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Mod Version: 1.00, by alexp (Member) alexp is offline
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vB Version: 2.2.x Rating: (0 vote - 0 average) Installs: 9
Released: 18 Apr 2002 Last Update: Never Downloads: 0
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This hack allows user to opt-in to mailing lists which you, or a marketing colleague (with appropiate permissions) can create and send mail to. It uses code from the email.php script in the admin section but adds the flexibility of multiple mailing lists which users can opt-in and opt-out of.

Changes made:

1) New directory (called newsletter which can be accessed by poduct managers etc so non-admins can use the functionality

2) Changes to usergroup.php in the admin section allow you to assign newsletter priveleges to a user group from the admin CP

3) Changes to user options allow members to subscribe or unsubscribe to various mailing lists.

All necessary code and a fairly involved readme are included as attachments. You'll need direct access to your DB for this one, as you'll be setting up a couple of new tables.

I hope you find this helpful, and please don't hesitate to contact me via email (PM may take a while as I'm not here that regularly) if I can help at all. I'll do my best to offer support for the hack as quickly as possible.

Cheers,

Alex

PS .zip file is posted further down in the thread

[EDIT] If a user has permission to "cansendALLnewsletters" they will also need the lower permission of "cansendnewsletter". This is not given automatically. I suppose its a bug, but its no big deal..
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[EDIT]

Instead of uploading the new full version of usergroup.php as instructed in the readme, follow the instructions in the usergroup_changes.txt file to alter this file.

With the long SQL queries, make sure that no variable names span a line break - this will cause a DB error.

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  #2  
Old 18 Apr 2002, 13:05
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some piccies to prove it works :bunny:
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Old 18 Apr 2002, 13:06
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Old 18 Apr 2002, 13:13
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Please remove usergroup.php from the zip file and instead provide instructions to hack it. (it's against the rules to post full files of vB)
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Old 18 Apr 2002, 15:16
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Nice Hack Man! Nice idea! Will install right now!
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Old 18 Apr 2002, 15:19
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You will also need to remove adminfunctions.php, functions.php and global.php from the sub-zip file. Sorry.
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Old 18 Apr 2002, 15:30
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sorted. That readme's getting a bit lardy though (:




PS Chen - interesting one here - I had to repost the attachment in a different post, because when I re-posted it on the top post, it reverted to the older version.

Try it - doesn't matter if you rename, it still gives the older version (even if you delete the file first then re-edit & re-attach)

vB bug?
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Old 18 Apr 2002, 22:26
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Not a vB bug, you have to a) select 'use new attachment' and/or b) refresh your cache (with .jpg sometimes)
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Old 19 Apr 2002, 09:53
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I selected "use new attachment" but the old one still appeared..

it could be our proxy cache at work though - I'll run some tests at home on localhost next week to see if I can recreate it.
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Old 20 Apr 2002, 02:33
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I have seen many threads where people ignore this rule and still posts PHP files from Vbulletin. Maybe you guys need another mod, like *cough* me *cough*

j/k, hahahahhahaha.....hah....^_^'
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Old 20 Apr 2002, 08:11
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That post was baseless. You can see in this thread I "caught" alexp merely 2 hours after he posted the thread.
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Old 20 Apr 2002, 13:01
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Quiet a nice hack
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Old 20 Apr 2002, 13:44
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Which code in Global.php (in forum/admin or /forum?) should I change.. You can't just write lines 130-143.. Maybe I write something over that is not like your global.php.
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Old 20 Apr 2002, 14:11
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Just a Q here...

I dont want to have to go give usergroup permissions out...

Is there any way to give Specific Users access?

i.e. userid=32

Satan
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Old 21 Apr 2002, 20:02
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@lars - I will go through the code at work tomorrow and replace the line numbers with "between this code and that code" - Basically the changes to Global just set a different cookie (newsletter OK instead of admin OK.)

[edit]
PS as you are copying the file into a new directory and not editing the existing file in your admin directory, why not take a clean copy from your install .zip and follow the line numbers then?
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@hellsatan - yes that is possible, I just thought using the usegroup was a more flexible method. Hack the "get perms" section to set $getperms[cansendnewsletter] =1 if your user has an acceptable userID. You could store an array of acceptable userIDs at the top of the script. - I'll post code tomorrow if I get a chance.

@firefly - ' fair cop guv :cheeky: '

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