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Mod Version: 3.3, by Evercraft (Member) Evercraft is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.1 Rating: (65 votes - 4.66 average) Installs: 750
Released: 08 Aug 2006 Last Update: 23 Sep 2006 Downloads: 2603
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Introduction
This is a continuation of my Event Forums plugin/addon from 3.5. You can find the old version here. The original plugin was developed by Endquote, and I have since taken it over to bring it to what it is today. I hope you can find it useful!
What is this addon?
This is a plugin which allows you to create relationships between calendars and events, giving each event a thread of its own for users to discuss. I have tested this alot, and I am running it myself on a live board.
Sure, so whats it do?
Some examples of the features this plugin offers
  • When a new event is created in a calendar, an associated thread is created in the linked forum.
  • Links to events in the calendar are forwarded to the associated thread, or optionally a seperate New Event button can be added with a minor template edit.
  • New thread links in the event forum are redirected to a new event form.
  • A summary can be shown at the top of the event forum which shows the up and coming events over the next 'x' days.
  • The date and time shown in the thread and post title, is calculated on the current viewing users timezone. In other words, times always show in the users timezone, not forced to GMT.
  • Full moderation support.
  • Editing a thread or event, will update its associated event/thread.
Screenshots
Some screenshots of this plugin
How do I install it?
For upgrading, please see the section below.
Summary
  • 1 xml import.
  • 1 (optional) template change.
  • 1 (optional) gif file upload.
Step 1
Install the product
Download the product XML file.

Goto your Admin CP at your forums, then goto Plugin System -> Manage Products. Click [Add/Import Product] at the bottom of the page. Browse to the location where you downloaded the xml file and then click the Import button.
Step 2
Calendar ID:
Goto your Admin CP at your forums, then goto Calendar Manager. Find the calendar you want to link to a forum, then click Edit.
Right at the top of the page you should see:
Calendar: NAME (id: ID)
Make a note of the ID, you will need this soon.
Forum ID:
Goto your Admin CP at your forums, then goto Forum Manager. Find the forum you want to activate as your event forum, then click Edit Forum.
Right at the top of the page you should see:
Forum: NAME (id: ID)
Make a note of the ID, you will need this soon.
Link a Calendar to a Forum:
Goto your Admin CP at your forums, then goto vBulletin Options and find Event Forums.
The first option you should see is Calendar/Forum Map.
Enter in your IDs into the box, as CALENDARID:FORUMID.
Example, my Calendar is 5 and my Forum is 14:
5:14
Click Save.
Step 3
Base permissions check:
You will need to check that users using the Event Forums, have basic permissions to both the Linked Forum AND Calendar.
Basic Permissions include: Can View Forum and Can Post Threads and possibly some others.
Step 4 (Optional template edit)
Add the New Event button:
You only need todo this if you want to show a seperate New Event button next to the New Thread button.

First of all, upload newevent.gif to your images/buttons folder. NOTE you will need to upload this to any custom image folders too for different styles you might have.

Second, open up FORUMDISPLAY template for each of your styles you want to show the button, find and add the highlighted code below:

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

Lastly, go into the Event Forums options, and change the option Show the New Event button on the thread list to yes.
Step 5
Install on VB.org:
Browse back to this thread, and click the INSTALL button so you can recieve updates whenever I update this plugin.
How do I upgrade it from an old version?
Step 1
Import xml
Download the product XML file.

Goto your Admin CP at your forums, then goto Plugin System -> Manage Products. Click [Add/Import Product] at the bottom of the page. Browse to the location where you downloaded the xml file. Make sure the overwrite option is set to ON and then click the Import button.
Can I give you money to make this?
This isn't a commercial plugin, and can be used by anyone for free. However, a few people have said to me that they would like to donate some money for my time working on the plugin and for picking it up and continuing the development of new features etc. If you do want to donate some money my way, then you can do so through paypal by clicking this link. Thanks!
Bugs / Support
If you find a bug, then please post in this thread and let me know. There are a few bugs that haven't been fixed since the old version, so i'm hoping that we can fix these soon. I will do my best to support the plugin as much as possible, however I also have a busy job which takes up alot of my time.
Known Bugs
Here is a list of known bugs to date
  • Soft delete actually hard deletes the thread.
  • Search doesn't search the first post of an event thread.
  • Inline ajax edit bugs thread title. Need to remove date and time from it before edit.
Feature request list
Here is a list of the requested features. Please note that because it makes this list, doesn't mean it will be added.
  • Intergration with the event attendance plugin.
  • Customisation of the order of the custom fields in the thread title.
  • An option to "import" all the previous events from a Calendar into threads.
  • Extra post options support (Attachments, Post Icons, Sticky etc).
  • Custom ordering of the %datetime variable.
  • Custom ordering of %custom variable.
  • Better handling of recurring events.
Credits
Thanks to endquote for originally creating the plugin.
Thanks to the Ninja :ninja: for helping me infiltrate the vb code and finding those hidden hooks!
Thanks to anybody that helps test this plugin.
Changelog
Version: 3.3
  • Added Farcasters Event Attendance patch to the mod. I've added a self check so it will only run when the Event attendance mod is installed and active.
Version: 3.2
  • Fixed a bug which was prevent the thread from being deleted when you try to delete an event.
Version: 3.1
  • Fixed a bug which would cause an error with undefined function on the forum display page when summary is turned on.
Version: 3.0
  • Version now compatible with 3.6. Please note this plugin will no longer install on a board older than 3.6. I would recommend you upgrade your board as soon as you can!
  • Added an optional template edit to show a New Event button next to the New Thread button.
  • Plugin no longer in BETA. I feel this has been running enough stablely to take this out of BETA. There are still some bugs which need fixing, but as a whole it works and is used by quite a few people.
Version: 2.7 and below
  • See the old thread here

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Old 27 Apr 2011, 03:56
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does anyone know how to update this to show year 2011?
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Old 27 Apr 2011, 06:06
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I still cant believe nobody has ported this for VB4
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Old 27 Apr 2011, 12:16
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So, I haven't been able to read all 50+ pages yet, but what are the known bugs for this add-on/mod?

I'd like to use it, but want to be sure that it works on 3.8x
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Old 27 Apr 2011, 14:22
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is there a way to search events by zip code?

or X amount of miles within a certian zip code?
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Old 09 May 2011, 05:17
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very cool, how I can set it so that the user can choose what type of event it will be?

Options are:
1 = "Single, All Day Event"
2 = "Ranged Event"
3 = "Recurring Event"
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Old 14 May 2011, 17:16
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Would it be possible to hire someone to PORT this to vb 4.1.x ???
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Old 14 May 2011, 19:55
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Originally Posted by mickknutson View Post
Would it be possible to hire someone to PORT this to vb 4.1.x ???
I would put some cash forward as well!!
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Old 12 Jun 2011, 09:41
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I would put some cash forward as well!!
me too ...
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Old 13 Jun 2011, 19:25
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Originally Posted by credenscel View Post
does anyone know how to update this to show year 2011?
If you're talking about the calendar, you have to make sure the calendar year range includes 2011. (I've done this before. I wondered why my calendar stopped at 2009. )

Originally Posted by MagicThemeParks View Post
So, I haven't been able to read all 50+ pages yet, but what are the known bugs for this add-on/mod?

I'd like to use it, but want to be sure that it works on 3.8x
I use it regularly on 3.8x. The only two things I've noticed are that moderation for calendar events and threads does not work and that permissions work on an 'AND' basis, where you need to set both the forum and calendar permissions for things like HTML to work.

Originally Posted by midirtrider View Post
is there a way to search events by zip code?

or X amount of miles within a certian zip code?
You can probably search for the zip code in that particular thread to have event threads returned that have that zip code in the event listing, but that's about it.

Originally Posted by Edgespeeder06 View Post
very cool, how I can set it so that the user can choose what type of event it will be?

Options are:
1 = "Single, All Day Event"
2 = "Ranged Event"
3 = "Recurring Event"
I've thought about replacing the add event button with the drop-down menu from the calendar that allows choosing the type of event, but I haven't worked on it yet.
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Old 28 Jun 2011, 01:09
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Originally Posted by SamirDarji View Post
If you're talking about the calendar, you have to make sure the calendar year range includes 2011. (I've done this before. I wondered why my calendar stopped at 2009. )

I use it regularly on 3.8x. The only two things I've noticed are that moderation for calendar events and threads does not work and that permissions work on an 'AND' basis, where you need to set both the forum and calendar permissions for things like HTML to work.

You can probably search for the zip code in that particular thread to have event threads returned that have that zip code in the event listing, but that's about it.

I've thought about replacing the add event button with the drop-down menu from the calendar that allows choosing the type of event, but I haven't worked on it yet.

If you do, please let me know. I'd love to make a contribution as well...just not something I can do but I know my members would love it
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Old 28 Jun 2011, 02:58
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Originally Posted by Edgespeeder06 View Post
If you do, please let me know. I'd love to make a contribution as well...just not something I can do but I know my members would love it
What did you want done in particular? I couldn't tell from your post.
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Old 29 Jun 2011, 12:02
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For my meets section on the forum. I wanted to give the members the option to use which type of event they want to publish rather than me defaulting it to one of the three?

Almost like a sliding option for them but with the option for me to set one default or them to choose?

A drop down would work perfectly:

For these:
1 = "Single, All Day Event"
2 = "Ranged Event"
3 = "Recurring Event"
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Old 30 Jun 2011, 14:58
SamirDarji SamirDarji is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Edgespeeder06 View Post
For my meets section on the forum. I wanted to give the members the option to use which type of event they want to publish rather than me defaulting it to one of the three?

Almost like a sliding option for them but with the option for me to set one default or them to choose?

A drop down would work perfectly:

For these:
1 = "Single, All Day Event"
2 = "Ranged Event"
3 = "Recurring Event"
There is code for this in the calendar template that should be able to be hardcoded into that forum based on an 'if this forum is event forum' logic similar to how the add event button is added to the page as an option. I've been wanting to do this as well, but haven't had time.

If you want to try coding it, I'll point you in the directions where to get the code, etc and we can work on it together that way.
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Old 02 Jul 2011, 03:35
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Sure I can try, I'm not coder but if its a simple plug from here and put there with small edits I can do it.
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Old 20 Oct 2011, 06:02
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Anyone thought about porting this to 4.1.7?
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