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Sidebar Anywhere (Formerly Sidebar for Activity Stream) by BOP5
Mod Version: 2.2.0, by BirdOPrey5 (IB Staff) BirdOPrey5 is offline
Developer Last Online: Mar 2019 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (40 votes - 4.80 average) Installs: 363
Released: 22 May 2012 Last Update: 06 Dec 2012 Downloads: 2360
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Version 2.2.0

The new Activity Stream for VB 4.2.0 is very nice but it feels like it is missing something- and what it is missing is a sidebar. Ideally at some point VB will release a custom sidebar built just for the Activity Stream but until then this quick mod will let you use the built in forum sidebar on the Activity Stream.

As of version 2.0 besides just working on the Activity Stream the mod can now add a sidebar to ANY vBulletin page including forums, threads, groups, albums, who's online, forum leaders, and more. In fact you can easily add the sidebar even to custom pages from custom mods.

New Features
  • Now works on ANY vBulletin Page (except blogs which have their own sidebar)
  • Option to align sidebar with page content or top of page
  • Option to Disable Sidebar Collapse Option (By Usergroup in 2.1.0)
  • Collapsed sidebar state now "remembered" on different pages
  • Option to enable Sidebar by Usergroup
  • Option to disable Sidebar by Forum (if enabled for forums/threads)
  • Option to disable Sidebar in specific styles
  • Options to disable sidebars if mobile devices detected*

NOTE: To enable mobile device detection options you must install the Mobile Browser Detector mod.

Live Demo: Activity Stream

You can enable or disable the Sidebar Anywhere independently of the forum sidebar but they will both display the same content (blocks.)

NEW - If you need to have different blocks on different pages check out this add-on.

You must have at least 1 block setup and active for the sidebar to show.

Unlike most of my other mods this mod is enabled by default upon installation. Be default it is setup to show only on the Activity Stream and register.php pages.

I am aware there is already a mod out there "Everywhere Sidebar" by another coder. This is completely different code and I made this because my "Staff Online Sideblock" mod did not work on Sidebar Everywhere but it does work on this mod.

This mod requires at least VB 4.2.0 to work on the Activity Stream but should work on older VB 4.x.x versions on other pages.

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The old version Zip file Sidebar for Activity Stream by BOP5 works only on the Activity Stream.



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Old 21 Dec 2018, 15:10
Budget101 Budget101 is offline
Join Date: Jul 2008

Originally Posted by gnrx View Post
After type this question, yes, I think, the problem isn't in the mod, problem is in the style...

Actually, I use a Christmas style <snipped>
Ok, let's try it a different way...

go to admincp> forums & moderators> Forum Blocks Manager

look at the blocks you have set for those particular forums, click edit block for each one that displays and see if the width is specified in those blocks.

This can be in the "block content" field OR in the "block template to use" field

To look in the template itself you'd look and see what the template is called (in the example picture it's block_html_google ), then go to your style and find that template & look for width settings.

If you cannot locate the issue, here is a final solution that may help you:

Go to admincp> Settings> Options> general settings>Add Template Name in HTML Comments> set to YES.

Then open your site in google chrome, go to the page that isn't displaying properly and right click on the sidebar, choose inspect.

It will display the code and allow you to see which template needs to be adjusted, here is an example from my page to show you what it should look like:

once you find the template that isn't displaying the way you'd like, you can go to styles & templates> the style you're trying to fix> find the offending template and edit it directly.

Have a lovely weekend

Last edited by Budget101; 21 Dec 2018 at 15:16.
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Old 10 Feb 2019, 22:46
gnrx gnrx is offline
Join Date: Apr 2009
budget101...Not only has a weekend gone by, but more than a month has passed ...
They came Christmas ... then I did server migration to a self managed ... and as Christmas passed that "little problem" with that template did not have it ...
But after "re-adjusting" the new server and some other thing that was pending on the server I put with this ...
And ... ohh! Surprise!!!
In the new server (perhaps by chance) this problem has disappeared !!!
But I owe you a few thanks for more than a month
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