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Redirect all External Links anonymously - Locally Hosted (Updated)
Mod Version: 1.0.3, by thetechgenius (Coder/Designer) thetechgenius is offline
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vB Version: 4.2.2 Rating: (2 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 21
Released: 03 Oct 2014 Last Update: 15 Sep 2017 Downloads: 162
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I have just created a custom URL Anonymizer for vBulletin (or any web site).


All files are hosted locally on your server, including the JS files. This is something like how anonym.to redirects their links. But these files are hosted on your server, so you can use HTTPS, or use it on any site you want. And its open-source, my very own code.


Anonymized Links will show like this: http://yoursite.com/redirect/?to=htt...ternalsite.com



Lets get started.

1) First, put this at the Bottom of your footer template:


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

Change yoursite.com to your actual domain name. You can also add URL's that you don't want to be Anonymized. Separate the URL's with commas. Or you could remove all of the protected sites, and have ALL links use the Anonym Redirect System.

Note: Make sure you keep javascript:// in with the protected links, so the addon doesn't break any of your other javascript functions. I will find a way to include this in the actual JS file, so you dont need to keep it in with your protected links, but for now this is an easy fix. (I am really busy at the moment)



2) Download the zip file at the end of this post, and extract the contents on your PC.

3) Upload the contents of the "upload" folder, to your forum root.

Done!


Let me know what you think. You can also use this script on a different site, such as a custom short URL, and link your Anonymized URLS to the short URL. If you have any questions, please post here, PM, Or contact me on my site: https://thetechgenius.net.

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Update 1.0.2

Fixed
- HTTPS links was not being anonymized

Update 1.0.3
Changed - No need to edit files anymore. Add the javascript code and upload the files to your forum root. Instead of the files linking to your domain (yourdomain.com/redirect/index.php), they will link to the mod directory (redirect/index.php). SO there is no need for any file edits, besides adding the Javascript to your footer template.

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Update v2.0


Ok guys/girls, I have finally re-coded the entire script. And its working really well.

However, I have made it into its very own standalone script that can work completely by itself.

But, you can use some javascript to link to your forum, and have all external links use the service, and have the ANON domain put in front of all external links.

I will be updating the main post with all the information needed. But for now, you can check it out on my Git Site.

Source/Release - https://code.thetechgenius.net/TheTe...-Anonymous-URL

Note: I have my own Git Site. My Git site is running on the GOGS Git Software script. Please know, the ZIP at the bottom is NOT the standalone or updated version. I am working on setting up the file structure so its easier to install for everyone.

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Old 06 Oct 2014, 11:09
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Update 1.0.3 is so usefull
installed and very thanks!
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Old 07 Oct 2014, 03:41
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Originally Posted by minhmeo.info View Post
I think I found a solution. DBTech Post Thanks uses javascript for clicking Thanks/Like correct?

In your footer template, add this to your Protected Links:

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


So the code will look something like this:

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


I had a similar issue on my board, my Nav Bar drop down menus use javascript, so the
Javascript drop down menus would show like this:

https://thetechgenius.net/redirect/?to=javascript://


It didn't break the Drop Down, because its just a menu. But it could break other javascript functions, such as DBTech Thanks/Like Addon.

Let me know if it works for you.
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Old 07 Oct 2014, 08:18
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Work like charm now! You rock!
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Old 07 Oct 2014, 19:03
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Great, I needed it. Works great thanks
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Old 07 Oct 2014, 22:42
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Is it possible to anonymize links in one private subforum only? Or does it just work for the whole forum?
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Old 08 Oct 2014, 03:30
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There is a problem with the full script of linkbucks
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Old 08 Oct 2014, 03:55
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Originally Posted by elfenny View Post
There is a problem with the full script of linkbucks
Is this mod conflicting with LinkBucks URL's?

If so, just add "www.linkbucks.com" to the Protected Links.

So your protected links will look something like this in your footer template:


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

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Old 08 Oct 2014, 04:28
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Originally Posted by thetechgenius View Post
Is this mod conflicting with LinkBucks URL's?

If so, just add "www.linkbucks.com" to the Protected Links.

So your protected links will look something like this in your footer template:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.
do not want to protect linkbucks url, I want to continue running the full script of linkbucks.

Chain links so far ... Link in Forum > linkbucks > Download page

With the plugin is so ... Link in Forum > Anonymizer > Download page (linkbucks disappear)

What I want ... Link in Forum> Anonymizer > Linkbucks > Download page
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Old 08 Oct 2014, 06:07
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Originally Posted by elfenny View Post
do not want to protect linkbucks url, I want to continue running the full script of linkbucks.

Chain links so far ... Link in Forum > linkbucks > Download page

With the plugin is so ... Link in Forum > Anonymizer > Download page (linkbucks disappear)

What I want ... Link in Forum> Anonymizer > Linkbucks > Download page
I'm not sure if thats possible. But I will look into it for you.

It may be possible to embed the linkbucks content on the Anonymizer redirect page. However, I'm not sure, I will have to look into it.

Now that I think about it though, I think the Anonymizer Javascript may be conflicting with your Linkbucks Javascript. Does your Linkbucks mod use javascript to put a linkbucks url in front of URLs? Or do you do it manually?

Sorry, I am half asleep, so its a bit hard to concentrate at the moment. lol
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Old 08 Oct 2014, 14:24
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Originally Posted by thetechgenius View Post
I'm not sure if thats possible. But I will look into it for you.

It may be possible to embed the linkbucks content on the Anonymizer redirect page. However, I'm not sure, I will have to look into it.

Now that I think about it though, I think the Anonymizer Javascript may be conflicting with your Linkbucks Javascript. Does your Linkbucks mod use javascript to put a linkbucks url in front of URLs? Or do you do it manually?

Sorry, I am half asleep, so its a bit hard to concentrate at the moment. lol
I also believe that there is a conflict between Anonymizer and linkbucks script. causes it to fail linksbuck

The script automatically sends linkbucks advertising links but I can protect (like Anonymizer) to no effect. Example: Mysite.com, Facebook.com, youtube.com, etc.
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Old 10 Oct 2014, 22:47
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no answer?
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Old 10 Oct 2014, 22:54
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Patience, remember this mod is distributed freely, people have lives other than here.
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thank you, work fine on vb4.2.0 Patch Level 4
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Old 16 Oct 2014, 14:35
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I can't get this to work at all, I'm afraid. I keep getting the same problem as in this post:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...7&postcount=10
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Old 04 Nov 2014, 01:25
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Sorry for the wait everyone. I have just been really busy. But in my free time I have been working on this Mod/Addon, and I have fixed a lot of of the code, and some parts are completely rewritten. I still have to test it out on my live board for a few days, maybe a week or two just to be on the safe side.

The next update will also include a way to set it up on another domain or subdomain. This is how I have it setup on my site right now:

https://thetechgenius.net - My Site where vBulletin is installed

https://link.thetechgenius.net - This is the domain that the External Links get linked to via the Addon.

So all external links that are not on the white list, will show like this: https://link.thetechgenius.net/?http://vbulletin.org

You can actually click that link to see how it loads, and to test it out. You can also try it with your own link. Just put your link after the "?" (question mark).

Example: https://link.thetechgenius.net/?http://yourlink.com


Please let me know what you think.
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