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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: Apr 2021 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (40 votes - 4.80 average) Installs: 368
Released: 22 May 2012 Last Update: 06 Dec 2012 Downloads: 2423
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Brought to you by BirdOPrey5
www.Qapla.com


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: Qapla.com 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.

Full view of admin cp options: http://www.qapla.com/mods/ss/sidebar...tings_full.jpg.

The old version Zip file Sidebar for Activity Stream by BOP5 v11.zip works only on the Activity Stream.

PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS INCLUDED WITH THIS MOD- THEY ANSWER MOST OF THE QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW TO USE IT.

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  #166  
Old 16 Oct 2012, 19:21
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There isn't any such feature.
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Old 18 Oct 2012, 02:03
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What am I doing wrong. I have installed this and it will not show up. Only the activity stream is. I am using VB 4.2.0.
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Old 19 Oct 2012, 23:37
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Is there a way to use this instead of the blog sidebar?

Thanks,
J
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Old 20 Oct 2012, 21:48
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Originally Posted by BirdOPrey5 View Post
There isn't any such feature.
Could it be programmed? Users are complaining the sidebar causes problems when browsing from a mobile device like an Iphone.
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Old 21 Oct 2012, 22:57
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Originally Posted by Asok View Post
What am I doing wrong. I have installed this and it will not show up. Only the activity stream is. I am using VB 4.2.0.
Did you download the right version? You need to download Sidebar Anywhere by BOP5v210.zip

Then once installed you have to go to the mod settings and enable it on specific pages- by default it is only enabled in the Activity Stream.

Originally Posted by Jamie G View Post
Is there a way to use this instead of the blog sidebar?

Thanks,
J
Instead of? I'm not sure how you would disable the blog sidebar, maybe via css display:none. You can add blog as a custom page, it works, I've tested it.

Originally Posted by sticky View Post
Could it be programmed? Users are complaining the sidebar causes problems when browsing from a mobile device like an Iphone.
Realistically not anytime soon. I'm working on upgrading my 3.x site to VB 4 so after that I may go back and add some useful features to this mod.
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Old 03 Nov 2012, 12:31
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Hi, Is possible to exclude blocks of pages by their ID?

example: "blockid=1" not show in forumdisplay

Good mod, very thanks for this!
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Old 02 Dec 2012, 22:11
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Any idea why having the sidebar everywhere causes formatting issues with non-desktop browsers like on phones and tablets?
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Old 04 Dec 2012, 22:50
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My guess is because the mobile browsers do something to fake their widths, which works well most of the time.

I recently got a tablet (finally) I will be playing with it and see if there is anything I can do.
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Old 04 Dec 2012, 23:42
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Originally Posted by BirdOPrey5 View Post
My guess is because the mobile browsers do something to fake their widths, which works well most of the time.

I recently got a tablet (finally) I will be playing with it and see if there is anything I can do.
Thanks. Ya it's only tablets and phones.
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Old 06 Dec 2012, 01:10
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Updated to Version 2.2.0

New Features:
  • Option to disable Sidebar Anywhere if mobile device detected
  • Option to disable built-in Sidebar if mobile device detected

NOTE: Both options require installation of this Mobile Browser Detector mod.
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Old 06 Dec 2012, 08:39
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I reverted some template in the activity stream template when I was doing changes to colors, etc. after doing so, it removed your modification. Tried removing and reinstalling several time, but can never get it to display. Any tips on forcing it to work again?

Thanks!
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Old 06 Dec 2012, 10:24
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Originally Posted by BirdOPrey5 View Post
Updated to Version 2.2.0

New Features:
  • Option to disable Sidebar Anywhere if mobile device detected
  • Option to disable built-in Sidebar if mobile device detected

NOTE: Both options require installation of this Mobile Browser Detector mod.
Awesome features! Just what I wanted

BTW, that formatting issue I posted only happens when the sidebar is not on the forum index. So, essentially anywhere else.
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Old 06 Dec 2012, 10:29
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Originally Posted by BirdOPrey5 View Post
Updated to Version 2.2.0

New Features:
  • Option to disable Sidebar Anywhere if mobile device detected
  • Option to disable built-in Sidebar if mobile device detected

NOTE: Both options require installation of this Mobile Browser Detector mod.
Just tested and on my cell phone (Galaxy Note II) the sidebar still shows even with disable sidebar anywhere if mobile device detected set to yes.
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Old 06 Dec 2012, 11:53
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Originally Posted by fishmaster View Post
I reverted some template in the activity stream template when I was doing changes to colors, etc. after doing so, it removed your modification. Tried removing and reinstalling several time, but can never get it to display. Any tips on forcing it to work again?

Thanks!
Can you see if it is working on the default style? Are you sure you re-enabled the mod in all places after uninstalling and re-installing?

Originally Posted by sticky View Post
Just tested and on my cell phone (Galaxy Note II) the sidebar still shows even with disable sidebar anywhere if mobile device detected set to yes.
Link to your site so I can check on my tablet?

Confirming you did install the mobile detect mod?
Is your mobile browser set to display desktop versions of sites?
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Old 06 Dec 2012, 19:09
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Using the default style as my template. Ensured proper user-groups selected and enabled on activity stream and a few other locations.

Mod is not showing up.

Sure the root cause is based on me reverting some templates.
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