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Sorky - Customize Announcements
Mod Version: 1.0.0, by Sorky (Coder) Sorky is offline
Developer Last Online: Jan 2015 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

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vB Version: 3.7.x Rating: (2 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 16
Released: 24 Dec 2008 Last Update: 24 Dec 2008 Downloads: 57
Not Supported Uses Plugins Auto-Template  

Purpose
This plugin dramatically improves the ways in which announcements can be displayed.
  • Separates the announcements from the threads and puts them in their own table
  • Allows the location of the announcement to be changed
  • Makes it possible to have announcements show up in "Categories"
  • Collapse the announcement table
  • Show the announcement message content!
  • Collapse the announcement message content
  • Own formatting for the Announcement table heading, the announcement title and the announcement message
  • Limit the number of announcements displayed
  • plus more!

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

Options
To set this plugin's options go to: AdminCP > vBulletin Options > Sorky18 - Customize Announcements

Versions
v1.0.0 - 24th of December, 2008 = Launch (click here)

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

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  #2  
Old 24 Dec 2008, 03:37
Sorky Sorky is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
V1.0.0 Features
  • Separates the announcements from the threads and puts them in their own table
  • Allows the location of the announcement to be changed
  • Makes it possible to have announcements show up in "Categories"
  • Collapse the announcement table
  • Show the announcement message content!
  • Collapse the announcement message content
  • Own formatting for the Announcement table heading, the announcement title and the announcement message
  • Limit the number of announcements displayed
Tips

If the following templates have been modified from their original, either "revert" them or test this Mod carefully before use:
  • FORUMDISPLAY
  • header (append only)
NOTE : This plugin ignores the "Forum Display Options (forumdisplay)" / "Group Announcements" setting)

WishList - Other Ideas
  • Remember collapse state [eg : cookie] (high)
  • Collapse if already viewed (med)
  • Do not inherit parent forum announcements (med)
  • Hide threads until announcements have been read (med)
  • Special announcement for Forum Home-page (med)
  • Duration of announcements to display (low)
  • Change icon
Settings & Demonstration Screenshots
  • Options1: First part of the available options
  • Options2: Second part of the available options
  • Example1: All options with messages / not collapsable
  • Example2: All options (normal) / table collapsable
  • Example3: All options (normal) / table collapsable / limited to first option with link to more
  • Example4: Announcement table collapsed
  • Example5: All options with messages / table & message collapsable / messages initially collapsed
  • Example6: All options with messages / table & message collapsable / one message expanded
  • Example7: Announcement table in a different location
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Options1.jpg (106.7 KB, 112 views)
File Type: jpg Options2.jpg (81.9 KB, 60 views)
File Type: jpg Example1.jpg (122.4 KB, 207 views)
File Type: jpg Example2.jpg (92.1 KB, 119 views)
File Type: jpg Example3.jpg (66.7 KB, 91 views)
File Type: jpg Example4.jpg (43.3 KB, 84 views)
File Type: jpg Example5.jpg (94.2 KB, 97 views)
File Type: jpg Example6.jpg (103.8 KB, 92 views)
File Type: jpg Example7.jpg (57.2 KB, 92 views)

Last edited by Sorky; 24 Dec 2008 at 03:58.
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Old 24 Dec 2008, 03:49
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Brandon Sheley Brandon Sheley is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Real name: Brandon
nice work, I'll check this out
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Old 24 Dec 2008, 04:00
Sorky Sorky is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Originally Posted by Loco.M View Post
nice work, I'll check this out
Thanks. Hope you like it.

Merry Christmas
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Old 28 Jan 2009, 12:07
Sorky Sorky is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Official 3.8.x version now available!
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Old 15 Apr 2009, 16:31
Sorky Sorky is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
New Update Available

New update available for 3.8.x (still works on 3.7.x)

Make sure you uninstall the old one after recording your settings as the 3.8 version uses a different product ID
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Old 23 May 2009, 14:28
Sorky Sorky is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
New update available for 3.8.x (still works on 3.7.x) - alt text + XHTML valid + more

Make sure you uninstall the old one after recording your settings as the 3.8 version uses a different product ID
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Old 24 May 2009, 06:42
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thank you,
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Old 03 Jun 2009, 11:46
Sorky Sorky is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
New update available for 3.8.x (still works on 3.7.x) - fixed the "more" text if limiting the number of announcements displayed

Make sure you uninstall the old one after recording your settings as the 3.8 version uses a different product ID
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