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Sidebar Anywhere (Formerly Sidebar for Activity Stream) by BOP5
Mod Version: 2.2.0, by BirdOPrey5 (IB Staff) BirdOPrey5 is offline
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vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (40 votes - 4.80 average) Installs: 369
Released: 22 May 2012 Last Update: 06 Dec 2012 Downloads: 2425
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Brought to you by BirdOPrey5
www.Qapla.com


Version 2.2.0

The new Activity Stream for VB 4.2.0 is very nice but it feels like it is missing something- and what it is missing is a sidebar. Ideally at some point VB will release a custom sidebar built just for the Activity Stream but until then this quick mod will let you use the built in forum sidebar on the Activity Stream.

As of version 2.0 besides just working on the Activity Stream the mod can now add a sidebar to ANY vBulletin page including forums, threads, groups, albums, who's online, forum leaders, and more. In fact you can easily add the sidebar even to custom pages from custom mods.

New Features
  • Now works on ANY vBulletin Page (except blogs which have their own sidebar)
  • Option to align sidebar with page content or top of page
  • Option to Disable Sidebar Collapse Option (By Usergroup in 2.1.0)
  • Collapsed sidebar state now "remembered" on different pages
  • Option to enable Sidebar by Usergroup
  • Option to disable Sidebar by Forum (if enabled for forums/threads)
  • Option to disable Sidebar in specific styles
  • Options to disable sidebars if mobile devices detected*

NOTE: To enable mobile device detection options you must install the Mobile Browser Detector mod.

Live Demo: Qapla.com Activity Stream

You can enable or disable the Sidebar Anywhere independently of the forum sidebar but they will both display the same content (blocks.)

NEW - If you need to have different blocks on different pages check out this add-on.

You must have at least 1 block setup and active for the sidebar to show.

Unlike most of my other mods this mod is enabled by default upon installation. Be default it is setup to show only on the Activity Stream and register.php pages.

I am aware there is already a mod out there "Everywhere Sidebar" by another coder. This is completely different code and I made this because my "Staff Online Sideblock" mod did not work on Sidebar Everywhere but it does work on this mod.

This mod requires at least VB 4.2.0 to work on the Activity Stream but should work on older VB 4.x.x versions on other pages.

Full view of admin cp options: http://www.qapla.com/mods/ss/sidebar...tings_full.jpg.

The old version Zip file Sidebar for Activity Stream by BOP5 v11.zip works only on the Activity Stream.

PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS INCLUDED WITH THIS MOD- THEY ANSWER MOST OF THE QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW TO USE IT.

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  #256  
Old 14 Jul 2013, 16:46
Grimes Grimes is offline
 
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Not sure if this has been discussed, but how can I hide certain blocks from a usergroup using this mod. For example, if I want to have a block containing ads only show to guests etc.. Thanks.
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Old 14 Jul 2013, 19:57
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This mod doesn't handle displaying different blocks to usergroups just like the built in sidebar does not have that option.

However the same tricks can be used- namely editing the template of the block(s) and using a template conditional to show or hide the content to the usergroup.


Show only to guests

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



Show only to members

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



Show only to mods, admins, super-mods

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

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  #258  
Old 14 Jul 2013, 20:55
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Gotcha. That really helps- thanks for taking the time.
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Old 16 Jul 2013, 02:14
Grimes Grimes is offline
 
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Worked like a charm and does exactly what I hoped it would. Guests see ads in the sidebar, and registered users don't. There are so many possibilities with this.

I have another question, and I realize it's probably a long shot- is it possible for me to make a code edit somewhere to make the sidebar not collapsible in just one forum?

For example: Not collapsible to guests at all. Collapsible for logged in users on forum.php, showthread, and everywhere else except in one forum.
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Old 17 Jul 2013, 19:02
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In the Sibbar Anywhere Edits plugin is this line that controls who sees the collapse option-


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

So maybe try changing that line to


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

Where 99 is the forum id of the 1 forum.
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Old 18 Jul 2013, 01:06
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Thumbs up

Worked perfectly. Thank you, sir.
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Old 19 Jul 2013, 04:07
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Originally Posted by tagline View Post
I've an issue with my template that's not the default one. Some part of the template are missing... how to fix it?
I have the exact same issue. How is this fixed? I absolutely love this mod!

Example: forumhome: http://www.priusconnect.com

The style isn't saying as I move to forumdisplay: http://www.priusconnect.com/forumdis...UseCoupons-101
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Old 19 Jul 2013, 11:08
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Originally Posted by natecoupons View Post
I have the exact same issue. How is this fixed? I absolutely love this mod!

Example: forumhome: http://www.priusconnect.com

The style isn't saying as I move to forumdisplay: http://www.priusconnect.com/forumdis...UseCoupons-101
Just to help debug this issue, add this line to your headinclude template and see if it helps:


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

Let me know if it does.
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Old 19 Jul 2013, 12:52
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I went ahead and did that, and it doesn't seem to have any affect. I put the line of code at the bottom of the template.
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Old 19 Jul 2013, 15:17
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OK, cancel that...

In your additional.css template find the code for:

#sidebar_home .blocksubhead

and add !important to the background:


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

Any change?
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  #266  
Old 20 Jul 2013, 18:37
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I did that also, and it doesn't seem to make a difference

#sidebar_home .blocksubhead {
background:url(images/styles/DeFraction/style/sidebarHeadBG.png) no-repeat top left !important;
height:18px;
width:315px;
padding:12px;
margin:0;
color:#000000;
font-size:15px;
text-transform:none;
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Old 24 Jul 2013, 14:07
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First of all, thanks for this wonderful mode.
I'm facing a problem with it because of my mistake, when I installed it on vb 42.1 first time, it worked like charm on all the page with height modifications.

Because of some reason I deleted Disable Collapse of Built In Sidebar from plugin manager, then did uninstall it completely, since then, even after multiple times reinstalls, when ever I do enable any of the option at admincp, like Use Custom Sidebar Drop? and save that.

It gets completely disappeared even from activity stream page, not sure why ?? I love to have it working..

Last edited by sonasinha; 24 Jul 2013 at 14:47.
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Old 24 Jul 2013, 19:03
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Originally Posted by sonasinha View Post
First of all, thanks for this wonderful mode.
I'm facing a problem with it because of my mistake, when I installed it on vb 42.1 first time, it worked like charm on all the page with height modifications.

Because of some reason I deleted Disable Collapse of Built In Sidebar from plugin manager, then did uninstall it completely, since then, even after multiple times reinstalls, when ever I do enable any of the option at admincp, like Use Custom Sidebar Drop? and save that.

It gets completely disappeared even from activity stream page, not sure why ?? I love to have it working..
Solved.
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Old 27 Jul 2013, 16:58
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Blank Pages in Firefox

Tried to install it on a travel Forum and all seems to work well except few URLs showing blank pages only in firefox after installation of this mode. As an example this url http://www.touristsboard.com/united-...to-travel.html shows blank in Firefox but loads good in IE and Chrome.

When i disable this plugin every thing start working well. Also i tried changing style to the default vb but the problem persisted.
Pls tell how to resolve this issue.

Last edited by shellys; 27 Jul 2013 at 17:06.
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Old 27 Jul 2013, 23:59
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Originally Posted by natecoupons View Post
I did that also, and it doesn't seem to make a difference

#sidebar_home .blocksubhead {
background:url(images/styles/DeFraction/style/sidebarHeadBG.png) no-repeat top left !important;
height:18px;
width:315px;
padding:12px;
margin:0;
color:#000000;
font-size:15px;
text-transform:none;
Haven't forgotten... still trying to figure this out.

Originally Posted by shellys View Post
Tried to install it on a travel Forum and all seems to work well except few URLs showing blank pages only in firefox after installation of this mode. As an example this url http://www.touristsboard.com/united-...to-travel.html shows blank in Firefox but loads good in IE and Chrome.

When i disable this plugin every thing start working well. Also i tried changing style to the default vb but the problem persisted.
Pls tell how to resolve this issue.
The link works fine in Firefox and Waterfox for me. Did you try clearing your cache? Are you on the latest version?
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