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Zoints Thread Tags System - GREAT for SEO
Mod Version: 1.2.2, by Zoints (Member) Zoints is offline
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vB Version: 3.5.5 Rating: (1 vote - 5.00 average) Installs: 24
Released: 29 Sep 2006 Last Update: 27 Dec 2007 Downloads: 142
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Template Edits Code Changes Additional Files  

There will be no future releases of the 3.5.x version of the tags system, only the 3.6.x and later revisions. AJAX support in vB 3.5.x is far too problematic to work with and slows down development time significantly. Due to most forums being on or making the transition to 3.6.x, we've decided to do this so that we can provide more features and better support in a timely manner going forward. I apologize for the trouble, but feel this is the best decision for the community at large.

Demo:

http://network.zoints.com/tags

A great article on the importance of tagging can be read here.

The Zoints Thread Tags System will improve forum side search, SEO, and traffic for forums that choose to utilize it. And in my opinion, it's just plain cool

When a member creates a new thread, they can now input a series of "tags". Tags are simply keywords that describe the thread.



If you then go to your-forum.com/tags you will be presented with what is called a "tag cloud". The more times a tag is used, the larger the text grows. As you can see, the tags are also searchable.



Clicking on one of the tags in the cloud then lists all of the threads that are tagged with that particular keyword. The default option lists tags in a forumdisplay format. There is an option in the admincp to use a simple format.



Clicking on the thread title of one of the above threads then takes you to the thread. If you have the option on, the tags the thread are tagged with are also listed above the thread. Clicking one of those tags takes you to all the threads on the forum tagged with the same tag. Search engine spiders are going to have a field day with this



The thread starter and moderation staff have a slightly different view which allows for administration of tags:



The forum's tags are also searchable via the search dropdown. The advanced search option allows for a variety of additional criteria to be seached for. Your members create a whole new (and highly efficient) forum search engine!



If you have the option on in the admincp and register your forum, once every hour, your tagged threads in publically viewable forums are linked via the corresponding interest tag on the Zoints Forum Network. For example, if you go to http://zoints.com/tag/children you will see what is pictured below. Not only is this a great relevant inbound link for SEO, but you will get traffic from Zoints direct to these threads!

Another example of this in action: http://zoints.com/tag/music




The admincp options

















Official support for this modification will be at http://network.zoints.com in this forum.


Change log:

2006/10/24 - 1.2.1
* Bugfix: breaking inline moderation when tag cloud below posts
* Bugfix: ajax input not working when tag cloud below posts
* Bugfix: seo hook effective for "results as threads" option
* Bugfix: Autogenerated tags have "quot" removed
* Bugfix: Automated template edit screwing up styles
* Improved instructions for manual template edits

2006/10/19 - 1.2.0
* Option to display results as threads
* Advanced search page
* Popular tag cloud pagination
* Popular tags displayed in forums
* Option to display tags in showthread at the top/bottom
* Fix for vbadvanced products navbar links
* Other minor fixes and tweaks

2006/10/02 - 1.1.2
* Bugfix: Foreign language characters in thread description
* Bugfix: Commas showing up when removing first tag in showthread via ajax
* Removing some redundancy in the tags AJAX removal

2006/09/30 - 1.1.1
* Bugfix: Preventing all HTML from being parsed inside tag descriptions

2006/09/30 - 1.1.0
* Adding and deleting tags from showthread via AJAX
* Mass-deleting single tags from entire cloud for admins
* Automatically generate tags for older threads (with option to show or hide on main cloud)
* Automatically stripping out tiny (2 or less characters) tags

2006/09/28 - 1.0.8
* Minor bugfix

2006/09/28 - 1.0.7
* Bugfix for required tagging

2006/09/28 - 1.0.6
* Character replacements
* Tag limit per thread
* Option to require tags for a thread
* Bugfix where stopwords may not have worked properly
* Bugfix for vBSEO / main cloud not showing up

2006/09/xx - 1.0.5
* Unreleased dev build

2006/09/23 - 1.0.4
* Ability to add multiple tags via showthread.php
* Ability to exclude certain forums from utilizing tags
* Addition of custom hook for developers to change thread urls

2006/09/21 - 1.0.3
* Ability to add and remove tags from showthread.php
* Bugfix for older versions of mysql

2006/09/21 - 1.0.2
* Small bugfix

2006/09/20 - 1.0.1
* Showing tags list on showthread.php

2006/09/20 - 1.0.0
* Initial release

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  #2  
Old 29 Sep 2006, 07:22
Zoints Zoints is offline
 
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Reserved for FAQ and troubleshooting.
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Old 29 Sep 2006, 14:33
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Looks very promising
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Old 29 Sep 2006, 15:04
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Awesome! I'll check this out soon...
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Old 01 Oct 2006, 00:25
Zoints Zoints is offline
 
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1.1.1 has been uploaded. This is a major upgrade:

2006/09/30 - 1.1.1
* Bugfix: Preventing all HTML from being parsed inside tag descriptions

2006/09/30 - 1.1.0
* Adding and deleting tags from showthread via AJAX
* Mass-deleting single tags from entire cloud for admins
* Automatically generate tags for older threads (with option to show or hide on main cloud)
* Automatically stripping out tiny (2 or less characters) tags

This upgrade not only allows ajax adding and deleting of tags, but it also includes the ability for you to tag all of the old threads on your forum automatically by incorporating words entered into the thread title.

A new navigation bar appears in your admincp:



The new tag manager screen:

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Old 01 Oct 2006, 01:56
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tansu tansu is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Thanks for the great and modern add-on.
I think this is the hack of the year..
But, we want more
Turkish support..
Turkish charachters are not displayed and I cant teach my members not to use them.
Congrats again..
Really good idea.
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Old 01 Oct 2006, 02:25
Zoints Zoints is offline
 
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Originally Posted by tansu
Thanks for the great and modern add-on.
I think this is the hack of the year..
But, we want more
Turkish support..
Turkish charachters are not displayed and I cant teach my members not to use them.
Congrats again..
Really good idea.
Have you tried the character replacement system?
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Old 03 Oct 2006, 01:11
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tansu tansu is offline
 
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Originally Posted by DChapman
Have you tried the character replacement system?
Well, I was the admin right?
good idea to check the admin panel from time to time:hurt:

I tried this
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I get this
ş u015f

What could be wrong with me?
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Old 03 Oct 2006, 06:01
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Originally Posted by tansu
What could be wrong with me?
Nothing. That looks to be on our end. I'll have our engineers look into it. Sorry for the trouble
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Old 03 Oct 2006, 06:53
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1.1.2 is now available for download.

2006/10/02 - 1.1.2
* Bugfix: Foreign language characters in thread description
* Bugfix: Commas showing up when removing first tag in showthread via ajax
* Removing some redundancy in the tags AJAX removal

Please overwrite files and product to upgrade.
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Old 03 Oct 2006, 06:54
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Originally Posted by DChapman
Nothing. That looks to be on our end. I'll have our engineers look into it. Sorry for the trouble
That's fixed in the new version
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Old 04 Oct 2006, 05:11
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1.1.3 has been released which fixes showthread ajax bug. Sorry for the trouble.
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Old 06 Oct 2006, 06:35
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wow, this sure looks neat *tags*
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Old 19 Oct 2006, 07:46
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Major Update - Zoints Tags 1.2

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback for this next version. Special thanks go out to Buro9.

Changelog

2006/10/19 - 1.2.0
* Option to display results as threads
* Advanced search page
* Popular tag cloud pagination
* Popular tags displayed in forums
* Option to display tags in showthread at the top/bottom
* Fix for vbadvanced products navbar links
* Other minor fixes and tweaks

Upgrade Instructions

1. Upload all files
2. Import new product and select "yes" to overwrite.

The new features

When you go to the admincp options for the thread tags, you are now presented with the option to display tag results in a forumdisplay format:




When that is selected (it is the default now), then your tag results will look much like your forum display as seen below:



This is exciting, because you now have a near infinite number of virtual forums with highly relevant threads within your forum. The SEO implications are enormous.


Two more options in the admincp are shown below.




As you can see in the dropdown, you now have the option to have a tag cloud above threads on forumdisplay.php, below threads on forumdisplay.php, or off. The same goes for the tags on showthread. The image below is an example of the tag cloud below threads on forumdisplay. Please note that these are tags just for that specific forum. So you now have forum by forum tag clouds




We now allow for you to have a "popular tag cloud" pagination. You set the number of pages to display




We have implemented a powerful "advanced" search for tags. This is especially exciting in that the search is very efficient. This was tested on a big board with over 400,000 theads. Each thread was autotagged yet searches took less than a second whereas normal searches bog down. In other words, if your members tag threads well, then you now have a much more efficient, human generated search engine.




You can search to see what tags a member has used, tagged threads with more than X replies, and all the other advanced search functionality.



Enjoy!
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Old 19 Oct 2006, 08:35
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Wow, the new changes look great.
It's getting hard to resist installing this.

Any chance of letting the admin assign usergroups tag editing permissions?
It seems like a great reward to give to "higher" usergroups.
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