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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
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Template Edits Auto-Template Additional Files Translations  

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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Only licensed members can download files, Click Here for more information.

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Miscellaneous Hacks Ultimate Side Columns peterska2 vBulletin 3.6 Add-ons 490 19 Oct 2011 00:04

  #601  
Old 26 Nov 2008, 10:08
peterska2 peterska2 is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Real name: Kerry-Anne (really!)
Originally Posted by PVTRoger View Post
I've made big progress and now I'm down to the little niggly things.

The attached image shows my current issue. The two columns are extended above the main forum. I'd like to have them all be even. Any ideas?
stick a <br /> in the top of the left_column and right_column templates
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  #602  
Old 26 Nov 2008, 10:12
peterska2 peterska2 is offline
 
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Real name: Kerry-Anne (really!)
Originally Posted by movslow View Post
Different scripts/etc have different sizes. Is there a way to unify all teh sizes of the boxes regardless of the items inside?
Chang the width settings to be wide enough for your widest item

Originally Posted by alex818 View Post
hello,

I unzipped the filed and uploaded them to the /forum directory but I can do not see the options under VB options

I am very new to this. what should I check?

thank you!!!!!!!!

alex
Make sure you import the product file too.

Originally Posted by raznaran View Post
Using Vista to unzip the file causes errors which are not readily apparent. Including leaving files out without telling you. So when you upload, you think you uploaded everything but you didn't Very annoying. It might help if someone would recompile using Windows.
I have been planning to do this for a while. I'm having a lot of probllems with my Windows machine but it will get done eventually.
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  #603  
Old 27 Nov 2008, 06:46
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mikelangelo2005 mikelangelo2005 is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Angry Problems with the column right

Please help,

I have two problems:

Everything was well with USC, it had installed step by step USC 2-2 but, without doing nothing yesterday in the afternoon the column right moved 1cm to the right (they watch photo 1) www.motofanaticos.com

If collapse the forums the column right returns where it was (check photo 2).

This problem is with I.explorer, if you check in Firefox all Ok.

This is the all code of USC_SIDECOLUMN_RIGHT

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

With this code I put the banner in column 11:

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

And this is code in column 12:

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

The other problem:

The Tittle of the column right appear down (check the photo 2)
This problem is with Explorer and firefox.

Thanks,
P.d: I need to solve this urgent one
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  #604  
Old 29 Nov 2008, 20:18
siliconfinance siliconfinance is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Originally Posted by Kerry-Anne View Post
I'm not a vB.org staff member

I will update the release post, but the docs won't be updated just for a small change to the instructions.

And the block codes was originally in the vBOptions but was moved to the templates as the use of the vBOptions severely limits the functionality available in the blocks. Simple things like basic variables are not available via contents through the vBOptions. It doesn't mean that I don't think about a better solution for it for 3.0 when I start writing that (I'll get to it eventually).
I followed all of the instructions twice, was about to give up, and then went through every page of this thread to find this information. Why not update your first post with the critical information and add it to the files when you have a chance?
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  #605  
Old 29 Nov 2008, 20:46
Rocc Rocc is offline
 
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It's not showing on to my skin
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  #606  
Old 30 Nov 2008, 18:55
kalleklorin kalleklorin is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
im running vBulletin® Version 3.7.4 and cant see anyhting, also no places to edit them
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  #607  
Old 30 Nov 2008, 22:36
niteflyer32 niteflyer32 is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
I'm running vBulletin® Version 3.7.4 (Patch Level 1) working good so far.

Don't forget to turn on user group permissions to see the columns.

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kalleklorin, the place to edit the columns is

Edit usc_block to add content to your columns. Blocks 1 -> 10 are defaulted to the left column and blocks 11 -> 20 are defaulted to the right column.

Each block must start with: <tr> <td class="alt1">

The alt1 may be replaced with another class as desired.

Each block must end with:</td> </tr>

Failure to include this compulsory code at the start and end of the templates will render the templates malformed and cause display issues with your columns.

Last edited by niteflyer32; 30 Nov 2008 at 22:45.
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  #608  
Old 01 Dec 2008, 21:11
Stefanus Stefanus is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Real name: Stefanus
Hi,

I'm running vBulletin® Version 3.7.4 (Patch Level 1).

When I try to open "misc.php?do=bbcode" I get the following error:

Fatal error: Cannot use assign-op operators with overloaded objects nor string offsets in *****/forum/misc.php(479) : eval()'d code on line 22
This error condition is only given when USC is active, when disabled or removed the bbcode template functions without any problems.

Any solution for this error?

Thanks,
Stefanus

Last edited by Stefanus; 12 Dec 2008 at 14:03.
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  #609  
Old 02 Dec 2008, 07:05
rob01 rob01 is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Real name: robert
hey one question , how do i change the whole column size?

i want to make it be more smaller
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  #610  
Old 02 Dec 2008, 23:31
mAnimal85 mAnimal85 is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
I want to place my vertical advertising banner (120x600px) on the position marked by black rectangle exactly like in this picture:



Is it somehow possible to do with USC??

Please, give mi solution ...
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  #611  
Old 05 Dec 2008, 00:55
Darkenil Darkenil is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2008


somebody help me please? the colums dont display on the forum
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  #612  
Old 05 Dec 2008, 15:39
bjkinzluvr bjkinzluvr is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Real name: BJ
The file seems to be corrupted. Could you please update the download? It saves as an unknown file type. Well, I mean it says it is a zip file and I can run Extract All on it, but then I get an unknown file type. The one file that gets extracted doesn't seem to be anyting Windows recognizes. Thanks.
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  #613  
Old 05 Dec 2008, 19:57
heXagon heXagon is offline
 
Join Date: May 2005
Hello,

sidebar not showing in profile.php, though "All pages" are activated.

Any fix?
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  #614  
Old 05 Dec 2008, 20:12
JenniferK JenniferK is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
I am having several issues and hope someone can help.

First I have this set for a left column to appear below notices and forum description. The column shows up OK when the block templates are empty (see attachment 1), but when I put something in them, the column appears above the forums rather than next to them (attachment 2)

Second, The main forum listing (the other pages are OK), the forum listing gets pushed to the right (attachment 3)

Third, any page that uses Logician's Webtemplates (I know someone else had a problem, though it was different), the page is blank white with the word navbar at the top, or else has a db error "You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'navbar' at line 1" (see attachment 4)

Last, if I add a <br> inside the block templates, instead of creating a break within the block, it is putting a break between the blocks themselves.

Any help anyone can give would be greatly appreciated!
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  #615  
Old 06 Dec 2008, 05:44
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hitmann hitmann is offline
 
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It doesn't seem to be working on all pages.
For example, if you go to profile.php?do=editoptions it doesn't display. That's one of the several pages where it doesn't work, including custom templates.
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