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Mod Version: 1.4.0, by MaryTheG(r)eek (Member) MaryTheG(r)eek is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.8 Rating: (1 vote - 5.00 average) Installs: 10
Released: 22 Dec 2007 Last Update: 22 Dec 2007 Downloads: 145
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Template Edits Additional Files Translations Is in Beta Stage  

Today Dec 27th, 2007
MicroHellas has been acquirent
by a team of vB coders
so all MicroHellas's Modules
are temporary removed as per new owner's request.
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THIS IS BETA SOFTWARE!!!

Please DO NOT INSTALL this version in live sites.
All known bugs have been fixed
but maybe there are security holes in the code.

Demo at: http://www.++++++++++.com/demoarea/vbclubsindex.php


- Known Bugs:
  • Not all phrases have moved to phrase groups
  • Templates are still uncached
- New in version 1.4.0:
  • Every club can has its own templates
  • Subcategory support added for clubs
- How it works

There are 3 ways that vbClubs can work in your community. Trying to explain with simple words what are Clubs, I can say that they're small communities inside your community. So, the 3 ways are:
  • Admin decides to be the only one who can create clubs. In this case he setup categories/subcategories and then he creates clubs. Members are visiting the clubs and if they find them interest they're registering as members.
  • Same as above but except admin other usergroups can create clubs.
  • Everybody can create clubs
Please note that every section of the module needs an active club to be assign to it. eg Members (if they've permissions to do it) they can post blogs, articles etc only to clubs that they've registered before.

- User Highlights
  • He can build one or more fun clubs, setting them as Public (everybody can participate) or Private (registration requests need his approval)
  • He can setup his own questions per club, which are used as registration form to members who want to participate
  • Each of his clubs has it's own forum for discussion with the other members of his club. On these forums he has full Moderator rights to "clean up" unwanted posts.
  • No need to turn off the whole club or whole photo gallery if he wants to hide a photo. Every single part of the club (photo, video, blog etc) can be turn off.
  • He can not only upload videoclips, but he can add his ready YouTUBE, Yahoo etc code.
  • There is no need to mark his full club or gallery as "Adult" if he just wants to upload a sexy photo. He can mark only the specific photo as "Adult".
  • He can not only post an Ad in classifieds section to sell something, but he can sell it in real as he can accept payments with PayPal (IPN istant notification is also available).
  • He can not only post an event, but he can accept registrations and payments for the registrations, using his PayPal account (IPN istant notification is also available).
  • He can not only post his blogs, but he can index them by setting categories.
- Admin Highlights (or how to get profits)
  • By having 3 choices per module (eg can create clubs, how many clubs, unlimited clubs yes/no), he can setup an unlimited number of usergroups setting them free or paid.
  • In every category of classifieds he can setup a fix amount that users must pay to post an Ad there. Using PayPal's IPN the Ad becomes active and visible only after a successfull payment.
  • Even if your site is a free one, you can earn morey by turning Donations on.
  • Google AdSense (and any type of Banner) ready. 11 different banners at the top of each part (Clubs, Blogs, Photos etc), plus a nearly unlimited number of banner places at the bottom of page, as you can add different advertising code per category. That's great if you someone wants to become sponsor of a specific category in a specific part of your site.
  • vbClubs is vbSeo friendly
- Minors' (and Visitors') Protection

Unlike other scripts which don't take care to protect minors and visitors from unmonitoring posts (photos ot text), vbClubs has a build-in filter to show only posts marked as "non Adult" content. This switcher is avaliable in all pages and by default it's turn on (filtering on). So, it's up to your visitors to turn it off if they want to see all the content. Much more, to avoid repeating actions any time that he/she is visiting your site, this setting is storing in cookie. Also if a Member wants to participate in a Club that has adult content, he is getting a warning message about it and he must click "I Agree" to continue the registration procedure.

- Member Clubs

Clubs are the heart of vbClubs. Any single item from Blogs, For Sale, Galleries, Videos, Events and e-Cards belong to a Club. Depending on user's decision a Club can be Public (viewable from all Members) or Private where Members who want to participate to this club must register answering the questions that the club's owner maybe has setup and then await the authorization from the owner to be able to enter and use it. Also Club's owner must categorize his club as Adult or non Adult. Finally the owner has the ability to temporary hide his club or any sibgle part of it.

A great feature is that the owner can setup unlimited questions for his registration form using radio buttons, checkboxes, droplists, multiselect list, text and textarea. This way he can get usefull information for his decision to accept the member or not.
Each club has it's own forum where he has full Moderator rights. This is good to avoid spam posts or any post not interesting for others. Common features like Rating, Bookmarking etc are also available.

- Blogs & Articles

Blogs section has nothing special but for sure nothing less that all other blogging mods. It's special point is that the owner, can setup his own categories and so to categorize his blogs. Also it supports outgoing RSS feeds for all blogs.

- For Sale (Classifieds)

Another common(??) section in Social Networking scripts? But if you check it you'll see that is not just a classifieds section. It's a real mini-cart. Members can post Ads for sale, setup the price and their PayPal address so they can accept real time payments thanks to PayPals IPN system. Need more deep features? They can setup different PayPal address for each item for sale. And if Admin setups a category "Donations" for free post of Ads, then they can accept even donations from their Club's members. Members can rate and bookmark items for sale.

- Meet Me (Dating like)

This is a clone of the well known MeetMe. It's a funny Dating like module (A real Dating module with powerfull features will be realize soon). The way that it works is: Jack is seeing Mary's photo and he likes her. Then he clikcs on "Meet Me". Mary gets a message that Jack likes her and she is seeing Jack's photo. If she likes him then she accepts the invatiation and a double mach has done. From now and then they can communicate with no restrictions.

- Photos & Videos
  • Members can upload their fun/home Photos & Videos and put them to various categories
  • Members can input external embed tags (such as YouTube, Yahoo! Videos)
  • Members can organize their photos in Albums (Galleries)
  • Other members can view Photos & Videos, vote for them and leave comments
  • Ability to search for Photo & Video files
  • Ability to browse Photos & Videos by category
- Events

With features that I didn't even found in expensive Calendar scripts, this section will become very popular in your community. Depending on his permissions, every member can cost events, accept registrations and ..payments for participation!! Yes, that's right. If the member has a Premium or Business account with PayPal, can accept online payments. PayPal's Instant Payment Notification auto adds the participant on the list after a successfull payment.

- e-Cards
  • Ability to send eCards immediately or on date.
  • Membrs can personalize the cards by uploading their own photos.
  • Members can personalize the cards by using special fonts, colors using vbEditor.
  • Receiver gets the full card in the email and not a link which nobody clicks.
  • Other Members can vote on cards and leave comments for them.
  • Members can choose the right card by browsing them by category.
- Donations (More than a simple Thank You)

To get donations especially for a website is something very difficult. Do you know why? Because none webmaster gives attention to show donors in public. Just a "Thank you" email is not enought if you want to get donations from your members. Everybody wants a special care in exchange for his donation. The Donation section (in case that you'll activate it) will helps you by giving a special place for your donors with many features like top donors, most active donors etc.

- User Control Panel

A well designed place full of power. Anything that a member wants to do is there. Create anything, editing anything. Following up his sales & event registrations. Adding, removing bookmarks. Reading latest post of Club's forums that he has subscribte. Making a donation, or checking his permissions for what he can do and what not in the community. In addition, most common vB's control panel actions are there. For example, changing his profile or signature, adding photo or avatar. You must see it and you'll love it.


*** Installation ***

Step 1

Unzip vbclubs.zip and upload all files and directories including at vbulletin directory to the directory where vBulletin is installed.

Step 2

CMOD following directories to 777
  • photos (inside vbclubs directory)
  • videos (inside vbclubs directory)
  • tmp (inside vbclubs directory/photos)
  • thumbs (inside vbclubs directory/photos)
Step 3

For security reasons backup your database AND turn your board off

Step 4

Check at your AdminCP->vBulletin Options->Plugin/Hook System that Plugin system is enabled.

Step 5

From your AdminCP->Plugin System->Manage Products choose Add/Import Product and import the product: product_vbclubs.xml

Step 6

If you want to add a link to your nav bar then you must edit the NAVBAR template:

Search For:

Code:
<td class="vbmenu_control"><a href="calendar.php$session[sessionurl_q]">$vbphrase[calendar]</a></td>
Add Below:

Code:
<td class="vbmenu_control"><a href="vbclubsindex.php$session[sessionurl_q]">MySpace</a></td>
....or use any other word you want

Step 7

By default none usergroup has permissions to use vbClubs, so you need to give permissions to any group. Goto AdminCP->Usergroups->Usergroup Manager and edit any usergroup you like to give permissions.


Step 8

Still in your admincp select Scheduled Tasks/Add New Scheduled task. Fill in:
  • Varname = sendcards
  • Title = Send eCards
  • Minute (0, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50)
  • Script path = ./mysocialspaceecardssender.php
  • and press Save.
Step 9
If you've installed vbSEO, Login into vbSEO Control Panel, click "Custom Rewrite Rules", insert rewrite rules (vbseorules.txt) and save settings.


*** Copyright ***

The script cannot be redistributed, reproduced, or published in any way. Modifying this
script and sharing or publishing your modification A-N-Y-W-H-E-R-E (including here)without the author's written permission is not allowed, but you can modify it as you want but just for your own use.

In addition to above restrictions you can't develop and share addons for 3nd party scripts (eg for vBadvanced).


And of course copyright removal is not permited.

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Old 22 Dec 2007, 15:38
WildWeb WildWeb is offline
 
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Thanks but no thanks! Will wait for final 3.7 and follow-on of 4.
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Old 22 Dec 2007, 15:54
MaryTheG(r)eek MaryTheG(r)eek is offline
 
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Originally Posted by WildWeb View Post
Thanks but no thanks! Will wait for final 3.7 and follow-on of 4.
Nothing in common with the club features of ver 3.7, except if you want just to organize teams. In this case it's ok. But if you want to give real power to your members then the new version can't helps you. They don't have even 5% of the features of my mod.
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Old 22 Dec 2007, 16:05
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inciarco inciarco is offline
 
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Great Mod, Thank You For Sharing It, MicroHellas!!

I currently Have one Mod for Groups, one Mod for Classifieds, and one Mod for Blogs, but I'll try this Mod in My Test Forum to compare it with the ones I have!!

I Hope You Can Release Soon a Non Beta Version With All Necessary Security Safeties!!

My Best Regards!!


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Old 22 Dec 2007, 16:27
MaryTheG(r)eek MaryTheG(r)eek is offline
 
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Originally Posted by inciarco View Post
I Hope You Can Release Soon a Non Beta Version With All Necessary Security Safeties!!

My Best Regards!!

None software can be 100% secure. That's why even when I should have fixed them all, I'll never remove this warning for security holes. What I've to say, is that, currently there are more than 2,000+ installations of my different mods. Nobody has reported that his site hacked. And do you know something? This is not because my code was perfect. Just nobody wanted to hack their site. In my opinion, if someone has focused his attention to hack your site, nothing can prevent him to do it even if you're using the most secure and expensive mods.

Last edited by MaryTheG(r)eek; 22 Dec 2007 at 17:03.
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Old 22 Dec 2007, 16:27
Lionel Lionel is offline
 
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Why another calendar when vb already has as many as you want? Would have been simpler just to alter one vb calendar
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Old 22 Dec 2007, 16:31
MaryTheG(r)eek MaryTheG(r)eek is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Lionel View Post
Why another calendar when vb already has as many as you want? Would have been simpler just to alter one vb calendar
I don't like to alert vbcode.
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Old 22 Dec 2007, 16:45
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thanks
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Old 22 Dec 2007, 17:03
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inciarco inciarco is offline
 
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Thumbs up

Originally Posted by MicroHellas View Post
None software can be 100% secure. That's why even when I should have fixed them all, I'll never remove this warning for security holes. What I've to say, is that, currently there are more than 2,000+ installations of my different mods. Nobody can reported that his site hacked. And do you know something? This is not because my code was perfect. Just nobody wanted to hack their site. In my opinion, if someone has focused his attention to hack your site, nothing can prevent him to do it even if you're using the most secure and expensive mods.
Great!! I'll Try it only providing Permissions for Admins, and then only to Usergroups reserved for Safe Users to the Community!!

I've Testng it on My Test Forum and Is a Great MOD!!

Have Great Functionalities and Visually is Looks Good and is Easy To Use!!

Thank You Very Much Again, I'll Use This Mod!!

My Best Regards!!

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Old 22 Dec 2007, 17:34
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Is Very Creative the Way the Mod Creates Forums and Sub-Forums as Categories!!

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Old 22 Dec 2007, 18:10
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inciarco inciarco is offline
 
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Question

Perhaps a Little Bug!!

When Adding a Photo, the Thumbnail File Is Created With 0Kb and is Empty at "http://zzz_forum_path/vbclubs/photos/thumbs/zzz_thumbnail.gif"

Is there any Option I should Set at vBulltin Options for the Thumbnails to be Successfully Created??

I'll Keep Using the Functionalities of this Mod, Until Now I Like It a Lot!!

My Best Regards!!

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Old 22 Dec 2007, 18:25
Animecraving Animecraving is offline
 
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....i want to use this.. but after hear you said the security might have a hole...
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Old 22 Dec 2007, 19:17
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Guess I'll have to wait until the security issue has been resolved.

Thanks for the release anyway!
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Old 22 Dec 2007, 19:20
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really looks like a cool mod, I'll have to try it out!
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Old 22 Dec 2007, 20:10
GoTTi GoTTi is offline
 
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great looking mod mary, but i thought you werent going to release anything here any longer since the staff keeps dumpiong your mods...

i hope they let this one stay up. i dont think im going to install this one, but great work.
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