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Ultimate Side Columns 2.2
Mod Version: 2.2, by peterska2 (Member) peterska2 is offline
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vB Version: 3.7.0 Rating: (59 votes - 4.54 average) Installs: 656
Released: 05 Apr 2008 Last Update: 16 May 2008 Downloads: 5827
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Ultimate Side Columns
By Kerry-Anne www.peterska2.co.uk

Welcome to Ultimate Side Columns 2.2 !

USC 2.2 has now been released!!!!

Introduction

Following the success of the left and right side column modifications, and building on their weaknesses, the Ultimate Side Columns system was born.

Ultimate Side Columns (USC) is your one stop shop for all your side columns needs. It is an easy to configure, all in one solution.

USC 2.0 was born through the evolution and bug fixing of USC 1.0 for vBulletin 3.6 and is for vBulletin 3.7.0 RC1 and later only. It is not supported with earlier versions and may not work with them.

Features

USC 2.0 is fully customizable, can use conditions and variables (not available in USC 1.0), has greater flexibility in where it can be omitted from (after requests received), and contains new functionality of both independently collapsible columns and user defined custom links to be displayed on a per user basis in the column location of the administrators choosing.

A maximum of 20 blocks spread over the two columns are available at this time. However, if more are required then an expansion pack will be provided. The blocks can be reordered and moved between the templates with ease through simple template edits.

USC 2.2 Change Log:
Fixed bug with profile.php?do=editattachments
Added All Pages options

USC 2.1 Change Log:
Fixed blank page caused by missing template in the XML
Added compatibility with 3.7.0 Stable/Gold
Manual Template Edit instructions added to package
Enhanced the display page choices to allow exact selection of the pages where USC is to be displayed
Added usergroup permissions in addition to the global options for viewing the left column, viewing the right column, and using the custom contents block.

USC 2.1 has additional files. You need to upload the files first BEFORE importing the product

Upgrading from USC 2.0
Upload the contents of the upload folder, except the admincp directory, then import the XML.

Go to vBOptions > USC Options and set the display pages using the new options
Go to Usergroups > Usergroup Manager and set the permissions for each usergroup as desired. By default no permissions are given to any usergroups.

Upgrading from USC 1.0

USC 2.0 has been rewritten from the ground up and therefore all the blocks have been moved from the settings into the templates. Therefore, a unique upgrade script has been provided which must be run before importing the new product. Importing the new product first will result in the loss of your existing USC contents.

The upgrade script is located in the admincp directory after uploading the USC files and is ran by pointing your browser to admincp/usc_upgrade.php

Full upgrade instructions are included in the upgrade readme file in the zip.

Installation Instructions

Download the zip, unzip it and upload the contents of the upload folder to your forum directory. Import the product, all done.

Full instructions are included in the install readme in the zip.

Support

This modification has limited support only and is therefore flagged as unsupported. Support will be given when possible although it is always preferable when users of USC support each other. This was very successful with USC 1.0 and therefore is continued with USC 2.0

If you have any other combinations of pages that you would like to see available for the column options, please post them in the support thread ensuring that you add the title "USC Page Combination Request" to your post, or use this as the first line of your post ensuring that it is in bold text. This is very specific as due to the limited nature of support and time, the support thread will only be quickly skimmed through and therefore requests may be missed if it is not clear what they are.


The screenshots attached to this post and the next one show a range of pages with a range of column combinations. They are not labeled but they are pretty self explanatory.

Enjoy USC 2.0.

Kerry-Anne


PLEASE NOTE: This modification is unsupported. You may not receive a reply right after posting. Please try and help each other out.



Problems with your side columns not showing?
For your side columns to show, you need to update your usergroup permissions from the usergroup manager for each usergroup

Problems with errors in your vBOptions?
Point your browser to admincp/index.php?do=buildbitfields then try again

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  #646  
Old 31 Dec 2008, 19:03
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Originally Posted by Fungsten View Post
I have 3.8 RC2 and no Custom Content shows. Yes I have tried permissions, etc but it has not shown. I read that it is somewhere in the thread but I can't find it in the 625+ posts. TIA.
Anyone?

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I am using 3.8 RC2.
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Old 02 Jan 2009, 14:39
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Would love to be able to pull some of the info from my forum into it, latest posts, newest members etc, looks like a great mod!!!
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Old 02 Jan 2009, 20:57
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Not seeing any content

First let me say thank you for your work, it's awesome and I can't wait to get this working. Some of the members examples posted here are incredible.

Few issues.

I tried making links in my usercp but they dont show.

I tried to manually add links to the template using code examples provided here by members, but they dont show, so now I'm at a loss on this.

I can see the column on the page I want and the title, but thats it. Nothing is displaying. I just uploaded v2.2 using vbulletin 3.7

Thanks again and Happy New Year
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Old 03 Jan 2009, 00:05
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Originally Posted by Scooty View Post
First let me say thank you for your work, it's awesome and I can't wait to get this working. Some of the members examples posted here are incredible.

Few issues.

I tried making links in my usercp but they dont show.

I tried to manually add links to the template using code examples provided here by members, but they dont show, so now I'm at a loss on this.

I can see the column on the page I want and the title, but thats it. Nothing is displaying. I just uploaded v2.2 using vbulletin 3.7

Thanks again and Happy New Year
Have you changed the usergroup permissions for this mod?
ACP>Usergroups>Usergroup Manager>Edit Usergroup>scroll to bottom of page for Ultimate Side Columns permissions
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Old 03 Jan 2009, 11:41
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[SOLVED]Yes I have done that already thats whats puzzling me. By all rights, should be working. Thanks for replying thou.

I was using right side column but inserting code in left side coumn templates

Anywho, if we set this mod to be used in userscp, how do they post their own links without editing templates manually?
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Old 03 Jan 2009, 14:51
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Suggestion for next version

After reading through, what, 42 pages of comments, it seems 50% of them are "My columns do not show" (including my post) Perhaps it would be better to make them show by default in usergroup permissions. At least that way the columns would show fom the start and then users could edit usergroup permissions and simply uncheck where they dont want them to show.

Thanks!
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Old 03 Jan 2009, 19:25
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Hello.

I'll like to show latest Blog Posts, Latest Album Pictures, Latest Social Group posts and Forum Stats on the sidebar. Does anyone know how?
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Old 03 Jan 2009, 20:08
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Originally Posted by Scooty View Post
[SOLVED]
Anywho, if we set this mod to be used in userscp, how do they post their own links without editing templates manually?
Same here!
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Old 06 Jan 2009, 12:31
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Found a fix for the delete custom link problem

Open usc_cp.php and find the following line of code (line 83):


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

replace it with


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

worked for me anyway
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Old 06 Jan 2009, 19:12
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Originally Posted by brucegs View Post
Found a fix for the delete custom link problem

Open usc_cp.php and find the following line of code (line 83):


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

replace it with


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

worked for me anyway
Still didn't work. Where is this setting?

The position of this is controlled in a separate setting
I can't find it. TIA.
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Old 06 Jan 2009, 21:37
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Originally Posted by Fungsten View Post
Still didn't work. Where is this setting?
Strange, it worked for me. Did you reupload the php file after editing it?



I can't find it. TIA.
Not sure what the question is, are you asking where the custom links are displayed? That is determined by which block you edited and whether or not you are using right or left columns. Or are you asking where people insert their custom links? If you have custom links enabled then there will be a link at the bottom of the usercp menu in the person's control panel.
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Old 06 Jan 2009, 22:05
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Originally Posted by brucegs View Post
Strange, it worked for me. Did you reupload the php file after editing it?
Yes.

Not sure what the question is, are you asking where the custom links are displayed?
They're displayed with the rest of the links on the pages but I don't see them. Yes I have them enabled.
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Old 06 Jan 2009, 22:13
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Originally Posted by Fungsten View Post
Yes.



They're displayed with the rest of the links on the pages but I don't see them. Yes I have them enabled.

hmm maybe it's a 3.8 issue, not sure sorry (I am running 3.7.4 myself)
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Old 06 Jan 2009, 22:16
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Originally Posted by brucegs View Post
hmm maybe it's a 3.8 issue, not sure sorry (I am running 3.7.4 myself)
Could be.
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Old 07 Jan 2009, 02:56
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One of the Best Mods I ever Had
Alot of stuff can be done with the blocks

Im really thankfull.
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