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[AJAX] Tabbed Forum Home
Mod Version: 1.5.0, by bobster65 (Member) bobster65 is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (75 votes - 4.92 average) Installs: 592
Released: 10 Apr 2008 Last Update: 03 Sep 2008 Downloads: 9228
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Tabbed Forum Home version 1.01

[AJAX] Tabbed Forum Home version 1.5.0 (BETA)

NOTE: Works with both 3.7x and 3.6x

Description: This MOD is for creating a "Tabbed" Forum Home Page to have Categories displayed within Tab containers (similar to what the new Profile System looks like on vb3.7). Please do not confuse this with the Tab Menu System here at They are totally different systems. These Tabs actually switch the content without leaving the main forums page.

I wrote the initial Non AJAX version based on reading many requests from members asking about how namepros created their custom tabbed forum home page. The first implementation I did was a request by (which you can visit to see a working example). I have shared this version with many members already and decided to release it since it seems to be something that a lot of members are interested in.

UPDATE: I have released a BETA [AJAX] version for those that what something a little more robust and easier to install/configure. This Beta version will never go into production tho as version 2.0 will utilize the YUI AJAX Tabview Toolset. It IS stable tho and is currently running on a few live sites.

NOTE: Keep in mind, I wrote this with the assumption that you are fairly well versed and comfortable with editing files/templates and following the flow of things. If there is something you don't understand, PLEASE let me know so that I can help you understand it. This IS NOT a product that a novice can just plug and play and it takes a little bit of time to setup, but its well worth it in the end (if you want a custom unique look to your forum home page)... the next version (Don't ask when, cause its just on the drawing board) will be a product with ACP controls for easy setup

The attached Zip File(s) contain the Files and Instructions necessary to install each version.

DEMO: or
[Moderator Edit: The first URL has been un-linked as there has been reported malware on that domain. The mod author may edit this notice once the situation has been cleaned.]

Screen Shots: None, visit one or both of the above links as seeing them in action is better than some static image(s)..


Change Log

version 1.01 -
tabcontent.js ver 2.2 to support remote links
updated install instructions (both in txt and rtf format)

version 1.5.0 -
BETA [AJAX] version

July 8, 2008 - Added xml file for WOL
Sep 2, 2008 - Updated xml file for WOL

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Old 05 May 2010, 23:47
glennybee glennybee is offline
Join Date: Feb 2008
Hi shanejeffery86,

There are several ways to find that out.

Depending on your rewrite rules, your urls may be configured like this;

'f12' is the forum id. Also, if you go to the forum manager page in admincp, when you hover the cursor over the specific forum, it will tell you the forum id in the status bar at the bottom of your browser, i.e.
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Old 06 May 2010, 23:25
sburns1992 sburns1992 is offline
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The URL you tried to load:
Phishing Site Blocked
Phishing is a fraudulent attempt to get you to provide
personal information under false pretenses.
Soz xox
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Old 23 May 2010, 12:16
Arsov14 Arsov14 is offline
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How to fix this phrases?
Curent Activity?
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Old 23 May 2010, 12:55
Marco van Herwaarden Marco van Herwaarden is offline
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Please provide the URL to your forum.
Originally Posted by Arsov14 View Post
How to fix this phrases?
Curent Activity?
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Old 23 May 2010, 13:50
Arsov14 Arsov14 is offline
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I send you with pm. ooo tell me how to fix it.
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Old 20 Jun 2010, 20:31
kimof911 kimof911 is offline
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i have a problem with that ...

tabs are just displayed as links and it directs to totally unformated pages :S:S:S
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Old 24 Jun 2010, 21:11
EtaiWix EtaiWix is offline
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You CAN use images instead of words/css style created boxes for the tabs when using 1.5.0

You can't place text above an image... but if you could, that would be really cool an useful.

Is there any way to use an image for selected, and another image for when the tab is not selected? I'm assuming it would need to be JS code, does anyone know how I would do that?

EDIT: Great mod by the way, I love it!!
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Old 14 Jul 2010, 05:40
glowinggal glowinggal is offline
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is there a way to have the tabs display on all forum pages? My users love this new mod we added to our vbulletin but that was their one request (:
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Old 14 Jul 2010, 13:48
EtaiWix EtaiWix is offline
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Question to coder/developer:

Is there a way to have these tabs function as actual HTML links in actual pages, rather than be just javascript? This is important for SEO...
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Old 05 Aug 2010, 18:54
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6piston 6piston is offline
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Originally Posted by shanejeffery86 View Post

How do you figure out the category IDs if you have vBSEO installed? All of my category IDs are covered up by vBSEO rewrites.

you can find them through admincp
Go to the Forums section and hover on the forum names and you'll see the link that says forumid
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Old 12 Aug 2010, 05:14
hayaldunya hayaldunya is offline
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Old 14 Aug 2010, 19:14
mdake mdake is offline
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oooooh thanksssssss
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Old 08 Sep 2010, 16:40
Pistils Pistils is offline
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Hi peeps,

I have had this mod installed on my forum home for about 2 years and now i come to add a new tab for access to restricted , paid subscription area of my site, i have teh tab, it only displays for premium account members but i can't get any content to load under the tab.. just the category header but it isn't pulling the private forums up just white empty space!

If someone can point me in the right direction I'd really appreciate it...

I'm a little confused regarding the $forumbits additions in index_tabs.php

$forumbits = construct_forum_bit($forumid);
// Construct Tabbed Forum Home forumbits
// Category for Tab 2, pulls forum and sub form data from Category (Forum ID 1)
$forumbits2 = construct_forum_bit(9,1,0);
$forumbits2a = construct_forum_bit(51,1,0);
$forumbits3 = construct_forum_bit(15,1,0);
$forumbits3a = construct_forum_bit(16,1,0);
$forumbits3b = construct_forum_bit(17,1,0);
$forumbits3c = construct_forum_bit(19,1,0);
$forumbits4 = construct_forum_bit(1,1,0);
$forumbits5 = construct_forum_bit(51,1,0);
$forumbits13 = construct_forum_bit(186,1,0);

If i put the $forumbits13 code after my new tab i get nothing....?

I know i am doing something really daft but after searching through the code for the past few hours my brain is

any ideas...?

many thanks...

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Old 04 Oct 2010, 21:17
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yotsume yotsume is offline
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On my homepage the selected tab raising effect has broken. How can I turn off the raising and lowering effect of the tabs or better yet fix that?

UPDATE: I found the place in the css to fix this bug.
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Last edited by yotsume; 07 Oct 2010 at 20:19.
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Old 07 Oct 2010, 19:46
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yotsume yotsume is offline
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Question Version 2 ETA?

Originally Posted by bobster65 View Post
Yes, v2 (which is in Beta 4 right now) has what is called "modules" that can be plugged in via the ACP.... currently we have recent threads, Blogs, News, Albums, Project Tools and a few others.... social groups is one that I've just started on and might be ready when v2 is finally released).. btw, those are just ones that we plan on releasing with it.. the modules system will allow you to create your own and members here will be able to write module addons for this new system...
Sorry but I have to ask... do you have a time frame for version 2 release?
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