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vB Version: 3.7.0 Rating: (4 votes - 4.50 average) Installs: 38
Released: 04 Jan 2008 Last Update: 04 Jan 2008 Downloads: 363
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Built on the foundation of the 3.6 version, I've rewritten a lot of code and added a few things.

What does this do? It allows you to take your news from your news forums (up to 9 news forums) and display them in a category-style fashion with the ability to add new content, reply to the original story, send to a friend, and print.

Install Instructions

Located in the zipped readme.txt file.

New Features
- Allow usergroups to be able to add/reply to news/content.
- Give the ability to show archives (more than the initial x amount on the vbnews page). The archive page shows only the news/content for that specific forum and is however many you decide.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the forumid?
The forumid is the id of the forum you have created. Each forum has its own unique number assigned to it. When you click on a forum link you can see a number that is assigned to it. This will show up in the URL of the page you are browsing. Another way of seeing the forumid is to go to your admin control panel => Forums & Moderators => Forum Manager => Click on [Expand All] and then move your mouse over (hover) any of the forums you've created. Your status bar (bottom of screen) should display your forumid (number at the end of the link/url).

What if I don't like the archive name for the forum?
.../archives.php?&do=forum1
you can change this only in the vbnews.php file
Find each instance of

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Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

and change the forum1 to whatever you want it to say, but keep in mind that you will want to ensure each one is different (just as it is there).


Changes

none for 3.7


See screenshots for how it works. Sorry, no demo available at the moment.

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  #2  
Old 04 Jan 2008, 23:35
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Looks good will have to give this a test to see how much I could use this.
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Old 05 Jan 2008, 00:56
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Can you add to the description at some point? Thanks!
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Old 05 Jan 2008, 01:01
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Added - When I copied the notes from 3.6's version, for some reason I deleted them.
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Old 05 Jan 2008, 02:54
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hmm, looks interesting, will give it a shot
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Old 07 Jan 2008, 21:09
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just wanna report that when you look at it in internet explorer it won´t show up right it will go far out to the right >>
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Old 08 Jan 2008, 00:21
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If for some reason 100% isn't working right, you can change it from fluid to fixed by altering template vbnewscms_articlelist.

Find:

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and change 100% to whatever number you need to (such at 600 or 800)
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Old 08 Jan 2008, 01:16
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Originally Posted by davidw View Post
If for some reason 100% isn't working right, you can change it from fluid to fixed by altering template vbnewscms_articlelist.

Find:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

and change 100% to whatever number you need to (such at 600 or 800)
that does not work i have tried but i figured the problem out and it was nothing like that. you had to add something to the template
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Old 12 Jan 2008, 19:05
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Exactly what I needed, tnx!

Only two things that I think need improvement:

- the last "read on" link for each section isn't working
- I think it would be a good idea to separate the archive into different pages of X articles, so that all threads of a forum can easily be displayed at a whole, instead of limiting the total number of threads to be displayed in the archive. That would make the mod perfect!
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Old 12 Jan 2008, 21:23
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On the first improvement bulletin - I'm not seeing any issues there. What I am seeing however, is that when I click on the last "read on" link - it opens up in the same page as previously last opened page. It reuses that page. Of course, that is on my 3.7 development site with very little mods installed.
On the second issue, can you PM me more details? This could be an option that I could add and update.
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Old 15 Jan 2008, 12:17
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I'm working on an update that will give more features for this. In addition to the archives page, the archive page will have pagination and the ability to display results in true archive fashion. If anyone has any requests, let me know.

Heck, I may even throw some RSS functionality in there too - just for the fun of it.
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Old 26 Feb 2008, 18:29
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Talking

can u add some like "set thread as news"
so u can set threads that are not on that forums and show up on vbnews
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Old 27 Feb 2008, 00:15
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This modification won't work like that - although that is a good idea for a future release.
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Old 28 Feb 2008, 01:32
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I've been looking for something like this, but this isn't quite "there" yet.

Things like "Featured Article", about this author, special advertisements and stuff like that in side blocks.

I am hoping to have several people who will write articles for the site and it would be nice to have a central location for these important articles to be located at.

Just some ideas for a future version
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some good ideas
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