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vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (38 votes - 4.68 average) Installs: 294
Released: 07 Nov 2010 Last Update: 14 Feb 2011 Downloads: 1788
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This vBulletin 4 product imports external images in your posts from external servers or paths into a specific path, normally your forum's image folder.

Differently than the previous product Image Cache for vBulletin 3.x., it parses the posts at regular intervals for new images and replaces the external references in the background. Also, instead of using only a single folder, it creates folders for years and months, making it much easier to handle large quantities of images. The source and destination image URL's are stored into database, too, avoiding unnecessary duplicates.

It moves and optionally converts images from one place to another. It is a handy tool in order to keep your images local to your forums.

Version 1.0.4 is temporarily in BETA stage until the users have confirmed the newly requested features.
Version 1.0.5 is still in BETA stage. It adds a new bunch of additional features, one of which allows you to test your mathematical understanding ... and a few other to fine-tune CURL and socket timeouts, and resizing on the fly of too large images. If you don't know what these options do, please leave them at their default values.

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Old 07 Nov 2010, 18:07
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Gotta install it now...
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Old 07 Nov 2010, 19:01
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tagged, thanks,
it uses the forum as referer or the image domain?
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Old 07 Nov 2010, 19:03
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Old 07 Nov 2010, 19:29
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Old 07 Nov 2010, 19:35
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Thanks for coding this as I think it's very useful ...

I don't have a development board capability, just a live site with 13,000 members and lots of IMG externally hosted pics, so I'd love to get feedback from folks who install and test this before I try it on our live site ... just in case ...

ps: does it go back and bring in externally hosted pics from OLD existing posts, or just new ones posted from the time forward after the mod is installed?

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Old 08 Nov 2010, 02:02
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Tagged! Great mod. I'll try it out later,

Thanks!
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Old 08 Nov 2010, 02:13
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So will it go through all past posts and replace those images?
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Old 08 Nov 2010, 06:13
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I snap shot would be highly appreciated....!
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Originally Posted by Wajdan View Post
I snap shot would be highly appreciated....!
check this thread , on his own boards
it seems every single image will be hosted on his own server in /imported folder , nice hack , but i really need to switch to dedicated servers before installing this
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Old 08 Nov 2010, 10:29
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Originally Posted by LuisManson View Post
tagged, thanks,
it uses the forum as referer or the image domain?
Internally, it skips all images containing $vbulletin->options['bburl'], and, if specified (options), the bburl replacement. Additionally, you may add (options) more folders and/or domains to skip.
Originally Posted by BadgerDog View Post
Thanks for coding this as I think it's very useful ...

I don't have a development board capability, just a live site with 13,000 members and lots of IMG externally hosted pics, so I'd love to get feedback from folks who install and test this before I try it on our live site ... just in case ...

ps: does it go back and bring in externally hosted pics from OLD existing posts, or just new ones posted from the time forward after the mod is installed?

Regards,
Badger
Originally Posted by sticky View Post
So will it go through all past posts and replace those images?
Yes, it parses all posts from the beginning.
Originally Posted by Wajdan View Post
I snap shot would be highly appreciated....!
It has not much to show off - maybe the options window?
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Old 08 Nov 2010, 11:50
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Originally Posted by YankForum View Post
check this thread , on his own boards
it seems every single image will be hosted on his own server in /imported folder , nice hack , but i really need to switch to dedicated servers before installing this
Why dedicated server? I think it can be run on any normal server.
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Old 08 Nov 2010, 11:56
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Originally Posted by y2ksw View Post
Internally, it skips all images containing $vbulletin->options['bburl'], and, if specified (options), the bburl replacement. Additionally, you may add (options) more folders and/or domains to skip.


Yes, it parses all posts from the beginning.

It has not much to show off - maybe the options window?
Thanks ...

Two clarifications ...

1. If the image is not longer available on the remote external site, where the poster has moved or deleted it, how does it handle those circumstances?

2. We use a special external reference that ties back to a Highslide display of images we store off-site on a separate special server. The syntax is [HSURL]http://www.pic.jog[/HSURL]. I believe it's BBCode triggered and displays those external pics as pop-ups. We would NOT want those references changes, so does your mod skip those because there are not IMG type tags and it will work fine for us with the HSURL internal code?

Thanks again for your efforts....

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Badger
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Old 08 Nov 2010, 14:28
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Originally Posted by BadgerDog View Post
Thanks ...

Two clarifications ...

1. If the image is not longer available on the remote external site, where the poster has moved or deleted it, how does it handle those circumstances?

2. We use a special external reference that ties back to a Highslide display of images we store off-site on a separate special server. The syntax is [HSURL]http://www.pic.jog[/HSURL]. I believe it's BBCode triggered and displays those external pics as pop-ups. We would NOT want those references changes, so does your mod skip those because there are not IMG type tags and it will work fine for us with the HSURL internal code?

Thanks again for your efforts....

Regards,
Badger
1. This depends on your 'Remove Invalid Images' settings (options). Invalid images are also courtesy pages, invalid images (scripts) or anything else which can't be loaded by the image* functions of the GD image library.
2. Please add "www.pic.jog/" to the "Ignore" settings (options) in order to skip all possible image URLs containing this string. If it is BBCode wrapped differently from [IMG] tags, it won't get imported anyway.
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Old 08 Nov 2010, 14:42
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Originally Posted by y2ksw View Post
2. Please add "www.pic.jog/" to the "Ignore" settings (options) in order to skip all possible image URLs containing this string. If it is BBCode wrapped differently from [IMG] tags, it won't get imported anyway.
Thank you Sir ..

So, to the "Ignore" settings I would add "http://photos.imageevent.com" to IGNORE this HIGHSLIDE java script BBCode statement below, which appears in a lot of our posts?

[hsurl=http://photos.imageevent.com/badgerdog/canadianservicerifles/1915rossmkiiisniper223/DSC01967.JPG][IMG]http://photos.imageevent.com/badgerdog/canadianservicerifles/1915rossmkiiisniper223/icons/DSC01967.JPG[/IMG][/hsurl]

Note: there is an IMG reference in that string for the small icon to support the larger pop-up highlside pic, but would it get ignored too, which is important and what we'd need..

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