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Panic Button - Global
Mod Version: 4.0.2, by Mosh (Coder) Mosh is offline
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vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (8 votes - 4.75 average) Installs: 66
Released: 20 Mar 2010 Last Update: 05 Feb 2011 Downloads: 351
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What Does This Hack Do?

This is a variation to my vBulletin 4.0.x Panic Button - Postbit hack. If you have that hack installed, installing this one, will uninstall that hack.

Do your members ever view your site from work when they should not be doing so? Will they get in to trouble if they do get caught by their boss? If the answer is yes to both questions, then this hack is for you.

This hack gives your members their own vBulletin Boss Key (i.e. Panic button), which is displayed at the bottom right of every page including the CMS, blog and your own custom pages (as long as the headinclude_bottom template is being called by the custom page, which it should be), so your members can quickly click themselves to the safety of legitimate url if the boss turns up, while your members are at work.

NOTE: The Panic Button always floats at the bottom right, even when you scroll down the page.

This hack has been tested and works with Firefox 3.5+, Chrome 4+, Opera 10+, Safari 4+ and Internet Explorer 7+.

This should work with most other browsers and versions, but is not guaranteed, as the positioning is controlled by CSS.

This hack was created because I was inspired by the following two hacks:
If your members report errors when clicking on the panic button, first thing to ensure is that they used the full url (including http://) when typing in the site their panic button will go to, ie http://www.google.com (will work) and not like this - www.google.com (will not work). The second thing to check for, is that the Panic Button - URL Jump box is not empty.


Limitation with this hack

People keep asking for usergroup permissions for this hack.

While this would easy to implement, what people fail to realise is that User Profile Fields are not controlled by usergroup permissions at all, and even if usergroup permissions were added to this hack, the User Profile Fields would still be viewable by members even if they do not have permissions to use them.

User Profile Fields are either viewable by all or viewable by none, this is how they were implemented in vBulletin by design, there is no in between with User Profile Fields.

So, I will not be adding usergroup permissions to this hack.


vBulletin Version Compatibility

This hack can be used with vBulletin versions 4.0.0 - 4.2.1.

For the v3.8.x version of this hack, which will also work with v3.7.x and v3.6.x - check here.



Hack Support/Feature Requests

IMPORTANT: This hack is no longer supported.



Install/Uninstall Instructions

The Panic Button - Global Installation Instructions 4.0.xxx.pdf instructions file is included in attached .zip


Version History

v4.0.2 - Saturday 5th February 2011
-- Changed: Version number formatting
-- Added: AdminCP exclude pages option

v4.0.001 - Saturday 20th March 2010
-- Released at Wolfshead Solutions on Saturday 13th March 2010
-- Initial v4.0.x Release


Thanks

Thanks go out to Paul M who gave me permission to use some of his install code.


Show Your Appreciation

Although not required, if you have enjoyed the benefits of this hack, and would like show your appreciation for my efforts, then please feel free to click on the Support Developer link and donate any amount you feel is appropriate.

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Old 02 Apr 2012, 15:20
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Does not work in vBullet 4.1.11 in fact it breaks the style chooser when the product is installed.
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Old 08 Apr 2012, 09:39
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Originally Posted by scottct1 View Post
Does not work in vBullet 4.1.11 in fact it breaks the style chooser when the product is installed.
Sorry I did not notice this post earlier. Can you tell me if this happens with vBulletin's default style? As I can not replicate this issue, and it works fine with vBulletin 4.1.11 for me.
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Old 23 Jul 2012, 19:25
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Nice would be better if you can say set the URL to go to when your in Admincp

So if they click it, they are redirected to a private forum where the user and the admin can see it.
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Old 11 Dec 2012, 01:07
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I've got this installed , my templates edited as instructed and the gif in the forum directory but there is still no button showing up?????
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Old 11 Dec 2012, 07:19
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Originally Posted by justicechick View Post
I've got this installed , my templates edited as instructed and the gif in the forum directory but there is still no button showing up?????
You may not have done Step 3 of the install instructions correctly, as it is a .png file and goes into your /images/misc folder of each style you have.
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Old 11 Dec 2012, 21:22
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Originally Posted by Mosh View Post
You may not have done Step 3 of the install instructions correctly, as it is a .png file and goes into your /images/misc folder of each style you have.
I have it in public_html/images/Take5/misc
Take 5 is the style I am using.
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Old 12 Dec 2012, 06:25
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Try public_html/images/Take5/images/misc
If the tree doesn't exist, try creating it and puttng the file in there and see if it helps.
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Old 12 Dec 2012, 13:30
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I have placed the image but still nothing. Nice concept but apparently over this newbs head.
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Old 16 Dec 2012, 01:42
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Originally Posted by da prez View Post
Try public_html/images/Take5/images/misc
If the tree doesn't exist, try creating it and puttng the file in there and see if it helps.
This is the exact link I have on my server with the panic.png in it

/public_html/images/Take5/images/misc_

Still nothing. If anyone else has any suggestions or can help let me know plz.
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Old 16 Dec 2012, 01:54
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Try : /public_html/forum/images/Take5/images/misc

Where "forum" = the name of your forum folder.

Somewhere in the tree will make it work, sometimes ya gotta search
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Old 17 Dec 2012, 00:09
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Originally Posted by da prez View Post
Try : /public_html/forum/images/Take5/images/misc

Where "forum" = the name of your forum folder.

Somewhere in the tree will make it work, sometimes ya gotta search
Sorry if I sound a little dense here lol...Im a 2 month newb.

Go into my public_html that is my forum correct...because inside the public_html there is nothing titled forum.

The closest I can get to it is public_html/

/public_html/images/Take5/images/misc_
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Old 17 Dec 2012, 00:38
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Well I tried the address in your signature to visit your site but it don't work.
After a google search I find there is a "the" at the beginning

Anyways, I found the picture on your server, it is located here :
http://theflirtingretreat.com/images/misc/panic.png

Does it show in the default skin where it should ?


In your Take5 skin it is located here :
http://theflirtingretreat.com/images/Take5/misc/panic.png

Try
http://theflirtingretreat.com/images/Take5/images/misc/panic.png
If the folder doesn't exist create it.
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Old 17 Dec 2012, 05:42
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Originally Posted by da prez View Post
Well I tried the address in your signature to visit your site but it don't work.
After a google search I find there is a "the" at the beginning

Anyways, I found the picture on your server, it is located here :
http://theflirtingretreat.com/images/misc/panic.png

Does it show in the default skin where it should ?


In your Take5 skin it is located here :
http://theflirtingretreat.com/images/Take5/misc/panic.png

Try
http://theflirtingretreat.com/images/Take5/images/misc/panic.png
If the folder doesn't exist create it.
OMG! I placed it like you said and it works! You ROCK!!!! Thanks for the help!

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Old 18 Dec 2012, 05:25
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Im curious now that I have this working is there anyway to make it move as one scrolls up and down the page. Currently mine sits on the left at the very top and if someone needs to hit it they have to scroll all the way back up first...
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Old 18 Dec 2012, 10:09
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Originally Posted by justicechick View Post
Im curious now that I have this working is there anyway to make it move as one scrolls up and down the page. Currently mine sits on the left at the very top and if someone needs to hit it they have to scroll all the way back up first...
You may not have done Step 4 of the install instructions, as that is the CSS that allows the panic button to hover in the bottom right hand corner of the web browser.
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