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Custom Tag Cloud for Forums, Threads, vbAdvanced & Social Groups
Mod Version: 2.6.0, by vbboarder (Member) vbboarder is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (8 votes - 4.63 average) Installs: 97
Released: 14 Jan 2009 Last Update: 01 Apr 2009 Downloads: 946
Not Supported Uses Plugins Auto-Template  

If you only have VB 3.7.x, then download this mod: 2.0 Version (VB 3.7+ required)
This mod adds 8 features to VB’s tag cloud:

NEW FEATURES: Social Group Tag Cloud (VB 3.8.0 or higher required)

1. A tag cloud for social group categories can be displayed anywhere in the site homepage (vbAdvanced) or forum homepage (forumhome). Similar to the forum tag cloud, the social group cloud resides in a collapsible box and the links can be custom styled to draw focus to specific groups (ie: if you have a new group that you want to promote).

2. Both the forum tag cloud and social group cloud can now be positioned in the left, right, or center blocks (download the VBA xml files). In earlier versions, the tag cloud could only be hooked to the adv_portal template.

Version 2.0 features:
1. It allows you to display the tag cloud in forum related pages in any location you want. You can display tag clouds in forumhome, forumdisplay, and showthread, and hook it to any $template_hook or HTML comment. Instead of installing 3 different mods to accomplish this, you can install this mod to do all 3. Plus you can specify if you want to not display the tag cloud in certain pages.

2. It allows you to show the tag cloud in your site’s home page in any location you want if you have vbAdvanced installed (optional).

3. When viewing forumdisplay or showthread (pages listing threads or posts), you can specify custom styles for tags that belong to the active forum or thread being viewed so that users will know which tags are relevant to that forum or thread.

4. It allows you to specify preferred tags that you want to have custom styles so that they will be noticed more. For example, if your site just started a forum about cars with tags like “Lexus” “Infinity”, you can specify those tags as preferred to draw attention to the new forum.

5. The tag cloud resides in a collapsible box and has a legend for the custom styles.

6. When viewing a thread (in showthread), this mod will move the thread’s tag box below the tag cloud. The tag box and tag cloud are different: the tag box shows tags specific to its thread, whereas the tag cloud shows tags from all threads. Currently, the tag box is shown at the very bottom of the thread, which can be easily ignored by readers. Moving it next to the tag cloud will make the tag box more visible.

Installation
1. Download the product-forum_vba_tag_clouds.xml file. Go to Manage Products > Add/Import Product, upload that xml file, set “allow overwrite” to yes, and click Import.

2. Go to VB Options > Forum VBA Tag Clouds to set the tag cloud locations, specify preferred tags & special groups, and set custom tag styles.

3. Optional: to display the tag cloud in vbAdvanced, go to VBA CMPS > Default Settings > Main Options > add to “Portal Output Global Variables”:
tag_cloud
group_cloud
.
If you want the tag clouds to show in the left/ right/ center blocks instead of being hooked to adv_portal: go to VBA CMPS > Download / Upload Modules > in “Module to Upload”, select ‘forumtagcloud.xml’ or ‘socialgroupstags.xml’ (download these files below), and click ‘Submit’.

Important: The tag clouds can use 3 different types of hooks. You can read this thread’s 2nd post for further examples, instructions, and tips. If you still do not understand, just use the default hooks ‘cause I can not elaborate any further….

Update:
1. Reimport the new product xml file and allow overwrite.
2. Optional: upload the VBA modules and set “Portal Output Global Variables” via vbAdvanced AdminCP (read ‘Install’ instruction #3 above for further details).
3. See the 2nd post for template hook selection tips.

Versions:
2.5.0 Initial VB 3.8 Release.
2.5.5 Optimized code to create tag links. Created preselected hooks for forumhome.
2.6.0 Fixed a potential conflict with other mods.

Notes:
1. I read all posts for this mod so feel free to post any comments or suggestions.
2. You will be notified by e-mail for future updates if you click “Marked as Installed.” If you find this mod useful, remember to click “Nominate for MOTM.”

Things to notice about the tag cloud screenshots:
1. Tag clouds are in “what’s going on box” in forumhome (you can move it anywhere you want).
2. Button to collapse the tag cloud & tag legend are at the right corner.
3. “Uploaded” is styled red because it’s set as a preferred tag.
4. “Hobbies” is styled lime because it’s set as a special group.
5. “Test” & “xml” are styled aqua because they are active/ present in the thread being viewed (for a forum, all tags in its threads will be custom styled).

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  #31  
Old 07 Apr 2009, 04:00
valendono valendono is offline
 
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but everyday its only same tag, its not like random forum tag ?
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  #32  
Old 08 Apr 2009, 16:04
MindStar MindStar is offline
 
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Hi, nice MOD

I've searched through the options, but but I can't find where to specify "Preferred Tags"

Would you consider changing the Auto-Tagging preferences so that the Auto-Tagger defaults to not auto-tagging every forum?

We have a lot of forums on our board and would rather focus auto-tagging on a couple of key forums that are directly related to the forum, rather than including all the other incidental chat / support forums.

I've hacked my copy of your code to change the excluded_forums to be interpreted as included_forums; forums are not auto-tagged by default, you have to list them in "excluded forums" to have the auto-tagger active in them.

In functions_autotagger.php, edit line 163 to read


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
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i.e. remove the ! from if (!in_array
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  #33  
Old 08 Apr 2009, 16:52
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@MindStar: the "Preferred Tags" is an option for my mod, located at VB Options > Custom Tag Clouds.

The auto tagging feature is from another mod.... probably Phalanyx's.
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Old 08 Apr 2009, 22:51
MindStar MindStar is offline
 
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Sorry, I posted in the wrong mod thread, I meant to post in the Auto Tagger Mod thread.

Last edited by MindStar; 08 Apr 2009 at 23:18. Reason: typos
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  #35  
Old 01 Oct 2009, 17:52
godofwar2 godofwar2 is offline
 
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Thanks, works fine in VB 3.8.4.
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  #36  
Old 29 Oct 2009, 16:42
gmerin gmerin is offline
 
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any ideas on how to limit the usergroups that can see the tag cloud (besides my hacking the code...the Series is consuming my after work availability this week). i'd like to prevent the unregistered masses from reading them until after they register and log in.
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Old 29 Oct 2009, 22:49
motorola motorola is offline
 
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Invalid File Specified when I try to import the forumtagcloud

What happens?
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Old 30 Oct 2009, 18:27
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@gmerin: limiting tag cloud viewing to certain usergroups is not a feature right now. If more users request it, then I can implement it.
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Old 30 Oct 2009, 18:35
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@motorola: the forumtagcloud is a VBA plugin file to show the forum tag cloud in VBAdvanced pages. If you want this, then you need to fully follow step #3. To install the mod itself, you need to install the "product" xml file and do steps #1 & 2 above. Remember to click "Install" to receive further help.
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  #40  
Old 01 Nov 2009, 19:09
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mandingo mandingo is offline
 
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Originally Posted by motorola View Post
Invalid File Specified when I try to import the forumtagcloud

What happens?
nvrmnd
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  #41  
Old 01 Nov 2009, 19:28
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mandingo mandingo is offline
 
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I cannot get this to work with vbseo,the tag links become
Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

and link (obviously) to a page that doesn't exist. Not sure where to fix this,tried to disable vbseo on my index.php but that didn't work,any suggestions?
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Old 01 Nov 2009, 21:46
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Originally Posted by mandingo View Post
I cannot get this to work with vbseo,the tag links become
Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

and link (obviously) to a page that doesn't exist. Not sure where to fix this,tried to disable vbseo on my index.php but that didn't work,any suggestions?
Don't know why your links are mislinking (I don't use vbseo) - this mod uses VB's tag function to build the tag cloud.
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Old 01 Nov 2009, 22:36
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mandingo mandingo is offline
 
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Originally Posted by vbboarder View Post
Don't know why your links are mislinking (I don't use vbseo) - this mod uses VB's tag function to build the tag cloud.
I figured it out,I set vbseo to not rewrite tag urls,didn't see that option before,nice mod,thanks for the response.
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Old 06 Jan 2010, 00:05
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Smitty Smitty is offline
 
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Originally Posted by motorola View Post
Invalid File Specified when I try to import the forumtagcloud

What happens?
Did you solve this problem? I'm trying to import it to test on a 3.4.8 PL2 testbed and I and getting the Invalid File Specified error.

I do not use vBSEO or any CMS.
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  #45  
Old 11 Jan 2010, 04:43
ithelp.vn ithelp.vn is offline
 
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Mark as Installed, but what if I don't want to display the Social Group Tag Cloud ? I just want to display the Forum/thread Tag cloud.
(Please take a look at my forum: http://ithelp.vn from the bottom)
Thanks you.
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