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Mod Version: 5.1.2, by RS_Jelle (Coder) RS_Jelle is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (208 votes - 4.80 average) Installs: 2111
Released: 02 Jul 2006 Last Update: 25 Apr 2010 Downloads: 16102
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There's a vB4 version of this mod available: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=231427

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.

Because a lot of people keep on asking this:
This mod works with any version of vBulletin 3.7.x and 3.8.x!

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



Instructions & Support

You can find an installation manual in the zip package (Readme-Install.txt).

We try to answer most questions asked in this thread. Please don't send any pm's if we don't ask for them, as we said we try to give a high level of support in this thread. 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 6 screenshots of the front-end and back-end (AdminCP part) of the DownloadsII software. You can see the newest version in action at the Minatica.be Downloads (Dutch).

Changelog (version 5.1.2)

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  • Backported CSRF security fix from the vB 4 release
  • Added permission check for Update Counters
  • Fixed PHP warnings when running PHP 5.3
  • Removed the imagecreatefrombmp() function. It doesn't exist.
  • Added permission check for rating submissions
You can find all the changelogs of this and older versions here.

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

This is probably the second most asked question. Have a look at this post for the solution.

It doesn't work with GARS?!

If you also use the latest version of GARS, you will get the "Fields marked in RED must be filled in!" error when uploading a file. I provided a fix here on the GARS forums.

Addons

We are offering 3 addons for this mod at the moment (have a look at the bottom of this post for them). DownloadsII contains 5 hook locations for the vBulletin plugin systems, so you can add extra functionality without file edits.

Do you want to help expanding DownloadsII (if you are a coder)? Check out this post!

Notes
  • ecDownloads Buddy is NOT compatible with this version. If you are using the Buddy, you should UNINSTALL it before installing DownloadsII ver 5.x.x. The Buddy's features are now integrated into DownloadsII.
  • DownloadsII is a direct derivative work from Ron1n's ecDownloads.

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Only licensed members can download files, Click Here for more information.

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Old 07 Jul 2007, 21:35
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when i upload a file to the board then add images of something to the upload i just made all the pics are strait down the page not next to each other..
someone know what i might need to edit to fix this problem
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Old 08 Jul 2007, 03:18
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Can this modication, search your current vBulletin attachments and add them?
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Old 08 Jul 2007, 05:53
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how to display order category?
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Old 08 Jul 2007, 09:55
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Originally Posted by rowlandc View Post
I don't use it much and I believe in adding it in the admin cp would be better. I use it to give my an overview of how much my members are downloading.

You could add it as a sub menu under the download information log. It would be nice in the admin cp that the download section with all the states be developed more. At the moment its great to see how many times someone downloads a file on which day but more information would be interesting e.g. a time.

At the moment I get some members which download the file 4 times in a row. If I new the time in-between those downloads I could see if they are just a bunch of lechers. So if I see itís a couple of minuteís interval between each download I can assume heís just had problems downloading. If he downloads every hour then itís possible heís a bot sucking my bandwich.

Anyways to make it simple, a time section in the log would be most welcome. The states page should be added to the admincp because its not peoples problem about how much people are downloading, only admins need to worry about that in my opinion.

I hope it helps
Thanks for the feedback. Your suggestions were already incorporated in the next release: the downloads log is now also displaying the download time and ip address (and when you click on it, it does an ip lookup using the vBulletin ip system). You can find a screenshot of it here.

Any other people with information about how they use the Stats feature (or the fact that they aren't using it)? And what you want as a new feature in it?

Originally Posted by csavern View Post
when i upload a file to the board then add images of something to the upload i just made all the pics are strait down the page not next to each other..
someone know what i might need to edit to fix this problem
Have a look at this post. Someone already asked this and I coded it for him, so you just need to upload the attached downloads.php file instead of your current one.

Originally Posted by Griffin80 View Post
Can this modication, search your current vBulletin attachments and add them?
No, it has nothing to do with the vBulletin attachments at the moment. It's a separate downloads database.

Originally Posted by A|X View Post
how to display order category?
When you are viewing a category, there's a "Sort Files" dropdown menu at the bottom of the page. You can also click on the header names for sorting.
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Old 08 Jul 2007, 11:20
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Hi
I hope someone can help with this.

I have changed the layout in the downloads.php file to use the downloads_panel_top template. I also wanted to have the standard vBulletin category row across the top of the panel which includes the standard collapse button so the dpanel of latest files, popular files and top contributors could be collapsed.

This is my downloads_panel_top template which includes my changes but I can't seem to get the collapse button to work - any help is greatly appreciated!


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Old 09 Jul 2007, 12:55
majorvbuser majorvbuser is offline
 
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Few questions apologies if they have been answered previously, but at over 100 pages, it's a little time consuming to determine.

1) In this screen shot :
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/attac...9&d=1154030030

It shows an image in the left hand column , I was hoping to insert e-book covers into that column, but when I'm adding a new download I just can't see the field where you link to or upload the image you want to see in that download column.

2- Right now it seems to only allow you to upload compressed files, can it be set to allow PDf files?

3- When I use the "link to " method, it allows PDF ofc, but opens them up in Adobe rather than allowing the user to save to their chosen destination, any way around this ?

Thank you.
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Old 09 Jul 2007, 13:58
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Originally Posted by iBaker View Post
Hi
I hope someone can help with this.

I have changed the layout in the downloads.php file to use the downloads_panel_top template. I also wanted to have the standard vBulletin category row across the top of the panel which includes the standard collapse button so the dpanel of latest files, popular files and top contributors could be collapsed.

This is my downloads_panel_top template which includes my changes but I can't seem to get the collapse button to work - any help is greatly appreciated!
Have a look at this tutorial about collapsable boxes in vBulletin. It's explaining it in full detail

Originally Posted by majorvbuser View Post
Few questions apologies if they have been answered previously, but at over 100 pages, it's a little time consuming to determine.

1) In this screen shot :
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/attac...9&d=1154030030

It shows an image in the left hand column , I was hoping to insert e-book covers into that column, but when I'm adding a new download I just can't see the field where you link to or upload the image you want to see in that download column.

2- Right now it seems to only allow you to upload compressed files, can it be set to allow PDf files?

3- When I use the "link to " method, it allows PDF ofc, but opens them up in Adobe rather than allowing the user to save to their chosen destination, any way around this ?

Thank you.
  1. After you added a file, you can upload additional images using the upload form underneath the file description. There's also a usergroup permission to control this image uploading.
  2. You can choose the file extensions you want to allow using the DownloadsII settings in the AdminCP.
  3. You can force the download window for the file extensions you want using the DownloadsII settings in the AdminCP.
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Old 10 Jul 2007, 09:42
majorvbuser majorvbuser is offline
 
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OK, we were talking slightly at cross purposes. The image I linked to above in my post shows an image for the catagories, which can be controlled in admin cp under this option:

Image
This is the image used for this category. Enter the complete url, eg http://www.mysite.com/images/myimage.gif. (Optional, max length of 250 characters)

However what I am trying to achieve is to be able to add an image next to each of the downloads themsleves, not the catagories section.

For example I wish to use the mod to download ebooks and next to each ebook I would like to put the cover of the ebook there, however there does not seem to be anyway to add an image to represent the download, only add images for catagories.

2) Got it, thx.

3) Works a treat thanks. I didn't even suss it had an admincp end was still farting around with the menu options available from the mod ..

So (2) and (3) resolved, (1) I am still unable to achieve.

I've just PM'd you a link to the image I'm trying to change rather than try to explain it, it's on a (currently) private site.

Cheers.
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Old 10 Jul 2007, 09:59
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My answer was correct for 1, reread it carefully
And have a look at the right bottom of this screenshot for a visual explanation.

Btw: if you click the install button in the first post, you will receive update notifications of this mod.
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Old 10 Jul 2007, 10:45
majorvbuser majorvbuser is offline
 
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Hi

I appreciate what your saying , I understood entirely what your saying I believe but again we are talking about different pages.

The page your showing in your screen shot is not the page I'm trying to add the image to, that's the page you end up on once you click the download you want after choosing the catagory .

The page I am trying to add , aww screw it let me do a screen shot.

Although in addition I can't see how your adding images to the page your talking about either. Once I upload the PDF using the "upload or link to a file" option, if I then use the upload a file option to try and add an image, it seems to upload fine but no image appears.

If i change the file name in the file name field to the name of the image I want to upload for that download then it simply overwrites the PDF that I want to be downloaded which is kinda what you would expect.

Not sure what I'm doing wrong frankly, I only see 1 upload file option so not entirely sure where the confusion is coming from.

Perhaps I have permissions set up wrong or something could you do a screen shot of the option your using to upload an image to accompany the actual downloaded file which in this case is a PDF.
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Old 10 Jul 2007, 11:05
majorvbuser majorvbuser is offline
 
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Ahh ok, I see the problem, sorry looking at your screen shot here :

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/attac...0&d=1154030030

On your view you have a section for adding images below the filename.

On mine, that option does not exist. Hence the confusion, I was beginning to think I was going mad.

I'll attach a screen shot of what I see.

Do I need to turn that option on somwhere?

EDIT _ : I've found the problem, it was simply an option in ADMINCP

"Allow users with permission to view and post images."

That was all it was, problem solved, it was off as default so I didn't see the upload image box your talking about, hence the confusion.


ADDED: Big thanks for your patience :P Great Support
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Old 10 Jul 2007, 11:09
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Okay, let's go over it a bit slower

AdminCP -> Usergroups -> Usergroup Manager -> Edit the usergroup you want (Administrators for your own account normally) -> DownloadsII Permissions -> Can Upload Images -> Yes -> Update

Now will you get the "upload an image" posssibility AFTER you added the file (the PDF in your case). The "upload an image" possibility is on the file page of it you get AFTER you clicked the Add-button for adding a file. It's located underneath the description like you see on this screenshot.

The image(s) you upload, will be shown underneath that description on the file page AND will be used as a thumb for the category view (this last thing is what you want, but this is not a separate upload thing, it's just using the standard images uploaded to a file AFTER you added it).

I hope that's enough information
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Old 10 Jul 2007, 11:17
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Yeah, sussed all that now, it was just the upload images option in admincp that was the problem. That was the missing piece of info that turned a molehill into a mountain.

Cheers for your patience anyway.
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Old 10 Jul 2007, 11:21
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Ah, sorry. I forgot about that setting
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Old 10 Jul 2007, 11:30
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would love to see this happen :
Vastly enhanced permissions by usergroup and category
Multiple files per entry

thanks for this addon
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