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GRPS: Groups Commune 2.0.x
Mod Version: 2.0.13, by sabret00the (Member) sabret00the is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.4 Rating: (30 votes - 4.57 average) Installs: 231
Released: 22 Sep 2006 Last Update: 29 Sep 2007 Downloads: 19290
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Template Edits Additional Files  

Welcome ladies and gentleman, this is the release thread for GRPS, an interactive groups commune. I hope you enjoy this release and i sincerely hope it provides everything to your community in which you're looking for.

What is it?
It's a groups commune. The original idea is that forums with lots and lots of forums on the front-page suck, as a result i thought most of the conversation was rather obscure in regards to what the forums were trying to achieve, so it'd be nice to have that all going on elsewhere, not detracting away from the content and stopping your front-page from looking like a car crash.

  • Groups Home
    • Groups Activity List
      • Newest Groups
      • Most Popular Groups
      • Largest Groups
    • Category List
    • Group Search by Title
    • Group Sort by Alphabetical Title, Categories, Member Count

    • Users can create groups
    • Admin switch to moderate groups or not
      • Admin CP access to moderation panel
  • Groups Page
    • Posts since last visit notification
    • Group Info
      • Group Leader shown with avatar
      • Category
      • Type
        • Groups can be listed as public, private or hidden
      • Start Date
      • Member count
      • Post count
    • Group Desciption
      • Shows group title
      • Shows random image
      • Shows group information set by group leader
    • Groups Thread List (Forum)
      • Status Icon
      • Title
        • Threads use postbit as per the forums
      • Thread Author with avatar and time that the thread was started
      • Last reply with avatar, username and time that the last reply was posted
      • Post New Thread Button
        • Groups Members can create threads
    • Newest Members
      • Shows five newest members
      • Link to view all members
        • Shows all members of the group
    • Group Options
      • Users can join/leave groups
        • PM Notification for group leaders upon join requests (when moderation enabled).
        • PM Notification for of acceptance or refusal.
      • Users can send invites to other users via PM
  • Groups Thread
    • Groups Info Box (see above for more info)
    • Group Description box (see above for more info)
    • Newest Members List (see above for more info)
    • List of groups posts using forums postbit
    • Pagination using native vBulletin pagination
    • Group Leader/Moderation Options
      • Open/Close Thread
      • Stick Thread
      • Delete Thread
    • Users have the ability to report posts
    • Moderators have the ability to view IP and host.
  • Group Leader Options
    • Groups Management
      • WYSIWYG Editor
      • Reason for editing box
      • Group Options
        • Private Posts
        • Only group leader can make threads
        • Moderate Members
        • Show group text edit details
        • Hide group image on group pages
        • Hidden Group
          • This option is only available to admins
    • Group Members Moderation
      • Ability to accept or deny new members
  • Postbit Integration
    • View Users Groups
  • User Control Panel (Integration)
    • List of groups appears in usercp in order of the last post
  • Administrator Options
    • vBulletin Options
      • Turn groups on or off
      • Groups Limit Per User
      • Posts Per Page (threads)
      • Check Forum Activity Posts
      • Check Forum Activity Time
      • Number of Random Images
      • Turn email notification of new groups on/off
    • Usergroup Options
      • Can view groups
      • Can create groups
      • Can join groups
      • Can post messages in groups
      • Can edit messages in groups
      • Can delete messages posted in groups
      • Numbers of groups usergroup can join limited
      • Can moderate groups
        • See above for more info
      • Can view IP Addresses
    • Category Editor
      • Edit
        • Edit cat id (please not this can ef up your show)
        • Edit cat title
        • Edit cat description
      • Add
        • New Cat Title And Description
    • Groups Editor
      • Search for group by id
        • Edit
          • Title
          • Desciption
          • Categoryid
          • Group leader id
          • Private Posts
          • Moderate Members
          • Hidden group

Special Thanks to harry1951, without his help testing and his recommendations, this would've never ended up the way it did.

Honestly, i can't think of anything else, if you appreciate the work gone into this mod, please donate (in GBP) (right click open in new window)

Hopefully you all appreciate that i just relaunched my site and rather than soak up the atmosphere there or go out drinking i came to release this tonight.

Screens below, rest to your right

Please note this mod does work with 3.5.x


Bug Fixes
  • Groups v2.0.0 fix regarding incorrect table prefixes in index.php and editpost.php
  • Groups v2.0.0 fix regarding incorrect table prefixes in functions_grps.php and class_grps.php. also fix regarding installation instructions.
  • Groups v2.0.0 fix regarding inability to get to create groups page. updated simplified instructions, sadly still not cool html ones and also added ability to delete groups, delete categories and of course the menu options to get to these.
    • Groups v2.0.0 fix regarding joining and leaving group depreciated function error added uninstaller to the zip at
    • Groups v2.0.0 fix regarding edit being stated as 70's on group stages, requires re-installtion of the plugin only.
  • Groups v2.0.0 various bug fixes and new general setting, please reupload all files and then reinstall the product.
  • Groups v2.0.0 bug fixes regarding fixing links to forums being broken and forcing redirects for create group outcomes.
  • Groups v2.0.0 various bug fixes including table prefixes in admincp, invitations system now features in-line erroneous username fall-back and clean up regarding broken images in viewthread.php
  • Groups v2.0.0 bug fixes including missing phrases and missing 'noavatar.gif for group leader on groups info.
  • Groups v2.0.0 various bug fixes including missing phrases, smilies not working. new function to turn of new group moderation. form now working on print_no_permission page (thanks Adrian) and something else i forgot.
  • Groups v2.0.0 fixes two spelling mistakes, moves viewthread.php string_replacements to admincp and simplifies the installer experience. (yeah i thought there'd be more to it too).
    • Groups v2.0.0 re-fixes two spelling mistakes, fixes a viewthread.php string_replacement via the admincp and turns the default random image count down to that of which is provided.
  • Groups v2.0.0 optimises some of the code, cuts down on queries in exchange for additional joins and now forces compatibility in groups/viewthread.php with vBulletin options. also adds new option in admincp in order to make usercp listing work better out of the box.
  • Groups v2.0.0 fixes a problem with avatars not displaying correctly in thread listing and also optimises the code in membership.php
  • Groups adds and array_merge to the code and smilie popup fixed. now features hooks for plug-in 'easability'. uCS integration moved to external plugin too.
  • Groups removes one hook, fixes problem with membership.php, fixes problem editgroup.php not remembering options and fixes avatar problem.
  • Groups various bug fixes (like missing pagenavs, more elegant removal of reputation button and infraction button and php notices), one or two new features (like intuitive page titles) and now fully phrased.
  • Groups bug fix regarding now being able to select categories. includes a new feature which is basically pagination for the thread listings.
  • Groups bug fix regarding not being able to moderate group memberships.
  • Groups bug fix regarding those introduced via 2.0.4, new features such as double post prevention disable, admins can override privacy settings, usergroup permission text more intuitive and end-user usability increased with modification to threadbit on groups.php. group leaders can now kick users from there groups.
  • Groups bug fix including report, missing edit button and other misc small bugs, new features such as disable hidden groups, allow mods to see private groups, and resign from group handing off to another user.
  • Groups bug fix including fixing post counts, thread goto's and fatal php errors.
  • Groups bug fix regarding inability to delete posts, problem with editing posts and other misc errors.
  • Groups various bug fixes including wywiwyg error, admin cp error and redirect/goto errors.
    • Groups fixes problem with upgrade4.php
  • Groups various bug fixes including acknowledging renamed modcp and admincp dir's also adds option regarding removing of posts at group exit/kick.
  • Groups various bug fixes including security/privacy fixes.
  • Groups permission bug fixed.
  • Groups various bug fixes including ability to ignore members in groups and newreply bug.

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GRPS: Groups Commune 2.0.x (vB 3.5.x plugin) sabret00the vBulletin 3.5 Add-ons 16 23 Jan 2009 10:44
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Old 10 Dec 2008, 14:10
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Warlord Warlord is offline
Join Date: Jan 2002
Real name: Scott
EDIT: Apparently I spoke too soon. The modification below does not work correctly. Will update this post when I get it working right.

To display groups information on the memberinfo template (the members profile) perform the following:

1. Create a new plug-in called Groups Activity in Memberinfo (15 Newest).

Plug-in information
Product: GRPS: Groups Commune
Hook Location: member_complete
Plugin PHP Code:

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

2. Now simply place the variable $grps_mygroupsbits anywhere you like in the memberinfo template.

Optional step: If you wish to change the width of the member's group information you can do so by finding and changing the following CSS code.

In template groups_usercp_groupsbits find:

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

And change it to:

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

Or whatever percentage you'd like to use.

Last edited by Warlord; 10 Dec 2008 at 14:28.
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Old 14 Dec 2008, 12:54
japancars japancars is offline
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Will this mod run on VB 3.7.4???
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Old 16 Dec 2008, 05:01
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Warlord Warlord is offline
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Real name: Scott
I'm not sure, but I doubt it. I don't have 3.7, but from what I understand, a lot has changed between 3.6 and 3.7.
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Old 10 Jan 2009, 17:24
tomotron tomotron is offline
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just installed and it's a great product!

allowing users to upload a group image would be huge though, some sort of banner or something to make the group pages more unique.

even better would be a basic group image gallery or something along those lines.
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Old 23 Jan 2009, 10:43
Phalynx Phalynx is offline
Join Date: Feb 2004
Real name: Marius
If someone is searching for a converter GRPS -> SocialGroups, PM me.
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Old 27 Oct 2009, 03:09
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Abizaga Abizaga is offline
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sorry for the bump, but I can't get images to work or the links to edit so i can go from it to the main forum. I need help
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Old 09 Jun 2010, 10:01
Safice Safice is offline
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Originally Posted by Abizaga View Post
sorry for the bump, but I can't get images to work or the links to edit so i can go from it to the main forum. I need help
Same here...
There doesn't seem to be any way to navigate to the groups page from the main forum, and the images don't work.

Would appreciate any help given!
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Old 21 Jun 2010, 19:01
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Abizaga Abizaga is offline
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Ok, it doesn't seem to read the forum, so the images won't show and the links go to the /groups directory instead of /forums. How do I fix that?
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