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ProjectvB4 - Alpha
Mod Version: 0.2.0A, by ChrisTERiS (Coder) ChrisTERiS is offline
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vB Version: 4.2.5 Rating: (3 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 8
Released: 10 Jul 2020 Last Update: 18 Jul 2020 Downloads: 23
Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Auto-Template Additional Files Is in Beta Stage  


Disclaimer notice
  1. It's an Alpha version just for testing purposes. Don't install it on a live site.
  2. Supported vBulletin version 4.2.5
  3. Is better your installation to be free from any 3nd party plugin, even if I don't expect any conflict other than the messing design on those pages.

Installation
  1. Download the attached file
  2. Unizip and upload all files from upload/ folder to your vB folder
  3. Go to Admincp
  4. From Styles & Templates-> Style Manager-> Add New Style, import the file projectvb4-style-10Jul.xml from styles/ folder
  5. From Plugins & Products-> Manage Products-> Add/Import Product, import the file product-projectvb4.xml
  6. From Settings-> Options-> Project vB4 Options set the current 4 options
3nd Party Addon

For reCaptcha Human Verification, I'm using kh99 reCAPTCHA ver.2. Just now I seen that kh99 has mark it as re-usable code, so I can include it on my package. Currently is not including, you must download and install it. But if you're using PHP 7 you must edit the file uploads/includes/class_humanverify_new_recaptcha.php

Change lines 12-14

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What it works so far
  1. Forum list
  2. Forum display
  3. Show Thread
  4. Modal Member Profile (not completed yet)
  5. Sidebar in slide panel
  6. Search is slide panel (with link to Advanced Search)
  7. User menu in slide panel (not completed yet with custom user menu)
  8. Navbar in slide panel (not completed yet as it does not shows extra menu). Currently it shows all menu options in a long list but I'll modify it to menu-> submenu-> subsubmenu
  9. Login / Register / Password Reset in modal
That's for the moment. Please be kind and don't stress me. It's a long Project, not just a Responsive style, but I believe that it will be ready by the end of August, maybe much earlier.

Ver. 0.2.0 Alpha


New Features
  1. Completed User Profile - Modal Window
  2. Completed User Profile - Page
  3. Added User Status
  4. Redesigned What's Going On
  5. Completed Show Thread by redesigning Thread Replies
  6. Added Thread icon and Thread Prefix in Forum display
  7. Modified (a bit only), New Thread page and removed unnecessary data from Asset Manager. Still not the best as I'm working on this, but at least works on mobiles.
  8. Modified 2 core files:
    1. includes/functions_forumlist.php to change poll icon with FA icon
    2. includes/functions_editor.php to remove the emoticons block on the right side of editor as it was getting wide space in mobile view.
For better support of Avatars and Cover Image (Profile Header) you must edit each Usergroup and set:
  1. Disable Animation photos for Avatar and User Photo.
  2. Set Profile Picture Maximum Width (pixels) to 1200px
  3. Set Profile Picture Maximum Height (pixels) to 340px
  4. Set Profile Picture Maximum File-Size to 1024000 (sure you can set different filesize).
  5. Set Custom Avatar Maximum Width (pixels) to 150px
  6. Set Custom Avatar Maximum Height (pixels) to 150px
  7. Set Custom Avatar Maximum File-Size to 200000 (or anything else you prefer).
To Upgrade
  1. Download and Unzip the file ProjectvB4-v0.2A.zip
  2. Upload all files from upload/ folder, overwriting the old ones
  3. Import product-projectvb4.xml selecting Allow Overwrite -> Yes
  4. Import Style XML File projectvb4-style-17Jul.xml selecting to Merge Into Style ProjectvB4
Editing core files


There are 2 small modifications in vB core files, but as the Licenses prohibits distribution of them, you must do these changes on your own.


1.- If you want to hide the emoticons from the right side of the editor to earn some space in mobile view (emoticon will still be available from the button menu), you must edit the file includes/functions_editor.php. Open it with a text editor (not Word and similar), and change line 551
From:

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To:

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2.- To replace the Poll icon with a FA icon, your need to edit the file includes/functions_forumlist.php file 592
From:

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

To:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
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Remarks:
  1. I appreciate your patience but don't forget that its a huge product. I don't focus to release just a responsive theme but to redesign it the most that my knowledge permits me to do.
  2. Next release next Friday
I wish you a nice weekend
Chris

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Old 14 Jul 2020, 18:09
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Good or Bad, this is what I was able to do in profile page, spending my whole day. Just header and sidebar. Main section tomorrow.
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Old 15 Jul 2020, 07:36
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Don't remember if vB4 supports user status message, but I added a simple one. Easy to add/update it in user panel, and appears to Modal Profile. I'll also add it to profile page.
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Old 15 Jul 2020, 12:10
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I think these modifications are very appropriate in the initial releases
And the next is definitely the best
Thank you so much
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And here is WGO, something that I forgot from Forum home. Without fancy colors and icons.
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Old 20 Jul 2020, 08:48
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Now, I really need your help for testing purposes. It was so frustrated, when I realized yesterday that, after spending a full day working on Calendar, Albums, and Groups, I've forgot to change the links to member profile, to open the modal window, instead to redirect to full profile page.


That's why I'm kindling asking you to register in my site and try as most as you can the sections. What I want you to test are:
  1. If the design is responsive
  2. If the member link open the modal window instead to redirect to the profile page.
  3. If a page has a sidebar, if the sidebar opens in the side panel.
  4. Any other design mess.
I've started a forum "Testing ProjectvB4" which has prefixes for the above 4 options. This way you'll help me to speed up the realize.


Please note that currently I've install the Forum only version, so you'll not see any CMS or Blog page.


https://www.projectvb4.com/


Thank you
Chris
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Old 20 Jul 2020, 16:00
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This looks like a great project you have going. Really looking forward to seeing it be developed.
I've always liked VB4, so it's nice to see that VB4 might get a new life with a new look.
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Old 20 Jul 2020, 16:03
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Originally Posted by cdoyle View Post
This looks like a great project you have going. Really looking forward to seeing it be developed.
I've always liked VB4, so it's nice to see that VB4 might get a new life with a new look.
Should have a new life, I'm sure for it. Especially if IB gives me the permission to modify core files to keep PHP compatibility. Actually I'm thinking to give them the full project to include it as default theme (with all extra features), if they accept to put it back to life.
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Old 22 Jul 2020, 18:01
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Originally Posted by ChrisTERiS View Post
Should have a new life, I'm sure for it. Especially if IB gives me the permission to modify core files to keep PHP compatibility. Actually I'm thinking to give them the full project to include it as default theme (with all extra features), if they accept to put it back to life.
I doubt they'll give you permission, even if vB4 is EOL (and has been for quite some time). And I definitely would not hand the project over to them.

I run a vB4 forum at the moment with a whole bunch of code changes and updated features and I wouldn't dream of handing the source over to IB.
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Old 26 Jul 2020, 18:48
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Originally Posted by x iJailBreak x View Post
I doubt they'll give you permission, even if vB4 is EOL (and has been for quite some time). And I definitely would not hand the project over to them.

I run a vB4 forum at the moment with a whole bunch of code changes and updated features and I wouldn't dream of handing the source over to IB.
Would you thinking about publish your version to the public ?
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Originally Posted by mako1590 View Post
Would you thinking about publish your version to the public ?
...Wrong post ...
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Old 27 Jul 2020, 18:36
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Originally Posted by mako1590 View Post
Would you thinking about publish your version to the public ?
Wouldn't be possible without breaching several laws, unfortunately. I'd write a guide but there was more extensive things I added like using filp/whoops for error pages instead of the built-in vB error handler, and it would take forever to filter things like that out.
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New licenses can't even download vBulletin 4.x

So, you're either doing all this for existing customers who refuse to move on ...

or you're wasting your time.
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Originally Posted by In Omnibus View Post
New licenses can't even download vBulletin 4.x
This is an advantage, not disadvantage. No updates means no extra work to adjust my code with any new release.
Originally Posted by In Omnibus View Post
So, you're either doing all this for existing customers who refuse to move on ...
Even if there are some of them, I mainly do it for my own use and pleasure.
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or you're wasting your time.
Be sure that I'm not wasting my time There are thousands left alone in the ship. Even for vB3. Do you know how many new Admins started a forum with vBulletin latelly? When they can find a license for less than $50, why not give a try?
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Old 29 Jul 2020, 19:51
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Originally Posted by In Omnibus View Post
New licenses can't even download vBulletin 4.x

So, you're either doing all this for existing customers who refuse to move on ...

or you're wasting your time.
In fairness, I think people are more likely to want to stick with vB4 than upgrade and move over to the absolute mess that is vB5.
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In fairness, I think people are more likely to want to stick with vB4 than upgrade and move over to the absolute mess that is vB5.
vB5 is not "a mess" but you would have to be using it to know that.
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