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Sorky - SubForum List Control
by Sorky
28 Jan 2009 11:16

8 Attachment(s)
Purpose
This plugin allows extensive control of how SubForums are displayed.
  • Use any mix of between 0 and 10 columns
  • Different layouts can be used on specified forums
  • Change formatting
  • Display Thread/Post counts
  • Limit the number of SubForums shown (Show More/Less)
  • Collapse entire display
  • Sort SubForum display order
  • plus lots more!
Installation
Import XML file (as product): AdminCP > Plugin System > Manage Products > [Add/Import Product]

Options
To set the options go to: AdminCP > vBulletin Options > Sorky - SubForum List Control

Tips
To get it on the Forum Home page, set...
"vBulletin Options" > "Forum Listings Display Options" > "Depth of Forums - Forum Home" to "1"
For all other forums, set...
"vBulletin Options" > "Forum Listings Display Options" > "Depth of Forums - Forum Display" to "1"
You should also set...
"vBulletin Options" > "Forum Listings Display Options" > "Depth of Sub-Forums" to "1" Note: Setting it higher will also work!
Version Log
For previous versions see 3.7.x or 3.6.x Mods
v1.5.2 - 28th of January, 2009 = official release for 3.8.x (click here for more information)
v1.6.0 - 11th of April, 2009 = Removed (small bug found)
v1.6.1 - 13th of April, 2009 = Remember show/hide state + more (more information here)
v1.6.2 - 27th of April, 2009 = Debug opton + more (more information here)
v1.7.0 - 21st of May, 2009 = New & improved sorting (more information here)
v1.7.1 - 23rd of May, 2009 = alt text for show/hide image (more information here)
v1.7.2 - 17th of June, 2009 = Removed (small change simply combined with another in next version)
v1.7.3 - 17th of June, 2009 = Hide SubForums: prefix & count tool-tip as well as the SubForums (more information here)
v1.7.4 - 23rd of June, 2009 = Hide specific SubForums from the SubForum list (more information here)
v1.8.0 - 17th of August, 2009 = Display of SubForum descriptions (more information here)

Hall Of Fame (Donations - Greatly Appreciated - Thank You)
Fungsten US$25
Budweiser US$20
CreditForum US$25
lazyseller US$30
Alisa Lindsay US$10

Acknowledgement
Thanks (and apologies) to Cybernetec for the ideas & inspiration to generate this Mod.

Keywords
SubForum, SubForums, Sub-Forum, Sub-Forums, Table, List, Grid, Child, Children, Parent

Settings, Demonstration Screenshots, Notes, etc
See v1.5.2 post (click here)

If you like this Mod please click INSTALL.

Sorky 28 Jan 2009 11:19

7 Attachment(s)
V1.5.2 Features
  • Official update for 3.8.x
  • Other minor coding and commenting adjustments
  • For previous versions see 3.7.x or 3.6.x Mods

Notes

If the following templates have been modified from their original, either "revert" them or test this Mod carefully before use:
  • forumhome_forumbit_level1_nopost
  • forumhome_forumbit_level1_post
  • forumhome_forumbit_level2_nopost
  • forumhome_forumbit_level2_post
  • forumhome_subforumseparator_post (ignored)
  • forumhome_subforumseparator_nopost (ignored)
  • forumhome_subforumbit_post (append only)
  • forumhome_subforumbit_nopost (append only)
  • header (append only)

WishList - Other Ideas
  • Number of people viewing count (med)
  • SubForum moderators (med)
  • Enable/Disable for certain styles (med)
  • Different formatting for each SubForum depth [child/grandchild/etc] (low)

Settings & Demonstration Screenshots

Vaupell 28 Jan 2009 11:33

Excelent, excaktly what i need for a guy im helping setup his forum. :D

this is actually #1 request. thank you.

tagged for later use.

buileminh 28 Jan 2009 13:35

Looks very good! Not installed yet but will do soon

Howell 28 Jan 2009 19:03

I've updated my forum to 3.8.x and the previous version of this mod (1.5.1) was working fine but to keep my forums mods up to date I installed this (1.5.2) also.

I double checked that I had 'Allow Overwrite' set to YES but it installed a second installation of the Mod.

Everythings fine as I uninstalled the old version and set the options for the new one.

Would it not be easier for this to simply overwrite a previous version?? :confused:

Regards, Howell :)

Nadeemjp 29 Jan 2009 07:19

yeah i liked urs better so i installed urs even when i was using 3.7.3.
and that version is still usable in 3.8 as well.
however today i updated it to the latest version for 3.8:)

thanx for the update.

Sorky 29 Jan 2009 07:28

Quote:

Originally Posted by Howell (Post 1727383)
Would it not be easier for this to simply overwrite a previous version?? :confused:

Regards, Howell :)

I know... Unfortunately a new Mod needs a new ID, which means they do not override.

If I do a 1.5.3 under 3.8.x, then it will of course be automatically updated.

Sorky 29 Jan 2009 07:33

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nadeemjp (Post 1727831)
and that version is still usable in 3.8 as well

Yes... So far the only actual differences in the Mods are the new ProductID, Version Description and URL... Main thing is that I can support the different versions without potentially breaking the others if a major change occurs.

ckusmez 29 Jan 2009 08:10

good work i'll update now :) thanks

yingzhou 29 Jan 2009 11:33

will update now. thanks.

kylek 07 Feb 2009 22:19

Thanks, works great!

uklupinfan 14 Feb 2009 18:54

*Marked as installed*

Thanks

Alfa1 15 Mar 2009 13:17

1. If I show my sub-subforums, by setting the depth of subforums to 3 in forum listing display options and 'Allow depth of SubForums > 1 by indenting the Sub-SubForums' to yes, then they get alphabetically sorted in such a way that sub-subforums are sorted together with subforums. It shows like this:

Subforum A
Subsubforum A
Subforum B
Subforum C
Subforum D
Subforum E

Even when Subsubforum A is a child of Subforum D. I would like it to show under Subforum D.

2. Some of my forums do not show a horizontal border between them. Edit: for some reason this is now resolved.
3. 'Forums where this Mod will HIDE any SubForums' does not seem to work for me.

How can I fix this?

Please add the function to show the number of people viewing a subforum.

Sorky 16 Mar 2009 02:33

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alfa1 (Post 1768584)
1. If I show my sub-subforums, by setting the depth of subforums to 3 in forum listing display options and 'Allow depth of SubForums > 1 by indenting the Sub-SubForums' to yes, then they get alphabetically sorted in such a way that sub-subforums are sorted together with subforums. It shows like this:

Subforum A
Subsubforum A
Subforum B
Subforum C
Subforum D
Subforum E

Even when Subsubforum A is a child of Subforum D. I would like it to show under Subforum D.

This is a known limitation (Note that the sorting option actually says: "Do not use alphabetic sorting if SubForumDepth > 1 as the sorting may not make sense"). The logic to try and do nested sorting given the way the SubForum are returned is far to complex and liable to impact performance... Use the "Forum Display order" sorting and you can force the order in the Forum Manager.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alfa1 (Post 1768584)
2. Some of my forums do not show a horizontal border between them. Edit: for some reason this is now resolved.

If it re-occurs, PM me a link &/ image so I can see it

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alfa1 (Post 1768584)
3. 'Forums where this Mod will HIDE any SubForums' does not seem to work for me.

Works fine for me... PM me a link and screen shots of the option settings so I can see if you have something set incorrectly

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alfa1 (Post 1768584)
Please add the function to show the number of people viewing a subforum.

It's added to the wish-list

boandmichele 17 Mar 2009 13:46

works and looks great for us sorky, thanks :)

one question: when hiding the subforum list in the forumbit, if i leave that page and come back, it is no longer hidden. is there anyway to make this stay on a per-user basis?


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