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Mod Version: 1.1.3, by MarkFL (Coder) MarkFL is offline
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vB Version: 4.2.x Rating: (2 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 15
Released: 19 Feb 2017 Last Update: 28 Feb 2017 Downloads: 66
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Overview:

This product allows your users to add descriptions to threads which display below the title on various pages. You may define CSS to be applied to the description, the maximum length allowed for the thread descriptions (1-256 characters), and if you want an icon to be displayed to the left of the thread descriptions you may enter the path to the image file. You may also enter any CSS you want to be associated with the icon.

When a user posts a new thread, they will find a text field below the thread title field into which they may enter a description for the thread.



To change a thread's description, one may either edit the first post of a thread, or edit the thread via the "Administrative" drop-down menu in the "Thread Controls" element on the Show Thread page.





A thread's description will show up on the forum home page, the forum display pages, the search results pages and the show thread pages.









If a thread is deleted, then it's description is removed from the custom table added on installation. If two threads are merged, only the description of the destination thread is retained.

Updates:

Version 1.0.1:
  • Attempt to resolve reported db error on index page.

Version 1.0.2:
  • Attempt to resolve reported CSS issue on Show Thread page.

Version 1.0.3:
  • Second attempt to resolve reported CSS issue on Show Thread page.

Version 1.0.4:
  • Attempt to position description directly below title on Show Thread page.

Version 1.1:
  • Added setting for "Active Display Areas" (Select the places where you want thread descriptions to display).
  • Added setting for "Active Forums" (Select the forums in which you want thread descriptions permitted).
  • Added setting for "Permitted Usergroups" (Select the usergroups allowed to use thread descriptions).
  • Added a bottom margin to the thread description element on the Show Thread page when the facebook like button is present.

Version 1.1.1:
  • Resolved reported issue with editing thread descriptions.

Version 1.1.2:
  • Resolved reported issue of description being removed on quick edit.

Version 1.1.3:
  • Attempt to resolve reported db error.

Compatibility:

Tested and working on VB 4.2.x and may work on all 4.x versions of vBulletin.

Backup/Warning:

This product alters your database, however it is always good practice to make regular backups and you should make a backup before installing ANY new mod.

As always, products are USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. I will provide support and do my best to help but no absolute guarantee is offered.

To Install:
  1. Download and extract the attached .zip file.
  2. Follow AdminCP -> Plugins & Products -> Manage Products -> Add/Import Product.
  3. Click on "Choose File" and browse to the product .xml file that was packaged in the .zip file.
  4. Click "Import."
  5. You MUST enable the product in the settings before it will function.
  6. Configure the remaining settings to your liking. Each setting has a detailed explanation of its use.



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Old 19 Feb 2017, 20:02
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Originally Posted by elsa23 View Post
Thanks a lot, Mark
Can you, please, increase the space between description and facebook button
You can increase the space there by editing the PageTitle StyleVar and give it the amount of bottom padding you want.

edit: On second thought...that would put space beneath the fb buttons...I will address this issue (along with some new settings) in the next upgrade, due out in the next 24 hours.
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Update - Version 1.1:
  • Added setting for "Active Display Areas" (Select the places where you want thread descriptions to display).
  • Added setting for "Active Forums" (Select the forums in which you want thread descriptions permitted).
  • Added setting for "Permitted Usergroups" (Select the usergroups allowed to use thread descriptions).
  • Added a bottom margin to the thread description element on the Show Thread page when the facebook like button is present.
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Old 20 Feb 2017, 10:01
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Again - good job, it's great! Thank you so much!
I love adding description on home page

I have a new issue :
When I create a new thread, I can add thread description, but when I edit the thread, I see not the box where to modify desciption
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Old 20 Feb 2017, 11:39
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Originally Posted by elsa23 View Post
When I create a new thread, I can add thread description, but when I edit the thread, I see not the box where to modify desciption
same to me.

Last edited by Stratis; 20 Feb 2017 at 12:25.
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Old 20 Feb 2017, 13:12
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Update - Version 1.1.1:
  • Resolved reported issue with editing thread descriptions.
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Old 20 Feb 2017, 14:46
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Hi Mark, when I edit (quickedit) the first post of a thread that had a description, the description is deleted.
Advanced edit keep the description.
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Old 20 Feb 2017, 15:08
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Originally Posted by elsa23 View Post
Hi Mark, when I edit (quickedit) the first post of a thread that had a description, the description is deleted.
Advanced edit keep the description.
Good catch!

Update - Version 1.1.2:
  • Resolved reported issue of description being removed on quick edit.
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Old 22 Feb 2017, 01:42
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this mod has a lot of potential

I might download and install
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Old 23 Feb 2017, 09:50
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This is very good for SEO...i try immediately
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Old 23 Feb 2017, 14:31
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Mark, i noticed that the css to the type of description of the font is not applied, i'm wrong or something i need to adjust the css of my style?
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Old 23 Feb 2017, 14:54
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You may need to use the "!important" modifier to override some CSS attributes, such as "font-family."
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Old 23 Feb 2017, 21:23
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Could be great for seo but I think some forum users would be to lazy to use it. lol

Great work Mark! I am going to try this!
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Old 28 Feb 2017, 07:26
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Hi Mark,
these days the mysql database gives me these errors:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

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Old 28 Feb 2017, 07:35
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Originally Posted by Gn_Snake View Post
Hi Mark,
these days the mysql database gives me these errors:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.
What are you doing when you get that error?
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Old 28 Feb 2017, 08:20
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What are you doing when you get that error?
This is the complete log:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

but errors that are initiated from Monday indicate different actions
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