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Top Groups Module for vBadvanced
Mod Version: 1.00, by Kaelon (Member) Kaelon is offline
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vB Version: 3.7.x Rating: (9 votes - 4.56 average) Installs: 75
Released: 27 Jun 2008 Last Update: Never Downloads: 249
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What is "Top Groups"?

Top Groups (aka, "Largest Groups") is a module for vBadvanced CMPS that will display in a small box the largest social groups in your online community. This is a very simple add-on (hence, its designation as a "Mini-Mod"), and is designed for people who intentionally want to tinker with the source code to play with and optimize their results.

It's my first vBulletin modification in years, and I'm generally a neophyte at this sort of stuff, so please, be gentle. That said, I'm very interested in your feedback and suggestions on how we can improve upon this module in any way, and any advice or lessons you'd like to share from your own coding experiences would be much appreciated. On a final note, the module was inspired by the work that "Oneback" did on the "Recent vB Blogs" module for vBadvanced, and he is owed my deepest thanks.

Finally, if you like this hack and install it, please:

  • vBulletin 3.7.x Series
  • Social Groups enabled
  • vBadvanced 3.x Series

Installation is a breeze using vBadvanced's built-in "Download / Upload Module" function in the vBulletin Admin Control Panel. Simply upload/import the attached zipped topgroups.modile file, and you're all done. The .modules file will create the template and the PHP file that you require. You can then activate and position the module in any of your vBadvanced CMPS pages to your heart's content.


All actual customization is done through the "largestgroups.php" file, which was created during installation in your /forums/module directory. Simply open largestgroups.php in your favorite text editor. There are many ways in which you can customize the output of the module, and because this module is so simple, you can use it as a basic learning tool.
Changing the Number of Top Groups
The default is "5". You can edit the query by changing "LIMIT 5" to "LIMIT X", where X is the number of top groups you'd like to display in your block.

Changing the Forums Path
By default, all links are generated presuming you have installed vBulletin at "/forums" on your site. If you are using a different path, you should search-and-replace all instances of "/forums/" with the proper absolute path. For example, if you installed your forums at your site/domain-root, you would change all instances of "/forums/" to simply "/".
DemonstrationsVersion History
  • 1.0.0: Initial Release (June 26, 2008)

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Old 08 Mar 2009, 16:35
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I had downloaded this mod and forgot about it. Works great sorry about the slow response. Thanks for your work on this one.
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do we have this updated for vb4?
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