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Navbar - adds social bookmarking, notifications highlighting, & search fields
Mod Version: 1.3.8, by vbboarder (Member) vbboarder is offline
Developer Last Online: Apr 2012 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (9 votes - 4.33 average) Installs: 102
Released: 14 Jan 2009 Last Update: 01 Oct 2009 Downloads: 425
Not Supported Uses Plugins Auto-Template External Content  

Navbar Additions + ShareThis

This mod adds 3 features to the navigation bar:
1. ShareThis social bookmarking: ShareThis is a free social networking script tool that enables users to add your site to the top 20 social bookmarking sites, send e-mails & SMS to friends about your site, and post to networking sites like MySpace & Facebook. Also, it provides free tracking & reporting so you’ll know how well your site is being shared, automatic updates with new features, and a JS API to customize its display. It’s similar to AddThis, but provides more features and a better user interface.

2. 7 search fields & links: In the “Search” drop-down menu, this mod adds 2 search fields (“Search Members” and “Search Social Groups”) and 5 search links – Advanced Member Search, Advanced Group Search, Who’s Online, My Posts, My Threads.

3. Highlighting of Notifications: This mod will highlight the Notifications area in the navbar and the Notifications links in its drop-down menu when the user receives: friend or social group requests; private messages, visitor messages, or picture comments that are unread; visitor messages, picture comments, or social group messages that are awaiting approval.

ShareThis Social Bookmarking

Sign up and get your free script at ShareThis: http://sharethis.com/publisher
Support FAQ page is located at - http://support.sharethis.com/publishers
ShareThis API for customizations is at: http://sharethis.com/publisher?type=stapi
Sample ShareThis report page & graphs: http://sharethis.com/example_report

10 Features & Customizations

1. Search headers & links are fully phrased (all phrases start with “navbarMod”).

2. Search fields are CSRF protected and will work even if you have vbAdvanced installed in a non-forum directory.

3. The user’s name will be marked up if you specified HTML in “Username HTML Markup” for the usergroups in Usergroup Manager. Also, if you use vbExperience and a user has awards, those awards will also be displayed.

4. With ShareThis bookmarking, VB’s basic bookmarking is now redundant. To disable, go to vBulletin Options > select Thread Display Options (showthread) > at bottom of page, set “Enable Social Bookmarking” to No and save.

5. You can change the background color of the Notifications area in the navbar. It’s currently set to aqua, but you can change that to any color or even use CSS to add a background image (just make sure it fits without getting cropped or overflowing).

6. You can change the color of the Notifications links in the dropdown menu. It’s currently set to red, but you can change that to any color or even use CSS to style it.

7. You can choose to show all notices or hide links with 0 new notices. Also, you can sort the notifications alphabetically.

8. Two links, Register & Forgot Password?, are added to the navbar login area. The “Remember Me?” checkbox for user login is automatically checked.

9. Private Messages link in the navbar near the Welcome message has a dropdown menu for: Inbox, Sent Items, Send New Message, Track Message, & Edit Folders.

10. A VB Options page is provided to easily set script, styles & colors.

Installation
1. Download the product xml file. Go to Manage Products > Add/Import Product, upload that xml file, set “allow overwrite” = yes, and click Import.

2. Sign up and get your free script at ShareThis: http://sharethis.com/publisher
It’s recommended to set “embeds” to true when setting up the ShareThis script to prevent possible conflicts with embedded Flash. Using the ShareThis bookmarking is optional, but if you don’t, you’ll be missing out on 1/3 of this mod’s features.

3. Go to VB Options > Navigation + Notifications Additions to add the ShareThis script and set the styles & colors.

Update:
Reimport the new product xml file and allow overwrite.

Notes:
1. You need to have a new notification in order for the highlighting to take effect.
2. I read all posts for this mod so feel free to post any comments or suggestions.
3. You will be notified by e-mail for future updates if you click “Marked as Installed.” If you find this mod useful, remember to click “Nominate for MOTM.”

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  #2  
Old 14 Jan 2009, 18:09
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To manually edit the navbar template, go to Style Manager > Edit Templates > navbar:
FIND these 2 comments:
<!-- breadcrumb, login, pm info -->
<!-- / breadcrumb, login, pm info -->

REPLACE the content between those 2 comments with everything in the navbar_additions template and save. Remember to set “auto template navbar?” to ‘No’ in the Navbar Notices, ShareThis, Links settings in VB Options.

Last edited by vbboarder; 01 Apr 2009 at 17:24.
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Old 15 Jan 2009, 12:08
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Black Tiger Black Tiger is offline
 
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Seems a very cool hack to me. The red color in the notifications is nice.
The “Remember Me?” checkbox for user login is automatically checked.
Can this be disabled in the admincp? If we don't want to have that automatically checked?
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Old 15 Jan 2009, 13:16
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looks very cool and promising
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Old 16 Jan 2009, 22:30
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Is there a way to configure this to only work for registered users?
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Old 17 Jan 2009, 01:06
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Problem with this in IE. Wouldn't let me login. I disabled this mod & was able to login so I'm assuming it was this one.
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Old 17 Jan 2009, 17:18
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Originally Posted by DawnsWebDesigns View Post
Problem with this in IE. Wouldn't let me login. I disabled this mod & was able to login so I'm assuming it was this one.
Probably your configuration or settings.... it's the first issue posted about IE login problems (I also had this mod posted in the VB 3.7 Mods forum). It's working fine for me in IE7 with VB 3.8.
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Old 19 Jan 2009, 13:36
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Thank you!
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Old 27 Jan 2009, 21:14
Armyqt Armyqt is offline
 
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Very cool. Thanks!!
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Old 28 Jan 2009, 14:19
Armyqt Armyqt is offline
 
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I had to diable this hack because it got rid of my Facebook Connect link. I would love to have this feature. Any ideas?
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Old 28 Jan 2009, 18:45
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Originally Posted by Armyqt View Post
I had to diable this hack because it got rid of my Facebook Connect link. I would love to have this feature. Any ideas?
This mod uses the navbar_additions template instead of navbar for the login/ PM area, so instead of doing the manual template edits to navbar that the Facebook Connect mod needs, you should do those edits to the navbar_additions template.

Instructions from Facebook Connect mod:
Find in navbar/ navbar_additions:
<!-- / login form -->


Insert After:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
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Old 28 Jan 2009, 19:08
Armyqt Armyqt is offline
 
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Originally Posted by vbboarder View Post
This mod uses the navbar_additions template instead of navbar for the login/ PM area, so instead of doing the manual template edits to navbar that the Facebook Connect mod needs, you should do those edits to the navbar_additions template.

Instructions from Facebook Connect mod:
Find in navbar/ navbar_additions:
<!-- / login form -->


Insert After:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.
I'm sorry but I don't understand what you mean. I didn't have to do any templete edits with this mod. What exactly am I editing. I need very specific instructions because I'm new at this.
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Old 28 Jan 2009, 19:21
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Are you using the Facebook Connect mod? If so, read the INSTALL.html file that's included with that mod.
If you added your own links to the navbar in the login/ notifications area, then you need to add those links to the navbar_additions template.

Last edited by vbboarder; 28 Jan 2009 at 22:30.
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Old 28 Jan 2009, 19:46
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I have a PayPal/Donate Button and Google Search which disappears when this MOD is activated. However they do return when the MOD is disabled. Why does it do this? TIA!
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Old 28 Jan 2009, 20:26
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Originally Posted by Fungsten View Post
I have a PayPal/Donate Button and Google Search which disappears when this MOD is activated. However they do return when the MOD is disabled. Why does it do this? TIA!
This mod uses the navbar_additions template instead of navbar for the login/ notifications area, so you should do those edits to the navbar_additions template.

Last edited by vbboarder; 28 Jan 2009 at 22:30.
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