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Mod Version: 1.1.2, by nhawk (Member) nhawk is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.6 Rating: (11 votes - 4.91 average) Installs: 40
Released: 20 Jun 2011 Last Update: 06 Oct 2011 Downloads: 281
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THIS ADD-ON IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE AND IS NOT SUPPORTED

NOTE: This add-on is designed for use with vBulletin 3.8.6 or higher. It may not work with earlier versions of vBulletin.

Raffles, giveaways, and contests, whatever you wish to call them, are a great way to increase traffic on any forum.

This is a port of my Raffle add-on for vBulletin 4.1.x to vBulletin 3.8.x. For the 4.1.x version see this thread.. http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=262901

Features:
  • Define a different prize image for each raffle.
  • Set raffle rules on a per raffle basis.
  • Set raffles to start in the future or on the day you create the raffle.
  • Allow One or more entries per user.
  • Allow multiple entries at one time if desired.
  • Admin settable time delay between user entries.
  • One or more prizes per raffle.
  • One or more winners per raffle (multiple winners require multiple prizes).
  • Allow members to win multiple times in one raffle if desired.
  • Display winning 'ticket' numbers if desired.
  • Selectable usergroups
  • Post count limit if desired.
  • Require Human Verification if desired.
  • Will show in Community Menu if desired.
  • Show active raffles what's going on.
  • Automatic raffle draw via vBulletin scheduled tasks.
  • Manual raffle draw to override end date and/or scheduled draws.
  • Turn raffles on or off via admincp. (Only raffle admins can view raffles when they are turned off)
  • Support for just about any credit system such as vBCredits II, ICash, kBank and vbBux.
  • Support for AW Coding's Credit Purchase System so member can purchase "raffle tickets".
  • XHTML 1.0 Transitional validated (provided your current template passes the tests)

NOTE: Except for bug fixes, this mod is no longer being updated. I strongly suggest upgrading to vB 4.

* DISCLAIMER *
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Laws about how raffles should be handled vary from location to location. Be sure to check with local authorities and to comply with any laws that may apply to you. The author of this add-on can not be held responsible if the use of this add-on results in any violation of local laws.
By downloading this add-on, you agree to abide by local laws and to hold the author of this add-on harmless for any damages that may occurr from the use of this add-on.

* INSTALLATION *
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1) If you intend to use AW Coding's Credit Purchase System with the Raffle System, install the Credit Purchase System FIRST.

2) Upload the contents of the 'upload' folder to your forum's root.
(If your forum's location is http://www.example.com/forums/, the root is /forums/)
(If your forum's admincp is named something other than admincp, upload raffleadmin.php to your renamed admincp folder.)

3) Import the product XML file (product-raffles.xml) into the Product Manager in AdminCP.

4) If you want to view raffles on your site while the raffle system is turned off, go to AdminCP -> Usergroups -> Administrator Permissions select yourself and set "Can Admin Raffles" to 'Yes'.

5) Anyone you want to be able to administer raffles on your site must also have Administrator Permissions and have "Can Admin Raffles" set to 'Yes' or they will not be able to administer raffles.

6) Take some time to set the options in Raffle Settings.

7) Set up a raffle.

8) Make sure this add-on is marked as 'Installed' on vBulletin.org!
(If you want to get notices from me about updates for this add-on.)

* UPGRADE INSTRUCTIONS *
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1) Upload the contents of the 'upload' folder to your forum's root.
(If your forum's location is http://www.example.com/forums/, the root is /forums/)
(If your forum's admincp is named something other than admincp, upload raffleadmin.php to your renamed admincp folder.)

2) Import the product XML file (product-raffles.xml) into the Product Manager in AdminCP and be sure 'Allow Overwrite' is set to 'Yes'.

* USING RAFFLES *
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The whole system is pretty self explanatory, but there are a few things to keep in mind...

1) A default raffle image is supplied with the add-on. You must always supply an image for your raffles. You may change the default image if you like.

2) The entry period for raffles always end at 12:00am (midnight) on the day the raffle is to be drawn. (ie: Draw date is set 12/21/2011.. members can enter through 12/20/2011, the moment the date changes to 12/21/2011 no more entries are possible)

3) The scheduled task to draw the raffles is set to take place at 10:00am the day the raffle is to be drawn. You may change this by going to AdminCP->Scheduled Tasks->Scheduled Task Manager, find "Draw raffles", click on Edit and change the time of the draw to what you want it to be.

4) There are replacement variables used in several phrases. These are what the variables are:

raffle_agree: {1} = Forum name
raffle_eligible: {1} = Forum name {2} = Raffle name
raffle_message_body: {1} = Raffle name {2} = Draw date
raffle_message_close: {1} = Raffle admin name {2} = Phrase (raffle_admin_title)
raffle_message_salute: {1} = Winner name
raffle_recent: {1} = Time remaining before a user can enter again
raffle_winner_multi: {1} = Winner names for multiple raffle winners {2} = Raffle name
raffle_winner_one: {1} = Winner name for single raffle winner {2} = Raffle name'

More replacement variables are in the read.me included with this add-on.

5) When adding a custom user profile field for this add-on, be sure to 'Private Field' is set to 'Yes' and 'Field Searchable on Member List' is set to 'No'.

6) If you don't want to have Raffles in the community menu, you can use a forum link to raffles.php.

* History (Changelog) *
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1.1.2 (October 6, 2011) (No need to import the xml file when upgrading from 1.1.0 or 1.1.1 to 1.1.2, just upload files to server.)
- Removed all direct mysql queries due to some systems having trouble with them.
- Corrected cpnav xml file (was showing an add-on option).

1.1.1 (October 5, 2011) (No need to import the xml file when upgrading from 1.1.0 to 1.1.1, just upload files to server.)
- Fix display of html on Edit Raffles screen.
- Improved user entry list function in AdminCP.
- Fix database warnings on some systems.
- Fix raffle ticket purchase link for AWCoding Credit Purchase System Pro.
- Fix detection of AWCoding Credit Purchase System Pro.

1.1.0 (August 1, 2011)
- Restored missing AWCPS patch in install script.
- Code enhancements for future expansion.

1.0.9 (July 20, 2011)
- Moved 'Allow Multiple Wins' from main settings to individual raffle settings. (user requested)

1.0.8 (July 16, 2011)
- Added Debug Logging option to raffle system.

1.0.7 (July 15, 2011)
- MAJOR FIX - Fix raffle draw so no duplicates happen when allow multiple wins is set to no.
- Add PM to raffle admin if no members enter a single prize raffle.

1.0.6 (July 13, 2011)
- Fix - Raffle not being drawn by scheduled task.

1.0.5 (July 11, 2011)
- Fix - members can no longer enter multiple times by using the back button on their browser.

1.0.4 (July 6, 2011)
- Fix Allow multiple wins to one member now works.
- Fix database error when no members enter raffle.
- Removed un-needed left joins in some DB queries that were needed in original release.

1.0.3 (July 4, 2011)
- Installation script change for systems not fully importing the parse templates plugin.
- Fix raffle draw time now displays in members's usercp chosen time zone format.
- Fix error in scheduled task when multiple prizes are awarded.
- Changed copyright so it only displays on raffle pages.

1.0.2 (June 27, 2011)
- Minor bug fix of active raffles in What's Going On area (was not collapsing properly).

1.0.1 (June 22, 2011)
- Converted missed 'view entries' from 4.x to 3.8.x format.

1.0. (June 20, 2011)
- Initial release for vBulletin 3.8.6.

* Known Working on vB Versions *
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3.8.6
3.8.7 PL 1

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Old 20 Jun 2011, 16:23
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YES!

Gonna give this one a try this week. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 21 Jun 2011, 07:36
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Looks good will test it out
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Old 21 Jun 2011, 14:23
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When I test it and try to see who has entered I get this error.

Fatal error: Call to undefined function render_navbar_template() in /home/nascartr/public_html/community/raffles.php on line 670
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Old 21 Jun 2011, 15:15
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Originally Posted by nascartr View Post
When I test it and try to see who has entered I get this error.

Fatal error: Call to undefined function render_navbar_template() in /home/nascartr/public_html/community/raffles.php on line 670
Thank you, I missed that conversion.

For now, don't allow viewing of entries. I'll post an update as soon as I can to correct the problem.

Just so you know, I would normally post an update for this within minutes. But, my dev server's power supply took out the motherboard and I'm waiting for replacements. They should be here tomorrow. So, an update will come in the next day or two.

Last edited by nhawk; 21 Jun 2011 at 18:01.
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Old 22 Jun 2011, 02:22
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thanks been looking for something like this , will be giving it a burl on my site
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Old 22 Jun 2011, 15:28
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Working good on 3.8.7 P1. Just need to fix the error as mentioned by nascartr.

Nice job!
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Old 22 Jun 2011, 17:35
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Originally Posted by nascartr View Post
When I test it and try to see who has entered I get this error.

Fatal error: Call to undefined function render_navbar_template() in /home/nascartr/public_html/community/raffles.php on line 670
Fixed today with version 1.0.1.
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Old 23 Jun 2011, 14:53
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very nice!

/EDIT

It appears the mod is incompatible with vbseo and this; http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=218773

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Old 23 Jun 2011, 15:29
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Originally Posted by MentaL View Post
very nice!

/EDIT

It appears the mod is incompatible with vbseo and this; http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=218773

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A little more info would be helpful. To come in and say something is incompatible with something else provides very little information to fix or locate the problem.

The plugin you show (Colors For Usergroup In Forum Last Post) should have no effect on mine and mine should have no effect on it. The Raffle system does not write or access any posts or threads, anywhere, at any time. (Edit: I just tested it on 3.8.6 with that plugin. Both work.)

And what exactly happens with vbseo?

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Old 24 Jun 2011, 03:41
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I'm using it and have vbseo installed and see no conflict?
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Old 24 Jun 2011, 14:33
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Works like a charme and has no known conflict with vbseo.

Thanks for this great stuff!
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Old 24 Jun 2011, 21:08
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Old 25 Jun 2011, 15:19
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Top left (Disabled) = Homepage
Top right (Disabled) = Thread
Bottom left (Enabled) = Homepage
Bottom right (Enabled) = Thread

User-name markups are disabled on the forum home and when viewing a thread css outputs are corrupted.

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Old 25 Jun 2011, 15:49
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Originally Posted by MentaL View Post
Top left (Disabled) = Homepage
Top right (Disabled) = Thread
Bottom left (Enabled) = Homepage
Bottom right (Enabled) = Thread

User-name markups are disabled on the forum home and when viewing a thread css outputs are corrupted.
I would be looking elsewhere. As I said, the username markups work on a 3.8.6 install with just that mod and the Raffle system. And others have posted that the Raffle system works fine with vBSEO.

And there is nothing in the Raffle system that touches the Thread display CSS, or even connects to the thread/post system in vBulletin.

I am now installing 3.8.7 to double check that version. I don't think the result will be any different than 3.8.6.

EDIT: As suspected, the username markups work with Raffles on a fresh vB 3.8.7 install without any problems. I suggest looking at your other mods to see what is interfering with them. Or what might be changing the install for the raffle system. I don't know if such a thing exists, but if you have a mod that includes all css styles globally, that could be the culprit. Even then I wouldn't think that would cause a problem because the raffle css styles are only used in the raffle system. Not on other pages.

You also have an abundance of HTML errors on your site that could be affecting performance (53 Errors, 12 warnings on the page where you show the post example alone). Among the errors are missing end tags and a style element in the body of your site. That is a no-no, and could cause cascading effects.

See this validation report: http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=ht...Inline&group=0

Until you can correct all of the HTML errors on your site and establish exactly what other mod is interfering with the Raffle system, I can't even begin to work on a fix. The only thing I know for certain is that username markups and the Raffle system work together on vB 3.8.7 without a problem. And that others running vBSEO on their systems aren't having any problems.

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