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News Management & Portal System Lite
Mod Version: 2.0.7 Gold, by Mythotical (Member) Mythotical is offline
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vB Version: 3.7.x Rating: (9 votes - 4.56 average) Installs: 82
Released: 13 Mar 2008 Last Update: 15 Jul 2008 Downloads: 1315
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Auto-Template Additional Files  

Description: News Management & Portal System Lite (NMAPS) is a portal system that is completely based on news without the use of forums. Instead each news story/review story is stored in the database under its own tables. I have seen many requests for news management system and I decided to create NMAPS, then Bree took it to the next stage with v2 with all the changes and features.

The system will act as a portal or a second frontend for your site. It has many features that I'm sure everyone will enjoy.

* Portal
* Modules
* Chief Reporter Option
* Cover Story
* Top Story
* Categories
* Reporter CP for managing stories
* Phrased
* Admin Settings without using vBulletin's Options page
* Usergroup Permissions
* User Perms
* Phrased

v2.0.7-2 (HOTFIX) -
* Fixed nmaps_config.php requirement in nmaps_install.php and nmaps_upgrade.php

v2.0.7-1 (HOTFIX) -
* Fixed nmaps_config.php error in ACP nmaps.php file

v2.0.7 -
* Add nmaps_config.php so NMAPS can be ran outside of forum directory
* Edited 1 phrase

v2.0.6 -
* Fixed 'Title' setting bug

v2.0.5 -
* Fixed bug with editor on edit entry page

v2.0.4 -
* Fixed WYSIWYG editor when editing an entry
* Added Arabic phrase pack
* Removed unnecessary loop

v2.0.3 -
* Allow BBCode in entries
* Added missing phrases
* Altered nmaps_pg_news_add and nmaps_pg_news_edit templates to remove hard coded file name
* Fixed left/right column display when no modules are present
* Added new phrases to replace nmaps title from being hard coded to navbits as well added new phrases for editing story, moving story, etc.
* Moderation of entries fixed
* Added missing footer template

v2.0.2 -
* Fixed security vulnerabilities
* Combined install and uninstall files into 1 file
* Fixed return value error

v2.0.1 -
* Fixed various display errors
* Added install file
* Fixed 3 database errors

v2.0 -
* Fixed database errors
* Phrased
* Added more features
* Redid code and alters modules
* Own settings page
* Category code rewrote

v1.0 -
* Initial Release

Demo: - Thanks to dodgeuk19 - Thanks to mmerced

Review: Meet the Geeks review of NMAPS

Plugins: 4
File Uploads: 16
Files to Import: 1
Directories to Upload: 7

REQUIREMENTS: At least 3.7.1 or later
PHP 5 or later

Support will be given in this thread.

Enjoy and I hope to get suggestions for 2.1

NOTE: If you like this mod, please click INSTALL, it goes a long way with me.

  1. How do I edit the navigation links?
    • Go to your AdminCP > Styles & Templates > Style Manager > Edit Templates > Find NMAPS Templates in the list of templates > Edit nmaps_mod_nav
  2. What version of PHP/MySQL is required to use this mod?
    • Unfortunately this mod requires PHP5 or later as well as MySQL5 or later.
  3. What does Pro version have that Lite doesn't?
    • Pro has many features that Lite doesn't, right now there is no full demo of Pro and if you wish to be notified when a demo is available please PM me.
  4. When is the next version of NMAPS due to be released?
    • I try not to give an exact date as errors, sql fixes, etc could cause dates to be changed therefore I try to give more of a week or 2 weeks as I usually give an exceptional amount of time to allow for fixes and such.
  5. My editor isn't showing up when I try to add a new article, what is wrong?
    • Go to AdminCP > vBulletin Options > Message Posting Interface Options then Enable Standard & WYSIWYG Controls under Full Editor. Once done, you must reimport the product with overwrite set to 'Yes' once complete the editor will show up when adding a new article.
  6. I receive this error when accessing /admincp/ "Warning: require_once(/includes/adminfunctions_template.php) [function.require-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in [path]/admincp/nmaps.php on line 22

    Fatal error: require_once() [function.require]: Failed opening required '/includes/adminfunctions_template.php' (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php')"
    • Download the file from Post #378, upload to your /admincp/ directory overwriting the existing file.
  7. Admincp and index still showing incorrectly or not at all.

Extra Notes: If you wish to translate NMAPS then I ask you translate and email me the language xml file so that I can properly get it added to the mod pack.

Languages Being Translated to:
* Chinese
* German

NOTE: I have removed the nmaps zip file until I have released the new version. Countdown till new version is at 3 days 12 hours.

News Management and Portal System 2008 The vBCoders
Please do not redistribute or distribute modified code without my explicit permission.

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Old 27 May 2008, 01:40
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Old 27 May 2008, 02:57
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i'm having the same problem with

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '(', expecting ',' or ')' in ../forum/nmaps.php on line 405

can't wait till you fix it,

also any news on the pro version coz if it's as good as it sounds i want the pro version lol

keep up the good work and i can't wait till this error is fixed as i have a team if review staff all rev'd and and ready to go


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Old 27 May 2008, 06:36
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Ok I ran into a few issues with combining the uninstall script with the install script, so that hour turned into 5 hours. Right now I'm too tired to even stay up and continue. I should have this fixed come tomorrow.

Pro Update: Right now not sure how much longer it will be but we are aiming for about 2 more weeks. I will post updates as more information is ready.
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Old 27 May 2008, 09:46
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sbarbz: I am updating it, I will have it ready in about an hour.
you not upload ?
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Old 27 May 2008, 17:40
Mythotical Mythotical is offline
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No sorry, finishing work on it as I type this.
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Old 27 May 2008, 20:26
sbarbz sbarbz is offline
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where i download the file "nmaps_uninstall.php" ?
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Old 27 May 2008, 21:20
Mythotical Mythotical is offline
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sbarbz: Last time I'm telling you, I am finishing work on it.
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Old 27 May 2008, 21:44
Greg-J Greg-J is offline
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I'd like to download this, but your demo link isn't working. Is this working with 3.7.1?
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Old 27 May 2008, 22:02
Mythotical Mythotical is offline
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I will get the demo link working again shortly.

As of right now, yes it works with 3.7 but I am about to do a full test on 3.7.1
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Old 27 May 2008, 22:53
Mythotical Mythotical is offline
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UPDATE: v2.0.2 is now available for download. If you wish to uninstall NMAPS Lite and reinstall, that can all be done from 1 install file now.

For those wishing to download the mod, the demo link is working again as well the zip file now contains the updated files and changes. Fresh install will cause no errors unless you have modified your vbulletin database so much that the tables are not named the same which I doubt will cause any problems honestly.

Enjoy for those new to NMAPS and current NMAPS users you need to update your files immediately. No database changes are required as of this version.

Currently development of NMAPS Lite beta will now be stalled as NMAPS Pro is prepared and released. NMAPS Lite updated versions now will only be given if there is a major bug fix or security flaw that is fixed OR a new version of vBulletin is released.

Last edited by Mythotical; 27 May 2008 at 22:58.
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Old 27 May 2008, 22:56
Greg-J Greg-J is offline
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What is involved in changing the nmaps.php to articles.php ? How many files will have to be changed?
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Old 27 May 2008, 22:59
Mythotical Mythotical is offline
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Greg: 1, you change your nmaps.php file to articles.php and alter your settings to reflect that, the rest is done. The script uses the setting for your file name for the rest of your files. So only one file change and one setting change.
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Old 28 May 2008, 00:03
Greg-J Greg-J is offline
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Thanks a lot Steve. I'm looking forward to putting it through the ringer on this week. I'll let you know when I've got it all customized.
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Old 28 May 2008, 01:43
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Greg: Sure thing, if you would mind me using your site as a live demo. My demo is just a test demo mainly.
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Old 28 May 2008, 08:30
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ninjamaster ninjamaster is offline
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thanks m8 but i get this

Database error in vBulletin 3.7.0:

Invalid SQL:

SELECT set_value, varname FROM nmaps_settings
WHERE varname IN ('nmaps_status', 'nmaps_file', 'nmaps_chief_id', 'nmaps_col_left', 'nmaps_col_right', 'nmaps_col_spacer', 'cat_layout', 'reporters_layout', 'cat_image_pref', 'chief_avatar_pref', 'reporters_avatar_pref', 'max_reporters', 'max_top', 'max_new', 'max_cover_char', 'max_top_char', 'max_stories');

MySQL Error : Table '............nmaps_settings' doesn't exist
Error Number : 1146
Request Date : Wednesday, May 28th 2008 @ 08:26:18 AM

can u help me plaese
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