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[DBTech] vBDownloads v2 (vB4) [AJAX]
Mod Version: 2.4.9, by DragonByte Tech (Coder) DragonByte Tech is offline
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vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (24 votes - 4.25 average) Installs: 195
Released: 23 Oct 2010 Last Update: 25 Apr 2016 Downloads: 1878
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vBDownloads: What is it?

DragonByte Technologies is proud to present vBDownloads v1.0, the most professional, innovative and feature-rich downloads mod to date.

vBDownloads aims to help you manage your forum's downloads in a fast and efficient way, presenting you with all the information you and your users need.

Why vBDownloads?
Whilst looking for a new product idea, we felt that there was a need for a fully-supported downloads database in vBulletin. vBDownloads is the result of this. vBDownloads contains many interesting features such as multi-file downloads, password-protected downloads and many more exciting and innovative features!

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Differences between Pro and Lite

Priority support & Product Demos available at: http://www.dragonbyte-tech.com/vbdownloads.php

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Translations available @ Dragonbyte-Tech.com
Support for translations handled by the translator in its respective threads only.

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Major Features:

Searchable Downloads: Search downloads by title, description, author, or a combination of the above.

Importer: vBDownloads currently supports importing from DownloadsII.

Favourite Downloads: Got a download you like? vBDownloads will allow you to easily add it to your favourites list.

Multiple File Downloads: vBDownloads allows you to upload multiple files within one download stopping the need to create 20 different downloads for one thing.

Moderation: vBDownloads comes with its own moderation control panel. This will allow you to easily moderate new files and reports.

DragonByte SEO Integration: Seamlessly integrates with DragonByte SEO to create Friendly URLs for all your downloads & categories.


Extra Pro Features:
Download All Files: This will allow you to easily download all files in a download at the click of a button. These will be added to a zip and returned to you in seconds.

File Ratings: File ratings will allow users to easily separate the good content from the bad.

Downloads Per Day: This feature will allow you to control the number of files and add a limit to the size of downloads users are allowed to download per day.

Private Downloads: This feature will allow you to control who can access a download on a per user basis and allow you to password-protect downloads.


Complete Feature List
Lite

System Information
  • Whether the mod is active
  • Total bandwidth usage
  • Monthly bandwidth usage
  • Number of uploaded files
  • Value of php.ini's maximum execution time
  • vBDownloads' version number
  • Number of MBs of disk space all files use
  • Number of MBs of disk space this month's files use
  • Value of php.ini's maximum upload size
  • Value of php.ini's memory limit

Extensions
  • Group extensions together into Extension Groups
  • Define extension
  • Define MIME Type
  • Define maximum file size
  • Define Max Width / Max Height (only applies to images)

Categories
  • Define Title / Description
  • Set display order
  • Choose category image
  • Choose extension groups valid for this category
  • Automatically place new files in moderation queue
  • Per-usergroup Can View Category permission
  • Per-usergroup Can Download Files permission
  • Per-usergroup Can Upload Files permission

Import Utility
  • Import from DownloadsII
  • Preserves all important data
  • Avoids duplicate imports

Settings
  • Toggle displaying version number
  • Turn vBDownloads on/off
  • Reason for turning vBDownloads off
  • Welcome Notice for the homescreen
  • Storage path for uploads
  • Custom name for the main .php file
  • Maximum files per download
  • Minimum posts to download
  • Download description preview length
  • Enable/Disable Favourites system
  • Enable/Disable Comments system
  • Enable/Disable Mirrors system
  • File Reporting Reasons
  • Comment Reporting Reasons
  • Mirror Reporting Reasons

Usergroup Permissions
  • Downloads Manager, bypasses certain restrictions
  • Can View vBDownloads
  • Can Download
  • Can Upload
  • Can Favourite
  • Can Comment
  • Download Delay (in seconds)

Home Page
  • Display welcome message
  • Search downloads by title, description, author or any combination of the above
  • Category list in the same style as Forums are listed on Forum Home
  • Display number of files and number of downloads per category
  • Display latest download per category
  • Sub-categories in the same style as sub-forums
  • Sidebar block: Total files and total downloads
  • Sidebar block: Recent files, changes based on what category you're browsing
  • Sidebar block: Top downloads, changes based on what category you're browsing

Uploads
  • jQuery-powered upload script
  • Works with big files
  • No Flash plugins required
  • Progress bars on uploads
  • Display file sizes in-line
  • Quick deletion of files
  • Toggle which files are screenshots

Download Page
  • Thumbnail
  • Edit / delete file
  • Send file to moderation queue
  • Add to favourites
  • Add a comment
  • Basic file information: Author, Last Updated, Category and Total Downloads
  • File List w/ number of downloads
  • Mirror List w/ number of hits
  • "More From This User" block with thumbnails of other downloads by this user
  • Full description
  • Paginated comments list
  • Edit/Delete comments
  • Password entry page if the download is password protected
  • Download delay page when downloading files if applicable

Favourites List
  • Paginated display of downloads added to favourites
  • Same style as search results

ModCP
  • Tabbed interface for Moderation Queue / Reports
  • Ability to take no action, approve and deny moderation queue entries
  • Ability to take no action, dismiss or delete reported entries

Thumbnail Generation
  • Ability to choose which image to use for thumbnail generation
  • A physical thumbnail image will be generated when one is requested
  • Saves bandwidth / decreases load time vs. using full image resized

Category Aware Search
  • Choose to restrict search to currently viewed category
  • Only available when browsing a category
  • Perfect for searching through a large downloads database for less unique keywords



Pro

Mirror Link Images
  • Define replacement domains
  • Set what image to show instead of direct link to mirror

Categories
  • Allow private downloads
  • Allow password protected downloads
  • Category Parent
  • Choose forum to announce new downloads in

Settings
  • Download delay page advertisement
  • Path to importable files
  • Enable/Disable [DBTech] vBShout integration
  • Enable/Disable Rating system
  • Enable/Disable ability to download all files as zip
  • Zip filename prefix
  • Post To Thread: Title
  • Post To Thread: Message

Usergroup Permissions
  • Maximum downloads per day
  • Maximum downloads size per day
  • Can Rate Downloads
  • Can Create Category
  • Can Import Files

Home Page
  • Sidebar block: Highest rated, changes based on what category you're browsing

Download Page
  • Rate the download +1/-1
  • "Download All Files" button
  • Display advertisement on downloads delay page

Manage Categories
  • Allows users with the necessary permissions to manage categories via front-end
  • Download Managers can edit all Category settings
  • Non-Managers see their categories added to moderation queue

Import Files
  • Allows users with the necessary permissions to import files from the filesystem
  • Pre-defined path or custom path
  • Imported files aren't copied or moved
  • Ability to skip or re-import files
  • Per-file category assignment
  • Per-file download title

Who's Online Display
  • Displays users / guests browsing vBDownloads
  • Uses same HTML/CSS as forum home's "What's Going On" box
  • Displays full markup username
  • Can be turned off via vBulletin Options

vBDownloads Statistics Display
  • Displays total number of downloads
  • Displays total number of files
  • Displays total bandwidth usage
  • Displays total storage space usage
  • Uses same HTML/CSS as forum home's "Forum Statistics" box
  • Can be turned off via vBulletin Options

Per-Usergroup "Minimum Posts" Bypass
  • Ability to bypass the "Minimum Posts" setting per-usergroup
  • Perfect for donator / VIP usergroups
  • Toggled via Usergroup Manager

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  • 1 Link to DragonByte Technologies homepage
  • 1 Link to Product Description page of this modification

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  #526  
Old 26 Oct 2014, 22:22
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vBDownloads v2.4.2

New Features:

DownloadsII Importer
  • Now supports the vB3 version of DownloadsII (5.1.2)
  • Detected separately from the vB4 version
  • Stores imported IDs for easy redirection

DownloadsII 301 Redirects
  • A new file in the do_not_upload folder can be placed in the forum directory in place of the DownloadsII php file
  • Detects old Category/File requests and redirects them to vBDownloads
  • 301 redirects preserve your SEO even after importing

Bug Fixes:
  • (vB3) The navbar tab would not correctly disable itself when the product was turned off


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Old 26 Oct 2014, 22:23
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Originally Posted by midwan View Post
I've been using this for a long time without problems, thank you for your work on it.

We just moved our installation to a new server and I am facing a problem now however: I can access and download the files normally, but if I try to edit an entry (even if I make no changes) and save it again, I get a 403 page (Forbidden) mentioning this URI:

/vbdownloads.php?do=download&action=update

I've checked the permissions on the vbdownloads.php file and they're set as 644 as normal. I guess it's trying to access something else and it fails?

Any ideas on what to look for?
Check your server's error_log as there may still be a file permissions issue somewhere.


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Old 26 Oct 2014, 23:01
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I've checked the Error Logs, unfortunately there's no entry when this occurs at all. I've also double-checked the permissions of all the relevant files, they seem to be correct. The path to the downloads folder also is correct, as I am allowed to download files from there normally.

This only occurs when editing an existing entry or trying to add a new one, during the Save stage.

Any further ideas?
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Old 30 Oct 2014, 16:44
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Anything at all I could do to fix this? Even re-installing the XML after re-uploading all the files doesn't seem to fix it. The settings in AdminCP seem to be correct (regarding paths), the permissions on the files and folders are correct from what I can see, there are no errors reported in the Error log of the server or VB itself...

I have no clue on what to look for... :-(
Please help?
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Old 01 Nov 2014, 18:00
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hi, how changed this colour background? thx
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Old 01 Nov 2014, 20:17
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Unfortunately as this is a server issue I can't really assist further, your host will be able to tell you where the web server's error log file for these issues is located.


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Old 01 Nov 2014, 20:17
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Originally Posted by mitch84 View Post
hi, how changed this colour background? thx
Check the CSS template for this mod


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Old 01 Nov 2014, 21:35
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thx, founded
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Old 17 Nov 2014, 18:04
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New Features:

DownloadsII Importer
  • Now also imports the thumbnail images
  • Now imports files with the original file name, as opposed to the one prefixed with the file ID

Bug Fixes:
  • Date stamps in the Download Log now works as intended


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Old 10 Dec 2014, 15:02
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Please, this mod for vBulletin 5.
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Old 17 Jan 2015, 16:03
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None of my screenshots or thumbnails are showing instead I get the noimage.png. In the directory where the files are kept the images and thumbs are there.
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Old 19 Jan 2015, 19:05
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Are the images and thumbs correct in that directory? Have you opened them to check?


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Old 19 Jan 2015, 19:17
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Yes and it does not look like the thumb was created however there are thumbnails there from other uploads but they don't show either. If I click the noimage.png screenshot it does link to the correct image.
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Old 26 Jan 2015, 21:35
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vBDownloads v2.4.4

New Features:

Forum Notifications
  • Adding a download to favourites sends a notification when it's been updated
  • Uses vBulletin's notification system
  • Also works with vBNotifications

Bug Fixes:
  • (Pro) Threads for downloads are now only posted when a file is not under moderation


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vBDownloads v2.4.4 Patch Level 1

Changes To Existing Features:

Downloads
  • The "Last Updated" column should now only increment when the download has received actual updates

Bug Fixes:
  • Resolved multiple issues with the new notification system


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