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United-Forum Nivo Slider Widget
Mod Version: 1.1.0, by Mooff (Member) Mooff is offline
Developer Last Online: Nov 2013 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 4.1.4 Rating: (19 votes - 4.89 average) Installs: 146
Released: 18 Jul 2011 Last Update: 19 Jul 2011 Downloads: 1272
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Based on the Nivo Slider - all credit for slider awesomeness goes to them.
vB4 implementation goes to me.


What it is:
A slider for cms articles, it gets the articles via database, uses (if possible) the previewimage there and resizes it to slider size *update 1.1.0 cropping function included.

Livedemo on a Big Board (>2.000.000 posts)
the nivo slider on our site is customized to fit our heavily customized cms. Default look of this addon is shown in the picture below


facts about the nivo slider
Originally Posted by nivo slider homepage
- ~ 600.000 downloads
- 16 transition effects
- a ton of options
- different available themes
- ...
Installation
  • upload all files (attached zip file) in the folder where you do need them - this has to be the same folder you will set via $slider_img_filepath (see picture)


  • create a new php-widget and insert the following code:

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  • set refresh time to something big!
  • save - add the widget to your layout - enjoy


Custom settings:

At the top of the php-widget code you can see the following:

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If you change $maxwidth and $maxheight you need to edit the nivo-slider_uf_theme.css file, here:

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Width and height have to be the same value in your php-widget and in the css file.

In additon to these settings i also included a "value/relevance function". Meaning the slider doesn't show your latest 5 articles, but instead weights them based on age and comments.

As older an article is the less likely it will show up in the slider.
More comments make it more likely.

This behaviour can be easily changed. I didn't include an if condition cause every board has different needs and i don't know whats best for you.
In addition conditions like "articles just from this section - or these sections, or this category, with a minimum of 10 posts" can be included via one single if condition. Again, i don't know what your board needs or what your category names are.

You can also modify the preview length (more words, less words), the preview style (color fontsize, fontweight .... Again different forums different needs. It's highly customizable.
Support:

Support and requests for the slider itself should be asked here http://nivo.dev7studios.com/
Same goes for different slider themes - a lot is possible, even thumbnails - again this is part of the nivo slider and not the vb4 implementation.

If you have any questions regarding the settings - or want different settings (which have to do with vb4) - ask, and i'll try to come up with some code // show you where you have to put what.


Slider not working. No idea why?

You will find a FAQ in the first comment, which will be kept up to date:
FAQ


The widget here is completely free. No charge, no branding.
But, we do not mind donations either. If you want to give us something. Since we are advertising free and fan based we are happy about every small donation.
( On Forumhome bottom right paypal button: http://www.united-forum.de/forum.php )



That's all
Hope it works for you.
Regards Mooff

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  #496  
Old 19 Dec 2013, 05:45
A Dead Puppie A Dead Puppie is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
How can i make this work with forums not articles?
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  #497  
Old 06 Jul 2014, 21:38
Bestrafung Bestrafung is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
I have an interesting issue with this mod. I followed the steps to make it load only from selected sections, which for the time being is a single section with a single test article. When set to read the main page articles the images loaded without issue. The image on the test article however does not. I get the below error when debug is on. I have verified the attachment is viewable as a guest by using a browser that is not signed in and have checked the size limits in the attachment manager and can't determine the issue. Any assistance would be much appreciated.

DEBUG MODE is ON!
slider_img_filepath: /nivo/
width: 500 height: 250
Strech or Crop?
show_articles_without_image: bool(false)
fallback_img: /nivo/uf_fallback_slider.png
#img: 10
description_length: 95
directory /home/xxxxxxxx/public_html

Warning: getimagesize(attachment.php?attachmentid=80&cid=24) [function.getimagesize]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in ..../packages/vbcms/widget/execphp.php(191) : eval()'d code on line 134
Error occurred: picture is not readable.attachment.php?attachmentid=80&cid=24
#articles - featured and databasepull int(1) int(1)
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  #498  
Old 07 Nov 2015, 00:08
LM SpinX LM SpinX is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Not sure if anyone can help but i'm getting the same as the above:

DEBUG MODE is ON!
slider_img_filepath: /nivoslider
width: 650 height: 250
Strech or Crop?
show_articles_without_image: bool(true)
fallback_img: /nivoslideruf_fallback_slider.png
#img: 10
description_length: 95


PHP Warning: getimagesize(attachment.php?attachmentid=5&cid=24): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in ..../packages/vbcms/widget/execphp.php(191) : eval()'d code on line 133
Error occurred: picture is not readable.attachment.php?attachmentid=5&cid=24
#articles - featured and databasepull int(1) int(1)
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