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External URL Redirects in framed page
by SiMateoAko
13 Jan 2007 00:19

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URL Redirect for vBulletin is a simple way to keep your users grounded to your site. All external URLs will be displayed in a frame with your logo above.

Installation is simple and fast. Simply import the product (product-igusto_urlredirect.xml) and upload the ext.php file to your main forum directory.

How is this product different from other similar products released in the past?

It is true that other people have released similar products in the past. The main differences are as follows:
  • no code changes - other vBulletin hacks required you to change core files in order to make this work properly.
  • released as a product - other vBulletin hacks were not released as a simple importable product
  • No footprint - when you uninstall this product, there are no residual footprints. This has not been the case with other versions of this utility released to vBulletin previously.
  • Will distinguisth internal and external urls - Instead of displaying internal urls with the header, this plugin will evaluate the url and determine if it is the same as the host site. If it is, no banner will be displayed.


The product consists of one template (urlredirect_page) and one plugin. The plugin will change all external urls posted in forum posts to the new ext.php file. The template (urlredirect_page) is the header that will be displayed at the top of your redirect page.

Inside of the header you will find text that looks like this:

<!--Google Ads here-->

Replace that text with your google adsense javascript, or another ad generator.

I've tested this on 3.5.7 and 3.6.4. It works fine on both systems.

if you find it not working, check the following first:
  • Ensure that the plugin named "url_redirect parser" is enabled.
  • Ensure that you uploaded the file ext.php into your forum directory

Brought to you by the folks at www.igusto.net

Changelog

v1.0
Recently removed security flaw. Please update your ext.php file

Hornstar 13 Jan 2007 01:02

Awesome mod, I suppose this is similar to google images when you click on one of those images it displays something similiar.

Can you whitelist sites, so they dont get the frame? if not that maybe an idea for a future update.

GruntHalo 13 Jan 2007 01:03

Great mod, installed. :D

KURTZ 13 Jan 2007 01:06

interesting hack, just a question it's compatible with vBanonimizer?

CSS59 13 Jan 2007 01:06

is this a dup?
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=136311

KURTZ 13 Jan 2007 01:10

THIS is another one :)

The Finman 13 Jan 2007 02:06

Quote:

Originally Posted by KURTZ (Post 1157590)
interesting hack, just a question it's compatible with vBanonimizer?

That is exactly what I am wondering. :confused:

SiMateoAko 13 Jan 2007 02:19

Quote:

Originally Posted by KURTZ (Post 1157590)
interesting hack, just a question it's compatible with vBanonimizer?

unsure... give it a shot :)

SiMateoAko 13 Jan 2007 02:20

Quote:

Originally Posted by KURTZ (Post 1157595)
THIS is another one :)

The difference with this plugin and the one you linked are numerous. They accomplish the same thing, but this one can be imported via the products menu, will filter out internal links, and won't leave a footprint when you uninstall it. Oh, and you don't have to edit core php files in order to make it work.

SiMateoAko 13 Jan 2007 02:21

Quote:

Originally Posted by CSS59 (Post 1157591)

released on both forums b/c it is compatible with both versions. All future updates will be to this version.

SiMateoAko 13 Jan 2007 02:22

Quote:

Originally Posted by hornstar1337 (Post 1157583)
Can you whitelist sites, so they dont get the frame? if not that maybe an idea for a future update.

That's a great idea. Look for it inthe next version.

wizardan 13 Jan 2007 03:10

Very nice!
Installed.

DPSR 13 Jan 2007 03:40

Very very nice, installed :D:D

EDIT: Not compactable with vBanonimizer :(

SaN-DeeP 13 Jan 2007 04:47

thanks this modification will come handy

DPSR 13 Jan 2007 05:24

One problem:

It redirects some home links (like http://www.site.com/gallery/blah.php) to site main page- http://www.site.com/index.php :(

Any sol. for this?


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