amount of different configurations of phrases, template and modules that can be applied on a forum by forum basis.

Designed with its own module system, you can easily expand and customize your configurations like never before. Modules can be re-used and re-used each time with different settings.

GARS LITE Key Features
  • Transform any forum instantly without importing or changing the underlying data.
  • Since GARS sits in front of vB, Anything you can do in vB you can do in GARS (user permissions, WYSIWYG editor, BBcode, Subscriptions, attachments, etc...)
  • Create an unlimited amount of configurations, template sets, etc...
  • Upload default thread header images and create a gallery of images for users to choose from
  • Create a standard set of Ratings for each configuration to use (perfect for reviews)
  • Page break and navigation system for GARS that span multiple pages.
  • GARS LITE comes with 9 pre installed modules.

What you cant do in the LITE version that you can in the PRO:
  • GARS LITE limits you to using it on 1 forum.
  • Users can not upload their own header images.
  • Users may not rate in reviews only authors can.
  • The module caching system is disabled

Please note that you MAY NOT remove the copyright at the bottom of the GARS enabled pages.

Check out the in depth on-line manual for information and admin screen shots

GARS requires vBulletin 3.5x and requires no file or template edits.

If you install, do me a please click the freaking install button.

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Old 21 Feb 2006, 09:32
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Reserved for the nerd.
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Old 21 Feb 2006, 09:50
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Nice for you to share this awesome script with community dude
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Old 21 Feb 2006, 10:02
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Sounds very nice indeed, well done!

I might be keen if I wasn't already using webtemplates...

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Old 21 Feb 2006, 10:06
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Though I havent used web templates before... I think they are VERY different concepts. Maybe someone familiar to both systems can comment?
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Old 21 Feb 2006, 10:30
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Thanks for this geek.. Appreciate it
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Old 21 Feb 2006, 10:52
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Thanks for this <clicks install>

but what is the difference between LITE and PRO versions?
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Old 21 Feb 2006, 11:28
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Your welcome

Originally Posted by First Post
What you cant do in the LITE version that you can in the PRO:

GARS LITE limits you to using it on 1 forum.
Users can not upload their own header images.
Users may not rate in reviews only authors can.
The module caching system is disabled
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Old 21 Feb 2006, 11:38
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I just upload a new package because I found a typo with the first one which prevented you from adding additional modules to a module set. To upgrade, all you need to do is upload the latest upload/forums/gee/gars/gars_class_admin.php file (replacing your old one).

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Old 21 Feb 2006, 12:05
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Originally Posted by Lizard King
Nice for you to share this awesome script with community dude
I agree with him! Tnx so much.
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Old 21 Feb 2006, 12:09
LoOnEyToOnZ LoOnEyToOnZ is offline
 
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Hi i was wondering these 2 limitations

GARS LITE limits you to using it on 1 forum.
Users can not upload their own header images.

Using on 1 forum meaning we cant have articles categorized into sub forums? And also whats the default header image for users?

Thanks
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Old 21 Feb 2006, 12:52
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Hey Looney,

Yes, limiting it to 1 forum means that you can not organise categories via sub forums as per the PRO version, however there are crap loads of sites that simply have 1 forum where they dump their articles, tutorials or reviews in so its perfect for those guys. Its also perfect for those that want a particular forum to be specialised (i.e. using the .org install/release add on I did). People may already have an article/review solution, but want a different type of solution for another aspect of their site (ie. maybe a recipe location on their site, or a download area).

GARS is pretty freaking versatile, flexible and customisable. I think people will find loads of use for this LITE version.

The default header image thing is not in the LITE version and optionally gives users the ability to upload an image for the header. This image appears in the title of the GAR as well as the threadbit. Some don't use this feature anyway as there is also a 'gallery' of sorts where you as the admin can upload a selection of images for users to choose from to customise their entries.

The important thing is that even though it is 'LITE' and there are a small handful of features that exist in the PRO version, there is crap loads of functionality and features which will benefit countless sites without ever needing those features found in the PRO version. Check out the link in the first thread for the on-line manual. Hopefully that will help give you an idea of the possibilities with the system.

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Old 21 Feb 2006, 13:57
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If I wanted to upgrade from LITE to PRO, will it just be a matter of overwriting the LITE files?
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Old 21 Feb 2006, 14:30
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Glad to see you released a free version, thanks!
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Old 21 Feb 2006, 17:27
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Originally Posted by Southpaw
If I wanted to upgrade from LITE to PRO, will it just be a matter of overwriting the LITE files?
yes, and importing the product xml.

Hope you guys find it useful
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