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Mod Version: 2.0.0, by Dark_Wizard (Coder) Dark_Wizard is offline
Developer Last Online: Jun 2014 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (128 votes - 4.72 average) Installs: 1054
Released: 10 Jun 2010 Last Update: 05 Aug 2011 Downloads: 8472
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Template Edits Auto-Template  

This is a hack that will add icons to your forum categories on the forum home page.

History: I was the originator of this hack back in the vBulletin 1.x days and continued this in vb 3.7.x. I have had numerous requests to port this to vb 4.x.x so here you are.

Please click install if you want support for this mod and to encourage me to continue adding features!

Enjoy!

You can find nice icons here, here and here.

Thanks to LatinoCheats for this link.

Changelogs:

1.2.0:
  • * Option to change icon location i.e. After Status Icon, Under Forum Title or Replace Status Icon.
    * Now contains a dropdown listing your icons in the folder so you just select and save.
    * Displays icon in forum manager when editing a forum that contains an icon.
    * Change icon width and height so you need to only upload one size icon.
    * Set icon position so you can center the icon when using smaller icons.
    * Dropdown of transparency settings for icons used to replace status icons when indicating "Old Posts".
    * Allows you to mark forum/subforum as read.
    * Now shows locked icons (lock icon added to download and this overlays the status icons when indicating a locked forum).

1.2.1:
  • * Now works for Mark Forum/SubForum as read!

1.2.2:
  • * Fixed: template bug.
    * Added: Now shows locked icons (lock icon added to download and this overlays the status icons when indicating a locked forum.)

1.2.3:
  • * Added: Automatic Template Edits!
    * Added: Only jpg, gif and png icons allowed. (extensions checked in forum edit).
    * Fixed: Mark Forum Read for specific forum/subforum.
    * Fixed: Now shows non-transparent status icon when "Show Locks" is enabled.

1.2.4:
  • * Fixed: Users Viewing. (This is working on a default vb style, others styles may have issues)
    * Fixed: Mark Read should now be fixed, working fine on my end.
    * Fixed: Icon not appearing when "Forum Description" disabled.

2.0.0
  • * Icon size can be set either globally or set per forum, setting is in vb options.
    * When selecting an icon in forum manager the selected icon now shows to the right of the dropdown so you can see what you are selecting.
    * If your upgrading from 1.2.4 and had to do manual template edits then you will need to revert the templates and redo the edits.

Upgrades: For those upgrading just make sure when you import the product you select "Allow Overwrite". You will also need to revert your templates (only for users of version 1.2.2 or earlier) and then follow the instructions as outlined in the install.html file.

Note: Before you ask, yes this works with all browsers. (Tested on FF, IE8, IE7, Chrome, Safari and Opera)

IMPORTANT! If you use the "Auto Template" feature of this mod and it doesn't work then you MUST do the manual template edits outlined in the install.html. This plugin was created using a default vbulletin style.

If you like this mod than please nominate for "MOTM".

Donations are gladly accepted!

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  #61  
Old 18 Jun 2010, 00:48
Dark_Wizard Dark_Wizard is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Real name: Bob
Originally Posted by eddieor View Post
great app, no problems and very easy to install.
Thank you!
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  #62  
Old 18 Jun 2010, 01:18
AURFSCAN AURFSCAN is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Originally Posted by KURTZ View Post
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just installed and got this into the ACP under the forum manager ...

edit: if i select 'after status icon' option i got this (check the pic attached)

make sure your path to the icon folder is correct eg. ../icons
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  #63  
Old 18 Jun 2010, 11:42
KURTZ KURTZ is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Real name: Christian
Originally Posted by Dark_Wizard View Post
That error would only show up if you had no icons in the folder. As for the other issue this is the first anyone has had that issue. Can you provide me a url so I can check it out?
just sent to you a PM with the log-in parameters ...
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  #64  
Old 18 Jun 2010, 11:50
Dark_Wizard Dark_Wizard is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Real name: Bob
Originally Posted by KURTZ View Post
just sent to you a PM with the log-in parameters ...
I'm there now and not seeing anything wrong unless I need to finish my first cup of coffee.
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  #65  
Old 18 Jun 2010, 11:55
KURTZ KURTZ is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Real name: Christian
Originally Posted by Dark_Wizard View Post
I'm there now and not seeing anything wrong unless I need to finish my first cup of coffee.
the after status icon doesn't run correctly ... i mean this (like your pic attached)
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  #66  
Old 18 Jun 2010, 12:03
Dark_Wizard Dark_Wizard is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Real name: Bob
Originally Posted by KURTZ View Post
the after status icon doesn't run correctly ... i mean this (like your pic attached)
If I set "Category Icon Size" to width:48px; height:48px; and "Category Icon Position" to 0px; it works fine. CHeck your site now...
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  #67  
Old 18 Jun 2010, 12:17
KURTZ KURTZ is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Real name: Christian
Originally Posted by Dark_Wizard View Post
If I set "Category Icon Size" to width:48px; height:48px; and "Category Icon Position" to 0px; it works fine. CHeck your site now...
dude, i found a huge bug with firefox ... check the two pics ... the first is what i can see with FF and the second was with IE8 ...
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  #68  
Old 18 Jun 2010, 12:20
Dark_Wizard Dark_Wizard is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Real name: Bob
Originally Posted by KURTZ View Post
dude, i found a huge bug with firefox ... check the two pics ... the first is what i can see with FF and the second was with IE8 ...
Ahh, it's an issue with FF, you didn't state that, I will look into it. Keep my account active and I will put a new version on your site when it is done.
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  #69  
Old 18 Jun 2010, 12:22
KURTZ KURTZ is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Real name: Christian
Originally Posted by Dark_Wizard View Post
Ahh, it's an issue with FF, you didn't state that, I will look into it. Keep my account active and I will put a new version on your site when it is done.
sure mate, thanks for your support ...

ps. just nominated! really a great hack, with a huge potential.
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  #70  
Old 18 Jun 2010, 13:50
Ken Sanders Ken Sanders is offline
 
Join Date: May 2010
Have the same problem here as well...Never could get the "after icons" to show properly.
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  #71  
Old 18 Jun 2010, 14:47
Dark_Wizard Dark_Wizard is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Real name: Bob
Originally Posted by Ken Sanders View Post
Have the same problem here as well...Never could get the "after icons" to show properly.
Can you be more specific? What browser? Default style? Url would be nice so I can see the problem.
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  #72  
Old 18 Jun 2010, 14:58
Ken Sanders Ken Sanders is offline
 
Join Date: May 2010
Hi Dark Wiz,
I disabled for now. Getting ready to upgrade to 404. Using FF browser with same exact problem Kurtz has. Using 48x48 icons. After uprade, I will redo templates and try again.
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  #73  
Old 18 Jun 2010, 15:51
Dark_Wizard Dark_Wizard is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Real name: Bob
Originally Posted by Ken Sanders View Post
Hi Dark Wiz,
I disabled for now. Getting ready to upgrade to 404. Using FF browser with same exact problem Kurtz has. Using 48x48 icons. After uprade, I will redo templates and try again.
I am going to have to add a css template to fix this which is what I should have done from the beginning.
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  #74  
Old 18 Jun 2010, 19:29
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fluidswork fluidswork is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Real name: Arnab Bhadra
nice one ....

will try it later ...

thanks
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  #75  
Old 19 Jun 2010, 08:37
Deviant K1 Deviant K1 is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
INSTALLED & NOMINATED!

Great work with this mod Dark Wizard!

I installed this mod on my test board and everything work out fine on the first try. I like the site you listed, iconspedia.com but I decided on creating my own transparent png images. I made a slight change however on where I wanted the cat-icon to show. Take a look at the attached image below.

I wanted the icons I made to float over the default status icons of vB. I know a bit weird LOL. But if you notice in the attached image below, the vB status icon still works of course and pretty much shows if a thread contains new posts or not. It shows really good behind the icons I created.

Again, thanks for this mod!

Note:
Testing on the latest versions of IE8, FF, Chrome and Safari. Installed on vB v4.03
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