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vB Event Forums
Mod Version: 3.3, by Evercraft (Member) Evercraft is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.1 Rating: (65 votes - 4.66 average) Installs: 750
Released: 08 Aug 2006 Last Update: 23 Sep 2006 Downloads: 2603
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Template Edits Additional Files  

Introduction
This is a continuation of my Event Forums plugin/addon from 3.5. You can find the old version here. The original plugin was developed by Endquote, and I have since taken it over to bring it to what it is today. I hope you can find it useful!
What is this addon?
This is a plugin which allows you to create relationships between calendars and events, giving each event a thread of its own for users to discuss. I have tested this alot, and I am running it myself on a live board.
Sure, so whats it do?
Some examples of the features this plugin offers
  • When a new event is created in a calendar, an associated thread is created in the linked forum.
  • Links to events in the calendar are forwarded to the associated thread, or optionally a seperate New Event button can be added with a minor template edit.
  • New thread links in the event forum are redirected to a new event form.
  • A summary can be shown at the top of the event forum which shows the up and coming events over the next 'x' days.
  • The date and time shown in the thread and post title, is calculated on the current viewing users timezone. In other words, times always show in the users timezone, not forced to GMT.
  • Full moderation support.
  • Editing a thread or event, will update its associated event/thread.
Screenshots
Some screenshots of this plugin
How do I install it?
For upgrading, please see the section below.
Summary
  • 1 xml import.
  • 1 (optional) template change.
  • 1 (optional) gif file upload.
Step 1
Install the product
Download the product XML file.

Goto your Admin CP at your forums, then goto Plugin System -> Manage Products. Click [Add/Import Product] at the bottom of the page. Browse to the location where you downloaded the xml file and then click the Import button.
Step 2
Calendar ID:
Goto your Admin CP at your forums, then goto Calendar Manager. Find the calendar you want to link to a forum, then click Edit.
Right at the top of the page you should see:
Calendar: NAME (id: ID)
Make a note of the ID, you will need this soon.
Forum ID:
Goto your Admin CP at your forums, then goto Forum Manager. Find the forum you want to activate as your event forum, then click Edit Forum.
Right at the top of the page you should see:
Forum: NAME (id: ID)
Make a note of the ID, you will need this soon.
Link a Calendar to a Forum:
Goto your Admin CP at your forums, then goto vBulletin Options and find Event Forums.
The first option you should see is Calendar/Forum Map.
Enter in your IDs into the box, as CALENDARID:FORUMID.
Example, my Calendar is 5 and my Forum is 14:
5:14
Click Save.
Step 3
Base permissions check:
You will need to check that users using the Event Forums, have basic permissions to both the Linked Forum AND Calendar.
Basic Permissions include: Can View Forum and Can Post Threads and possibly some others.
Step 4 (Optional template edit)
Add the New Event button:
You only need todo this if you want to show a seperate New Event button next to the New Thread button.

First of all, upload newevent.gif to your images/buttons folder. NOTE you will need to upload this to any custom image folders too for different styles you might have.

Second, open up FORUMDISPLAY template for each of your styles you want to show the button, find and add the highlighted code below:

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Lastly, go into the Event Forums options, and change the option Show the New Event button on the thread list to yes.
Step 5
Install on VB.org:
Browse back to this thread, and click the INSTALL button so you can recieve updates whenever I update this plugin.
How do I upgrade it from an old version?
Step 1
Import xml
Download the product XML file.

Goto your Admin CP at your forums, then goto Plugin System -> Manage Products. Click [Add/Import Product] at the bottom of the page. Browse to the location where you downloaded the xml file. Make sure the overwrite option is set to ON and then click the Import button.
Can I give you money to make this?
This isn't a commercial plugin, and can be used by anyone for free. However, a few people have said to me that they would like to donate some money for my time working on the plugin and for picking it up and continuing the development of new features etc. If you do want to donate some money my way, then you can do so through paypal by clicking this link. Thanks!
Bugs / Support
If you find a bug, then please post in this thread and let me know. There are a few bugs that haven't been fixed since the old version, so i'm hoping that we can fix these soon. I will do my best to support the plugin as much as possible, however I also have a busy job which takes up alot of my time.
Known Bugs
Here is a list of known bugs to date
  • Soft delete actually hard deletes the thread.
  • Search doesn't search the first post of an event thread.
  • Inline ajax edit bugs thread title. Need to remove date and time from it before edit.
Feature request list
Here is a list of the requested features. Please note that because it makes this list, doesn't mean it will be added.
  • Intergration with the event attendance plugin.
  • Customisation of the order of the custom fields in the thread title.
  • An option to "import" all the previous events from a Calendar into threads.
  • Extra post options support (Attachments, Post Icons, Sticky etc).
  • Custom ordering of the %datetime variable.
  • Custom ordering of %custom variable.
  • Better handling of recurring events.
Credits
Thanks to endquote for originally creating the plugin.
Thanks to the Ninja :ninja: for helping me infiltrate the vb code and finding those hidden hooks!
Thanks to anybody that helps test this plugin.
Changelog
Version: 3.3
  • Added Farcasters Event Attendance patch to the mod. I've added a self check so it will only run when the Event attendance mod is installed and active.
Version: 3.2
  • Fixed a bug which was prevent the thread from being deleted when you try to delete an event.
Version: 3.1
  • Fixed a bug which would cause an error with undefined function on the forum display page when summary is turned on.
Version: 3.0
  • Version now compatible with 3.6. Please note this plugin will no longer install on a board older than 3.6. I would recommend you upgrade your board as soon as you can!
  • Added an optional template edit to show a New Event button next to the New Thread button.
  • Plugin no longer in BETA. I feel this has been running enough stablely to take this out of BETA. There are still some bugs which need fixing, but as a whole it works and is used by quite a few people.
Version: 2.7 and below
  • See the old thread here

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  #346  
Old 07 Jun 2007, 01:53
insidedesign insidedesign is offline
 
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Originally Posted by insidedesign View Post
This may sound newbish, but how do I add custom fields? I would like to utilize %custom for the Thread Title Format settings. Thanks!
After about 30 mins of snooping, I figured it out.

Simply edit the calendar within the calendar manager.
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  #347  
Old 09 Jun 2007, 09:03
fox3nova fox3nova is offline
 
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could this mod combine with Thread Prefixes ?

Last edited by fox3nova; 09 Jun 2007 at 09:43.
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  #348  
Old 09 Jun 2007, 09:56
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hmm
will there be now updates?
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  #349  
Old 19 Jun 2007, 19:30
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Is there a way to change the event type, "Single, All Day Event", "Ranged Event", "Recurring Event" once the event has been posted?
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Old 20 Jun 2007, 17:34
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Had anybody figured out a way to show the list of upcoming events on ALL forum pages ?!

I need to show this list right under the HEADER image, above the Navbar but it can go under the Navbar if necessary....

At the moment, fiddling with the code and replacing it in the different templates the list WILL appear on the forum home but elsewhere all I get is a grey bar and the event information is missing.

Any ideas?
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  #351  
Old 21 Jun 2007, 04:22
CrAEckY CrAEckY is offline
 
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Hi,

youre modifications is quite good. I mean its just good work! Go on! ;-)

Im using:
Farcasters Event Attendance 1.2.1
vB Event Forums 3.3

Regards
Chris

Last edited by CrAEckY; 21 Jun 2007 at 05:17.
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  #352  
Old 28 Jun 2007, 00:45
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nm ind

Last edited by skooby; 29 Jun 2007 at 04:39.
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  #353  
Old 28 Jun 2007, 18:03
Farcaster Farcaster is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Kahuna900 View Post
Is there a way to change the event type, "Single, All Day Event", "Ranged Event", "Recurring Event" once the event has been posted?
Kahuna,

You can change the default by going into the Event Forums options and changing the setting "Default Add Event Type"
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  #354  
Old 04 Jul 2007, 21:50
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What do I do? I get this error message when making new events

This page is not designed to be access directly.
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  #355  
Old 05 Jul 2007, 01:51
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I can't get the newevent.gif button to display.
FORUMDISPLAY has been edited. Show new event button = yes.
The if statement is not working.
Running on v3.6.7

SOLVED: Summary needed to be checked as I read earlier. Why?? I don't know.

Bu still have a porblem that vBadvanced appears in the title until I delete it.???
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  #356  
Old 06 Jul 2007, 09:41
rainyleaves rainyleaves is offline
 
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Works perfectly!!
Thanks Evercraft

Can I change design like this?
Who can help me? Please.....


Thanks
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  #357  
Old 06 Jul 2007, 14:05
BadgerDog BadgerDog is offline
 
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In my FORUMDISPLAY template, I have two phrases as described, exactly the same as the one to "Find". Should I add the addtional line to BOTH?

Thanks

Regards,
Badger

Edit: added it to both as a guess and it works, except the button is in the vBulletin default color scheme?

Last edited by BadgerDog; 06 Jul 2007 at 17:12.
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  #358  
Old 06 Jul 2007, 16:43
BadgerDog BadgerDog is offline
 
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Question

Originally Posted by thincom2000 View Post
There's a setting for this:

Show the New Event button on the thread list.
Setting this to no will change the New Thread button to forward the user to the add event form.

Setting this to yes will add a New Event button, ONLY if you have also added the necessary template modification in FORUMDISPLAY. See the installation instructions for more information.

Is it set to yes?
So, by activating the New Event button, the old "New Topic" reverts to permitting people to create new "regular" threads in this forum?

With the New Event button not activated, the "New Topic" button changes its behavior and onlt permits new events to be created, which get mirrored in the on-line Calendar?

Also, any idea why the New Event button provided, doesn't match and blend in with the skin we're using? It appears as the standard vBulletin default colors?

Thanks for your feedback....

Regards,
Badger

Last edited by BadgerDog; 06 Jul 2007 at 17:18.
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  #359  
Old 13 Jul 2007, 07:29
extremesanity extremesanity is offline
 
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Awesome hack.

Running 3.6.7 here with the new event button enabled.
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  #360  
Old 13 Jul 2007, 08:15
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Originally Posted by BadgerDog View Post
Also, any idea why the New Event button provided, doesn't match and blend in with the skin we're using? It appears as the standard vBulletin default colors?
Of course, that's the default VB button. To match your style, you have to design your own button.
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