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Mod Version: 1.1.3, by MarkFL (Coder) MarkFL is offline
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vB Version: 4.2.x Rating: (2 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 15
Released: 19 Feb 2017 Last Update: 28 Feb 2017 Downloads: 65
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Auto-Template Translations  

Overview:

This product allows your users to add descriptions to threads which display below the title on various pages. You may define CSS to be applied to the description, the maximum length allowed for the thread descriptions (1-256 characters), and if you want an icon to be displayed to the left of the thread descriptions you may enter the path to the image file. You may also enter any CSS you want to be associated with the icon.

When a user posts a new thread, they will find a text field below the thread title field into which they may enter a description for the thread.



To change a thread's description, one may either edit the first post of a thread, or edit the thread via the "Administrative" drop-down menu in the "Thread Controls" element on the Show Thread page.





A thread's description will show up on the forum home page, the forum display pages, the search results pages and the show thread pages.









If a thread is deleted, then it's description is removed from the custom table added on installation. If two threads are merged, only the description of the destination thread is retained.

Updates:

Version 1.0.1:
  • Attempt to resolve reported db error on index page.

Version 1.0.2:
  • Attempt to resolve reported CSS issue on Show Thread page.

Version 1.0.3:
  • Second attempt to resolve reported CSS issue on Show Thread page.

Version 1.0.4:
  • Attempt to position description directly below title on Show Thread page.

Version 1.1:
  • Added setting for "Active Display Areas" (Select the places where you want thread descriptions to display).
  • Added setting for "Active Forums" (Select the forums in which you want thread descriptions permitted).
  • Added setting for "Permitted Usergroups" (Select the usergroups allowed to use thread descriptions).
  • Added a bottom margin to the thread description element on the Show Thread page when the facebook like button is present.

Version 1.1.1:
  • Resolved reported issue with editing thread descriptions.

Version 1.1.2:
  • Resolved reported issue of description being removed on quick edit.

Version 1.1.3:
  • Attempt to resolve reported db error.

Compatibility:

Tested and working on VB 4.2.x and may work on all 4.x versions of vBulletin.

Backup/Warning:

This product alters your database, however it is always good practice to make regular backups and you should make a backup before installing ANY new mod.

As always, products are USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. I will provide support and do my best to help but no absolute guarantee is offered.

To Install:
  1. Download and extract the attached .zip file.
  2. Follow AdminCP -> Plugins & Products -> Manage Products -> Add/Import Product.
  3. Click on "Choose File" and browse to the product .xml file that was packaged in the .zip file.
  4. Click "Import."
  5. You MUST enable the product in the settings before it will function.
  6. Configure the remaining settings to your liking. Each setting has a detailed explanation of its use.



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Update - Version 1.1.3:
  • Attempt to resolve reported db error.
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Old 28 Feb 2017, 15:03
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Thanks i try it and let you know
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Old 28 Feb 2017, 15:03
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thank you very much
is this useful for SEO ?
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Old 28 Feb 2017, 15:08
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Originally Posted by thenicehorizon View Post
thank you very much
is this useful for SEO ?
I'm not trying to be a little but I think it is very useful for SEO, but it is important to limit access to expert users
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Originally Posted by thenicehorizon View Post
thank you very much
is this useful for SEO ?
I can't say what, if any, effect this would have on SEO.
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Old 28 Feb 2017, 15:23
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thank you , i will try
Originally Posted by Gn_Snake View Post
I'm not trying to be a little but I think it is very useful for SEO, but it is important to limit access to expert users
i hope it will be a good addition for my forum
thank you again Mr MarkFL
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I can't say what, if any, effect this would have on SEO.
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Old 28 Feb 2017, 15:41
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Originally Posted by MarkFL View Post
Update - Version 1.1.3:
  • Attempt to resolve reported db error.
Confirm, there is no db error at least for me.
I was using edited plugin "Remove Thread Descriptions On Thread Delete"
As I see, inlinemod script is not present

Thanks for the update. Nice of you.


Originally Posted by thenicehorizon View Post
thank you very much
is this useful for SEO ?
I used an old modification, and changed with this one.
They have good SEO effect, at least to me. All descriptions are out there in search condition by google, etc
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Old 28 Feb 2017, 15:57
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Originally Posted by Stratis View Post
Confirm, there is no db error at least for me.
I was using edited plugin "Remove Thread Descriptions On Thread Delete"
As I see, inlinemod script is not present

Thanks for the update. Nice of you...
You were right about "$threadid" being the only thing needed there, as apparently the function containing that hook is called for each thread being deleted. I should have listened to you in the first place.
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Old 01 Mar 2017, 11:18
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Thanks i try it and let you know

With the update problems seem solved
thank you
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