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Geek Article System 3.52
Mod Version: 3.51, by The Geek (Coder) The Geek is offline
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vB Version: 3.0.7 Rating: (6 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 410
Released: 07 Feb 2005 Last Update: 03 Aug 2005 Downloads: 360
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IMPORTANT:
Please note that I can no longer support this project. Primarily as it is designed for vb3.0.x and I no longer use that version (im obviously on vb3.5x ). There is a version for vb3.5 however its a commercial script. This project is left here for the community.
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HowdA All.

The GAS3 system is a comprehensive article system that completely integrates into vB3.

News:
  • Updated 3/08/05 to version 3.53 for compatability with vb3.08
  • Updated 13/05/05 to version 3.52!!! Posts for 3.52 to integrate with GAL4.0 start here
History

Originally, I looked into other article systems to integrate with my forums but just got irritated over and over again as I found the other offering out there very limiting for my needs. I wanted to use my members usergroup permissions, the search facility (so when someone did a search for 'bob' both articles AND threads appeared on one page), I also wanted wysiwyg editing and vBs attachment system. Well, I accomplished 99% of my needs with the Geek Article System 2.0
Why 3.0? While the 2.0 was fine for my needs, many users began asking for a far more complex system that took the beauty of 2.0 and added popular features in the other article systems.

Here are the features in a nutshell:
  • Integrates 100% into vB. No importing forums or creating special groups. Simply mark forum as an 'Article' forum and instantly all threads become articles. Dont like it anymore? Simply remove the ID and the therads and forums go back to normal.
  • Whatever you can do in a thread or post, you can do with the GAS3 system (uploading attachments, smiles, BBcode, various editors, yadayadayada)
  • Adding on the above point: all the differing vB editors (wysiwyg, etc..), usergroup permissions (heck - anything you can set for a forum you can set in this - AND MORE!) why> because it is totally integrated!
  • Create multiple pages in your post by simply putting [BREAK] anywhere in your post.
  • The first thumbnail in an article substitutes the posters avatar (switchable via admincp)
  • Upload header images and have them auto resize
  • Choose header images from a global (or forum specific) gallery
  • Integrated article byline.
  • Synopsis - allows users to give a summary that appears on the new forumdisplay
  • New forumdisplay shows article header image and synopsis (if no synopsis then the first X amount of characters from the article is used)
  • Synopisis allows BBCode
  • Integrates with the Geek AutoLink system (optional)
  • Allows you to post as other users
  • Article sidebar that shows the article rating, your rating, the rating form, article tools, and article attachments (all toggable via admincp)
  • An auto installer/upgrader/uninstaller that makes all file edits for you!
  • A whole host of other tiddlybits that I wont bore you with
Special thanks goes to rlamego, peterska2, Snow, Gldtn, and Magic Spark for private Beta testing this for me. Couldnt of happened without them!

Change log
13.05.05 - updated to 3.52
All this does is update GAS for the GAL4.0 integration.
To update, simply replace your existing functions_geekarticles.php with the one in the latest package.

18.3.05 - updated to 3.51
This really just fixes a couple of mega minor bugs.
Added new default icon per forum functionality (see readme)
Wrote a real README.
Wrote a seperate 3.5x upgrade script. Users of 3.5x should run admincp/gas3_upgrade.php

16.3.05 - updated to 3.50
Loads of new features and a new installer that makes the file changes for you.
New forumdisplay
Uploading of images for your header
Synopsis box
yadayadayda

10.2.05 - updated to 3.02
Fixed typo in readme (step 2.6 referenced $articlebyline instead of $GAS_byline). This bug fixes the disappearing byline when editing an article.
To upgrade - edit your editpost template and search for $articlebyline then replace it with $GAS_byline

Importers
I have made an importer for v3articles. Technically speaking, you dont have to strictly have GAS3 installed to use the importer (though it is ideal). What it does is essentailly import v3articles, comments, ratings, and attachments into existing forums as new threads, replies, threadratings, and post attachments. The idea is that you install GAS3, create the forums to house your articles, and then import your existing v3articles into them (but as I said, you can simply import v3articles into normal forums without having GAS3 installed).
There is also a rollback feature in case you change your mind or experience a problem with the import. Your v3articles installation isnt touched. In fact, no v3articles are harmed in the process

Known issues:
  • none that I am aware of.
Demos: (note that I have a custom skin, so your results will be ever so slightly different)
http://www.thenailgeek.com/showthread.php?t=11287
http://www.thenailgeek.com/showthread.php?t=8801 - pages with comments (click View Comments to see comments only)


Difficulty - EASY
Time - about 5 minutes
File modifications? a few but now all done automatically for you

Change log:

Updated to 3.01 Feb 7th
Fixed a couple template errors and minor readme instructions


Instructions

Click install. I have busted my butt over the past few weeks to do this and all I ask is that you click install if you use it
  • Download the package and unzip.
  • Follow the README!
  • Ther installer does all the work for you
  • When done, go into your admncp, and adjust your settings
Troubleshooting:
  • No phrases after install? This happens a lot with many installers for some bizzare reason. All you have to do is do a phrase search for GAS_ , edit the phrase (dont change it), then save it. Bingo - all your phrases appear.
Also:

I would therefore backup your DB, your styles, and any of the files the README asks you to change.

nJoy

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Old 10 Apr 2005, 23:15
Ghostspy Ghostspy is offline
 
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i thought this was a very cool mod. i installed it.
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  #707  
Old 11 Apr 2005, 11:35
Lionel Lionel is offline
 
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Where can I increase the size of the popup that displays all generic icons at the root of the gas/images folder?
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Old 11 Apr 2005, 11:39
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The Geek The Geek is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Lionel
Where can I increase the size of the popup that displays all generic icons at the root of the gas/images folder?
edit the GAS_image_upload template and change the follwing lines static numbers to whatever you need:

window.resizeTo(($windowwidth + 150),($windowheight+292));

windowwidth and windowheight is supposed to be the total width and height of gallery. The static figures are offsets to account for spacing, the close field and upload field.

Take a second to toggle the install button when you get one
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Old 11 Apr 2005, 11:52
Lionel Lionel is offline
 
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Thanks. I've got more than 400 thumb images in there and scrolling to all of them seem to be acomplished only when I maximize. If so is the case, how can I increase the columns to display more than 4 images?
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Old 11 Apr 2005, 12:18
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The Geek The Geek is offline
 
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Wow. Thats a lot!

You can do that by editing the GAS_image_upload.php file in your forum directory.
The 4 columns is hard coded in but can easily be changed with a few tweaks.

Hope this helps
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Old 11 Apr 2005, 12:23
Lionel Lionel is offline
 
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Thanks. These mods post a lot. But they were all using the same 2 generic icons. So I gave them a huge choice, covering virtually everything. I am not able to locate window.resizeTo(($windowwidth + 150),($windowheight+292)); in image upload.
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Old 11 Apr 2005, 12:28
Lionel Lionel is offline
 
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Never mind that last post. I was looking in the php
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Old 11 Apr 2005, 12:36
Lionel Lionel is offline
 
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Sorry to bother you again. How do I maximize? 100% for the width is not doing it. I can scroll only when it's maximized
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Old 11 Apr 2005, 14:31
jcr jcr is offline
 
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Originally Posted by The Geek
Just use your forums.

Have a forums called articles, a sub forum called 'articles on cheese' another called 'franks homemade articles', etc...

Then mark them all as article forums

HTH's
Ahh.. thanks.. why didn't I think of that.. And then I can just create a Thingy in the navbar to make it look better.
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Old 11 Apr 2005, 15:21
lucabosurgi lucabosurgi is offline
 
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I love your hack and I use it for most of my forums.
www.fmag.net thank you for that

The only problem is that I have to include VERY long list of forumID
in 'Comma separated list of forum id's '

Can this be reversed and only include the excluded forums?

Something similar to this
http://www.vbadvanced.com/forum/show...0842#post40842

Thank you!!

Last edited by lucabosurgi; 11 Apr 2005 at 15:25.
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  #716  
Old 12 Apr 2005, 16:03
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Polo Polo is offline
 
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Excellent hack NailGeek I made an installation and imported the articles from v3articles (around 100 or more) and well everything seems to work great but the only problem i'm experiencing is that when I go to a specifc article, nothing shows, just the reply button..oh and the quick reply box... i updated counters, checked templates (all the templates seem to be there) and searched this thread to see if anyone had a similar problem but I couldnt find the answer... can somenoe point me into the right direction?
thanks in advance..
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Old 12 Apr 2005, 16:08
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Hey polo. So you used the importer for v3articles?

Those articles ahould now be threads and posts in whatever forum you matched them to. Is this not the case?
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Old 12 Apr 2005, 22:40
subnet_rx subnet_rx is offline
 
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this is a great hack and really easy to install. One question though, how can I get a Post Thread image and Post Reply image to show up? Right now, it's just words, and because of the template, they don't show up very well.
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Old 12 Apr 2005, 22:42
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The Geek The Geek is offline
 
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Originally Posted by subnet_rx
this is a great hack and really easy to install. One question though, how can I get a Post Thread image and Post Reply image to show up? Right now, it's just words, and because of the template, they don't show up very well.
there are buttons in the images/buttons folder for that

You may have to put them in each style folder you have.
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Old 12 Apr 2005, 22:50
subnet_rx subnet_rx is offline
 
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thanks, that did the trick. Any ideas on how I can edit the buttons to fit my style? I'm using a dark red button set from the vbulletin.com forums. Is there an original somewhere I could edit?
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