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News Management & Portal System Lite
Mod Version: 2.0.7 Gold, by Mythotical (Member) Mythotical is offline
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vB Version: 3.7.x Rating: (9 votes - 4.56 average) Installs: 82
Released: 13 Mar 2008 Last Update: 15 Jul 2008 Downloads: 1315
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Auto-Template Additional Files  

Description: News Management & Portal System Lite (NMAPS) is a portal system that is completely based on news without the use of forums. Instead each news story/review story is stored in the database under its own tables. I have seen many requests for news management system and I decided to create NMAPS, then Bree took it to the next stage with v2 with all the changes and features.

The system will act as a portal or a second frontend for your site. It has many features that I'm sure everyone will enjoy.

* Portal
* Modules
* Chief Reporter Option
* Cover Story
* Top Story
* Categories
* Reporter CP for managing stories
* Phrased
* Admin Settings without using vBulletin's Options page
* Usergroup Permissions
* User Perms
* Phrased

v2.0.7-2 (HOTFIX) -
* Fixed nmaps_config.php requirement in nmaps_install.php and nmaps_upgrade.php

v2.0.7-1 (HOTFIX) -
* Fixed nmaps_config.php error in ACP nmaps.php file

v2.0.7 -
* Add nmaps_config.php so NMAPS can be ran outside of forum directory
* Edited 1 phrase

v2.0.6 -
* Fixed 'Title' setting bug

v2.0.5 -
* Fixed bug with editor on edit entry page

v2.0.4 -
* Fixed WYSIWYG editor when editing an entry
* Added Arabic phrase pack
* Removed unnecessary loop

v2.0.3 -
* Allow BBCode in entries
* Added missing phrases
* Altered nmaps_pg_news_add and nmaps_pg_news_edit templates to remove hard coded file name
* Fixed left/right column display when no modules are present
* Added new phrases to replace nmaps title from being hard coded to navbits as well added new phrases for editing story, moving story, etc.
* Moderation of entries fixed
* Added missing footer template

v2.0.2 -
* Fixed security vulnerabilities
* Combined install and uninstall files into 1 file
* Fixed return value error

v2.0.1 -
* Fixed various display errors
* Added install file
* Fixed 3 database errors

v2.0 -
* Fixed database errors
* Phrased
* Added more features
* Redid code and alters modules
* Own settings page
* Category code rewrote

v1.0 -
* Initial Release

Demo: - Thanks to dodgeuk19 - Thanks to mmerced

Review: Meet the Geeks review of NMAPS

Plugins: 4
File Uploads: 16
Files to Import: 1
Directories to Upload: 7

REQUIREMENTS: At least 3.7.1 or later
PHP 5 or later

Support will be given in this thread.

Enjoy and I hope to get suggestions for 2.1

NOTE: If you like this mod, please click INSTALL, it goes a long way with me.

  1. How do I edit the navigation links?
    • Go to your AdminCP > Styles & Templates > Style Manager > Edit Templates > Find NMAPS Templates in the list of templates > Edit nmaps_mod_nav
  2. What version of PHP/MySQL is required to use this mod?
    • Unfortunately this mod requires PHP5 or later as well as MySQL5 or later.
  3. What does Pro version have that Lite doesn't?
    • Pro has many features that Lite doesn't, right now there is no full demo of Pro and if you wish to be notified when a demo is available please PM me.
  4. When is the next version of NMAPS due to be released?
    • I try not to give an exact date as errors, sql fixes, etc could cause dates to be changed therefore I try to give more of a week or 2 weeks as I usually give an exceptional amount of time to allow for fixes and such.
  5. My editor isn't showing up when I try to add a new article, what is wrong?
    • Go to AdminCP > vBulletin Options > Message Posting Interface Options then Enable Standard & WYSIWYG Controls under Full Editor. Once done, you must reimport the product with overwrite set to 'Yes' once complete the editor will show up when adding a new article.
  6. I receive this error when accessing /admincp/ "Warning: require_once(/includes/adminfunctions_template.php) [function.require-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in [path]/admincp/nmaps.php on line 22

    Fatal error: require_once() [function.require]: Failed opening required '/includes/adminfunctions_template.php' (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php')"
    • Download the file from Post #378, upload to your /admincp/ directory overwriting the existing file.
  7. Admincp and index still showing incorrectly or not at all.

Extra Notes: If you wish to translate NMAPS then I ask you translate and email me the language xml file so that I can properly get it added to the mod pack.

Languages Being Translated to:
* Chinese
* German

NOTE: I have removed the nmaps zip file until I have released the new version. Countdown till new version is at 3 days 12 hours.

News Management and Portal System 2008 The vBCoders
Please do not redistribute or distribute modified code without my explicit permission.

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Old 26 Mar 2008, 15:01
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Ok so far I have not received any errors back to me from testers. I'm gonna give them till tonight, if no error reports, I will place it up for download.
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Did all go alright? when do we get our grubby little hands on it
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Old 27 Mar 2008, 02:32
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Well found out that one tester ran into a blank page during install on the last step so I gotta figure out that problem. Once that is done, I am 200% sure it will be ready.
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Old 29 Mar 2008, 18:08
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Problem with blank page has been resolved. Now to await a reply.
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Old 30 Mar 2008, 03:36
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hope its done soon because I am moving house on monday and may be without Internet access for a few days!
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Old 03 Apr 2008, 16:47
MTG MTG is offline
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Come on post it for download !!

I want it so bad!!! ?

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Old 03 Apr 2008, 20:04
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I'm not sure how this works. I have downloaded and uploaded files but there is no readme or anything.
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Old 03 Apr 2008, 23:00
MTG MTG is offline
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you downloaded the remover, the full package is not posted its being finished and should have been posted by now!!

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Old 04 Apr 2008, 00:42
Mythotical Mythotical is offline
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MTG, actually you don't know when it should have been posted by, please do not assume anything.

So far, I am fixing last error which is a display error then releasing. I have to make sure my beta tester has no more problems otherwise I take a chance of others running into problems.

The remover doesn't need a readme, upload the folders as they are, then go to

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Old 04 Apr 2008, 10:29
MTG MTG is offline
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How rude! How unprofessional!

I had read everything posted and the implication was it was due for release around now, which is the reason I mentioned it. It was merely an advice thats its due. Which after reading it was. Everyone wants it and is waiting. Which is good.

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Old 04 Apr 2008, 15:26
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Please discuss things in a respectfull way.

Please note that coders are releasing their work in their own time and that other things might come up that delay a release (either personal or because testing has revealed problems). Please respect this.
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Old 04 Apr 2008, 15:37
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Old 04 Apr 2008, 23:51
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Released, enjoy the new version.
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Old 05 Apr 2008, 02:30
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Excellent timing, thank you so much
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Old 05 Apr 2008, 07:58
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great thank you all I need to do now is wait for my Internet connection to be sorted out!
as soon as that is done I will be trying it out

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