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Mod Version: 1.5.0, by bobster65 (Member) bobster65 is offline
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Released: 10 Apr 2008 Last Update: 03 Sep 2008 Downloads: 9229
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Tabbed Forum Home version 1.01

[AJAX] Tabbed Forum Home version 1.5.0 (BETA)

NOTE: Works with both 3.7x and 3.6x

Description: This MOD is for creating a "Tabbed" Forum Home Page to have Categories displayed within Tab containers (similar to what the new Profile System looks like on vb3.7). Please do not confuse this with the Tab Menu System here at vbulletin.org. They are totally different systems. These Tabs actually switch the content without leaving the main forums page.

I wrote the initial Non AJAX version based on reading many requests from members asking about how namepros created their custom tabbed forum home page. The first implementation I did was a request by bbwforums.net (which you can visit to see a working example). I have shared this version with many members already and decided to release it since it seems to be something that a lot of members are interested in.

UPDATE: I have released a BETA [AJAX] version for those that what something a little more robust and easier to install/configure. This Beta version will never go into production tho as version 2.0 will utilize the YUI AJAX Tabview Toolset. It IS stable tho and is currently running on a few live sites.

NOTE: Keep in mind, I wrote this with the assumption that you are fairly well versed and comfortable with editing files/templates and following the flow of things. If there is something you don't understand, PLEASE let me know so that I can help you understand it. This IS NOT a product that a novice can just plug and play and it takes a little bit of time to setup, but its well worth it in the end (if you want a custom unique look to your forum home page)... the next version (Don't ask when, cause its just on the drawing board) will be a product with ACP controls for easy setup

The attached Zip File(s) contain the Files and Instructions necessary to install each version.

DEMO: www.bbwforums.net or www.namepros.com
[Moderator Edit: The first URL has been un-linked as there has been reported malware on that domain. The mod author may edit this notice once the situation has been cleaned.]

Screen Shots: None, visit one or both of the above links as seeing them in action is better than some static image(s)..

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Change Log

version 1.01 -
tabcontent.js ver 2.2 to support remote links
updated install instructions (both in txt and rtf format)

version 1.5.0 -
BETA [AJAX] version

July 8, 2008 - Added xml file for WOL
Sep 2, 2008 - Updated xml file for WOL

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  #826  
Old 17 Sep 2008, 01:29
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Just a thought...

Currently we have ( example ) forumid 12 set as a forum
with lots of child forums under it.

Should they all become sub-categories of a parent category ... for this to work??

or could it be a VBSEO setting???
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Old 17 Sep 2008, 01:48
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Hrm, I'm not sure on this one. It might just be another modification like vBSEO, because from what I'm looking at, you have everything set up right.

Of course, I haven't eaten since yesterday. So take that with a grain of salt.
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Old 17 Sep 2008, 01:49
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Originally Posted by Digital Jedi View Post
Hrm, I'm not sure on this one. It might just be another modification like vBSEO, because from what I'm looking at, you have everything set up right.

Of course, I haven't eaten since yesterday. So take that with a grain of salt.
LOL

I am thinking it has to be a vbseo issue, .. i cant think of anything else.

GO EAT !

Edit:

It isnt VBSEO
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Old 17 Sep 2008, 02:09
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Originally Posted by chiptz View Post
I now am looking to change 4 things:

- tab for blogs plugin
- tab for projects plugin
- who's online displayed only on certain tabs (easy on non-ajax version)
- tabs appearing in every page and not only on forum home

any clue on how to do this?
With TFH version 2, you will be able to add external content files to tabs and I have content files for Blogs, Project tools, recent threads, news, links, thumbs, photos etc...

I also have (and I am about to release) AJAX Tabs Content Version 3.0 (YUI) that can be used on ANY Page to display external content as well (to include TFH) ..
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Old 17 Sep 2008, 02:17
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Originally Posted by TimberFloorAu View Post
LOL

I am thinking it has to be a vbseo issue, .. i cant think of anything else.

GO EAT !

Edit:

It isnt VBSEO
ya, VBSEO doesn't effect it..

looks like you got the files in the correct place..

change the calls to the CSS and JS to this really quick.. I want to see if the www vs non www is effecting it..


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Old 17 Sep 2008, 02:22
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Originally Posted by bobster65 View Post
ya, VBSEO doesn't effect it..

looks like you got the files in the correct place..

change the calls to the CSS and JS to this really quick.. I want to see if the www vs non www is effecting it..


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Changed ( but have tried this already )
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Originally Posted by TimberFloorAu View Post
Changed ( but have tried this already )
well, troubleshooting consists of trying little things that people have had problems with in the past. I am just trying to help and I have a check list and that is the first thing that is on the list

usually, when it just sits and spins its because it can't FIND something, meaning that a path is incorrect or a file is in the wrong place or not named correctly... To help, I'd really need to see more than just viewing the source of your forum home page..
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Originally Posted by bobster65 View Post
well, troubleshooting consists of trying little things that people have had problems with in the past. I am just trying to help and I have a check list and that is the first thing that is on the list

usually, when it just sits and spins its because it can't FIND something, meaning that a path is incorrect or a file is in the wrong place or not named correctly... To help, I'd really need to see more than just viewing the source of your forum home page..
What do you need Bob.

Its yours mate.

Really need this to work..
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Originally Posted by bobster65 View Post
well, troubleshooting consists of trying little things that people have had problems with in the past. I am just trying to help and I have a check list and that is the first thing that is on the list

usually, when it just sits and spins its because it can't FIND something, meaning that a path is incorrect or a file is in the wrong place or not named correctly... To help, I'd really need to see more than just viewing the source of your forum home page..
What do you need Bob.

Its yours mate.

Really need this to work..

Should I install for our Main Template?
or just leave on this test template...?
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Old 17 Sep 2008, 22:39
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how can i change the colour of the tabs i need to cange that colour to 1370e0 html ccolour
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Originally Posted by viper007 View Post
how can i change the colour of the tabs i need to cange that colour to 1370e0 html ccolour
You edit the CSS file to customize the look of the tabs.
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Old 21 Sep 2008, 07:26
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I'm opening a new site...

i'm not sure whats the difference between ajax, and the normal version.

anyone help?
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Old 21 Sep 2008, 07:42
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AJAX loads the content only when you click a tab and it's easier to install.
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Old 21 Sep 2008, 21:30
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Thank you very much for this great mod.
I've installed it and it made my forumhome much more clean.
But i have a problem with the content.
It takes quite long time (usually 2-5 seconds, but sometimes more) to open the content of the tab.
Is it possible to make it as fast as the demo link (BBW Forums) you mentioned in your message.
Without the tabs, my forum is working quite fast. At least much faster than this.
Maybe i did something wrong...

Can you suggest me a solution ?
Regards
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Old 22 Sep 2008, 00:49
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Originally Posted by ishare View Post
Thank you very much for this great mod.
I've installed it and it made my forumhome much more clean.
But i have a problem with the content.
It takes quite long time (usually 2-5 seconds, but sometimes more) to open the content of the tab.
Is it possible to make it as fast as the demo link (BBW Forums) you mentioned in your message.
Without the tabs, my forum is working quite fast. At least much faster than this.
Maybe i did something wrong...

Can you suggest me a solution ?
Regards
The demo link is based off of 1.0.x where all forums are loaded at once and no AJAX calls are made. It takes longer due to the fact that AJAX must query the database and building the forumview every time the tab is loaded.
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