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Everywhere Sidebar 4 VB4
Mod Version: 1.5.3, by almannai (Coder) almannai is offline
Developer Last Online: Dec 2012 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (129 votes - 4.74 average) Installs: 1016
Released: 22 Jan 2010 Last Update: 18 Jul 2012 Downloads: 8658
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Latest news::
  • [8.3.2012]ESB Gold is updated to 2.2.14 with some bugs fixed ( Tested on vb 4.2 ).
  • [7.20.2012]ESB Gold is updated to 2.2.13 with some bugs fixed ( Tested on vb 4.2 ).
  • [18.7.2012]ESB Free is updated to 1.5.3 to support activity stream ( Tested on vb 4.2 ).
  • [7.6.2012]ESB Gold is updated to 2.2.10 with some bugs fixed ( Tested on vb 4.2 ).
  • [25.5.2012]ESB Gold is updated to 2.2.8 to support activity stream ( Tested on vb 4.2 ).
  • [20.5.2012]ESB Free version is updated with some bugs fixed to 1.5.2 (tested on 4.1.12. Make to sure to upload cssrollup_everywhere_sidebar.xml again and follow the installation steps ).
  • [27.4.2012]ESB Gold is updated with some bugs fixed to 2.2.7 ( NO Need For "cssrollup_everywhere_sidebar.xml" anymore).
  • [19.4.2012]ESB Gold is updated with some bugs fixed to 2.2.6 ( NO Need For "cssrollup_everywhere_sidebar.xml" anymore).
  • [16.4.2012]ESB Free version is updated with some bugs fixed to 1.5.1 (tested on 4.1.11. Make to sure to upload cssrollup_everywhere_sidebar.xml again and follow the installation steps ).
  • [15.4.2012]ESB Gold is updated with some bugs fixed to 2.2.5 (tested on 4.1.12 works fine with both "Store CSS Stylesheets as Files" Yes or No ).
  • [26.2.2012]ESB Gold is updated with some bugs fixed to 2.2.4 (Tested and Running fine On vb4.1.11).
  • [6.2.2012]ESB Gold is updated with some bugs fixed to2.2.2.
  • [3.2.2012]ESB Gold is updated with some bugs fixed to2.2.1.
  • [30.1.2012]ESB Gold is updated with some bugs fixed and to make sure is working well with vbulletin 4.1.10.
  • [03.12.2011]ESB 1.5 released with major bugs fixed and tested on vbulletin 4.1.8.
  • [22.11.2011]ESB Gold is updated with some bugs fixed and to make sure is working well with vbulletin 4.1.8.
  • [30.09.2011] Bug fixed 2.1.6 (Gold version).
  • [11.08.2011] ESB SG discussions not showing fixed in 1.4.4.4
  • [11.06.2011] ESB go to the bottom of the page when "store css as file" set to yes bug fixed with 1.4.4.3
  • [11.06.2011] Loading page and force insert css bug fixed with 1.4.4.2
  • [06.06.2011] Some bug fixed with 1.4.4.1 and new onload option introduced
  • [04.06.2011] More stable with 1.4.4 version with a css style sorted out
  • [15.05.2011] Minor bugs in 1.4.3 version is fixed by 1.4.3.1
  • [12.05.2011] Have more control over sidebar with the 1.4.3 version. It is available download it now.
  • [10.01.2011] 1.4.1 pl1 is available.
  • [09.01.2011] Bug found in 1.4.1 where it will not show the content of Custom HTML/PHP
    blocks. This will be fixed in pl1 of this mod version.
  • [07.01.2011] Bug found in 1.4.1 where it will display disabled blocks. This can be fixed by using block filter for now.
  • [03.01.2011] The 1.4.1 Full version is released. This version is tested on vb4.1 and should work with no problem on vb4.1. This does not mean it will not work on other vb versions but it should work. Last You must uninstall previous version as this is different than the full version.
  • [30.12.2010] The 1.4.1 Lite is released. This version is tested on vb4.1 and should work with no problem on vb4.1. That does not mean it will not work on other vb versions but it is not guaranteed. The Lite version will display sidebar on forumhome, forumdisplay, album, faq and calendar.
  • [29.12.2010] I'm running out of time to keep up my word to release 1.4.1 before the end of the year. So I will release 1.4.1 lite for now then we will see later for gold version.
  • [20.12.2010]This mod will be updated to 1.4.1 version soon (hopefully before the end of 2010) From now on the last two digits of mod version will represent vb version so the next update is for vb4.1.
What is this:
By default VB4 sidebar will be shown only on forum home page. This mod Will display the Sidebar everywhere in the forum. This mod assumes that you already set your sidebar block from "forum blocks manager".

Current Version:
1.5.3 (Free)
2.2.13 (Gold)

Demo:
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Features :
  • Add ESB to Blog (Gold version only).
  • Option to set ESB in blog sidebar (Gold version only).
  • Option to replace blog sidebar by ESB (Gold version only).
  • Option to set blog sidebar width (Gold version only).
  • Show sidebar in the vbcms pages (Gold version only).
  • Rotating Ad system included in the sidebar (Gold version only).
  • Filter Block by usergroups (Gold version only).
  • More options with advance settings of the sidebar (Gold version only).
  • No backlink to our website (Gold version only).
  • The sidebar will be displayed everywhere in the forum.
  • With more than 20 setting you can enable and disable sidebar very easily on any any page.
  • You can hide sidebar in the excluded forums mod options.
  • You can show sidebar for all or show it for non members.
  • Now you don't have to enable sidebar from option. Enabling this mod will enable sidebar everywhere. But you need to set sidebar blocks from "forum blocks manager".
  • All previous bugs have been fixed.
  • The ability to exclude certain usergroups.
  • The ability to turn sidebar off for certain forum styles.
  • The ability to place the side bar on custom pages.
  • The ability to control displaying sidebar when forum is closed.
  • The ability to set different blocks for different forums [ver 1.2].
  • Don't Allow sidebar to be collapsed and force it to be always visible[ver 1.3]. To enable this you need to set "Don't hide ESB switch" from mod options to yes.
  • In 1.3.3 you have ability to exclude groups from the above feature that is to be always visible. So that the excluded group members will be able to collapse ESB.
  • In 1.3.4 the vertical collapse button is removed and blocks is forced to by expanded if "Don't hide ESB switch" is set to yes as requested in this post
  • In 1.4.1 pl1 custom html/php block bug and some other bugs were fixed.
  • In 1.4.3 you can set sidebar width and sidebar button top alignment from mod options.

Requested Features [ To Do ] :
  • -

Mod requirements:
  • The mod is tested on default vb style with no other mods. So we gurantee that mod will work on the default vb style with no conflict with other mod.
  • As a courtesy we may make minor fix so the plugin works on styles other than the default but we are not hold to it.
Installation:


1. Download plugin.
Only free ver:If you are using vb4.1.11 or above download the "cssrollup_everywhere_sidebar.xml" and upload "cssrollup_everywhere_sidebar.xml" to /includes/xml directory.

2. Login to your vBulletin admincp.

3. Open "Plugins & Products", and go to "Manage Products".

4. Click on "[Add/Import Product]".

5. Import the product-everywhere_sidebar_xxx.xml file that you download. Make sure you set "allow overwrite" to "yes".
Only free ver:Also if you are updating the product you need to disable then enable (or even un-install then install) the product to let the product knows about the "cssrollup_everywhere_sidebar.xml".

Optional steps for setting different blocks for different forums and pages:

6. Go to mod options
Admincp->Settings->options->EveryWhere Sidebar (ESB) options

7. Go down until you see "Block Configuration Switch" check "yes" and save.


8. Go to you forum home you will see all your blocks even the empty ones with blockid below each blcok as in this picture.




9. Any block you want to hide add its block id with colon on "Filter Blocks by forums" or "Filter Blocks by page" text box in the mod options. For example to hide block_html_7 on all forums except forum id 1 and 2 we will add this "block_html_7:1,2" without qoutes to "Filter Blocks by forums"box; and to hide it in all other pages except faq and calendar we will add this "block_html_7:faq,calendar" without qoutes to "Filter Blocks by pages" box. See picture below




10 To hide inactive blocks and blockid title for admins set back "Block Configuration Switch" to "No" and save

Optional step to force sidebar to be always visible and hide collapse button :

11. Go to mod options
Admincp->Settings->options->EveryWhere Sidebar (ESB) options

12. Set "Don't hide ESB switch" to "yes" and save.

Optional steps for Translation install:
Download the german translation from here
To import the German translation goes as follows:
Admincp => Languages & Phrases download => Languages / upload => Click on "EITHER upload the XML file from your computer" click Browse and select the translation from => at "Language Override chooses her German => Import => Done


Optional steps for vBadvanced:(Not supported)
This thread is created by qG ThaLiX, he asked then he answers his question intersting thread. I don't have vBadvanced but it seams it is working from the replies.
http://www.vbadvanced.com/forum/showthread.php?t=40407

Instructions for custom pages:

Please note: You don't need this unless you are planning to show sidebar on cutom pages.

1. First enable showing sidebar for custom pages from mod options.

2. Open your custom template search for


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

add below


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

search for


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

add above


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

save

3. Open custom page php file and before the render line "$templater->render();" add


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

assuming you are using $templater as variable change it as required

save and upload you php file

4. You are done


How To Add Blocks To Sidebar:
From your admincp click on "Forums & Moderators" then click "Forum Blocks Manager". Hit "Add Block" you will see a dropdown list of block types. Select the type of block you want and hit continue. Now set your block and save. You are done and this new block should be shown on your sidebar.


Bugs fix:
ver 1.1.2
1. Fixed for custom pages the sidebar will always be on the right side.
ver 1.1.3
1.Fixed compatibility with vb 4.0.2.
ver 1.1.4
1.Fixed when store CSS Stylesheets as Files enabled.
ver 1.2.2
1.Fixed now it is shown on editpost and newreply pages.
2. Fixed blank screen when user is logged with same username and password.
3. Fixed in displaying the correct block id in block configuration mode.
ver 1.3.1
1. Minor bug fixed to adjust sidebar when force to make it always visible.
ver 1.3.3
1. Minor bug fixed that is a php block is not visible in forumhome.
ver 1.4.3.1
1. More stable, better optimized and fixed previous compatibility problems.
ver 1.4.4
1. Css style is sorted to better sidebar looking.
ver 1.4.4.1
Some bugs fixed with new onload option introduced
ver 1.4.4.2
Loading page and force insert css bug fixed with 1.4.4.2
ver 1.4.4.3
ESB go to the bottom of the page when "store css as file" set to yes bug fixed with 1.4.4.3


To Fix Quickreply width:
If you have the problem of quickreply coming to wide please use Mike instructions to fix Forum bug:

1. Open editor.css and find


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

2. Change it to


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


To Adjust sidebar top level:

form admincp

open forumhome.css in the style you want to change or use the master style to effect all styles

change the padding size for #sidebar_container as you wish
eg
padding:50px 0;
Note:In the new vb versions sidebar css has been moved from forumhome.css to separate file called sidebar.css
Most asked question:

Q:I've installed your sidebar mod and it works fine except on the forumhome! The sidebar is showing at the bottom of the page. Any idea how to fix it?

A:It is either due to one of these:
1. you are using a custom style that is changing the forumhome look.
2. You are using a nother mod that is changing the content of froumhome before this ESB.

ESB needs to see this in forumhome
Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

So to tix this problem you either need to make sure that
Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

exist in the correct location or change ESB forumhome plugin to search for a new phrase.

for the latest version 1.4.1+ it looks for

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

and

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

so if you are setting new style make sure not to remove or change
Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

and

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

location to get sidebar in the proper location.






To Get Support:
  • Hit Mark as Installed from top right.
  • You have to put your website link.
  • If you include a screenshot you will get a better support.
  • Don't say for example "Doesn't Work" be more descriptive.





Gold Everywhere sidebar can be ordered from here
Old versions can be downloaded from here

Enjoy

Download Now

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

Screenshots

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  • To receive notifications regarding updates -> Click to Mark as Installed.
  • If you like this modification support the author by donating.
  • This modification may not be copied, reproduced or published elsewhere without author's permission.
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  #1261  
Old 12 Oct 2011, 12:24
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Increase of db load after upgrade

Hi,
My database load rose by almost 70% after I upgraded version 1.1.4 to 1.4.4.4 yesterday. Is there any reason for this behaviour? Any chance for a better caching of content blocks? I have 10 blocks but most of them use long cache time as they are static and are being displayed for every user...
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Old 13 Oct 2011, 03:33
inphoenix inphoenix is offline
 
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Originally Posted by almannai View Post
You disappeared!!

How it goes?
Sorry. I was dealing with an issue on the forum and had to turn off this mod to get rid of it. The forum and side bar mod works fine with Internet explorer and chrome on a PC. However some users on firefox and safari (mac) said they see a ghost banner right in the top middle of forum home and they cannot click any link from froum home. I wasn't able to recreate the issue until I donwloaded firefox (on PC) and saw it myself. I turned off another mods and finally turning off this mod resolved it. I can send you a screen shot of this issue via email. I do have an aftermarket style installed. Maybe that is causing the issue. Not sure what the problem is but I would really like to have it resolved. I love this mod and want the banner rotation with gold version. But I do want it to work as well. PM me with your email if you want a screen shot or if you know what the issue is let me know the fix.
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  #1263  
Old 13 Oct 2011, 06:04
almannai almannai is offline
 
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Originally Posted by inphoenix View Post
Sorry. I was dealing with an issue on the forum and had to turn off this mod to get rid of it. The forum and side bar mod works fine with Internet explorer and chrome on a PC. However some users on firefox and safari (mac) said they see a ghost banner right in the top middle of forum home and they cannot click any link from froum home. I wasn't able to recreate the issue until I donwloaded firefox (on PC) and saw it myself. I turned off another mods and finally turning off this mod resolved it. I can send you a screen shot of this issue via email. I do have an aftermarket style installed. Maybe that is causing the issue. Not sure what the problem is but I would really like to have it resolved. I love this mod and want the banner rotation with gold version. But I do want it to work as well. PM me with your email if you want a screen shot or if you know what the issue is let me know the fix.
Sorry no support for custom styles.
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Old 19 Oct 2011, 16:42
janslu janslu is offline
 
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Hi almannai,

Few days have passed and my database is still having problems with increased load after the upgrade. I get repeated errors like this one:


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

It was working better with version 1.1.2 but I have troubles getting the old version to work with vb 4.1.7. Can you think of any way to speed up the process of rendering the sideblock? What may be the reason of query number increase between 1.1.2 and 1.4.4.4?
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Old 19 Oct 2011, 17:06
almannai almannai is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Originally Posted by janslu View Post
Hi almannai,

Few days have passed and my database is still having problems with increased load after the upgrade. I get repeated errors like this one:


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

It was working better with version 1.1.2 but I have troubles getting the old version to work with vb 4.1.7. Can you think of any way to speed up the process of rendering the sideblock? What may be the reason of query number increase between 1.1.2 and 1.4.4.4?
I didn't test it on vb4.1.7 am still on 4.1.5, once upgrade and get this error I will upgrade the mod.

For the slowness you need to decrease the number of blocks for max of 6 and use different blocks for different forums and/or pages.

Edited:
One of the guys checked 1.4.4.4 on 4.1.7 and it's ok. Check your settings!
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Last edited by almannai; 19 Oct 2011 at 17:53.
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  #1266  
Old 20 Oct 2011, 09:02
janslu janslu is offline
 
Join Date: May 2006
Sorry i wasn't clear. This error is caused by my db server timing out (MySQL server has gone away). I just want to know why ES 1.1.2 was working fine and with the same number of blocks has problems in version 1.4.4.4). My forum is busy but the increase in load is substantial and I think this might indicate that there's a place for substantial optimization.

Sorry for bothering. I'd be happy to return to 1.1.2 but I have troubles getting it to work with vb 4.1.7.
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Old 20 Oct 2011, 17:57
almannai almannai is offline
 
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Originally Posted by janslu View Post
Sorry i wasn't clear. This error is caused by my db server timing out (MySQL server has gone away). I just want to know why ES 1.1.2 was working fine and with the same number of blocks has problems in version 1.4.4.4). My forum is busy but the increase in load is substantial and I think this might indicate that there's a place for substantial optimization.

Sorry for bothering. I'd be happy to return to 1.1.2 but I have troubles getting it to work with vb 4.1.7.
Since 1.2 version controling block showing for different forums and pages has been added. This force to fech each block one by one as configured in the mod options. Version 1.1.2 is simple to either display the full sidebar on the page/forum or not.
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  #1268  
Old 21 Oct 2011, 01:26
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Seems this is being sold on ebay... Might want to report it...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Everywhere-s...item2c6010d93d
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Old 21 Oct 2011, 01:47
davio33 davio33 is offline
 
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I cant get the "Filter Blocks by forums" part to work on 4.1.6

I place inside of block

block_html_9:10952

but that block still shows throughout the site, instead of just forum#10952

am i doing it right?
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Old 21 Oct 2011, 04:58
almannai almannai is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Hostboard View Post
Seems this is being sold on ebay... Might want to report it...

pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c6010d93d[/url]
Ok thanks

Originally Posted by davio33 View Post
I cant get the "Filter Blocks by forums" part to work on 4.1.6

I place inside of block

block_html_9:10952

but that block still shows throughout the site, instead of just forum#10952

am i doing it right?
You need to put this in "Filter Blocks by forums"
block_html_9:10952


You need to put this in "Filter Blocks by pages"
block_html_9:

Where 10952 is forum id

Finally don't forget to set"Block Configuration Switch" to No

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Old 21 Oct 2011, 12:57
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Originally Posted by almannai View Post
Yes I can see that, but I need to see you block coding.



Could you pls post your code settings?
Sorry which code settings? via cp?

thanks
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Old 21 Oct 2011, 13:34
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Sorry which code settings? via cp?

thanks
Sorry oldfan, what you wanted to do?
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Old 21 Oct 2011, 17:21
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On IE9 when using the side bat the forum Icons have moved left and are sitting outside the forum. Any ideas how to fix.
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Old 21 Oct 2011, 22:11
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when i open the blog tab it's mess everything up, when you have short page with lot's of widgets on the sidebar, the page become longer as the sider bar.
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Old 22 Oct 2011, 00:01
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Sorry oldfan, what you wanted to do?
Block unregistered/guests from viewing sidebar content, thanks
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