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Mod Version: 1.9, by bananalive (Coder) bananalive is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (71 votes - 4.77 average) Installs: 638
Released: 19 Apr 2009 Last Update: 22 Jul 2009 Downloads: 4107
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Turn a forum into an article forum. Sub-forums are turned into categories.
  • Posts/Articles show in searches & in new posts
  • Create as many sub-forums/ categories as you need
  • Follows forum permissions
  • Can still rate thread, etc.
  • Different postbits for article and replies (comments)
  • Choose what to display in postbit for article and comments
  • Choose what to display on articles in vBulletin Options
* Not compatible with 3.7.x forums *

Installation:
  1. Upload articles.php
  2. Import product file
  3. Create a forum in admincp
  4. Go to vBulletin Options->Article forum Options
Remember to click Mark as Installed to receive updates and support
Possible Future Additions:
  • Make article collapsible
  • Allow multiple article forums
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  #121  
Old 22 Apr 2009, 16:10
bananalive bananalive is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Real name: Dom
Originally Posted by BlueNinjaGo View Post
Well, do you have any suggestions? Besides uninstall?

Do you think you'll have time/interest in getting it to work for 3.7? It's an awesome mod and seems like it's almost there!
I've got no idea why it isn't working. My only suggestion would be to disable all the plugin which run on the showthread pages, it will still function properly but the postbits won't be altered.
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Old 22 Apr 2009, 16:12
bananalive bananalive is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Alfa1 View Post
Please add a rating function/system, so that we can use this for reviews.
Rate Article is an option in one of the dropdowns.
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  #123  
Old 22 Apr 2009, 16:20
bananalive bananalive is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Alfa1 View Post
The standard thread rating function, is too basic for reviews. A rating function for multiple qualities would be needed.

Please see the ratings on softonic. On the right you'll see ratings on 5 qualities.
That is very a forum-specific rating system
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Old 22 Apr 2009, 16:26
bananalive bananalive is offline
 
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Originally Posted by hjimeneza View Post
Hi, I would like to remove the navbar link, how can I accomplish that?

Thanks in advance.
Disable Links plugin
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  #125  
Old 22 Apr 2009, 16:35
bananalive bananalive is offline
 
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Real name: Dom
Originally Posted by Mihalis View Post
A couple of suggestions for this wonderful mod...

- An Option to choose how many articles will be visible in the directory.

- An Option not to keep the article sticky in every comment page

Also I have encountered a problem with BBcodes if they are used in the beginning of an article. You see the actual code in the directory and not the BBcode result.

Thanx!
I'll add more options in next release.
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  #126  
Old 22 Apr 2009, 16:46
MoveOver.cc MoveOver.cc is offline
 
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Works great for me so thanks.

Question - How do I get the photos to show on the main article page like in your photo snapshot and not just in the thread.
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  #127  
Old 22 Apr 2009, 17:30
bananalive bananalive is offline
 
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Originally Posted by MoveOver.cc View Post
Works great for me so thanks.

Question - How do I get the photos to show on the main article page like in your photo snapshot and not just in the thread.
Attach an image to the first post of the thread
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  #128  
Old 22 Apr 2009, 17:43
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Brandon Sheley Brandon Sheley is offline
 
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Real name: Brandon
great idea, I get ppl all the time asking for a free article mod

cheers
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  #129  
Old 22 Apr 2009, 18:20
frightie frightie is offline
 
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This is a bit off-topic, but I installed the mod and really like the look of the Article Postbit, and I was wondering how I could incorporate something like that into the rest of the regular threads on my board that aren't article-related? Is there a mod that does it already that I'm not aware of? Thanks!
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  #130  
Old 22 Apr 2009, 22:03
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gator777 gator777 is offline
 
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Great mod ...Installed!

In Firefox, the alignment looks great, but when using IE8...

- the alignment centers all the text, so I manually corrected it by modifying the "af_articles" template.

- The first thread template looks great in FireFox as well, but the user info has a wide blank space to the right of the text/avatar.

Have you looked at your mod using IE8?

Again, thanks for taking the time and creating a nice mod.
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  #131  
Old 22 Apr 2009, 22:58
bananalive bananalive is offline
 
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Originally Posted by frightie View Post
This is a bit off-topic, but I installed the mod and really like the look of the Article Postbit, and I was wondering how I could incorporate something like that into the rest of the regular threads on my board that aren't article-related? Is there a mod that does it already that I'm not aware of? Thanks!
chief first post does something similar
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  #132  
Old 22 Apr 2009, 22:59
bananalive bananalive is offline
 
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Real name: Dom
Originally Posted by gator777 View Post
Great mod ...Installed!

In Firefox, the alignment looks great, but when using IE8...

- the alignment centers all the text, so I manually corrected it by modifying the "af_articles" template.

- The first thread template looks great in FireFox as well, but the user info has a wide blank space to the right of the text/avatar.

Have you looked at your mod using IE8?

Again, thanks for taking the time and creating a nice mod.
I normally just use firefox, but i'll open up ie and try and make it the same
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  #133  
Old 23 Apr 2009, 13:57
nohuhu nohuhu is offline
 
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bananalive,

another suggestion: make number of displayed "most read"/"most commented" configurable, that would be good.
also, can you add an option to "link" an article to an existing thread upon creation? like this: user adds some useful post in other forum and i would want to store this info to be viewable as an article. i can move or copy this thread to articles forum but that's too inconvenient, if copied there will be two sets of comments with no viable way to merge them, if moved it will reside in articles with only a link in old forum and link can't be sticky. i would like it to be vice versa, the post itself in old forum and a link to it in articles, clicking it opening the post as an article. this way it can be very user friendly and convenient, moderators still having access to the whole thread to weed out unneeded comments and on the other hand, the useful info still easily accessed via articles section. could make a great "knowledge base" or "faq" mod for technical boards and such.

and, um, well... if that's possible it would be also great to have some "nominate for knowledge base" mechanism in threads, like "report this post" but for good posts that deserve to be put in articles section.
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  #134  
Old 23 Apr 2009, 15:53
nohuhu nohuhu is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
bananalive,

also i found the bug that prevented article threads from being displayed with af_firstpost and af_comment templates: in "Alter Postbit" plugin, you forgot to import $vbulletin variable and it was inaccessible. changing plugin's first line from
Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

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

solved the problem.
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  #135  
Old 23 Apr 2009, 21:16
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Alfa1 Alfa1 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by bananalive View Post
That is very a forum-specific rating system
Indeed, but your modification is not so far from GARS or reviewpost. All it needs is an advanced rating function added to it...

Would be nice. Will you consider adding this?
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