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DTO Garage - free garage features for all your members (vB 3.8.X)
Mod Version: 1.1.3, by mferguson (Member) mferguson is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (14 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 139
Released: 19 Jun 2009 Last Update: 07 Oct 2009 Downloads: 1032
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Drive Thru Online – Garage

Overview

DTO Garage is a free product allowing all members of a site to show off their car, truck, motorcycle or other powersports toy. Site owners can easily adapt the section and subsection titles to suit the attributes to the site's focus. Images are stored locally preventing broken links and over limit displays common with images linked offsite. Drive Thru Online has made upgrading to the paid version of DTO Garage Plus easy, all user data stored in DTO Garage is retained for a seamless transition.

For users, management of their vBulletin garage is conveniently handled through their user control panel. The intuitive user interface encourages even the most challenged to create a compelling Garage. Images are added via a wizard from either the users own computer or a specified URL. Thumbnails are dynamically created with high-resolution images displayed in a navigable Lytebox. Users can designate whether a garage is visible to the rest of the site members or hidden until they have time to polish the information and give it the debut it deserves. Other users can view garages using interactive pop-up menus embedded in each post or through the Garage owner's profile.

Key Features
  • vBulletin Options-based customization of information collected and presented in garages
  • User management of garages via User Control Panel
  • Simple-to-use image uploads per garage
  • Lytebox presentation of high resolution garage images
  • bbCode supported in information areas
  • Additional image placement in information area supported
  • Dynamic presentation of garages in postbit and user profile
  • Embedded full featured searchable and indexed Help
  • Fully documented
  • Fully supported

Language Translation
As of version 1.1.3 DTO Garage has not been fully phrased and only supports English. With a future release it is our intent to offer a fully phrased version to support language translation of the product. When the fully phrased version is available we will provide documentation and tools to speed translations of the product for use on your site. We will also encourage those who have performed a translation to contribute it for distribution to other members. Any contributed languages will be included with this thread and credit given to the author. Site owners are free to translate the product either in its current state or future releases as they see fit given that the note found in the following Upgrade section is followed when upgrading. While Drive Thru Online will provide information to translators regarding the context of wording we can not provide support to facilitate the actual translation itself.

Compatibility
  • Fully compatible with vBulletin 3.6.8 through vBulletin 3.8.x
  • PHP 5.X or later (compiled with GD support) and MySQL 5.X or later is required.

Upgrading from a previous version of DTO Garage
  1. Prior to installation/upgrade we recommend that you perform a back up of your site's database and files.
  2. After unzipping the attached package open readme.html in your browser.
  3. Click on the “Documentation & installation instructions” to view the complete documentation for Garage.
  4. Note: If you have customized the DTO Garage templates in a previous release it is recommended that you make a copy of your changes, revert to the version of templates included with the new release and migrate your changes into the new version's templates. Failure to do this may cause the product to operate improperly and/or support new features that may have been added to the product.
  5. If you use a custom style for your site you may have to modify the garage templates. For more information refer to this how-to written to address the most common modifications required.

Installation & Configuration for vB 3.6.x through vb 3.8.x
  1. Prior to installation/upgrade we recommend that you perform a back up of your site's database and files.
  2. After unzipping the attached package open readme.html in your browser.
  3. Click on the “Documentation & installation instructions” to view the complete documentation for Garage.

    Alternatively, you can also access documentation by visiting our web site under the Support tab.

Copyright & Licensing
  • DTO Garage is copyright protected by Drive Thru Online, Inc.
  • You are free to download and install this plugin on any vBulletin forum for which you hold a valid vB license.
  • Unauthorized distribution of any code and/or documentation, whole or in part, included here is strictly prohibited.
  • In addition, the supplied copyright notice must be maintained.

Other Drive Thru Online Products
Support

We will provide support in this thread on an as-needed basis to members that have marked this modification as Installed. Additional support resources can be found on our site under the Support tab.

Release and Version History
1.1.3 - October 7, 2009
New feature and bug fix release

New Features
  • Changed orientation of images in garage display from vertical to horizontal orientation for cleaner display.
  • Modified index page to provide paged display of most recently added garages.
  • Added error handling for upload of unsupported image formats when adding a picture to a garage.

Fixes
  • Added caching of garage-related templates for use in private message postbit display.

1.1.2 - August 21, 2009
New feature and bug fix release

Note: This release did not include updated documentation to reflect the new features below. As this is an interim release we will be updating documentation with the next 1.2.0 release of Garage and Garage Plus.

New Features
  • Garage index page - index page accessible from breadcrumb when viewing a members garage. Displays a random selection of up to 25 member garages.
  • Navbar menu - Added "My Garage" link when user is logged in
  • Navbar menu - Added "Garages" to take user to garage index page
  • With a garage index page member garages are no longer display in a new browser window (the only exception is if you preview your own garage when managing it).

Fixes
  • Users currently not logged in are prevented from managing or adding a garage.
  • When using quick reply the Garage link is shown in the user's postbit given that the user has a visible garage configured.

1.1.1 - July 6, 2009
Fix release
  • Correct alignment of Garage/Garage Plus navbar pop-up menu.
  • SQL error when rendering Garage postbit links for guest users - no longer attempts to render a link for Guest users.
  • Corrected issue for sites using database table prefixes where a SQL error was generated when attempting to insert an image into a garage.

1.1.0 - June 19, 2009
Initial release

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  #196  
Old 30 Jul 2009, 15:16
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Is this something that happens every time you attempt to answer a private message or something that only happened once? From the message, translating the german to english, it looks like there is mention of a security token (ie - the vbulletin cookie) may have been out of date and caused one of our functions to fail. If you can reproduce this can you provide the steps you take to cause the error? This information would help us try to reproduce the problem.

Thanks!

Mark
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Old 30 Jul 2009, 16:27
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Originally Posted by devilsown View Post
should i get a blank page for this page?
http://www.grandprixforums.net/dto_g...?do=viewgarage
I am also getting a Blank Page. I think I will pass on this mod.


Thanks for the effort.
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Old 30 Jul 2009, 16:42
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Originally Posted by wickedstangs View Post
Just tried to install and the link to the dto_garage.php is not there and does not work?
Ok figured out how to go to the user cp and upload my garage.. How do I go and see it after it is saved?

Ok figured it out...
What did you do to get it to work?
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Old 30 Jul 2009, 16:42
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Originally Posted by Dilldogs View Post
I am also getting a Blank Page. I think I will pass on this mod.


Thanks for the effort.
As I've mentioned earlier the breadcrumb link was not intended to be a link and is therefore a bug we will be addressing in an August update. In the meantime I can easily deliver a patch for this issue for those that have run into it.

In the Garage Plus update in August we are planning to include a index page similar to what you may see with a product like Photopost. It would include random garages, most recently updated, etc. and would be viewed when clicking on the Garage breadcrumb link mentioned above.

For those that haven't already joined our support forum and downloaded Garage from our site I would encourage you to join. The reason being is that we have started discussions in our support forums with Garage and Garage Plus customers regarding what we have planned in the next releases and gathering input from customers on features they would like see added. As we develop vBulletin products full-time its important to gather this input so we can improve the products to meet the needs of our users.

Best regards,

Mark
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Old 30 Jul 2009, 17:00
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Originally Posted by Dilldogs View Post
What did you do to get it to work?
This sounds like an issue where the all the files/directories in the upload directory didn't make it into the forum root directory. All the steps should of installation and use should be covered in our online help. Access to the online help can be found in the package's readme.html file and also via our site at http://www.drivethruonline.com/help

Let me know if you need further assistance as I'm here to help.

Mark
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  #201  
Old 19 Aug 2009, 16:38
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I have installed however the garage drop down only shows the "help" link and i cant visit the main garage page its just blank? any ideas... is there a garage overview page like the default albumbs page?

can admins edit / remove images? and edit car titles etc

i also cannot see/set usergroup permissions

Last edited by corsacrazy; 19 Aug 2009 at 16:48.
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Old 19 Aug 2009, 16:51
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In the Plus version you'll find browse and search functions listed in the drop down list. In the free version only help is included. If you wish to hide this from your users just disable the Garage navbar plugin.

As for the garage link in the breadcrumb (navbits) that is something we'll be updating in the next version. We don't currently have an "index" page that shows things like random garages, most viewed, etc. so we'll be adding one. Right now the emphasis was to provide a UserCP manner of creating/managing your personal garage and providing access to it by other users when viewing your user profile or via the link in your posts.

While we're working on the next version (likely available early September) I could provide an interim release that would simply provide a basic landing page with a random selection of garages displayed. Let me know if this would be something of interest.

Also, I've developed vBadvanced modules for Garage and Garage Plus that will provide random garages, statistics, and featured garage functionality that I will be releasing as a separate mod near the weekend.

Thanks!

Mark
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Old 19 Aug 2009, 17:20
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When will the next update will published? With the fully phrased Garage
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Old 19 Aug 2009, 17:34
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Given our other products we are working toward an early September release. I should know more next week.

Thanks!
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Old 20 Aug 2009, 08:08
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Originally Posted by mferguson View Post
In the Plus version you'll find browse and search functions listed in the drop down list. In the free version only help is included. If you wish to hide this from your users just disable the Garage navbar plugin.

As for the garage link in the breadcrumb (navbits) that is something we'll be updating in the next version. We don't currently have an "index" page that shows things like random garages, most viewed, etc. so we'll be adding one. Right now the emphasis was to provide a UserCP manner of creating/managing your personal garage and providing access to it by other users when viewing your user profile or via the link in your posts.

While we're working on the next version (likely available early September) I could provide an interim release that would simply provide a basic landing page with a random selection of garages displayed. Let me know if this would be something of interest.

Also, I've developed vBadvanced modules for Garage and Garage Plus that will provide random garages, statistics, and featured garage functionality that I will be releasing as a separate mod near the weekend.

Thanks!

Mark
wow! yes that sounds awesome, id be willing to test all that out etc
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  #206  
Old 20 Aug 2009, 11:39
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FOUND A MASSIVE BUG

people can still access dto_garage.php?do=editgarage when not logged in!

and when doing so it bring up the details of the last users garage...
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Old 20 Aug 2009, 14:27
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Originally Posted by corsacrazy View Post
FOUND A MASSIVE BUG

people can still access dto_garage.php?do=editgarage when not logged in!

and when doing so it bring up the details of the last users garage...
Thanks for letting us know about this. I'll follow up with you via PM to insure I understand the steps to reproduce this problem. In my quick testing this morning I'm unable to replicate the same problem you are seeing.

Mark
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  #208  
Old 20 Aug 2009, 14:56
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I was also unable to reproduce this bug using dto garage plus. Maybe its limited to the free version?
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Old 20 Aug 2009, 17:06
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The bug was determined by the original poster (mferguson) and a swift patch released. Upon installing the patch i can report all is working fine now.

Much appreciated

Cheers
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Old 20 Aug 2009, 17:15
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Another little bug, why can guests be able to add a vehicle?
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