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User's Social Groups on Forum Home (like forumlist, fully templated)
Mod Version: 1.5.2, by cellarius (Coder) cellarius is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (22 votes - 4.86 average) Installs: 212
Released: 31 Jan 2009 Last Update: 18 Jun 2010 Downloads: 1153
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What does it do?
  • Shows all social groups the actual user is a member of or is subscribed to, just below the forumlist (or anywhere else on forumhome). If there are new messages, the corresponding forum statusicon is highlighted - just like in forumlist.
  • If there are no groups to show, you can choose to show a teaser message.


Things to set in AdminCP/Options
:
  • show member of / subscribed to /nothing
  • sort by name or last message date
  • limit max number of groups shown, then link to appropriate page (grouplist for members, usercp for subscribers)
  • restrict use by usergroup
  • show a teaser message if there are no groups to show
  • show buttons to open new discussion etc.
  • apply custom css to grouptitle
  • trim group description to max length or disable
  • parse bbcode in group descriptions
  • use a different set of statusicons for groups than for forums
  • use .png for statusicons instead of .gif (global in AdminCP, per style in groupsbit template)
  • show groupicon instead of statusicon


Looks
  • Out of the box: I tried to copy the standard look of the forumlist on forumhome.
  • As requested, it is now fully templated (following the forumbit-scheme) for easy adjustment to custom styles.
    See the screenshot of a modified example in this post.


Install/upgrade
  1. Upload folder "images" to your forum root (can be omitted if you do not want to use the buttons).
  2. Import the product file.
  3. Check settings in AdminCP->Options->Social Groups on Forumhome.


Template edit
Will be automatically inserted below your forums list if you are using TMS, which I highly recommend to do. If not:

Find:

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

Above add:

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

If you don't like it there, you can insert $cel_social_groups anywhere you like on forumhome.


Technical stuff
1 product file that adds
+ 3 templates (following the forumbit-scheme)
+ 3 plugins
+ adds 2 queries to forumhome (only if groups are shown, of course).
+ a bunch of phrases (prefix: cel_sgfh_).
+ 4 png-buttons, taken from the silk icon set.


Limitations
  • Marking of new messages only works with database, not with cookie based marking of read threads (-> AdminCP setting)
    Explanation: This mod relys on the information in the database when a discussion was last read by the actual user. If you rely on cookies for this, you can use this mod anyway, but there will be no marking if there are unread messages by changed statusicons.
  • 3.7 Discussion groups will show up as "no messages yet" as long as there was no message written under 3.8
    Explanation: When converting the old 3.7 message board into a discussion, Jelsoft was a little bit slack. While normally all the information about the last updated discussion is stored in the socialgroups table, this information is not entered for the auto-created discussion. For example: The discussion ID for the last updated discussion simply is 0 instead of the actual id of the auto created discussion. Therefore, this mod can not retrieve the information it needs since the discussion is not linked to the social group. This only changes when the first message under 3.8 is written.
  • Not a bug note: In vB 3.8 there was an issue where the last discussion title was not correctly updated by vB in the socialgroup table. This would lead this mod to show a wrong last discussion title under some circumstances. This was resolved in 3.8.1.
    See Bugtracker: http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/proje...?issueid=27176
Version history

v 1.4
+ some bugfixes
+ option to turn teaser message off
+ option to show several buttons: to start a new discussion - see the group's members list - see the group' photos (only shown if there are any attached pictures) - unsubscribe (only if subscribed groups are shown) (Thanks to glorify)
1.4.1: Template/Style error in Google Chrome fixed


v 1.3
+ now fully templated. New templates: forumhome_cel_social_groups_groupsbit and forumhome_cel_social_groups_lastmsgby.
1.3.1: Link to user profile error fixed

v 1.2
+ added option to sort groups by date of last message
+ added missing phrase

v 1.1

+ improved database query
+ limitations somewhat lessened
+ added settings page to AdminCP
+ choose whether to show groups the user is a member of or subscribed to
+ limit number of groups shown, then link to appropriate page
+ restrict use by usergroup
+ some minor bugfixes



Planned features (no promises made!)

none atm

option to use a set of different statusicons for the groups
option to use the social group's icon instead of the statusicon
and to go with that, for additional/substitunional unread marking, possibility to add css markup to the social group's title


Translations
Screenshots:
  • AdminCP
  • Forumhome (with groupicon and css formatted groupname, bbcode in description parsed)
  • Forumhome (with forum statusicons and trimmed description -> bbcode not parsed)
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  #46  
Old 05 Feb 2009, 06:40
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Originally Posted by glorify View Post
Promised a screen, here it is. Added links to start a new discussion, view members, and view photos

Thanks man.
Hey, looks great! I might steal that idea with the buttons, for some later release, if I may - really like it

BTW - still interested in showing the group icon? I was thinking of making showing them an option in a later release.
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Old 05 Feb 2009, 13:06
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Thanks! Oh yeah--no problem

I think someone else was interested in the group icon. I just wanted it to look my default stuff.
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Old 05 Feb 2009, 15:39
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Proudly marked as installed!

Social Groups almost stayed turned off because vBulletin has no notification options built-in for them, at least this way my members will be able to keep track without having to manually remember to check the page!

I made a couple of tiny modifications, I changed the templates to match my forum better ("Last Post" is the final column), and also I copied one of the IF statements to surround the entire main template. So now the entire box doesn't appear unless you are a member of a social group, because I don't want the 99% of my members who aren't in a social group to get constantly reminded what they're missing out on :P

Keep up the great work, you may have just single-handedly saved Social Groups for many vBulletin users
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Old 05 Feb 2009, 19:26
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Originally Posted by bbcentral View Post
I copied one of the IF statements to surround the entire main template. So now the entire box doesn't appear unless you are a member of a social group
I did something similar as well. Shows up if only something is subscribed to. Debated, tho, because as is, I think it does encourage people to join groups.
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Old 06 Feb 2009, 06:20
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Old 06 Feb 2009, 06:28
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Originally Posted by bbcentral View Post
I made a couple of tiny modifications, I changed the templates to match my forum better ("Last Post" is the final column), and also I copied one of the IF statements to surround the entire main template. So now the entire box doesn't appear unless you are a member of a social group, because I don't want the 99% of my members who aren't in a social group to get constantly reminded what they're missing out on :P
I'll make that an option for the next version.
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Old 06 Feb 2009, 06:43
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Added a planned features list.
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Old 06 Feb 2009, 12:14
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I am just going to sing my praises again! : D Since I installed the mod people are actually remembering they're in groups and posting in them now! Loves! <3
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Old 06 Feb 2009, 15:55
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cellarius, I added an unsubscribe link as well and updated the screen.

If you are interested in the link code for each without having to search, here they are:

New Discussion

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

Unsubscribe

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

View Members

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


View Photos


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

And, you may not need these, but attached are the icons I used, from FAMFAMFAM.
Attached Images
File Type: png page_add.png (613 Bytes, 272 views)
File Type: png groupunsubscribe.png (644 Bytes, 272 views)
File Type: png groupmembers.png (686 Bytes, 270 views)
File Type: png groupphoto.png (608 Bytes, 273 views)
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Old 06 Feb 2009, 16:46
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Hey glorify, thanks for this - this safes me some time.

And yes, I'll probably use the silk iconset, since that's the one I prefer, too (and have already used for other projects, for instance my photo popup mod).
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Old 07 Feb 2009, 11:20
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Found an error.... if you click on the members name under last msg posted by... it doesn't take you to their profile because instead of appending the userid it appends the user name.

member.php?u=usernamehere

^^Like such. Instead of

member.php?u=1

How do I fix that?
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Old 07 Feb 2009, 12:38
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Originally Posted by DanaRVT View Post
Found an error.... if you click on the members name under last msg posted by... it doesn't take you to their profile because instead of appending the userid it appends the user name.

member.php?u=usernamehere

^^Like such. Instead of

member.php?u=1

How do I fix that?
By reinstalling the product: Bugfix release 1.3.1

Thanks for reporting this!

For those with modified templates:

In template forumhome_cel_social_groups_groupsbit find:

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

change to:

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

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Last edited by cellarius; 07 Feb 2009 at 13:00. Reason: Added instructions for modified templates
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Old 07 Feb 2009, 13:31
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Thanks for the fast fix! Proudly marked as installed!!
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Old 16 Feb 2009, 18:09
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Cellarius - excellent work. V.much appreciated. IMHO This has probably saved social groups for my site.

EDIT: It's been running approx 3 hours and I've never seen so much activity in the Social Groups. Seriously Thank You!

Glorify:
f you are interested in the link code for each without having to search, here they are:
Love your little addition - I'd like to know which template should I edit & where to insert your code. (keep answers clean please )

Last edited by starman™; 16 Feb 2009 at 21:13.
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Old 16 Feb 2009, 20:01
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Many thanks!
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