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Blog Comments vBAdvanced CMPS (formatted)
Mod Version: 2.00, by optrex (Member) optrex is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.1 Rating: (7 votes - 4.43 average) Installs: 29
Released: 21 Feb 2009 Last Update: 27 Feb 2009 Downloads: 264
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Add blog comments to your portal !

One of the main problems with the vB blog module is its poor integration with the main forum. This module allows you to show the last 5 blog comments (number is configurable) in a module on your vba portal page. It displays a short version of the comment, the blog title, and the person who commented, with built in links to the commment, user profile and the blog post itself.

This was the first and is still the only blog comments module for vBAdvanced


Features
  • Comments will not display if they have not been approved.
  • Configurable number of comments
  • Includes smilies
  • Includes URL formatting
  • Allows for text format such as bold
  • Configurable word count in comments
Instructions
Click install
Download the attached zip file
Edit blog_comments.php and change the variables to allow connection to your database.
Upload blog_comments.php to your modules directory.


From your admincp - vba cmps
Add new module
PHP file
Title - call it what you want
Active - yes
File to include - blog_comments.php
Identifier - call it what you want
Initialize BB Code Parser - YES
Select clean file output
Link - choose either blog home or comments page as you wish
Save and add to the page of your choice, the module has been designed to be a center block on the basis that long URL titles will push the margins. You can however place it where you want.

28th Feb 2009 - VERSION 2
Version 2 has been completely re-coded to make install land confiuration simpler. Rather than 2 files, there is now only one. This must be installed in the modules folder.
Allows blog titles
Allows configurable word count to be displayed
Links to user profile, blog and comment included.
Made variable changes easier in file.


22nd Feb 2009
Version upgrade from http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=173381

Allows smilies
Allows URL's
Allows formatting [BBCODE] Bold etc

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Old 22 Mar 2009, 07:50
goxy63 goxy63 is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Hi
I got probem when comment link is clicked from CMPS homepage, user is redirected to blogs but they got '...forums/blog.php/blog.php'
Note that it says two times 'blog.php'....than I got trouble with images navbar and stuff

Any suggestions

Thanks for this nice hack, very usefull for my homepage

Regards
Goran
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Old 22 Mar 2009, 11:00
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Line 7, your website should be in the format


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not

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Old 22 Mar 2009, 20:09
goxy63 goxy63 is offline
 
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Thanx that resolved my problem

Cheers
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Old 26 Jun 2009, 11:48
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Real name: Ian Burley
I have installed this and it's at the bottom of our forum portal page here:

http://dpnow.com/forum2/cmps_index.php

But I have to say the formatting is not very inspiring - can anyone point me in the right direction for making it present itself more like the Recent Threads module output above on that page?

How would you improve it if it was your site?

Ian
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Old 01 Jul 2009, 22:28
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Error!

I have the latest version of the blog installed and I am trying to get this single file version of the blog comments installed. However, I get the following error message:

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING in /homepages/xx/xxxxxx/htdocs/xxxx/modules/blog_comments.php on line 10

Line 10 of your code is asking for the database password.

What I notice in this single file is there is no database option for inputing the "Server Name". My host doesn't use "Localhost" for this.

Anyway how can I fix this error?

THANKS!
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Last edited by yotsume; 08 Jul 2009 at 07:56.
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Old 01 Jul 2009, 22:52
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Error Manually Fixed

I was able tofix your module by making manual edits to include my database info.

Also, you have the default table prefix as vb and it is usually always vb_. So people will get an error with the prefix set as vb only.

I fixed your file this way:

1. I had to comment out
//$database
//$username
//$password

2. I had to manually edit and input my database info like this:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Now that I manually edited your file it works fine. I believe you have a number of errors in your current zip file.
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Old 03 Jul 2009, 03:21
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The only thing I would like to see added to this (unless I'm missing it here) is a way to add Entries to the list, not just comments.
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Old 03 Jul 2009, 09:25
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i'm running wordpress + vbulletin + vbridge, does this mod work on wordpress?
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Old 07 Jul 2009, 05:33
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Originally Posted by Chimpie View Post
The only thing I would like to see added to this (unless I'm missing it here) is a way to add Entries to the list, not just comments.
I'd like this too - I don't really want comments on my front page, but having links to actual blogs would be great.
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Old 07 Jul 2009, 05:57
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There is a separate cmps mod for showing blogs entries.

So far no blog mods are properly formatted.

We need blog mods formated to match how nice vba recent threads block looks!

Its shocking that no one has created a proper blog mod yet for vba.
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Old 07 Jul 2009, 20:38
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Originally Posted by yotsume View Post
There is a separate cmps mod for showing blogs entries.
Can you link to that? Cause I looked and I couldn't find anything.

Thanks
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Old 07 Jul 2009, 20:42
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Originally Posted by Chimpie View Post
Can you link to that? Cause I looked and I couldn't find anything.

Thanks
Thats because its over at the VBA forum. Lost is a mess of poorly designed mods. I will hunt it down and post the link here...
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Old 07 Jul 2009, 20:59
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Thats because its over at the VBA forum. Lost is a mess of poorly designed mods. I will hunt it down and post the link here...
Thanks!
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Old 08 Jul 2009, 02:27
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why isn't there a version of this just to display the latest blog submissions instead of the latest comments?
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Old 08 Jul 2009, 07:53
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Latest Blog Entry Mod on vBa Website

Latest Blog Entry Mod on vBa Website
There is actually a working "Latest Blog Entry" mod but its lost on the vBa forum here:

http://www.vbadvanced.com/forum/show...189#post170123

Attached is a screen shot of it in action. You will need to read through the thread if you experience any problems getting it to work on your site. When it was first released it had many bugs which have been worked out now. However, It works best as a side block only.

I have had this installed on my site with no problems. IMHO blog mods to date are stillpoor at best when it comes to matching the full functions of the recent threads default block built into vBa.

HELLO! vbBlog is a major add-on and highly over looked when it comes to mods. Maybe we need a combined mod for both blog entries and comments with proper center and side block formating that auto adjusts and has proper columns in it's layout. I may design this myself and offer it... Might not be free though...
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