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Sorky - SubForum List Control
Mod Version: 1.5.1, by Sorky (Coder) Sorky is offline
Developer Last Online: Jan 2015 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

This modification is in the archives.
vB Version: 3.7.x Rating: (12 votes - 4.83 average) Installs: 177
Released: 08 Jun 2008 Last Update: 30 Sep 2008 Downloads: 1168
Not Supported Uses Plugins Auto-Template  

Purpose
This plugin allows extensive control of how SubForums are displayed.
  • Use any mix of between 0 and 10 columns
  • Different layouts can be used on specified forums
  • Change formatting
  • Display Thread/Post counts
  • Limit the number of SubForums shown (Show More/Less)
  • Collapse entire display
  • plus more!

Acknowledgement
Thanks (and apologies) to Cybernetec for the ideas & inspiration to generate this Mod.

Installation
Import XML file (as product): AdminCP > Plugin System > Manage Products > [Add/Import Product]

Options
To set hack options go to: AdminCP > vBulletin Options > Sorky - SubForum List Control

Versions
v1.0.0 - 28th of April, 2008 = Launch (click here)
v1.1.0 - 8th of June, 2008 = Added functionality (click here)
v1.2.0 - 15th of June, 2008 = Removed (small bug found)
v1.3.0 - 6th of July, 2008 = Removed (small bug found)
v1.3.1 - 8th of July, 2008 = Added functionality (click here)
v1.4.0 - 12th of July, 2008 = Added functionality (click here)
v1.4.1 - 27th of July, 2008 = Added functionality (click here)
v1.5.0 - 28th of September, 2008 = Removed (small bug found)
v1.5.1 - 30th of September, 2008 = Added functionality (click here)

More versions available for 3.8.x (still work for 3.7.x though)

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Settings & Demonstration Screenshots
See v1.0.0 post (click here)

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  #2  
Old 08 Jun 2008, 23:50
Sorky Sorky is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
V1.0.0 Features
  • Hide or edit the SubForums: display
  • Add thread & post counts after SubForum names
  • Allow a DEFAULT layout of between unchanged, 0 or 1 to 5 columns
  • Allow INDIVIDUAL SubForums to be specifically set as unchanged, 0 or 1 to 5 columns
Tips
To get it on the Forum Home page, set the "vBulletin Options" > "Forum Listings Display Options" > "Depth of Forums - Forum Home" to "1".

For all other pages, set the "vBulletin Options" > "Forum Listings Display Options" > "Depth of Forums - Forum Display" to "1".

You should also set the "vBulletin Options" > "Forum Listings Display Options" > "Depth of Sub-Forums" to "1". Setting it higher will also work, however, beware that the grandchildren & indenting does not integrate well if using alphabetic sorting (use Forum Display Order sorting instead).

If the following templates have been modified from their original, either "revert" them or test this Mod carefully before use:
  • forumhome_forumbit_level1_nopost
  • forumhome_forumbit_level1_post
  • forumhome_forumbit_level2_nopost
  • forumhome_forumbit_level2_post
  • forumhome_subforumseparator_post (ignored)
  • forumhome_subforumseparator_nopost (ignored)
  • forumhome_subforumbit_post (append only)
  • forumhome_subforumbit_nopost (append only)
  • header (append only)
WishList - Other Ideas
  • Remember collapse state [eg : cookie] (high)
  • Number of people viewing count (med)
  • Enable/Disable for certain styles (med)
  • Different formatting for each SubForum depth [child/grandchild/etc] (low)
Settings & Demonstration Screenshots
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Options1.jpg (64.6 KB, 408 views)
File Type: jpg Options2.jpg (75.3 KB, 314 views)
File Type: jpg Example1.jpg (107.3 KB, 1230 views)
File Type: jpg Example2.jpg (109.3 KB, 1352 views)
File Type: jpg Example3.jpg (83.0 KB, 1010 views)
File Type: jpg Example4.jpg (47.2 KB, 716 views)
File Type: jpg Example5.jpg (121.1 KB, 934 views)

Last edited by Sorky; 20 Nov 2008 at 06:45.
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Old 08 Jun 2008, 23:51
Brian30fl Brian30fl is offline
 
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no demo or screenshots?
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Old 08 Jun 2008, 23:54
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Alfa1 Alfa1 is offline
 
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Thanks!

Please add the function to: apply a different depth of sub-forums to specific sub-forums.
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Old 08 Jun 2008, 23:55
Sorky Sorky is offline
 
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Version 1.1.0 Changes

1) Added ability for user to set the characters containing the thread and post counts

2) Added ability to alphabetically sort the SubForum list by row (horizontal) OR by column (vertical)

3) Added blank cell padding so that the entire grid is fully populated no matter how many elements so that coloured backgrounds look better

4) Added an option for the main icon alignment

5) Added an option to push the table width to the full 100% of the cell

6) Added an option for formatting of the forum description

7) Changed the code so that it works with forums with ", " (comma followed by space) in the name

8) Other minor coding and commenting adjustments
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Old 08 Jun 2008, 23:58
Sorky Sorky is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Originally Posted by Alfa1 View Post
Please add the function to: apply a different depth of sub-forums to specific sub-forums.
You can specify a default for all forums AND you can specify individual forums to have specific settings that are different from the default.

Options are:
  1. Leave as original (screen2.jpg)
  2. Apply formatting only (screen3.jpg)
  3. Put in 1 column
  4. Put in 2 columns (screen4.jpg)
  5. Put in 3 columns (screen8.jpg)
  6. Put in 4 columns
  7. Put in 5 columns

The "formatting" is the addition of the (thread/post) counts as well as the ability to style various aspects of the SubForum display.

If that is not what you mean... can you please explain?

Last edited by Sorky; 09 Jun 2008 at 00:09. Reason: Added description
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Old 09 Jun 2008, 00:08
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Alfa1 Alfa1 is offline
 
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For an example, please go to AdminCP -> vb options -> forum listing display options -> Depth of Forums - Forum Display

This function defines whether sub-forums below a certain depth are shown on forumdisplay.

And:
AdminCP -> vb options -> forum listing display options -> Depth of Sub-Forums

I have several forums where I would like to handle this different from the rest of my forums. It would be nice if you would add settings for this.
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Old 09 Jun 2008, 00:20
Sorky Sorky is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
I see...

It is only designed for 1 at this stage, but if you enter more, the grandchildren, etc get listed also (no differentiation though) .

How exactly would you expect this to work?
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Old 09 Jun 2008, 00:29
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Alfa1 Alfa1 is offline
 
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One of my forums; forum X has a subforum Y, with about 50 subforums below that. So the display of this subforum Y takes so much space in the forumdisplay of forum X, that forum to reach the threads in forum X, one must browse all the way down.

I would like to just display subforum Y, without listing its 50 subforums.

So instead of:

- Forum X
- - SubForum Y
- - - SubForum 1
- - - SubForum 2
- - - SubForum 3
- - - SubForum 4
- - - SubForum 5
- - - SubForum 6
- - - SubForum 7
- - - SubForum 8
- - - etc
- - Subforum Z

- Threads

I would like to display:

- Forum X
- - SubForum Y
- - Subforum Z

- Threads
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Old 09 Jun 2008, 01:47
Ljusya Ljusya is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Real name: Julia
hmm, i have some problem with this hack - if i choose "show in two columns" I look this:

I thought that my template wrong, but it is in any templates

Last edited by Ljusya; 09 Jun 2008 at 02:41.
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Old 09 Jun 2008, 01:51
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Does this work any differently than the Cyb SubForum hack already available?
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Old 09 Jun 2008, 03:09
Mattimus1984 Mattimus1984 is offline
 
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How do i take the commas out i hate how that makes it look in the colums, has comma behind each subcat
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Old 09 Jun 2008, 05:53
bjf2k bjf2k is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
i only edit something in this section
its at bottom of the SubForum list Formatting
i leave everything blank. no comma or ( / ), and i choose Post/Thread counts display after SubForum name : dont show any count
Hide the count display if there are no threads in the SubForum: NO
also the back ground color.fonts..etc everything else blank
my screen shot


Mark as Installed..very easy to work with and useful =)

Last edited by bjf2k; 09 Jun 2008 at 06:00.
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Old 09 Jun 2008, 06:40
Super Jinni Super Jinni is offline
 
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nice job

thanks

installed
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Old 09 Jun 2008, 08:26
Sorky Sorky is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Brian30fl View Post
no demo or screenshots?
Give a guy a chance

Originally Posted by Ljusya View Post
hmm, i have some problem with this hack - if i choose "show in two columns"
<snip>
I thought that my template wrong, but it is in any templates
Your width seems very narrow... May also be a problem with non-english... Can you try turning all the formatting off and then do No change, Formatting Only, 1 column, then 2, etc (trying with a couple of short named Sub-Forums). PM me the screen-shots and I'll see what I can figure out.

Originally Posted by Alfa1 View Post
One of my forums; forum X has a subforum Y, with about 50 subforums below that. So the display of this subforum Y takes so much space in the forumdisplay of forum X, that forum to reach the threads in forum X, one must browse all the way down.
<snip>
I would like to just display subforum Y, without listing its 50 subforums.
- Threads
I have similar, but I want them shown, so I use 4 columns ... Anyway... An extra option of "Forums in which to hide SubForums" or possibly a "Max number of Sub-Forums to display" would do the job?

Originally Posted by Baldilocks View Post
Does this work any differently than the Cyb SubForum hack already available?
Similar but most definitely not the same... You may note that I credit Cybernetec for the idea & inspiration. I tried his but the big problem for me was that it did ALL or NOTHING. I wanted some forums with 1 column, some with 2, some with 4 and others simply formatted. I offered my suggestions and even sent him adjustments to his to make it almost what I needed. As I received no response, I simply did it all myself. If you were to compare the code from both you would be hard pressed to find any similarities... In fact, his logic/methods and mine are very different.

I'll leave the functional comparison up to you... Whatever works for you is ok by me.

Originally Posted by Mattimus1984 View Post
How do i take the commas out i hate how that makes it look in the colums, has comma behind each subcat
Make sure you select an option up the top (even if it is just "apply formatting") and then make sure the "Separator to use between SubForum" is cleared

There's heap of options, give them a try, you can simply disable/uninstall if you're not happy with the results!
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