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All Topic - Master Forums - Shows threads from multiple forums in one forum
Mod Version: 2.2, by BirdOPrey5 (IB Staff) BirdOPrey5 is offline
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vB Version: 4.0.x Rating: (18 votes - 4.89 average) Installs: 100
Released: 04 Jul 2010 Last Update: 06 Jun 2011 Downloads: 499
Not Supported Uses Plugins Auto-Template Code Changes  

This a complete and total upgrade to version 2.0!

New Version: 2.2

NOTE: VB 4.2.0(and over) Users DO NOT do the Manual File Edit on forumdisplay.php in the directions.

1 manual file edit is required to fix a bug where the thread count may be wrong in the master forum. Details in instructions in zip file.

You can now specify an * to denote "all forums" when creating a master forum. See instructions for details.

In addition this mod will be able to auto edit your templates if you run the standard threadbit template, otherwise there are instructions in the zip file for manual template edits if needed.

New in 2.2: Show or hide sticky threads from slave forums on the master forum.

What does this mod do? - Basically this is only the most awesomest mod ever for vBulletin. You can now view threads from other forums in "Master Forums" you designate.

For example on my site "Off Topic" is my "Master Forum" and virtually all other forums are assigned to the Master Forum offering user's the ability to browse 1 forum while seeing threads from many others.

New in version 2.0: You can now have multiple master forums.

See the screen shots for an example.

All instructions are included in the zip file.

As pointed out by phpdesk you must have at least 1 thread in your master forum for this to work.

I have tested this on VB 4.0.8 and am sure it will work on all 4.0/4.1 versions to date. There is a separate version for VB 3.x.

You can mostly ignore all posts in this thread up to post #25. Old posts are no longer relevant to this new version. (Note: post #7 is still relevant if you have only 1 master forum.)

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Old 08 Jul 2010, 21:52
halkum halkum is offline
 
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This is beyond awesome Bird

Been trying to make an add-on but having no luck.

Is there a way to prefix the forum ID's?
i.e. say forumid 7 is Gaming, foruid 8 is Offtopic. Both show in the forum but no separation. Would there be a way to auto-add prefixing of 'gaming' and 'offtopic' respectively to the threads based on the forum they came from?

My Forum's 4.0.4PL1

Last edited by halkum; 08 Jul 2010 at 22:21.
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Old 08 Jul 2010, 22:19
halkum halkum is offline
 
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One other thing I noticed, any idea why the Thread/Replies count on the main forum.php page doesn't update to show how many threads are inside? Or the latest thread? -- I tried rebuilding the threads, and forums counts but neither worked.

Forum's 4.0.4Pl1
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Old 08 Jul 2010, 22:42
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Originally Posted by halkum View Post
This is beyond awesome Bird

Been trying to make an add-on but having no luck.

Is there a way to prefix the forum ID's?
i.e. say forumid 7 is Gaming, foruid 8 is Offtopic. Both show in the forum but no separation. Would there be a way to auto-add prefixing of 'gaming' and 'offtopic' respectively to the threads based on the forum they came from?

My Forum's 4.0.4PL1
You can look in the 3.8.x version thread here:http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=245414
I have a way for prefixing threads from other forums, on my forum I actually use a mini-version of each forum's status icon so it's definitely possible, unfortunately 4.0.x doesn't use the same variable names in the templates so the code doesn't work on vb4 and I don't have regular access to a 4.0 forum to play around with it, I'm on 3.8. I've got a question open in the vb4 programming section if anyone knows the 'new' ways to access those variables I'll post the code here but so far no answers,

Basically if someone could translate this to vb4 we'd be in business:

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Originally Posted by halkum View Post
One other thing I noticed, any idea why the Thread/Replies count on the main forum.php page doesn't update to show how many threads are inside? Or the latest thread? -- I tried rebuilding the threads, and forums counts but neither worked.

Forum's 4.0.4Pl1
Yeah this is because the 'real' thread is still in whatever forum it originated in so the statistics don't update- this way the same thread doesn't get counted twice. I imagine similar file edits could be the code where it tallies the number of posts and last post but again I'm sorry I don't have a working 4.0.x forum to play with, I just had temporary access to make sure the original code worked before I posted here.
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Old 08 Jul 2010, 23:04
halkum halkum is offline
 
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That's great. Not a problem, figured I'd ask! Thanks for the response. I'll check with a developer on how to translate that to vb4+ if he knows.

Also 'Marked as Installed'.
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Old 23 Jul 2010, 23:15
TurkYasam TurkYasam is offline
 
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This is exactly what I want and need.. Thank you sooooooo much man..
I hope we can have a admin panel controling thing for future instead of manuel editing..Whoever is going to develop this with few more extra feature, $50 bucks
I can donate..If noone has donate other than me another $50 bucks I can give..

Again, thank you sooo much BirdOPrey5..
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Old 23 Jul 2010, 23:30
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No problem... you are welcome.

I'm working on my first 'real' mod with admin cp options and all now... If I can make this as a product I will, but in the mean time if someone else can they are free to do so and release it on their own. However my preliminary investigation so far seems that the edits needed can't be done automatically...
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Old 13 Oct 2010, 02:20
bigrover bigrover is offline
 
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This looks like what I need to summarize public and private forums. What happens when a reply is posted? I assume if the user selects reply to post in the master forum it will go to the master forum. But what about a reply to a specific post? Will that go to the original forum the post came from?
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Old 13 Oct 2010, 02:34
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If someone posts a new thread it will be created in the master forum assuming the user is viewing the master forum when they click "new thread."

If they are replying to an existing thread the post will be posted to that same thread no matter which forum that thread is from.
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Old 15 Oct 2010, 16:08
neverstop neverstop is offline
 
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This is a great idea for a mod.

I have a feature suggestion if you decide to expand on this mod:

Have a UserCP section where users can choose (via checkbox maybe? or multiple select box?) which forums they want to show in the "master" forum. Maybe have it stored in $bbuserinfo (??) and add it to the WHERE forumid IN line.

Cheers, cool mod.
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Old 15 Oct 2010, 17:04
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I've thought about using custom profile fields to choose which forums are included but as is I can't figure out how to do this code via the plugin system the resulting manual edits would probably be too complicated to follow- but there's no reason using $bbuserinfo[fieldX] in a conditional to choose which forums are part of the WHERE clause wouldn't work.
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Old 22 Dec 2010, 13:10
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Major Upgrade On This Mod!

Totally new version is now a product file you can install, no file edits needed!

If you used the old version revert your forumdisplay.php file back to it's original condition before installing.
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Old 22 Dec 2010, 18:51
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AWESOME! Exactly what I was looking for!!!
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Old 16 Jan 2011, 08:29
phpdesk phpdesk is offline
 
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Nice mod! One quick note,

the Master forum must contain at least one personal thread for the external threads to show up in the list as well,
otherwise it will just display There are no posts in this forum message.
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Old 16 Jan 2011, 15:20
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Originally Posted by phpdesk View Post
Nice mod! One quick note,

the Master forum must contain at least one personal thread for the external threads to show up in the list as well,
otherwise it will just display There are no posts in this forum message.
Good to know, thanks.
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Old 12 Feb 2011, 20:40
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Hey Bird,

This is probably wishful thinking, but if it's possible, it would be very helpful to me. Is there any way a thread icon can be set for a given forum? Essentially, so when it shows in the master forum, the icon an quickly identify the forum it's from. I'm trying to incorporate logos into my boards, and it would be a nice way to members to quickly find what they are looking for.
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