vBulletin Mods

The Official vBulletin Modifications Site
https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=231427

DownloadsII
by RS_Jelle
28 Dec 2009 12:02

8 Attachment(s)
DownloadsII

DownloadsII is a download database that integrates into vBulletin. It allows you to upload files, add images to them, create categories, link to external files - and more. It is very flexible and has many options.

It's also coded 100% XHTML 1.0 Transitional valid, just like vBulletin itself.

https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/external/2010/10/30.jpg

Instructions & Support

https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/external/2011/01/24.gif Requires vBulletin 4.0.4 or higher. Not fully compatible with lower vB 4 versions.
It works fine with both the new editor in vB 4.1.4 or higher and the old one in previous vB versions.

https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/external/2011/01/24.gif Read the instructions in the next two posts before installing/upgrading this mod!

You can find an installation/upgrade manual in the zip package (Readme.txt).

I try to answer most questions asked in this thread. Please don't send any pm's if I don't ask for them. Don't forget to click the install link, so you will receive important update notifications.

Screenshots & Live demo

At the bottom of this post, you can find some screenshots of the front-end and back-end (AdminCP part) of the DownloadsII software.

You can find a live demo on my own site: Minatica.be Downloads (Dutch).
Though keep in mind that we are running a restyled and modified version of it.

Changelog (version 6.0.9)

Jelle
  • Added support for vB 4.1.8 bit processing with 'each' construct (backwards compatible)
  • Fixed comma listing for vB 4.1.8 (using "old" method)
Older changelogs are included in the zip package.

Help!!! I can't upload large files??

This is probably the most asked question. It's mostly caused by some default PHP settings: check "PHP Max Post Size" and "PHP Maximum Upload Size" at your AdminCP home.

Then have a look at this post for the solution to up these values.
Also have a look at this post at vB.com (but ignore the MySQL part as DownloadsII is only using the file system).

Add-ons

There are currently no official add-ons. Unofficial add-ons are listed below.

RS_Jelle 28 Dec 2009 12:04

https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/external/2011/01/24.gif Don't upgrade your live site without any precautions! (This is only when upgrading from v5 and not for clean installs or v6 updates.)

https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/external/2011/01/24.gif First test the upgrade on a test site, or at least make a database backup before you upgrade your live site. I'm not going to fix your site if it goes wrong :)

https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/external/2011/01/24.gif A list of known bugs and feature suggestions:
  • Member.php url's don't support vB4's friendly url's yet (fixed for 6.0.2) - needs more work
  • No integration with vB4's new integrated search or asset manager
  • Tidy up the template XHTML/CSS. I coded it in a rush.
  • Create some widgets for the new CMS and some forum blocks.
  • Better report feature (with threads, mails and pm's)
  • You can't use HTML any more in the category descriptions.
  • Add some more (template) hooks (basics) (fixed for 6.0.2) - needs more work
  • Some strange occasions make the thumbs not to work (mostly long file names and spaces in it?)
  • Add an RSS feed (needs vB 4.0.3 for extra options) (not added in vB 4.0.3 yet, 4.0.4 maybe?)
  • Add a minimum amount of letters for searching
  • Add a setting to specify the maximum amount of search results (until there's search pagination)
  • Add social bookmark icons (should be easy, look at the blog code)
  • Search dropdown has IE issues
  • Implement some usability suggestions for the import feature
  • You get a security token error when logging in after trying to download as guest (security token "guest")

RS_Jelle 28 Dec 2009 12:11

First time installation / Normal Upgrade

1. Upload all files from the upload folder to your forums directory.

2. Import the product-downloads2.xml file at AdminCP -> Plugins & Products -> Manage Products ->
Add/Import Product

3. Change the permissions of the downloads directory (inside your forums directory) to make
it writable (chmod 777).

4. That's it! Now you only need to set your DownloadsII settings, usergroup permissions, categories, ...
And don't forget to add the necessary extensions for file uploads.


Upgrade from DownloadsII 5

https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/external/2011/01/24.gif You need to upgrade your forum to vBulletin 4 before upgrading DownloadsII.

Note: if you used the "Create New Thread" add-on with v5, don't uninstall it! You will loose the
thread data and the uninstall won't fully work. It will throw database errors.

You need to run DownloadsII 5.0.4 or higher to do this upgrade. Of course we recommend running
version 5.1.1 when doing the upgrade. As already said, you also need to run vB 4 already.
No data (categories, files, ...) will be lost except your ratings as there's a new voting system.

1. Turn your vBulletin forum off to the public to avoid any database errors.

2. Upload upgradetov6.php to the /forums/admincp/ folder on your FTP.

3. Open it with your browser (you need AdminCP access) by surfing to
http://www.yoursite.com/forums/admincp/upgradetov6.php
Follow the online steps. When it's done, go to the next step of these instructions.

4. Remove the upgradetov6.php file from your FTP and do the same with these old 5.x.x files:
- /forums/admincp/downloadadmin.php
- /forums/includes/class_downloads.php
- /forums/includes/xml/bitfield_ecdownloads.xml
- /forums/includes/xml/cpnav_ecdownloads.xml
- /forums/includes/xml/hooks_downloadsII.xml

5. Upload the new files from the upload folder of this package to your forums FTP. Some files will
need to be overwritten.

6. Import the product-downloads2.xml file at AdminCP -> Plugins & Products -> Manage Products ->
Add/Import Product

7. Now redo your usergroup permissions and DownloadsII settings as those things weren't copied over.
And don't forget to add the necessary extensions.

8. Visit your downloads section -> Manage Files -> Update Counters to rebuild the DownloadsII cache.
(http://www.yoursite.com/forums/downl...updatecounters)

9. It's ready :-)

yahooooh 28 Dec 2009 12:15

still there are no rss for every category

RS_Jelle 28 Dec 2009 12:19

Quote:

Originally Posted by yahooooh (Post 1940269)
still there are no rss for every category

[sarcastic]
Lol, nice to hear that people are appreciating my work a lot by making such a first post :D
[/sarcastic]

No, there isn't RSS support yet. There's a mod for it for v5, but I absolutely don't recommend it as it's very poorly coded. RSS support is on my todo list.

But hey, there's a report feature in this release. That was requested more :)

Kolbi 28 Dec 2009 12:25

Thank you for updating!

Will there be vBSEO supporting like the 3.8 version has had?

iguano 28 Dec 2009 12:27

Quote:

Originally Posted by RS_Jelle (Post 1940271)
[sarcastic]
Lol, nice to hear that people are appreciating my work a lot by making such a first post :D
[/sarcastic]

ghghghghhg

thanks for this add, i'll try now on test site

yahooooh 28 Dec 2009 12:28

Quote:

Originally Posted by RS_Jelle (Post 1940271)
[sarcastic]
Lol, nice to hear that people are appreciating my work a lot by making such a first post :D
[/sarcastic]

No, there isn't RSS support yet. There's a mod for it for v5, but I absolutely don't recommend it as it's very poorly coded. RSS support is on my todo list.

But hey, there's a report feature in this release. That was requested more :)

i use ypur product on my site for about 2 years then i remove it and use another customized perfect download management

sorry but as always you are not support your product
u stay for months do not answer peoples and ignore thier requist
not after years you come to tell me that you add some requisted features?

so we need vbulletin make always major version vb5,vb6
to push you add some requisted features
anyway
did you fix the issue when enable the image of the program in category ,there will be additiona query for every program n the page

this reported since 2 years and i am sure that you did not fix it:down:

Kendsl 28 Dec 2009 12:35

Thank you for the new Version!

GrossKopf 28 Dec 2009 12:35

Where's the files? There's no files attached to the first post.

BozzaJos 28 Dec 2009 12:37

Wow, someone needs to take a chill-pill!
In my eyes, this is one of the most important and biggest mod ever released. Jelle has worked very hard on it and it contains fantastic features with an incredible clean layout. That some things aren't working the way you want them to be can happen. Nothing is perfect. But let me ask you a question. How much did you pay for it? How much did you donated? Nothing right? So how can you make such a negative post? Show some respect for someone who spends a lot of free time giving us such a comprehensive and FREE mod.

Anyway, keep up the good work Jelle! I've been using the DownloadsII mod for years now and there've already been over 2 million downloads. People love it and we, as webmasters, love it as well. So don't listen to one individual who didn't have a nice Christmas and concentrate on our posts... the ones who do appreciate your hard work and use your mod with joy every day.

One thing though. How are you looking at suggestions? Do you want to expand this product or just make sure it's 100% vB4 compatible? I could post some impovements / new features but only if you have the time and energy to make new features possible.

Thanks again and all that's left to say is.... wooooohooo !!!

Greetings from a Benelux friend.

Eric 28 Dec 2009 12:43

Thanks for bringing this to vB4 :)

And looking at the thread ratings, looks like someone is trying to bring the overall rating down for no reason, sad :(

Gleedo 28 Dec 2009 12:53

Thanks very porting this top quality mod.

Clicks installed - rated excellent (as always) :)

RS_Jelle 28 Dec 2009 12:58

Quote:

Originally Posted by yahooooh (Post 1940275)
i use ypur product on my site for about 2 years then i remove it and use another customized perfect download management

sorry but as always you are not support your product
u stay for months do not answer peoples and ignore thier requist
not after years you come to tell me that you add some requisted features?

so we need vbulletin make always major version vb5,vb6
to push you add some requisted features
anyway
did you fix the issue when enable the image of the program in category ,there will be additiona query for every program n the page

this reported since 2 years and i am sure that you did not fix it:down:

DownloadsII is a free mod. I'm making it in my spare time. If you paid for it, I would understand your opinion.

That query issue is on my list. I'm keeping a list of all reported bugs and feature requests. So I'm not ignoring these.
Btw, I tried to fix it for this release, but I needed to put an extra option (selecting what image is used as the category thumb) in it then for making a good join query possible. More query work is on the high priority todo list, like getting the category tree in 1 query (and caching it in the datastore).
This release is already faster than v5, mostly because it's using less includes.

And yes, I'm making a big release together with each big vBulletin release. Is that a crime? It seems logical to me.
Next to that, I didn't just "add some features" and released it. Version 6 is a full recode: all code was rewritten. There's a totally new AdminCP, advanced search, ...

Quote:

Originally Posted by GrossKopf (Post 1940279)
Where's the files? There's no files attached to the first post.

It's attached now. I was still creating all post content etc.

RS_Jelle 28 Dec 2009 13:04

Quote:

Originally Posted by BozzaJos (Post 1940280)
One thing though. How are you looking at suggestions? Do you want to expand this product or just make sure it's 100% vB4 compatible? I could post some impovements / new features but only if you have the time and energy to make new features possible.

I'm keeping a list of all suggestions, so I know what's requested most. Things like pausing/resuming downloads, RSS, better report features, ... are high on the list. And of course more vB4 integration (search and asset manager).

Quote:

Originally Posted by SecondV (Post 1940282)
Thanks for bringing this to vB4 :)

And looking at the thread ratings, looks like someone is trying to bring the overall rating down for no reason, sad :(

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gleedo (Post 1940288)
Thanks very porting this top quality mod.

Clicks installed - rated excellent (as always) :)

@SecondV, Gleedo and all other users: please nominate v6 for the MOTM (and give the thread a fair rating) :)

And please give some feedback about the upgrade script. Is it working like it should?


All times are GMT. The time now is 18:00.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.14
Copyright © 2020, MH Sub I, LLC dba vBulletin. All Rights Reserved. vBulletin® is a registered trademark of MH Sub I, LLC
Copyright ©2001 - , vbulletin.org. All rights reserved.