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External Link Titles, retrieve descriptive titles for URLs
Mod Version: 1.1.1, by magnus (Member) magnus is offline
Developer Last Online: Feb 2012 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

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vB Version: 3.6.x Rating: (17 votes - 4.71 average) Installs: 172
Released: 07 May 2007 Last Update: 24 Jul 2007 Downloads: 1107
Not Supported Uses Plugins  

Keywords: SHOWTHREAD, external, link, titles, URLs, SEO

Description:
Retrieves descriptive titles for external posted links. Allows for better link recognition and, in theory, could help increase page SEO.

Details:
I recall this being requested somewhere, so I decided to take a stab at it. This is yet another feature offered in vBSEO.

For those unaware of what this actually does.. by default, when a URL is posted without a description it looks like:
http://www.vbulletin.com

With this modification enabled, it will now look like:
vBulletin.org Forum - The Official vBulletin Resource!

Nicer, eh?



Installation:
  1. Download and import product-linktitles.xml via the Product Manager.
  2. Enable the modification via AdminCP > vBulletin Options > External Link Titles Options (it is disabled by default)
  3. ???
  4. Profit!

Notes:
There's really no magic here, it polls for titles using the cURL() function. If for some reason your host does not have cURL() enabled, you're out of luck.

From time to time you may notice the occasional link that does not get titled -- this is due to either the fact that the url is not active or it either timed out waiting for a response. By default, the system will wait for 5 seconds before timing out. If you wish to modify the timeout, you may do so via the AdminCP.



Comments:
As with all my hacks, this modification is provided free of charge. However, if you find this product useful and have money burning a hole in your pocket, feel free to make a small donation, I won't mind.. really.

Version History:
  • 1.0.0 - Initial release, here's to hoping...
  • 1.1.0 - Added the ability to blacklist specific domains from having link titles retrieved (configurable via the AdminCP)
  • 1.1.1 - Wrapped returned titles in html_entity_decode(); to return properly decoded HTML characters.

Currently Known Bugs:
  • None

* Please note that this modification was developed on a forum with a userbase of 1 (myself). I've tested it for basic functionality but I cannot guarantee functionality or behavior on your forum. So, please -- make backups before installing this product!

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  #106  
Old 06 Jan 2010, 11:42
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Leo Brazil Leo Brazil is offline
 
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Did someone test it on 4.0 ?
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  #107  
Old 02 Mar 2010, 02:01
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Originally Posted by Leo Brazil View Post
Did someone test it on 4.0 ?
I have and it works perfectly!!
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  #108  
Old 07 Mar 2010, 17:53
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Yep, works fine with vB 4.0.2 PL1.

Nice mod. ;D
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  #109  
Old 14 Sep 2010, 08:27
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Great +++++ , always wanted one like this. TA
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Old 23 Oct 2010, 23:10
sonixax sonixax is offline
 
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very ver very fine , works perfectly on 4.0.8
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  #111  
Old 27 Oct 2010, 23:04
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awesome!
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  #112  
Old 04 Nov 2010, 21:10
sonixax sonixax is offline
 
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Very nice , but have problem with some Arabic/Persian Sites .

Example : text.jpg

only If in title use English and Persian/Arabic Charachter's at same time !
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  #113  
Old 19 Aug 2011, 06:03
dalreardon dalreardon is offline
 
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Real name: Dale Reardon
Hi,

I have searched but can't find a similar mod for VB 4.1.5

Does anyone know if this mod will work on v4.1.5? I don't want to break the forum by installing wrongly.

Thanks,
Dale.
http://www.settledin.com.au/tasforum/
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  #114  
Old 19 Aug 2011, 06:06
HMBeaty HMBeaty is offline
 
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Real name: Brooks
Originally Posted by dalreardon View Post
Hi,

I have searched but can't find a similar mod for VB 4.1.5

Does anyone know if this mod will work on v4.1.5? I don't want to break the forum by installing wrongly.

Thanks,
Dale.
http://www.settledin.com.au/tasforum/
.
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=189658
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  #115  
Old 19 Aug 2011, 06:40
dalreardon dalreardon is offline
 
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Many thanks for referral. Will install that one.
Dale.
http://www.settledin.com.au/tasforum/
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  #116  
Old 19 Aug 2011, 06:52
dalreardon dalreardon is offline
 
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Real name: Dale Reardon
Hi again,

Just tried to import that mod and got an error message that it isn't compatible with version 4.1.5.

Any other mod suggestions? Hopefully there is one for v4.x

Dale.
http://www.settledin.com.au/tasforum/
.
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  #117  
Old 19 Aug 2011, 07:07
HMBeaty HMBeaty is offline
 
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Originally Posted by dalreardon View Post
Hi again,

Just tried to import that mod and got an error message that it isn't compatible with version 4.1.5.

Any other mod suggestions? Hopefully there is one for v4.x

Dale.
http://www.settledin.com.au/tasforum/
.
Replied in the other thread
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  #118  
Old 02 Sep 2011, 13:57
Tolden Tolden is offline
 
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The Add-On does not work in our Forum. Only when the first Administrator posts a link, it shows the title of the site. All other users, admins, moderators, etc. only get the normal Hyperlink. There is also a problem displaying "ä ö ü" ! Can you tell me how to fix our issue?
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  #119  
Old 27 Nov 2012, 21:11
Nirjonadda Nirjonadda is offline
 
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This mod does not work other usergroup on 4.1.10 ? How to fix ?
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  #120  
Old 12 Jan 2013, 15:37
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Real name: Joe D.
There's nothing in this mod to change how it works per usergroup- my only guess is $vbulletin may not be global for some reason when an Admin isn't logged in.

Go to the Admin CP -> Plugin Manager -> and edit the TWO plugins for this mod.

At the very top of each of them add the line:


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

That will force $vbulletin to be available.

Only thing I can think of.
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