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Navbar Forumjump- Adds a DHTML "Forum Jump" menu to your Navbar
Mod Version: 1.0.8, by Analogpoint (Member) Analogpoint is offline
Developer Last Online: Dec 2007 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

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vB Version: 3.6.x Rating: (22 votes - 4.91 average) Installs: 191
Released: 08 Sep 2007 Last Update: 13 Oct 2007 Downloads: 1173
Not Supported Uses Plugins Template Edits  

Navbar Forumjump

This mod adds a popup menu to the navbar with quick links to all your forums.

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Why would you want to install this?
  1. Increases usability for your members.
  2. Decreases server resources/usage.
How does this increase usability?

In forums I often find myself clicking on the "forum home" link to see the list of forums and then choose one to visit. With this mod, you simply click the "Forum Jump" menu, and down drops a dynamic menu with all your forums (represented in correct hierarchy of parents/children, and organized by category). The user can more easily visualize the structure of your forums, and can get to where they want to go quicker. And this is a lot prettier and better placed than the forum jump at the bottom of the pages.

How does this reduce server resources?

With this mod installed, the users will go directly to the next forum they want to visit without first going to the forum home. This saves the HTTP requests associated with a pageload, as well as the database queries required to generate the page.

All Features.
  • Installation is a snap, just import the XML file
  • The popup menu looks identical to the other built-in vB popup menus.
  • Automatically generates the menu, if you add or remove forums, that's automatically reflected in the menu.
  • The menu can optionally display a small icon that links to the last post next to the forum name.
  • Respects forum permissions, hidden forums, etc. If the user is not permitted to view the forum, it won't show up, just like on the forum home page.
  • No template edits needed.
  • Admin control panel that explains everything, and offers many configuration options:
    • Enable / disable the mod
    • Show menu to everyone or only to logged-in members.
    • Optionally specify forums to exclude from the menu.
    • Choose to display the forumjump popup on the left or the right side of the navbar.
    • Choose to display the menu as one column, or separate each category (with its sub-forums) into its own column. You may also specify how many categories to display per column.
    • You define the characters to prepend to the forum titles to show the indented hierarchy of forums
    • Options to configure CSS styles and sizes for the menu. This allows you to shrink the menu if you have many forums by reducing the font size and the cell padding in the menu.
    • You may optionally style the currently selected forum differently than the rest (with CSS).
  • The mod is fully phrased, including the ACP options and descriptions.
Changes it makes

Adds one plugin and a control panel options section (and its associated phrases). The menu is attached to the navbar using a template hook.

  1. Download and uncompress the zip file.
  2. Import the XML product file in the Admin Control panel.
  3. Visit the Options page and see if you want to change any of the default settings. (If you're using less than vB 3.6.8 you'll need to visit the options and see how to manually insert the menu into your templates.)

Version 1.0.8 Bug fix (Oct. 13, 2007)
Fixed bug when using the forumjump with vBa. (See post #145)
Version 1.0.7 Bug fixes and workarounds (Sept. 18, 2007)
Integrated fix for Smoothie's problems (Post #76 and on)
Fixed display bug from post #101
Workaround for logging out display problem (post #104)
Completely separated the auto-insert code from the manual template inserting.
Version 1.0.6 New Features (Sept. 17, 2007)
Workaround for menu display problem in Opera
New option to add a relative URL to prepend to links (helps when using vBa)
New option to not auto-display menu via template hooks. Provides better compatibility for vB < 3.6.8 and when not displaying menu in the navbar template.
Version 1.0.5 Internal Development - Not released

Version 1.0.4 New features (Sept. 12, 2007)
Added optional link (icon) to the latest post in each forum
Added admin options panel help system.
Added compatibility with vB 3.6.0 to 3.6.8
Version 1.0.3 New features (Sept. 11, 2007)
All error messages output as HTML comments (better end user experience)
You may now specify how many categories are displayed per column
Version 1.0.2 Bug fix (Sept. 10, 2007)
Fixed bug introduced in Version 1.0.1
Added more error checking
Added useful error messages for debugging.
Version 1.0.1 Bug Fixes and Enhancements (Sept. 10, 2007)
Fixed a bug when URLs have session IDs in them.
Added Option to disable the menu for non-logged-in visitors
Added Option to exclude forums
Version 1.0.0 Initial Release


Menu with the icon link to last post enabled.

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Old 19 May 2009, 13:04
Blue Ink Blue Ink is offline
Join Date: Apr 2009
Installed! Seems to work fine with 3.8.2 as long as you change the max version! Thanks!
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Old 20 Jul 2009, 06:07
eric8476 eric8476 is offline
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how do you change the columns to show forums of categories?
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Old 31 Aug 2009, 14:09
Bansheebob Bansheebob is offline
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how do you change the max version? i cant edit this in ie? im useing version 3.8.2
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Old 09 Sep 2009, 13:20
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Originally Posted by Bansheebob View Post
how do you change the max version? i cant edit this in ie? im useing version 3.8.2
Open the xml file with text editor or whatever and find
maxversion="3.7.99" />
and change to
maxversion="3.8.99" />
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Old 09 Sep 2009, 13:29
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New Joe New Joe is offline
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And yes it works with 3.8.3
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Old 18 Oct 2009, 01:32
cbiweb cbiweb is offline
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The 'Forum Jump' menu isn't doing anything. I click and nothing happens.

Last edited by cbiweb; 18 Oct 2009 at 01:37.
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Old 02 Nov 2009, 17:54
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fizzow fizzow is offline
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The 'Forum Jump' menu is working on 3.8.4

I have a question though. How do I position the menu to the far left of the navbar?

Here is how the menu is displayed on my forum :

User CP --- Forum Jump --- FAQ --- Community

I want it to be display like this :

Forum Jump --- User CP --- FAQ --- Community

Sorry, maybe this is a stupid question, but I'm still new with all this stuff.
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Old 17 Jan 2010, 11:09
vwdforum vwdforum is offline
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Strange but 've installed this mod, and all the forums list in one column, not as a table, even if I select 5 columns in the admin area
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Old 08 Mar 2010, 22:30
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ninjashoes ninjashoes is offline
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any plans to bring this to 4.0?
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Old 14 Apr 2010, 21:09
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Yeap will be great for vB4
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Old 09 Jun 2010, 18:48
Amiga Harrison Amiga Harrison is offline
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I've just seen a vB4 forum that seems to be using a jump menu just like this.

Go to and click on the main "Forum" tab. A jump menu will appear on that site when anywhere other than the main forum homepage. Looks identical to this to mod to me. Any ideas what they are using?

The developer for that forum is on here with some mods so might be worth contacting him to ask.
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Old 05 Nov 2010, 21:53
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yotsume yotsume is offline
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Question VBA Broken Jump Menu

VBA Broken Jump Menu

Im using vb3.6.4 on one of my sites. I cant get the jump menu to work on my VBA homepage.

I added to my "Portal Output Global Variables" the following four items:
  1. forumjumpmenu
  2. $forumjumpmenu
  3. $forumjumphidden
  4. template_hook
The jump menu shows up on VBA but will not drop open!

Anyone know how to fix this?

The jump menu navbar link doesn't show on custom VBA pages! Uggg
Any fix for this please???
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Last edited by yotsume; 05 Nov 2010 at 22:23. Reason: Added a second problem with VBA
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Old 06 Feb 2015, 05:45
aseapeople aseapeople is offline
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Works fine on my forum 3.8.8

However, the Forum Jump navbar menu link show up everywhere except for the home.php - I have VBadvanced installed.

Any way to make it come up on that page too?

Great mod by the way!
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